October 9, 2019
Jack is back and ready to do what he does best, and who is along for the ride? King Arthur's teenage son.
October 2, 2019
The stories of Costanza/Costanzo, the youngest daughter of the king of Thebes, who sets out to find her way in the world, and Molly Whuppie, the young orphan girl who battled giants.
September 25, 2019
Two stories of terrible parenting, one from Scandinavia, and the other from Naples
September 18, 2019
Hrolf Kraki, the Viking king of Denmark, sets out to avenge his father and fight way too many mythological creatures
September 11, 2019
Part one of the story of Hrolf Kraki, legendary Viking king, and his twelve berserkers
September 4, 2019
The lives of Odysseus, Agamemnon, Menelaus, Clytemnestra, and Penelope before the event that would make them all famous: the Trojan War.
August 28, 2019
Things are going great for Arthur and the gang...until some guys from Rome show up and tell him the rent is due.
August 21, 2019
Faust takes his magical powers he got from his deal with the devil, and decides to really live it up for the time he has left. Unfortunately, that time is waning.
August 14, 2019
Doctor Faust makes an ill-conceived deal with the devil. Hijinks ensue.
August 7, 2019
From the end of the world to the underworld and Armageddon itself, Kalevipoeg does way too many things
July 31, 2019
Giants flying on eagles, warriors fighting sorcerers, and a young man in search of his destiny.
July 17, 2019
The stories of Momotaro and the Inch-high Samurai
July 10, 2019
The Handsome Monkey King is getting too powerful. There are beings in the universe who do not like that, and they're about to pay him a visit.
July 3, 2019
From Chinese legend, a monkey becomes a king and, deciding that isn't good enough, challenges the gods themselves
June 26, 2019
Antigone battles an authoritarian state in the form of her uncle, Creon.
June 19, 2019
Oedipus's family just found out it's way more related than they thought...and things are somehow about to get worse.
June 12, 2019
The story of Tatterhood, her goat, and her spoon
June 5, 2019
The origin story of Achilles as we get closer to the Trojan War
May 29, 2019
A Viking guest, named Guest, has a story to tell.
May 22, 2019
We learn some helpful life lessons from a monkey and a crab
May 15, 2019
Romulus and Remus strike off on their own with a lot of weapons and zero leadership experience
May 8, 2019
The birth of Romulus and Remus and the mythical founding of Rome
May 1, 2019
Things are about as bad as they can get for Robin Hood and his band
April 24, 2019
The hunter has become the hunted.
April 17, 2019
The beginning of Robin Hood's epic tale
April 10, 2019
If you hear her weeping, it might already be too late. This week, it's a deep dive into the stories behind La Llorona, the weeping woman from Latin American folklore.
April 3, 2019
Where we left off, Cú Chulainn was getting dung smeared in his face by a stronger, magical king. None of that matters, because Cú Chulainn won. Of course he did. He's Cú Chulainn. Today's story picks up years later. As it turns out, killing people indiscriminately for all of your adult life (and pretty much all of your childhood) has consequences. Today, we'll learn what those are.
March 27, 2019
Cú Chulainn goes to fairyland to fight a demon horde.
March 20, 2019
Gawain and Kay take a road trip together and stay with a guy named Carl
March 13, 2019
Dionigi wants to be a wizard.
March 6, 2019
It’s the long awaited, frequently requested return of Pecos Bill, and we’ll see the aftermath of the incident with the twister, watch him pitch the devil as an investor in his new startup, and fall in love...all while thinking that he’s secretly a coyote.
February 27, 2019
Tristan and Isolde have been caught, and they now face the consequences of their actions
February 20, 2019
The love potion makes everyone's lives more complicated
February 13, 2019
Dragon fights, love and betrayal, and wine on a boat: the story of Tristan and Isolde is here.
February 6, 2019
The story of the goose girl from the Grimm brothers
January 23, 2019
The surprisingly brutal story of Monkey and Turtle
January 16, 2019
Paris meets Helen, and the fates of thousands are sealed
January 9, 2019
The Trojan War started long before the Greeks sailed east.
January 2, 2019
We continue the origin stories of the Olympians
December 26, 2018
The origin stories of the Olympians
December 19, 2018
Mowgli is in hiding after the showdown at Council Rock, but Shere Khan is coming.
December 12, 2018
Mowgli and his friends fight for their lives
December 5, 2018
A child is rescued, and he changes the jungle forever
November 28, 2018
Rostam searches for his king in the land of demons
November 21, 2018
The story of Rostam from Iranian mythology
November 14, 2018
A genre savvy queen, brave heroes, and very drunk giants
November 7, 2018
We're in Finland for a very dark, very cold story.
