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Bees, Hives, & Honey (Episode 26 Notes & Transcript)

Bees, Hives, & Honey (Episode 26 Notes & Transcript)

In Morocco, it is said that if you dream of bees entering your mouth and flying out again, you will become a good singer. Similarly, in Ancient Greece and Rome, it was believed that honey applied to the lips made ones words sweeter- it was customary to anoint the lips...

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MPC 026 : Bee Lore

MPC 026 : Bee Lore

This episode looks at bees, hives, and honey in mythology and folklore. We'll explore a bit of Ancient Egyptian magic, the birth of Zeus, a Hindu Bee Goddess, the origin of mead in the mythology of Finland, folk customs such as "telling the bees" of important events,...

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Happy Solstice

Happy Solstice

Today is  the Summer Solstice, which marks the longest day of the year.  And, its also a full moon, which is pretty cool- and actually those two things haven’t coincided in about 70 years. Amongst the Algonquin tribes in North America, the full moon in June was...

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MPC 025 : Midsummer Solstice

MPC 025 : Midsummer Solstice

In honor of the solstice, we're going to take a look at some of the mythology and folklore surrounding Midsummer. This episode looks a bit at archeoastronomy, Zoroastrianism, pre-Christian pagan Midsummer traditions, and the journey of the sun.

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Episode 24 Transcript – Born With the Caul

Born with the Caul. What does that mean? To be born with the caul- spelled C-A-U-L, so not like “Who you gonna call?” - is something that happens to a small percentages of babies where they are born with a piece of membrane or amniotic sac covering their head at...

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Episode 23 Transcript – Satan Through the Ages Pt. 2

In the last segment we looked more at the historical evolution of the Devil through early Christianity, medieval Europe, and into the Enlightenment. In Part II we’re going to take a look at the more folkloric interpretations of the Devil, which are often less...

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