61-Solomon: One Ring

By | 2017-02-28T23:49:37+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 [...]

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

By | 2016-07-05T23:13:04+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 [...]