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Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myth's history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Mythology releases a new episode every Tuesday. Mythology is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
- 135 - Romulus and Remus Pt. 1
Twins. Demigods. Rulers. Rome’s mythological founders have an iconic story seeded in tragedy, and brimming with glory. But before Romulus and Remus discover their divine heritage and true destiny, they must first survive…Tue, 01 Dec 2020
- 134 - Mythical Monsters Crossover: Centaur
Today we’re bringing you a special episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Mythical Monsters on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! This half-man, half-horse creature from Greek mythology combines the wisdom associated with civilization and the wildness of nature.Tue, 24 Nov 2020
- 133 - Lorelei Pt. 2
Transformed into a charming, confident temptress, Lorelei returns from the Rhine to her village of Bacharach. But beneath her beauty lies a thirst for vengeance, and all those who hurt her in the past now face a terrifying future.Tue, 17 Nov 2020
- 132 - Dictators: The Rise & Fall of a Roman Emperor
They’re natural-born leaders, hungry for absolute power. Every week on Dictators, delve into the minds and motives of history’s most infamous rulers — people who rose through the ranks toward radicalism, eliminating anyone who stood in their way. This week, track the rise and fall of Nero, an emperor who led Rome to destruction. Hear a clip from Part 1 here, then head to Dictators for the rest of the episode. Dictators is free to listen on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.Mon, 16 Nov 2020
- 131 - Lorelei Pt. 1
In the German village of Bacharach, a young woman lives a miserable life as an outcast. After she is lied to by her mother and betrayed by her beloved, Lorelei escapes into the Rhine River, where she discovers a terrible yet wonderful supernatural destiny.Tue, 10 Nov 2020
- 130 - Daedalus and Icarus Pt. 2
When Icarus learns the truth about his father’s past, the two men settle on a tentative truce. But if they’re ever to rebuild a bond, they must first make an escape — with no choice but to use an untested invention.Tue, 03 Nov 2020
- 129 - Daedalus and Icarus Pt. 1
After committing a terrible crime, a cocky young inventor flees to Crete and finds himself in the service of the mad king Minos. There, he becomes the world’s greatest creator… and the world’s worst father to his teenage son, Icarus.Tue, 27 Oct 2020
- 127 - The Land of the Dead Pt. 2
The journey continues into the Halls of Justice, where the hearts of the dead are weighed against the Feather of Truth. But can the Egyptian prince and his magical son make it home to the Land of the Living before the sun rises?Tue, 20 Oct 2020
- 125 - The Land of the Dead Pt. 1Tue, 13 Oct 2020
- 124 - La Llorona
She’s the spirit of a woman, crying unceasingly for her lost children… whom she herself killed. But La Llorona isn’t simply a tragic figure who lost her mind with jealousy. She’s the ghost of Mexico’s bloody past.Tue, 06 Oct 2020
- 122 - The Three Sisters
This Native American parable features three girls who are not quite human, but not quite spirits either. They sustain life for the Haudenosaunee people, but only after they have had time to grow on their own.Tue, 29 Sep 2020
- 120 - The First Couple Pt. 2
Creating the world cost Izanami her life. Now, a rage-filled Izanagi defies the elder gods and vows to rescue his wife’s soul from the land of the dead. But as Izanagi risks it all, Izanami embarks on her own strange journey.Tue, 22 Sep 2020
- 119 - The First Couple Pt. 1
This is the Japanese Shinto tale of the god Izanagi and the goddess Izanami: two young deities tasked with marrying each other and creating the world. Their idyllic existence is threatened when Izanami rebels against the subservient role she’s expected to play—and Izanagi must choose between obeying the elder gods or supporting his wife.Tue, 15 Sep 2020
