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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: February, 2020
Feb 26, 2020

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.

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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

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Scholarly works:

Sir Isumbras and the Legend of St. Eustace: https://www.brepolsonline.net/doi/abs/10.1484/J.MS.2.305998

 

Feb 19, 2020

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.

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“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

Feb 12, 2020

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.

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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

Feb 5, 2020

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.

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The Myths and Legends store is back up! https://www.mythpodcast.com/store

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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

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