Myths and Legends

Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.


199-Japanese folklore: Moonlight

A story from Japanese folklore of Princess Moonlight, from Japanese folklore, where a bamboo cutter finds one of those magical heaven babies in a bamboo stalk (you know, those extremely common glowing children found in plants) and it changes his life, and the whole empire, forever.

The creature this week is a dangerous Greek fox because the ancient Greek city of Thebes can't catch a break ever.



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Wolverine claws!



“Calm and Gentle and Touching Inspiration” by Denis Pavlov

“Cold Dust” by Jermaine Culbreath

“Borough” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Town Market” by Blue Dot Sessions

"Roadside Bunkhouse" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dolly and Pad" by Blue Dot Sessions


 2020-10-07  41m