- 117 - Murile
This African myth is both a hero story and a cautionary tale: On the verge of manhood, the young Murile wants to take on more responsibility in his family... but his overprotective mother has other ideas about what's best for the headstrong boy.Tue, 08 Sep 2020
- 116 - The Founding of Tenochtitlan Pt. 2
After leaving his vengeful sister behind, Huitzilopochtli continues leading the Mexica to their new home. But with each new enemy he encounters along the way comes a new temptation: power. Huitzilopochtli must choose what kind of leader he will be.Tue, 01 Sep 2020
- 114 - The Founding of Tenochtitlan Pt. 1
Before they were the great Aztecs of Mesoamerica, they were a wandering tribe called Mexica. They enlist a warrior god named Huitzilopochtli to guide them to a new home, but along the way, his vengeful sister Malinalxochitl plagues them with insects… and plots total destruction.Tue, 25 Aug 2020
- 113 - The Good Twin and the Evil Twin
The Yuma people of North America believe the earth was not created by one god, but two. These twins represent the fundamental forces of good and evil, and only one of them is destined to be victorious in their world-changing struggle.Tue, 18 Aug 2020
- 111 - AtrahasisTue, 11 Aug 2020
- 110 - Emerging Into the Upper World
Born in darkness, deep within the earth, Ia’tik and Nao’tsiti were all each other had—until the voice of a spirit guided them into the barren world above. This creation tale comes from an American indigenous tribe of New Mexico, the Acoma Pueblo.Tue, 04 Aug 2020
- 109 - KammapaTue, 28 Jul 2020
- 108 - Motecuhzoma Pt. 2Tue, 21 Jul 2020
- 107 - Motecuhzoma Pt. 1
He was a real historical figure, but Motecuhzoma’s story has become shrouded in myth. This particular legend tells the story of how the Aztec King went in search of their ancient homeland to save his kingdom from a deadly drought.Tue, 14 Jul 2020
- 106 - The Mwindo Epic Pt. 2
An older, bolder Mwindo returns to his village to take down his father, but his temper causes unimaginable destruction and his father flees into the Underworld. As Mwindo ventures there to find him, he befriends a goddess, bargains with a god, and learns the hallmarks of a true leader.Tue, 07 Jul 2020
- 105 - The Mwindo Epic Pt. 1Tue, 30 Jun 2020
- 104 - Father’s Day Special: Zeus & Cronus Pt. 2
In the second part of this Mythology Father's Day special, the Titans are defeated, and the new gods rule from Olympus. But Zeus, new King of the Gods, is beset by doubts. How can he keep himself from following in his father's footsteps? And will his own children seek to overthrow him, the way he overthrew Cronus?Tue, 23 Jun 2020
- 102 - Father’s Day Special: Zeus & Cronus Pt. 1
The origin story of the Greek Gods is one of the most infamous father-son stories in all of mythology. Cronus, the King of the Titans was given a prophecy that he would be overthrown by his children. To prevent this from happening, he made a rather dramatic choice...Tue, 16 Jun 2020
- 100 - The Aeneid Pt. 4
Today, we conclude our four-part re-telling of the ancient classic, the Aeneid: The war between the Latins and the Trojans comes to a head, while Venus seeks to put a stop to Juno's cruelty once and for all. Meanwhile, Aeneas charges head-long toward his destiny: a final battle with the future glory of Rome hanging in the balance.Thu, 11 Jun 2020
- 99 - The Aeneid Pt. 3
Today, we continue our four-part re-telling of the ancient classic, the Aeneid. Tune in this Thursday for the fourth and final part: Aeneas's adventure doesn't end when he reaches Italy. While he sets out to make allies of the people who live there, Juno conspires to throw the Trojans into a new war.Tue, 09 Jun 2020
- 98 - The Aeneid Pt. 2
During the next two weeks, we’ll be bringing you episodes of Mythology on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as we continue our four-part re-telling of the ancient classic, the Aeneid: The Trojan refugees continue their search for the new home promised by the Fates, a journey that will lead Aeneas to the depths of the underworld.Thu, 04 Jun 2020
