Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

By Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod

Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell 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.

Episodes

369: Japanese folklore: Pilgrims

Two stories from Japan. On the first, a former samurai's wife is up to something and he's going to figure out what. On the second, we'll see that kindness matters most...but only if you're absolutely forced into doing it. The creature is the salamander! It'll turn you into a spicy human burrito! Want to support the show? https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership A TED-Ed video of the second story: https://myths.link/pilgrims-teded --- Sponsors: GhostBed: Visit GhostBed.com/legends and use the code LEGENDS to save 50% off your purchase sitewide! Shady Rays: Exclusively for our listeners, Shady Rays is giving out their best deal of the season. Head to https://shadyrays.com and use code: LEGENDS for $20 off polarized sunglasses. Try for yourself the shades rated 5 stars by over 300,000 people. BetterHelp: Myths and Legends is Sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit https://betterhelp.com/myths today to get 10% off your first month. ---- Music: "Lost Stage" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Dolly and Pad" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Helter's Barrow" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Hibiscus" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Just Tuning Up" by Blue Dot Sessions
22/05/2436m 0s

368: Indian Fairy Tales: Eye Love You

When your seven spouses all have the same dream on the same night and ask you not to do the thing they dreamt would lead to problems for all of you...maybe don't immediately do that thing. The creature is Sæhrímnir from Norse myth, AKA ham sandwiches. Dog wigs: https://myths.link/dogwigs Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsors: MeUndies: Get 20% off your first order, plus free shipping, at https://meundies.com/legends Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at https://shopify.com/legends Bombas: Get comfy this spring and give back with Bombas. Head over to https://bombas.com/legends and use code legends for twenty percent off your first purchase. --- Music: "Memeti" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sargento" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gallant Fantasie" by Blue Dot Sessions
15/05/2438m 38s

367: Irish folklore: Daft Monk

The madcap story of what happens when a monk decides he doesn't want to be a monk anymore. He wants to make way more money...as a poet. Also, why it might be weird if you're eating several cows for breakfast. Back shaver: https://myths.link/backshaver Irish source: https://myths.link/anier1 English source: https://myths.link/anier2 --- Sponsors: Shady Rays: Head to https://shadyrays.com and use code: LEGENDS for $20 off polarized sunglasses.  BetterHelp: Myths and Legends is Sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit https://betterhelp.com/myths today to get 10% off your first month. Field of Greens: Visit https://fieldofgreens.com and use promo code LEGENDS for your discount. --- Music:  "Kremp" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Titter Snowbird" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Laddo" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Arctic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions
08/05/2439m 35s

366: Monkey King: Roadblock

Back in the Journey to the West and Monkey has a fan club, the Tang Monk teaches an impromptu class, and Pigsy finds his calling: sitting and eating. The creatures are the Ruslaki, and they're very easy to break up with.  Shrok Pillow: https://myths.link/shrok --- Music: "Germaine" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Lush Arborio" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Sparkling Craft" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Simple Aside" by Blue Dot Sessions
01/05/2438m 11s

365: Korean folklore: Goblin

Two stories of goblins (도깨비) from Korean folklore and how, if they stop by, you'll want to have drinks on hand because it might just save your life. The creature is Ratatoskr, the greatest* squirrel in Norse myth. *only Disclaimer and list of Dokkaebi: https://myths.link/365 --- Sponsors: Quince: Upgrade your wardrobe and enjoy free shipping and 365-day returns at https://Quince.com/legends GhostBed: Ready for a more comfortable night of sleep? Visit https://GhostBed.com/legends and use code LEGENDS to save 50% off your purchase sitewide. BetterHelp: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Find your social sweet spot, with BetterHelp. Try online therapy at https://BetterHelp.com/myths and get on your way to being your best self. --- Music: "Cornicob" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lofoten Eggels" by Blue Dot Sessions "Raskt Landsby" by Blue Dot Sessions "Timble Rider Theme" by Blue Dot Sessions
24/04/2438m 48s

364: English folklore: Of Mice and Men...and Frogs...and Birds

When your parents get you three tiny men in a golden box as a going away present. The creature is the Neugle, who will drown you but feel super bad about it. AI Bird feeder that you probably shouldn't buy: https://myths.link/birdfeeder -- Sponsors: Style for everyone and unmatched comfort—that’s MeUndies! Get 20% off your first order, plus free shipping, at https://MeUndies.com/legends Can you solve the case? June needs your help, detective! Download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android! https://wooga.com/games/junes-journey -- Music: "Delicious" by Blue Dot Sessions "Crown of September" by Blue Dot Sessions "Willow Willow" by Blue Dot Sessions
17/04/2448m 2s

363: Slavic Folklore: One High Five Man

The story of Yaroslav is one of growing up and figuring out who you are...so you can stop accidentally killing people with your deadly high-fives. The creature is the Pombrero, a sleazy, muscly little hobbit who might already be in your house. --- Sponsors: Can you crack the case? Download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android! https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Find your social sweet spot, with BetterHelp. Try online therapy at https://BetterHelp.com/myths and get on your way to being your best self. --- "Miniatures" by Blue Dot Sessions "Stuffed Monsters" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bird Language" by Chad Crouch
10/04/2446m 10s

362: Chinese folklore: Broken

Two stories from Chinese folklore about broken things. A broken pot, a broken future, and how things can come together to heal. And why you shouldn't go to work drunk or else you might have to arrest a tiger. The creature is the tooth tyrant, the Odontotyrannos, and it's not an angry dentist. Links: Uncle Jim's Worm Farm: https://myths.link/liftinjimmy --- Sponsors: Ready for a more comfortable night of sleep? Visit https://GhostBed.com/legends and use code LEGENDS to save 50% off your purchase sitewide. Robinhood Gold gets you the most for your retirement. Get started at https://Robinhood.com/boost. Terms and conditions apply. Scary sock drawer? No more! Discover why Bombas makes our favorite socks, tees, and underwear at https://Bombas.com/legends and use code “legends“ for 20% off your first purchase. Feel good and do good, with Bombas. --- Music: "Jumbel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gathering Stasis" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lemon and Melon" by Blue Dot Sessions "Liptis" by Blue Dot Sessions "Town Market" by Blue Dot Sessions
03/04/2437m 36s

361: English folklore: In a Pickle (jar)

Two stories from English folklore about perspective, and how you can't get something for nothing, but you can absolutely get nothing for something. The creature is an outlandish, bizarre, and strange creature known as an "ostrich." Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar: https://myths.link/vinegar The Bogey Beast: https://myths.link/bogeysonyourtail Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Sponsors: Shopify: Grow your business, no matter what stage you’re in, with Shopify. Go to https://shopify.com/legends (all lowercase) to get started! BetterHelp: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Try online therapy at https://BetterHelp.com/myths and get on your way to being your best self. Music: "Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions "Crumbling Dock" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lights Out" by Blue Dot Sessions "Beignet Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions "Rafter" by Blue Dot Sessions
27/03/2440m 24s

360: Leprechauns: Lucky

The saga of Fergus mac Léti is, apparently, the first time leprechauns make their appearance in folklore. It's also the first time leprechauns try to kill a guy, get stuck in porridge, and offer some magical menswear. The creature this time is the Oyaleroweck, who's thriving in the absence of knights in Canada. We actually merged two stories of Fergus. Here's one translation of the overarching narrative: https://www.ucd.ie/tlh/trans/dab.eriu.16.001.t.text.html Here's the inset one with King Iubdan: https://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/fergusmacleide.html Here's the membership if you're looking for more when we're off next week! https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Sponsors! ExpressVPN: Try ExpressVPN today with 3 extra months free at https://ExpressVPN.com/legends Thrive Market: Save time and money, and shop Thrive Market today! Go to https://ThriveMarket.com/legends for 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift. Music: "Daphne" by Chad Crouch "Dog and Pony Show" by Chad Crouch "Dutiligi" by Chad Crouch "In My Head" by Chad Crouch "Midnight Blue" by Chad Crouch
13/03/2437m 36s

359: Celtic Folklore: A Berry Good Day...for Murder?

Munachar and Manachar are two friends out for a fun day of berry picking, but when one commits the only unforgivable sin of hogging all the berries, the only response is swift, murder-y justice. Time to recruit some accomplices The creature is the nain, and it will help you know if you're making terrible life choices (and also encourage you to learn a foreign language!) --- Munachar and Manachar: https://myths.link/berrymurder Not the Breman town musicians but kind of: https://myths.link/notbreman Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsors: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Try online therapy at https://BetterHelp.com/myths and get on your way to being your best self. Get comfy this spring and give back with Bombas. Head to https://Bombas.com/legends and use code “legends” at checkout for 20% off your first purchase. It’s 2024. Are you still feeding your cat...kibble? Head to https://Smalls.com/LEGENDS and use promo code LEGENDS at checkout for 50% off your first order PLUS free shipping. --- Music: "Mind Body Mind" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tin Cavalry" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sino de Cobre" by Blue Dot Sessions
06/03/2435m 57s

358: Monkey King: Winded

Back in the Journey to the West where Monkey and the gang are actually having an easy time of it and WHY IS IT SO HOT? The creature is Muirbech who is not a sea bee, and while it should get in trouble for false advertising it is already in jail until Judgement Day? --- Sponsors: Make a healthy choice today and try Field of Greens. Get 15% off your first order plus free rush shipping with promo code LEGENDS at https://FieldofGreens.com --- Music: "Jenny K" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cran Ras" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thick Irony" by Chad Crouch "Pigeon Falls" by Blue Dot Sessions "City Limits" by Blue Dot Sessions
28/02/2448m 56s

357: Icelandic Folklore: Dog Days

A lost prince, a magic TARDIS barrel, and a talking dog take us to Jötunheim and back in the story of Prince Ring from Icelandic folklore. The creature is mouse deer who just wants to dance and hopefully not kill anyone. --- Links: Ring source: https://myths.link/princering Glitter drink why would you do this: https://myths.link/glitter Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsors: Factor: No prep and no mess meals ready to heat and eat? Factor has us covered. Head to https://FactorMeals.com/legends50 and use code: legends50 for 50 percent off. BetterHelp: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Become your own soulmate, whether you’re looking for one or not. Try online therapy at https://betterhelp.com/myths and get on your way to being your best self. --- Music: "Ginger" by Chad Crouch "Mullberry" by Chad Crouch "Alsace" by Chad Crouch "Rabbit in the Leaflitter" by Chad Crouch "In the Cottonwoods" by Chad Crouch
21/02/2442m 31s

356: 1001 Nights: Nifty Fifty

A story from 1001 Nights about how to get rid of that annoying babysitter and what to do if your husbands keep getting killed (the answer is, apparently, to keep getting married). The creature is the sea monk, neither a monk nor a sea creature, but a horrifying Cthulhu mash-up. Creature pictures: https://myths.link/356 Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsors: Thrive Market is helping us stick to a healthier year. Join for the savings, the convenience, the flavors, and high quality at https://ThriveMarket.com/legends Smalls: For 50% off your first order, head to https://Smalls.com/LEGENDS and use code LEGENDS. --- Music: "Fill and Forage" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bristlecone" by Chad Crouch "Lunette" by Blue Dot Sessions "ShadowPlay" by Blue Dot Sessions
14/02/2444m 17s

355: Greek/Roman myth: There's Something About Ares

The stories of the creation from Roman/Greek mythology, the first werewolf, and Pygmalion, and also some Ares stuff because this is his week I guess. The creature, the Bonnacon (or, as cultured people say, Bo-nacho), has fiery diarrhea. Insert spicy food/White Castle joke here. Disclaimer: https://myths.link/355 Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Inflatable cow for some reason: https://myths.link/mooooooo --- Sponsor:  This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Become your own soulmate, whether you’re looking for one or not. Try online therapy at https://betterhelp.com/myths and get on your way to being your best self. --- Music:  "Croner Dilesh" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Hrse Hrse" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Particle End" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Where we Make our Stand" by Chad Crouch  "Talens Bal" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Iris" by Blue Dot Sessions
07/02/2442m 53s

354: Japanese folklore: Cursed

Two stories about finding people who like you for you. Not because you wear a rice bowl on your head. Or because you spend way too much time looking in the mirror. It's the stories of the Black Rice Bowl and the Mirror from Kyoto, from Japanese folklore. The creatures are real life magpies, chaos birds. Praying mantis eggs: "Each Egg Pod Contains 20-500 Babies!" https://myths.link/mantis Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsor: Field of Greens is our new super-fruit and vegetable habit. It’s the only fruit and vegetable product that promises better health, too. Get 15 percent off your first order and free rush shipping at https://FieldOfGreens.com and use promo code: LEGENDS --- Music: "Bellow's Hull" by Blue Dot Sessions "Quiet Sill" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cedar" by Chad Crouch "Grove Melody" by Chad Crouch
31/01/2438m 33s

353: Irish folklore: Beggars Belief

The story of a storyteller who can't think of a story to tell, and how a stranger solves that problem by getting him fired and taking him on wacky adventures with too many beheadings. The creature is the Lou Carcolh. Brace yourself, snail links are coming. Snails: I don't know if this is a good price for snails: https://myths.link/snails No idea why I find this video of a snail eating a cucumber so unnerving, but here you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifjpgt26osY Here's one eating a strawberry. I hate this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhXJxUgY46Q Snail eating spaghetti. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw-D9cdGAjo Very solid post and one of my sources for the Lou Carcolh: https://myths.link/carcolh Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsors Smalls: For 50% off your first order, head to https://Smalls.com/LEGENDS and use code LEGENDS. Factor: Factor is our time saver! With restaurant-quality, ready-to-eat meal delivery bursting with flavor, Factor takes the stress out of meal time. Try it and get 50 percent off at https://FactorMeals.com/legends50 AND use code: legends50 --- Music "Peter Gray" by Chad Crouch  "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" by Chad Crouch  "All the Pretty Horses" by Chad Crouch
24/01/2434m 29s

352: French folklore: The Darling Formerly Known as Prince

How do you ensure your children grow up to be good people? You work with a fairy to design jewelry that stabs them, of course! The creature this week is Lamia! She will pull out her own eyeballs and eat your children, but she also has a budding career in the movies? Sad duck lamp: https://myths.link/sadduck Source for today: https://myths.link/pd Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Music:  "B Roll" by Chad Crouch  "The Ramble" by Chad Crouch  "Pilgrim's Progress" by Chad Crouch  "Barefoot" by Chad Crouch  "Pacing" by Chad Crouch --- Sponsors: Grow your business, no matter what stage you’re in, with Shopify: https://shopify.com/legends Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Celebrate the progress you’ve already made and give therapy a try at https://BetterHelp.com/myths
17/01/2438m 32s

351: Dragons: Alternate History

A mother and son are surviving at the end of the world, while monsters prowl the wasteland all around. And now, one of them wants to leave. The creature is the Kudan (件), a human-faced bovine who wants you to have its poster up in your home. A lot of posters, actually.  Source: https://myths.link/georgie Lion bites: https://myths.link/lionbites Disclaimer: https://myths.link/351 --- Sponsors: Bombas makes clothing that feels good and does good, too. It’s our favorite! Get cozy at https://Bombas.com/legends WITH code: legends ExpressVPN: Secure your online data today by visiting https://ExpressVPN.com/legends Join in on the savings with Thrive Market today at https://ThriveMarket.com/legends --- Music: "Button" by Chad Crouch  "Wisp" by Chad Crouch  "Warm Fingers" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Lullaby" by Chad Crouch  "Shifty Crow" by Chad Crouch  "Rarified" by Chad Crouch  "Small Bummer" by Chad Crouch
10/01/2440m 48s

350: Korean folklore: Ghosts and Goblins

Three(ish) stories from the Korean peninsula about ghosts and goblins. Kind of. Some are actual ghosts and goblins (도깨비). Some are the ghosts of happier times and the lives we thought we wanted. Some goblins literally beat us up when they cheat at board games. There's a lot to learn this week. The creature is the Kting Voar, a creature that definitely does not exist, but not for lack of being extremely normal and boring. Kting Voar article: https://myths.link/academicrigorcryptidstyle Cow eating snake (NOT the Kting Voar): https://myths.link/snakeyum Story 1 (the literary man): https://myths.link/literaryman Story 2: https://myths.link/snakesrevenge Story 3: https://myths.link/charan Explosion-proof your cloppy friend (but not really): https://myths.link/superhorse Disclaimer: https://myths.link/350 --- Sponsor: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/myths and get on your way to being your best self. --- Music: "Cirrocumulous" by Chad Crouch  "Venus Aire" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Cortesia" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Flatlands 1st" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Night Music" by Blue Dot Sessions  "The Bond" by Chad Crouch  "Virginia Creeper" by Blue Dot Sessions
03/01/2442m 28s

349: Monkey King: My Own Worst Enemy

We're back in the stories of the Monkey King on the Journey to the West and we'll see that not everyone who is mean to you is a demon. They might be a murderous bandit! Also, try to make friends that can tell the difference between you and your evil doppelgänger. The creature is the Kongamato, a (maybe?) actual dinosaur. It is truly terrible and annoying and bad, but only slightly murdery! --- Sponsor: Hello Fresh: HelloFresh is farm-fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and seasonal recipes delivered right to your doorstep. The Weisers are loving it—see why at https://HelloFresh.com/mythsfree AND use code: mythsfree --- Music: "Gentle Son" by Blue Dot Sessions "La Inglesa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Paramo Ocho" by Blue Dot Sessions "Santo Apure" by Blue Dot Sessions "Zulia Conspiracy" by Blue Dot Sessions
27/12/2345m 6s

348: World Folklore: Untitled Goose Episode

Two myths and a lie! Two stories this week are tales from world folklore. One is a tale created by us for this episode. Check out the poll in our Instagram stories (https://instagram.com/mythsandlegends) or vote on the site if you're not on Instagram (https://myths.link/348) to let us know which one you think is the lie! -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/myths and get on your way to being your best self. Try AG1: the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that supports whole-body health. https://drinkAG1.com/LEGENDS -- Music: "Derano" by Blue Dot Sessions "November Mist" by Blue Dot Sessions "Some Nights End" by Blue Dot Sessions "Watercress" by Blue Dot Sessions
20/12/2345m 8s

347: Viking Legends: Fool Me Once

The story of Ketil Trout is about growing up and learning to be your own person. It's a coming-of-age tale with giant fights, dragon slaying, and outlaw who know way to many trout facts. The creature, Nure-onna, is that woman down by the beach who is not-so-secretly also a quarter-mile-long snake. Links! Doorstop buddy: https://myths.link/doorstopbuddy Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Butter in the Middle Ages, because I knew you wanted to know: https://academic.oup.com/book/2756/chapter-abstract/143245170?redirectedFrom=fulltext https://www.butterjournal.com/butter-history/ -- Sponsors! Factor is making a difference for us this holiday. Try fresh, flavor-packed meals delivered to your door, ready in just 2 minutes without the prep at https://FactorMeals.com/legends50 MasterClass makes a meaningful gift this season, for you and anyone on your list. Boost confidence with practical takeaways from the world’s best at https://MasterClass.com/myths When you give Bombas this holiday, you’re giving more comfort and more good. We love Bombas, and it’s the perfect gift this year: https://bombas.com/legends with code: legends -- Music: "Elmore Heights" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vik Fence Lardha" by Blue Dot Sessions "Steady" by Chad Crouch "Valladolid Funeral" by Blue Dot Sessions "Illustrated Novel" by Chad Crouch
13/12/2345m 0s

346: Athena: Friends in Need

Tales of everyone's favorite Olympian in charge of warfare, wisdom (& crafts!): Athena. Well, everyone's favorite except for anyone who has been led to a grisly adventurer fate by her. Or been turned into a monster by her. Or has adopted a snake from her. Or... The creature is Hyena Man! He's way worse than the DC Comics supervillain that shares his name because he will literally eat children. Disclaimer: https://myths.link/346 Hyena men: https://myths.link/hyenas Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsors: Try AG1: the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that supports whole-body health. https://drinkAG1.com/LEGENDS Indeed: Get your jobs more visibility and match with the candidates you need at https://Indeed.com/LEGENDS Hello Fresh: Skip the grocery store with HelloFresh and enjoy farm-fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and seasonal recipes delivered to your doorstep. Go to https://HelloFresh.com/mythsfree and use code "mythsfree" for free breakfast for life (one breakfast item per box while subscription is active). Uncommon Goods: Find the perfect gift for anyone and everyone in your life with the help of Uncommon Goods: https://UncommonGoods.com/LEGENDS --- Music: "Elderberry" by Chad Crouch "Freesia" by Chad Crouch "Delham Corner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Darkened Treeline" by Blue Dot Sessions "Qi" by Blue Dot Sessions "La Focsa" by Blue Dot Sessions
06/12/2344m 9s

345: Welsh legends: Fetch Quest

The story of Culhwch and Olwen is that of a thousand quests and why it's probably ok to name your baby after the place they were born...but maybe not if they were born in a literal pigsty. The creature this week is the Hydrus, who is not the Lernian Hydra, of Heracles fame, but it does get a second act as a Biblical metaphor. Culhwch and Olwen: https://myths.link/fetchquests Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsor: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/myths and get on your way to being your best self. --- Music: "Dandelions" by Chad Crouch "Space" by Chad Crouch "Edgeworthia" by Chad Crouch "Peonies" by Chad Crouch "Moonrise" by Chad Crouch
29/11/2340m 45s

344: Armenian folklore: Giants, Giants Everywhere

The story of Mirza, from Armenian folklore, and why it pays to be a heavy sleeper. Also, if you find your incredibly angry, stinky uncle chained up in a closet...it's probably best to leave him there. If you can. The creature this week is Big Bird! If Big Bird ate corpses... The story of Mirza: https://myths.link/mirza Bacon Bandages: https://myths.link/baconbandages --- Music: "Bossa Boa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Crosswire" by Blue Dot Sessions "Halpver" by Blue Dot Sessions "Where we Make our Stand" by Chad Crouch "Pacific Wrens (Instrumental)"" by Chad Crouch --- Sponsors: Kickstart your holiday shopping with Uncommon Goods. We’re all out of the ordinary: https://UncommonGoods.com/legends
22/11/2342m 27s

343: British Legends: Mr. Nice Knight

A knight learns that generosity for those in need is good. Generosity to the point where you're in a worse spot than those you're helping? Maybe it's time to make a budget. Also, why you should follow that very, very stinky man in the woods. The creature is the Hobyah! Despite their fun sounding name, they're horrible. Their victims, sadly, are not much better. --- Amadas: https://myths.link/amadas The Manatea: https://myths.link/manatea The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsors: Learn from the best to become your best. Give the gift of MasterClass this holiday season! https://masterclass.com/myths --- Music: "Village Keeper" by Blue Dot Sessions "Mill Wyrm" by Blue Dot Sessions "Backwards Flow" by Blue Dot Sessions
15/11/2333m 52s

342: Japanese folklore: Lord Long Legs

Lord Long Legs is a spider daimyo with ruthless mantis samurai. Sazaye has an impenetrable shell that will always keep him safe. An eel grilling couple discovers a secret in their midst. Three stories collide on this week's episode.  The creature is why hydration might actually be hazardous to your health. --- Sponsors: Uncommon Goods: Whoever you’re shopping for, Uncommon Goods knows exactly what they want. Find it  here: https://UncommonGoods.com/legends Bombas: Give more this holiday in more ways than one, with Bombas. Ready to go Gift Boxes, socks, underwear, t-shirts, slippers. All here: https://bombas.com/legends WITH code: legends Simplisafe: Protect your home inside and out, with SimpliSafe: https://simplisafe.com/legends --- Music: "Bon Journee" by Chad Crouch  "Villano" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Road to Jordan" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Lonely Stairwell" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Drizzle" by Blue Dot Sessions
08/11/2334m 7s

341: Greek Mythology: The Huntress

What happens when you mix chastity, violence, and absolutely zero private baths? The history of the Olympian Artemis...and a whole lot of problems. The creature this week is the Heinzelmännchen, the little naked men who live in your walls. Nic Cage spoons: https://myths.link/spooons Disclaimer: https://myths.link/341 Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsors: Indeed! Join more than 3 million businesses worldwide that use Indeed to hire great talent fast at https://Indeed.com/legends Canva! Collaborate with Canva for Teams, and see why we use it almost every day: https://canva.me/MYTHS --- Music: "Brer Krille" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Gran Dias" by Blue Dot Sessions "Uncertain Ground" by Blue Dot Sessions "Don Germaine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dawn Line Approaching" by Blue Dot Sessions
01/11/2344m 24s

340: Halloween: The Night that the Skeletons Came to Life

A Halloween story about the specter bridegroom. A bridegroom. Who's also a specter...and the bride who's actually really ok with that. The creature is a little piggy with soul. Your soul, to be exact. Disclaimer: https://myths.link/340 Banana injector: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CPSCLSW Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsor: Masterclass! Learn from the best to become your best, with MasterClass: https://masterclass.com/myths --- Music: "Spring Migration" by Chad Crouch  "Vik Fence Haflak" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Sixmile Piano" by Blue Dot Sessions
25/10/2335m 42s

339: Norse Legends, Part 2: Fjord of the Rings

The story of Frithiof and Ingeborg is rife with evil trolls, good trolls, sea witches, land witches, and how to move on when the tragedy of the past has changed you (into an actual troll). The creatures this week are Havman and Havfrue, Danish mer-people who might mer-der you or just give you a nice mer-ssage to relax. Mer. Sources: https://myths.link/339 Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsor: Simplisafe: Protect your whole home with SimpliSafe Home Security. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe: https://simplisafe.com/legends --- Music: "Daybreak" by Chad Crouch "Dusk" by Chad Crouch "Invicta" by Blue Dot Sessions "Manaan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Small Hours" by Chad Crouch "The Gloaming" by Chad Crouch "A Convocation" by Chad Crouch "Bird Language" by Chad Crouch
18/10/2343m 17s

338: Norse Legends, Part 1: Mr. Viking, the Viking

Viking is a Viking. His dad was either not very creative when it came to naming him, or had a very specific plan for his life. In his story we meet evil giants, awesome mythological dwarf dads, and the only Viking ball game that doesn't turn deadly...during the ball game. It kind of does immediately afterward, though. The creature is Hogboy! It's a barrow-wight, and it's actually way more terrifying than it sounds. --- Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Coddies: https://myths.link/coddies --- Sponsors: Audible: Enjoy and discover audio entertainment in one app. New members can try Audible free for 30 days at https://audible.com/legends or text the word legends to 500-500  Bombas: Layer with the very best and give to someone who needs it at the same time, with Bombas. Socks, tees, underwear, all at https://bombas.com/legends --- Music: "Cicle Deserrat" by Blue Dot Sessions "Backwater" by Chad Crouch "Lover's Hollow" by Chad Crouch "Highride Chrome" by Chad Crouch
11/10/2336m 5s

337: Greek Mythology: The Oracle

For the god of healing, Apollo sure does a lot of the exact opposite. Born to a mother on the run from a giant snake, Apollo's life only gets more chaotic and destructive from there. The creature is Half-Chick! He might be only half a chicken, but he's 100% enema. Yes, you just read that correctly. Disclaimer: https://myths.link/337 --- Sponsor: Need to hire? You need Indeed! Start hiring now at https://Indeed.com/legends  --- Music: "Unit 34" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Broker" by Blue Dot Sessions "Stephi" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Sunshades" by Blue Dot Sessions
04/10/2350m 29s

336: Monkey King: The Golden Cicada Bachelor

Xuanzang, the monk leading the Monkey King, Pigsy, and Sandy on their journey to the west doesn't want to get married. The city full of women who want to marry him don't really care. The creature is the Guyascutus, a deadly alligator. Imagine that. What an oddity. --- Disclaimer: https://myths.link/336 Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Nose Flute: https://myths.link/noseflute --- Music: Mountain Road by Blue Dot Sessions When We Set Out by Blue Dot Sessions Constructivism by Chad Crouch Ludyku by Chad Crouch Constructivism by Chad Crouch
27/09/2339m 28s

