Myths and Legends

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2024-06-12

  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 ...
  Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod author
2024-06-05

  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 ...
  Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod author
2024-05-29

  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....
  Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod author
2024-05-22

  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 salamande...
  Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod author
2024-05-15

  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....
  Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod author
2024-05-08

  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/backshave...
  Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod author
2024-05-01

  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.  Shrok Pillow: https://myths....
  Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod author
2024-04-24

  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 Dokkae...
  Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod author
2024-04-17

  English folklore: Of Mice and Men...and Frogs...and Birds

When your parents get you three tiny men in a golden box as a going away present. The creature is the Neugle, who will drown you but feel super bad about it. AI Bird feeder that you probably shouldn't buy: https://myths.link/birdfeeder -- Sponsors:...
  Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod author
2024-04-10

  Slavic Folklore: One High Five Man

The story of Yaroslav is one of growing up and figuring out who you are...so you can stop accidentally killing people with your deadly high-fives. The creature is the Pombrero, a sleazy, muscly little hobbit who might already be in your house. --- S...
  Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser, Nextpod author