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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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Draugr

Draugr

2020-01-2000:46:413

A walking corpse with inhuman strength and the power to change its shape and size, the Draugr was a true outcast. In death, it preyed upon the society it had scorned in life.
Ymir

Ymir

2020-01-1300:41:315

Long before the Vikings, before the first man, and even before the Gods, there was Ymir—a primordial giant who figures prominently in the Norse creation myth. As the first being to exist in Norse cosmology, Ymir gets to the very heart of their culture and belief system.
Nosferatu & Dracula

Nosferatu & Dracula

2020-01-0600:48:415

Vampires have sucked on our attention for centuries, thriving on our fears. But they reached a new height in 1897, when Irish author Bram Stoker published his novel, Dracula.
Chimaera

Chimaera

2019-12-3000:42:364

It had the head and body of a lion, as well as a goat’s head protruding from its back, and a long tail that ended in the head of a serpent. Chimaera is one of the most fearsome legendary beasts in the Greek pantheon.
The Abominable Snowman

The Abominable Snowman

2019-12-2300:45:5510

Also known as the Yeti, the Abominable Snowman has purportedly stalked the mountainous areas of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan for hundreds of years. Often reported, but never caught, the Yeti is the spirit of the harsh conditions of the Himalayas, where death is a constant companion.
Jorōgumo

Jorōgumo

2019-12-1600:42:077

According to Japanese legend, when a golden orb-weaver spider turns 400-years-old, it grows horrifically large and becomes capable of transforming into a beautiful woman known as the Jorōgumo. Their shape-shifting abilities enable them to lure young, virile men into their webs to devour.
Tengu

Tengu

2019-12-0900:51:215

A powerful and mischievous shape-shifter from Japanese mythology, Tengu was known as a mythological trickster. Its depiction ranges from a fierce demonic dog in Chinese folklore to a modern half-man-half-bird creature that permeates Japanese art and ceremony.
Argus

Argus

2019-12-0200:44:427

In Greek mythology, Argus Panoptes was a giant with 100 eyes spread over his entire body. Unlike most of the giants, who rebelled against the gods, Argus was one of Queen Hera’s most loyal servants.
Medusa

Medusa

2019-11-2500:52:0011

Instantly recognizable by her venomous snake hair, and for the ability to turn mortals to stone with a single glance, Medusa is one of the three Gorgon sisters and an iconic monster from Greek Mythology.
The Qilin

The Qilin

2019-11-1800:45:279

A chimeric beast from Chinese mythology—the Qilin has an appearance that ranges from resembling a unicorn to a dragon-headed, ox-tailed, tiger-bodied creature. But in all its forms, it is considered the lord of the four-footed creatures, and always a symbol of good things to come.
The Basilisk

The Basilisk

2019-11-1100:43:2910

Born from an egg laid by two roosters—and hatched by a toad—Basilisks were hybrid monsters who terrorized ancient and medieval Europe with their deadly gaze and even deadlier breath.
Gargoyle

Gargoyle

2019-11-0400:42:155

Demonically possessed or merely architectural design? While they were believed in mythology to frighten away evil spirits, the idea of Gargoyles physically coming to life is a more recent notion.
The Grim Reaper

The Grim Reaper

2019-10-2800:52:377

Hooded and scythe-wielding, he walks the living world collecting the souls of the recently departed. Signifying death, the Grim Reaper is one of the most recognizable mythical figures in the western world.
Ogre

Ogre

2019-10-2100:43:476

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.
Tanuki

Tanuki

2019-10-1400:39:2110

A mythical shape-shifter? An evil raccoon dog? The Tanuki is one of Japan’s most famous fairy tale creatures, known for being a trickster god lurking in the woods.
The Nemean Lion

The Nemean Lion

2019-10-0700:48:3212

Greek mythology’s vicious monster with golden fur. Impervious to attack by mere mortals.
The Kraken

The Kraken

2019-09-3000:40:0318

Under the oceans of ancient Scandinavia lurked a monster that nobody quite understood. Was it a crab? A massive squid? An incredibly large starfish? One thing was certain, the beast had an incredible size and was a threat to all seafarers. Over time, it came to be known as the Kraken, and tales of its destructive tendencies spanned centuries.
Welcome to Mythical Monsters

Welcome to Mythical Monsters

2019-09-2000:02:134

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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Dec 31st
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Desiree Zyla

I love the way american gods depicted this myth.

Dec 8th
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Amy Linam

Wasn't coughing a symptom of the pneumonic plague?

Dec 7th
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Hugo Stiglitz

17:30 lol they're using music from Uncharted : Drake's Fortune

Nov 8th
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Timmy Beasley

got sent here from chilling tales for dark nights.

Oct 7th
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Hugo Stiglitz

Is this gonna be 2 part episodes like other parcast Podcasts? I really can't stand when they do 2 parts but then don't label the 1st part as part one . I'd rather just wait a week to listen to the whole thing then have to stop halfway through

Oct 3rd
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william rankeillor

Yes. 1000 times yes.

Oct 3rd
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Karen Olson

I always have too many good podcasts to listen to, this isn't helping. As a break from the 24 hour news cycle it is.

Oct 1st
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Lynn

oh good, another Parcast Original. Like I have time for this. lol, kidding. I am definitely looking forward to this!

Sep 25th
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