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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 beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

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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 beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.

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    European Fairy Tales: The Elements

    European Fairy Tales: The Elements

    The story of Undine, by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, is a direct precursor to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" and comes inspired by the soulless elemental creatures some alchemists thought populated our world. Really they just want to marry you and are mostly nice. 

    The creatures this week are the Sirena, the Boa, and more - extremely dangerous snakes who just want to drink way too much milk.

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    Music:

    "Warm Fingers" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Verdigris" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Castor Wheel Pivot" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 36 min
    Greek Myths: Things as they Are

    Greek Myths: Things as they Are

    The story of Demeter from Greek mythology is one of finding her place in the world. A world run by her terrible siblings, but it's ok. She's her own person and she can weather anything as long as she has her daughter Persephone by her side. As long as nothing happens to Persephone.

    The creature is the Ya-Te-Veo, a story told by people who traveled Central and South America in the 1800s.

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    Music:

    "A Common Pause" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Caustic Pulse" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Onside" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Stensal Landing" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Greybeard" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 48 min
    Flemish folklore: Stuck

    Flemish folklore: Stuck

    Two stories from Flanders (the region of Belgium, not Homer Simpson's annoyingly nice neighbor) about people who are stuck. One is a married couple who wants their long awaited dream to come true. The other is people who are literally stuck to a thing they shouldn't be touching in the first place.

    The creature is the Asanbosam, a pink Batman with great legs.

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    That Mitchell and Webb skit I mentioned: https://myths.link/immortality

    Asanbosam at the BM: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/E_Af1935-1212-1

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    Music:

    "The Spinnet" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Woodbird Theme" by Blue Dot Sessions

    "Grumpalo" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 42 min
    Aesop's Fables: State of Nature

    Aesop's Fables: State of Nature

    It's fable time on Myths and Legends...despite fables being neither myths nor legends... They're fun, though, and you might just learn some of the wisdom of the ancients, like how you should never question the king.

    The creature is a very wise dragon. So wise that you should get all your answers from him. Namely the answer to the question: is that dragon dangerous? The answer, of course, being, no...now take a bath in barbecue sauce.

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    Music:

    "Topslides" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "PolyCoat" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Milkwood" by Blue Dot Session
     "Curious Case" by Blue Dot Session

    • 36 min
    Japanese folklore: Pilgrims

    Japanese folklore: Pilgrims

    Two stories from Japan. On the first, a former samurai's wife is up to something and he's going to figure out what. On the second, we'll see that kindness matters most...but only if you're absolutely forced into doing it.

    The creature is the salamander! It'll turn you into a spicy human burrito!

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    A TED-Ed video of the second story: https://myths.link/pilgrims-teded

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    Music:

    "Lost Stage" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Dolly and Pad" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Helter's Barrow" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Hibiscus" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Just Tuning Up" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 36 min
    Indian Fairy Tales: Eye Love You

    Indian Fairy Tales: Eye Love You

    When your seven spouses all have the same dream on the same night and ask you not to do the thing they dreamt would lead to problems for all of you...maybe don't immediately do that thing.

    The creature is Sæhrímnir from Norse myth, AKA ham sandwiches.

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    Music:

    "Memeti" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Sargento" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Gallant Fantasie" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 38 min

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