Greek Gods and Human Mythtakes

Greek Myths are arguably the most influential stories ever told, with their influences seen everywhere today. From the iconic Medusa logo (Versace) to the Nike Wings of Vicotry (Nike). But what about the Greek Myths has set it apart from the others? In a world in which Olympians are petty, vain, short-tempered, and even roguish, it’s hard to understand what makes it have such a lasting impression. Our podcast focuses on how unfortunate the Greeks were when they garnered the attention of an Olympian, and how drastically their lives were altered.

It‘a best not to garner the attention of the deathless Olympians.

There are few myths in which Athena doesn't appear in-- whether that be a the main divinity, or a smaller role in the myth-- many of which we have already covered in out episode.

For this episode, we cover the the curses of Athena instead of the blessings. Because for every Hero that Athena blesses (Odysseus), there's there's another that she curses (Ajax the Lesser.) 

While the The ancient Greeks revered Athena, they had a complex relationship with Ares. They built shrines and made offerings to him, but did not worship him in the same manner they worshipped Other Olympians.

To the Greeks he was a necessary evil, not something to worship. 

Dustin continue our retelling of the comedic genius Aristophanes', by retelling the comedy  "The Birds", which centers around an Athenian's hairbrained scheme to use birds to destroy the Olympians.

This play was so good it was deemed ILL EAGLE. 

Aristophanes’ comedy “The Frogs” is a hilariously, absurd play which follows the ridiculous antics of Dionysus and his slave as they try to revive the greatest Athenian tragedians from the underworld. I guess you could call it a “ribbeting” play. 

Prometheus, the champion of mankind, is bound to a mountain for giving us fire. But exactly WHY he was given this brutal punishment appears to have been an issue many ancient Greeks grappled with.

In this episode we cover Aeschylus’ playwright “Prometheus Bound”— a completely new take on Prometheus— and how the play shapes our ideas and thoughts on his myth as a whole. 

The Muses, the divine inspiration of the arts, poets, language, bards, and so much more. Since Muses were the embodiment of every key characteristic of what ancient Greeks (and even we today) define as being human; it’s only natural that ancient Greeks create myths which create a close bond with them.

In this episode we cover the Nymphs, who, like humans, find themselves at the mercy of the whim of the Olympians. 

What do you get when you combine ancient Greeks, drunken revelries, an unhealthy libido, and the table manners of a goat?

 

 In this episode we discuss how the outrageous, yet hilarious, tales of satyrs won of the Ancient Greek hearts. No other mythical creature is so crude, yet so loved by the Greeks.

Chiron, the teacher of heroes, inventor of medicine, and the probably the only centaur you’d feel comfortable with watching your children. This episode we continue our journey into the rustic deities and go into Chiron’s “Hay day”. 

This episode we will discuss some of the Greek deities involving liquid, whether it be water or booze. So join us and drink it all in!

Older Episodes »

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App