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22 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
The Great Race (Or How the Chinese Zodiac Was Created)
The Chinese Zodiac has been around for centuries, but do you know its origins? Why did the rat come in first? And why is the cat no where to be found? Join Hanah and Caroline as they take a look at the myths surrounding the creation of the Chinese Zodiac. They also take a look at their own signs and find out what the rest of 2020 has in store for them. You can find the show notes, transcript, and other related information pertaining to the topic of this episode on our website.
13 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Scary Drowny Merpeople: Grindylow in British Folklore
From the varied tales of British folklore comes the Grindylow, a water creature (demon? spirit?) that passes its day pulling children into the murky depths. Exactly what are the creatures? And why are there so many regional variations? Join Hanah and Caroline as they take a look at the Grindylow from British folklore. From their fascination with murky waters to the seemingly endless number of similar water creatures from lore - the Grindylow are definitely scary, definitely drowny, and most probably merpeople. You can find the show notes, transcript, and other related information pertaining to the topic of this episode at our website. Additional music used in this episode: "Anxiety" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
27 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
How the Killing of a Giant Snake led to the most Famous Oracle of All Time
The ancient town of Delphi is often associated with the legendary Oracle of Delphi. Priestess of Apollo. But did you know that a snakey son of Apollo predated any of her prophetic chants? Join Hanah and Caroline as they take a look at ancient Delphi and it's varied inhabitants. From the myth of the snakey Python (and his epic defeat at the hands of infant Apollo) to the possible scientific explanation behind the Oracle's prophecies - this episode is all Delphi, all the time. You can find the show notes, transcript, and other related information pertaining to the topic of this episode on our website.
2 minutes | May 26, 2020
Myth: Episode 0
Wherever civilization has thrived, so have the stories that define it. Join Hanah and Caroline as they take a deep dive into various Myths, Legends, and Folklore from around the world. In this short episode, Hanah and Caroline give a brief overview of what to expect from the podcast.
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