Folklore and mythology

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Lingua Ignota: Sinner Get Ready review – a devastating voice
Kristin Hayter weaves layered harmonies and folk instruments into a formidable platform from which to express her tangled relationship with Christianity

Tayyab Amin

06, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Bridget Christie: Ritual Britain made me proud to be British
Morris dancers, druids, the Burryman – they’re all in Ben Edge’s spellbinding collaboration with the Museum of British Folklore, showcasing customs that stretch back into the mists of time

Bridget Christie

28, Jun, 2021 @3:31 PM

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Resident Evil Village review – nerve-shredding descent into horror
The action careers superbly through spooky gothic castles and underground complexes where monsters and a bloodsucking femme fatale lie in wait

Keith Stuart

05, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Homer Sykes: capturing the whimsy, folklore and festivals of Britain
The photographer, whose interest in the country’s curious customs spans more than 50 years, has a new exhibition

Kim Willsher

01, May, 2021 @8:15 PM

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Red Moon Tide review – sea spirits haunt the Spanish coast
A fishing community becomes frozen in time by the disappearance of a local hero, in this unsettling and austerely poetic tale

Steve Rose

24, Apr, 2021 @6:02 PM

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Henry Glassie: Field Work review – hypnotic glimpses of folk art in the making
This documentary about the celebrated folklorist also takes a leisurely look at the working methods of the artists he reveres

Andrew Pulver

13, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Country diary: rabbits pose for a classic Easter scene
Langstone, Hampshire: Rabbits may be seen as symbols of fertility, but they are also linked to the idea of the immaculate conception

Claire Stares

02, Apr, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Big vagina energy: the return of the sheela na gig
Some say the explicit medieval carvings were fertility symbols; others that the figures were meant to ward off evil. Now a group of Irish feminists are bringing them back – as a reminder of women’s struggles

Jenny Stevens

08, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Fantastic beasts, but where to find them? | Letters
Brief letters: Neanderthals | Royal family | Unicorn shortage | Grace Dent | Crosswords


21, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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'The drum needed a blood sacrifice': the rise of dark Nordic folk
Heilung jam with Siberian shamans and play with human bones, while Wardruna record songs submerged in rivers and on burial mounds. Now this vibrant undergound music scene is finding a wider audience

Dannii Leivers

16, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'Teaching us wonder': Turkey embarks on cultural mission to preserve its fairytales
Mammoth task to collate magical folklore of Anatolian plateau involves thousands of stories

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

08, Jan, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘It symbolises the end of the year and the new one beginning’: folk dance in Romania
Our series on evocative travel photographs continues with Alecsandra Raluca Drăgoi documenting traditional Romanian folk festivals

Alecsandra Raluca Drăgoi

25, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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