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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 who often times fought against these monsters; including Cadmus of Thebes and the Ismenian Dragon, Perseus of Argos and the Gorgon Medusa;  Bellerophon of Corinth, Pegasus, and the Chimaera; the cursed family of Pelops and the Oath of Tyndareus; the Lapiths, the Centaurs, and the Centauromachy; Meleager, Atalanta, and the Caledonian Boar Hunt; and the troublemaking of Pirithous and Theseus




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Pegasus.  Attic black-figure squat lekythos, artist unknown; ca. 450 BCE.  Now in the Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich.   Photo credit: Carole Raddato.
Leda and the Swan - Attica Red Felix, Vase Figure, at the Louvre museum
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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
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Mythology Translated Ep 20 Cadmus The Awesome and Tireaese Too!
Mythology Translated Ep 21 Kids!
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Mythology Translated Ep 32 Fetch Quest pt 2 – The Side Quests
Mythology Translated Ep 33 Fetch Quest pt 3 – Loot
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Mythology Translated Ep 36 Stone, Horses, and Propaganda
Mythology Translated Ep 38 Oh Yeah, You Guys Exist!
Mythology Translated Ep 39 Third Times a Charm
Mythology Translated Ep 53 Cults!
Mythology Translated Ep 76 Genealogies are Fun?
Mythology Translated Ep 77 Girls Have Cooties
Mythology Translated Ep 78 Death by Sympathetic Magic
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