About The Mythology Podcast
Up until very recently in human history (like, the 19th century) the world was, for most people in most parts of the world, a magical place. All cultures, in some form or another, used storytelling as a way of shaping their understanding of the world- how humans came to be, why things are the way the are, and how we relate to one another and the world around us.
The Mythology Podcast is primarily about sharing stories. Human history was, in many ways, shaped dramatically by the massively rich and diverse oral traditions that today we think of as “mythology” or “folklore.”
We’ll be looking at a wide variety of stories, subjects, people, cultures, time-periods, and places, ranging from mermaids to death rituals, Norse Gods to Haitian Vodou, and Polynesia to Nebraska.
Mythology vs. Folklore
For the purposes of the podcast, I’ll be using the terms “myth” and “mythology” in a very broad, general sense. In a more formal, ethnographic capacity a lot of these stories would be more properly classified as “folklore” or “legend,” but my main emphasis, in this context, is on the stories themselves and not so much on the terminology.
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