October 31, 2018
The legend of the wendigo from Native American folklore
October 24, 2018
There's trouble in Asgard, and Loki is on the case.
October 17, 2018
The Centauromachy and Theseus in the Underworld
October 10, 2018
A game turns dark as a child disappears. Her brothers will need to follow her to the dark tower.
October 3, 2018
A king really doesn't like a prophecy about his family, so he takes fate into his own hands. It goes about as well as you'd think
September 26, 2018
A merchant makes a deal...and things take a dark turn.
September 19, 2018
The Grail comes to Britain
September 12, 2018
The Holy Grail. This is where it all begins.
September 5, 2018
The original story of Sleeping Beauty.
August 29, 2018
The story of a king who really doesn't want to work...and an ancient secret that's been hidden away.
August 22, 2018
A father makes a promise he can't keep. It's kind of not his fault, though. Being a new parent is super tiring.
August 15, 2018
Joaquin Murrieta thinks he is unstoppable. He's not wrong.
August 8, 2018
The legend of the famous wild west outlaw, Joaquin Murrieta
August 1, 2018
The story of Meng Jiangnu and the Great Wall
July 25, 2018
The world has been quiet for centuries, but everyone knows that they will return. The demon kings. An ancient evil destined to be reborn a third and final time.
July 18, 2018
The lives of Jaya and Vijaya
July 11, 2018
The story of the a prince whose life is too awesome
June 27, 2018
The end of Pinocchio
June 20, 2018
Pinocchio part two, in which a lot of stuff happens to our little buddy, starting with him coming back to life.
June 13, 2018
The amazingly brutal original story of Pinocchio
June 6, 2018
A fairy tale for children about a girl being born from a flower and trying to find love manages to contain kidnapping, death threats, crushing nihilism, and sleazy moles.
May 30, 2018
Odin. Jotunheim. Shin Tinder. We're back in Norse mythology with the legendary story of Hadingus
May 23, 2018
The royal family of Athens. Dragon kings, bird princesses, and everything in between.
May 16, 2018
The story of a guy named Tom...who is as big as a thumb.
May 9, 2018
The golem of Prague and the Maharal's final blood libel
May 5, 2018
A bonus story this week from the southern United States. Thank you for helping Myths and Legends win a Webby!
May 2, 2018
The Golem of Prague, from Jewish legend.
April 25, 2018
The conclusion of the story of Sundiata
April 18, 2018
Djata's life continues being difficult while a new evil rises in the north
April 11, 2018
The story of Sundiata, the first ruler of the Mali empire
April 4, 2018
Reynard the fox continues to make terrible, or brilliant, choices
March 28, 2018
The animal kingdom is a horrible, horrible place.
March 21, 2018
The battles of Horus and Set rage for 90 years along the Nile.
March 14, 2018
A story of witches, genies, male models, and angry cats
March 7, 2018
The Holy Roman Emperor is on a mission from steal a bunch of stuff from his neighbor
February 28, 2018
Stories of money problems from Denmark and Vietnam
February 21, 2018
Things get weird on Yvain and Gawain's quest...well, weirder than usual.
February 14, 2018
Sir Yvain and Sir Gawain go on a road trip (i.e. forced exile)
February 7, 2018
William Tell is so much more than an arrow and an Apple
January 31, 2018
The true story of Gouyen, an Apache woman who would go to any lengths to bring her husband's killer to justice
January 24, 2018
Two Jacks that kill giants, but in very different ways
January 17, 2018
The Snow Maiden from Russian folklore and The Snow Child from European folklore. A lot of snow this week. It's really cold here.
January 10, 2018
A giant otherworldly monster that shoots fire from its mouth. The treacherous chief that killed his father. A super-smart fish dinner. We're wrapping up the first part of the legend of Finn MacCool
January 3, 2018
The story of Finn MacCool, a legendary Irish warrior
December 29, 2017
Since we're off this week, it's a bonus episode from our other podcast, Fictional.
December 20, 2017
Grettir's worse/best Christmas ever
December 13, 2017
Theseus and the Amazons and the story of Hippolytus
December 6, 2017
Zeus v. Typhon and the beginning of Theseus and the Amazons
November 29, 2017
The Gigantomachy - the war with the giants in Greek mythology
November 22, 2017
The stories of Helios and Phaethon and that of the giant brothers, both from Greek mythology
November 15, 2017
The story of Thorstein Mansion-Might, the Viking who was bigger than doors.
November 8, 2017
Maui, as depicted in Maori folklore
November 1, 2017
The end of Norse mythology
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