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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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Now displaying: September, 2019
Sep 25, 2019

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.

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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

Sep 18, 2019

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.

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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

Sep 11, 2019

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!)


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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

Sep 4, 2019

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.

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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

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