- 97 - The Aeneid Pt. 1
During the next two weeks, we’ll be bringing you episodes of Mythology on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as we begin our four-part re-telling of the ancient classic, the Aeneid: After the fall of Troy, the Trojan hero Aeneas leads a band of refugees across the sea in search of a new home. Guided by his mother Venus, goddess of Love, and hounded by Juno, Queen of the gods, they will face brutal storms, terrifying monsters, and the wrath of a fiery queen.Tue, 02 Jun 2020
- 96 - AlmafiTue, 26 May 2020
- 95 - How Maui Snared the Sun Pt. 2Tue, 19 May 2020
- 94 - How Maui Snared the Sun Pt. 1
This is the story of the Polynesian demi-god and cultural hero Maui. A cavelier do-gooder who tends to lean on his brawn more than his brains, Maui's heroic deeds once had the tendency to cause more harm than good.Tue, 12 May 2020
- 93 - Huang Di
Over 5,000 years ago, the legendary Yellow Emperor Huang Di united all the tribes of China under his rule. But while most of the land celebrated this new era of peace and prosperity, one figure refused to submit. His name was Chi You, and he was determined to take Huang Di's head before he kneeled.Tue, 05 May 2020
- 92 - Chase of the Severed HeadTue, 28 Apr 2020
- 90 - NEW: Bulat the Brave
We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Mythology today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. This adventure is more than just fulfilling a prophecy. Though Bulat the Brave’s heroics are the backbone of the story, this Russian folktale is really about the unlikely friendship that blossoms between two very different men.Tue, 21 Apr 2020
- 89 - Crossover Week: Mythical Monsters (Argus)
If you enjoy the stories told in Mythology, check out this episode from our series Mythical Monsters: In Greek mythology, Argus Panoptes was a giant with 100 eyes spread over his entire body. Unlike most of the giants, who rebelled against the gods, Argus was one of Queen Hera’s most loyal servants.Tue, 14 Apr 2020
- 88 - DangunTue, 07 Apr 2020
- 87 - Vagina Dentata
It’s a Ponca tribe tale about two sisters with an unusual second set of teeth. As the story goes, the Native American cultural hero and trickster, Coyote, happens upon these young women and finds himself drawn to their lethal sexual exploits.Tue, 31 Mar 2020
- 86 - Parcast Classic: Osiris and Isis Pt. 1
Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! Together they wished to lead the world to peace and prosperity, but their tyrannical grandfather stood in their way. Once Isis figured out how to gain power, a nefarious villain would enact a plot against them that would change the fate of Egypt forever.Tue, 24 Mar 2020
- 85 - MahishasurTue, 17 Mar 2020
- 83 - Orphan Boy & Elk Dog Pt. 2Tue, 10 Mar 2020
- 82 - Orphan Boy & Elk Dog Pt. 1
Long Arrow is an orphan and an outcast—unable to hear, unable to speak, he follows after his tribe, surviving only on scraps. However, he is destined to become a hero and usher his people into a new age.Tue, 03 Mar 2020
- 81 - Lạc Long QuânTue, 25 Feb 2020
- 80 - Mythology Rewind: The Epic of Gilgamesh Pt. 1
On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Mythology that you might have missed! The half-god king, Gilgamesh, finds himself growing bored with his power, so the gods create a wild man who can challenge his strength. When these two fearsome men meet, they will live on in their stories for millennia to come. This Mesopotamian epic poem, composed in 2100 BCE, is considered to be one of the foundational texts in human history.Sun, 23 Feb 2020
- 78 - Sudika-mbambi Pt. 2
Sudika-mbambi’s quest for revenge against the monsters that had attacked his family ended in betrayal at the hands of his new friends, the Kipalendes. While Sudika-mbambi ventured through the Land of the Dead, Kabundungulu prepared himself for a journey to save his twin brother.Tue, 18 Feb 2020
