Category: Folklore and Mythology Fairy Tales

Flash Fiction: Mana’s Gold

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Written for Microcosms, my prompts were “musician”, “Hamburg” and “fairy tale”. Mana’s Gold The harp’s music drifted over the still-sleeping town with its looming castle. Though not yet light, Mana sat in the room at the top of the castle’s tallest tower and played… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction: Mana’s Gold”

Myth and Folklore Thursday – Podcasts

One of my favourite ways to learn more about myth and folklore are through listening to podcasts.

Flash Fiction – The Sisters’ Oath

This story was written for the Microcosms flash fiction competition last week. The prompts were “nymph, the Underworld, myth” and the theme of the week was Greek mythology.

Folklore and Myth Thursday – Week 25: Y & Z

This post will include: Yam, Yao, Yarikh, Yei, Yew, Yinlungen Bud, Ymir, Yurlunggur, Yurupary, Zhang Guo, and Zhu Rong.

Folklore and Myth Thursday – Week 24 – X

Welcome to week 24! This week I’ll be focusing on figures starting with ‘X’. These are the Xian, Xuan Zang, and Xi-he. The Xian According to Chinese mythology, the Xian “are beings who have gained immortality … [they] are not deities, but have been… Continue Reading “Folklore and Myth Thursday – Week 24 – X”

Folklore & Myth Thursday – Week 23 – W

This week I’ll be looking at: Wandjina, Watatsumi-no-kami, water and washing, the White Buffalo Woman, Widjingara, Wisakedjak, and the wren.

Podcast Interview: The Folklore Podcast

‘Tis here! My interview on The Folklore Podcast – Folklore in Fantasy Fiction (episode 17) – is live today!

Folklore and Myth Thursday – Week 22 – V

This week I’ll be looking at figures beginning with ‘v’, including; Vlkodlak, Vohhu Mano, Vulture, Vamana, Varaha, and Vila.

Folklore and Myth Thursday – Week 21 –

This week I will focus on figures beginning with the letter ‘u’; Utnapishtim, Utu, Umai, Ulgan, and Ulu Toyo’n.

Folklore & Myth Thursday – Week 20 – “T”

This week I’ll focus on figures from myth and folklore whose names start with ‘t’, including; Tiresias, Tuatha Dé Danann, Tapio, Triglav, Tuoni, Tahmuras, the Thens, and Tengu.