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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

047 - Herakles: From Zero to Hero

In this episode, we discuss the iconography of Herakles, his early myths, his infamous twelve labors, his later life, his heroic persona and how he was worshipped as a pan-Hellenic divine hero, and his role as an apostle of Hellenism in the west





Recommended Podcast Episodes for Further Listening:
Myths and Legends Episode 10B Hercules: Labor Intensive
Myths and Legends Episode 37 Hercules: The Best at What He Does


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

046 - Monsters and Heroes

In this episode, we discuss the importance of heroes in Greek mythology, the creation of various beasts and monsters, and the lives and accomplishments of various mythic heroes; including Cadmus, the founder of Thebes; the Danaid dynasty at Argos, which includes Perseus, and the slaying of the Gorgon Medusa; Sisyphus, the founder of Corinth, and Bellerophon, Pegasus, and the slaying of the Chimaera; the cursed House of Atreus, including Tantalus, Pelops, Atreus, Thyestes, Agamemnon, and Menelaus; Tyndareus of Sparta; the Lapiths, Ixion, and the creation of the Centaurs; Meleager, Atalanta, and the Caledonian Boar Hunt; the troublemaking of Pirithous and Theseus; the Dioscuri and the Oath of Tyndareus


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Recommended Podcast Episodes for Further Listening:
Myths and Legends Episode 76 Atalanta: Lioness
Myths and Legends Episode 80A Medusa: Golden Child
Myths and Legends Episode 80B Perseus: I'm Set Free