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Mythology

Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myth's history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Mythology releases a new episode every Tuesday. Mythology is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

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Hercules vs. Theseus Pt. 1

Icons of Greek mythology, Hercules and Theseus are also cousins with a close bond. But when Theseus finds himself trapped in the Underworld, he goes on a journey into his memory that makes him realize: Hercules may in fact be his greatest enemy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-03-02
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?kuninushi Pt. 2: The Land of Roots

Onamuji survived his brothers' traps, but now he is trapped in the world beneath the world: the Land of Roots. To survive in this decaying realm of the dead, he will need his wits, his strength... and a little bit of help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-23
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?kuninushi Pt. 1: The White Hare of Inaba

This Shinto adventure is the origin story of ?kuninushi, a trickster hero and eventual ruler of Izumo. But first, this prince must survive the terrors of his fourscore older brothers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-16
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Odin?s Quest for Wisdom Pt. 2

Odin the Wanderer continues his journey across Midgard. His giant and human companions surprise him with their complexity, and their heist meets with a few surprises. Finally, Odin must make the ultimate sacrifice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-09
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Odin?s Quest for Wisdom Pt. 1

Odin was many things to the Norse: the All-Father, king of the gods, creator of the known universe. But how did he go from god-king of the Aesir to the one-eyed wanderer? This is the story of how Odin gained true wisdom? and the cost he paid to get it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-02
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The Story of Ra Pt. 2

After a horrible crime leaves his family broken, Ra must undertake a treacherous journey to the one place in the universe he doesn't know or control: the underworld. What awaits him there is a battle of truly epic proportions, with all of reality hanging in the balance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-26
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The Story of Ra Pt. 1

The Ancient Egyptian god of the sun is the creator of all life, driven to bring order out of chaos by Ma?at ? the idea of balance between all things. But the more Ra creates, the more disorderly and chaotic the world becomes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-19
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A Prince Named Pelops Pt. 2

After claiming his freedom from the sea-god Poseidon, Pelops set out to rescue a princess kept hostage by her father, King Oenomaus. But the king would not give up his daughter so easily.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-12
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A Prince Named Pelops Pt. 1

The mythical founder of the Olympic Games was the son of a scornful king and a grandson of Zeus. He endured a gruesome betrayal that left him navigating a world of lusty, vengeful gods.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-05
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Superstitions Special: New Year?s Eve Festivities

The clock?s winding down on the final moments of the year and people around the world are putting their charms and traditions to work, shoring up good fortune for the future. But it?s not always our own personal luck that?s on the line? In this story, a night of superstitions weaves together the fates of merrymakers eager for fresh starts.  This episode is presented by Superstitions, a Spotify Original from Parcast. Follow Superstitions free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-31
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Holiday Special: A Christmas Carol (Pt. 2)

He?s faced his ghosts, and reckoned with his past. But after decades of relentless self-enrichment, how can Ebenezer Scrooge truly redeem himself? ?A Christmas Carol? is presented by Tales, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more stories that aren?t afraid to get dark, follow Tales free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-24
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Holiday Special: A Christmas Carol (Pt. 1)

Nearly two centuries ago, Charles Dickens wrote a tale of greed and redemption. It starts with a miserly old man, his long-dead business partner, and the sound of rattling chains? When Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to reckon with his past, he?s in for a frightful night of ghostly visitations ? and a long overdue moral awakening. ?A Christmas Carol? is presented by Tales, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more stories that aren?t afraid to get dark, follow Tales free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-24
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The Adventures of Theseus Pt. 2

Theseus arrives on Crete as a prisoner, determined to prove his worth by saving his fellow Athenian captives from the Minotaur?s terror. But before he can venture into the Labyrinth to slay the beast, Theseus must first outwit a beautiful stranger who could be the key to his survival. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-22
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The Adventures of Theseus Pt. 1

The long-lost heir to the throne of Athens reluctantly sets off to claim his birthright. But when Theseus discovers his father is ensnared by a sorceress, he might just get to be the hero he?s dreamt of being all along. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-15
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Romulus and Remus Pt. 2

Torn apart by the truth of their identities, Romulus and Remus wrestle to regain a united front. Romulus, determined to fulfill their father?s legacy, takes drastic measures in his pursuit of power. And a great city arises ? though not without bloodshed and betrayal.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-08
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Romulus and Remus Pt. 1

