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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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Jul 31, 2019

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.

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Sponsors:

This episode is sponsored by Anchor. Anchor is a Spotify-owned company that makes it easy for anyone to make a podcast, for free. Get started at www.anchor.fm/mythsandlegends.

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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

Jul 17, 2019

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.

Sponsors:

This episode is sponsored by Anchor. Anchor is a Spotify-owned company that makes it easy for anyone to make a podcast, for free. Get started at www.anchor.fm/mythsandlegends.

If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS

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

Jul 10, 2019

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.

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Sponsors:

Check out season 2 of Wolverine: The Lost Trail at https://wolverinepodcast.com

If there is something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals, BetterHelp online counseling can help. For 10% off your first month, go to https://betterhelp.com/legends and use the discount code LEGENDS

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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

Jul 3, 2019

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.

Sponsors:

Check out Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light, an Audible original and one of the legendary storyteller’s final works. Go to https://Audible.com/myths or text MYTHS to 500-500

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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

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