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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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    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
    Irish folklore: Daft Monk

    Irish folklore: Daft Monk

    The madcap story of what happens when a monk decides he doesn't want to be a monk anymore. He wants to make way more money...as a poet.

    Also, why it might be weird if you're eating several cows for breakfast.

    Back shaver: https://myths.link/backshaver
    Irish source: https://myths.link/anier1
    English source: https://myths.link/anier2

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    Music: 

    "Kremp" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Titter Snowbird" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Laddo" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Arctic Draba" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 39 min
    Monkey King: Roadblock

    Monkey King: Roadblock

    Back in the Journey to the West and Monkey has a fan club, the Tang Monk teaches an impromptu class, and Pigsy finds his calling: sitting and eating.

    The creatures are the Ruslaki, and they're very easy to break up with. 

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    Music:

    "Germaine" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Lush Arborio" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Sparkling Craft" by Blue Dot Sessions
     "Simple Aside" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 38 min
    Korean folklore: Goblin

    Korean folklore: Goblin

    Two stories of goblins (도깨비) from Korean folklore and how, if they stop by, you'll want to have drinks on hand because it might just save your life.

    The creature is Ratatoskr, the greatest* squirrel in Norse myth.

    *only

    Disclaimer and list of Dokkaebi: https://myths.link/365

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    Music:
    "Cornicob" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Lofoten Eggels" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Raskt Landsby" by Blue Dot Sessions
    "Timble Rider Theme" by Blue Dot Sessions

    • 38 min

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