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Argus

Mythical Monsters

44:42 min | 1 year ago

Argus

"This episode features Dramas ations and discussions of rape murder and violence against women. We like to advise an extra warning for sensitive content. And if you or someone you know has been assaulted. You can call eight hundred six five six hope to speak with a trained counselor twenty four seven baton listener discretion is advised especially for those under thirteen. Please note that there are many variations on the story of Argus Pinot. PANOPTICON are dramatization incorporates elements from several versions to give you the most dramatic retelling possible so the foul stench emanating from the cave entrance burned argus. Nostrils it reeked of rotting otting flesh and decay powerful enough to drive any mortal man to vomit but for the giant Argus panopticon whose body was covered in one hundred is it merely confirmed that he was in the right place with a torch in one hand and a sword in the other argus entered the cave. His eyes peered into the darkness scanning scanning for any sign of movement slowly and cautiously. He made his way deeper into the cave. The stench I grew fowler with each step. He knew he was getting close. As argus rounded a corner he stopped dead in his tracks. His one hundred eyes gazed upon the sleeping half serpent half woman beast before him a kid. Nah the mother of monsters together with her husband. Typhon she had given birth to Greece's is most terrible monsters. cerberus the Niimi in Lyon Hydra Silla. Her spahn preyed on mankind spreading terror. Wherever they went Queen Hera had had enough of a kidney? It was time to put an End To the Horror Argus is is were watchful of everything. Some gazed on the sleeping monster. Others were on the lookout for any danger perhaps one of the kidneys devilish children was lurking in the shadows waiting for the right moment to protect their mother. Argus inched closer he knew he had no time to waste. If a kid nowhere to awaken it would spell almost certain death for him. The time to strike was now argus raised his sword and down deep into the mother of monsters flesh blood sprayed from the wound covering argus and blinding several of his eyes. He stabbed a kidney again and again and again until the mother of monsters breathed. No more argus stood alone catching his breath. His one hundred is stared at the bloody bloody corpse now at last Hera would know that he was her most loyal servant. Welcome to mythical monsters. Apar- cast original. I'm Vanessa Richardson every week. We dive into history's most legendary monsters in telling pulling their stories. We hope to shed light on some truths hidden behind the creations of these beasts where they come from what they symbolize and how they expose expose humanity's greatest fears you can find episodes of mythical monsters and all other podcast originals for free on spotify or or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream mythical monsters for free on spotify just open the APP and type mythical monsters in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help us today. We're discussing Argus PANOPTICON. A giant with one hundred is spread over his entire body. Unlike unlike most of the giants who rebelled against the Gods Argus was one of Queen Harrah's most loyal servants giants are staples of human storytelling in the Bible. Giants are said Do have appeared as a race of beings called the NEF Aleem though sometimes translated as fallen ones the Netflix were sons of God who roamed the earth before Noah's flood in the book of numbers. The Neftali Moore said to have made humans. Look like grasshoppers leaving many scholars dollars to believe that this was a hint of their enormous size and of course the most famous giant in the Bible was the Philistine Goliath. The Greeks called these imposing figures. Gaga's the plural form being gagan tests. And it's in the word Geoghegan tests where where we get the word giant from but Geoghegan tess is more than just a Greek word. It's also the name of a race of giants according to the poet. Hessy ed the gun tests were children of Gaya and Uranus various Greek poets incorrectly described them as being Titan's probably because the ghantous waged war against the Olympia. In God's just like the titans did and like the titans. The GI guarantees wanted to rule over earth themselves. The war became known as the Gigan- Taki it began when Al Cya News leader of the GIG on tests stole cattle from Helius The Sun God the only way the contest could be defeated. was if immortal fought fought alongside the gods herrick. Lee's son of Zeus became that mortal Herrick Leigh's defeated Al scientists and soon after the gods killed most of the contests one by one. The gods buried the Geoghegan test deep in the earth and it was widely believed believed when the earthquake or volcano erupted. It was because one of the guarantees shifted in its burial chamber the the physical appearance of the gig contests in Greek mythology has changed over the years at one point. They were described as half man half serpent at other times. They were depicted as warriors by the fifth century. BC E the classic image of very large strong and barbaric Eric humanoid had become the dominant one appearing widely in Greek literature and art whether they were half man half serpent beasts the large barbarians giants have always been seen as the antithesis of the gods according to classics researcher Heather. Rae giants giants represented hubris lawlessness and self-indulgence while the Gods stood for civility and order giants personified ride chaos and rebellion. They were savages who resorted to violence at every turn however one giant stood in sharp contrast contrast to the brutish rebellious members of his species. His name was argus pinup Dennis and he was eager to serve the goddess. Hera Argus climbed the marble steps to Olympus with the head of a kidney mother of monsters sisters clutched in one many. I'd arm as he entered the home of the gods he lowered his one. Hundred is in a sign of respect. Argus felt the gods watching as he passed and heard their dark whispers he did not blame them for their suspicions and the last time members of his species had come to Olympics it had been to wage war against the Gods but argus was nothing nothing like those rebellious brutes and now by taking the head of a kid. Nah He had proven his sincerity at the end of the hall. Queen Harris Sat upon her throne her favorite bird. The Peacock at her side as argus is reached the goddess. He knelt before her and presented his trophy. Hera looked into the blank is of the kidnap and smiled the Queen of the God spoke her voice ringing loud and clear for all the gods to here. You have done well. Argus Pin OPTUS view beings would even attempt such a task and even fewer would be successful successful today. You have shown your absolute loyalty. If I were to request your services again would you provide them mm-hmm as you have done before argus beamed with pride of course my queen anything you ask of me. I will. Well do Hera nodded. Pleased Zoo. said she was a fool for relying on giant but Hera saw something in August as her is scanned the hall she frowned. Where was her husband anyway? At at that moment far across Greece the nymph Princess I o was bathing in the anonymous river. It was a daily ritual. She would leave the temple. Make her way to the river and show reverence to her father. The river God but the hour was growing late and I o Oh knew it was time to return as she turned to go. She was startled to discover a powerful man standing on the riverbank he had been watching. Bring her the man said to I. Oh my would a beautiful maiden you are. Such beauty is worthy of Zeus. I suspect you make your husband very happy. I'll blushed but shook her head replying that she was not not married. The man's eyes grew lustful a devilish smile crossed his face. Well then fair maiden might might. I suggest you rest in the woods. Here come in line next to me under the trees and away from the Sun. I will protect you you from the boars and beasts running wild in the fields. I promise you will be safe for you or in the presence of the God who can wield lightning from above. I O now realized that this was Zeus King of the Gods. She could see the wanton. Look in Zoos. I and knew his true desires. I O kindly thanked Zeus but declined. She turned and began to walk away back to her father's house. As I o continued you. Don Clouds began to form and fog blanketed. The open fields panic swelled inside her. She began and to run but the fog grew thicker. Soon I O was unable to see her own feet. Suddenly she ran into something hard and fell to the ground. Her eyes moved up the mass that had stopped her and she saw to her horror that she had run directly into Zeus. Zeus smiled as he towered over her. There was no escape for I o now sometime later. I O laid on the grass in shame. She gazed upon the satisfied. Zeus clearly pleased with himself that he got what he wanted. All I wanted was to get back home to her father to be as as far away from here as possible. Suddenly Zeus is smug smile disappeared and transformed into who fear I O was confused. Zeus rambled to himself Hera. No something is wrong. She must not discover discover what I have done. She must not find this woman. Perhaps I'll put her in a cave or send her to a remote island. No no disguise. Zeus turned toward I. Oh and then with a snap of his fingers the bones sounds in her body began to change her feet contorted and her face grew long. She had no idea what was happening thing and then she saw something coming from the heavens. It floated down towards her and Zeus Zeus. As the object got closer she realized what it was. Hera Queen of the Gods Hera Hera coyly looked at Zeus and said where have you been husband. Why was there a storm over our goalies? No Oh sooner had hera finished asking this question then she looked toward I o and paused. I O watched as the suspicious look. Inheritors I turned to one of reverence. Hera asked Zeus. Where did this cow come from husband and I was confused? She looked around no cows insight. She wondered what Hera meant suddenly. Suddenly I felt a tug at her neck and began walking forward. Hera was leading her away from Zeus. The the fear inside I o went wild but she was still too afraid to speak in front of the Gods Hera didn't lead lead. I O very far. She wondered if she was going to be killed. Because of Zeus actions. Then she heard Hera Yellen Name Argus panopticon. I thought it was a strange sounding name. Even more strange when Hera yelled at again and the earth began to tremble small rocks shook wildly on the ground. Suddenly a massive shadow loomed wound over her as I o turned her eyes widen in terror before her was a giant a a giant whose body was covered in one hundred blinking. Is I o screamed but all that came out was was a low bellowing sound. Hera ignored the pathetic noise. She turned to argus and said Argus Panopticon. I have a most important task for you coming up Hera Hera entrust the hundred ide giant to watch over I o the cow. Hi It's Vanessa. I'm excited to tell you about an incredible show from podcast that you don't WanNa miss their four legged full of love and oftentimes more like family than their nickname nicknamed suggests dog tales tells the true stories of her ROIC canines who've gone above and beyond their best friend duties every Monday Monday. Dog Tales embark on a new journey of courage service and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. You'll hear tales of of inspiration from all breeds of life like buddy the German shepherd. The world's first seeing guide dog or Huskies Balto and Togo ago. The sled dogs who made a lifesaving medical delivery from anchorage to nome each episode of Dog Tales as unique as the pups themselves and sure sure to bring you closer to the furry friend in your life so get ready to sit stay and rollover with excitement for podcasts endearing series. Dog Dog Tales listened to dog tales. Free on spotify or wherever. You get your podcasts now. Back to the story after slaying. A Kidney Mother of Monsters Argus Panaghiotis the one hundred eyed giant became Queen Harrah's most loyal Servant Argus waited patiently for his next assignment. He kept busy watching over the shepherds and cattleman roaming the argeles countryside at the ready in case they needed protection and then argus heard Harra Sarah call he knew it could mean only one thing another task no matter what it was he was ready to serve. Serve his queen. The origins of Argus Panetta's very from poet to poet some claim that argus was the son of the human human king arrest. Or and the river nymph mckanie mckinney. Being the namesake of the city my seaney in our goalies others proclaim that he was the son of the Titan. Guy Who birthed him without a father would ever argus origin. Pinatas wasn't his last asked name. But an epithet pinup this translates roughly into all seeing and refers to the fact that his body was covered with one. Hundred is while some is rested others remained open so that he was never fully asleep thus the giant could keep people watchful eye on anything and in some versions of his story. Argues is able to grow as tall as a mountain giving him the ability to see great distances. It's easy to see why Hera thought he would be the perfect guardian for the mysterious cow. She found in her husband's company. Take a cow. She highly suspected was more than a cow. When argus arrived to he'd need Harrah's call? He was confused to see that a beautiful snow white cow was at Harris side instead of a peacock. Her our favorite bird hera explained zoo says this cow is merely a cow. But when was the last time my husband told. Hold me the truth. Watch over it and sure that Zeus doesn't try and steal her away. Argus responded my eyes is will never leave her my queen whether it be day or night at least two is will keep careful. Watch no matter where I stand. Dand she will be in my gaze. Herro was pleased. She handed the terrified. I O to Argus and returned turned to Mount Olympus Under Argus is watch I oh the cow was forced to graze the countryside. It was far far from what she was accustomed to tree leaves. Bitter Herbs and Bush is all washed down with dirty puddles of water she. She was miserable punished for her own. Misfortune as the sunset and day turned to night. Argus took I go to an olive tree with a rope. He tied her by the neck making sure she couldn't wander off into the night argus rested by different different tree nearby and though most of his eyes closed to sleep at least two remained open vigilant in their duty he to Hera for days. This was argus. And I os routine argus would rise unfocused and the rope and allow I o Oh to Rome but always kept a close watch on her. When night fell he would confine her to the Olive Tree? I O was far from happy but she needed to get all of argus is off of her if she was to flee at first she tried to hide behind a tree tree or a Bush but argus was quick to find her. She tried to run away as fast as possible but the giant grabbed her before she got far. Finally I o tried to simply plead with him but all that came from her mouth was that awful low bellowing flowing. Sound Argus cared little for the plight of I o to him. She was nothing more than a cow watching her task in service of his mistress argus had a job to do and he was determined to succeed. One one day argus watched as I o wandered toward the INA hosts river as she slowly made her way she grew happy and joyous Roy us she could see fresh clean water glorious relief from drinking muddy sludge but at the water's edge. She a jump with fright. She saw her reflection for the first time. Since Zeus had transformed her her white colored hide read her snout for a nose horns protruding from her head. I couldn't believe that this was her. What what has she done to deserve being raped and turned into a cow? Had she somehow offended all the gods I heard the sound of laughter in the distance. Some of her fellow nymphs were bathing. downriver she ran toward them shouting for help but all that came out was the low bellowing. I O hung her head in defeat she was startled to feel tender hand. Pat Her on the back. I O turned. The site filled her heart with joy. The hand belonged to her. Father INA hosts she needed to find a way to communicate with China hosts. I looked around for something. Something anything to prove she was his daughter. She stomped in the mud anxious. The mud she'd spell her name in the Muddy River Bank. I O slowly spelled out her story. Her father read the letters in confusion but realization tation soon dawned on his face in a host cried out. It cannot be WHOA. And Alas WHOA WHOA and alas this is my daughter. My show who I have searched for far and wide INA hosts wrapped his arm arm around Io's neck and embraced her and for the first time in many days I o was truly happy. Perhaps in all the Excitement I oh for God argus was watching from a distance seeing the cow interact with a river. Ver- God Argus realized that Hera was right. This cow was more than a cow. Zeus had lied again but why Argus began to question why he was given this task. Killing kidney made sense she was after all all the mother of monsters. Her spun had terrorized the people of Greece. But what threat did this cow pose. She was no monster are she certainly couldn't rise against the gods like the Titans or the contest had argus mind spun until finally he had enough. It was not his place to question the Gods if his task was to keep his eyes upon this cow he he would do as Hera requested. Despite being duty-bound Argus felt some sympathy toward I owe it became obvious that she did not choose her fate but her fate was chosen for her. The least argus could do who was take I o to a nicer pasture to make her situation less unbearable. So Argus took I oh by the rope and and led her away from the river. I O tried to protest to ask Argus to let her stay with INA hosts but all all that came out was the low bellowing. INA hosts himself was unable to leave the river lands and Argus ignored his calls. US worried the God was conspiring with Zeus. Once argus found a suitable pasture he let I o run free he then he grew to the size of a mountain so that he would be able to see her no matter how far she went I oh knew. There was no hope from now until her death. She was to wake up graze the pastures and sleep tied to a tree and all under the hundred watchful eyes of Argus panopticon back on Mount Out Olympics. Zeus was consumed with rage. How Dare Hera leave his ISO with this monstrosity to guard her? How how dare she keep him the king of the gods away from something he so desired he needed to have I o once more he he needed to free her from argus control however if he were to leave Olympus and transform I owe back herro Arrow would surely discover his infidelity and deception? No he needed to send someone else to free her. Hermes Zeus called the trickster God Hermes appeared in a flash. He smiled and asked I his father why he was summoned. Zeus quickly told him that he had a mission on earth that he needed Hermes to accomplish. If Hermes Ramiz was up to the task Hermes nodded. Of course name what you need and I shall accomplish it by any means means necessary. Zoo smiled devilishly. He put his arm around his son. And said I need you to free. You might I o from her watcher. I need you Hermes to kill Argus. pinup this coming up. Argus faces off against Hermes now back to the story for days the giant Argus Pinatas had kept his one hundred watchful eyes on I. O.. The NYMPH Zeus Zeus had raped then turned into a cow so as to keep his assault and infidelity secret from his wife. Hera suspicious suspicious. Hera had charged argus with watching the cow though neither Hera nor argus was aware who the cow really was. Or why Zeus cared about her now high up on Mount Olympus. Zeus watched in anger as I o was being kept from from him. He wanted her back. He'd called upon his son Hermes to kill Argus and free ISO Hermes lease was all too eager to accept the mission. Hermes bolted down to Earth. He disguised himself as a shepherd. Donning a robe and a sun hat. Then he took out his snake twined wing top staff and used it to heard some sheep as he heard the Sheep Toward Argus and I O. He began to play from his reed flute. It wasn't long before the music caught. The ear of Argus pinup deaths argus looked around but couldn't find the source of the melody. This was especially Lee strange. Considering that when he expanded to mountain size he could see just about everywhere in the world at all times. Finally one of Argus is spotted a small shepherd in the distance playing the flute and to Argus Delight. The shepherd handed his way as Hermes Got Closer Argus merrily. Proclaimed you there shepherd come over here and sit with me by this rock. There is plenty of grass here for your flock to graze from and there is a lovely tree to provide you with shade. If you need need to rest. Hermes smiled to himself as he continued to play. His ruse was working as Hermes and the sheep came toward Argus Argus asked. Who are you who plays such beautiful music? Hermes said he was is a simple shepard who played because his flock enjoyed. The Music Argus smiled in delight. He again invited invited Hermes to rest under the tree. Hermes obliged he set his staff to the side and plopped underneath the Olive Tree. It gave him a perfect view of ISO grazing in the distance. Hermes said that is a beautiful snow. White cow how is she yours. Argus shook his head she is my masters I have been tasked to keep a watchful eye over her. You're for the next several hours argus and Hermes casually chatted no topic was off limits. And whether it be about the shepherd's flock or political intrigue at Times Hermes played from his flute and Argus enjoyed every minute of it however Hermes was becoming agitated as he played he noticed that some of argus is is would fall asleep but not all of them. He didn't understand why the music wasn't working. Hermes continued to play until finally argus put his hand up to stop. He asked the trickster God where he came across such a beautiful flute. Army's smiled knowing that this was his opening. He responded it is new never before has a flute such as this. This been created argus was baffled. He asked how did you come by such thing. Hermes thought that perhaps said tedious story might get the other. Half of argus is is too close. He began the tail of the wood nymph. Searing and Pan searing lived in the mountains of Arcadia and was known for her beauty. However following the example of the Goddess Artemis S.? She vowed chastity. Searing refused any and all suitors however the Seder Pan was was determined to win her over. He made advances siblings refused and ran away through. The Woods. Pen chased after after her. When they came across a river Pan was stopped in his tracks at an unusual sound he turned and saw reads blowing in the wind? It was unlike anything he had ever heard. Pan At once knew he needed to recapture the beautiful music so he took the reads and bound them together to make this flute and Hermes Hermes stopped. When he heard the giants snoring argus was Asleep Hermes began to inspect argus making sure that each and every I was really closed? Hermes was delighted to discover that the boring story had worked. Argus was completely asleep now was Hermes chance he hadn't much time to waste he produced Sickle shaped sword from his cloak. The blade shined brightly as the afternoon. Sun hit the edge. Hermes slowly holy and quietly aimed his sword at the sleeping giant's neck. He raised the sword high and brought it crushing down with all his might with a single swing. Hermes removed the giants head from its body blood-splattered spring from the neck. Like a Geyser Argus. pinups was no more killed in in his sleep the same way he himself had slain the mother of monsters Hermes stared at the one hundred. I'd corpse at last. Zeus would know that he was his father's most loyal son on Mount Olympus. Hera sensed the death of her servant Argus. She turned her gaze and saw the giants dead body. The next to it. She saw Hermes Holding Argus head towards her as if presenting it as a trophy Hera was filled with rage. She screamed and vowed revenge not on Zeus but on ISO back on earth I also realized that argus was no longer watching her this was her chance to flee. She ran as fast as she could never looking back. She ran and ran until finally she couldn't go any further. I O suddenly felt a sharp pain in her back as if she had been stung by a bee she was horrified to discover that a large demonic looking gadfly hovered around her in a fit of Rage Hera Sarah had conjured up a gadfly and sent it to torment I o I o tried to Swat the gadfly with her tail but it was the two quick. Whenever it had an opening it stung IO's body I o yelped in pain? Her only choice was to who run. I O ran out of the Peloponnese north through Thessaly and across Macedonia. She traveled around around the Aegean Sea and through Palestine through the deserts of Sinai and into Egypt with each step that I owe took look the gadfly was at her side stinging every chance it got soon I o reached the Nile River. She had no choice but to try and cross it but as she made her way she found that the bed of the river was muddy she began to sink. She turned around but saw the gadfly waiting for her at the riverbank. Aisles looked up to the heavens wins and began to pray please. May the gods show me mercy. I know not what I did to deserve such a fate. Please please save me on Mount Olympus. Io's cries reached zoonosis. Ears the desperation in her voice cut through Zeus 's cold heart. He turned to Hera and confessed. He begged his wife to end. Io's IO's torment. He swore on the river sticks that he would never again touch. The NYMPH. Herro was wary wary of the words coming from Zeus mouth. However the longer she looked the more she saw sincerity in his eyes? Her vengeance and rage slowly disappeared finely. She nodded and agreed to end. Io's torture sure Hera summoned the Gadfly back and allowed. I O to return to the banks of the river when she set set foot on land. Zeus Transformed Iro back into her original form. The horn slowly shrank into nothing and her cloven feet returned to normal and when she opened her mouth to speak she was overjoyed to hear. Not the Lo Bello. Hello but her own voice. Alpine Olympic Hera may have forgiven her husband but she was still overcome with with sadness at the death of her servant argus the giant had been loyal to her and she wanted to honor him. Her favorite favorite bird was the peacock and so she decided to take the eyes of Argus and put them on the peacock's feathers this this way everywhere the peacock was so too was argus is guarantees for thousands of years the peacock has been revered across various cultures even regarded as a symbol of royalty but the ancient Greeks also considered the peacock to be a symbol of immortality and resurrection. This may explain. Why Hera Charles? The Peacock to honor argus though the giant was is no more by taking his eyes and placing it on the immortal bird. Hera allowed him to live on and even though the peacock sheds sheds its feathers that they grow back with the eye. Spot means that argus is watch will never end historically giants in Greek mythology represented empire city and chaos since their inception they were seen as the antithesis of the orderly world of the Gods they attempted to overthrow Olympus and were resoundingly defeated by the Gods. It was barbarism versus assist civility and civility. Won The day argus. Panopticon on the other hand was different. Unlike the rebellious Genghis again tests of years past argus was a loyal servant in this way he represented the potential for chaos to become ordered word for the uncivilized to reform and take their place in culture but this is also perhaps his greatest weakness. Though he was all seeing his loyalty made him blind because he was unwavering in his service to Hera he failed to realize that he was merely a pawn in a game being played by the Gods. Thanks for listening to mythical monsters. We'll be back next week with a new episode you can find all episodes of mythical monsters and all other. The park has original for free on spotify. Not only does spotify already. 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Crossover Week: Mythical Monsters (Argus)

Mythology

44:38 min | 10 months ago

Crossover Week: Mythical Monsters (Argus)

"Hi Listeners due to the unfortunate spread of cove in Nineteen Parkhouse has decided to temporarily halt recording this week. Although saddens us to interrupt your listening experience we feel that. It's a necessary precaution to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff in the meantime. I'm extremely pleased to take this opportunity to introduce you to another podcast series. I host called mythical monsters now. If you love the ancient tales covered in mythology you'll find mythical monsters to be the perfect complement because what's a legendary hero or adventure without a dangerous obstacle standing in the way. Well our episode. Today is the perfect example of this. It's on August Panagiotis. The giant from Greek mythology who had over one hundred is spread over his entire body. If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear more tales of mythologies greatest foils follow. The park has series mythical monsters on spotify new episodes premiere every Monday. Listen free on spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts. This episode features dramatization and discussions of rape murder and violence against women. We'd like to advise an extra warning for sensitive content. If you or someone you know has been assaulted. You can call eight hundred six five six hope to speak with a trained counselor. Twenty four seven listener discretion is advised especially for those under thirteen. Please note that there are many variations on the story of August. Pinups are dramatization incorporates elements from several versions to give you the most dramatic retelling possible. The foul stench emanating from the cave entrance burned argus. It reeked of rotting flesh and decay powerful enough to drive any mortal man to vomit but for the giant Argus pinatas whose body was covered in one hundred is it merely confirmed that he was in the right place with a torch in one hand and a sword in the other argus entered the cave. His eyes peered into the darkness scanning for any sign of movement. Slowly and cautiously. He made his way deeper into the cave. The stench grew fowler with each step. He knew he was getting close. As August rounded a corner he stopped dead in his tracks. His one hundred eyes gazed upon the sleeping half serpent half woman beast before him. It kidnapped the mother of monsters together with her husband Typhon. She had given birth to Greece's most terrible monsters. Cerberus the NIIMI in Lyon Hydra Silla. Her spawn preyed on mankind spreading terror. Wherever they went Queen Hera had had enough of a kid. Now it was time to put an end to the horror. Argus is is were watchful of everything some gazed on the sleeping monster. Others were on the lookout for any danger. Perhaps one of the kidneys devilish children was lurking in the shadows waiting for the right moment to protect their mother. Argus inched closer. He knew he had no time to waste. If a kid no were to awaken it would spell almost certain death for him. The time to strike was now August raised his sword and bore it down deep into the mother of monsters flesh. Blood sprayed from the wound covering artists and blinding several of his eyes. He stabbed a kid again and again and again until the mother of monsters breathed. No more argus stood alone catching his breath. His one hundred is stared at the Bloody Corpse. Now at last herro would know that he was her most loyal servant. Welcome to mythical monsters a podcast original. I'm Vanessa Richardson every week. We dive into history's most legendary monsters in telling their stories. We hope to shed light on some truths hidden behind the creations of these beasts where they come from what they symbolize. And how they expose. Humanity's greatest fears you can find episodes of mythical monsters and all other park cast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream mythical monsters for free on spotify just open the APP and type mythical monsters in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network? And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help us today. We're discussing Argus PINUPS. A giant with one hundred is spread over his entire body. Unlike most of the giants who rebelled against the Gods Argus was one of Queen Harrah's most loyal servants giants are staples of human storytelling in the Bible. Giants are said to have appeared as a race of beings called the NEF Elim though sometimes translated as fallen ones the Netflix. Mmm were sons of God who roamed the earth before Noah's flood in the book of numbers. The netflix Moore said to have made humans. Look like grasshoppers leaving many scholars to believe that this was a hint of their enormous size. And of course the most famous giant in the Bible was the Philistine Goliath. The Greeks called these imposing figures. Giggles the plural form being Gi gone tests. And it's in the word Geoghegan tests where we get the word giant from but guess. Ghana's is more than just a Greek word. It's also the name of a race of giants. According to the poet Hess he had the gun tests were children of guy and Uranus various Greek poets incorrectly described them as being Titan's probably because the G- waged war against the Olympian Gods. Just like the titans did and like the titans. The gigantism wanted to rule over earth themselves. The war became known as the Gigan- Tomoki it began when Al Cya News leader of the Geoghegan tests stole cattle from Helius. The Sun God the only way the Gig on tests could be defeated. Was if immortal fought alongside the gods herrick. Lee's son of Zeus became that Mortal Hera cleese defeated Al scientists and soon after the gods killed most to the guarantees one by one. The gods buried the GIG on tests deep in the earth and it was widely believed when the earthquake to aura volcano erupted. It was because one of the gun tests shifted in its burial chamber. The physical appearance of the gone tests. In Greek mythology has changed over the years at one point they were described as half man half serpent at other times they were depicted as warriors by the fifth century BC e the classic image of a very large strong and barbaric humanoid had become the dominant one appearing widely in Greek literature and art whether they were half men have serpent beasts or large barbarians. Giants have always been seen as the antithesis of the gods according to classics researcher. Heather Rae giants represented hubris lawlessness and self-indulgence while the Gods stood for civility and order giants personified chaos and rebellion. They were savages who resorted to violence at every turn however one giant stood in sharp contrast to the brutish rebellious members of his species. His name was argus Panetta's and he was eager to serve the Goddess Hera Argus climbed the Marble steps to Olympics with the head of a kid. Mother of monsters clutched in one many. I'd arm as he entered the home of the Gods. He lowered his one. Hundred is in a sign of respect. Argus felt the gods watching as he passed and heard their dark whispers. He did not blame them for their suspicions. The last time members of his species had come to Olympus it had been to wage war against the Gods but argus was nothing like those rebellious brutes and now by taking the head of a kid. He had proven his sincerity. At the end of the Hall Queen Hera Sat upon Her throne her favorite bird. The Peacock at her side as argus reached the goddess. He knelt before her and presented his trophy. Hera looked into. The blank is of a kidnap and smiled. The queen of the Gods spoke her voice ringing loud and clear for all the Gods to hear you have done well. Our guest pinups view beings would even attempt such a task and even fewer would be successful. Today you have shown your absolute loyalty. If I were to request your services again would you provide them as you have done before? August beamed with pride. Of course my queen anything you ask of me. I will do. Hera nodded pleased zoo. Said she was a fool for relying on giant but Harra saw something in argus as her is scanned. The hall she frowned. Where was her husband anyway? At that moment far across Greece the nymph Princess I o was bathing in the enough hosts river. It was a daily ritual. She would leave the temple. Make her way to the river and show reverence to her father. The river God but the hour was growing late and I o knew it was time to return as she turned to go. She was startled to discover a powerful man standing on the riverbank. He had been watching her. The man said to I. Oh my would a beautiful maiden you are such beauty is worthy of. I suspect you make your husband very happy. I'll blushed but shook her head replying that she was not married. The man's eyes grew lustful. A devilish smile crosses his face. Well then fair maiden might I suggest you rest in the woods here come in line next to me under the trees and away from the Sun I will protect you from the boars and beasts running wild in the fields. I promise you will be safe for you or in the presence. The God who can wield lightning from above. I O now realized that this was Zeus King of the Gods. She could see the wanton. Look Zeus as I and knew his true desires. I O kindly thanked Zeus but declined. She turned and began to walk away back to her father's house. As I o continued on clouds began to form and fog blanketed. The open fields panic swelled inside her. She began to run but the fog grew thicker. Soon I O was unable to see her own feet. Suddenly she ran into something hard and fell to the ground. Her eyes moved up the mass that had stopped her and she saw to her horror that she had run directly into Zeus. Zeus smiled as he towered over her. There was no escape for I o now some time later. I O laid on the grass in shame. She gazed upon the satisfieds. Zeus clearly pleased with himself that he got what he wanted. All I o wanted was to get back home to her father to be as far away from here as possible. Suddenly Zeus is smug smile disappeared and transformed into fear. I O was confused. Zeus rambled to himself. Hera knows something is wrong. She must not discover what I have done. She must not find this woman. Perhaps I'll put her in a cave or send her to a remote island no disguise. Zeus turned toward I. Oh and then. With a snap of his fingers the bones in her body began to change. Her feet contorted and her face grew long. She had no idea what was happening and then she saw something coming from the heavens. It floated down towards her and Zeus. As the object got closer. She realized what it was. Hera Queen of the Gods. Hera coyly looked at Zeus. And said where have you been husband? Why was there a storm over our goalies? No sooner had Hera finished asking this question. Then she looked toward ISO and paused. I O watched as the suspicious. Look in Harrah's. I turned to one of reverence. Hera asked Zeus. Where did this cow come from husband? I O was confused. She looked around. No cows incite. She wondered what Hera meant. Suddenly I o fell to tug at her neck and began walking forward. Hera was leading her away from Zeus. The fear inside I o went wild but she was still too afraid to speak in front of the Gods. Hera didn't lead I. Oh very far. She wondered if she was going to be killed. Because of Zuse's actions then she heard Hera Yell Name Argus Panov OPTUS. I O thought it was a strange sounding. Name even more strange. When Hera yelled at again the earth began to tremble. Small rocks shook wildly on the ground. Suddenly a massive shadow loomed over her as I o turned. Her eyes widened in terror before her was a giant a giant whose body was covered in one hundred blinking is iot screamed but all that came out was a low bellowing sound. Hera ignored the pathetic noise. She turned to artists and said Argus Panopticon. I have a most important task for you coming up. Hera entrust the hundred eyed giant to watch over I o the cow now. Back to the story after slaying a kidnap mother of Monsters Argus Pinellas. The one hundred eyed giant became Queen Harrah's most loyal Servant Argus waited patiently for his next assignment. He kept busy watching over the shepherds and cattleman roaming the argeles countryside at the ready in case they needed protection and then argus heard Hera call he knew it could mean only one thing another task no matter what it was. He was ready to serve his queen. The origins of Argus pinatas vary from poet to poet some claim that argus was the son of the human king arrest and the river. Nymph mckinney. Mckanie being the namesake of the city my seaney in our goalies others proclaim that he was the son of the Titan. Guy Who Birth. Tim Without a father would ever argus his origin. Panopticon wasn't his last name. But an epithet pinup this translates roughly into all seeing and refers to the fact that his body was covered with one. Hundred is while some is rested. Others remained open so that he was never fully asleep thus the giant could keep a watchful eye on anything and in some versions of his story. Argus is able to grow as tall as a mountain giving him the ability to see great distances. It's easy to see why. Hera thought he would be the perfect guardian for the mysterious cow. She found in her husband's company. A cow she highly suspected was more than a cow. When Argus arrived to he'd Harrah's call. He was confused to see that a beautiful snow white cow was at Harris side instead of a peacock. Her Favorite Bird. Hera explained zoo says this cow is merely a cow. But when was the last time my husband told me the truth? Watch over it. Ensure that Zeus doesn't try and steal her away. Argus responded my eyes will never leave her my queen whether it be day or night at least two is will keep careful watch no matter where I stand. She will be in my gaze. Harrow was pleased. She handed the terrified. I O to Argus and returned to Mount Olympus Under Argus as Watch I oh. The cow was forced to graze the countryside. It was far from what she was accustomed to tree leaves bitter herbs and bushes all washed down with dirty puddles of water. She was miserable punished for her own. Misfortune as the sunset and day turned to night. August took I o. to an olive tree with a rope. He tied her by the neck making sure she couldn't wander off into the night argus rested by a different tree nearby 'em though most of his eyes closed to sleep at least two remained open vigilant in their duty to. Hera for days. This was argus and is routine. Argus would rise unfocused and the rope and allow. I O to Rome but always kept a close watch on her. When night fell he would confine her to the Olive Tree. I O was far from happy but she needed to get all of our eyes off of her if she was to flee at first she tried to hide behind a tree or a Bush but argus was quick to find her. She tried to run away as fast as possible but the giant grabbed her before she got far. Finally I o tried to simply plead with him but all that came from her mouth. Was that awful low bellowing sound argus cared little for the plight of I o to him. She was nothing more than a cow watching her. A task in service of his mistress argus had a job to do and he was determined to succeed. One day argus watched as I o wandered to award the INA host river as. She slowly made her way. She grew happy and joyous she could see fresh clean water glorious relief from drinking muddy sludge but at the water's edge. She jumped with fright. She saw her reflection for the first time. Since Zeus had transformed her her white colored hide her snout for a nose horns protruding from her head. I couldn't believe that this was her. What had she done to deserve being raped and turned into a cow. Had she somehow offended all the Gods? I O heard the sound of laughter in the distance. Some of her fellow nymphs were bathing. Downriver she ran toward them shouting for help but all that came out was the low bellowing. I O hung her head in defeat. She was startled to feel a tender hand. Pat Her on the back. I O turned. The site filled her heart with joy. The hand belonged to her. Father INA hosts she needed to find a way to communicate with INA hosts. I'll look around for something anything to prove. She was his daughter. She stomped in the mud anxious. The mud she'd spell her name in the Muddy River Bank. I O slowly spelled out her story. Her father read the letters in confusion but realisation soon dawned on his face hosts cried out it cannot be whoa and alas alas this is my daughter. Miho who I have searched for far and wide INA host wrapped his arm around Eos neck and embraced her and for the first time in many days I o was truly happy. Perhaps in all the excitement I oh for God. Argus was watching from a distance seeing the cow interact with a river. God Argus realized that Hera was right. This cow was more than a cow. Zeus had lied again but why Argus began to question why he was given this task. Killing a kidney made sense she was after all. The mother of her spun had terrorized the people of Greece. But what threat did this cow pose? She was no monster she certainly couldn't rise against the gods like the titans or the Geoghegan tests had argus is mind spun until finally he had enough. It was not his place to question the Gods if his task was to keep his eyes upon this cow he would do as Hera requested. Despite being duty-bound Argus felt some sympathy toward I owe it became obvious that she did not choose her fate but that her fate was chosen for her the least I could do was take ao to a nicer pasture to make her situation less unbearable. So Argus took I oh by the rope and lead her away from the river. I O tried to protest to ask Argus to let her stay with host but all that came out was the low bellowing INA hosts himself was unable to leave the river lands and Argus ignored his calls worried the God was conspiring with Zeus. Once argus found a suitable pasture he let I o run free then. He grew to the size of a mountain so that he would be able to see her no matter how far she went. I O knew there was no hope from now until her death she was to wake up graze the pastures and sleep tied to a tree and all under the hundred watchful eyes of Argus panopticon back on Mount Olympus. Zeus was consumed with rage. How Dare Hera leave his Co? With this monstrosity to guard her. How dare she keep him? The king of the gods away from something he so desired he needed to have once more he needed to free her from argus control however if he were to leave Olympus and transform I owe back herro would surely discover his infidelity and deception. No he needed to send someone else to free her. Hermes Zeus called the trickster God Hermes appeared in a flash. He smiled and asked his father why he was summoned. Zeus quickly told him that he had a mission on earth that he needed Hermes to accomplish. If Hermes was up to the Task Hermes nodded. Of course name what you need and I shall accomplish it by any means necessary. Zoo smiled devilishly. He put his arm around his son. And said I need you to free my I o from her watcher? I need you Hermes to kill Argus pinup DAS. Coming up argus faces off against Hermes now back to the story for days the giant Argus Panopticon US had kept his one hundred watchful eyes on I. O. The NYMPH Zeus had raped then turned into a cow so as to keep his assault and infidelity secret from his wife. Hera suspicious Hera had charged argus with watching the cow though neither Hera nor argus was aware who the cow really was or why Zeus cared about her now high up on Mount Olympus. Zeus watched an anger as I o was being kept from him. He wanted her back. He'd called upon his son. Hermes TO KILL ARGUS AND FREE ISO. Hermes was all too eager to accept the mission. Hermes bolted down to Earth. He disguised himself as a shepherd. Donning a robe and sunhat. Then he took out his snake twined wing top staff and used it to heard some sheep as he heard the Sheep Toward Argus and I O. He began to play from his reed flute. It wasn't long before the music caught. The ear of Argus pinup deaths argus looked around but couldn't find the source of the melody. This was especially strange. Considering that when he expanded to mountain size he could see just about everywhere in the world at all times. Finally one of Argus is is spotted a small shepherd in the distance playing the flute and to Argus Delight. The shepherd headed his way as Hermes. Got Closer Argus merrily. Proclaimed you there shepherd come over here and sit with me by this rock. There is plenty of grass here for your flock to graze from and there is a lovely tree to provide you with shade. If you need to rest. Hermes smiled to himself as he continued to play. His ruse was working as Hermes and the sheep came toward Argus Argus asked. Who are you who plays such beautiful music? Hermes said he was a simple shepard who played because his flock enjoyed. The Music Argus smiled in delight. He again invited Hermes to rest under the tree. Hermes obliged he set his staff to the side and plopped underneath the Olive Tree. It gave him a perfect view of ISO grazing in the distance. Hermes said that is a beautiful snow. White cow is she argus shook his head. She is my masters. I have been tasked to keep a watchful eye over her for the next several hours argus and Hermes casually chatted. No topic was off limits whether it be about the shepherd's flock or political intrigue at times. Hermes played from his flute and Argus enjoyed every minute it however Hermes was becoming agitated as he played he noticed that some of argus is is would fall asleep but not all of them. He didn't understand why the music wasn't working. Hermes continued to play until finally argus put his hand up to stop. He asked the trickster God where he came across such a beautiful flute. Hermes smiled knowing that this was his opening. He responded it is new never before has a flute. Such as this been created argus was baffled he asked. How did you come by such a thing? Hermes thought that perhaps a tedious story might get the other. Half of Argus as is too close he began the tail of the wood. Nymph and Pan Siblings lived in the mountains of Arcadia and was known for her beauty however following the example of the Goddess Artemis. She vowed chastity. Searing refused any and all suitors however the Seder Pan was determined to win her over. He made advances searing refused and ran away through the woods. Pan Chased after her when they came across a river. Pan was stopped in his tracks. At an unusual sound he turned and saw reads blowing in the wind. It was unlike anything he had ever heard. Pan At once knew he needed to recapture the beautiful music so he took the reads and bound them together to make this flute and Hermes stopped. He heard the giants snoring argus was asleep. Hermes began to inspect argus making sure that each and every I was really closed. Hermes was delighted to discover that the boring story had worked. Our guest was completely asleep. Now was Hermes chance. He hadn't much time to waste. He produced a sickle shaped sword from his cloak. The blade shined brightly as the afternoon. Sun hit the edge. Hermes slowly and quietly aimed his sword at the sleeping giant's neck. He raised the sword high and brought it crashing down with all his might with a single swing. Hermes removed the giants head from its body blood splattered spring from the neck. Like a Geyser. Argus. Panetta's was no more killed in his sleep the same way he himself had slain the mother of monsters. Hermes stared at the one hundred corpse at last. Zeus would know that he was his father's most loyal son. On Mount Olympus. Hera sensed the death of her servant Argus. She turned her gaze and saw the giants dead body next to it. She saw Hermes Holding Argus head towards her as if presenting it as a trophy. Harrow was filled with rage. She screamed and vowed revenge not on Zeus but on ISO back on Earth. I also realized that Argus was no longer watching her. This was her chance to flee. She ran as fast as she could. Never looking back. She ran and ran until finally she couldn't go any further. I O suddenly felt a sharp pain in her back as if she had been stung by a bee she was horrified to discover that a large demonic looking gadfly hovered around her in a fit of rage. Hera had conjured up a gadfly and sent it to torment. I O I o tried to Swat the Gadfly with her tail. But it was too quick. Whenever it had an opening it stung. I Os Body. I O yelped in pain. Her only choice was to run. I O ran out of the Peloponnese north through Thessaly and across Macedonia. She traveled around the Jian Sea and through Palestine through the desert of Sinai and into Egypt with each step that I owe took the gadfly was at her side stinging every chance it got soon. I O reached the Nile River. She had no choice but to try and cross it but as she made her way she found that the bed of the river was muddy she began to sink. She turned around but saw the gadfly waiting for her at the riverbank. Aisles looked up to the heavens and began to pray please. May the gods show me mercy. I know not what I did to deserve such a fate. Please save me on. Mount Olympus. Io's cries reached Zuse's ears the desperation in her voice cut through Zuse's cold heart. He turned to Hera and confessed. He begged his wife to end. Io's torment. He swore on the river sticks that he would never again touch. The NYMPH Herro was wary of the words coming from Zeus his mouth. However the longer she looked the more she saw sincerity in his eyes her vengeance and rage slowly disappeared. Finally she nodded and agreed to end. I Os torture. Hera summoned the Gadfly back and allowed. I O to return to the banks of the river when she set foot on land. Zeus transformed. I owe back into her original form. The horn slowly shrank into nothing and her cloven feet returned to normal and when she opened her mouth to speak. She was overjoyed to hear. Not the Lo Bello but her own voice Opon Olympus. Hera may have forgiven her husband but she was still overcome with sadness at the death of her servant argus the giant had been loyal to her and she wanted to honor him. Her favorite bird was the peacock and so she decided to take the eyes of Argus and put them on the peacock's feathers this way everywhere the peacock was so too was argus as gays. For thousands of years the peacock has been revered across various cultures even regarded as a symbol of royalty but the ancient Greeks also considered the peacock to be a symbol of immortality and resurrection. This may explain why. Hera chose the peacock to honor argus though the giant was no more by taking his eyes and placing it on the immortal bird. Hera allowed him to live on and even though the peacock sheds its feathers that they grow back with the iceberg. Means that argus is watch will never end historically giants in Greek mythology represented in piety and chaos since their inception they were seen as the antithesis of the orderly world of the Gods they attempted to overthrow Olympus and were resoundingly defeated by the Gods. It was barbarism versus civility and civility. Won The day Argus. Pinups on the other hand was different. Unlike the rebellious gigantic of years past argus was a loyal servant in this way he represented the potential for chaos to become ordered for the uncivilized to reform and take their place in culture but this is also perhaps his greatest weakness though he was all seeing his loyalty made him blind because he was unwavering in his service to Hera he failed to realize that he was merely a pawn in a game being played by the Gods. Thanks for listening to mythical monsters. We'll be back next week with a new episode. You can find all episodes of mythical monsters and all other podcast originals for free on spotify not only does spotify already. Have all of your favorite music but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy. All of your favorite podcast originals. 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Heracles Pt. 2 - The Twelve Labors of Heracles

