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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.

May 5, 2021

The mysterious mystique of the Maypole dance, the coronation of a May Queen, cutting the hawthorn wands, the May Day festivities and how all these ancient rites intertwine in a celebration and solemnization for the Goddess of Flowers.