Jul 10, 2022 • 41M

Season 4 Episode 1: The Horned Gods - The Folklore of Stags, Hinds and Deer

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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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Welcome to Season 4 and the first theme for this season is ‘The Horned Gods’. In this episode I explore the prince of the forest, the stag and its associated folklore, gods and mythology. 

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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For more stories woven with folklore and the old ways you can find me via the following channels:





Barber, Richard (1992) Bestiary: MS Bodley 764, The Folio Society

Borges, Jorge Luis, (2002) The Book Of Imaginary Beings, Vintage Books, London

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

Monaghan, Patricia, (2014) Encyclopedia of Goddesses & Heroines, New World Library, California. 

Nozedar, Adele (2010) The Illustrated Signs & Symbols Sourcebook: An A to Z Compendium Of Over 1000 Designs, Harper Thorsons, London.

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


Forest law by Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research


Commoners & Commoning https://www.new-forest-national-park.com/commoners-commoning/

Deer Species - The British Deer Society https://bds.org.uk/information-advice/about-deer/deer-species/

Gundestrup caldron - https://www.britannica.com/topic/Gundestrup-Caldron

Cernunnos - https://www.britannica.com/topic/Cernunnos

The Legend of Sadhbh - https://stairnaheireann.net/2016/03/17/the-legend-of-sadhbh/

Deer Mythology & Folklore - https://treesforlife.org.uk/into-the-forest/trees-plants-animals/mammals/deer/deer-mythology-and-folklore/

Black Spot - Netflix - https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81079046

Music Attribution:

Intro & Outro Music: Midnight Tale by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/