Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast

By Liv Albert

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Subscribers: 1185
Reviews: 11

Doug
 Aug 5, 2020
Great presentation. Suffers only from poor sound quality.

dc
 Feb 24, 2020
Liv (sp?) tells the myths in a pretty engaging and entertaining way. The sometimes excessive use of colorful language can be a bit offputting, put the woke feminist asides are very funny. overall I've learned quite a bit. Thanks Liv!


 Jul 31, 2019

Morgan
 Jun 21, 2019

Elle
 May 29, 2019
Love it! Greek mythology broken down in easy to digest episodes.

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The most entertaining and enraging stories from mythology told casually, contemporarily, and (let's be honest) sarcastically. Greek and Roman gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. This isn't your average storytelling podcast: Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the wild things the gods did, and the all around incredible minds of the ancient world. I mean, how did they come up with this stuff? Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, readings of Homer et al every Friday.


Episode Date
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book XI
00:37:43

Liv reads Book XI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus travels to the Underworld and visits with the dead.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 

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Nov 27, 2020
CI: Just When Things Are Looking Up, Aeneas Goes to War (the Aeneid Part 10)
00:31:20

Finally, finally, Aeneas and the Trojans reach Latium. But Hera isn't finished with them yet!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Nov 24, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book X
00:32:53

Liv reads Book X of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Winds! Laestrygonians! And a witch, Circe.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 

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Nov 20, 2020
C: Sing, Muses, of Yourselves… of Apollo, Eagles, Dragons, and the Oracle of Delphi
00:34:26

The *official* 100th episode is here! Sing, Muses, of the Oracle, the woman who held the fates of the Greeks in her hands. And of yourselves, the women who give us the arts and all its wonders.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Theoi.com; Hesiod's Theogony and the Homeric Hymns translated by Hugh Evelyn White; The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind its Lost Secrets by William J. Broad; quotes from: The Iliad translated by Caroline Alexander, The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson. All other quotes found and sourced on Theoi.com under Muses.

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Nov 17, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book IX
00:34:45

Liv reads Book IX of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus tells the story of he and his men arriving on the island of the Cyclopes.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Nov 13, 2020
XCIX: Aeneas, Anchises, and Underworld Propaganda (The Aeneid Part 9)
00:34:27

Aeneas travels to the Underworld to speak with his father and learn the future of his descendants including, once again, Caesar and Augustus themselves!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Nov 10, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book VIII
00:33:46

Liv reads Book VIII of Homer's Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Having arrived before King Antinous, Odysseus is welcomed by the Phaeacians who hold athletic games and a feast in the stranger's honour.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Nov 06, 2020
XCVIII: The Cyprian Goddess, the Cytherean, Venus, Aphrodite, A Conversation with Author Bettany Hughes
00:58:11

Liv speaks with Bettany Hughes about all things Aphrodite, Venus, and her ancestors throughout even more ancient Mediterranean cultures. You can find Bettany Hughes's book Venus and Aphrodite at your local bookstore.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Nov 03, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book VII
00:21:58

Liv reads Book VII of Homer's Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus meets with Alcinous and Arete, king and queen of the Phaeacians.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: www.mythsbaby.com/names

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Oct 30, 2020
XCVII: My Favorite [Ancient] Murder, Nyx, Eris, and their Deadly Dynasty
00:26:56

It's here: the final episode of Spooky Season... featuring the mother-daughter goddesses of darkness themselves, Nyx and Eris, and their deadly dynasty of murder, manslaughter, and overall mayhem, including serial killers of Greek mythology.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Hesiod's Theogony translated by Hugh Evelyn White; Theoi.com.

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Oct 27, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book VI
00:21:23

Liv reads Book VI of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Odysseus arrives on the island of Scheria where he encounters Nausicaa, princess of the Phaeacians.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 

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Oct 23, 2020
XCVI: Horror Comes in Many Forms… the Transformations of the Daughters of Minyas, Procne & Philomela
00:33:57

There's horror movie horror, and there's "the world is dark and awful" horror. This episode has a little of each... The Daughters of Minyas could've used to be a bit more deferential to the god Dionysus, and Procne and Philomela, well, they were just unlucky enough to meet Tereus.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault (this one especially). Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Apollodorus' the Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Theoi.com.

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Oct 20, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book V
00:29:23

Liv reads Book V of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Finally, Odysseus! On orders from Zeus, Calypso allows him to leave Ogygia.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Oct 16, 2020
XCV: Blood-soaked Trees, Erysichthon Eats Himself & Bonus Boogeywomen of Ancient Greece
00:30:07

For the next episode in Spooky Season, we travel to Thessaly where their king, Erysichthon gets a horrifying punishment for his crimes against Demeter, and Thessalian witches dominate stories from Rome. Plus, Lamia and Empoussa... monsters and vampires.

CW/TW: eating disorders; and as usual: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds (A Sourcebook) by Daniel Ogden, Theoi.com, Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and Apuleius's The Golden Ass, translated by Sarah Ruden.

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Oct 13, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book IV
00:47:25

Liv reads Book IV of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus visits Sparta for news from Menelaus.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 

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Oct 09, 2020
XCIV: The Lycanthropic Tale of Lycaon & Other Ghosts & Werewolves
00:27:10

It's officially Spooky Season! Ancient werewolves, ghosts, and haunted houses...


CW/TW: this episode contains less mythological references to sexual assault and may be more triggering than typical episodes, there is a warning in the episode prior to that story and can easily be avoided.


Sources: Theoi: https://www.theoi.com/Heros/Lykaon.html; Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds by Daniel Ogden.


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Oct 06, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book III
00:27:44

Liv reads Book III of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus travels to Pylos to hear what news Nestor has about Odysseus.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Oct 02, 2020
XCIII: A Dramatic Ship Race & Someone Lands in Blood and Dung (The Aeneid Part 8)
00:20:54

Abandoning queens! Burial anniversary celebrations! Funereal ship races! Aeneas and the Trojans set off from Carthage, but there is more in their way. They must land on Sicily where they take the opportunity to hold some anniversary funereal rites for Aeneas's father, Anchises. Plus, a ghost!


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Aeneid by Virgil, translated by Sarah Ruden.


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Sep 29, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book II
00:25:06

Liv reads Book II of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Telemachus gathers together a counsel.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Sep 25, 2020
XCII: Augustus's Rome, Carthage & the History of Virgil's Dido (with Ancient History Fangirl!)
01:07:51

In this special episode devoted to even more on the queen of Carthage, Dido, Liv teams up with Genn and Jenny of Ancient History Fangirl for a rundown of why Rome "needed" so much Augustan propaganda, and what that means for the real Carthage and the mythological Dido. There's drunken elephants, loathing of Julius Caesar, gossip about Augustus's family, Cleopatra, Ovid, and of course, Dido.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sep 22, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book I
00:24:56

Liv reads Book I of Homer’s Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. It's been 20 years and Odysseus is *still* not back from the war. Telemachus complains about Penelope's suitors.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

For a list of Roman/Latin names and who they were in the Greek, visit: mythsbaby.com/names 

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Sep 18, 2020
RE-AIR Mini Myth: Who Let a Woman Found a City?! Dido Beyond the Aeneid
00:14:11

Due to some technical difficulties, this is a re-airing of an earlier episode. There's more to Queen Dido than Virgil tells us in the Aeneid, she had a life before Aeneas came to town, if you can believe it! This mini myth covers the story of Dido's founding of Carthage outside of what is told in the Aeneid.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Roman Mythology, a Traveler's Guide from Troy to Tivoli by David Stuttard; https://www.ancient.eu/Dido/.


