Lilith is an enigma. Did she ever actually exist? And if she just was a mythological character, which description of her is accurate? Was she just the shunned first wife of Adam? Was she a demon hellbent on killing babies? Was she a demon in the form of a succubus? Was she a vampire? Or is she simply a model of feminist power worthy of worship in goddess religious practices? On this episode, we are joined by listener Jaime Burcham to explore the different theories on Lilith and get to the heart of the legend of Lilith! The Moment in Oddity features how Whitstable came to be and This Month in History features the premiere of The Twilight Zone.
This topic was suggested by our listener Miranda Hofer and she joins us as special co-host to talk about the Djinn and her personal experiences with these entities. Many people’s only experience with the creatures called Djinn are through stories about genies. We’ve been lead to believe that these creatures live in lamps and can only be released by rubbing the outside of the lamp. Once released, the genie promises to fulfill three wishes of the person who has freed it. The actual legends about Djinn are something quite different. The Djinn can be very frightening entities and have abilities that make them dangerous. They have gained in popularity and moved out from Islamic lore into the pop culture. The Moment in Oddity features The Azores Mermaid Hoax and This Day in History features the premiere of the Disney Movie Dumbo.
Happy Thanksgiving! We are so very thankful for all of our listeners and…according to Denise…ghosts! We thought we would throw up a special extra episode featuring some legends from the Ojibwa Native American tribe: the legend of Indian Corn and the cryptozoological creature known as the Windigo, a fearsome nasty cannabilistic type creature. Today would be an excellent day to check out our Plymouth episode as well! The Moment in Oddity features the Phantom of Flatwoods and This Day in History features the Great Storm of 1703.
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