I found you on Spotify and I listen everywhere. This podcast is my absolute favorite by far! Some ideas if you ever need them; the Iranian and Caucasian peoples have very interesting mythology. Some of my favorites are Armenian, Persian, Kurdish and Azerbaijani myths and legends. Anyways, thank you so much for these podcasts! You are one of the most entertaining persons I have had the pleasure to hear! Keep up your wonderful stories! I just discovered this podcast last week and have been binge listening ever since. Your voice is wonderful and you really do these stories justice. So one day I was about to go outside and mow my lawn and was figuring what I should set to listen to while mowing.
I searched for podcasts on my iPhone and it suggested this podcast. Fast forward a few months and I am totally obsessed with this podcast! I listen to it on my way to work, on my way home, while cooking, and pretty much any other time I can. Hello Jason, I want to say that I love to listen to your podcast, I just started recently and enjoy the variety. I just want to let you know that I am very disappointed in your Little Mermaid episode. I think you miss some of the bigger ideas in it.
Yes, I agree, the idea of love at first sight and all these silly actions she takes are ridiculous but the story is so beautiful and it seems like you were unwilling to look at only the absurd and not see the reasons or bigger picture Anderson was trying to portray. Even the sisters show the theme of sacrifice for love, in the story it is mentioned that their hair is very important to them and they give it up for their sister. There just seems to be so much more to the story than you are giving it credit for.
I found myself getting angry at the sarcastic tone through out the episode, especially since some of the stories have been just as ridiculous and have contradicted themselves many times over but for some reason this one offends you more… I really do love the show and I apologize for this long unwarranted comment, but this has been my favorite story for a really long time and for some reason I felt offended.
I just needed to let you know that I think there is more to it. Continue your awesome podcasts and telling us new stories! Haha yes, you are absolutely right. I do have some regret about the perspective I took with that story. There is quite a bit more to it than I gave it credit for, and there is a beautiful love story in there. I was new at that point and was still figuring out the tone I would take with the podcast. It definitely is not the worst story I have ever read, and I plan to do a look back on it and other stories if I can ever get around to the anniversary episode.
Thanks for letting me know, and you are definitely not alone with your love of the story. Great show! I really enjoy the stories and you do a great job providing them. However, consider saving any commentary for the end. It is much more enjoyable to hear the story as it was intended. I and my brother really like the show and even appreciate what you have to add, but it is always better when you wait till the end to share your opinion.
I have a 2 hour commute to and from work each day. Listening to these stories told so eloquently and with a hint of humor has made my commute so much better. Instead of dreading the long drive I now get excited to either continue a story and begin a new one! I have now officially listened to every episode. Such good storytelling, explanations, and character development that fills in the gaps where other literary works lack. Thank you for bringing these histories and legends to life!!! Can you help explain? A lot to follow there. Superb job of condensing, explaining, editorializing especially idea for hi jinx film with Odin Thor and two kids , creating visuals with your words.
Look forward to each weeks new episode. Your show is the highlight of my week. This is by far the best Podcast I have ever heard. It gives an expression of the story with a modern description with plenty of Sarcastic humor. I can honestly say I am completely addicted to this show. Like I tell my wife, this is an addiction to be proud of.
Keep up the awesome work!!! I love the podcast. Just love it. Keep up the good work! And — you do such a nice job in updating the stories so that they sound like they were written yesterday and not hundreds of years ago. Just wanted to thank you for the great series. I love the way you look at stories and see the absurdity in the stories using a gentle humor that somehow adds to the story rather than taking away from it. You are without a doubt the best storyteller ever! Hi Jason, Been a keen listener and member for some time already! I remember some medieval stories our first king and the battle of Ourique, where supposedly St.
James appeared , the tragic story of our teen king D. It would be nice to hear some of the stories from your research point of view! This podcast is so addictive! I have learnt so much! Now I actually look forward to my commute to and from work.. Thanks Jason! First, off these are amazing. You are hilarious and I enjoy your sense of humor.
You really make these entertaining. Not sure if you have delved in that yet, but it would be great. I love your show. Trying to spread the word here in the Philippines. More power to you! Can you do more Filipino Folklore? I already heard you do the Nuno sa Punso and the Kapre. Anyway, more power to the show! I just started listening. I used to read about Greek and Norse mythology when I was a kid, its nice to hear about them on podcast.
