Via Under the influence!-The Arthurian Realm: The Madness of Merlin

The Vita Merlini, written by Geoffrey of Monmouth tells of the horrifying effect of war trauma on the individual and their families even one as famous and powerful as Merlin. After the Battle of Camlann, Arthur had been taken to Avalon and Britain split into many small kingdoms that fought among themselves. Merlin ruled over the South Welsh giving laws to the people and foretelling the future.

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Via Under the influence!-Japanese Folktales: Yuki-Onna, the Snow Woman

n Japanese folklore, Yuki-Onna or Snow Woman, is a yōkai, which is a kind of demon, spirit or supernatural monster. Presented here is a retelling of a story called Yuki-Onna, from Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, by Lafcadio Hearn.

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Via Under the influence!-Otherworldly Encounters: Einion and the Lady of the Greenwood

Eerie is the Otherworld and a strange tale to tell. Those who encounter the dwellers from that place – willing, or otherwise – often do not come out of it too well. This is a retelling of one such story, Einion and the Lady of the Greenwood, from, The Welsh Fairy Book, by W. Jenkyn Thomas.

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Via Under the influence!-The Arthurian Realm: Morgan le Fay–Healer, Witch & the Woman Question

This article was first published on #FolkloreThursday.com on November 29, 2018, titled British Legends: Morgan le Fay – Magical Healer or Renegade Witch? written by zteve t evans Introducing Morgan In Arthurian tradition, the elusive sorceress Morgan le Fay becomes one of King Arthur’s most dangerous foes, breaking traditional family bonds and working to undermine […]

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Via Under the influence! Breton Folktales: Yannik, the Mad Thing of the Woods

Once in a while – maybe once every one hundred years – someone appears among us who is different and somehow lightens our lives bringing hope and joy and easing our tired minds and aching bones. This is the story of Yannik the Fairy Child.

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Via Under the influence!-German Folktales: Paracelsus and the Spirit in the Fir Tree

Paracelsus was an influential physician, astrologer and alchemist of the German Renaissance. His real name was Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim and he was born in 1493. He was was a medical pioneer of his time and credited with many notable achievements and has been called the father of toxicology. The medical movement called Paracelsianism […]

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