Mythology Translated

By Roxanne Ferreira

On Going since Feb 2015

Bringing you the mythologies of the world told in internal chronological order with a side helping of literature and culture

All Episodes

  Direct Link   Download 11 Minutes 21 Nov 2018

We start the Theban Cycle with the story of Oedipus.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 12 Nov 2018

Today we are looking at the Life and Legacy of Sophocles as prelude to the Theban cycle of myth.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 08 Nov 2018

This episode we go over the Sources for Meleager and the story of the Two Atalanta while I so subtle bemoan the lack of clear sources we have.  . . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 07 Nov 2018

We look at the start of the Minoan Civilization and how the island was perfectly suited to the dominate roll that it played.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 07 Nov 2018

A look at the start of mainland Greece’s History, which is pretty boring at this point.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 07 Nov 2018

Looking at the Cyclades Civilization at it’s start and height.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 11 Minutes 07 Nov 2018

Continuing the Bronze Age we look at how we have the information we do.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 12 Minutes 07 Nov 2018

A Small break in topic where I spend some time talking about the actual history of Greece.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 07 Nov 2018

A look at the play The Medea, the impact it most likely had upon it’s first audience and why the change in the myth. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 07 Nov 2018

A short and snarky history of the Ptolemaic dynasty, Covering The Rest of the Royal Line, Ptolemy IX Soter II, Ptolemy X Alexander I, Cleopatra Berenice III Thea Philopator, Ptolemy XI Alexander II, Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysus, Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, Ptolemy XIII, Arsione IV, and Ptolemy XIV.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 07 Nov 2018

A short and snarky history of the Ptolemaic dynasty, Covering: Ptolemy IV Philopater, Ptolemy V Epiphanes, Ptolemy VI Philometor, Cleopatra II, Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Kakaergetes) , Ptolemy VII Neo Philopater, Ptolemy IX Soter II,. . .

  Direct Link   Download 12 Minutes 04 Nov 2018

A short and snarky history of the Ptolemaic dynasty, Covering: Ptolemy I Soter I, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, and Ptolemy III Euergetes I. . .

  Direct Link   Download 15 Minutes 04 Nov 2018

A History of the Library of Alexandria. . .

  Direct Link   Download 9 Minutes 04 Nov 2018

A discussion on different terms. . .

  Direct Link   Download 57 Minutes 04 Nov 2018

Running Down the Sources of the Herakles myth chronologically. . .

  Direct Link   Download 9 Minutes 04 Nov 2018

An Extra credit discussion on Greek Vases. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 29 Oct 2018

The Boar Hunt is here! and not as well sourced or as intensive as I had hoped. Featuring the Death Of Anceaus, a random Eurytion, and Meleager Featuring the Introduction of Oeneus of Caldon, The Sons of Thetius and Althaea Reasons we are explicit: Death Cursing, Rage Killing, General Achilles Like Behavior, Girls, and our ... Read more076 – The Hunting of The Boar. . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 01 Oct 2018

Warning, R rated language and content in this one.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 26 Sep 2018

When I was originally working on the Extra Credits This Episode came after Episode on Medea. I decided to put it here.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 14 Sep 2018

Our first Extra Credit episode dealing with the play Prometheus Bound. We cover the problems with translation, The Manuscript tradition of the play, a discussion of weather or not Aeschylus wrote it and if so the time frame it was written in, A small discussion on the presentation of Greek Plays, The Prometheia, The Contents ... Read more012 – Extra Credit 1 – Prometheus Bound. . .

  Direct Link   Download 11 Minutes 24 Mar 2018

This episode we look at the Playwright Sophocles who was a General, A diplomat and in his spare time jotted down some plays.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 8 Minutes 25 Feb 2018

In a short episode we are covering Atalanta, our female Hero and the fact she is most likely two separate stories that got smooshed together.   . . .

  Direct Link   Download 10 Minutes 20 Jan 2018

We finish up The Boar Hunt with the Death of our Hero Meleager, mostly by pissing off his mom. We also look at the oddness of the two version of our story and what order they go in.   . . .

  Direct Link   Download 134 Minutes 21 Dec 2017

The last time I had a tooth pulled I sounded like the priest from the Princess Bride. I then proceeded to realize I had wasted a golden opportunity for Pod casting Shenanigans and swore on twitter I would not let such an opportunity pass again. Today I got all my top teeth pulled and am ... Read moreBonus – Cicero With A Lisp. . .

