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.
Athena: Friends in Need
Tales of everyone's favorite Olympian in charge of warfare, wisdom (& crafts!): Athena. Well, everyone's favorite except for anyone who has been led to a grisly adventurer fate by her. Or been turned into a monster by her. Or has adopted a snake from her. Or...
Member episode 90-British Legends: Toxic
What happens when your curse backfires and the person you're cursing has a wonderful life.
The creature is the Ichthyocentaur, the odd centerpiece of a fountain in front of the Missouri statehouse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_of_the_Centaurs
"Town Market" by Blue Dot Sessions
Welsh legends: Fetch Quest
The story of Culhwch and Olwen is that of a thousand quests and why it's probably ok to name your baby after the place they were born...but maybe not if they were born in a literal pigsty.
Armenian folklore: Giants, Giants Everywhere
The story of Mirza, from Armenian folklore, and why it pays to be a heavy sleeper. Also, if you find your incredibly angry, stinky uncle chained up in a closet...it's probably best to leave him there. If you can.
British Legends: Mr. Nice Knight
A knight learns that generosity for those in need is good. Generosity to the point where you're in a worse spot than those you're helping? Maybe it's time to make a budget. Also, why you should follow that very, very stinky man in the woods.
The creature is the Hobyah! Despite their fun sounding name, they're horrible. Their victims, sadly, are not much better.
Japanese folklore: Lord Long Legs
Lord Long Legs is a spider daimyo with ruthless mantis samurai. Sazaye has an impenetrable shell that will always keep him safe. An eel grilling couple discovers a secret in their midst. Three stories collide on this week's episode.
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5 out of 5 This is the best podcast of all time. More Monkey king episodes pleeeeeeeaaaaasssseee!
I love the podcast, could you do the epic of Gilgamesh?
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