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The Folklore of Metals: Gold, Silver, Iron & Copper

  • 17:55
  • August 6th 2022

Different metals are often baked into mythology. Look at griffins and dragons with their hoard of gold. Or Bellerophon's use of molten lead to kill the deadly chimera. According to legend, people paid for their passage to the underworld with coins placed over their eyes.

But how do different metals turn up in folklore? Why is iron such a protective metal, while silver has a whole range of uses? How has copper become so useful to modern medicine?

Let's find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore!

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