The story of the frog prince is well known - a beautiful princess meets a frog, kisses him, and he turns out to be a prince. Except, in the earliest version, it doesn't go like that at all. I won't spoil it, but the original frog prince is extremely bizarre, and I had the most fun writing it of any episode so far.
The second story is of a frog princess, from Russian folklore, and not only is it a great story in its own right, with a stupid king and a ridiculous dating service, but we'll catch back up with our favorite witch living in a house on chicken legs and a certain deathless sorcerer early in his career.
The creature of the week shoots hail out of its ears and kills anyone it sees...unless you're carrying a sack of llama fat.
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I would also like to know how to spell the creature of the week name.
Hi, Jason! I really enjoy your podcast and I really liked this one. Because of your podcast, Koshchei the deathless is now one of my favorite characters from folklore!
But can I ask about the creature of the week? How do you spell it?
I really like looking up and researching magical creatures I’ve never heard of, but so often, the names of the creatures are not in the description of the podcast, and trying to figure out the spelling by ear alone, is sometime difficult when it comes to other languages. So could you please include the names of the magical creatures in the descriptions? (I’m only up to episode 64. So maybe you already do that.) Thank you!