This month patrons chose the theme of ‘The Dead Do Tell Tales’ and so for this episode I will be looking at the spectre of death and the folklore surrounding the psychopomps and harbingers of death. The story from lore for this episode is ‘The Singing Bone.’

Due to the nature of the subject covered in this podcast I would recommend this as adult listening and that you should listen through first before listening with younger members of your household. 

In the extended version of this episode, you can hear more about the mythology of death, where you go once you're gone and some of the ways different cultures celebrate and pay their respect to their dead. The second story from lore is my original story, 'The Legend Of The Banshee.'

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Episode Resources:

Ash et al, (1973)  Folklore Myths & Legends Of Britain, Reader's Digest. London

Dent Susie, (2018) Brewers Dictionary Of Phrase & Fable, 20th Edition, Brewers, Edinburgh.

Doughty, Caitlin, (2017) From Here To Eternity, Weidenfeld & Nicholson

Lecouteux, (2019) The Pagan Book Of The Dead, Inner Traditions, Vermont.

How well do know your death omens? : https://folklorethursday.com/regional-folklore/death-omens-well-know/

National Geographic , 10 Things To Know about The Day Of The Dead. https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel-and-adventure/top-10-things-know-about-day-dead

Day Of The Dead In Mexico Explained https://www.journeymexico.com/blog/day-of-the-dead-in-mexico

Season 2 is here and from this season on episodes will be released monthly and on the theme voted for by my wonderful patrons. This month you lovely lot chose 'A Country For Old Hags,' and so the winter witch, creatrix and woman of the land the Cailleach is the subject of January's episode. I look at her connection to the land and the animals on it and tell you the story from lore, 'The Green Lady', a traditional tale from Hertfordshire.

In the extended version of this episode, you can hear more about the Cailleach's connection to water, a hilarious if not risqué diversion technique applied by a French Sailor when encountering the giantess of winter and where the Cailleach sits in the pantheon of Celtic goddesses. Hop on over to my Patreon to join the Ranger tier to listen and hear a second story from lore, 'The Marriage Of Sir Gawain.'

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Episode Resources:

Blackie, Sharon (2019) If Women rose Rooted, September Publishing

Patterson, Rachel (2016) Pagan Portals: The Cailleach, Moon Books.

Westwood, Jennifer (1985) Albion: A legendary Guide.

Westwood, Jennifer & Kingshill, Sophia (2015) The Fabled Coast: Legends & traditions from around the shores of Britain & Ireland Hardcover, 

Simpson, Jacqueline & Roud, Stephen, (2000) A Dictionary Of English Folklore, Oxford University Press. 

Schneidau, Lisa, (2020) Woodland Folk Tales of Britain & Ireland, The History Press. 

 

The humble frog is the subject of episode 7 and brings us to the end of the year and of Season 1. The folklore of this curious amphibian and its cousin the toad plus the terrible truth about those frog prince stories, is accompanied by the story from lore for this episode 'The Well Of The World's End.'

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Episode 6 takes a look at the seal folk of the sea. The folklore surrounding the Selkie people is well known and their stories are often tragic but their revenge is swift and terrible. In this episode I've combines two stories to create one narrative. The stories of, 'The Selkie & The Seal Catcher' and 'The Selkie & The Fisherman.'

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What is a hob and how do you keep one of these capricious little sprites happy? The folklore of household helpers is the subject of this episode and 'The Hob Of Hart Hall' is the story from lore.

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It's the last new moon of the year, a time for reflection and setting intentions and what a year it's been! I thought we could all do with an extra story, so in this special episode of the podcast, to celebrate the year's darkest new moon and welcome the return of the light, I'm telling the Celtic tale of The Buried Moon. 
 
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In this episode I talk about the nine worlds of Norse Mythology and how many of the elements within this mythology still presents themselves in our folklore today, in particular the ash tree. The story from lore for this episode is, 'The Norse Creation Story'.
 
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The real life historical tyrants behind the gruesome tales of Charles Perrault, the Grimms and Joseph Jacob's tales is the subject of this episode. Henry VIII and Conomor the Cursed committed some horrific deeds in their lifetimes but are these stories really about them? Find out as I tell you my version of the well known folktale, 'Bluebeard's Chamber.'

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The folklore of the hare is the subject of episode two. Superstitions, country lore, hedge witchery and patron saints abound plus a tale from the Celtic tradition, 'The Laddie Who Hearded Hares.'

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In which I explore the folklore behind the legendary black dogs of Great Britain and tell my original tale 'The Lunarian's Tale', featuring a black dog, a white cat and a wronged man. 

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