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  • The Lady of Van Lake
    on August 31, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Lakes have always been magical places. People are drawn to their waters to fish, sail or just relax. However, the vision that one young man saw on a remote lake, in Wales, many years ago was truly…

  • Anansi Brings Stories to the World
    on February 28, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Anansi the spider knew there was something missing from the earth, and that thing was stories. He was a very clever trickster but getting the stories from the Sky God would not be easy. There would…

  • Canobie Dick
    on September 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

    One day, a horse trader called Canobie Dick met a mysterious stranger, whose home was deep inside the Eildon Hills. Read the story to find out if he was brave enough to fulfil the challenge he found…

  • The Glass Knight
    on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 am

    We all face difficult challenges from time to time. Sometimes we may even feel a task is too hard, even impossible, for us to do. Long ago a young knight was feeling just as hopeless when he faced a…

  • The Robber Dunne, the Staple and the Ring
    on February 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Do you know how your village or town got its name? Some places are named after their location or famous people. Some place names may even tell a story – like Dunstable!

  • Demeter and her Daughter Persephone
    on January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Do you know how the seasons came to be? This is what the Ancient Greeks believed.

  • The Treasure of Callow Pit
    on January 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Buried treasure has inspired many an adventurer. This is the story of two brave young men and what happened when they found treasure in a dark and forbidding pit.

  • Perseus and Medusa
    on January 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Perseus was no ordinary young man and he was caught up in a chain of events that would be told in myths forever and a day

  • The Spiders and the Christmas Tree
    on November 28, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Have you ever wondered how the beautiful decorations on a Christmas tree were invented? This myth tells how an unwanted, small creature was responsible for some of them.

  • The Legend of Devil’s Dyke
    on October 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Devil’s Dyke is an area steeped in myths and legends, but why was it built? This tale, of gods and demons, offers one explanation.

  • Robin Hood and the Silver Arrow
    on April 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

    What would you do if your enemy threw down a challenge that you know is a trap? Would you choose the safe route and ignore it or would you ‘go for it’?

  • Slaying the Dragon and Cheating the Devil
    on March 22, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Many knights of old battled fierce dragons. This is the tale of England’s last dragon slayer; he lived over 1000 years ago in Hertfordshire.

  • The Mermaid of Zennor
    on March 22, 2013 at 12:00 am

    How strong is the power of song? Can a beautiful voice reach across the waves?

  • An Execution and a Miracle
    on March 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Do you believe in miracles? Many years ago, in Westoning, there lived a farmer called Ailward and this is the story of his miracle.

  • St Brendan’s Voyage to the Land of Youth
    on March 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Today we would think nothing of crossing the oceans in a comfortable aeroplane or liner. But what if you only had a small wooden boat covered in animal hides? This is the story of one man’s quest to…