Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 172: Crowning Glory - The Significance of Hair in Myth and Speculative Fiction

May 31, 2019

Episode 172: Crowning Glory - The Significance of Hair in Myth and Speculative Fiction

 

This may seem a little out of left field but fear not, this isn't the advent of a series of podcast episodes on random body parts! It just so happens that hair is specifically featured in a long list of old wives tales, folk tales and fairy stories, not to mention myths and biblical tales. From historical urban legend of Lady Godgifu to foolish Sampson falling asleep next to Delilah, hair has far more significance in stories than you'd think strands of dead protein would really warrant. The dragons decided to have a look at why. Join Jules and Madeleine as they get thoroughly entangled in myth and folklore in an effort to track this trend to its roots.

 

Title Music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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