- 77 - Sudika-mbambi Pt. 1
They are two brothers known in Angola culture as the thunder Gods—with Sudika-mbambi being the thunder from the east, and his twin brother Kabundungulu the echo of thunder that answers from the west. They were known to destroy demons, defeat monsters, and take whatever they wanted.Tue, 11 Feb 2020
- 76 - Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne
Perhaps the story that exemplifies Robin Hood’s character more than any other was Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne. It’s possibly the oldest Robin Hood ballad, dating back to before the 15th Century. And it begins with the titular hero awakening from a dark and troubling dream...Tue, 04 Feb 2020
- 75 - Quetzalcoatl
Known as the feathered serpent, Quetzalcoatl has been worshipped in various forms by cultures throughout the region that is now Mexico. According to the Toltecs, he was initially a mortal priest-king named Ce Acatl who suffered a horrific fall from grace. He sacrificed himself to save humanity from a coming disaster and, in the process, was transformed into a god.Tue, 28 Jan 2020
- 74 - Mythology Rewind: Loki Pt. 1
On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Mythology that you might have missed! The son of a Giant and a God, Loki shows an ambivalence towards their problems and relies heavily on shape-shifting tricks.Sun, 26 Jan 2020
- 73 - Beowulf Pt. 3
As Beowulf approaches his twilight years, he is left with little else to accomplish. He has slain monsters, ruled a peaceful kingdom for 50 years, and held invaders at bay. But that tranquility is soon disturbed when an underground thief steals a cup from a dragon—and a fiery fury is unleashed on the land of the Geats.Tue, 21 Jan 2020
- 72 - Beowulf Pt. 2
After defeating the vicious monster Grendel, Beowulf and the Danes celebrate their first night of peace in many years. But little do they know, another vicious beast lurks in the darkness—Grendel's terrible mother, a creature who will stop at nothing for revenge.Tue, 14 Jan 2020
- 71 - Beowulf Pt. 1
Whether it’s dismissed as little more than an old children’s story or a record of the moment when paganism gave way to Christianity, Beowulf has had a profound impact on the evolution of western storytelling and is one of the most important works of Old English literature.Tue, 07 Jan 2020
- 70 - Best of 2019: The Amazons Pt. 2
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: In the wake of Queen Hippolyta’s death and Antiope’s abduction by Theseus, the Amazon Queens’ youngest sister, Penthesilea, was left to rule the nation of warrior women. Consumed with rage at the injustices done to her sisters, Penthesilea grew into a bitter leader.Tue, 31 Dec 2019
- 69 - Best of 2019: The Amazons Pt. 1
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: For years, the tribe of warrior women known as “the Amazons” lived in isolation on an island far from men, until Hercules and Jason and the Argonauts beached upon their shores. From that moment on, a friendship was forged that would ultimately lead to the Amazons’ destruction.Tue, 24 Dec 2019
- 68 - Krampus Pt. 2
Krampus is only one of a wide variety of Germanic Holiday Demons. In the 12 days surrounding Christmas, or Rauhnächte, demons, witches, werewolves, and spirits are believed to haunt the Alps, making the Christmas season a time of horror.Tue, 17 Dec 2019
- 67 - Krampus Pt. 1Tue, 10 Dec 2019
- 66 - Krasue: The Vampiric SpiritTue, 03 Dec 2019
- 65 - The Monkey King Pt. 3
For 14 years, The Monkey King protected Tripitaka from various demons seeking to destroy him. Alongside Zhu Bajie, Sha Wujing, and Yulong, the band of immortals finally reach India and are rewarded for their efforts by the Buddha.Tue, 26 Nov 2019
- 63 - The Monkey King Pt. 2
After 500 years trapped underneath a mountain by Buddha, the Monkey King finally gets a chance at redemption by joining the Buddhist Monkey, Tripitaka, on a sacred journey to India. Tripitaka quickly learns that the Monkey King's mischievous ways will be difficult to adjust to.Tue, 19 Nov 2019
