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Mythical Monsters

Mythical Monsters

The great heroes of myth are known throughout the world. Their deeds are legendary. But what would these champions be without obstacles in their path? Without monsters to challenge them? Dragons, sea serpents, giants, demons...they aren't merely foils to the hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. The new Parcast original, Mythical Monsters, tells the stories of these beasts and asks what they represent to mankind. New episodes released every Monday.

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Puck (Robin Goodfellow)

You may know Puck as the impish sprite from Shakespeare?s tales, but he also lurks in the English countryside and offers help to people with household chores? for a price. As one overwhelmed, newly married housewife learns, a deal with Puck may bring bad luck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-03-01
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Bái H?

The Bái H? is a celestial deity in ancient Chinese mythology who takes on the form of the majestic White Tiger. Those who worship Bái H? can count on his blessings and protection? but those who thumb their noses at him may find themselves fleeing the claws and jaws of this ferocious beast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-22
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Tatzelwurm

High up in the Alps lives a creature that is part-snake, part-cat, and fully terrifying. The Tatzelwurm?s venomous bite can kill a man on sight, but it?s still a target for the Alps? bravest hunters? especially Heinrich, a wrongly imprisoned man who learns that killing the beast will earn him his freedom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-15
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Wampus Cat

The Wampus Cat is a human-feline hybrid that stalks the woods of Appalachia and terrorizes young and old alike. But while legends of the Wampus have been around since the 19th century, its true origins may lie in the tale of the Ewah ? a mythical Cherokee creature who is both predator and protector. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-08
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Bakeneko

From Japanese folklore, the Bakeneko is a cat with supernatural powers. Unlike its benevolent cousin, the magical Maneki Neko, Bakeneko terrorized medieval Japan ? but it has also been known to avenge cruel injustice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-01
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Tezcatlipoca

The Jaguar is the animal embodiment of Tezcatlipoca, the Aztec god of chaos. While the Aztecs fear and celebrate him, their Spanish conquerors brush him off as a pagan myth? until the Jaguar returns to avenge his worshippers with sharp claws and madness-inducing magic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-25
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Frau Perchta

She?s no Santa Claus: Frau Perchta is a Germanic Christmas witch who punishes lazy, unproductive people in sadistic ways. When a flax spinner named Anna spends a year mourning a loss, a visit from the Frau brings sharp clarity? and impending wrath. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-18
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Fossegrim

A Norwegian water spirit will bestow the gift of musical talent upon desperate pupils ? for a price. But a barter with this bard can be treacherous: Fail to uphold your end of the deal, and pay more dearly than you ever intended. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-11
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Dwarf

A brew of blood and honey bestows knowledge upon Fjalarr and Galarr, dwarf brothers in Norse mythology who begrudge their lowly status among the gods and their creations. But enlightenment brings its own set of troubles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-04
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Jólakötturinn

Jólakötturinn is the Icelandic Yule Cat, but this massive feline is anything but cuddly. He emerges from the dark mountain woods once a year to feast on lazy children? and this Christmas, a rude little girl named Margrét is on Jólakötturinn?s wish list. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-14
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Huldra

In the dense woodlands of Scandinavia, a beautiful maiden walks amid the pines. Her melodious song murmurs through the branches ? and lures wandering men into her clutches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-12-07
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Jörmungandr

Colossal fangs filled with venom. A body so large it encircles the world. Jörmungandr is the sea serpent middle child of Loki and Angrboda, and a Norse monster so menacing, his mere existence is a threat to humanity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-30
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Unexplained Mysteries Crossover: The Bunny Man

Today we?re bringing you a special episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Unexplained Mysteries on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!  Not all monsters originate from myths? The mysterious Bunny Man was said to run amok in the forests of Fairfax County, Virginia, eating live rabbits and displaying their corpses on an overpass known as Bunny Man Bridge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-23
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Fenrir

The gods of Asgard use deception and wiles to betray the fearsome Fenrir, courting their own doom even as they make the giant wolf their prisoner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-16
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Phoenix

Reborn again and again from ashes, with brilliant red and gold feathers and wisdom to dispense, the phoenix is a guide through the ages. And when a young apprentice spies the magnificent bird in a forbidden temple, he undergoes a reinvention of his own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-09
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Satyr

