Myths and Legends podcast

Myths and Legends

Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell 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.

Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell 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.

 

#470

373: European Fairy Tales: The Elements

The story of Undine, by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, is a direct precursor to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" and comes inspired by the soulless elemental creatures some alchemists thought populated our world. Really they just want to marry you and are mostly nice.  The creatures this week are the Sirena, the Boa, and more - extremely dangerous snakes who just want to drink way too much milk. Toe Croc Charms: [https://www.amazon.com/beeurptnr-Charms-Unique-Decoration-Creativity/dp/B0D12PSKYK] (https://www.amazon.com/beeurptnr-Charms-Unique-Decoration-Creativity/dp/B0D12PSKYK) Undine Story: [https://gutenberg.org/ebooks/2825 ] (https://gutenberg.org/ebooks/2825) --- Sponsors: MeUndies: Get 20% off your first order, plus free shipping, at [https://MeUndies.com/legends ] (https://meundies.com/legends) Shady Rays: Exclusively for our listeners, Shady Rays is giving out their best deal of the season. Head to [https://shadyrays.com] (https://shadyrays.com/) and use code: LEGENDS for $20 off polarized sunglasses. BetterHelp: This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp! Visit [https://betterhelp.com/myths] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) today to get 10% off your first month. Smalls: Head to [https://Smalls.com/LEGENDS] (https://smalls.com/LEGENDS) and use promo code LEGENDS at checkout for 50% off your first order PLUS free shipping! --- Music: "Warm Fingers" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Verdigris" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Castor Wheel Pivot" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

19 Jun 2024

36 MINS

36:12

19 Jun 2024


#469

372: Greek Myths: Things as they Are

The story of Demeter from Greek mythology is one of finding her place in the world. A world run by her terrible siblings, but it's ok. She's her own person and she can weather anything as long as she has her daughter Persephone by her side. As long as nothing happens to Persephone. The creature is the Ya-Te-Veo, a story told by people who traveled Central and South America in the 1800s. Disclaimer: [https://myths.link/372] (https://myths.link/372) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership ] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) --- Sponsors: Bombas: Get comfy this spring and give back with Bombas. Head over to [https://bombas.com/legends] (https://bombas.com/legends) and use code legends for twenty percent off your first purchase. AeroPress: Visit [https://aeropress.com/legends] (https://aeropress.com/legends) and use the promo code LEGENDS to save 20% off your order. GhostBed: Ready for a more comfortable night of sleep? Visit [https://GhostBed.com/legends] (https://ghostbed.com/legends) and use the code LEGENDS to save 50% off your purchase sitewide! --- Music: "A Common Pause" by Blue Dot Sessions "Caustic Pulse" by Blue Dot Sessions "Onside" by Blue Dot Sessions "Stensal Landing" by Blue Dot Sessions "Greybeard" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

12 Jun 2024

48 MINS

48:33

12 Jun 2024


#468

371: Flemish folklore: Stuck

Two stories from Flanders (the region of Belgium, not Homer Simpson's annoyingly nice neighbor) about people who are stuck. One is a married couple who wants their long awaited dream to come true. The other is people who are literally stuck to a thing they shouldn't be touching in the first place. The creature is the Asanbosam, a pink Batman with great legs. Membership! [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) That Mitchell and Webb skit I mentioned: [https://myths.link/immortality] (https://myths.link/immortality) Asanbosam at the BM: [https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/E_Af1935-1212-1 ] (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/E_Af1935-1212-1) -- Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp! Visit [https://betterhelp.com/myths] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) today to get 10% off your first month. -- Music: "The Spinnet" by Blue Dot Sessions "Woodbird Theme" by Blue Dot Sessions "Grumpalo" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

05 Jun 2024

42 MINS

42:20

05 Jun 2024


#467

370: Aesop's Fables: State of Nature

It's fable time on Myths and Legends...despite fables being neither myths nor legends... They're fun, though, and you might just learn some of the wisdom of the ancients, like how you should never question the king. The creature is a very wise dragon. So wise that you should get all your answers from him. Namely the answer to the question: is that dragon dangerous? The answer, of course, being, no...now take a bath in barbecue sauce. --- Sponsor Quince: Upgrade your closet this summer with Quince. Right now, go to [https://quince.com/legends] (https://quince.com/legends) to get free shipping and 365-day returns on your next order. --- Music: "Topslides" by Blue Dot Sessions  "PolyCoat" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Milkwood" by Blue Dot Session  "Curious Case" by Blue Dot Session ... Read more

