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Myths and Legends

Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.
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Feb 20, 2019

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.

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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 Crouch

Feb 13, 2019

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:

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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 Bear

Feb 6, 2019

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:

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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 Sessions

Jan 23, 2019

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.

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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 Sessions

Jan 16, 2019

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.

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Sponsors:

Check out season two of Siren on Freeform, Thursday January 24th at 8pm.

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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

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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.)

Jan 9, 2019

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).

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Sponsors:

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Siren: Check out season two of Siren on Freeform, Thursday January 24th at 8pm.

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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 Crouch

Jan 2, 2019

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.

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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.

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