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Hi Everyone! Sorry about the impromptu haitus last week  :< Please accept my apologies and some crazy stories about  amphibians. Also I lost the last story at the end and had to re-record,  so excuse the sudden random shift in tone!

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References:
Alp-luachra
Kirk, Robert (1933) [1893]. The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies. Dover Publications. ISBN 978-0-486-46611-8
listverse.com/2013/07/05/10-fasc…h-isles-mythology/

Fire Salamanders in Pop Culture
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legendary_s…_popular_culture

Witch Slang
Beale, Nigel. "Macbeth and what was in the Witches Brew." Literary Tourist. Oct. 2, 2009. (Jan. 10, 2015) literarytourist.com/2009/10/macbeth…e-witches-brew/
Erzulies. "Love Spells, Voodoo Spells, Witchcraft Spells and Herbal Magic!" 2014. (Jan. 10, 2015) erzulies.com/herbs-of-the-darker-arts

Newts and Salamanders
Alain  Dubois and Roger Bour, The nomenclatural status of the nomina of  amphibians and reptiles created by Garsault (1764), with a parsimonious  solution to an old nomenclatural problem regarding the genus Bufo  (Amphibia, Anura), comments on the taxonomy of this genus, and comments  on some nomina created by Laurenti (1768), Zootaxa 2447 (2010), 1–52.
Book XX: Humorous Writings, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, edited by Jean Paul Richter, 1880
Brasey,  Édouard (14 September 2007). La Petite Encyclopédie du merveilleux.  Paris: Éditions le pré aux clercs. pp. 161–162. ISBN 978-2842283216.
Clare  Browne, "Salamander's Wool: The Historical Evidence for Textiles Woven  with Asbestos Fibre", Textile History, Volume 34, Number 1, May 2003,  pp. 64-73(10)
Lanza, B., Vanni, S., & Nistri, A. (1998). Cogger,  H.G. & Zweifel, R.G., ed. Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians.  San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 73–74. ISBN 0-12-178560-2.
Pliny the Elder (c. 100). Natural History. pp. Book 10, 86.
"Salamandra and the Flames of Hell" by Reb Chaim HaQoton
Theophrast  von Hohenheim a.k.a. Paracelsus, Sämtliche Werke: Abt. 1, v. 14, sec.  7, Liber de nymphis, sylphis, pygmaeis et salamandris et de caeteris  spiritibus. Karl Sudhoff and Wilh. Matthießen, eds. Munich:Oldenbourg,  1933.
White, T. H. (1992) [1954]. The Book of Beasts: Being a  Translation From a Latin Bestiary of the Twelfth Century. Alan Sutton.  pp. 183–184. ISBN 0-7509-0206-X