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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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Lạc Long Quân

Lạc Long Quân

2020-02-2500:40:124

Born from a dragon and a god, Lạc Long Quân’s heroics and kindness taught the ancient Vietnamese how to survive and created a new, united nation of people.
On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Mythology that you might have missed!  The half-god king, Gilgamesh, finds himself growing bored with his power, so the gods create a wild man who can challenge his strength. When these two fearsome men meet, they will live on in their stories for millennia to come. This Mesopotamian epic poem, composed in 2100 BCE, is considered to be one of the foundational texts in human history.
Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Conspiracy Theories. Whatever your tastes, you’ll always get something new on Parcast Daily. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our featured episode: “The Knights Templar Pt. 1.” To finish this episode, subscribe to PARCAST DAILY free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Sudika-mbambi Pt. 2

Sudika-mbambi Pt. 2

2020-02-1800:46:495

Sudika-mbambi’s quest for revenge against the monsters that had attacked his family ended in betrayal at the hands of his new friends, the Kipalendes. While Sudika-mbambi ventured through the Land of the Dead, Kabundungulu prepared himself for a journey to save his twin brother.
Sudika-mbambi Pt. 1

Sudika-mbambi Pt. 1

2020-02-1100:46:137

They are two brothers known in Angola culture as the thunder Gods—with Sudika-mbambi being the thunder from the east, and his twin brother Kabundungulu the echo of thunder that answers from the west. They were known to destroy demons, defeat monsters, and take whatever they wanted.
Perhaps the story that exemplifies Robin Hood’s character more than any other was Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne. It’s possibly the oldest Robin Hood ballad, dating back to before the 15th Century. And it begins with the titular hero awakening from a dark and troubling dream...
Quetzalcoatl

Quetzalcoatl

2020-01-2800:52:376

Known as the feathered serpent, Quetzalcoatl has been worshipped in various forms by cultures throughout the region that is now Mexico. According to the Toltecs, he was initially a mortal priest-king named Ce Acatl who suffered a horrific fall from grace. He sacrificed himself to save humanity from a coming disaster and, in the process, was transformed into a god.
Mythology Rewind: Loki Pt. 1

Mythology Rewind: Loki Pt. 1

2020-01-2600:43:082

On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Mythology that you might have missed!  The son of a Giant and a God, Loki shows an ambivalence towards their problems and relies heavily on shape-shifting tricks.
Beowulf Pt. 3

Beowulf Pt. 3

2020-01-2100:40:118

As Beowulf approaches his twilight years, he is left with little else to accomplish. He has slain monsters, ruled a peaceful kingdom for 50 years, and held invaders at bay. But that tranquility is soon disturbed when an underground thief steals a cup from a dragon—and a fiery fury is unleashed on the land of the Geats.
Beowulf Pt. 2

Beowulf Pt. 2

2020-01-1400:43:455

After defeating the vicious monster Grendel, Beowulf and the Danes celebrate their first night of peace in many years. But little do they know, another vicious beast lurks in the darkness—Grendel's terrible mother, a creature who will stop at nothing for revenge.
Beowulf Pt. 1

Beowulf Pt. 1

2020-01-0700:47:458

Whether it’s dismissed as little more than an old children’s story or a record of the moment when paganism gave way to Christianity, Beowulf has had a profound impact on the evolution of western storytelling and is one of the most important works of Old English literature.
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: 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.
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: For years, the tribe of warrior women known as “the Amazons” lived in isolation on an island far from men, until Hercules and Jason and the Argonauts beached upon their shores. From that moment on, a friendship was forged that would ultimately lead to the Amazons’ destruction.
Krampus Pt. 2

Krampus Pt. 2

2019-12-1700:44:128

Krampus is only one of a wide variety of Germanic Holiday Demons. In the 12 days surrounding Christmas, or Rauhnächte, demons, witches, werewolves, and spirits are believed to haunt the Alps, making the Christmas season a time of horror.
Krampus Pt. 1

Krampus Pt. 1

2019-12-1000:43:3711

Every year, in early December, a creature roams the Austrian and Bavarian Alps. While the nice children get gifts from St. Nicholas, those who are naughty find themselves at the mercy of Krampus.
Krasue: The Vampiric Spirit

Krasue: The Vampiric Spirit

2019-12-0300:45:547

In Southeast Asia, there persists a tale of a vampiric spirit more ghastly than almost any other. Legend has it: an affair discovered—a burning at the stake—and a protection spell cast too late.
The Monkey King Pt. 3

The Monkey King Pt. 3

2019-11-2600:53:068

For 14 years, The Monkey King protected Tripitaka from various demons seeking to destroy him. Alongside Zhu Bajie, Sha Wujing, and Yulong, the band of immortals finally reach India and are rewarded for their efforts by the Buddha.
The Monkey King Pt. 2

The Monkey King Pt. 2

2019-11-1900:46:328

After 500 years trapped underneath a mountain by Buddha, the Monkey King finally gets a chance at redemption by joining the Buddhist Monkey, Tripitaka, on a sacred journey to India. Tripitaka quickly learns that the Monkey King's mischievous ways will be difficult to adjust to.
The Monkey King Pt. 1

The Monkey King Pt. 1

2019-11-1200:53:2011

Born from a stone egg atop a mountain, the magical Monkey King stops at nothing to learn the secrets to immortality. As his strength grows, he proves a challenge for the heavens—forcing the Jade Emperor and Buddah himself to teach this irresponsible monkey a lesson.
Chenoo: The Ice Giant

Chenoo: The Ice Giant

2019-11-0500:43:587

According to old Algonquin legend, a terrifying beast stalks the winter wastes of Canada's northern tundra. It's heart is made of ice, and it feasts on human flesh. All who behold its terror know to fear the mighty Chenoo.
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Camilo r corrales

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Feb 25th
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Edmond Williams

I love the voices and the dramazation. It's great story telling.

Feb 17th
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Heather Titmus

I loved listening about Loki- the voices were great and the story engaging.

Jan 30th
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Kaitlyn Boffey

This one can't be played due to a "broken source" apparently.

Jan 21st
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Grunkle Hatter

the actor for Loki is amazing

Jan 10th
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Menno Grant

please give us Dionysus

Jan 1st
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

One gripe the podcast lists voice actors in alphabetical order. it would be nice to know which actor voiced which part. especially Loki

Dec 24th
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

Love the agent of fate angle and Loki as consequences.

Dec 16th
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

This is awesome,

Dec 14th
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Renita Whitney

I have to say I look forward every Tuesday because of this podcast it Is really good and draws me in EVERYTIME🥰🥰👍👍👍

Dec 10th
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Lisa Marie Moon Cole

Loved this! What a great story! Thank you

Dec 7th
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Michael Wells

*Buddha

Nov 27th
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Skylar LacyBookworm

I like how this podcast ties history and mythology together. 😏

Nov 24th
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Jenina Yahne

who does the voice of Loki. it sounds like Hiddleston

Oct 29th
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Joan Powers

Great episode! Got me a little emotional; wasn’t expecting that!

Oct 23rd
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Alec Loy

Gaay

Oct 22nd
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Alex van der Pennen

I love this podcast but this episode could have used some counceling on Japanese pronunctiation. All the names are completely butchered.

Oct 11th
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Sophia Harris

I love this podcast. I'm looking for more mythology all the time

Sep 24th
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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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