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Heracles Pt. 2 - The Twelve Labors of Heracles

"The stories featured in Greek or original adaptations of classic Greek myths. This week's story features, poisonous poop human eating horses a war between lovers, lots of livestock theft, and using your brains instead of your Bra. Great. Two stories. We're told in Greek mood all A. Cousin Heroes Amazing Daniel dated. The. Twelve labours of herrick lease part to. Herrick, lease Hercules. No matter how you say that name you know it's the biggest one in all of mythology. But since we're all about Greek mythology, we will use the proper original Greek pronunciation of the heroes name and call him Hera cleese. Yes and heracles appears in so many different stories adventures that it's actually kind of hard to find some without him. But today we're just going to focus on the twelve labours of. Heracles in fact I think that's where we left off. Isn't it? Oracle. Yes. The ten labours of Heracles had just become twelve right. So from day, one heracles was on the naughty list of Hera Queen of the Gods and wife to the mighty Zeus he was oozes son from another woman and well, Harrow was maybe just a teeny bit jealous. So she tricked Zeus into decreeing that heracles would have to serve his cousin king. Before, he could become eligible for God status and your is the is with from Hera came up with a whole list of practically impossible tasks for our hero to perform. Originally, there was supposed to be ten but the jealous year is the change the rules in the middle of the game and added two more to the list which puts us at. Number six. Oh It's a countdown now I like it. Okay. Labor number six this dim failure in birds. A little back story here. Ares the God of war decides that he needs special fighting birds that he can use in battle. So he creates a flock of these amazing giant Eagle beats they have bronze. Metallic feathers that they can fling at people like arrows and the human beings. Lovely pets right. Also their Deng is poisonous. Wait what they are giant birds with poison poop. Wow that's kind of overdoing it. Don't you think Maybe, that's why areas himself banished the creatures from Olympus. They were hunted down by wolves, and eventually they settled in swampy part of Arcadia called stem failure to escape, but they've been terrorizing the nearby villages and farms ever since they moved in. So heroically was sent to the rescue. He, jury distant failure, and the nearby villagers directed into a swamp near a large lake where he could find the nests of these evil birds and destroy them. But the birds had chosen their hiding spot. Wisely, the nests were deep in the swamp and it was impossible for herrick lease to make his way through to get to them. He spent days lashing around the swamp going in circles trying to find his way. If only there was a way to get the birds to come to him. That night in front of his campfire, heracles prayed to the gods for help. And that's when he got an idea. Now, if you've been listening to this show, you'll know from our Iraq knee episode that there's one God who's usually behind genius ideas. Athena. She visited heroism at night and gave him some divine inspiration. He needed to make noise. He needed to startle the birds and make them fly out of their nests. So he could shoot them out and then Athena with the help of her festus blacksmith to the gods created a giant rattle. So he took wait a minute a rattle like a like a baby's rattling perhaps technically a rattle is a percussion instrument that creates a sound when shaken this rattle is called system picture a stick. With, a circle on one end with Radley bids hanging in the middle of the circle. So we should think of it more like a Moroccan if it helps. Okay Morocco's of the Gods. Then either way heracles was grateful for the gift. He shook that rattlesnake his life depended on it and sure enough the whole swab echoed with a strange rhythmic shaking sound that disturb this in birds so much but they immediately took to the air. Not Arrows in his bow and let them fly the sun gleaming off their bronze beaks metal feathers made the birds, easy targets and brought them down one. Saving the nearby towns people and completing his sixth task. Number Seven So we're going to do that every time. Then it makes us sound cool. Okay. If you say so onto the seventh labour of heracles capturing the boat. Really there's not a lot to this one remember giant White Bowl and the story of Theseus, and the minicar the one that King Minos was supposed to sacrifice to poseidon. But didn't that's the one this giant bowl running around Crete terrorizing everybody until. Shows up and captures it. Fun fact when heracles delivers the bullet king. And tyrants the king says, he doesn't want it. He's scared of thing he decides to dedicate the bull to Hera, but she doesn't want it either eventually they wind up releasing the ball in the fields of marathon where guests who theseus has to deal with. Man. That guy has some bad cow card. Number Eight. The eighth Labour of heracles was to capture the mayors of Diomede. And this one seemed kind of simple. I. There were only four horses Eric just had to go get them and bring them back to King Urus these. Things are not always what they see. First of all the horses were currently the property of a mean devious giant named diabetes who ruled over the Kingdom of threes. Second of all these horses were not happy horses. Though they were beautiful and fast and strong. They'd also been mistreated by their horrible owner and acted more like hungry wolves than horses. Diabetes kept them chained up to Lebron's manger most days. So inherently is arrived in threes. He heard stories of the terrible conditions. The horses were kept in from a local townspeople. There were rumors that these horses had gone mad because the giant diabetes fed them human flesh, which is just gross. I thought horses just ate grass and stuff. Technically horses are omnivorous. This means they can't eat plants and meet mostly though horses in the wild eat grass and brush. They can stay healthy with very little food and they aren't natural. Well. These horses were still pretty terrifying Oh, and they breathe fired and I mentioned that heracles had to wonder why you're is these even wanted these crazy mayors in the first place was going to be like that time you're is the is asked him to get the cream bowl, but he didn't actually want the people. Maybe you're is the is was worried about the horses themselves. It didn't matter though heracles had a job to do he had to do what you're is the is said either way so he just tried to stay focused on the job at hand. Late One night heroically snuck into the stables of Diabetes Palace and freed the horses by cutting their bronze chains. At first they seem normal. But as soon as they were free, they leapt at heroically snarling and biting like dogs. Characters couldn't believe what he's seeing. He reached for his sword, but remember that his job was to capture the horses not kill them. So he used his mighty club instead swinging it around himself and keeping horses away. After a few moments, the mayors realized, he wasn't worth the fight and seized their freedom instead they took off galloping away into. An heracles took off after. He ran following their tracks as best he could and occasionally catching a glimpse of their fiery breath in the night. as Don approached, the horses began to slow their pace and decided to graze and rest on a small peninsula by the sea unaware that heracles had followed. A peninsula is a piece of land projecting out into a body of water. It is usually surrounded by water on three sides, but still connected to the mainland like a sticking out from a hand Hercules. saw his chance. He could trap the horses here and then figure out how to call them for the journey home later. Once, again, he decided to dig using his shield is and even his bare hands the mighty heroically canal at the base of the peninsula going from one side to the other. Dirt and earth through everywhere and the mayors of diabetes seem confused like backing away from the commotion before along the Trench Filled with water from the sea herrick lease had turned the peninsula into an island and the horses were trapped. By now, the giant Diomede. Had seen what was happening he noticed that his mares were gone immediately and it was an easy task for him to follow the hoof prints tracked down heracles seeing his horses trapped on an island diabetes warding outrage. Brushed Herrick, swinging his axe. But the mighty heracles fought back. There was a great battle heroically swinging his club but his sword diabetes jotted ev his great Max at the smaller fo this went on for a while. Eventually both warriors began to tire. Unfortunately for diabetes, his axe was heavy and clumsy and hard to wield when he was exhausted. Herrick heracles new this and took advantage. He battered the giant with his club again and again pushing diabetes toward the see the giants staggered back away from heracles and stumbled over the canal his long legs wobble and diabetes fell to the ground on the island with a herd of very hungry, very angry carnivorous forces omnivorous horses are omnivores. Pigs are also omnivorous and have been known to eat people who fall down into their pens. Okay. Well, I definitely didn't need to know that. All knowledge is valuable. Is it? Yes. Okay. Well, agree to disagree you can use your imagination to decide what happened to diomede diabetes. was eaten by the horses he abused. Thanks, Oracle. Yes. Okay. That's what happened and the evil giant diabetes was no more. Strangely Eric noticed that the horses calmed after that. By devouring their evil master, it was as if the horses had broken a spell. After a time heracles realized that he could gently lead them even ride them and he brought them back to King Urus theus victorious once again. I think this is a good place for a commercial message. Don't you agreed heracles ninth Labor is coming up next headlines, leave out at us from mobile phones, TV, screens, computers, newspapers, and everywhere we turn. But how much of it is news and how much of it is just noise or worse misinformation get the skills you need to tell fact from fiction with breaking news a new book from national, geographic? Checkout. Bit. Dot Lee forward slash N. G. breaking to learn more that's. Dot L. Y.. Ford Slash N. G. E. R. E. AKA I N G. And now back to the twelve labours of heracles. Number nine. Stealing the girdle from the queen of the Amazons. Amazon a multinational technology company based in Seattle Wash- no actually did not that Amazon oracle the Amazon rainforest is a jungle in South America that stretches a also not the right Amazon. The amazons were a tribe of mythical warrior women who were frequently enemies of the ancient Greeks they appeared in many myths that's. Also, a girdle is a large belt worn around the waist. Yes. Thanks for that. So. For his next task heracles had to steal a large fancy belt from hypolito queen of the Amazons. King has said he wanted to give it to his daughter at mayday, but really I think he just wanted to send Derek leads into another tough fight unfortunately for him fighting didn't seem to be on the agenda when hecklers landed in the country of the Amazon's he didn't just start screaming and swinging his glove he met with Queen Hypolito and explain the situation. To be honest they kind of hit it off and a romance began to form between the two. After, a short time hypolito offered to just give the girl to herrick lease. He didn't even need to draw his sword I, mean let's face it. They had a lot in common they both wear armor a lot they both like swords they're both good at fighting monsters while Hera Queen of the Gods did not like this at all. She and King were counting on the Amazon's to Vanquish Eric lease or at least try and all they got was some candlelight dinners and some smooching. So Hera descended from Olympus and started spreading rumors among the Amazon warriors that heracles actually wanted to steal hypolito away from them. and. Watching their Queen Fall in love with his handsome strangers made those rumors seem more real to the amazons eventually this led to fighting even hypolito herself began to question heracles intentions, and when she drew her sword against him, there was a terrible battle between the two. In the end Queen Hypolito was killed inheritance was once again victorious although he sure didn't feel that way. He returned to Kenya is with the prize, another task complete and another love lost. Number. We're in the homestretch. The tenth Labour of Heracles was to steal the cattle of the monster Garryowen. Gary on was indeed a monster. He was a grotesque giant with three ends, three arms and three sets of legs. But. He had really nice? Cow. A. Whole herd of magnificent red kettle that he guarded jealously and he had a giant two headed dog named. To. Help. This dog is actually the brother of cerberus three headed dog guarding the underworld. Gary. On also had a great warrior named Iranian who stood guard over his cattle with Orthodox by his side. This wasn't going to be easy for lease, but I, he had to get there. Gary and lived on an island which some say was near the border of Europe and Libya. So it was a long journey from Greece. First heracles had to march a long way to the sea. Then he needed to find a way to sail across the ocean to the island journey was long and hard and hot, and one point herrick was so hot and tired and grumpy that he shot an Arrow at the sun itself and almost the target. Heels the God of the Sun who drives the flaming chariot across the sky. Every day was quite impressed. It took a lot of courage and skill to shoot at the son like that. So he gave Derek lease a gift. It was a magic goblet that could expand into the size and shape of a boat and heracles used it to sail to Gary Hymns Eyelid. But that part of the trip was exhausting to it was a long ride especially in a glorified cup and herrick lease was running out of patience. He was almost to his destination when the see seemed to dead end on the shores of a mounted sailing around, it would take so much more time. So heracles used his mighty strength and swung his club splitting the mountain into so he could continue his journey. This passage is known today as a Strait of Gibraltar Gateway from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic, ocean when heracles finally landed on various island, it didn't take him long to find the herd of cattle. They were read kind of easy to spot but the two headed dog Orthodox found Herrick I. he leapt at the hero grabbing onto his sword hand with one hand a snapping at his other. But herrick lease was just able to reach his glove. Free of the dog and then sent it flying with one mighty swing of his. The guard your Radian was next he didn't stand much of a chance against the mighty herrick and so herrick was able to start loading the cattle onto his ship away. But. By now, word had gotten to Gary in and the giant grabbed his spears and he shields and charged up hero. That's when heracles remembered the high. The monster he had defeated back learning had poisoned blood ben her had saved some of it. He dipped his arrow-tips in the poison and sent three arrows flying charging giant each one struck home and the giant Gary and fell dead to the ground before. The journey back to king the entire was full of other adventures in a way getting the cattle is the easy part getting them. Home proved to be even harder, but we have other labors for our hero to get to. So we'll skip ahead and just say that heracles eventually returned herd of cattle to your risk theus and checked another task off his heroic to do list. Number. Eleven. For his next Labour heracles was instructed to steal the apples of his spirits. Yes. Once again, he had go someplace far away take something that didn't belong to him and bring it back to King Urus these. By this time, both Hera and Eurydice were getting pretty Ansi. This was almost the last labour. Maybe they were having fun toying with Heracles at first. But now it was crunch time they needed to come up with job that would really put heracles endanger and not just physically. And this one was a Doozy, you see these beautiful golden apples belonged to Hera herself. They were a wedding present from Zeus and they had one very special magical tree. They would grant immortality to anyone who ate them. So these apples were given, Zeus, his daughter Nick Has Paris to care for and protect. She took them to a hidden island at the edge of the world almost impossible to find and brought along a dragon with a hundred heads to pretend. So this means then in order to complete this labour, heracles had killed dragging and then fight and maybe kill his own half sisters just so he could steal from his father and the goddess that most wanted him dead. Even if he wins he loses. That was a pretty devious plan from Hera. Heracles wasn't sure how he was going to pull this off, but he had to try. So he set off in the direction of the world's edge hoping to somehow find the garden of Hispanics he's. Eventually heroically is found himself at the base of a great. Mountain. Mount Caucasus and from somewhere near the top, he could hear terrible. Terrible scream. Without even thinking. Raced up the Mountain Hill and this is where he found poor prometheus bloodied and chain to a giant boulder. Prometheus is a you know what? Oracle? I'm sorry. But premium has a whole deal and we may get to him in a later episode in the interest of focusing on heracles. Labor's let's just say premier theus was being punished for something he did like those people in Tahrir as we talked about before and heracles helped make his life a lot better. You skipped over a whole bit Yano Oracle but we'll get back to prometheus. Later what's important to this story is that Prometheus wanted to help heracles in return and while he didn't know where the garden of disparities was, he knew someone who did his brother Atlas Atlas was a titan in Greek mythology. One of the leaders of the titans in their war against Zeus and his defeat was punished by being forced to carry the heavens on his shoulders for all eternity. Before we go meet Atlas let's take a quick break grabs water stretches walk whatever, and then we'll get back into it. Are you ready we good. All right. Let's go. Heracles immediately set off towards where the sun was dropping behind the western edge of the world where Prometheus told him he would find the mighty atlas with the weight of the world or more accurately the sky on his shoulders now atlas hated his job. Most of the other titans had been banished to a place called Tarez for all eternity but Zeus obviously had special. Plans for atlas and his brother, and they were not happy about it. When heracles arrived, even he was impressed with what he's on the Titan Atlas was a massive giant of a man with four arms and a great broad back his posture boat a bit under the weight of the Sky as the heavens press down on him, but he was still an imposing figure. heracles approach the Titan after explaining his quest suggested that they make a deal. I will hold the heavens for you. He offered. You will go to the garden of hysteresis for me and bring back for yellows. This way I have to steal from my stepmother, fight my sister and you get a much needed break. Atlas wasn't one hundred percent sure that heracles could handle the weight of the heavens, but he was so desperate to get out from under that job that he agreed quickly. You had me. I will hold the heavens for you. He replied we have a deal unfortunately for heracles. He never specified what would happen after atlas brought the apples back. Or. How long this break was supposed to last? The heavens were heavy. Even Demi Godlike herrick lease with all of his Olympus given strength was no match for the power of Atlas. So holding up the sky took its toll on lease. While he was straining and struggling under the weight atlas came strolling back with the apples stretching all four of his tree leg arms and enjoying his freedom. This the proposed new keep holding the heavens. and. Will take these apples to kingdom the four. It's a long trip and I, want you to start the tower a hands trigger event better. Let me handle that for. Heracles could see that atlas had no intention of taking back the sky. So he thought fast. I guess that's okay. Eric Lee said. Could. You hand me my cloak I needed to make a cushion for my shoulders until you return atlas brought the cloak herrick lease. But of course, hero couldn't let go of the Heavens to take sorry I only have two arms. He said it maybe if you could just pull this again for a second. And with that, he casually slip the weight of the sky back to atlas. Okay. We'll either. Here. Are heracles dashed away atlas, bellowed and swung at the hero but herrick was quickly out of reach. An atlas was back once again, holding the heavens on his shoulders herrick lease made the long journey back to tyrants and proudly presented the golden apples to the king. But before anyone else could even touch them a furious Sarah appeared took the apples and return them to hysteresis in the garden. All of that for nothing. Number. Well as we mentioned Hera was not happy but even she had to be impressed with Eric lease so far he managed every task that was thrown at him. No matter how outrageous he had certainly proved himself worthy of demi-god status even in Harrah's is but heracles wasn't quite done yet. King is the had one final task for him. They could prove to be the most daunting. The. Twelfth Labor of Herakles was to travel to the underworld and bring back service. The three headed dog who guarded the gates. Now. As you may remember from other episodes, the underworld actually has a secret entrance for those in the know. So while you're is the thought he was sending heracles to his death because logically you have to die at the end of world heritage had been doing these labours long enough to know there must be another way and he decided to ask a friend for help when the God Hermes was known mostly as the messenger of the gods but he also helped to guide souls to the underworld. After death, he would bring them to the banks of the river sticks where Karen the boat would ferry them across to Haiti's. heracles figured if anybody would know about a back door to the underworld, it would be him, and of course, he was right. Hermes appeared to Heracles one night and guided him to a well-guarded cave at ten Iram. Our listeners may remember this cave from a previous story. This is the same entrance that orpheus used to visit Haiti's and Free Eurydice. You'd think Haiti's for seventy would install a locked doors something but no, still there and guided by Hermes. It was relatively easy for lease to make his way down to the underworld. He crossed the river styx and soon found himself standing before hades ruler of the underworld king of the dead. It's always. To get into the underworld then out of it at first heracles reached for his sword, it would be nearly impossible but maybe he could fight his way out and then kill the giant dog and then. Yeah that that was not going to happen even as mighty club was useless he couldn't fight his way out of this one and he couldn't think of any way to trick Haiti's into giving him service. So it wasn't sure what to do and then he remembered hypolito. When he first met the Queen of the Amazons, he was prepared to fight her the prize but. Thankfully they hit it off instead. She actually just gave him her girdle simply because he asked. So heroically is once again tried the direct approach. He sheathed his sword dropped his club pulled up a chair and told Haiti's Deafen his tail. He explained everything from the battle Thebes to the Amazon to atlas his trickery, and soon he had an ally in Haiti's Remove by bravery, Kingston but I cannot allow you to harm my beloved pet service. He's a good dog, all three of them. A good. Good for her to dog who's in her dotty that's right you. Yeah, Haiti's was a little weird when it came to his dog, but he had a point. Actually tell you that you had to kill service for seventy asked what did he just sitting needed to bring it back heracles thought about it. His instructions were clear. They just said to bring back the dog they didn't say it had to be dead, but probably everyone just assumed that it would be. The ruler of the underworld made it clear that heracles could borrow service provided that he used no weapons against the beast. So a few hours later, the mighty heracles trudged out of the underworld with his massive arms wrapped around a giant slobbery three headed dog and made his way back to the Kingdom of tyrants. This time heracles refused to be meant by a messenger or a page. He pushed his way into the courtyard of the king's Palace and wrought cerberus before king, your is the face to face. And the king was flabbergasted. He was shocked surprised and terrified all at the same time. It was incredible enough that heracles had been to the underworld back but he brought a live snarling terrifying beast with him. Have returned again from my quest said herrick lease, and again I have done what you best I hope now that are bargains complete and that I have fulfilled my obligations to you here you go hold this. As it turns out, ear is the this was more of a cat guy. He was absolutely terrified of service. In fact, he begged Syracuse to take the beast away. I will be more than happy to return him the hero said, but I need you to swear that I am released from your debt I have completed your twelve labors my obligations to you are fulfilled. URESTI was more than happy to agree at heracles immediately released the giant dog from his leash go ahead boy he said go on home and with that the giant dog yelped happily. Leaped into the air and vanished back to the underworld in Haiti's care once again. And with that Heracles, laborers were finally complete after more than ten years and twelve devious plots. The mighty heracles was free as he made his way out of the castle wondering what he should do. Next Hermes appeared to him again. He brought the hero to Mount Olympus home of the Gods where Hera herself was forced to admit her wrongs against Eric Lease and then herrick lease was made immortal Andy finally got to join his father's and the rest of the Olympians on. Mount Olympus in their palace in the sky. That's it. For this week. Be sure to tune in next week when we talk about valuable things and where to find them. National Geographic kids out is written by Kenny, Curtis and Jillian Hughes and hosted by Kenny Curtis with Tori. Kerr as the Oracle WIFI audio production and sound design by Scotty. Beam and our theme song was composed by Perry Grip Dr Diane Klein is our subject matter expert and Emily Everhart is our producer.

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Hercules Pt. 1: Strength in Suffering

Mythology

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Hercules Pt. 1: Strength in Suffering