  Direct Link   Download 12 Minutes 22 Oct 2017

We look at the list of hunters we still have and continue our story thru the actual death of boar which is about where all hell breaks loose. . . .

  Direct Link   Download 8 Minutes 30 Sep 2017

On to our Boar Hunt! alas in our ancient sources more time and effort is given over to Meleager’s genealogy so this week that is what we are looking at as well as some wife pimping and a goddess temper tantrum. . . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 03 Sep 2017

Auto-Cannibalism, Blasphemy, Shape-Shifting and Slave trading are all on the menu today and that is just the first story! We cover three stories, one on Erysichthon who pissed off Demeter and apparently had a shape shifting daughter, The story of Glaucus which is really the story of a poor seer named Polyidus who gets far more ... Read more075 – Bits and Bobs – The Continuing Saga of Minos Family and That other guy. . .

  Direct Link   Download 8 Minutes 10 Aug 2017

It is August! which means it is State Of The Podcast Time! Where I catch you up on my end of the Podcast and what is going on with me. Feel free to skip if you like and if this is your first episode please go listen to Musing On Muses Instead.  Though I did ... Read moreState Of Podcast 2017. . .

  Direct Link   Download 15 Minutes 10 Aug 2017

We Take a second and highlight the Muses in Myth. Though their myths tend towards one specific story, It is pretty interesting what everyone has to say about them so I thought I would share. . . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 23 Jul 2017

We cover Orpheus, Eurydice and Orpheus’s occasional big brother Linus. We go over the decent into the underworld, The toss up as to whether or not he was killed by Maenads or just really pissed off Thracian women and discuss his oddly emphasized Misogyny.  I also finally discuss a mystery cult. The Orphic Cult to ... Read more073 – Another Jaunt To The Underworld. . .

  Direct Link   Download 89 Minutes 08 Jul 2017

Been  Rough week.  Adjusting to new meds and lost a ferret. Will be back in two weeks with Orpheus, Linus and The Muses. . . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 25 Jun 2017

We cover Orion today! His blinding and somehow or another usual death by Artemis’s hand and a bit about how upset I was to find that he too falls into the Sex Offender Category  . . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 11 Jun 2017

We are talking about the great healer of Greek Myth. Who might have been a Lich, Aesculapius! famous for raising the dead, in apparently a larger amount than I remembered and was smote for doing so. Sometimes.  . . .

  Direct Link   Download 15 Minutes 27 May 2017

We finish up Theseus today! Covering Peirthous Bad Idea, Theseus kidnapping Helen as a child and his ignoble death by the hands of some guy. Unless he never came out of the underworld. . . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 14 May 2017

In which we cover the uprising against Theseus, the random going out of his way to irate the amazons, the story of Phaedra and Hippolytus, and touch on another divine sex change story.   Correction it is at the 4 dollar sub level not 5  . . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 30 Apr 2017

Theseus takes a small vacation in Crete, Defeats the Labyrinth with whatever Ariadne happened to have in her pocket and we follow the consequences of his actions up to the death of Minos. . . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 15 Apr 2017

Theseus gets to Athens, meets a nice little ol’ lady, captures and kills a rampaging bull, almost get poisoned and Volunteers for Tribute. Medea leaves our mythological stage in a fit of pique and sometimes rescues her father on the way out. Plus the poor neglected Medus.  I get a bit excitable with Theseus proclamations ... Read more067 – Bye Medea!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 67 Minutes 30 Mar 2017

As mentioned on Twitter earlier this week, I have news! I think Happy News that I want to share with everyone. . . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 21 Mar 2017

We kick off the official start of Theseus story as he wanders along the coast killing a bunch of bandits thru… well mostly brute strength.  We cover 5 bandits who all have an interesting gimmick, two of which involve monsters who love them Lake Placid style. Reasons we are explicit: So Much Murder All Around, ... Read more066 – Your Money Or My Life. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 11 Mar 2017

A surprise academic episode! It turns out, to my surprise, that Plutarch is a necessary source of the frame work for  story of Theseus. So this week we are looking at Plutarch and his life work “Parallel Lives”.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 25 Feb 2017

A look at the Athenian Kings list, which includes a suprising, if not excessive amount of Lizard People. Plus Procis is back. We cover up until Theseus’s conception and his sometimes fathers happy third marriage. Bonus Herakles thought Jason was an ass-hat too! Reasons we are Explicit: Lizard People, Procris, Procreating With Lizard People, A ... Read more064 – You Know Who Else Has Kings? Athens. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 11 Feb 2017

