The dual role of this enigmatic animal as protector and predator to our ancestors.
In CHRISTIAN legend, its fertility was seen as a mark of lustfulness, but medieval bestiaries perceived its cowering nature as a sign of trust in Christ.
An exploration of the symbolism of the wild boar in Britain, and the creature's eventual demise.
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To our forbears, swans and cranes bridged the gap between two worlds - water and air.
This programme explores the role of these two birds in the lives of our ancestors.
Many horse myths reflect the timeless bond between horse and rider.
Domestics cats have been part of our lives for centuries as pets, but in the Middle Ages, wild and feral cats had a price on their heads.
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Associated with nature gods and the changing of seasons, the deer plays an important role in Celtic and Norse mythology.