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Demonic Goats, the Flying Dutchman and a Hand-Chopping Giant: Legends From the Low Countries
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Demonic Goats, the Flying Dutchman and a Hand-Chopping Giant: Legends From the Low Countries

The Low Countries have long held mystery and intrigue for people around the world. Over thousands of years, innumerable myths and legends have sprung out of this small corner of Europe, while many more have been created by bemused foreigners looking in from the outside.

Why do the Japanese love a dog from Flanders? Why do Americans admire a Dutch boy who stuck his finger in a dyke? Why are there so many swans in Bruges? Why were cats thrown off the belfry in Ypres? And why is 'The Flying Dutchman' a scary phenomenon?

Find out in this episode about folk tales and legends from Flanders and the Netherlands.

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