As we wrap up the discusion on Medea and Jason we talk about Child Murder.  A lot. We discuss the options of Jason’s death and I finally explain why I hate this guy so hard.  Also this episode as a snippet from Extra Credit 11 about the orginal audience of The Medea. Reasons we are ... Read more063 – From Queen To Outcast. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 29 Jan 2017

Medea introduces the daughter of Pelias to a Stew Recipe and Pelias gets his comeuppance for something or another.  Aeson and his family dies… Sometimes. Acastus gets the throne of Ioclus and kicks our couple the hell out of his country.  As a bonus we get to hear a bit of Medea Awesomeness that is ... Read more062 – It Is All In The Seasoning. . .

  Direct Link   Download 15 Minutes 14 Jan 2017

We are covering the Voyage of the Argo from when they leave Circe’s Island to the defeat of Talos, mostly following Apollonius as he is still the closest to a canonical source for the material for all this sequence of events are based more on The Odyssey than any previous variations of the Argo’s Journey.  ... Read more061 – Someone Read The Odyssey. . .

  Direct Link   Download 12 Minutes 07 Jan 2017

We are on the return trip of the Argo, but there are options as to how that trip goes. We discuss the death of Absyrtus who was added into Mythology just to die horribly and have his corpse desecrated and meet Circe. Reasons we are explicit: Child Murder, Corpse Desecration, Geography Expansion Packs, Options, A ... Read more060 – Born To Die. . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 31 Dec 2016

Jason meets Aeetes, the beloved son of Helios and Medea the Beloved daughter of Aeetes. He starts off on the wrong foot but everything is made better by godly intervention and he pulls off some admittedly spectacular stuff.  Then sneaks off in the middle of night. Reasons we are Explict: King Sex, Revoking Of Free ... Read more059 – Keep Dreaming. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 03 Dec 2016

We are covering the last leg of the Argo journey to Colchis and most looking at the eye watering variations of Phineus. People Die, Speed metal is invented and we get another solid reason to be careful of how you word things. Reasons we are explicit: Lack Of 30 Foot Jumping Shark, Thrace, Step-Mothering, Also ... Read more058 – Side Effects Include Blindness. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 20 Nov 2016

Back to earning our Explicit tag with Sex, Murder and a possible case of Humanitarianism, cause it isn’t cannibalism if your not human to begin with. We follow the first leg of the journey of the Argo to Lemnos where the sex happens, then to Cyzicus where a guy ends up killed for a really ... Read more057 – Sexy Times. . .

  Direct Link   Download 15 Minutes 07 Nov 2016

This week we tackle the list of Argonauts thru the three surviving lists we have.  It’s a lot of names, some really interesting asides and up until Apollonius goes nuts on us a solid party of adventures.  Final Total: 5 Sailors, 2 Seers, 3 Rouges, 1 Bard, 1 Healer, 1 Berserker and 5 counts of ... Read more056 – Party Balance. . .

  Direct Link   Download 226 Minutes 22 Oct 2016

For All Hallow’s Eve I thought I would share the original version of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice with you all. It comes from The Lover of Lies by Lucian. Where the whole story is a group of guys telling ghost and monster stories to each other at a tavern while bored.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 22 Oct 2016

Doesn’t everyone’s Family BBQ end up with someone declaring they shall go and avenge some ancient wrong that is cursing the bloodline? Or is that just me?Back to our myths! This week we start up the story of Jason with his family background and the giving of the quest that makes him famous. We will ... Read more055 – A Perfectly Normal Family Reunion. . .

  Direct Link   Download 122 Minutes 17 Oct 2016

I needs the money to keep the podcast going. So I am begging ya’ll for it with the goal of covering the podcast bills every month. you can either sign up on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mythtrans Or Website: mythologytranslated.com Please y’all lets make the podcast self sustaining!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 108 Minutes 08 Oct 2016

A small section from the Argonautica of Medea’s Brother being killed by Jason in the same fashion in which one would slaughter an animal and Jason making Medea implicit in his crime.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 08 Oct 2016

We cover Apollonius of Rhodes, get a bit of background on the hellenistic period and cover the work The Argonautica so that we can leave all this academics behind us and dive into the story of Jason. Virgil gets a shout out.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 24 Sep 2016