- 61 - The Monkey King Pt. 1
Born from a stone egg atop a mountain, the magical Monkey King stops at nothing to learn the secrets to immortality. As his strength grows, he proves a challenge for the heavens—forcing the Jade Emperor and Buddah himself to teach this irresponsible monkey a lesson.Tue, 12 Nov 2019
- 60 - Chenoo: The Ice Giant
According to old Algonquin legend, a terrifying beast stalks the winter wastes of Canada's northern tundra. It's heart is made of ice, and it feasts on human flesh. All who behold its terror know to fear the mighty Chenoo.Tue, 05 Nov 2019
- 58 - White Buffalo Calf Woman Pt. 2Tue, 29 Oct 2019
- 56 - White Buffalo Calf Woman Pt. 1
A central myth of the Plains tribes—the White Buffalo Calf Woman was a Lakota deity, said to bring good fortune. After their encounter with her, two Lakota hunters—Akecheta and Enapay—bring her back to their tribe with the hopes of experiencing enlightenment and harmony.Tue, 22 Oct 2019
- 55 - The Children of Lir Pt. 2Tue, 15 Oct 2019
- 53 - The Children of Lir Pt.1Tue, 08 Oct 2019
- 51 - Orpheus and Eurydice Pt. 2: Hades
Orpheus descends into the underworld in search of his beautiful wife. But Hades, the God of the Underworld, does not let his own go easily, and Orpheus finds the challenge Hades sets before him extremely difficult...Tue, 01 Oct 2019
- 49 - Orpheus and Eurydice Pt. 1: Tragic Love
Orpheus, a great singer, and Eurydice, his beautiful bride, were deeply in love. But their union wasn't fated for happiness, and quickly devolved into tragedy. Orpheus must face man's darkest fear for his beloved: death itself.Tue, 24 Sep 2019
- 47 - The Legend of the Rosstrappe
Atop Rosstrappe hill in Germany’s Harz Mountains, there is a massive indentation resembling a horse’s hoof print. According to legend, it became imprinted in the rock when a beautiful princess named Brunhilde fled from an evil giant named Bodo.Tue, 17 Sep 2019
- 46 - Anansi the Spider Pt. 2: Humanity
Now a human, Anansi must navigate having a fragile body and living in a complex social structure. He struggles with looking outside of himself, frequently manipulating others without considering the consequences. As he ages and tires of his earthly responsibilities, he longs to return to the life of a god.Tue, 10 Sep 2019
- 44 - Anansi the Spider Pt. 1: Trickster
The West African Ashanti tribe have a rich oral tradition surrounding one central figure. Anansi is a spider, a man, a hero, a villain, a comedian, and a teller of serious truths. In our version, he begins as a god, the son of Nyame the sky god. He trades wits with his father, both demanding a series of favors from one another that escalate into madness. In the process, Anansi might just bring enlightenment to humanity.Tue, 03 Sep 2019
- 42 - The Odyssey Pt. 4: Death To All Suitors
Following his reunion with his son, Telemachus, Odysseus puts his plan in motion, goading the suitors into anger as his allies stole their weapons and sealed the palace doors. As Odysseus prepared to reveal himself, he knew one thing; he would show no mercy.
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- 41 - The Odyssey Pt. 3: Return to Ithaca
After twenty years away, Odysseus finally returns to his homeland of Ithaca, only to find that all was not well. A small army of suitors had taken up residence in his palace, hoping to coerce his wife, Penelope, into marrying one of them so that they could lay claim to Odysseus' kingdom. With help from the Goddess Athena, Odysseus sets about his plan to retake his throne.
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- 40 - The Odyssey Pt. 2: Odysseus' Journey
As a guest of the Phaeacians, Odysseus entertains his hosts with the tale of his misadventures. He tells the story of what happened after he and his fellow Ithacans left Troy with the spoils of war. Here, Odysseus relays his encounter with the dreaded Cyclops, the Witch Circe, and his own descent into the Underworld itself.
