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Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myth's history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Mythology releases a new episode every Tuesday. Mythology is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
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The Legend of the Rosstrappe

The Legend of the Rosstrappe

2019-09-1700:48:593

Atop Rosstrappe hill in Germany’s Harz Mountains, there is a massive indentation resembling a horse’s hoof print. According to legend, it became imprinted in the rock when a beautiful princess named Brunhilde fled from an evil giant named Bodo.
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. 
Following his reunion with his son, Telemachus, Odysseus puts his plan in motion, goading the suitors into anger as his allies stole their weapons and sealed the palace doors. As Odysseus prepared to reveal himself, he knew one thing; he would show no mercy. Parcasters - We hope you enjoyed this special exploration of The Odyssey! Let us know which mythical stories you would like to hear on Mythology by reaching out to us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram!
After twenty years away, Odysseus finally returns to his homeland of Ithaca, only to find that all was not well. A small army of suitors had taken up residence in his palace, hoping to coerce his wife, Penelope, into marrying one of them so that they could lay claim to Odysseus' kingdom. With help from the Goddess Athena, Odysseus sets about his plan to retake his throne. Parcasters - What would you do if you had the hiccups...for seven weeks? Find out today on our new podcast, Medical Mysteries, available on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
As a guest of the Phaeacians, Odysseus entertains his hosts with the tale of his misadventures. He tells the story of what happened after he and his fellow Ithacans left Troy with the spoils of war. Here, Odysseus relays his encounter with the dreaded Cyclops, the Witch Circe, and his own descent into the Underworld itself. Sponsors!Care/of - For 25% off your first Care of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter MYTH.
Nearly 10 years after the end of the Trojan War, Odysseus, king of Ithaca and bravest of the Greeks, had yet to return home. His wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus, had no idea if he was even alive, though they held out hope that he would one day come back to him. After a message from the Gods, Telemachus sets out to pick up his father's trail and learn the fate of Odysseus. Parcasters - Don’t miss the first episode of our new podcast MEDICAL MYSTERIES, available now on Spotify, or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals!
In the wake of Queen Hippolyta’s death and Antiope’s abduction by Theseus, the Amazon Queens’ youngest sister, Penthesilea, was left to rule the nation of warrior women. Consumed with rage at the injustices done to her sisters, Penthesilea grew into a bitter leader and planned to launch an attack on Theseus’ Athens.Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you won't want to miss it! Subscribe to The Dark Side Of on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
For years, the tribe of warrior women known as the Amazons lived in isolation on an island far from the worlds of men, until Hercules and Jason and the Argonauts beached upon their shores. From that moment on, a friendship was forged between Hercules and the Amazon Queen Hippolyta. A friendship that would ultimately lead to the Amazons' destruction.Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!
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!
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Comments (89)

Anne A

I am from Ghana and I grew up listening to the stories of Kweku Ananse. Its definitely exciting listening with my colleagues. We've had a good laugh and cheer knowing one of our very own made it onto Mythology. Kudos to you guys look forward to more myths and legends.

Sep 18th
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Chloe Flows

Wow, what a story! This is my favorite right now, along with part 2.

Aug 24th
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Tushar Rao

why does it not show in the list.

Aug 12th
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Co B.

wow

Aug 4th
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Gabriel

Co B. wow

Aug 5th
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Geoff Friesen

I come from a area where these kinds of stories are frowned upon, so I'm pretty new to any mythology. Enjoy the show, keep up the great work y'all!!

Jul 25th
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Long Nguyen

that's sort of a simple take on queen Medb

Jul 25th
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Doreen Perry

Long Nguyen 😃

Jul 25th
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Misho Damjanovski

I am curious about something. I started listening a while ago and I love the stories. They are fantastic. What I don't understand is, after finishing up with Loki episodes, they disappeared, along with Athena. Then instead of Athena there is Hercules (like Athena episodes didn't exist) I thought maybe something was up to me. I went to parcast, just to see that there isn't even Hercules episodes, there is Gilgamesh instead of him. Checking Spotify, there are other mix-ups. What is going on?

Jul 22nd
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Brandon Ordoñez

the loki podcasts are gone

Jul 19th
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Adeola Ola

The episode cuts out too early.

Jul 6th
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jersey2777

great story, I don't hear enough of Celtic mythology, thanks!

Jun 29th
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John Moore

I can't take this episode seriously. She keeps saying Swipdag, but all I hear is Sveep Dogg, like he's Snoops lesser known Norwegian cousin or something.

Jun 19th
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Garret Cornell

the story cut off without an ending

Jun 18th
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Carrie Kaumbulu

the sizes of the files are quite large...I compared to similar podcasts to yours and your files are almost three times the size. It makes streaming and downloading a bit more difficult...

Jun 13th
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Gurt

Hahaha... that moan... hawt.

Jun 13th
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Matthew Brinley

both hadding stories cut off short, why

Jun 11th
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Gary L Johnson

a brilliant ending to this one. It is so true, when there is darkness, hope is the light that shines through it.

May 29th
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Vanessa Diane Delp

Has anyone else had issues with the ends of episodes cutting off?

May 15th
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Eddie Burnette

Vanessa Diane Delp Yes. It ends abruptly.

May 21st
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Ignacio Torres

Vanessa Diane Delp Yes, the very end of the Book of Thoth part 1 ended abruptly.

May 18th
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Ignacio Torres

dang, I thought a new episode came out early

May 7th
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AK 47

Absolutely made me repaint a picture of Loki, this version is one I intend on viewing him as, rather than the latter of being a tyrant and maliciously mischevious. Great job guys. Keep it up! 💯 I would love to hear the story of Hades. He also is misunderstood

May 3rd
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BrittdaGod

Vanessa Richardson has the best voice for narration .

May 1st
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