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Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears.These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

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Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears.These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

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Good show! Jolly good show!

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Needs tv show this is an amazing podcast ❤️

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18929 Ratings
Average Ratings
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832
315
202
190

Yesssss

By The Iguana Society - May 27 2020
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Good show! Jolly good show!

This is amazing needs tv show

By person whi wrote this reveiw - May 26 2020
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Needs tv show this is an amazing podcast ❤️
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Myths and Legends

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Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears.These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

Rank #1: 2A-Aladdin: The Magician’s Nephew

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The story of a poor man who finds a being of unlimited power, and not only uses it to put food on the table, but goes a little farther to take over the kingdom and become the richest man alive.

It's the original story of Aladdin, but it's very different from the story you know. The jinni (actual spelling of genie, by the way), don't really grant wishes. Listen to this episode to hear the bizarre original story that led to inspired retellings.

May 20 2015

24mins

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Rank #2: 1C-Knights of the Round Table: The Lion Knight Rises

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In this episode, you'll see that you should definitely interfere if you see two apex predators fighting to the death in the wilderness. We'll finish the story of Yvain, a knight of King Arthur's court, as he (mostly) sees the error in his ways and (mostly) seeks atonement for his extreme selfishness.

After you hear the creature of the week, you won't want to get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night for fear of running into this greasy little red guy from Japanese mythology.

May 13 2015

32mins

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Rank #3: 3A-Vikings: The Norse and the Furious, Bredi’s Drift

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Swords, dragons, werewolves, Vikings, betrayal, and revenge are all hallmarks of the thrilling, yet little known, Saga of the Volsungs, the story of an ill-fated medieval Nordic family. One of J.R.R. Tolkien's first Nordic reads, it's a tale of honor, love, loss, and vengeance, as well as the numerous benefits of just letting it go.

Also, I talk about the barbegazi, a helpful little frozen beard with huge feet. Here are the promised pictures! (go to the website for the pictures)

Jun 03 2015

30mins

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Rank #4: 131A-Greek Mythology: Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal

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The origin stories of the Olympians.

The creatures this week are the Yule Lads, their mom, stepdad, and murderous cat.

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Music:

“Rainday” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Pitho Magnus” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Min” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Betrayal” by Lee Rosevere

“Everywhere” by Lee Rosevere

“All the Answers” by Lee Rosevere

“Gilroy Solo” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Campanula” by Blue Dot Sessions

Dec 26 2018

37mins

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Rank #5: 167-Nutcracker: Cracked

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This week, it is the insane original story behind the popular holiday ballet. In this story for children, we'll get some contradictory lessons for the kids. Getting into a van with a stranger offering candy? Bad. Getting into a silver carriage with a man offering a whole magical world full of candy? Awesome (not really - seriously, kids don't do that).

In a podcast full of problematic and wildly different original tellings of popular adaptations, this might be the most different and most problematic.

The creature this week is a haggard old woman who travels from town to town letting kids know if they're on the naughty list...using her knife and a bag full of garbage.

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Music:

"Hard Won" by Podington Bear

"Dowl" by Podington Bear

"March on Gumdrop Field" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Plum King" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Caprese" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Curious Case" by Blue Dot Sessions

Dec 24 2019

47mins

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Rank #6: 165-Greek Myths: A Tangled Web

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The story of a weaving contest between a goddess and a woman challenging the cruelty and tyranny of the Olympians leads us into three more stories: Pandora's box; the great flood of the ancient Greek world; and the love story of Idas and Marpessa, two people who saw the gods taking whatever and whoever they wanted, and said "no."

The creature this week is the rolling calf. It's neither rolling nor a calf. Discuss.

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Music:

“Dense” by Podington Bear

“At Our Best Alone” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Constellation” by Podington Bear

“Matamoscas” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Little Black Cloud” by Podington Bear

“Four and Fourteen” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Broken Branch” by Podington Bear

Dec 11 2019

43mins

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Rank #7: 141A-Robin Hood: Merry

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Robin Hood is a name that has echoed through the ages as a noble outlaw - one who takes from the rich and gives to the poor and who, with his bow and arrow and merry men, makes the powerful, cruel leaders answer for their treatment of the downtrodden.

He wasn’t always that symbol.

In his earliest tellings, Robin Hood is a much different outlaw. He’s a cutthroat who lives on the edges of the society. He takes from rich and poor alike and gives to his own. He will grow into the symbol that will be known a world over, but he’s not there yet.

