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
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.Read More
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!Read More
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!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
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
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.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
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