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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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Dec 14, 2016

The Epic of Gilgamesh is amazing. It is quite possibly the oldest epic we have, and though it only exists in fragments, it tells a surprisingly human story. There are questions of life and death, such as what it all means and why are we here? It delves into the issues of what it means to be a human rather than just a beast, what it means to be a good ruler, and what it means to leave a legacy. These are questions relevant even today, over 4,000 years after this story was told.

Of course, it is also folklore, so there is a troubling amount of hairy nudity.

All-in-all, this three-parter will be epic.

For the creature of the week, we'll meet a creepy forest dweller with an unexpected hobby.

The Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/12092/54a-gilgamesh-best-friends/

Career Day on itunes: http://itunes.careerdayshow.com

Career Day's website: http://www.careerdayshow.com

Career Day/Carissa on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/carissaweiser

Music:

"Savage Steel Fun Club" by Rolemusic

"Thread of Clouds" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Steadfast" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Nuthatch" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Formant" by Podington Bear

"Curious" by Podington Bear

"Cats Corps" by Blanket Music

"Bare Shoulders" by Podington Bear

"Title Theme" by Visager

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