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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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Unicorn

Unicorn

2020-08-1044:192

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.
Questing Beast

Questing Beast

2020-08-0351:511

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.
Manticore

Manticore

2020-07-2748:371

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?
Chupacabra

Chupacabra

2020-07-2045:322

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…
Thunderbird

Thunderbird

2020-07-1346:334

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.
Leviathan

Leviathan

2020-07-0647:344

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.
Cthulhu

Cthulhu

2020-06-2948:384

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.
Changeling

Changeling

2020-06-2242:443

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.
Centaur

Centaur

2020-06-1544:044

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.
Qalupalik

Qalupalik

2020-06-0837:532

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.
Púca

Púca

2020-06-0134:132

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.
Typhon

Typhon

2020-05-2543:236

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.
Griffin

Griffin

2020-05-1844:415

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.
Abaddon’s Locusts

Abaddon’s Locusts

2020-05-1150:193

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.
Nephilim

Nephilim

2020-05-0447:218

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.
Beelzebub

Beelzebub

2020-04-2747:148

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."
NEW: The Behemoth

NEW: The Behemoth

2020-04-2038:106

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.
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.
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.
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Comments (17)

Lyceaos Graymoon

incorect, you are forgetting the magic of xanth series

Jul 23rd
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Hugo Stiglitz

hp lovecraft's cat lol

Jun 29th
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Obscure

Alexander the Great wasn't a greek, you propaganda-sucking mediocrities, read some actual historical texts not modernistic publications and re-processing of history

May 22nd
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Tibara Mahone

I look forward to an episode of The Ginn/Jin aka genies in all their facets! Also please water nymphs (often grouped with mermaids).

Apr 21st
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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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