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A unique view of mythology ... Imagine: Ancient Greek gods in the modern world ... Were the Greek gods no more than myths? Modern scholars say so. What if they're wrong? ... Join best selling author and mythologist Patrick Garner as he explores each of the major Greek gods--Zeus, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Athena, Poseidon, Ares and many others--and offers rare insights into who these divine beings were--and what became of them.
 
Greek mythology and history inspire Janell Rhiannon's adult mythology series, The Homeric Chronicles. In this podcast series, she shares how her research informed major plot structures and the various surprises that cast new light on old (and new) Trojan War characters. Her ultimate goal is to elevate the female voices of the Trojan War era, bringing a wider female audience to a genre that is most typically geared toward masculine perspectives. **For exclusive content become at Myrmidon Elit ...
 
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. 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, conversatio ...
 
What does ‘2001: a Space Odyssey’ have to do with Odysseus? How does Brad Pitt's Achilles in 'Troy' match up to Homer's original hero? And is Arnold Schwarzenegger the new Heracles? This collection of video animations and audio discussions examines how the heroes of Greek mythology have been represented in popular culture, from ancient times to the modern day. Odysseus is the archetypal questing hero - a blank canvas on which every era has projected its own values. Heracles is the original s ...
 
The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children by Charles Kingsley is a collection of three Greek mythology stories: Perseus, The Argonauts, and Theseus. The author had a great fondness for Greek fairy tales and believed the adventures of the characters would inspire children to achieve higher goals with integrity.
 
How was mythology used by ancient Romans in their everyday lives? At Nemi to the south of Rome, the sanctuary of the goddess Diana provides us with a snapshot of Roman life and society. This album explores some of the fragments of objects found at the site of Diana's temple, such as a street entertainer's clay lamp, an ex-slave's votive statue and a miniature model of the Temple itself. Containing significant clues about social mobility, these cult objects reveal how lower social classes use ...
 
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So many origins! Where did Laomedon of Troy's fancy horses come from, and why do they matter? And what about Heracles' familial origins?! 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; Apollo…
 
Paul introduces Sarah to a myth known as "The Egyptian Cinderella" aka the story of Rhodopis who had her red slipper stolen by a giant eagle. Want More Mythunderstood? Visit our patreon at www.patreon.com/_mythunderstood And be a part of the conversation over on our Discord! https://discord.gg/GrnzCDW94M Support the show by leaving a Rating & Revie…
 
Welcome to Episode 21, Oedipus & the Sphinx.. This episode features the story of Oedipus, an extraordinarily tragic figure in Greek mythology who tries to do his best, but is bested by the Fates. He meets the Sphinx—not the Egyptian version but the divine sphinx that terrified the Greeks in the city of Thebes. She killed man after man by posing imp…
 
Paul tells Sarah the Adventure of Sinuhe, a man who abandoned the kingdom after a pharaoh was murdered and somehow returned a hero. Want More Mythunderstood? Visit our patreon at www.patreon.com/_mythunderstood And be a part of the conversation over on our Discord! https://discord.gg/GrnzCDW94M Support the show by leaving a Rating & Review and be s…
 
The ruins of Pompeii are famous for graffiti and the brothel, the Lupenar. Author Elodie Harper joins Liv to discuss her new novel The Wolf Den, imagining the stories of women living through life in the ancient 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…
 
Hera is so much more than Zeus' vengeful wife. She has her own experiences, her own traumas, that affect how she handled her life with the king of the gods. This is why Hera is the way she is. 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…
 
Liv reads part three of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo do a few odd "heroic" things before Herakles and Hylas encounter some trouble... This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads...…
 
Nikita Gill, poet and author of Great Goddesses, amongst many other incredible books and poetry collections, speak with Liv about reimagining goddesses and monsters of Greek mythology, about Medusa, misogyny, and colonialism, among other fascinating things. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves …
 
Welcome to Episode 20. We’re taking a short break from our usual episodes to listen to Chapter 1 of the upcoming audible book, Homo Divinitas. It has the same Greek gods you love, but they show up in the modern world where they meddle and maneuver as they always have. Homo Divinitas is the third book of The Winnowing trilogy. All three novels are a…
 
Ariadne is so much more than the Minotaur, the Labyrinth, Theseus, even Dionysus. Liv speaks with author Jennifer Saint about her new book retelling the stories of Ariadne and Phaedra. 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 referen…
 
The story of the Titans, the first race of gods in Greek mythology, and the war between those Titans and the new race of gods, the Olympians. 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 Theo…
 
In a new series of trailers, LTAMB is highlighting other shows from small, independent groups or people that are doing good things and that you might be interested in. This is a trailer for the Ozymandias Project Podcast: find them on Apple and Spotify or wherever you're listening to this. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this bonus episode Liv and Dr. Kira Jones (@FlavianSophist) have a particularly free wheeling conversation about AC Odyssey's Kassandra: the wonder, the strength, the drama, the overall nerd-ery. They talk historical intricacies of the game, the history behind its creation, the diversity. Plus an anecdote about the very real Alcibiades and Herms…
 
Liv reads part two of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo set sail before landing on the island of Lemnos where Jason meets Hypsipyle and the Lemnian women. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't ha…
 
Gaia/Ge is Mother Earth, the first goddess, the mother of the gods and Titans. She's also a near universal mythological being: the Mother 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: Hesiod's…
 
Welcome to Episode 19 … This episode focuses on a woman who was, perhaps, the most powerful in all of Greece. The daughter of the sun god, Helios, Medea was a sorceress and the infamous wife of Jason, the hero and leader of the Argonauts … Medea was really the mastermind of all of Jason’s heroic acts. Without her he would have been nothing. With he…
 
Liv reads part one of Book I of Apollonios' Argonautika, translated by RC Seaton. The heroes of the Argo assemble and plan to set sail in quest of the Golden Fleece. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's simply a bonus reading of a classical source. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads..." in the title! Attrib…
 
In the days of Amen-em-het, a shipwrecked sailor had a tale to tell about a magical island of bearded serpents. Now, Paul shares the tale with Sarah and begs to question why. Want More Mythunderstood? Visit our patreon at www.patreon.com/_mythunderstood And be a part of the conversation over on our Discord! https://discord.gg/GrnzCDW94M Support the…
 
Penthesilea was one of the most badass Amazons... Until she encountered Achilles. This story is not kind to he of the weak ankle. 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: Amazons by Adrienne Mayor…
 
Welcome to Episode 18 … Here we open Pandora’s Box, and inside, to our horror, we find ... the Fates and the Furies. All divine, the Three Fates and the Three Furies were daughters of the ancient being Nyx, who was herself the daughter of Chaos … The Fates presided at every birth, determining a mortal’s lifespan and occupation. The Furies were enfo…
 
This is a re-airing of reading of the Homeric Hymn to 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. Attr…
 
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