16 episodes

Greek mythology and history inspire Janell Rhiannon's adult mythology series, The Homeric Chronicles. In this podcast series, she shares how her research informed major plot structures and the various surprises that cast new light on old (and new) Trojan War characters. Her ultimate goal is to elevate the female voices of the Trojan War era, bringing a wider female audience to a genre that is most typically geared toward masculine perspectives. **For exclusive content become at Myrmidon Elite Member @ https://greekmythologyretold.supercast.tech/

Greek Mythology Retold Janell Rhiannon

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    • 4.3 • 124 Ratings

Greek mythology and history inspire Janell Rhiannon's adult mythology series, The Homeric Chronicles. In this podcast series, she shares how her research informed major plot structures and the various surprises that cast new light on old (and new) Trojan War characters. Her ultimate goal is to elevate the female voices of the Trojan War era, bringing a wider female audience to a genre that is most typically geared toward masculine perspectives. **For exclusive content become at Myrmidon Elite Member @ https://greekmythologyretold.supercast.tech/

    Achilles: Mother and Commander, Part 2 of 2

    Achilles: Mother and Commander, Part 2 of 2

    An discussion of Dr. Casey Due Hackney's essay on mothering similes in the Iliad and how modern day warriors reflect the same emotions as the depicted in Homer's work. The heart-breaking 2010 documentary, Restrepo, about the Afghanistan war is also referenced.

    • 15 min
    Achilles: Mother and Commander, Part 1 of 2

    Achilles: Mother and Commander, Part 1 of 2

    This episode explores the essay written by Dr. Casey Due Hackney where she discusses the "mother bird" simile in relation to Achilles and the book Achilles in Vietnam by Dr. Jonathan Shay. The relationship between Achilles and Patroclus (Patrokles) is also discussed.

    • 22 min
    Thetis: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology

    Thetis: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology

    An exploration of Thetis, the daughter of Nereus, wife to King Peleus, and mother of Achilles. She played a pivotal role in Achilles' life and in the fallout of the Trojan War.

    • 41 min
    Hecuba: Queen of Troy Bonus

    Hecuba: Queen of Troy Bonus

    An indepth look at Queen Hecuba's intimate relationships as as a queen, wife, and mother after she is forced to give up her second son, Paris. Pre and post Trojan War era.

    • 23 min
    Achilles: Super Men of Greek Mythology, Part 2 of 2

    Achilles: Super Men of Greek Mythology, Part 2 of 2

    Part 2 of 2: Continuing the exploration of Achilles "history" with myth-facts about his childhood and training. And how his role in the Trojan War as a combat veteran and commander shaped his most intimate relationships.

    • 29 min
    Achilles: Super Men of Greek Mythology, Part 1 of 2

    Achilles: Super Men of Greek Mythology, Part 1 of 2

    An exploration of Achilles "history" with myth-facts about his childhood and training. And how his role in the Trojan War as a combat veteran and commander shaped his most intimate relationships.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Zanzylum ,

Exactly what I’ve been wanting

I’m a buoy Homeric geek, and have created my own long complex character and chronology spreadsheet. It so confirming to meet my people and been seen. I don’t agree with everything I hear on this, but I’m totally loving it. I’m a late arriver to this. THANKS!

MissTofu1124 ,

Ignore the Haters

Just reading the reviews with the haters make my head hurt. 1) It’s fine that this podcast is more focused on girls rather than boys. They get all the attention in Greek myths bcuz the writers are boys. The podcast description even says that they are trying to bring a wider perspective to the audience about woman. There are many great heroes who where women-Atalanta, Cyrene, Otrera. 2) there are many versions of the story. They are all technically correct. So stop complaining about it. 3) WHY IS EVERYONE SAYING THAT THEY ARE A FIFTH GRADER!? It is so annoying and stale after 2 comments. That is just a show off. (What if someone said they were a fourth grader?? Like me?? 😒😑 4) You’re doing great! Keep it up 👍

🥳 # love this podcast ,

Hi

Hi guys I am also only in fifth grade and I love greek mythology so much and I am just about to listen to this podcast heard good things about it hopefully it’s good OK bye!!!

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