Slavic Folklore

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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 [...]

43-Slavic Folklore: The Wasteland

By | 2018-03-15T14:45:48+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Episodes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Episode summary: A story of a super-powered Russian hero fighting the evil, also super-powered villain known as Nightingale the Robber. Nightingale can fly, kill with a scream, and lives in the shadows of his forest. The journey will take our hero from home, through multiple stays with Baba Yaga(s), and finally into a confrontation with the legendary [...]

16-Russian Fairy Tales: She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

By | 2018-03-15T14:56:05+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |

The story of a young woman, her magic doll, and a witch who may be the most terrifying - or the most ridiculous - person you've ever seen. You'll also see that you should definitely not trust a gift from a witch. Especially if that gift is a human skull...that's on fire. On the creature of the week, [...]

15-Slavic Folklore: Bad Wolf

By | 2018-03-15T14:56:19+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In this Russian Fairy Tale from the same collections as the stories of Koschei the Deathless, we find a prince who goes on a quest for the firebird. This leads us into a Russian nesting quest situation, where he ends up on a quest-within-a-quest-within-a-quest. We'll also follow his doofus brothers, who decide that taking an extended [...]

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 [...]