- Betrothed and Beheaded: Siya and Maadi
Siya and Maadi Siya and Maadi are ill-fated lovers popularized in legends from the Wagadou Empire. To listen to the episode, Betrothed and Beheaded, please click here. I chose this story because I read Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from […]
- Daughter of the Sword
daughter of the sword South Africa This coming-of-age story comes from Ethel L. McPherson of Cape Town. She credits her stories as retellings from Zulu and Sesotho translations by the Nursery Tales of Bishop Callaway, published in 1868 and the […]
- The Story Bag
The Story Bag. In the spirit of the Lunar New Year, our story will be from Korea! Lunar New Year has many different names and countries like China, Korea, Vietnam, and Malaysia all celebrated January 22nd, 2023! We do cover […]
- Sparrow Shorts: The Cottager and His Cat
The Cottager and His Cat Happy New Year, Travellers! Welcome back to the Enchanted Forest. I hope you all had a lovely holiday season and are as eager as we are for another exciting year full of new and old […]
- The Oak King and the Holly King
Greetings Travellers! Welcome back to Tales from the Enchanted Forest with your animal companions Fox and Sparrow! This blog post is dedicated to our last episode of 2022, the Legend of the Holly King and the Oak King. We have […]
- Why the Sea is Salt
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe have an odd Christmas story featuring ham, an outhouse and a magic quern that churns out whatever your heart desires. Come join us for a pointlessly fun winter tale to find a Norse explanation for why the Sea is Salt! Show notes, sources and Five Fantastic Finds included!
- Chang’e and Hou Yi: The Lady of the Moon
Chang’e and Hou Yi are two popular characters from Chinese legends, with him as the famed archer and her as the Lady of the Moon. Read about their love story and all the variations of the tale.
- The Mermaid Wife and Other Selkie Stories
The Mermaid Wife and other Selkie stories covers the Scottish story as well as sources, fun facts about mermaids and migratory folktales!
- Aesop’s Fables
Fantasy encompasses a wide, wide spectrum of writing. We have beast fables, we have gothic, we have tales of vampires and werewolves, and we have sword and sorcery; we have epics from Homer, and there is just so much out […]
- Saint George: House of the Dragon Slayer
The famous legend of “Saint George and the Dragon” is as iconic to the English as Jack and the Beanstalk and a Christmas Carol. The original story was a lot more intense than the abridged version we all know. For […]
- Tragedy of Rostam and Sohrab
The tragedy of Rostam and Sohrab is one of the greatest in the epic literature world. Listen to the story here or below! Kay Kavus’ reign was eventful, but sadly, not all that happened was productive or good. Kavus was […]
- Rostam: Horsin’ Around
It’s finally time for Rostam! Our previous episode kicked off our trilogy on the Shahnameh or “Book of Kings,” an epic by Ferdowsi on the history of Persia’s Greatest Kings and Heroes. We last spoke of the Hero Sam and […]