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- Oct 9, 2004
St Hilda and the SnakesWhitby Abbey, on the coast of North Yorkshire, is the setting of a curious English legend. It is said that the curly ammonites that erode from the cliffs there are snakes, which were turned to stone after a local abbess prayed for God to banish them.
The Dancers of Stanton DrewIn the second of our Tales from English Folklore series, we bring to life the legend of how Stanton Drew Stone Circles in Somerset were apparently formed. It all began with a wedding long, long ago...
The Cult of Mithras
On Hadrian's Wall lies the ruin of a subterranean temple to a little-known god, at the centre of a secretive Roman cult. New members were initiated in a mysterious ceremony of which we know very little. Our latest episode imagines what may have taken place...