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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.

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

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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.

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

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

    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 thing.
    Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Apollodorus' the Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, Theoi.com.
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    • 33 min
    Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book V

    Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book V

    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 = 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)


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

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

    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, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds (A Sourcebook) by Daniel Ogden, Theoi.com, Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, and Apuleius's The Golden Ass, translated by Sarah Ruden.
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    • 30 min
    Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book IV

    Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book IV

    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 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)


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    • 47 min
    XCIV: The Lycanthropic Tale of Lycaon & Other Ghosts & Werewolves

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

    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 Ogden.


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    • 27 min
    Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book III

    Liv Reads Homer: The Odyssey Book III

    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 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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    • 27 min

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