29 May 2024

36 MINS

36:48

29 May 2024


#466

369: Japanese folklore: Pilgrims

Two stories from Japan. On the first, a former samurai's wife is up to something and he's going to figure out what. On the second, we'll see that kindness matters most...but only if you're absolutely forced into doing it. The creature is the salamander! It'll turn you into a spicy human burrito! Want to support the show? [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership ] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) A TED-Ed video of the second story: [https://myths.link/pilgrims-teded ] (https://myths.link/pilgrims-teded) --- Sponsors: GhostBed: Visit [GhostBed.com/legends] (http://GhostBed.com/legends) and use the code LEGENDS to save 50% off your purchase sitewide! Shady Rays: Exclusively for our listeners, Shady Rays is giving out their best deal of the season. Head to [https://shadyrays.com] (https://shadyrays.com/) and use code: LEGENDS for $20 off polarized sunglasses. Try for yourself the shades rated 5 stars by over 300,000 people. BetterHelp: Myths and Legends is Sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit [https://betterhelp.com/myths] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) today to get 10% off your first month. ---- Music: "Lost Stage" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Dolly and Pad" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Helter's Barrow" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Hibiscus" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Just Tuning Up" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

22 May 2024

36 MINS

36:00

22 May 2024


#465

368: Indian Fairy Tales: Eye Love You

When your seven spouses all have the same dream on the same night and ask you not to do the thing they dreamt would lead to problems for all of you...maybe don't immediately do that thing. The creature is Sæhrímnir from Norse myth, AKA ham sandwiches. Dog wigs: [https://myths.link/dogwigs] (https://myths.link/dogwigs) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) --- Sponsors: MeUndies: Get 20% off your first order, plus free shipping, at [https://meundies.com/legends ] (https://meundies.com/legends) Shopify: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at [https://shopify.com/legends ] (https://shopify.com/legends) Bombas: Get comfy this spring and give back with Bombas. Head over to [https://bombas.com/legends] (https://bombas.com/legends) and use code legends for twenty percent off your first purchase. --- Music: "Memeti" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sargento" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gallant Fantasie" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

15 May 2024

38 MINS

38:38

15 May 2024


#464

367: Irish folklore: Daft Monk

The madcap story of what happens when a monk decides he doesn't want to be a monk anymore. He wants to make way more money...as a poet. Also, why it might be weird if you're eating several cows for breakfast. Back shaver: [https://myths.link/backshaver] (https://myths.link/backshaver) Irish source: [https://myths.link/anier1] (https://myths.link/anier1) English source: [https://myths.link/anier2 ] (https://myths.link/anier2) --- Sponsors: Shady Rays: Head to [https://shadyrays.com] (https://shadyrays.com/) and use code: LEGENDS for $20 off polarized sunglasses.  BetterHelp: Myths and Legends is Sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit [https://betterhelp.com/myths] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) today to get 10% off your first month. Field of Greens: Visit [https://fieldofgreens.com] (https://fieldofgreens.com/) and use promo code LEGENDS for your discount. --- Music:  "Kremp" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Titter Snowbird" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Laddo" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Arctic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

08 May 2024

39 MINS

39:35

08 May 2024


#463

366: Monkey King: Roadblock

Back in the Journey to the West and Monkey has a fan club, the Tang Monk teaches an impromptu class, and Pigsy finds his calling: sitting and eating. The creatures are the Ruslaki, and they're very easy to break up with.  Shrok Pillow: [https://myths.link/shrok ] (https://myths.link/shrok) --- Music: "Germaine" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Lush Arborio" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Sparkling Craft" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Simple Aside" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

