Rank #1: 141A-Robin Hood: Merry
The beginning of Robin Hood's epic tale
Rank #2: 140-La Llorona: No Way Out
If you hear her weeping, it might already be too late. This week, it's a deep dive into the stories behind La Llorona, the weeping woman from Latin American folklore.
Rank #3: 131A-Greek Mythology: Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal
The origin stories of the Olympians
Rank #4: 119-Sleeping Beauty: Rude Awakening
The original story of Sleeping Beauty.
Rank #5: 104-Egyptian Mythology: The First Avenger
The battles of Horus and Set rage for 90 years along the Nile.
Rank #6: 50-Dracula: Bad Blood
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. Sponsors: Stranglers, by Earwolf Stranglers on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stranglers/id1174116487?mt=2 Stranglers site: http://www.earwolf.com/show/stranglers/ Casper Mattresses are amazing! http://www.casper.com/legends Vistaprint: For 50% off holiday cards: http://www.vistaprint.com and use code MYTHS at checkout 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. On iTunes: http://itunes.careerdayshow.com Online: http://www.careerdayshow.com The feed (to copy and paste in any player): http://careerdayshow.libsyn.com/rss 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
Rank #7: 24-Thor: Whosoever Holds this Hammer
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. Become a member! Find the show on iTunes Say hi on Twitter The Prose Edda - THE source for Norse Mythology 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
Rank #8: 107A-Golem: Guardian
The Golem of Prague, from Jewish legend.
Rank #9: 93A-Amazons: Wonder Women
Zeus v. Typhon and the beginning of Theseus and the Amazons
Rank #10: 120A-Holy Grail: Only the Penitent Man Will Pass
The Holy Grail. This is where it all begins.
Rank #11: 80A-Medusa: Golden Child
Perseus starts on the quest to slay Medusa...and it's weird.
Rank #12: 139A-Irish Legends: The Hound
Cú Chulainn goes to fairyland to fight a demon horde.
Rank #13: 132A-Trojan War: The Wars to Come
The Trojan War started long before the Greeks sailed east.
Rank #14: 112A-Pinocchio: No Strings Attached
The amazingly brutal original story of Pinocchio
Rank #15: 28-Prometheus: Adamantine
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. Our sponsor: Loot Crate. Don't forget the promo code LEGENDS! Become a member? Find the show on iTunes 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
Rank #16: 110-Viking Myths: Alone
Odin. Jotunheim. Shin Tinder. We're back in Norse mythology with the legendary story of Hadingus
Rank #17: 88-Ragnarok: Doom
The end of Norse mythology
Rank #18: 78-Egyptian Mythology: The Master Namer
Starting at the beginning of the universe and going to the beginning of the epic and mildly disturbing battles between Set and his nephew Horus
Rank #19: 59-Greek Myths: The Violence of Our Ancestors
Many connected stories from Greek mythology. We'll start with story of Hades and Persephone, and learn why she's always hanging around the underworld (hint: it's not because she wants to). Then, I'll tell the story of the curse of the house of Atreus, starting with Tantalus and his questionable food choices. It's a long, dark episode, so get ready. The creature is the Nakki, from Finland, who just wants to drown you and look good while doing it. Is that too much to ask? The store: http://www.bardic.fm Loot crate! http://www.lootcrate.com/legends MVMT watches: http://www.mvmtwatches.com/myths Music: "White Filament" by Blue Dot Sessions "What it is" by Podington Bear "Helmer Sprak" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thoughtful" by Lee Rosevere "Casual Uncertainties" by Gurdonark "Aquamarine, My Distant Blue" by Nihilore "Deserted City" by Kai Engel "Captain Socrates" by Nihilore "As Nihilism Gives Way to Existentialism" by Nihilore
Rank #20: 35-Beauty and the Beast: Prisoners
This is not the Beauty and the Beast you've heard. It's not even the story the one you've heard is based on. That one is a super-pared-down version of an 18th century French novella. The original contains way too much description about fairy politics and power structures, 18th century Pandora, and an idea for a "Downton Abbey" reboot...with monkeys. The creature of the week is Papa Bois, from Trinidad and Tobago. He will show you why regular exercise and a balanced diet of strangers lost in the forest will keep you healthy well into old age. Our super-awesome sponsor: Loot Crate (don't forget the code Legends) The other awesome sponsor: Casper. All that in the ad was true. These things are amazing. Find the show on iTunes The discussion post with all the fun links Music: "March" by Kai Engel "Train" by Sergey Cheremisinov "Usless Confusion" by much, "Comet Trails" by Moon "She Does Her Best (feat. Small Colin)" by Six Umbrellas "Falling into You" by Little Glass Men "Captain Socrates" by Nihilore "Everest" by Scott Holmes "Stay 17" by Peter Rudenko "Todas las promesas" by Gumbel "Space(Outro)" by Andy G. Cohen "Breeeze" by Jelsonic "Dizzy Spells - Instrumental" by Josh Woodward "Midnight Undercover" by Jelsonic "Seasong" by Jelsonic