The gods apparently have an undo button...and angry tortilla griddles that took out the first humans.
It's the beginning of the beginning in the Popol Vuh. We'll meet a macaw who thinks he's the sun, a metal band lineup of underworld beings, and see the birth of the hero twins, who are destined to go up against the batman.
The creature is the Snallygaster, the answer to the age-old question of what happens when a Cthulhu bird gets drunk?
Think you can beat fate? When Subramanya learned that his two siblings had a terrible destiny, he started on a decades-long quest to free them from their future. Will he be one of the first in folklore to win against destiny?
A very helpful listener translated the passages from French re: the kid's foot doorbell from episode 316. It means, literally, deer's foot.
It makes about the same amount of sense, which is to say, almost none.
New episode! The story of why you shouldn't get drunk and throw church bells into a pond. You might awaken an ancient evil that can only be defeated by baked goods.
Ep 307: Pie Hard, out now!
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When someone describes their relationship as a fairy tale romance
The story of the Bird of Sorrow, from Turkish folklore, has love, loss, gratitude, people trashing coffeehouses, genie girlfriends, and elaborate pranks involving not being able to take off your pants. It's a big week.
Episode 305, out now!
New episode! There are witches, fairy creatures, ogres, and monsters lurking among us. What do they want? What drives them from their lair?
Well, mostly they just like to party.
Two stories from Celtic folklore, out now!
Curse you, sexy Lancelot!
King Oedipus: Nepo baby? What? No, I was orphaned at a young age and earned everything the old-fashioned way: killing a guy at a four-way stop and answering a riddle. Why do you ask, Tiresias?
New episode out! A former samurai and a wannabe samurai follow their dreams. Unfortunately those dreams involve murder and giant bugs.
Migrating the feed to a different host today. Let me know if you see any weirdness (e.g. re-downloading, being randomly unsubscribed, Finnish gnomes turning your family into cats). Thanks!
King Arthur and Lancelot
This week: there is a monks v. children battle royale, mysterious singing in the forest, violent piggyback rides to Alfheim, and way too many murders. It must be Christmas in Scandinavia.
Check out episode 300(!!!): A Slaying Song Tonight
This week, we get into the Metamorphoses of Apuleius. It's the story of a young man trying to make his way in a dangerous world packed to the gills with witches. Like, there are too many witches. Witches turning into flies and birds to steal parts of dead bodies. Witches peeing on drunk guys for some reason. Just...too many witches.
Ep 296A: To Bewitch or Not to Bewitch, is out now.
This guy showed up at my cave. Asked him his name. Looked him up and he's verified on Twitter. Seems legit.
New #podcast episode out today. A fun, slightly brutal, fairly bizarre #story from 1001 Nights.
When a merchant gets locked out of Baghdad at night, he decides to go sleep on some graves because why not, right? Well, it turns out he has company. Three men arrive to bury something in the tomb where the merchant is trying to get some sleep. Something that will change his life forever.
Episode 295: What's in the Box, is out now!