We get to one of the fruits of that delay! We are looking at Hero Cults and how they work. which segues nicely into why everything in our podcast thus far IS myth. Reasons we are explicit: Theology, Mycenaean Death Cults, Cheese Sauce, A Random Guy Named Fred. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 17 Sep 2016

The Humans are coming! We discuss the two main stories of how humans came to be, one that seems to be mostly a “going to hell in a handbasket” rant and the other which ends with Prometheus making friends with an eagle.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 15 Minutes 17 Sep 2016

Pindar is out focus this week as we discuss his life, how Odes work and focus on why even if I wanted too, I can’t dismiss his contributions to Mythology. . .

  Direct Link   Download 9 Minutes 17 Sep 2016

I wish I had something awesome and clever to write here, but the title pretty much gives it away. A brief history of greek vase painting and why that might possibly be important to a podcast on myth.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 12 Minutes 17 Sep 2016

This week we go all Doylest as I go over interesting things from the sources and the development of the story of the labors and how our concept of Herakles can find root in the comedies and dramas of classical greece. Reasons we are explicit: None really. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 27 Aug 2016

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that the source material is being stubborn. If you find yourself fiending for some Roxy Ranting, Go check out The Alexxcast as he was nice enough to interview me.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 22 Aug 2016

We are done! We are done! well not really, but close enough. We will cover Deianeira and Herakles Marriage, The sheer fuzziness of how long they were together, Nessus’s horrible Lies, And my personal favorite the tricking of a random ass shepard into killing the greatest hero the greeks ever thought they had. Reasons we ... Read more051 – His Happy Destiny pt. 4 – Flaming Death. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 14 Aug 2016

Herakles goes to war. More so than usual. This week we are covering three sackings, Herakles being mistaken for a Pirate, we finally try to unpack the Gigamache thing and the story of Auge, for those of you who have absolutely no interest in Pirates Why we are Explicit – Confusion, Headbutting, Being Mean To ... Read more050 – His Happy Destiny pt. 3 – This is it Boys, This is War. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 29 Jul 2016

I get the giggles this episode as we cover Iole, Omphale and an assortment of murders that means Herakles in the area. Herakles finds he is at a low ebb of his popularity, which might have something to do with all the random murder and conquering he has been up too. He kills a guest ... Read more049 – His Happy Destiny Pt. 2 – Slavery Part Deux!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 8 Minutes 29 Jul 2016

Next year I might try to track down some sufficiently pompous music.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 23 Jul 2016

We are covering Apollo getting a friend, the Alcestis incident, which shockingly doesn’t involved Herakles shaking up with someone. The Sacking of Elis because Herakles can hold a grudge, The Molionoidai who I had never heard of but now rank high on my awesome scale, and the death of two random guys. Reason we are ... Read more048 – His Happy Destiny Pt. 1 – Still Not Done. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 03 Jul 2016

We finish up the labors with the descent into the underworld to take Cerberus for a walk. We will meet one of the priests of the Eleusinian mysteries, run into Theseus and his friend Pirithous, watch as Hades get shot and Herakles opens up a traveling side show. Reasons we are explicit: Animal Cruelty, A ... Read more047 – His Scandalous Career Pt. 5 – Dog Walker. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 25 Jun 2016

The Cattle of Geryones and The Apples of the Hesperides are on the docket for today. We follow Herakles as he either threatens his way into a boat or conquered Iberia, fathers either the Scythians OR the Keltoi or maybe both, proves to be a rocking cowboy, tries to be liberated. We also learn a ... Read more046 – His Scandalous Career, Pt 4 – Reasons?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 19 May 2016

Herakles is going after the Belt of Hippolyte and murdering up the place on the way there, while there and on the way back. What I am getting at is a ton of murders. We will also discuss the Amazons and the First Trojan War. Reasons we are explicit: Seriously! SO MUCH MURDER! Breast Mutilation, ... Read more045 – His Scandalous Career, Pt. 3 – A Shopping Trip. . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 10 May 2016

The second round of labors, The Augean stables, The Stymphalian Birds, The Cretan Bull and the Mares of Diomedes. There is only one sidequest of centaur killing, but I promise we will be getting more of that in a bit. Reasons we are explicit: Thrace, Beeps, Clever Birds, Bullshit, Pasiphae, The Theory That Human Flesh ... Read more044 – His Scandalous Career Pt. 2 – Livestock. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 18 Apr 2016

