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History and Folklore Podcast

Oct 17, 2021

The Wild Hunt is a band of ghost warriors, witches or demons that stalk through the dark nights 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. This playlist that will be updated through October with...


Sep 19, 2021

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. 

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Aug 19, 2021

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.  

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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.

 

 

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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...