Could Anansi the Spider be considered in your podcast? He is a traditional a Ghanian mythological character that has spread to the Caribbean at least from my family telling. I am so glad I just found this on Spotify! I am in love with this podcast and have been binge listening whenever I can. I will probably just start them over. I love this show! I hope you can do more Russian folklore and get into other major characters like Rusalka Or get into some Romanian stories on Dracula!
For the Rusalka — are there major stories associated with them? I try to include a bunch of different ones. Everyone loves the Greco-Roman myths, but there are so many great stories out there. I have been listening since the king Arthur stories. It just really helps me to relax in the morning when there is a big exam coming up.
You voice amazing and calm. Keep up the good work!!! But anyhow I love these podcasts they really make my day. Did you make a sneaky Homer reference in episode 7? Anyway, very impressive! I love the podcast, keep up the great work! I really enjoy your podcast. I know I would love to hear how that one started. Eitherway, thanks for the good work you do and please keep them up. I discover your podcast on Spotify. This podcast is my new obsession!!!! Thank you for being so engagingly hilarious and present while dealing with such interesting and ridiculous topics.
Where do you get all your sources? It just seems hard to have all these tales without original sources. Basically, I find absolutely all the earliest versions of the stories I can, read them, and then try to work them into a cohesive narrative while still being as accurate as possible. Right now, I am on the Hercules episode and some of these stories dumbfound me.
Some of the plots rather contradict themselves as well as being a little farfetched. In addition, have you ever considered having both sides of the stories? Do they just shrug it off just as the story tells? Keep up the good work also please can I have a shout out for becoming a member! When I listen I deeply understand. Excellent stuff! Your voice was made for podcasting! I burned through all these in the three days off from work I had, and eagerly await more. Dear Jason, I love the podcast! Have been following it for months now! I love how you adapt these old tales and make them fit our modern age, rather than repeat them to the letter, as found in old dusty history books.
It took me two minutes of attentive listening before I realised what you were talking about. Also, thanks for letting me know about the mispronunciation. I was delighted and pleasantly surprised to hear you mention 2 creatures of the week tikbalang and kapre from Filipino folklore.
I look forward to Wednesdays when I listen to your new episode during my early morning commute. Keep up the good work. You are an amazing storyteller! Please excuse what I anticipate will be a long comment. I love the internet and this podcast. A lot comes from what I can gleam from it. I recently dis attached from my religion. I grew up as a JW. My first step was dis-attaching myself from the principle of submission. I do not see my self sub missing to a male just because he is a male. Next this podcast enlightening me to trends in storytelling that also occur in My Book of Bible Stories or other legends of the bible like Daniel fighting a Lion or other moral stories which I previously valued as truth.
I saw that story telling takes place in all places. This helped me feel more comfortable in dis attaching from main stream stories on moral legends as religion. Thank you for the information. I decided to interpret that as a path of legend and not fact. More of a moral compass. Not legislation in which I can deviate. I really appreciate this information. Take care. Love listening to the podcasts! Jaison, I want to thank you for telling me stories! I picked up some night shifts for a week and your stories or retellings got me through it and kept me sane in that intense isolation!
Hey jason, I first heard this in English when my teacher played your episode on hercules, and I really like it and I decided to listen to all of your episodes. Thank you for sharing these awesome stories in a language that most of us can understand, and that the rest of us can understand better after a couple of drinks. I aspire to drunk history retell these stories particularly the Runner in the Night. Great work! April got very busy, so it will likely come out next month. I absolutely love the stories. Myths and Legends makes every week something to look forward to.
I absolutely love Myths and Legends. Thanks for making every week that much better. Butter Cat!!! These stories are absolutely wonderful! I love the dry wit and sarcasm as well! Thank you so much for making my hour-long commute every day fly by! I stumbled across your podcast by pure chance and now its become a stable of my commute.
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I absolutely love just about all the stories in here. It will also give us another chance to talk about the djinn genies. I LOVE this! Just found it — love the asides and the historical context. But most of all, I just love these stories. What a wonderful gift to the universe! I have really enjoyed listening to these at work and escaping into the legends with you. An English Graduate myself, I wish that there were more focus in my own degree on folklore and mythology as they are now beloved interests of mine.
