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XLVII: Telemachus is a Whiny Little B (The Odyssey, Part 1)

2/26/2019
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It's part one of the Odyssey!!! In this episode I introduce you to Odysseus' son and wife, Telemachus and Penelope. Telemachus, with the help of Athena, is a on a mission to find information about his father. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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. Sponsors! Dropps:...

Duration:00:34:06

Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Aquarius & Pisces, or, Cups' n' Fishes

2/19/2019
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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. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assault. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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,...

Duration:00:08:47

BONUS: Plato's Weirdly Wonderful Origin of Soulmates

2/14/2019
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In this special bonus Valentine's Day episode, I give you the origin of the concept of Soulmates. This comes from Plato's Symposium, told to us through the voice of Aristophanes, the playwright who brought us the Lysistrata. Source: Plato's Symposium, translated by Christopher Gill. All songs used are clips from by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are...

Duration:00:10:00

XLVI: Matricide Mania! Furies, Furies Everywhere (The Oresteia Part 3)

2/12/2019
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It's time for part three in our series on the Oresteia. If you thought the previous parts had drama, you just wait! Orestes and Electra take their anger out against their mother, Clytemnestra, her lover, Aegisthus, and even their aunt and uncle. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's ancient fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing...

Duration:00:44:37

Mini Myth: Hubris & Hamartia, Or, How the Ancient Greeks Warned Us

2/5/2019
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In this week's Mini Myth, we cover some of the most famous stories of Hubris and Hamartia in ancient Greek mythology. Some we've heard before, and some are brand new. Episodes covering some of these stories in more detail are:Sponsors! www.takecareof.com (code "MYTHSBABY50") for 50% off your first month of personalized Care/Of vitamins. www.dropps.com/myths (code "myths") for 30% off your first order. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm...

Duration:00:16:52

XLV: Orestes & Electra, the Angriest, Best-Named Children of Greek Mythology (The Oresteia, Part 2)

1/29/2019
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This episode continues the story of Agamemnon's return home from the Trojan War, and the ramifications of his murder. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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,...

Duration:00:33:00

Mini Myth: Minor God Madness! Thanatos, Kratos, & Other Characters You've Asked About

1/22/2019
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This week's mini myth covers a collection of characters you all have requested, included Thanatos, god of death, and Kratos, god of strength. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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. All songs used are clips from Lee...

Duration:00:08:09

XLIV: Will Someone Please Just Believe Cassandra?! The Oresteia, Part 1

1/15/2019
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Guess who's back, back again? It's time for Agamemnon's return home to Argos after the decade-long Trojan War. And, well, things don't go super well for him. RECOMMENDED PRE-LISTENING: XXVII, XL, XLI, plus the entire Trojan War if you're down to binge. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing...

Duration:00:24:27

Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Capricorn, Who is Really Just a "Sea-Goat"

1/8/2019
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Next up in the Zodiac Constellation series... Capricorn! Plus: a special announcement about an upcoming series of episodes. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. 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. All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On That Later", "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars",...

Duration:00:12:27

Mini Myth: Aesclepius, God of Medicine, or, Apollo Has Awful Moments, too

12/18/2018
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Aesclepius is the son of Apollo, pupil of Chiron, and god of Medicine. Plus, there are some fun historical facts associated with him. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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...

Duration:00:19:27

BONUS! Special Preview of Parcast's New Podcast: Mythology

12/13/2018
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This is a special preview of Parcast's new podcast: Mythology. To listen to the full episode, part one on Athena, search "Mythology" wherever you listen to this podcast, or for iTunes/Apple Podcasts, visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mythology/id1442945036?mt=2

Duration:00:17:07

XLIII: Bellerophon, the Underserved Hero Who Actually Rode Pegasus

12/11/2018
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We all know the name Pegasus: he's a pretty famous guy! But, do you know who actually rode him? Spoilers! It wasn't Perseus or Hercules... It was... Bellerophon. In this episode we cover the man and the horse. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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...

Duration:00:30:04

Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Chiron, Trainer to the Stars (Sagittarius)

12/7/2018
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Next up in the Zodiac constellations series: Sagittarius, who just happens to be that beloved centaur, Chiron. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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...

Duration:00:08:59

XLII: Poseidon & His Sea of Awful Behaviour

11/27/2018
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Poseidon, god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses. But, most of all, brother of Zeus. This episode delves into his history and his many, many conquests. Poseidon, earth-shaker and generally troubling guy. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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...

Duration:00:31:26

Mini Myth: Sisphyus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & the Boulder, Sisyphus & the Boulder

11/21/2018
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Sisyphus! We all know what his punishment was, or at least that he is indeed being punished for eternity in the Underworld. But what, exactly, did he do to deserve such a thing? A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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. All songs used...

Duration:00:14:14

XLI: Hecuba, Cassandra, Andromache... Euripides' Trojan Women

11/13/2018
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The Trojan War is over, but for the women of Troy, the horror is just beginning. This episode covers the fates of Hecuba, Queen of Troy, Cassandra, princess and prophetess, and Andromache, the widow of Hector. The episode is a retelling of the play by Euripides. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I...

Duration:00:36:37

Mini Myth: Zodiac Constellations, Orion & the Scorpion (Scorpio)

11/6/2018
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In this Mini Myth, we start a series on the Zodiac constellations, and how the hell they got up there! A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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. All songs used are clips from Lee Rosevere: "More On...

Duration:00:09:47

Halloween Special: It’s Scary as Hell Down There… Hades and his Underworld

10/31/2018
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Happy Halloween! In this Halloween special we delve into the god and goddess of the dead themselves, Hades and Persephone. We also get the low down on where you go when you die, and who you might encounter. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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...

Duration:00:22:30

XL: The End of the Trojan War, Something About a Horse & a Heel

10/23/2018
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It's the end of the war as we know it. Finally, the Trojan War comes to an end. We cover Achilles and his famous heel, the Trojan horse, and what happens to the Trojans when the Greeks are finished with them. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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...

Duration:00:35:40

XXXIX: The Iliad's Finale, Hector & the Wrath of Achilles

10/10/2018
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It's finale here (kind of), the final episode of the Iliad. Achilles is furious and heartbroken, and he's taking it out on Hector. Plus, the gods weigh in once again as the war comes crashing to it's finale. While the Iliad is over, there is one final episode of the Trojan War still coming. A certain horse is still missing. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods...

Duration:00:33:38