We are back from our move! This week we are covering the first 4 of the 12 labors. The Nemean Lion, The Lernaean Hydra, The Cerynitian Hind, and The Erymanthian Boar. We will also discover Zeus apparently has some standards towards things he wont sex up, Kill off Chiron and try to figure out why in the ... Read more043 – His Scandalous Career, Pt 1 – Fetch!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 15 Minutes 21 Mar 2016

Alcaeus as a youth and the shenanigans and occasional murder he gets up too. Though to be fair, one of them is just a straight horrifying mutilation and there is a hint of an orgy as well. We will cover up to the death of his First Wife and the bestowing of his most famous ... Read more042 – His Eccentric Education. . .

  Direct Link   Download 10 Minutes 07 Mar 2016

The Start of Herakles. We will be going over Alcmenes’ entire family being slaughtered, the invention of the Lysistrata Gambit, and a cameo by our friend Tiresias. Reasons we are Explicit: Zeus In A Lab Coat, Soreness, Lysistrata Gambit, and Killing with Sticks. References: Episode 39 (Sthenelus)    . . .

  Direct Link   Download 15 Minutes 15 Feb 2016

The last curse on our Thrice damned Atreides happens, for better reasons than the others, I think. The story of Chrysippus who was either one of few happy relationships we get to hear about, or the usual rape, kidnap stuff. And the discussion of whether or not Agamemnon is Atreus or Pleisthenes son. If Pleisthenes ... Read more039 – Third Times a Charm. . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 08 Feb 2016

The Theban line of kings is out topic for today, with a bit of an aside into one of the more icky myths. We will be covering the line of succession from Polydorus to Amphion and talking about the story of Procne and Philomela. Reasons we are Explicit: Rape and Mutilation, Child Stew, More Run ... Read more038 – Oh Yeah, You Guys Exist!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 01 Feb 2016

Minos and Pasiphae are our topics this week, with a bit of asides about Daedelus, and Minos’s brothers. I get the giggles because apparently Pasiphae is just a bit much and I find the whole Minotaur thing insane, even for Greek Myth. Reasons we are Explicit: Whoo Boy. Magical Transforming Ejaculate, Death Robots, Early Condom ... Read more037 – Meanwhile, Back On the Island…. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 27 Jan 2016

Pelops and Niobe are up for discussion today! We will be going over their brother who existed, How Pelops became king of Elis and Niobe’s fateful offhanded comment. Reasons we are Explicit: Where to start? Sweet Poseidon Loving, Decorative Skulls, Several Fairly Ugly Murders, Artemis Attempting to Out Athena Athena and Random Stoning All Over ... Read more036 – Stone, Horses and Propaganda. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 19 Jan 2016

Melampus was a well known and respected greek hero we really don’t know that much about. This week’s shorter episode dives into all the variations on how he ended up becoming a famous prophet and winning a third of a kingdom. Reasons we are explicit – Herpetology, Impersonations, Someone taking the Highlander too seriously, and ... Read more035 – Vultures Are Gossips. . .

  Direct Link   Download 15 Minutes 11 Jan 2016

Bellerophon is our topic this week. We will be looking at the murdery and non murdery versions of his story, Why the Non-Murdery is easier to understand, How his story developed into what we know today, the utter devastation that is the strategy of stand on top of something tall and throw rocks at them, ... Read more034 – It Is Not Polite To Kill Our Guests. . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 08 Jan 2016

At last! our next extra credit! By far the longest program I have tried. with a run time of almost 50 min, this one covers dozens of nymphs and what we know about them.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 15 Minutes 05 Jan 2016

We are wrapping up Perseus! He gets home, gets bored and founds the base for an entire civilization. And somewhere in there proves he is kind of a good guy around the edges. Reasons we are Explicit – Actual History and Personal Opinions, I guess a couple of murders as well.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 16 Dec 2015

Comic: Perseus meeting Andromeda. We have a recap this week, which for the record is recorded exactly the way I tell myths outside of the podcast. This episode covers the death of Medusa, The rescue of Andromeda and that whole mess, and the first time we see Perseus use Medusa’s head. There is also a ... Read more032 – Fetch Quest pt 2 – The Side Quests. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 09 Dec 2015

Comic: None! We are looking at Perseus, our first official demi-god. We will be covering his grandfather, who had issues even before the prophecy about his grandson, Perseus’ surreal conception, and show how insanely impersonally it was decided that Medusa must die. Featuring the Introduction of: Argos, Acrisius, Proetus, Shields, Danae, Perseus, Dictys, Polydectes, Seriphos, ... Read more031 – Fetch Quest pt 1. . .