"The night sky was clear, but the sounds of thunder echoed above alchemies home. She was perplexed by the odds behavior of the heavens, she hoped it wasn't a bad omen for her husband amphibian who was traveling home from war. Alchemy. My love are you here and phychi in the gods are merciful, you've returned more quickly than I had ever thought possible. The gods are good indeed. But forgive me, my love my body can speak to my joy more than words ever could alchemy lay with her husband their reunion, more joyous and fruitful than any night. They'd had before they fell asleep in each other's arms. Alc- media woke to an empty bed. She searched her home for 'em vitrine. But he was nowhere to be found. His absence was curious. But she was sure he'd return again later that night the door opened. Alchemy. Are you home I have finally returned? And I can wait to see you no longer and in where have you love? It has been so long. I appreciate the passion. But are you pulling some sort of just you do remember the wonderful time? We had last night. It was a beautiful night. Indeed. But I did not spend it with you alc- Meany grew fearful she had heard the thunder and thought it meant nothing. But the God of thunder was notorious for his dalliances with mortal, women and phychi and I regret to say. I think I've lane with Seuss. Welcome to mythology on the park cast network. Every week we present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and narrator Vanessa Richardson today, we're covering the origins of Hercules, one of Greece's greatest heroes, Hercules or Herrick lease is best known for his twelve labours. However in these episodes will be covering his life outside the Labor's his choices his tragedies and his contentious relationship with the goddess Hera, don't worry, we'll cover the twelve labours in future setup Assode 's new episodes of mythology released every Tuesday, and you can find us and all of park casts podcasts wherever you listen to podcasts. If you enjoy the show the best way to help us is to leave a five star review while you're there. Of all the heroes of ancient Greece. One took hold of Grecian pop culture more than any other his face was plastered on vases coins, mosaics, businesses and temples his stories were told by the young and the old the rich and the poor with many variations and permutations upon them spreading like wildfire. His popularity was so intense even Roman emperors claimed him as their patron God centuries after his stories were first created the Greeks called him Herrick lease, but he's better known today by his Roman name, Hercules, God of strength, his popularity stems from his inspiring character sired by Zeus, but born to a mortal woman, Hercules began his life as a mortal man, his Deif parentage proved to be both a gift and. Curse. He gained strength from his father's blood. But that strength was matched by the vengeful. Hate of his father's wife Hera eventually through all his trials and tribulations Hercules triumphed against the cruel suffering of life and gained for himself. The one thing which we all desire immortality, Hercules transformed himself into a God. This transformation made Hercules an object of worship, but his true purpose in Greek mythology was that of the role model he was not some distant being ruling from the heavens. He was an example for all to follow. Hercules was the man we could become if we face the world with dauntless, courage. He was the man we could become if we accepted responsibility for our actions and strove to overcome our darkest impulses. His immortality was actually our own. You see BS of Caesar rea- a Christian scholar who lived during the constant tinian dynasty in the fourth century AD proposed that a literal interpretation of Hercules myths would mean that he was in fact, a real person following this theory, Hercules would have been a king raining in ARGUS twelve hundred years before the birth of Christ after a glory. And well respected rule. Hercules, the king would have died in approximately twelve twenty six BC upon his death. He would have been so admired by his people that they claimed he ascended to God hood instead of descending into death stories of this God king then spread throughout the region providing us with the legends. We know today most modern scholars believed that Hercules wasn't just one man, but many current theories about the origins of Hercules proposed that he was a hero cobbled together. By the memories of the masses. For instance, a man in Thebes killed a lion. Another man in Athens, killed a boar and still another man in Sparta led a victorious military assault on an enemy tribe as people travelled between thieves Athens and Sparta telling stories about their local heroes. Those stories got told and retold until they all blend. Ended together. It wasn't three different men who had accomplished three different things in three different places. It was one man who had accomplished everything as more stories got added to the man's legacy p became legendary and monolithic. He became the people's hero. He became a God. And yet before all that he was just a little baby. Boy. On Mount Olympus, Zeus and his wife Hera argued over his most recent indiscretion, I see snuck behind my back. Again, you expect me to allow you another bastard child the child is no bastard, and Fichman has decided to raise him as his own that he will have your eyes and your strength and his mother's mortal blood, everyone will know, he's yours. And I told you in this last happened. I would not suffer this indignity. Again, hera. What exactly do you plan to do? I am your king. And I am your creek. Hera stumped away to fume in her private quarters. She was the goddess of marriage. She couldn't leave her husband, and he was too powerful for her to harm directly. But the child she could hurt the child. Alka Meany lay in her bed screaming in pain amphibian held her hand as the midwife urged her to push. When the child was born the midwife cleaned him up wrapped him in blankets and handed him to his mother. He is beautiful. The couple huddled over their new son. His infant is glowing with brilliance looking towards the ceiling with a strangely sharp curiosity. What are you looking at little one the boy smiled out menial amphibian looked up to massive serpents with long white fangs came flying downwards amphibians hand, flashed to his side and closed on the hilt of his dagger. But he was too late. The snakes were too quick and their fans were flying towards the baby. Boy, the baby's arms tore through his swaddled blanket and his hands grasped each snake's head just in the Nick of time the baby giggled as his hands squeezed, the serpent's necks, the snakes verte. Bray crumbled in the infants grip blood dripped from their mouths as the child whipped their lifeless bodies around in pure joy. Surely, this is a child of Zeus perhaps raising this child is more than a mortal such as myself can handle my love, do not speak such things. As surely as I live, we will raise him together. And if we dedicate him to the Queen goddess herself, surely she will grant us joy in parenthood, her temple is miles away. We cannot dedicate him in time he will dedicate him with the name. He shall be called Hercules, Hercules, the glory of Hera. He will be a great man someday. In the original Greek telling Hercules was given the name L side. He's at birth. A name derived from Alkai the Greek word for strength as the boy grew and hera's hatred for the boy became known his parents renamed him Herrick lease a name that means glorious gift of Hera. This name was meant to appease Hera in her anger. But instead she took it as an added insult to injury. Hera washed from Mount Olympus as her serpents had failed to kill the child now in their failure her husband's mistress taunted her by naming the Bestard after her Hercules hera's rage could not be contained the heavens shook with her anger and plants withered in her presence. She would kill the boy she would make him suffer. Hera lay down to rest plotting her vengeance. She slept long and deep her dreams focused on giant beasts pestilence and madness as she slept Zeus called a Thenia and Hermes to his side. He persuaded them to help him with his plan to protect his son Hermes stole the boy from his crib and Athena snuck into Harrah's quarters in her slumber Herro felt a soft tugging at her left breast. She awoke to the infant boy, Hercules, himself suckling. Violated and full of rage. Hera grabbed the infant and flung him off of Mount Olympus, his tiny body and a trail of milk flying across the sky hera's milk clung to the heavens forming a collection of stars known today as the Milky Way Hermes messenger of the gods. Raced to catch the boy Hercules giggled as Hermes carried him back to his mother now that Hercules had drank from hera's breast the child had the potential to become immortal just as leucine had intended perhaps Hercules would have a chance at surviving hera's wrath after all. We'll have more on Hercules story after this. And now back to the story. The infant Hercules had survived being attacked by snakes and being hurled off the top of Mount, Olympus, his extraordinary talents would only grow with him as he grew older. And did you see our boy as you were driving the chariot? He was standing in the same position acting as if he was holding the reins really perhaps I should teach into cherry a tear, though, it'd be a door -able a little toddler boy driving chariot what a site that would be. Indeed, I shall fetch him. Wait. I was only jesting you aren't actually going to peco's remove him from that chariot. This instant do not worry he is far too small to. No, I thought he was too short to reach the rains chariot is going to crash and our son is going to die. I swear to Sousse. I will send you straight to Haiti's myself as alchemy berated her husband for his poor parenting. The chariot began to turn the horses were calm and composed Hercules, the toddler still held the reins standing like a grown man high Olympics. It is every bit as cute as I imagined it to be. Even as a simple toddler, Hercules, demonstrated unusual strength and intelligence and fit trian taught Hercules all the arts of war. But in only a few short years, the young boy outpaced his foster father's abilities in an effort to encourage their son and foster growth, amphibian and out Meany sought out the most talented tutors, they could find a telecast, the son of Hermes told Hercules, how to wrestle like a Demi God Eurydice, a revered Bowman taught Hercules, the art of archery and caster one of the twins of the constellation Gemini taught Hercules horsemanship and many of the arts of war alc- menial, so made sure to teach her son Grecian culture and morals ensuring that he was able to discern between Justice and injustice hoping that he would become a virtuous, man. When it became clear to his parents that Hercules had learned all he could about fighting and morality, they felt it was time for him to learn some of the finer aspects of civilized life. Hercules was sent to study art music and literature at the feet of Lena's demi-god son of Apollo Hercules arrived into the classroom with all the boastful -ness of a gifted preteen. You must be Hercules, please down. I'm showing her classmates the intricacies of stonework. Hercules, watched as Lino meticulously tapped away at a block of marble the chisel took tiny pieces away bit by bit. Hercules, quickly grew bored. Lena's was taking such small parts. Hercules, was sure the job would get done faster if his tutor would only strike a bit harder, Hercules side. Oh, young Hercules, do you grow tired with? My teaching word has spread that you have many gifts. Perhaps you think you can do better than I Hercule is knotted. He was sure he could do better. He always had after all. Then come and show me how to sculpt Hercules trotted to the front of the room. He took the hammer and chisel and raise them up with one strike. He would carve the marble brilliantly. The marble shattered at his blow. Well, if you're hoping to demonstrate how to fail. I must say you did so wonderfully. Hercules felt his blood boil nobody had ever laughed at him before didn't. They know. He was better than them. Didn't they know? He was the son of Zeus sculpting was a useless profession anyway. Well, boy, you would do well to sit back down. Wait before you do fetch me that block of marble from the corner. We may as well. Have you do something you're good at? Hercules, dude in his anger as the class proceeded that bastard Lino looked so smug tapping away at his little stone. The sculpting demonstration ended and the class moved on to the library for instruction in literature. Lena's held a vast collection of poems epochs and histories written down for all to read. He grabbed a scroll and stood in front of the class. What story shall I read for you all today? Here's a good one the rape of Europa or perhaps the rape of Ganymede even the rape of later hockey lease which one of your father's rapes. Would you like to hear about just so many to choose from Hercules remained silent? He knew that. If he spoke, he would only curse and yell. Lino was bathing his fury and Hercules knew that soon. It would be too much for him to bear. Well, I suppose we have time enough to hear about all of them, Hercules shut his eyes and tried not to listen, his face was growing red and his fists were clenching Lino didn't know when to quit Lena's finished regaling the class with Zeus Zeus misdeeds then led them to their final activity of the day the group entered a room filled with liars, the preferred string instrument of the gods. The liar is a beautiful instrument. In the right hands. It sound consoled. Even the most beasts, however, true mastery requires a deft, touch and a gentle nature. Hercules, would you mind showing the class what not to do Hercules picked up his Lyre? He would show this, man. He could pluck a simple string. Watch out. Boy, be careful not to break the instrument that was the last straw. Hercules stood shaking with rage. Oh, you leaving is music too difficult for the great, babe. Hercules, Hercules snapped. He brought his arm back. Then let loose chucking the liar at Lino says head with extreme precision. He would show lean us what it meant to break an instrument. The liar crashed against Lino says head breaking into splinters with the force of demi-god. Lena's son of Apollo fell to the ground. The room fell silent Hercules waited for Lino to move, but he remained motionless on the ground. Hercules approached his tutor noticing blood pooling around the man's head the liar wasn't the only thing that Hercules had broken Lino skull was crushed blood pooling beneath him. Hera watched this happen with glee. The boy has killed his tutor his disposition appears almost as unstable as your, you know, my temper, and you seek to provoke it by mucking me nothing. You do to me. We'll come close to what Apollo will do to that bastard. Son of yours. His blood debt must be paid. Do not be so self assured behold and Fichman praying in Paolo's temple and fishery and has always been one of Paolo's favored mortals, it would not surprise me. If Apollo shows the boy, some mercy for his father's sake for both has father sakes. Zeus was right while Apollo would have normally taken blood for blood and Fischman's, please. And Hercules parentage persuaded Apollo to allow Hercules a chance at redemption instead of smiling, Hercules outright, Apollo banished. Hercules, two MSA Therrien where he was sentenced to ten depalma's cattle herds until Hercules reached adulthood melts. Therrien was cold barren and lonely in isolation and hardship Hercules was meant to ruminate on his failings and grow through his suffering. His heart weighed heavy, but he was determined to work hard as penitence proving to Apollo the extent of his shame. Of course, Hera was not satisfied. Hera sent great beasts of a mountain lions bears and serpents to pester his herd. Early on Hercules struggled to fight off the beast's his guilt growing as he failed to accomplish the task Apollo had set for him. But the more beasts Hera sent the stronger and more adept Hercules grew he initially would lose one or two cows to the great predators. But as time wore on Hercules, defeated the beasts long before they could even touch the heard in frustration Harris stomped around the heavens, sending rain, sleet, snow and hail to the mountain. No matter what came Hercules was prepared to weather the storm. He had a debt to pay Apollo and he intended to pay it. Hercules, murder of Lino set a pattern for his life to come. He would commit a great sin. Seek atonement through penitence then find glory and redemption through the strength of his actions for the average Greek this cycle was a higher stakes version of their everyday lives. Even though the average man could not slay Hydara's or Russell with God's the average man could accept responsibility for his actions. It's also symbolically significant that Hercules killed Lino his art instructor Hercules was inept when it came to many aspects of civilized life. His great fighting prowess was often placed in contrast with the sophistication of the people around him. This motif of the rugged barbarian coming into conflict with effete society would repeat itself many times in the tale of Hercules yet. Hercules would often come out on top either. When challenged by the Queen of Olympics herself. As Hercules approached his eighteenth birthday, Hera realized simple beasts and bad weather would not be enough to stop this. Boy, she withheld her attacks to plan something better. Something far worse for Hercules to suffer through Hercules enjoyed the brief respite with the warm sun light breeze, and peaceful heard on the day before his eighteenth birthday. He sat on a rock thinking about his life and what he should do with at once he regained his freedom. As he sat he noticed two female figures approaching him from the mountainside, they both appeared radiant and a theory as if they had come to him straight from the heavens as they grew closer, Hercules was able to perceive more differences between the two the one in the lead seemed to float in her steps her hair gold and full and her face pretty but somewhat vapid she wore a light robe almost more ethereal than herself. And our figures seem to invite his gaze with each movement. The second woman stood tall and strong her hair dark and her face dignified. She wore a more formal dress and held a striking visage and embodiment of strength and honor commanding, his respect the one with golden hair sat next to Hercules and cozied up to his side her touch on his shoulder, feld light and comforting. She whispered into his ear. Hello, Hercules, my friends. Call me joy. Although my enemies, call me vice what will you call me? I o under the dark haired woman stood before him proud. She spoke with a calm thority. Hello, Hercules, you may me virtue to what do I owe? The pleasure. We've seen you hear suffering on the mountain fighting with beasts and struggling against nature. You'll be a man soon if come to offer you a choice, what kind of a man would you like to be what kind of life would you like to live, truthfully? This question has vexed may for quite some time. He don't like suffering to you. You don't like pay or anguish not particularly? No, I can offer you Choi and pleasure soft bed. Smooth wine. Lovely women. No, much stone. Snow more rain. No, more labor. I can give you a wonderful life, easy and free from suffering. Say that does sound nice and you virtue. What do you have to offer? I sound that lied to you young Hercules, I do not offer beds or beer or women. Instead, I offer you a path look at the mountain rising up behind you. And tell me what you see. I see sharp rocks and steep ledges tough and brutal climb with nary a place to rest and look at the top. What do you see clouds the mountain reaches into the heavens? This is what I offer you glory. An MR Tallahassee built atop years of anguish, fighting and pain mine is not a path to be taken lightly. And those who choose it are few. Indeed, hardly as loveliest me. So which will you choose? Hercules thought carefully his adolescence had been nothing, but work and pain punishment for his iniquities and the iniquities of his father. He wasn't sure that he wanted more of the same. He looked at the mountain once more, it's crags and peaks daunting and inhospitable. Then he looked at the clouds, Hercules stood the son of Zeus. I am the mighty Hercules virtue. Take my hand and show me the way I expected nothing less from you virtue. Extended her hand, Hercules reached out and took it as his palm touched hers the world shook then turned black. Hercules, opened his eyes. He had dozed off on the side of the mountain and his cattle had wandered away. He rubbed the sleep from his eyes stood up and set off to round up his heard for just a second. He turned around and looked up at the mountain steep, rocky painful, reaching into the clouds, he smiled. Will return to Hercules story after this. Have you heard the news par cast has released its first ever fiction podcast minds. I it's about homicide detective Kate McClay whose plagued by nightmares and enlists. Her radio journalist husband to help her get to the bottom of her horrifying dreams in the process. Kate fights against psychology unsolved crimes her own family, and even a serial killer. If you love true crime podcasts mysterious audio dramas and psychological thrillers. Like I do mines. I is definitely the show for you. I've listened to the first few episodes and was hooked right away. And be sure to stay tuned to the end of our show to hear a teaser. Search mind's eye wherever you listen to podcasts or visit podcast dot com slash mind's eye to start listening now mind's eye. The scariest monsters are those hiding inside our own minds. Now back to the story. On Hercules eighteenth birthday. He was free to leave mounts at Aaron his debt to Apollo repaid. He marched towards the his homeland intending to return to his father and mother to show them the man he'd become handsome, strong and cleared of his past evils on his way back home. He came upon a large detachment of cavalry soldiers, perhaps a hundred strong. They wore the colors of king or Guinness of orca menace. This would make these soldiers minions. A group of people Hercules was not too fond of the minions were unnecessarily aggressive and didn't get along with neighbors. Excuse me. It seems that you are on the road to Thebes. Is there a reason for this large portion of the military to be approaching thieves fully armed the soldiers looked at Hercules to see that he was wearing shepherd's clothing her. Yalies had a sword on his hip, but aside from that he was not dressed for battle. The soldiers ignored him. Perhaps I failed to make myself clear. Hercules, grabbed a boulder from the side of the road and hefted it in front of the military March. My name is Hercules son of Zeus. Why are you headed to Thebes the formation shifted to allow a general through riding on his horse? The general looked Hercules up and down. We are going to thieves to collect our annual tax of one hundred even kettle since when does Thebes pay tribute to or Kamenice since our armies conquered Thebes for years ago, where were you supposed son of Zeus sharpening? My blade is that a threat before the general could finish his sentence. Hercules had drawn his blade and sliced through his neck, Hercules, moved with such speed by the time the generals head hit the ground Hercules had killed. Four more minion soldiers, Hercules, moved like lightning. Slicing through the minion ranks some tried to pull their swords and fight. But they were no match for the vengeful son of Zeus bodies fell and blood sprayed as one by one. Hercules slew the minions when Hercules was finished not a single soldier was left alive. Hercules decided this would be a message. He gathered together the corpses. Cut off their noses and ears than tied their hands behind their backs. He strapped their dead bodies to their horses and sent the horses. Galloping back to the king who had sent them. Hercules returned to the to great fanfare word had spread of his mighty victory. And the people called him a hero. It was as if they had forgotten the murder of Lino Hercules felt like a new man king Creon the king of thieves himself requested Hercules presence in his throne room. Hercules, knelt before the king unsure of what would happen next, your highness, Hercules, son of Zeus and foster son to my loyal subject. Amphibian? Welcome to my palace. You have done our people and our nation of great service. And we owe you a fair some debt there is no great amount in thieves, and it is my humble hope that you accept a gift my daughter's hand in marriage cryan gestured to his side and their stood the most beautiful woman, Hercules had ever seen Hercules. Meech daughter Megara. It is a pleasure to meet. You pleasure is all mine as he looked in Megara is Hercules could tell that. She was just as smitten with him as he was with her. I would happily take your daughter's hand in marriage. This city cheered their hero would marry their Princess the safety would be secured for another generation to come. But on Olympics Hera watched the proceedings with hatred in her heart. Your son is betrothed. Yes, the excitement is palpable. His wife is beautiful. He deserves no less. Really? Are. You not jealous. I am. Sure. You're dreaming of laying with that girl yourself. Do you have a point to make or can I just be happy for my boy as long as the boy is happy. You are happy. Is that right? Yes. In fact, it is. He won't be happy for much long as Hera schemed, the wedding proceeded. It's important to remember that Greeks hearing the story would be inherently and perpetually aware that Herro was the goddess of marriage for them. Hercules, wedding would have taken an ominous tone. If the goddess of marriage herself was against the wedding. There wasn't much hope for a happily ever after. Despite this overhanging, cloud, Hercules and Megara had a joyful ceremony and their union was immediately fruitful within the year Megara had given birth to thera- Mockus their first born, son. Even an infancy thera- Marcus was already demonstrating a similar strength as Hercules and his parents were incredibly proud. Hercules settled into his life in Thebes as a father to their Marcus and counselor to king Creon, he assisted in providing strategies for war, and whenever a battle arose Hercules was happily on the front lines cutting down enemy hordes with ease. Of course few saw to battle with the knowing Hercules stood in their way. So for the most part life was peaceful within another year Megara gave birth to their second son crianza eighties. The couple lovingly doted on both of their sons as they grew. So did Hercules love for them and his love for his wife Megara gave birth to a third son office, the happy little family was robust and healthy. Hercules future was looking brighter every day, but in his happiness, Hercules had forgotten Hera. But hera. Ped- not forgotten him. On a particularly dark Knight Harris stirred the winds into motion so mortals could not hear her arrival. She put on a cloak and hood, so mortals could not recognize her visage she crept into Hercules bedroom silent as a mouse as Hercules lay sleeping Megara in his arms. Hera leaned over his head and whispered into his ears. I thought about killing you, I still could I my hands around your throat and crush your larynx without a second thought. But that has not enough. You must suffer Hera pressed her finger against his eyelids. And said her words of binding, they are not your family. They are your enemies every last one. What her wicked words took green form and slithered into his ear canal? She snuck away just as she entered and return to Mount Olympus to watch her plan. Take place. As the morning came Hercules stirred from his slumber, his head throbbed with pain and his blood pulsed with fury. He opened his eyes to see his wife turn to face him. Her face was chalky grey and her eyes were red. She looked like a spun of Haiti's a creature of the underworld. So this is your true form after years of marriage. You reveal yourself to me now, what are you? She tried to speak to him. But every word she said only made his headache worse. Each syllable, another grinding pestel to the mortar of his mind as Hercules swelled with anger Megara cowered beneath him. This was not the man she married. Why did you deceive me to get the blood of Zeus pumping through your wicked children? I do not know what you mean. Are they even my children, Hercules? Stumped to the kids rooms to look at his son's Megara ran crying after him Hercules approached their Marcus still asleep in his bed. He looked closely at his son for the first time seeing something terrible. Those cheeks that chin those is there are Marcus looked just like Lena's. The demon woman of Haiti's had deceived. Him with the soul of a dead, man. Hercules, grabbed their Marcus with one hand and pulled him from his bed. Hercules quickly stopped the next crib and grabbed crianza eighties by the ankle. Do not hurt them. Do not hurt them. Please Hercules March to the kitchen his crying sons flailing in his hands. The servants had stoked a fire to cook breakfast. This is what I think of the sons of leno's Hercules through his sons upon the flames. Now, there are Marcus tried to crawl out, but Hercules pushed him back in when it was clear these two could not escape Hercules went for the third. Megara Torah his skin with her nails. She hit him over and over. She pulled at his legs to slow him down. But he was simply too strong. He was a son of Zeus. She couldn't stop him Hercules grabbed their newborn baby. Boy dragged him to the kitchen and tossed him onto the burning. Corpses of his brothers Megara crumbled to the floor as Hercules watched his sons flesh melt away his head began to clear and his rage began to settle a green missed blue from his nose the smoke collecting in the air in front of him in the smoke hera's face formed, laughing and cruel Hercules began to realize what he'd done he reached out to Megara for comfort, but she coward away from his hand. The bone smoldered, but the screams stopped Hercules had burned his own children alive. The road to redemption is long and arduous for Hercules that road is filled with challenges of godly proportions next week will follow Hercules to the depths of Hades and the heights of Mount Olympus will he be able to save his children or make peace with Sarah will Megara ever forgive him. You can listen to mythology and all of par casts. Other podcasts on apple podcasts, Stitcher Spotify, Google, play cast box or your favorite podcast directory. If you enjoy the show the best way to help us is to leave a five star review while you're there will be back next week mythology was created by max Cutler is a production of Cutler media and is part of the park cast network. It is produced by max and Ron Cutler sound designed by Ron Shapiro with production assistance by Paul Moller. Additional. Production assistance by Maggie, add and Carly Madden. Mythology is written by Giles Hof. Seth the amazing cast of voice actors includes by alphabet order, Mike Kaposi. Jerry, Courtney Elstein Kimberly, Holland, Harris, Markson, and Steve Pinto. I'm Vanessa Richardson. Now here it is a teaser of park casts. First fiction podcast minds. I if you enjoy it be sure to rate review and subscribe to mind's eye wherever you listen to podcasts. Kiro. Twenty-seventh more notes on case file number three four nine east Colfax motel murder now east Colfax motel murderers. New victim. Middle aged male found mutilated nude murders. Are clearly connected based on posing. Here's sexual in nature. My working theory jilted husband killing for revenge. Now turns zero killer. Victims would be men who slept with his wife possibly men that have a better sex life. Either way. He's jealous stabbing scene passionate but cleanliness of motel room suggests premeditation. Have a call with Santa Fe PD today about a similar case. They're working from last year. They say there's posing but won't release details. Removal of body parts points to psychosis. Or perhaps it's a message harasser keeps bringing up Jack the ripper kidney letter and told the girl who gets our mail to watch out for stray eyeballs, he's a little green. But gotta give him props for the enthusiasm. Here's the thing. The crime scenes are identical. If it's a message, it's the same message repeated, and we aren't receiving it. Detective Cole Denver PD. Gimme me a second. I'll be right there. 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Lamia

Mythical Monsters

46:36 min | 11 months ago

Lamia

"A warning this episode features dramatization discussions of murder and violence against children listener. Discretion is advised especially for listeners. Under thirteen something to note the story you're about to hear is not a direct retailing of any single myth about Lamia. Today's episode combines elements from a number of ancient Greek legends stories and Lore to give you the most dramatic retelling possible dawn broke over the Muskogee AC- gentle waves lapd upon the smooth rocky beach at the water's edge. A child named menopause dried himself his morning. Swim had been a last minute decision. Some exercise squeezed in before today's boring studies. The boy glanced up and noticed. The Sun was higher in the sky than he expected he was late again. Menopause knew that the path through the coastal cliffs would be the shortest route home but it was also said to be where she lived Lamia. Menopause shook the ugly thought away. He refused to be frightened by the bedtime stories told to him. By superstitious caretakers the coastal path was steep and rarely used as menopause traverse it. He came across a fallen boulder that blocked his way he struggled to slide around it. Careful not to fall over the edge. Suddenly a few pebbles fell around him from above a large shadow passed over many pets. As something darted across the ledge above him startled. He desperately shimmied around the boulder and immediately turned back but saw nothing. He did however here something. Fill the his- was soft and surprisingly pleasant. Although his brain warned him of danger many pissed was inexplicably drawn to whatever hid behind the boulder. He climbed up alleged to get a better look but saw nothing. Suddenly the air around him chilled and turn damp. He felt a breath on the back of his neck causing his knees. Tremble something cold coiled around menopause torso and lifted him into the air as he came face to face with the woman who held him he gasped. The stories were true. Lamia was real. Menopause watched as Lamia opened her mouth. Her Jaws unhinged like a snake to sharp fangs each coated with venom protruded from her lips. The boys screamed but it was too late. Lamia struck welcome to mythical monsters. Apar- cast original. I'm Vanessa Richardson every week. We dive into history's most legendary monsters. In telling the stories of their origins we hope to shed light on some truths hidden behind the creations of these beasts where they come from what they symbolize and how they expose some of humanity's greatest fears you can find episodes of mythical monsters and all other park cast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream mythical monsters for free on spotify just open the APP and type mythical monsters in the search bar at podcast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at park cast and twitter at podcast network? Today we're discussing. Lamia a diligent mother and Nin of Libya whose love affair with Zeus proved her undoing when Hera wife of Zeus Struck. Lamey as children down in front of her. She unleashed a monster that still haunts the children of Greece today. Greek mythology is full of stories in which the queen of the gods takes revenge on her husband's mistresses known for her jealousy and Vindictive Nature Hera served as an antagonist to those who would defy Olympus at a time when social guidelines and moral codes. Were difficult to enforce myths like these were used as tools to frighten the public into good behavior. It's with that in mind that we can begin to understand how the story of Lamia survived and why it still told throughout Greece. Even today ancient Greek parents and caretakers us the story of Lamia as their own cautionary tale described as a child devouring Demon Lamia served as a warning to children who would defy their elders in this respect. She's been transformed by God's into a sort of ancient Greek boogeyman although the term bougie did not originate until the high to late Middle Ages. The concept of an evil creatures spirit or monster. That would harm a person for their misdeeds existed. Long before that. It's an idea that has persisted extending from ancient. Greek parents scaring their children into compliance to modern day horror movies about characters who were punished for committing immoral acts as the oral literature of Lamia became during the classical age of Greece. Her story evolved. Instead of being depicted as an arbitrary night demon Lamia became regarded as a once. Beautiful Queen transformed by grief into a monster and her tail. Turn from a children's bedtime story told by parents to a warning meant to show what happened to those. In Greek society who dared to offend the Gods Lamia strolled along the shores of the Masugi? Oc Her toes were numb from the cold water but she was not yet ready to go home. She always loved the sea here. It was quiet and peaceful a stark contrast to the bustling palace back in the capital where she ruled as Queen of Libya a clap of thunder warned of an approaching storm Lamia Grin. She looked forward to it. Lamey emotion to her top soldier who quickly approached with a horse. Although her guards wished she would ride in the safety of a carriage Lamia rode on horseback. It was said that horses were created by her father. Poseidon God of the Sea. Lamey amounted her horse with grace and road for the capital back at the palace lamey dismissed her guards and entered her private chambers as the storm outside raged. She opened a large window to her room and sat on the bed. A shiver ran up her spine. Although she was excited Lamia was also nervous. It had been some time. Since his last visit a powerful wind blew apart the Silken curtains and with a crash of lightning the king of the gods appeared. Zeus grinned and said I saw you at the ocean's edge I had almost forgotten how beautiful you are. Lamia pretended to be upset. She rose from. The bed walked across the room and poured herself some wine. You wouldn't forget if you visited me more often. Zeus New Lamia was acting he feigned a frown and return to the window. As a lightning bolt formed in his hand. The thunder reminded Lamia that Zeus could leave if he pleased she strode across the room and flung herself into his arms. It was impossible to stay mad at the ruler of the Gods. The two lovers kissed. Lamia whispered your children miss you. Zeus responded those are your children and they do not know of me. Besides tonight I am here for you. Lightning flashed painting Lamey as chambers in Golden Light as Zeus carried. Her to the bed but as Lamia laid down the elation she usually felt while with the powerful God had been replaced with an overwhelming sense of dread. The next morning Lamia awoke with start her dreams had not been kind in them. Her eyes were stuck open. Forced to watch many terrible things. She glanced around at her chambers soft light filtered in through the window and the outside weather was calm a sure sign that Zeus was gone. Suddenly the door swung open and three children's spilled into the room. Lamia smiled and forgot her nightmare as she watched her offspring her awfully and ski la chase each other around the bed. Her awfully inoculate tell dumb curly brown hair of their younger sister. Ski La eager to set off her furious temper. Ski La begged her mother to stop her awfully accolades from tormenting her when. Lamia playfully refused ski. La Leapt upon the bed and demanded the gods above transform her into a powerful monster so that she may defeat her older siblings. In battle a voice echoed through the chamber. Be careful what you wish for child. Hera Queen of the Gods and wife of Zeus stepped into the room frightened. Lay Mia's heartbeat furiously in her chest. She had heard stories of Harrah's jealous and vengeful nature. Lamia held her breath as Sarah approached her awfully OCULUS and Ski La. The Children Huddled close together as Sarah calmly studied them. Finally Harris said they have. My husband's is Lamia drops to her knees and pleaded for Hera to let her children go. They had nothing to do with her love. Affair with Zeus. The queen of the Gods sneered. They have everything to do with this. Harrah's slowly reached out and touched the forehead of her awfully. The little girls is rolled back and her lifeless body collapsed to the ground. Lamia jumped up determined to protect her. Two remaining children. Hera smiled and snapped. Her fingers. Lamia stumbled her legs. Lost all their strength and she fell but she refused to give up. There was too much at stake using just her arms. Lamia dragged herself across the floor. As LAMIA CRAWLED CLOSER. Hera reached out again this time. She touched oculus. His breath stopped and his body tumbled to the ground. Anguished lamey a new that Harrow would not stop the God was punishing her for laying with Zeus. Lamia squeezed. Her Eyes Shut. She could not bear to watch her. Youngest Child Ski La Di Hera Bent Down and gently lifted lamey as Chin with a spelled breath. Hera Blue Against Namias closed is and whispered watch lamey as eyelids dissolved as if covered in acid. The pain was excruciating. Hera turned Lamy's head and forced her to watch as she touched ski La. The young girl dropped dead. Lamia screamed in anguish. As Harris stepped her and returned to the window as quickly as the God had appeared. She was gone leaving behind nothing but the subtle sent. A LILLIES. Lamey a polled herself. Over to her children she could not feel the lower half of her body but that hardly mattered now. Everything she had lived for her legacy was gone. Lamia grabbed ski. Le's body and squeezed it against her chest. Young girl had already grown cold. Lamia felt a wicked chill and do her broken heart filling it with grief. The chamber door bursts open and soldiers rushed in without thinking Lamia hissed at them slithered rapidly across the floor to the window and disappeared over the allege next. We follow Lamia as she transitions from Queen of Libya to child hunting monster. Hi Vanessa. I'm so excited for you to check out an incredible new podcast original. It's called dictators. And it lets you delve into the minds of some of the world's most feared leaders. You can hear new episodes. Every Tuesday here hosts Kate and Richard. To tell you more. Thank you so much. 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Free on spotify over ever. You get your podcasts now. Back to the story. Lamia wants the beautiful queen of Libya suffered much after the loss of her children. Harris punishment to Lamia for her affair with Zeus was not only severe ongoing. Lamey is missing eyelids prevented her from ever sleeping. And her legs were paralyzed. The curse placed upon Lamey. His body caused her own people to Sean her for they too feared wrath with nowhere to live. Lamia retreated to a hidden cave on the coast. Where OVER TIME? Her grief drove to the edge of insanity there a single idea engulfed her. She wanted to hold her children. The Greek myth of Lamia is thought by scholars to have originated from ancient Mesopotamia. And Dima -nology dating back between three thousand and four thousand years ago as a monster known for feeding on children she similar to other female demons from that time demons such as Lamarche to who eight children and caused mothers to miscarry and Lilith a child killing which as the story of Lamia spread throughout ancient Greece several popular gods were added to the tail thereby cemented lay. Mia's place in Greek mythology Hera exacting revenge against Lamia for her love affair with Zeus. Became a key part of the story. Later the Greek traveller PA Sania would describe Lamia as the daughter of Poseidon. The physical characteristics of Lamia also changed during this time once seen as a monstrous demon beast ancient Greeks began describing her as beautiful and enchanting considering the popularity of serpents in Greek mythology. It's not surprising that they too became part of Lamey. As myth. The use of serpents in ancient Greek culture is extensive and complicated at times they represented wisdom or medicine the rod of a Scorpius a staff entwined by a serpent and wielded by the Greek God of medicine is a symbol still used in the modern medical world but serpents were also used to evoke fear. The Monster Typhon was often described as having a hundred snakeheads upon his shoulders as our story continues. It's important to keep in mind that Greek audiences were expected to have empathy for Lamia for while. She's undeniably monstrous. Her story is also one of tragedy and loss. Years had passed since Hera killed Lamey as children. She now no longer remembered much of her previous life here inside her hidden cave. Lamey is mind had eroded from the many sleepless nights she had been forced to endure all that remained inside her from that painful day was a sense of grief caused by the loss of her children and avoid that to be filled. Lamia listened to the drops of water as they fell into a nearby cave pool. The rhythmic sound beckoned her. These days she preferred the water to land. Her deformed legs had slowly fused together and although she was unable to walk lamey could slither through the water like a snake. Lamia dragged herself across the rocky ground with her arms and slipped into the pool. The water was cold but also liberating and Lamia and joy the weightlessness of her body. Lamia swam to the edge of the cave pool and gazed out at the moonlight. She'd taken refuge in the cliffside cavern after being hunted by the same Libyan soldiers who once served her. Initially the soldiers wanted to help Lamia and return the queen to her rightful place in the capital but as time passed and her loyal subjects grew old and died that changed dramatically to the new guards. She was nothing more than a grotesque creature. The sound of laughter drew Lamey as attention to the coast below her cave there. A young boy splash in the waves. When Lamia noticed that the boy had curly brown hair an image flashed before her ski La suddenly Lamey a remembered that her own children were dead anguish. Washed over. Lamia. The pain was unbearable. She grabbed her chest and exhaled slowly. Through her clenched teeth. An irresistible urge enticed. Lamey out of her cave. She pulled her broken body down a steep path to the beach. Her limp legs scraped over the jagged stones but Lamia was determined to reach the boy playing in the water. She desperately wanted to hold him in her arms. Lamey a used the outcroppings of rocks to dodge the moonlight taking care not to be seen until she arrived at the coast as a wave crested upon the sand. Lamia slipped into the water in the ocean. She moved with agility and grace snaking through the water. A memory briefly returned to Lamia in it. She stood on a beach with her toes. In the water stood she repeated to herself. Lamia shook the memory away and focused on the hunt. Lamia swam beneath the surface of the water until she was close. Enough to see the boy's feet. She paused for a moment. Relishing in the notion that he had no idea she was beneath him. The Hunt was enjoyable but the urge to hold the boy quickly returned lamey along to squeeze him tight forever as if he was her own. Perhaps that would fill the emptiness in her heart. Lamia reached out her. Sharp fingernails grazed the foot of the young boy and cut him. Blood trickled from his wound thinking that something bit him. The boy reached down and grabbed his foot. Lamia tasted the blood in the water. It was surprisingly good. Hunger gripped her stomach as she watched the Boy Tread Water. Then something inside. Her changed as her grief faded. A craving grew but before she could act. The Voice of another boy drew her attention. Lamia rose slightly out of the water to get a better look on the beach and older boy beckoned to his younger brother. The older boy said LIQUICA's it's late and you don't know what's out there at night. Besides our mother is worried. It's time to come home. Leakiest laughed and yelled the same things that are out here at night are out here during the day to which his brother replied. If you won't do as you're told she will get you. Lamia fell to Hunger Pang in her stomach but suppressed it. She watched patiently as Liquiza swam back to the beach and told herself that having two boys would be better than one. Leakiest perhaps sensing that something was not right turned back but before he could spot her. Lamia disappeared beneath the water as Lamia retreated back to shore. She realizes she would have to be careful in the water. She was capable of overpowering most people but on land her legs would be a hindrance. If lamey hope to catch the two boys she would need a plan. While leakiest dried himself. The Beach Lamia quietly crawled across the sand to the edge of the cliff. She knew the brothers route home would take them down the forest path. If she could climb over the bluffs fast enough she would reach it first. Leakiest sent his brother had been walking down the forest path for about half an hour when they noticed a storm approaching. Overhead clouds blocked out the moonlight shrouding. The Path in ominous darkness. Leakiest ran ahead of his older brother eager to get home before the rain drenched him and although he hated to admit he was also scared of. Lamia leakiest told himself at the stories about Lamia. Were just that stories. But the thought of a cursed woman crawling through the forest in search of children frightened him to the bone. The sound of a twig breaking made liquids spin around. He expected to see his brother behind him but the trail was empty. He froze unsure of what to do next. It was eerily quiet on the path and leakiest felt that someone or something watched him leakiest called out for his older brother. But no response ever came. Leakiest peered into the surrounding forest taking his time to look carefully at the deepest darkest parts. He hoped to see his brother hiding behind a log or Bush in order to scare him but there was nothing. Liquica's felt a raindrop on his head and looked up. The storm had arrived eager to find his brother and return home. Leakiest stepped off the path. The forest was dense and he struggled to navigate his way through the underbrush as he stepped on a moss covered rock leakiest. His foot slipped and he fell on his back when he sat up. He saw it staring at him from the shadows. Lamia lay on the ground squeezing leakiest. His brother in her arms likiat gasped at the site of her. She was covered in mud from crawling on the ground and her legs looked like they'd merged into one long tail. Lamia gripped LIQUICA's brother tighter and tighter his eyes bulged the boy convulsed violently for a moment leakiest wanted to help but it was too late. His brother was dead. Lamia looked up at lick. Es AND SMILED LAMIA RELEASE. The dead body and inched forward on her stomach. She whispered come. Closer boy. Leakiest was in shock from watching his brother die. His feet felt heavy and he was frozen in place. He couldn't take his eyes off. Lamey is fused legs as they left a trail in the mud. A trail that leads back to the dead body of his brother. Mamia opened her mouth and leakiest saw that two of her teeth were sharp. Like fangs again. Lamia whispered closer. Her voice was soft and enchanting spellbound leakiest closed his eyes and a weighted the inevitable Lamia sprung up grabbed LIQUICA's and pulled him to the ground as she squeezed him tight. The pain drew leakiest from his trance. He struggled but it was too late. Lamia had him in her grip. Lamia pulled LIQUICA's close. Her body was cold and smooth as she squeezed him. Leakiest couldn't breathe. He grew weaker and the forest around him got darker and darker leakiest closed his eyes and lost consciousness. Lamia released look yes and looked up at. The clouds disturbed that the weather had grown worse. Usually lay me a hidden inside her cave. During bad storms. The lightning reminded her of Zeus. And she couldn't shake the feeling of being watched but tonight distracted by her hunt. The storm had snuck up on her in order to feed comfortably. Lamia would have to drag the boys back to her cave. The rain had turned the forest path to mud. Lamia slithered down it like a serpent with a boy held under each arm. Lamia felt powerful. No longer would she be a victim of the gods now. She was a predator. Lamia swept her fused legs back and forth propelling her faster down the trail to her cave. Although the cavern was damp it provided shelter from the raging storm. Lamia laid leakiest his body upon a smooth rock in the back of the cave and prepared to eat him leakiest stirred and his eyes fluttered. Good Thought Lamia. A warm meal is better than a cold. One ON INSTINCT. Lamia unhinged her jaw and slithered forward leakiest opened his eyes and cried out but Lamia bit down muffling his screams as she devoured him her belly full. Lamia coiled into a circle and gazed out at the night. Although she could not sleep Lamia would at least be content for now next. Zeus must decide whether to destroy Lamia or to take pity on his former lover now back to the story. Lamia was severely punished for her love. Affair with Zeus Hera Queen of the Gods and wife of Zeus. Not only killed lamey as children but also placed a curse on her. Unable to walk or sleep Lamia languished in her grief and slowly transformed into a monster during this time. Her body took on the characteristics of a serpent. Her fused legs melted into a snake's tail and she developed then a`must fangs. Initially Lamia stalked children in a vain attempt to ease her heartache. But the more she hunted the more she developed a taste for their blood. Zeus stepped in through the window of Lamia old bedchamber. It was obvious that the room had been sealed for many years. Most of namias personal items remained untouched covered with thick layers of dust and sand. He bent down and touched the silken covering at the edge of the bed. It was an extremely valuable piece of fabric. If the mortals had left at two wrought it was because they were afraid in fact it was their prayers that drew. Zeus down from Mount Olympus. The angry parents of missing children had made offerings to him by sacrificing goats pigs and sheep all of them begged for one thing to rid them of Lamia. Zeus tried to remember the last time he had visited Lamia but time was different for Gods and mortals a short while in Olympics. Could in fact be ages in the world below. Zeus pondered this as he explored the abandoned bedchamber. Suddenly he felt a sinister force emanating from the corner of the room. They're an old blanket. Moved as if something was under it. Zeus approached it. Slowly curious that such a dark energy existed in a place that had once held great joy. He lifted up the blanket to reveal dozens of small snakes. They slithered out around. Seuss's feet the baby. Snakes had long tails and the heads of poisonous vipers their scales reflected light like hundreds of tiny gems although they were beautiful. Zeus had no doubt that their venom would be deadly to mortals as the snakes dispersed. Zeus saw the crack in the floor that they had slithered out of something was still inside. Zeus reached down to grab it and held it up before his eyes. It was a perfect white lily. Zeus jaw tight and he knew exactly what had happened here. Hera moments later zoo stormed through the golden gates of Mount Olympus deep down. He knew that his anger at Harrow was misplaced. It was he who had set these events in motion but Hera's punishment had been far too severe. It was not the first time the Queen had acted harshly toward seuss's mistresses. It would not be the last. Zeus shoved aside his guards and entered the massive hall in the Centre. Hera counseled with some of the other. Gods sensing seuss's anger. She sent them away with a small nod. Zeus pulled a baby snake from his pouch and threw it onto the table. Then he held up the White Lily. Leave for Hera to see as her. Symbol and favorite flower. It could only grow where she had been Hera approached. The table tossed aside the snake and poured a goblet of wine for herself. She didn't care that Zeus was upset. According to her what had happened to Lamia was his fault watching Hera. Zeus realized she had made a terrible mistake. Hera had forgotten that Lamia was not just a mortal woman. She held the blood of a god inside her. Zeus explained to Hera that Lamia was a daughter of Poseidon and therefore a spell used against her would have unintended effects. Hera thought for a long time then offered to return to land of mortals. Find Lamia and remedy the problem. Zeus responded no. I will do it as a bolt of lightning crackled to life in. Zeus is hand. Hera pulled her husband close and told him a secret. Lamia slithered out of the Cave Pool and pulled herself up onto a warm rock. Her tail was now covered in slick scales and shaped like that of a snake making herself comfortable. She used the tail to flick aside a pile of small bones. Small pottery figures rattles and other toys lay strewn about a testament to lay me as many victims. Suddenly a bolt of lightning crashed into the cave breaking large stalactites away from the roof and sending them crashing to the floor. Lamia bared her fangs and prepared to strike. She sends to another presence in the cave. But unlike the soldiers and so-called heroes that normally hunted her this intruder held actual power. Lamia felt something. She had not felt in a long time. Fear as the dust settled. Zeus stepped into the cave. Lamia was taken aback. She remembered the love she wants held for the mighty God and for a moment longed to embrace him but Zeus is is sparked with `electricity and Anger. Warning her that this would not be like one of their old visits. He was here to kill her. Zoo said Lamia. What happened to you was not your fault. Nevertheless I am here to give you peace. Lamia reared back a fiery rage swelled inside her chest here standing before her was the root cause of her anguish. It was Zeus as fault that her children had been murdered. It was his fault. Lamia was no longer a queen his fault that she had become a monster. Lamia forced venom to the tips of her needle. Sharp fangs and struck. She doubted that she possessed the power to kill the ruler of all gods but she wanted to hurt him badly. Lamey as fury caught Zeus. By surprise his ego had led him to believe that Lamia would be happy to see him again. He instinctively raised an armed to defend himself. Lamey as fangs sunk deep into his forearm and released their venom with a roar. Zeus Flung Lamia across the cave. She crashed into a wall and quickly retreated outside into the storm. Zeus grabbed a bolt of lightning and soared high into the sky from there. He searched the cliffs forests and beach for Lamia. There was no sign of her. Although Zeus hated to ask anyone for help he now understood that to find Lamia he would need the aid of one who could see far and wide. It was only a matter of time before the monster escaped and Zeus did not wish to search for her again. He sent a single bolt of lightning high into the night sky. A signal to his animal companion. Lamia held her breath and swim beneath a rough OCEAN SURF. Her eyes which she could not close burned in the saltwater as she pressed on she would have to find refuge elsewhere away from the coasts of. Libya perhaps even across the Muskogee o sea and into Greece. Her rage had subsided replaced now by fear. Suddenly something large splashed into the SURF FROM ABOVE. Lamia felt a sharp pain. She looked down and saw two large talons gripping her tail. Lamia attempted to dive deeper into the ocean but whatever had her was strong and plucked her out of the Sea Lamia looked up and saw the Golden Eagle eye toes Dias Zeus personal messenger and companion carrying her back to shore. She opened her mouth wide and bit. The Eagle's Talon her fangs sunk deep but her venom was dry. She had used it all on. Zeus I toast. Diaz Flung Lamia down upon the rocky shore where she landed at the feet of Zeus. Lamia lifted her head defiantly to Zeus. And said if you are here to kill me than do it quickly. I do not wish to look upon your vile face more than I have to. Zeus touched his arm. Although he was a god he was not impervious to pain. The wound burned but would eventually he'll he said as I told you before I came here to give you peace not to kill you. Zeus touched the tip of his lightning bolt to the edge of a large stone. Chipping away too small smooth pebbles. Zeus took the pebbles and place them against Lamey as is to use as eyelids. Lamia closed her eyes for the first time in years she felt calm but not without grief she would never forget that. Hera had murdered her children. Zeus pointed at the C. And told her to listen. Three voices called out to Lamia. They said mother we are here. Zeus lifted Lamey his Chin and explained to her that her awfully accolades and ski law. Were not dead. Hera had not killed them but transformed them into sea creatures while they would never be the same day were at least alive. Lamia side deeply and suddenly felt exhausted. She looked up at the cliff and saw her cave turning away from. Zeus Lamia slithered up the path toward her home. There in the back of a damp cavern on the coast of the sea. Lamia fell asleep and finally found peace as ancient Greek civilizations evolved throughout the eighth and seven centuries BC so to Lamia story. Paganism became more popular among the Greek. People and soul lamey transitioned from being a thoughtless boogie monster to an important figure in their religion. Even after paganism was outlawed Lamey as myth continued to spread because it acted not only as a scary bedtime story for children but also as a way of explaining death during a time when infant mortality rates were high also in an age when civilizations were ruled by a Patriarchal Society. The story served as a warning to women who were reluctant to become mothers. One of the more recent retailing's of Lamia comes from the romantic poet. John Keats in his poem aptly titled Lamia Written in Eighteen. Nineteen Keats to picture as a serpent turned woman who tricks a young man into falling in love with her at their wedding ceremony. The Young Man's mentor at Bologna's reveals lamey is true form resulting in the man's death from heartbreak. The story of Lamia remains popular to this day. Because she not only represents the frustrations and fears of ancient guardians caretakers but also of modern day parents Lamia is ultimately the terrifying story of a parent whose guilt and envy led them to an insatiable hunger. Thanks for listening to mythical monsters. We'll be back next week with a new episode. 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Athena Pt. 1: War and Wisdom