335: Indian folklore: Got Your Nose

Two stories from Indian folklore where we learn that you should always know your exact weight in mangos...because it might help you outrun those eight guys trying to murder you. Also, being a parent is difficult, especially when your clever ideas to punish your kids just make them more awesome. The creature is the Gulon, from Sweden. It'll turn you into farts. Membership! https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Shrimp neck pillow: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ABKKCTW --- Sponsor: SimpliSafe Home Security is the peace of mind we needed. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe! https://simplisafe.com/legends  --- Music: Pacing by Chad Crouch Steady Drizzle by Chad Crouch Cerulean by Chad Crouch Sea Smoke by Chad Crouch Boligado by Chad Crouch De Facto by Chad Crouch Dutilugi by Chad Crouch
20/09/2341m 17s

334: Arabian folklore, part 2: The Enemy of my Enemy is my Enemy

The story of Fatima is a long one with many twists and turns. There are genies, evil wizards, massive battles, and a world-wide trek to make sure evil pays for its crimes, but at the center is Fatima, a woman who won't back down no matter the opposition, and who always stands for what she knows is right. The creature is a hairy naked man (another one!) but you actually might want to make this one your friend. --- Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/15951/334-arabian-folklore-part-2-the-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-enemy/ Sources The Tale of Princess Fatima, Warrior Woman The Warrior Women of Islam The Arabian Epic, Heroic and Oral Storytelling Volume 3 Rejected Princesses --- Sponsors: Bombas Bombas makes the season comfy with socks, tees, and underwear that feel good and do good: https://bombas.com/legends and use code: legends Audible Enjoy and discover audio entertainment in one app. New members can try Audible free for 30 days at https://Audible.com/legends or text the word legends to 500-500 --- Music: Tedukedo by Chad Crouch Pytarevubu by Chad Crouch Lead Shroud by Blue Dot Sessions Hills by Chad Crouch Wren Language by Blue Dot Sessions Dolly and Pad by Blue Dot Sessions Amaranthus by Chad Crouch
13/09/2350m 48s

333: Arabian folklore, part 1: Resolve

The epic story of Fatima, Dhat Al-Himma, the warrior woman, princess, mystic begins with the misadventures of her family line where they learn the perils of bad poetry, why you shouldn't marry genies, and it might be a bad thing to constantly rob your enemies when your bank account gets a little low. The creature is Grootslang, a snake with diamond eyes that maybe has an elephant best friend. --- Disclaimer: https://myths.link/333 --- Sponsor: AG1: the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that supports whole-body health. Check it out: https://drinkAG1.com/legends  --- Music: Grove Melody by Chad Crouch Numesy by Chad Crouch Sea Smoke by Chad Crouch Rack Focus by Chad Crouch Afternoons by Chad Crouch Little Brown Bird by Chad Crouch
06/09/2340m 45s

332: Japanese folklore: Frog and Slug are Friends

Slug, frog, snake, shoot! You've heard of rock, paper, scissors, but have you heard of slug, frog, snake? That old man you're trying to rob who lives in the mountains by himself has. Hope you like everything being covered in slime. Apparently these characters were reimagined for the manga/anime Naruto, but I haven't seen Naruto, so please don't sue me, people who own Naruto. The creature is Jasconius. The island that will eat you. --- Links Source for today's show: https://myths.link/frogmagic Disclaimer: https://myths.link/332 --- Music: A Harbinger by Chad Crouch The Folly of Human Conceits by Chad Crouch Camas by Chad Crouch Lakira by Chad Crouch The Grove by Chad Crouch Outlook by Chad Crouch In My Head by Chad Crouch
30/08/2344m 24s

331: English Folklore: Bad Habits

Two stories from English folklore about the secrets we keep. The first is the story of the Monk of Leicester, Dan Hew, a man who has a few verses of poetry he wants to yell at the married women of the village. All the married women. Humphrey Kynaston likes to party and has made it his life's goal to spend all his dad's money, a goal he'll be able to check off his todo list sooner than he thinks because he's terrible with money. The creature is the Dobhar-Chu, a vicious otter who might just get his own true crime podcast. Disclaimer: https://myths.link/331 YouTube video where you can see a couple of the places from the second story, about Humphrey Kynaston: https://myths.link/humphrey Forbes article on when otters attack: https://myths.link/otter --- Subscribe super-easily to ad-free and bonus episodes on Apple Podcasts! Check it out: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/myths-and-legends/id990897842 --- Sponsors: The Farmer's Dog: The Farmer’s Dog makes and delivers fresh, healthy dog food. It’s Mila’s favorite! https://thefarmersdog.com/myths --- Music: Step in, Step Out by Blue Dot Sessions Rally by Blue Dot Sessions Myrian by Blue Dot Sessions Posh and Vine by Blue Dot Sessions
23/08/2343m 27s

330: Jewish Folklore: The Gilded Cage

Two stories from Yiddish folklore of taking a chance, making a change, going for a ride on a giant bird's wings, yelling at a classroom full of kids, and marrying a demon. Not necessarily in that order. The creature is the Piskie, from Cornwall. It's hopefully wearing clothing! Links! Grass sandals: https://myths.link/grassflop Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsor: Peace of mind and all the tech. Before your next getaway, protect your home with SimpliSafe Home Security: https://simplisafe.com/legends --- Music: VK Mendl by Blue Dot Sessions Element Ore by Blue Dot Sessions Jog to the Water by Blue Dot Sessions Drone Thistle by Blue Dot Sessions Crumbtown by Blue Dot Sessions
16/08/2344m 17s

329: Danish Folklore: Out of the Box

What would you do if you could have anything you could imagine, but it would cost you everything you have?  That's not a choice Hans made, but one he was stuck with when his dad made a terrible deal for a wishing box. The creature is why you should help out that unfortunate stranger with their laundry (but not really) --- Links: Washerwoman book bit: https://myths.link/washerwoman That condiment bottle: https://myths.link/condiment Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership --- Sponsors: Canva for Teams is our go-to for all things visual content. Collaborate and design with Canva for Teams with a FREE 45-day extended trial: https://canva.me/myths Indeed: Find great talent, fast with the hiring platform where you can Attract, Interview, and Hire all in one place: https://indeed.com/legends Find your outer peace with Bombas socks, underwear, and tshirts: https://bombas.com/legends --- Music: Watercool Quiet by Blue Dot Sessions Burham Street by Blue Dot Sessions Line Etching by Blue Dot Sessions Overlook on Fairview by Blue Dot Sessions Delham Corner by Blue Dot Sessions
09/08/2344m 56s

328: Monkey King: Bullish

We're back in the story of the Monkey King with the Journey to the West, and we'll see Sun Wukong finally meet his match: a buffalo with a headband. The creature of the week is the yamachichi, a creepy dude who loves morning breath. And also killing you. --- Links! The Yamachichi: https://yokai.com/yamachichi/ The Journey to the West: https://myths.link/journey Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Instagram: https://instagram.com/mythsandlegends --- Sponsor: Audible: Enjoy and discover audio entertainment in one app. New members can try Audible free for 30 days at https://Audible.com/legendsor text the word legends to 500-500 --- Music Caseco by Blue Dot Sessions Hotel Calafat by Blue Dot Sessions Tango Rosino by Blue Dot Sessions Silent Ocean by Blue Dot Sessions Delicates by Blue Dot Sessions Cherry Heath by Blue Dot Sessions
25/07/2341m 7s

327-French Fairy Tales: Sister, Sister

The story of Finette Cendron is like a greatest hits of fairy tales. A tale of betrayal, sisters, ogres, bad poetry, and haircuts, we see three sisters brave the wilds and everything the fairy tale world can throw at them, to make things right. The creature is Cutty Soams! He'll cut your soams...if he's not a secret Scooby-Doo villain. --- Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Catpaw: https://myths.link/catpaw Disclaimer: https://myths.link/327 --- Music: Alsace by Chad Crouch Evening Overture by Chad Crouch Morning Coda by Chad Crouch Ruby by Chad Crouch The Blue Room by Chad Crouch
19/07/2343m 30s

326-1001 Nights: Enough

Three brothers. One cousin...who they want to marry. It starts in a weird place this week. Three brothers are sent on a quest: the brother who brought back the strangest, coolest item would get to marry her. A story with magic carpets, genies, fairies, and a man who can wrap his mustache around his head, we learn the value of communication, understanding, and not having people murdered. The creature this week might not be a creature at all, but simply an elderly woman who doesn't want to be attacked with a knife. --- Links: Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Pizza bicycle: https://myths.link/bicyclepizza First story source (with questionable anthropology): https://myths.link/threeprinces Second story source: https://myths.link/princeahmed --- Sponsors: The Farmer's Dog:Help keep your dog happy and healthy for all your adventures together with The Farmer’s Dog: https://thefarmersdog.com/myths Audible: Enjoy and discover audio entertainment in one app. New members can try Audible free for 30 days: https://Audible.com/legends or text the word legends to 500-500 --- Music: Kaleidoscope by Adrian Berenguer An Oddly Formal Dance by Blue Dot Sessions Play by Adrian Berenguer Winter by Adrian Berenguer Days Pass by Adrian Berenguer Separation by Adrian Berenguer Gnarled Oak by Boris Skalsky
12/07/2343m 34s

325-Greek Myths: The Power of Love

Aphrodite is looking for love in all the wrong places. It's the story of where she came from, her side of her doomed marriage with Hephaestus, and how the love of her very, very long life was a tree baby. The creature is Buffardello, a small, bearded fairy from Italy with many, many weird hobbies. --- Links: The Buffardello's Wikipedia page, translated from Italian: https://myths.link/buffardello Disclaimer: https://myths.link/325 --- Sponsors: Find your outer peace in socks, underwear, and t-shirts from Bombas: https://bombas.com/legends with code: legends There’s no safe like SimpliSafe: https://simplisafe.com/legends --- Music:  Leave the TV on by Blue Dot Sessions We Build with Rubber Bands by Blue Dot Sessions House of Grendel by Blue Dot Sessions Naptime by Blue Dot Sessions Darkened Treeline by Blue Dot Sessions
05/07/2343m 57s

324-Samurai Legends: Violent Ends

Two young men: a wildman determined to collect 1000 swords from defeated samurai, and a displaced son of a clan leader, who had spent his childhood on the run. Together, these two would find their place in the world, and change it in the process.  The creatures are the Keltémas and Kazna Peri, and they just might help you get rich...or lead you out into a snowstorm straight from the bath.  --  The phone umbrella: https://myths.link/phonebrella  Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership  Creature book: https://myths.link/cheremiscreaturebook Disclaimer: https://myths.link/324 --  Sponsor:  Attract, Interview, and Hire all in one place with Indeed: https://indeed.com/legends  --  Music:  "Cicle DR Valga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Just the Feeling in the Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "Micolai" by Blue Dot Sessions "Disinter" by Blue Dot Sessions "Solemn Application" by Blue Dot Sessions "Feather on the Crest" by Blue Dot Sessions
28/06/2349m 1s

323-Knights of the Round Table: Ladies' Knight

The story of Erec and Enide from Arthurian Legend is a good illustration of why you should try to work out your problems as a couple with empathy, understanding, and communication...and not through a deadly quest filled with pointless, brutal combat. The creatures are the Elephant Men, the strange visitors you get when you're drinking whiskey with friends down by the river. * * * Disclaimer: https://myths.link/323 Myths and Legends membership https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Book by the person in the creature of the week segment: https://myths.link/elephantbook * * *  Music: "Capilla" by Blue Dot Sessions "Rough Hewn" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Rampart" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vulcan Street" by Blue Dot Sessions
21/06/2351m 11s

322-Norwegian Folklore: Ask Dad

Just ask dad Two Norwegian tales of asking dad. All seven of them. Who live in the same house. Or might not have a house to go back to, depending on the story.  The creature is the orc! It is both different from the Lord of the Rings orc and very currently a problem!   * * *  Storage Soles: https://myths.link/storagesoles Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership  Billy B's version of the Orc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orc_(Blake) If you're on Mastodon, come say hi: https://weiser.social/@jason * * *  SimpliSafe: There’s no safe like SimpliSafe: https://simplisafe.com/legends   * * * Music:  "Long Await" by Blue Dot Sessions "Smooth Edges" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tell What You Know" by Blue Dot Sessions
14/06/2334m 55s

321B-Viking Legends: The Peacemaker

On his quest to help princess Ingigerd, Hrolf has become enslaved by the wily William, a con man who wants to be a prince. This episode, they'll come face-to-face with ghost kings, giant walruses, mythological dwarves, and the evil wizard that took down an entire kingdom. The creature is Biron (びろ~ん)! He's a little gross and weird! -- Biron: https://yokai.com/biron/ Disclaimer: https://myths.link/321b -- Music: "Our Ears, Deceivers" by Blue Dot Sessions "Elegant Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions "PlainGrey" by Blue Dot Sessions "Aloscape 1" by Blue Dot Sessions "Morning Bells" by Blue Dot Sessions "Luper" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ask the Sisters" by Blue Dot Sessions
07/06/2358m 55s

321A-Viking Legends: Mostly Harmless

This week, it's the Saga of Göngu-Hrolf, from Icelandic folklore. It starts with a king getting one, solitary, five-foot-long, apparently super attractive hair wrapped in a scarf...and only gets better from there. There are evil wizards belching (yes, belching) fire and poison, somber Vikings getting conned, and a deadly honeypot zombie trap for any heroes who might try to be heroes. It's a fun one.  The creature is the Nunui, and you'll see why you want to wear shoes when gardening.   Chicken arms: https://myths.link/armedchickens Disclaimer (and author quote): https://myths.link/321a Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership   Sponsor: Indeed! Indeed is the hiring platform where you can Attract, Interview, and Hire all in one place. Start hiring now: https://indeed.com/legends   Music: "Our Lament" by Blue Dot Sessions "Step in Step out" by Blue Dot Sessions "Caverna" by Blue Dot Sessions "Babble Babble Brook" by Blue Dot Sessions
31/05/2338m 37s

320B-Popol Vuh: The Boys

The hero twins will rise... ...and then fall. The underworld calls, and the monsters of their past comes back to haunt them.  The creature is the Obda, from Mari folklore. Yet another hairy naked man who lives in the forest. Who want to tickle you.   Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Alligator (warning, skinned alligator): https://myths.link/alligator   * * *  Sponsor:  Canva: Collaborate with Canva for Teams! https://canva.me/myths   * * * Music:  "Caveman" by Blue Dot Sessions "Pickers" by Blue Dot Sessions "Huffalo" by Blue Dot Sessions
24/05/2343m 23s

320A-Popol Vuh: Origin Story

In the beginning, the gods apparently had an undo button. And angry tortilla griddles that took out the first humans. Today, it's the beginning of the beginning in the Popol Vuh. We'll meet a macaw who thinks he's the son, a metal band lineup of underworld beings, and see the birth of the hero twins, who are destined to go up against the batman*  *not that batman  The creature is the Snallygaster, the answer to the age-old question of what happens when a Cthulhu bird gets drunk? * * *  Links!  An excellent translation of the Popol Vuh: https://myths.link/popolvuh  Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership   * * * Sponsors: Cerebral: For quality mental healthcare that accessible and affordable, join cerebral today. Go to https://cerebral.com/legends for 50% off your first month of therapy! 
17/05/2338m 25s

319-Indian folklore: Tricks and Illusions

Can you beat fate? Subramanya has learned something terrible about two people who are practically siblings to him. Can he use his deep wisdom to beat the life that's laid out before them? The creature is maneki-neko, the waving cat, and we'll see how cats can be very lucky...if they can be bothered to help you in the first place. -- Links! Disclaimer: https://myths.link/319 Source: https://myths.link/fate Pooping clock: https://myths.link/sandclock Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors Bombas: Find your outer peace in socks, underwear, and t-shirts from Bombas! https://bombas.com/legends with code: legends Simplisafe: There’s no safe like SimpliSafe. https://simplisafe.com/legends -- Music "Vienna Beat" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plaque" by Blue Dot Sessions "Mogul" by Blue Dot Sessions "In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions
10/05/2342m 36s

318-Greek Mythology: Sad Lad

Hephaestus has his day Who is the smith god of Olympus? Why is he married to Aphrodite, and why can't he catch a break? This week, it's all about Hephaestus and his journey of self discovery where he (hopefully) doesn't fall off a mountain. Again. The creature is the Sea Hare. It's a hare that lives in the sea and also is relentlessly vicious. * * * Links That disclaimer: https://myths.link/318 Membership, anyone? https://mythpodcast.com/membership * * * Sponsors Olive and June: Salon-worthy nails at home are possible with the Olive and June Mani System! https://oliveandjune.com/legends Indeed: Let Indeed do the hard work for you. Start hiring now! https://indeed.com/legends * * * Music "Pink Skies" by Chad Crouch "Soft Light" by Chad Crouch "Evening Overture" by Chad Crouch "Among the Reeds" by Chad Crouch "Grand Caravan" by Blue Dot Sessions
03/05/2346m 40s

317-Monkey King: Make it Rain

We're back in the story of the Monkey King, and monkey finds a noble new calling: freeing enslaved monks. Does this noble calling include the ignoble murdering of his enemies and/or tricking them into drinking his urine? Yes. Yes it does.  The creature is the Stcemqestcint, the stinky naked man watching you in the forest.   * * * Extended cut and other membership stuff: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership  I can't remember if I've mentioned this, but a PHENOMENAL source of the complete Monkey King story (Journey to the West) is this book translated by Anthony Yu: https://myths.link/journey   * * * Sponsors:  Babbel: Babbel. Language for life. https://babbel.com/myths  Athletic Greens: AG1 by Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/legends   * * * Music:  "American Crow" by Chad Crouch "Delmendra" by Blue Dot Sessions "Black Cosmos Ring" by Chad Crouch "Fuscia" by Chad Crouch "Negentrophy" by Chad Crouch "Operatives" by Chad Crouch
26/04/2343m 44s

316-French Fairy Tales: Right Meow

What happens when you see something you can't live without? A thing you desire so strongly that you can't stop thinking about it. Do you give up everything to try to get it?  Maybe? But if what you're willing to give up is your child and the thing you desire is fruit from the garden...maybe rethink your priorities. It's the story of "The White Cat" by Madame d'Aulnoy, and in addition to questionable parenting, there are quests, dwarves that are just doing their job, evil fairies, and cat ballet.  The creature this time is Adar Llwch Gwin, a pet that's probably too obedient * * * Links: Tomato Brave Weiser: https://myths.link/bigbeautifulboy Disclaimer, source, and Tomato picture for the Instagram-averse: https://myths.link/316 Chilled Rabbit: https://myths.link/rabbitcorpse Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership * * * Sponsors:  Rocket Money! Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way: https://RocketMoney.com/legends   * * * Music:  "Feeling Fine" by Blue Dot Sessions "On our own again" by Blue Dot Sessions
19/04/2344m 28s

315-Korean folklore: Mountain Magic

A story from Korean folklore about friendship, kindness, moving on, and why magicians are terrible actors.  The creature is the Silver Lake Serpent, and it's not actually in Silver Lake, near Perry, NY, but hanging out in a nearby hotel.   Links:  Allll the stuff about the Silver Lake Serpent: https://myths.link/315 Want ridiculous villains? Because this is how you get ridiculous villains: https://villains.lol   * * * Sponsors:  Simplisafe! Customize the perfect system for your home in just a few minutes: https://SimpliSafe.com/legends  Olive & June! Salon-worthy nails at home with the Olive and June Mani System: https://oliveandjune.com/legends  Athletic Greens! Looking for an easier way to take supplements? Athletic Greens: https://AthleticGreens.com/legends  Socks, shirts, and underwear that feel good for many reasons. We love our Bombas: https://bombas.com/legends with code: legends
12/04/2338m 45s

314-Greek Myth: Baby Steps

The story from Greek mythology of how Hermes became an Olympian by killing a turtle and eating some barbecue. The creatures are the heikegani (平家蟹), that angry crab that might just be a deceased samurai who has waited at the bottom of the sea for centuries...to snap at your toes a little. Best of the Worst! https://villains.lol Everything becomes a crab: https://myths.link/crabs The show post with the disclaimer and crab pictures: https://myths.link/314 * * *  Sponsor: Indeed: Attract, Interview, and Hire all in one place. Start hiring now: https://indeed.com/legends * * *  Music "Pintle" by Blue Dot Sessions "Jillian Bridges" by Blue Dot Sessions "Golden Grass" by Blue Dot Sessions "Again in the Spring" by Blue Dot Sessions
05/04/2336m 47s

313B-1001 Nights: Night Shift

We wrap of the stories of the dervishes (and the mysterious visitors to the party who are DEFINITELY NOT the caliph and Jafar) and then the hostess and her sisters find the tables have turned...because, yes of course, they have been threatening the life of their ruler, but more because...why were they beating those dogs and weeping??  The creature is Napf-Hans! A German version of the butter cat who is neither butter nor cat...but who loves cake and beer.   Squirrel underpants! https://myths.link/squirrelunderpants Best of the Worst! https://villains.lol/listen/ Disclaimer! https://myths.link/313b   * * *  Sponsor:  Rocket Money! Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way. https://rocketmoney.com/legends
29/03/2343m 4s

313A-1001 Nights: Party Down

A party no one can speak of under threat of death. Genie fights, wizard battles, and grocery shopping. Yes, we're back in One Thousand and One Nights.  The creature is haakapainizi, a folksy grasshopper! Who is also a cannibal!  The membership! https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership  The Best of the Worst! https://villains.lol/listen  Tiny Lobster Hands! https://myths.link/lobsterhands   * * * Sponsors:   Athletic Greens:   AG1 by Athletic Greens is an easier way to take supplements. https://athleticgreens.com/LEGENDS * * *  Music:  "The Records" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Black Ballots" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Union Hall" by Blue Dot Sessions
22/03/2336m 8s

312-Norwegian Folklore: Let's Dance

A Norwegian tale about why you should pay your employees a living wage (or at least not beat them and try to have them executed), or else you could end up in a never-ending dance party.  The creature is why you should avoid home improvement projects like the plague...because you could be literally plagued with wood and earth imps.  Membership! Want ad-free and bonus episodes? Check out Myths and Legends Plus in Apple Podcasts or go to https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership  Best of the Worst! Check it one of our other shows, which is like if the creature of the week segment was about ridiculous comic book villains: https://villains.lol/listen/  --- Sponsors: Simplisafe: There’s no safe like SimpliSafe: https://simplisafe.com/LEGENDS  Canva: Collaborate with Canva for Teams: https://canva.me/MYTHS  Bombas: Ready to get active? Think Bombas: https://bombas.com/legends  Babbel: Babbel: Language for life. https://babbel.com/myths   --- Music: "Chai Belltini" by Blue Dot Sessions "Pedalrider" by Blue Dot Sessions "Single Still" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Yards" by Blue Dot Sessions
15/03/2339m 37s

311-Samurai: Lost and Found

A Ronin (a masterless samurai) goes on a quest to find a stolen sword and restore the honor of his family's name, but, when it comes to pushing the limits of what is right in order to see his mission through, how far is too far?  The creature is Rübezahl, a turnip counter, and we'll see why you shouldn't trust people who love vegetables.  Best of the Worst! https://villains.lol/listen/  The disclaimer and source: https://myths.link/311   --- Sponsors:  Rocket Money: Stop throwing money away. Cancel unwanted subscriptions. https://rocketmoney.com/legends  Indeed: Need to hire? You need Indeed. https://indeed.com/LEGENDS  Olive and June: The Olive & June Mani System is everything you need for a salon-quality manicure in one box. https://oliveandjune.com/legends  Athletic Greens: Comprehensive nutrition in one simple scoop. https://athleticgreens.com/LEGENDS   --- Music:  "Gra Hovedvei" by Blue Dot Sessions 
08/03/2351m 33s

310-Norse Sagas: The Maiden King

The story of Sigrgarthr and the Maiden King, from Icelandic folklore has Viking male models, ruthless princesses, people shoving metal down their pants to make unbeatable weapons, dragons, trolls, witches, and monsters. There's a lot going on this week.  The creature this week is the Pope Lick Monster, who shows that the most dangerous thing of all is our own superstition. And also being hit by trains.  Show post and article: https://myths.link/310 Best of the Worst is back! https://villains.lol/listen   Music: "Caseco" by Blue Dot Sessions "Garrucha" by Blue Dot Sessions "Inspector F" by Blue Dot Sessions "La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions
01/03/2346m 17s

309-Scandinavian Folklore: The Enemy of my Enemy

This week, there are three stories of people bargaining: with the devil, with that angry lady who owns too many cats, and with...rocks, and we'll see that the person you need...might be the one you least suspect.  The creature this week is a forest creature who won't lope lazily past your out-of-focus camera...because he'll fly past. He's Batsquatch!  Show post and Batsquatch article: https://myths.link/309 Best of the Worst is back! https://villains.lol/listen   -- Sponsors: PIA VPN: An awesome, super fast, super private VPN service. Check it out for an incredible discount: https://www.piavpn.com/Legends.  BetterHelp: The episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Thinking about giving therapy a try? Try out BetterHelp. https://betterhelp.com/myths.   -- Music: "Jemma" by Blue Dot Sessions "Mr. Mole and Son" by Blue Dot Sessions "TwoPound" by Blue Dot Sessions "Delicates" by Blue Dot Sessions
22/02/2338m 53s

308-Tricksters: Food Chain

Stories of tricksters from the folklore of the Hopi, Northern Pueblo, and Algonquin people. Coyote makes an enemy when he steals Fox's best friend...and eats him. We meet Rabbit Boy and learn how to get a free ride from your worst enemy. Then, we see how that guy who keeps trying to bite your tail off...might not be your friend? -- Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Assorted insects: https://myths.link/insectassortment -- Sponsors: Babbel: https://babbel.com/myths for up to 55% off your subscription. Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at https://bombas.com/legends and use code: legends at checkout. HelloFresh: Go to https://hellofresh.com/myths60 and use code: myths60 for 65% off -- Music: "Villano" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dust Digger" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kalsted" by Blue Dot Sessions "Capering" by Blue Dot Sessions
15/02/2341m 7s

307-Dragons: Pie Hard

The story of why, no matter how good of an idea it sounds like after a few drinks, you shouldn't steal church bells and drop them into a nearby pond. You might awaken an ancient evil. Because of course you will. This is the tale of the Knucker. The creature this week is Bunny Man! He throws axes at cars! -- The post with the disclaimer and pictures and all that: https://myths.link/307 Crayfish: https://myths.link/cray The membership! https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Indeed! Visit https://indeed.com/legends to start hiring now. Simplisafe! https://simplisafe.com/legends There’s no safe like SimpliSafe. -- Music: "Dim" by Chad Crouch
08/02/2335m 12s

306-Latin American Folklore: Payback

Two stories from Latin America folklore about people (and animals?) getting payback. The first is a story about why you shouldn't bite strangers. The second is about a man who can make the dead rise...but for a small fee will make sure that they stop. The creature is the magician's monster from Castle Frankenstein, a living lesson of why you shouldn't brag about your elixir of life and then die a year later. -- Cat Butt Key Caps: https://myths.link/catbuttcaps -- Music: "Drama Queen" by Podington Bear "Dutiligi" by Podington Bear "Haze" by Chad Crouch "In My Head" by Podington Bear "LA" by Podington Bear 
01/02/2335m 43s

305-Turkish Folklore: Angry Bird

The story of the Bird of Sorrow, from Turkish folklore, has love, loss, gratitude, people messing up coffeehouses, genie girlfriends, and elaborate pranks involving not being able to take off your pants. It's a big week. The creature is the neugle, a handsome little horse that gives Lil' Sebastian a run for his money. -- Music: "Among the Reeds" by Podington Bear "Caprese" by Blue Dot Sessions "Chel Taza" by Blue Dot Sessions "Enter on Bull Lake" by Podington Bear "Nesting" by Podington Bear "Confluence" by Podington Bear
25/01/2336m 26s

304-Celtic Folklore: Among Us

Two stories from Celtic folklore of the things that lurk among us: witches that live in our home town, trolls that hold dance parties on the frozen wastes, and tiny, 1000-year-old fairy creatures who are buying drinks after work. The creature this week is the Giant of Smeeth, who would really like you to watch your language, please. ***Slight correction*** I mention that it is 9th century Scotland in the first story. It's...probably not? The stories are just kind of vaguely Medieval or Early Modern and it likely takes place in the late Middle Ages since witchcraft wasn't a capital offense in England until the 1500s.  The 9th century bit was part of a throwaway joke about margaritas at girl's night, but I thought it would be better to be more accurate. -- Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsor: This episode of Myths and Legends is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/myths and get on your way to being your best self.  -- Music: "The Ascent" by Chad Crouch "Down and Around" by Chad Crouch "October Shuffle" by Chad Crouch "Filesharer's Lament" by Chad Crouch "Running on Empty" by Chad Crouch
18/01/2337m 42s

