42 episodes

Mytholadies is a weekly podcast about women in mythology and folklore. From goddesses and warriors to sorceresses and monsters; women in mythology are fascinating, yet their stories are often overlooked! On the Mytholadies podcast, we aim to fix this by spotlighting the legendary deeds of women in mythology and folklore all over the world.

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Mytholadies is a weekly podcast about women in mythology and folklore. From goddesses and warriors to sorceresses and monsters; women in mythology are fascinating, yet their stories are often overlooked! On the Mytholadies podcast, we aim to fix this by spotlighting the legendary deeds of women in mythology and folklore all over the world.

    41. The Bell Witch (Southern US Folklore)

    41. The Bell Witch (Southern US Folklore)

    In today's episode, we talk about the Bell Witch from Southern United States folklore, a spirit that haunted a family in Tennessee in the 19th century. We discuss horror as a way to talk about abuse, the demonization of independent women, and the problematic nature of the "Indian burial ground" trope.

    For more information about today's episode, go to mytholadies.com.  

    Our cover art is by Helena Cailleaux.  You can find her and more of her work on Instagram @helena.cailleaux.illustratrice. Our theme song was composed and performed by Icarus Tyree. To hear more of their music, check out icarust.bandcamp.com.

    • 46 min
    40. Bluebeard's Bride (World Folklore)

    40. Bluebeard's Bride (World Folklore)

    In today's giant of an episode, we delve into the classic tale of Bluebeard's Bride. We cover three different versions of the story, including La Barbe Bleue from France, Knight Goldbeard from Switzerland, and Zerendac and Abu Freywar from Palestine. We also discuss how Bluebeard has influenced the modern-day horror genre, how its message is still very applicable to this day, and Lizzie also blows Zoe's mind by revealing specific works that were inspired by the tale.

    For more information about today's episode, go to mytholadies.com.  

    Our cover art is by Helena Cailleaux.  You can find her and more of her  work on Instagram @helena.cailleaux.illustratrice. Our theme song was  composed and performed by Icarus Tyree. To hear more of their music,  check out icarust.bandcamp.com.

    • 46 min
    39. Maman Brigitte (Haitian Vodou)

    39. Maman Brigitte (Haitian Vodou)

    In today's episode, we talk about the Haitian loa known as Maman Brigitte. We discuss conceptions of the afterlife, the ways figures change and adapt after being syncretized into a new religion, and the ways in which we view death. Trigger warning for discussions of slavery.

    Organizations mentioned for Haitian earthquake relief:

    https://www.randomacts.org/ 

    http://projectmedishare.org/ 

    https://www.classy.org/campaign/earthquake-relief-fund/c352932

    For more information about today's episode, please go to mytholadies.com.  

    Our cover art is by Helena Cailleaux.  You can find her and more of her work on Instagram @helena.cailleaux.illustratrice. Our theme song was composed and performed by Icarus Tyree. To hear more of their music, check out icarust.bandcamp.com.

    • 32 min
    38. Yōkai (Themed Episode #8)

    38. Yōkai (Themed Episode #8)

    In our eighth themed episode, we talk about the supernatural Japanese creatures and phenomena known as yōkai. We discuss eight different yōkai ladies (or types of yōkai ladies), including Kuchisake-onna, Nikusui, Ubume, Jorōgumo, Hanako-san, Datsueba, Yama-uba, and Shikome.

    For more information about today's episode, please go to mytholadies.com.  

    Our cover art is by Helena Cailleaux.  You can find her and more of her work on Instagram @helena.cailleaux.illustratrice. Our theme song was composed and performed by Icarus Tyree. To hear more of their music, check out icarust.bandcamp.com.

    • 58 min
    37. Durga (Hindu Mythology)

    37. Durga (Hindu Mythology)

    In today's episode we discuss Durga, the fierce warrior goddess of Hindu mythology. We discuss the symbolic nature of her fight against demons and the duality of love and war. We also reflect on how mythology can be weaponized in a nationalistic and oppressive way.

    For more information about today's episode, go to mytholadies.com.  

    Our cover art is by Helena Cailleaux.  You can find her and more of her  work on Instagram @helena.cailleaux.illustratrice. Our theme song was  composed and performed by Icarus Tyree. To hear more of their music,  check out icarust.bandcamp.com.

    • 33 min
    36. La Llorona (Mexican Folklore)

    36. La Llorona (Mexican Folklore)

    In today's episode, we discuss La Llorona, a spirit from Mexican folklore. We discuss the prevalence of female ghosts wearing white across world folklore, the varied interpretations of folktales, and the merits of modern retellings.

    For more information about today's episode, please go to mytholadies.com.  

    Our cover art is by Helena Cailleaux.  You can find her and more of her work on Instagram @helena.cailleaux.illustratrice. Our theme song was composed and performed by Icarus Tyree. To hear more of their music, check out icarust.bandcamp.com.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

booknerd lover ,

Great find!

In search for podcasts about the Arthurian legend I came across this one with their Lady of the Lake episode. I’m super glad I stumbled upon this podcast because it’s on a subject that I find to be fascinating and I don’t see a lot of people focusing on it. These two ladies carry nice research and discussions. I’m excited to learn more from them.

mythlady ,

Loved the connections and divergences

I loved this first themed podcast about women in the underworld. Each story had fascinating details, and Zoe and Lizzie also drew some interesting connections.

CampRobber ,

Awesome!

Was looking for a podcast about Inanna after reading some confusing primary texts in class and this helped a lot to explain the themes and connections to other myths. Thanks ladies!

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