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  • 04:51 New The Greek myth of the serpents curse - Iseult Gillespie

    The Greek myth of the serpents curse - Iseult Gillespie

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    Get to know the Greek myth of Cadmus, who unknowingly killed Ares serpent and faced the wrath and retribution of the gods.--When Cadmus walked the Earth, just a few generations separated him from his divine ancestors. From atop Mount Olympus, they scrutin

  • 05:37 What really happened to Oedipus? - Stephen Esposito

    What really happened to Oedipus? - Stephen Esposito

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    Dig into the tragic tale of Oedipus, who unknowingly fulfills a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother.--When Queen Jocasta of Thebes gave birth to Oedipus, a grim air seized the occasion. Her husband, King Laius, had received a proph

  • 05:54 The Greek myth of Demeter's revenge - Iseult Gillespie

    The Greek myth of Demeter's revenge - Iseult Gillespie

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    Dig into the Greek myth of Mestra and her father King Erysichthon, who angered the gods and was cursed with insatiable hunger.--Mestra, princess of Thessaly, was far from home. She had watched her father, King Erysichthon, plunge into a ruin of his own ma

  • 05:02 The Fijian myth of the greedy god - Raiana McKinney and Esther Wozniak

    The Fijian myth of the greedy god - Raiana McKinney and Esther Wozniak

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    Dig into the Fijian myth of Dakuwaqa, the shape-shifting shark god who is determined to take over all of Fiji's islands.--Long ago, the ancestral gods of Fiji settled on the Pacific archipelago. They eventually metamorphosed into various forms, with the g

  • 05:01 How much would it cost to buy the ocean? - Astrid J. Hsu

    How much would it cost to buy the ocean? - Astrid J. Hsu

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    Dig into the monetary value of the ocean, from global trade, to tourism, fishing, and more, as Poseidon contemplates selling it.--Surveying his vast domain, Poseidon considers retirement. What if someone else donned the coral crown so he could spend his i

  • 05:21 The dark history of werewolves - Craig Thomson

    The dark history of werewolves - Craig Thomson

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    Explore how werewolves have evolved in folklore, literature, and pop culture throughout history, and where these stories originated.--Stories of werewolves have existed for thousands of years and continue to live on today. Theyre especially prominent in E

  • 05:37 A tour of the ancient Greek Underworld - Iseult Gillespie

    A tour of the ancient Greek Underworld - Iseult Gillespie

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    Download a free audiobook version of The Song of Achilles" and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: https://www.audible.com/ted-ed --Achilles, just slain in the Trojan War, arrives in the Underworld and is greeted by Sibyl of Cumae a prophetess and also th

  • 05:38 Who is the fastest creature in mythology? - Iseult Gillespie

    Who is the fastest creature in mythology? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Witness the clash of mythologys speediest supernaturals in an epic race and find out which creature is the fastest.--Its time for the Myth Olympics: the eternal arena in which creatures and deities compete for glory. Almost every mythical tradition claims

  • 05:48 The epic tale of the wind goddess' gift - Sydney Iaukea

    The epic tale of the wind goddess' gift - Sydney Iaukea

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    Get to know the Hawaiian legend of the sacred wind gourd and follow Pakaa's fight to restore his rightful place beside the king.--Long ago, the Hawaiian wind goddess wielded a gourd that housed the winds of the Islands. It came to hold her bones, along wi

  • 06:09 The myth of Zeus' test - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Zeus' test - Iseult Gillespie

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    Dig into the myth of Baucis and Philemon, a couple who unknowingly showed the gods hospitality after their neighbors refused.--It was dark when two mysterious, shrouded figures appeared in a hillside village. The strangers knocked on every door in town, a

  • 05:42 The myth of Pegasus and the chimera - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Pegasus and the chimera - Iseult Gillespie

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    Discover the myth of Bellerophon, the hero who battled and killed the Chimera monster atop the winged horse Pegasus.--Shielded from the gorgons stone gaze, Perseus crept through Medusas cave. When he reached her, he drew his sickle and brought it down on