303-Japanese Folklore: Rice and Means

Two stories from Japan about samurai (and wannabe samurai) following their dreams. Too bad it takes fights with giant creatures and a little bit of murder to do so. The creature this time is ao nyōbō, and she doesn't want you to stop by her beautiful, horribly dilapidated mansion. -- Creature page: https://yokai.com/aonyoubou/ Fart spray: https://myths.link/ohfarts Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: BOMBAS! https://bombas.com/legends with code LEGENDS at checkout for 20% off your first purchase. SIMPLISAFE! https://simplisafe.com/legends for 20% off your order with interactive monitoring. -- Music: "Engine Flicker" by Blue Dot Sessions "Silver Lanyard" by Blue Dot Sessions "Weathervane" by Blue Dot Sessions
11/01/2341m 53s

302-Jewish Folklore: Losing Hares

This week, we learn where you shouldn't kiss a rabbit (it's exactly where you think), and how a dance party can save a city. The creature is B.O.B., the Beast of Blattenboro, and he's here to do two things: exsanguinate dogs and scare people...and there is a lot of dog blood to suck and people to scare, so it's going to be around for a while. -- Links! Links here! Get your links! Creepy baby hand candles: https://myths.link/babyhandles The Beast of Blattenboro newspaper article: https://myths.link/302 Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Andelo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Chrome and Wax" by Blue Dot Sessions "Our Only Lark" by Blue Dot Sessions
04/01/2335m 11s

301-Japanese Folklore: After Sundown

The story of a family and the monsters that hunt them. The twist? These are monsters that they might know better than they realize. The creature is snow snake! It's a snake that lives in the snow, and if you're thinking, "that's ridiculous, snakes are cold blooded!" Well, while you were thinking about that it bit you and you died. Congrats. -- Links! Reuter's fact-check on Snow Snakes (2021): https://myths.link/snowsnakesreuters Snopes on Snow Snakes (2014): https://myths.link/snowsnakessnopes Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/12/2219m 26s

300-Norse Christmas: A Slaying Song Tonight

An abbot spends Christmas surrounded by outlaws in the dark forest, so he can listen to mysterious, otherworldly music. A farm has a fun Christmas tradition where employees end up dead on Christmas morning. It must be the holidays in Swedish and Icelandic folklore. The creature is draugr of the sea, Norse sea zombies, who are going to get in the way of your holiday mead run. -- Like ad-free and bonus episodes? You'd like the Myths and Legends membership, here (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) or by checking it out on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram? https://instagram.com/mythsandlegends -- Sponsors: Bombas! https://bombas.com/legends and use code 'legends' for 20% off! Wondery Exhibit C: Follow Wondery Exhibit C on Facebook or go to https://wonderyexhibitc.com, and listen to True Crime podcasts on Wondery and Amazon Music. -- Music: "Chai Belltini" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dear Myrtle" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gilly Wash" by Blue Dot Sessions "La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ratesheet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Steadfast" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Cast and Favor" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/12/2244m 13s

299-Korean Folklore: Long Con

The spies are coming. Governor Sim has gone too far and earned the attention of the king, who's sending people to see what's going on in Sim's district. The only thing? Sim is four steps ahead of the king and those spies don't know what they're walking into. The creature is Western Europe's first vampire! And why you want to avoid mixing sorcery with your home improvement projects! -- Links! Say hi on Instagram? https://instagram.com/mythsandlegends New episode of Scoundrel out today! https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Faherty: https://fahertybrand.com/legends with promo code LEGENDS for 20% off! Shopify: https://shopify.com/legend Scribd: Get a free 60-day trial at https://scribd.com/myths Wondery: Follow Wondery Exhibit C on Facebook or go to https://wonderyexhibitc.com, and listen to True Crime podcasts on Wondery and Amazon Music. -- Music: "A Simple Shroud" by Blue Dot Sessions "Keeping Up" by Blue Dot Sessions "Talltell" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vela Vela" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/12/2242m 52s

298-Finnish Folklore: Footsteps in the Dark

A home improvement project 800 years in the making that includes way too many wolves, rat parts, and beards. It's the story of the Tomten of Åbo Castle, from Finnish folklore. The creatures are women with varying degrees of faces from British folklore. The one thing they have in common? Drunk, possibly concussed guys are the only people that have seen them. -- Åbo/Turku Castle tour Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPSIBVQ8p3E Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Crazy Cat Lady Action Figure: https://myths.link/catlady -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Get 40% off any new system at https://simplisafe.com/legends Bombas: https://bombas.com/legends with promo code LEGENDS for 20% off your first purchase. Best Fiends: Go to the App Store or Google play to download Best Fiends for free. -- Music: "Halpver" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gene's Waltz" by Blue Dot Sessions "Evidence Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Snowgarden" by Blue Dot Sessions "Our Ears, Deceivers" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Onyx" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/12/2245m 44s

297-Monkey King: Up in Smoke

We're back in the story of the Monkey King as he and the crew continues their journey to the west. Xanzang, the monk, of course gets captured again, but this time, it's by the son of an old friend of Monkey's from back in his pillaging days! He figures things should go well. Because, of course, there is nothing children love more than being bossed around. The creature is the L'esak, and it's why you shouldn't eat that delicious road bread, no matter how good it looks. -- Myths and Legends on Instagram: https://instagram.com/mythsandlegends And because it's my little project, Myths and Legends on Mastodon: https://mastodon.social/@myths Oh, and there's a new scoundrel out today! https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Shopify: https://shopify.com/legends Simplisafe: https://simplisafe.com/legends Faherty: https://fahertybrand.com/legends with promo code LEGENDS -- Music: "Eyes on Everyone" by Blue Dot Sessions "Delham Corner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Burnam Street" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dognell" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/11/2247m 42s

296B-Roman/Greek myths: Should I Bray or Should I Go?

Lucius has been turned into a donkey after using the wrong body lotion. Then, he was kidnapped by bandits. Things are about to get a whole lot worse for Lucius. The creature is the Korori (虎狼狸), who offers a new way to feel better after you get sick. -- Links! Shop: https://shop.bardic.fm Disclaimer: https://myths.link/296b Source one for creature of the week: https://yokai.com/korouri/ Source two for creature of the week: https://uncannyjapan.com/podcast/korori/ -- Music: "Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions "Watercool Quiet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Capilla" by Blue Dot Sessions "Galaxy Shard" by Blue Dot Sessions -- Sponsors: Canva: https://canva.me/myths for a free 45-day extended trial! Ora Organic: Text MYTHS to 64-000 to get 30% off your first subscription! Scribd: https://scribd.com/myths   Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/11/2247m 12s

296A-Greek Myths: To Bewitch or Not to Bewitch

Lucius’s lifelong dream, as of ten minutes ago, is learning how to do sorcery. Luckily, he’s not only in a city crawling with witches who are slicing bits off people’s faces to do their magic and bringing wineskins to life, but his hostess is a sorceress herself, and all he has to do is catch her in the act. The creature is the Lizard Man, lover of sinking his claws into cars…and his teeth into some Filet-o-Fish sandwiches. — Disclaimer: https://myths.link/296 Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
16/11/2240m 5s

295-1001 Nights: What's in the Box?

The story of a merchant gets lost ducking out early from a funeral and who ends up sleeping in a graveyard…and that’s somehow the least scary thing that happens to him that year. The creature is the Sirin, and they’ll only sing for you if you’re super happy and harmonious. So, kind of never. — Disclaimer: https://myths.link/295 Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Come say hi on Mastodon if that's your thing: https://mastodon.social/@myths — Music: "Millworm" by Blue Dot Sessions "Caravan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Uncertain Ground" by Blue Dot Sessions "Champman" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
09/11/2241m 5s

294-West African Folklore: Spirited Away

The story of Moremi Ajasoro from modern-day Nigeria has love, loss, and, of course, evil forest monsters. The creature is the Van Meter Visitor, a dinosaur that was apparently stinking up the Old West. -- The newspaper article for the creature and the disclaimer: https://myths.link/294
02/11/2238m 49s

293-Hans Christian Andersen: The Little Things

Two stories, two small things making enormous problems. We have "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Red Shoes". For two stories about young women learning and growing, they contain kind of a lot of dismemberment. The creature is Striga! And she's the reason to put on that extra loaf of garlic bread and leave pig bones all over church. -- Disclaimer: https://myths.link/293 Fictional! https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe. New episode comes out Thursday 10/27 -- Music: "Celestial Navigation" by Blue Dot Sessions "In Passage" by Blue Dot Sessions "Rabbit Hole" by Blue Dot Sessions "Babble Babble Brook" by Blue Dot Sessions "Fissure Forming" by Blue Dot Sessions "Heavenstill" by Blue Dot Sessions "Single Still" by Blue Dot Sessions "Loopy" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
26/10/2239m 50s

292-Germanic Legends: Dwarf Fortress

Magic swords, Viking legends, dwarves, ice queens, and enchanted rose gardens, this story of Dietrich of Bern and the Dwarf King Laurin has a bit of everything. The creature this week is the Samodivi, the reason why you should be going out to the club each night. -- Scoundrel! New episode of Scoundrel out about Black Bart, the Gentleman Outlaw. Check it out at https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Music: "Lead Shroud" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
19/10/2254m 16s

291-Japanese Folklore: The Monsters

Three stories of monsters from Japan. We have a tanuki, the monsters that lurk in the civilized places, and monsters that might be under your home right now. The creature is a decapitated man who loves hugs. -- Scoundrel! https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Indeed: Start hiring now at http://Indeed.com/LEGENDS SimpliSafe: Get a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at http://SimpliSafe.com/LEGENDS Best Fiends: Download for free from the App Store or Google Play. Plus, earn $5 worth of in-game rewards when you reach Level 5. June’s Journey: Download today on Android, iOS mobile devices, and PC through Facebook Games -- Music: "Shphrd" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/10/2246m 25s

290-Indian Folklore: Hiss and Make Up

A story from Kashmir folklore about love, marriage, and murder. Kind of a lot of all those things, actually. The creature is a Jaculus, the snake that will kill you with kindness. And its sharp javelin head. -- New Scoundrel out today! https://myths.link/scoundrel Pickle Bath Salt: https://myths.link/picklebathsalt -- Sponsors:  Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at http://Bombas.com/legends Faherty: Get 15% off with code MYTHS at http://FahertyBrand.com/myths   Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/10/2238m 18s

289-Viking Sagas: Half the Man

The story of Half's Heroes, from the Icelandic Sagas. If you don't like being burned alive...and also do absolutely nothing to avoid the completely avoidable fate of being burned alive...can you even call yourself a man? The creature this week is the Ubigabi (姥ヶ火), the flaming head that's barreling toward you in the night. -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Connect with us on Best Fiends with Friend Code: 2829841 Shopify: Sign up for a FREE trial at http://shopify.com/legends (all lowercase!) Helix Sleep: Get $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND 2 free pillows at http://HelixSleep.com/myths Indeed: Start hiring at http://Indeed.com/legends Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/09/2238m 27s

288-Viking Sagas: The Pillage People

The Saga of Half and His Heroes from Icelandic folklore starts with Odin spitting in a family's ale and only gets stranger from there. The creatures are the Ellyllon, the flower glove wearing, grocery-store-visting, fungus eaters. -- Links! Scoundrel! https://myths.link/scoundrel That comic book villain podcast we have: https://www.nextpod.com/botw The shocking potato thing: https://myths.link/potato -- Sponsors: Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at http://Bombas.com/legends Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends for free on the App Store or Google play and earn $5-worth of in- game rewards when you reach Level 5. Friend us with code: 2829841 Canva: Get a FREE 45-day extended trial at http://Canva.me/MYTHS -- Music: "Dusting" by Blue Dot Sessions "Transit Chrysl" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cicle DR Valga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Drone Pine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Pickers" by Blue Dot Sessions "Chel Vela" by Blue Dot Sessions   Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/09/2238m 7s

287-Korean Legends: Sob Story

This week, it's the story of Stupid Ondal and the Princess Pyeonggang, where we see that it's Pyeonggang's birthday, and she can cry if she wants to. Oh, it's the next birthday, and she's still crying? Wait, three years down the road, and she hasn't stopped. Should someone find out what's wrong? The king just wants to threaten her with marriage to a guy he sees as terrible? Yeah, this should end well. The creature is Lazy Laurence. He guards apple orchards. And also doesn't mind a little backwash. -- A solid source for this week's episode: https://myths.link/ondal -- Sponsors: Indeed: Start hiring at http://Indeed.com/legends Simplisafe: Free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at http://SimpliSafe.com/LEGENDS Bombas: 20% off your first purchase at http://Bombas.com/legends Shopify: Free 14-day trial at http://Shopify.com/legends -- Music: "Selena Leica" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lady Marie" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cornicob" by Blue Dot Sessions "Drone Thistle" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/09/2237m 14s

286-Japanese folklore: Cat Dad

Tokutarō is not going to be tricked by fox monsters. He's just not. Also, a dad has a big problem with the new pet cat. Two stories from Japan about things not being what they seem (or things being exactly what they seem). -- New Scoundrel out this week! Some of the most famous paintings in the world are now publicly visible only because a woman tried to have her own son murdered! https://myths.link/scoundrel That disclaimer: https://myths.link/286 -- Sponsor: June's Journey! Check it out on the App Store, Google Play, or on PC on Facebook Games! -- Music: "Plaid Shapes" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/09/2239m 56s

285-Romanian Folklore: Grin and Bear It

The story of Harap Alb (Povestea lui Harap Alb) from Romanian folklore has it all. Like, it really does try to jam as many fairy tale tropes in as possible, but it actually works. It's a fun story with a little bit of everything. Oh, and talking lettuce. The creature is the Iwana bōzu (岩魚坊主) a priest who loves fish and has a seeeeecrettttt. -- Sponsors: Indeed: Visit http://indeed.com/legends to start hiring now! Best Fiends: Check it out on the App Store or Google Play! -- Music: "Quindi Cavern" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kovir Straight Flat" by Blue Dot Sessions "Zeriba Flats" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/08/2241m 44s

284-Grimm: To the Point

I mean, if you style your beard to a point so that it looks like an enormous bird's beak, you can't really fault an insult comedy pro princess for taking some shots at it. It's "King Thrushbeard" by the Grimm brothers. The creature is a giant whose career path involves working for kings, hermits, and, oh yeah, the devil. -- Get your links. Hot and fresh. Scoundrel. Learn how two sisters in the 1800s were inadvertently responsible for John Edwards and Miss Cleo. https://myths.link/scoundrel Membership: Like helping? Don't like ads? Feel like fall is taking too long to get here and want to take the fight to the foliage to get it to hurry up? I can't help you with that last one, but as for the first two, just between you and me: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Speaking of ads, say hello to our lovely sponsors: Helix Sleep: $200 off all mattress orders and 2 free pillows at http://HelixSleep.com/myths Shopify: 14-day trial with full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features at http://Shopify.com/legends Liquid IV: Buy Liquid IV in bulk nationwide at Costco, or get 15% off with code MYTHS at http://LiquidIV.com -- And last but certainly not least, it's the Music. Thank you to the hardest working (people? I think it's like a collective of artists? I don't know.) in showbiz, Blue Dot Sessions. "Asterisx" by Blue Dot Sessions "Are We Loose" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thannoid Piano" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thannoid Swing" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/08/2234m 24s

283B-Indian Folklore: To the Victor

We see if Victor can come out on top using the power of stories…for murder? The creature is a tiny fish with fingers and teeth! — Disclaimer/mermaid: https://myths.link/283b Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership — Sponsors Shipstation: Free 60-day trial at http://ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page and type in MYTHS Indeed: $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://Indeed.com/LEGENDS Best Fiends: Friend us with code 2829841 Canva: Free 45-day extended trial at http://Canva.me/myths Faherty: 20% off at http://FahertyBrand.com/MYTHS with code MYTHS at checkout — Music: “The Telling” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/08/2241m 26s

283A-Indian Folklore: King of the Jungle

What happens when a lion and his prey become best friends? Or when a monkey starts messing around on a worksite? Or a weaver pretends to be a god to woo a princess? The Panchatantra happens. An eclectic, free-flowing anthology of short, funny, sometimes brutal stories that are meant to teach people wisdom...but might all be part of a long-con to gain control of a kingdom. The creature is the Nasnas, and he is very bad at hide and seek. And will also melt your flesh. -- Links! An English version of the Panchatantra: https://myths.link/panchatantra So you can taunt your dog with a ball they'll never get to use: https://myths.link/poochselfie The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring at http://SimpliSafe.com/Legends Shopify: Free 14-day trial with full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features at http://Shopify.com/legends June's Journey: Download June’s Journey! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games Ora Organic: Text MYTHS to 64-000 for 30% off your first subscription -- Music: "Idle Ways" by Blue Dot Sessions "McCarthy" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vulcan Street" by Blue Dot Sessions "Roadside Bunkhouse" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/08/2235m 1s

282-Gawain: All Knight Long

King Arthur and his best knight, Sir Gawain, have to answer the age-old question: what do women want? Oh, and if King Arthur doesn't find the definitive answer within a year, he'll be executed. Hijinks ensue. The creature is Nalusa Falaya, an evil porcupine who will turn you into an unwitting sleeper agent against your own family. -- The Salt Shooter: https://myths.link/saltshooter The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Bombas! Get 20% off your first purchase: http://Bombas.com/legends -- Music: "Dolly and Pad" by Blue Dot Sessions "Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions "Beignet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Jumbel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Palms Down (No Cello)" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/08/2235m 52s

281-Grimm: Beyond the Grave

Two stories from the Grimm brothers with people going beyond death. On the first, it's a prince and princess who find love...after they swear a terrible and toxic oath to one another. On the second, if your guest sees ghost children in your house, maybe you should listen to them? The creature is the Leyak, a witch who likes munching on some human entrails and turning into a monkey with golden teeth. -- Scoundrel: If someone offers you a miracle tonic that's literally just heavily irradiated bottled water, don't take it! https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Helix Sleep: Go to https://HelixSleep.com/myths to take the quiz and for up to $200 off and 2 free pillows Indeed: Go to http://Indeed.com/LEGENDS to start hiring now. Shopify: Go to http://Shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial. Ora Organic: Text MYTHS to 64-000 for 30% off your first subscription -- Music: "Valladolid Funeral" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/07/2236m 45s

280-Korean Folklore: Family Matters

Three stories from Korean folklore about family with terrible frog sons, angry imps beating guys with sticks until their arms get tired, and a mayor who just doesn't know when to quit. The creature is the Leanhaum-Shee, and if someone wants to set you up on a date with an invisible person...maybe pass. And also run away as quickly as possible. -- Links! Disclaimer: https://myths.link/280 Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring. Best Fiends: https://bestfiends.com Go to the App Store or Google Play to download Best Fiends for FREE! Faherty: Go to http://fahertybrand.com/myths and use code MYTHS at checkout to get 20% off! Liquid IV: Grab your Liquid I.V. in bulk nationwide at Costco, or you can get 25% off when you go to liquidIV.com and use code MYTHS at checkout -- Music: "Pitho Magnus" by Blue Dot Sessions "Elegant Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions "It Must Be" by Michele Nobler "Why" by bzur Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/07/2246m 16s

279-Norse Sagas: Prince Ali

The story of Spotted Ali, from the Icelandic sagas, has werewolves, ogre battles, and witch curses. It also has parents doing the right thing (and then the wrong thing for way too much cash), enemies becoming friends if they can keep on doing enemy stuff, and why you should always be polite to people who help you out: you don't know which ones might be actual trolls. The creature this week is the Kibaan, a chill hairy guy who will play music for you...providing you don't try to steal his child. -- Links! Tiny plastic babies! https://myths.link/tinyplasticbabies Ali source and academic article: https://myths.link/alisource -- Sponsors: Indeed: with Indeed, businesses only pay for quality applications matching the sponsored job description. Visit http://indeed.com/legends to start hiring now. Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! BOMBAS: Suuuuper comfortable everything. Check it out and get 20% off your first purchase. http://bombas.com/legends Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! -- Music: "A Certain Lightness" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bridgewalker" by Blue Dot Sessions "Clouds at Castor Ridge" by Blue Dot Sessions "Persimmon" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ewa Valley" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sals Piano Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tapoco Critter" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Onyx" by Blue Dot Sessions "Zelus" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/07/2245m 39s

278-Oscar Wilde: Skyrockets in Flight

Two literary fairy tales from Irish writer Oscar Wilde. On the first, we'll see that even fireworks need spa days. Is that what wallowing in the mud with animals is? Probably, right? On the second, it's a story of love. Cynical, brutal love. The creature is the Joseung Saja (저승 사자), a dapper grim reaper who's all business. -- Disclaimer: https://myths.link/278 -- Sponsors: June's Journey: download June’s Journey today! Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on PC through Facebook Games. Honey: Check out Honey for free at http://joinhoney.com/myths Blenders Eyewear: Go to http://blenderseyewear.com and use code “mythsvip” for 15 percent off. Raycon: Go to http://buyracon.com/mal to get 15 percent off your Raycon order. -- Music: "Spunk Lit" by Blue Dot Sessions "Basketliner" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/07/2234m 29s

277-1001 Nights: Kiss the Cook

The story of the cook and the warlock, from 1001 Nights, where you see how a hot tub can change your entire life's course. The creature is the Murghi-i-adami, a buff peacock with a lot to say. -- Disclaimer & vizier bit: https://myths.link/277 Scoundrel! Check out the worst (as in least talented) counterfeiter in US history: https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Check out June's Journey on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Helix Sleep: Go to http://helixsleep.com/myths for up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Indeed: with Indeed, businesses only pay for quality applications matching the sponsored job description. Visit http://indeed.com/legends to start hiring now. -- Music: "Gothrd" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hrse Hrse" by Blue Dot Sessions "Still Nite" by Blue Dot Sessions "Pglet Credits" by Blue Dot Sessions "Shepman" by Blue Dot Sessions "Shphrd" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/06/2237m 31s

276-Swiss Horror: Along Came a Spider

An adaptation of a Swiss horror novella "The Black Spider" by author Jeremias Gotthelf (AKA Albert Bitzius), about a town with a knight problem, so they make a deal with a very suspicious man to help them in their time of need. The creature is the Kanbari nyūdō, that creepy hairy guy watching you go to the bathroom on New Year's Eve. -- The disclaimer: https://myths.link/276 -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions -- Sponsors: BOMBAS: Suuuuper comfortable everything. Check it out and get 20% off your first purchase. http://bombas.com/legends Best Fiends: Go to the App Store or Google Play to download Best Fiends for FREE. Grove: Go to http://grove.com/legends and get a free gift set worth up to $50 with your first order! Head to http://FahertyBrand.com and use code “MYTHS” at checkout to snag 20% off ALL your new spring staples! June's Journey: Download June’s Journey FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/06/2253m 25s

275-Tibetan Folklore: Free Bird

A prince, chased by seven evil wizard roommates, seeks help from a hermit. This leads him on a journey of discovery that entails ghosts, mythological creature kidnapping, and many, many blisters. The creature is the Lioumere, and you'll see that clowns aren't just for children's birthday parties! They're also for doing dental work on dangerous ogresses. -- The strange, sad life of Bernarr Macfadden: https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends to claim your $75 sponsored job credit. Plus, earn up to $500 extra in sponsored job credits with Indeed's Virtual Interviews. Canva: Design like a pro with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trial when you go to http://canva.me/myths Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! -- Music: "Arc Chamber" by Blue Dot Sessions "Laser Focus" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tango Rosino" by Blue Dot Sessions "Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions "TwoPound" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/06/2244m 39s

274-European Folklore: Murky

Two stories from Eastern Europe where we see why mythological water monsters aren't a great way to discipline your kids. On the second, if a wizard is mumbling something outside your house, you're in for a bad time unless you talk to a witch. The creatures are the Devil's Dandy Dogs! They're not dandy, not the devil's, and they're barely dogs! -- Disclaimer: https://myths.link/274 Newts! The new PRX podcast I mentioned that has the Vodník, the Czech water monster in the first story. If you want to check it out: https://myths.link/newts Man Glitter: https://myths.link/manglitter it's just sawdust. -- Music: "Jubelio" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Broker" by Blue Dot Sessions "Forgot His Jam" by Blue Dot Sessions "In Time We Shall" by Blue Dot Sessions -- Sponsors: Call Me Curious: Listen to Call Me Curious on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or wherever you listen. You can listen early and ad- free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. Honey: Get Honey for free today by going to http://honey.com/myths Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! BOMBAS: Suuuuper comfortable everything. Check it out and get 20% off your first purchase. http://bombas.com/legends Raycon: The fit. The sound. Go to http://raycon.com/mal to get 15% off your Raycon order.     Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/06/2240m 0s

273-Robin Hood: The Good Thief

You would think, if you're the most wanted person in Britain, you would probably want to lie low for a little while and think that the all-too-happy-to-get-kidnapped abbot with the big bags of gold strolling through Sherwood forest might be an obvious trap. The creature is why you don't want to eat a big meal and then go into battle. -- Links! Scoundrel! Check out the story of Sarah Wilson: https://myths.link/scoundrel Our membership! It still exists! https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: June’s Journey: Get that Sherlock feeling. Download June’s Journey today in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Chime: Don’t wait, apply for a free account at http://chime.com/myths Grove: Go to http://grove.com/legends and get a free gift set worth up to $50 with your first order! Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! -- Music: "Access Road" by Blue Dot Sessions "Babble Babble Brook" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ballade" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cold Summers" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Dial" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tionesta" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/06/2244m 52s

272-Egyptian Folklore: Imposter

The story of a young man who decided that he would do anything to live the life of his dreams...but how far is too far? The creature is the Minata-Karaia, basically ents who snack on their armpit fruit. -- Mitos y Leyendas: https://myths.link/mitos Best of the Worst, another show we have that's basically creature of the week but with comic book villains: https://myths.link/botw Fictional is back, too! https://fictional.fm/subscribe -- Sponsors: Best Fiends! Check it out on the App Store or Google Play, or go to https://bestfiends.com/ Helix: Get a great night sleep by going to http://helixsleep.com/myths and get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends to claim your $75 sponsored job credit before April 30th, 2022! -- Music: "Hedgeliner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Mr. Mole and Son" by Blue Dot Sessions "Purple Light" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plaid Shapes" by Blue Dot Sessions   Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/05/2235m 54s

New Podcast: Myths and Legends, now in Spanish!

