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Looking at folklore through history to understand people's perceptions of nature through time.

History and Folklore Podcast Holly Medland

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Looking at folklore through history to understand people's perceptions of nature through time.

    Alchemy

    Alchemy

    This month we look into the history of alchemy and the worldview and aims of early alchemists. 

    Find out how metal gets married, why poisons are good and how humans reflect the entire universe.

    • 20 min
    Fog

    Fog

    This month we look into the history and folklore of fog including the four (or five) elements, dragons, gods and the dangers that lurk in the mist.

    For more history and folklore content:

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historyandfolklorepodcast
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    Twitter: @HistoryFolklore
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    • 16 min
    Hallowe'en Bonus Episode: The Wild Hunt

    Hallowe'en Bonus Episode: The Wild Hunt

    The Wild Hunt is a band of ghost warriors, witches or demons that stalk through the dark night skies. But where do these tales originate?
    The answer might be more varied than you expect. This is a bonus episode for the Aloreing Podcast's Hallowe'en playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6HJI1k5VhdXFsebItKMyqK?si=ec524d63b5b44a05&nd=1

    For more history and folklore content:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historyandfolklorepodcast
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/historyandfolklore

    • 32 min
    Vampires

    Vampires

    In this episode we look into the origins of vampire mythology, learn how to properly accomplish the art of dying, discover why you should not answer strange voices in the night and find out what happens when you are buried alive with a reanimated corpse. 

    For more history and folklore content:

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historyandfolklorepodcast

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/historyandfolklore
    Twitter: @HistoryFolklore
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/historyandfolklorepodcast

    • 25 min
    Oak Trees

    Oak Trees

    This month's episode is all about oak trees. There are tales of black doves and thunder gods, superstitions to protect you from aging and lightning and an exploration into how oak trees can help give us a sense of belonging. 

    For more history and folklore content:

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/historyandfolklorepodcast

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/historyandfolklore
    Twitter: @HistoryFolklore
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/historyandfolklorepodcast

    • 15 min
    Spinning and Weaving

    Spinning and Weaving

    In this episode we will be looking at the history, folklore and mythology surrounding spinning and weaving.

    Hear about Valkyries weaving bloody tapestries, how the sun is linked to spinning , why it is advisable to rest sometimes and what terrible things may befall you if you don't.

    • 17 min

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