  Direct Link   Download 6 Minutes 03 Dec 2015

Lucian was a 2nd century CE writer who wrote Satire. One of his better known pieces is Dialogue of the Gods, one of the sections deals with Ganymede being kidnapped by Zeus. Every time I even think of Ganymede I get sections of this running through my head, so I thought I would share. If you ... Read more030.5 – Bonus Lucian. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 01 Dec 2015

Comic: How Midas Chose His Barber. In this episode we are covering the story of Marsyas and how it can be told as either Hubris on Marsyas part or general Godly Excess depending on how you want to play it. we will also be talking about Satyrs vs Seilenos, Apollo being a bad winner, a ... Read more030 – Hubris Or Excess?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 24 Nov 2015

Comic: Apollo hitting on a tree. (Yes that is our main page image of him!) In the last of information overflow from Nymphs we cover Apollo’s sex life. Pretty boys, Pretty girls, a complete inability to co-exist with Zephyrus, apparently a willingness to tag team with Hermes and we get our first canonical gay guy, ... Read more029 – What’s Love Got To Do With It?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 29 Sep 2015

Comic: A Farmer planning for his horses next foal. This week we continue our nymph induced tangent as we look at the Winds and their disturbing fascination with horses, A rather kick-ass weather vane, The varying options of Aeolus, The Harpies who have a legit job, and The Sirens who have a rather tragic backstory. ... Read more028 – Winds and Wings. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 20 Sep 2015

Comic: How nymphs are more commonly seen. We are looking at famous nymphs and some obscure ones. We are covering the creation of Pan Pipes, Why laurel wreaths and Pine wreaths are sacred, at least two of the many ways stupidity can get you killed, and wanton transformations. Featuring The Introduction of: Syrinx, Daphne, Echo, ... Read more027 – Nymph-O-Mania. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 08 Sep 2015

For our first foray into the members only podcast, I wanted to tackle Prometheus Bound. Unlike in the regular podcast where I have been shying away from strong language, I embrace it here. Please let me know what you all think! [amazon template=image&asin=0195061659]. . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 31 Aug 2015

Comic: Our Protagonists having a well deserved drink. In a shorter episode this week, we introduce Pan, Chiron and tell the story of Arachne. That Pan apparently needs medication and should be the patron saint of Emo if not, Chiron’s conception and astonishingly being a decent person, and Arachne’s tale of being too good to ... Read more026 – A Goat, A Horse and A Spider Walk Into A Bar. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 23 Aug 2015

Comic: Helios Excepting his title, with Selene being indignant and Eos not paying attention. We are covering Helios, Eos, and Selene this week. Helios has a bit of kid trouble which leads to toasty humans, Eos apparently has a sex dungeon and Selene confuses unconsciousness with consent. Featuring The Introduction Of: Phaethon, Ovid, Clymene, Prote, ... Read more025 – Equal Opportunity Offending. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 16 Aug 2015

Comic: Someone Eating a Pomegranate seed. We are covering the most famous myth in Greek Mythology, the abduction of Persephone by Hades. We will be covering the two main separate versions of this story, why the fact there are two version is important and maybe alter your perception of some of the gods. Also, I ... Read more024 – Seasons? Really?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 09 Aug 2015

Comic: A Representation of a bust that is theoretically Euripides. Today we are tackling Euripides and Theater also that philosophy will get you killed. We spend a bit of time tracking down how we got the Euripides we have and discussing the changes he brought to theater and myths. Featuring The Introduction of Drama, Athenian ... Read more023 – Insert Theater Pun Here. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 26 Jul 2015

Comic: Dionysus acquiring the throne from Hestia This week we cover the rise to power of our last Olympian Dionysus. His very vague young adulthood, his seeming gift for making other people crazy and a minor discussion on Elves, Satyrs and Maenads in relation to Bad Ass Decay. Also a Theory that Dionysus committed Jihad ... Read more022 – In Wine There Is Madness. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 19 Jul 2015