This is the beginning of the story of Robin Hood.

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Music:

“Chrome and Wax” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Wandering” by Steve Combs “Something Elated” by Broke For Free“Middle” by Blue Dot Sessions“Crumpet” by Blue Dot Sessions  “Setting Up” by Blue Dot Sessions

Apr 17 2019

34mins

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Rank #8: 179-Slavic legends: Grateful Dead

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A classic quest from Slavic legend with princesses, dragons, wizards, dragons fighting wizards, and princesses fighting wizards fighting dragons.

The creature is Shamir, the little craftsman who is up for employee of the millennium.

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-- Music: "Solemn Oath" by Podington Bear "Setting Out on a Quest" by Bobby Cole "The French Theatre of Doom" by Bobby Cole “Big Feelings” by Podington Bear "Storm Passing" by Podington Bear "Pounded Piano" by Podington Bear “Winter Walk” by Podington Bear

Apr 22 2020

36mins

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Rank #9: 166-Grimm Brothers: The Dark Forest

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Two (originally children's) tales that underscore the shocking brutality of the world in which these stories were told. The first one is that of three roommates: a sausage, a bird, and a mouse, who decide to mix things up for once. The second is the Robber Bridegroom, a story where a woman has to marry a man who horrifies her...and the lengths she'll go to in order to get out of it.

The creature is the Roperite, a vengeful, narcissistic bird who just can't get over the Roadrunner's good luck.

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Music:

“Ice Pack” by Podington Bear “Our Only Uplift” by Blue Dot Sessions “Deadly Recitation” by Blue Dot Sessions “Pelliu” by Blue Dot Sessions “Parasol” by Blue Dot Sessions

Dec 18 2019

39mins

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Rank #10: 50-Dracula: Bad Blood

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Dracula isn't a creature from myths, legends, or folklore. The fictional vampire is a product of Bram Stoker. The name, though, stretches back centuries to a prince who ruled the kingdom called Wallachia, which borders the land with which he's most famously associated: Transylvania. We'll be talking all about the pseudo-legendary exploits of the real bloody tyrant, the bizarre rules surrounding fictional vampires, and the inspirations for the most famous vampire novel of all time.

If you see your significant other on the roof scraping moss, you should just eat the soup they make you even if it makes you vomit.

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New show!

Our new show is Career Day. The jobs, lives, and stories of everyday people, every other Tuesday. It's an awesome show and we're really excited about it, so please check it out if it sounds cool.

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Music:

"Watermark" by Blue Dot Sessions 

"Independent Film" by Steve Combs

"Scalloped" by Blue Dot Sessions

"A Calendar Spread" by Blue Dot Sessions

"As Nihilism Gives Way to Existentialism" by Nihilore

"Support Me in this Moment that I'm About to Lose Heart" by Nihilore

"Studie I" by Jahzzar

"Aisles" by Jahzzar

Nov 16 2016

38mins

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Rank #11: 119-Sleeping Beauty: Rude Awakening

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It's the first written version of Sleeping Beauty, put down to paper in the 1600s by the Neapolitan writer Giambattista Basile. And it's horrifying.

The creature is elephant rat. It's an elephant whose also a rat sometimes. No big deal. Now move along and let him murder in peace.

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 Music:

"Running on Empty" by Podington Bear

"Sylvestor" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Midday" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Black Cosmos Ring" by Podington Bear

"The Nightmare" by Podington Bear

"Studie I" by Jahzzar

"Betrayal" by Lee Rosevere

"Support Me in This Moment That I'm About to Lose Hope" by Nihilore

Sep 05 2018

33mins

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Rank #12: 104-Egyptian Mythology: The First Avenger

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Horus's uncle Set murdered his father, and because his mother was shrewd, he gained the throne and the murderer was exiled to the South. There was just one problem: Set wasn't going to go quietly. He vowed on the day he left to kill Horus, feast on his flesh, and reclaim the throne for himself. The boy Pharoah, Horus, watched Set and his followers go, and knew he had to be ready. The war was coming.

The creature this time is the vegetable man, and, no worries, he's not going to make you eat your vegetables. As a (possible?) vegetable himself, he's way more interested in eating you.

