Dissecting Dragons

Episode 253: The Good Neighbours - Festive Faeries and Winter Elves

December 18, 2020

Somehow, the dragons made through almost an entire year of podcast episodes with Madeleine talking about faeries and honestly? That's just poor showing on our part. So in the run up to Yule, we resent for your entertainment, this episode on seasonal fey. Thanks to Cecily Mary Baker, the vague notion that fairies might be connected to seasons became cemented in modern minds (Daisy Meadows is continuing in this vein with a fairy for pretty much anything!) But where did this idea originate? Was it literary heavy weights such as Chaucer and Shakespeare? Or does it go back further to Celtic gods and goddesses? What's the relationship between women and winter within the monomyth? And just what do mischievous fey do on the run up to the solstice? Join us for an episode about creatures which are concerned with anything but spreading good cheer.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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