Faerie Tales 14: “The Erlking (Der Erlkönig)” – A Monster Guys Podcast Presentation

Faerie Tales 14: “The Erlking (Der Erlkönig)” – A Monster Guys Podcast Presentation

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Show Notes & Summary:

The Monster Guys present: Faerie Tales – A Monster Guys Podcast Presentation!

Join us as we travel to the Old Country and far away lands in search of some of the world’s greatest legends and monsters. Journey with us to the land of Faeries and other creatures of lore! For each Faerie Tales Podcast, we will spin a classic or original tale, and share in a brief conversation about the history, the lore, the mystery – and very often, the terror.

C. Michael McGannon has adapted a story from the poem, Erlkönig by  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. We begin with an adapted translation of the original poem, and then share the melancholy story depicting a father and his battle to save his son from the Erlking.

As is our custom, a brief discussion follows the story.

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Here is the video with the animation using sand depicting the story of the Erlking with poem and original music by Franz Schubert.


Music: “Acoustic Breeze – Bensound.com
Music: “Element: Charlotte’s Song – Axis – Axis on Soundcloud | Band Website

Art: “The Erlking” by Albert Sterner, ca. 1910.

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“The Erlking” (the adaptation by C. Michael McGannon) is Copyright 2017 by C. Michael McGannon. All Rights Reserved. For permission and other information about this and other stories by D.C. McGannon or C. Michael McGannon, contact us here.