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Music:

"Twilight Grandeur" by Podington Bear

"Pythagoras" by Podington Bear

"Graduation" by Podington Bear

"Blammo" by Podington Bear

"Bare Shoulders" by Podington Bear

"Strange Dog Walk" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dangerous Swing" by Blue Dot Sessions

Mar 21 2018

34mins

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Rank #13: 24-Thor: Whosoever Holds this Hammer

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Norse mythology, like all mythology, is strange. Thor's hammer is gone. It was stolen...or he just left it somewhere and forgot about it. To get it back, though, he's going to have to do something more difficult than fighting legions of giants. He's going to need to get married.

And there's the origin of poetry, which contains way more men formed from spit than you'd expect for the origin of poetry.

On the creature of the week, seriously, just stay out of the woods. It never ends well. Except when it does, and you find love and learn to put on a puppet show.

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Music:

"Beeth" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie

"An Opus in Bb" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Witch Laws" by Dlay

"Hanami Matsuri" by Fabian Measures

"It's Always Too Late to Start Over" by Chris Zabriskie

Feb 24 2016

28mins

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Rank #14: 160-Halloween Special: Lurking

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There's something in the forest in 16th century Scotland. It's been there for years. Anyone who sees it doesn't live to tell about it, and it moves seamlessly between land and sea, leaving nothing but body parts in its wake. With a body count in the thousands, it's a legendary historical horror story that's supposedly true.

The creature is a goblin spider. It's a goblin who's also a spider...or, is it? We'll see that things aren't always what they seem on an extended creature of the week.

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Music:

“An Accumulation” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Emmit Sprak” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Cicle Veroni” by Blue Dot Sessions

Oct 30 2019

39mins

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Rank #15: 2B-Aladdin: A Whole New World of Problems

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In the conclusion of the original Aladdin story, there's the meteoric rise of Aladdin, who is definitely not using magic to do any of this. Really. Will people just stop asking him that, already? I mean, so what if he made the most magnificent palace in the world overnight, and that it randomly disappeared. Nothing at all suspicious about that.

In the creature of the week, there's shapeshifting dolphin people. Here's the picture mentioned in the show...I could see it:
And here's a link to what Mary Sue means.

May 27 2015

30mins

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Rank #16: 28-Prometheus: Adamantine

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The much-requested story of Prometheus, a Titan who was cursed by Zeus to have his liver pecked out every day for defying the Olympian and bringing fire to the earth. We'll also talk about the Titanomachy, the very literal clash of the Titans at the very beginning of Greek mythology, where Zeus comes to power and we all learn that any policy that involves crazy paranoia is basically the only one a Greek god considers.

The creature is the gooseberry wife, but unlike the name, and the berries she protects, she is not sweet, and might eat your child.

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Music:

"The Faslehood of Positivity" by Rowan Box

"Owls" by Jazzar

"Captive" by Steve Combs and Delta Is

"Gminor long delays" by Solo Bass Steve

"Liberosis" by Nihilore

"Something (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel

"Kelp Grooves" by Little Glass Men

"May" by Kai Engel

Apr 06 2016

41mins

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Rank #17: 145-Achilles: The Age of Heroes

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We're back on the road to the Trojan War, with the story of Achilles. Starting from when his father interrupted the ritual to make him immortal, we'll follow him as he goes to that epic Greek daycare run by Chiron and watch as his mother tries to keep him away from the war that is beginning to consume the Greek world.

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Music:

"Clouds at the Gap" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Adventure" by Podington Bear

"Um Pepino" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Tillis County" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Falcon Hood" by Podington Bear

"Falling Falling" by Podington Bear

Jun 05 2019

43mins

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Rank #18: 162-47 Ronin: Wanderers

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The story of the 47 Ronin is a historical tale where a powerful daimyo is shamed and killed by a greedy official…the only issue? The victim had dozens of loyal samurai, and they’re not about to forget what happened to the man they served.

The creature is Pricolici, from Romania, a were-dog that is anything but man’s best friend.

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“Bell Solo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cicle Vascule” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cover Letter” by Blue Dot Sessions “Doubled” by Blue Dot Sessions “Vik Fenceta Lan” by Blue Dot Sessions “Waypoint” by Blue Dot Sessions

Nov 13 2019

39mins

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Rank #19: 120A-Holy Grail: Only the Penitent Man Will Pass

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The Holy Grail: The greatest legendary item of all time and the focal point of the Arthurian legends. This is its origin.

Beginning as the humble cup of a crucified savior, the Grail will take on legendary status. We'll see how it moved from Jerusalem to a far-flung province on the edge of the world, and we'll meet the people tasked with protecting it, whose great, great, great, great grandchildren will become the heroes of the Arthurian legends.

