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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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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