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XII: Ancient Cinderella, with Less Singing & More Violence, Cupid & Psyche Part Three Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! A Greek & Roman Mythology Podcast

    • Arts

The third and final part of our series on the story of Cupid and Psyche! This week Psyche has some insane tasks to complete to prove herself to Venus, she makes some mistakes and tries to make even bigger ones. But surprise surprise, there's a man to save the day! I've referenced my edition of the Golden Ass by Apuleius. Translated by Sarah Ruden and published by Yale University Press. It's an amazing translation, current and colloquial without going too far. Highly recommend. 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. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
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The third and final part of our series on the story of Cupid and Psyche! This week Psyche has some insane tasks to complete to prove herself to Venus, she makes some mistakes and tries to make even bigger ones. But surprise surprise, there's a man to save the day! I've referenced my edition of the Golden Ass by Apuleius. Translated by Sarah Ruden and published by Yale University Press. It's an amazing translation, current and colloquial without going too far. Highly recommend. 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. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.
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