This is a Grail story unlike any you've ever heard. This is where it all begins.

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Music:

"Double-crested Cormorant" by Chad Crouch

"Cicle Vascule" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Cicle Veroni" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Toil" by Podington Bear

"Cylinder Six" by Chris Zabriskie

"Plaid Shapes" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Things We Save" by Podington Bear

"Trillium" by Podington Bear

Sep 12 2018

35mins

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Rank #20: 177A-Trojan War: Rage

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“Sing, O muse, of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.”

We're here. The culmination of a dozen episodes and twice as many stories has led to this. Achilles. Helen. Agamemnon. Menelaus. Hector. Odysseus. There's a reason these names are still with us after thousands of years. This is the story of the Trojan War.

The creature is pretty much the opposite of an epic, brutal war. It's the not-epic, not-intimidating little Tofu boy!

The episode post with the listening list: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14142/177a-trojan-war-rage/

The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership

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Music:

“Darkened Treeline” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Throughput” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Roadside Bunkhouse” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Illa Villardo” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Only Lara” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Pedalrider” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Late Night Reading” by Blue Dot Sessions

Mar 18 2020

51mins

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188-The Flea: Forever Home

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Two stories from the bawdy, funny, and oftentimes deeply unsettling 17th century fairytale author Giambattista Basile, both of which have to do with pets. The first pet is a rooster, whose owner just can't bring himself to kill it. No judgement there. The second pet is a flea...the size of a lamb.

The creature this week is a cat that's either evil and smells like a skunk dog, a hero who defeated a demon, or a hunter who needs a toothbrush.

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Music: "Cake" by Podington Bear "Quatrefoil" by Podington Bear "Scaffoldings" by Podington Bear "Leafeaters" by Podington Bear "Go to Sleep" by Podington Bear "Lerennis" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sunbeam" by Blue Dot Sessions

Jul 01 2020

43mins

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187-Greek Myths: The End to All Our Pain

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Agamemnon is coming home from the Trojan War. He has no idea what's waiting for him.

There are over fifty bonus episodes on the Myths and Legends bonus feed! Check out that and weekly ad-free shows at https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership

Check out the store at https://shop.bardic.fm

Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mythsandlegends

Find the episode post and the disclaimer at https://www.mythpodcast.com/14441/187-greek-myths-the-end-to-all-our-pain/

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Music:

"Deadly recitation" by blue dot sessions "Leadin" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thin Passage" by Blue Dot Sessions "The PI Sleeps" by Blue Dot Sessions "Glimpse into a Dark Mind" by Lance Conrad

Jun 24 2020

39mins

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186-Grimm: Don't Be Weird

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A story from the Grimm brothers about three down-on-their-luck soldiers who get everything they could ever dream of and then do their absolutely best to lose it.

The extended creature of the week is a fearsome critter from Colorado - a land whale called the Slide Rock Bolter who exclusively eats tourists who care about the environment.

The Myths and Legends store is up! Check it out at http://www.mythpodcast.com/store

Get access to over 50 member episodes and weekly ad-free shows: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership

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Music: "Little Door" by Podington Bear "Broken Branch" by Podington Bear "B7 Bomber" by Podington Bear "Blur and Coalesce" by Podington Bear "Moonglow" by Podington Bear

Jun 17 2020

38mins

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185-Queen of Serpents: With This Hiss I Thee Wed

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The story of Eglė the Queen of Serpents, from Lithuanian folklore, about a young woman who is faced with an impossible choice: witness the destruction of her family...or marry a snake.

The creature is an wet, inebriated chicken named skrat who will either make you rich or burn down your house or both of those things.

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Music:

"Delamine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tiny Bottles" by Blue Dot Sessions "Donnalee" by Blue Dot Sessions "At our Best Alone" by Blue Dot Sessions "Basketliner" by Blue Dot Sessions

Jun 10 2020

38mins

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184-Robin Hood: Check, Please!

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We return to the Robin Hood stories with a (mostly) standalone episode. Robin Hood and his merry men are throwing a dinner party! With food and wine! And robbery!

The creature is a shirtless Jaguar man who can end the world anytime he feels like.

