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Common garden flowers can be just as exciting as their showy toxic counterparts. Learn some of the folklore of bluebells, daffodils and hydrangeas in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! 2:23 Daffodils 6:02 Bluebells 9:08 Hydrangeas This episode is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. These are toxic plants a…
 
The folklore of flowers is a huge topic, but it's often among the poisonous plants that we find the most interesting stories. This episode focuses on the folklore and magical properties of Deadly Nightshade, Foxgloves and Angel's Trumpet. Learn some of their origin tales and associated legends in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! 2:38 Deadl…
 
The signs of the Zodiac each have their own origin myths. In this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's look at the legends behind the water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces! Find the image on the blog posts: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/zodiac-water-signs/](https://www.icysedgwick.com/zodiac-water-signs/) Get your free guide to protecting y…
 
The signs of the Zodiac each have their own origin myths. In this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's look at the legends behind the air signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius! Find the image on the blog posts: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/zodiac-air-signs/](https://www.icysedgwick.com/zodiac-air-signs/) Get your free guide to protecting your ho…
 
The signs of the Zodiac each have their own origin myths. In this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's look at the legends behind the earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn! Find the image on the blog posts: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/zodiac-earth-signs/](https://www.icysedgwick.com/zodiac-earth-signs/) Get your free guide to protecting …
 
The signs of the Zodiac each have their own origin myths. In this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's look at the legends behind the fire signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius! Find the image on the blog posts: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/zodiac-fire-signs/](https://www.icysedgwick.com/zodiac-fire-signs/) Book a natal chart reading with Amaya …
 
Among the kingdoms of the UK, sightings of ghostly monks still appear from time to time. But why are they such common figures to manifest? Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the image on the blog posts: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/ghostly-monks/](https://www.icysedgwick.com/ghostly-monks/) Get your free guide to prote…
 
Tales of Civil War ghosts are common in England, whose Civil War marked a bloody 9 year period. Let's explore haunted battlefields and pubs in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the image on the blog posts: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/civil-war-ghosts/](https://www.icysedgwick.com/civil-war-ghosts/) Grab your copy of The Stolen Ghosts:…
 
Grey or white ladies are famous in British ghost stories. But what about the Green Lady? Some think she's a nature elemental, others a fairy woman. Or is she a sad spirit of a lonely woman? Find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the image on the blog posts: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/green-lady/](https://www.icysedgwick.com/gr…
 
The hawthorn is believed to be the fairy tree and it's unlucky to bring indoors. What other folklore should you know about this magical tree? Find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the image on the blog posts: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/hawthorn-folklore](https://www.icysedgwick.com/hawthorn-folklore) Get your free guide to pr…
 
Elder trees are a common sight in the UK. They're also complex, between protection from and for witches. Which of these roles is true? Find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! Find the image on the blog posts: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/elder-tree-folklore](https://www.icysedgwick.com/elder-tree-folklore) Get your free guide to prote…
 
Yew trees are often the oldest trees found in ancient churchyards. But what do they represent, and how do they appear in British folklore? And is there more to them than longbows? Find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! See the images on the blog post: [http://icysedgwick.com/yew](http://icysedgwick.com/yew) Get your free guide to pro…
 
Rowan is a popular tree for protection against witchcraft and fairies. You often find its wood or branches being used in building work, or even to haul enchanted people out of fairy rings! How did people use rowan to get the most from its protective abilities? Find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! See the images or get the blog post…
 
Earlier today I published an episode about the folklore of the dead house. I wrote a short story inspired by this folklore, which you can now find in my *Black Dog & Other Gothic Tales* collection. Here's an audio version as my Halloween gift to you! Enjoy... Get your copy of *Black Dog & Other Gothic Tales*: [https://books2read.com/u/47Z967](https…
 
The dead house was a common occurrence in the days before refrigerated mortuaries. People stored bodies at the graveyard in the dead house prior to a regular burial, and the authorities kept the dead in them until the bodies could be claimed. But are these spaces likely to be haunted - or just eerie? Find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folk…
 
Charon, the ancient ferryman of Greek myth, is one of those figures that pops up even where other deities get ignored or forgotten. Sometimes people simply call him ‘the ferryman’ and he loses his name, but we all know who we’re referring to. But who was Charon, and what is the folklore surrounding him? Find out in this week's episode of Fabulous F…
 
You've probably heard about the banshee, announcing deaths with her keening cry. But what of the 'washerwoman of the ford', the Bean Nighe? She haunts rivers and pools in Scotland and Ireland. But who is she and why is she an omen of death? Find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post transcript here: [h…
 
