Folklore and mythology

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The Christian history of the Green Man motif | Letter
Letters: The origins of the Green Man motif are not to be found in British folklore, says Stephen Miller

19, Apr, 2023 @5:08 PM

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Good Friday skipping: English Heritage aims to jump-start neglected Easter tradition
‘Long rope day’ endured for hundreds of years but is now largely forgotten, says charity

Esther Addley

06, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The Norse Myths That Shape the Way We Think by Carolyne Larrington review – Thor blimey
From Tolkien to Marvel – a guide to ancient stories of Thor, Loki and Valhalla and their impact on modern culture

Katy Guest

09, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Cool as folk: why Britain’s young rebels are embracing ancient rites
Folklore customs dating back centuries are suddenly cool with a new generation keen to connect with the planet and defy the establishment

Alice Fisher

12, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘A very big day’: villagers hail return of first Haxey Hood game since pandemic
Thousands gather as centuries-old rough-and-tumble contest is held for first time since pandemic

Robyn Vinter

06, Jan, 2023 @2:52 PM

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Cloven Country by Jeremy Harte review – in search of England’s devil
Folklore and tall tales drive this demonic tour of England

PD Smith

23, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Loki by Melvin Burgess review – tales from a tricksy Norse god
In his debut adult novel, the Junk author writes from the perspective of a silver-tongued deity

Philip Womack

10, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Chiara Bersani: Seeking Unicorns review – moments of mythical presence
With delicate movements and precise details, the Italian performance artist evokes a magical creature against a backdrop of fantastical art

Lyndsey Winship

23, Oct, 2022 @11:42 AM

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The real-life mermaids turning fantasy into reality on Britain’s shores
For centuries, tales of mermaids have bewitched both sailors and girls. Now fish-tailed women are making those stories come true. By Anna Fielding

Anna Fielding

16, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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BBCSO/Oramo Total Immersion: Sibelius the Storyteller review – hair-raising climaxes and soaring intensity
A day of concerts led by Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra explored the Finnish composer’s tone poems and songs, and made for a vivid - and special - experience

Andrew Clements

10, Oct, 2022 @9:24 PM

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Ingrid Pollard: Three Drops of Blood review – finding magic and myths among the ferns
Race, botany and folklore are interwoven with sublime skill by the Turner-nominated artist to explore colonial attitudes to race and Englishness

Ashish Ghadiali

06, Sep, 2022 @10:16 AM

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Joseph Delaney obituary
Children’s author whose popular series beginning with The Spook’s Apprentice drew on Lancashire history and folklore

Julia Eccleshare

02, Sep, 2022 @4:12 PM

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