01 May 2024

38 MINS

38:11

01 May 2024


#462

365: Korean folklore: Goblin

Two stories of goblins (도깨비) from Korean folklore and how, if they stop by, you'll want to have drinks on hand because it might just save your life. The creature is Ratatoskr, the greatest* squirrel in Norse myth. *only Disclaimer and list of Dokkaebi: [https://myths.link/365 ] (https://myths.link/365) --- Sponsors: Quince: Upgrade your wardrobe and enjoy free shipping and 365-day returns at [https://Quince.com/legends ] (https://quince.com/legends) GhostBed: Ready for a more comfortable night of sleep? Visit [https://GhostBed.com/legends] (https://ghostbed.com/legends) and use code LEGENDS to save 50% off your purchase sitewide. BetterHelp: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Find your social sweet spot, with BetterHelp. Try online therapy at [https://BetterHelp.com/myths] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) and get on your way to being your best self. --- Music: "Cornicob" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lofoten Eggels" by Blue Dot Sessions "Raskt Landsby" by Blue Dot Sessions "Timble Rider Theme" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

24 Apr 2024

38 MINS

38:48

24 Apr 2024


#461

364: English folklore: Of Mice and Men...and Frogs...and Birds

When your parents get you three tiny men in a golden box as a going away present. The creature is the Neugle, who will drown you but feel super bad about it. AI Bird feeder that you probably shouldn't buy: [https://myths.link/birdfeeder ] (https://myths.link/birdfeeder) -- Sponsors: Style for everyone and unmatched comfort—that’s MeUndies! Get 20% off your first order, plus free shipping, at [https://MeUndies.com/legends ] (https://MeUndies.com/legends) Can you solve the case? June needs your help, detective! Download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android! [https://wooga.com/games/junes-journey ] (https://wooga.com/games/junes-journey) -- Music: "Delicious" by Blue Dot Sessions "Crown of September" by Blue Dot Sessions "Willow Willow" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

17 Apr 2024

48 MINS

48:02

17 Apr 2024


#460

363: Slavic Folklore: One High Five Man

The story of Yaroslav is one of growing up and figuring out who you are...so you can stop accidentally killing people with your deadly high-fives. The creature is the Pombrero, a sleazy, muscly little hobbit who might already be in your house. --- Sponsors: Can you crack the case? Download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android! [https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey ] (https://www.wooga.com/games/junes-journey) This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Find your social sweet spot, with BetterHelp. Try online therapy at [https://BetterHelp.com/myths] (https://BetterHelp.com/myths) and get on your way to being your best self. --- "Miniatures" by Blue Dot Sessions "Stuffed Monsters" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bird Language" by Chad Crouch ... Read more

10 Apr 2024

46 MINS

46:10

10 Apr 2024


#459

362: Chinese folklore: Broken

Two stories from Chinese folklore about broken things. A broken pot, a broken future, and how things can come together to heal. And why you shouldn't go to work drunk or else you might have to arrest a tiger. The creature is the tooth tyrant, the Odontotyrannos, and it's not an angry dentist. Links: Uncle Jim's Worm Farm: [https://myths.link/liftinjimmy ] (https://myths.link/liftinjimmy) --- Sponsors: Ready for a more comfortable night of sleep? Visit [https://GhostBed.com/legends] (https://ghostbed.com/legends) and use code LEGENDS to save 50% off your purchase sitewide. Robinhood Gold gets you the most for your retirement. Get started at [https://Robinhood.com/boost] (https://robinhood.com/boost) . Terms and conditions apply. Scary sock drawer? No more! Discover why Bombas makes our favorite socks, tees, and underwear at [https://Bombas.com/legends] (https://bombas.com/legends) and use code “legends“ for 20% off your first purchase. Feel good and do good, with Bombas. --- Music: "Jumbel" by Blue Dot Sessions "Gathering Stasis" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lemon and Melon" by Blue Dot Sessions "Liptis" by Blue Dot Sessions "Town Market" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

03 Apr 2024

34 MINS

34:57

03 Apr 2024


#458

361: English folklore: In a Pickle (jar)

