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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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Scylla & Charybdis

Scylla & Charybdis

2020-03-3043:442

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.
Parcast Classic: Ogre

Parcast Classic: Ogre

2020-03-2346:273

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.
Mermaids

Mermaids

2020-03-1643:285

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.
Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts don’t lead to a logical explanation, and the truth lies somewhere in the unknown…Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most conventional. Join Ashley in this exclusive clip from the first episode as she takes on the mysterious “Lead Masks Case.” To finish this episode, subscribe to Supernatural with Ashley Flowers free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Banshee

Banshee

2020-03-0940:364

Known as the “Irish harbinger of death,” this female fairy appears before the death of members of the oldest families of Ireland. If the Banshee appears to you, it means that before the day is over, some unlucky soul will perish.
Lamia

Lamia

2020-03-0246:372

Before Lamia was a monster, she was a queen. Her children were sired by Zeus, and her life was perfect. But then, Hera, the queen of the gods, became jealous.
Yumboes

Yumboes

2020-02-2440:532

Pearly white and standing no more than two feet tall, Yumboes have been described as Senegal’s Wolof counterpart to the European fairy. Unlike fairies, however, Yumboes are the chosen form of the spirits of the dead, who haunt the hills of the woodland savannah.
Inkanyamba

Inkanyamba

2020-02-1737:123

For years, Zulu people living near Howick Falls in South Africa have reported encounters with the Inkanyamba—a giant water-dwelling serpent with a horse-like head.
Grootslang

Grootslang

2020-02-1040:123

It’s a legendary creature said to live in the Richtersveld, a desert region of South Africa. Was the Grootslang an abomination from the dawn of the Earth, or a mythological warning against the dangers of man’s greed?
Kongamato

Kongamato

2020-02-0338:593

The Kongamato is a legendary winged creature first described by the Kaonde tribe of modern Zambia, formerly Northern Rhodesia. Sightings of the Kongamato have continued well into the 21st century, leading some cryptozoologists to believe that it might actually exist.
Narasimha

Narasimha

2020-01-2746:295

In Hindu Mythology, Narasimha was the fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Vishnu took the form of the half-lion, half-man to face the evil Asura Hiranyakashipu—adopting Narasimha’s fierce lion appearance to fight evil, injustice, and to protect the earth.
Draugr

Draugr

2020-01-2046:414

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

2020-01-1341:316

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

2020-01-0648:415

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

2019-12-3042:364

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

2019-12-2345:5511

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

2019-12-1642:078

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

2019-12-0951:215

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

2019-12-0244:427

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

2019-11-2552:0012

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.
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Dec 31st
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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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