198 episodes

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, occult and unusual.

Fabulous Folklore with Icy Icy Sedgwick

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 63 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, occult and unusual.

    The Folklore of Metals: Gold, Silver, Iron & Copper

    The Folklore of Metals: Gold, Silver, Iron & Copper

    Different metals are often baked into mythology. Look at griffins and dragons with their hoard of gold. Or Bellerophon's use of molten lead to kill the deadly chimera. According to legend, people paid for their passage to the underworld with coins placed over their eyes.


    But how do different metals turn up in folklore? Why is iron such a protective metal, while silver has a whole range of uses? How has copper become so useful to modern medicine?


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


    Find the images and references on the blog post: https://www.icysedgwick.com/folklore-of-metals/ 


    Alchemy post - https://www.icysedgwick.com/alchemy-history/


    Money folklore post - https://www.icysedgwick.com/money-folklore/


    Get your free guide to home protection the folklore way here: https://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore/


    Newcastle Oddities talk: https://newcastleoddities.eventbrite.co.uk/


    Dragons, Griffins & Wyverns talk: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cathedral-creatures-dragons-griffins-and-wyverns-tickets-388727001927


    Become a member of the Fabulous Folklore Family for bonus episodes and articles at https://patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode and want to show your appreciation? Buy Icy a coffee to say 'thanks' at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Request an episode: https://forms.gle/gqG7xQNLfbMg1mDv7


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


    Get extra snippets of folklore on Instagram at https://instagram.com/icysedgwick


    'Like' Fabulous Folklore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfolklore/

    • 17 min
    The Folklore of Edible Plants: Basil, Bay, Chamomile, Dill, Fennel & Oregano

    The Folklore of Edible Plants: Basil, Bay, Chamomile, Dill, Fennel & Oregano

    Herbs are useful for flavouring your food or drink, but they have a range of protective and magical uses too. How is basil linked with both love and hatred? Why was dill the magician's herb?


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


    Find the images and references on the blog post: https://www.icysedgwick.com/edible-plants-folklore/ 


    Learn Kitchen Herbalism with Rowan + Sage: https://school.rowanandsage.com/courses/kitchenherbcraft?affcode=437598_3qokpyep


    Get your free guide to home protection the folklore way here: https://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore/


    Become a member of the Fabulous Folklore Family for bonus episodes and articles at https://patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode and want to show your appreciation? Buy Icy a coffee to say 'thanks' at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Request an episode: https://forms.gle/gqG7xQNLfbMg1mDv7


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


    Get extra snippets of folklore on Instagram at https://instagram.com/icysedgwick


    'Like' Fabulous Folklore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfolklore/

    • 15 min
    Thyme to Find Romance? Meet the Herb of Love & Courage

    Thyme to Find Romance? Meet the Herb of Love & Courage

    Thyme appears in folklore to bring courage, help bring love, guard against evil, and give fairies somewhere to live. What else can you use thyme for?


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


    Find the images and references on the blog post: https://www.icysedgwick.com/thyme-folklore/ 


    Learn Kitchen Herbalism with Rowan + Sage: https://school.rowanandsage.com/courses/kitchenherbcraft?affcode=437598_3qokpyep


    Get your free guide to home protection the folklore way here: https://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore/


    Become a member of the Fabulous Folklore Family for bonus episodes and articles at https://patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode and want to show your appreciation? Buy Icy a coffee to say 'thanks' at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Request an episode: https://forms.gle/gqG7xQNLfbMg1mDv7


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


    Get extra snippets of folklore on Instagram at https://instagram.com/icysedgwick


    'Like' Fabulous Folklore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfolklore/

    • 14 min
    Rosemary Folklore: From Tudor Weddings to Victorian Funerals

    Rosemary Folklore: From Tudor Weddings to Victorian Funerals

    Rosemary appears in folklore to aid remembrance, love divination, mourning, and protection from evil. What else can you use it for?


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


    Find the images and references on the blog post: https://www.icysedgwick.com/rosemary-folklore/ 


    Get your free guide to home protection the folklore way here: https://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore/


    Learn herbalism with Rowan + Sage: https://school.rowanandsage.com/courses/kitchenherbcraft?affcode=437598_3qokpyep


    Become a member of the Fabulous Folklore Family for bonus episodes and articles at https://patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode and want to show your appreciation? Buy Icy a coffee to say 'thanks' at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Request an episode: https://forms.gle/gqG7xQNLfbMg1mDv7


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


    Get extra snippets of folklore on Instagram at https://instagram.com/icysedgwick


    'Like' Fabulous Folklore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfolklore/

    • 15 min
    Sage Folklore: Boost Your Love and Remembrance Spells

    Sage Folklore: Boost Your Love and Remembrance Spells

    Sage is delicious and versatile, appearing in magic for love and remembrance, as well as a host of folk remedies. What can you use sage for?


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


    Find the images and references on the blog post: https://www.icysedgwick.com/sage-folklore/ 


    Learn herbalism with Rowan + Sage: https://school.rowanandsage.com/courses/kitchenherbcraft?affcode=437598_3qokpyep


    Get your free guide to home protection the folklore way here: https://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore/


    Become a member of the Fabulous Folklore Family for bonus episodes and articles at https://patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode and want to show your appreciation? Buy Icy a coffee to say 'thanks' at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Request an episode: https://forms.gle/gqG7xQNLfbMg1mDv7


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


    Get extra snippets of folklore on Instagram at https://instagram.com/icysedgwick


    'Like' Fabulous Folklore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfolklore/

    • 15 min
    The Folklore of Parsley, a herb for protection, love & death

    The Folklore of Parsley, a herb for protection, love & death

    Parsley has links with death dating to ancient Greece. How is it also linked to both love magic and protection?


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


    Find the images and references on the blog post: https://www.icysedgwick.com/parsley-folklore/ 


    Learn herbalism with Rowan + Sage: https://school.rowanandsage.com/courses/kitchenherbcraft?affcode=437598_3qokpyep


    Get your free guide to home protection the folklore way here: https://www.icysedgwick.com/fab-folklore/


    Become a member of the Fabulous Folklore Family for bonus episodes and articles at https://patreon.com/bePatron?u=2380595


    Enjoyed this episode and want to show your appreciation? Buy Icy a coffee to say 'thanks' at: https://ko-fi.com/icysedgwick


    Request an episode: https://forms.gle/gqG7xQNLfbMg1mDv7


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


    Get extra snippets of folklore on Instagram at https://instagram.com/icysedgwick


    'Like' Fabulous Folklore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfolklore/

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Casablanca Joe ,

Brilliant, bite-sized folklore and legend

A fantastic folklore podcast. Concise, well-researched and Icy Sedgwick is a terrific guide through the weird and mysterious.

FrancinNewcastle ,

Holds interest without need for gimmicks

I learnt a lot about folklore of the UK from it. Even better, Icy holds your interest just by sharing her passion for the subject. She doesn’t use, nor need, music or sound effects.

K@rlos78 ,

Perfect Folklore Tellings

This one will go down as folklore it’s self. Simply a wonderful telling of folklore origins. Icy has a way of delivering these podcasts as snippets and teasers into the world. You don’t need a recommendation from me - just get in there and listen!!

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