Mythology

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Ancient Japan was ruled by the gods who lived in heaven, and the kami who roamed the earth. The most important god of all was Amaterasu, goddess of the sun, who gave life. However, after fighting with her brother, Amaterasu hid herself from the world, leaving everything to die. Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to DAILY-HARVEST.com and enter promo code MYTHOLOGY to get three cups FREE in your first box!
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. 
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.
It’s a Ponca tribe tale about two sisters with an unusual second set of teeth. As the story goes, the Native American cultural hero and trickster, Coyote, happens upon these young women and finds himself drawn to their lethal sexual exploits.
The Hindu Goddess Durga was created to stop the bull-headed Demon God Mahishasura from destroying the world—and her zeal to see him punished led to one of the greatest battles in Indian mythology.
Known as the feathered serpent, Quetzalcoatl has been worshipped in various forms by cultures throughout the region that is now Mexico. According to the Toltecs, he was initially a mortal priest-king named Ce Acatl who suffered a horrific fall from grace. He sacrificed himself to save humanity from a coming disaster and, in the process, was transformed into a god.
For 14 years, The Monkey King protected Tripitaka from various demons seeking to destroy him. Alongside Zhu Bajie, Sha Wujing, and Yulong, the band of immortals finally reach India and are rewarded for their efforts by the Buddha.
Born from a stone egg atop a mountain, the magical Monkey King stops at nothing to learn the secrets to immortality. As his strength grows, he proves a challenge for the heavens—forcing the Jade Emperor and Buddah himself to teach this irresponsible monkey a lesson.
Now a human, Anansi must navigate having a fragile body and living in a complex social structure. He struggles with looking outside of himself, frequently manipulating others without considering the consequences. As he ages and tires of his earthly responsibilities, he longs to return to the life of a god. 
The West African Ashanti tribe have a rich oral tradition surrounding one central figure. Anansi is a spider, a man, a hero, a villain, a comedian, and a teller of serious truths. In our version, he begins as a god, the son of Nyame the sky god. He trades wits with his father, both demanding a series of favors from one another that escalate into madness. In the process, Anansi might just bring enlightenment to humanity. 
After Inanna, Queen of Heaven, was killed by her sister Ereshkigal, Queen of the Underworld, the world began to suffer in a melancholy malaise of sexless apathy. Parcasters - This week on Extraterrestrial we delve into one of the most famous cases of all time, The Rendlesham Incident! Listen to Extraterrestrial today on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals!
In Ancient Sumer, Inanna was the goddess of sexuality and the Queen of Heaven, the most powerful goddess alive. Yet, even as she stood at the pinnacle of deific power, she longed to conquer more.Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/MYTH
The Ancient Egyptian prince, Setne, longed for the magical power the Book of Thoth could grant him. In order to acquire it, he breaks into Naneferkaptan's tomb, only to find the dead pharaoh's spirit guarding the book. Sponsors!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/MYTHOLOGY to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
In Ancient Egypt, one god's wisdom surpassed all the rest: Thoth, the baboon god of intelligence. Thoth took it upon himself to maintain the balance of Ma'at, the force that sustained all life and constantly fluctuates between order and chaos. Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code MYTHOLOGY to get 3 cups FREE in your first box!
In Ancient Japan, practitioners of the Shinto religion worshiped Amaterasu, goddess of beauty and the sun. Amaterasu lives in the heavens shining her brilliance down upon the Earth. Yet, her brother, Susano-O, god of storms and seas, destroys her creations out of spite. Sponsors!Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Mythology a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Mythology.Robinhood.com.Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/MYTHOLOGY to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is! Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
After slaying the giant Humbaba, Gilgamesh and Enkidu find themselves challenged by the gods themselves. The fallout from their next fight leads Gilgamesh on an existential journey for the gift of immortality. Sponsors!BetterHelp - Mythology listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code MYTH when you go to BetterHelp.com/Myth.
The half-god king, Gilgamesh, finds himself growing bored with his power, so the gods create a wild man who can challenge his strength. When these two fearsome men meet, they will live on in their stories for millennia to come. This Mesopotamian epic poem, composed in 2100 BCE, is considered to be one of the foundational texts in human history.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Mythology listeners get 10% off the first month with discount code MYTH.
In Southeast Asia, there persists a tale of a vampiric spirit more ghastly than almost any other. Legend has it: an affair discovered—a burning at the stake—and a protection spell cast too late.
After 500 years trapped underneath a mountain by Buddha, the Monkey King finally gets a chance at redemption by joining the Buddhist Monkey, Tripitaka, on a sacred journey to India. Tripitaka quickly learns that the Monkey King's mischievous ways will be difficult to adjust to.
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. 
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.
They’re natural-born leaders, hungry for absolute power. Every week on Dictators, delve into the minds and motives of history’s most infamous rulers — people who rose through the ranks toward radicalism, eliminating anyone who stood in their way. This week, track the rise and fall of Nero, an emperor who led Rome to destruction. Hear a clip from Part 1 here, then head to Dictators for the rest of the episode. Dictators is free to listen on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
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.
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.  
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. 
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Created by
Parcast
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 24th, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 24th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
139
Avg. Episode Length
41 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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