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Sep 15, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XXIV
00:46:39

Liv reads Book XXIV of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Zeus forces Achilles to return the body of Hector.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Sep 11, 2020
XCI: No Earthly Ships, the Tragedy of the Aeneid’s Dido (The Aeneid Part 7)
00:28:37

Dido's fate is determined by Aeneas's stubbornness and the far too potent love spell of Venus... Things get sad and dark for Carthage.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden; the Dido song mentioned is called My Lover's Gone.


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Sep 08, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XXIII
00:48:22

Liv reads Book XXIII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. The ghost of Patroclus visits Achilles.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Sep 04, 2020
A Reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes
00:30:47

This is a bonus reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes to accompany today's episode on Hermes. This Homeric Hymn tells the story of the birth of Hermes and all the adventures he had as a newborn baby (they were plentiful). It's sometimes attributed to Homer, but comes from a similar time period in any case. This translation is by Hugh Evelyn-White and is in the Public Domain.


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Sep 01, 2020
XC: The Trickster God Hermes, the Original Baby Genius
00:22:01

Hermes is a pretty incredible newborn. He invents the lyre, steals some cattle, lies through his teeth, all within mere moments of birth! (Also, it's a tortoise). Please listen to this episode before the Homeric Hymn to Hermes.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Theoi.com, the Homeric Hymn to Hermes, translated by Hugh Evelyn-White and Jules Cashford, the Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Sep 01, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XXII
00:32:40

Liv reads Book XXII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Achilles and Hector fight before the walls of Troy.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Aug 28, 2020
LXXXIX: Dido Wonders Why She Got Out of Bed At All (The Aeneid Part 6)
00:23:24

The "relationship" of Dido and Aeneas continues with the affects of the love potion only increasing. Juno and Venus begin to form a plan of how to handle Carthage.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.


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Aug 25, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XXI
00:35:54

Liv reads Book XXI of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Achilles fights the river Xanthus, full of corpses.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Aug 21, 2020
LXXXVIII: The Man, the Myth, the Legend? Aeneas (The Aeneid Part 5)
00:26:30

Guess who's back, back again? It's time to return to the Aeneid. Aeneas is in Carthage with its queen, Dido, and things are going well... for now. A brief recap of the earlier Aeneid episodes is included in the episodes, but for a list of those past episodes, see below.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden. For past episodes on the Aeneid and Dido/Carthage, listen to:

LXXI: He’s Greek & He’s Roman, He’s Making Juno Angry, He's Aeneas, Baby! (The Aeneid Part 1)

LXXII: Dido, the Badass Queen of Carthage (The Aeneid Part 2)

Mini Myth: Who Let a Woman Found a City?! Dido Beyond the Aeneid

LXXIII: Not That Damn Horse Again! (The Aeneid Part 3)

LXXVI: Aeneas Had a Wife in Troy! Ghost Creusa’s Got Shit to Say (The Aeneid Part 4)


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Aug 18, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XX
00:30:33

Liv reads Book XX of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Achilles punishes the Trojans for the death of Patroclus.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Aug 14, 2020
LXXXII: The Gods Were All A Little Gay, Representation in Mythology (w/ Myths & Tits)
00:55:47

It's here: 2020's Pride special. Greek mythology loves a gay story, a queer story, a trans story. The long, long list of LGBTQIA stories from the ancient Greek world are covered. Plus, Liv has a wonderful and hilarious conversation with Mari Phillips of Myths & Tits, stunning art devoted to representation in mythology. Check out Myths & Tits on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mythsntits/.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Past episodes referenced include:

Mini Myth: The Olympians Put the B in LGBTQ+, A Pride Compendium

Mini Myth: When A Girl Loves a Girl, Ovid’s Iphis & Ianthe

Mini Myth: Apollo and Hyacinthus, a Frisbee Tragedy

Fan Expo Live Episode: Is It Spring Yet? Flowers, Bees, & Predatory Seasonal Gods

LII: Jupiter & Neptune Ruin Everything, the Stories of Caenis & Callisto


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Aug 11, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XIX
00:24:37

Liv reads Book XIX of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Achilles stews in his grief and anger.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Aug 07, 2020
A Reading of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter
00:31:44

This is a bonus reading of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter to accompany today's episode on Persephone and Demeter. This Homeric Hymn tells the story of Hades (Aidoneus) kidnapping Persephone and her mother, Demeter's search for her daughter. It's sometimes attributed to Homer, but comes from a similar time period in any case. This translation is by Hugh Evelyn-White and is in the Public Domain.


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Aug 04, 2020
LXXXVI: Bringer of Death, the Dread Goddess Persephone, and her mother, Demeter
00:22:42

She's the Bringer of Death, the Dread Goddess Persephone (and she's Kore, the maiden goddess of the spring). Persephone and Hades have a hand in countless stories from mythology and theatre, they ruled the Underworld and required constant appeasement. Meanwhile, in the daily lie of the ancient Greeks, Persephone and Demeter were equally vital if in very different ways from those revolving around the dead.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah B. Pomeroy; The Homeric Hymns translated by Jules Cashford; Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Daniel Ogden; Theoi.com; Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; The Gods of the Greeks by C. Kerenyi.


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Aug 04, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XVIII
00:37:04

Liv reads Book XVIII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Agamemnon tries to make amends with Achilles.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jul 31, 2020
LXXXV: Liv is Finally Obsessed with Lore Olympus, a 3 Year Anniversary Q&A
00:40:16

It's that time again! Your questions, my answers. I talk Lore Olympus (finally!), Cupid and Psyche, Hellenism, the gods and goddesses, and just about everything else!


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Jul 28, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XVII
00:43:37

Liv reads Book XVII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. They fight over the body of Patroclus.

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Jul 24, 2020
LXXXIV: The “Hero” Who Kidnapped an Amazon, a Child, & a Goddess (Theseus Finale)
00:25:33

Theseus, Theseus, Theseus. He's not done terrorizing the Hellenic world, next up: a kidnapping spree including a very, very young Helen of Sparta, an Amazonian queen, and a flesh and blood goddess.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Ovid’s Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Apollodorus’ Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Ovid’s Fasti as found on theoi.com's entry on Ariadne; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; the Homeric Hymn to Dionysus as found on theoi.com's entry on Dionysus.


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Jul 21, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XVI
00:54:32

Liv reads Book XVI of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Patroclus goes to battle in Achilles's armour.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jul 17, 2020
LXXXIII: Movin’ On Up, Ariadne & the Adventures of Her God of Wine, Dionysus (There Are Pirates!)
00:28:45

Theseus left Ariadne alone on an island, then what happened? Ariadne moves on to bigger and better things: the god Dionysus. Before all that, though, Dionysus was kidnapped by pirates.


CW/TW: suicide, and, far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Ovid’s Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Apollodorus’ Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Ovid’s Fasti as found on theoi.com's entry on Ariadne; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; the Homeric Hymn to Dionysus as found on theoi.com's entry on Dionysus.


