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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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Puck (Robin Goodfellow)

Puck (Robin Goodfellow)

2021-03-0139:111

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
Bái Hǔ

Bái Hǔ

2021-02-2235:501

The Bái Hǔ is a celestial deity in ancient Chinese mythology who takes on the form of the majestic White Tiger. Those who worship Bái Hǔ 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
Tatzelwurm

Tatzelwurm

2021-02-1537:18

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
Wampus Cat

Wampus Cat

2021-02-0839:341

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
Bakeneko

Bakeneko

2021-02-0146:452

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
Tezcatlipoca

Tezcatlipoca

2021-01-2548:371

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
Frau Perchta

Frau Perchta

2021-01-1844:242

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
Fossegrim

Fossegrim

2021-01-1144:061

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
Dwarf

Dwarf

2021-01-0445:27

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
Jólakötturinn

Jólakötturinn

2020-12-1443:061

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
Huldra

Huldra

2020-12-0747:402

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
Jörmungandr

Jörmungandr

2020-11-3047:022

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
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
Fenrir

Fenrir

2020-11-1647:284

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
Phoenix

Phoenix

2020-11-0945:072

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
Satyr

Satyr

2020-11-0242:23

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
Vampires

Vampires

2020-10-2645:284

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
Werewolf

Werewolf

2020-10-1945:303

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
Cerberus

Cerberus

2020-10-1247:442

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
Zombies

Zombies

2020-10-0546:472

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
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Comments (27)

Bri W

This is the stupidest story ever.

Feb 23rd
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Bri W

I really enjoy this program. It's interesting to hear how our ancestors interpreted real life situations to them as monsters. well done.

Dec 15th
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Katie Louise Tyers

Please can someone tell me the proper spelling of the name mention in the story of the monk cursed to listen to one tune for eternity? Thanks Katie

Nov 1st
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Yasmine C

What about Chinese dragons? I hope those will come next.

Sep 28th
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Simon Tran

i really like the Dragon episode. There's only 1 thing missing. The one that dragons fear, in their tongue, he is Dragonborn. 😁 sorry I couldn't resist lol

Sep 23rd
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Yasmine C

Here's a fine tale about the devourer of the dead and the eater of souls.

Sep 7th
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Michelle Angelica

Here in the Philippines we call these lights as Santelmo

Aug 21st
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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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A.L.

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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