EP15 The Dark History of Beer: How a Welsh witch invented mead, the Gothic folklore surrounding funerals, and other macabre traditions from Wales
Did a Welsh witch really invent beer in her magical cauldron? And what macabre part did it play in the funeral traditions of old?
Join MARK REES (author of "Ghosts of Wales"/ "Paranormal Wales" etc.) as he goes in search of the often dark and Gothic myths, legends and folklore surrounding the history of beer in this episode of the GHOSTS & FOLKLORE podcast.
Considered to be the "national drink of Wales", this frothy beverage has connections with the fantastical tale of Ceridwen and Taliesin, played an important role in funeral processions, and by using the correct bits of folk knowledge hangovers could be avoided.
Oh, and did you know that women used to hold secret cheese and beer parties when the men weren't looking? Press play to find out more...
Cheers/ iechyd da!
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