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- 39 - The Odyssey Pt. 1: The Missing King
Nearly 10 years after the end of the Trojan War, Odysseus, king of Ithaca and bravest of the Greeks, had yet to return home. His wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus, had no idea if he was even alive, though they held out hope that he would one day come back to him. After a message from the Gods, Telemachus sets out to pick up his father's trail and learn the fate of Odysseus.
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- 38 - The Amazons Pt. 2: Blood Debt
In the wake of Queen Hippolyta’s death and Antiope’s abduction by Theseus, the Amazon Queens’ youngest sister, Penthesilea, was left to rule the nation of warrior women. Consumed with rage at the injustices done to her sisters, Penthesilea grew into a bitter leader and planned to launch an attack on Theseus’ Athens.
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- 37 - The Amazons Pt. 1: The Tragedy of Men
For years, the tribe of warrior women known as the Amazons lived in isolation on an island far from the worlds of men, until Hercules and Jason and the Argonauts beached upon their shores. From that moment on, a friendship was forged between Hercules and the Amazon Queen Hippolyta. A friendship that would ultimately lead to the Amazons' destruction.
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- 36 - Inanna’s Descent Pt. 2: Lusting for Life
After Inanna, Queen of Heaven, was killed by her sister Ereshkigal, Queen of the Underworld, the world began to suffer in a melancholy malaise of sexless apathy.
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- 35 - Inanna’s Descent Pt. 1: Lusting for Power
In Ancient Sumer, Inanna was the goddess of sexuality and the Queen of Heaven, the most powerful goddess alive. Yet, even as she stood at the pinnacle of deific power, she longed to conquer more. She set her sights on the land of the underworld, but her sister, the Goddess of Death, would soon make her pay for her arrogance.
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- 34 - Cú Chulainn Pt. 3: Prophecy Fulfilled
Cú Chulainn's honeymoon is cut short when the vile Queen Medb casts a curse upon the fighting men of Uliad. She marches her army towards the castle and Cú Chulainn is the only thing that can stand in her way.
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- 33 - Cú Chulainn Pt. 2: The Gae Bulg
When Cú Chulainn is denied the opportunity to marry the love of his life, he travels to the Isle of Skye to train under the warrior woman Scathach. Her training is legendary for its brutality, and Cú Chulainn realizes that he may not make it home alive.
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- 31 - Cú Chulainn Pt. 1: Overwhelming Rage
In the ancient Irish kingdom of Uliad, the God Lu and a beautiful woman had a child named Setante. He is gifted beyond all measure, but he's also cursed with a fiery temper that transforms him into a monster who cannot discern friend from foe.
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- 30 - King Hadding Pt. 2: A Hunger for War
After Hadding claimed the throne of ancient Denmark through war and blood, he found himself growing increasingly bored with the day to day aspects of ruling a kingdom. In his boredom, Hadding begins to seek out battle and conflict that leads to negative consequences for his kingdom, and even his own children.
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- 29 - King Hadding Pt. 1: A Hunger for Vengeance
When the Norwegian king Swipdag invaded ancient Denmark, he slaughtered the Danish King Gram, sending Gram's infant son Hadding into exile. After being raised by giants, Hadding becomes a man and decides to seek revenge against the tyrant who murdered his father.
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- 28 - Pandora’s Box
When the Titan Prometheus stole fire for humanity, Zeus sought vengeance against him and all he held dear. His most extreme act of retribution came in the form of Pandora, a magnificent woman who didn't realize she was simply a pawn in a squabble between the gods.
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- 27 - The Book of Thoth Pt. 2: Leave It With the Dead
The Ancient Egyptian prince, Setne, longed for the magical power the Book of Thoth could grant him. In order to acquire it, he breaks into Naneferkaptan's tomb, only to find the dead pharaoh's spirit guarding the book.
