19-Native American Folklore: Skeletons

//19-Native American Folklore: Skeletons

19-Native American Folklore: Skeletons

The first episode of much-requested Native American folklore has giants, ghosts, anthropomorphic coyotes, jilted lovers, and the reason for why the tick got so flat. Because you've always wondered how the wood tick got to be so flat.

On the creature of the week, it's an animal from Australian folklore who is lurking in stagnant water, just waiting to give you a deadly hug.

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Music:

"Hiroko Dream" by Whodiniz

"The Soft Glow of Christmas Lights" by Will Bangs

"Jenny Slate" by Steve Combs

"Brought" by Ketsa

"December" by Kai Engel

"Parade Shoes" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

By | 2016-01-05T22:04:38+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments
  • MMcG

    The ‘four ghosts’ story is rather strikingly reminiscent of the Grimms’ “The Story Of The Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_the_Youth_Who_Went_Forth_to_Learn_What_Fear_Was], though with a numerical motif of four rather than three [as would be appropriate for most indigenous American groups]

    It is my understanding that there was a fair amount of Native American engagement with European story-telling traditions [particularly among the Metis communities in the north], though I have no idea whether this ‘four ghosts’ tale represents such an instance – may of course simply be coincidental resemblances.

  • Karsaroth

    Very interesting stories. I remember this bunyip song in an old Australian movie…kind of creepy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtrYO-Mog60

    • Jason

      I love this, and I feel like with the iffy production value and lo-fi quality it comes out way creepier than it even intended. Thanks!