Not all mythological creatures are as popular as the unicorn or dragon. Some of the more strange hybrid mythical beasts, like the manticore, Chimera, and cockatrice, have faded from art and literature. But why? Find out in this episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post transcript here: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/hybrid-myt…
 
The 'season of mists and mellow fruitfulness' is upon us again! It's a time of harvest, and watching the natural world prepare for sleep. In days gone by, autumn was also a time to prepare for the harsh reality of winter! There's no wonder it has a range of superstitions predicting what the weather might be like, or how good your crops might be. An…
 
Unicorns might be more popular as children's decorations, or even as 'themes' in makeup collections for adults. But how do these gentle creatures appear in legend? Where did they come from and what do they represent? Let's find out in this episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post transcript here: https://www.icysedgwick.com…
 
There are tales of dragons in folklore all over the world. But how do the worm tales of northern England differ from traditional dragon legends? Let's learn more about the Lambton Worm of County Durham and the Laidly Worm of Northumberland in this episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post transcript here: [https://www.icysed…
 
Griffins are popular symbols in art and heraldry. They're also common statues outside banks and stately homes. But what legends are associated with these mythical beasts? Let's find out in this episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post transcript here: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/griffins-legends/](https://www.icysedgwick.c…
 
Sleep is a mysterious process, yet it's also when we're most vulnerable. For centuries, people have developed ways to protect themselves, get a good night's sleep, and even keep others awake. How did they do it? Let's find out in this episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post transcript here: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/sle…
 
From strange remedies involving live pigeons to supernatural theories of its cause, there is plenty of plague folklore throughout history. How much of it is true? Let's find out in this episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post transcript here: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/plague-folklore/](https://www.icysedgwick.com/plague…
 
The loss of your first tooth is a pretty important event in your life. Providing you carefully place the tooth under your pillow and leave it for the Tooth Fairy, it can also be your first experience of earning money. But who is the Tooth Fairy, and where did she come from? Let's meet her, and find out some folklore remedies for toothache, in this …
 
Aesculapius was the Roman God of Healing and Medicine (Asclepius in Greece). But who is he and why is he such a fascinating figure in the study of ancient Greece and Rome? And what does he have to do with Ophiuchus, the 'missing' 13th star sign? Let's meet him in this episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post transcript here…
 
Shadows have become associated with all things dark and dangerous. Is that fair? And where on earth did the stories of the Shadow People come from? We'll look at superstitions and folklore involving shadows in this episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post transcript here: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/shadows-in-folklore/](h…
 
When you think of fairy tales, you'll often notice patterns in the numbers that appear. Think of the three bears, the seven dwarves, or seven-league boots. But how and why are numbers so important in folklore? We'll look at superstitions and stories involving the numbers 3, 7 and 9 in this episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blo…
 
Reflections, or their lack, appear within horror tales and superstitions alike. Beyond vampires, how are reflections important in western folklore? We'll look at the superstitions about love, luck, and even the soul in this episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post transcript here: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/reflections/](…
 
Mirrors are often linked with witches, like Snow White's Evil Queen. Used for scrying, or divination, and casting spells, mirrors hold pride of place among magical traditions. But how do they work? We'll look at the folklore, superstitions and mythology surrounding mirrors in this episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images or get the blog post tr…
 
Witches in history often meet a sorry fate. The fates of witches like the Pendle Witches, the Witches of Warboys, and Isobel Gowdie are well known. But what about the witches of myth? In this episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's meet three famous witches of legend: Befana, Baba Yaba & Circe. See the images or get the blog post transcript here: [http…
 
The summer solstice is often known as midsummer. But is it really an ancient pagan festival? In this episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's some of the ways that both the solstice and midsummer are celebrated! We'll also check out what its significance is... See the images on the blog post at: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/summer-solstice/](https://www…
 
Is necromancy really about raising the dead, or is it a form of artful divination? In this episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's explore this strange practice that dates to ancient Egypt and Greece! We'll also check out how it worked in the medieval period - and how it works now... See the images on the blog post here: [https://www.icysedgwick.com/ne…
 
Pop culture lets witches speak cool or pithy charms. But what charms did actually witches use in reality? In this episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's check the historical record to learn how to shapeshift into animals, steal milk, protect lives, and protect against witchcraft (I know, the irony)! See the images on the blog post here: [https://www.i…
 
