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

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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.

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.

Location:

Victoria, BC

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@mythsbaby

Language:

English

Contact:

6045578589


Episodes

XCVI: Horror Comes in Many Forms… the Transformations of the Daughters of Minyas, Procne & Philomela

10/20/2020
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...

Duration:00:38:11

Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book V

10/16/2020
Liv reads Book 5 of the Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Odyssey. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Read..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione Poseidon...

Duration:00:33:55

XCV: Blood-soaked Trees, Erysichthon Eats Himself & Bonus Boogeywomen of Ancient Greece

10/13/2020
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,...

Duration:00:33:27

Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book IV

10/9/2020
Liv reads Book 4 of the Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Odyssey. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads ..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is...

Duration:00:49:55

XCIV: The Lycanthropic Tale of Lycaon & Other Ghosts & Werewolves

10/6/2020
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...

Duration:00:28:54

Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book III

10/2/2020
Liv reads Book III of the Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Odyssey. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is...

Duration:00:31:08

XCIII: A Dramatic Ship Race & Someone Lands in Blood and Dung (The Aeneid Part 8)

9/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:20:54

Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book II

9/25/2020
Liv reads Book 2 of the Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Odyssey. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads ..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is...

Duration:00:25:06

XCII: Augustus's Rome, Carthage & the History of Virgil's Dido (with Ancient History Fangirl!)

9/22/2020
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...

Duration:01:07:51

Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book I

9/18/2020
Liv reads Book 1 of the Odyssey, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Odyssey. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads Homer..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is...

Duration:00:24:56

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

9/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:14:11

Liv Reads the Iliad: Book XXIV

9/11/2020
Liv reads Book 24 of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is...

Duration:00:47:32

XCI: No Earthly Ships, the Tragedy of the Aeneid’s Dido (The Aeneid Part 7)

9/8/2020
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. Sponsors! For 50% off your first Care/Of order go to TakeCareOf.com...

Duration:00:30:34

Liv Reads the Iliad: Book XXIII

9/4/2020
Liv reads Book 23 of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is...

Duration:00:52:09

A Reading of the Homeric Hymn to Hermes

9/1/2020
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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here:...

Duration:00:35:27

XC: The Trickster God Hermes, the Original Baby Genius

9/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:25:28

Liv Reads the Iliad: Book XXII

8/28/2020
Liv reads Book 22 of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is...

Duration:00:32:40

LXXXIX: Dido Wonders Why She Got Out of Bed At All (The Aeneid Part 6)

8/25/2020
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. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here:...

Duration:00:27:55

Liv Reads the Iliad: Book XXI

8/21/2020
Liv reads Book 21 of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title! This translation uses the Roman names for gods and heroes. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is...

Duration:00:37:37

LXXXVIII: The Man, the Myth, the Legend? Aeneas (The Aeneid Part 5)

8/18/2020
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. Sponsor! for 20% off your first...

Duration:00:25:34