Twins. Demigods. Rulers. Rome?s mythological founders have an iconic story seeded in tragedy, and brimming with glory. But before Romulus and Remus discover their divine heritage and true destiny, they must first survive?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-01
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Mythical Monsters Crossover: Centaur

Today we?re bringing you a special episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Mythical Monsters on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!  This half-man, half-horse creature from Greek mythology combines the wisdom associated with civilization and the wildness of nature.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-24
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Lorelei Pt. 2

Transformed into a charming, confident temptress, Lorelei returns from the Rhine to her village of Bacharach. But beneath her beauty lies a thirst for vengeance, and all those who hurt her in the past now face a terrifying future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-17
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Lorelei Pt. 1

In the German village of Bacharach, a young woman lives a miserable life as an outcast. After she is lied to by her mother and betrayed by her beloved, Lorelei escapes into the Rhine River, where she discovers a terrible yet wonderful supernatural destiny. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-10
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Daedalus and Icarus Pt. 2

When Icarus learns the truth about his father?s past, the two men settle on a tentative truce. But if they?re ever to rebuild a bond, they must first make an escape ? with no choice but to use an untested invention.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-03
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Daedalus and Icarus Pt. 1

After committing a terrible crime, a cocky young inventor flees to Crete and finds himself in the service of the mad king Minos. There, he becomes the world?s greatest creator? and the world?s worst father to his teenage son, Icarus.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-27
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The Land of the Dead Pt. 2

The journey continues into the Halls of Justice, where the hearts of the dead are weighed against the Feather of Truth. But can the Egyptian prince and his magical son make it home to the Land of the Living before the sun rises? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-20
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The Land of the Dead Pt. 1

To the ancient Egyptians, it was a complex and terrifying netherworld filled with demons and gods. Only two living mortals have traveled to the Land of the Dead and returned to tell the tale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-13
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La Llorona

She?s the spirit of a woman, crying unceasingly for her lost children? whom she herself killed. But La Llorona isn?t simply a tragic figure who lost her mind with jealousy. She?s the ghost of Mexico?s bloody past.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-06
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The Three Sisters

This Native American parable features three girls who are not quite human, but not quite spirits either. They sustain life for the Haudenosaunee people, but only after they have had time to grow on their own.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-29
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The First Couple Pt. 2

Creating the world cost Izanami her life. Now, a rage-filled Izanagi defies the elder gods and vows to rescue his wife?s soul from the land of the dead. But as Izanagi risks it all, Izanami embarks on her own strange journey.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-22
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The First Couple Pt. 1

This is the Japanese Shinto tale of the god Izanagi and the goddess Izanami: two young deities tasked with marrying each other and creating the world. Their idyllic existence is threatened when Izanami rebels against the subservient role she?s expected to play?and Izanagi must choose between obeying the elder gods or supporting his wife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-15
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Murile

This African myth is both a hero story and a cautionary tale: On the verge of manhood, the young Murile wants to take on more responsibility in his family... but his overprotective mother has other ideas about what's best for the headstrong boy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-08
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The Founding of Tenochtitlan Pt. 2

After leaving his vengeful sister behind, Huitzilopochtli continues leading the Mexica to their new home. But with each new enemy he encounters along the way comes a new temptation: power. Huitzilopochtli must choose what kind of leader he will be.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-01
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The Founding of Tenochtitlan Pt. 1

Before they were the great Aztecs of Mesoamerica, they were a wandering tribe called Mexica. They enlist a warrior god named Huitzilopochtli to guide them to a new home, but along the way, his vengeful sister Malinalxochitl plagues them with insects? and plots total destruction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-25
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The Good Twin and the Evil Twin

The Yuma people of North America believe the earth was not created by one god, but two. These twins represent the fundamental forces of good and evil, and only one of them is destined to be victorious in their world-changing struggle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-18
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Atrahasis

This is the Mesopotamian creation myth of Atrahasis, a human king who was chosen to save creation from the disastrous impulses of the gods... and a great flood that threatened to cover the earth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-11
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Emerging Into the Upper World

Born in darkness, deep within the earth, Ia?tik and Nao?tsiti were all each other had?until the voice of a spirit guided them into the barren world above. This creation tale comes from an American indigenous tribe of New Mexico, the Acoma Pueblo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-04
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Kammapa

