Nov 22, 2021 • 36M

Season 3 Episode 2: Written In The Stars - Folklore Of The Night Sky

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Dawn Nelson
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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Merry Met Folks!   Welcome to the second episode of Season 3. I was pleased to hear listeners enjoyed the new format and so I will be continuing with my nature rambles and ballad explorations for at least this season.   For this episode patrons chose, 'Written In The Stars'  and this month I take you on a little stargazing in our local fields, sing a lament to the moon, talk about the folklore found in the night sky and tell the myth of Bellerophon and the Chimera. So grab yourself a coffee and follow me into the night!   On occasion there are 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.   To 'Rewild Yourself Through Story', join me on patreon for digital zines, a book club, audio stories, previews, earlier extended versions of this podcast and online workshop.   For more stories woven with folklore and the old ways you can find me via the following channels:   References   Books   Moore, Patrick, (2009)Legends Of The Stars, The History Press.   Simpson, Jaqueline & Roud, Steve (2000) A Dictionary of English Folklore, Oxford University Press, Oxford.   Struthers, Jane (2009) Red Sky At Night: The Book Of Lost Country Wisdom, Ebury Press,   Websites:   The Origin Of The Zodiac -   The Zodiac -   Blue Moons -   South African Star Myths -   10 Superstitions About The Stars -   Music Attribution:   Intro & Outro Music: Midnight Tale by Kevin MacLeod ( licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 license Sound Effects via &   Production: With thanks to Clare Mansell   eO9viRQNsMO4o1kXglRe