Koschei the Deathless

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64-Frog Prince: Warts and All

By | 2017-03-21T22:27:09+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Episodes, MythPodcast, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The story of the frog prince is well known - a beautiful princess meets a frog, kisses him, and he turns out to be a prince. Except, in the earliest version, it doesn't go like that at all. I won't spoil it, but the original frog prince is extremely bizarre, and I had [...]

5B-Slavic Folklore: The First Horcrux

By | 2015-12-09T13:09:52+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As it turns out, Koschei the Deathless is very, very hard to kill, a fact one could probably guess from his name. This episode explores his tragic origins, as well as the ludicrously complex way he's hidden his soul (a Russian nesting doll situation that's unpleasant for everyone involved). He'll prove his name incorrect as he finally [...]

5A-Slavic Folklore: Tried and Died

By | 2018-03-15T14:58:48+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this story of a dangerous magician from Russian folklore, you'll learn that you should maybe believe your spouse if she says you definitely don't want to know what's behind that door in the dungeon. It's the bizarre, sad, and kind of hilarious story of Koschei the Deathless, a man who seems like a much more [...]