Mar 26, 2021 • 26M

Season 2 Episode 3: Lights Above The Marshes - Folklore of Carrs & Marshes

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Merry Met virtual traveller and welcome to Stories From Lore. A monthly podcast that invites you to ‘Rewild Yourself Through Story,‘ by exploring nature, folklore and the stories it inspires. My name is Dawn Nelson and I am an author and professional storyteller.
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This month Patreons chose the theme of ‘Lights above The Marshes’ and so for this episode I will be looking at the marshes, fens and Carrs of Britain and the folklore surrounding the wee beasties that live there. The story from lore for this episode is ‘The Tiddy Mun.’

In the extended version of this episode available via my Patreon, I will be looking at Lantern Men, Toad Men and the plantlore of the fens, as well as telling the story of 'Long Tom & The Dead Hand.'

There are some dark folkloric characters explored in this podcast and so, as always,  I would recommend that you should listen through first before listening with younger members of your household. 

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Midnight Tale by Kevin MacLeod ( licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 license

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Episode Resources



Crossley- Holland, Kevin, (1997) The Old Stories: Folk Tales From East Anglia And The Fen Country, Colt Books. 

Pryor, Francis (2019) The Fens: Discovering England’s Ancient Depths, Head of Zeus.

Marvellous Maps (2020) Craftily Conjured Great British Folklore and Superstition Map

O’Neill, Susanna, (2012) Folklore of Lincolnshire, The History Press

Simpson, Jacqueline & Roud, Stephen, (2000) A Dictionary Of English Folklore, Oxford University Press. 

Westwood, Jennifer (1985) Albion: A legendary Guide.

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