Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 169: Sly, Cunning and Cuddly - Fantastic Foxes in Speculative Fiction

May 10, 2019

Episode 169: Sly, Cunning and Cuddly - Fantastic Foxes in Speculative Fiction

 

Whether you think of them as sneaky pests or as an endearing feature of British (and European) wildlife, the red fox has an interesting history as a character in folklore. Foxes in general crop up in folklore, folk songs, myths and legends all over the world, and this in turn has fed into our speculative fiction, almost without us realising it. Foxes form part of the trickster archetype, making them both likeable and somewhat sinister. This week the dragons look at the Fox in folklore and speculative fiction. From Reynadine to the kitsune, from Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox to Disney's Nick Wilde, we've got you covered.

 

Title Music; Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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