Herne the Hunter and creepy fathers (Wicked Wolves, part 2)

Episode 5 of Book Wordy talks more about the Wild Hunt featured in The Wicked Wolves of Windsor short story. Does have SPOILERS.

Who is Herne and what are the legends of the Wild Hunt around Windsor, England? Some readings from The Wicked Wolves of Windsor with in-depth discussions of the wolf and father characters from this short story fairytale.

There are SPOILERS in this second of three podcasts about The Wicked Wolves of Windsor short story from my book of the same name (The Wicked Wolves of Windsor and other fairytales).

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SHOWNOTES FOR EP 5

Wicked Wolves of Windsor and other fairytales

Fable and myth background mentioned in the podcast:

⦿ Windsor and The Wild Hunt – The legend of a yeoman (Richard Horne) being hung for poaching is mentioned in The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare (1602).

⦿ The Yelp (Hel) Hounds – Yell Hounds, Yeth hounds

⦿ Black Dogs – a supernatural legend of a large black hound who appears at night that usually portends death or causes your death.

⦿ Snowdonia a Wales mountain with many legends.

⦿ The Little Ice Age – From the 16th to the 19th centuries, a cooling period in northern Europe which caused harsh winters.

⦿ Frontal Lobe – Injuries to the frontal lobe can cause significant personality changes.

Books I mentioned in this broadcast:

⦿ The Riddle-Master of Hed by Patricia McKillip

⦿ The Grey King (part of the The Dark is Rising series) by Susan Cooper

The Book Wordy podcast publishes weekly and is about 30 minutes in length, give or take 10 minutes. Find all the episodes on the Podcast page.

Episode Rating: does include some mild language. 14+ recommended. SPOILERS.

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