This week on MYTH, we’ll continue Monkey’s epic journey to the west to retrieve Indian magic. This is the third episode on the epic tale of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. If you haven’t heard the first two parts, I’d recommend going back and listening. The first episode provides a lot of back story on the Monkey King and on the chinese cosmology, and the second is the beginning of the current story. To summarize, Monkey was trapped by Buddha and could only be released if he served the monk Sanzang on his journey to the west to retrieve the magic sutras from India. Along the way, getting into a stupid amount of trouble and getting out mostly through literal deus ex machina, they acquire two more disciples: Ogre and Piggy. In this episode, you’ll learn that the ancient Chinese had some serious trust issues with women, that you should probably trust your allies over random people you just met, and that eating babies is a fantastic idea. Then, in Gods and Monsters, you’ll hear how you can stop a hopping corpse with a rooster.