Mythology

41:12 min | 2 years ago

Athena Pt. 1: War and Wisdom

"It was foolish to challenge. The gods after battling the goddess Athena for three days and Selous had all but resigned himself to the fate of so many of his fellow giants. But he described her for the moment, and perhaps that would become his advantage. And sell. It is had barely caught his breath when he heard the horses. He whipped around worried FINA had tracked him to the Ionian Sea. But it was one of in Celis own another giant as the giant grew closer in Sella's realized something was wrong instead of legs in Celis and his brother giants slithered onto large serpents with snapping Mawes where the feet should be. But this giant serpents weren't snapping and it's face sagged an era whizzed past Enceladus face. This wasn't a giant. It was a God you foolish foolish giant, no one rebels against the gods and escapes unscathed. Athena. The goddess of war and wisdom peeled off the face of a giant she'd flayed alive revealing her own face dripping with. Blood. She kept the skin wrapped around her like a cloak and sell it as legs serpents snapped. And spit at a theme, but their fangs couldn't Pierce, the hide of his own kind. It was a perfect shield a FINA knocked Enceladus into the Ionian Sea. Then she crouched down and lifted the entire I'll of sickles. A Thenia had a divine godly strength plucking an island out of the ocean. Was as easy for her as it was for a man to pick up his child. Athena, straightened up raising the island above her. She swung around over and sell it and slammed the island on his head in Sella's crumpled under the blow of the island, he sank and then vanished beneath the landmass, his blood and anger rippled outward from the island the place. We're in Celis was defeated became mount Aetna. And the berry giant was reduced to expressing his wrath through eruptions and earthquakes yet something wasn't right as she watched steam build above mount Aetna. A theme knew her heart was missing a piece she'd used her wisdom and wit to defeat the enemy embracing her role as a goddess of. War, and it felt empty. She was destined for something greater. She was certain. Welcome to mythology on the park cast network. Every Tuesday, we present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and narrator Vanessa Richardson today, we're focusing on the Greek goddess Athena, she's the goddess of war and military strategy. But also the goddess of wisdom civilization and the arts in her mouth, all Aji. She's caught between who she is. And who she wants to be new episodes of mythology release every Tuesday, and you can find us and all of par casts podcasts. Wherever you listen to podcasts at par cast. We are grateful for you our listeners, you allow us to do what we love let us know how we're doing reach out on Facebook and Instagram at par cast and Twitter at par cast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help us. We also. Now have merchandise. Head depar- cast dot com slash merch. For more information, something to note in these episodes, all Greek myths have many versions and variations we've selected those we felt the most dramatic and entertaining and supplemented them with additional research into Greek traditions. Additionally, each Greek myth takes place in a wide expanded universe while we'll cover some major myths of Thenia over the next few episodes. This won't be her only appearance in the podcast. Goddess of the arts and of war, Athena exhibits dichotomy in Greek culture. She's a woman warrior in a culture where women didn't go to war and household goddess who vowed to never be a lover or a mother a Thenia is masculine feminine and something greater than both. She's a goddess for everyone and a goddess for no one ancient Greek society had clear gender roles treating women as second class citizens but Thenia exists outside that construct she'll skin a giant alive. And then go we've tapestry she's apt to teach men gardening and pottery as she is to help them slay their enemies. Unlike her half brother and rival Aries the war, God, a theme approaches war with logic and meditation at the start of a battle Aries leaps into. Action while a FINA weights plans, then leads men to bloody victory. She values rational thinking over emotion, but is not without rage and bloodlust classicist. Walter f auto characterized Athena as the goddess of nearness because she was always beside the Greek heroes in battle guiding their spears and swords she is like all Greek gods. A killer, however, FINA prefers to change errand humans into other forms doling out punishments while preserving life. She also transforms herself taking a male appearance multiple times in the Iliad, and the odyssey that isn't a saying, she doesn't embrace a female role to into days myths. The building of the palladium the judgment of Paris and the story of Iraq. Ni Athena strives to be recognized as feminine. And this may be the hardest battle the goddess of war. Or has ever fought? The king of the gods had a headache and Seuss's son who Festus like many children was only making it worse. Festus was God of the forge born with a club foot to him a headache was nothing. And then I realized a good put another accident on my existing acts and kill two men with one blow genius right row. Head is killing me. That's the idea. Both had could kill two heads one axe Zeus gestured to his forehead frustrated. Feels like my skull is expanding and contracting. Maybe I should go. Oh, headache. I thought we were still on accents Zeus continued moaning as he dropped to the floor. Gripped his head and rocked back and forth. Heff ESTES looked on torn between sympathy and opportunity anything I can do maybe takeover your duties for a time. Not that headache could ever take down the great gods. Zeus? No Festus, will you? Well, fastest. I'd his brand new double headed axe. Then Zeus doubled over in front of him. The opportunity was ripe Zeus had overthrown Festus grandfather, perhaps patricide ran in the family make it stop and it cut off my head Festus hid his grin as he grabbed his double head axe. After today, the gods of Mount Olympus would bow to Festus he wound up and aimed straight for Zeus is skull. The axe cleaves Zeus 's head in half as oozes is spread wide apart. A battle helmet emerged from where his brain should have been. Festus dropped his acts in shock as a fully armored warrior woman sprang from Zeus 's head shouting, a battlecry all thoughts of ruling Mount Olympus faded in the face of this fearsome, beautiful goddess ready for battle. Athena stepped out of her father's head and into the light of Mount Olympus. Athena was born without a mother the child of Zeus alone. She emerged a rational adult capable of complex thought and ready to fight for her life yet because the Greek gods are modelled on humans with human flaws and emotions there is one story of theme as childhood and a youthful accident that guided the rest of her life. Zeus was accustomed to his children having a mother. So after he fused his head back together. He wasn't sure what to do with enough. Eventually the single dad sent his new daughter away to be educated by his nephew TRITON, TRITON was a fish tailed ocean. God so FINA spent much of her time in and around water and more of her time with Triton's daughter palace palace was a water nymph, a maiden of the ocean and theme as only friend, but today, the war goddess and the water nymph raised their swords squaring off against each other. The pair sparred on the surface of a lake palace floated amid a column of waves her long hair and shimmering fishtail distracting from her killer. Aim Athena defended herself from top sleek. Raft wearing armor as always she pushed her sore. Forward calling out her moves as she executed them. Striking stabbing dodging ducking and slicing lunging as palace lunged. Athena, used her shield to knock palace over rising from the waves palace. Spit water into a theme as face. Hey. Palace. Spouted more water somehow forming it into perfect concentric circles. Like aquatic smoke rings, a Thenia couldn't help. But laugh palace be serious. My father's coming to watch a Spar tomorrow. We have to impress him. You have to impress him. If I impress him. You know, where I'll end up and my father won't be happy about that your filthy. You've heard the stories and you have a hundred half siblings to prove it thirty seven. I have thirty seven half siblings. That's an army where you're goddess. Let's go again, I want to get that spinning Perry. Right. A Thenia was quite skilled in combat. It helped that she took to it naturally. Like palace to water. She'd been ecstatic to hear TRITON declare that they were finally good enough to Spar in front of Zeus. The proud father had invited a crowd of gods nymphs, and even a few mortals, they fancied rowing out onto the lake. Athena fiddled with her helmet. She knew her armor made her look for Rochas, but she still felt like a child in a woman's body. What if she fell off Herath what if remind went blank and she froze what if her father the king of the gods thought, she was only average a terrifying column of water arose from the depths inside it palace. She met thin as I and flashed a quick smile, a Thenia relaxed. She wasn't alone. She had palace with her best friend beside her a theatre had nothing to worry about. They began to Spar in the audience. Zeus watched intently next to him his wife Hera, the goddess of marriage looked around in. Tend to in a different way. Offer diety has such a nice nose. Don't you think? Sure. That's it slice and well well-done even never noticed it. I guess it's fine. If you like noses, it looks quite like theis don't start on this again. I don't understand why you're going to fall in the water a wave crashed over Theta soaking her a Thenia slipped, but kept her footing on the raft. Come on. You can do it. Get back up there raise that sword. You'll win this yet the actually fighting it's among spa at the end of which my daughter will win Zeus nervously watched the struggle through the next few maneuvers. She's going to fall and barris us us. She does have a mother I knew it by meant Athena and myself as Zeus worried Athena, relaxed into the rhythm of the Spar. She breathed deeply as she pressed her shield against palaces sword her instincts took over. Suddenly a new heat rush through a theme as veins she'd never felt this warrior power before but it possessed her her feet danced more nimbly her sword. Twisted more sharply. She tasted medal in her mouth. For the first time. She might want to kill. Across the lake Zeus adjusted his shield the sun gleamed off of it getting an idea he tilted his shield. Aiming the Ray of light at palace in the water. The light caught palaces. I she looked up. Meanwhile, Athena stabbed toward palaces heart a final flourish. The perfectly executed move. She was born for this was her gift combat. Athena, lunged expecting palace to dodge. As they had rehearsed. She didn't notice that palaces face was tilted up distracted palace look towards Zeus as a theme sword pierced, her heart. Instead of blood water flowed from palaces wound. She shrank dissolving until all that was left were her eyes which transformed into two wiggling minnows palace was dead. Coming up. We'll look at how a theme is guilt and grief led her to try to be something. She wasn't now back to the story. As TRITON and his nymphs wailed with grief. Athena, cried on the beach. She wasn't allowed to join the morning in the lake palaces death was after all her fault zoo strode up to her holding a sloshing goblet of wine by pride and joy there. You are pride. I shamed. You nonsense. I killed you won. You're truly the goddess of war. Now this heat the the urge to kill overtook. I couldn't stop myself blinded me Zeus put his hand on scene as shoulder. Take it as a lesson when immortal asks you to guide him into battle. Now. You'll know what you're helping him to do the spoils of war. Always come at a cost. If I help AMAN kill. It'll be thought out logical necessary. Not like this. You'll. Adjust to it. This didn't seem to be cheering thin up Zeus handed her his goblet. Athena, took a swig. Then she downed it learn this. Athena, death is never far from any man or woman. Women don't kill a FINA considered this. If she wanted to keep herself from killing thoughtlessly she'd have to become more womanly looking at the mud on the shoreline. She knew just how to do it. Fina took up sculpting as she remade the rock into a statue. She remade herself as a goddess of the arts, she took up weaving pottery and writing before long she'd created a beautiful statue of palace and called it. The palladium Athena presented it to Zeus. See this statue as a promise I won't act without thought again, it was merely a water nymph her name was palace. If you liked the name so much maybe you should use it girl. I think I shall from. Then on a thin a- was often known as palace. Athena. It was appropriate palace translated to girl. So by taking on the name. She both honored her friend and honored her womanhood. It became a reminder to warriors on the battlefield. She wasn't exactly one of them palace. Can also be in. Chirp it'd as weapon brandishing, but at the chose to ignore that fact, and this willful ignorance led her to subject herself to the judgment of Paris. The gods. Love nothing like they loved a party. So the scene empathy. This is marriage to a mortal. King pelia was reason enough for all of Mount Olympus to indulge in casks upon casks of wine at the wedding. Athena, who now styled herself the gray eyed goddess of weaving shared a bottle with Hera the vengeful goddess of marriage and effort diety the beautiful goddess of passion. The trio of goddesses watched theis and pelia dance. Oh, I just love love. Beautiful children. Don't you think? I'm not sure. The matches wise. She's a nimh. He's immortal. He'll die long before her impracticality is what makes love beautiful calmed down after diety no-one marries for love. You didn't hear it from me? But we are here. Because of a prophecy a FINA an effort diety moved closer to harra intrigued by the gossip Hera put her arms around both of them. Athena, could smell Harrah's perfume Ambrosia and olive oil, the oracles safe fetuses son will be powerful so powerful. He'll dethrone Zeus the son of a human and seen him dethroned. The great Zeus impossible. Exactly. That's why Theta says marrying a mortal Zeus arranged the whole thing. But they seem so in love why do you think Zeus is throwing such an elaborate feasts? He doesn't care about a scene him. He cares about his own power. He wouldn't allow any of the gods to touch her whole. You can see it on Poseidon face. A FINA looked across the crowded banquet hall. Poseidon was getting very very drunk. In fact, he was out drinking Dyonisis the God of wine. He loved the'deepness. He just loved Mount Olympus a little bit more. More wine. Athena, nodding Athena felt glorious Harris seemed to finally be accepting her and the fact that she really was motherless maybe Hera could be her foster mother or her new best friend. Athena was about to complement Harrah's braids when glimmering golden apple landed smack in the center of the three goddesses. What is that Hera picked up the golden apple what a gorgeous thing it's labeled to the fairest Hera moved to tuck the apple into her Keaton. But Aphrodite e snatched it it appears I have a secret admirer Aphrodite. He scanned the room pleased with herself Hera took the apple back. Forgive me effort diety. But no one is fairer than the Queen of the gods. Only the goddess for Tilleke pleasure who has more womanly virtue than I have been to what does. The apple intended for a FINA didn't want to spoil her budding friendship with Sarah. But if she wanted to be respected as a goddess shouldn't she lay claim on the apple two after a moment of thought her logic outweighed, her emotions it landed equally between all three of us as equally fair goddesses. We ought to split it. Hera an effort daddy both frowned in disgust and resumed snapping at each other. As the fight continued a sprightly winged. Figure watched from outside Arras the goddess of discord thrived on chaos and conflict for that. Exact reason she was the only Olympia not invited to the wedding that wouldn't stop her from stirring, the pot ARIS thrived on chaos the same way Thenia thrived on violent battle. Whether she liked it or not ARIS had thrown the golden apple the apple of discord into the banquet, her plan was to spark a fight among all the goddesses and steal attention from the bride. The would get upset and the whole marriage would start off on the wrong foot. Even after the goddesses picked the fairest among them fetus and pelia would be fighting for years, so far, though only Hera and Afridis seemed to care heiress could fix that. She aimed anxious nervous energy. Toward a FINA. Across the banquet hall. Something sparked a theme as warrior instinct, she could win this fight. She was beautiful every bit as goddess as them. A theme took the golden apple for herself FINA. We can't all be the fairest lettuce asks Zeus. He's the God of Justice. It's his duty. He's also your husband Zeus. We invoke your hell. Zeus approached the three women clocking the golden apple in Phoenix hens Milovan Zeus, am I not the fairest of all the goddesses? Do I not deserve an apple saying, it's the truth? Athena, showed him. The engraving on the apple to the fairest Zeus quickly determined. He wanted no part in this nonsense. Here's what I propose on mount Ida their lives a shepherd who was born. At prince of Troy is the most excellent judge of beauty go to him. And he'll tell you which got us is the fairest is. Name is Paris. The three goddesses were each unwilling to bend. So they set out for mount Ida. As the goddesses appeared in the meadow where Paris tended, his sheep Aphrodite e stripped off her Keaton, what are you doing? If Paris is to judge who's the fairest? He deserves to make an informed decision. Fair judgment as Hera removed her robes of FINA stomach dropped a Thenia had never been naked in front of anyone by Zeus thunder. She'd been born fully dressed, but seeing the ease with which harra and Afra diety displayed their bodies, she wondered if the instinct to stay clothed was defensive a warrior would never be so vulnerable. But a woman women were vulnerable all the time. Athena, rejected her instincts and stripped there, I think I see Paris flock in the distance the three nude goddesses made their way through the meadow along mount Ida toward the flock of sheep soon. They cited Paris when parasol them he hid behind a sheep embarrassed. No need away. Paris. Prince of Troy, we came for your wise. Judgment Peres gulped eyeing the nude goddesses if they killed him after this. He'd still died the luckiest man in all of Troy. Got us is how may I be of assistance? Paris of Troy, we've been sent by the great gods Zeus to settle a dispute each of us believes, we are the fairest the gods have selected you to be the judge of our beauty. Yes. I can be the the judge. Each of you is so Hera handed Paris, the golden apple her fingertips lingering on his wrist. Let us know when you've made a decision the goddesses stood before Paris patiently. Athena didn't know how to best show off her body. So she tried to mimic Hera and Afridis positions. She felt simultaneously hot and cold under the man's hungry. Is her confidence waned by the second. Paris was certainly taking his time. Choose me, and I'll give you luck in skill in battle. You'll lead the Trojans to war against the Greeks and leave all of Greece in ruins, no warrior will be more powerful than you. Paris's surprised is flicked upward meeting FINA 's in consideration. The Greeks have overpowered my people for centuries name me as the fairest, and we'll leave Greece in ruins. Forget Troy, choose me. And I'll make you king over all of Europe and Asia victory. Power all pales in comparison to love I'll make the most beautiful woman in the world your wife. Athena, hadn't anticipated the other goddesses offering bribes but hoped the Trojan hatred of the Greeks would be enough the goddesses smiled at Paris seductively bribes on the table Paris, still flustered by the beautiful naked goddesses in front of him. Could think of only one thing for diety? She's the fairest Paris handed Aphrodite e the apple it was decided. A Thenia dressed quickly. She felt dirty and dishonored why had she stooped so load care for the judgment of a mortal and worse. Why wasn't? She as beautiful as effort. Diety a thin there. You are. I have a proposal for you. I don't wanna torture Aphrodite. It's not worth it. Forget aphrodite. -i Paris is about to start a war. He's going to marry the most beautiful woman in the world. That's hardly, do you know who the most beautiful woman in the world is. Helen, the daughter of Zeus and Queen leader your half sister in Sparta, but she's married to king Malays. Oh. She's married to king medal Aus if the prince of Troy steals, the wife of the king of Sparta more will follow a little help from the goddess of war and the Greeks win. Let me consider it a FINA took several days and several nights to weigh her decision. It would be one thing if a Greek warrior asked her for help she'd consider his virtue his skill and if his intentions were noble if she went to war she could teach the Greek strategy. So the bloodshed would be calculated and the victory absolute but getting involved in human affairs without immortal praying to her or offering her a sacrifice. Well, it was a very Hera thing to do the thought of Paris made her blood boil but was revenge, really practical? Finally, she returned to Hera with a clear mind, I've considered your proposal to seek divine. Revenge on Paris, good. What have you chosen? Let the Trojans be destroyed. Up next Athena joins the Trojan war now back to the story. Though, ten years of war was nothing to the immortal. Goddesses Paris survived longer than expected while Herro was happy to see him suffer in the besieged city of Troy Athena, wanted the prince dead, she'd hoped achilles the son of theis and pelia would kill Paris. But it appeared that Zeus is plan to ensure theis, son was half human and thus not very powerful head succeeded. Achilles was useless to her so FINA, turn to a deceased, and it bias, they might be mere mortals, but she could teach them all the same. She appeared to the men in dreams and convinced them to build a giant hollow wooden horse. She instructed them to hide forty men inside the horse then feign retreat, leaving the horse and one man behind the forgotten. Men told the Trojans the would horse was a peace offering intended for the temple of thin in Troy when the Trojan priest lake Awan spoke out against accepting a gift from the Greeks Athena summoned to sea serpents to eat him and his children alive. She wished there was another way, but their deaths were necessary to prevent hundreds more her wooden horse strategy would end the war decisively and besides Hera Queen of the goddesses approved of it. The Trojans took the horse into Troy unaware that it bias and thirty nine of his Greek soldiers hid inside it that night as the Trojans slept the soldiers appeared as if from nowhere inside a theme as temple the Greeks took the city quickly mowing down Trojans in their beds, the Trojans caught unaware resorted to using pieces of their homes and buildings as weapons Troy descended into blood and fire falling bricks crushed limbs. And flaming beams took out is slipping into Troy herself of FINA guided a warriors ERO into Paris's, I he die a slow agonizing, death and never judge a woman's looks. Again, revenge was sweet, but even better was the smile. Athena. Shared with Hera over Paris's. A funeral pyre. Though, she helped the Greeks defeat the Trojans to get her revenge on Paris. Athena, aided other heroes to none of them questioned. Why Athena was the only woman on the battlefield. The only woman to command the soldiers respect. But some say FINA is a misogynist goddess of a misogynist society. She has a pattern of helping men and harming women it's evident in what she did to Iraq. Knee. Overtime. Athena began to put her wisdom to use resolving civil disputes instead of fighting wars. But one day Hera came to her with concern. I thought you should know. Maybe you don't want to know. And that's fine. But it's always better to know when Zeus is unfaithful, I always wished to know. So I can act accordingly. What am I supposed to know? Or not know you weren't paying very clear the rumors. Athena, I've Oude to stay virgin. There's no husband to be unfaithful to me. It's a mortal girl, one of my priestesses. No, she's called Iraq news. She's merely a peasant, but she's been claiming she can we've better than anyone even you. A Thenia arrived at a rack knees. Home still boiling with anger. She took in the tiny stone hut. Was this twisted joke certainly no-one of importance would live here under a mud batch. Drew f-. There wasn't even a door. If she was so good of a Weaver. Why not weave occurred in Iraq? Ni is the woman who calls herself a greater weever than sina here. A maiden in a beautifully woven. Dress scampered out of the shadows. She'd been caught unaware with skin of yarn still around one arm its tail trailing behind her. I'm here. Hello. Hello. Are you here for accustomed piece? My work is perfect for housewarmings new babies wedding gifts. No, I would not like to buy anything. Oh, if you reconsider my work is better than the goddess Athena herself. But if you aren't here to you believe that you're better than a theme. Oh, yes. I've. Trained my whole life, and we all know Athena's better suited as God of war than for womanly things you work with her blessing. I work with my own blessing. Athena, wouldn't deign to touch me. Athena, took arachnids hand. I am a Fena Iraq need dropped to her knees. Athena, kept a vice grip on rag Rodney's hand, preventing her from running away. Goddess. I apologize. I I didn't come for false apologies. Arachne? Equip her big black eyes welling up. I challenge you to a contest here. This day will each we've tapestry then we can judge who's truly the better Weaver. What do you say? I say, I'm the better Weaver tightening, her grip on a rack knees hand. Athena. Forced a handshake. In Iraq wny's hut. Each woman set up her own loom. They procured the finest threads gold and silver and every color in the rainbow splayed out in the small space, the local mortals, and even some of the gods came to watch the contest filling up the hut. So fully that they were forced to move outdoors taking piles of prison medic thread and hanging it from Cyprus trees. Fina and arachnids began to weave. Shuttles darting across their looms. Ribbons of thread, fill the air mixing with the panicked. Sweat coming off both weavers and glinting like gossamer in the sun. There was more color and chaos than the aftermath of a party thrown by Dyonisis soon to pitchers began to form. A theme has work depicted. The proud mortal king era sich, then he stole trees from demeanor garden to build a banquet table demeanor. Saw the stumps and cursed era sich than with a ternal hunger. So he would never leave his banquet table and never steal from the gods. Again, Iraq knees tapestry depicted Zeus in various forms an eagle a bull. A swan. A man Athena wondered if she was being harsh on Iraq ni in each image. Zeus was powerful and frightening. It showed deference to the gods. The pair finished their weaving in the same moment and stepped back to reveal their handicrafts to the assembled crowd. Both works were exquisite. None in any way. Inferior to the other. Athena. Looked to Iraq knees. Tapestry eager to find a flaw as she took it in her job began to clench. Yes, Iraq ni had depicted Seuss's power of transformation. But in each form Zeus was with a woman Europa, Ganymede leader per seventy and in each image. Athena's father committed rape fury, built within a theme. She ripped the cloth down the center all her efforts to become more womanly to develop artistic skill and she was still equal to a human. The call of battle summoned her and Thenia turned on Iraq. Ni she raised up her shuttle and struck arachne repeatedly with the long wooden tool, all CENA's anger flooded out. Not just her hatred of Iraq ni but of Paris, Aphrodite, -i Zeus and even herself a Thenia hitter acne over and over again for winning the contest for choosing Aphrodite. He as the fairest for making her stand naked in front of a man for conceiving her with just a thought and no mother for killing palace for failing again. And again to be the woman she wanted to be even as she hit Iraq. Ni till every inch of her skin was read a Thenia vanished. Leaving proud arachne a sobbing lump in the mud. A FINA thought the trouble with Iraq ni had passed until she realized her loom was missing. She must have forgotten it at a rack knees hut. Sure. She could easily get another but on principle. The tapestry ought to hang in one of her temples. She waited until just after midnight when Iraq knee would be asleep. Athena, could drop by take her loom and leave with no one the wiser. But when she appeared outside of recognise hut. A theme as loom was gone that damn mortal must have taken it for herself. Athena marched into a rack wny's hut. Heart racing for another fight. It wasn't enough to ridicule. The gods. You had to steal. Iraq ni. Correct. Ni the blood in CENA's veins went still inside the hut. Arachnids swung from a lung. White rope body bloated her face purple from bruising arachne had committed suicide. Next week, a FINA deals with the consequences of Iraq knees death struggling to find her place. She creates monsters and learns the hard way that she is the only one who can destroy them. Thanks again for tuning into mythology. We'll be back Tuesday. You can find more episodes of mythology as well. As all of park has other podcasts on apple podcasts. Spotify Stitcher, Google play or your favorite podcast directory. If you enjoy the show the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram at par cast and Twitter at par cast network. We'll see you next time. Mythology was created. By max Cutler is a production of Cutler media, and is part of the par cast network. It is produced by max and Ron Cutler sound design by Ron Shapiro with production assistance by Paul Moller. Additional production assistance by Maggie admire and Carly Madden. Mythology is written by Maggie add Meyer. I'm Vanessa Richardson.