Most people have heard the story of the Elves & the Shoemaker, but what is the Heinzelmännchen variation associated with Cologne, Germany? In this episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's meet the elves, hobgoblins, gnomes and dwarfs that help shoemakers (and other tradesmen) and their strange terms of work! See the images on the blog post here: [http:/…
 
There are many tales of spinning in folklore, often involving trickery or the creation of fate. In this episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's meet the Fates from ancient Greece, spinners from famous fairy tales, and the spinster herself! See the images on the blog post here: [http://www.icysedgwick.com/spinning-in-folklore/](http://www.icysedgwick.co…
 
Many cultures have myths involving creator deities or legendary figures who weave fate into a tapestry of destiny. In this episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's meet the goddesses and makers from ancient Greece, the Norse legends, and Victorian literature! See the images on the blog post here: [http://www.icysedgwick.com/weaving-in-mythology/](http:/…
 
Many cultures have myths involving blacksmith gods, or creatures that forge magical items for the gods. In this episode of Fabulous Folklore, let's meet the gods and makers from ancient Greece, the Norse legends, and Irish mythology! See the images on the blog post here: [http://www.icysedgwick.com/blacksmith-gods/](http://www.icysedgwick.com/black…
 
Blacksmiths have long been revered and feared thanks to their skills with fire and metal. In legend, saints and sinners play the role of smith. Let's find out more about the blacksmiths of legend in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! See the images on the blog post here: [http://www.icysedgwick.com/blacksmiths-folklore/](http://www.icysedgwi…
 
Humans love knowing what lies in the future and predicting the weather is no different. But how does weather lore differ from the wacky world of superstitions? Let's find out more in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! See the images on the blog post here: [http://www.icysedgwick.com/weather-lore/](http://www.icysedgwick.com/weather-lore/) Ge…
 
Most people know Persephone due to her abduction by the god Hades. But how does she balance her role as spring goddess and Queen of the Dead? Let's find out more in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! See the images on the blog post here: [http://www.icysedgwick.com/persephone-spring-goddess](http://www.icysedgwick.com/persephone-spring-godde…
 
You'll find the Jack-in-the-Green as part of May Day celebrations around England. But he's sometimes confused with or linked with the famous 'Green Man' found in English churches. Are these figure representations of ancient pagan gods? Let's find out more in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! See the images on the blog post here: [http://www…
 
We often associate eggs, rabbits, and fancy hats with Easter. But where did these links come from? And was the festival really named after an ancient pagan goddess? Let's find out more about all these Easter traditions in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! See the images on the blog post here: [http://www.icysedgwick.com/easter-lore/](http:/…
 
When you think of fortune telling, you'll probably think of tarot cards. You wouldn't think of playing cards - they're for poker and bridge, right? Wrong! You can absolutely use them for fortune telling too. Let's find out about playing cards in both fortune telling and folklore in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! See the images on the blo…
 
People often turn to fortune-telling for comfort in times of crisis. They might suddenly try augury, phrenology, tasseography, and many more, just to get a sense of control over an uncertain future. Let's find out more about different types of fortune-telling in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! See the images on the blog post here: [http:/…
 
When you think of fortune telling, you might think of tarot cards. Perhaps you think of a woman poring over strange images in a darkened room. Or maybe you think they're evil, only capable of foretelling doom. Let's find out if this is really the case in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! See the images on the blog post here: [https://folklo…
 
Need to bring a little luck or good fortune into your life? Click here to learn about Fortuna, the Roman goddess of all things fortunate. But beware the bad luck, too... Let's meet her in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore! See the images on the blog post here: [http://www.icysedgwick.com/fortuna/](http://www.icysedgwick.com/fortuna/) Get you…
 
Spring-heeled Jack looms large in Victorian folklore, springing through gaslit streets. Who was he and why did he terrorise London's streets? Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images on the blog post here: [http://www.icysedgwick.com/spring-heeled-jack/](http://www.icysedgwick.com/spring-heeled-jack/) Get your guid…
 
Sin-eaters appear in Welsh records back to the 1680s. Though there is some dispute as to whether the custom was genuine, or misinterpreted by an over-zealous scholar. Were they real, or a neat snippet of folklore? Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore. See the images on the blog post here: [http://www.icysedgwick.com/sin-eaters…
 
Cemeteries are either fascinating monuments to social history, or eerie gardens populated by the dead. There are also a plethora of superstitions that dictate how a burial should happen, how people should move around them, and even what the weather needs to be like. But is their creepy reputation deserved? Find out more about the superstitions and …
 
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