We ain’t foolin’! It’s our 50th episode! Can you dig it?! We take a celebratory tickleback shot and start talking one of our favorite trickster gods and all around friend of man, Anansi. Coming all the way from the Ashanti people in Ghana in West Africa. Let us spin you a yarn of two Anansi stories: How the Trickster Spider god got all stories and you’re gonna carry that weight, ant.Read More
It’s the tale as old as time, the beauty and the Greek. Love is blind for Psyche, who cannot look upon her new husband for some reason unbeknownst to Psyche but beknownst to us. One day her jealous sisters trick her into breaking this golden rule to look upon her husband and setting off a quest for some impossible tasks for Psyche to prove her love to the goddess of love herself, Venus.Read More
Baby, it’s a Bad Ra-mance! We’re tackling the Egyptian origin story with our resident Egyptian and editor, Anthony Saweres. He’s giving us the deets on the birth of Golden Egg boy Ra and thus the world of Egypt. Ra the creator is gonna make a whole bunch of good things to serve him while he’s working the Pharaoh biz, until he gets too old and everyone stops respecting him.
So angry Ra makes the powerful Sekhmet to lay down the hurt on man for the dis until she takes the lion’s share of man-flesh and clever Ra’s gotta fix it all with some craft beers.
But the real trick is Isis, who’s gotta know Ra’s real name, the source of his power, and the hook for this episode.Read More
It’s the last of our Vampires around the Worldfest 2018 for you fine folks! We got a spooky assortment of mythological bloodsuckers from West Africa and we think you’re Ghana love it! From the Togo to Cote d’Ivoire and all that Ghana in between, we’ve got legends from the Ashanti and Ewe peoples. First up is the bloodsucking shape-shifting firefly better known as an Adze. Watch out for the insects, they’ll suck the life right out of you. But beware up in the trees for the even more deadly iron teeth and iron hooked-feet of the Asanbosam and the Sasabonsam! And scariest of all some say, beware the Obayifo and it’s glowing armpits and anuses. Wait, what.Read More
The third installment of Drunk Mythology’s Vampires Around the World is taking you all to China, where the Jiangshi is hopping your way. The hungry ghost is coming for your chi thanks to the help of your local corpse-driver. Gee, thanks. 5 stars for that driver. If you’ve got a mirror, you might be able to stop this undead Qin dynasty bureaucrat from sucking your life-force. Don’t worry, we’ve got the down-low on this high hopper.Read More
Hello from the undead side! We are kicking off October with our series Vampires around the world with the Aswang of the Philippines. We got Aswangs, we got Tik-Tiks, we got Wak-Waks, we got Sok-Sok, and Bayot, and Zegben, and so many more regional varieties all across the Philippine islands. We take a deep dive into this shape-shifting, day-walking, baby amniotic fluid eating, proboscis having creature of the night. So be friendly to your neighbors, your butchers, and get yourself a stingray tail-whip because they’re coming for you!Read More
Previously on Drunk Mythology… Krista and Christian were joined by Melanie and Steven Moore on a journey to Jeju Island for a soju-driven dive into a Korean Creation Myth. And then we lost half the episode. But we dug deep and got drunk all over again on somek and with all four of our brain bits we were able to recant the tales of the victorious Cheonjiwang and his ridiculous, good and bad, Jack and the Beanstalk climbing up to heaven sons, Daebyeol and Sobyeol. This part 2 features twice the sons, twice the moons, twice the suns, and this time the stories are even more… AMAZING.Read More
On this episode of Drunk Mythology, Krista and Christian are joined by Melanie and Steven Moore on a journey to Jeju Island for a soju driven dive into a Korean Creation Myth. Where we pose several questions with no answers like: Where did the Rooster Emperors go? How many animals does it take to beat 4 and 30,000 naughty boys? Are there multiple Willow Trees? Join us to hear how Korea got its creation back. It'll be...Amazing.Read More
Are you too Finn McCool for school? Are you ready for the giant fight of the century? In the Irish corner, Finn McCool and his clever lady Oona, the pride and joy and baby boy of the Emerald Isle. And in the Scottish corner, one giant, two names, the one, the only --- Benandonner the big red giant. Tonight these giants will build bridges and break bread and cry and then run away like giant babies.Read More
Make way listeners for Prince Rostam! Here is the final chapter of our series on Iranian poet Firdawsi's Shahnameh with special guests and Persian culture & mythology experts, Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi.