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- 26 - The Book of Thoth Pt. 1: A Bamboozling Baboon
In Ancient Egypt, one god's wisdom surpassed all the rest: Thoth, the baboon god of intelligence. Thoth took it upon himself to maintain the balance of Ma'at, the force that sustained all life and constantly fluctuates between order and chaos.
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- 25 - Bellerophon Pt. 2: Soaring Victories
Falsely accused of a horrific crime, Bellerophon is punished by King Lobates, who desperately wants to see him dead. The King sends Bellerophon on a suicide mission; to fight and kill the chimaera, a nightmarish beast with the heads of a lion, a goat, and a venomous serpent.
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- 23 - Bellerophon Pt. 1: Justly Exiled, Unjustly Reviled
After discovering that he was the son of Poseidon, Bellerophon dreamed of flying on Pegasus, an immortal winged stallion. With the help of Athena, Bellerophon would achieve his dream, but jealousy would eventually tear his life apart.
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- 22 - Perseus: A Gaze of Stone
Acrisius, the King of Argos, feared that his offspring would rise up against him. He locked Danae, his only daughter, in a tower to keep her from bearing children. Yet no tower can stop Zeus, king of the gods.
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- 21 - Amaterasu Pt. 2: The Sun Hides Its Face
Ancient Japan was ruled by the gods who lived in heaven, and the kami who roamed the earth. The most important god of all was Amaterasu, goddess of the sun, who gave life. However, after fighting with her brother, Amaterasu hid herself from the world, leaving everything to die.
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- 20 - Amaterasu Pt. 1: Shining Brilliance
In Ancient Japan, practitioners of the Shinto religion worshiped Amaterasu, goddess of beauty and goddess of the sun. Amaterasu lives in the heavens shining her brilliance down upon the Earth. Yet, her brother, Susano-O, god of storms and seas, destroys her creations out of spite.
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- 19 - Osiris and Isis Pt. 2: Chaos Reigns
Seth, the god of chaos and violence, ruled over Ancient Egypt after murdering his brother, Osiris. Now Isis, Osiris's wife and goddess of magic and compassion, set out on a quest to bring Osiris back to life. However, Seth does not plan on giving up his power easily.
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- 18 - Osiris and Isis Pt. 1: Good Intentions, Evil Siblings
They wish to lead the world to peace and prosperity, but their tyrannical grandfather stands in their way. When Isis figures out how to gain power, a nefarious villain would soon enact a plot against them that would change the fate of Egypt forever.
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- 16 - Jason and the Golden Fleece Pt. 2
After traveling most of the globe, Jason finally found the golden fleece. Unfortunately, the fleece was guarded by a tyrannical king, his army, and a dragon. Jason doubted his own talents in the face of such steep odds, but the gods soon send him help... in the form of the King's daughter.
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- 15 - Jason and the Golden Fleece Pt. 1
Jason crafts the finest ship ever built and crews it with the greatest men from Greek legend. This group of warriors then travels far across the sea facing beast, giants, and obstacles the likes of which have never been seen before. The fleece soon proves to be more difficult to acquire than Jason could have possibly imagined.
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- 14 - The Pride of Narcissus Pt. 2
After driving a man to suicide, Narcissus's self-obsessed worldview only grows. He soon finds himself stalked by Nemesis, the goddess of vengeance, and his story ends when he rejects a Nymph named Echo. This rejection was just one too many.
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- 13 - The Pride of Narcissus Pt. 1
Blessed with nearly divine beauty, the mortal man Narcissus finds himself the object of affection from all around him. As his pride grows to momentous levels, he leaves behind him a trail of tears borne from rejection. Eventually, those tears turn to blood.
