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Fabulous Folklore will give you your weekly fix of fabulous folklore in fifteen minutes (or less)!


Hosted by fantasy and Gothic horror writer, Icy Sedgwick, the podcast explores folklore, legends, superstitions, mythology, and all things weird and unusual.

Fabulous Folklore with Icy Icy Sedgwick

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    • 4.7, 23 Ratings

Fabulous Folklore will give you your weekly fix of fabulous folklore in fifteen minutes (or less)!


Hosted by fantasy and Gothic horror writer, Icy Sedgwick, the podcast explores folklore, legends, superstitions, mythology, and all things weird and unusual.

    How are the Heinzelmännchen related to the Elves and the Shoemaker?

    How are the Heinzelmännchen related to the Elves and the Shoemaker?

    Most people have heard the story of the Elves & the Shoemaker, but what is the Heinzelmännchen variation associated with Cologne, Germany?


    In this episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's meet the elves, hobgoblins, gnomes and dwarfs that help shoemakers (and other tradesmen) and their strange terms of work!


    See the images on the blog post here: 


    http://www.icysedgwick.com/heinzelmannchen/


    Get your guide to protecting your home with folklore here: http://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore


    Become a Patron for bonus content at https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


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    • 15 min
    Spinning in Folklore: Impossible Bets and Crafting With the Fates

    Spinning in Folklore: Impossible Bets and Crafting With the Fates

    There are many tales of spinning in folklore, often involving trickery or the creation of fate. 


    In this episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's meet the Fates from ancient Greece, spinners from famous fairy tales, and the spinster herself!


    See the images on the blog post here: 


    http://www.icysedgwick.com/spinning-in-folklore/


    Check out my short story inspired by the Greek Fates:


    http://www.icysedgwick.com/fridayflash-weaving/


    Get your guide to protecting your home with folklore here: http://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore


    Become a Patron for bonus content at https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode? Buy Icy a coffee at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Tweet Icy at https://twitter.com/IcySedgwick


    Follow Icy on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/icysedgwick

    • 16 min
    Weaving in Mythology: Creating Fate and Fantastic Images

    Weaving in Mythology: Creating Fate and Fantastic Images

    Many cultures have myths involving creator deities or legendary figures who weave fate into a tapestry of destiny.


    In this episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's meet the goddesses and makers from ancient Greece, the Norse legends, and Victorian literature!


    See the images on the blog post here: 


    http://www.icysedgwick.com/weaving-in-mythology/


    Check out the review of Tudor Folk Tales:


    http://www.icysedgwick.com/tudor-folk-tales/


    Get your guide to protecting your home with folklore here: http://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore


    Become a Patron for bonus content at https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode? Buy Icy a coffee at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Tweet Icy at https://twitter.com/IcySedgwick


    Follow Icy on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/icysedgwick

    • 19 min
    Blacksmith Gods: Making Magical Items of Myth and Mayhem

    Blacksmith Gods: Making Magical Items of Myth and Mayhem

    Many cultures have myths involving blacksmith gods, or creatures that forge magical items for the gods.


    In this episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's meet the gods and makers from ancient Greece, the Norse legends, and Irish mythology!


    See the images on the blog post here: http://www.icysedgwick.com/blacksmith-gods/


    Check out the previous episode on blacksmiths in folklore: http://www.icysedgwick.com/blacksmiths-folklore/


    Get your guide to protecting your home with folklore here: http://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore


    Become a Patron for bonus content at https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode? Buy Icy a coffee at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Tweet Icy at https://twitter.com/IcySedgwick


    Follow Icy on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/icysedgwick

    • 20 min
    Blacksmiths of Legend: Wicked Wizards of Metal and Flame

    Blacksmiths of Legend: Wicked Wizards of Metal and Flame

    Blacksmiths have long been revered and feared thanks to their skills with fire and metal. In legend, saints and sinners play the role of smith.


    Let's find out more about the blacksmiths of legend in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! 


    See the images on the blog post here: http://www.icysedgwick.com/blacksmiths-folklore/


    Get your guide to protecting your home with folklore here: http://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore


    Become a Patron for bonus content at https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode? Buy Icy a coffee at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Tweet Icy at https://twitter.com/IcySedgwick


    Follow Icy on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/icysedgwick

    • 19 min
    Weather Lore: A Tale of Portents and Omens

    Weather Lore: A Tale of Portents and Omens

    Humans love knowing what lies in the future and predicting the weather is no different. But how does weather lore differ from the wacky world of superstitions? 


    Let's find out more in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! 


    See the images on the blog post here: http://www.icysedgwick.com/weather-lore/


    Get your guide to protecting your home with folklore here: http://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore


    Become a Patron for bonus content at https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode? Buy Icy a coffee at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Tweet Icy at https://twitter.com/IcySedgwick


    Follow Icy on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/icysedgwick

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Damien Mocata ,

Fabulous Podcast!

Incredible series detailing the history and evolution of many strange and wonderful traditions through the world. Amazing accent and well paced details ensure that the podcast is informative and relaxing. 5 stars.

Ghoulies ,

Great podcast

Love the content - love the theme music! Great accent and very soothing!

ThatFaerie ,

Absolutely Fabulous!

I always look forward to Icy’s new episodes. I love the gothic themes and how short and sweet - and well researched - these episodes are!

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