Sonoro and Nextpod (that’s Jason and Carissa Weiser!) present Mitos y Leyendas. The acclaimed podcast about mythology and worldwide folklore, now in Spanish.  Listen, learn, and subscribe today on your favorite podcast platform to catch all the episodes every week. Available now! To listen directly on Apple Podcasts: https://play.sonoropodcast.com/LFm7oyx7  Nextpod.com  Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/05/227m 50s

271-Korean folklore: A Friend in Need

Three stories of people helping people from Korea, including helpful monsters, deadly Pictionary, and why you should shove strangers down hills. The creature is the Glashtin, a creature with sticky hands, but in the murdery way and not the stealy way or ice creamy way. -- Sonoro and Nextpod (that's us!) present Mitos y Leyendas. It's this podcast, now in Spanish! Listen to the trailer and first TWO episodes now: https://play.sonoropodcast.com/LFm7oyx7 Check out this week's all-new Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel And we are up to 25 episodes of best of the worst! https://nextpod.com/botw -- Sponsors: Canva: Design like a pro with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trial when you go to http://canva.me/myths Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Skillshare: explore your creativity at http://skillshare.com/myths for a one month free trial! Fuzzy: Go to http://YourFuzzy.com/myths for your free trial of Fuzzy, with access to 24/7 personalized pet care and vet-recommended products -- Music: "Campfire Rounds" by Blue Dot Sessions "Trod Along" by Blue Dot Sessions "Marble Chase" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kirkus Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions "Line Exchange" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/05/2233m 17s

270-Greek Myths: Cloud Cuckoo Land

This week, Olympus will fall. The reign of the Greek gods will come to an ignoble end to an enemy that has been lurking in the shadows the whole time. Hear how it all goes down in this definitely serious story about how the rule of the Olympians was usurped by something you see every day. The creature is the Kickle Snifter! The reason why you should wash your beard! Or don't because who doesn't enjoy having a semi-parasitic friend around all the time? -- Links! That disclaimer: https://myths.link/270 That new show, Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel That other new show, Best of the Worst: https://nextpod.com/botw The old show with new episodes, Fictional: https://fictional.fm -- Sponsors: Honey: Get the browser extension and start saving money at http://joinhoney.com/myths Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends to claim your $75 sponsored job credit! Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Head to http://FahertyBrand.com and use code “MYTHS” at checkout to snag 20% off ALL your new spring staples! -- Music: "Enter the Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "Heath" by Blue Dot Sessions "Big River Run" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slapstick" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/05/2242m 28s

269-Hans Christian Andersen: What We Do With the Shadows

A story from Hans Christian Andersen about becoming your best self…after that self completely separates from you and leaves you as merely a shadow. The creature this time is the invincible bear monster your ghost grandpa warned you about. — Scoundrel: All new this week! https://myths.link/scoundrel Fictional: All new tomorrow! https://fictional.fm/subscribe — Sponsors: BOMBAS: Suuuuper comfortable everything. Check it out and get 20% off your first purchase. http://bombas.com/legends June’s Journey: Get that Sherlock feeling. Download June’s Journey today in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Chime: Don’t wait, apply for a free account at http://chime.com/revolutions Raycon: The fit. The sound. Go to http://raycon.com/mal to get 15% off your Mother’s Day order. — Music: "Apollo Dierdre" by Blue Dot Sessions "Desmontes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lumber Down" by Blue Dot Sessions "Jog to the Water" by Blue Dot Sessions "Molly Molly" by Blue Dot Sessions "Only Lara" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Lane Lover" by Blue Dot Sessions "PlainGrey" by Blue Dot Sessions       Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/05/2239m 25s

268-Viking Legends: Hride or Die

Two stories from Norse myth. The first is about how you should just be you, even if people think you're a fool for doing so...actually, kind of especially if people think you are a fool for doing so. The second is about why you shouldn't go to the bathroom alone at night: Norse toilet zombies. The creature is the Mimick Dog, a dog that will mimic you and maybe put on plays. -- Sherlock Holmes on Fictional! https://fictional.fm/subscribe Best of the Worst, our twice-weekly mini-cast with ridiculous super villains! https://www.nextpod.com/botw and don't forget about Scoundrel: History's Forgotten villains: https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Helix: Ger a great night sleep by going to http://helixsleep.com/myths and get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends to claim your $75 sponsored job credit before April 30th, 2022! Grove: Go to http://grove.com/legends and get a free giftset worth up to $50 with your first order! -- Music: "Single Still" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gene's Waltz" by Blue Dot Sessions "Steamboater" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dear Myrtle" by Blue Dot Sessions "Timid Luxor" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/04/2239m 24s

267-Dragons: The Horse and his Boy

A story of believing in yourself and finding your own way in the world...by imitating Pokemon and Hodor and wearing flashy suits from your best friend's stone safehouse. From a story from what's now Czech Republic and Slovakia, called "Prince Bayaya." Coming to a garden near you, the creature is the Jidra, from Medieval Europe. You might think you're a fantastic gardener, what with growing a plant bigger than you are...but you might rethink that when the plant tries to eat you. -- Links! Scoundrel: https://myths.link/scoundrel Fictional will also be new on Thursday! https://fictional.fm/subscribe As always, Best of the Worst is running twice a week now: https://myths.link/botw -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Shipstation: Go to http://shipstation.com, click the microphone at the top of the page, and use the code MYTHS for a 60-day, risk-free trial! Headspace: Go to http://headspace.com/legends and get one month FREE of their entire mindfulness library! Novo: Sign up for your free business checking account at http://novo.co/legends and get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts. -- Music: "Jon Don" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gatinha Rosa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Epic Victory" by Valentina Gribanova "Lovers Hollow" by Blue Dot Sessions "Rue Severine" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/04/2233m 46s

266-1001 Nights: Good Night and Good Luck

A story from One Thousand and One Nights of an incompetent dude, a genie that's more than happy to be used for evil, and how the best legal outcome is one that involves free honey cakes. This is also where we wrap up the framing narrative, and we see if Scheherazade's gambit, of keeping herself alive by telling her husband stories every night for the past 989 days, finally pays off. The creature is Irusan, the Irish king of the cats, and he is tired of listening to your terrible poetry. -- Links! Best of the Worst: Ridiculous heroes and villains from comic book history. Check it out https://myths.link/botw Fictional has a surprise narrator this week (and some killer soundscaping) check it out here: https://fictional.fm/subscribe Check out Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains, a show we host and make with Kast Media: https://myths.link/scoundrel -- Sponsors: Honey: Get the browser extension and start saving money at http://joinhoney.com/myths Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends to claim your $75 sponsored job credit before April 30th, 2022! Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Canva: Design like a pro with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trial when you go to http://canva.me/myths -- Music: "Arctic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions "Aloscape I" by Blue Dot Sessions "In Other Times" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Trestle" by Blue Dot Sessions "La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/04/2245m 55s

265-Monkey King: Out of Your Gourd

A super-powered monkey from Chinese folklore meets more than he bargained for: a sloshing hollow gourd full of pus. The creature is the Mikaribaba (箕借り婆) from Japanese folklore, a great reason not to shower (because she will literally gouge out your eyes). -- Scoundrel! New episode of Scoundrel this week. Check it out: https://myths.link/scoundrel New episodes of Best of the Worst out, too. They're a lot of fun. https://myths.link/botw -- Sponsors: Headspace: Go to http://headspace.com/legends and get one month FREE of their entire mindfulness library! Call Me Curious: Listen to "Call Me Curious" on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or wherever you listen! Bombas: Go to http://bombas.com/legends for 20% off your first purchase! Chime: Join over 10 million people using Chime by going to http://chime.com/revolutions. Sign-up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. June's Journey: Download June’s Journey FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/04/2254m 2s

264-Korean folklore: On the Mountainside

Five stories from Korean folklore all woven together to tell a grand narrative of the lives of normal people (and animals...and trees) on a mountainside in medieval Korea. The creature is the Iara, from Brazil, a vampire mermaid who isn't thrilled to be a vampire mermaid but hey, it was the best her fish friends could do for her a the time. -- Best of the Worst! Check out our (other other) new podcast where we tell funny vignettes of ridiculous heroes and villains from comic book history. Check it out at https://myths.link/botw Of course, there's also Fictional at https://fictional.fm/subscribe and Scoundrel at https://myths.link/scoundrel both of which had new episodes out last week! -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Helix: Ger a great night sleep by going to http://helixsleep.com/myths and get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Scribd: Get two free months of Scribd for only 99 cents! Go to http://try.scribd.com/myths Call Me Curious: Listen to "Call Me Curious" on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or wherever you listen! -- Music: "Bangolet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Patched In" by Blue Dot Sessions "Our Own Melody" by Blue Dot Sessions "Peacoat" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vernouillet" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/03/2234m 44s

263-Celtic Folklore: You Can't Take it With You

Three stories of things worth more than gold from Slavic, Celtic, and Chinese folklore. Also, why you shouldn't eat gold (it will literally kill you), why you should dig into that road cake early on, and why you should remember where you put stuff before getting the authorities involved. The creature is a cow's stomach with bone melting eyes! Who hates it when evil barons are evil! -- New Scoundrel out this week! Check it out at https://myths.link/scoundrel New Fictional out tomorrow! Check it out at https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe New Best of the Worst out twice this week! Check it out at https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe -- Sponsors: Bombas: Go to http://bombas.com/legends for 20% off your first purchase! Shipstation: Use our offer code MYTHS to get a 60-day free trial. Just go to https://ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page, and type in MYTHS Novo: Sign up for your free business checking account at http://novo.co/legends and get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts. Canva: Go to http://Canva.me/myths to get your FREE 45-day extended trial! -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/03/2239m 43s

262-Japanese Folklore: Fatal Attraction

Three stories from Japan about love gone wrong. On the first, the fairest youth in all the land is set to marry the daughter of a rich noble. The problem? His father kind of oversold his looks... On the second, we'll see why moths and other nighttime bugs go toward the light, and on the third, a lovelorn samurai meets a woman from his past he thought was long gone. The creature just wants you to chill out and stop trying to kill its friends...or else it will make you swell up in horrifying and painful places. -- Fictional this week is a prescient sci-fi tale of isolation and redemption. Check it out: https://fictional.fm/subscribe Scoundrel was new last week, too! Check out the story of the original Great Gatsby: https://myths.link/scoundrel Want to hear basically a creature of the week segment but with terrible villains from comic book history? Check out Best of the Worst, another show we secret-launched: https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe -- Sponsors: Honey: Get the browser extension and start saving money at http://joinhoney.com/myths Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends to claim your $75 sponsored job credit before March 31st, 2022! Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Headspace: Go to http://headspace.com/legends and get one month FREE of their entire mindfulness library! -- Music: "Spinning Meter" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cocktail Gig" by Blue Dot Sessions "Two Pound" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Envelope" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plate Grayscale" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Line Stomp" by Blue Dot Sessions   Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/03/2241m 9s

261-Jewish Folklore: Mirror, Mirror

Two stories of King David's magic mirror. One actually involves a folklore version of the Biblical king facing off against an enemy from his past...and maybe turning into a balloon? The second involves a rabbi, a murderous sorcerer, and a magic battle dinner party. The creature is what happens when you stay too long as a vampire. You turn into what's basically an angry George Costanza with seven goat tails. -- Links! Scoundrel (new episode out today!): https://myths.link/scoundrel Fictional (new episode out Thursday!): https://fictional.fm/subscribe Best of the Worst (our new twice-weekly mini-cast we stealth-launched when we brought back Fictional): https://www.nextpod.com/botw-subscribe That terrible Alexander the Great thing: https://myths.link/261 -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Chime: Make your first good decision of the new year and join over 10 million people using Chime by going to http://chime.com/revolutions. Sign-up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. June's Journey: Download June’s Journey FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Head to http://FahertyBrand.com and use code “MYTHS” at checkout to snag 20% off ALL your new spring staples! -- Music: "Beeth" by Blue Dot Sessions "La Naranja Borriana" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Idle Eyes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Checkered Blue" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/03/2236m 32s

260-Norse Sagas: Norse Code

Heidrek the wise...was not actually all that wise. He took ownership of a cursed sword for one. He also got in a riddle battle with Odin, which is never a good idea. In fact, if you want to be wise, it might be a good idea to just look at Heidrek's life, and do the opposite. The creature is the Kaibaan, and he's that guy hanging out with his guitar on the quad trying to meet girls. You can spot him because he's the size of a human baby. -- Links! Fictional is back! https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe Scoundrel is here! https://myths.link/scoundrel Christopher Tolkien translation of today's story: https://myths.link/heidrek -- Sponsors: BOMBAS! Go to http://bombas.com/legends to get 20% off your first purchase! INDEED! Go to http://indeed.com/legends to claim your $75 sponsored job credit before March 31st, 2022! NORDVPN! Go to http://nordvpn.com/myths or use code MYTHS to get up to 70%(!) off your NordVPN plan, plus one additional month free! -- Music: "Vinyl Eyes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Chilvat" by Blue Dot Sessions "KeoKeo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Golden Grass" by Blue Dot Sessions "Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie "What Does Anybody Know About Anything?" by Chris Zabriskie Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/03/2243m 35s

WE HAVE A NEW PODCAST! SCOUNDREL: HISTORY'S FORGOTTEN VILLAINS IS AVAILABLE NOW!

From Jason and Carissa Weiser, the hosts of Myths and Legends, comes Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains. History consists of heroes and villains (and, I suppose everything in between)... but it's usually the villains who are the most interesting: Their flaws, their quirks, the voids in their hearts that force them to do the unthinkable. These are the characters that fascinate us, that pull us in, that compel us to watch and don’t let us look away. And these are the characters that Scoundrel: History’s Forgotten Villains is all about. Scoundrel, is a new bi-weekly anthology podcast from Kast Media and the award winning creators of Myths & Legends, that tells the stories of the rapscallions through time who were just a little more adept at hiding their evil from historians than others. By joining them on their treacherous journeys, we not only learn about what makes them tick, but more importantly, the times that created them. Sidney Gottlieb, George Remus, Hetty Green, Thomas Blood, James McClintock. They’ve all done horrible things...on varying scales. If there’s anything we can salvage from their misdeeds and incalculable human suffering, it’s the opportunity to use them to elucidate the times they’ve lived… so that we can better understand ourselves.   Listen anywhere you get podcasts: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scoundrel-historys-forgotten-villains/id1609801925 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3KRjtrNffxIZzCb6gGxPCN?si=2ae9d508ac5744e9  Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/02/2213m 39s

259-Egyptian Folklore: Butter

NEW SHOW NEW SHOW! We have a new show out. We've partnered with Kast media to make a history podcast called Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains. Carissa and I host it and we really think you'll love it. Please check it out here: https://myths.link/scoundrel -- This story has a little bit of everything: genies, sorcerers, insecure kings, true love (with two practice marriages beforehand that the king insists do not count don't count those), and, of course, dancing houseplants. All of this set against the backdrop of two young people trying to find their place in the world after being abandoned by their parents. The creatures this time love humans. Like, a lot. Which would be fine...if they weren't giants. We'll see how that works...spoiler: it doesn't. -- Links: Our new site - it kind of gets buried this week with the Scoundrel launch, but Bardic is now Nextpod! We have some big announcements over there, so if you're interested in seeing whats going on, head to https://nextpod.com! Shrek pooping toothpaste topper: https://myths.link/shrekpooping -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Helix: Ger a great night sleep by going to http://helixsleep.com/myths and get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Fabulous: Start building your ideal daily routine today with Fabulous Premium! Get 25% off Fabulous Premium by going to http://thefab.co/myths Check out The Vanished, by Wondery! https://wondery.com/shows/the-vanished-podcast/ -- All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/02/2245m 15s

258-Icelandic Legends: Welcome Back, Cotter

Two stories from Iceland. On the first, Signy has a shot at the good life. Unfortunately, that shot involves camping out in a cave with giants, tone deaf swans, and magic flying beds. Oh, and some light kidnapping. On the second the pastorage servant just wants to kiss that dead guy and does not care who knows it. The creature is stuck between two dimensions, and they're going to take out their anger about that on you. With their club. -- Links: Not-a-pocketknife: https://myths.link/notpocketknife Store: https://shop.bardic.fm Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Truebill: Don't fall for subscription scams! Go to http://truebill.com/myths! It could save you thousands per year! Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends and get a a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! Offer ends March 31st, 2022 Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Shipstation: Go to http://shipstation.com, click the microphone at the top of the page, and use the code MYTHS for a 60-day, risk-free trial! -- Music: "Airliner" by Podington Bear "Elephants on Parade" by Podington Bear "Funk and Flash" by Blue Dot Sessions "Symphony 40 in G Minor" by Blue Dot Sessions "An Oddly Formal Dance" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/02/2241m 16s

257-Chinese Folklore: Love Me, Love Me

It's (almost) Valentine's Day, and we have two stories from Chinese folklore about love, loss, and marrying all sorts of things you shouldn't be marrying, like ghosts and livestock! The creature is a sleazy alligator man who's looking for love* in all the wrong places** -- Links: Cereal Killer: https://myths.link/cerealkiller Store: https://shop.bardic.fm Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get a free indoor security camera when sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Chime: Make your first good decision of the new year and join over 10 million people using Chime by going to http://chime.com/revolutions. Sign-up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. Check out June's Journey on the App Store or Google Play Scribd! Get two months free of scribd for only 99 cents at http://try.scribd.com/myths!   *naked people **down by the river Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/02/2242m 22s

256-Indian Folklore: Tiger Mom

A story from India that's like a more awesome version of two different Grimm fairy tales. A woman is promised in marriage to a stranger and we learn that, yeah, that's actually a pretty terrible idea. The creature is the reason why you don't want pigeons to pity you. -- Sponsors: Check out Vanished, the new Wondery show! Bombas: Get 20% off any purchase by going to http://bombas.com/legends Grove: Go to http://grove.com/legends and get a free giftset worth up to $50 with your first order! Truebill: Don't fall for subscription scams! Go to http://truebill.com/myths! It could save you thousands per year! Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends and get a a 75 dollar sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! Offer ends March 31st, 2022 -- Links: The Ocarina of Time: https://myths.link/ocarina The store: https://shop.bardic.fm The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Disclaimer: https://myths.link/256   Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/02/2234m 20s

255-Chinese Folklore: Picture Me This

A story from China where we see a young man embark on a dangerous journey for love that definitely isn't a knock-off version of "The Journey to the West" and/or "The Hobbit". Then, we learn how the world's first selfie resulted in kind of more death than you'd think. The creature his a demon from Japan...who's working through a bad breakup. -- Sponsors: Honey: Get the browser extension and start saving money at http://joinhoney.com/myths Best Fiends: Download the app on the App Store or Google Play! Helix: Ger a great night sleep by going to http://helixsleep.com/myths and get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows! Fabulous: Start building your ideal daily routine today with Fabulous Premium! Get 25% off Fabulous Premium by going to http://thefab.co/myths -- Links: Hand horse: https://myths.link/onehandhigh Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/01/2237m 27s

254-Spanish Folklore: Ready or Not

A story from Spanish folklore of three brothers, a crafting competition, a smelly Trojan parrot, and a lesson that it's never too late to start on the Hero's Journey. I mean, you might end up in jail, but it's still inspiring? The creature this week is the Gohonga, a creature that will take your child, educate them, and return them as a forty-year-old -- Links: The earbags: https://myths.link/earbags Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Store: https://shop.bardic.fm -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and take 20% off your SimpliSafe System and get your first month free when you sign up for the interactive monitoring service! Indeed: Go to http://indeed.com/legends and get a a 75 dollar sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post! Offer ends March 31st, 2022. Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial, and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Headspace: Go to http://headspace.com/legends and get one month FREE of their entire mindfulness library! NordVPN: Go to http://nordvpn.com/myths or use code MYTHS to get up to 70% off your NordVPN Plan plus one additional month for free! -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/01/2235m 1s

253B-Monkey King: The Good Guys

Monkey has been fired. Sandy has been captured. Pigsy is fleeing in terror, and the monk is about to be cut to pieces by a room full of angry guys. Things are not going well. The creature is a buff angry dude whose solution to everything is hitting it with a spiky club. -- Disclaimer: https://myths.link/253b Giant Hoodie Snuggie: https://myths.link/snuggiehoodie Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors! June's Journey: Download June’s Journey FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features! Chime: Make your first good decision of the new year and join over 10 million people using Chime by going to http://chime.com/revolutions. Sign-up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/01/2247m 1s

253-Monkey King: Severance

We're back on the road on the Journey to the West and our heroes are starving. The solution? Some murders, some personnel changes, and human buns. The creature is a devil fish, a not-so-friendly businessfish. -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Simplisafe: Get 20% off your entire new system. http://simplisafe.com/legends Bombas: Get 20% off any purchase by going to http://bombas.com/legends Grove: Go to http://grove.com/legends and get a free giftset worth up to $50 with your first order! -- Devilfish Bay: https://myths.link/devilfishbay Secret Succulent Pen Plant: https://myths.link/penplant Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/01/2245m 14s

252-Greek folklore: Name that Tune

Fighting your own fate: it's a theme nearly as old as human civilization. We'll hear two stories of people who both lament their fate...and see that they are profoundly bad at doing anything about it. The first has a sack maker with a one-hit wonder...and a friend who wants to help him change...and who's also a super-rich king. The second is about a man who goes to look for Chance to try to change his own lot in life...and discovers that he might just be his own worst enemy. The creatures are the Namahage, from Japan! New Years monsters who want to help you...by scraping the nasty skin off your feet... -- Sponsors: Honey: Get the free browser extension that can help you find savings all around the internet by going to http://joinhoney.com/myths! Zocdoc: Now is the time to prioritize your health. Go to http://ZocDoc.com/myths and download the ZocDoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor! -- Links! 2021 glasses (don't buy these they are truly worthless. Though I guess they aren't as bad as 2020 glasses.): https://myths.link/2021 Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership   Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/12/2134m 13s

251-Icelandic Legends: Ghosts of Christmas Past

Two stories of Christmas in Iceland. So that apparently means wizards and zombies? The creature is the Cuegle! It's like a walking great white shark with terrible self-esteem -- Sponsors: June's Journey: Check it out on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Grubhub: This holiday season, give the gift of Grubhub. http://grubhub.com Quip: Go to http://getquip.com/myths and you'll get your first refill free! Quip, the good habits company. -- Music: All music by http://www.sessions.blue Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/12/2135m 34s

250-Grimm: Fauxsicians

Two stories of absolutely real and definitely not fake doctors! The first is a Grimm tale where a guy goes to medical school and opens a practice! Never mind that his medical school is just a white coat and a bone saw! The second is a bit more legit with one cure-all elixir that really does cure all...and it may or may not be yule ale. The creatures are the buschfrauen! And they will hunt you to the ends of the earth if you mess with their pets or teach you great knitting techniques if you give them a place to stay. -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Simplisafe: Get 40% off your entire new system. http://simplisafe.com/legends Bombas: Get 20% off any purchase during their big holiday sale by going to http://bombas.com/legends Sundance Now: Start streaming your next obsession. Try Sundance Now free for 30 days by going to http://sundancenow.com and use promo code "myths" -- Links: The necronomicon book cover: https://myths.link/necronomicon Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "A1 Rogue" by Podington Bear "Forces" by Podington Bear "All the Colors in the World" by Podington Bear "Little Door" by Podington Bear "Encounter" by Podington Bear "In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/12/2135m 19s

249-Italian Folklore: Unbearable

Two stories from Giambattista Basile, Neapolitan writer, of angry sisters, busted Mario pipes, and she-bears that are only mad if you try to force them into marriage. The creature is the wiffenpoof, who only wants to eat fancy cheeses and not get your chewing tobacco in his eyes. -- Sponsors: Indeed! Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Bombas! Get 20% off any purchase during their big holiday sale by going to http://bombas.com/legends Headspace! Find some headspace at http://headspace.com/legends and get one month free of their entire meditation library. MeUndies! To get your 15% off your first order and free shipping, go to http://meundies.com/myths -- Disclaimer: https://myths.link/249 Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Belly Tie: https://myths.link/belly -- Music: "Interludium" and "Dany PKL" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lamb and Wolf" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/12/2132m 41s

248-Sorcerer's Apprentice: The Magic Words

Two stories of sorcerer's apprentices. The first picks the wrong major at wizard school. The second finds a creative way into school...by becoming a dangerous sorcerer's BFF. The creatures are the elle maids, definitely not suspicious women offering wine to strangers on the road. -- Simplisafe: Get 40% off your entire new system. http://simplisafe.com/legends Olive and June: go to http://oliveandjune.com/myths and use code myths for 20% off your first Mani System! Quip! Quip is the good habits company. Go to http://getquip.com/myths and you'll get your first refill free! June's Journey: Download it free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! -- Links: Dog Leggings? https://myths.link/dogleggings The Colossi of Memnon: https://myths.link/colossi Store: https://shop.bardic.fm Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/12/2135m 22s

247-Argentinian Folklore: Beast Tartare, Can't Go Far

This week, it's the story from Argentina about Senorita Maldonado. We'll learn that sometimes the beasts of the woods might be better than your cruel, micromanaging boss. The creature is a shapeshifting water monster who has one rule for her spouse. Just one. Think he can go without breaking it? Yeah, neither do I. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Get 50% off your entire new system. http://simplisafe.com/legends Olive and June: go to http://oliveandjune.com/myths and use code myths for 25% off your first Mani System! Zocdoc: Go to http://zocdoc.com/myths and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor. -- Links: Feet sweepers: https://myths.link/slipperslippers Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/11/2131m 40s

246-Slavic Legends: The Queen's Gambit

The legendary story of Olga of Kiev, a 10th century queen who's always four steps ahead of her enemies. For the creature of the week, when you're the dogai, you always have a sleeping bag handy. Because they're your ears. -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Simplisafe: Get 50% off your entire new system. http://simplisafe.com/legends Grubhub: Order through the grubhub app or by going to http://grubhub.com! Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features. -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/11/2137m 43s

245-Pirates: Pretty Pretty Pirate

The story of a pirate princess from Jewish/Polish folklore, we'll see how many fiancees is too many fiancees (the answer, of course, is however many try to marry you at sword-point), and that you really, really don't want to mess with a team of pirate princesses. The creature is a foot umbrella and yoga instructor that doesn't skip leg day. -- Links: Yodeling pickle: https://myths.link/pickle Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Bombas: Get 20% off any purchase during their big holiday sale by going to http://bombas.com/legends Headspace: Find some headspace at http://headspace.com/legends and get one month free of their entire meditation library. Prose: Prose is the healthy hair regimen with your name all over it. Go to http://prose.com/myths and get 15% off your first order today. Sundance Now: Start streaming your next obsession. Try Sundance Now free for 30 days by going to http://sundancenow.com and use promo code "myths" -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/11/2135m 43s

244-Georgian Folklore: Here Fishy Fishy

A story from Georgian folklore about a king who needs a cure for his condition, the prince who decided that cure was going to be his new pet, and all the problems that come from an animal blood eye wash so maybe don't do an animal blood eye wash. If you give the creature of the week the moon, he's going to want the sun to go with it. Then, we're all pretty much doomed. -- Links: Disclaimer: https://myths.link/244 Lightsaber chop sticks: https://myths.link/lightsabers Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Store: https://myths.link/store -- Sponsors: Indeed! Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Quip! Quip is the good habits company. Go to http://getquip.com/myths and youll get your first refill free! MeUndies! To get your 15% off your first order and free shipping, go to http://meundies.com/myths Sugarwish! Go to https://sugarwish.com to get $10 off your order today. Send a Sugarwish for the holidays and let them pick exactly what they want! Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! -- Music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/11/2135m 19s

243B-King Arthur: Double Trouble

Arthur has been kidnapped. Guinevere's evil twin is at large. The kingdom is thrown into chaos. Their hope rests with a bunch of knights putting others first and doing the right thing. Yeah, they're pretty much doomed. The creature is a soft-bodied, vampire hunter with crazy black hair. Finally, a Halloween costume I can pull off. -- Sponsors: Zocdoc: Go to http://zocdoc.com/myths and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor. Butcherbox: Get a 10-16 pound turkey FREE with your first box. Go to http://butcherbox.com/myths to sign up! Sundance Now: Try Sundance Now free for 30 days by going to http://sundancenow.com and using the promo code myths! Shopify: Go to http://shopify.com/legends for a free 14-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features. -- Links: Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/10/2141m 20s

243A-King Arthur: Doppel-Gwen-er

The story of Queen Guinevere as she goes from princess, to queen, to convict. The creature is the Ciguapa, from Haitian and Dominican folklore, and you'll see that if you're asking which monsters to follow into the dark forest, you're kind of already making questionable decisions. -- Sponsors: [Gravely voice] Check out The Sandman: Act Two on Audible by going to http://audible.com/dreaming Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play! Olive and June: go to http://oliveandjune.com/myths and use code myths for 20% off your first Mani System! Grubhub: Order through the grubhub app or by going to http://grubhub.com! -- Links: Disclaimer: https://myths.link/234a Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Darth Vader toaster: https://myths.link/vadertoast Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/10/2138m 51s

242-Albanian Folklore: Two Roads

The story of Zjermi, Handa, the dragon Kuchedra, and about a hundred naked armpit angels from Albania. When it comes to the creature this week, look, we all need our "me" time, just don't transform your children into sleepy foxes to get it. -- Sponsors: Headspace: Get one month free of their entire meditation library at http://headspace.com/legends! Bombas: Get 20% off your first order at http://bombas.com/legends Simplisafe: Get 20% off your entire new system and your first month of monitoring service free at http://simplisafe.com/legends Laithwaites Wine: Get six amazing bottles of wine, two bonus bottles, and two stemless wine glasses for $49.99 plus tax with free delivery! Just text MYTHS to 6400 -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/10/2141m 40s

