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368-Indian folklore: Eye Love You

By |2024-05-15T14:45:09-04:00May 15th, 2024|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|

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

367-Irish folklore: Daft Monk

By |2024-05-08T09:39:27-04:00May 8th, 2024|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: |

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 Irish source: https://myths.link/anier1 English source: https://myths.link/anier2 [...]

366-Monkey King: Roadblock

By |2024-05-06T12:10:40-04:00May 1st, 2024|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: |

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 Music: "Germaine" by Blue Dot [...]

Korean folklore: Goblin

By |2024-05-06T12:21:27-04:00April 23rd, 2024|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: |

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 Music: "Cornicob" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lofoten Eggels" by Blue [...]

363-Slavic Folklore: One High Five Man

By |2024-05-06T12:21:41-04:00April 10th, 2024|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: |

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. Music: "Miniatures" by Blue Dot Sessions "Stuffed [...]

Chinese folklore: Broken

By |2024-05-06T12:21:49-04:00April 3rd, 2024|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: |

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. [...]

Chinese folklore: Broken (ad-free)

By |2024-04-02T23:40:18-04:00April 2nd, 2024|Categories: MythPodcast|

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 [...]

361-English folklore: In a Pickle (jar)

By |2024-05-06T12:21:55-04:00March 27th, 2024|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|

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 The Bogey Beast: https://myths.link/bogeysonyourtail Membership: https://www.mythpodcast.com/membership Music: "Calisson" [...]

360-Leprechauns: Lucky

By |2024-05-06T12:22:17-04:00March 13th, 2024|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: |

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. [...]

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