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Season 1

June 6, 2022

57. Santa Muerte (Mexican Folklore)

In today's episode, we discuss Santa Muerte, the folk saint and personification of death in Mexico. We discuss different ways of …

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May 23, 2022

56. Arraweelo (Somali Legend)

In today's episode, we talk about the legendary Somali queen, Arraweelo. We discuss how her story has been used as an argument ag…

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May 9, 2022

55. Moon Goddesses (Themed Episode #11)

In today's episode themed episode, we discuss moon goddesses from different cultures around the world. We talk about the Maya Moo…

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April 25, 2022

54. Mary Magdalene (Christian Bible)

In today's Easter-themed episode, we discuss Mary Magdalene from the Bible. Zoe (who was raised Catholic) explains biblical lore …

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April 11, 2022

53. La Siguanaba (Central American Folklore)

In today's episode we discuss La Siguanaba, a frightening, horse-headed spirit found in folklore all throughout Central America. …

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March 28, 2022

52. Nafanua (Samoan Legend)

In today's episode, we talk about Nafanua, a warrior goddess and leader of Samoan legend. We discuss colonialism, the archetype o…

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March 14, 2022

51. Ériu (Irish Mythology) (feat. Cathy)

To celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, Lizzie's friend and roommate Cathy joins to talk about the Irish goddess Ériu. We discuss sover…

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Feb. 28, 2022

50. Medusa (Greek Mythology)

Today, we celebrate our fiftieth episode with one of Lizzie's favorite Mytholadies ever, Medusa herself! We discuss how the depic…

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Feb. 14, 2022

49. Oshun (Yoruba Mythology)

In today's episode, we talk about Oshun, a Yoruba orisha of fertility and love. We discuss lessons of cooperation, kinship terms,…

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Jan. 31, 2022

48. Manimekalai (Tamil Epics)

In today's episode we discuss Manimekalai, the heroine of another Tamil Epic. We compare and contrast it with the Silippatikaram …

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Jan. 17, 2022

47. Hearth Goddesses (Themed Episode #10)

For our first themed episode of 2022, we look at goddesses of the hearth from around the world. We discuss Gabija from Lithuanian…

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Jan. 3, 2022

46. Princess Bari (Korean Mythology)

In today's episode, we discuss Princess Bari from Korean mythology. We discuss filial piety, conceptions of the heavens and under…

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Dec. 20, 2021

45. Two Old Women (Gwich'in Folklore)

In today's episode we discuss the Gwich'in story of Ch'idzigyaak and Sa', as told in the book Two Old Women by Velma Wallis. We d…

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Dec. 6, 2021

44. Frau Perchta (German Folklore)

In today's episode, we celebrate the Christmas season by talking about Frau Perchta from German folklore! We discuss the frighten…

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Nov. 22, 2021

43. Judith (Jewish Apocrypha)

In today's episode we celebrate Hanukkah by discussing the woman most associated with Hanukkah, Judith! We discuss the importance…

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Nov. 8, 2021

42. Crones (Themed Episode #9)

In this early winter episode, we discuss the archetype of the old crone, as well as several crones in mythology and folklore. We …

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Oct. 25, 2021

41. The Bell Witch (Southern US Folklore)

In today's episode, we talk about the Bell Witch from Southern United States folklore, a spirit that haunted a family in Tennesse…

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Oct. 11, 2021

40. Bluebeard's Bride (World Folklore)

In today's giant of an episode, we delve into the classic tale of Bluebeard's Bride. We cover three different versions of the sto…

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Sept. 27, 2021

39. Maman Brigitte (Haitian Vodou)

In today's episode, we talk about the Haitian loa known as Maman Brigitte. We discuss conceptions of the afterlife, the ways figu…

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Sept. 13, 2021

38. Yōkai (Themed Episode #8)

In our eighth themed episode, we talk about the supernatural Japanese creatures and phenomena known as yōkai. We discuss eight di…

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Aug. 30, 2021

37. Durga (Hindu Mythology)

In today's episode we discuss Durga, the fierce warrior goddess of Hindu mythology. We discuss the symbolic nature of her fight a…

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Aug. 16, 2021

36. La Llorona (Mexican Folklore)

In today's episode, we discuss La Llorona, a spirit from Mexican folklore. We discuss the prevalence of female ghosts wearing whi…

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Aug. 2, 2021

35. Tiamat (Babylonian Mythology)

In today's episode we discuss Tiamat, the mother goddess of primordial chaos from the Babylonian epic the Eluma Elish. We talk ab…

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July 19, 2021

34. Grendel's Mother (Beowulf)

In today's episode, we discuss Grendel's Mother from the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. We discuss cycles of violence, the subjec…

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July 5, 2021

33. Mermaids (Themed Episode #7)

In today's episode, we discuss mermaid legends from around the world. We discuss La Sirena Chilota (Chilote), Suvannamaccha (Thai…