241-African Folklore: Hippopotamaster

In a story from the folklore of the Sorko people who lived along the Niger river in West Africa, a hippo is causing all sorts of trouble. I mean, hippos are dangerous, but ones that can sprout ovens on their back and shoot fire streams like some kind of final-evolution Pokemon mean this village needs a hero. The creature is Babamik! She's a deranged murderer who had it all...until her daughter started dating. -- Sponsors: Indeed! Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Grove! Get awesome stuff delivered to your door. Go to http://grove.com/legends for a free starter pack! Grubhub! Check it out! Order through the Grubhub app or online at http://grubhub.com MeUndies! Get 15% off your first order, free shipping AND a 100% satisfaction guarantee at http://meundies.com/myths -- Links: Hobbit feet: https://myths.link/feet Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Source: https://myths.link/miriam -- Music: Music by Podington Bear and Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/10/2140m 37s

240B-German Fairy Tales: Heart of Stone

The conclusion of "A Heart of Stone" by Wilhelm Hauff, where we see what happens when Peter Munk, out of options after threatening the Little Glass Man, turns to the devil to help himself through dire circumstances. The creature, the okuri-inu (送り犬) is a dog that might help you out when you need it most...because when it comes to killing you, this dog has dibs. -- Links: Disclaimer and source: https://myths.link/240b Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Canva: Design like a pro with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trail when you go to http://canva.me/myths Grubhub: check them out online (http://grubhub.com) or through the app! Bombas: Get 20% off your first order by going to http://bombas.com/legends -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/09/2142m 37s

240A-German Fairy Tales: Man of Glass

A German fairy tale about striving, falling short, and then seeking help from dangerous mythological creatures to help you pick up the slack. The creature is Azrail, the giant who is terrible at fighting. -- Sponsors: Butcherbox: Get free ground beef for life! Sign up at http://butcherbox.com/myths and get two pounds of ground beef free in every order for the life of your membership. Grubhub: check them out online (http://grubhub.com) or through the app! Audible: Go to http://audible.com/dreaming to listen to the next part of The Sandman! Laithwaites Wine: get 6 amazing bottles of wine, plus 2 bonus bottles AND two stemless wine glasses for $49.99 plus tax, with FREE delivery. Just text “MYTHS” to 64000 -- Links: The dog calendar: https://myths.link/pooches The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/09/2136m 29s

239-Grimm: Give them a Hand

Three stories from the Grimm brothers of people helping someone out. Sometimes that goes well. Other times you end up with an indescribable urge to bury your nose in filth and hunt for truffles. The creatures are three generations of sleazy Irish water creatures on a redemption arc. -- Post/disclaimer: https://myths.link/239 Shakespeare bandages: https://myths.link/insult-bandages Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Indeed: Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Bombas: Get 20% off your first order by going to http://bombas.com/legends Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends today on the App Store or Google Play! Athena Club: Go to http://athenaclub.com and use the promo code "myths" for 20% off! -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/2144m 12s

238-Indian Folklore: Blue Raja

A story from India about what happens when a murder cult who turns intruders into dogs moves in across the river and why you should get as far away as possible...because of the murder cult that turns people into dogs. The creature is Bolster the giant! He has fun festivals celebrating him (dying)! -- Sponsors: Simplisafe! Save 20% off your Simplisafe system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring Service by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends Grubhub! Check it out! Order through the Grubhub app or online at http://grubhub.com Headspace! Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free 1-month trial with full access to Headspace's full library of meditations for any situation. Grove! Get awesome stuff delivered to your door. Go to http://grove.com/legends for a free starter pack! -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions -- Links: T-Rex bust candle: https://myths.link/t-rex Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/09/2144m 14s

237B-Odyssey Finale: To Strive, to Seek, to Find, and not to Yield

Odysseus confronts the suitors, and our long journey comes to its end. The creatures (Bakwas and Dzunukwa) just want to make you a roommate in their strange, invisible house. Or kill you. Or both. -- Sponsors: Halo Collar: Go to http://shophalocollar.com/myths to save 20% on your Halo Collar! Grubhub: Check it out! Order through the Grubhub app or online at http://grubhub.com Butcherbox: Right now, new members can get three pounds of chicken breast, two pounds of burgers, and one pack of hotdogs for free! Go to http://butcherbox.com/myths -- Music: All music by Blue Dot Sessions (https://sessions.blue) -- Links: Disclaimer and poem: https://myths.link/237b Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/2143m 44s

237A-Odyssey Finale: The Shape of Things to Come

Odysseus finally landed on Ithaca, but, with 120 angry, armed men in his house who want his wife and life, can he survive his homecoming? The creatures are Black Annis and Gentle Annis. Black Annis is a pale blue and Gentle Annis wrecks boats. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe! Save 20% off your Simplisafe system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring Service by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 off a mattress order ad two free pillows by visiting http://helixsleep.com/myths! Canva! Design like a por with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trail when you go to http://canva.me/myths Headspace! Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free 1-month trial with full access to Headspace's -- Links: Earthworm Jerky: https://myths.link/worm-jerky Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Bogero" by Blue Dot Sessions "Home Home at Last" by Blue Dot Sessions "Just the Feeling in the Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "Low Coal Camper" by Blue Dot Sessions "Everybody" by Podington Bear "Shields Up" by Blue Dot Sessions   Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/2136m 52s

236-French Fairy Tale: Piece of Cake

This week, we're in French fairy tales with queen who prepared her daughter for the world a little too well, and to the queen's despair she doesn't want to marry, choosing to rely instead on her own strength and judgement. Oh, and also there are griffin fights, dragons, sphinxes, giant turkey chariots, evil fairies, and cat-riding mythological dwarves. It's a big week. The creature is a toad full of hate. And also full of rainbow breath. -- Sponsors: Athena Club: Sign up today and you'll get 20% off your first order. Just go to http://athenaclub.com and use code MYTHS Best Fiends! Download the five-star rated puzzle game free today on the App Store or Google Play. http://bestfiends.com Bombas! Check out our favorite socks. Go to http://bombas.com/legends today and get 20% off your first order! Zocdoc: Go to http://zocdoc.com/myths and download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor. -- Links: Lunch box: https://myths.link/lunch-box Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Mellow D" by Podington Bear "So it Goes" by Podington Bear "Vic Fenceta Lan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Warm Fingers" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gilroy Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/08/2143m 37s

235-Korean Folklore: Ghost Story

Three stories from Korean folklore! On the first, a boy loves collecting stories, but no one really taught him proper story care, so they went the way of so many carnival goldfish. On the second, a young man protests his unfair (and kind of murdery) working conditions...by turning his boss's lunchbox into a toilet. On the third, there are people, there are cows, and no one can tell the two apart. The creature is the ziz, and it wrecks cities by accident. -- Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Simplisafe! Save 20% off your Simplisafe system and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring Service by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends Indeed! Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Faherty Brand! Stock up on summer clothes now! Go to http://fahertybrand.com and use the code MYTHS20 at check out to get 20% off all your summer gear. Headspace! Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free 1-month trial with full access to Headspace's -- Music: "Mind Body Mind" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tralaga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kvelden Trapp" by Blue Dot Sessions "Base Camp" by Blue Dot Sessions "Arizona Moon" by Podington Bear "Well and Good" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/2143m 44s

234-Scandinavian Folklore: Trolling

This week, there are two stories from the north. On the first, a young Danish man is doing the hero's journey thing...but it's not going well, and that leads to him taking a job working for an actual troll. On the second story, from Iceland, we learn why, if a merman ends up in your net, you should pull an Elsa and just let it go. The creature is a rock monster who goes up against the Slayer of Alien Gods. -- Sponsors: Halo Collar: Check out the awesome Halo Collar at http://shophalocollar.com/myths to save 20%! Grove Collaborative: Get awesome stuff delivered to your door. Go to http://grove.com/legends for a free starter pack! ButcherBox: Two words: Lobster tails. Well, ok, how about three words: lobster tails and ribeyes. Those are what you can get for free when you sign up for a new membership at http://butcherbox.com/myths Grubhub: Order through the app or check them out online: http://grubhub.com -- SMBC Hero Comic: https://myths.link/hero-comic Rabbit poop: https://myths.link/rabbit-poop Black Panther gardening gloves: https://myths.link/gardening Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Outmoded Waltz" by Podington Bear "La Inglesa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Santo Apure" by Blue Dot Sessions "Zulia Conspiracy" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/2145m 10s

233C-King Arthur: Not Dead Yet

We finish up our current run of King Arthur episodes with the most evil castle in the land having fallen...maybe. Some knights will learn that the threat might not be so far removed, and Lancelot meets the dastardly commander of the Dolorous Guard...who might actually be pretty terrible at his job of being terrible. The creature is the Yech, a tiny shapeshifting cat in a top hat! Who wants to set you on fire! -- Sponsors: Best Fiends: Check out the 5 star-rated puzzle game FREE today on the App Store or Google Play! KiwiCo: Get your first month free on select crates at http://kiwico.com.myths Canva: Design like a por with Canva Pro. Get a free 45-day extended trail when you go to http://canva.me/myths Grubhub: Get a free delivery perk on your first order from Panera of $15 or more! Check it out: order through the Grubhub app or online! -- Links: Bread Pillow: https://myths.link/breadpillow Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Setting Out on a Quest" by "Gallant Fantasie" by Blue Dot Sessions "Two Boys and a Girl" by Podington Bear "Vegimaine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Selena Leica" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hardsider" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/2136m 40s

233B-King Arthur: 'Tis But a Scratch

We catch up with the strange knight in the white armor, the boy who doesn't know his own past, as he travels the realm, and we witness him come up against the cursed fortress known as the Dolorous Guard. The creature is an old bearded dude who's like a male siren, which, if you're into murderous older fishermen, might be your thing? -- Sponsors! Bombas: Bombas belong on your feet. Go to http://bombas.com/legends and get 20% off your first order! GoHenry: Get started at http://gohenry.com and get one free month with the promo code MYTHS Helix Sleep: Get up to $200 off a mattress order ad two free pillows by visiting http://helixsleep.com/myths! Athena Club: Show your skin you care with an Athena Club razor kit! Sign up today and you'll get 20% off your first order by going to http://athenaclub.com and using the promo code myths -- Links! Scorpion: https://myths.link/scorpions Disclaimer: https://myths.link/233b Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Shop: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Cymbal Patter" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lumber Down" by Blue Dot Sessions "Manaan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Dial" by Blue Dot Sessions "Believe the Hype" by Sander Kalmeijer "Crem Valle" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/07/2142m 42s

233A-King Arthur: The Boy with No Name

We're back in the world of King Arthur! It's been too long, and if you haven't heard our King Arthur stories (or it's been a while) then this is the perfect place to jump in. A beginner-friendly episode that kind of resets our timeline. I'm so excited to be getting back into the stories of Arthur and his knights because there are so many good ones still left to tell. The creature is the hairy, greasy Yamataro (山童), your eternal reminder that, no matter how tempting it seems, to not sumo wrestle strangers on the road. I'm not going to put the tooth link here because if you have to put on your website that you're following international law to the letter and on the lookout for human rights abuses you're kind of already in the wrong business. -- Sponsors: Headspace: Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free one-month trial, with access to Headspace's full library of meditations for every situation. Indeed: Get a $75 credit at http://indeed.com/legends! Offer valid through 9/30/2021. Terms and conditions apply. Zocdoc: Go to http://zocdoc.com/myths and download the app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor! Halo Collar: Save 20% on your Halo collar by going to http://shophalocollar.com/myths! -- Music: "Scalloped" by Blue Dot Sessions "ShadowPlay" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kalsted" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tyrano Theme" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/07/2141m 3s

232-Robin Hood: Public Enemy

Robin decides that, you know what he needs? To walk directly into the home of his greatest enemies. Nothing bad can come from this. Nothing bad at all. The creature is the Wolpertinger, a German chimera who might help you solve some problems...but at the expense of your soul. -- Links: Tortilla blanket: https://myths.link/tortillas Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Daily Harvest: Stay cool during the summer. Go to http://DailyHarvest.com and enter code "myths" to get $25 off your first box. Warby Parker! Try five pairs of glasses at home for FREE when you go to http://warbyparker.com/myths. Literati: Reimagine what a book club can be. Redeem your 30-day trial for only 99 cents at http://literati.com/legends. Faherty Brand: Stock up on all your clothes for summer now! Go to http://fahertybrand.com and use code "MYTHS" at checkout to snag 20% off all your summer gear! -- Music: "Gambrel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Glass Stopper" by Blue Dot Sessions “Lesser Gods of Metal” by Blue Dot Sessions "Bright and Blank" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vdet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Median Point" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/07/2147m 20s

231-Irish Folklore: Challenge Accepted

Two stories from Ireland. On the first, Finn McCool, a giant Irish here, isn't scared! He totally isn't! He's just speed walking away from that guy he's been threatening for weeks who finally showed up at his shore after leaving an incorrect forwarding address. The second is the story of a Leprechaun, and why you never want to take your eyes off the little guy. The creatures are the wish hounds! They're surprisingly dark for creatures called "wish hounds." -- Links: Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Pretty Litter: Go to http://prettylitter.com and use the promo code "myths" for 20% off your first order! Kiwico: Get your first month free on select crates at http://kiwico.com/myths! Grubhub! Download the app or check out http://grubhub.com Bombas: Get 20% off your first order at http://bombas.com/legends -- Music: "Flutterbee" by Podington Bear "Setting Up" by Blue Dot Sessions "In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions "Daymaze" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Confrontation" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/06/2134m 40s

230-Grimm: A Hairy Situation

A story from the Brothers Grimm about an evil king and a bad penny of a kid who's apparently unkillable. Oh, and prophesied to marry his daughter. The creature is a squirrel who wants to surprise you and shove psychotropic substances up your nose. -- Links! Left-handed candle: https://myths.link/lefties Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors! Pretty Litter: check out http://prettylitter.com and use promo code "myths" for 20% off your first order. GoHenry: go to http://gohenry.com and use promo code "myths" for one free month! GrubHub: Check them out via the app or at http://grubhub.com Helix Sleep: go to http://helixsleep.com/myths for up to $200 off a mattress order and two free pillows! -- Music! "Palladian" by Blue Dot Sessions "Waltz and Fury" by Blue Dot Sessions "One Quiet Conversation" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cabernet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sensitive" by Podington Bear "Set the Tip Jar" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/06/2134m 22s

229-Monkey King: Forbidden Fruit

We're back in the story of the Monkey King and the Journey to the West. After picking up Sandy, the sand monster and final member of their party, the guys haven't seen a soul for two months. All that will change with a mysterious stop in the forest. The creature is the Wilser dragon, where the only thing more dangerous than fighting it...is killing it. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: http://simplisafe.com/legends for a free security camera and a 60-day, risk-free trial. Check out Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play by going to http://bestfiends.com Daily Harvest: Go to http://dailyharvest.com and use the promo code MYTHS to get $25 off your first box! Bombas: Go to http://Bombas.com/legends for 20% off your first order. -- Links: The episode post (and list of Monkey King episodes in order): https://myths.link/229 Corgi Pillows: https://myths.link/corgi Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Imprinter" by Chad Crouch "Action" by Chad Crouch "Checkered Blue" by Blue Dot Sessions "New Crescente" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/06/2145m 36s

228-Italian Folklore: Full Circle

Two stories from the Italian writer Giovanni Francesco Straparola, who earns the title of one of the earliest fairy tale writers, putting tales down to paper in the 1500s. On the first, you'll learn that you can't con an honest man...and that you really shouldn't, because the honest man three con men do trick out of a mule comes back for vengeance...and beats the con men at their own game. On the second story, three men are proudly lazy and make a bet to see who can be the laziest scoundrel. They all try to win...by failing. The creature is a Bannick! He wants to watch you take a bath! -- Links! Disclaimer: https://myths.link/228 Glasses: https://myths.link/glasses Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors Zocdoc: Download the Zocdoc app to sign up for free and book a top-rated doctor at http://zocdoc.com/myths Headspace: Check out Headspace and get a free one-month trial with access to Headspace's full library of meditations for every situation at http://headspace.com/legends today. Indeed: You need indeed. Get a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends Grubhub! Check them out and get the app! https://www.grubhub.com/ -- Music: "New Skin" by Podington Bear "Caterpillar Brigade" by Podington Bear "Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear "Re:Joyce" by Podington Bear "Shapeshifters" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/06/2141m 14s

227-Greek/Roman Mythology: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Olympus

Two stories from Greek/Roman mythology this week with the (not remotely) love story of Apollo and Daphne as well as the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe, where we'll see that a wall can bring people together as well as keep them apart. The creature is the Bakru, from Suriname, a mythological creature in the form of a child that stopped on the way to becoming a real boy and you can also hire him to burn down someone's house on Fiverr. -- Sponsors: Warby Parker: Try five pairs of glasses at home for free at http://warbyparker.com/myths Pretty Litter: Pretty Litter: Get 20% off by going to http://prettylitter.com and using the promo code "myths" KiwiCo: Get 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line with code MYTHS at http://kiwico.com Literati: Reimagine what a book club can be. Redeem your free trial at http://literati.com/legends -- Links: Disclaimer: https://myths.link/227 Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Public domain "Metamorphoses": https://myths.link/metamorphoses Not-public-domain "Metamorphoses": https://myths.link/ovid -- Music: "Sunset Stroll in the Wood" by Podington Bear "Douglas Fir" by Chad Crouch "The Speed of Life" by Podington Bear "Helado" by Blue Dot Sessions "OneEightFour" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kallaloe" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/06/2135m 14s

226-European Folklore: Failing Upward

This week, it's the story of Fortunatus, the man who, bet you could never guess from his name, was given an inexhaustible fortune, and how things kind of went off the rails for him and his kids. The creature is Babi, from Egyptian mythology, who's as dedicated to your love life as he is to cracking you open like a coconut and feasting on your innards. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: http://simplisafe.com/legends for a free security camera and a 60-day, risk-free trial. June's Journey: Download it free today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Grubhub: Get the food you love with Perks from Grubhub! GoHenry: Go to http://gohenry.com and use the promo code MYTHS for 1 free month! -- Links! Disclaimer: https://myths.link/226 Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership The story of Fortunatus: http://www.michaelhaldane.com/Fortunatus.htm The story of Andolosia: http://www.michaelhaldane.com/Andolosia.htm -- Music: "Pull Beyond" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lamb Drop" by Blue Dot Sessions "Heather" by Blue Dot Sessions "Risers" by Chad Crouch "More Sky" by Chad Crouch Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/05/2145m 13s

225-Egyptian Folklore: Kitchen Nightmare

The Egyptian folktale of a young woman who's not messing around. After fleeing her home, she only sees one way to live free: become a monster that haunts the wild. The creature is what happens when a jaguar and a human have a happy marriage...and a very unhappy mother-in-law. -- Sponsors: Check out Best Fiends on the App Store or Google Play by going to http://bestfiends.com Daily Harvest: Go to http://dailyharvest.com and use the promo code MYTHS to get $25 off your first box! Bombas: Go to http://Bombas.com/legends for 20% off your first order. Pillpack: Go to http://amazon.com/myths to learn more about Pillpack! Check out M.O.D.O.K. on Hulu! -- Links: Disclaimer: https://myths.link/225 Twitter: https://myths.link/twitter Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Cumulous" by Chad Crouch "Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie "Valantis" by Blue Dot Sessions "Kingfisher" by Chad Crouch Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/05/2134m 16s

224-African Folklore: It's the Great Pumpkin, Kiali

This week, it's a story from Africa (more specifically the Nilamba people in northern Tanzania) about a hunt for a murderer that goes off the rails very quickly with talking animals...and giant, sad pumpkins. The creature this week is a dancing horse. A big chunky ballerina boy who wants to give you a high five at 2100 RPM. -- Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days at http://acorn.tv and use our promo code, LEGENDS! Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends for a 60-day risk-free trial and a free security camera! Headspace: Get a free one-month trial at http://headspace.com/legends! Indeed: Get a free, $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends -- Links: Disclaimer: https://myths.link/224 Mini wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man: https://myths.link/tubeman Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Lonely Warbler" by Chad Crouch "Bird Language (Instrumental)" by Chad Crouch "Elegant Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Besos and Abrazos" by Rolemusic "Celestial Navigation" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/05/2132m 19s

223B-Samurai Legends: Dinner Party

There's a killer on the loose in Kyoto. Young women are disappearing from the streets, never to be heard from again. Minamoto no Raikō, the legendary samurai, knows that it isn't merely a serial killer, but the demons. After he and other samurai like him drove the demons away, the began amassing in the far-off, desolate regions of Japan, but now they have a new leader: Shuten Doji, the drunken demon, a creature as smart as he is deadly. Raikō knows he can't face these oni alone, so he puts together a team of Japan's greatest warriors and together, just maybe, they'll have a chance. The creature is Angoulaffre of the Broken Teeth, great great great great (^10) grandson of Goliath and actually a pretty good governor. Store! https://myths.link/store Membership! https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Twitter! https://myths.link/twitter -- Sponsors: Helix: Get $200 off yall mattress order and two free pillows at http://helixsleep.com/myths! KiwiCo: Get 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line with code MYTHS at http://kiwico.com Check out Best Fiends (http://bestfiends.com) and June's Journey (http://junesjourney.com) on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Connect with your community by checking out Nextdoor by going to http://nextdoor.com/myths -- "Tapoco" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lunette Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions "Machination" by Blue Dot Sessions "Systems" by Chad Crouch "Cirrostratus" by Chad Crouch "Epic Journey" by Valentina Gribanova Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/05/2150m 7s

223A-Samurai Legends: The Devil went down to Kyoto

Three connected stories of samurai from medieval Japan. On the first, Kintaro, a buff eight-year-old, discovers his destiny. On the second, Watanabe no Tsuna, a samurai warrior in his prime fights a demon that's been terrorizing a gate in Kyoto, and on the third he's recruited by Minamoto no Raiko to follow a magical floating skull to a dilapidated haunted house. All these lead into next week, when the heroes will come together to fight the greatest demon in Japan's history: Shuten-dōji. The creature is the aspidochelone! A napping turtle! Who might be the devil! The giraffe skeleton: https://myths.link/giraffe If you're an eccentric billionaire looking to throw a few bitcoins my way: https://www.mythpodcast.com/donate The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days by going to http://acorn.tv and using our code: legends (all lowercast) Grove Collaborative: check out http://grove.co/legends and choose your free gift with your first order of $30 or more. ZocDoc: I already found my new PCP and dentist with Zocdoc. It's time to prioritize your health. Check out http://zocdoc.com/myths! Check out Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan: https://www.strangeandunexplainedpod.com/ -- Music: "Vanagon" by Podington Bear "Rumoi Night" by Blue Dot Sessions "Orchard Lime" by Blue Dot Sessions "Evidence Room" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/04/2140m 24s

222B-Norse Legends: It Takes a Pillage

A packed episode with Thor, Odin, mythological dwarves, sword arms, and Valhalla, all ending up with a beautiful double wedding...which ends somehow worse than the last time we visited a giant wedding on this podcast. We're finishing up the saga of Egil and Asmund. The creature this time is little mucus boy, and if you're a villain, you don't want to get caught monologuing around this sticky, moist little hero. -- Sponsors: Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days by going to http://acorn.tv and using our code: legends (all lowercast) Grove Collaborative: check out http://grove.co/legends and choose your free gift with your first order of $30 or more. Best Fiends: It's super fun and we're all really into it. Download it free: http://bestfiends.com Audible: Visit http://audible.com/myths or text "myths" to 500-500 to try Audible for free for 30 days! Daily Harvest: So. Good. And so easy on those days you don't feel like cooking. Go to http://dailyharvest.com and enter the promo code "myths" to get $25 off your first box! -- Links! The disclaimer: https://myths.link/222b Ragnarok: https://myths.link/88 The Myths and Legends twitter: https://myths.link/twitter The store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Music: "Showers" by Podington Bear "Dockers" by Podington Bear "Molassas" by Podington Bear "Roscoe" by Podington Bear "Curious Process" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/04/2144m 33s

222A-Norse Legends: The Land of the Ice and Snow

We’re back in the nine worlds of Norse myth where two Viking blood brothers are looking for princesses that have been kidnapped by legendary monsters. Their journey will take them beyond their world of Midgard, to Jotunheim, to see the ravages Thor has brought. The creature this time is a kitty! Who wants to make a kitty-human hybrid for...reasons? The post (disclaimer, and a detailed summary of the nine worlds): https://myths.link/222a The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days at http://acorn.tv and use our promo code, LEGENDS! Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at http://bombas.com/legends Pretty Litter: Get 20% off by going to http://prettylitter.com/myths Pillpack: Save on prescription meds by going to http://amazon.com/myths -- Music: "Her Caliber" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gullwing Sailor" by Blue Dot Sessions "Floating in Space" by Podington Bear "We Drive 3 Days" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/04/2140m 11s

221-Chinese/Scottish folklore: The Great Beyond

This week, there are two stories about death and what comes next, from China and Scotland. On the first, a lonely fisherman meets an odd man down by the river with a strange plan for his life. On the second, a stablehand helps out two strangers who stop by his tavern for the night...and discovers a terrifying secret. The creature is an epic hero with oiled pecs who is doing his best to keep everyone in the world alive. The cat that I tried to put in a harness (he hated it): https://myths.link/tomato The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership The store: https://myths.link/store -- Sponsors: Acorn TV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days at http://acorn.tv and use our promo code, LEGENDS! Simplisafe: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends for a 60-day risk-free trial and a free security camera! Headspace: Get a free one-month trial at http://headspace.com/legends! Indeed: Get a free, $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends -- Music: "Cloud Nine" by Podington Bear "Dark Clouds" by Podington Bear "Fading Prospects" by Podington Bear "Eleven" by Broke for Free Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/04/2135m 45s

220B-Odyssey: Lonely Island

We're back in the Odyssey where Menelaus comes home, Telemachus leaves it, and Odysseus? Odysseus has been stuck in the same place for seven long years. The creatures this week are the Agogwe, tiny hairy naked people who are really cool until they aren't. Disclaimer: https://myths.link/220b Thanos swimsuit: https://myths.link/thanos Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Talkspace: Go to http://talkspace.com and use the code MYTHS for $100 off of your first month! Acorn TV: Check out our favorite British streaming service free for 30 days at http://acorn.tv, promo code LEGENDS Bombas: Get 20% off your first purchase at http://bombas.com/legends -- Music: "Rotary Cog" by Blue Dot Sessions "When in the West" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hedgeliner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Milkwood" by Blue Dot Sessions "Box Canyon" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/03/2142m 13s

220A-Odyssey: The Castaways

Three men grappling with the legacy, or curse, of their fathers. Menelaus loses everything and finds a life, but will his past come hunting for him? Telemachus lives each day in the shadow of the absence of his father, pushing back at the inevitable. Orestes knows what he must do to avenge his father, even if it means prolonging his family’s curse. The creature is a tiny elephant who might just eat your brain? Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Store: https://myths.link/store Bob Ross Waffle Maker: https://myths.link/bobross —   Sponsors LinkedIn: Get a free $75 credit at http://indeed.com/legends Check out Best Fiends at http://bestfiends.com Acorn TV: Get your first 30 days for free at http://acorn.tv promo code LEGENDS — Music: "Big River Run" by Blue Dot Sessions "Darkened Treeline" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sino de Cobre" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/03/2135m 39s

219-Italian folklore: Unhand Me

A story from the Pentamerone with a title so spoiler-y that I can't even say it here, but it's a fun, mildly horrifying tale of a relationship that just doesn't work out. And is also really gross. The creatures this week are the little devil and angel on your shoulder, except one of them is a burly wildman and the other is a snake with a human head. Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www/mythpodcast.com/membership Post: https://myths.link/219 THE REDWALL COOKBOOK: https://myths.link/redwall -- Sponsors: Bombas: All of us Weisers love Bombas, and you can get 20% off your first purchase at http://bombas.com/legends to try them out for yourself! -- Music: "Capilla" by Blue Dot Sessions "Surface Tension 1" by Podington Bear "Felt Lining" by Blue Dot Sessions "Surface Tension 3" by Podington Bear "Cabernet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Beeth" by Blue Dot Sessions "At the Curb" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/03/2132m 58s

218-Monkey King: Enter Sandman

We resume our journey to the west right where we left off: the Tang monk has been kidnapped by demons, and it's up to Sun Wukong and Pigsy to save him...if they aren't too busy making tiny monkey babies out of Sun Wukong's fur, crying, and talking to fantasically bearded men to save him. The creature this time is a monster skunk that isn't farting everyone to death! It's actually kind of way worse! Stephen the frog (soap): https://myths.link/stephen The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Get a 60-day risk free trial AND a free security camera by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends! Headspace: For a free one-month trial, go to http://headspace.com/legends. -- Music: "The Black Frame" by Rolemusic" "Tiny Spoons" by Podington Bear "Chrysalis" by Podington Bear "Vernouillet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Remsen" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Crisper" by Blue Dot Sessions "Chrysalis" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/03/2135m 4s

217-Mabinogion: Bringing Home the Bacon

We’re back in the Mabinogion, where we’ll learn about the perils of bacon - and it’s not the cholesterol, but the magical wizard war that the first pigs ever brought to the world. Then, we’ll see why you shouldn’t lie to a wizard and how to be safe stepping out of the bath and onto your pet goat - just make sure no one is throwing spears at you. The creature this week is a hatchet headed prankster! Who wants to headbutt you! Disclaimer: https://myths.link/217 Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership — Sponsor Talkspace: We're so glad we found Talkspace. Check it out and get $100 off your first month at http://talkspace.com using the code MYTHS — Music: "Aim is True" by Podington Bear "Hedgehog Wallace" by Blue Dot Sessions "Spunk Lit" by Blue Dot Sessions "Throughput" by Blue Dot Sessions "We Collect Shiny Things" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/03/2137m 49s

216-Baba Yaga: Which Witch?