Comic: Reaction of Cadmus The Awesome and Harmonia getting the news of what their kids were up to. This week we go into the children of Cadmus The Awesome, Polydorus, Autonoe, Ino and Semele. We learn about why Peeping never ends well, That Step-kids must be destroyed at all cost (for some reason) and that ... Read more021 – Kids!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 12 Jul 2015

Comic: Cadmus The Awesome acquiring dragon’s teeth. We are going over the awesomeness of Cadmus, the nigh-immortality of Tiresias and contemplating Dragons. Featuring The Introduction: Thebes, Spartoi, Polydorus, Autonoe, Ino, Semele, Agave, The Necklace of Harmonia, Literacy, Tiresias, Canes, Snake Based Gender Swapping, Narcissus, The Continuing Story Of Europa and Her Brother, The Founding of ... Read more020 – Cadmus The Awesome and Tiresias Too!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 29 Jun 2015

Comic: The One Surviving Danaid This week we are covering the three great punishments in Greek myth. And one that should be a great punishment, but somehow never makes the cut. Featuring The Introduction Of Ixion, Lapith, Centaurs, Philostratus, Pelops, Atredes, Corinth, Sisphyus, The Fates, Charon, Aegyptus, Amymone, Danae, and Odysseus The Stories of Ixion ... Read more019 – Stop Being Clever!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 12 Minutes 13 Jun 2015

Comic: Europas’ Passage to Crete A small amusing breather episode this week, detailing Zeus’s attentions towards Kallisto, Niobe and Europa. Featuring The Introduction Of: Kallisto (Of Arcadia), Niobe (of Teledike), Argus, Pelasgus, Europa, Minos, Sarpedon, Rhadamanthys, The Astronomy Fragments, Pausanias, Ehoai (Catalogue Of Women), And Asterion. The Story Of Kallisto and Arkas, Zeus Starting to ... Read more018 – An Appalling Lack of Genre Savvy. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 06 Jun 2015

Comic: A Gift From The Gods This week we are looking at Pandora and The Great Deluge or Deucalion’s flood. There is discussion on the two very different ways the Pandora story can be told and a mention of slavery (more in the Greek sense). Featuring the Introduction of Utnapishtim, Gilgamesh, Pyrrha, Thessaly, Dardanos, Kerambos, ... Read more017 – Never Date A Girl With Baggage. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 30 May 2015

Comic: Aphrodites’ Enthronement on Olympus This week we are doing a bit of mythological clean up before our next world shattering event. Those seem to pop up with surprising regularity. Covered today are Apollo and Python, the varied marriages of Aphrodite, and three first kings. Featuring the Introduction of Pythia, Eros (Not Titan), Harmonia, The ... Read more016 – Bits and Bobs Round 1. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 17 May 2015

Comic: Ares Gaia has been carefully collecting her pawns and setting up the board. She has sprung a surprise war on the Olympians. In this episode we cover the three main stages of the Gigantomache. An actually serious warning, There is Rape, two depending on how you count it, and some serious Serial Killer behavior ... Read more015 – Mommy Issues, Pt 2. . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 11 May 2015

Comic: Io as a Calf (I couldn’t come up with anything better) Io is our topic for today, our first totally encapsulated myth. A friendly warning to all those who love ancient Egyptian myth out there, get ready to get irritated. Featuring the Introduction of: Io, Inachos, Argos, Egypt, Pharaoh, Danaus of Argos, Epahos, Isis, ... Read more014 – Attack of the Cow Woman. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 03 May 2015

Comic: Hesiod Writing This episode deals with the biography of Hesiod and The Works and Days. Be warned there might be a copious amount of Thens during the recap of the poem, Snark when discussing Hesiod in general and the tone of the poem in particular and more than the usual bit of cussing though ... Read more013 – Lawsuits Are Good For Poetry. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 26 Apr 2015

Comic: Prometheus acquires fire The Humans are coming! We discuss the two main stories of how humans came to be, one that seems to be mostly a “going to hell in a hand basket” rant and the other which ends with Prometheus making friends with an eagle. Featuring The Introduction of Deucalion, The Isle Of ... Read more012 – Oh The Humanity!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 19 Apr 2015

Comic: The legit mythological scene of a teen aged Apollo chasing after an infant Hermes. Zeus gets his freak on and fathers three more kids in this episode. Apollo and Hermes get off on the wrong foot, and a bit of slightly disappointing research nets us a workable list of the primary gods going forwards. ... Read more011 – Babies for Everyone!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 04 Apr 2015

Comic: Dude! Robots! We are discussing the legitimate children of the King and Queen of the gods, then the children they had by themselves. Featuring The Introduction of: Ares, Eris, Pain, Panic, Famine, Hebe, Athena, Hephaestus, Greek Robots, Iris, Thaumas, Elektra, Hermes, Maia, Apollo, Artemis The Continuing Story of Metis’s Revenge which might otherwise be ... Read more010 – Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better. . .