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Hephaestus' Not So 'Maculate conception

Greek Gods and Human Mythtakes

1:25:22 hr | 1 year ago

Hephaestus' Not So 'Maculate conception

"Begin to seeing of Palace Athena the glorious goddess bright eyed inventive unbending of heart pure Virgin Savior of cities courageous. Trajan Lia Wise Zeus himself. Bear her from his awful head. A raid warlike arms a flashing gold and all seized all the Gods as they gaze beautiful beautiful and that him right there is on fina which is going to be. What are episode is going to be? Today we're going to go just a little bit into what is going to be a Tina. Nfl WE'RE GONNA go just a little bit into it mainly because this is going to be kind of a longer episode so we're going to be a little bit more crunched on time but we've got some big things coming for you guys today. So welcome back to Greek gods and human mistakes. I'm Neil and I'm Dustin and so when I say we've got a lot we've got father slaying. Our Father slaying daughter. Why SLAYING FATHER? Good sign slaying. Mother a little bit of incest. You know all the things that you come to Greek mythology for a pretty much any kind of side or says you can think of is about to take. It's going to be quite a bit going on here so just like I said. I'm going to go just a little bit into what? Athena's famous forum. What has is famous for them. It's going to hand it off to Destin. So she is the Goddess of Defensive Wars. She's not going to be typically considered the one hundred percent goddess of war because she was more so about intellectuals. And that's GONNA play a big part in one of our main stories coming up later and then she. She always fights with areas. They never see eye to eye. Because aries is going to be more of the the lust that men get when they go beserk so when you think about how the preservers for Norse Fighters did something like that. So it's just a blood lust. She's more just thinking things through treaties. Yeah she's brute force versus exactly so definitely keep that in mind and then we talked about it a little bit. When we discuss uses episode she springs out of his head. That comes back to play a little bit but outside of that. There's not a whole lot to talk about She's just your goddess of Defensive Wars intellectual And then just being the patroness of all heroes and then half estes. He's the God of smething fires and just all around inventions and there's some pretty cool inventions that we're gonNA talk about that. I'm going to hand it off to you. Destin alright. Well little background festivus origins we we. We went over when we did hair. I believe yes. how festivus was born but just a quick recap. He was Harrah's attempt at birthing. Someone like Athena Zeus. You know gave birth to Athena by himself so this was Harris's attempt at that and he came out with a lame leg. Yeah because we were talking about this a little bit. The only thing that has going for is she is the goddess of marriage and childbirth thing and all of a sudden. This is like yeah. I don't even need you for that. And she's like well I never and then she's like well let me try and it. It didn't turn out well knocks. The fuel needed. Yeah but yeah. It didn't turn out well like you say Festivus was born with a lame leg. So his leg was like deformed in a you know he couldn't put a lot of weight on it but because of this he was cast out annual which is unfair to him and he kinda stupid about it and all new was pretty much. He took a blacksmith. And he's one heck of a black methods that making all the trinkets and the cool stuff that guys ended up using He's actually very important character in Olympia in Olympus. Because he he he makes all the goodies even to with his little trinkets kind of kind of finding that that's his he's not necessarily a fighter like some of the others so that's his way Other he does areas does show up in his Ariel Sharon. His office wants and he's like now his wisdom some cannon like different inventions al. Everyone beats up aries. I think the only one that doesn't is Aphrodite. Eighty let's it. She got beat up by my so this episodes coming out right before Valentine's Day and you guys are probably wondering why in the world are releasing so many stories that are about people falling in love and getting hurt killing each other. It's it's very sorrowful but the thing is we're coming out with another one right around Valentine's Day that one is going to be about lovers so don't Fret just. Don't listen to this right before you're going out on your date for Valentine's Day because it might make you WanNa Kill Them. You're not gonNA find you relationship advice. I mean you might you might. You might not be in a very strong relationship as so that's not on us. And that's not on Greek mythology. You just need to look inward all right. Can Take it over. Dustin Wilson well as I was saying Festus is student about getting kicked out of Heaven. So he makes a special throne or hair us as a gift and when she sits in it like binds or to it she can't move and none of the gods can figure out how to get her out of it so they have a diagnosis. Come down and get him drunk Havana's that is then bring them up to Olympics beset Afri yet it because he was promised anyone who got him out our got her out with Aphrodite. And he's like oh I guess I could dabble in some Afro. You know he doesn't get to dabble though. No he does not so actually festus believe it or not has been thrown out of heaven twice. Yes yes he has but he keeps on coming back keeps on Bloomberg need him. He's exiled forbid but he always comes back. The second time actually was Zeus that cast him out and it was because of his mom Hera What started all this was. Hera attempted to destroy herrick lease with a storm after she put Zeus to sleep. Well he will up and he was furious. Obviously his wife was trying to murder his son so he actually hung his wife the Goddess Hera in fetters from heaven for everyone to see he's like look at how intelligent she is now. She's so smart. Puts ME TO SLEEP. Drives jerk me puts me to sleep while she always forgets. I wake up. He'll always wake so it's like the worst game plan. I'M GONNA put him to sleep. He won't notice what I'm doing now and you know we'll worry about that later. But then he wakes up. He's like okay. Was it worth it no? No it wasn't yeah. And so he's got he's he's got. Hera hanging up for everyone to see you know it's kind of this. Is What happens when you go against me. You know sending a message. Well her festus attempts to free his mom from the bonds that sue says provided for but he too gets caught by Zeus Zeus. Just catching everybody right now. And Zeus actually grabs him throws him from heaven. It's not just like get Outta here. He grabs him and throws him from heaven. Professors actually falls for an entire day from heaven before he Land severely wounded on the Isle of Lameness. Now they're on the island. A guy named fetus actually took took a man because he saw he was heard in Canada nursed him back to health. But like you said eventually this is just they load him back in because they need stuff pretty much. I don't even think I think he doesn't typically stay up there anyway. He's just kind of like you know what I don't even like stairs. I've got a bad foot. Not My type. He's hangs out in his little volcano because it's almost like a smoothie and he's got his little robotic women who stays busy. Yeah Trinkets idle hands. Man Happy he doesn't have him but you know we talk. We mentioned a professors as much of a fighter Will there is kind of one instance where he does pit himself in kind of a fight right and that actually takes place in homer's Iliad and it's to aid the hero Achilles against the river God scamander now little quick back story of this Achilles is at okay this is what starts all conflict? Achilles is Jus- going ham and he's killing a bunch of soldiers and the bodies are starting to pile up in scamander the river and they're piling up so much that starting to like taint the waters. Well scamander it or asked him to take his havoc to the plains is like a I. Could you just knock that off? Could you please stop and just go over there on a near the you know in the middle of dry land and not take my waters please? Getting Pretty Messy in here. Well Achilles tells him that he will stop when he's got the Trojan when he when he's pinned the trojans inside their city and Hector faces him One v one of the death and apparently this angered scamander because he is the rivers game anders right there by troy and he's for the Trojan people. He likes King Priam that and also like. Why can't you just do it on the ground? Still I still gotta be in my water. Yeah I don't know it doesn't seems a little little rude. I'm with him well. He's angered by this and he cursed the actually curses Apollo for not protecting troy. Well enough you know in his opinion and he actually begins attacking Achilles with his waters. You know he's causing world pools and he's just hit neum wave after wave in firs mighty of a warrior as Achilles is. You can't early fight water. So he's just he's severely Al Batsh. There's not a lot he can do. He's just trying to hold on for dear life not drown while while he's getting pelted with all these whirlpools waves. He you know he realizes he can't come back to this foe so he calls upon the Gods for help and actually pheno amd Poseidon answer the call and they arrive actually pull him from the water because obviously they need him to Defeat the trojans afterwards this do them doing that further infuriates scamander. Because he's like. Oh now you're going to intervene and you know. Are you know because he's got to river? God you know he's not an Olympian. But you know he's powerful in his own right so he calls upon his brother's I guess our fellow rivers doesn't really exclaim or calls MOM's brothers to help enhance his power and he creates this big wave that he's just gonNa Crush Achilles with Barium under the sands beneath the water. Were the the Athenians? Can't even find his bones well. This doesn't sit well with Harrow. In Hera actually calls upon festus to intervene do do some combat scamander of feeling that he would be a good Antagonised against the FESTIVUS. So Festus creates this inhuman flame like this fire and just has it surround the river scamander and this fire is so crazy intense that the water's actually begin to boil and evaporate and it's just not working out well for scamander. He can't do anything. The wave subsided. Because everything's boiling evaporating and finally he gives in and he's like okay. I won't do anything pretty much. Just Stop Kill the trojans whatever do what you gotta do just leave me alone of had enough. After he says that hair actually takes mercy on him and calls off Festus flame or call the flame and afterwards you know the Festus Calls Office flame and Hera is just kind of feeling pretty cocky about herself saying yeah you know what I will let them live. Even though she had a festival she's like stop offensive. I will let him live. He apologized this and that. But that just goes to show you that. Can you know he can zone an situations? He's not just craftsman in needs gadgets. He actually greater fire that silenced. A river go pretty much. That's pretty intense fire. It is pretty. Unfortunately he didn't have an invention that made him a good enough lover for his wife. Though I mean this is fall. Ooh I mean he might. He might have been a good lover. Aphrodite you might have just been promiscuous. Yeah I mean she was but you never know all right. So what's our next story? Well I wasn't home. Sorry I mean the stories done by was going to say that reading it is way better than me describing it. Homer is obviously a much more vivid storyteller than me guys are curious and seeing that whole story because it's actually pretty dope. I suggest you know checking out the Iliad and and it's I am if you're interested and you don't WanNa read the whole Iliad. I think it's either book. Twenty one or twenty two twenty two book twenty two. It's it's it's a pretty dope scene. I enjoy reading it quite a bit. Yes yeah so. Yeah if you guys want more in depth look at it there you go well the next story involving her festus. I want to talk about Taylor's a little bit. I'm sure if you guys like older movies. The older movie Jason. The ARGONAUT MOVIE. I love it. I love in kind of a different light. But you know if you guys have seen that movie know what? I'm talking about then you kind of get an idea of what Taylor is. But for those of you. Who Haven't Taylor is? He's a giant bronze statue of Liberty automatic on a giant statue of Statue. Liberty Statue. Liberty is made out it made out of copper not bronze educate yourself better mental. Perhaps well anyway. They listen to the giant Bronze Ottoman which is a living statue that festive likes to create. He's created multiple of them. Robots pretty much essentially. He's yeah he's a living statue. Forged by a festivus and Zeus actually gives tailless Europa which is one of his many flings baby mamas many flings. Yeah one of his. Mini mini mini mini flings. Well he gives. He gives us Taylor's tour when she's on the island of Crete and so he got him becomes protector for the Isle of Cree. Yet he ends. She's the mother of minnows. Yeah Yup yeah. So Taylor's becomes the protector of the island Crete. He circles island three times every day. And he's on the lookout for invaders. Pirates you know anyone that might threaten the island and normally what he does is he sees the ship's cullman grabs a big stones and sinks the ships and goes about his way. Well he was he ran to the argonauts and the argonauts were heading towards Crete and tales does what he does he sees. The ship doesn't recognize so he picked up stones thrown them. Well Medina who was riding when Jason On the ARGO. You know she knows witchcraft and everything but she also knew that. Taylor's only have one vein and vein ran from his head all the way to his ankles. What was keeping that vein from? I guess being open was it was kind of like a bolt brass on the ankle. That kept the you know the vein from spill out. Well she tells Largo Stay Outta range. I will get to the island and I'll take care of this which is Dole this users like. Hey this big giant bronze statue. I got this guy's well. She's obviously played shadow of the Colossus. Because she knows that they all have a weak spot indeed so love that game by the way. Well she gets the island. And there's a couple of different versions. One says that she liked makes him go insane that she used magic to trick him or and then the the most famous one is probably she? She tells him that she will make him immortal and is pretty much. I'll make you immortal but I've got to remove that bowl. He's all okay. You just got this extra boat. That's keeping you from immortality. Yeah pretty much just one more. So he you know he falls forward hug line sinker and she removes the Bolt and he bleeds out now. The other version is that One of the guys on the ARGO. pay. Us actually hits him in the ankle with a with an Arrow and that kills him. Okay but I kind of like the media version better. Because she's just like you boys hang back. I got this media gets in in a lot and that story too. Because she's she's always pollens then she doesn't. There's a price to pay for all of it. That's the moral of the story for her but she doesn't care she kills a brother. Cut Him into pieces. Leaves them because she knows that her father won't chase him because he has to give him the Rifle Berio? So he's like I don't care about my brother. Yeah she's about it like for real. She says she does not play game. Nope she she Jason Laser. She's like I'll kill your son's then man he's like I mean what? Oh hold on backup. Yes she she's not. WanNa try for women? She doesn't play around. He's got some more famous as I believe he also made automobiles Sacha of a bull. Yes yes he did. He got a lot cool. Staffy makes you. That's one of his favorite pastime to making trinkets ancient robots virtually but he's also got a kind of a sad sad story behind his love. Life like we alluded to earlier and it starts out with his wife Aphrodite. Eighty so he's he's given Aphrodite. Pretty much for Unbinding hair from that thrown Aphrodite. He's not really into you. Know as as as we know. Aphrodite is the goddess of love. And she's extremely gorgeous. You know sexual you know just oozes sexuality and she's gorgeous and she she doesn't like she she again tie down now she she likes the FROLIC G. You Ain't walking down especially POOR FESTUS. You Know Poor Guy. Why for divy starts a love affair with her brother? Aries hacky ashes right just nodding minister over there. Well make the beast with two backs as Shakespeare would put it well. One day while he was out forging Ari sneaks to her house to lay with Aphrodite. Forage to forge. Let's yeah he shows up there to forge his own. Well the SNITCH. God He Leo's He sees everything and he sees is going on and he's like I can't let the slag I I gotTa tell I gotTa tell Festivus. So he gets. He gets a hold of Festus and he tells them. Hey this is going on between aries and your wife. Aphrodite EIGHTY ASSAULT MON TO IS SORRY. Bro Brew Much. Sorry about and she seemed like she liked it. Oh yeah he's probably creepy about it. You probably you probably watched longer than needed to. Yeah well I mean as lonely for an insult injure. They're also doing in bad. I mean there's that okay. Yeah that's just pouring salt on the wound without points unnecessary limit bit. Well obviously this is not sit well with the fastest. He is enraged. And he's like all right. I'M GONNA get even on putting up with this guy into one so you don't know me you know like you know. I may be lame but not ain't going down like this. It's like they completely forgot that the only reason why he got her was because he got someone locked up. Yeah one of his devices though. Forget or they were so horned. Open care could be good ability. Well he lays he comes he makes the strap. He lays a snare trap on his bed and With with chains and then he claimed to be leaving for a limbless which is were the island that he got thrown by Zeus earlier. Well Aries takes the bait and he goes there to get him some with F with Aphrodite. Eighty so when the to when the when the two went to get it on the Trap Sprung and snare both of them so just picture this these two naked divine beings who were fooling around are now ensnared a tight chain trap netting trap in the midst of you know getting the Free Gone Pretty Embarrassing Situation Yeah doesn't doesn't in. There does not know the trap is so tight by the way that they cannot move so whatever they were doing when they got trapped or stuck in that position though position in all yes no matter what it was going down that is what they are stuck in. We'll who festive shortly returned shortly after this. Because this is part of his plan and he puts them on display. He puts them all front street. On Olympus he yells he yelled and curse for the rest of the Gods to bear witness. You know like a call. These scumbags do the male God all the male Gods of course gathered to see what all the Ruckus is about the female gods. They actually stayed in out of shame for Aphrodite. It's not that they were there like. Oh my goddess. I can't watch those. I don't WanNa know what happens when you don't WanNa now not not watching this. Go down. So the gods begin laughing hysterically at the pair. They think this is the funniest thing they've ever seen as complete insult to injury because he just wants people to see it and then there's like yeah he wants people to see it and be like mad form like this cannot stand but they're all just like you know. This is hilarious man. I wish that was me. You believe a who was one of the God Apollo. Yeah her Hermes said some like man wish me and then an apologist like yeah. I imagine I'm just going. I do areas of all P trade. The Sun Right. Well the only guy who's not hysterically laughing poseidon. Yep which you think is at first. You're like Oh that's pretty noble beside and not Poseidon. There's a there's a. There's an agenda. We'll get to that here in a second. But Poseidon implored him festus let aries go and promised he would be promising he will be punished. Let HIM GO or festivals denies he says I thought this was a pretty dope thing. He says pledges for toothless folk. Our our trustworthy pledges. A very she goes way free of his chains and data. Like what could I federal yourself in the presence of all the gods you know saying yeah? Who's going to take his place? He gets out yeah. This ain't happening. He's not getting out. We'll poseidon replies of areas. Indeed denies is dead and escapes elsewhere. I myself will pay what you ask. Well could not refuse Poseidon and release them because you know Poseidon his pretty much number two in terms of I guess you would say like cachet on a lemon. Yeah so versus agrees he releases aries and aries is banished from Olympus and he fled to threes. And I had. I had a quote to you. I wanted to read It's when he's really upset about it so he says because I am lame she has never ceased to do me outrage and give her love to destructive aries since he is handsome and sound footed and I am crippled from my birth yet for that my two parents are to blame. No one else at all and I wish they had never begotten me. Yeah so that's it. He's literally saying that she doesn't want because if it split which I don't know if that's necessarily it it's probably going to be playing the victim Aphrodite. He's pretty shallow. Has a golden foot at this point Dustin. But it's yeah okay. Let's let's be reasonable. She's a little superfish. She is a little but I doubt it was the foot. Okay it probably played a little. She's like Oh he's got two feet. That was it was like look at those handsome feet agree to. I guess I guess it's possible. Maybe she does have a foot fetish. I don't know I'm not here to judge Aphrodite. Or Dome with Olympians were into that is true. That's very hard to judge. Yes a food. Furnish would actually be pretty pretty tain. Yes it would yeah. He's you know he's pretty much saying. I wish I was dead my shame. Yeah I wish I was never born in it. No one really sympathizes with him and it. It's kind of a shame even really didn't do anything to bring this on. Him really thought that he was going to get him. He caught them and then all everyone was talking about how they also wanted to bang his wife in front of her festival. You still standing. There is a whispering this which other they're all men. Yeah he's is really guys. He stuck in that position be SOPA. Where do I sign up? Right what's jerks? I mean? Honestly this story is legitimately out of a story. That would pop up into a soap opera. This is literally the real housewives of Olympus. This is nothing around that goodness better muscle as a pervert analogies of our Olympia in lives going on right now. Yes that is perfectly described. Well since you know he's got an unfaithful wife. He's he's not in a happy marriage. Yeah so at one point. He actually falls for fina which is never a good idea. Well what's hilarious is all because of Bro. Sidon Bro Sidon side. And he's such a jerk he's like hey well yeah. I forgot to mention that actually with Aphrodite Eighty. He wasn't putting himself out there to help areas. Who was the right thing to do? He actually wanted to hook up with that and he ends up getting it any does and then also add salt on the wounds. He's like man if the innocent showing up your forge their festus and he's like yeah yes all Russia. She's got a lot of tools. She needs tools. I think it's your hammer. Oh yeah about that. And he was like well. Golly Gee I'm sure that's exactly how that conversation went down. Well Nilode I like to do of this story. The Nut so immaculate conception well actually I said not so and then destined was the genus the nut so immaculate yeah I don't like to to my own home yeah he does not this time. I am quite humble. He's anyway donus is actually the son of a festival in Athena now you might be thinking well if he knows I wouldn't say Sentamu Athena I mean. That's the kind of dubbed him. She's she adopted him. I know but it's misleading. It is misleading. I was getting to saying is well. You might be thinking. Oh Well Athena is a virgin. You know she's taking a pretty much vouch acidy. She's I guess that would be an immaculate conception. Yeah well it's not it's it's not. It's quite wild well. She doesn't actually give birth. She's not you know there's no intercourse or anything like that. What happens is Athena comes to a festus. Desiring a fashion of arms new armor and weapons and all that good stuff well being back stabbed by his wife Aphrodite. Eighty you know after after that whole ordeal he. Actually you know kind of he falls for Tina because after what beside and told him he's looking at me. Yeah she's so pretty in statuesque you know if all goes for but she is. You know a chassis virgin. She's not she's not into it well. He begins to pursue or You know he's coming after she flees when he gets nearer attempts to embrace her but she fends them off and would not submit to them. Because like I said you know. She's pretty much vowed chastity well poor old versus was a little too excited and he ended up dropping his seat on her lay. Yes spilled some seat on her lay had not been touched a woman in a while that might be the first historical instance of premium on the lay. Yep this disgusts her. Because she's not into any kind of she does not in India showed up to get armor and her brother ejaculated on her own land. What has gotten into you like what? What is the meaning of this? Well in discuss she wipes off the mess with wool and she throws it on the ground. Yep which as you all know. Guy Is the ground which would be their grandma. Great Grandma. That's right and it actually from the ground combs Eric Donna's so she got impregnated with great grandson because he tried to have sex with his sister Anne. Jackie waited on her leg. She wiped off and threw it on the ground. And then for some reason networked. Yeah that's all it to talk about a like Jerry Springer yet right right there. That would be the pinnacle see. This is a love story. There we go. I mean it's not it's not close your definition of man. Happy Valentine's prematurely. Yes it I got IT I. I don't think you got it. I got it but you know since. We're on Athena. That ended with e-e-e-e-no weekend. Yeah we're going to segue into Mosey on over to the goddess of wisdom and strategy and all that good stuff get old steph. Here we go now as you know. Thema was birthed from Zeus his head. He swallowed his former wife because it was prophesized that she will bear a son. That would be uses undoing So to prevent this from happening he just swallowed her whole. Yeah Yeah we talked about a little bit. Nazis absurd. Yeah and from that. Apparently Athena was born in his head he had a splitting headache so we actually had a festivus crack open his head and out popped fina. Yes yes it did. Yes it who? I caught that you did anyway. So thema wasn't raised on Olympics. She was actually raised by Triton. Who had a daughter named palace? Now both girls growing up. They love the military life. They love being soldiers. They loved everything about you. Know militaristic things which eventually led to a contentious dispute. I can't really remember what the dispute was out. I'm not sure if it explains anywhere but I'm pretty sure it was just. Oh it's because they were. They were sparring with each other their sparring with so got heated. Yeah they well so. There are both both masters of arms and what happened was Athena was winning once and then they went another round and then she actually knocked. Her down was getting ready to hit her with a wooden stick. But then zoos for some reason being exist decided to show up and blocked it with the aegis. He's like no little bit of an overreaction and then got so mad. She got up and stabbed her with her spirit. Yeah and she goes best may now which is pretty big. Overreaction gets up from from from her day no big deal. Yeah so she like you said Pals got the best of her. That round was about a wacker with the stick zoo shows up and block yet with the with the Aegis Shield and then Athena stabs her and she dies yeah yeah well. This made Athena extremely saddened. She's like maybe I overreacted. Maybe I shouldn't have standard since we're very much sisters. Yeah no big deal was kind of like in in honor of Athena fashion to wooden likeness of palace and around its breasts tied the Aegis which had frightened her and she set the statue besides Zeus and paid it honor the Aegis frightened palace by the way the Egypt is the the Great Shield Zeus which they ended up putting Medusa head on it. Yup So keep that in mind that so she put the Statue of Palace besides Zeus and painted honor later on Elektra. She seeks refuge at the statue and Susan's throwing both her and the statue into the alien land. So obviously a statue didn't mean a lot zoos. No not at all. There's also another story where somehow at the accidently kicked it. But I don't really know how you can accidentally kick a statue so hard that it flies in Detroit. The whole thing is also later on. It's like whoever was a statue is going to be like. The city's impregnable so there's also like a couple stories where there's like reconnaisance reconnaissance scenes where it's almost like a video game. Where like all right? We're going to go in there and we're going to sneak in and we're going to get that statue and it was like all right and then it doesn't work but it's just really weird that this random statue of this person that she didn't really care enough about is important in the end. Yeah Greek mythology screen methology in a nutshell. Well it's not the only time she kinda overreacts. Now it's it. Well there's armonia okay and harmonium was actually born fraum areas and Afridis adulterous love affair and she was awarded to be married to Cadmus. Who was a hero and actually the founder of thieves and the wedding was going to be attended by the Gods. We'll fast. This is salty that she is offspring of his wife and her lover and fina. I guess is salty about that as well. I'm not sure why she's lumped into this. Maybe she was just like that's wrong and like that. I don't like that so instead of you know punishing Aphrodite. E or aries they go after poor armonia and they gift her a cursed necklace. That poseidon crafted and a robe that Athena crafter that had been dipped in crimes doesn't say what crimes he says was dipped in crimes. Now the both were even me. I just like to people like having an affair and she's like dipping it on. I'm like I don't understand crimes in like maybe she had. Every crime committed on top of this robe. I don't know and sexy. That's beyond my realm of understanding getting a little hot. Is that possess right? Well these items ended up Pretty much dooming cadmus inharmonious descendants to enlist tragedy. Yeah no big deal you gotta turn the snakes right yeah. They got turned into snakes eventually and got to live their lives peacefully. Because that's again. We talked about this last episode. I don't think the Greeks understand are the great gods understood like the way that they make things up. It's like alternative some random animal. Then maybe and then you'll thank us then you'll realize just how generous wheel you're welcome your will turn into tree to avoid being raped. You'RE WELCOME MORNING. Yes seriously exactly. But yeah so. There's this kind of incense of urban a little trigger happy. I guess you could say but there are a couple of times when she is more. I guess you could say reserved intact. Full like she's supposed to be yet. She's a little contrarian and then so the next book our next we're going to do is actually our big story so like I said every episode. Now we're going to do one where we make. Dustin tell the almost the entire story so he has to get his his voice. Ready to go this one. We talked a little bit about. It's what caused one of the The festival similar to Halloween. It's Arestis The guy that killed his mom and then fled so this. This is the actual story of it. That's the book It's called the era By escalating which I always recommend reading it. This is our second one in a row that we've gonNA play in it. It's phenomenal. I got to read the whole thing today and summarize it fantastic so definitely give it a shot and Dustin is going to take it away you know it. Well you just to kind of do the backstory real quick. I know we talked about it on the Halloween episode. I think we talked about it again. You brought it up a couple of times. Yeah but just. Just to recap agamemnon sacrificed To what if if Geneo` to appease the angry artists the play kicks off with Agamemnon. Returning home from Troy after ten games or his wife Clinton Clinton Ness Fight Nesta. What Clytemnestra by dumbness stroh in the archive nobles greet him excitedly? For some reason agamemnon has no idea that let him. Nestro is angry with him for sacrificing their daughter. Yeah encouraged him. I don't know how the lightbulb on Click on but yeah I mean also keep in mind when she showed up so the whole premise of it was. He writes them a letter. Like Hey Achilles really wants to marry you. And they're like they drive or go for like hours. They finally get there and then she sees Achilles and she's like well he's hot and he's like verbs you here she's like. Oh my and I'm not here for you and then she's been sacrificed while Clytemnestra is crying and begging for him to not do. It held back guard. He's like shut up. Y- do this. Yeah this is happening so obviously that would make any mom pretty upset well to make matters worse agnew also comes home with Cassandra. Yes yes she was the one who was blinded. No not blinded She was given the the prophecy where she can see prophecy. I know but I thought she was. Visually blinded and now she didn't see okay his spoil which was a spoiled for more. Because you know what can go wrong with ignoring your wife for ten years and shown great girl. Yeah we talked about her after wearing your daughter at as a sacrifice we talk about her a little bit at Apollo because he he's like anything and then she didn't Put out so he's like well. Good luck no one will listen to you. Yeah you lied to me. I lied to you. Suppose we'll Clued him necessarily gives a long. Rousing speech to Agamemnon. Saying that his absence honored her and that she she she had many nightmares but as happy that he returned. Y- you also rose out a dark reddish purple carpet for him to walk on. Which is you know pretty baller. Well it's a little over the top for them to you. A little bit agamemnon. Really impressed and he replies that her speech in his absence have one thing in common. They both went on too. Long Recall. Legitimately says that in the best part is it's been ten years and he's already had enough of her voice. Yeah so I mean that's enough to make anybody I'd be like baller status right there. You know what your what your your speech and my my war have in common too long okay wrapping up talk about a good to see a hunting well not only that but also scolds her for treating him like a God and says that he is just a humble holding quote humble man and doesn't deserve to be treated as such however when clean them Nostra continued to press the issue he relented. Okay well I guess I treat me like a God. Go and you do what you wanted to. And then so this whole story here. This is setting up the stage for everything this is going to be. It's almost like foreshadowing. This is him or a escalates. He's showing you. I the Hubris of Agamemnon. Even though as of right now he's acting like he isn't a vain person who thinks he is the same as God. It's obvious just by his reaction also and then with Clytemnestra. She acts like everything is great but she has like these little cues. She's she's talking about how long it's been. He's been gone. She throws out the red carpet even in the story of the nobles are trying to tell them like. Hey remember king you know you're just a person and then she's like now. You are a great personality so it really sets the stage and was really funny to me. Is it really shows the strength of her character because then this. I seen she's actually the strong one it's Agamemnon. Who'S THE WEEK WIND. And it kind of continues like that and the first book but then in the books two and three kind of falls apart but this is actually one of the first first female characters in one of these stories. That is a very strong character because they actually go out of their way to have the chorus say that she is as the thought process of a man so they wanna make sure you realize that yes she schemes and yeah. She's planning something. There's a lot of foreshadowing going on. But she's also very powerful woman. Yeah you know. She's she's got a backbone. Yeah there's a little bit Yup we'll Play them. Nestor comes out of the Palace after all this and after being summarily has been pretty much. And ask Cassandra his spoil of war to come inside with her. She promises to treat the princess with kindness. Like I'm not mad. But CASSANDRA dozen reply. Remember she can see. The future doesn't even look at it. Yeah so Clinton Minister Repeats. Our invitation CASSANDRA continues to ignore. Finally cleared administer loses her temper and goes inside again muttering angrily. Yeah Yeah so here. Here's a part of the story where this is the first time that in this actual story that someone is able to match her and wits. So by Agamemnon. Trying to fight with her. He's actually showing that he's weaker than her. And then this aspect of her is her actually being like she knows who she is. She knows what she's GonNa do. She's already seen it and by not even acknowledging her existence humbled her pissed off. You know chuck went out for Cassandra. Because she's ever going real was not for long. I'm in new personality. While well Cassandra steps down from the chariot and begins the lament that Apollo has destroyed. Her Casino Vision knows that Ministro plans to Keller. Yeah now the elders outside the palace he her but ultimately don't believe her billions cars like wait. What was that Women who needs them right? Nice Try Kasai. Yeah you're just a slave girl. What would you know about our intricate court system? Well she is ultimately. Why the gods allow agamemnon murderer? Cassandra is because she is adamant on not only kills premium and all the family members but then she is sworn to chastity as a priestess to Apollo and yet he has taken her many times. Yes so Apollo's pretty pissed. Yeah Oh boy I mean in Apollo was kind of hoping the Trojan Yep so noble trouble there she Sandra after this you know like we said she sees the future. She ultimately accepts her fate and goes inside. She knows what's going to happen immediately. After from outside the Palace elders can hear the shout of Agamemnon. Saying that he has been stabbed. They all rush inside to see Clayton. Astros hands covered in blood and standing. Over the bodies. Of both Agamemnon. Anka's Sandra yes so it's a privy It's pretty obvious. Whodunnit let him nestor. Laughs while she recounts how she had waited for Agamemnon. Get Out of his bath and ensnared him in a net and pretty much hacked him to death. Yeah and the net. You're GONNA see that a lot they like to. Is there symbolism so this whole story? The whole basis of the story is just the are reacting with fate or the fate in the will of the Gods or do we get to make our own choices and pay for them later. And that's this is all these characters end up fighting against the entire time which is kind of huge thing about that for a second. This is thousands of years ago and this is a trope that still makes it in Hollywood. Were like is is their fate or are we just. Are we making our own decisions or is this all been ordained for us where we have no choice? We're just and the weird thing is they're saying it's all it's all been ordained yes you do have free will to decide but it's already been decided it's going to happen you've been already weighed. Every decision has been predicted. You still have to pay for your Your punishment so well. The elders after this are obviously appalled by those who designation homegirl is sitting there with a battle-axe an covered in blood and is laughing at it so it was very unsettling scene. Yeah and she. She's calm about it you know. She's not she's live when she recounts what she did. Calm about it like it was just another day at the office but Clinton she actually mocks The elders thinking was just a week woman. Yeah like this is what I'm capable of. So if Assad is over yet I am. Yeah does this is a this is a really mask off. Well obviously you know the elders Zona. Let's go punish so they threaten our they threaten her that they will have her banished for crime. Well LIT A MINISTER. Retorts that they are in no position to chastise their about justice because remember they silently watched? Even as her husband's soldiers. Physically restrained her as agamemnon. Sacrificed their daughter if they were silent for heinous crimes such as that they would do well to be silent now is pretty much how she claims it totally in control here. She's got him by the ball. She also further justifies our action by saying that she was actually working as an agent of the gods to punish the line of Atrios who was ackerman. Mom's father yeah which I wanted to go into a little bit so this is actually a part of another play. That he's building on so the the lineage of atrios is tainted so there was. I can't remember his name. But all the way back He was the son of Zeus. He tried to feed Zeus and all their family members Parts of his son ran away. 'cause I thought that that would show Zeus Zeus. All right through it. He killed him brought his son back and then his son ended up becoming the king of Argos. He has a a child. Who is actually agamemnon? Grandfather he has two sons are no three sons and the two. The two main ones are Atrios. Antithesis is that I can't think of his name right now. T ESTES IS OKAY. So was that they ended up vying for the throne and has a wife with him while they're both in exile because they killed their other brother so they're both trying to get approval from the Gods so goes and says. Hey Artemis. I'm going to sacrifice the best sheep in my flock. If you'll help me become king. And as he's going through his flock he finds a golden sheep and just like every other person in Greek mythology. He goes well. What could hurt? If I don't give it to her so he hides it with his wife who is also having an affair on him with his brother so again. Happy Valentine's Day Johnson's going completely nonsense. She ends up giving it to his brother and tells his brother that he should challenge atrium to for the throne. And whoever has the Golden Sheep should be able to rule and Asia's both. Yeah Okay Cool. I've got that and then is completely blindsided. Because he does not have it and I'm sure it was really hard for his wife to explain when she doesn't leave with him because he gets exiled. Yeah so he's stealing. He's finding a way to get back. And somehow he gets a Hermes for his role in Hermes with the help of Zeus helps them by saying are challenging him and saying that if the sun goes from West to east tomorrow then I will get to be the game. He's like okay. Yeah cool whatever and it ends up doing it. So he gets to be king and he's like I know you've been sleeping with him. So his best reaction that he could do was chop up his sons and feed it to his brother and a steel and then told him about it interesting. And that is the story a Bam nonce curse family boone. Is this the first time? Someone's chopped up kids. Let them to people. Yeah it's it's happens. Live and after he did it. He goes You ate human meat. And he's like your exiled got you. Yeah he said District Santa. Well thank you for enlightening on that story by the way will told anyway after She claims she's an agent working for the gods to punish the line of atrios. Is it Agathis earn? I just I just this. We're going to go but I'm pretty sure it's Agencies Age this age is this or Agathis announces that he has been his lover the entire time and that he will rule jointly with her. Yeah and here's here's where it gets even funnier so this man here Ages this is actually the son of the brother so he is. But here's the Hilarious Bart. The son of the brother is actually. His brother is also his grandfather because he ended up having sex with his daughter to make him. Wow Yes yes that is. That is wild family tree. Revenge to get the throwback so he has been sleeping with Clytemnestra. Just to get back at Agamemnon. He actually ended up killing atrios to avenge all of the the wrongdoing. But honestly I mean this whole family. It's just a shit show at this point. I complete shit show. Yeah it's all over the place this is. This is why we're only on book one chapter one of the play anyway. The both ages this and Clinton Nostra threatened to severely punish anyone who tries to resist them jointly ruling and that concludes part one of the play and so this this puts a huge exclamation point so her whole argument this entire time. Book one is how everything she's dealing is justified. This is her trying to read it wrong. And then all of a sudden all of the progress that they've made is falling apart because she immediately goes. And if you guys don't listen to me I'll kill you. Well picking up part two years later. Yes seventy seven years. Laters were partout takes place claim. Nestor has been having nightmares of giving birth to a snake. And she's like am. I A bad mother is that was happening. I don't understand. Why am I getting these? He's weird dreams snakes. I don't have any snakes. Use babble while she gives who snake it when she goes to breastfeed it. Blood shoots out not milk So it's bringing muscled dream but also pretty reasonable too. Because I mean if you breastfeed a snake it probably will not give you mail. It's going to get blood like you know. Little mixture perhaps be like that. Yeah I like the visual. Yeah thank you now. She believes this is a bad omen from the Gods so she sends her daughter. Electra to the grave of agamemnon. To discover what is causing them. We'll unbeknownst to electro arestis is in the tomb already to pay his respects for the first time he's been in this time. Yeah who's the sort of Agamemnon arrests? This is the pretty much rightful heir. Yep and he's been an exile this whole thing. I mean at this point. It's really hard to tell because I mean abdomens dad's Dole. It's it's a shit show. All over the place. All over well he's oriented tumors paying special for some however when he sees his sister Electra. Coming he quickly hides. Electra asked her followers what words she should say as she pours out her Libations should say that she came from a from a loyal and loving wife despite knowing that is not true for followers insists that she should call for revenge on the murder. And they're like we really don't like her. So maybe maybe do what's right. Yeah raise up. Yeah raise open call for vengeance tariff on such a worse well. Electro Sean's a praying for Hermes message door deceased father requesting pity for herself and arrest is both have been robbed of their inheritance. She was no better than a slave while arrests as exiled pretty much. So yeah they're not on cloud nine by any means now now. It's been a rough rough about seventeen years now. Yes they lost a sister a father. Their mothers went off the deep end their uncles crazy. 'cause he's also they're great. Uncle Ordeal the myth slash dad now stepdad title. That's it's just picking up titles as it goes Ragu. Well after the prayer arrest US actually steps out of his hiding place and he and his embrace because like brass bet. You didn't think see me. Shumita begins to weep because everything has happened arrested US actually reveals to her though that the Oracle of Apollo has ordered him to get vengeance for his father's death but once know why let him nestor would send libations to man she treacherously murdered. I don't I don't understand what you're gaining here. Knowing that she could not receive any atonement and on top. What is your angle yeah? So what's your end game here lady like? Well what are you cooking up? Well when he's informed the dream he immediately knows this dream. Simba's father he's like wait. I'm a snake. I'm a snake and my dad's in this I'm always saying I'm always slithering around. Well he knows now that in order to kill his mother he must go against his very nature and become like the snake. The only vengeance for treachery is with more treachery. Heck yeah that's all that cookie crumbles well in order to pull this off arrestees disguises himself as a traveler and shows about the Palestine Forms. Mother that arrests this has died so he shows up pretending to be somebody else claiming that he's dead and she's a Clinton. Nestor begins degrees. However it's only an act doesn't care mop baby. She sent his old nurse to H This to tell him to bring his guards in question the traveler on her way to deliver the message though the nobles convince her withhold the message of his guard she agrees but is puzzled by the issues. Like what a strange thing to ask me. I'll do it. I'll do a little confused on what's happening. I don't know why I'm doing. This palace is very weird. Well ages this. He does not believe that arrest is dead. Yeah and he's anxious to interrogate the travelers but when he enters the room arrest the stabs at him he was lying away like boop. Yup so since he walks in the room. He doesn't have to ponder anymore because he's he stabbed. Yeah he's like all warm did Clayton Ministre. She hears his screams in the palace and immediately knows that arrest us was alive and is one of the travelers. She sends her servant to retriever weapon. But before he can return. Arrests arrives with the sword drawn and here comes the the smart woman again. Yup as about to kill her plead him. Nestor demands to know how he can kill his own mother after she raised him again. This is what's crazy about. This myth is. This is a playwright thousands of years. And this these are things that show up in everyday movies. You wouldn't you wouldn't kill your mommy. Would you your mommy? Please come on well. If arrests have been alone this would have succeeded in her. Lie Her bring that out probably would have got him to stop but arrest us is friend reminded him that Apollo had commanded him to finish his father's death and I also I kinda imagined conversation. Also if you're going to have second thoughts maybe don't kill the King I you know if you're not sure you're on the right path. It's literally If you're on the point of no return if we don't kill her we're not getting out of here. You GotTa do. We've gone this far. There's no better lead killed the king. Well yeah arrest noses furnace correct and orders his mother to go into the palace so she can be slain by her lover. She begins to plead with him saying that. She saves his life by sending him in exile and that she was justified. In the murder of Agamemnon. Which you know she kind of was a little bit. Yeah when she realized this wasn't going to sway arrested if she told him that she would curse him with the Era Knees and he'd never be able to escape if he killed her. The ironies are the fear is by the way he rebuked that he'd never escaped his He rebuked that he'd never escaped his father's curse if he didn't. Yeah Dan. If you do damned if you don't know anything yet so claim. Nestor realized with terror. That arrests was the serpent from her dream in fact and she decides to go to her death quietly. And that's something else that's Kinda Kinda neat about the story is the men are all screaming they all make a noise but the women they go glorified so if you notice earlier. Cassandra she doesn't scream. Don't hear her scream. This is another time where she goes out. The king both kings went out. Screaming will wasn't yeah. I'm glad you I was just about to say that that I noticed that all the guys scream and all the girls just GonNa quietly accept their fate. They're willing to do it. Indeed well after the deed is done. The elders congratulate arrest us on serving justice but he retorts. I have one but my victory is soiled and has no pride. Yeah Yeah because the whole thing is this like I said you gotta read this story because it's amazing so this whole time he's he's not one hundred percent sold on this whole idea. This is not something. That's easy for him. The whole story is just an internal battle. He's just following the orders of Apollo. But he doesn't know if it's right. He can't believe that he has to kill his own mother. That's why he hesitates and she knows that. And she's conniving and she's strong and she knows exactly what to say but it's still is mother. This is the first time. He has seen her since his father was killed. So this isn't easy for him regardless though and also I mean even if you hate someone like now you still remember all the Great Times that you had so it was a huge deal in indeed. You're absolutely right. Well as he speaks he becomes agitated and confused and immediately knows what is happening. Despite doing the will of Apollo knows he has been cursed by the Ernie's for committing mattress side. Yeah he announced that he will be relinquishing inheritance and going back into exile while the nobles and the elders in court tried to sway. Hold up Bro. Yeah they want you yeah. Hey they're saying where you were. Just find your actions man. I'm getting a little bit tired of the kings and Queens dying here. Yeah you gotta stay. Yeah well he barely hears them because he can see the Ernie's waiting for Semaj like playing peekaboo like you know hopping out behind things. I mean if I if I could be invisible and everything else and the person that was tormenting. I'd probably mess with them a little bit. Oh yeah well. That's what they do best you say. Hey yeah they're already tormenting a sanity as they hide in plain sight because no one else can see him. I guess he's going to be eaten at that stomach later while the court tries convince him that they are his imagination but he had. Roughly just sprints encore just like nope. I'm out can't take this icon. I WanNa know using an elder your wake up one day all of a sudden the air is back. He kills his mom and then he's like nope. Nope and just sprints out nope take saw. Larry well the furious are following right behind him. 'cause game released gape them which concludes part two. Yeah so the fury's their their primordial beings they believed to have been from the actual blood so when Uris nece yeah when Zeus Castrated Urine Krono Toronto Sorry The the semen that came out was aphrodite. Eighty but then the blood came out. That's the so because they're from tainted act of defilement from father and son that's where they get their powers from so the fact that back then there was a lot of of blood feuds going on and that's kind of what the whole basis of the story is now get to that a little bit more at the end when I talk about the the symbolism the metaphors and whatnot but the whole basis is this is an ancient type of way of handling your business. When you're between different city states people can kill someone and then just run to the next city. State helps them sleep at night to know that someone or some primordial being would be the one that would punish them. Because if you think about today we feel like the person that kills. Someone's GonNa get their just deserts because is harder to hide. You've got so many cities so many cameras that can catch him but back then you could kill someone disappear. Never come back. And they wouldn't have anything happen to him so it was really important for them to have something to believe in to not make them feel powerless. Because when we talked about the Halloween episode and the Haitis episode. They don't have a punishment for hell like that's US how we've isn't hell. They're hell was just someone who made the Gods Mad so you've got this pushing a boulder simply because he tricked death. You don't have someone who killed his mother going to hell. Yeah so yeah you can do whatever you wanted to people other people. Just don't upset the Guy Right. It's just hubris that was the capital San so it really helps them sleep at night but this story is also about progress. Oh this is a more of an enforcement of an Athenian lifestyle and Athenian judicial system. Which doesn't rely on blood feuds because the only way to Respond to a blood feud is with more blood so it's just a a continued act so this is their way of saying. Hold Up. We've got to find a better way if we as a society are going to continue to advance and become a upcoming almost godlike. We have to find a better way and that's all book three is about indeed well that brings us to three par three picks up just a few days later. And it's at Apollo's Temple Delfi. Yes this part in. I legitimately cracked out cracked up out loud when I read this. Yeah so sorts of a priest going by her daily routine arrives to find a strange man covered in blood with a bloody sword lane next to him kneeling at the altar stone with three. Fury's asleep around him yeah. She immediately turns around and leaves employing quite possibly the first ever instance of Osama job. I don't get paid for this dog seeing what's wrong. She just nope Apollo figure it out. I am confident. This is above my pay grade. Well after the priest leaves Apollo Hermes arrived next to arrest Apollo reveals that he has put a spell on the fury's to put him to sleep to give him a slight reprieve so that they may speak. Yeah well he tells arrest us not to lose faith that he was the one who struck him down and that he won't allow the creatures to get him he then orders Hermes to look after arrested in his journey. When arrested in Hermes have left the altar ghost appears in his furious to find the ferry sleeping. Because like what kind of pathetic little spirits are you? I cursed my son with you and your sleeping play by. Yes she gives them a good old verbal and ghostly slap yep and called them pathetic for letting her son getaway fools while the furious how loudly at learning a resolute them they screen. The young gods have overstepped the limits their powers and have interfered for the last time they vow to catch him avenge the death of his mother. Now I don't you worry you won't have son much longer and then they probably do that. Maniacal apple or pretty much better sorry indeed was pretty good well during their rant. Apollo returns to tell the series to get out of a simple their very presence in cs out of here. You're taking up my temple. Yeah my priestess ran away because of you. Yeah How am I supposed to be making money which I don't really need because I'm a god but how am I supposed to be making money if you're going to be taking up the place? Yeah you creeps. Yeah that's what he called them a bit. You get out of here you creeps that's it. They chastised him for helping arrest US but he in turn chastise them for not going. After Clinton Nestro. For the murder of Agamemnon. Yeah he listened to know that as long as they pursue arrested as he will be there to foil their every move glenview all. But I'LL BE THERE. I'm GonNa get the best of your. I'll be right there waiting after this several years. Pass with the rest of us on the run until finally he throws himself at the feet of Gina. He begs her to sit in judgment of guilt because he can no longer bear the torment of the pursuit. Yeah because I mean just imagine just running nonstop by stuff that no one else can see. I kind of imagined like those seven years being like Scooby Doo seen like they're jumping into something popping out or something completely different looking around like that. Go out like the show up at one scene and he. They're serving food. Just you've completely invasion it guys perfect. That's probably the Hermes to there are always going to be one. Step ahead indeed. Well the fury's arrived to find him praying. Inform that Athena's ruling has no say in the matter now because no matter what she says she cannot bring his slain mother. Back no matter what we get to torment your mom. Yeah we we have the right here. Yeah well they're playing on a backfire because they were banking on the fact that Athena would fear them but apparently they didn't get the memo. That Athena is never should know. Athena's not scared of anything now she's like anything she's like if I'm not gonNA get scared of typhus. I'm not here to you. Yeah let's not forget. She's the one that made Zeus Book typhon yet. So she's not too. Many things scary her if scare her if any well having heard his prayer. Athena appears and says this matter is too complicated for her to decide alone but she chose her finest citizens from Athens to preside in a special court in decide his fate If only we didn't have a judiciary system that could I duNno. Vote on this. I've got just what we need as Kota I got the medicine yep well Apollo decided he would become the defense attorney arrest because he's not got enough yet so he wants to be the defense attorneys. Now this is like law and Order Olympus Victims Unit. These are the Special Victims Union. Indeed well the fury's question arrested and he admitted to killing his mother questions why they did not pursue Klay Them Nestor. Over the murder of Agamemnon. Well they said that because they were not blood relation than their special crime. Unit of Olympus has no jurisdiction like hold up we are the special crime unit of murdering siblings. We don't cover that. That is just marriage so should've seen a counselor. We only do blood relatives all right. You committed the crime still. Don't worry about them. Will Arrest Arrested hearing all this? And he looks at his golden boy defense attorney which is a Apollo. I kinda liked him like cleaning out his fingernails right now because she's not saying it's like Kinda glad aloof. Yeah he's glad he's there well. He asked why he's not speaking up for him after. All we're good is having a god to defend you. If he's just there watching he doesn't really say that part but I mean that's just the gist of it. He's like he's like Bro. You'RE GONNA you're GonNa talk for me because I'm not even sure if what I did was okay. And he's like all right so this is ball's defence the defence awesome so Paul stands up and he says that everything he commands is by the will of Zeus so therefore there is no crime command. Yeah are you dare challenge Deuce like hold on a second? That's not really law doesn't end there. Because he also says that. The Way Agamemnon was killed was ill suited for his stages and that a relationship between a husband and wife supersedes any of blood relation. The fury's are confused by this. How could Apollo's point? We'd had a king or the death of a father was more heinous when Zeus himself bound cronos in his chains and cut off his. You know his his boys Well criminals do that Urine disease do that. Grownups are yeah. You're right era and he just Kinda. It's all it's all cyclical well. How can he accept these contradictions? If that's the case the question enraged Apollo he's like you full. He shouted at the idiocy of their claims. Zeus can unbanned cronos whenever he wishes while death is final. You think you can call them foul animals in probably pretty confident that as a foul animals. How dare you? Yeah so was just chained up while day. Valid point is a good one it is well the fury's then ask how he can atone for the finality of death of a mother. Yeah he's kind of losing this argument. He's not very good. The Special Victims Unit here there. They came to play. We've seen his lawyering ability against Hermes as an infant. So Dale yes well. Apollo had an argument for this well. He argues that women aren't really blood relations to the sun merely the incubus in which the true parent the father plants the seed nurturing so therefore only a father counts. Yeah that's a pretty invalid argument if I've ever heard one that's pretty in Bali. He's like yeah I mean first off probably probably not the best round to go no but he also goes look at look at our girl over here and she's probably like. Oh Hey they're talking about me and he's like this woman. Her mother was swallowed and shop out of her father's head so that just proves that women are unimportant. They are just the incubators and they do not need to exist. They're not blood. It's almost like a farmer. Plans to see. This is actually a very popular. Greek thought that reproduction for the woman was no different than a farmer. Who does all the work tilling the ground planning the The seed watering it there. The woman's womb is just like soil. It's as as much time. Yeah has not aged well off process. It's a pretty broad yet. Ria thought process to begin with. Because I think I'd rather plant the seed than have to carry. You know you know. Shoot it out down and like his whole argument is just misogyny. It is almost boy. Hates women for some reason. It's weird whatever. Good luck trying to decipher Greek mythology. Meaning so why are they are? Well Apollo concludes his argument by saying if Athens Adams acquits arrested. This over wore the city with wealth is the biggest argument is also. I am a God so if you guys do want him you know maybe let them off the hook. I've got money. Scratch my back. I'll scratch yours. Would pro quo here? We go well. The furious promised to come after any of the citizens who voted in favor of a row over arrested. I will watch everyone of you. Raise your hand yes or now and I won't remember there's three of us. Will the jury decides to vote in the end? It's a tie. However Apollo's logic was able to sway a theme amazingly given this. She was born out of the sculpture father and not from her mother since Zeus. Eight her stating that. She loves men most and all things except marriage so she prefers men over women. Enlists it become you know unless her brother? Festus shows up wants to try to make Assan again. Yeah so she ends up actually voting in favor of arrestees allowing them to go freeze Go Free I'm sorry. Go freeze ingle as well. I guess you could say the fury's our fear really is get it. Yeah well the younger deities are ruining their phone. Got Way too excited for a job that was written for him. I was played it up for you. I'm Joe trying to make you feel good bro Patronizing. Maybe a little bit. Yeah well they're mad. Because younger deities are ruining their fun in stripping will pretty much stripping away their ancient powers from them yep so they promised to unleash unprecedented evils upon the world for what has transpired. We haven't even gotten start. Yeah was rough. Oh now we're just getting warmed up. Yeah Well Athena offers to have become embodiments of justice in Athens like wait okay. Changes THEIR NAMES TO BE Humanities which means the friendly ones which is complete one eighty of. What's been happening like. You know what you get a deal and you take. Bro. You get that deal so then. Also let's keep in mind here so going back to the in is episode. Athena's but Bro Signs episode. That Athena was a big player in Theo. Played a part in it as seen in will have your back if you kill your mother but if you raped in her temple nope Jane Gotcha Gotcha back. He's actually gonNA pull she's GONNA punish you and turn you into a beast and then send here at come kill you also if you challenge her to a match where you guys just have A. We've off she's going to turn into a spider. Apollo will have your back unless you fall in love with his sister so it just seems a little weird to me that the one person this is going back to my voice Suspicious 'cause I'm so mad about the fact that SISYPHUS is doomed for the rest of his life to push this boulder and then have a fall back down again just because he wanted to live and this guy killed his mother and they're cool with it. Okay cool it was the wheel? Zoos we get it. Now we see where the Greeks we see. We see all the chips fall so I kind of went a little bit more into the symbolism of the story while we're talking about it there's just a few more things I wanNA talk about so like I said the main main theme is as long as there is blood. Feuds this can't societies can't progress so obviously escalates is GonNa make this play happen in Athens which was there paragon of hope of democracy. And obviously Athena's going to be involved in it because is there paragon of wisdom so that parts are given then the the whole theme of it is just trying to escape fate link. I talked about in the end this whole theme of this story is you don't have a choice you're going to make. That choice is already been decided when you are born. Zeus has two jars in it. And this is this comes from the Elliot where Achilles actually talks to PRIEM. When he comes to get hector back he says that if your life starts off good it's going to end bad because the Almighty Zeus. When each person is born as two jars that he just picks from and he a person he'll never give a human all from the jar of good fortune. It'll either be all bad or some good some bad so take his father for instance. His father had an amazing life. At first he was the king of the machines he ended up marrying fetus had his son but at about I think it was like twenty or thirty years old. Everything had happened so obviously he knew things were going to be bad so he left so it just furthers point that Zeus doesn't care about us no he reserves the the full amount of the the good fortune for that. Just the gods. Those are the only ones that get it. Everything else is just a toy for his fate. His whole goal is to make sure things that he wants to happen happen. And that's kind of what this whole this whole story tells you in a roundabout way of doing it and it also furthers their point of. Hey you know we have the best judiciary system and then I wanted to talk a little bit about. How Athena is the the person who's the final decision that goes back to their whole system as a whole if a person is accused of a crime and they ended up at a tie there automatically set free because they could not convince the majority. So that is using. Athena's sway saying that it's the will of Zeus if you can't convince the majority so let's just rationale of it all so Yeah so keep in mind guys. Medusa does not represent symbolism of feminism. As much as the Internet will tell you because it is just a bitch. Yeah she doesn't care just a bitch poems and they're just just a bunch of pawns. Happy Valentine's everybody all right. Thanks again for listening Just a heads up on things that I'm going to try to get done. We're going to try to start up an instagram account at some point and then I'm also going to probably make discord chat so we can try to get your guises ideas on once. We finish up with Greek mythology. Also let you guys pick what hero we start out with after a Bolero Fan. 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132A-Trojan War: The Wars to Come