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Music: "Pat-a-Pan Whistles and Drums" by Craig S. Elliott "The Gall" by Podington Bear "Miss You" by Podington Bear "Andante in e minor" by Matthew Fagan "The Consulate" by Blue Dot Sessions "Medieval Ritual" by Adrian Ellis

Jun 03 2020

34mins

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183-Indian folklore: Revenant

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The story of an ancient Indian king who goes on a fetch quest through an evil-looking cemetery and listens to the worst podcasts of all time...hosted by a ghoul he has slung over his shoulder, and if he doesn't pay attention, he could die.

The creature is a crow-grasshopper who will make you vomit (if it doesn't kill you with its flatulence)

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-- "Night Watch" by Blue Dot Sessions "I Recall" by Blue Dot Sessions "Soft Horror Piano Drone" by Bobby Cole "Relinquish" by Podington Bear "We're loosing time(sic)" by Gregory Tripi "Clay Pawn Shop" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dangerous Swing" by Blue Dot Sessions "Escaping Forever" by Michael Vignola

May 27 2020

47mins

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182-Slavic folklore: The Brave Companions

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Join Bulat the Brave Companion and Ivan Tsarevich (no, not that one) as they get a magical new horse, escape magical prison, and get in some magical fights.

The creature is the shōkera, the slimy guy looking in your window right now.

The Bardic shop: https://shop.bardic.fm

Subscribe to Fictional: https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe

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Music:

"Kaleidoscope" by Podington Bear "Exploring the Cave Mix Full" by Bobby Cole "Vanagon" by Podington Bear "Setting Pace" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kalsted" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Hero Within (No Drums)" by Bobby Cole "Holding Hands" by Podington Bear

May 20 2020

38mins

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181B-Mabinogion: With Friends Like These

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Branch two of the Mabinogion has the kings of Great Britain and Ireland (Bran and Matholwch, respectively) just wanting to bro out, but their nobles and family members will do anything to keep that from happening.

Also, why is there never a sundae bar in the wine cellar?

Episode post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14215/181b-mabinogion-with-friends-like-these/

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Music:

"Last Winter" by Zac Nelson "Louver" by Blue Dot Sessions "Medieval Ritual" by Adrian Ellis "Talltell" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ghost in the Piano" by Emanuele Dentoni "Forgotten" by Keith Anthony Holden "The Ones You Know (Underscore Version)" by Will Van De Crommert

May 13 2020

39mins

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181A-Welsh Legends: Otherworld

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King Pwyell just wants to go hunting in the dark forest alone. What's the worst that can happen? Huh? Forced to live for a year away from his people at the demand of an otherworldly king? Yeah, ok, that's kind of bad.

It's the first branch of the Mabinogion, the original source for a few of the stories we've told on this podcast, like the very first story from this podcast, that of Yvain and the lady of the fountain. We're finally diving into this amazing work of Welsh folklore and over the next two weeks we'll be covering the first two branches.

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The disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14209/181a-welsh-legends-otherworld/

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Music:

“A quirky cue” by Jermaine Stegall

“Serious Situation” by Bruce Zimmerman

“Elephants on Parade” by Podington Bear

“Aim is True” Podington Bear

“Minor Islands” by Podington Bear

“Boardwalk” by Podington Bear

May 06 2020

42mins

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180-Azorean Folklore: Power

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The story from Azorean folklore about a sorcerer who turned his life around. He became a priest, helped his people flee, and then faced a choice when his old life came hunting for him.

The creature is a dirty dish towel named the Shirouneri. Like most towels it's actively trying to show you just how much it hates you.

Show post (and disclaimer): https://www.mythpodcast.com/14203/180-azorean-folklore-power/

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Music: "The Theatrical Poster for Poltergeist III" by Chris Zabriskie “03. Prelude No. 3” by Chris Zabriskie "49th Street Galleria" by Chris Zabriskie “Vik Fence Haflak” by Blue Dot Sessions “Undercover Vampire Policeman” by Chris Zabriskie "There's probably no time" by Chris Zabriskie

Apr 29 2020

39mins

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179-Slavic legends: Grateful Dead

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A classic quest from Slavic legend with princesses, dragons, wizards, dragons fighting wizards, and princesses fighting wizards fighting dragons.

The creature is Shamir, the little craftsman who is up for employee of the millennium.

