Dragons

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61-Solomon: One Ring

By | 2018-03-15T19:59:27+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

According to folklore, King Solomon had a ring. Given to him by God, it allowed him control demons...but it also had some other powers unknown to Solomon, powers that make it essential for fighting dragons, escaping witches, and taking nice Sunday afternoon flights through the country. The creature is a shaggy, mostly-kind monster [...]

53-African Folklore: Crocodile Tears

By | 2016-12-11T05:59:53+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

The story of a dragon slayer from South Africa has, of course, dragons, but it also has giant towers, underwater villages, and a frog who is just trying to have a nice dinner with his family without all the insults, thank you very much. The creature this week is the world-famous Leprechaun. You should definitely not [...]

46C-Jason: The Long Way Home

By | 2018-03-15T14:45:37+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It finally comes time to fight the dragon, (hopefully) survive the return journey home, and have the showdown with Pelias. This is a big episode. If you've made it this far in the series, though, it probably doesn't matter what I write here, because you are either into the Argonaut story or not. Really, though, it is [...]

44-Saint George: Here Be Dragons

By | 2018-03-15T14:45:32+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , |

The Episode Summary: Three and a half stories of monsters of the ancient world. We meet vile beasts that lurk in the forests, the murky deep, and the wide, desolate places of the world. We meet the baby, the Thor, and the saints that slay them. We meet bears that can be bribed with cake. Folklore [...]

38A-Korean Literature (Hong Gildong): Crossing the Threshold

By | 2018-03-15T19:59:38+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Episodes, MythPodcast, Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

Hong Gildong has been called the Korean Robin Hood, but really oversimplifies the story. It is both an awesome adventure tale with dragons, magic, assassins, demons, bandits, and betrayal, and a complex human drama, where one young man must find and understand his place in the world. It's both action-packed, and heartbreaking. The titular character, Gildong, was [...]

25-Dragons: This is Where You Get to Make it Right

By | 2016-03-12T19:06:01+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , |

The story of a famous dragon from the folklore of north east England is filled with knights, curses, and, of course, the need to kill your favorite childhood dog. The story of the Lambton Worm is a quest for redemption where many people die because of a young man who just wants to yell cuss words at [...]

13A-Ragnar Lodbrok: The Beggar King

By | 2018-03-15T19:59:43+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The tale of Ragnar Lodbrok, legendary Viking king and main character of the History Channel series "Vikings" and the many women in his life you absolutely do not want to mess with. It contains Viking battles, murder, betrayal, and heartbreak, uncommonly-ugly peasants, and, of course, a dragon fight. For the creature of the week, if anyone [...]

6B-Merlin: What’s Red, White, and Fighting All Over

By | 2018-03-15T19:59:49+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This is where we meet Merlin, a son of a demon who uses his evil powers for good. But he's not yet the bearded sorcerer we all kind of know and love. No, he first enters our story as a serious seven year-old with power over magic, the ability to prophesy, and knowledge of the past, present, [...]

3D-Vikings: Blood of the Dragon

By | 2018-03-15T20:00:02+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Part four and the penultimate episode in the Saga of the Volsungs, the story of a legendary Norse family finds Sigurd riding with his Vikings in an attempt to reclaim his father's kingdom. Then, there's a fight with the dragon, Fafnir, who is in the possession of the cursed ring. Sigurd, our (so far) valiant hero, [...]