Epic Theatre Ensemble presents Goddess, an 8-part audio fantasy about the Goddess of Clear Sight, Zarqa.
Zarqa was a Mesopotamian prophetess whose visions saved her people from certain doom. But when she told truths they did not like, they turned on her and crucified her as a witch.
When our series opens, Zarqa stands before Osiris, judge of the dead. Isis is so impressed with Zarqa’s bravery and character, she intervenes and promotes Zarqa to an immortal Goddess.
With her pet demon, Behemoth, Zarqa travels history, helping people see both themselves and others clearly. All along, she is pursued by the malevolent “crawling chaos,” Narlathotep. Where she goes, clearing people’s visions, he follows, clouding them again.
Part 1 "Goddess"
Zarqa was a Mesopotamian prophetess, whose foresight saved her people. But when she told truths they did not like, her people crucified her as a witch. Now, in the afterlife, the goddess Isis is so impressed with Zarqa’s bravery and character, she grants Zarqa godhead herself. Isis bequeaths Zarqa with an all-powerful pet demon and sends her on a mission to help people throughout history.
Part 2 "The Conspiracist"
Zarqa visits modern day America, where she discovers her true power and helps a conspiracy-addled man. She also discovers her arch-nemesis, the ancient and evil god Narlathotep.
Part 3 "The Refugee"
Zarqa and Behemoth move back in time, and land aboard a ship in the 1940s. They befriend a refugee and help a sea captain see that the refugee is worth saving. Narlathotep pursues and Zarqa must take extreme measures.
Part 4 "The Enslaved"
Zarqa and Behemoth arrive in an 18th Century slave trading port. Zarqa convinces the port administrator to help an enslaved woman escape, while Narlathotep tries to claw the man back into ignorance. This time, Zarqa and Behemoth are prepared.
Part 5 "The Knight"
Zarqa lands in 13th century Europe, where she meets Sir Anselem, a brave knight harboring a secret he dare not speak.
Part 6 "God Anselem"
Murdered for his secret, Sir Anselem meets Zarqa in the afterlife, where she bestows him with a very special gift.
Goddess is divine
Every episode is a journey; every story contains layers of meaning and symbolism, and I find myself wishing I could invoke Zarqa and Bohemoth into many current political situations.