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Jul 14, 2020
Liv Reads: The Iliad Book XV
00:41:45

Liv reads Book XV of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Zeus sends Apollo to help the Trojans.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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Jul 10, 2020
LXXXII: What Kind of Hero Abandons a Princess on an Island!? (Theseus Part 3)
00:29:06

Theseus is back and badder than ever. He finally encounters the Minotaur and proceeds to leave the woman who helped him on an island. He's just that type of guy.

CW/TW: suicide, and as usual, far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes; Ovid's Heroides translated by Harold Isbell; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; Theoi.com; and Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard.


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Jul 07, 2020
Liv Reads: The Iliad Book XIV
00:29:57

Liv reads Book XIV of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hera pulls one over on Zeus is an attempt to help the Greeks.

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Jun 30, 2020
PRIDE! Revisiting Iphis & Ianthe, Apollo & Hyacinthus, and Caenis/Caeneus
00:23:31

This episode is a combined re-broadcasting of another set of past LGBTQ episodes. Happy PRIDE!


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Jun 23, 2020
Liv Reads: The Iliad Book XIII
00:48:02

Liv reads Book XIII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hector is warned about Achilles by a prophet.

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Jun 19, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XII
00:29:37

Liv reads Book XII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. The Trojans attack the Greek camps.

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Jun 16, 2020
Mini Myth: All the Best Heroes Have Boyfriends, Heracles & Hylas (Plus More LGBTQ Stories)
00:25:17

Happy Pride! Heracles and Hylas loved each other very much, but as with most gay love stories of Greek mythology... it doesn't end well. #BLM This episode also includes last year's PRIDE episode as a bonus,


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: The Argonautika by Apollonios of Rhodes, translated by Peter Green; The Gods of the Greeks by C. Kerenyi, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Theoi.com.


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Jun 09, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book XI
00:47:34

Liv reads Book XI of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Achilles sends Patroclus to find out what's been going on in the war.

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Jun 05, 2020
Fan Favourite: The Cupid & Psyche Trilogy
01:05:57

This is a re-airing of the fan favourite episodes on Cupid and Psyche, combined into one epic episode.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Apuleius' The Golden Ass, translated by Sarah Ruden.


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Jun 02, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book X
00:32:36

Liv reads Book X of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Diomedes and Ulysses/Odysseus terrorize the Thracians.

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May 29, 2020
LXXXI: Daedalus’ Inventions, Icarus & the Melting Point of Wax
00:27:33

A certain famous inventor and his impulsive son attempt to escape the island of Crete. It doesn't go well. Flying too close to the sun has a price.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, the Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and Theoi.com


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May 26, 2020
Liv ReadsHomer: The Iliad Book IX
00:38:06

Liv reads Book IX of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Agamemnon tries to make amends with Achilles.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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May 22, 2020
SPECIAL: Shakespeare's Helen of Troy, a Conversation About Troilus and Cressida
00:54:11

Liv speaks with Danielle LaRose of Tiger's Hearts Collective, an all woman theatre company performing Troilus and Cressida (virtually) on May 25th for #CanadaPerforms. We talk Shakespeare, women in theatre, feminism, mythology, and Homer in general. And, of course, all about Shakespeare's interpretation of the Trojan War and all its heroes: Troilus and Cressida. The (shortened) play will be performed at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern on May 25th. Visit: https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/26631 for how and when to watch.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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May 19, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad, Book VIII
00:30:42

Liv reads Book VIII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Gods versus humans... Drama, drama, drama.

This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title!

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May 15, 2020
LXXX: This Guy, Am I Right? (Theseus Part 2)
00:24:28

The adventures of this obnoxious hero continue. There's dealings with Medea, a war among family, the Marathonian bull is finally killed, and his most famous story begins.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, the Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and Theoi.com.


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May 12, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book VII
00:26:19

Liv reads Book VII of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hector and Ajax duel.

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May 08, 2020
LXXIX: Europa & Minos’ Bull Dynasty, the Marathonian Bull Has Seen Some Sh**
00:28:57

The mythological history of Minoan Crete's obsession with bulls is dark and wildly, terribly entertaining. Bulls, baby, bulls.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves. Theoi.com.


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May 05, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book VI
00:29:27

Liv reads Book VI of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hector rallies the Trojans.

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Apr 30, 2020
LXXVIII: Theseus & All the People He Killed While Taking a Walk (Theseus Part 1)
00:25:15

Theseus is destined to be a hero, he just knows it. He's willing to kill anyone along the way in order to prove it.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Plutarch's Life of Theseus translated by Bernadotte Perrin as found here theoi.com/Text/PlutarchTheseus.html.


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Apr 28, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book V
00:50:15

Liv reads Book V of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Diomedes runs rampant on the battlefield.

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Apr 23, 2020
LXXVII: Aegeus Wants an Heir, Not a War With Minos & Another Tragic Scylla
00:25:02

King Aegeus of Athens goes looking for an heir and he gets on in the most troubling of ways. King Minos wages war against Attica, creating another tragic Scylla.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum.


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Apr 21, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book IV
00:28:58

Liv reads Book IV of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Hera influences Zeus to act against the Trojans.

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Apr 16, 2020
Mini Myth: The Gigantomachy, it’s a War, with Giants
00:13:10

Gaia sends her Giant children to wage war against the Olympians. Guess who wins?


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard.


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Apr 14, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book III
00:23:54

Liv reads Book III of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Paris offers to fight Menelaus one on one.

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Apr 09, 2020
LXXVI: Aeneas Had a Wife in Troy! Ghost Creusa’s Got Shit to Say (The Aeneid Part 4)
00:25:45

Aeneas tells the story of the end of the Trojan War, and where to go from there. He's visited by ghosts, quite a few ghosts. It's a vibe.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by David Ferry, and Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden.


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Apr 07, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book II
00:49:07

Liv reads Book II of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Agamemnon tests the will of the Greeks after so many years at war.

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Apr 02, 2020
LXXV: Battle of the Poets, Euripides vs. Aeschylus (Aristophanes’ The Frogs Part 2)
00:29:02

We all need a laugh: Aristophanes' The Frogs is exactly that. This is part two: the battle of the poets.


CW/TW: comedic references to suicide.


Sources: Aristophanes' The Frogs, translated by David Barrett; Aristophanes' Frogs and Other Plays, translated by Stephen Halliwell.


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Mar 31, 2020
Liv Reads Homer: The Iliad Book I
00:37:33

Liv reads Book I of Homer’s Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. It begins in the middle of things... Late in the Trojan War, a priest arrives to ask the Greeks to return his daughter who they've taken captive.

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Mar 26, 2020
LXXIV: Frogs Ribbit On Route to the Underworld (Aristophanes' The Frogs Part 1)
00:27:28

We all need a laugh: Aristophanes' The Frogs is exactly that. This is part one of two.


CW/TW: comedic references to suicide.


Sources: Aristophanes' The Frogs, translated by David Barrett; Aristophanes' Frogs and Other Plays, translated by Stephen Halliwell.


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Mar 24, 2020
Mini Myth: A Prayer to Apollo, God of Music, Prophecy & … Plague
00:17:19

When better to do a special mini myth on plague? Plague in Greek mythology, plague in Greek theatre, the god of the plague, and even a real plague!

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CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Hesiod's Theogony translated by M.L. West, Sophocles' Oedipus from memory (any translation should do!), and The Iliad (same deal).


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Mar 17, 2020
Mini Myth: Behind the Goddess, Pallas Athena
00:15:28

The badass origins, both historical and mythological, of Pallas Athena.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus, translated by Robin Hard; Hesiod's Theogony, translated by M.L. West.


