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Myth and Magic

Folklore & fantasy themes aimed at creative writers: to start writing stories and challenge your brain with exciting ideas, dip into this kitbag.

Learn how fantasy worlds draw on real world history, mythology, and folklore. And there's weekly news from the world of fantasy fiction too... plus fabulous creatures, studies on folk tales, nature fables and lots more mythical, magical fun.

Aug 19, 2020

Who were the Fir Bolg and Fomorians? What are the 13 treasures of island Britain? Also, what are celestial skyfish? Are they an undiscovered species or perhaps lifeforms from another dimension?

Aug 12, 2020

Snailbeach, the Stiperstones, and the diafol. Also, ABCs such as the Beast of Exmoor; and why Catholic monks are associated with witch thimbles

Aug 5, 2020

This week:  Stonehenge sarsens from West Woods, near Marlborough. Plus, celestial trumpets and dhampir. Also, what are Clarke's three laws?