Dark Terra

Nature in the night, magic in the moonlight, stars strewn across the sky and creatures slipping through the shadows. As indigenous European cultural practices were pushed to the margins of society and criminalized by Church and State, they became ever more secretive and forced to be practised under cover of darkness and away from prying eyes. In time these native traditions came to be associated with the night and all its attendant fears.

This section mines the dark and frightening aspects of art, literature, and film for clues to the Indo-European past.