9 episodes

Hosted by an exuberant middle schooler, Our Veil of Smoke and Gold Podcast is a biweekly podcast and whimsical bridge for the imagination. In our contemporary world, most everything that cannot either be proven or lucrative (hence smoke and gold), is deemed unimportant and not necessarily meaningful. Each episode, explore a different magical creature or faerie through stories, their history, origins, and role in history, an intricate description of their magic and characteristics, and an in-depth analyzing of their hidden meanings as well as some personal insights and comments from the host. Encourage the imagination and acknowledge all things mystical and magical, and reawaken your childish spirit with a kid, revisiting folktales and mythology to bring you a complete understanding of the beings behind the veil.

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    • Education
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Hosted by an exuberant middle schooler, Our Veil of Smoke and Gold Podcast is a biweekly podcast and whimsical bridge for the imagination. In our contemporary world, most everything that cannot either be proven or lucrative (hence smoke and gold), is deemed unimportant and not necessarily meaningful. Each episode, explore a different magical creature or faerie through stories, their history, origins, and role in history, an intricate description of their magic and characteristics, and an in-depth analyzing of their hidden meanings as well as some personal insights and comments from the host. Encourage the imagination and acknowledge all things mystical and magical, and reawaken your childish spirit with a kid, revisiting folktales and mythology to bring you a complete understanding of the beings behind the veil.

    Kelpies Part 2

    Kelpies Part 2

    Learn about Kelpies, freshwater spirits that appear often as a gray horse, which may seem friendly initially, but this is simply their tactic used to entice weary travelers or children onto its back and it will accommodate them by growing in order to maximize its prey. Once astride their unfortunate victims become magically stuck and the Kelpie gallops into the water, submerging the riders until they drown... In part two we will discuss a second story, analyze that story as well as the meanings of the Kelpie itself, delve into my personal insight and applications of the Kelpie, and summarize the past two episodes in a short conclusion coupled with all of the sources for our Kelpies episodes. (Access Podcast Website at https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/ourveilofsmokeandgoldpodcast/)

    • 27 min
    Kelpies Part 1

    Kelpies Part 1

    Learn about Kelpies, freshwater spirits that appear often as a gray horse, which may seem friendly initially, but this is simply their tactic used to entice weary travelers or children onto its back and it will accommodate them by growing in order to maximize its prey. Once astride their unfortunate victims become magically stuck and the Kelpie gallops into the water, submerging the riders until they drown... In part one we will discuss a first story, Kelpie origins, first writings, and role in history, their nature as well as physical characteristics and abilities, Kelpie magical characteristics and abilities, their, habitat, homes, and relationship to other faerie folk, and finally Kelpies' relationship to humans and how to find, interact, trap, lure or repel them. (Access Podcast Website at https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/ourveilofsmokeandgoldpodcast/)

    • 53 min
    Dracs Part 2

    Dracs Part 2

    *NOT DRACULA* Learn about Dracs, invisible water dragons that are either able to transform into or create a mirage of a plethora of different creatures and inanimate objects ranging from a miniscule water sprite skating on a wooden plate to a jeweled chalice. They prey upon children for sustenance and young women of reproductive age whose milk they require to feed their young. Dracs reside in enchanted cities or caverns beneath the rivers of France... In part two we will discuss a second story, analyze that story as well as the meanings of the Drac itself, delve into my personal insight and applications of the Drac, and summarize the past two episodes in a short conclusion coupled with all of the sources for our Dracs episodes. (Access Podcast Website at https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/ourveilofsmokeandgoldpodcast/)

    • 22 min
    Dracs Part 1

    Dracs Part 1

    *NOT DRACULA* Learn about Dracs, invisible water dragons that are either able to transform into or create a mirage of a plethora of different creatures and inanimate objects ranging from a miniscule water sprite skating on a wooden plate to a jeweled chalice. They prey upon children for sustenance and young women of reproductive age whose milk they require to feed their young. Dracs reside in enchanted cities or caverns beneath the rivers of France... In part one we will discuss a first story, Drac origins, first writings, and role in history, their nature as well as physical characteristics and abilities, Drac magical characteristics and abilities, their, habitat, homes, and relationship to other faerie folk, and finally Dracs' relationship to humans and how to find, interact, trap, lure or repel them. (Access Podcast Website at https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/ourveilofsmokeandgoldpodcast/)

    • 34 min
    Selkies Part 2

    Selkies Part 2

    Learn about Selkies and Roane, fairies from Celtic myth that are capable of transforming into a seal by putting on a magical sealskin coat. They are kind and forgiving, unlike their mermaid counterparts, as well as beautiful in a sad, knowing way. Seal-people occasionally mate with humans, either because they choose to come ashore, are forced into marriage when their skin is stolen, or are summoned by dropping seven tears into the sea... In part two we will discuss a second story, analyze that story as well as the meanings of the Selkie itself, delve into my personal insight and applications of the Selkie, and summarize the past two episodes in a short conclusion coupled with all of the sources for our Selkies episodes. (Access Podcast Website at https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/ourveilofsmokeandgoldpodcast/)

    • 22 min
    Elements

    Elements

    An overview of the pagan concept of the elements: water, air, earth, and fire. (Access Podcast Website at https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/ourveilofsmokeandgoldpodcast/)

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

MicahB2Cool ,

A well done, deep dive into folklore

My kids and I love listening to this podcast! The episodes are well-constructed, well-narrated, and very interesting—taking us into rural Europe and deep into the lore around mythical beings. I also appreciate the analysis offered by the host around what the fey story may be illustrating or reflecting in the human experience. Quick warning: even though the subject matter is fascinating, it’s also a bit dark for the youngest ones, so parental participation is advised.

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