Two stories from Russia. On the first, we catch up with the famous witch, Baba Yaga, as we follow yet another young person who has been sent on an errand/to be eaten at the evil witch's walking hut. The second one is about a dragon slayer, Dobrynya, as he makes a wrong turn down in the city and keeps falling in love with a woman who wants nothing at all to do with him. The creature is a tiny little old man with long hair who cries like a baby! And eats people! The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership The store: https://myths.link/store -- Sponsors: Indeed: Get a free $75 credit to upgrade your job post at http://indeed.com/legends (offer valid through 3/31/2020. Terms and conditions apply) Simplisafe: Get a 60-day risk free trial AND a free security camera by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends! Audible: Go to http://Audible.com/myths or text MYTHS to 500-500 to try Audible for 30 days on them. -- Music: "Tach" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear "Black Kitty" by Rolemusic "The Speed of Life" by Podington Bear "Go to Sleep" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/02/2132m 57s

215-Scandinavian Legends: Madness

The story that inspired Shakespeare's Hamlet, the tale of Amleth, the prince of Denmark. A ton of death, some cryptic non-riddles, and copious amounts of poop smearing serve as the starting point for one of the greatest works in the English language. The creature this week is a sad little bird from Hebrew folklore who just can't catch a break. Store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Episode post: https://myths.link/215 -- Sponsors: Bombas: Give a pair when you buy a pair and get 20% off your first purchase at http://bombas.com/legends Acorn TV: Check out http://acorn.tv and use the code LEGENDS to get your first 30 days for free Helix Sleep: Go to http://helixsleep.com/myths for up to $200 off and two free pillows! Best Fiends: Go to http://bestfiends.com to get started on the super-popular puzzle game! -- Music: "Drone Pine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Boston Landing" by Blue Dot Sessions "Jumbel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Plum" by Podington Bear "Uncertain Ground" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/02/2135m 21s

214-Japanese Folklore: Take Your Lumps

Two short stories from Japan. On the first, an old man is in a tree surrounded by demons and faced with a desperate choice. On the second, a man has a pet that his wife is not thrilled about, so she makes that known. With scissors. The creature is a sad cow! Or a vampire! Either way you probably don't want to hang out with it. Weird flavored soda: https://myths.link/soda The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: To get a 60-day risk-free trial and a free home security camper, go to http://Simplisafe.com/legends! Headspace: For a free one-month trial, go to http://headspace.com/legends. -- Music: "In the Backroom" by Blue Dot Sessions "Inamorata" by Blue Dot Sessions "Alsace" by Podington Bear "Seashore" by Podington Bear "Wasto Theme" by Blue Dot Sessions "Samara" by Podington Bear "Clair De Lune (Pianet, Moog, and Brushes Arr.)" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/02/2132m 58s

213-Reynard: What Does the Fox Say?

We continue the saga of Reynard where the the classic trickster tries to do good in a world turned against him...and, by his actions, reveals a sinister truth about the world in which the story was written. The creature is hatred! Who just wants love...and to not be turned into a jellyfish. Disclaimer: https://myths.link/213 The membership: https://mythpodcast.com/membership The store: https://myths.link/store -- Sponsors: Talkspace: We're so glad we found Talkspace. Check it out and get $100 off your first month at http://talkspace.com using the code MYTHS Mercari: Start buying and selling today at http://Mercari.com or download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play -- Music: "La Ingesa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Fearfully Dashing" by Blue Dot Sessions "Evidence Room" by Blue Dot Sessions "So it Goes" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/02/2138m 19s

212-Armenian Folklore: Witchy Woman

An awesome story about a young king who wants to do the impossible! And the ill-advised! And, frankly, makes a kind of stupid choice to go into the murder forest that took the lives of his father and six consecutive brothers. Inside, a deeper, darker secret lurks, one that brings fairies, witches, sorcery, and...love? The creature is a tall hairy man who takes issue with your dating choices...all while visiting half the town every night. -- The membership: https://mythpodcast.com/membership The store: https://myths.link/store The item this week (hen bag hand bag): https://myths.link/henbag Sponsors: Helix Sleep: Get a seriously supportive mattress with $100 off your first order at http://helixsleep.com/myths Best Fiends! Join this fun little puzzle game on the Apple App Store or Google Play by going to http://bestfiends.com Grove Collaborative: Get a free Mrs. Meyer's gift set plus free shipping on your first order when you go to http://grove.co/legends Talkspace: We're so glad we found Talkspace. Check it out and get $100 off your first month at http://talkspace.com using the code MYTHS -- Music: "Lope and Shimmer" by Podington Bear “Lemania” by Blue Dot Sessions “McCarthy” by Blue Dot Sessions “Apollo Diedre” by Blue Dot Sessions “Just Watching” by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/01/2137m 26s

211-Aeneid: Troy Story

The Aeneid, by Virgil, is one of the great world epics. Inspired by, and modeled after, the Odyssey, it's the story of Aeneas's journey from burning Troy to found the Roman empire, and all bleeding ground, sad Cyclopes, and bellybutton-wolves he encounters along the way. The creature is the Camazotz, from Mayan mythology, and it's like Batman, only if a Batman was an actual bat and not only didn't have an aversion to killing, but was like super into decapitation all day every day. -- The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership The unicorn head feeder: https://myths.link/unicornhead -- Sponsors: Athletic Greens: Visit http://Athleticgreens.com/legends and get you free year supply of Vitamin D and five free travel packs today! Mercari: Start buying and selling today at http://Mercari.com or download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play AcornTV: For a free 30 days, go to http://acorn.tv and use the code LEGENDS Headspace: For a free one-month trial, go to http://headspace.com/legends today! -- Music: "Cabernet" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Last Legion" by Valentina Gribanova "Velvet Ladder" by Blue Dot Sessions "Silver Lanyard" by Blue Dot Sessions "Viscaz" by Blue Dot Sessions "Blood Meridian" by Lance Conrad "A Place Beyond Belief" by Sander Kalmeijer Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/01/2142m 24s

210-Russian Legends: Dragons, Dragons Everywhere

The story of Dobrynya the dragon slayer from Russian folklore is the tale of a young man finding his heroic destiny, from magical hats to skinny dipping and dancing with baby dragons. Sorry, did I say dancing *with* baby dragons? I meant dancing *on* baby dragons. The creature is the lavellan a plague-ridden mouse! Because we need more of that right now! The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Bombas: Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20 percent off your first purchase at http://Bombas.com/legends Simplisafe: Right now, our listeners get a FREE home security camera when you purchase a SimpliSafe system at http://SimpliSafe.com/legends Athletic Greens: Visit http://athleticgreens.com/legends and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today. Indeed: Right now, our listeners get a FREE 75 dollar credit to upgrade your job post at http://Indeed.com/legends -- Music: "The Things We Save" by Podington Bear "Crumbtown" by Blue Dot Sessions "Senseless" by Podington Bear "Tarnish" by Podington Bear "Fern and Andy" by Blue Dot Sessions "Retrograde" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/01/2135m 21s

209C-Viking Legends: Black Widow

Kjartan and Gudrun were always meant to be together, but when the former gets waylaid in a foreign kingdom with a beautiful princess, the latter needs to make other plans. Of course, she accepts the proposal of their mutual best friend, sparking a love triangle that could prove deadly. The creature is a good dog! Who has to die! The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership The episode post: https://myths.link/209c The saga: https://myths.link/gudrunsaga -- Sponsors: Athletic Greens: Check out http://athleticgreens.com/legends and get your free year supply of vitamin D and five free travel packs today! Best Fiends: Check it out on the Apple App Store or Google Play! https://bestfiends.com/ Mercari: Download the app from the app stores or from http://mercari.com Grove Collaborative: Make our home healthier this new year. When you go to http://grove.co/legends, you will get a free Mrs. Meyer's gift set plus free shipping with your first order! -- Music: "Taoudella" by Blue Dot Sessions "Um Pepino" by Blue Dot Sessions "Feel the Tension" by Bobby Cole "Broken" by Michael Vignola "Undying" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/01/2146m 50s

209B-Viking Legends: Time and Tide

Our winter Norse saga continues, with our protagonists celebrating Christmas in Norway...and also learning what Christmas is when the king basically puts a sword to their necks and tells them to convert or die. We’ll also follow Gudrun on marriages 1 and 2, the first ending with a problematic wardrobe malfunction and the second with a meddling of (possible) sorcerers. The creature is the Tomten, a forlorn little goblin who will either make sure you’re safe in bed...or bite you. Episode post (with poem): https://myths.link/209b The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership — BetterHelp: Sign up with BetterHelp and you can be talking to a licensed professional counselor in under 48 hours. Go to http://betterhelp.com/myths to get 10% off your first month — "Jog into the Water" by Blue Dot Sessions "Clay Pawn Shop" by Blue Dot Sessions "Spare Change" by Lance Conrad "Wax Paper Jewel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions "Izeah" by Blue Dot Sessions "Reel" by Adrian Berenguer Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/12/2044m 5s

209A-Viking Legends: Bloodlines

A Norse saga in the truest sense of the word, this story follows one family through changing times of the Middle Ages. There are cursed swords, Viking love triangles, and why throwing stinky socks at a person whose only desire is to punch you in the face is a terrible idea. The creature is the Yule goat, who hasn't been burned down yet! Maybe! The Yule goat's twitter: https://myths.link/goat The Myths and Legends store: https://myths.link/store Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Episode post (and disclaimer): https://myths.link/209a -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: Sign up with BetterHelp and you can be talking to a licensed professional counselor in under 48 hours. Go to http://betterhelp.com/myths to get 10% off your first month. Athletic Greens: Check out http://www.athleticgreens.com/legends to get a free year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today! -- Music: "Down to the Wire" by Lance Conrad "Voyage to America" by Lance Conrad "Big River Run" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Idle Eyes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slapstick" by Blue Dot Sessions "Unseen" by Michael Vignola "Stumbling" by Michael Vignola Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/12/2042m 52s

208-Maui: Big Tuna

What do you do after you hook the sun, dredge up islands for humanity, and bring fire to the world? How about settle down with a nice goddess, have some kids, and enjoy the simple life. Nevermind that your new spouse's evil ex is on the way...and he's a vicious, monstrous eel. You have nothing to worry about! You're Maui! You have a...fishhook? Ok maybe you do have something to worry about. The creature is the family tension that leads to you turning someone into a vicious, blood-thirsty firefly. The site: https://www.mythpodcast.com The store: https://myths.link/store The membership: https://myths.link/membership -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: Sign up with BetterHelp and you can be talking to a licensed professional counselor in under 48 hours. Go to http://betterhelp.com/myths to get 10% off your first month. Headspace: Meditation made simple (and awesome). Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free one-month trial. You will be so glad you did. Simplisafe: Get a free security camera and a risk-free 60-day free trial at http://simplisafe.com/legends AcornTV: Check it out and get 30 days(!) free at http://acorn.tv code LEGENDS -- Music: "Douglas Stairs" by Blue Dot Sessions "Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ewa Valley" by Blue Dot Sessions "Flattered" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/12/2037m 57s

207-Monkey King: Girls Before Swine

We're back in the tale of the Journey to the West, where we'll catch up with the pious monk, Xangzang, the Monkey King, Sun Wukong, and the incognito dragon horse, Yulong as they continue their trek to India. This week, they stop off on what they think is a side-quest - helping an old man whose daughter was kidnapped by a pig monster - but they might get more than they bargained for...and make a new friend. The creature this week is the Milk Bird, your new source of milk that doesn't care about trivial details like birds not being mammals. Looking for gifts for the holidays? Look no further than the Myths and Legends store: https://myths.link/store Or how about ad-free episodes and bonus shows? Check out https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsor: Check out http://www.athleticgreens.com/legends to get a free year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today! -- Music: "Lord Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Grimmail" by Blue Dot Sessions "Escaping Forever" by Michael Vignola "Caprese" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lamb Drop" by Blue Dot Sessions "Classical tension" by Neil Cross Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/12/2043m 30s

206-Mabinogion: The Blip

We're back in the Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh folklore, where we'll see what happens when the apocalypse comes and goes. The good news is that you survived! Yay! The bad news is that, since your servants have all disappeared, you'll now have to make your own bed. Bummer. The creature this week is the Afanc, which is also from Wales, with a great reason why you don't want that angry lizard beaver monster to fall asleep in your lap. If you're looking for a gift for a fan (or yourself??), check out the Myths and Legends store at https://myths.link/store -- Sponsors: Bombas: Seriously. They are so comfortable. Check them out today and get 20% off any purchase, but that's today only! This sale ends on 12/2/2020. Check it out at http://bombas.com/legends BetterHelp: Sign up with BetterHelp and you can be talking to a licensed professional counselor in under 48 hours. Go to http://betterhelp.com/myths to get 10% off your first month. Headspace: Meditation made simple (and awesome). Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free one-month trial. You will be so glad you did. -- Music: "Simple Melody" by Blue Dot Sessions "Soothe" by Blue Dot Sessions "Shapeshifters" by Podington Bear "Mineral Still" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Hump" by Podington Bear "Moodswing" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/12/2036m 57s

205B-Odyssey: The Widening Gyre

We're back, finishing up this leg of our journey in a packed episode with a witch, pigmen, more giants, Scylla, Charybdis, Hades, Tiresias, and, of course Hercules. The creature is an evil, eyeless monster from South Africa and the reason you'll want to carry a 2-ton boulder with you everywhere you go. -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: our listeners get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/myths Headspace: Meditation made simple. Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free 1-month trial! -- Music: "Mensa" by Podington Bear "Respiration" by Podington Bear "An Opus in Bb" by Blue Dot Sessions "Showers" by Podington Bear "Warm Fingers" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gilly Wash" by Blue Dot Sessions "Campanula" by Blue Dot Sessions "Fomant" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/11/2051m 32s

205A-Odyssey: Man of Constant Sorrow

With monsters, witches, sirens, and cyclopes, the Odyssey is one of the landmarks of world literature and a classic for the ages. This is the start of Odysseus's long journey home from a war that he didn't want to join in the first place. The creature is a big monster with one small request: all the water in the world forever. Chipfingers: https://myths.link/chipfingers -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Hurry! You can get 30% off plus a free security camera if you order by Friday (11/20) by going to http://simplisafe.com/legends BetterHelp: our listeners get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/myths -- Music: "PlainGrey" by Blue Dot Sessions “Cavern” by Jahzzar “Owls” by Jahzzar "Boston Landing" by Blue Dot Sessions "Zelus" by Blue Dot Sessions “Play the Hook and Leave” by Steve Combs “Domani – Tomorrow” by Emanuele Dentoni “Be Nice” by Jahzzer Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/11/2041m 37s

204-Russian Folklore: Get in the Bag

We're back in Russian folklore for a fun story about a soldier with some biscuits who fights demons, heaven, and yes, death itself. The creature is the valravn and I just can't get over how cool that name is. -- Sponsors: Bombas!! They are fantastic, and right now you can get 20% off your first order by going to http://bombas.com/legends. AcornTV: We're low key addicted (in the best way) to AcornTV. Check it out and get 30 days(!) free at http://acorn.tv code LEGENDS -- Music: "The Louver” by Blue Dot Sessions “Gentle Chase” by Podington Bear “In My Head” by Podington Bear “Poise” by Podington Bear "Low Jack" by Podington Bear “Lochley Fells” by Blue Dot Sessions “March on Gumdrop Field” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/2043m 28s

203-Grimm: Out of the Woods

Two stories from the Grimm brothers! On the first, a wolf wants to eat some kids, and is annoyed that he needs to do the smallest amount of effort to do so. On the second, a woman travels to a mysterious land, talks to some bread, and finds her strength. The creature is a lonely monster with an awesome blue bonnet and flowing blonde hair...but you can't take a look at them because he's so ugly you'll die. -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: get 10 percent off your first month at http://BetterHelp.com/myths Athletic Greens: Check it out! You’ll receive up to a year’s supply of Liquid Vitamin D for FREE with your first purchase. Go to http://athleticgreens.com/legends -- Music: “Fog Interlude” by Blue Dot Sessions “Shields Up” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Killjoy Brothers” by Blue Dot Sessions “Mood Unit” by Blue Dot Sessions “Dowdy” by Blue Dot Sessions “Crumbtown” by Blue Dot Sessions "Game Hens" by Blue Dot Sessions “True Shape” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/11/2036m 40s

202-Greek Myths: Dead Poets Society

This week it is the very very spooky* Halloween episode about a terrifying** trek through the Greek underworld. It's definitely not a lighthearted romp where a Greek god makes a podcast, trick-or-treats as Hercules, and emcees a poetry competition. Nope. Not at all. The creatures this week are bogeymen! I don't know why it's pronounced like that they don't boogie but they do eat children. Membership: http://support.mythpodcast.com Sloth raft: https://myths.link/sloth -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: get 10 percent off your first month at http://BetterHelp.com/myths Hello Fresh: get free shipping and a total of 80 dollars off across 5 boxes by going to http://hellofresh.com/myths80 and using the code MYTHS80 Simplisafe: Get a free security camera and a risk-free 60-day free trial at http://simplisafe.com/legends -- Music: "Thom Yorke at Home" by Podington Bear "Elephants on Parade" by Podington Bear "Broken Branch" by Podington Bear "Frogs in Tuxes" by Podington Bear "Broken Branch" by Podington Bear "Hard Won" by Podington Bear "Daydreamer" by Podington Bear *It's not remotely spooky ** by "terrifying" we mean "kind of funny." Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/10/2040m 59s

201-1001 Nights: In the Wind

We're back in the stories of 1001 nights, where Scheherazade has to tell bedtime stories to save her life. On the first, a man ruins a wedding reception and can't show his face in town again. The second starts with a murder, and then only gets darker. This week's item, the ridiculous umbrella hat: https://myths.link/umbrella -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: get 10 percent off your first month at http://BetterHelp.com/myths Bombas: Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20 percent off your first purchase at http://bombas.com/legends Athletic Greens: Check it out! You’ll receive up to a year’s supply of Liquid Vitamin D for FREE with your first purchase. Go to http://athleticgreens.com/legends Indeed: try Indeed out with a free 75 dollar credit at Indeed.com/legends -- Music: “Sunset Stroll into the Wood” by Podington Bear “Retrograde” by Podington Bear “Two Boys and a Girl” by Podington Bear "Wavy Glass" by Podington Bear "Linen" by Podington Bear “Minor Islands” by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/10/2035m 7s

200-Irish Legends: The Things We Do for Love

Returning to Irish legends, we tackle the wooing of Etain, a love story that goes up against witches turning people into puddles and flies, multiple angry spouses, and death itself. The creature is a dangerous blanket! Don't sit on blankets with teeth! -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Check out http://simplisafe.com/legends to get a free HD camera with your order. -- Music: “Balti” by Blue Dot Sessions “Our Fingers Cold” by Blue Dot Sessions “Children of Lemuel” by Blue Dot Sessions "The Summit" by Blue Dot Sessions “Steadfast” by Blue Dot Sessions “Encounter” by Podington Bear “Refraction” by Podington Bear "Passing Station 7" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cicle Ariel" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/10/2048m 26s

199-Japanese folklore: Moonlight

A story from Japanese folklore of Princess Moonlight, from Japanese folklore, where a bamboo cutter finds one of those magical heaven babies in a bamboo stalk (you know, those extremely common glowing children found in plants) and it changes his life, and the whole empire, forever. The creature this week is a dangerous Greek fox because the ancient Greek city of Thebes can't catch a break ever. -- Sponsor: Better Help: Myths and Legends listeners get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/myths -- Extras: Wolverine claws! https://myths.link/wolverine Membership: http://support.mythpodcast.com Music: “Calm and Gentle and Touching Inspiration” by Denis Pavlov “Cold Dust” by Jermaine Culbreath “Borough” by Blue Dot Sessions “Town Market” by Blue Dot Sessions "Roadside Bunkhouse" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dolly and Pad" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/10/2040m 16s

198-Robin Hood: On the Road Again

Robin Hood is back on the road and ready to make some quick cash, so of course, he's going to go undercover as a beggar an infiltrate a secret society. Meanwhile Little John poured himself into a friar costume to hit on strangers. The creature is an iron-toothed rat who will eat your books. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe: Check out http://simplisafe.com/legends to get a free HD camera with your order. Better Help: Myths and Legends listeners get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/myths AcornTV: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to http://acorn.tv and using the promo code LEGENDS -- Music: "Back Stairs" by Podington Bear "Line Etching" by Blue Dot Sessions "Colrain" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lamprey" by Blue Dot Sessions "Logjam" by Podington Bear "All Out" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/09/2038m 40s

197-Viking Legends: VFFs

After a ball game goes wrong in the worst possible way, Viking best friends go on a quest to clear their names. A quest that involves poison vultures, evil priestess witches, kings that can transform into dragons, and stuffed animal cows. The creature is the teakettler! A creature that just wants to be left alone and if you keep hassling it, it will get really steamed...in that it will shoot a jet of steam at you. -- Music: "Black is the Color" by Podington Bear “He went away” by Podington Bear “Voyage to America” by Lance Conrad “All the Pretty Horses” by Podington Bear “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” by Podington Bear “Peter Gray” by Podington Bear “Dunes” by Podington Bear "Pxl Cray" by Blue Dot Sessions “Forecasting” by Podington Bear -- Fondue problems require fondue solutions (fondutions?): https://myths.link/fondue Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/09/2050m 25s

196-Reynard the Fox: Chaotic Good

A reboot, of sorts, of Reynard the Fox, everyone's favorite brutal, amoral trickster. I found a much older, much more nuanced version of the fox's stories. Today, we meet his father, get an origin story, and see him trying to make things right in a society run by predators...or is he working a long con to eat all the animals in his charge? With Reynard, we never really know. The creature this week is the Talasam, who will very politely ask you for a human sacrifice. -- Sponsors: Bombas! Check out http://bombas.com/legends for 20% off your first purchase. Indeed - go to http://indeed.com/legends to get a free $75 credit to boost your posting -- Music: "Forces" by Podington Bear "Little Door" by Podington Bear "Away Game" by Blue Dot Sessions “Cach” by Blue Dot Sessions “Her Caliber” by Blue Dot Sessions "Cicle Gerano" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/09/2038m 33s

195-Greek Myths: Stranger Danger

Dionysus was the god of wine from Greek myths and the last Olympian to earn a place on Mount Olympus. His story starts with him being born from Zeus's thigh...and then somehow gets stranger. He does make a lot of really fun, dangerously intense fans among the humans, though. The creature is the Tenjoname! He's a helpful ghost who will clean your ceilings with his filthy tongue! Check out the ad-free membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership -- Sponsors: Indeed: Try Indeed out with a free $75 credit at http://indeed.com/legends Hello Fresh: Go to http://HelloFresh.com/myths80 and use code myths80 to get a total of $80 off your first month, including free shipping on your first box. -- Music: “Shiny” by Podington Bear “Um Pepino (Artos Mix)” by Blue Dot Sessions “Silent Flock” by Blue Dot Sessions “Tarnish” by Podington Bear "Sylvestor" by Blue Dot Sessions "KeoKeo" by Blue Dot Sessions "KeoKeo (acoustic version)" by Blue Dot Sessions -- Extras: A public domain version of the latter half of today's story: https://myths.link/bacchae Good source on the Tenjoname: https://myths.link/tenjoname Cardboard cutout of Guy Fieri: https://myths.link/fieri Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/09/2043m 43s

194-Mulan: The Warrior

A completely new version of the Mulan legend, sourced from a story from the late middle ages, so even if you think you know the Mulan story, this version has twists and turns that make her big secret, that she's a woman pretending to be a man, the least of her worries. The creature is the Manticore! It's terrifying, but not for the reasons that it should be terrifying! The episode post (and horrifying pictures of the Manticore): https://myths.link/194 The earlier Mulan episode based off "The Ballad of Mulan": https://myths.link/4 -- Sponsors: You. Yes, you. Hi. I don't say this enough, but thank you so much for listening. This podcast would not be where it is today without your support, whether you're a member, you've supported one of our sponsors, told a friend, tweeted, shared the show, or simply listened weekly for years, you're the best. Thank you. -- Music: "Insatiable Toad" by Blue Dot Sessions "Inside the Origami Violin" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cocoon Transit" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vibrant Canopy" by Blue Dot Sessions "Moving Emotional Piano Hero Track" by Daniel Bordovsky "Broken" by Michael Vignola Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/09/2047m 13s

193B-Monkey King: Pilgrim's Progress

We're on the road with the monk, Xuanzang, and Monkey King, Sun Wukong, as they start their Journey to the West... that is, if Sun Wukong is coming back from taking off in a huff (he is). Once he gets back, the trip won't be without problems, though, like river dragons, murderous monks, and bear ogre birthday parties. -- Sponsors: We think it's the best in home security. Give it a shot with free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial at http://simplisafe.com/legends Preparing for a standardized test? Go to http://magoosh.com and use the code MYTHS for a 20% off discount. -- Music: "Blue" by Podington Bear "Messy Inkwell" by Blue Dot Sessions "Li Fonte" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lunette" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Gall" by Podington Bear "All the Colors in the World" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/08/2043m 0s

193A-Monkey King: Golden Cicada

We return to the stories of the Monkey King and pick up at the end of his long imprisonment under a mountain, for trying to overthrow everyone and everything. Meanwhile, a messenger from heaven is on the move, looking for a pilgrim to make a dangerous journey that will bring them into contact with demons, monsters, and companions to help him along the way...who might just be more dangerous than anything on the road. --- Show post: https://myths.links/193a Check out the Myths and Legends store at http://www.mythpodcast.com/store -- Music: “Follow Me” by Keith Anthony Holden  "In Epic" by Valentina Gribanova  "Lonely Drive Home" by Lance Conrad  "Left on my own" by Judson Lee  "A Horrible Piano" by Bobby Cole  "Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington Bear  "Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions
19/08/2048m 49s

192-Grimm: Brave Traveler

An off-the-wall story from the Grimm Brothers about a young man who knew no fear...and why that was a massive problem for him. The creature is a man who you don't want to high five. Mainly because he has eyeballs on his palms. Also mainly because he'll drink your bones with a straw. -- Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14487/192-grimm-brave-traveler/ --  Music: "The Consulate" by Blue Dot Sessions “Scary Sounds” by Bobby Cole “Storm Passing” by Podington Bear "Relinquish" by Podington Bear "Demon Dollhouse" by Bruce Zimmerman "Nervous Whisp" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sorrento" by Podington Bear
12/08/2042m 19s

191-Norse Legends: See How they Fly

In this episode from Norse legends, we'll see that the worst breakups involve Thor breaking up the couple with his hammer and we'll see that even though Odin can shapeshift, that doesn't mean he skips the conditioner. It's the Saga of King Gautrek, a story spanning generations of Viking warriors and their bizarre and dangerous interactions with the gods, giants, elves, and everything in between (but mostly just those three). The creature this week likes to drill holes in your boat with its nose. Hope you don't mind awkward tickle sessions... -- Music: "Illa Villardo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lens Flare" by Podington Bear "Paper Boat" by Podington Bear "Solemn Oath" by Podington Bear "Minor Islands" by Podington Bear "Flor Vjell" by Blue Dot Sessions "Samara" by Podington Bear "Threshold" by Podington Bear --  A darkly funny take on the Ättestupa from the show "Norsemen" on Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwD7f5ZWhAk
05/08/2043m 41s

190-Chinese Folklore: Fierce

In one story, a dragon is rampaging around the countryside unless he gets his favorite meal: teenage girls. In the other, a young woman trapped in an impossible situation meets a new friend who might just be able to save her: a parrot with a secret. Two stories with two very different heroines who share one defining characteristic: their unbreakable will to survive. On the creature of the week, when it comes to making a deal with the devil, you could choose infinite wealth, power, or epic guitar skills...or you could do what the strix did and become a stinky owl monster. Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14475/190-chinese-folklore-fierce/ -- Music: "Where it all happened" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dark Skies Above" by Bobby Cole "Lemon and Melon" by Blue Dot Sessions "Betty Dear" by Blue Dot Sessions "Topslides" by Blue Dot Sessions "Low Slopes" by Blue Dot Sessions "Really Scary Piano Music" by Bobby Cole "Artic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sincerely Yours" by Podington Bear -- Links: A discussion of gender and Confucianism as it relates to the first story today: https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/blog/corrections/li-chis-historiography-totally-wack
29/07/2045m 13s

189C-Nibelungenlied: I Know It Was You

In the third and final part of our series on the Nibelungenlied, the hero of the story, Siegfried, is dead and his wife, the princess, has a score to settle.  The creature this week is the strong toad, a super cool toad who can read your mind, but he's so nice and definitely not making me write this right now.  --  Music: "Prayer" by Enzo Orefice "Plasticity" by Blue Dot Sessions "Clockwork by Michele Nobler" "Kreis" by Luis Berra "Chain link" by Blue Dot Sessions "A Florentine Story" by Michele Nobler "Cicle Deserrat" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
22/07/2042m 20s

189B-Nibelungenlied: Heinous

We pick up right where we left off last week: Gunther has tricked his way into marrying Brunhild, and Brunhild decided to give him a minor test of strength on their wedding night. He failed, and ended up naked and hog-tied, yelling out for help while dangling upside down from the rafters. The creature is the Tsurube-otoshi (釣瓶落とし), from Japan, who will go head-to-head with you in the forest. Because its a giant head. -- Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14462/189b-nibelungenlied-heinous/ --  Music: "Two boys and a girl" by Podington Bear "Places" by Michael Vignola "Shapeshifters" by Podington Bear "Sad Goodbyes" by Mark Kueffner "Dark Time Ticking" by Robert Valenti “We are Nowhere” by Sander Kalmeijer "Sad Hymn" by Ceiri Torjussen Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
15/07/2035m 8s

189A-Medieval Legends: Cheater Cheater

The story starts out with one prince slaying a dragon and getting rich. It starts there. The wild ride of the Nibelungenlied has echoes of one of our most beloved stories, the Saga of the Volsungs, with it's over-the-top characters, the ridiculous situations, the betrayals, and, yes, dragon fights. The creature is a dragon cat with poison breath. -- Music: "Order of Entrance" by Blue Dot Sessions "Palladian" by Blue Dot Sessions "Highway 430" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ranch Hand" by Blue Dot Sessions "Elegant Weasel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Searching for Hope" by Neil Cross "In the Box" by Blue Dot Sessions -- Youtube link: The Stollenwurm: https://godofwar.fandom.com/wiki/Tatzelwurm Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
08/07/2036m 27s

188-The Flea: Forever Home

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.  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
01/07/2041m 6s

187-Greek Myths: The End to All Our Pain

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/  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
24/06/2037m 6s

186-Grimm: Don't Be Weird

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  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
17/06/2036m 13s

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

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 a wet, inebriated chicken named skrat who will either make you rich or burn down your house or both of those things. -- 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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/06/2036m 4s

184-Robin Hood: Check, Please!

