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Myths and Legends

Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod

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Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser tell 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 ...
 
Into the Mythic is a new podcast about Irish Mythology. Join us as we journey back and find new meanings in some very ancient stories. Leeanne O Donnell and Pol O Colmain revisit Ireland's ancient legends with fresh ears - peeling back the layers to uncover what resonance these stories might have for us now in the 21st Century. This series is made possible by the kind sponsorship of our friends at Wild Goose Studio. https://wildgoosestudio.com. Recorded at the Working Artist's Studio in Ball ...
 
Silver footed, fair haired Thetis, Ares the God of War, Nike the Goddess of Victory, The Furies and The Muses, Zeus the presiding deity of the Universe and the magical, mysterious Olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical Greek and Roman deities you'll encounter in this book. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format. H ...
 
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The story of why, no matter how good of an idea it sounds like after a few drinks, you shouldn't steal church bells and drop them into a nearby pond. You might awaken an ancient evil. Because of course you will. This is the tale of the Knucker. The creature this week is Bunny Man! He throws axes at cars! -- The post with the disclaimer and pictures…
 
Today's adventure takes us over to Glaisdale in North Yorkshire, to hear the tale of the famous Beggar's Bridge - also known to some as the Lover's Bridge. This folktale is a really interesting mixture of both history and folklore and so for this episode we are joined by the podcast's very first special guest - historian Catherine Warr, for a close…
 
We’re back! This week we talk about the City of Gold, El Dorado, and the haunted San Fernando Cathedral. Hope you enjoy! IF YOU LOVE THIS PODCAST AND WANT TO SUPPORT US - DONATE!!!! CLICK THE LINK BELOW!!! :) https://anchor.fm/mysteriesmythsandlegends/support LINKTREE: https://linktr.ee/myths_podcast Email us your stories!!! or if you want to spons…
 
This Irish myth explores what happens when two friends get caught up on opposing sides of a war .... as their destines are shaped by forces much bigger than either of them what can survive of their brotherly love ?Leeanne
 
Two stories from Latin America folklore about people (and animals?) getting payback. The first is a story about why you shouldn't bite strangers. The second is about a man who can make the dead rise...but for a small fee will make sure that they stop. The creature is the magician's monster from Castle Frankenstein, a living lesson of why you should…
 
The weight of carrying a terrible secret about his King causes a young man to sicken to the point of death. In this ancient Irish myth, a magical tree and the power of music combine to bring about a resolution to what seems like an impossible problem.Leeanne
 
All's Fair in Love and War - or is it ? In this ancient Irish story a powerful chieftain and a young warrior fall in love with the same beautiful woman .... in the love triangle that ensues honour is compromised and hearts are broken.Leeanne
 
A curse or a blessing ? An Irish Chieftain resists the arrival of Christianity and is turned into a bird .... Sweeney must leave his home and family behind and live like a bird in the wild woodlands of ancient Ireland.Leeanne
 
The story of the Bird of Sorrow, from Turkish folklore, has love, loss, gratitude, people messing up coffeehouses, genie girlfriends, and elaborate pranks involving not being able to take off your pants. It's a big week. The creature is the neugle, a handsome little horse that gives Lil' Sebastian a run for his money. -- Music: "Among the Reeds" by…
 
Where is the golden apple? This week we get into the Golden Apple Tale, which is am Armchair Treasure Hunt that is still out there! We also talk about the legend of Huggin’ Molly! IF YOU LOVE THIS PODCAST AND WANT TO SUPPORT US - DONATE!!!! CLICK THE LINK BELOW!!! :) https://anchor.fm/mysteriesmythsandlegends/support LINKTREE: https://linktr.ee/myt…
 
Two stories from Celtic folklore of the things that lurk among us: witches that live in our home town, trolls that hold dance parties on the frozen wastes, and tiny, 1000-year-old fairy creatures who are buying drinks after work. The creature this week is the Giant of Smeeth, who would really like you to watch your language, please. ***Slight corre…
 
We are going ghost hunting! The Burgwin Wright House is one of the oldest houses in Wilmington, NC! We are going to visit it, so we figured we needed to cover the history and full ghostly story. We also dive back into the mystery of Princess Diana’s death. What do you think happened? IF YOU LOVE THIS PODCAST AND WANT TO SUPPORT US - DONATE!!!! CLIC…
 
Two stories from Japan about samurai (and wannabe samurai) following their dreams. Too bad it takes fights with giant creatures and a little bit of murder to do so. The creature this time is ao nyōbō, and she doesn't want you to stop by her beautiful, horribly dilapidated mansion. -- Creature page: https://yokai.com/aonyoubou/ Fart spray: https://m…
 
We have a 2-parter for you this week! This week we give you the background to the mystery of Princess Diana’s death, check back next week to hear more details. We also talk about the Alaskan creature, the Akhlut! Happy New Year everyone! IF YOU LOVE THIS PODCAST AND WANT TO SUPPORT US - DONATE!!!! CLICK THE LINK BELOW!!! :) https://anchor.fm/myster…
 
This week, we learn where you shouldn't kiss a rabbit (it's exactly where you think), and how a dance party can save a city. The creature is B.O.B., the Beast of Blattenboro, and he's here to do two things: exsanguinate dogs and scare people...and there is a lot of dog blood to suck and people to scare, so it's going to be around for a while. -- Li…
 
Happy New Year! Do you have any New Year superstitions or traditions? Listen to this episode to learn how to bring luck into your 2023! If you are not the superstitious type, stay tuned for a ghost story at the Drake Hotel. IF YOU LOVE THIS PODCAST AND WANT TO SUPPORT US - DONATE!!!! CLICK THE LINK BELOW!!! :) https://anchor.fm/mysteriesmythsandleg…
 
The story of a family and the monsters that hunt them. The twist? These are monsters that they might know better than they realize. The creature is snow snake! It's a snake that lives in the snow, and if you're thinking, "that's ridiculous, snakes are cold blooded!" Well, while you were thinking about that it bit you and you died. Congrats. -- Link…
 
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