Mythology & Fiction Explained

By Marios Christou

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 Jul 15, 2021

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The Mythology & Fiction Explained podcast is a weekly show that aims to cover all sorts of Mythological tales and crazy fiction. Many of these episodes have come from the popular Youtube channel Mythology & Fiction Explained.

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Episode 37: The Crazy Creatures of North America - (Exploring North American Folklore)
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Today we travel to North America, a region that has hundreds of strange and unique creatures. The five creatures or Cryptids we will be focusing on today are, Bigfoot, Devil Dogs, the Beast of Busco, the Loveland Frog and the Flatwoods Monster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
Episode 36: The Strange & Terrifying Creatures of Sweden - (Exploring Scandinavian Folklore)
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Today we take a look at the many strange creatures and legends that are native to Sweden. These creatures include the Draugr, Skogsraet, Myling, Nacken, Mara, Trollcat and Vittra. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Episode 35: Why Biblically Accurate Angels Look Like Your Worst Nightmare - (Exploring Angelology)
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Today we take a look at how angels were described in various religious texts and they look nothing like you'd expect, unless you imagined nightmarish Lovecraftian beings. These figures include the Seraphim, Cherubim, Ophanim and the Virtues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
Episode 34: Ovid's Metamorphoses: A Collection of Gruesome and Unmissable Transformation Tales & Legends
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Today we finally take a look at Ovid's Metamorphoses a selection of cautionary transformation tales. Some of the figures we'll be taking a look at today include Calisto, Arachne, Pygmalion, Daedalus & Icarus and Battus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
Episode 33: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - (Exploring Arthurian Lore)
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Today we will be exploring the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. A great piece of Arthurian lore that covers multiple themes from Honesty, chivalry, temptation, seduction and human nature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Episode 32: The Seven Deadly Sins - What Are They and Why Are They So Dangerous?
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Today we take a look at the Seven Deadly Sins with one main goal, to find out why they were considered so deadly. In order to uncover their origins we must examine how and why they came to exist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
Episode 31: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - Who Are They & What Do They Represent? -
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Today we take a look the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Conquest, War, Famine and Death. We examine who are they are and what they represent using information from the book of revelation and the book of ezekiel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
Episode 30: Purgatorio - A Summary of the Divine Comedy Pt. 2
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Today we finally return to Dante's Divine Comedy with Purgatorio, having covered Inferno and due to very very popular demand we are now tagging along with Dante and Virgil as they travel through Purgatory. Join us on this wild adventure and we take another look into the wild mind of Dante Alighieri. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Episode 29: Hera: The Queen of Gods - (Greek Mythology Explained
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Today we explore the queen of Olympus herself, Hera! We take a look at the domains and worship surrounding Hera, as well as the many stories she appears in. The story of how she married Zeus, her involvements in the story of Jason and his hunt for the golden fleece, her hatred for Heracles, how she played a large role in starting the Trojan war and of course the treatment of Zeus' many lovers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Episode 28: The Worst Punishments of Greek Mythology - Mortal Edition (Greek Mythology Explained)
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Today Mythology & Fiction Explained explores the worst punishments of Greek mythology that were dished out to kings and regular mortals alike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Episode 27: Mermaids: The Dark & Messed Up Origins - (Exploring the Myths Behind Infamous Sea Creatures)
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Mermaids - Today we take a look at the stories behind Mermaids from Greek mythology, Mesopotamian mythology, Russian & British folklore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
Episode 26: The Watchers - The Angels who Abandoned God & Heaven (Exploring the Book of Enoch)
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The book of Enoch is a religious text that covers Angels, Demons, Giants and even the events surrounding the great flood. Today we take a look at the book of the Watchers which discusses the angels fall from grace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
Episode 25: A Christmas Carol - The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge (A Charles Dickens Story)
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Dec 24, 2020
Episode 24: Trolls - The Origins of Europe's Man Eating Monsters - (Exploring Scandinavian Folklore)
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Dec 21, 2020
Episode 23: Jinn - From Evil Spirits to Genie - (Exploring Middle Eastern Folklore)
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Dec 02, 2020
Episode 22: Vampires - A Brief History of Obsession - (Exploring Vampire Folklore)
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Today we explore the numerous legends surrounding Vampire folklore from all around the world. As we attempt to draw a conclusion as to why Vampires in fiction today differ so greatly from the Vampires of old. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Episode 21: Who Are The Seven Princes of Hell? - (Demonology Explained)
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Today we explore the seven princes of hell using a classification written by Peter Binsfeld based on the seven deadly sins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Episode 20: Koschei The Immortal Sorcerer & How He Finally Met His Demise - (Slavic Folklore)
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Prince Ivan has freed the evil sorcerer Koschei the immortal, now he must embark on a quest to save his wife and defeat a sorcerer who cannot be killed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Episode 19: Dante's Inferno - A Summary of the Divine Comedy Pt. 1
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Today we take a look at the first part of the Divine Comedy... Dante's inferno. We journey through the nine circles of hell with Dante and Virgil as they try to escape with the ultimate goal of making it to paradise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2020
Episode 18: Curse of the Wendigo - Dark World Ep.2
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Dark World is our very own series of short horror stories that feature all sorts of creatures and monsters from folklore all around the world. Today in Dark World episode 2 Curse of the Wendigo, our protagonist Chase struggles with his own personal demons while what he believes to be a Wendigo stalks his family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2020
Episode 17: Satyrs & Fauns - The Goatmen of Greek & Roman Mythology