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.  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
03/06/2033m 33s

183-Indian folklore: Revenant

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) Fictional: https://www.fictional.fm/subscribe  --  "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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
27/05/2045m 52s

182-Slavic folklore: The Brave Companions

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.  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
20/05/2036m 4s

181B-Mabinogion: With Friends Like These

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/  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
13/05/2036m 59s

181A-Welsh Legends: Otherworld

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. -- 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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
06/05/2040m 28s

180-Azorean Folklore: Power

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/  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
29/04/2038m 32s

179-Slavic legends: Grateful Dead

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. -- Post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14197/179-slavic-legends-grateful-dead/  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
22/04/2035m 1s

178-Tanuki: Changes

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/ --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
15/04/2045m 28s

177D-Trojan War: Horsin' Around

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/  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
08/04/201h 1m

177C-Trojan War: When I am Gone

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/ -- 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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/04/2052m 34s

177B-Trojan War: Storm of Spears

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/  --  Music: "Paper Boat" by Podington Bear "Secret Pocketbook" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
25/03/2046m 41s

177A-Trojan War: Rage

“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/ --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
18/03/2049m 21s

176-The Emperor's New Clothes: Matchless

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.  The post on mythpodcast.com: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14116/176-the-emperors-new-clothes-matchless/  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
11/03/2037m 33s

175-Thor: Surprises

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 The post on mythpodcast.com with all the names: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14036/175-thor-surprises/ —  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
04/03/2048m 49s

174-Medieval Knights: Take Your Time

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.  --  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  --  Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
26/02/2035m 17s

173-Tunisian Folklore: Fortune

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.  —  Music:  “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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
19/02/2037m 42s

172-Norwegian Folklore: Adventure!

The story of the master thief, from Norwegian folklore, which will have you wondering what the difference is between a master thief and someone who exploits the laziness and ignorance of strangers in incredibly basic ways for their own gain. Also, being a good parent apparently means abandoning your kid in the forest?  The creature this week is the skolopendra, and it…might just be real.  —  Music: “Chainlink Melody” by Podington Bear “Shines Through Trees” by Podington Bear “Kitty in the Window” by Podington Bear “Pinky” by Blue Dot Sessions “Samara” by Podington Bear “Talltell” by Blue Dot Sessions “Seashore” by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
12/02/2036m 1s

171-Indian Folklore: Love and Marriage

Three stories of love from India. The first is what happens when a prostitute and a thief try to build a life together.  The second is what happens when a barber gets to ask a king for anything.  The third is about a man who saves a mouse...and what happens when that mouse wants to get married.  The creature is the man of your dreams...if your dreams happen to include a man who is a snake-wolf-dragon.   --  Music: “Flutterbee” by Podington Bear “Wavy Glass” by Podington Bear “Blossoming” by Podington Bear “Boardwalk” by Podington Bear “Chrysalis” by Podington Bear “Outmoded Waltz” by Podington Bear “Scaffoldings” by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
05/02/2033m 41s

170B-Norse Sagas: On a Long Enough Timeline

This week, we continue the story of Grettir. Last week he was driven by an intense, mysterious tendency toward self-destruction. This week, he’ll still have that…but he’s been cursed by a draugr to always be unlucky. And it shows. A lot. He’ll start this week’s episode on his way home to start a new life and he’ll end it…we’ll, you’ll see.  The creature is the Turban snail demon, and it’s why, if you see a snail demon dancing exotically on the water, you should not stop to say hello.  —  Music: “Third in Line” by Blue Dot Sessions “Veins of Silver” by Blue Dot Session “Holo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Scalloped” by Blue Dot Sessions “Midday” by Blue Dot Sessions “Gilroy Solo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Ballast” by Blue Dot Sessions “Four Point Path” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
29/01/2045m 31s

170A-Norse Sagas: Good for Nothing

This week, we’re back in the Icelandic sagas with the story of Grettir the strong, who, whether it’s by berserkers crashing his Christmas party, bears stealing his clothes, or his own obscene insult poetry, just can’t catch a break.  Speaking of breaks, you should really break up if you find yourself dating the creature this week.  --  Music: “Stack me up” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lakkalia” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cach” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lubby” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
22/01/2040m 31s

169-1001 Nights: A Bottle of Djinn

A story from the famous Middle Eastern collection of folklore entitled 1001 Nights where, three friends go on a road trip to get so many bottles full of evil genies. There's no such thing as too many side quests when their travels lead them to the legendary City of Brass, one of the greatest cities in the world...one that shut itself off from the world years ago.  The creature is a little guy with red hair who hates being farted on. The Myths and Legends store: http://www.mythpodcast.com/store  --  Music: “Surface Tension 3” by Podington Bear “Stucco Grey” by Blue Dot Sessions “Neon Drip” by Blue Dot Sessions “Surface Tension 1” by Podington Bear “No Solace” by Podington Bear “Placticity” by Blue Dot Sessions “Warbled Reflection” by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
15/01/2040m 46s

168-Robin Hood: Team of Rivals

How to win friends and influence people and also get beat up a lot in the 12th century. We've talked about Robin's origins, but who are all these other guys? Today we learn some outlaw recruiting strategies (mainly just getting whacked in the ribs with a stick and giving piggyback rides) and meet all the other important members of Robin's crew.  The creature is just a pleasant and fashionable coat who will not so pleasantly remove the skin and muscle and everything from your bones.  --  Music: “The Bus at Dawn” by Blue Dot Sessions “Blue Blanket” by Poddington Bear “Scallat” by Blue Dot Sessions "Moodswing” by Podington Bear “Shapeshifters” by Podington Bear “Pinky” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lover’s Hollow” by Blue Dot Sessions “Indian Paintbrush” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
08/01/2038m 30s

167-Nutcracker: Cracked

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. --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
24/12/1946m 7s

166-Grimm Brothers: The Dark Forest

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.  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
18/12/1938m 10s

165-Greek Myths: A Tangled Web

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.  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
11/12/1941m 17s

Supplemental: Lady White Snake Conclusion

A short supplemental that finishes the story of Lady White Snake...because there wasn't enough story left for a full episode. There's still a full Myths and Legends episode coming out on Wednesday! The Myths and Legends store: http://www.mythpodcast.com/store Music: "Louver" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/12/1910m 35s

164B-Lady White Snake: Enlighten Me

Xu Xian is dead. He discovered the truth about his wife and he died. I mean, yeah, he's dead...but he's also unwittingly married to a 1700 year old magical demon snake on a redemption arc, so...you know...something might happen. Seriously, though, this is a packed episode. There are magical (if not wholly unexpected) resurrections, crustacean armies, Doctor Strange ripoffs, and that's just in the first half.  The creature this time is the suppon no yūrei, and probably a good idea to give up eating turtle altogether.  --  Music: “Throughput” by Blue Dot Sessions “Storm Passing” by Podington Bear “Threshold” by Podington Bear “John Stockton Slow Drag” by Chris Zabriskie “Undercover Vampire Policeman” by Chris Zabriskie Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
04/12/1931m 55s

164A-Chinese Legends: Here I Go Again

The legend of the White Snake is one of the four great folktales of China. Today, we start that with an act of kindness, demons lurking in the places we can’t look, and a (misguided?) monk hoping to bring justice.  When the creature this week has time off, it prefers crashing funerals and projectile vomiting on strangers.  Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
27/11/1934m 37s

163-Hansel and Gretel: Crumble

There's a surprising amount to the story of Hansel and Gretel. There's your average fairy tale weirdness, like load-bearing cake and aquatic duck Uber, but there's an unexpected humanity in the story that I think is overlooked. I hope you like it.  The creature is punyaiama, from India, and she's the reason you can't get drunk in your own home.  --  "Re:Joyce" by Podington Bear "Running on Empty" by Podington Bear "Tarnish" by Podington Bear "Warbled Reflection" by Podington Bear "The Snowgarden" by Blue Dot Sessions "Stack Me Up" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Highride" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
20/11/1934m 54s

162-47 Ronin: Wanderers

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.  --  “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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
13/11/1938m 20s

161-Japanese folklore: Karma

Two stories from Japanese folklore today dealing with the consequences of our actions. The first has a woman chasing a dumpling across her floor…and into a mysterious, far-away land. The second is what happens when a horrible tragedy brings two people together…only to have their fates tear them apart. The creature is the Peluda, a vicious turtle dragon (not Bowser, though) who’s mad about not being allowed on Noah’s ark. He’s working out his emotions in…less than healthy ways (by killing everything). -- Jizo article:  http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/cabinet-curiosities-jizo-statues-japan —  Music: “Dog and Pony Show” by Podington Bear “Evenhanded” by Podington Bear “Order of Entrance” by Blue Dot Sessions “Clouds at the Gap” by Blue Dot Sessions “Um Pepino” by Blue Dot Sessions “Min” by Blue Dot Sessions “Releasing the Sculpture” by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
06/11/1932m 49s

160-Halloween Special: Lurking

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. --  Music: “An Accumulation” by Blue Dot Sessions “Emmit Sprak” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cicle Veroni” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
30/10/1937m 5s

159-Rip Van Winkle: Bad Dad

The story of Rip Van Winkle is more than just a guy taking a long, alcohol-induced nap. It's a story about a changing time and a man struggling to keep up. It's a story about lost love and and a second chance. It's a story about one of the most insufferable fictional protagonists that you didn't know you hated: Rip Van Winkle.  The creature is the Polong, from Malaysian folklore, the little one-inch tall woman who will cut a hole in your side and just run around inside you, messing all sorts of things up. --  Music: "Dark Water" by Podington Bear “Blossoming” by Podington Bear “Go to Sleep” by Podington Bear “Tumbler” by Podington Bear “Toil” by Podington Bear “Cake” by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
23/10/1932m 12s

158-Agamemnon: Fate Proceeds

This week, we’re back on the boat to the Trojan War where Agamemnon has a problem. I mean, he always has a lot of problems, but this one involves a bunch of warriors with nothing to do but wait for the winds to pick up, and they're not going to pick up until Agamemnon does what needs to be done.  The creature this week is pollo maligno, the evil chicken. He's honestly perfect for this segment. --  Music: “Triana” by Blue Dot Sessions “Matamoscas” by Blue Dot Sessions “Vela Vela” by Blue Dot Sessions “Talltell” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lonely Stairwell” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
16/10/1932m 23s

157-Jack the Giant Killer: Giant Problems

Jack the giant killer is back, and he’s less Jack the giant killer than Jack the let’s-just-sit-here-and-let-the-giants-die-from-their-own-unforced-errors guy. That’s way less catchy, though.  The creature (pixui) is a constipated robber with daddy issues.  --  Music: “Popism” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Gall” by Podington Bear “Mello D” by Podington Bear “Flatlands 4th” by Blue Dot Sessions “Twosome” by Podington Bear “Scallat” by Podington Bear “Rope Swing” by Podington Bear “Indian Paintbrush” by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
09/10/1933m 30s

156-Italian Folklore: Clever Girl

Two stories, one from Italy, one from England. In the one from italy, Costanza is born which would usually be pretty great...except her parents are already in retirement and have given everything away to her older sisters, so she sets out on her own in the wild medieval world. The second story is Molly Whuppie, whose parents have left her and her two sisters in the forest to die. Then things get worse. The creature this week is hoop snake, a snake that's a hoop and also really confused as to why you're diving through it. -- Music: “Climbing the Mountain” by Podington Bear “Airliner” by Podington Bear “In the Box” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lakkalia” by Blue Dot Sessions “Ice pack” by Podington Bear “So it goes” by Podington Bear “Hardboil” by Blue Dot Sessions “Box Canyon” by Podington Bear -- Hoop Snake story: https://web.archive.org/web/20060629012039/http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/editors_pick/1925_01-02_pick.html Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
02/10/1937m 50s

155-Fairy Tales: The Pearl

Two stories of terrible parents. One decides to get rich by strapping a gemstone to an infant's head, and the other let her son do whatever he wanted until the day came when she needed him to do one little thing: babysit a chicken. It did not go well.  The creature is the phooka, from Ireland, and it will fly you to the moon...but not in the charming Sinatra way, but in the literal way where you suffocate.  --  Music: “Wonder Happens” by Podington Bear “Order of Entrance” by Blue Dot Sessions “Highride” by Blue Dot Sessions “Pives and Flarinet” by Podington Bear “Minor Islands” by Podington Bear “Blue Blanket” by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
25/09/1938m 44s

154B-Viking Legends: The Army of the Dead

Hrolf Kraki must avenge his father by confronting his step-father...and brother-in-law. Don't worry, though, the weirdness of last week gets ironed out when we enter more familiar territory for the Viking legends. Our wonderful one-eyed wanderer makes an appearance, kings battle kings, and berserkers battle trolls, draugr, other berserkers, random bystanders, and, well, just about everyone. The creature this week is Penny Dragon, a dragon that will leave you pennies and maybe also burn down your home. -- Sponsors: Simplisafe home security is my absolute favorite. They're easy to set up, no hidden fees, and for just $15/month you can protect just about everything in your home. Check them out at https://simplisafe.com/legends and you'll get free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial. Test prep for standardized tests doesn't have to be stressful, boring, or expensive. Visit https://magoosh.com and enter the code MYTHS for a 15% off discount. -- Music: “Lost Shoe” by Blue Dot Sessions “I Recall” by Blue Dot Sessions “Smooth Actor” by Podington Bear “Delta” by Podington Bear “Illustrated Novel” by Podington Bear “Calla Lily” by Podington Bear “Slow Rollout” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
18/09/1935m 34s

154A-Viking Legends: Family Business

We’re back in the Norse Sagas with witches, trolls, Norns, magic, elves, and this one-eyed wanderer who definitely isn’t named Odin but have you heard about how awesome Odin is? No? We’ll he’s happy to tell you. This is the saga of Hrolf Kraki and his twelve legendary berserkers.  The creature is the reason you should actually follow that strange creature into the dark forest (free all-you-can-eat shrimp!)  —  Music: “Keo Keo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Convoy Lines” by Blue Dot Sessions “Degradation” by Podington Bear “Den” by Podington Bear “Senseless” by Podington Bear “Relinquish” by Podington Bear “The Things We Save” by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
11/09/1938m 7s

153-Odysseus: The Angry One

A boy is born, fated to be one who brings strife. Two sons seek to outrun a family curse. A wife is spared the grisly fates of her husband and son...only if she will marry the one who committed the atrocities. A daughter is saved from certain death...by judgy ducks. These are the stories of the names that would go down in legend: Odysseus, Agamemnon, Menelaus, Clytemnestra, and Penelope, and their lives before the event that would make them all famous: the Trojan War.  The creature this week is a dragon who is living his best life in Ireland.  --  Music: "Lakkalia" by Blue Dot Sessions "Last Lights" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hedgeliner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Children by the Creek" by Chad Crouch "Barefoot" by Chad Crouch "Song Sparrow Serenade" by Chad Crouch "Headwaters" by Chad Crouch Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
04/09/1937m 37s

152-King Arthur: When in Rome

Things are going well for King Arthur for once. He’s in complete control over the island of Great Britain, he’s got a bunch of awesome knights, and dragon attacks are down. What could go wrong? King Arthur should know to never ever ask that question, because twelve men from the definitely not defunct and/or fictional Roman Empire are here to show him exactly what can go wrong.  The creature this time is orphan bird, because when you can turn a bird that abandons her children into an religious allegory, why not?  —  Music: “Drifting” by Chad Crouch “Daybreak” by Chad Crouch “Order of Entrance” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Snowgarden” by Blue Dot Sessions “Three Stories” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Bluff Trail (Instrumental)” by Chad Crouch Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
28/08/1932m 4s

151B-Faust: The Bad Place

Faust decides that if he's going to have these powers, he's really going to enjoy them so, in no particular order, he gives himself: A Doctor Strange cloak Telekinesis A demon common law wife and baby A get-out-of-debt plan that involves humorously tearing off his own limbs And grapes. In the winter. Crazy, right?   Seriously, though, we take the somewhat more grounded story of last week...and then completely go off the rails while Faust (and the writer of the chapbook...mostly the writer of the chapbook) imagines all the things he can do with powers from the devil, and then does them.  The creature this week is the ophies pteretos, and you might feel bad for them...if they weren't angry flying snakes. - --  Music: "Ghost Byzantine" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hardboil" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ballad of the Blackbirds" by Chad Crouch "Pacing" by Chad Crouch "Small Hours" by Chad Crouch "Undying" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
21/08/1937m 35s

151A-Faust: A Man of Wealth and Taste

The story of Faust and his infamous deal is one that has survived for hundreds of years. Beginning as whispers in Germany in the 1500s, it grew to plays and, most famously, a play by the German writer Goethe, largely considered to be one of the greatest works of German literature.  The story has been done and redone, and the phase Faustian bargain is still in use to this day. In today's episode, we're getting back to the very beginning - to the legends behind the masterpieces, and the story of a doctor who just wanted every question answered and desire granted. Was that too much to ask? If you don't mind trading your soul, apparently it's not too much to ask.  The creature this week is the onocentaur...a sad donkey centaur that needs to put down whatever he's carrying in order to run like a weird little bug.  --  Music: "Cover Letter" by Blue Dot Sessions "The 49th Street Galleria" by Chris Zabriskie Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
14/08/1932m 16s

150B-European Epics: Where the Shadows Lie

From the end of the world to the underworld and Armageddon itself, Kalevipoeg does way too many things.  The creature will throw acres of caustic feces in your direction.  Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
07/08/1933m 12s

150A-European Epics: King Me

From the Estonian epic, the Kalevipoeg, comes the story of, well, Kalevipoeg, the son of a giant who battles sorcerers who are trying to get with his mom and throws rocks the size of Volkswagens to win the kingship, all while trying to carve out a place in the world for his people and his homeland.  The creature this week is an annoying piggyback ride from a stranger in the dark forest and why you should go along with that. - --  Music: “Light Filtering Canopy” by Chad Crouch “The Pond” by Chad Crouch “Li Fonte” by Blue Dot Sessions “Palladian” by Blue Dot Sessions “Rainday” by Blue Dot Sessions “Daymaze” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
31/07/1928m 58s

149-Japanese Fairy Tales: Son of a Peach

Why you absolutely should take the biggest peach you can find in the supermarket and sing to it. It might just hatch a baby! Unfortunately your fairy tale baby will do what fairy tale babies do: grow up and hear that call to adventure, going out to seek their fortune, taking no more than a plucky attitude and an angry dog to battle the evils of the world.  The creature this time is Batman...if Batman was a literal bat who turned into an old man.  —  Music  “Adventure” by Chad Crouch “Coin Op” by Chad Crouch “Periwinkle” by Chad Crouch “Chyrsalis” by Podington Bear “Gambrel” by Blue Dot Sessions “Holding Hands” by Podington Bear
17/07/1939m 19s

148B-Monkey King: Leaps and Bounds

The monkey king has done it all: he was immortal, he had allied with all the mythological creatures he could find, and he controlled an army 40,000 strong...but heaven didn't care about any of that. They were coming for him, whether or not it was legal, and there was nothing he could do to stop them.  The creature this week is a big, angry, hairy unicorn with a...weird surprise.  --  Music: “Cicle Desert” by Blue Dot Sessions “Wide Eyes” by Chad Crouch “Illustrated Novel” by Chad Crouch “Pythagoras” by Podington Bear “Crosswire” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lunette (interlude)” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
10/07/1937m 35s

148A-Monkey King: Good Little Monkey

Sun Wukong, the (Handsome) Monkey King, is both an actual monkey and an actual king…and presumably handsome according to whatever standard that is judged. One of the most famous anti-heroes of Chinese literature, we start his story, and the story of the extremely famous “Journey to the West” at the beginning, with the story of the monkey’s rock mom on the Flower-Fruit mountain.  The creature this week is the ningyo, the human fish. It’s neither human nor a fish, but it is a tired introvert who just wants some me time.  -- Music: “Rice” by Chad Crouch “Peanut Shells” by Chad Crouch “Dim” by Chad Crouch “City Lights” by Chad Crouch “B-Roll” by Chad Crouch “The Gloaming” by Chad Crouch “Lunette” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
03/07/1935m 57s

147B-Antigone: Authority

A dark story gets darker as Antigone battles an authoritarian state in the form of her uncle Creon.  --  All music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
26/06/1931m 13s

147A-Oedipus: Team Spear It

When we last left the Oedipus family, they all found out they were more related than they ever thought possible. It's somehow about to get even worse.  -- Music: "An Unknown Visitor" by Blue Dot Sessions "Daisy" by Chad Crouch "Lilac" by Chad Crouch "Seafoam" by Chad Crouch "Trailrunner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dasher" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
19/06/1935m 43s

146-Scandinavian Folklore: Twinning

The story of Tatterhood is unlike any I've ever read on the podcast, and it's so excellent. The problem? I can't really say much without ruining the story. So check it out, you won't be disappointed.  The creature is the tomcod, a catfish that's actually a catfish. It's a lot more off-putting than you'd think.  --  "Wavy Glass” by Podington Bear “Fantasy and Denouement” by Podington Bear “Go to Sleep” by Podington Bear “Sandcastle” by Chad Crouch “Rice” by Chad Crouch “Periwinkle” by Chad Crouch “Lemonade” by Chad Crouch “Death on the Battlefield” by Rolemusic Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
12/06/1934m 16s

145-Achilles: The Age of Heroes

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.  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
05/06/1941m 10s

144-Viking Legends: The Old Gods and the New

King Olaf has a new guest...named Guest. Guest has a story, an impossible story of gods, giants, and heroes from a time long past. If it's true, it could change everything King Olaf thought he knew about himself, his people, and his history. If it's not true, well, at least it's still a good story.  --  Music: "Campfire Rounds" by Blue Dot Sessions "Watercool Quiet" by Blue Dot Sessions "At All Ends" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
29/05/1935m 27s

143-Japanese Folktales: Crabby

The story this week is the reason you don’t make enemies with a decapod who’s friends with a bee, a pile of dung, a mortar and a chestnut. The other is the reason why you should buy a waterbottle for your next hike, or you might just need to be carried out of the woods. The creature this week is why you don’t want to mispronounce anything ever because it might lead to you being cursed for eternity as a vampire. I’m pretty much already screwed. -- Sponsors: Go to https://SimpliSafe.com/LEGENDS to check out an awesome home security system Learn more about IBS-C at https://ohmygut.info/podcast -- Music: "Trod Along" by Blue Dot Sessions "Fever Creep" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bedroll" by Blue Dot Sessions "Skatepark" by Chad Crouch "In My Head" by Podington Bear "Swing Lo" by Podington BearSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/05/1937m 38s

142B-Rome: Politics

Romulus and Remus are finally striking out on their own, and what could go wrong with two seventeen year olds starting their own city when they are accompanied by a band of outlaws and they have too many weapons and not enough leadership experience and no one taught them how to share? Everything? Did you say everything? Because everything going wrong is the exact right answer. The creature this week is Sir worm, AKA the Minhocão from Brazilian folklore, who likes to wear armor, eat horses, and make scientists get into fights. -- Go to https://madison-reed.com and use the code LEGENDS to get 10% off plus free shipping. -- Music: “True Blue Sky” by Blue Dot Sessions “Opus 9-2” by Chad Crouch “Ink” by Chad Crouch “Lollygag” by Chad CrouchSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/05/1936m 24s

142A-Rome: Glory

If you're remotely familiar with the legendary history of Rome, you might know about two babies suckling a she-wolf....and that's about it. Really, though it's a story of intrigue and murder, betrayal and redemption, and, yes, a loving wolf mom with her two demigod babies. -- Sponsor: Check out https://amazon.com/legends to get two months of Kindle Unlimited (access to over a million e-books and over 5,000 audio books) for just 99 cents. -- Music: "Future You" by Chad Crouch "Pilgrim's Progress" by Chad CrouchSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/05/1930m 53s