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Mar 10, 2020
LXXIII: Not That Damn Horse Again! (The Aeneid Part 3)
00:27:23

Aeneas meets Dido who asks him to tell her all he's been through to get to Carthage (it's a lot). Meanwhile, Venus and Cupid plot.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: The Aeneid, translated by David Ferry.


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Mar 03, 2020
TRAILER: Gods Doing Crazy Things, Monsters, Epics You Wish You'd Read, Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!
00:01:26

A trailer for the Greek and Roman mythology podcast, Let's Talk About Myths, Baby!

 

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Mar 03, 2020
Fan Expo Live Episode! Is it Spring Yet? Flowers, Bees, & Predatory Seasonal Gods
00:30:34

The live episode I recorded at the Vancouver Fan Expo covering the stories of Apollo and Cyrene, Aristaeus, Cyparrisus, Hyancinthus (again), and Pomona and Vertumnus.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Edith Hamilton's Greek Mythology, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum.


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Feb 25, 2020
Mini Myth: Revisiting Plato's Soulmates & Pyramus and Thisbe
00:13:52

In this episode we revisit the past episodes on Plato's theory of soulmates from his Symposium, and the story of Pyramus and Thisbe, the original Romeo and Juliet.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Plato's Symposium, Ovid's Metamorphoses (see original episodes for translations).


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Feb 18, 2020
Mini Myth: Who Let a Woman Found a City?! Dido Beyond the Aeneid
00:13:37

There's more to Queen Dido than Virgil tells us in the Aeneid, she had a life before Aeneas came to town, if you can believe it! This mini myth covers the story of Dido's founding of Carthage outside of what is told in the Aeneid.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Roman Mythology, a Traveler's Guide from Troy to Tivoli by David Stuttard; https://www.ancient.eu/Dido/.


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Feb 11, 2020
LXXII: Dido, the Badass Queen of Carthage (The Aeneid Part 2)
00:24:53

Jupiter and Venus discuss Aeneas and the Trojans' fate, and it's time we meet the Carthaginians and their badass queen Dido.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Aeneid, translated by David Ferry.


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Feb 04, 2020
LXXI: He’s Greek & He’s Roman, He’s Making Juno Angry, He's Aeneas, Baby! (The Aeneid Part 1)
00:20:46

It's (finally) time... Aeneas, the hero founder of Rome, exile from Troy, son of Venus, hated by Juno... He's lived quite the life. Here's part one of it.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: The Homeric Hymns (the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite) translated by Susan C. Shelmerdine; The Aeneid, translated by David Ferry.


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Jan 28, 2020
LXX: Ancient Guys Doing Crazy Things (The Epic of Gilgamesh Part 2)
00:40:07

Part two of the Mesopotamian epic, the first recorded work of literature, the Epic of Gilgamesh!


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: The Epic of Gilgamesh, translated by Andrew George; https://www.ancient.eu/Mesopotamia/; http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/index.html.


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Jan 21, 2020
LXIX: The Mesopotamians Did It First, the Epic of F---ing Gilgamesh
00:30:43

The Mesopotamians were badass, and loved a badass woman.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: The Epic of Gilgamesh, translated by Andrew George; https://www.ancient.eu/Mesopotamia/; http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/index.html.


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Jan 14, 2020
Mini Myth: Friends, Romans, Countrymen... Rome, Janus & Virgil's Aeneid
00:19:57

Let's talk Rome: their mythology and some very important historical contexts of a little thing called the Aeneid.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Roman Mythology: A Traveler's Guide from Troy to Tivoli, Virgil's Aeneid, translated by David Ferry, Ovid's Fasti, translated by Anne and Peter Wiseman. Mythology, by Edith Hamilton.


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Jan 07, 2020
LXVIII: Medusa, Feminism, & Wine, an End of Year Q&A
00:45:45

It's time for an end of year Q&A! I answer all of your questions about gods, goddesses, history, tragedy, and wine!


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Dec 17, 2019
LXVII: Woman, Survivor, Murderer, Euripides’ Medea
00:56:53

Where all Medea's fame lasting relevancy comes from: Euripides. Plus a beautiful song about Medea written/performed by listener Alison Rush (alisonrush.com, Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3CcXbd6MSK0XikfdOmwZ7I?si=9Cy4EX6hSMeVQLTRimmcHA).


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Euripides' Medea, translated by Rachel Kitzinger, from The Modern Library's The Greek Plays, The Ovidian Heroine as Author by Laurel Fulkerson, Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Mythology by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Heroides as provided on Theoi.com. Edith Hall discussing Medea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_xjPVQxrfo. Article on Enheduanna: https://lithub.com/why-has-no-one-ever-heard-of-the-worlds-first-poet/


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Dec 10, 2019
Myths, Baby LIVE at the Vancouver Podcast Festival!
00:51:53

The first ever LIVE recording of the podcast at the Vancouver Podcast Festival! The stories of Zeus, Io, Hera, and Argus, and Orpheus and Eurydice. Then I take some really interesting and insightful questions from the audience.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Dec 03, 2019
LXVI: Medea, See How She Flies, Witchy Woman
00:34:29

She's back! We continue on with the re-telling of the story of Medea, a woman who is badass, powerful, and misunderstood. She and Jason return to Iolchus, and more shit goes down.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Apollonios Rhodis' Argonautica, translated by Peter Green; Mythology by Edith Hamilton.


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Nov 26, 2019
Mini Myth: Party Time with Pan (& Syrinx)
00:14:54

Pan, known for partying, panic, and the phallus he sports on the regular. He can also, obviously, be awful.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Theoi.com for their work with ancient, hard to find sources, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Nov 19, 2019
LXV: Jason is a Perpetual Dirtbag, Hypsipyle & the Lemnian Women
00:25:44

Returning to Iolchus, before Jason ever met Medea, and the other woman he promised himself to and subsequently abandoned, Hypsipyle, one of the infamous Lemnian Women.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: The Ovidian Heroine as Author by Laurel Fulkerson, Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology by Edith Hamilton, Ovid's Heroides as provided on Theoi.com.


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Nov 12, 2019
LXIV: Penelope & Medea, the Heroines Behind their Heroes
00:33:05

The women behind the men. Penelope beyond Odysseus and the Odyssey, and the second part in the story of Medea . Two fascinating and underrepresented women of mythology.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology, translated by Robin Hard; Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds, a sourcebook by Daniel Ogden; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; and Mythology by Edith Hamilton.


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Nov 05, 2019
Spooky Halloween Special: Magic & Mayhem, the Origin of Medea & Witches of Ancient Greece
00:22:35

Happy Halloween! This Halloween special episode is a more detailed introduction to Medea, and her witchy family.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: The Library of Greek Mythology, Apollodorus, translated by Robin Hard, Magic in the Ancient Greek World by Derek Collins, and most notably Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds, a sourcebook by Daniel Ogden.


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Oct 29, 2019
LXII: Ripping Your Family to Shreds, Euripides’ Bacchae (Part 2)
00:39:47

The bloody, gruesome finale to Euripides' last play: Bacchae.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Bacchae, translated by Emily Wilson from The Greek Plays new translations edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, Bacchae and Other Plays translated by James Morwood, and Bakkhai translated by Anne Carson.


