Jul 18, 2021
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.
Jun 13, 2021
For thousands of years people have watched the Aurora Borealis with awe, fear and wonder and told stories to explain what created them.
In this episode we look into the tales of whales and frozen swans, fires and lamps, valkyries and the spirits of the dead to see how people in the past understood the...
May 12, 2021
Maps from Medieval Europe are littered with strange lands, monsters and mythical races. On them you can find the Tower of Babel, the Minotaur's Labyrinth, unicorns and men with the heads of dogs. Find out what these maps can tell us about how medieval European's saw the world in the latest episode of the History...
Apr 12, 2021
Learn about the mysterious subterranean world of the mines. Why are birds bad luck? What should you do when you forget your lunch?
And what is that mysterious knocking noise?
Anastasia Bogdonova, 'The Strange Rituals and Superstitions of Russian Miners'
Mar 13, 2021
Discover the folklore that surrounds yew trees on the British
Why are so many yew trees found in churchyards, why do the yews at Nevern bleed and why should you not visit Llangernyw churchyard on Haloween?
Ali Isaac, 'Tree Lore in Irish...