Mythlok - The Home of Mythology

Mythlok - The Home of Mythology

Welcome to Mythlok, a podcast where we explore the fascinating world of mythology and the intriguing characters that populate it. From the Greek gods and goddesses to the Norse myths and legends, we delve into the rich histories and cultural traditions that have shaped the way we view the world today. Each episode, we delve into a different mythology, introducing listeners to the powerful deities, brave heroes, and fearsome monsters that inhabit these ancient tales. We'll examine the stories and myths that have been passed down through the ages, and discuss how these characters and tales continue to influence contemporary culture. Whether you're a seasoned mythology enthusiast or just starting to explore this fascinating world, Mythlok has something for everyone. Join us on this journey as we uncover the secrets and stories of mythology and the characters that have captured our imaginations for centuries.


February 22, 2023 6 min
Do you ever feel like there's something lurking in the shadows of your life? In this episode, we explore the mysterious stories of the Aztec monster Ahuizotl. Tales of this creature's heinous acts have been passed down for hundreds of years, telling of its ability to shape-shift and steal riches from unsuspecting victims. Some accounts of the Ahuizotl even report it having a humanoid figure with talons and fur. Could this c...
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In this episode, we delve into the myth of the Persian monster known as the manticore.

This terrifying creature is said to have the body of a lion, the wings of a dragon, and the head of a human with sharp teeth and three rows of spiked tentacles. Its venomous tail is capable of killing its prey with one deadly sting.

But the manticore is more than just a fearsome predator - it is also said to possess magical powers, including the ab...
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December 27, 2022 6 min
Welcome to the Japanese mythology series on our podcast. In this episode, we will be exploring the Moon God Tsukoyomi.Tsukoyomi, also known as Tsukiyomi, is a major figure in Japanese mythology and is revered as the deity of the moon.

He is often depicted as a handsome, mysterious figure who is associated with the cycles of the moon, as well as with the powers of illusion and transformation.In Japanese folklore, Tsukoyomi is said to...
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November 15, 2022 5 min
In the Shinto religion of Japan, Ame-no-Uzume is regarded as the goddess of dawn, meditation, revelry, and the arts. She is the wife of fellow-god Sarutahiko Okami. In Japanese mythology, she relates to the story of Amaterasu Omi Amenouzume, who went missing. The celestial goddess who performed this dance enticed Amaterasu out of the cave where she had been hiding.

According to some stories, Ame-no-Uzume is often seen wearing reveal...
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November 14, 2022 4 min
The Navajo God of Water is known as Tonenili, who is responsible for bringing rain, snow, and ice to the people of New Mexico and Arizona and is also known to cause lightning and thunder.

During Navajo ceremonies, people dress up as Tonenili and perform a ritual in which they play the role of the god of water. This type of humour is usually welcomed in serious rituals, such as the Navajo night chant. The night chant is performed to ...
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October 31, 2022 7 min
The Buddha's eighth heart-son, the bodhisattva Vajrapani, is regarded as a peaceful and significant figure in Mahayana Buddhism. In the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism, the Buddha's companion, Vajrapani known as Guhyapati, is regarded as the Lord of Secrets. He is the main recipient and protector of the Buddha's teachings and texts.

He is regarded as one of the earliest dharmapalas in Mahayana Buddhism. He is also a deit...
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October 28, 2022 7 min
The Mesopotamian god of the atmosphere, Enlil, is a part of the triad of gods that includes Ea and An. He was often referred to as Lord of the Air. The gentle winds of spring and the hurricane that hit the city were said to be the breath that Enlil used to issue his command or word. Although An was regarded as the highest god in the Sumerian hierarchy, Enlil was a more important figure. He was known for being the god of agriculture...
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October 27, 2022 5 min
According the Thai Hindu Mythology, one of the names of Airavata in Thailand is Erawan, which is a massive elephant that can have up to thirty-three heads. It's typically depicted with multiple tusks. Some statues show Indra, who is the king of the kingdom of Tatimata Heaven.