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Oct 23, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Astraea & Her Scales (Virgo/Libra)
00:15:53

The timeless story of a virgin and her scales.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology by Edith Hamilton, Theoi.com.


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Oct 15, 2019
LXI: Punishing Pentheus, the Frantic & Violent Women of Euripides’ Bacchae (Part 1)
00:36:06

Dionysus, he's quite the god. Then, a detailed and dramatic telling of Euripides' Bacchae, one of the most violent plays of Greek tragedy.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Euripides' Bakkhai by Anne Carson, Bacchae and Other Plays translated by James Morwood, Bacchae, translated by Emily Wilson, from the The Greek Plays edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm, and Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Oct 08, 2019
LX: Penelope, Odysseus & A Very Special Olive Tree (The Odyssey Part 13)
00:30:54

Penelope and Odysseus [sleeping under] a tree, proving his identity. (But seriously, it's nice.)


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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Oct 01, 2019
Witchiest Witch: A Discussion of Madeline Miller’s Circe, with Emily Edwards of FBOL
00:49:21

Liv teams up with Emily Edwards of Fuckbois of Literature (https://www.fuckboisoflit.com/) to dive into Circe by Madeline Miller. We also talk Song of Achilles, Greek Drama, and a bunch of other things! Subscribe to Fuckbois of Lit on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/fbol/id1455155797!


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sep 24, 2019
LIX: Odysseus and a Sea of Suitors' Blood (The Odyssey Part 12)
00:37:49

Odysseus is fed up, it's time for the suitors to die.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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Sep 17, 2019
BONUS! Sneak Peak at Liv's Jane Eyre Episode of the Fuckbois of Literature Podcast
00:06:08

A clip from the episode of Fuckbois of Literature that Liv was a recent guest on. Liv and FBOL's Emily Edwards discuss Jane Eyre and it is REALLY fun. Please go subscribe to FBOL! Links here: https://www.fuckboisoflit.com/.

 

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Sep 12, 2019
Mini Myth: the Most Murderous Women of Mythology, the Danaids
00:17:51

The murderous story of the Danaids, their father Danaus, and the very large extended family.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Mythology by Edith Hamilton, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, and the Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus.


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Sep 10, 2019
LVIII: Penelope, A Cunning Woman Surviving in a Man’s World (The Odyssey Part 11)
00:29:48

Penelope and the "stranger" who is Odysseus finally speak. And the suitors inch closer and closer to their doom.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson.


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Sep 03, 2019
Re-Broadcast: Mini Myth: It's Circe Not Cersei, One's a Badass Witch & the Other's a Badass B****
00:23:06

A re-airing: Circe: Glaucus and Scylla, Medea, and, of course, Madeline Miller's book.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, and Circe by Madeline Miller.


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Aug 27, 2019
Mini Myth: Heliades & the Many Stories of Cygnus
00:14:41

Mourning that dumbass, Phaethon, and the many faces of a swan-man, Cygnus.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, the Greek Myths by Robert Graves.

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Aug 20, 2019
LVII: Checking the Suitors' Privilege (The Odyssey Part 10)
00:29:19

Odysseus and Telemachus get closer to finally doing away with the suitors, but first, confrontations and a cameo by Penelope.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.

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Aug 13, 2019
Mini Myth: I Ain’t Sayin’ He’s a Gold Digger, but Midas is Messing With, Well, Gold
00:11:42

Midas, he's got that Midas touch.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.

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Aug 06, 2019
LVI: Reunited and It Feels So Good (The Odyssey Part 9)
00:24:56

Odysseus is reunited with his son Telemachus. They enjoy some quality father-son plotting of murderous revenge.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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Jul 30, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Have You Hera-d the One About the Lion and the Crab? (Cancer & Leo)
00:13:08

A crab and a lion: two of Heracles' victims. But behind every mythological monster, there's a strong woman.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology by Edith Hamilton, Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus, translated by Robin Hard, and Eratosthenes and Hyginus Constellation Myths translated by Robin Hard.


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Jul 23, 2019
LV: Ithaca, Is That You?! (The Odyssey Part 8)
00:30:20

Odysseus is FINALLY back in Ithaca, took him long enough! But nothing in Greek mythology is easy.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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Jul 16, 2019
Mini Myth: The Olympians Put the B in LGBTQ+, A Pride Compendium
00:15:35

The Olympians were nothing if not (very selectively) progressive. Dionysus, Pan, and Hermaphroditus: LGBTQ icons.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Theoi.com, Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Robert Graves' The Greek Myths, and Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology.


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Jul 09, 2019
LIV: Don't Eat the Sun God's Cattle (The Odyssey Part 7)
00:26:18

Odysseus and his men escape from Scylla and Charybdis: the final dramatic episode before a whole new type of dramatic episodes.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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Jul 02, 2019
Re-Broadcast: Arachne & Medusa, What Did They Really Do to You, Athena?
00:28:12

This is a re-airing of an earlier episode. We all know how helpful Athena is when it comes to male heroes, but what about when she encounters women?


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum.


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Jun 25, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Swans, Eggs, & the Twins Castor & Polydeuces (Gemini)
00:12:34

Gemini: Castor and Polydeuces, the twin brothers of Clytemnestra and Helen, sons of Leda, Zeus, and Tyndareus (because Greek mythology).


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Mythology by Edith Hamilton, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Theoi.com, The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus and translated by Robin Hard, and Constellation Myths by Eratosthenes and Hyginus, translated by Robin Hard.


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Jun 18, 2019
LIII: Jupiter & Neptune Ruin Everything, the Stories of Caenis & Callisto
00:21:30

Two more LGBTQ stories from mythology, those of Caenis/Caeneus and Callisto.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum.


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Jun 11, 2019
Mini Myth: When Apollo Met Hyacinthus, A Frisbee Tragedy
00:10:27

Starting Pride off with a bang, the tragic story of Apollo and Hyacinthus.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum and Theoi.com.


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Jun 04, 2019
LII: In the Underworld Dead Men Whine (The Odyssey Part 6)
00:28:02

Back in the Underworld hanging out with dead friends. Circe gives some tips on how to get past favourite mythological monstrosities: Scylla and Charybdis.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson.


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May 28, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Europa, Zeus, & His Bulls*** (Taurus)
00:11:15

Zodiac constellations: there are two versions, both are weird and have bulls involved.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Metamorphoses by Ovid, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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May 21, 2019
A Timely Re-Broadcasting of the Lysistrata: Why a Sex Strike is Not a Good Idea
00:37:52

The Lysistrata is a comedy by Aristophanes. But it's become far more relevant in recent weeks, and not for good reasons. Here it is again, with a new introduction. I hope you'll listen.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Lysistrata and Other Plays, by Aristophanes, translated by Alan H. Sommerstein.


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May 14, 2019
BONUS! Your Questions, My Answers
00:18:03

Questions and answers.


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May 10, 2019
LI: Hanging Out in the Halls of the Dread Goddess Persephone (The Odyssey Part 5)
00:26:20

Odysseus and his men stay with Circe on Aiaia, before being given some advice on how best to get home to Ithaca from the dead.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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May 07, 2019
Mini Myth: It's Circe, Not Cersei, One's a Badass Witch & the Other's a Badass B--
00:21:18

Circe: Glaucus and Scylla, Medea, and, of course, Madeline Miller's book.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, and Circe by Madeline Miller.


