Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

History and Folklore Podcast

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'

Christopher Dyer, 'Making a Living in the Middle Ages: The People of Britain 850-1520'  (2005).

Claude Lecouteux, 'Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore, Mythology and Magic' (2016).

Georgius Agricola, De Re Metallica (Translated from the first Latin edition of 1556 by Herbert Clark Hoover)

Ian Blanchard, 'The Miner and the Agricultural Community in Late Medieval England' 

Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson, 'The Lore of the Land: A Guide to England's Legends' (2005).

Johan Egerkrans, 'Vaesen'.

Ken Albaba ,'Beans': A History' (2007).

Lynn Davies, 'Aspects of Mining Folklore in Wales: Reprinted from Folk Life 9' (2009).