141C-Robin Hood: On Brand

When we left off last week, Robin Hood was stabbed in the side by an assassin who deceived him, and he was bleeding out all while his camp was being swarmed by the Sheriff of Nottingham's men, his friends being driven off, captured, or killed. It's not looking good. The creature this week is the only one who could resist those sinful apple slices...and it gets rewarded by being set on fire. -- Sponsors: Get $20 off your subscription to Storyworth at https://storyworth.com/legends With Kindle Unlimited, you can get two months of access to over a million books for just 99 cents by going to https://amazon.com/legends -- Music: "Guild Rat" by Blue Dot Sessions "Betty Dear" by Blue Dot Sessions "One Quiet Conversation" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lupi" by Blue Dot Sessions "Hickory Shed" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tartaruga" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/05/1937m 17s

141B-Robin Hood: The Hunted

This week, it’s a continuation of our Robin Hood tale, and this time, the Sheriff of Nottingham is on his final nerve. With his reputation on the line, failure is not an option…despite his unimpressive past peppered with exactly that. Then, on Creature of the Week, it’s the Merman in all his glory. And this time, you have options. Except, nobody said those options had to be great. -- Sponsors: Go to https://madison-reed.com and use the code LEGENDS to get 10% off plus free shipping. With Kindle Unlimited, you can get two months of access to over a million books for just 99 cents by going to https://amazon.com/legends -- Music: “Borough” by Blue Dot Sessions “When in the West” by Blue Dot Sessions “Aloscape” by Blue Dot Sessions “Turning to You” by Blue Dot Sessions “Bald Eagle” by Chad Crouch “Something Elated” by Broke for Free “Wandering” by Steve CombsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/04/1934m 14s

141A-Robin Hood: Merry

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. -- Sponsors: Go to SimpliSafe.com/LEGENDSto check out an awesome home security system Bombas. They are fantastic. Go to http://www.bombas.com/legends(code LEGENDS) to try them out and get 20% off your first order. LeVar Burton Reads is back! http://www.levarburtonpodcast.com -- 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 SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/04/1934m 31s

140-La Llorona: No Way Out

If you hear her weeping, it might already be too late. A life fraught with loss and betrayal creates a tragic and dangerous being that's trapped between life and death, salvation and destruction. She's crying out on the edge of madness for those she's lost, and she might be coming for the ones you care about most. This week, it's a deep dive into the stories behind La Llorona, the weeping woman from Latin American folklore. The creature this week is the chupacabra, which is either a vicious blue imp, a spiky naked bear, or a coyote with advanced mange. One of these things is not like the other. -- Sponsor: You've heard the story from folklore, now go see "The Curse of La Llorona" in theaters on April 19th! It's an interesting and terrifying take on the La Llorona legend. You can get tickets now: https://www.fandango.com/the-curse-of-la-llorona-215072/movie-times -- Music: "Threads and Veils" by Blue Dot Sessions "Charcoal Lines" by Blue Dot Sessions "Pickers" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/04/1932m 18s

139B-Irish Legends: Evitable

Where we left off, Cú Chulainn was getting dung smeared in his face by a stronger, magical king. None of that matters, because Cú Chulainn won. Of course he did. He's Cú Chulainn. Today's story picks up years later. As it turns out, killing people indiscriminately for all of your adult life (and pretty much all of your childhood) has consequences. Today, we'll learn what those are. The creature is lady Kiya, from Japan, and she's a great reason to be honest with people about your feelings. -- Sponsor: Robinhood makes investing easy, and they don’t take commission fees, so you keep all the profit. For a free stock, go to myths.robinhood.comto check it out today. -- Music: “Scaffoldings” by Podington Bear “Minor Islands” by Podington Bear “Forces” by Podington Bear “Blue Blanket” by Podington Bear “Guild Rat” by Blue Dot Sessions “Campanula” by Blue Dot Sessions “Uncertain Ground” by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/04/1938m 41s

139A-Irish Legends: The Hound

Swan hunting, demon horde fighting, and marriage counseling: we’re back in the stories of Cú Chulainn, the hound of Ulster, after he won the war. He’s at a party, celebrating, but then his wife hints that she’d like one small thing, and that snowballs into him going to battle in fairy land against Senach the Spectral, shadow king. Really, though, if you’re a legendary hero, pretty much any todo list can end up with you fighting a shadow king. The creature is Master Stoorworm, and he's still around. You can find him in the Orkney Islands and Iceland. Oh, sorry, did I say "in?" I meant "as." -- Sponsor: Check out Pet Cemetery on April 5th! -- Music: "Um Pepino" by Blue Dot Sessions "Manaan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Basketliner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Flunked Funk" by Podington Bear "Bjork" by Podington BearSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/03/1934m 14s

138-Knights of the Round Table: Carl

Gawain, Kay, and Bishop Baldwin are road tripping, but it's starting to rain. Kay won't camp out in the rain, so that only leaves one option: Carl's house. The knights are in for one of the strangest nights of their life. The creature this week is the mantindane, from Kenya, maybe an evil poison monkey...or an alien trying to create a race of alien-human hybrids. -- Sponsors: Pet Cemetery comes out in theaters April 5th! Squarespace is the perfect tool for your passion project. Check out our photoblog we made with Squarespace here: https://thecincinnatist.comand when you’re ready, head on over to https://Squarespace.com/mythsand use the code MYTHS to get 10% off a website or domain.Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/03/1931m 14s

137-Italian folklore: Tailor-made

Young Dionigi is an apprentice to the master tailor, Maestro Lattantio. It’s a good job and, frankly, the best one he could get. The problem? He wants a better one. He wants to be a wizard. His boss wants him to get back to work. The mamlambo is the reason why you don’t want to date the guy you grew in a jar. -- Sponsors: Go to SimpliSafe.com/LEGENDS to check out an awesome home security system Want to help out the show? Go to http://podsurvey.com/myths -- Check out Hello from the Magic Tavern at http://hellofromthemagictavern.com -- Music: “So It Goes” by Podington Bear “Pounded Piano” by Podington Bear “Tiptoe Treadline” by Blue Dot Sessions “Rainday” by Blue Dot Sessions “Our Only Lark” by Blue Dot Sessions “Elmore Heights” by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/03/1932m 26s

136-Pecos Bill: To the Moon and Back

It’s the long awaited, frequently requested return of Pecos Bill, and we’ll see the aftermath of the incident with the twister, watch him pitch the devil as an investor in his new startup, and fall in love...all while thinking that he’s secretly a coyote. The creature is Mama Dlo, from Trinidad and Tobago, and she will love you and leave you (at the bottom of the river, for you to slowly and painfully heal so she can love you again). -- Sponsors: Check out Breach season 2, which investigates the massive Equifax breach that affected all of us. Squarespace is the perfect tool for your passion project. Check out our photoblog we made with Squarespace here: https://thecincinnatist.com and when you’re ready, head on over to https://Squarespace.com/myths and use the code MYTHS to get 10% off a website or domain. Robinhood makes investing easy, and they don’t take commission fees, so you keep all the profit. For a free stock, go to myths.robinhood.com to check it out today -- Music: All music today was but Blue Dot Sessions (https://sessions.blue)Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/03/1935m 59s

135C-Tristan and Isolde: Homecoming

The jig is up, the news is out, they finally found Tristan and Isolde. They were renegades who had it made, but they were caught red-handed...mainly because of the blood...when Tristan and Isolde fell into the dwarf's trap and attempted a late night tryst. The executioners are already building their pyre, and they will be thrown atop it in the morning. The creature is a horse with gross little noodle legs. Oh and also he might try eat you, but really, which mythological creature won't try to eat you? -- Sponsors: Turo: Get $25 off your first trip when you sign up for Turo and use promo code LEGENDS at checkout when you go to Turo.com Bombas. They are fantastic. Go to http://www.bombas.com/legends(code LEGENDS) to try them out and get 20% off your first order. -- Music: “Thin Passage” by Blue Dot Sessions “Stucco Grey” by Blue Dot Sessions “Holo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Entwined Oddity” by Blue Dot Sessions “Deathly Recitation” by Blue Dot Sessions “Closing” by Blue Dot Sessions “Brooks” by Kai Engel “Symphony No 1 (Hope)” by Steve Combs “Stickle” by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/02/1949m 6s

135B-Tristan and Isolde: Secrets

Tristan and Isolde have a problem: they can't get enough of each other. After they inadvertently drank the love potion, they couldn't control their love...and it is looming like a snare, one that will destroy them and everything they love if they let it. The creature is the loup garou, from Caribbean folklore and it's the reason to carry around a keyhole with you and collect your dog's eye boogers. -- Sponsors: Turo: Get $25 off your first trip when you sign up for Turo and use promo code LEGENDS at checkout when you go to Turo.com Simplisafe: Go with the only home security I trust – SimpliSafe – by going to simplisafe.com/legendsand using code LEGENDS at checkout. Squarespace: Squarespace is the best way to make a website. Try it for free at https://www.squarespace.com/myths and, when you're ready, use the code MYTHS at checkout to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. -- Music: "Softly Villainous" by Blue Dot Sessions "Manaan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Illa Villardo" by Blue Dot Sessions "Alley Crawler" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cylinder Six" by Chris Zabriskie "Cylinder Four" by Chris Zabriskie "What Does Anybody Know About Anything" by Chris Zabriskie "John Stockton Slow Drag" by Chris Zabriskie "Turkey Vulture" by Chard CrouchSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/02/1936m 7s

135A-Tristan and Isolde: Matchmaker

I don't want to spoil anything for someone who doesn't know this story, but this three-parter has everything: sneering villains, valiant heroes, monster fights, love, loss, betrayal, and someone shoving dragon tongues down their pants despite that not remotely being the best way to transport dragon tongues. It's the long-requested original story of Tristan and Isolde. The creature is just a hungry snail...who also happens to be four stories tall and in possession of mouth tentacles. Sponsors: Check out "A Discovery of Witches" on Sundance Now or Shudder! For a free 30-days of Sundance Now or Shudder, go to discoveryofwitchestv.com and use promo code MYTHS Go to handy.com/legendsand use promo code LEGENDS during checkout to get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 once you sign up for a plan! Music: "Tartaruga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Um Pepino" by Blue Dot Sessions "Ranch Hand" by Blue Dot Sessions "Nocturne Op 27 No 1" by Podington Bear "Tortoise Shell" by Podington Bear "Cracked Nut Suite" by Podington BearSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/02/1934m 57s

134-Grimm: Thirsty

For once, the king is dead and the queen is alive, and she's going to make sure her daughter avoids the dangers that many princesses have to face. Or, she tries. The creature is a balding, adorable werewolf with a love of fuzzy slippers. Sponsors: Robinhood: The simple, straightforward way to start investing without commission fees straight from your smartphone. Go to http://myths.robinhood.comto get started with a free stock to start building your portfolio. Squarespace is the best way to make a website. Try it for free at https://www.squarespace.com/myths and, when you're ready, use the code MYTHS at checkout to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Music: “Lesser Scaup” by Chad Crouch “Great Egret” by Chad Crouch “Button” by Chad Crouch “An Unknown Visitor” by Blue Dot Sessions “The Callow” by Blue Dot Sessions “Roadside Bunkhouse” by Blue Dot Sessions “Min” by Blue Dot Sessions “House of Grendel” by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/02/1935m 32s

133-Filipino folklore: Monkey Business

This week, it's a fable from the Philippines with a monkey, a turtle, and Game of Thrones level violence and retribution when something is stolen (don't worry, though. We don't get graphic with it). The creature of the week is (yet another) reason why you want to kiss that dragon on the mouth. I don't make the rules, I am just confused and bewildered by them. -- Sponsor: Simplisafe! Make your New Years resolution to rest easy knowing that your home is safe and secure. Check out http://simplisafe.com/legends. -- Music: "Cicle Valga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cottonwoods" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dawn Line Approaching" by Blue Dot Sessions "Over the Fence" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sino de Cobre" by Blue Dot Sessions "SuzyB" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thannoid" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tralaga" by Blue Dot Sessions "Wahre" by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/01/1931m 49s

132B-Trojan War: Some Foolish Thing

This is the episode. This is the episode where Helen of Sparta becomes Helen of Troy, and an event happens that launches 1000 ships toward the city in the east. This is where it all begins. The creature of the week has a dorky smile and a retainer and will absolutely eat you. -- Sponsors: Check out season two of Siren on Freeform, Thursday January 24th at 8pm. Squarespace is the best way to make a website. Try it for free at https://www.squarespace.com/mythsand, when you’re ready, use the code MYTHS at checkout to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. -- Music: "Twilight Grandeur" by Podington Bear "Thumbscrew" by Blue Dot Sessions "Palms Down" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dawns" by Ketsa "CGI Snake" by Chris Zabriskie "Aloscape I" by Blue Dot Sessions -- That ice cream thing: https://store.benjerry.com/ben-jerrys-pint-lock/(The site I found it on said it was $36, but it's actually way cheaper. My bad.)Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/01/1935m 26s

132A-Trojan War: The Wars to Come

In this prelude to the Trojan War, we learn the origin of the most famous Greek hero, and maybe the most reviled Trojan prince. Also, you shouldn't let Hera plan your wedding because a bitter decade-long war might break out because of it, and if you invite Poseidon, you're going to get an immortal horse as a gift to your wedding so, you know, invite Poseidon. The creature this week is the Lady of the Land. There are way safer and easier ways to make money than killing dragons. Like kissing dragons on the mouth. Don't worry, I explain it in the Creature of the Week (kind of). -- Sponsors: Robinhood. The simple, straightforward way to start investing without commission fees straight from your smartphone. Go to http://myths.robinhood.comto get started with a free stock to start building your portfolio. Siren: Check out season two of Siren on Freeform, Thursday January 24th at 8pm. -- Music: "Smooth Actor" by Podington Bear "Reckoning" by Podington Bear "Box Canyon" by Podington Bear "Thom Yorke at Home" by Podington Bear "Only Lonesome" by Blue Dot Sessions "Only Lara" by Blue Dot Sessions "Belted Kingfisher" by Chad CrouchSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/01/1934m 27s

131B-Greek Mythology: All in the Family

Last week, Hera hid that she was pregnant. This week, we learn who the father isn’t, and see the births of two more important figures from Greek mythology. Also, if you’re going for the whole totalitarian dictator thing, make sure you don’t take your wine naps right next to all the people that hate you. Just saying. The creature this week is the pipe fox. A fun little fox friend who will learn all your friends’ secrets and also rob you and everyone in your life. -- Sponsors: Squarespace is the best way to make a website. Try it for free at https://www.squarespace.com/myths and, when you’re ready, use the code MYTHS at checkout to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Check out season two of Siren on Freeform, Thursday January 24th at 8pm.Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/01/1936m 14s

131A-Greek Mythology: Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal

The origin stories of the Olympians. The creatures this week are the Yule Lads, their mom, stepdad, and murderous cat. -- Sponsors: Check out Bird Box on Netflix! Casper: Ready for a good night of sleep for once? All you have to do is go to http://casper.com/legends and use the offer code LEGENDS and your next favorite mattress will be delivered to your door. -- 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 SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/12/1835m 17s

130C-Jungle Book: An Old War

Mowgli is hiding among the humans to stay safe from Shere Khan after burning and shaming the tiger at the showdown at Council Rock. The problem? The tiger knows where Mowgli is, and he is coming for the man cub. The Myths and Legends store: https://shop.bardic.fm -- Sponsors: Check out the best podcasts of 2018 on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/genre/podcasts-page -- Music: “Where it all happened” by Blue Dot Sessions “Illa Villardo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Darkened Treeline” by Blue Dot Sessions “Your Mother’s Daughter” by Chris Zabriskie “There’s probably no time” by Chris Zabriskie “Beignet Interlude” by Blue Dot SessionsSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/12/1832m 38s

130B-Jungle Book: The Strength of the Pack

We catch up with Mowgli after he’s been tossed in a pit of cobras while his friends fight countless vicious monkeys outside. We’ll also see what Shere Khan has been up to for the past seven years…and what his plan is to finally get his claws into Mowgli. The creatures are sentient umbrellas, because who hasn’t looked at an umbrella and thought, “yeah, I’d like this to be a hairy man leg with a greasy tongue?” — Sponsors: Bombas. They are fantastic. Go to http://www.bombas.com/legends(code LEGENDS) to try them out and get 20% off your first order. Waiting to buy Simplisafe? Wait no more. Check out their fantastic deal at http://simplisafe.com/legends — Myths and Legends on Instagram: https://instagram.com/mythpodcast  The Bardic store: https://shop.bardic.fm -- “Tillis county” by Blue Dot Sessions “Raskt Landsby” by Blue Dot Sessions “Evidence Room” by Blue Dot Sessions “Holiday” by Blue Dot Sessions “Red-tailed Hawk” by Chad Crouch “Green-winged Teal” by Chad CrouchSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/12/1830m 4s

130A-Jungle Book: Welcome to the Jungle

A boy is lost. A tiger hunts. The wolf pack takes on a new cub. The story of the Jungle Book begins -- Sponsors: Audible! Audible is my favorite way to listen to audiobooks. Go to http://www.audible.com/myths or text MYTHS to 500-500 to start your free 30-day trial and get a free audiobook. Omaha Steaks are a great gift for anyone on your list. For a limited time, you can get 74% off the Omaha Steaks Family Gift Package. Go to http://omahasteaks.com and use the code LEGENDS in the search bar. -- Check out the Myths and Legends store at http://shop.bardic.fm --  Music: "Raskt Landsby" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gra Hovedvei" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dark Water" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Dining Dead" by Nihilore "Final Sacrifice" by Visager "Great Egret" by Chad Crouch "American Crow" by Chad CrouchSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/12/1833m 52s

129B-Persian mythology: Champions

Rostam embarks on his quest to free his king, taken captive in the land of the demons, where he'll not only have to free his stupid, stupid ruler and end the war, but embark on seven labors which will include: letting his horse do a lot of the heavy lifting, a dragon fight, a new friend, and tossing a demon's head like a bride throws a bouquet. The creatures this week are the kakamora, from Polynesian mythology and, yes, from Moana. Unlike Moana, however, they are way less violent, way more naked, and have a taste for the finer things in life (possum). -- Sponsors: Bombas. They are fantastic. Go to http://www.bombas.com/legends(code LEGENDS) to try them out and get 20% off your first order. Empty Faces: an amazing new mystery box that you can solve. Check out http://emptyfaces.com/legendsfor 10% off your first box. Check out Call Your Girlfriend at http://callyourgirlfriend.com! -- Music: “Zulia Conspiracy” by Blue Dot Sessions “Watercool Quiet” by Blue Dot Sessions “Santo Apure” by Blue Dot Sessions “Rambling” by Blue Dot Sessions “Elephants on Parade” by Podington Bear “Assmack” by Podington Bear “Paramo Ocho” by Blue Dot Sessions “Besos y Abrazos” by RolemusicSupport the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/11/1835m 7s

129A-Persian Mythology: The Mammoth that Rides

The story of Rostam from the Shahnameh, an important book in Iranian Mythology. It starts out in a weird place, with a strange little Benjamin Button-type baby being raised by a mythological peacock dog, and only gets stranger, but it explores themes of loyalty, fealty, and power, even if a leader is not deserving.  The creature this week is the Jackalope, from Wyoming, and you can only hunt them one day a year. Unfortunately, that day doesn't exist.  --  Music: "Softly Villainous" by Blue Dot Sessions "De Facto" by Chad Crouch "Common Merganser" by Chad Crouch "Gadwell" by Chad Crouch "Investigation" by Chad Crouch "An Oddly Formal Dance" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tessalit" by Blue Dot Sessions "Drch" by Blue Dot Sessions "As Nihilism Gives Way to Existentialism" by Nihilore Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
21/11/1832m 51s

128-Irish folklore: Give Him the Finger

A fairy tale from Ireland with a genre savvy queen who has one request for her husband: don't let his surely evil next wife get anywhere near her three sons. Of course, things don't really go as planned.  The creature this week is hook girl! Don't bug hook girl, or hook girl will bug you...and by "bug you" I mean "tear you to tiny pieces."  --  Music: "Building the Sled" by Blue Dot Sessions "Flashing Runner"  by Blue Dot Sessions "Awaiting an Arrival" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bauxite" by Blue Dot Sessions "The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan" by Chris Zabriskie "Masonry" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
14/11/1839m 52s

127-Finnish Mythology: The Boy who Lived

A story from the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, about revenge, letting go, and moving on. Also why you shouldn't mess with babies that can whisper threats at three months old and survive way more things than you could. --  Music: "Alphabet Soup" by Podington Bear "Thin Passage" by Blue Dot Sessions "Readers do you Read?" by Chris Zabriskie "Vik Fenceta Lan" by Blue Dot Sessions "Another Version of You" by Chris Zabriskie "Vik Fenceta" by Blue Dot Sessions "NirvanaVEVO" by Chris Zabriskie Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
07/11/1839m 2s

126-Wendigo: Hunger

On our annual Halloween episode, it's stories of a monstrous creature who stalks the north woods...and how they might be sitting right next to you.  The creature is a vampire that's super scary...only it can't actually walk...and moreso bounces everywhere...and hates messy rooms.  --  Music: "Traffic" by Kai Engel "Somnolence" by Kai Engel "Delirium" by Kai Engel "Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel "Mare" by Kai Engel Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
31/10/1830m 37s

125-Norse Mythology: Bound

We're back in Norse Mythology. It's set before Ragnarok (obviously), and it's a story we never got to of Freyja, Odin, Loki, and four dwarves. Freyja makes a lot of new friends, and Loki gets completely out of control at a party and tells all the Aesir exactly what he thinks of them.  The creature of the week is the invunche, a very sad, hairy, contorted baby --  Music: "Catching Feathers" by Ketsa "Midnight" by Ketsa "The Confrontation" by Podington Bear "Direct to Video" by Chris Zabriskie "Walking Shoes" by Blue Dot Sessions "House of Grendel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thom Yorke at Home" by Podington Bear "Hard Sell" by Ketsa Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
24/10/1836m 4s

124-Greek Mythology: The Fall

Theseus has had a long and storied life, but now he faces his greatest challenge: after you've accomplished everything you set out to do and your name will live on for generations, what comes next?    The creature is the, impundulu environmentally-conscience bird who only uses alternative fuels for its tiny plane. Unfortunately, the alternative fuel is human blood.    ---    Theseus episodes: 17A: https://www.mythpodcast.com/3329/17a-theseus-its-dangerous-to-go-alone/  17B: https://www.mythpodcast.com/3339/17b-icarus-and-daedalus-a-portrait-of-the-artificer-as-a-young-man/  17C: https://www.mythpodcast.com/3390/17c-theseus-i-volunteer-as-tribute/ 46A-D (Argonauts): https://www.mythpodcast.com/4228/46a-argonauts-assembly-required/  76 (Atalanta): https://www.mythpodcast.com/12714/76-greek-myths-lioness/  93A: https://www.mythpodcast.com/12938/93a-amazons-wonder-women/  93B: https://www.mythpodcast.com/12945/93b-theseus-love-and-war/    ---    Music:  "A Rush of Clear Water" by Blue Dot Sessions "Baroque" by Blue Dot Sessions "Curio" by Blue Dot Sessions "Dirty Wallpaper" by Blue Dot Sessions "Myrian" by Blue Dot Sessions "Celadon" by Podington Bear "Tweetstorm Gathering" by Podington Bear "Telltale" by Podington Bear "SuzyB" by Blue Dot Sessions "John Stockton Slow Drag" by Chris Zabriskie "There's Probably No Time" by Chris Zabriskie "Trap" by Jahzzar Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
17/10/1842m 2s

123-Dark Tower: Directions

A game turns dark as a child disappears. Her brothers must follow her into a land that's like a mirror image of our own to get her back from the king who lives in the dark tower. Oh and also Merlin is barely any help at all. The creature this time is the ilomba, from Zambia, and it's a terrible reason to collect your fingernail clippings. -- The Stephen King Quote: https://blogs.loc.gov/catbird/2017/08/how-did-stephen-king-to-the-dark-tower-come-through-robert-brownings-childe-roland/  -- Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
10/10/1831m 48s

122-Indian Folklore: Let it Be

A king fighting against fate. A young man surviving the impossible. A hermit reading the future from his toilet. This week, it's the long road to becoming who you were always meant to be.  --  Music: "Raven" by Chad Crouch "CGI Snake" by Chris Zabriskie "We Always Thought the Future would be Kind of Fun" by Chris Zabriskie "Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions "Petaluma" by Blue Dot Sessions "Releasing the Sculpture" by Podington Bear "Nocturne" by Podington Bear "New Skin" by Podington Bear "Cloudbank" by Podington Bear Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
03/10/1831m 43s

121-Grimm Brothers: King of the Mountain

A man loses everything except for his children and his field, but it's while he's in that field with his children that he receives a visit from a mythological creature...and makes a deal that will change all of their lives forever.  The creature of the week is a mythpodcat! She just loves to dance! And set you on fire!  --  Music: "Red-winged Blackbird" by Chad Crouch "Clear and Present" by Ketsa "Divider" by Chris Zabriskie "Lope and Shimmer" by Podington Bear "That Kid in the Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos" by Chris Zabriskie "Retrograde" by Podington Bear "Minor Islands" by Podington Bear "Bell Solo" by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
26/09/1835m 16s

120B-Holy Grail: Beyond the Sea

Seven people have been informed that they will be pivotal in the quest for the greatest holy object that has ever existed: the Holy Grail. First, they have to get it to England. That, of course, will involve angelic post-it notes, ships with ejector seats, attacking giants, and, the most unbelievable thing of all (to some of our characters): multi-colored wood. We'll see how the Grail comes to Britain and that the end of Joseph's quest is just the beginning.  --  "Svela Tal" by Blue Dot Sessions "Degradation" by Podington Bear "All the Ways" by Podington Bear "All the Colors in the World" by Podington Bear "Mr. Mole and Son" by Blue Dot Sessions "Flashing Runner" by Blue Dot Sessions "It's Always too late to Start Over" by Chris Zabriskie "Osprey" by Chad Crouch Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
19/09/1836m 13s

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

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.  --  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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
12/09/1833m 7s

119-Sleeping Beauty: Rude Awakening

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.    --   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 Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
05/09/1833m 41s

118-Jewish Folklore: The Eyrie

The king is annoyed. All of these people want to make him work. It's just...not fair. Sure, they're starving and about to riot in the streets, but actually showing up to work is really going to cut into his sitting around time. Unfortunately, he might not have a choice. The people are getting angry, and that leads to a journey west, farther than anyone in his kingdom has ever gone, to unearth an ancient secret. -- The article I referenced: https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1 --  Music: "Parade" by Nctrnm "Building the Sled" by Blue Dot Sessions "Slow Line Stomp" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vulcan Street" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cylinder Three" by Chris Zabriskie Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
29/08/1834m 55s

117-Romanian Folklore: What did it Cost?

This week, it's the fairy tale "Youth without Age and Life without Death", from Romania, a tale of love, loss, impossible quests, and acheiving your dreams. Also, why you shouldn't make idle promises to a kid that's just an hour old. It might end with them playing dominos with your horses and taking half of your kingdom's worth of gold.    The creature this week is the hili, from Lesotho, Africa. If you've never seen Big Bird's toilet...well...that's because it's you --  Music:   “Flutterbee” by Podington Bear “Nearly Nowhere” by Ketsa “Kestrel” by Chad Crouch “Rambling” by Ketsa “Worlds Edge” by Ketsa “Flashing Runner” by Blue Dot Sessions “Algea Trio” by Blue Dot Sessions “Traffic” by Kai Engel “Daedalus” by Kai Engel “Cold War Echo” by Kai Engel “Haunted Past” by Ketsa Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
22/08/1838m 39s

116B-Mexican Legends: Outlaw Country

Joaquin is out of control. He is riding through town, doubling the rewards on his own wanted posters. He has cowed or killed anyone who has tried to stop him, and he thinks he is untouchable. He's not wrong, either. The only people who know his face are either very trusted or very dead. Still, the more he pushes, the more the state of California pushes back, until one man is finally commissioned with a bill from the California legislature to hunt him down for good.   --  Music: Opener” by Blue Dot Sessions “Moon Bicycle Theme” by Blue Dot Sessions “Dropped Ticket” by Blue Dot Sessions “Sopor” by Kai Engel “Scraper” by Blue Dot Sessions “Wistful” by Blue Dot Sessions “Insatiable Toad” by Blue Dot Sessions “Vibrant Canopy” by Blue Dot Sessions “Comatose” by Kai Engel “Silent Flock” by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership
15/08/1836m 11s