Two (originally children's) tales that underscore the shocking brutality of the world in which these stories were told.
Two stories, one from Italy, one from England. In the one from italy, Costanza is born which would usually be pretty great...except her parents are already in retirement and have given everything away to her older sisters, so she sets out on her own in the wild medieval world. The second story is Molly Whuppie, whose [...]
The stories of Costanza/Costanzo, the youngest daughter of the king of Thebes, who sets out to find her way in the world, and Molly Whuppie, the young orphan girl who battled giants.
For once, the king is dead and the queen is alive, and she's going to make sure her daughter avoids the dangers that many princesses have to face. Or, she tries. The creature is a balding, adorable werewolf with a love of fuzzy slippers. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/mythpodcast/MaL134.mp3 Music: “Lesser Scaup” by Chad [...]
A fairy tale from Ireland with a genre savvy queen who has one request for her husband: don't let his surely evil next wife get anywhere near her three sons. Of course, things don't really go as planned. The creature this week is hook girl! Don't bug hook girl, or hook girl will [...]