Superstitions at Sea

Folklore, Myths and Legends

Dec 19 2021 • 54 mins

An albatross flying around a ship in the middle of the ocean was an omen of storms, wind and bad weather to come. It was also very unlucky to kill it because sailors thought that the souls of deceased sailors inhabited the albatross. Enjoy the poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797 - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Discover more: @creativeasfolk
Additional credits: Research and narration: Jackie Piper.
Production and music: A.Wilkinson (@data_wolf)
Photo editing and artwork: John Piper

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