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Podcasts I’ve Been Enjoying Recently [CC]

Hey everybody, it’s Anna, and welcome back to my booktube channel! This is gonna be the last of the purple hair wig tag video things that I post for a while, just so you wanna know when will it end? And when will she go back to normal? I don’t know! I wanted to make …

The Crazed Hunt for the Himalayan Yeti | Monstrum

The Crazed Hunt for the Himalayan Yeti | Monstrum

Atop Earth’s highest mountain above sea level hardly seems like an easy place to live. Mount Everest’s tall peaks, freezing temperatures, fierce winds, and ever-present snow make it hard to support life. And while it’s true that very few plants or animals can survive there, the most famous resident certainly seems at home—the Yeti. The …

Elizabeth Bathory, The Living Vampire | Countess Dracula (Blood Countess) Of Hungarian History

Elizabeth Bathory, The Living Vampire | Countess Dracula (Blood Countess) Of Hungarian History

Elizabeth Báthory, the blood countess, the living vampire, the renowned countess dracula. No, she’s not the red-eyed, superhuman or undead vampire you see in today’s movies, but yes, she delighted in drinking the blood of her murdered victims, believing it keeps her young and vibrant. Known throughout the world as the most prolific female murderer, …

The myth of Arachne – Iseult Gillespie

The myth of Arachne  – Iseult Gillespie

From sailors who were turned into pigs, nymphs that sprouted into trees, and a gaze that converted the beholder to stone, Greek mythology brims with shape-shifters. The powerful gods usually changed their own forms at will, but for mortals, the mutations were often unwanted. One such unnerving transformation befell the spinner Arachne. Arachne was the …

The myth of Cupid and Psyche – Brendan Pelsue

The myth of Cupid and Psyche – Brendan Pelsue

“Beauty is a curse,” Psyche thought as she looked over the cliff’s edge where she’d been abandoned by her father. She’d been born with the physical perfection so complete that she was worshipped as a new incarnation of Venus, the goddess of love. But real-life human lovers were too intimidated even to approach her. When …