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Fabulous Folklore with Icy

A weekly Society, Culture and History podcast
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Spectral black dogs, or Black Shuck, haunt the English countryside. But the stories vary as you travel around. Some dogs are premonitions of disaster, others are linked with the Devil, while some even perform guardian roles. Learn about the r
Air travel seems fraught with potential problems—and you have little to no control over any of them! Learn about the range of superstitions and rituals people use to reach their destination safely in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! F
It's hardly surprising that mariners would have a host of superstitions and folklore about seafaring. In earlier centuries, bad weather, poor communications with land, and disease could bring havoc to any journey.  Folklore both preserves idea
From corpses on the tube to ghostly figures that vanish, the London Underground is full of weird lore. Learn more about it in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the images, videos and references on the blog post:  https://www.icys
Phantom coaches lurk along the highways and byways of the British Isles. Learn more about their folklore and legends in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the images, videos and references on the blog post:  https://www.icysedgwic
There have been over 350 reports of encounters with the Mackenzie Poltergeist. Who or what is Greyfriars Kirkyard's most dreaded inhabitant?  Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the images, videos and references o
Old cities like London are bound to have their share of ghosts. But who is the Black Nun of Threadneedle Street?  Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the images, videos and references on the blog post: https://www
Plenty of theatres boast tales of resident ghosts. Few have the same pedigree as the Drury Lane Theatre Royal. Who is the famous Man in Grey? Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the images, videos and references o
The Assembly Rooms and the Theatre Royal are two of Newcastle upon Tyne's glamourous Georgian buildings. Each of them boasts a Grey Lady ghost. But who are they?  Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the images, vi
In this very first interview-based episode of Fabulous Folklore, I chat to astrologer and folk witch Amaya Rourke! We talk about Hellenistic astrology and its connection to mythology, the importance of folklore and how/why it binds us, and Am
Who is the Grey Man of Bellister, whose appearance heralds tragedy? Does he still wander the lonely roads around the Northumberland ruins? Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the images, videos and references on t
Hazel trees appear as magical trees in both myth and legend. Learn how they were used for divination, magic, and protection from disaster in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the images, videos and references on the blog post: htt
Ash trees have links with the Nordic world and the folklore of Ireland and Britain. But why are they so magical and what are their links with healing? Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the images, videos and ref
From witchcraft to Christian theology, much willow folklore surrounds this tree. Let's take a look at some of these superstitions and traditions in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the images, videos and references on the blog p
The oak tree is pretty synonymous with the British landscape, from the National Trust logo to the Major Oak that sheltered Robin Hood. Elsewhere, it's been an oracle, offered protection from lightning, and been the hiding place of royalty. So
Moving house is surely one of the most stressful things you can do and a whole host of superstitions have sprung up to dictate everything from which day you move, to what you take into the new house first, and how to ensure good luck once you'r
Weddings are often a 'stand out' event in many people's lives, whether as guests or members of the bridal party. It's hardly surprising that such an important day has accrued so much wedding folklore to ensure the marriage goes well. From the
At the start of August, I asked people what brought them to folklore, or stimulated their original interest in it. I was amazed at the response, so having collated the answers across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, I put together this episode
Children's folklore refers to the study of lore passed between children. It differs from folklore about children since it's driven by the games, rhymes, and traditions that children share away from adults. Find out more about childrens' games,
A lot of birth folklore is about protecting the baby and mother. Some of it tries to predict or influence the future life of the baby.  Find out more about pregnancy and birth folklore in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the ima
Lammas is celebrated on 1 August to celebrate the first harvests. But how ancient is the festival, and how do people celebrate it now?  Find out more about Lammas lore in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the images, videos and r
Marianne Stokes was a late Victorian artist who was important to the movement to revive tempera painting. She also illustrated fairy tales, as well as creating a valuable visual record of traditional Slavic dress in the early 20th century.
Artist Edward Burne-Jones was obsessed with King Arthur until the day he died. Find out which other fairy tales and myths he featured in his work in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the images, videos and references on the blog p
Victorian artist Evelyn De Morgan presented a new perspective of many mythological women in her work. Find out which figures she re-represented in her own way in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! 2:27 - Bio 5:41 - 'The Angel of Death'
Victorian artist John William Waterhouse used many myths and legends to inspire his work. Greek goddess Circe, the Lady of Shalott, Pandora, and Odysseus all appear in his paintings, often more than once. Let's explore the link between folklor
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