Bonus Episode - Ancestor Stories - The Italian Skull Cult
Today's episode is a bonus episode which explores the stories and folklore that was handed down to us as children. My guest today is a friend whom I have met through storytelling and who has been kind enough to agree to share these stories with us. She lived for a while in Naples and has Italian relatives. She has many stories of the way in which Italian culture relates to death and as she is able to speak Neapolitan, she has been able to research a fascinating tradition from Naples called the Italian Skull Cult, which she shares with us in this episode as well as some of the anecdotes and urban legends she heard as a child. The subject of death is very personal and during this conversation we have tried to impart these anecdotes and stories with care and respect but these are obviously our own opinions and there are some concepts within this podcast that may not be suitable for younger members of the family. I found this whole conversation absolutely fascinating and I hope you do too. I passionately believe that these anecdotes from our oral histories should be preserved and passed on and podcasts seem the perfect way to do this. If you enjoy this episode and have a story passed down through your ancestors or of a place where you live or used to live, that you would like to share, then please do get in touch as I would love these episodes to become a series within ‘The Stories From Lore Podcast.’
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Midnight Tale by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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