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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: April, 2020
Apr 29, 2020

The story from Azorean folklore about a sorcerer who turned his life around. He became a priest, helped his people flee, and then faced a choice when his old life came hunting for him.

The creature is a dirty dish towel named the Shirouneri. Like most towels it's actively trying to show you just how much it hates you.

Show post (and disclaimer): https://www.mythpodcast.com/14203/180-azorean-folklore-power/

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Fictional!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.fictional.fm/

Stitcher: http://stitcher.fictional.fm/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5D3FdZ9Pq286O7owqg7tH5

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Music:
"The Theatrical Poster for Poltergeist III" by Chris Zabriskie
“03. Prelude No. 3” by Chris Zabriskie
"49th Street Galleria" by Chris Zabriskie
“Vik Fence Haflak” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Undercover Vampire Policeman” by Chris Zabriskie
"There's probably no time" by Chris Zabriskie

Apr 22, 2020

A classic quest from Slavic legend with princesses, dragons, wizards, dragons fighting wizards, and princesses fighting wizards fighting dragons.

The creature is Shamir, the little craftsman who is up for employee of the millennium.

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Post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14197/179-slavic-legends-grateful-dead/

Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership

Store: https://www.mythpodcast.com/store

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Music:
"Solemn Oath" by Podington Bear
"Setting Out on a Quest" by Bobby Cole
"The French Theatre of Doom" by Bobby Cole
“Big Feelings” by Podington Bear
"Storm Passing" by Podington Bear
"Pounded Piano" by Podington Bear
“Winter Walk” by Podington Bear

Apr 15, 2020

An episode about the Tanuki, the notorious raccoon-dog trickster from Japan with giant...well...you'll see.

The creature is the Tote Road Shagamaw, and a ManBearMoose who is really good at headstands. Like, it can walk a quarter mile doing a headstand.

Show post, with all those pictures (and the disclaimer): https://www.mythpodcast.com/14180/178-tanuki-changes/

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Music:

“Lina my Queen” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Detailing” by Blue Dot Sessions
“The Callow” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Fermin Canyon” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Tillis County” by Blue Dot Sessions
“True Blue Sky” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Slimheart” by Blue Dot Sessions

Apr 8, 2020

The Greeks finally find a way into Troy and while, yes, it's exactly the way you think they get in, there are so many ridiculous side quests on the way, including a cameo from one of Greek myth's most famous hero.

The creature is nice unicorn who will play music for you and definitely won't eat you the moment your guard is down.

Want more? We did two member episodes with about four additional stories about the Trojan War. Check them out here: https://www.mythpodcast.com/member-episode-list/ (scroll down the bottom to become a member if you want)

Disclaimer: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14169/177d-trojan-war-horsin-around/

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Music:

“Moving Emotional Piano hero track” by Daniel Bordovsky

“Escaping forever” by Michael Vignola

“Scallat” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Foreign” by Marshall Usinger

“The Journey” by Adrian Berengue

“Holding On” by Keith Anthony Holden

“We are nowhere” by Sander Kalmeijer

"The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan" by Chris Zabriskie

Apr 1, 2020

Achilles is back and it's god vs. god, Greek vs. Trojan, Achilles vs. Hector in the most epic battle of the Trojan War.

The creature this week, the Seto taishō, will absolutely come after you with a sharpened spoon. His weakness? Light kicks.

Episode post: https://www.mythpodcast.com/14155/177c-trojan-war-when-i-am-gone/

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Music:

“Watercool Quiet” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Thunder Comes” by Will Van De Crommert

“Gilroy Solo” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Feel the Tension” by Bobby Cole

“Order of Entrance” by Blue Dot Sessions

“War Action Orchestra” by Denis Kotenko

“Battle on the Beach” by Bobby Cole

“Lady Lupine” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Broken” by Michael Vignola

“Places” by Michael Vignola

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