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Celtic Myths and Legends Podcast

A podcast focused on the myths, legends and folkloric creatures of the 6 Celtic Nations; Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man.

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Selkies and Seal Husbands
Hello everyone! In this episode we finally cover one of my absolute favourite folkloric creatures: the Selkie! How can we use folklore to talk about difficult contemporary situations? And what about the (seal) men!!? Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@celtic_sian Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod
25:04 30/08/22
Headless Horsemen
In this episode we discuss the Irish legend of the Dullahan, a headless horsemen galloping around rural Ireland as a death portent. Spooky stuff!
31:12 28/06/22
BONUS EP: Sian's Yarns 1
Hi everyone!  I made up a little Cornish christmas story today inspired by the myths and legends of Cornwall so hopefully you enjoy it! Happy holidays everyone! xx Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@celtic_sian Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod
18:27 12/12/21
Welsh Hags
This episode we have a cheeky little introduction the Welsh hags Cyhyraeth and Gwrach y Rhybin!  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@celtic_sian Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod Music used at the start and end of episode is taken from Beyond the Warriors by Guifrog, licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.
30:35 14/11/21
Cornish Urban Legends
Ooops! I uploaded an old file, this should be correct!! Hello everyone!! It's been awhile, hasn't it? I'm very rusty with podcasting but I hope you will enjoy this episode touching upon the Owlman of Mawnan Smith, Morgawr the Falmouth sea serpent and of course...the Beast of Bodmin Moor.  Thank you for your patience!!
24:01 02/07/21
Friendly Manx Merman
Hello everyone! Finally back with the TWENTIETH episode for you all! Here he learn about the friendly merman from Manx folklore ''Yn Dooinney Marrey'' and also a little bit of love for Manx cultural activist and historian Sophia Morrison who was a badass lady! 
25:38 29/11/20
Breton Yan-gant-y-tan
In this episode you'll learn about the hairy demon that haunts the countryside of Brittany with a torch hand and a taste for golden chains! We will also be exploring symbolism and similar creatures in other Celtic myths and legends! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod Music used at the start and end of episode is taken from Beyond the Warriors by Guifrog, licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.
32:35 28/06/20
Northern Lights, Storm Kelpies and Green Maidens
Learn about Giants fighting in the northern sky, storm Kelpies drowning sailors and why you should always keep your bargains with Green Ladies... Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod Music used at the start of episode is taken from Beyond the Warriors by Guifrogis, licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License. Text read - Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend  taken from: https://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/tsm/tsm08.htm First piece of music used (other than the intro) is Now We Ride by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ The rest of the pieces of music and sound effects were taken from audioblocks.com   
44:07 09/05/20
BONUS EP 1
Hello, this is the first compilation of mini episodes. So...bonus episode! Here we learn about the Welsh dragon, Scottish unicorns, Irish cures, Cornish pixies, Irish fairies, scottish fairies, there's a few fairies okay! Let me know if you enjoyed this and think I should continue making them. 
82:59 10/04/20
The Exile of the Sons of Uisliu
This beautiful, and tragic romantic tale is part of the Ulster Cycle. There is something truly amazing about the blend of magical realism, tragedy, and realism in Irish medieval literature.  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod Music used at the start of episode is taken from Beyond the Warriors by Guifrogis, licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.    
34:29 08/04/20
Mabinogion: Math, son of Mathonwy
Here I share with you the fourth, and most complex branch of the wonderful Mabinogion. I give you some context on the Mabinogion - what it is and how it can be interpreted. Enjoy! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod Music used at the start of episode is taken from Beyond the Warriors by Guifrogis, licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.
78:08 23/02/20
Mermaid of Zennor part 2
The second part to my mermaids of zennor episode - listen to the previous episode 1st if you haven't already.  Learn why you shouldn't shoot at mermaids and why mermaids and other folkloric elements find themselves inside churches. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod Music used at the start of episode is taken from Beyond the Warriors by Guifrogis, licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.  
24:25 12/02/20
The Mermaid of Zennor
Enjoy my own little version of the cornish folk tale Mermaid of Zennor. This episode is a little short and sweet but I thought I would try my hand at a bit of storytelling - with music!  Music included is: 1) Music from https://filmmusic.io "Celtic Impulse" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) 2)Music from https://filmmusic.io "Gregorian Chant" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) 3) Music from https://filmmusic.io "Love Song" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod Music used at the start of episode is taken from Beyond the Warriors by Guifrogis, licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.
25:26 22/01/20
Manx Moddey Dhoo & Other Dogs
In this episode we explore the manx folklore of the Moddey Dhoo - a phantom black hound that is absolutely, totally, horrifying?!? Uhhh...or is it?? We also explore various other dogs in celtic folklore. Really, this is an episode for dog lovers! 
42:50 02/12/19
Drowned Cities, Lost Lands...
Drowned Cities, Lost Lands and Sunken Kingdoms...here we take a look at some of the myths surrounding water, flooding and cities and kingdoms lost to it. Covering Brittany, Wales and Cornwall and to a lesser extent Scotland and Ireland it is clear that these myths have a trace of folk memory to them, also religious and moral undertones. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod Music used at the start of episode is taken from Beyond the Warriors by Guifrogis, licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.
56:07 23/09/19
The Shetland Islands
Exploring the folklore of the Shetlands; including the Wulver...a friendly werewolf, trows, the shy waterhorse nuggle and the interesting fusion of Celtic and Scandinavian folklore. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod Music used at the start of episode is taken from Beyond the Warriors by Guifrogis, licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.
44:05 19/08/19
The Banshee
Taking a look at the Irish Banshee in myth and popular culture, and the scottish and welsh equivalents!  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod Music used at the start of episode is taken from Beyond the Warriors by Guifrogis, licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.
25:10 03/05/19
Wassailing with the Mari Lwyd
This episode covers the wassailing folk custom of the Mari Lwyd which originated in South Wales!  Just in time for the Twelth Night! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod Music used at the start of episode is taken from Beyond the Warriors by Guifrogis, licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.
47:14 17/01/19
The Giants of Cornwall
Learn about the Giant who made his home on St. Michaels Mount and lost his life to Jack the Giant Killer, what happens when Giants fall in love with saints and the tragedy of friendship between boy and giant. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod Music used at the start of episode is taken from Beyond the Warriors by Guifrogis, licensed under a Attribution 3.0 International License.
31:57 06/11/18
Mooinjer Veggey - Manx Fairies
This episode delves into the folklore surrounding the mooinjer veggey which are the fairy people of The Isle of Man!  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod
26:59 19/10/18
The Bugul Noz
This episode focuses on the Breton folkloric creature "The Bugul Noz" or "Night Shepherd" who is a frightening and repulsive creature who is kinder than he seems...with contrasts to other creatures from Breton (and briefly, also) Manx folklore.  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod
23:07 08/08/18
Elfhame and the Courts of Faerie
This episode explains the land of Faerie, or Fairyland, or Elfhame, it's Queen and the Seelie and Unseelie Courts of faeries!  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod
19:29 07/06/18
The Voyage of Mael Duin's Coracle
This episode concerns the 10th century medieval Irish immrama (sea voyage text) The Voyage of Mael Duin's Coracle (or Boat).  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod
32:17 10/04/18
The Mabinogion: Branwen
The second episode of the podcast focuses on the second branch of the Welsh Medieval Prose literature ''The Mabinogion''. Giants, and princesses and magical cauldrons await! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod
29:39 26/01/18
Introductions and The Cornish Pixie
The first episode of the Celtic Myths and Legends Podcast introducing the show, the creator and including a brief history and description of The Cornish Pixie.  Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod
16:13 01/12/17