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Post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14197/179-slavic-legends-grateful-dead/

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-- Music: "Solemn Oath" by Podington Bear "Setting Out on a Quest" by Bobby Cole "The French Theatre of Doom" by Bobby Cole “Big Feelings” by Podington Bear "Storm Passing" by Podington Bear "Pounded Piano" by Podington Bear “Winter Walk” by Podington Bear

Apr 22 2020

36mins

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178-Tanuki: Changes

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An episode about the Tanuki, the notorious raccoon-dog trickster from Japan with giant...well...you'll see.

The creature is the Tote Road Shagamaw, and a ManBearMoose who is really good at headstands. Like, it can walk a quarter mile doing a headstand.

Show post, with all those pictures (and the disclaimer): https://www.mythpodcast.com/14180/178-tanuki-changes/

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Music:

“Lina my Queen” by Blue Dot Sessions “Detailing” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Callow” by Blue Dot Sessions “Fermin Canyon” by Blue Dot Sessions “Tillis County” by Blue Dot Sessions “True Blue Sky” by Blue Dot Sessions “Slimheart” by Blue Dot Sessions

Apr 15 2020

46mins

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177D-Trojan War: Horsin' Around

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The Greeks finally find a way into Troy and while, yes, it's exactly the way you think they get in, there are so many ridiculous side quests on the way, including a cameo from one of Greek myth's most famous hero.

The creature is nice unicorn who will play music for you and definitely won't eat you the moment your guard is down.

Want more? We did two member episodes with about four additional stories about the Trojan War. Check them out here: https://www.mythpodcast.com/member-episode-list/ (scroll down the bottom to become a member if you want)

Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14169/177d-trojan-war-horsin-around/

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Music:

“Moving Emotional Piano hero track” by Daniel Bordovsky

“Escaping forever” by Michael Vignola

“Scallat” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Foreign” by Marshall Usinger

“The Journey” by Adrian Berengue

“Holding On” by Keith Anthony Holden

“We are nowhere” by Sander Kalmeijer

"The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan" by Chris Zabriskie

Apr 08 2020

1hr 4mins

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177C-Trojan War: When I am Gone

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Achilles is back and it's god vs. god, Greek vs. Trojan, Achilles vs. Hector in the most epic battle of the Trojan War.

The creature this week, the Seto taishō, will absolutely come after you with a sharpened spoon. His weakness? Light kicks.

Episode post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14155/177c-trojan-war-when-i-am-gone/

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Music:

“Watercool Quiet” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Thunder Comes” by Will Van De Crommert

“Gilroy Solo” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Feel the Tension” by Bobby Cole

“Order of Entrance” by Blue Dot Sessions

“War Action Orchestra” by Denis Kotenko

“Battle on the Beach” by Bobby Cole

“Lady Lupine” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Broken” by Michael Vignola

“Places” by Michael Vignola

Apr 01 2020

53mins

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177B-Trojan War: Storm of Spears

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The episode starts with Menelaus sparking the biggest battle of the war so far and ends with an even bigger battle. A lot happens as the Trojan War, with the absence of Achilles, takes its darkest turn yet.

The creature is Amabie! A mermaid with great hair who just wants to help you out.

Episode post (with Amabie links): https://www.mythpodcast.com/14149/177b-trojan-war-storm-of-spears/

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"Paper Boat" by Podington Bear "Secret Pocketbook" by Blue Dot Sessions

Mar 25 2020

48mins

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177A-Trojan War: Rage

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“Sing, O muse, of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.”

We're here. The culmination of a dozen episodes and twice as many stories has led to this. Achilles. Helen. Agamemnon. Menelaus. Hector. Odysseus. There's a reason these names are still with us after thousands of years. This is the story of the Trojan War.

The creature is pretty much the opposite of an epic, brutal war. It's the not-epic, not-intimidating little Tofu boy!

The episode post with the listening list: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14142/177a-trojan-war-rage/

The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership

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Music:

“Darkened Treeline” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Throughput” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Roadside Bunkhouse” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Illa Villardo” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Only Lara” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Pedalrider” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Late Night Reading” by Blue Dot Sessions

Mar 18 2020

51mins

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176-The Emperor's New Clothes: Matchless

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Three stories this week from the Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen about people that are matchless. The first is the tale of the emperor and his new clothes, where an emperor who needs a new coat every hour gets an offer he can't refuse. The second is about a boy who wants to marry the daughter of a monarch and all the cool gadgets and racially insensitive cosplaying he'll do to win her hand, and the third is the story of the little match girl. That one literally has matches in it. I still do puns.