  • 03:44 5 Mythical Creatures That REALLY Existed | 5 FACTS

    5 Mythical Creatures That REALLY Existed | 5 FACTS

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    Did you know that many of our favorite MYTHICAL CREATURES have very REAL origins?Tune in each week for 5 crazy, cool, epic, awesome, funny, weird, wild, unexpected, true facts about...well, EVERYTHING!! Credits Hosted by Josh CarlonProduced by Matt LevyWr

  • 05:26 The History Of Astrology In 6 Minutes

    The History Of Astrology In 6 Minutes

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    Ever wonder where your horoscope comes from?Credits: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bfmp/videos/150483Subscribe to BuzzFeedVideo: https://bzfd.it/2lVAsJ3BuzzFeedVideoBuzzFeeds flagship channel. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always shareable. New videos po

  • 05:33 The myth of Hades and Persephone - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Hades and Persephone - Iseult Gillespie

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    Dig into the Greek myth of Persephone, who is abducted by Hades and is only allowed to leave the underworld every spring.--One day, Persephone was frolicking in a meadow with the nymph, Cyane. As they admired a flower, they noticed it tremble in the groun

  • 04:20 The Chinese legend of the butterfly lovers - Lijun Zhang

    The Chinese legend of the butterfly lovers - Lijun Zhang

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    Dig into the Chinese myth of Zhu Yingtai, who disguises herself as a boy in order to attend school, and her love Liang Shanbo.--Although only boys were allowed at the Confucius Academy, what Zhu Yingtai wanted was to go to school. She begged her parents t

  • 04:39 The myth of the moon goddess - Cynthia Fay Davis

    The myth of the moon goddess - Cynthia Fay Davis

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    Dig into the Maya myth of the moon goddess, Ix Chel, and follow her story as she falls in and out of love with the sun god. --The sun god was in love with the moon goddess, Ix Chel. But the goddess grandfather was very possessive, and would not let the su

  • 04:57 The myth of Narcissus and Echo - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Narcissus and Echo - Iseult Gillespie

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    Download a free audiobook version of Atlas of the Heart and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: https://www.audible.com/ted-ed--One day, Echo was drifting through the woods and fell in love with a handsome young hunter named Narcissus. Cursed by Hera to o

  • 05:09 The myth of Gawain and the Green Knight - Dan Kwartler

    The myth of Gawain and the Green Knight - Dan Kwartler

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    Dig into the myth of the Green Knight, who comes to King Arthurs court to challenge the honor and bravery of Camelots knights. --It was Christmas in Camelot and King Arthur was throwing a party. In the midst of the revelry, a towering knight proposed a ga

  • 04:34 The myth of Anansi, the trickster spider - Emily Zobel Marshall

    The myth of Anansi, the trickster spider - Emily Zobel Marshall

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    Follow the spider Anansi on his quest to complete a challenge from the Sky God in order to take ownership of the worlds stories.--Long ago, all stories belonged to Nyame, the all-seeing Sky God. But one creature, Anansi, was determined to bring the storie

  • 05:27 The tragic myth of the Sun God's son - Iseult Gillespie

    The tragic myth of the Sun God's son - Iseult Gillespie

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    Dive into the Greek myth of Helios and Phaethon, where the Sun God allows his mortal son to drive his chariot for a day.--Every morning, Helios unleashed his golden chariot, and set out across the sky. As the Sun God transformed dawn into day, he thought

  • 05:29 The myth of Loki and the deadly mistletoe - Iseult Gillespie

    The myth of Loki and the deadly mistletoe - Iseult Gillespie

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    Discover the Norse myth of Baldur, the most beloved being in Asgard, and how the trickster god Loki plotted his death. --Baldur was the gentlest and most beloved being in all of Asgard. But lately, he had been plagued by gruesome visions foretelling his o

  • 03:35 The Egyptian myth of Isis and the seven scorpions - Alex Gendler

    The Egyptian myth of Isis and the seven scorpions - Alex Gendler

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    Dive into the Egyptian myth of Isis, a powerful goddess protecting her son from her murderous brother with the help of seven scorpions. --A woman in rags emerged from a swamp flanked by seven giant scorpions and approached a magnificent mansion to beg for