The elephant symbolized Bangkok when it was established as the capital of the new Kingdom of Thailand, which was founded by Indra. It is also associated wi...
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October 26, 2022 7 min
In Scandinavian and Germanic folklore, the huldra are beautiful creatures that live in seductive forests. Their name, which literally means "covered," is believed to be due to the way they try to hide their mystical nature. In most folk tales, the huldra were only interested in sex and dancing. Even these stories have unhappy endings as the men would later grow mad because they spent too much time with the Huldra or the Elv...
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October 25, 2022 5 min
The Saquasohuh refers to a spirit that will appear in the form of a blue star to signify the beginning of the new world. According to Waters, the Blue Star is the ninth sign in the Day of Purification, which is a prophecy that predicts that the world will end in a catastrophic way. It will happen when the Blue Star, also known as Saquasohuh, comes back to dance in the plaza. He will remove his mask to initiate the purification proc...
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October 24, 2022 5 min
In Inuit mythology, Nanook was the leader of bears, and he would punish hunters who violated taboos. He was also known to bless hunters who were worthy of his blessings. The origins of Nanook can be traced back to the Innuit mythology. He is regarded as a patron of hunters who have the opportunity to decide who among them should be granted his blessings. The Inuit are an indigenous group that can be found in various regions such as...
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October 22, 2022 6 min
Ixchel or Ix Chel was a 16th-century name given to a female jaguar goddess of medicine and midwifery in the ancient Maya culture. She is related to another Aztec goddess called Toci Yoalticitl, who lives in a sweat bath. Ix Chel was originally referred to as the Mayan moon Goddess O before records revealed her name. Ix Chel was depicted as an evil old woman who held unfavourable aspects, and she was patroness of womanly crafts. 

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October 21, 2022 5 min
In Hawaiian mythology, the malevolent spirit known as Kaupe is known to call out to people at night to scare them into committing suicide. According to legend, he once ruled the Nu'uanu Valley and devoured people on both Oahu and Maui. When he went back to Hawaii, he abducted the son of a high chief and brought him back to Oahu so that he could be sacrificed.

After they reached Oahu, the High chief learned about a Kahuna who tau...
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October 20, 2022 6 min
The god of winds known as Stribog was displayed in Kiev, Ukraine, alongside the statues of Horoz, Perun, and Mokosh. Storms and their powerful winds were vital to the agricultural cultures of the Eastern Slavs. Perun was regarded as a fearsome god who could grant justice and strength, while Stribog was known for his ability to bring the winds that carried the rains during thunder.

Because of this connection, Stribog is regarded as a...
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October 19, 2022 8 min
The demi-god Hercules was regarded as a great hero for the people of Rome and Greece. He was known for performing various deeds that no mortal could. Hercules was an everyman who had bad days and even died due to another's trickery. These stories were entertaining, but they also told an important lesson to an audience: If bad things can happen to a hero, they have nothing to be ashamed of.

The most famous of his activities was t...
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October 18, 2022 7 min
Heracles, also known as Hercules, is one of the most celebrated characters in Greek mythology. He was the son of Zeus and the goddess Hera, and he was regarded as a symbol of bravery and strength. Even today, people still use the word "Herculean" to refer to this mythological hero.

He had many interesting stories to tell, as he appeared in hundreds of myths. Heracles was almost killed after his wife, Deianira, gave him a poi...
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October 17, 2022 6 min
The mythological creature known as the sphinx is an important figure in both Greek and Egyptian legend and art. It has a lion's body and a human head. The word was derived from the Greek word "to bind" or "to squeeze," but its origin is not related to the legend. The earliest known mention of the creature was by Hesiod.

The story of the sphinx of Thebes, which is regarded as the most famous figure in legend, revo...
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October 14, 2022 6 min
The first sphinxes were made by the Egyptians and were usually equipped with a nemes, which is a head-dress. Some examples of these are sphinxes that have human faces but are surrounded by lions' mane, and in the New Kingdom, the head was often represented by a ram. The exact time that the first sphinx was created is not known. The most famous one is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates back to the reign of Cheops around 2,500...
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October 13, 2022 5 min
One of the most common stories in Hawaiian folklore is about Lono, who was a fertility and music god who came to Earth to marry Laka. In traditional planting and agricultural traditions, he was regarded as a food and rain god. He was one of the four gods that existed before the world was made, alongside Kane, Kanaloa, and Kane's twin brother. During the annual festival of the Makahiki, which was held from October through Februa...
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October 12, 2022 5 min
In Aztec mythology, the god of the hunt, known as Mixcoatl, was identified with the Milky Way and the stars in Mesoamerican cultures. He was also the patron deity of the Otomi and the Chichimecs. Mixcoatl, was the Aztec god of hunting and the patron deity of the Tlaxcalans as well. Similar to Huitzilopochtli, he led the Chichime people to Tlaxcala. The city-states of Tlaxcala eventually sided with the Spaniards against the Aztec Em...
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