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- 12 - Titanomachy: The War of the Titans
This 10-year war between the old gods and the new gods of Greek Mythology has Cronus leading the Titans and Zeus leading the new gods. Zeus came from a line of tyrannical deities, focused only on their own power. But when it comes time for him to take the lead, will he be able to forge his own way, or will he fall back into the abusive pattern of his predecessors?
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- 11 - The Epic of Gilgamesh Pt. 2
After slaying the giant Humbaba, Gilgamesh and Enkidu find themselves challenged by the gods themselves. The fallout from their next fight leads Gilgamesh on an existential journey for the gift of immortality.
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- 10 - The Epic of Gilgamesh Pt. 1
The half-god king, Gilgamesh, finds himself growing bored with his power, so the gods create a wild man who can challenge his strength. When these two fearsome men meet, they will live on in their stories for millennia to come. This Mesopotamian epic poem, composed in 2100 BCE, is considered to be one of the foundational texts in human history.
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- 9 - The Abduction of Persephone
The goddess of the harvest, Demeter, loved nothing more than her daughter, Persephone. So when Hades, King of the Underworld, kidnaps Persephone, she vows to rescue her. Demeter’s grief plunges the entire world into an endless winter. With the fate of humanity at stake, will Demeter be able to rescue her daughter? Or will Persephone be trapped forever under frozen ground?
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- 8 - Hercules Pt. 2: Apotheosis
The King sends him on a suicide mission, but determined to find redemption, Hercules sets out to complete the task. His journey would take him to the gates of Hades and the heights of Mount Olympus, but Hercules’ story would only end with fire and blood.
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- 7 - Hercules Pt. 1: Strength in Suffering
Of all the mythological figures of Ancient Greece, none has maintained as much prominence as Hercules, the demigod gifted with super strength. While many of us know of Hercules's feats, his childhood and early life were defined by drastic mistakes and their gruesome consequences.
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- 6 - Loki Pt. 3: The God of Fire
The Trickster God has tested the Asgardian gods’ patience for the last time. Ever the treasonous brethren, scapegoat, and foe to the gods, Loki stands trial as Odin hands down an unthinkably cruel punishment in the wake of the impending prophecy.
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- 5 - Loki Pt. 2: The God of Mischief
The Gods know their fate and that Loki’s is the most tragic of them all. Constantly confronted with his terrible destiny, a darkness begins to settle over Loki’s one time light hearted countenance. He begins to resent the gods and their ignorant vanity. But is it the Gods who are responsible for this budding malice, a malice that will ensure the coming of Ragnarok and the destruction of the world, or is it Loki himself?Tue, 01 Jan 2019
- 4 - Loki Pt. 1: The Trickster God
A figure prevalent within the Norse Mythology, but one whose motivations and purpose have been the subject of debate for hundreds of years. There is relatively little source material about Loki and his name has multiple translations. The son of a Giant and a God, Loki shows an ambivalence towards their problems and relies heavily on shape shifting tricks.
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- 3 - Athena Pt. 2: Lady of Athens
She exists in a liminal state, but slowly finds her own identity as protector of Athens, guardian of heroes, and goddess of wisdom at home and at war. Athena struggles to walk the line between her feminine ideal and her warrior nature, defending the weak, and fighting for her own city. But soon realizes that her penchant for transformations has dark consequences.
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- 2 - Athena Pt. 1: War and Wisdom
The Goddess of art and war defied gender roles exhibited in Greek culture. Athena fought fiercely in a culture where women didn’t go to battle. Athena vowed to never be a lover or bear children. She used wisdom to find a balance between the ways of the past and the way of the future.
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- 1 - Introducing Mythology
Gods and heroes. Titans and transformations. Life before earth, and after it. Mythology uses half-humans to explore what it means to be human. And the newest podcast from Parcast explores Mythology. Through audio-drama, we bring these stories to life. Then, we examine where myths come from, what they mean, and how they shape our world today. New episodes of Mythology come out every Tuesday.Fri, 16 Nov 2018
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