Posts tagged History
Ep 51 - April Ghouls: La Llorona

Hide yo kids and stay away from waterways and woods and roads because La Llorona is out catching kids. She’s hunting for hijos today to get into those pearly gates. We drink Pisco, trash on the name Martin, and admit we’re too scared to see the Curse of La Llorona, but we gonna tell you folks about the weeping boogie-woman.

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Ep 50 - April Fools: Anansi

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.

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Ep 47 - Myth Love: Orpheus and Eurydice

To Hell and Back Again, a Bards tale by Orpheus of Thrace. Orpheus would do anything for love, and he would do that. Go to hell with Orpheus in pursuit of his lost love, Eurydice. He’ll prove that true love and love songs conquer almost all, even death as he plays his lyre and sways the crowds including Pluto, Proserpina, Charon and Cerberus. And if that don’t touch your heart, then you might be a murder-lusting Maenad Bacchus groupie.

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Ep 46 - Jason and the Argonauts: Medea's Argo-Naughty Bois

It’s part 2 of Jason and the Argonauty Bois’ (and Atalanta’s) epic quest to Kolchis to get the Golden Fleece to earn his kingdom from evil usurper Pelias. They’ll fight stone giants, dragons, Aeetes and fate! But they wouldn’t have gotten far without Medea, who does everything. Ask Euripides though, you better keep Medea on your side, Jason, cause she’ll mess you up and then peace out on her own dragon-pulled chariot!

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Ep 45 - Jason and the Argonauts: Avengers of Antiquity

ANTIQUITY AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! Strap on a single sandal and hop aboard the Argo cause we’re going on a quest for the Golden Fleece! We are setting sail for high jinks on the high seas with Jason and every hero in Ancient Greece! Old man Demigod Hercules will be there, as will Orpheus the master musician, Peleus (Achilles’s dad), the Boreas Bois (literal sons of the North Wind), Castor and Pollux, Meleager and Atalanta (Greece’s most famous lady hero)! Listen in to learn about the Golden Ram of Hermes, Jason’s quest for his inheritance, the ladies of Lemnos, and Zeus’s most petty revenge. Tune in for a smashing ending!

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Ep 44 - Namahage: Japanese New Year's Oni

Hello and welcome to the year 2019! For our first episode of the new year, we have got a new year’s Oni demon coming to you from Japan to scare the willies out of all the bad kids out there. Better beware, the Namahage is out there and he knows you didn’t stick to your resolutions!

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Ep 41 - Holiday Classics: All I Want for Saturnalia is Yule

Yule want to listen to this episode and our upcoming holiday classics! This episode is Yuletide and Saturnalia all in one. We hope you are ready to lose your togas and don your pileus caps! Gather your wine and your wassail, take a seat and light the log and party for at least a week to celebrate Saturn and the Golden Age of Man in our favorite Roman Holiday, Saturnalia!

We're not limiting this classic re-release celebration to Classical Rome. No sir! It's not a Yuletide party until you've ridden your Sleipnir with Odin all the way up and down the heims for a raucous season of the hunt.

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Ep 39 - Egyptian Myth: Origins with Anthony Saweres

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.

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Ep 38 - Vampires of Ghana: From Adze to Obayifo

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.

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Ep 37 - Vampires of China: Jiangshi Can Jump

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.

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Ep 36 - Vampires of Malaysia: Heads Up, Penanggalan

Mind your head, we’ve got a floating fanged Nosferatu coming at ya from Malaysia on this week’s Vampires Around the World! She’s a Penanggalan and you better have a pineapple or a sharp wit to fight this Southeast Asian bloodsucker.

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Ep 35 - Vampires of the Philippines: Aswangs and you

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!

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Ep 34 - Korean Myths and Mythstakes Pt. 2 with Steven and Melanie Moore

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.

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Ep 33 - Ride of the Valkyries

Grab your mead, don your horned helm, we are riding to victory with the Valkyries! This week we're talking about the winged women of Odin and roll call a few notable Norse, including a Norn.

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Ep 32 - Korean Myths and Mythstakes with Steven and Melanie Moore

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.

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Ep 31 - Finn McCool: Rebel without a Giant's Causeway

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.

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Ep 30 - The Shahnameh Chronicles Pt. 3: The Return of the King Kavus with Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi

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.

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Ep 29 - The Shahnameh Chronicles Pt. 2: The True Prince of Persia with Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi

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!

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Ep 28 - The Shahnameh Chronicles Pt. 1 with Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi

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.

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Ep 27 - You're Welcome, Maui

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.

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