Fortune favors the bold. Or people willing to put up with a decade of junk. Or the best liars. On this episode, there are two stories: one from Tunisia, and the other from Italy, about people who take their fate into their own hands to varying, oftentimes disastrous results. The creature is a sad sea goat who just wants to be with all of his other sad sea goats but, because the Greek gods are the Greek gods, he’s doomed to a life of tragedy. Sorry, sad sea goat. The Myths and Legends store is back! Locke and Key: Check out the new show, only on Netflix! — “Blur and Coalesce” by Podington Bear “Cake” by Podington Bear “Senseless” by Podington Bear “Sorrento” by Podington Bear “Trickledown” by Podington Bear “Fantasy and Denoument” by Podington Bear
172-Norwegian Folklore: Adventure!
The story of the master thief, from Norwegian folklore, which will have you wondering what the difference is between a master thief and someone who exploits the laziness and ignorance of strangers in incredibly basic ways for their own gain. Also, being a good parent apparently means abandoning your kid in the forest? The creature this week is the skolopendra, and it…might just be real. — The Myths and Legends store is back up and running! Check it out: https://www.mythpodcast.com/store — Sponsors: Squarespace: Head to http://Squarespace.com/MYTHS for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code MYTHS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Locke and Key: Check out the new show, only on Netflix! — Music: “Chainlink Melody” by Podington Bear “Shines Through Trees” by Podington Bear “Kitty in the Window” by Podington Bear “Pinky” by Blue Dot Sessions “Samara” by Podington Bear “Talltell” by Blue Dot Sessions “Seashore” by Podington Bear
171-Indian Folklore: Love and Marriage
Three stories of love from India. The first is what happens when a prostitute and a thief try to build a life together. The second is what happens when a barber gets to ask a king for anything. The third is about a man who saves a mouse...and what happens when that mouse wants to get married. The creature is the man of your dreams...if your dreams happen to include a man who is a snake-wolf-dragon. -- The Myths and Legends store is back up! -- Music: “Flutterbee” by Podington Bear “Wavy Glass” by Podington Bear “Blossoming” by Podington Bear “Boardwalk” by Podington Bear “Chrysalis” by Podington Bear “Outmoded Waltz” by Podington Bear “Scaffoldings” by Podington Bear
170B-Norse Sagas: On a Long Enough Timeline
This week, we continue the story of Grettir. Last week he was driven by an intense, mysterious tendency toward self-destruction. This week, he’ll still have that…but he’s been cursed by a draugr to always be unlucky. And it shows. A lot. He’ll start this week’s episode on his way home to start a new life and he’ll end it…we’ll, you’ll see. The creature is the Turban snail demon, and it’s why, if you see a snail demon dancing exotically on the water, you should not stop to say hello. Myths and Legends store! on Twitter and Tweet @BankUnited your answer to “What you would do with 54 thousand dollars?” using the hashtag #GoForMore54! — Music: “Third in Line” by Blue Dot Sessions “Veins of Silver” by Blue Dot Session “Holo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Scalloped” by Blue Dot Sessions “Midday” by Blue Dot Sessions “Gilroy Solo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Ballast” by Blue Dot Sessions “Four Point Path” by Blue Dot Sessions
170A-Norse Sagas: Good for Nothing
This week, we’re back in the Icelandic sagas with the story of Grettir the strong, who, whether it’s by berserkers crashing his Christmas party, bears stealing his clothes, or his own obscene insult poetry, just can’t catch a break. Speaking of breaks, you should really break up if you find yourself dating the creature this week. The Myths and Legends store: your answer to “What you would do with 54 thousand dollars?” using the hashtag #GoForMore54 -- Music: “Stack me up” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lakkalia” by Blue Dot Sessions “Cach” by Blue Dot Sessions “Lubby” by Blue Dot Sessions
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.
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