Two stories from English folklore about perspective, and how you can't get something for nothing, but you can absolutely get nothing for something. The creature is an outlandish, bizarre, and strange creature known as an "ostrich." Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar: [https://myths.link/vinegar] (https://myths.link/vinegar) The Bogey Beast: [https://myths.link/bogeysonyourtail] (https://myths.link/bogeysonyourtail) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership ] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) Sponsors: Shopify: Grow your business, no matter what stage you’re in, with Shopify. Go to [https://shopify.com/legends] (https://shopify.com/legends) (all lowercase) to get started! BetterHelp: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Try online therapy at [https://BetterHelp.com/myths] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) and get on your way to being your best self. Music: "Calisson" by Blue Dot Sessions "Crumbling Dock" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lights Out" by Blue Dot Sessions "Beignet Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions "Rafter" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

27 Mar 2024

40 MINS

40:24

27 Mar 2024


#457

360: Leprechauns: Lucky

The saga of Fergus mac Léti is, apparently, the first time leprechauns make their appearance in folklore. It's also the first time leprechauns try to kill a guy, get stuck in porridge, and offer some magical menswear. The creature this time is the Oyaleroweck, who's thriving in the absence of knights in Canada. We actually merged two stories of Fergus. Here's one translation of the overarching narrative: [https://www.ucd.ie/tlh/trans/dab.eriu.16.001.t.text.html ] (https://www.ucd.ie/tlh/trans/dab.eriu.16.001.t.text.html) Here's the inset one with King Iubdan: [https://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/fergusmacleide.html ] (https://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/fergusmacleide.html) Here's the membership if you're looking for more when we're off next week! [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership ] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) Sponsors! ExpressVPN: Try ExpressVPN today with 3 extra months free at [https://ExpressVPN.com/legends ] (https://expressvpn.com/legends) Thrive Market: Save time and money, and shop Thrive Market today! Go to [https://ThriveMarket.com/legends] (https://thrivemarket.com/legends) for 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift. Music: "Daphne" by Chad Crouch "Dog and Pony Show" by Chad Crouch "Dutiligi" by Chad Crouch "In My Head" by Chad Crouch "Midnight Blue" by Chad Crouch ... Read more

13 Mar 2024

37 MINS

37:36

13 Mar 2024


#456

359: Celtic Folklore: A Berry Good Day...for Murder?

Munachar and Manachar are two friends out for a fun day of berry picking, but when one commits the only unforgivable sin of hogging all the berries, the only response is swift, murder-y justice. Time to recruit some accomplices The creature is the nain, and it will help you know if you're making terrible life choices (and also encourage you to learn a foreign language!) --- Munachar and Manachar: [https://myths.link/berrymurder] (https://myths.link/berrymurder) Not the Breman town musicians but kind of: [https://myths.link/notbreman] (https://myths.link/notbreman) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership ] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) --- Sponsors: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Try online therapy at [https://BetterHelp.com/myths] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) and get on your way to being your best self. Get comfy this spring and give back with Bombas. Head to [https://Bombas.com/legends] (https://bombas.com/legends) and use code “legends” at checkout for 20% off your first purchase. It’s 2024. Are you still feeding your cat...kibble? Head to [https://Smalls.com/LEGENDS] (https://smalls.com/LEGENDS) and use promo code LEGENDS at checkout for 50% off your first order PLUS free shipping. --- Music: "Mind Body Mind" by Blue Dot Sessions "Tin Cavalry" by Blue Dot Sessions "Sino de Cobre" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

06 Mar 2024

35 MINS

35:57

06 Mar 2024


#455

358: Monkey King: Winded

Back in the Journey to the West where Monkey and the gang are actually having an easy time of it and WHY IS IT SO HOT? The creature is Muirbech who is not a sea bee, and while it should get in trouble for false advertising it is already in jail until Judgement Day? --- Sponsors: Make a healthy choice today and try Field of Greens. Get 15% off your first order plus free rush shipping with promo code LEGENDS at [https://FieldofGreens.com] (https://FieldofGreens.com) --- Music: "Jenny K" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cran Ras" by Blue Dot Sessions "Thick Irony" by Chad Crouch "Pigeon Falls" by Blue Dot Sessions "City Limits" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

28 Feb 2024

48 MINS

48:56

28 Feb 2024


#454

357: Icelandic Folklore: Dog Days

A lost prince, a magic TARDIS barrel, and a talking dog take us to Jötunheim and back in the story of Prince Ring from Icelandic folklore. The creature is [mouse deer] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrotain) who just wants to dance and hopefully not kill anyone. --- Links: Ring source: [https://myths.link/princering] (https://myths.link/princering) Glitter drink why would you do this: [https://myths.link/glitter] (https://myths.link/glitter) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership ] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) --- Sponsors: Factor: No prep and no mess meals ready to heat and eat? Factor has us covered. Head to [https://FactorMeals.com/legends50] (https://factormeals.com/legends50) and use code: legends50 for 50 percent off. BetterHelp: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Become your own soulmate, whether you’re looking for one or not. Try online therapy at [https://betterhelp.com/myths] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) and get on your way to being your best self. --- Music: "Ginger" by Chad Crouch "Mullberry" by Chad Crouch "Alsace" by Chad Crouch "Rabbit in the Leaflitter" by Chad Crouch "In the Cottonwoods" by Chad Crouch ... Read more

21 Feb 2024

42 MINS

42:31

21 Feb 2024


#453

356: 1001 Nights: Nifty Fifty

A story from 1001 Nights about how to get rid of that annoying babysitter and what to do if your husbands keep getting killed (the answer is, apparently, to keep getting married). The creature is the sea monk, neither a monk nor a sea creature, but a horrifying Cthulhu mash-up. Creature pictures: [https://myths.link/356] (https://myths.link/356) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership ] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) --- Sponsors: Thrive Market is helping us stick to a healthier year. Join for the savings, the convenience, the flavors, and high quality at [https://ThriveMarket.com/legends ] (https://thrivemarket.com/legends) Smalls: For 50% off your first order, head to [https://Smalls.com/LEGENDS] (https://smalls.com/LEGENDS) and use code LEGENDS. --- Music: "Fill and Forage" by Blue Dot Sessions "Bristlecone" by Chad Crouch "Lunette" by Blue Dot Sessions "ShadowPlay" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

14 Feb 2024

44 MINS

44:17

14 Feb 2024


#452

355: Greek/Roman myth: There's Something About Ares

The stories of the creation from Roman/Greek mythology, the first werewolf, and Pygmalion, and also some Ares stuff because this is his week I guess. The creature, the Bonnacon (or, as cultured people say, Bo-nacho), has fiery diarrhea. Insert spicy food/White Castle joke here. Disclaimer: [https://myths.link/355] (https://myths.link/355) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) Inflatable cow for some reason: [https://myths.link/mooooooo ] (https://myths.link/mooooooo) --- Sponsor:  This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Become your own soulmate, whether you’re looking for one or not. Try online therapy at [https://betterhelp.com/myths] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) and get on your way to being your best self. --- Music:  "Croner Dilesh" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Hrse Hrse" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Particle End" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Where we Make our Stand" by Chad Crouch  "Talens Bal" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Iris" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

07 Feb 2024

42 MINS

42:53

07 Feb 2024


#451

354: Japanese folklore: Cursed

Two stories about finding people who like you for you. Not because you wear a rice bowl on your head. Or because you spend way too much time looking in the mirror. It's the stories of the Black Rice Bowl and the Mirror from Kyoto, from Japanese folklore. The creatures are real life magpies, chaos birds. Praying mantis eggs: "Each Egg Pod Contains 20-500 Babies!" [https://myths.link/mantis] (https://myths.link/mantis) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership ] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) --- Sponsor: Field of Greens is our new super-fruit and vegetable habit. It’s the only fruit and vegetable product that promises better health, too. Get 15 percent off your first order and free rush shipping at [https://FieldOfGreens.com] (https://fieldofgreens.com/) and use promo code: LEGENDS --- Music: "Bellow's Hull" by Blue Dot Sessions "Quiet Sill" by Blue Dot Sessions "Cedar" by Chad Crouch "Grove Melody" by Chad Crouch ... Read more

31 Jan 2024

38 MINS

38:33

31 Jan 2024


#450

353: Irish folklore: Beggars Belief

The story of a storyteller who can't think of a story to tell, and how a stranger solves that problem by getting him fired and taking him on wacky adventures with too many beheadings. The creature is the Lou Carcolh. Brace yourself, snail links are coming. Snails: I don't know if this is a good price for snails: [https://myths.link/snails ] (https://myths.link/snails) No idea why I find this video of a snail eating a cucumber so unnerving, but here you go: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifjpgt26osY ] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifjpgt26osY) Here's one eating a strawberry. I hate this. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhXJxUgY46Q ] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhXJxUgY46Q) Snail eating spaghetti. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw-D9cdGAjo ] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw-D9cdGAjo) Very solid post and one of my sources for the Lou Carcolh: [https://myths.link/carcolh ] (https://myths.link/carcolh) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership ] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) --- Sponsors Smalls: For 50% off your first order, head to [https://Smalls.com/LEGENDS] (https://smalls.com/LEGENDS) and use code LEGENDS. Factor: Factor is our time saver! With restaurant-quality, ready-to-eat meal delivery bursting with flavor, Factor takes the stress out of meal time. Try it and get 50 percent off at [https://FactorMeals.com/legends50] (https://factormeals.com/legends50) AND use code: legends50 --- Music "Peter Gray" by Chad Crouch  "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" by Chad Crouch  "All the Pretty Horses" by Chad Crouch ... Read more

24 Jan 2024

34 MINS

34:29

24 Jan 2024


#449

352: French folklore: The Darling Formerly Known as Prince

How do you ensure your children grow up to be good people? You work with a fairy to design jewelry that stabs them, of course! The creature this week is Lamia! She will pull out her own eyeballs and eat your children, but she also has a budding career in the movies? Sad duck lamp: [https://myths.link/sadduck] (https://myths.link/sadduck) Source for today: [https://myths.link/pd] (https://myths.link/pd) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) --- Music:  "B Roll" by Chad Crouch  "The Ramble" by Chad Crouch  "Pilgrim's Progress" by Chad Crouch  "Barefoot" by Chad Crouch  "Pacing" by Chad Crouch --- Sponsors: Grow your business, no matter what stage you’re in, with Shopify: [https://shopify.com/legends ] (https://shopify.com/legends) Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Celebrate the progress you’ve already made and give therapy a try at [https://BetterHelp.com/myths ] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) ... Read more

17 Jan 2024

38 MINS

38:32

17 Jan 2024


#448

351: Dragons: Alternate History

A mother and son are surviving at the end of the world, while monsters prowl the wasteland all around. And now, one of them wants to leave. The creature is the Kudan (件), a human-faced bovine who wants you to have its poster up in your home. A lot of posters, actually.  Source: [https://myths.link/georgie] (https://myths.link/georgie) Lion bites: [https://myths.link/lionbites ] (https://myths.link/lionbites) Disclaimer: [https://myths.link/351] (https://myths.link/351) --- Sponsors: Bombas makes clothing that feels good and does good, too. It’s our favorite! Get cozy at [https://Bombas.com/legends] (https://bombas.com/legends) WITH code: legends ExpressVPN: Secure your online data today by visiting [https://ExpressVPN.com/legends] (https://expressvpn.com/legends) Join in on the savings with Thrive Market today at [https://ThriveMarket.com/legends] (https://thrivemarket.com/legends) --- Music: "Button" by Chad Crouch  "Wisp" by Chad Crouch  "Warm Fingers" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Lullaby" by Chad Crouch  "Shifty Crow" by Chad Crouch  "Rarified" by Chad Crouch  "Small Bummer" by Chad Crouch ... Read more

10 Jan 2024

40 MINS

40:48

10 Jan 2024


#447

350: Korean folklore: Ghosts and Goblins

Three(ish) stories from the Korean peninsula about ghosts and goblins. Kind of. Some are actual ghosts and goblins (도깨비). Some are the ghosts of happier times and the lives we thought we wanted. Some goblins literally beat us up when they cheat at board games. There's a lot to learn this week. The creature is the Kting Voar, a creature that definitely does not exist, but not for lack of being extremely normal and boring. Kting Voar article: [https://myths.link/academicrigorcryptidstyle] (https://myths.link/academicrigorcryptidstyle) Cow eating snake (NOT the Kting Voar): [https://myths.link/snakeyum] (https://myths.link/snakeyum) Story 1 (the literary man): [https://myths.link/literaryman] (https://myths.link/literaryman) Story 2: [https://myths.link/snakesrevenge] (https://myths.link/snakesrevenge) Story 3: [https://myths.link/charan ] (https://myths.link/charan) Explosion-proof your cloppy friend (but not really): [https://myths.link/superhorse] (https://myths.link/superhorse) Disclaimer: [https://myths.link/350] (https://myths.link/350) --- Sponsor: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at [https://betterhelp.com/myths] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) and get on your way to being your best self. --- Music: "Cirrocumulous" by Chad Crouch  "Venus Aire" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Cortesia" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Flatlands 1st" by Blue Dot Sessions  "Night Music" by Blue Dot Sessions  "The Bond" by Chad Crouch  "Virginia Creeper" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

03 Jan 2024

42 MINS

42:28

03 Jan 2024


#446

349: Monkey King: My Own Worst Enemy

We're back in the stories of the Monkey King on the Journey to the West and we'll see that not everyone who is mean to you is a demon. They might be a murderous bandit! Also, try to make friends that can tell the difference between you and your evil doppelgänger. The creature is the Kongamato, a (maybe?) actual dinosaur. It is truly terrible and annoying and bad, but only slightly murdery! --- Sponsor: Hello Fresh: HelloFresh is farm-fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and seasonal recipes delivered right to your doorstep. The Weisers are loving it—see why at [https://HelloFresh.com/mythsfree] (https://hellofresh.com/mythsfree) AND use code: mythsfree --- Music: "Gentle Son" by Blue Dot Sessions "La Inglesa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Paramo Ocho" by Blue Dot Sessions "Santo Apure" by Blue Dot Sessions "Zulia Conspiracy" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

27 Dec 2023

45 MINS

45:06

27 Dec 2023


#445

348: World Folklore: Untitled Goose Episode

Two myths and a lie! Two stories this week are tales from world folklore. One is a tale created by us for this episode. Check out the poll in our Instagram stories ( [https://instagram.com/mythsandlegends] (https://instagram.com/mythsandlegends) ) or vote on the site if you're not on Instagram ( [https://myths.link/348] (https://myths.link/348) ) to let us know which one you think is the lie! -- Sponsors: BetterHelp: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at [https://betterhelp.com/myths] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) and get on your way to being your best self. Try AG1: the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that supports whole-body health. [https://drinkAG1.com/LEGENDS ] (https://drinkAG1.com/LEGENDS) -- Music: "Derano" by Blue Dot Sessions "November Mist" by Blue Dot Sessions "Some Nights End" by Blue Dot Sessions "Watercress" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

20 Dec 2023

45 MINS

45:08

20 Dec 2023


#444

347: Viking Legends: Fool Me Once

The story of Ketil Trout is about growing up and learning to be your own person. It's a coming-of-age tale with giant fights, dragon slaying, and outlaw who know way to many trout facts. The creature, Nure-onna, is that woman down by the beach who is not-so-secretly also a quarter-mile-long snake. Links! Doorstop buddy: [https://myths.link/doorstopbuddy ] (https://myths.link/doorstopbuddy) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) Butter in the Middle Ages, because I knew you wanted to know: [https://academic.oup.com/book/2756/chapter-abstract/143245170?redirectedFrom=fulltext ] (https://academic.oup.com/book/2756/chapter-abstract/143245170?redirectedFrom=fulltext) [https://www.butterjournal.com/butter-history/ ] (https://www.butterjournal.com/butter-history/) -- Sponsors! Factor is making a difference for us this holiday. Try fresh, flavor-packed meals delivered to your door, ready in just 2 minutes without the prep at [https://FactorMeals.com/legends50 ] (https://FactorMeals.com/legends50) MasterClass makes a meaningful gift this season, for you and anyone on your list. Boost confidence with practical takeaways from the world’s best at [https://MasterClass.com/myths ] (https://MasterClass.com/myths) When you give Bombas this holiday, you’re giving more comfort and more good. We love Bombas, and it’s the perfect gift this year: [https://bombas.com/legends] (https://bombas.com/legends) with code: legends -- Music: "Elmore Heights" by Blue Dot Sessions "Vik Fence Lardha" by Blue Dot Sessions "Steady" by Chad Crouch "Valladolid Funeral" by Blue Dot Sessions "Illustrated Novel" by Chad Crouch ... Read more

13 Dec 2023

45 MINS

45:00

13 Dec 2023


#443

346: Athena: Friends in Need

Tales of everyone's favorite Olympian in charge of warfare, wisdom (& crafts!): Athena. Well, everyone's favorite except for anyone who has been led to a grisly adventurer fate by her. Or been turned into a monster by her. Or has adopted a snake from her. Or... The creature is Hyena Man! He's way worse than the DC Comics supervillain that shares his name because he will literally eat children. Disclaimer: [https://myths.link/346] (https://myths.link/346) Hyena men: [https://myths.link/hyenas] (https://myths.link/hyenas) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership ] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) --- Sponsors: Try AG1: the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that supports whole-body health. [https://drinkAG1.com/LEGENDS ] (https://drinkag1.com/LEGENDS) Indeed: Get your jobs more visibility and match with the candidates you need at [https://Indeed.com/LEGENDS ] (https://indeed.com/LEGENDS) Hello Fresh: Skip the grocery store with HelloFresh and enjoy farm-fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and seasonal recipes delivered to your doorstep. Go to [ https://HelloFresh.com/mythsfree] (https://hellofresh.com/mythsfree) and use code "mythsfree" for free breakfast for life (one breakfast item per box while subscription is active). Uncommon Goods: Find the perfect gift for anyone and everyone in your life with the help of Uncommon Goods: [https://UncommonGoods.com/LEGENDS ] (https://uncommongoods.com/LEGENDS) --- Music: "Elderberry" by Chad Crouch "Freesia" by Chad Crouch "Delham Corner" by Blue Dot Sessions "Darkened Treeline" by Blue Dot Sessions "Qi" by Blue Dot Sessions "La Focsa" by Blue Dot Sessions ... Read more

06 Dec 2023

44 MINS

44:09

06 Dec 2023


#442

345: Welsh legends: Fetch Quest

The story of Culhwch and Olwen is that of a thousand quests and why it's probably ok to name your baby after the place they were born...but maybe not if they were born in a literal pigsty. The creature this week is the Hydrus, who is not the Lernian Hydra, of Heracles fame, but it does get a second act as a Biblical metaphor. Culhwch and Olwen: [https://myths.link/fetchquests] (https://myths.link/fetchquests) Membership: [https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership ] (https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership) --- Sponsor: This episode of Myths and Legends is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at [https://betterhelp.com/myths] (https://betterhelp.com/myths) and get on your way to being your best self. --- Music: "Dandelions" by Chad Crouch "Space" by Chad Crouch "Edgeworthia" by Chad Crouch "Peonies" by Chad Crouch "Moonrise" by Chad Crouch ... Read more

29 Nov 2023

40 MINS

40:45

29 Nov 2023


#441

344: Armenian folklore: Giants, Giants Everywhere

The story of Mirza, from Armenian folklore, and why it pays to be a heavy sleeper. Also, if you find your incredibly angry, stinky uncle chained up in a closet...it's probably best to leave him there. If you can. The creature this week is Big Bird! If Big Bird ate corpses... The story of Mirza: [https://myths.link/mirza ] (https://myths.link/mirza) Bacon Bandages: [https://myths.link/baconbandages ] (https://myths.link/baconbandages) --- Music: "Bossa Boa" by Blue Dot Sessions "Crosswire" by Blue Dot Sessions "Halpver" by Blue Dot Sessions "Where we Make our Stand" by Chad Crouch "Pacific Wrens (Instrumental)"" by Chad Crouch --- Sponsors: Kickstart your holiday shopping with Uncommon Goods. We’re all out of the ordinary: [https://UncommonGoods.com/legends ] (https://uncommongoods.com/legends) ... Read more

22 Nov 2023

42 MINS

42:27

22 Nov 2023