Myths and Legends2023-11-10T11:21:34-05:00

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376-Danish folklore: Sweet Pea

Three stories from Denmark about learning from your mistakes. Or not learning, and donating six full bags of gold to the local thieves. The creature is the swamfisk. It's horrible, horrible smell [...]

375-Monkey King: The Eyes Have It

We're back in the story of the Monkey King and the Journey to the West where maybe this monastery is different and not haunted and infested with monsters? Maybe? Please? Also, we'll [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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Carissa Weiser


Carissa is a former audiology professor with a background in psychoacoustics, linguistics, and creative writing. She loves her family, photography, tennis season, and riding horses.

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