Myths and Legends 2017-04-26T20:24:14+00:00

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58-Native American Folklore: Monster

The first story today is from the Mik'maq, Passamaquoddy, and Maliseet people, about all the things that can go wrong when creating the animals and why you shouldn't drink gross monster waste [...]

57-Japanese Fairy Tales: Faithful

This week, there are two stories from Japanese folklore.  The first has to do with  a butterfly that just won't give up trying to land on the face of a dying man. [...]

56-Nepali Folklore: Hope You Guess My Name

A story of a young woman from Nepal who has a (sadly) common problem for folklore, but a very uncommon solution. Also she eats goat vomit. She probably doesn't enjoy it, though. [...]

55-Grimm: My (Bird) Heart Will Go On

This story from the Grimm brothers has giants, witches, magical animal organs, enchanted produce, and a helpful (and maybe a little homicidal) cloud buddy who just wants to aid you in finding [...]

54C-Gilgamesh: Dust

The end of the saga of Gilgamesh...and possibly the end of Gilgamesh, but not if the demi-god has anything to say about it. After a tragic loss, Gilgamesh goes on a quest [...]

54B-Gilgamesh: Huge

Part two of the Epic of Gilgamesh, where Gilgamesh and Enkidu go off to fight Hugeness the Terrible, a firebreathing giant. Also there are maybe zombies (no there aren't).

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Jason

Writer and Host

Jason started the Myths and Legends Podcast out of his love for reading/writing and training in English literature. In addition to history and world folklore, he's a fan of his wife and child, dachshunds, hiking, Batman, and cake (the dessert, but the band's ok, too).

Carissa

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Carissa joined Myths and Legends in 2017 at Episode 67B. She's a former audiologist and professor with a background in acoustics and digital sound. She loves her family, photography, tennis season, and foodie reality TV.

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