Episode 145: Away with the Faeries - Girls versus Supernatural Queens
The dragons have discussed faery abductions in folklore, song and fiction before, of course, but there is one theme that bears closer examination. Tam Lynn retellings are rife in speculative fiction often in cases where the authors haven't consciously drawn on the folk tale. The story of someone going either into the underworld or into Faerie traces its roots back through nine hundred years of folklore and back into Norse, Celtic and Greek myth. This week Jules and Madeleine look at why this is such an enduring story. On the slab this week - East of the Sun, West of the Moon, the Tale of Baldr the Beautiful, Orpheus and Eurydice, Tam Lynn and many more.
Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic