Explore the world of the Dark Feminine in myth, religion, folklore, and magic.
Dionysus (Part 2)
Just in time for Easter, this second podcast on Dionysus looks at the Orphic concept of the god as successor to Zeus, and as the archetype for the divine savior, later embodied in the mythology of Jesus. Source used in video: The God Who Comes: Dionysian Mysteries Revealed by Rosemarie Taylor-Perry. Algora Publishing, 2003 Music: […]
Dionysus (Part 1)
Welcome to the 50th episode of Chthonia! This week we look at the mysterious figure of Dionysus, in the first of a two part podcast. Dionysus is the god of wine, an egalitarian deity who can be directly experienced through drinking wine. In this episode we look at the Homeric Dionysus, the one portrayed in the Homeric Hymns, and we will look at his connection to the Divine Feminine.
This week we talk about Hawaii’s volatile volcano goddess and her role in shaping and protecting the islands, as well as her explosive relationship with her sister and her friends. She represents the dual nature of fire, in both its creative and destructive aspects. Music: Adpated from “Secret Door” by Anastasia Vronski, [CC 4.0] URL: […]
This week’s podcast is about Erzulie, a family of Voodoo loas connected to water, and to the Feminine in its various forms. We look at two of the loas in particular; Erzulie Freda, associated with love and sex, and Erzulie Dantor, a fierce protector figure often associated with the Black Madonna. Music: Intro adapted from […]
Oya is the powerful Yorùbá Orisha of the winds and tempests. She is considered either the sister of the Orisha of storms Shango, or one of His three wives, with Oshun and Oba. She is a fierce protector of women who uses her machete to clear the dead wood path and make way for the new. We […]
This week we look at Pomba Gira, sometimes a single term for a powerful female spirit, at other times the title of a group of spirits. A spirit with many avatars, most notably Maria Molambo (Maria of the Trash), Pomba Gira is a highly sexualized and sometimes dangerous female figure in the Afro-Brazilian rituals of […]
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Amazing information. I’m a Kali devotee and was so happy to see a whole episode dedicated to her and the mahavidyas! If you want you know more about the dark divine feminine look no further!
Entertaining, Informative, and Information Rich
I love this podcast. It's a high level exploration of the Dark Feminine by a learned authority on the subject. I listen every week and Brigid never fails to bring things to light about which I'd not known. A nice choice for the Joseph Campbell, Wiccan, and Pagan crowd, or just the cool kids with giant brains. This is an excellent listen! Highly recommended.
Such great topics but terrible production
Host clears throat so much, mumbles, takes time to look up info while recording, reads it off quickly and poorly, calls her own tangents “delightful”, etc. I don’t think there’s any editing or post-production. But the content is interesting and the lack of polish could be charming if it weren’t so distracting/annoying. Not necessarily an enjoyable lesson but full of great info.