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Today we explore the stories behind the Satyr and Faun as they appeared in both Greek and Roman mythology. We take a look at the different types and how the two differed in appearance and personality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
Episode 16: Amazons - The Most Feared Warrior Women of Greek Mythology
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Today we take a look at a tribe of fierce warrior women that the ancient Greeks referred to as the Amazons. An isolated tribe of warrior women who were very accustomed to the spartan way of life, they had many queens and took part in a many wars as they could but were they even women to begin with? We take a look at who they were, where they came from and where in Greek mythology they were mentioned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Episode 15: The Strange Locations of the Cthulhu Mythos
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Today we take a look at some of the most popular strange locations that appear in the work of H.P Lovecraft and the Cthulhu mythos. These include Arkham, a hub for the supernatural. Innsmouth, the sleepy fishing town where the deep ones hide. Dunwhich, the home of a true terror. The Nameless City, home to a mysterious race of reptiles. Carcosa, the ruins of a once great city. Hyperborea, a harsh and unforgiving frozen wasteland. R'lyeh the underwater city where the great Cthulhu slumbers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
Episode 14: Lucifer - The Story Behind the Fallen Angel
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Today we take a look at the fall of Lucifer and how he went from the most beautiful angel in heaven to a grotesque demon who ruled hell. We examine the references in biblical scriptures and how Lucifer and Satan became the same figure. We then take a look at how Lucifer and Satan are represented in two works of literature, Dante's Inferno and John Milton's Paradise Lost Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
Episode 13: Hestia - Goddess of the Hearth & Sacrificial Flame
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In today's episode we take a look at some Greek mythology with Hestia, the Goddess of the Hearth & Sacrificial Flame. Hestia is one of the first six Olympian deities and perhaps the least mentioned because of her commitment to keeping the sacred hearth burning. We examine the few stories she appears in, how she was viewed in overall Greek religion, how her worship took place and why it was so important. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
Episode 12: The Jersey Devil - The History Behind New Jersey's Most Famous Cryptid
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Today we take look at the history and alleged sighting involving New Jersey's most famous Cryptid, the Jersey Devil! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2020
Episode 11: Poseidon: Lord of the Sea
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Today we take a look at some more Greek mythology with one of its most iconic deities... Poseidon lord of the sea! We examine the origins of his worship, the stories he appeared in and some of his many many children and lovers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Episode 10: Krampus: Exploring the Legend of the Christmas Demon
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Watch out boys and girls because he certainly knows if you've been naughty... In today's episode we examine the legend of the Christmas demon Krampus! We take a look at the influences and stories surrounding Krampus pre Christian era followed by the more modern Krampus figure used by the church to slowly phase out pagan practices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
Episode 9: Succubus: The Story Behind the Infamous Demon
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In today's episode we take a look at the stories behind a demon who comes to men in their dreams and feeds off them in order to sustain themselves and create more demons, the Succubus. This is an old episode but it's still one of my personal favourites as it covers some very interesting points in history regarding how the church viewed demons like the succubus, it also includes a pope who claimed to have slept with a succubus so what more could you ask for in terms of entertainment? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
Episode 8: The Giants of Greek Mythology
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In today's episode we take a look at the giants of Greek mythology, their creation, battles, personalities and the most famous stories they appear in. The most famous of these stories being the Gigantomachy, the epic battle between gods and giants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
Episode 7: The Kraken - Exploring the Origins Behind the Legendary Sea Monster
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In today's episode we explore the origins of the most legendary sea monster of all time, the Kraken! We take a look at it's mythical origins and how 19th and 20th century literature made sure it became one of the most notorious monsters in fiction. Even today it's rather strange how often the name and imagery still appears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Episode 6: Goblins: The Story Behind the Creepy Little Men of European Folklore
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Today in this episode we take a look at a set of creatures that have become a staple in modern fantasy, Goblins. We examine their various origins from countries all around Europe and how they are represented in more modern forms of media. We also learn the true identity of our host, is he truly human? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2020
Episode 5: Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the Slavic Woods
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Today we delve into some Slavic folklore with the tale of Baba Yaga the wild witch of the woods. In this episode we take a look at her many different depictions, origins and the classical stories that she appeared in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
Episode 4: The Many Faces of Medusa - Monster, Victim or Protector?
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Today we explore the many stories surrounding one of Greek Mythology's most iconic and misrepresented figures, Medusa. Was she always a monster? Perhaps an unfortunate victim who was in the wrong place at the wrong time? Or did the ancient Greeks view her as a protector who could keep evil away? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
Episode 3: Spring Heeled Jack: The Demon Terror of London
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Today we explore the stories behind the Victorian legend of Spring Heeled Jack the demon terror of London. A mysterious shadowy figure who stalked the rooftop of London in search for his next victim. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
Episode 2: Lilith: The Mother of Demons or The First Woman?
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Today we explore a very popular figure in Jewish demonology & mythology as well as some biblical stories, Lilith the mother of demons. We take a look her various depictions over the years to try and understand whether she was a demon that all other demons came from or whether she was the first wife of Adam before she rebelled and fled the garden of Eden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
Episode 1: Jason & The Argonauts - The Epic Quest for the Golden Fleece
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Today we explore the story behind the Greek Hero Jason and his crew of Argonauts as they embark on an epic and perilous quest to recover the golden fleece and reclaim the kingdom that was stolen from him.. This episode follows Jason's journey to Colchis in search of the legendary golden fleece, but along the way the Argonauts must brave treacherous conditions, hostile natives, six armed giants, sirens, harpies, dragons and the wrath of the gods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020