mythology

Unicorn Legends

The associations between unicorns and all things feminine is nothing new, but where did it come from? Cristen and Caroline dive into unicorns' history as goddesses' pets, symbols for Christ and the stars of Lisa Frank trapper keepers.

A Unicorn Ride Around the World

Unicorns are by no means limited to Lisa Frank stickers. In fact, their mythology extends as far back as the 4th century BC when Greek physician Ctesias described fantastical unicorn-like creatures he had heard about during his travels to Persia. The one-horned horses also are cross-cultural creatures, appearing in various forms in the Bible (one legend suggests they died off in the Great Flood because they were too slow to board Noah's Ark), East Asian lore, on European coats of arms -- and, of course, across the Internet today.

Women on the Hunt

Since sport hunting is on the rise among women, Cristen and Caroline take aim at the intersection of gender and hunting from early hunter-gather societies to the wild West to its most recent women-led resurgence.

Mermaids in Myth and Real Life

So what is a mermaid, exactly, and where do all the mermaid legends come from? Join Caroline and Cristen as they delve into mermaid mythology from around the world, alleged mermaid sightings and more.