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Apr 30, 2019
L: Winds are Strong, Giants are Big & a Witch is a Witch (The Odyssey Part 4)
00:26:22

Odysseus and his men visit Aeolus, keeper of the winds, the Laestrygonians, and finally land on the witch Circe's island of Aiaia.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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Apr 23, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Definitely Not Overreacting, Aries the Golden Ram
00:12:49

Zodiac constellations: the golden ram who saves a guy from certain death by his very dysfunctional family.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Apr 16, 2019
XLIX: Pobody's Nerfect, Odysseus & Polyphemus (The Odyssey Part 3)
00:27:02

Odysseus begins to tell his story... So far it involves people who eat Lotus and a giant with one eye named Polyphemus. 


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Odyssey by Homer translated by Emily Wilson.


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Mar 26, 2019
BONUS! Next Door Villain Podcast: Medusa, featuring Liv
00:43:36

Liv talks with the hosts of Next Door Villain, Joe and Tiana about the one and only, Medusa (oh, Medusa!). Her story, the good and the bad. Fair warning, we talk politics, and we talk feminism. Enjoy!

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Mar 21, 2019
Mini Myth: When a Girl Loves a Girl, Ovid's Iphis & Ianthe
00:14:44

Iphis and Ianthe, two girls in ancient Egypt. Women may not be able to be together back then, but the gods can make it happen.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum.


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Mar 19, 2019
XLVIII: It's All Calypso... Odysseus' Journey Begins (The Odyssey Part 2)
00:26:26

Finally, we find Odysseus on the beguiling nymph Calypso's island. He's being set free after so many years, but the Odyssey is just beginning...


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Homer's Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson.


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Mar 12, 2019
Mini Myth: Heroine of Ancient Greece, the OG Wonder Woman, Atalanta
00:18:38

Atalanta is Greek mythology's one mortal heroine, thankfully she's a real and true badass.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton.


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Mar 05, 2019
XLVII: Telemachus is a Whiny Little B (The Odyssey Part 1)
00:32:27

Telemachus, Odysseus and Penelope's whiny, grown son, with the help of Athena, is a on a mission to find information about his father.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Homer's Odyssey, both the version translated by Emily Wilson, and the one adapted into a graphic novel by Gareth Hinds.


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Feb 26, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Aquarius & Pisces, or, Cups' n' Fishes
00:08:47

We're back to the Zodiac! In this episode we're covering both Aquarius and Pisces. Ganymede, Zeus' cup-bearer and a couple'a fish.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Constellation Myths by Eratosthenes and Hyginus, with Aratus' Phaenomena, translated by Robin Hard.


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Feb 19, 2019
BONUS: Plato's Weirdly Wonderful Origin of Soulmates
00:10:00

The origin of the concept of Soulmates, from Plato's Symposium. It's weird, but ultimately lovely.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Plato's Symposium, translated by Christopher Gill.


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Feb 14, 2019
XLVI: Matricide Mania! Furies, Furies Everywhere (The Oresteia Part 3)
00:43:02

It's one murderous party with siblings Orestes and Electra! There's a reason it's a story covered by all three remaining tragedians.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Electra by Euripides, translated by John Davie, and Orestes by Euripides, translated by Robin Waterfield.


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Feb 12, 2019
Mini Myth: Hubris & Hamartia, Or, How the Ancient Greeks Warned Us
00:16:52

Stories of Hubris and hamartia, the Tragic Flaw. It's Oedipus, in a concept.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton.


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Feb 05, 2019
XLV: Orestes & Electra, the Angriest, Best-Named Children of Greek Mythology (The Oresteia Part 2)
00:27:59

Siblings Orestes and Electra have quite the reunion; they plot and plot and plot. There's a reason it's a story covered by all three remaining tragedians.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Electra by Euripides, translated by John Davie, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield and Kathryn Waterfield.


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Jan 29, 2019
Mini Myth: Minor God Madness! Thanatos, Kratos, & Other Characters You've Asked About
00:08:09

A collection of characters you all have requested, including Thanatos, god of death, and Kratos, god of strength. It's like God of War, but not at all.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Hesiod's Theogony, translated by Stanley Lombardo.


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Jan 22, 2019
XLIV: Will Someone Please Just Believe Cassandra?! (The Oresteia Part 1)
00:22:23

Guess who's back, back again? Agamemnon returns home to Argos after the decade-long Trojan War. And, well, things don't go super well for him. Recommended Listening: XXVII, XL, XLI, plus the entire Trojan War if you're down to binge.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Oresteia (Agamemnon) translated by Robert Fagles and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Jan 15, 2019
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Capricorn, Who is Really Just a "Sea-Goat"
00:12:27

Let's talk Zodiac! Capricorn, it's really just a goat, in the sea.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Jan 08, 2019
Mini Myth: Aesclepius, God of Medicine, or, Apollo Has Awful Moments, too
00:19:27

Aesclepius: son of Apollo, pupil of Chiron, and god of Medicine. Plus, there are some fun historical facts associated with him.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Dec 18, 2018
XLIII: Bellerophon, the Underserved Hero Who Actually Rode Pegasus
00:30:04

Pegasus, he's a pretty famous horse, but, do you know who actually rode him? The myth, the man, the horse.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Dec 11, 2018
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Chiron, Trainer to the Stars (Sagittarius)
00:09:00

Let's talk Zodiac. Sagittarius, who just happens to be that beloved centaur, Chiron.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton.


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Dec 07, 2018
XLII: Poseidon & His Sea of Awful Behaviour
00:29:17

God of the sea, earthquakes, and horses, but most of all, brother of Zeus. Poseidon, earth-shaker and generally troubling guy.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Nov 27, 2018
Mini Myth: Sisphyus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & the Boulder
00:14:14

What, exactly, did Sisyphus do to deserve being the most famous man in hell?


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Nov 21, 2018
XLI: Hecuba, Cassandra, Andromache... Euripides' Trojan Women
00:36:37

The Trojan War is over, but for the women of Troy, the horror is just beginning. Euripides' Trojan Women: Hecuba, Queen of Troy, Cassandra, princess and prophetess, and Andromache, the widow of Hector.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Trojan Women by Euripides, translated by Edith Hamilton, and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton.


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Nov 13, 2018
Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Orion & the Scorpion (Scorpio)
00:09:47

Let's talk Zodiac: there's a scorpion in this one!


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Nov 06, 2018
Halloween Special: It’s Scary as Hell Down There… Hades and his Underworld
00:22:30

The god and goddess of the dead, Hades and Persephone, and all there is about to know about where they live. Let's take a trip to the Underworld.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robert Graves and The Gods of the Greeks by C. Kerenyi.


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Oct 31, 2018
XL: The End of the Trojan War, Something About a Horse & a Heel
00:35:40

It's the end of the war as we know it. Achilles and his famous heel, the Trojan horse, and what happens to the Trojans when the Greeks are finished with them?


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, and The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Oct 23, 2018
XXXIX: Hector & the Wrath of Achilles, the Iliad's Finale
00:33:38

Achilles is furious and heartbroken, and he's taking it out on Hector. The gods weigh in once again as this epic war comes crashing to it's finale.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell.


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Oct 10, 2018
Mini Myth: Pygmalion & Galatea, the Gross Origins of My Fair Lady
00:08:15

Pygmalion and Galatea, it's super weird and creepy but also the origin of My Fair Lady and, yes, She's All That! 


