May 6, 2022 • 35M

Season 3 Episode 7: A Fish In The Net - Folklore of Fish And The Sea

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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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Here it is! The seventh episode of Season 3 of the podcast, the last episode of the season but you will be pleased to know I'm already working on Season 4! I know this episode is a little late but last month was a little bit crazy in one way or another. Hopefully this episode finds you well and you will enjoy a little fishy folklore.

This month’s theme is ‘A Fish In The Net’ and for this episode I have some a trip to the beach, the shanty ‘When The Boat Comes In’ some selected folklore of fish and the story of ‘The Fisherman And The Fish’.

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.


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Breverton, Terry (2010) Breverton’s Nautical Curiosities: A Book Of The Sea, Quercus.

Dent, Susie, (2018) Brewers Dictionary Of Phrase & Fable.

Russell et al (1973), Folklore. Myths & Legends Of Britain, Reader’s Digest.


Flying Fish -

What is the story of the Flying Fish -

The Flying Fish Dispute -

Authentic Barbados Flying Fish,of%20the%20Bajan%20national%20dish.

Mālolo: the flying fish  -

Ainu Legend of the trout that founded the world -

The White Trout -

Fur-Bearing Trout -,%22shaggy%20trout%22%20of%20Iceland.

A Guide To Koi In Mythology -,and%20accepting%20death%20with%20courage.

Weird Norfolk  -

Folklore Thursday: The Witch Files: Going to Sea in an Eggshell

The Big Five -

Seasick Fish -


Music Attribution:

Intro & Outro Music: Midnight Tale by Kevin MacLeod ( licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 license


With thanks for Clare Mansell for production