The creature is the scariest couch potato in the world. If the seas have couches. I mean, they probably have lots of couches with how much trash we throw into them. Ok, I'm sad now.

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The post on mythpodcast.com: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14116/176-the-emperors-new-clothes-matchless/

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Sources:

The Emperor's New Clothes: https://www.mythpodcast.com/sources/the-emperors-new-clothes-by-hans-christian-andersen/

The Swineherd: https://www.mythpodcast.com/sources/the-swineherd-hans-christian-andersen/

The Little Match Girl: https://www.mythpodcast.com/sources/the-little-match-girl-hans-christian-andersen/

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Music:

“Symphony No. 1: II. Truth” by Steve Combs

“Thom York (At Home)” by Podington Bear

“Symphony No. 1: IV. Hope” by Steve Combs

“Delican’t” by Podington Bear

“Twosome” by Podington Bear

“Introduction to Part 1” by Steve Combs

“Despite my Empathy” by Steve Combs

“Sex and Death and God” by Steve Combs

“April” by Kai Engel

Mar 11 2020

39mins

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175-Thor: Surprises

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Thor’s daughter is getting married to a dwarf, and Thor is the last person to find out about it. Also he punted a dwarf onto a burning ship for fun at his brother’s funeral, so things might get awkward.

The creature is the Segbin, and it’s a smelly goat that bites. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t want to eat you. It wants to kill you, but it doesn’t want to eat you.

The Myths and Legends store: https://www.mythpodcast.com/store

The post on mythpodcast.com with all the names: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14036/175-thor-surprises/

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Music:

“An Unknown Visitor” by Blue Dot Sessions “Baroque” by Blue Dot Sessions “Blood Petal” by Blue Dot Sessions “Slow Toe” by Blue Dot Sessions “Thread of Clouds” by Blue Dot Sessions

Mar 04 2020

50mins

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174-Medieval Knights: Take Your Time

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The story of Sir Isumbras, a knight from the high Middle Ages, includes talking birds, epic battles, unicorns, and a quest for redemption where the redemption includes the knight's participation in the crusades...

The creature is the sealah (pronounced SHE-la), a genie that just wants to go out dancing and get dinner...and by that it means it wants you to dance for it before turning you into its dinner.

The Myths and Legends store: https://www.mythpodcast.com/store

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Music:

"Four and Fourteen" by Blue Dot Sessions

"In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions

"San Diego Sunday" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Stack Me Up" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Vela Vela" by Blue Dot Sessions

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Scholarly works:

Sir Isumbras and the Legend of St. Eustace: https://www.brepolsonline.net/doi/abs/10.1484/J.MS.2.305998

Between Romance and Legend: "Secular Hagiography" in Middle English Literature: https://glasgow.rl.talis.com/items/F90AE930-28C7-F45F-C0B5-CD2F84017EEF.html

Magic and the Supernatural in Medieval English Romance: https://books.google.com/books?id=mPqfNFQcVksC&pg=PA218&dq=sir+isumbras&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjasPOAtu7nAhVBSN8KHaSBCp8Q6AEwBHoECAIQAg#v=onepage&q=sir%20isumbras&f=false

The Sinful Knights (no preview available, sadly): https://books.google.com/books?newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&id=QCxaAAAAMAAJ&dq=Andrea+Hopkins%2C+The+Sinful+Knights%3A+A+Study+of+Middle+English+Penitential+Romance&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=sir+isumbras

The Loss of the Holy Land and Sir Isumbras: https://www.jstor.org/stable/27866771?seq=1

Feb 26 2020

37mins

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173-Tunisian Folklore: Fortune

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Fortune favors the bold. Or people willing to put up with a decade of junk. Or the best liars.

On this episode, there are two stories: one from Tunisia, and the other from Italy, about people who take their fate into their own hands to varying, oftentimes disastrous results.

The creature is a sad sea goat who just wants to be with all of his other sad sea goats but, because the Greek gods are the Greek gods, he’s doomed to a life of tragedy. Sorry, sad sea goat.

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“Blur and Coalesce” by Podington Bear “Cake” by Podington Bear “Senseless” by Podington Bear “Sorrento” by Podington Bear “Trickledown” by Podington Bear “Fantasy and Denoument” by Podington Bear

Feb 19 2020

40mins

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By The Iguana Society - May 27 2020
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Good show! Jolly good show!

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By person whi wrote this reveiw - May 26 2020
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Needs tv show this is an amazing podcast ❤️