Ellon Castle Gardens

Norse Tales Beneath the Ancient Yew Trees

Local storyteller, P.D. Brown, will captivate us with his performance of the entire cycle of Norse myths that appears in the Eddas and elsewhere, from the Creation to the Ragnarok. The tales will be told in the spectacular setting of our ancient yew trees over four Friday evenings: 12th & 26th August, and 9th & 30th September. We begin on the 12th August with the telling of:

  The Creation: The First Story – that ever was!

  The War in Heaven and the Building of Asgarth’s Wall

  The Necklace Brisingamen:  How Freyja got Her Necklace

  Thor’s Journey to Geirrothsgarth

  The Ever-ending Battle: How Freyja got Her Necklace Back

  The Ptarmigan: an ancient tale from Iceland

Each of the four evenings will be a small event with only 30 tickets available, priced at £10, from Alison Craigon: A.Craigon@EllonCastleGardens.net. Tickets are also available at the Ellon Castle Gardens shop in The Square (Monday to Saturday 10am to 12 noon) and at the Gardens (Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm and Thursday 6:30pm to 8:30pm). Please note: the stories are aimed at adults and are not suitable for children under 12 years old.

Stories like these are usually told around a roaring campfire. However, that wouldn’t be safe under our ancient yew trees, so please wrap up warm and bring a blanket if the weather is cold. Hot drinks will be provided. If possible, please bring a camping chair for the most authentic experience!

P.D. Brown

As part of the story-telling revival, P.D. Brown re-works traditional ghost stories, myths, legends and the early history of pre-mediaeval Britain as stories for oral recitation to live audiences. Details can be found on his Facebook page: Half Man, Half Myth – Storyteller.

P.D. Brown’s printed works will be available for sale at the event.

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