Myths and Legends

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132A-Trojan War: The Wars to Come

"Just quit content. Warning speaks has some slated all themes trick at the post myth podcast dot com. For more information this week on myths and legends. It's the beginning of the Trojan war in that we get into the back stories of a lot of people involved with the church more. You'll see how a Centaur that runs in. Ancient Greek hero. Daycare is also a fantastic matchmaker. And now Hera heads up the party planning committee and leaves one person off the guest list leading to the doom of thousands the creature. This week is a fearsome two hundred yard dragon who lives in a cave and just wants to be left alone. Seriously, leave it alone. That's why it's in the cave. This is missing legends episode one thirty two the wars to come. This is the podcast, right? Tell stories from Thalji and folklore some are incredibly popular stories, you'd think you know, but with spies in origins of there's a stories that might be new to you. But are definitely worth listen. Previously in this podcast Hera. Athena, Aphrodite Hermes beside. And and basically all the Olympics tried to overthrow Zeus by tiny onto his couch during a wine, nap, it did not go, well, especially when thieves came to his rescue dredging up a creature from the underworld of free him angry Zeus punished the main conspirators his wife Hera in her son Festus, he strung hair up stretching out with the manville's and through Festus off the mountainside breaking his legs in the process today. We're not starting on Olympics. But in another place one arguably is famous as the mountain of the gods itself. Troy. Back in terror Troy was burning she stood before and as her husband Priem and her son Hector, not yet five we're consumed by flames along the walls. They all screamed out tour the torch that let the blaze had come from her. Why she done this? This was all her fault. She turned to run to the hills. But they too were set ablaze the temples to fire consumed her entire world. The only thing louder than the streaks of those. She loved was the son of her home crumbling down around her and piles of ask then she woke up she felt her forehead covered in a heavy sweat and the baby kicking within prem- set next door in bed. He been shaking her trying to wake her from the apparent nightmare. She been screaming interest leap again was it. The same dream could not a groggily premium braced her. They needed to talk to her son Heke, but was the. Queen of Troy and with her husband Priem, she had given birth to nineteen children. She had spent the better part of three decades basically pregnant, and though she had many children. She'd never had dreams about any of them bringing about the destruction of their home. This was something new one of those nineteen kids was Asakusa. He was one of their older sons and a seer that morning king Priem went to him with a question. If say one of the royals was at don't know having a dream in which they saw Troy burn and the torch came out of them like a baby. And they also happened me pregnant what could that possibly mean? Asakusa looked his father in the eyes for a moment. Then replied, if someone was having the dream that you described and they were pregnant, then that will be very very serious. It would mean that a child was about people warn that would ruin their country and that child must be killed prim laugh nervously. Ooh, good thing that this was just a complete hypothetical situation. And no must having those types of dreams. Great little thought experiment here. Good talk kid heats himself out the conversation. Stuck in his Sachs's mind. Even after his father left over the next few days. He consulted all the methods. He had for deviation, and they all came up with the same indication dum dum for Troy if this child entered the world, privately a smo- with his father primer, fused share more a Succoth met. His father's I the blood of what happened next will be on the king's hands still Primoz just surprised as anyone when a few days later proclamation came down from the Royal sear any Royal child that was born that day must be put to death the mother as well almost as soon as the edict came down premiums own sister went into labor, it was public and it was impossible to ignore. If preemptive. Publicly against the order. He went against the Royal sear in the will the gods. And so his sister Cilla and her baby killed on that day. He would make the same mistake with Hecuba. He hid her away. And as soon as the sun began to set he could nearly breath. Then he heard the crying it was child twenty for Hecuba. So the whole process went pretty quickly too quickly the childless swaddled just as the last Ray of sun faded beneath the mountains Priem, however was crafty, he surrounded his wife with people loyal not to the city or the gods him and his family. It will be safe. But then he thought about it the dream the one that started all this his wife had it the very child that the gods warned them of it was here in his arms. He executed his own sister for the city he was going to keep the child from self. But no matter which thought path e. Lord. He couldn't bring himself to kill his own. Boy, he just couldn't. And then hear the bells cream rushed off with the child to the wall. We look down on his chief herdsman Agla. The men have been out of the city all day. So we didn't know what was going on. He knew the safest spots in the wilderness surrounding Troy, and he knew the most dangerous ones prem- quietly placed his son in the arms of the herdsman clean him that something had happened. And this child needs to be left in a place from what you would not return Agla look to king and do the child that was surely the result of an affair or worse. Herdsmen nodded. He could do that accolades. Let the child outside a bear cave and five days later because this never seems to work out anytime it's used a mythology the child lived he had milk on the edges of his mouth. So Adelaide's could only assume that the bears were suckling him. He looked on the baby and he didn't hesitate to put the IMF. Fitness backpack. Atalanta the legendary hero have been suckled by bear too. And she had grown up to be one of the greatest heroes of regeneration Eglise herdsmen wouldn't let one of those great names, though, be sung across generations die out here in the wilderness. The gods wanted this boy to live so he would live as for the child's name accolades was a simple man, he put the baby in his backpack. So he would name him Paris, which as the full demolished goes comes from a similar Greek word the rhythmic travel load the child asleep against his back and allies smiled someday. People all around the world would know the name Paris, and it would all be thanks to him. So when accolades returned to the king, he brought him a dog's tongue saying that this was all that remained the baby. Even when Greek myths aren't tragic their tragic anyway, that's repairs this week will now go to another character we've seen before he. Was an Argonaut who go on to be the father of one of the greatest heroes of the Greek world. But for now, he's just having a really bad year. Br along side can't cast us. He had no idea how things had gone so wrong. His wife was dead suicide. She'd hanged herself Pius had no idea. Why news comes just days after he sidestepped the events of king cast wife critise? She knew that he was married and yet creepy have pressed up against a wall when the servants were out he pushed her back, of course, and beeline for the door. He'd been sent to king cast us by the gods for purification after accidentally murdering his father in law in the hunt for the Caledonian bore see episode seventy six he wouldn't be purified by king cast us and then turn around and sinning it's the man and his own house. Besides key cast was a personal friend itself together on the Argo cast taken over for Jason's father at from a Deitrich daughters in cutting him up and cooking him. This was a really bad season for peels. And so after he. Seve news of his wife. Can you cast is wanted to cheer him up? He wanted to take the young prince hunting. It was weird for lia's. Can you cast been colder for the past few days? But now as he laughed and joked with his attendance, maybe things would start to get better Leah's breasted his hand on a sword. No one really believed him, but he insisted that it was a gift from the gods. That was magic no one though could dispute its origins it come from Crete many years ago long after its maker the famous craftsman Daedalus had fled with the sun. Whatever came at the strip peel. You could see that things were going to start getting better. Things were so much worse as police woke up with a pounding headache and the small hours of the morning Hughes young. So he didn't know that you should let the king win Pilion. Didn't even know it was a competition. It certainly didn't help that when he returned to camp and all the king's attendants heaping his animals on the king's pile and laughing at Peel's Pilion held out dripping bag of tongues for every animal police killed. He took out his magic sword. Cut out the tongues proof those animals belonged on his pile. Thank you very much can cast faint. Outrage of the servant's deception told them setting up a tent it was time to eat. And with a smile, he looked at peels drink up subpoenas woke up alone miles and miles in a wilderness that included not just giant animals, but the occasional hydra and stab proof lion. Worse is magic sword was missing. Then in the distance. He heard Calapan. He don't his feet and ran toward it. And then he spotted who exactly was galloping froze. And immediately took off as fast as he could me opposite direction. It wasn't a king in his attendance or a group of heroes, killing whatever the monster of the week was but Centaurs a lot of them. They spotted him Christine hill at the first light of dawn took off after him now horses are faster than people, you might know this. So it's no surprise that determined Centaurs are faster than heavily hung over Princess who are missing their magic sword. It minutes the young prince was surrounded by a ring of spears. And then the ring parted the largest one the leader a Centaur by the name of Chiron trotted out into the center. He looked on pelia he smiled the gods said they would find him here as the centers lower their spears Helius. Learn that kyron had been searching for him. If you don't remember Chiron, the wise. Nice Centaur as opposed to the violent. Rape Centaurs that make up basically all of the Centaurs. He runs the ancient Greek hero daycare anyway. Tyron explain that police was a man with destiny before him. And it was already getting too late. Police had to get married. The young prince hung his head. He was married until last week. Karen nodded? Yeah. Those very tragic helm peels projected creepiest advances she had gone and told his wife the opposite out of spite and the woman hang yourself depuis. No, what else was tragic the ancient Greek world seriously, nobody except for maybe perseus got a happy ending and right now, the fate of the Greek world, pending appeal ES Marion the right woman at the right time average men could sit back and wine about their circumstances. Great men accepted, but was given to them police thought about it. He'd know home to go back to no way for children in the most recent king friend had just left him to be torn of. By Centaurs in the wilderness. What did he have to lose? Sure. He come along with the half horsemen. The what is grand destiny was. Then he hesitated. He only wished he had a sword that king Casta cast, obviously stolen Kyran grimaced. Yeah. Well, he didn't steal it. But peels didn't want it back. The prince laughed. Yeah. He did the Serb was made by Daedalus it gave the wilder success in any combat. That's why he was carrying a bagful of tongues. Current said, yeah, he was going to ask about that. But anyway peel is really didn't want it back Karam pointed to an area behind peels. See that giant pile of dung over there peel nodded warily. Okay. See that tiny bit of gold glinting in the sunlight Puglia says heart sank. Yep. He side and ruled up his sleeves. 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You haven't seen this on TV before? And you're gonna want to check it out. It is truly unique approach to the mermaid myth siren returns on Thursday, January twenty four th at eight PM on free form. Don't miss it. Fema the same God that had guided Chiron Pius in the first place was working her magic again. She was the goddess of GU council at our next project was Mana limps. It was back to businesses usual after the Olympic coup against Zeus, mostly Poseidon and Apollo up and send exile in service of some king Festus have been chopped off a mountain and maimed and theme shuttered as she saw the Queen of the gods. Hera still hanging by our arms from one of her sons chains the envel- pulling at angles the was no fan of Zeus. She still hurt her son's screams every morning, but she was also no fan of chaos either. She didn't support the coup. She knew what she was doing. She was choosing the sociopaths. She knew of the one she didn't beside as leader might have been worse. Aries definitely would've if anyone survived the civil war lean up to it that is virtue being one of the few who didn't betray him the had his ear, and that was good because something else was coming a war that would divide the world as they knew it. And when that would draw battlelines even on limpest self a city was rising in the east. A wedding was coming to hero must be born. This will be held up as a hero. Fetus, of course, in the near last week who stolen Charteris to some of the hundred hinders that freed Zeus and the'd is was held up as a hero for about as long as it took Zeus to look at her and realized that she was very attractive. She had apparently earns desire when after he recovered from being very nearly deposed. He turned to the attractive needed but his hand on her knee. She immediately turned away and the king of the gods. Sneered fine, then he didn't want to anyway, the fates proclaimed that any son born Athena's would rise up and become far more powerful than his father. It already eaten. One wife. He didn't need that headache again. Then the next day. The prophecy began to click into place theme is the goddess of good counsel stood before the throne and she had a request Dita's. The goddess that recently rejected advances had to get married. Sue scoffed allowed good luck with that. He already tried. But the goddess of good counsel shook her head. No, not as to a mortal Zeus thought about any grand. Yeah. Yeah. That'd be a pretty core. Vange she would marry a mortal if she hated him great. And if she loved him even better, he grow old and die while theis. Unimodal goddess would live forever with sorrow Zeus look back to themes. That's dark stuff. Great plan. That's the theme is the goddess of good counsel, the grimmest. Thank you. Anyway, though, it should take place in the next full moon. And another thing they needed someone to plan. It sues throat hands. So the turn revealing Harrow strung up Swiss to be directly Zeus Xilai. And as he sat on the throne. The told Zeus what he already knew Herro was theis foster mother. And really the only appropriate person to put together the ceremony. Seuss Florida's nostrils and a look disgust fine. He barked like everyone knew he couldn't kill Hera. Even though he wanted to really wanted to and he couldn't keep up there forever. Even though we wanna do that even more fine cutter down. Trump in a cereal as a Centaur roommate flip through the mail. Oh that a wedding invitation asked throw mouthful, not save the date card. Cool was getting married. You are Chiron announced past the card over you in the near hid so named because she was one of the fifty dollars of Nerius the old man of the sea and his wife, Doris a Sinop, but there was one tiny hiccough current continued for repeal that he had it on good authority. That is betrothed Dita's hated him hated this match and was right misreading that she was way way out of pieces leak Puglia swallowed hard. So someone else then Karen laughed. No phillies. Didn't get off that easily Kyran hint appeals suit that he had been knitting when he wasn't instructing hero. Toddlers had a kill with their bare hands. Police looked up quizzically from the homemade Gillies suit. Where these berries? Tilles sweated outside the cave as he waited for thieves to come home. So he could pin it to the ground until she submitted to him. This was their idea of how should meet and win over his wife Greek mythology was the worst Karen said that she came asleep each afternoon in the heat of the day in this cave. And sure enough when the day was the hottest imperious was the most uncomfortable. She pushed past the Bush was hiding in to make our way into the cave pelia slid out of the suit and waited until he heard her breathing regulate inside he took three deep breaths and dove into the cave. Karen said Pilion just had the best her which meant overpowering her and pinning her to the ground appeals. Wasn't sure why this was so important. But when you're y Centaur roommate tells you the fate of Greece in your building to win a wrestling match. You do it as soon as his hand founder wrist, though. You learn why this was a feat because her wrist cease to exist as theis transformed into. Fire Helius scream something about the fate of the world as the fire burned his hands and just could tell it. He wasn't gonna let go so she tried the opposite water. I have no idea how police managed that one. But he did pinning her one place until she turned into a lion. And then a serpent he been burned nearly drown mauled and then crush by serpent, but he still held onto her. Then she transformed into a cuttlefish and shot in can do is is worthy. Slee the is transformed back into a normal form. And with a smile said that police had one he was hers peel relaxed and the-the threw him off of her. And then she pinned him to the ground. The pair consummated their brand new relationship. Having learned the plan Herrington sister that kyron host the wedding, and he did Apollo beside more recalled from exile and Susan proclaimed an uneasy truce with the rest of the Olympia NHS after their rebellion. They sent on twelve. Overseeing the ceremony and Zeus stop being so salty that rejected his advances and he gave her away at her wedding scene as this was chirons place. The rest of the Centaurs expressly forbidden from drinking which saved everyone from the scene that happened in one twenty four the fall still the way wasn't without its drama kind of ironic actually, the wedding that was supposed to save the Greek world the wars to come actually brought them about because the one person who wasn't invited and with one apple Hera. Would learn her lesson. It's pretty understandable to not want the goddess of strife in discordant your wedding. You know, the one full of superpower beans that just got done trying to kill one. Another. In fact, outta matching heiress said goddess gets invited to very few things. Maybe it's a vicious cycle where what she doesn't get invited. She gets more and more bitter wanting to lead to more strife and discord which in turn leads to her not getting invited to more stuff, regardless. She heard about the wedding of Pius and thieves. Everyone did the Olympia NHS wanting to one up one another brought gifts for the couple. Athena, NFS winning together on a spear Athena provided the wood and Festus force the blade. Susan Harrison to suit of golden armor, which was expensive as it was unpracticed because gold is one of the office medals presiding brought to mortal horses, which yeah, that's what he brought to everybody. He was the God of forces after all but everyone loved horses. So they gave him a pass peace vote. One more gift role to. Stop by his feet. He looked down and sell the solid gold. Apple which. Yes, was nice. But he had a gold soup. So whoever brought the apple should've gone. I then he knows the inscription. It was one that would drop the world into a decade of war. If only he hadn't read it out loud to the fairest. Police began before inspecting the apple now three women were next one standing arm in arm. The coup that happened on Olympics though, terrible had done something positive in the end. It brought them together. Hera Athena and effort Eddie had more or less hated one. Another brought together by their mutual hate of Zeus. The three women were now closer than ever until they her Pius breed. That inscription they became quiet looked at Helius. Well, peel was confused. Well what? Well, who gets it effort eighty said with a wink as if she already knew the answer who's the fairest pupils looked at the three most powerful women in the universe. Standing before him. Oops. He said dropped me. Apple dropped it. What kyron? Okay. Yeah. I'll be right over before any of the women could respond police had disappeared into the crowd leaving the three looking down at the apple. Before the city the past few years been good ones dowry from one of the ancient gods for Marion his daughter was massive the surprise their superiors was immediately back on his feet. He had a son and now Queen. Kyron Zeus was going to give him back thrown. Or so police thought police have been instructed to go to the city, vio Kaz alone. There. He would find his army now if you remember from starts P Lisa story, you'll kiss where his wife was driven a suicide, and he was left to die by king. Costas? He arrived donning his golden armor, and he stepped down from his horse to find its many aunts thousands of ants marching toward the city. But no warriors he side. It'd been a good run. He had a few good years on the top of the world. But now the gods were messing with him again, which was just fantastic, by the way, he not at a sarcastic. Thanks. Thanks. A lot up to the heavens turn to climb back atop his horse when he heard marching he turned around and they're on the ground the anti groom bigger as they did they thudded toward the city. By the time. They reached the front gate they were the size of humans, and there will March the easily took the city for the defenders could even close the dates because the warriors were ants until they were right up on the wall to int- warriors Hokkien cast us before Pilion put away the spear took out a sword walking closer police asked to cast the king knew where he found the sword that they in the forest after Kassab left for for the Centaurs police said that he didn't will use it all that much. Any more pretty hard to get clean after that. Anyway, he was gonna stab Kanye cast us with a and Bs. He stabbed can't cast with the poop sword and Kia cast aside. I can't imagine the normal people cared all that much for who ruled over them. Whether it was the guy who left his friends die or the guy with the ant army. It probably had very little impact on their day to day life, regardless the declared police king, and he became known as the king of the MIR me downs, which comes from the Greek word for ants. The ants. The Marie don's were not like the acumen sized dance. But people who used to be ants. I don't know too much about them of than the fact they moved in the city that took over and presumably like sweets and ruining picnics, I should also mention that it made a small continuity air. I mentioned Pius in the Argonaut episodes. He wouldn't have been married to us at that time because he still would have been married to an Tiffany his first wife because she hadn't yet been driven a suicide by cast his wife wasn't yet king because Medina hadn't trick. Jason's father's daughters into killing him yet. It's complicated. But I wanted to mention it Antigone, but not the Tiffany daughter of Oedipus isn't mentioned a lot of sources. I wasn't super familiar with the story of Pius. So I moved his backstory up a little farther than I should have all that to say we're finally at the point where we left peels after the Argonaut episodes pieces approaching his son's room one day, a boy by the name of Killys loosely. The name means he who has people distressed. And that was absolutely true. Police open the door. He heard the screams, and he come running inside. He saw his wife her face eliminated lick demon. She held the baby over the fire. The baby's face was red. And he was screaming so much. He could hardly breathe. She was burning him. She was killing him without hesitation police. Ran came back with the bucket and doused with the baby. And the flame Killys was still screaming. Theis door face was no longer glowing in the Firelight glared at her husband. What had he done pelia summoned enough courage to faces wife one of the immortal gods and demanding what she had done. She was burning their child. She shook her head look at him. Look look a single burn on him. No. She wasn't burning him. She was saving him. She was burning away. The mortal parts of him all the weakness that he had inherited from his father police looked down. Sure enough. Fetus was right. There wasn't a burn on achilles. Even though the baby had been in the hottest part of the fire. He was unscathed still screaming, but unscathed was still fuming though. She said that they had one shot at this one and Puglia have put out the fire piece was still shocked. Did it take was it enough? The shook her head. She didn't know they wouldn't know until the day came if that day came police look to the with worrying his is this was all noodle him. He hadn't known. He was so sorry hastily. Dita's shove the screaming baby into the new dad's arms. Not a as he was going to be in a flash. She was gone imperious alone with the screaming achilles. She had left them both. She was gone. There's another more famous version of achilles becoming immortal fetus takes him to the river sticks. Dips men as the myth goes achilles. Isn't completely immoral since his mother was holding bias heels apparently couldn't bother to dip in twice it left. That one part exposed the heal thing comes from the source called the achilles, which we will use parts of for our story. But despite the sticks origin story being more famous. The fire version today with peels accidentally interrupting the ceremony is the earlier version in causes immortality. And question since the he'll isn't mentioned by Homer in the Iliad this fits better with that of the story. And even though I said that this will be at this week. We really can't leave baby Killian baby Paris. What about that? Gold nap with the inscription just sitting out there leaving that burning question in the minds of the three goddesses next week. We'll be wrapping up the prelude to the Trojan war real quickly. I want mission that we have an online shop where you can get awesome, t shirts stickers more all hoping support the show. For the shop head on over to shop dot barbeque Donna fem. And there's also a membership thing in the site for less than the price of a pound of ground. Lamb pancreas. You can get extra foods source Paki books and attr- versions of the show that are either more enjoyable or less enjoyable than Lampang Khris, depending on your opinion of lamb pancreas. That's fishy. The most times I've said Lampang crease in my life took out support Dartmouth park dot com for more for the membership. Creature? This week is the lady if the land from Greek folklore now, the lady of land is neither really a lady nor on land. She's a dragon who lives in a cave on the beach on the Greek. I'll of course, she was transformed into a dragon by the Roman goddess, Diana, which is basically the Greek goddess Artemis, we aren't told the reason, but the Greco Roman pantheon never really needed a reason to transform an unfortunate young woman into a monster. Did they regardless a star of a local king was transformed into a dragon one hundred fathoms in length or about two hundred yards wanted this fearsome hideous monster do nothing nothing at all. Unlike basically, every dragon folklore, she kept to herself. She didn't hurt anybody. She didn't even come out of her cave unless provoked as far as hideous dragons go this is really the win. You went hanging around your island. There was one way to lift the curse and turn her back into a normal human by kissing her on the mouth as was described several times by Serge. John Amanda Ville the writer who clicked the story in the sixteenth century. There are two accounts of brave knights making their way to the dragon slayer to kiss the dragon on the mouth. The I got in there and found the dragon sleeping he removed his helmet. And he just couldn't do it. The dragon was way too hideous. Wait can find a stranger there? Puckered up in front of her. The Princess dragon snapped at him grabbing him by the legs and beating him like a rag doll against a rock before throwing him and his horse into the ocean. Neither were seen again much later. Another handsomer far more prudent eight arrived. I guess the Princess could change back in the safety of her cave because the night snuck in to find her combing her hair, she caught his shadow smiled and the night was in chanted by the beautiful maiden. She straight up said that she liked him. So she was gonna let him lift the curse one minor point. When he came back tomorrow to kiss her on the mouth, she would be in her dragon form that was the whole thing when. He kissed her. He will get all of dragon gold beer husband, and they will be the rightful king and Queen of the island taking a token of her affection than I pledge that who'd be back the next day kiss her and free her the next day. He took one look at the hideous dragon warned him that she will be hideous dragon, and he Nope. Gone out of their rather than give it one kiss on its dragon mouth. It might be for the best that didn't work out though. Because once the Princess is restored to her normal form, she'll die within like a day. Because like I said Greco Roman mythology will never waste an opportunity to be cruel to young woman. That's it for this week legends. Is by Jason and crystal wiser our theme songs by the band broke for free and the creature the week music is by Steve combs, thorough links to even more music in the show notes. Thank you so much for listening and I'll see next time.