From ancient Greece comes a mischievous hybrid of human and animal, with a penchant for parties and wine. The satyr is often used as comedic relief in myths? but its lecherous behavior also acts as a warning against unbound inhibitions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-02
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Vampires

In the 1700s, a Serbian soldier encountered a bloated corpse with a hunger for human flesh, known as a Vrykolakas. But when he tried to break the creature?s power over him, he created a monster even more terrifying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-26
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Werewolf

The Wolfman is more than just a Universal Monster ? it?s a representation of man's capacity for evil. Today's story retells one of the original werewolf stories from Norse mythology's The Saga of the Volsungs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-19
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Cerberus

When the demi-god Heracles is tasked with defeating the three-headed guard dog of Hades, we see what happens when the world?s greatest hero meets the underworld?s greatest monster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-12
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Zombies

Their ubiquity in pop culture suggests zombies are a recent creation, but the ideas animating these cannibalistic cadavers originated in a 16th century French colony. Enslaved Africans conceived of a soul in unrest, occupying the ether. In Western culture, zombies transformed into flesh-eating ghouls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-10-05
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Santa Muerte

She?s the queen of death, a folk saint known as the champion of lost souls. Those who pray to Santa Muerte are granted what they desire without judgement. But her generosity comes with a dark side. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-28
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Dragons

Before ?Lord of the Rings? and ?Game of Thrones,? dragons stalked the pages of mythology across the world. The European version became a powerful metaphor for the evils that supposedly stalked mankind. And that's where we get the most iconic European Dragon Story, featuring a man known as Saint George. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-21
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Dybbuk

From Jewish mythology, a dybbuk is a ghost with the power to enter and seize control of the body of a living person. While they are often the malicious soul of a particularly sinful person, possession by even the most well-meaning dybbuks can have disastrous consequences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-14
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Ammit

To the ancient Egyptians, Ammit was known as the Devourer of the Dead and the Eater of Souls. A hybrid creature and a demon of the underworld, she plays a vital role in the Final Judgment of souls, doling out deadly punishment to those found unworthy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-07
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Djinn

The Djinn that appear in the Qu'ran and throughout Arabic mythology are far more terrifying and dangerous than the wish-granting entities known as genies. They?re complicated spirits with incredible powers and free will, able to grant immense fortune? or gruesome death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-31
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Roc

The Roc is an enormous bird of prey from Arabic mythology that was said to be large enough to carry elephants in its huge talons. It was once the ultimate symbol of adventure, and featured heavily in the adventures of Sinbad the Sailor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-24
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Will O? the Wisp

They?re mysterious ghost lights, lurking in swamps and marshes. In European folklore, the Will O? the Wisp, or Ignus Fatuus, are said to be the spirit of a sinful man, using his lantern to lure travelers to their deaths? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-17
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Unicorn

It?s known the world over as a symbol of innocence and purity? But the unicorn has a history as dark as any other beast in the mythological menagerie. Through its evolution from dangerous and deadly to noble and majestic, its story has always been one of blood, sacrifice, and transformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-10
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Questing Beast

Hailing from Arthurian Legend, the Questing Beast is not so much a horrific predator or a noble creature? It?s an enigma, layered with symbolism and competing interpretations. With a bizarre appearance?and even more confounding purpose?the barking animal conjures a sense of immense strangeness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-08-03
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Manticore

It?s a symbol of chaos and destruction. A chimeric beast with the body of a lion, the tail of a scorpion, the face of a human man? and an appetite for human flesh. But is the manticore?s horrific visage a mirror for humanity?s own evil propensities? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-07-27
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Chupacabra

Vampiric and reptilian, the Chupacabra first appeared in Puerto Rico in the 1990s. It?s known for sucking the blood of goats, but its true victims are the communities it destroys. Its thirst is so great, it will feed and feed until nothing is left? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-07-20
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Thunderbird

In some legends, this elemental creature is considered a sacred force for good, while in others, it is a dangerous figure with the power to create unparalleled chaos and destruction. In every telling, it?s clear: the Thunderbird inspires equal amounts of awe and terror. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-07-13
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Leviathan

The Leviathan is an enormous sea monster, often depicted as a serpent or dragon. While best known for its appearances in the Old Testament of the Bible, its story is part of a mythological tradition that stretches all the way back to the very first civilizations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-07-06
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Cthulhu