Thank you for clarifying some confusing stories for me and introducing me to folk tales from across the world!! Really enjoying the podcast but its hard to download from an older mobile. Could you maybe add a direct download button? Yeah, absolutely — just here on the discussion post on the site? I was looking for a story-telling podcast when I came across yours. Great mix of imagery, humor, and brevity so I can multi-task and still fully understand what the story is about.
Super great!! Jason, your newly discovered show is a pure delight as it grants me and my son passage out of the morning commute. If we can replace just one block of NPR news torture per week with your podcast, we will survive this election year no matter what! I was introduced to the podcast months ago, and have listened off and on to older episodes since then. I fell in love with the podcast, and wanted to thank you for helping pull me through what was a pretty dark time. Though everything has since mostly worked out for now, you were there for me when I needed it!
Thanks for telling me about it. Thanks for making my commutes to and from work not only bearable, but enjoyable. I love your stories. I shared it, spoke of it, and am now responding to it, not only in my personal life but to share with everyone else as you did by weaving the tale. I really am thankful for this episode as it really resonated with me and helps convey the message to be happy in your own life not someone elses. I thought the stories were just amazing, and they resonated with me as well — especially the first one.
It was such an interesting way to convey the message. Thanks for listening for so long and thanks so much for reaching out and saying hi. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Listen episodes in order. Listen episodes in order Jason T Ways to Listen. Listen right here. Or search by topic!
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Emerald is the purest crystal of the Green Ray. It is a potent aid in nurturing, whether of fledgling family relationships or a new business venture. Emerald is perfect for keeping a venture on course, a project on schedule, and life on track. Lighter Green crystals promote spiritual growth and renewed commitment to a higher purpose. Those of a darker hue are talismans of physical growth and strength, and safety in travel. Emerald helps one to embrace and maintain the rhythmic breathing conducive to entering and attaining depth in the meditative state.
Once achieved, it assists in maintaining the cool brilliance of deliberate reflection and emitting the radiance of light. The Divinatory meaning of Emerald in natural or tumblestone form: You will be able to silence the sniping of someone who tries to make you feel inferior through your success.
Dreaming of Emeralds signifies there is much to look forward to. Emerald varies in color from pale green to deep emerald green. If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, an Emerald of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
There are other Angels that are partial to Emerald. The table below gives you the information about them. She symbolizes the divine aspect of nourishing care and is often depicted with a jeweled vessel containing food in one hand and a spoon in the other. Her blessing brings energy to achieve knowledge and enlightenment. She is known in many cultures by different names and is said to be the Queen of the Stars.
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She helps with troubled love, and keeps lovers faithful to each other. They provide protection, leadership and inspiration to anyone defending their faith, their homeland, or their way of life. Green crystals honor Persephone , the Greek Goddess of Spring. She represesents celebration and the Earth alive with new growth.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac. Emerald is the natural birthstone of those fortunate enough to be born in the heart of spring April 20 - May Green crystals bring you renewal, success in new ventures, and good health.
Emerald is the traditional zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Cancer in early summer, from the summer solstice on June 21 to July Cancer is represented by a crab, and people born under this sign are adaptable, loyal and attached to family. They are gifted with strong imaginations and make great musicians, artists, writers, and composers. Cancer is also known as the "Sign of the Prophet" or "Sign of the Teacher. As an amulet, Emerald was used to prevent epilepsy and was usually worn around the neck or in a ring.
It was highly recommended by Aristotle for this purpose, and he also urged it to be hung around the necks of children to ward off this malady. Emerald is a Seeker Energizer crystal. Seekers contain the crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind in finding the way to new horizons and new capabilities.
These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. Energizer crystals, such as Emerald, are powerful conduit crystals for focusing and amplifying the Universal Life Force and our energy to accomplish our goals. They aid in our efforts to gain what we seek, enhance our lives, protect what we value, and defend us from undesirable elements.
Emerald utilizes Wood energy, the energy of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment and health. It enhances vitality, brings abundance, and keeps us growing physically. Use green crystals to enhance any space used for eating, in the room of a small child, or in a place of your home where you are beginning a new project.
