Episodes
Liv reads Book Fourteen of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title! Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Hermes = Mercury Kronos =...
Published 06/30/20
This episode is a combined re-broadcasting of another set of past LGBTQ episodes. Happy PRIDE! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: sources are listed under the original episode's descriptions. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about...
Published 06/23/20
Liv reads Book Thirteen of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title! Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Hermes = Mercury Kronos =...
Published 06/19/20
A very exciting announcement! And, Liv reads Book Twelve of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title! Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out:Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione Poseidon = Neptune Hades =...
Published 06/16/20
Happy Pride! Heracles and Hylas loved each other very much, but as with most gay love stories of Greek mythology... it doesn't end well. #BLM This episode also includes last year's PRIDE episode as a bonus, CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sponsor! Storyworth: for $10 off your first purchase visit StoryWorth.com/mythsbaby. Sources: The...
Published 06/09/20
Liv reads Book Eleven of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title! Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Hermes = Mercury Kronos =...
Published 06/05/20
This is a re-airing of the fan favourite episodes on Cupid and Psyche, combined into one epic episode. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Apuleius' The Golden Ass, translated by Sarah Ruden. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about...
Published 06/02/20
Liv reads Book Ten of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title! Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out:Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Hermes = Mercury Kronos = Saturn Artemis...
Published 05/29/20
A certain famous inventor and his impulsive son attempt to escape the island of Crete. It doesn't go well. Flying too close to the sun has a price. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sponsor: Best Fiends: download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin...
Published 05/26/20
Liv reads Book Nine of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. This is not a standard episode, it's simply a reading of the Iliad. For regular episodes look for any that don't have "Liv Reads the..." in the title! Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out:Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Persephone = Proserpine Hermes =...
Published 05/22/20
Liv speaks with Danielle LaRose of Tiger's Hearts Collective, an all woman theatre company performing Troilus and Cressida (virtually) on May 25th for #CanadaPerforms. We talk Shakespeare, women in theatre, feminism, mythology, and Homer in general. And, of course, all about Shakespeare's interpretation of the Trojan War and all its heroes: Troilus and Cressida. The (shortened) play will be performed at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern on May 25th. Visit: https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/26631 for how and...
Published 05/19/20
Liv reads Book Eight of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Hermes = Mercury Kronos = Saturn Artemis = Diana Leto = Latona Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird) Heracles = Hercules (Not Latin,...
Published 05/15/20
The adventures of this obnoxious hero continue. There's dealings with Medea, a war among family, the Marathonian bull is finally killed, and his most famous story begins. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, the Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of...
Published 05/12/20
Liv reads Book Seven of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Hermes = Mercury Kronos = Saturn Artemis = Diana Leto = Latona Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird) Heracles = Hercules (Not Latin,...
Published 05/08/20
The mythological history of Minoan Crete's obsession with bulls is dark and wildly, terribly entertaining. Bulls, baby, bulls. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sponsor! Care/Of: for 50% off your first Care/Of order visit TakeCareOf.com and enter code MYTHSBABY; Best Fiends: download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google...
Published 05/05/20
Liv reads Book Six of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess) Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Hermes = Mercury Kronos = Saturn Artemis = Diana Leto = Latona Odysseus = Ulysses Heracles = Hercules (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of Troy, Alexandrus =...
Published 04/30/20
Theseus is destined to be a hero, he just knows it. He's willing to kill anyone along the way in order to prove it. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard,...
Published 04/28/20
Liv reads Book Five of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess); also sometimes her mother is Dione Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Hermes = Mercury Kronos = Saturn Artemis = Diana Leto = Latona Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird) Heracles = Hercules (Not Latin, but...
Published 04/23/20
King Aegeus of Athens goes looking for an heir and he gets on in the most troubling of ways. King Minos wages war against Attica, creating another tragic Scylla. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard, The Greek Myths by Robert Graves, Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and...
Published 04/21/20
Liv reads Book Two of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus (Cyprian goddess) Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Hermes = Mercury Kronos = Saturn Artemis = Diana Leto = Latona Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird) Heracles = Hercules (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives =...
Published 04/16/20
Gaia sends her Giant children to wage war against the Olympians. Guess who wins? CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology translated by Robin Hard. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can be found here: mythsbaby.com/sources-attributions. Learn more about your ad...
Published 04/14/20
Liv reads Book Two of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Hermes = Mercury Kronos = Saturn Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird) Heracles = Hercules (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of...
Published 04/09/20
Aeneas tells the story of the end of the Trojan War, and where to go from there. He's visited by ghosts, quite a few ghosts. It's a vibe. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Virgil's Aeneid, translated by David Ferry, and Virgil's Aeneid, translated by Sarah Ruden. Attributions and licensing information for music used in the podcast can...
Published 04/07/20
Liv reads Book Two of the Iliad, translated into prose by Samuel Butler. Here's a list Greek to Roman names to help you out: Zeus = Jove/Jupiter Hera = Juno Athena = Minerva/Pallas Minerva Ares = Mars Aphrodite = Venus Poseidon = Neptune Hades = Pluto Hermes = Mercury Kronos = Saturn Odysseus = Ulysses (I think he's the only mortal with a name change, the Romans were weird) Heracles = Hercules (Not Latin, but Achaeans/Danaans = Greeks, Argives = from Argos, Ilius = Troy, Dardanian = ally of...
Published 04/02/20