162 episodes

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 insane 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.

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

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    • 4.7, 571 Ratings

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 insane 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.

    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book XIX

    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book XIX

    Liv reads Book nineteen 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!
    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 = Neptune
    Hades = Pluto
    Hermes = Mercury
    Kronos = Saturn
    Artemis = Diana
    Leto = Latona
    Hephaestus = Vulcan
    Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird)
    Heracles = Hercules
    (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of Troy, Alexandrus = Paris)


    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 24 min
    A Reading of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter

    A Reading of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter

    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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    • 31 min
    LXXXVI: Bringer of Death, the Dread Goddess Persephone, and her mother, Demeter

    LXXXVI: Bringer of Death, the Dread Goddess Persephone, and her mother, Demeter

    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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    • 22 min
    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book XVIII

    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book XVIII

    Liv reads Book Eighteen 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!
    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 = Neptune
    Hades = Pluto
    Hermes = Mercury
    Kronos = Saturn
    Artemis = Diana
    Leto = Latona
    Hephaestus = Vulcan
    Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird)
    Heracles = Hercules
    (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of Troy, Alexandrus = Paris)


    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 37 min
    LXXXV: Liv is Finally Obsessed with Lore Olympus, a 3 Year Anniversary Q&A

    LXXXV: Liv is Finally Obsessed with Lore Olympus, a 3 Year Anniversary Q&A

    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.


    Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions.
     
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    • 40 min
    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book XVII

    Liv Reads the Iliad: Book XVII

    Liv reads Book seventeen 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!
    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 = Neptune
    Hades = Pluto
    Hermes = Mercury
    Kronos = Saturn
    Artemis = Diana
    Leto = Latona
    Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird)
    Heracles = Hercules
    (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of Troy, Alexandrus = Paris)
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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571 Ratings

571 Ratings

happypillssssss ,

My fav podcast!

Makes me laugh every day, and even after a degree in ancient history and religion, she still has a lot to teach me.

lets talk about myths baby ,

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This is my favourite podcast!🤩😱🤑

Katie Bickell ,

AMAZING

I’m use oh my moms account and I am going in to grade 7 and I am almost as big of a Greek history nerd as liv! five stars all the way baby~!!

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