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Sep 27, 2018
Mini Myth: Ixion, Cloud-lover Extraordinnaire
00:09:21

Ixion... A bad dude who wanted what he couldn't have and was given something very different in it's place. Plus, the origin of centaurs!


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.


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Sep 20, 2018
XXXVIII: Patroclus, Patroclus, Patroclus (The Iliad Part 10)
00:32:17

Things get dark for our beloved Greeks... *sigh* Patroclus.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell.


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Sep 11, 2018
XXXVII: Hera & Zeus' Dysfunctional Relationship (The Iliad Part 9)
00:26:56

Hector is using his god-power to break down the walls, and Poseidon decides he needs to insert himself on behalf of the Greeks. Hera, meanwhile, realizes the key to success is an intricate seduction of her husband. Things are getting dicey for the Greeks.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell.


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Aug 28, 2018
XXXVI: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning (The Iliad Part 8)
00:29:07

Eris gets involved in the war, it's a real thrill, and Achilles continues to be a jerk. Paris is a dink, and Hector and Odysseus are kickass.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell.


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Aug 07, 2018
XXXV: When Women Revolt, Aristophanes' Lysistrata
00:32:04

What would happen if all the women banded together to go on a sex strike? Would they be able to stop a war they don't believe in? Would it be hilarious? Absolutely.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Lysistrata and Other Plays, by Aristophanes, translated by Alan H. Sommerstein.


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Jul 24, 2018
XXXIV: Return of Achilles, Sort Of (The Iliad Part 7)
00:25:33

The Trojan War wages on. The gods involve themselves in the action once more, and surprise surprise, it doesn't go well for the humans.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell; The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Jul 11, 2018
XXXIII: Hector of Troy, A Pretty Decent Dude (The Iliad Part 6)
00:24:59

More of Diomedes' madness, and a day in the life of Hector, warrior prince of Troy,


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell.


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Jun 26, 2018
Mini Myth: Orpheus, Chronos & Why You Shouldn’t Try to Figure Out the Chronology of Greek Myths
00:13:51

The Orphic Tradition is a weird, weird thing that includes the god of Time himself, Chronos (not, you know, Cronus/Kronus). Plus, don't try to understand the chronology of Greek mythology.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Classical Mythology, Eighth Edition, Mark P.O. Morford & Robert J. Lenardon.


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Jun 14, 2018
XXXII: The Immortal and Dysfunctional Family of the Gods (The Iliad Part 5)
00:23:40

Flashback to the birth of Aeneas and the affair between his parents Anchises and Aphrodite. Plus, as usual, the gods made the war far, far worse for the humans.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell, Classical Mythology, Eighth Edition, Mark P.O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Jun 05, 2018
XXXI: Arachne & Medusa, What Did They Really Do to You, Athena?
00:27:45

Arachne has the nerve to out-spin the goddess Athena, and Medusa, well Medusa's crime is simply being around a god.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum.


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May 22, 2018
XXX: The Achaeans, Infinity War (The Iliad Part 4)
00:30:10

The wrath of Diomedes (he's something else), and his encounters with Aeneas, Aphrodite, Athena, and Apollo. It's gory and god-filled!


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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May 09, 2018
XXIX: Athena vs. Aphrodite, Kind Of (The Iliad Part 3)
00:25:20

Results of the oath sworn by Paris and Menelaus, some godly intervention and drama, and, finally, an actual battle!


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Apr 18, 2018
XXVIII: Vineyards and Doves, the Armies of the Trojan War (The Iliad Part Two)
00:25:32

The Greeks go on and on planning their approach and the Trojans prepare for the Greek's attack. It's more excited than it sounds, I swear. So many vineyards and doves.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sources: The Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell and The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Apr 03, 2018
XXVII: Don't be Awful, or, the Curse on the House of Atreus
00:28:38

What makes Agamemnon and Menelaus tick? There's a curse on the House of Atreus: Pelops, Myrtilus, Atreus, Thyestes, and Aegisthus, so much awful s**t.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Classical Mythology, Morford and Lenardon, and The Greek Myths, Robin Waterfield.


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Mar 20, 2018
XXVI: Achilles & Agamemnon, the Real Housewives of the Trojan War (The Iliad, Part 1)
00:27:07

We're in it now. Achilles and Agamemnon have a major spat over a prize (read: a woman). The gods are called in to settle things, and everyone gets a little dramatic. 


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Homer's Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Honorary mention: the Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.


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Mar 06, 2018
XXV: Aphrodite, Sometimes Good, Sometimes Bad, Always Naked
00:21:46

Aphrodite finds Adonis super hot, too. She's married to Hephaestus but she'd rather be chained to a bed with Ares.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Gods of the Greeks, by C. Kerenyi; The Greek Myths, by Robin Waterford, and The Metamorphoses, by Ovid and translated by Allen Mandelbaum.


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Feb 20, 2018
Mini Myth: Pyramus and Thisbe, the OG Star-Crossed Lovers
00:07:43

Pyramus and Thisbe, an Ovidian Shakespearean romance.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum.


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Feb 14, 2018
XXIV: They're Not So Awful After All, Ancient Greek Women in Herodotus' History
00:29:38

The ancient Greeks weren't all gods and monsters. Herodotus was the world's first historian, he travelled the region writing down stories of the recent past. We discuss how he accounts for some of the most famous myths of the Greek world, and some of the badass women he wrote about.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Landmark Herodotus edited by Robert B. Strassler.


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Feb 06, 2018
XXIII: When a Seer Tells You to Kill Your Daughter, Just, Don't (Trojan War Origins Part 2)
00:22:42

Paris and Helen jet off to Troy leaving Helen's husband more than a little peeved. Agamemnon puts together an expedition to Troy, and there are some familial hiccoughs.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Jan 24, 2018
XXII: One Mustn't Trust Mysterious, Inscribed, Shiny Fruit (Trojan War Origins Part 1)
00:31:09

It’s the most famous war of history and mythology, but there’s more to the story of the Trojan War than the war itself. Peleus marries the nymph Thetis, and their wedding is a s**tshow. Paris and Achilles are born.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Jan 09, 2018
XXI: Pandora had a Jar & the Snake-People of Early Athens
00:30:16

Pandora is the first woman, and the one to ruin everything. Plus, the early people of Athens really had a thing for snakes.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Dec 19, 2017
XX: Prometheus, & the Other Origin of Species
00:25:01

Forethought and Afterthought are brothers and they're here to create humanity. What could go wrong? this is the story of Prometheus, Epimetheus, and a slab of clay.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Dec 12, 2017
XIX: Heracles (Hercules) A Star is Born (Heracles Part Four)
00:22:30

In Heracles' final labours there’s more Cerberus, a replacement wife, and, you guessed it, more cows! A star really is born. Even if he killed his family.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Dec 05, 2017
XVIII: Heracles (Hercules) Can He Go the Distance? (Heracles Part Three)
00:26:30

More of Heracles' labours, more comparisons to Disney, and a nifty use of a very large cup. Heracles has truly got it going on.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.

