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Join me on a journey into the origins of the unknown. Every legend, every beast, and every myth has it's beginnings, and it's time we take a look into the Ominous Origins of our mysterious history.
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Ominous Origins Casey Chaplin

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Join me on a journey into the origins of the unknown. Every legend, every beast, and every myth has it's beginnings, and it's time we take a look into the Ominous Origins of our mysterious history.
For inquiries or comments, you can contact horrorshotspodcast@gmail.com

    The History of Demons | Ars Goetia Part 2

    The History of Demons | Ars Goetia Part 2

    We're back, I told you I'd be back with part two of the Ars Goetia and its listing of the demon hierarchy. Last week we looked at the kings of hell, and the next logical step is the next rung down the ladder, which just happens to be... The Dukes of Hazard! I mean, Hell, the Dukes of Hell. Now, there are a lot of these guys. 23 to be exact. It's one of the most populated categories listed, and seems a bit excessive, but who am I to judge? 
    We look at a couple of demons who we've talked about in the past, such as Astaroth, but there are a lot new ones here, and most of them are pretty metal too. There's one demon who appears as an old pale man riding a crocodile, which is bad ass in a Floridian sort of way. 
    As with the kings, each of these demons holds domain over something, can grant some kind of knowledge, and holds power over a certain number of legions. Despite being many, these class of demons are nothing to shake a stick at. They're very powerful, especially in the right hands. 
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    • 17 min
    History of Demons | Ars Goetia Pt 1

    History of Demons | Ars Goetia Pt 1

    The Ars Goetia is a fascinating piece of work that features a wealth of information within it, including a list of demons and their abilities. Today, and for the next little while we will be going over the demons listed, their hierarchy, and various traits, and where better to start than with the mighty kings of Hell. 
    In this list, we have a number of big boy demons, and some you may not have heard of from. From Paimon to Ball, to Purson, we have them all. Now, of course the list goes just beyond the kings of Hell, and in future episodes we will look at the other ranks, such as princes and dukes. If there's one thing I've learned doing this series over the years it's that it is very important to know the name of the demons around us, for it's their name that gives you power over them, should you ever come face-to-face with them. I mean, it's probably best to know what you're getting into as well. You know, things such as what these demons offer, what they look like, how badly you've messed up, and so on.
    Throughout this series you'll get a very brief breakdown of each of these demons, and the powers they hold. It should make for an interesting listen. I hope. Maybe not... but maybe!
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    • 13 min
    Hide and Seek with the Huldufolk!

    Hide and Seek with the Huldufolk!

    So let's play a game. It involves you, me, nature, and hidden elves who live in rocks in Iceland. I'm serious, the Huldufolk are a crafty little piece of Icelandic folklore, so you know what that means, me mispronouncing the shit out of every name I come across. But beyond that, anybody who's listened to this podcast for any length of time will know that I have a fondness for fairies and folklore of that nature, and the Huldufolk are no exception. 
    As recent as the mid-2000's, many people in Iceland believe in the creatures in some way, as recorded by a BBC poll. In fact, that poll showed that about 60% of people believed in them, which is pretty outstanding. Like many elves and fairies, they're mischievous little buggers who like to play tricks, or even harm those who disturb them or their habitats. People have reported that little stone structures or rock formations form in their gardens, and when they mess around with them, bad luck seems to befall them. Coincidence? Sure. Huldufolk? Almost certaintly.
    Fairies aren't exclusive to Iceland, neither are elves, and if you look close enough in your hiking trails or conservation areas, you might just spot a little friend, if they deem you worthy.
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    History of Demons | Angels That Like to Watch

    History of Demons | Angels That Like to Watch

    Yes! We're back after taking a week off, and I'm happy we are - I hope you are too. I decided to bring back the old History of Demons chestnut and look at a group of angels that, well, like to watch, apparently. Okay, not really, but they're a group of angels who, like Lucifer, decided they wanted to revolt and spend some time on Earth playing with the beautiful daughters of mortals. Cheeky buggers, eh? The group lead by Azazel, who we looked at during some point in the past was followed by a slew of others, but there was a second in command, if you will by the name of Samyaza, whom we'll look at closer.
    These angels wouldn't just court the women of Earth, but sleep with and ultimately impregnate leading to a potential race of giants called Nephilim, which we've also looked at in the past. This obviously didn't sit well with the higher ups, and they were punished for their transgressions. These angels were features somewhat prominently in the Book of Enoch, and several Jewish texts. And though they aren't considered "canon" any longer in biblical terms, they still have a place in the folklore of religion.
    We also take a look at demon not associated with the watchers called Shax for no reason other than his name stood out to me. He was a bit of a deceitful little fella, and highly interesting to take a look at.
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    • 14 min
    Ominous Interviews | Nicholas Snyder

    Ominous Interviews | Nicholas Snyder

    In today's episode I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Nicholas Snyder, director of The Astrology of Pandemics. He's a genuinely nice guy, and incredibly intelligent, and his views on astrology are well thought out, and most importantly, they make sense. In the interview he details his experience with astrology, and how the alignment of certain planets led to him making the film. His research is very in depth and logical in a topic that has been met with some degree of scrutiny in the past. However, the field of astrology might be picking up, and with the evidence that Nicholas provides it would be hard to argue the legitimacy behind it.
    I don't want to spoil too much, so I do apologize for this write up being on the shorter side of things. You should definitely listen to what Nicholas has to say in the interview, and then for even more on the topic of astrology and how it relates to pandemics, watch his latest documentary, The Astrology of Pandemics. You can find the a link to it below on Amazon Prime, or you can find it on a multitude of streaming platforms.
    https://www.amazon.com/Astrology-Pandemics-Andr%C3%A9-Barbault/dp/B08T72G8RX
     
     

    • 40 min
    Everybody Dance Like It's 1518!

    Everybody Dance Like It's 1518!

    So way back when, well 1518 to be specific, the jitterbug took over Strasbourg, France... Literally. For reasons still relatively unknown, hundreds of people began to dance uncontrollably, without stopping for up to a month. People actually died from this. Starvation, exhaustion, and heart failure lead the pack - at least, if you believe the rumors. While it might not be clear how many people died, if any at all, what is clear is that the dancing plague took over. It sounds ridiculous, right? Well, believe or not, I'm not messing with you. Notes from the time confirm that this actually happened.
    What if I told you that this wasn't the first time, either? Yes, it happened at least ten time prior to this, all within the same region. We also have the laughing plague from Africa, which affected about 1000 people. Uncontrollable laughter swept through villages and mission schools and young women could not stop laughing, some lasting up to 16 days. That seems almost worse than dancing for a month. Either way, it's terrible. 
    There are many theories as to what happened in order to cause these epidemics, from mass hysteria, to shared psychogenic experiences, to some funky fungus that got thrown into the food supply. But, despite all the theories, we don't have any definitive answers, just some fun guesses! But, for the full story, you'll just have to listen.
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