Every Culture and civilisation perpetuates its beliefs through the use of myth, legend and fairy stories. The ancient county of Essex thrives on legend and superstition. Many older sites in Essex still bear the hallmarks of our pagan ancestry, and visitors to the county will be amazed to find a wealth of prehistory integrated into its landscape. Villagers would pass on their spine-chilling tales of devils, witches, dragons and hauntings to their children as part of their oral tradition. These stories are still told today.