Heroic Prince Rostam labors away, beating local villagers and saving the foolhardy King Kavus who has been blinded and kidnapped by the evil white demon *cough* King Theoden and Sarumon *cough*. Rakash and Rostam rescue the king of Mazandaran and go off onto many more adventures, like accidentally committing filicide and eventually succumbing to siblicide after 600 years of living that rock & roll prince lifestyle. And we say goodbye to our special guests Katie and Damir who have been with us for this 60,000 couplet ride.Read More
We continue our dive into Firdawsi's Shahnameh with special guests and Persian culture & mythology experts, Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi.
In this part 2, we follow the one, the only, the true Prince of Persia. Hero-prince Rostam will go across deserts and mountains in order to fall asleep in some reeds to maybe save King Kai Kavus. Rostam will meet the beautiful princess Tahmina and then leave her for a horse. Along the way, that faithful horse Rakash will fight lions and dragons, while Rostam kills a sheep and fights all of Fleetwood Mac. We'll have one final part to come, so keep listening!Read More
Shananananaha Shanameh we got multi-part series that starts today. Special guests and resident Persian culture & mythology experts, Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi, tell us about Firdawsi and his epic 60,000 couplet book, the Shahnameh --- the Book of Kings.
In part 1, we dive into the history of Firdawsi, the Shahnameh and the first part of the epic tome. Featuring bad dads and magical eagle moms, a more practical Rapunzel, 30 days of weddings with ropes and drinking, some sweet, sweet, albino baby Benjamin Buttons, and a whole mess of sexy blacksmiths.Read More
Hey listeners, hey listeners! Make way, make way! We've got a story or two, about Maui's feats for you. Disney copyrights aside, he raised islands from the tide. Who needs more time for fun? Maui's gonna pull the sun. A little too cool in your seat? Maui's gonna bring the heat. Who needs anyone else, when Maui's all you need. And talk about coconuts? Maui made the trees. We've got the stories, about Maui.Read More
This week, we are continuing our God of War lore series. We cover the events of God of War 2 and 3, breaking down Kratos' many journeys to the underworld and his unquenchable bloodlust for murdering every god, goddess, demigod, monster, and hero of the classical Greek tradition. Get ready for the ultimate showdown of ultimate destroying Olympus and find out what's in Pandora's box. Don't get your hopes up --- It's deicide.Read More
On the high holiday, in honor of today's release of the latest entry in the God of War franchise, we are talking about Kratos, God of War and its connection to actual Greek mythology. In this first part of our two-part God of War Lore series, we take on the first God of War game and the beef between Kratos and Ares. We talk about how the Ghost of Sparta got his name, Pandora got her box, and Ares got his mustache!Read More
It's Drunk Mythology Abridged! We're taking a little break this week because we got god shit to do. Please enjoy our vacation away message bonus in which we explain nothing about why we are so busy. Listen for updates and shameless plugs for sponsors, the Lizzie Mcguire movie, and listener love.Read More
The Resplendent Quetzalcoatl bird is the word this week. Learn about the feathered serpent dragon-bird god who can do it all and did it all for the Mesoamerican societies before Hernan Cortes and Spain came to wreck shit. Featuring hot sauce and horrible pronunciations.Read More
Continuing our epic saga of the Journey to the West, we introduce our hero monk, all around good guy Tang Xuanzang, bestowed upon the heavenly quest to get Buddha's latest scrolls, the Tripitaka from the West and take them back East, to bring Buddhism and enlightenment to the land. He'll have help from epic guest stars like the Boddhisatvas Kuan Yin and Lingji, as well as the Gold Star of Venus. With his new quest, which is also now his title, Tripitaka will journey to the West through dangerous mountains and rivers together with his disciples who he must gather to join his Tripitaka Team: Pigsy, as Face. Tripitaka, as Hannibal. Sandy, as Mad Dog Murdock. And Sun Wukong as B.A. Barracas. And featuring: Dragon, as Horse.Read More
The Baba Yaga is the OG Queen Bee of bad witches! 1 Part Fairy Godmother, 1 Part Boogeyman, add in a dash of Russian folklore and boom, you've got a recipe for the arch-crone herself and the topic of this week's episode!
Find out all about her, her badass house, her badass servants, her badass self, and her badass exploits as we tell how this Fairy Boogeyman helps Vasilisa the beautiful in a Russian Cinderella story.Read More
Say Здравствуйте to 2018 with this hero's journey into new mythological territory! Russia and Slavic traditional folklore! We are branching out with the tale of badass lady queen general Maria Morevna and her husband Ivan the dimwitted matchmaker prince! In the second half of our story, Ivan has gone after his wife Maria who has been stolen away by Koschei the Deathless. After stealing Maria away three times and failing, our naive and trusting hero ventures to the Baba Yaga to get himself a brand new horse!
This episode is brought to you by the number 3! The tale begins and ends with three, three sisters and three soon to be bird-person brother-in-laws, and many, many, many more threes!Read More