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Heracles Pt. 1 - the G.O.A.T. of Greek Mythology

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Heracles Pt. 1 - the G.O.A.T. of Greek Mythology

"The stories featured in Greek or original adaptations of classic Greek myths. This week story features comical amounts of Deng fraternal twins and uncontrollable destructive rage and snakes, and we all know how the Oracle feels about snakes. The greatest stories in his. In Greek move. Gazan. Heroes Amazing. And The goat of Greek mythology part one. Our story today is not about farm animals. It's not goat goat it's G. A. as in greatest of all time. The greatest hero in all of Greek mythology he is the Lebron James of Ancient Greece the. Boats Olympus the Serena Williams of Thebes if someone asked you to name one hero from Greek mythology, what's the first name that would pop into your head? That's right. Right Kirk wait wait hold on wait what herrick lease it's Hercules isn't it No Hercules is the Latin name for the same person. But Hey, Eric Leigh's is how it's pronounced in the original. Greek. It means famous because of Hera, the Romans later adapted these same stories but called the hero Hercules instead but more people today know him as Hercules true. But the name of this podcast is greeting out so we should use the original version. Don't you think if it was called Roman around then maybe we could go with Hercules. Okay. Fair point. Thank you and I like the Roman around thing can I use that? Knock. Yourself out okay. So you probably already know a little bit about Hercules. He was really haircut herrick lease heroically. Sorry Harak lease. Herrick lease was born half mortal half God a Demi Gut as it was called like a lot of heroes in these stories he was the son of Zeus and a mortal woman named ALC-. Meany who happened to be the granddaughter of the Great Heroes Perseus and was married to a decent guy named infantry. Now, if you've been following these stories already, you'll know the Zeus's wife Hera didn't like him spending a lot of time with other ladies and he did that a lot. So it's understandable that she would be jealous but she often took her anger out on the children of Zeus as opposed to the. God. Himself Zeus was the king of the Gods after all he could do whatever you wanted to know what could stop him but Hera was tricky. The night before herrick lease was to be born. Zeus was bragging all over Olympus about his new son and you'll be the greatest of all of the descendants of perseus and this is one hera decided to have revenge. She Egged Zoos on daring him to back up his boast with actions. So the king of the Gods proclaimed the next child to be born amount of purchase would become king of the mortals and the one that was born right after him would be his servant. But Zeus. Didn't know that heracles was about to have a cousin. Hera immediately left Lupus and traveled to Argos where she calls the wife of the King of Argos to give birth to her baby early. The baby was a boy and his name was your risk theus he was born small and sickly and weak. But by Zeus decree, he was to be the new ruler and now Hercules. Hera cleese sorry and now herrick. was bound to serve him. Zeus. was obviously furious about all of this but of course couldn't violate his own oath. So instead, he made a deal with Hera. He made her promise that have heracles performed enough great works in the service of King Eurydice that he would become immortal and could join the Gods Hera agreed I. Mean if you're is the has got to decide what these great works going to be than little hair clays was bound to have a hard road ahead of him. But Sarah was in for a surprise to. It turns out that I mean he actually delivered. Babies didn't know that her cat, a twin brother. Did You The I was heracles and he was a demagogue. The second was if economies who was. Not. A demi-god. Although they looked alike as babies herrick lease and ethically is are not identical twins, they would be fraternal twins but even so as infants, it was almost impossible to tell which was which so Herod decided upon test one night when the babies were still very young. Chew snakes into their bed. Faculties, cried at the sight of this makes his crib but heracles reacted differently the immediately snatched up the snakes knock their heads together on four them out of the crib. This is an irresponsible use of snakes I. Know Oracle I? Know I know. But this is how Hera found out which one of the twins was the demi-god. Herrick was raised by his mother and his Stepdad in the city of Thebes but Zeus was still sort of in the picture. He made sure his son had the best tutors as he grew up heroically, stepfather taught him to drive a chariot but heracles was taught how to wrestle by Odysseus his grandfather he was taught how to shoot a bow by the king of a Kalia. The legendary caster taught him how to use a sword and the son of the God Hermes taught him how to Box He also learned to read and write and sing from Linus one of the muses son. So basically, he had personal tutors for every subject and never had zoomed class even once and over time. Herrick. As actually became better than his teachers at just about every subject. See what a good education can do exactly and having a powerful godfather literally helps a lot too. But of course, heracles was also still a kid and he had chores to do one of which involved keeping an eye on his stepfather's cattle while they were grazing. One morning when herrick lease went up to the fields to bring the heard back he discovered that a number of oxen had been killed by a huge lion. Had heard stories of this devious lion even the king next door complained of this piece that preyed upon the innocent creatures in his kingdom. Lions lived in Europe many centuries ago today the only lions outside of Africa are easy attic lions who still live in India's gear forest while they are considered endangered with only five hundred left in the wild their population is trending towards stable herrick leased. To. He hunted for fifty days for the creature. Hunt by kings, fierce daughters, heracles finally caught and killed mighty lion. Afterwards heroically took the skin of a lion and made it into a cloak and he even wore the lion scalp on his head like a helmet it became kind of a trademark thing for him. After the hunt, heracles was bringing the heard back down the mountain when he was stopped by four soldiers sent by another king king or canes of. And they were collecting their annual tribute of one hundred cows. This had been going on for years. The people of Thebes were being bullied by the neighboring kingdom into paying them off or risk having their homes destroyed their crops, burned Cetera, et Cetera et CETERA. Heracles knew all of this, but let's face it. He had just killed a huge lion to protect this hurt. He wasn't about the just give it up to some big bully. You wanted what wasn't his? So not surprisingly, there was a fight. Even outnumbered heracles was able to best the four soldiers. In fact, one legend claims that he sent the soldiers marching back to their king with their ears and noses cut off. Your ears and your nose continue to grow your whole life because they are made of cartilage bones and muscles stop expanding after puberty but not cartilage. That's why older people have larger noses and ears it probably won't be a problem for these guys. Well, this didn't go over well with King Aquinas. He was furious and he sent the entire Mycenaean army to Thebes to retaliate. This was not well received by everybody in town I mean all of a sudden is kid in a lion sued picks a fight with them soldiers, and now we're in a war. heckler stepfather's stood by his stepson and defended his actions even rallying soldiers and organizing men into troops to fight the Mayans. And herrick lease was determined to prove his worth and make things right. He prayed to the gods for hill and on the evening before the Battle Athena herself appeared to herrick lease an offer to lend him a suit of her enchanted armor to wear under his lion skin. Since. Athena was the goddess of battle and strategy you know her armor was going to be special. Herrick lease led this small group of soldiers from feeds. Enforces and one. It was a long battle. was surrounded for much of the time. He swung his glove again and again knocking back the enemy every time. He spear at his sword were just as dangerous and his armor was impenetrable. Eventually. King Genus realized his forces were outmatched and he instructed the few soldiers he had left throw down their arms and surrender. Herrick lease had one, but he had also lost something to. His stepfather had died fighting in the great battle and Heracles, and if at least had a great funeral in his honor. Now. herrick lease was a bona fide hero. As part of the terms of surrender heracles demanded that the minions actually start paying tribute to thebes instead of the other way around and thebes loved him the king of Thebes loved it. He got engaged and married to the Princess Megara and the gods gave him. Amazing. Gifts to Hermes. Gave them a sword Apollo. A bow and arrows and festus gave him a golden coat of chainmail. Everything was going great for Heracles. And this was more than Hera could take honestly his fame and fortune were driving her crazy. So she decided to do the same to him. Some say it was the fame and are going to his head others say he just missed fighting too much but it was really the Goddess Hera whispering an evil spell into his ear while he slept the droll heracles to madness and destruction. He turned into a monster. Without explanation heroically started destroying everything in his path, his home, his wife, his family everything he was like a force of nature that just ripped everything pieces the people of thieves hid from him as he raised to the streets yelling and smashing things and days. Later when he came to his senses, he found himself alone with his armor and his weapons and no idea what to do next. You. Know I think maybe this is a good place to take a break and regroup. Believe me heracles is thinking the same thing commercial break. Everybody we good. 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Teheran's is a real place dating back more than four thousand years. It's located in southern Greece on a peninsula called the Peloponnesus. It was once marked by a massive hilltop palace and fort with great stone walls that were rumored to be built by cyclops. Naturally Uresti was more than happy to accept Eric Lease as his servant. Now remember you risk the is was the baby that Hera had tricked Zeus. She used her god-like influence to 'cause you're his mother to go into Labor early as a result he was born small and weak and had some health problems his whole life yes he was king. But when the mighty heracles appeared before him with his heroes jaw strapping frame and has Olympus given. Good looks well, I'm pretty sure that you're risk. The is was probably at least a little jealous that might explain why he gave me such a hard time. Perhaps the Goddess Hera whispered in his ear to either way your is the is laid out a hard road for Herod lease he instructed. Our hero to perform ten heroic tasks, which were also called Labor's before he could fulfill his oath. Naturally a lot of this involves fighting monsters about her also wound up wrangling horses, retrieving cattle, fetching magical fruit, even stealing somebody's girl but I'm getting ahead of myself. The first task that you're is the is laid out for heracles was to kill another lion and bring the skin back to tyrants. This might not sound so bad at first but this was the notorious lion of Nemea a fierce and terrible beasts that was rumored to be impossible to kill an aide whole herds of cows and sheep. Is this was pretty sure that his cousin would never make it about human wildlife conflict are problems that happened when growing human populations overlap with established wildlife territory creating competition for space and resources stories about monsters eating livestock are usually a result of this experience herrick was all business he decided to look at every task set before him as a way to make up for the horrible things he had done in thebes when he finally found his way to Namibia, he stopped in a small town where he was given shelter by a poor workmen. When he heard of herrick plan to kill the dreaded May in Lyon the workmen suggested they make an offering to the gods that night to pray for a safe and successful hunt. But heracles talked him out of it asking the man to wait thirty days. If I succeed, he said, we will dedicate the lion together zuse's name if I do not be dead and you can dedicate me as a hero. Heracles set out the next day and began tracking the notorious lion. The workmen told him stories of arrows and swords bouncing off the height of the beast. It was said to be invincible but heracles was not swayed in the slightest. The lion's paws were so large that the prince were easy to spot herrick lease tracked the giant cat into the mountains. When he finally encountered the Lion Heracles had to admit it was ferocious looking. It was the biggest cat. He'd ever seen with blood stained teeth and vicious looking claws. An adult lion has about teeth and adult human has between twenty eight and thirty two but the lions are bigger and sharper. Stepping out from behind the rocks heracles notched an Arrow to his bow and let it fly a perfect shot to the heart of the beast. Accept it didn't stick the arrows smacked hard against the lions a strong blow to be sure but it didn't break the skin. The lion left to feed charged at Herrick lease who is lucky enough to rollaway just beyond the reach of the sharp claws he drew his broad sword and charged frosting the blade into the with all of his mind. But even that couldn't penetrate the height of the lion. Heroically staggered back at a lion ran up the hill behind him he was escaping to higher ground at Heracles knew he would let that happen he sprinted as fast as he could after the creature up a winding path over an outcropping of rocks and do. A cane. Started in after the lion for a second, but then he stopped himself. Standing at the entrance, he could feel a breeze coming from inside. This man, there was another way in somewhere. So Harry please quickly blocked the mouth of the cave with rocks owners, and then raced around to the other side of the mountain where there was in fact, a second entrance. Now, the lion had no way out. Heracles had him trapped Before, he ventured into the darkness of the gave Herod least threw down his bow and his sword and his knife knowing they would be useless. He grabbed his club and marched in to find the lion. It wasn't long before they found each other. The lion was waiting at pounced on heracles biting and scratching the warrior heroically swung his club beating the monster back, and then he pounced on the lion. The Great Beasts thrashed and we're is then roared, but he could not escape therapies arms around his neck using only his bare hands and his strength. The mighty heracles finally subdued the main lion without ever piercings. Herrick lease tried several times to skin the lion but none of his weapons could even make a dent. So he carried the Nemean Lion back to the home of his friend, the workmen where they had a feast and dedicated the lion in honor of Zeus I feel it is important to mention here listeners that you should not go out and wrestle lions belying population in Africa has decreased by ninety percent in the last century and they are extinct in twenty six African countries we need to help lions not wrestle them. Also, you'd probably lose you would definitely lose. Amazingly. The very next morning heracles found that he was suddenly able to skin the lion and he brought the pelt back to your theus as requested. Maybe, a little help from the gods. The king was amazed. Heracles had done the impossible. Suddenly you're is this wasn't just jealous anymore. He was actually kind of afraid. He didn't even allow heracles into the palace to present his prize. In fact, your riskiest never spoke directly to heracles after that, he simply sent his commands to the warrior through a messenger and never met him face to face again. Meanwhile up and Olympus Zeus was back to bragging about his SOM- hero and Hera was beside herself. She decided to get a little more involved in things as she whipped up a new monster for Eric to face that was going to be a lot more of a challenge that a big cat with a tough skin. Enter the dreaded high off a six headed water snake that had suddenly just appeared in an ancient lake near the town of learn a- terrorizing all the townspeople nearby. or at least anybody wanted to go swimming. Now. The Hydra was a complicated beast in addition to being a giant water snake with six heads it could spit acid from any of its mouths and it's blood was poisonous. So yeah, there is a lot going on there. Heracles knew this was going to be difficult fortunately, his nephew. The of his half-brother if Italy's volunteered to help him, heracles wasn't really in touch with many folks from his life in Thebes for obvious reasons. But Eli has it always been fond of his uncle and he journeyed to tyrants and sought him out. So he could help the hero with his quests. Finally heracles relented and allowed. La is to tag along the kid wouldn't necessarily fight, but he could help something between a servant and a sidekick. You. Know this is a long episode greeting out. So I think this is a good spot to pause for a second. If you WANNA get a snack or do some homework, take a stretch before we head into the next labour. Everybody good. You got. We got. We got snack. Okay. All right. Let's go. As they approach the lake near learn the. Hydra. slithered out of the water's edge and roared at heritage with all six of its ED's. Without fear lease charge the giant beast and swung his sword cutting off one of its heads. Cheered and heracles allowed himself to smile for a second. But only for a second because he saw that something was growing from the neck that had been severed. To some, actually the high jury grew chew heads from the very spot where heracles had cut away one. Suddenly Eric. Wasn't sure what to do. He ducked and dodged win the monsters spit acid at him. Grateful for his new Nemean Lion. Skin, cloak and he lunged at a hydro with his sword, his spear, but it was almost impossible not to cut off ahead. Now on that I mean these things were snakes they're pretty much all net. That's not entirely true. Structurally, snakes do have specific neck area, a defined tail area and a backbone of sorts most of their Vertebrae Arthur ethic. So that means most of the average snake is extended chest with a little neck at the top and a small tail at the bottom. Okay. Well, thanks Oracle know how much I love snakes yes I do I want one I'm sorry what a pet I will name her brenda. Can we talk about this later? Fine. Okay. So where were we snakes before that Eric lease was losing to the Hydra Right Herrick was exhausted. He was running and dodging and getting nowhere. He had to find a way to stop these heads from growing back. But then you've got an idea, he lit a torch and waited. Each time heracles severed one of the Hydros. allays would seal the womb by touching it with flame. This kept the new heads from growing back and soon, herrick lease was able to slay these cutting off the last head and burying it beneath a giant rock. It is said that heracles also dipped his arrows in the hydros poisonous blood to make him extra dangerous with a bow indeed, just a pro tip for any monster fighters out there. Will you never know thanks? For his third task herrick lease was sent to Carolina to catch a deer. But this wasn't just dear it was an enchanted high or mother. Dear that was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was larger than a bowl and lightning fast heracles chased it all over the place, even following it to the northernmost edges of the earth but eventually, he caught behind and returned victorious. After that ad for his fourth task, he was sent into the mountains to chase down wild boar. This was another oversized piece that was terrorizing the locals and destroying farms. Giant wild boars appear in several places in Greek mythology in season two of Greek out, you may remember that the warrior Atalanta defeats one as well. Right. So heracles chasing the beast down but was unable to trap it until he got the idea to drive it into the snow, this made it hard for the border run. Once he was slowed down, he was easy prey for heracles and his boat. When heracles received the orders for Labor number five from your riskiest. He thought at first, there must be a mistake. He even asked the Messenger of he had brought the right message because there were no monsters to fight or beast the hunt. Instead the instructions read traveled to Ellis and clean the stables of king gifts in one day's time. Clean. The stables was he a warrior or a stable boy obviously this was a task designed to embarrass and humiliate the mighty herrick lease, but he didn't realize how bad it would be until he arrived in eels. It turned out the King August own more livestock than anyone in Greece. The king was very very rich and he had many herds of cows and horses and Bulls and sheep and goats, thousands of animals and every night an army of shepherds and farmhands would bring them into these staples. So heracles knew he'd be up to his knees in dengue, but this was overwhelming. Simply. It was an enormous amount of poop. Even the son of Zeus. Himself couldn't clean all that up in one day although heracles was pretty sure the gods could smell the stench all the way up on Olympus. But again. Aus had an idea. He. Inherited as were standing on the Bank of a nearby river when it occurred to the young man that maybe the river could help. Heracles smashed through a wall on one side of the state, and then punched another massive hole through the wall on the other side. Then she and L. S. began to do. They meet a giant trench running from the river to the hole in the side of the stable. Then they the second trends that ran from the second hole back to the river. This way they were able to pull the water from the river into the cattle yard and used it to flush all of this mess out of the stable in ancient times aqueducts were away to move water from one place to another. These were usually channels in the ground or clay pipes while the Romans are known for their sophisticated aqueduct systems. The Greeks were actually using them as early as the second Millennium Herrick lease returned to. Roud and Victoria's and probably pretty smelly. It was no hydra fight but herrick lease was proud of the way they manage to handle that task. He was now halfway through his ten levers. But then Kinnear Christie is changed the game. He was certainly happy about the stables being cleaned up a bit but he wasn't pleased with the success that heracles was enjoying at all and he accused the hero of cheating since two of the Labor is weren't completed by heracles alone. You'LL AUS had helped defeat the Hydra and clean the stables at EALES's. So your is the degree that heracles would need to perform two more heroic deeds before his service was complete. And so the ten labours of Heracles now became twelve. And heracles knew he had a lot more challenges ahead. And we'll get to all of those challenges. The next time we Greek out grew out. That's it for this week but get ready for our return to the story of Herrick leads and his ten or twelve labors next week. National Geographic. Is Written by Kenny Curtis and Jillian Hughes and hosted by Kenny Curtis with Tori Kerr as the Oracle of Wi fi audio production and sound design by Scotty Beam, and our theme song was composed by Perry Grip Dr Diane Klein is our subject matter expert and Emily Everhart is our producer.

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ARRL Audio News - May 31, 2019

ARRL Audio News

07:29 min | 1 year ago

ARRL Audio News - May 31, 2019

"This is A R L audio news your weekly summary of news highlights from the world of amateur radio. If you retransmit audio dues through a repeater, listen for the Morse code k character followed by four seconds of silence. That your cue to stop transmitting so that your repeater timer can reset. I'm Steve Ford. WBZ eight I m y and these are stories for Friday may thirty-first. Carla Herrera is on a sinement Hera arena in Trautwein, Ohio, which served as home for the Dayton ham, venture for more than six decades was among the structures damaged when tornado swept through the Dayton area on Memorial Day, according to a report from W H. I O, T, V, Hera arena, suffered extensive damage drone video show, that the roof and side of the structure have been blown off in several places, and ventured relocated to the Greene county, fairgrounds and exhibition center. In twenty seventeen after Herro Rena shut down the previous year. The Hera arena damage, apparently resulted from what CBS news called, quote, a large and dangerous tornado on quote that struck Trump would Ohio section emergency coordinator. Stan Broadway and eight B H L said Aries counties and districts activated after forty tornado warnings were issued across the state. Ohio Aries remains active on, h f as well as on diem are, and VHF repeaters the severe weather caused widespread damage in and around the dig Neria and elsewhere in the Miami valley. The national weather service has said it will take several days to survey, the damage multiple injuries and one fatality have been reported. Mexican radio amateurs have been providing communication support from a fire scene in a remote area to civil protection of forties in Monterrey Mexico. Two member teams of volunteers have been flown in via hillock opther since may twentieth. The first day of radio support when the fire had already been burning for a couple of days teams have been using wind link but they've added weak signal software Vara h f after Jose Alberto NATO a five h vk provided a Vara license on short notice, Tom Whiteside and five t w in Georgetown, Texas as been supporting the effort from across the border. He has twenty and forty meteoroid pointed in the direction of the fire in the wave. Oh, Leon on may twenty third, the team had to be pulled out of the fire zone due to severe thunderstorms. June six will Mark the seventy fifth anniversary of operation overlord during World War Two and the d day landings in Normandy, to commemorate those who took part, a small team from the Torbay amateur radio society in England is organizing chain of five special event stations along the UK southern coastline, the team will activate a site above Brixham harbour in Devon departure point for many US soldiers who later landed on Utah beach, and it will use the call sign GB seventy five UF other clubs, activating similar relevant locations will use these call signs GB seventy five oh, f for Omaha beach. That's the south Dorset radio society, GB seventy five G F gold beach, which is the Southampton, A, R, C, and suntan university wireless society GB. Seventy five J F Juno beach, the Itchen valley amateur radio club and the waterside new forest amateur radio club and gbi seventy five SF sword beach the fort per doc, amateur radio club. In addition, the team hopes to have to club stations from the Normandy area of France activating sites on the beaches logging is being coordinated centrally and stations who contact two or more of the stations within the chain will be able to download a suitable certificate to commemorate. Their g moment. And now with this week, satellite update, here's Bruce page K, K five DO field day is right around the corner. And if you're a satellite operator, you know, that Arafat has their field day at the same time as the awro field day, our rules are just a little bit different than they double RL rules. Most groups will wanna make their one satellite contact. Earn me a double RL bonus points for him. Southfield day you'll want to work every station on every satellite. We do have one caveat on FM satellites, you can only make one contact. We do this to try and allow those trying for their one satellite contact for the double bonus points to get that contact made for the side band satellites looked to use x w series, the cast series and others. Like a oh, seven f o. Oh, twenty nine and E. O Eighty-eight another difference in the rules is that you have to submit your amps outfield. They score by eleven fifty nine pm on Monday, July. Eighth two thousand nineteen this gives me enough time to score the entries. And write the article that will appear in the next issue of the am sad journal, be sure to include some information about your field day experience and pictures are always welcome enjoy filled day and watch out. Murphy will be out there and he is going to visit someone. I hope it's not you. This is Bruce page K K five DO for the awro audio news, this is the a r l audio news. Propagation forecast for Friday may thirty-first the solar flux index is only in the high sixties because the sun has been devoid of sunspots. The good news though, is that geomagnetic disturbances had been fairly weak, and we can expect. Those conditions to continue for a couple of days. Your best chances for long-haul DX are on forty or eighty meters, but static crashes from lines of thunderstorms may make those bands somewhat challenging on VHF and UHF the Greek trope oak conditions, we've forecasted last week of die down. Although there are still some band openings being reported from northeast Texas into central Illinois, six meters remains in good shape for sporadic e with openings, being reported almost every day, and that concludes a our news for this week. Our thanks to all contributors to this week's report a r l audio news is produced by the American radio relay league the national association for amateur radio. For more information on amateur radio or the a r l visit us on the web at a r l dot ORG. 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What Is God Saying in This Pandemic?

The BreakPoint Podcast

04:52 min | 8 months ago

What Is God Saying in This Pandemic?

"Cs Lewis once wrote that. Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world. So what is he saying in the midst of this Corona Virus Pandemic for the Call Center? I'm John Stonestreet. This is break point. A recent poll conducted by the University of Chicago in the AP concluded the corona virus has prompted almost two thirds of American believers of all faiths to feel. God is telling humanity to change how it lives for Christians from scripture that God reveals himself as the ultimate inconsistent communicator. The question isn't if he speaking in these events of the last few months he is. But what is he saying over the past two months? I've concluded that none of the most important issues we face today as a culture were created by this virus rather the virus exposed and accelerated the issues that mattered the most for example the Utopian aspirations of Western culture like that embarrassing video of celebrities singing. John Lennon's imagine have all been tested found wanting and should be abandoned. Both are self centered delusions of living for today and our technocratic fantasies of controlling nature they both proved inadequate for the challenges of the Corona virus. We've also seen that. Ours is a culture lost on the dignity of human life with the threat of hospitals being overrun. How do we even approach questions? Such as rationing treatment and care when hospitals were overrun and much of the country. Then are one size fits. All visitation policies became dehumanizing barriers to healing which both harm patients and family members unnecessarily part of the Church's task and bearing witness to the sanctity of each and every life is to ensure that people are never sacrificed on altars of efficiency. And there's the confusing relationship between science and our American culture one. That was complicated long before covid. Nineteen for years. Now the phrase the sciences settled has been used as a sort of secular equivalent for thus saith the Lord and yet the ever changing findings and warnings of the virus. Experts just revealed again that a lot of science isn't a settled as so many would have us believe even dismissing the cranks conspiracy theorists the overwhelming amount of contradictory information continues to fuel growing distrust in our national experts. More troubling what we continue to learn about the impact of social distancing in lockdown on the already devastating loneliness epidemic the overall health impact of loneliness which has been compared to chain smoking not to mention the catalytic role plays and suicide and addictions seems to only have gotten worse in recent weeks last week. One Bay area Dr Claim to have seen more deaths by suicide during the lockdown then from covid nineteen and as many suicides in the last four weeks as he typically season an entire year and then there's the crisis of both work and meaning a two thousand fifteen Poe of British workers found that thirty seven percent believed their jobs made no meaningful contribution to the world. Now we've added to that. The label non essential to millions of jobs. A horrible adjective that fails to recognize the inherent. Good of work as an essential part of our human dignity and non essentials and even worse adjective for religion but the pandemic has revealed. Just how many Americans including how many Christians think of church this way while liquor stores and marijuana shops tattoo parlors were essential. Churches were not including clergy members and chaplains cap from hospitals. So much about this time has revealed. Just how secular and to borrow a term from philosopher Charles Taylor disenchanted our American culture and our American way of thinking has become what remains to be seen is just how many Christians will conclude that video churches there adequate weekly fix from here on out onto be sure eventually the pandemic and its accompanying hysteria will pass the questions. It's raised however won't at route all of the issues that I've mentioned revolve around the fundamental worldview questions. Where did everything come from is God? Why are we here? What MAKES US human who decides? What's right and wrong? Where's history headed and today over at breakpoint dot org we're offering in online symposium with over Twenty Christian thinkers in ministry leaders and authors from Jim Daly to Kristen Hawkins Andrew Walker Swallow Prior Trevon Wax. Kathy Hera Jeff Myers and more all sharing their thoughts on what God might be shouting to a death. World am to his deaf church during coronavirus crisis. You can find their varied him very thought provoking responses at breakpoint dot Org Again. It's breakpoint dot. Org for breakpoint. I'm John Stonestreet.