From South Africa's Kingdom of the Sky comes the story of Kammapa: a shapeless, ravenous beast that nearly swallowed all of humanity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-07-28
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Motecuhzoma Pt. 2

Motecuhzoma has found Aztlán, but he is farther from his goal than he hoped. His search for Coatlicue will force him to face more of his personal demons, and the impending doom that faces his people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-07-21
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Motecuhzoma Pt. 1

He was a real historical figure, but Motecuhzoma?s story has become shrouded in myth. This particular legend tells the story of how the Aztec King went in search of their ancient homeland to save his kingdom from a deadly drought. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-07-14
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The Mwindo Epic Pt. 2

An older, bolder Mwindo returns to his village to take down his father, but his temper causes unimaginable destruction and his father flees into the Underworld. As Mwindo ventures there to find him, he befriends a goddess, bargains with a god, and learns the hallmarks of a true leader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-07-07
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The Mwindo Epic Pt. 1

In this lively tale from the Nyanga people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a moody, magical toddler named Mwindo scrambles to escape his village chief father?s unhinged attempts to kill him.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-30
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Zeus & Cronus Pt. 2

In the second part of this Mythology Father's Day special, the Titans are defeated, and the new gods rule from Olympus. But Zeus, new King of the Gods, is beset by doubts. How can he keep himself from following in his father's footsteps? And will his own children seek to overthrow him, the way he overthrew Cronus? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-23
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Zeus & Cronus Pt. 1

The origin story of the Greek Gods is one of the most infamous father-son stories in all of mythology. Cronus, the King of the Titans was given a prophecy that he would be overthrown by his children. To prevent this from happening, he made a rather dramatic choice... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-16
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The Aeneid Pt. 4

Today, we conclude our four-part re-telling of the ancient classic, the Aeneid: The war between the Latins and the Trojans comes to a head, while Venus seeks to put a stop to Juno's cruelty once and for all. Meanwhile, Aeneas charges head-long toward his destiny: a final battle with the future glory of Rome hanging in the balance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-11
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The Aeneid Pt. 3

Today, we continue our four-part re-telling of the ancient classic, the Aeneid. Tune in this Thursday for the fourth and final part: Aeneas's adventure doesn't end when he reaches Italy. While he sets out to make allies of the people who live there, Juno conspires to throw the Trojans into a new war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-09
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The Aeneid Pt. 2

During the next two weeks, we?ll be bringing you episodes of Mythology on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as we continue our four-part re-telling of the ancient classic, the Aeneid: The Trojan refugees continue their search for the new home promised by the Fates, a journey that will lead Aeneas to the depths of the underworld. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-04
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The Aeneid Pt. 1

During the next two weeks, we?ll be bringing you episodes of Mythology on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as we begin our four-part re-telling of the ancient classic, the Aeneid: After the fall of Troy, the Trojan hero Aeneas leads a band of refugees across the sea in search of a new home. Guided by his mother Venus, goddess of Love, and hounded by Juno, Queen of the gods, they will face brutal storms, terrifying monsters, and the wrath of a fiery queen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-02
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Almafi

In this Hungarian story, a child born from an apple leaves home in search of adventure?and discovers a world full of danger and magic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-05-26
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How Maui Snared the Sun Pt. 2

Maui continues to look for ways to fix the problem he caused by raising the sky, which led to shortened days and ruined crops. To set things right and rescue his image, he will have to snare the sun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-05-19
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How Maui Snared the Sun Pt. 1

This is the story of the Polynesian demi-god and cultural hero Maui. A cavelier do-gooder who tends to lean on his brawn more than his brains, Maui's heroic deeds once had the tendency to cause more harm than good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-05-12
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Huang Di

Over 5,000 years ago, the legendary Yellow Emperor Huang Di united all the tribes of China under his rule. But while most of the land celebrated this new era of peace and prosperity, one figure refused to submit. His name was Chi You, and he was determined to take Huang Di's head before he kneeled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-05-05
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Chase of the Severed Head

This horror myth focuses on the miraculous power of a young girl whose parents? actions force her from a home she?s always known, and into the world beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-04-28
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Bulat the Brave

We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Mythology today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. This adventure is more than just fulfilling a prophecy. Though Bulat the Brave?s heroics are the backbone of the story, this Russian folktale is really about the unlikely friendship that blossoms between two very different men. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-04-21
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