  Direct Link   Download 15 Minutes 29 Mar 2015

Comic: Metis lets Zeus know of her opinion. This is a very Ish episode. There is cannibalism-ish, Rape-ish, and people with something resembling self control. Oh and a wedding. Featuring the introduction of Pan, Eilithyia, Persephone, Landon, Hesperides. The Continuing Story of Zeus and Metis. A quick Intro to the children of Kronos, And how ... Read more009 – But She’s Hot!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 22 Mar 2015

Comic: Kronos and Zeus facing off over the Mortal Kombat Circle. Fight! The Titanmache is upon us. We cover the war, bits of the aftermath and Hades and Poseidon get new homes. Featuring The Introduction of The Concept of “10 Years”, Fate, Thunderbolt as Atom Bomb, Death as a thing and The dividing of the ... Read more008 – Immortal Kombat. . .

  Direct Link   Download 10 Minutes 15 Mar 2015

Comic: a Laminator doing it’s thing and protecting civilization. A more scholarly episode where we discuss sources, follow two different text chains and have a fun thought experiment Featuring the Introduction of the concepts: Manuscript Tradition, Hierarchy of Sources, Athenian Playwrights, Euripides, Aristophanes, The Frogs, Aeschylus, Egyptian Papyrus keeping, Palimpsests, Archimedes, Missing Epics, Titanmachia, Hesiod ... Read more007 – Why Everything Should Be Laminated. . .

  Direct Link   Download 9 Minutes 10 Mar 2015

Comic: A Passed out Kronos having his drink spiked by Zeus the last one dealing with the run up of the titanomachy in which Zeus gets married, there is some truly impressive vomiting, and the monsters in the basement come out to play. Featuring The Introduction Of: Amaltheia, Cornucopia, Omphalos, Hera, Demeter, Hestia, Olympians The ... Read more006 – Drinking With Strangers. . .

  Direct Link   Download 9 Minutes 01 Mar 2015

Comic: Rhea’s Reasonable Request for an explanation. A Short Episode, where we meet the second generation Titans, experience our first but far from last round of cannibalism, and deal with the fact Gaia is still Vexed. Featuring the Introduction Of: Astraios (titan), Pallas (Titan), Perses, Hecate, Helios, Selene, Eos, Leto, Asteria, Potamoi, Oceanids, Nephelai, Metis, ... Read more005 – Mommy Issues. . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 22 Feb 2015

Comic: Kronos asking for advice This week we cover permanent birth control, why playing with your kids is important and the downside of having a very attractive sister. Featuring the Introduction of: Erinyes, Alecto, Tisiphone, Megara, Hades, Orpheus, Eumenudes, Giants, Meliae, The Concept of the Races of Man, Zeus, Nymphs The Thrilling if a bit ... Read more004 – Daddy Issues. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 15 Feb 2015

Comic: An attempt to show exactly how crowded Gaia was. We meet Cyclopes, Hekatonkheires and Titans, learn about their early living arrangements and we learn that Ouranos has impossible standards. Featuring The Introduction Of: Cyclopes, Brontes, Steropes, Arges, Hekatonkheires, Briareos, Poisdeon, Kymopoleia, Amphitrite, Kottos, Gyes, Oceanos, Tethys, Coeus, Krios, Hyperion, Iapetus, Theia, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, ... Read more003 – You Can’t Just Put Them Back!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 8 Minutes 08 Feb 2015

Comic: One of the Primordials emerging with grace from the blob of Kaos. In this short episode we create the universe, met our first round of characters, the Primordials, and hint darkly if not in fact ominously at things to come. Featuring the Introduction of: Kaos, Gaia, Tartarus, Typhon, Echhidna, Eros, Aphrodite, Erebus, Nyx, Aether, ... Read more002 – Kaos and The Primordials. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 01 Feb 2015

In which we discuss The Theogony of Hesiod in broad strokes and set the stage for the story to come. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 22 Jan 2015

Introduction to what and why of this podcast. . .

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