An ancient alien goliath slumbers at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, awaiting the day when he will rise again to destroy humanity. From the mind of weird fiction author H.P. Lovecraft comes Cthulhu, a cosmic entity of almost unimaginable scale and power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-29
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Changeling

In Medieval Europe, parents lived in fear of the Fae-folk, who liked to steal sleeping infants from their crib. Whenever they did this, the faeries would replace their human child with one of their own. These Changelings would take the shape of the human child, so that the parents would have no way of knowing that it was an imposter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-22
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Centaur

This half-man, half-horse creature from Greek mythology combines the wisdom associated with civilization and the wildness of nature. We'll look at the stories of several of the worlds' most famous centaurs, each of which shines a light on the bestial elements of human nature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-15
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Qalupalik

It is a mermaid-like creature from Inuit folklore that makes its home in the icy-cold waters of the arctic. The qalupalik pounces on any children foolish enough to stray into its path. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-08
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Púca

It?s a mischievous, shape-shifting trickster from Celtic folklore, often appearing in the guise of a demonic horse. Though the Púca can bring good or bad fortune, its ability to hold a grudge has made it an enemy of Irish farmers for centuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-06-01
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Typhon

Part man, part monstrous amalgamation?his thighs are said to have been made of snakes, and his back covered in feathers and wings. A denizen of pure evil, Typhon was created for the sole purpose of sowing chaos, and has often been called the father of all monsters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-05-25
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Griffin

Part eagle, part lion, these formidable creatures have commanded respect for centuries. Today, the griffin is used as a symbol of strength. But hundreds of years ago, its incredible size and power instilled true dread. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-05-18
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Abaddon?s Locusts

They are an obscure but truly disturbing army of monsters found in the Book of Revelation. While the description for Abaddon?s Locusts is less than 12 lines long, these hybrid creatures make a real impression?torturing everyone they see who isn?t marked for safety by God. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-05-11
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Nephilim

They?re a mysterious race of giants mentioned in the Book of Genesis. The non-canonical Book of Enoch tells the story of the Nephilim?s conception?sired by rebellious angels and human women, they were one of the most destructive forces in the world before the Great Flood covered the earth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-05-04
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Beelzebub

He is a demon prince of hell, often depicted as the right-hand man of Satan. But long before Beelzebub appeared in the Bible or Paradise Lost, he was the pagan god Ba'al Zebub, the "Lord of the Flies." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-04-27
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NEW: The Behemoth

We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Mythical Monsters today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Appearing in Abrahamic mythology, the Behemoth is a gargantuan beast of chaos. Its steps shake the earth and drive livestock insane. At the end of the world, it will face its sister Leviathan where the land meets the sea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-04-20
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Crossover Week: Tales (The Sandman Pt. 2)

If you enjoy the stories told in Mythical Monsters, check out this episode from our series Tales: An adult Nathanael attempts to overcome the traumatic experiences of his childhood. But he knows, deep down, that Coppelius will always return, ready to take his eyes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-04-13
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Crossover Week: Tales (The Sandman Pt. 1)

If you enjoy the stories told in Mythical Monsters, check out this episode from our series Tales: Young Nathanael fears the one who comes in the night, who takes the eyes of children. His fear only grows when his father's co-worker, Coppelius, begins to show signs of being the boogeyman himself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-04-13
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Succubus

Prevalent in medieval European folklore, the Succubus is a demonic entity that assumes a female form and seduces men as they sleep. She was said to drain her victims of vitality, bringing fatigue, mental illness, and even death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-04-06
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Scylla & Charybdis

They were two sea monsters from Greek mythology that represented real-life hazards in the Strait of Messina. One was a jagged, rocky cliff wall, and the other, a deadly whirlpool. Greek sailors who tried to pass through the strait found themselves caught between a rock and a hard place...literally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-03-30
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Parcast Classic: Ogre

Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! He?s not the loveable guy you?re used to seeing in animated films: These 12th century monsters were usually depicted as large, hideous, man-like beings that ate humans?especially infants and children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-03-23
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Mermaids

They?re one of history's most pervasive mythological creatures, appearing in the folklore of cultures from around the world. From the temples of Ancient Assyria to the epic poems of Ancient Greece, mermaids have endured the test of time to make a big splash in pop culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-03-16
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