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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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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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Episode 22 Transcript – Satan Through the Ages Pt. 1

Satan goes by many names- The Devil, Lucifer, Old Scratch… Probably Satan and the Devil are the most common, and I had a bit of an internal debate on whether to go with “Satan” or “The Devil”… Satan pretty much always refers to the Satan, as in the enemy of humankind....

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Episode 21 Transcript – Yoruba Mythology & Folklore

This is a really huge and complex topic, and I’m not going to be able to cover anything close to all of it in one episode. And, in fact, I’m planning to do some more episodes on different aspects of Yoruba mythology and religious practices, as well as the Yoruba...

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Episode 19 Transcript – Plant Lore

In the Maluku Islands, traditionally clove trees, when in blossom, were treated like pregnant women. No noise could be made around them, men needed to remove their hats before approaching them, and no fire light could come near them after dark… all for fear of...

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Episode 17 Transcript – Riddle Me This

Riddles are a form of proverbial wisdom, which is found in various, distinctive, forms in numerous cultures throughout the globe. The earliest examples of written proverbs come from ancient Sumer, and amongst them we find several riddles. Sumerian Proverbs were...

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Episode 16 Transcript – Year of the Monkey

Its 2016. Chinese New Year was on Feb. 8th, which marked the transition into the year of the Monkey. The Monkey is the ninth of the 12-year cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. Since the Year of the Monkey comes to us from the Chinese zodiac, it makes...

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Episode 15 Transcrip – Santa Muerte

Santa Muerte is Spanish for “Holy Death” or “Saint Death.” Santa Muerte is worshipped today primarily in Mexico and in the South Western United States, but even if you don’t live in those areas, there is a good chance you’ve seen a depiction of Santa Muerte before. On...

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Episode 14 Transcript – Raven

Ravens are found in the mythology of many cultures throughout the world: Greek, Hindu, Celtic, and Norse to name a few. But, The Raven that we’ll be looking at today, however, is a character found predominantly amongst the Native American tribes of the Pacific...

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