How The Golden Bough Inspired The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man 1973, 91 minutes* of strangely bucolic folk horror set in the remote and windswept landscape of the fictional Hebridean island of Summerisle, whose inhabitants have forgone the dusty fabled bible and returned to older ways, to old gods and ancient rites. Where did the basis for these quaint village idiosyncrasies stem from? …