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June 21, 2021

32. La Difunta Correa (Argentinian Folklore)

In today's episode we discuss La Difunta Correa, the beloved Argentinian folk saint. We discuss misogynistic Christian narratives…

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June 7, 2021

31. Whaitiri (Māori Mythology)

In today's episode, we talk about the flesh-eating Māori thunder goddess known as Whaitiri! We discuss the conception of good ver…

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May 24, 2021

30. Yennenga (Burkinabé Legends)

In today's episode we discuss Yennenga, legendary mother of the Mossi Kingdom. We talk about the significance of finding one's ow…

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May 10, 2021

29. Celtic Faeries (Themed Episode #6)

In our sixth themed episode, we talk about faerie ladies from five out of the six Celtic Nations! We discuss whether or not faeri…

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April 26, 2021

28. Sky Woman (Haudenosaunee Mythology)

In today's episode, we talk about Sky Woman from Haudenosaunee mythology. We discuss creation stories, the concept of good vs. ev…

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April 12, 2021

27. 鶴女房 - The Crane Wife (Japanese Folklore)

In today's episode we expose Zoe as a The Decemberists nerd as we discuss the Crane Wife, a tragic and fascinating figure from Ja…

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March 29, 2021

26. Tlazolteotl (Aztec Mythology)

In today's episode, we discuss Tlazolteotl, the Aztec goddess of vice, purification, lust, and filth. We discuss gender roles, th…

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March 15, 2021

25. The Pontianak (Southeast Asian Folklore)

In today's episode, we discuss the pontianak, a frightening female vampire from Southeast Asian folklore. We discuss the meaning …

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March 1, 2021

24. The Persecuted Heroine (feat. Hailey Spencer)

Today's episode features our very first guest star as we learn about the heroine of ATU tale type 510A, most commonly known as Ci…

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Feb. 22, 2021

23. Hathor (Egyptian Mythology)

In our twenty-third episode, we finally cover our first Egyptian goddess - the powerful and two-sided Hathor. We discuss her dual…

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Feb. 15, 2021

22. Brigid (Irish Mythology)

In today's episode we discuss Brigid, a significant female figure in both pagan and Catholic Irish history. We talk about Christi…

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Feb. 8, 2021

21. 西王母 - Xiwangmu (Chinese Mythology)

In today's episode, we discuss Xiwangmu, or the Queen Mother of the West. We talk about the influence of folk religions, the Mand…

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Feb. 1, 2021

20. Love Goddesses (Themed Episode #5)

In our fifth themed episode, we talk about love goddesses! We discuss Astghik from Armenian mythology, Turan from Etruscan mythol…

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Jan. 25, 2021

19. Pele (Hawaiian Mythology)

In today's episode, we discuss Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes. We talk about veneration of nature, the distinction betwe…

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Jan. 18, 2021

18. Iara (Brazilian Folklore)

In today's episode, we talk about the Brazilian siren known as Iara. We discuss the powers of the moon, whether immortality is a …

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Jan. 11, 2021

17. Kannaki (Tamil Epics)

In our seventeenth episode we discuss Kannaki, the heroine of the earliest Great Tamil Epic, The Cilappatikāram. We talk about ka…

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Jan. 4, 2021

16. Fortune Goddesses (Themed Episode #4)

In our 4th themed episode, we discuss an array of fortune, fate, and luck goddesses. We talk about the different ways fate and lu…

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Dec. 28, 2020

15. Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir (Sagas of Icelanders)

In today's episode, we discuss Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir, the protagonist of the thrilling Laxdæla Saga. We talk about tragic love tri…

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Dec. 21, 2020

14. Aisha Qandisha (Moroccan Folklore)

In our fourteenth episode, we discuss Aisha Qandisha; a female djinn from Moroccan folklore. We discuss the powerful, possibly hi…

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Dec. 14, 2020

13. Scheherazade (The Thousand and One Nights)

In our thirteenth episode, we talk about Scheherazade from the Thousand and One Nights! We discuss orientalism, the act of creati…

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Dec. 7, 2020

12. Sun Goddesses (Themed Episode #3)

In our third themed episode, we talk about sun goddesses! For more information about today's episode, go to mytholadies.com . Our…

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Nov. 30, 2020

11. お岩 - Oiwa (Japanese Folklore)

In our eleventh episode, we talk about the famous Japanese ghost story from the Yotsuya Kaidan! We discuss this yōkai's tragic or…

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Nov. 23, 2020

10. Ọba (Yoruba Mythology)

In today's episode we discuss Ọba, a goddess from Yoruba mythology. We discuss tragic, one-sided love, what makes a good wife, an…

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Nov. 16, 2020

9. Erzulie Freda and Erzulie Dantor (Haitian Vodou)

In our ninth episode, we discuss two love goddesses from Haitian Vodou. We talk about ways of dealing with trauma, how mythology …

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Nov. 9, 2020

8. Gudrid and Freydís (Greenlanders' Sagas)

In our eighth episode, we discuss Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir and Freydís Eiríksdóttir, the two principle female characters from the…

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