Wood energy is traditionally associated with the East and Southeast areas of a home or room. It is associated with the Family and Health area, and the Prosperity and Abundance area. Emerald has been the constant green stone throughout the ages, representing youth in the age of man. In ancient times green was used for those who died in the flower of youth, and sometimes an Emerald was placed upon the index finger of the corpse as a sign the light of hope was spent. In ancient Egypt, Emeralds were considered a symbol of eternal life. Matrix-emerald or faience of the same color was used in amulets for engraving texts and prayers from the Book of the Dead to be placed on the body for burial.
The th chapter speaks of a uat of matrix-emerald, believed to be the gift of Thoth and thought to protect the limbs of the deceased. As a revealer of truth, Emerald also held the power to protect one from enchantments, conjurations and spells. It was considered a gemstone of universal sight, strengthening memory, increasing intelligence, and giving the wearer the ability to foretell the future, especially if put on the tongue or worn on the left side of the body.
In its prophecy, according to legend, the Emerald would even hurl itself from its mounting or change hues in order to forewarn of impending danger or illness. Inherent in a fine Emerald is the power to assist one in becoming an eloquent speaker. The Emerald of old was believed to be born white within the mines then ripen to its mature perfect meadow-green, first assuming its verdancy in the part nearest to the rising sun.
However, gathering these ripened gems may have given pause. Many Emerald mines were, and are still, famously steeped in superstitions and fear, believed to be the abode of demons or wicked spirits who guard the treasures within the mines and who would resent and retaliate for any intrusion.
Association of Emerald with sight and the eyes has been reported by many civilizations throughout time, both for its soothing quality and the belief it cured diseases of the eyes. Egyptians of the High Empire used it to enhance vision, and the Greeks and Romans stuck small Emeralds in the corners of the eyes of those nearsighted or farsighted.
Light, transparent Emeralds were polished and used as a magnifying glass, and developed into the very first eyeglasses. The Emperor Nero was well-known for observing the feats of gladiators through an eyeglass of Emerald. In the East, however, Emerald was often ascribed to Mercury, for its wisdom and eloquence. Some claimed Jupiter to be its influence. In Jewish history, Emerald is listed in Exodus as the fourth stone in the Breastplate of the High Priest, though original manuscripts translate the smaragdus , Emerald, as being the Bareketh, the third stone, engraved with the tribe of Levi.
Legend also relates Emerald as one of four precious stones given by God to King Solomon, endowing him with power over all creation. In Christian history, the Emerald is attributed to St. John, emblematic of his youth and gentleness. In antiquity, Emerald was to be worn in a ring to prevent giddiness, and strengthen the memory.
It was believed to take away foolish fears of devils, hobgoblins, folly and anger, was said to be good for the eyes, assisted women in childbirth, and drove away evil spirits. The Emerald was considered an antidote for poison, venomous bites, and taken as an elixir, cured all fluxes, especially dysentery. Pliny also tells of a sculptured marble lion with Emerald eyes, placed on the tomb of King Hermias on the island of Cypress on the coast near the fisheries. These Emeralds were of such extraordinary brilliance, and flashed their light so far out to sea they frightened the fish so that they swam a great distance away.
The fishermen, realizing the cause for the scarcity of their supply, removed the Emeralds and replaced them with other stones, inducing the fish to return. According to the Roman magician Damigeron from the 2nd century B. A text from the s, the Magick of Kiram , is said to be sought after by the learned but seen by few, and kept in the Vatican in Rome, instructs one to carve upon a Smaragdus Emerald or other precious green stone a Bird Harpe, with a Sea Lamprey under its feet. When worn, it protects against disturbance, dreams, and stupidity, and gives rest to lunatics and those afflicted with colic.
One story from the Oriental Memoirs of Forbes, tells of an observer on a certain moonlit night watching a swarm of fire-flies. After hovering for a while, illuminated by the moonbeams, one special fly, more brilliant than the others, alighted on the grass and remained there. He found there, instead of a fire-fly, a shining Emerald, which he then took and afterwards wore in a ring.
This chalice was believed to have been brought directly from the hands of God by angels, and was the actual cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper. At the time of the Spanish Conquest, an immense Emerald the size of an ostrich egg was adored by the Peruvians in the city of Manta.