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Nov 28, 2017
XVII: Heracles (Hercules) the Gospel Truth (Heracles Part Two)
00:26:06

Heracles and his first six labours. He sure was a hero, but there's a lot more work and a lot less fun than the Disney version.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Nov 14, 2017
Mini Myth: Artemis, the Goddess Who Takes No Man's S**t
00:07:44

Artemis and Actaeon: one of the most famous run-ins between a goddess and a mortal. Actaeon learns that he should not mess with Artemis, goddess of the hunt, animals, and most importantly, protectress of girls.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Nov 10, 2017
XVI: Heracles (Hercules), Zero to Hero, Just Like That (Heracles Part One)
00:27:44

Think you know the story of Hercules? You may well be mistaken. His true origins are exposed... and compared to the Disney movie.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Nov 07, 2017
XV: An Ancient Greek Monster Mash
00:24:36

This Halloween special is a collection of ancient Greece's most famous, and most obscure, monsters! The Greeks invented some pretty crazy, and some pretty famous, monsters. Lots of snakes and lots of females.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Oct 31, 2017
Mini Myth: Goddess Hecate, Work Thy Will!
00:08:13

Hecate, Queen Witch, goddess of witchcraft, magic, ghosts, and necromancy, she's the queen of Halloween! The origin of Hecate, the badass female who was about as powerful as they get.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Oct 27, 2017
XIV: Double, Double, Toil & Trouble, Jason'll Burn & the Children Bubble
00:28:31

Medea, the character most famous for being downright insane. Her story, and the play by Euripides, is one of the most bloody and violent of all of Greek mythology. It's also one of the few that treat women as humans. What a coincidence.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Medea, by Euripides and translated by John Davie.


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Oct 24, 2017
Mini Myth: Orpheus, Eurydice, & the Importance of Following Underworld Instructions
00:08:01

We travel deep into the Underworld with Orpheus and Eurydice. There's tragic death, quests to the gods of the dead, and repeated tragic deaths...


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Oct 20, 2017
XIII: Jason, Medea, & the Mother F***ing Argonauts
00:30:53

Murder, monsters, and mayhem, the story of Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts is full of everyone one might desire in their Greek myths.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: The Greek Myths by Robin Waterfield.


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Oct 17, 2017
Mini Myth: Tantalus' Tantalizing Test
00:09:39

Tantalus, one of the most gruesome myths of ancient Greece. A man famous for his punishment in the Underworld, but how did he get there?


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Oct 13, 2017
XII: Ancient Cinderella, with Less Singing & More Violence (Cupid & Psyche Part Three)
00:25:14

Psyche is given maniacal tasks to prove herself to Venus, she makes some mistakes and tries to make even bigger ones. But surprise surprise, there's a man to save the day!


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Apuleius' The Golden Ass, translated (brilliantly!) by Sarah Ruden.


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Oct 11, 2017
XI: Sneaky & Snoopy (Cupid & Psyche Part Two)
00:28:42

Cupid is clumsy and Psyche has incredibly awful siblings. Things... heat up with the couple.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Apuleius' The Golden Ass, translated (brilliantly!) by Sarah Ruden.


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Oct 03, 2017
X: Venus has a Flair for the Dramatic (Cupid & Psyche Part One)
00:30:29

Cupid and Psyche, the timeless tale of lies, horrible relatives, and the pettiness of the gods. Venus can't handle other beautiful women and Psyche's life is just not ideal, but that won't last long.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


Sources: Apuleius' The Golden Ass, translated (brilliantly!) by Sarah Ruden.


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Sep 26, 2017
Mini Myth: Don't Mess with the God of Wine, Duh
00:10:36

A telling of Euripides' play The Bacchae which is basically the first rager. There's a lot of partying, wine, and violence. Don't mess with a god devoted to the world's best beverage.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sep 22, 2017
IX: Oedipus, Mother-Lover & Father-Killer (Oedipus Part Two)
00:29:01

Oh, Oedipus, the trouble you get into. Part Two involves some revelations and some more inconceivable ignorance and Oedipus' part. It's definitely not dramatic.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sep 17, 2017
VIII: Don't Mess with the Oracle, Just Don't Do It. Why Would You Do It? (Oedipus Part One)
00:23:38

Oedipus, famous for the awful advice of the Oracle and nothing more. Part One covers the aforementioned Oracle, and a little encounter with a sphinx and a father.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sep 09, 2017
VII: Cadmus, Saviour of Awful Zeus & Guy Who Can Grow People from Dragon Teeth
00:27:01

Cadmus is a hero and the founder of Thebes, he also saves Zeus' skin. His wife is a badass daughter of Aphrodite and Ares. The gods can be petty and vindictive too, they're only human.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Sep 03, 2017
VI: Don't Piss Off Moms & Don’t Eat the Pomegranate: Important Life Lessons
00:23:09

Hades, god of the Underworld, kidnaps Persephone. Her mother Demeter endures quite the quest to find her daughter. We detail the Underworld, and why you shouldn't eat things people give you when you're there.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Aug 27, 2017
Mini Myth: Phaethon, the Teenage Boy Who Ruined Everything
00:11:56

Phaethon, the teenage boy whose stupidity ruined the earth and totally messed with the sun in the sky. Youths can be just the worst. Not to mention he ruined his relationship with his father, Helios.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Aug 25, 2017
V: Theseus, Ruiner of Women & All Around Awful Person
00:33:43

The "hero" Theseus and all his epic and varied awfulness. Highlights include: bandits, Hippolyta queen of the Amazons, Ariadne and our friend the Minotaur! (Spoilers for Wonder Woman!)


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Aug 19, 2017
Mini Myth: Daphne, the Nymph Who Said "Hell No, Apollo!"
00:11:37

Apollo and Daphne, or, the god who wouldn't take no for an answer and the woman who would rather be a tree.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Aug 18, 2017
IV: Queen Pasiphae did WHAT with a Bull?!
00:24:05

Queen Pasiphae, of Knossos, Crete, learns the hard way what god-magic can make you do... (hint: it's the Minotaur). The secrets of the Labyrinth, the brilliant inventor Daedalus, and his not as brilliant son Icarus. Ever heard the saying "flying too close to the sun"?


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Aug 12, 2017
Mini Myth: Echo, Echo, Echo... & Narcissus
00:11:12

A nymph's tragic, unrequited love for Narcissus. Echoes and Narcissists share an origin, who'd've thought.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Aug 09, 2017
III: Zeus, King of the Gods and Creepy Old Man Who Tricks Women
00:35:30

How did Zeus manage to father most of the second generation of Olympians? And what about all the women (and one man) that he "had sex" with in some of the world's most creative (and troubling) ways? Zeus was a creep, but he sure knew how to make an entrance.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

A Note from 2020: In this episode That Woman is mentioned fondly. That was 2017, this is now: trans women are women, trans men are men, non-binary people are who they say they are. Trans rights are human rights.


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Jul 29, 2017
II: Perseus & the Crazy Things that Emerge When You Behead a Gorgon
00:27:33

The story of the hero Perseus (it's only vaguely like Clash of the Titans). We get a taste of how dangerous it is to talk to the Oracle, learn one of the creepiest ways Zeus got his rocks off, and just what happens when you behead a woman like Medusa.


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Jul 21, 2017
I: Eatin' Kids & Killin' Dads, an Introduction to Greek Mythology
00:21:09

In the inaugural episode of Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! We cover the story of what the ancient Greek's called the Theogony, the dark and violent ancient Greek creation story. The universe's creation, and how their pantheon of gods came into existence. Gods, monsters, patricide, and some castration, I think we'll all have a pretty great time! 


CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.


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Jul 20, 2017