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Witches and Hags: Crash Course World Mythology #39
   CrashCourse
  Published: 6 days ago

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In which Mike Rugnetta teaches you about the stories we tell about witches and hags. It's definitely unfortunate that a lot of social orders have generated stories about evil women with magical powers. Today we're going to look at a few of those stories, and talk a little about why these stories appear, and what they mean.

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10 hours ago
soyboyyyyyyyyyy


11 hours ago
Unbelievable. I made my nana read me the story of "The Hag and the Long Leather Bag" from some storybook I had as a kid. She hated it because it was so repetitive but it was one of my favorites. It's super weird hearing this story again so many years after forgetting it.


11 hours ago
Gotta love how they can't just have a course on old cultures and their perception of witches and Hags without a disclaimer about it being just misogynistic so the rest of there tribe doesn't maul them to death over how ancient peoples saw witches.


14 hours ago
oooh! Yay Carl Young!


1 day ago
I was excited to hear about Slavic myth (especially Baba Yaga!) but was ultimately disappointed that the tale of Baba Yaga and Vasilisa wasn't mentioned :')


1 day ago
before this creates misconceptions on wicca/witches, let me say. witches don't use spells on people, they are not cannibals, they do not summon demons, they have nothing to do with satan, and they do not sacrifice people


1 day ago
You guys should do more Yoruba mythology.


2 days ago
Noooooo! I don’t want this series to end :-(


2 days ago
Great handling of this veritable grab-bag of misogyny. Educational and entertaining. Well done!


2 days ago
Noooooo. I'm SO gonna miss u guys!


3 days ago
Did you really have to do a trigger warning at the beginning? Are people that much of snowflakes?


3 days ago
Noooooo i can't bear to see this series end. I love it so much! It's what i look forward to every week :( i really hope it gets renewed for a second season


3 days ago
I have been watching the whole time crash course mythology has been around


3 days ago
The name Yaga (Баба Яга) in Russian is stressed on the final syllable like bAba yagA. Just so you know :)


3 days ago
hit like if you read witchers first ^^


3 days ago
points for that spirited away reference in the beginning


3 days ago
Nooooo!!!! Don't end on me !!!!!! 😲😲😞😞😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭


3 days ago
OMG!! IT'S YUBABA


3 days ago
Can you do a crash course on music/music theory?


3 days ago
I killed alot of water hags in witcher 3.


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