  • 03:43 Popular Did Dragons Ever Exist? | COLOSSAL MYSTERIES

    Did Dragons Ever Exist? | COLOSSAL MYSTERIES

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    Is there any chance that dragons could have ACTUALLY existed? And if not, why are there so many similar stories about dragons from different, unconnected cultures around the globe??Images used under license from Shutterstock.comWelcome to COLOSSAL MYSTERI

  • 02:42 Are 4-Leaf Clovers Lucky? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

    Are 4-Leaf Clovers Lucky? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

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    When did 4-leaf clovers become associated with luck, and how hard are they to actually find??Images used under license from Shutterstock.comWelcome to COLOSSAL QUESTIONS, the show that answers all of life's most pressing questions!Narrated by: Matt Schnec

  • 05:09 The legend of Annapurna, Hindu goddess of nourishment - Antara Raychaudhuri & Iseult Gillespie

    The legend of Annapurna, Hindu goddess of nourishment - Antara Raychaudhuri & Iseult Gillespie

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    Follow the legend of Parvati, the Hindu mother of the natural world, as she disappears from Earth and reemerges as Annapurna, the goddess of food. --Historically, the union between Shiva and Parvati was a glorious one: a sacred combination which brought f

  • 02:30 Popular Where Did Santa Get His Name? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

    Where Did Santa Get His Name? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

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    Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Jolly Saint Nick, or simply Santa Claus! No matter what you call him, you know about the jolly guy leaving gifts for kids all across the world. But... why so many different names? Where did Santa Claus get his name??Images

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  • 04:24 Popular The TRUTH of the Jersey Devil | COLOSSAL MYSTERIES

    The TRUTH of the Jersey Devil | COLOSSAL MYSTERIES

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    The Jersey Devil is one of Americas first and longest- lasting mythical creatures, but... is it actually mythical? Or is there any chance the Jersey Devil could be real, and if not, where did the story start??Images used under license from Shutterstock.co

  • 04:38 The myth of Loki and the master builder - Alex Gendler

    The myth of Loki and the master builder - Alex Gendler

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    Dive into the Norse myth of how Loki tricked a stranger into building the great wall of Asgard to keep the realm safe from giants. --Asgard, a realm of wonders, was where the Norse Gods made their home. There Odins great hall of Valhalla towered above the

  • 03:46 Popular The Taino myth of the cursed creator - Bill Keegan

    The Taino myth of the cursed creator - Bill Keegan

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    Dive into the Taino myth of the sea, and watch as Deminan and his brothers accidentally create a new world from a giant gourd. --Before the world of humans began, there was the world of the gods. Four brothers wandered this celestial realm. One day, the b

  • 10:28 When Hobbits Were Real

    When Hobbits Were Real

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    Thanks to Raycon wireless earphones for supporting PBS. Go to http://buyraycon.com/eons to learn more.Subscribe to Sound Field: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvMLMyKPomE6kTTL9Kv8IwwIts discoverers named it Homo floresiensis, but its often called the ho

  • 04:07 The Greek myth of Talos, the first robot - Adrienne Mayor

    The Greek myth of Talos, the first robot - Adrienne Mayor

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    Get to know the myth of Talos, a robot powered by ichor and created by Hephaestus to defend the island kingdom of Crete from intruders. --Hephaestus, god of technology, was hard at work on his most ingenious invention yet. He was creating a new defense sy

  • 04:36 Popular The Mayan myth of the morning star

    The Mayan myth of the morning star

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    Discover the Mayan myth of Venus, the morning star plotting revenge on his brother, the sun, and his allies. --Chak Ek, the morning star, rose from the underworld to the surface of the eastern sea and on into the heavens. His brother Kin Ahaw, the sun, fo

  • 05:16 The myth of the Sampo an infinite source of fortune and greed - Hanna-Ilona Hrmvaara

    The myth of the Sampo an infinite source of fortune and greed - Hanna-Ilona Hrmvaara

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