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The Nemean Lion

Mythical Monsters

50:11 min | 1 year ago

The Nemean Lion

"This episode features dramatization discussions of human dismemberment. Animal slaying listener discretion is advised especially for listeners under thirteen additionally please note that there are many variations on the following ancient story our version incorporates elements from each to give you the most host dramatic retelling possible. The priest Posse made his way up the path to the temple. The steps were getting more difficult to climb every day but he would not fail in his duties. Zeus demanded sacrifice to be worshiped. If the priests failed then the king of the gods could smell them all as he arrived at the temple bill door he heard a strange sound from within someone was crying out in terrible pain cautiously flee moving forward. PA Sania slowly opened one of the doors to the temple. He peered inside but found that it was too dark to to see he called out for one of the other priests but received no answer. It was then that he could just barely make something out. In the darkness to glowing yellow orbs moving toward him no not orbs is Paul Sania S- let out a scream of his own then slammed the door shut turning and running back down the stairs in his haste. He tripped and fell tumbling painfully down the hillside. The hairs bristled on the back of his neck as he looked up there. Standing on the steps above him was the most fearsome creature he had ever seen it was all claws teeth and I were. It moved to with other worldly grace. It's gaping maw and flowing flowing mane dripped with blood and Viscera. Before the old priest could scream again. The terrible beast was on on him crushing his skull in one bite. Welcome to mythical monsters of podcast original. I'm Vanessa Richardson every week. Doc We dive into history's most legendary monsters. In telling the stories of their origins. We hope to shed light on some truths hidden behind the the creation of these beasts where they come from what they symbolize and how they expose some of humanity's greatest fears you can can find episodes of mythical monsters and all other podcast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream mythical monsters for Free Riyan spotify just open the APP and type mythical monsters in the search bar at podcast were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's as episode the best way to help is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening it really does help us. Mythical monsters is about the creatures who have haunted wanted us since the dawn of storytelling beasts with fantastic characteristics crafted in the ancient wonders of the imagination. Were were these monsters something these storytellers experienced firsthand or symbolic of the things. That threatened are ancient way of life on this show. We want not only to capture the beauty of the imagination in inventing some of these monsters but also uncover what they reveal about ourselves. ELVES are demons are windows to our existential fears and mythical monsters looks to expose these and examine how they differ earth through different times and different cultures and how in many ways they stay the same. Today we're discussing the NEMEAN Lion Lion slaying. This beast was the first of ancient Greek champion Herrick lease twelve labors completion of these tasks would mean he had atoned for the madness induced killing of his wife and children and allow him to become a God. The human relationship to the lion has a dual nature. They're both a noble noble ally and a feared enemy. The lion has meant many things to humans over the years but in the modern world. It's perhaps most thought of as door or at these bashful sidekick from the wizard of Oz or as the colorful singing protagonist from the lion king but up until a few thousand years ago uh-huh lions were more deadly adversary than cute animal companion to understand this deep connection between men and jungle cat. It's necessary to travel back two hundred thousand years to the earliest days of Homo Sapiens. This was an alien on world one that humans found themselves thrust into with little explanation in two hundred thousand B C e humans awoke in the night to the sound of strange growling in the dark and the site of glowing is watching them from the woods but by the time a person I noticed this it was already too late lions pounced suddenly shredding with their teeth and claws breaking skin and bone these these predators commonly referred to today as cave lions were likely about ten percent bigger than the ones modern. Humans are familiar with this means means they were over ten feet long and weighed more than four hundred pounds much too large travel comfortably down the yellow brick road but clearly the tide eventually turned any man who could tame these beasts could claim their strength for his own for this. This was the ultimate test of nature disease hunger and the elements were not as fearsome as the jaws of a lion. It was an apex. Apex Predator to an ancient human it seemed like a far more sophisticated and deadly creature than themselves so much so that they believe believe these creatures were divine and thus associated their rulers who they also saw as divine with the lion. The Assyrian King Osher Bonnie Paul's Palace of the late seventh century. BC was adorned with scenes of his as many Lion Hans. Emperor Communists of Rome in the late second century CE personally fought with lions in the coliseum while while hundreds of thousands watched this was more than just a show of strength. It was a primal appeal to the genetic memory of every one of their subjects. Lions were the ancient enemy the bane of man if a leader could beat even them then truly truly. He was the greatest among his people. He was more than a man he was a god. The mythical Nemean Lion Lyon was no man nor was he a God but he was a beast born from the divine and as such reflected the dichotomy of terror error and nobility that Lyons would symbolize for centuries to calm. He began not as a beast but a cub long long before herrick lease he was born beneath a full moon. A fateful meeting of two goddesses would decide his destiny and and set into motion a series of events that would make history. Selene Goddess of the moon sat along the shores of the Aegean watching as the waves. Struck the Peloponnese. She enjoyed the sight of her. Raise lighting up the nighttime ocean. She turned at the sound of footsteps. Surprise was hers as she saw her distant relative the Goddess Queen Hera Approaching Approaching Hera held a lion cub swaddled in her arms. Selene was a titan. A member of the second generation of Gods Odds Hera was an Olympian a member of the third generation that had overthrown the titans. Selene resented her very presence. She asked you have taken everything from me. Can you not leave me and solitude so that I might reflect on what I have have lost. The wicked queen smiled saying we. Of Olympus go where we please dear cousin. Selene glared she inquired about the lion. Cub Hera explained why this is a new relation of ours. Isn't he darling. He hasn't even been given a name yet. The cub was the latest beast. Born of the monster typhon and his queen. A kidney though not tightened heightened themselves they were directly descended from guy and tardiness the first generation of God's by Zeus 's decree their children were to be scattered across the earth. Selene bristled at this. She knew this decision was rooted in fear. We're the monsters. Were as dark as he was light as fearsome as he was commanding he saw them as a threat to his power. Our it was then that Hera got to the point. She felt that she might one day. Have used for this lion cub. She was a woman and women always had to think one step ahead of their men after all she would only trust another woman with its care and she could think of no. Oh better potential mother than selene again. Selena was immune to her flattery but she felt an immediate connection to this cub like her. It was a part of nature. She was the moon. Her brother was the son. Her parents were the earth and the black void void of space and yet the lion was the most magnificent product of nature. She had ever seen a beast to be sure but it's coat shone gold in the moonlight and its teeth and claws were as sharp as swords every night when she rose was in the sky her raised illuminated all sorts of nocturnal creatures. They were her adopted children. This lion was different. He was a cat a creature of darkness but he was the most beautiful cat that had ever lived and so Selena agreed to Harrah's request looking to the hills of Greece. Selene spotted a cave in the woodland's of Nimia taking taking the cub in her arms. She whisked him away to this dark corner of the Earth. The cave itself looked like the gaping maw the Lion Dan Stalactites and stalagmites dotted both the ceiling and floor like jagged teeth. Ready to clamp down upon those inside died in the center was a pool of water with a hole in the ceiling above when selene moon rays shown on it at night it illuminated needed the entire cave with Blue Hues. It was here that she spent the next several years raising the COB. She told him to never trust the gods to be fierce but to always maintain the nobility that was his alone. This meant that that he could hunt humans. They were the only thing that provided him with enough sustenance but he had to return to the cave and cleaned the blood from his this coat with that in mind. She made him bathe every night in the moonlit pool. After a time it became apparent that her raise he's had made his skin impenetrable. He had become the perfect creature and the ultimate killer one night as selene brushed out the lion's Mane in the pool he became uncharacteristically pensive. He asked his adopted mother. Why must we hide away in this dark corner of the world if we are descended from the gods why do we not live with them? She told him that he could lay the blame. At the feet of Zeus the ruling generation of deities thought. They were better than all others. They banished banished anyone that was a threat to their power. The Lion growled. Zeus was right to think him a threat but Zeus was wrong in thinking himself superior he said you and I are as powerful beautiful and wise as any any Olympian one day we will get revenge on all the gods and make a new home on zoonosis thrown. She smiled saying you are kind my son but this is our home. We belong among the creatures of the earth fighting with with the Gods leads only to pain and ruin even if you win. She told him that she was content to live with him there in the cave. Save for the rest of time but that was not meant to be a decade passed in the blink of than I and then one day the Earth shook and the sky parted as Hera made her return. Lightning and rain scoured the countryside as birds flocked to her wrapping themselves around her in a many colored cloak. Selene heard the commotion Ocean and closed her eyes in regret Hera entered the cave with her usual. Regal Demeanor Perching daintily upon a boulder. She whisked away a bit of dust. Signaling her disapproval of Selena's home. She turned to the Lions. Lion's saying my you have grown. I think it's time your mother made good on her promise to me. Selene tried to object jacked her usual proud countenance gave way to one of desperation. She begged saying sister please. He's still so young. Wait until he is a bit older and larger he will be of so much more use to you then Hera merely laughed. She explained that the need would never be greater than now. The king of the Gods. Her husband had disrupted the very order order of things he lay with a mortal woman and this unholy union had led to the birth of a bastard half breed boy but she would deal with him and time I. She had a task for the lion as the queen told him what he must do selene. Selene withered in horror. Next we find out what grim Aaron Tara has in store for the lion. 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Back to the story the NIIMI in Lyon right by the goddess. Selene was now being forced to do the wicked bidding of the Goddess Hera. While selene wanted the lion to resist his monstrous estrus nature. Hera saw the creature as a tool to be used in her endless schemes in Greek mythology all of the Gods and monsters ars were divine descended from the first spark of the universe. There's was a sprawling family history. Filled with incest and occasional oh fraternal cannibalism. Despite this the Olympians represented order and culture. They represented the things that men had created out out of the chaos of reality the monsters on the other hand represented that chaos and the terrible reality of the natural world old though we might hate and fear the Nemean lion and his real world counterparts there. The symbol of Man's first forays into rising rising above are primitive nature inside the cave. Hera commanded the lion to help her get revenge on her husband. Zeus he was to go to the nearby temple where the priests made sacrifices to the king of the Gods and slaughter all all of them. Selene tried to protest but surprisingly the Lions silenced her. He padded forward toward the Queen stoically accepting his fate he said mother. This is my destiny. You are content to live here but I am not. We deserve more and I will win it for us. Selene heart wrenched. She recognized cognisable the same fire in her son that she had seen in her uncle and his siblings. The titans they were all dead now even even worse. She saw something of Zeus in him. She feared that if her lion did this deed for Hera his monstrous nature would would overcome his noble side in a desperate move. Selene told him to run to seek a new home in a distant land where the Olympia couldn't find him but he shook his head. This was his chance to change their status to take his rightful place place in Olympics. He left the cave making his way to the hill overlooking the temple. The priests wouldn't stand a chance chance. The lion arrived at the back of the temple slinging through stone columns and into the inner chamber. It was dark lit lit by only a few candles. He licked his lips at the smell of freshly slain lamb. But that would not be the only creature on on offer today as the lion emerged from the darkness behind the altar. The priests gasped in horror and wonder some some thought that perhaps the beast was a messenger from Zeus but they were soon proven quite wrong. The lion had no qualms is about attacking these men they were servants of his greatest enemy. He surged forward with his usual fury. Slashing one in half with a single claw swipe he bit another one on the throat severing his head in one bite. Finally really he bit into the last one stomach eating the man's intestines while he continued to scream in terror when the lion was done he padded over to the altar eating the lamb sacrifice for good measure above in the sky. Selene watched and and saw her beautiful sons golden for clumped and splattered with blood. She feared this physical. Transformation dance formation belied an internal one as well. Time passed and the lion became the bane of the countryside. Three side not only was the temple no longer safe but the lions stepped up his attacks on travelers. His methods were cruel. He would slink onto nearby farms tearing apart the young and old alike but he would always leave one maiden shivering with fear in the corner after she had seen her entire family slaughtered. He would take her in his jaws and carry her back back to his cave once there he would keep watch over her. Knowing the men in her village would be honor bound to try and save her. Of course there was no rescue from the Nemean Lion. Its razor sharp. Claws and teeth tore into any mortal who dared air to rise against him with their men out of the way he'd eat the maidens too soon nimia became a ghost town Amoun- an area of rich pastures where no one dared to bring their flock years past and once more in in nearby Tehran's Hera began to scheme the city's ruler King Eurydice commended the priest east to make the usual sacrifice. And then he kneeled crying out to the queen of the Gods for aid she had never answered his prayers quite like this before a brilliant beam of light traveled from the moon down to the altar. And they're in all her. Glory sorry was the goddess herself. Uris the is recognized. Her peacock feather coat and fell to the ground unworthy but then she touched his chin lifting his face to hers. She asked him what he would have of her afraid but determined and he stammered out his request. He wanted her to kill his greatest rival he wanted her to kill heracles. Hera smiled. She had just the beast for the job. A few days later Herrick Eric lease clutched his cloak around his body as he looked across the hills and back at the city most men would be angry to have to leave the comfort of civilization sation for the dangers of the wild but herrick lease hadn't wanted to spend a minute longer and tyranny than was necessary. He didn't like being around around other people. They reminded him of his family. He saw the image of a child. Crying saw blood spattered batter felt the crunch of bone beneath his fists. He heard his wife's screams. The gods were monsters on sisters. He told himself over and over. That Hera was responsible for his family's deaths. She drove him mad with her the magic if he died then she would win. He couldn't let that happen. The Oracle told him that he had to serve this cowardly early king. Uresti as if he did so for twelve years then he would become a God and if he became a god well then perhaps he would go to Olympics and Duda Hera what she had made him due to his wife but before four revenge could be his. It was time to begin his labors. His First Act in service to the king was to slay this Nemean lion that had had been terrorizing the countryside. Rumors stated that the lion's hide could not be penetrated peasant. Superstition Thought Herrick cleese that or they were just trying to excuse their own bad aim and lack of strength. He lifted his bag. Bow and arrows arrows from the ground and slum them over his shoulder he took his club in his right hand and began on the road to Nimia meanwhile the NEMEAN lion was devouring his latest victim. The beautiful wonderful beast was now a hideous monster. His entire coat was splattered with blood. Bits and pieces of his victims. uh-huh dangled from his teeth and dotted his main any noble characteristics. He once held were long gone. He was enjoying joining a shepherd's left leg when a dazzling bright light filled his vision it was Hera his master he. He hopped to his feet bowing before her. She approached the lion turning her nose up at his meal and the clumps of flesh and Blood Gordon his main stifling her disgust she congratulated him saying my precious lion you have become quite the fearsome fearsome beast tales of your ferocity are spreading throughout Greece. But now comes the real challenge. The the lion bristled at this saying no man can defeat me. My hide is impenetrable my teeth and claws are sharper within the sharpest sword. I have a divine birthright and no mortal will stand in my way. Hera smiled at this petting the lion. She bent down whispering in his ear asking lion. Did your mother ever tell you who your parents are. He snorted confidently replying. I am descended from Thai Fon and a kidney the king and queen of of all monsters. My bloodline is unparalleled. Once again Harris smiled chiding him is that what he thought what those monsters were the parents of Hydros and three headed dogs. Not Beautiful Lions. No the the lion was Harrah's own son sired by Zeus. She hid him away because Zeus was a liar. and An OAF who sired bastard children by a dozen other women. He wasn't worthy of his true son his most beautiful son the lion and now the chief of the bastards herrick lease was coming to kill his more worthy. Brother are the lion would have to be quick and Mercilus. He couldn't allow herrick lease any time to come up with a plan to defeat him. Hera asked the lion. If he was capable of such a feat his fearsome roar was the only reply she needed and as she continued to stroke the beast. An owl watched from across the road taking flight. It made its way across the night sky. Herrick lease was getting close to Nimia as the sun began to rise over the mountains. Helius was pushing his sister selene from the sky as he did every morning as herrick lease walked he heard a rustle of feathers off to his right it looking up at a tree branch. He saw an owl perched there. He stopped grunting then begrudgingly. He set his things down taking a seat on a boulder. He greeted his sister though he was never happy to see any of his Olympian relatives. The owl jumped from the tree. Branch and with a flash revealed its true form the Goddess Athena Heracles told her to be quick she. This shrugged. God's weren't fast or slow they just wore but Athena admitted that heracles had little time he he was getting close to the Nemean Lion. Herrick lease was surprised that she cared about some beast troubling mortals. But that is why she was there. She wanted to warn him that this was no ordinary beast it was a monster the descendant of Tifon and a kidney and Hera Hera had prepared it to kill him she had even given it a purpose. She lied and told the beast. It was not a monster but God a true son of Zeus. Hera cleese almost pitied the beast they were born of divine beings who cared for or no one but themselves like him. The lion had been manipulated by the gods propelled onto a path of violence by ally ally. The lion was herrick leased reflection what he might become if his quest for revenge overcame him nevertheless he couldn't stop now if the lion got in his way then the lion would fall despite himself. Herrick lease asked Athena. Ah for her wisdom. She told him that he should go to the nearby village. The last one before entering the Lions territory there he could would make an offering to their father and perhaps gain his aid in defeating the lion. He considered this and decided to heed his sister's advice. She bathe him farewell and wished him luck though she was glad that it was he and not she who who was the current target of their stepmother's wrath next herrick please and the NEMEAN lion do battle now back to the story in the same way that ancient Romans derived pleasure pleasure from seeing their emperors and gladiators overcome lions in the Coliseum. We today look to the story of herrick lease and the Nieminen Lion as confirmation that man can overcome nature but to route solely for herrick lease is a mistake. Yes he was likely the more more handsome of the two. But the lion was buffeted by cosmic forces beyond his control like all of us he had to question what he he might have become had. He enjoyed the same privileges as his enemy. The lion lived alone with his mother. A cave heroically served in the army army and enjoyed guidance from both Zeus. And Athena as the two come into conflict it's important to have empathy for the lion though though our ancestors failed to show mercy to these beasts for centuries champion or monster human or lion all living creatures are born into an uncaring world. That they didn't ask for there's perhaps a strength in recognizing this commonality and coming together rather as one in the case of heracles and the Nemean Lion. The battle has yet to be decided the results signal. Not only the fate eight of our hero and villain but represents a larger conclusion to the struggle between diametrically opposed cosmic forces says the lion stalked herrick lease from the cliffs above its cave. It was true that herrick lease was bigger than any man he had had ever seen before. That was no matter. This was the lions territory. He was unstoppable. The ultimate Predator he closed in on his prey eventually Harris arrived at the mouth of the cave. It loomed over over him like the entrance to Charteris. He could see nothing inside but he had to proceed if the lion was in there then so so was his destiny but just as he began to inch forward he heard the sound of small rocks. Skirting down the cliffside looking looking up. He was just in time to see the Nieminen Lion bearing down on top of him. Herrick lease quickly twisted to the side. Barely missing the lion's jaws. It was huge bigger than he could have ever imagined twice the size of his own body body. He drew his bow and fired it into the lion side. The Arrow simply broke against the beasts. Skin falling away uselessly. Strange thought herrick lease. Perhaps it was just a bad angle continuing to dodge the lion. He drew his blow again. Firing it directly at the lion's heart herrick lease frowned. The same thing happened again. He cursed himself peasant superstition indeed. The lion was in fact. Invulnerable Athena's should have mentioned this. But he had no time to complain as the lion again. Swiped him he rolled once more to the side. But this time the lion's claws caught him in the leg looking down at his calf he saw that it was seeping blood. So the lion had impenetrable skin and razor sharp claws Athena had really failed to tell him anything useful at all looking up he saw the massive lion creeping its way down the rocks toward him. It's yellow eyes glinted in the morning light. He scrambled to formulate a plan quickly scanning the forest floor. He found his club. He picked it up readying himself as the lion approached changed as it bounded forward. Fangs Bared herrick leased moved with surprising speed. He lifted the club up bringing down down swiftly on the lion's head the lion immediately stumbled backward dazed. It was furious. They had never felt pain before his vision blurred. His skull burned he needed an advantage over. This demi-god awed thinking quickly. He receded into his cave pacing in the shadows. The lion watched as herrick lease bumbled doubled his way through the lions home. How was it that such an oath could be considered a hero? The lion was a much more perfect. Being being it could see in darkness whereas heracles was lost. It could climb along the walls and ceiling whereas herrick lease was limited limited to the ground herrick lease waded into the pool at the center of the cave calling out for the lion. He tried to bargain with it. He said that they were like brothers. Offspring of the gods who didn't ask to be born together they could overcome the cruel machinations of the world. The lion couldn't help but let out a disapproving snarl. They were nothing alike. Herrick lease was no better than their father. A brute who killed any who threatened him seeing this villain soil his mother's precious. This water filled the beast with rage. The lion did not allow himself to consider that. Perhaps this rage was meant into assuage his own guilt. He knew selene must be watching from among the stars. How long had it been? Since he bathed in those waters. As does she taught him. His nobility was all but gone. He had allowed himself to become the blood spattered monster she beard but the time for thought was over he had come too far. Now was his chance to defeat his rival and claim claim Zeus thrown. The lion dropped down into the water facing herrick lease with a snarl hair cleese once once again pleaded with him but he was beyond saving only one of them would be walking out of the cave. The two opponents faced each other their limbs tightening as they prepared to spring into action. The Lion growled. It's bloody main a horrific horrific frame for its enraged face its tail swished back and forth in anticipation of the kill its claws tapped apt against the stone herrick lease naked. Form began to mimic the beast. He got down on all fours letting out his own own fierce growl. He dug his heels into the mud preparing to lunge brothers or not. It was time to end this the beast attacked but herrick Leigh's was ready. He leaped up and over the lion wrapping his is arms around its neck and his legs around it sides. He drove his knees into its hindquarters forcing it to the ground. Its Front Doc. Pause swung uselessly. In front of it now he had the creature pinned herrick lease gripped his hands around its neck and began to squeeze beneath him. The lion was enraged. He had never expected such speed strength or coming running from one man. He continued to struggle but soon realized that this was the end he was a fool. Two have ever listened to that. Which Hera only now did it occur to him that she had been lying? The lion was no god odd now that he beheld his enemy he could tell that. This was a true son of Zeus as the light faded did from his mind. The Lion Thought of selene how he longed to see the moon again. That was his home surrounded wounded by the other monsters beneath the gentle embrace of the night. The gods could have their Olympics. Hopefully heracles is would kill Zeus Hera and all of their children herrick lease continued to squeeze for as long as he could would the lions squirming and roaring eventually stopped. It finally fell limp. A few more minutes and and Harris was sure it was dead he beheld his fallen enemy it's for was beautiful and golden where it wasn't stained by blood. Herrick lease shook his head as he considered how Hera had corrupted its purpose. Was it a monster Mr by birth. Or because she had made it into one perhaps he could salvage some of what had once made it a noble beast journeying back to the front of the cave he collected his things and then returned to the lions side. He removed a knife from his bag and and began to cut the pelt free only when the knife shattered against the creatures side was he reminded of the hides impenetrability pretty just then a flash of light build the cave as a theme appeared once more. She sat on a nearby rock doc and amused look on her face she asked. Do I have to spell everything out for you. He grunted responding. You hardly spelled out anything at all. I figured the whole fight out myself. Though Athena was tempted to point out that this was the whole point of a personal snow quest she instead acquiesced and moved to the lion's jaw reaching down she snapped one of its teeth eighth free she handed it to heracles and told him to get to work back in the palace king. Nearest riskiest was sitting anxiously on his throne. Rumor had spread that none other than heracles was spotted at the gate. He'd done it. He'd he'd killed the lion. The king wanted to know how everyone could be so sure. was there any proof. Surely he hadn't hold the whole carcass all the way back from Nimia just then. The doors opened a crowd of people entered and leading the way was was herrick. Lease Uris the assist jaw dropped as he. Beheld the victorious hero adorned in the enormous pelt of a fearsome lion its arms and legs were draped down his shoulders and back as he bowed before the king. He he removed the lion's head as you would hood Uresti s cursed his luck now more than ever the people would want the the hero as their king he would have to send heracles away on an even more dangerous errand. One he wouldn't return from mm-hmm. He had heard tale a snake with multiple heads attacking travelers across the bay in learn but the king failed to understand that. The lion's pelt on herrick lease head symbolized a synthesis of man and beast all of the Nemean Ian Lions Grace and ferocity was now his the heroes. Revenge would not belong to him alone it would also belong long to the most fearsome Predator that had ever lived the Nemean Lion met a gruesome Bruce Amend but as we've discussed it symbol endured throughout history it would seem that just as heracles was able to see the beauty in his fallen fallen enemy so too did real life. Humans come to appreciate the majesty of the Lion. Lions became one of the most important Symbols in the art and architecture of the ancient world adorning palaces in Babylon Greece and Rome among others in England. The bronze is lions in Trafalgar Square commemorate victory in a heroic battle in the year eighteen. O Five in New York City half a world away from Greece. Two Stone Lions sculpted in nineteen eleven guard the Public Library despite this newfound respect for lions they've continued continued to endure more than their fair share of abuse at the hands of humans. The Roman Colosseum alone saw the death of thousands of lions over the centuries centuries as time advanced this sport combined with smaller Hans meant that the Lions territory was reduced to twenty percent of what it wants was. Famous lion hunts took place as recently as eighteen ninety eight when the salvo river lion attacks led British hunter J J H Patterson to have to reenact heracles. I Labor today wild. Lions are only present in Africa and a tiny part of India where their population continues to rapidly decline groups such as the African Wildlife Foundation work with local villages is to prevent conflict with lions they build better enclosures for livestock. That are more difficult for lions to get into and they offer incentives to communities that demonstrate an ability to live peacefully with local lion populations lions are beautiful and their continued survival viable means they maintain the delicate balance of the African ecosystem ensuring that certain urban populations don't become overpopulated needed in the ancient world the Nieminen Lion represented the triumph of man over nature and subsuming that power into oneself but perhaps in the modern world new meaning can be gleaned from the tale. The goal isn't to destroy the lion but to gain respect respect for other creatures regardless as hair cleese goes on to fight hydrazine three headed dogs. The Lion remains is the most beautiful and tragic of his foes. Thanks for listening to mythical monsters will be back next week with a new episode. You you can find all episodes of mythical monsters and all other podcast originals for free on spotify. Not only spotify already. Have all of your favorite music nick. But now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcasts originals blake mythical monsters for free from your phone desktop or smart smart speaker to stream mythical monsters on spotify just open the APP and type mythical monsters in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. I'll see you next time. Mythical monsters was created. By Hi Max. Cutler is a production of cutler media and is part of the podcast network it is produced by Max and Ron Cutler. Sound design by Michael Langner with production assistance. By Ron Shapiro Paul Mahler and Carly Madden this episode of Mythical Monsters was written by Greg Castro. I'm Vanessa Richardson. Don't forget to check out podcasts. 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"This is npr news live from news. Eighty eight seven in houston. I'm guilty water. Here's some of the stories working on for all things considered are mad. Hera is watching the rollout of the covid vaccine here in houston and now pregnant. Women are eligible to receive one but houston council member. Who's pregnant found. There are more requirements to actually get it than she expected houston city council member. Abby came in about eight months pregnant and intended to get them dern vaccine this week at a public event but apple event the medical provider asked if came and taken another vaccine in the last fourteen days. She had because she's pregnant. This disqualified her from receiving the covid nineteen vaccine. Just then of so. I'm actually not going to be getting the vaccine today. Get one week from today. But it's the diligence of our health staff in our community that are taking so many options right now. So make sure there's vaccine is safe for me for my family safer communities before you get your covid vaccine health providers say you fill out a packet several pages. Long asking qualifying questions came. Says she will go back. As soon as her medical provider clears her hopes to serve as a public example for pregnant women getting vaccinated. I met harold in houston who have been going over new study that looks at the number of jobs produced by flood resilience projects. That study comes from the american flood. Coalition and johns hopkins university. It says flood mitigation projects. Create about forty. Do jobs for every million dollars spent here in houston. That number is nearly double blizzard. Roberts is a coalition's executive director not any money to spend money increased short term job but that will really spending it on the right projects in a way. That's smart and he's got to protect our communities for a long time. Robert says it's important for flood resilience projects to have a positive impact on the environment and not caused flooding adjacent communities. The study says most of the jobs being created during construction surveying and raw materials for more on the corona virus in greater houston. You can go to our website. Houston public media dot org. Right now. sunny skies seventy two degrees on the uh campus on gail delattre news. Eighty eight seven support for npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include cyber reason.

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131B-Greek Mythology: All in the Family

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131B-Greek Mythology: All in the Family

"Just a quick. Disclaimer, we're still in Greek mythology so there is still violence and mentions of sexual assault. Please took up the post on myth podcast dot com. For more info this week. I'm legends were continuing the origin stories of the Olympia NHS. Most see how if your baby is gutting livestock to invent musical instruments. That's I guess a good thing. And that if your idea of leadership is do what I say, I'm going to thunderbolt you he might not be that good of a leader the creature. This time is a tiny FOX who will give you all of your friends secrets as well. As drive you into bankruptcy. This is missing legends episode one thirty one be all in the family. This is the podcast, right? Tell stories from theology and folklore some aren't credibly popular stories you think, you know, but with surprising origins, others stories that might be new to you. But are definitely worth listen. Previously on the podcast young Zeus Mary to tighten in secret. And they were happy that is until a prophecy made him start fearing for his life so much though that he turned Matisse his wife into a fly an eight the woman and his unborn child. Then years later after sues have moved on and married Hera. He developed a strange headache. One emergency surgery later on the part of an overeager titan. And the goddess Athena sprung crumbs uses head fully armored and ready to take on the world around the same time, a beautiful stranger also appeared Aphrodite eighty s she called herself made a striking Abe you on Olympics. At the end of last week's episode Hera now angry at Zeus, Athena and Aphrodite he had assigned to take things into. Our own hands. Yes, she had decided to have a baby. Who's the father Zeus demanded hero? Only smirked in moments. The baby will be here, and she would laugh in her unfaithful, husbands face Hera reply that the father was Zeus both paused and laughed. No, no. It wasn't. It had been years since zoo snap back to it. He demanded again, she knew who the father was he'd make quick a thunderbolt for the guy and baby if it was boy done and done here grin faintly turned away. It was cute that Zeus still got jealous. Sue scrimmaged jealous. No. He was the king of the gods. And Hera was the Queen any child was his child. That's just how it worked. He didn't care what she did. But this he said pointing to her stomach couldn't happen. Any child was their child here. Glared as it came time to push through the pain. She maintained her composure. The baby she declared is mine. The child didn't have a father he'd been born solely from her and be hers alone. If Zeus can have a daughter without her than she could have a son without him Hera through back her head and laughed revenge was complete. But when she looked back in victory Zeus was gone. The main threat of Hera having a baby apart from him was only a threat of there was another man sure, she could have a baby whatever he had stood his thunderbolt like a golf club and left the room while she was still milking that maniacal laugh Herod did not want to wallow in confusion before the baby was born her son. Her little Festus was now, basically worthless. The baby was born in Harrow picked him up. He dangled there, and he was weak and just a little gross looking herald her is well now this whole. Ordeal of been worthless. Not only was not crushed. But now she had a baby to look after the no thanks here. Toss the newborn child over a shoulder an off Mount Olympus, his soon as he was out of you hair. Forgot about him grimaced wonder where Zeus had gotten off to she was giving birth. Right. Aries the God of war demand. Knotted? Yeah. Everyone did Zeus asked if Aries new over girdle the one that made people fall in love gave her power of basically every guy ever again Aries not before taking a long swig of wine zoo smiled wider well to get back at her Francine such a powerful tool. He was going to play a little prank. He'd made her fall in love with get this a human. Sue spit is lipped holdback zone laughter. Areas. Look from side to side. So Zeus regularly met up with humans. Right. How was that revenge for possessing something she obviously needed successfully navigate the heavily gender biased? Ancient Greek world zoo side, cool so areas didn't just kill humans, but apparently buzzes as well. Paused get killing buzzes Aries was a buzzkill. Aries nodded. He got it. Sues gesture down earth. So did Aries a watch effort ID with the human or not areas took another long swig of wine. Yes. Yes. He did the next morning Aphrodite. He sat up what was she doing on earth? That's when she knows the man sleeping next door on top of pile of furs and animal skins a human. She felt something to another essence a life. She was pregnant she looked up to the heavens. With pursed lips very nice Zeus. A man king by the name of an cheeses stirred and his jaw dropped. She. She wasn't who he remembered from the night before she was Aphrodite -i. The woman says she rose raptor girdle around her waist one. You're welcome in to you. You can't tell anyone about this. The man was already on his knees. Begging to be spared, please. He do anything Aphrodite, he paused the Tolan, relax. It really wasn't any big thing. He just needed to not tell anyone about this ever deal. There could be famous. It was just really important so important that she was going to circle back to it. Don't tell anyone still slack jawed and cheeses, nodded Aphrodite e side. He was gonna talk not four days later from the shadows Aphrodite efface bond as she watched and cheese. Take yet another full gobble of wine. The one was strong and the conversation was only getting body or he was going to talk. No doubt about it. Then right on schedule. The question came up with inches rather sleep with the daughter of such and such king or Daichi herself. It was a close call after a long pause for a drink. But not a lot of thought and cheeses laughed and said he couldn't answer the question. He had already been with both of them. He was disqualified back on Olympus Zeus Cafod that was against the rules. He punched in the coordinates on a thunderbolt and let that thing. Fly effort ID, so the lightning flashing in the clouds far off in the night sky. It was exactly what she thought was going to happen. She shot from hiding place place yourself between cheeses thunderbolt up. An Olympics zoo swore and the. Thunderbolt beer, two left. Crashing down at she's assist feet. Instead of hitting him head on Chris ity, though shot up from the ground connected. It wasn't enough to kill him. But as effort turned around, she looked on the Crumlin smoking for van cheeses. He was alive, but he would never be the same. Again. She left him in the care of his companions who really didn't rush to his aid. And couldn't stop staring at Africa. Eighty until the woman was out of sight. years later, she slumped to the door. He had never been the same. After that one night the bolt at his feet. And he was only lucky he was a king. The cousin of the king of Troy prim Rossi would have been forced to beg for his food. Those another knock and cheeses grout was on his way wasn't as fast used to be. And they know annoyed. He threw open the door and saw her. He would never forget her. And with a sad smile and ready to far away French he's catch. She turned him put up her hood. That was went and cheeses saw him. It was a boy boy about five or six years staring up at him. He introduced himself to the man standing dumbfounded in the doorway. He said he had been raised by his mother and her nymph friends until he was ready to come and live with his father. It'd be brought up in the greatest city in the world. Troy. His name was a niece. Now real quickly. If you don't who says, he's an incredibly famous Roman hero who has an epic zone called the aeneid reaced keeps Troy's at burns and eventually found the city of Rome rhapsody gonna cover it at some point the future. So don't worry. Might split lovely jewel hair. Exclaimed thymus one of the titans temps was one of Zeus earlier wives. But she also happened to be the mother permit use who's watched screaming in agony every morning has an eagle tore into aside. So hair could be reasonably sure that they weren't gonna reconcile get back together. Then this was never happy to hear Xs most recent wife today, she seemed even more nervous. She chuckled nowhere. She she found it hair picked up the necklace and a smile curled around her face them was hiding something and Hera was the Queen of the gods. The titan was rightfully nervous hair could have some fun with us. The Queen pleaded with titan. What the woman find it? Then it was the best craftsmanship. She had ever seen someone like this should be on Olympics. Not toiling down the caves with titans them shook her head. She couldn't say you can't or won't say Hera demanded tightening grip around. Jewel them took a deep breath Herod wanna pull that string. Just let him live in peace. He doesn't know who really is Harris brow. Wrinkled g throw up her hands. What was them even talking about? The titan took the hand of the Queen of the gods and let her toward the earth nine years nine years ago. He had landed there them screamed dove fishing out of the water before he drowned. Then as she looked the boy over she began wondering if he could drown. He wasn't what you would call classically, handsome or handsome. But a titan could tell God when she saw one and this boy was special. She brought the boy home to your enemy and after asking around the alert that harra the Queen of the gods had been pregnant and was now suspiciously not pregnant the woman knew what they had to do the kept the child will not one. To take him back to the mother who had thrown them off a mountain at five. They built miss I Smith -i at seven. He was most skilled craftsman in the world. He kept himself. Busy by designing more and more elaborate jewelry for his mother's them wondered how long they could keep him there. Their grotto safe from the machinations of this horrible people that sat on high and that question was answered when Hera found the necklace them's took her down to the grotto and with one look she recognized the face. She had only seen for few minutes before throwing them away. Forever. Hera looked on the boy and flew to him in tears. 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The only job was having fun in doing some -cational smiling. Also, just because they were a group of God's who lived on metal limps didn't mean that they were part of a club now or something stop trying to make Olympics happen harra. It's not gonna happen as life fraternity normal after the announcement. No one really cared. As Harrison have found the real estate to set up a Smith with twenty Bello's, no really made a big deal out of it anyway, including thymus and Grammy not wanting to crush the happiness that child. Them. Using enemy never told Festus the truth about his mother. They never told him that his mother had abandoned him and tried to kill him because she saw no gain from his existence. That was a huge mistake. They should have warned him. Even if it meant crushing them who would have kept him from getting swept up in the politics and glamour of Olympics. It would have saved him from the devastation of his marriage. From the manipulations of his mother who would have saved his legs. He'd never liked the ways you slip at her. But today, it was different the canoe. God's was almost giddy. Zeus news on limits. And though he relished effort eighty standing there like an idiot not knowing what was coming. He knew that. He would ruin if he was laughing too much, but she arrived on Olympus Zeus gave her a sympathetic ear. True. She claimed that she had been born from the foam that bubbled around Seuss's grandfather. Uranus is severed genitals. They bobbed in the sea, thus giving her as much of a ride as anyone to be part of the ruling family, but it was only that a claim if she wanted to take her place at the head of the universe. She would need someone avowed for her. I for listening to her story zoo said come up with the perfect idea he adopted her gratefully, she agreed. And it was done effort. Eighty had no idea what she gave up on that day Zeus bean her quote, unquote, father, gave her all the rights and powers of the other nine Olympians. But in that culture, it gave Zeus power to power that she didn't even realize until the exercised it power to decide who her spouse would be effort. He blanched that she saw his face Festus Harris kid who she dragged from some cave when hurricane with demand. His first answer I been no because Herod didn't get to demand anything of him. But he thought about it over his morning coffee, or I guess Nick of imbroglio he didn't know much about half ESTES other than the fact that the little Smith could make a mean shield and that he was ugly like not overly ugly, but they were on Olympus. It was six pack ABS and perfect skin as far as the I could see an Festus was average Afrid have any guy in the known universe. And she rebuffs Zeus zip Vance's for years. What could be better the making those beautiful mpn, Mary the ugliest Zeus could see that his masterstroke had landed perf. Gently effort. He was outraged. Disgusted that Zeus would make her marry that Bezos shook his head. He was her father now and her lip. Ian, father could make these decisions. She screamed furious that she had trusted him Zeus laughed heartily. Yeah. That was a rookie mistake, then the AC on the cake was the tears he was barely evade and holding it together better. The most probably would but tears were willing up in Festus his eyes zoos belly laughed crushing Harris little boy was just the cherry on the top of this whole affair this. This was a good day. Zeus look to Hera to soak up her anguish too, but she wasn't full of sorrow liquor, son or rage. Like her new daughter-in-law? She was green. Her spread from aired ear making soussan easy. Even like this didn't like this one bit. Says leafy conuslate now. Okay. I'm asleep mile Senator baby little Hermes who was absolutely asleep and not ridiculously smart for his age. She smiled it had been horrible. But it had given her him chromosomes. Sources Zeus arrived in the dead of night and quote, secretly Bhagat Hermes on Maya which yes, leave it to Greek mythology defined yet another creative term for rape. Maya was a daughter of atlas the titan tasked with holding up the sky. So she knew the danger of crossing the Olympia NHS one in particular, the wife of the man who had fathered the child. It didn't matter that Maya was innocent many have been innocent before. But she still crushed them. All so my head. She gave birth alone cave. Get the baby there her little Hermes. Away from those who sat on the mountain it had been less than a week since she had given birth. So you may be able to forgive her for thinking that her baby. Couldn't deceive her thinking he was asleep. Wait until the new single parent passed out for exhaustion, and then flee the cave crummy, stole past mom rapidly frowned his body and took off in the crisp morning air the mountain as he bounded in the mountain. He heard up ahead a mooing with a grin. He went toward the sound twenty minutes later Apollo returned to his heard and drop the sandwich. He had left his cows for five minutes to go. Get. Whoever still his cows was going to get so a-rod in the everywhere. It was strange though, the weren't any tracks from the cows leading anywhere a great mass of humans at come. It seemed but as soon as they reach the place for the cows have been grazing both tracks disappeared. Apollo didn't know that apparently baby Hermes crafted four shoes per cow, but them all on backwards. So that his trail away from the pastures looked like anything. But if you're one when an infant is going to do after committing grand theft cow. The answer was obviously got a few of them and craft a new musical instrument days later Apollo search parties were waylaid by the most beautiful music they'd ever heard as it turned out Hermes separate turned home. He used music from the liar. He crafted from the cow stomach and the shell the hapless turtles past that morning after a full show in two encores. The search pretty was to leave to beat the traffic when they stopped wait. What an infant find surplus cow got to make a musical instrument at this Hermes is widened. He stood the instrument and kicked his mom. Waking up before he started to cry the suspiciously. Well rested Maya rose to her baby. Crying and a few dozen people in her cave wanting her baby the titan glared at them as they fled straight who Apollo they had found his cattle. Okay. But he put on a concert. I mean, he had a merch table come on. He's not a normal baby. Apollo pleaded with Maya my appointed down to her son sleeping spot on a blanket. She had just changed his diaper. He wasn't planning on concerts or stealing cows Apollo look down spoiling bands and sneered. He burnt out to that. Look exactly like the blanket he caught up with two of the cows and found out why he couldn't track the rest. They hadn't makeshift shoes tied to their feet tied with a torn blanket. That blanket my shook her head in disbelief, but Apollo had all the proof. He needed to bring this before Zeus in a flash both Apollo and Hermes stood on Olympics. Maya will begin the climb. But by then Zeus judgment will be rendered Hermes persis- lips and shook out of swabbing bands. Giving Apollo a slow clap that he figured it out. And he had been outsmarted by baby is that some he really wanted to bring before Zeus a pulse. Put the infant brought him into Zeus throne room zoo side and sat up when Apollo entered with the baby here the case, but held up a hand at the mention of one name, Maya hurries cartoon eyebrow did zoo. Snow Maya the king of the gods. Chuckled and stood off in the distance. Oh, yeah. He knew wait how will be surveys Hermes pointed to the blankie in his hand in. The literal diaper was wearing. Newborn. He was a newborn where's uses memories of his mother? I don't know forty one ish weeks old Seuss's is widened and glanced around for harra good. She was out sees look back. He hated to see his kids fight like this Hermes. Give back the cows. Apollo watcher. Cows better we done here. Hermes raised chubby baby hand, he would love to give back all the cows. But he killed two of them. No worries though he sacrifice them to the twelve gods on limps. Both Apollo end Zeus look to the baby twelve Olympia NHS. They're only eleven Olympia NHS Hermes grin and looked at both of them. Zoo side, thorough hands. Sure twelve Olympia NHS not just get out of here before Harris's you. Bibi Hermes proved to be quite a shrewd little guy in the end after policy all the crafted liar and Hermes played him asong about how awesome Apollo was. He traded off his remaining cows for the very musical instrument made from his prized animals, then one day while out in the field with his new cattle Hermes went on craft pipe out of freeze, which he traded to one of policy old, nurses for the augury the ability to divine the future from the flight pattern of birds. Once the coast was clear Zeus Hermes to Olympics brave. The cunning man is Harold for me said that he would never tell lies point. He couldn't really promised. Always tell the truth Zeus laughed that wouldn't be expected of him. So Hermes agreed and Zeus handed him three things around hatch. Protect him against the rain wing golden sandals that he could use to fly through the air and a golden staff Hermes went on to be credited with assisting the fates and invent. Eating the alphabet, and then on his own inventing, astronomy, the musical scale, boxing gymnastics, weights measures and the olive tree. It's true that he never lied to Zeus. But he also didn't tell them the truth when it came to the most dangerous thing the king of the gods would ever face about except for the time. He was almost eaten by his dad. And the technology and the gigantic now Mckee and the time he fought typhoon actually the next scene barely cracks the top five. Sleeping on the couch. Seriously. How have you sleeper was this guy if that wouldn't wake them up? What would I'll tell you? What will Harris said taking a glass of wine imprint on Seuss's sleeping face the king of the gods. Coffin gagged Zeke gasp awake. What was all this about he reaches thunderbolts, and then found that he couldn't reach for anything. Why in the world, none of us think of just tiny up beside nast? I mean when he's not cheating on Hera. He's basically drinking and sleeping hair answered having her smiling son on his shoulders. It was because they didn't have the right craftsman before one hundred ropes had him one hundred knots bounds Zeus to his couch as soon as became untied started tiny itself again escape was impossible. Zeus looked around the room Aphrodite. He was there. She just shrugged smiled emotional head toward Festus army said that he had never lied. So he wasn't violation of his oath deal. Paeans tired of gender of vicious authoritarian homicide now that the ropes from place. There was nothing. Anyone could do Zeus is first clue that this might happen. Should have been that he had to threaten physical violence with the thunderbolt anytime you. Wanted to get something done Hermes hadn't written the book on management, but that's like a bad way to delegate Hermes glared, but he didn't repent. He didn't bargainer apologize saying only that when he got out of these ropes. He would punish each and every God that conspired against him. The Olympics heard this threat from the most powerful being the universe, and they laughed Poseidon tusla's a little brothers hair as the Olympics left him alone in the dark as it turns out each the Olympics were tired of the under a vicious thorough -tarian that wasn't them. They didn't have problem with violent oppression. If they were the ones doing the oppressing things began to devolve into chaos as the group searched for the next leader beside made his case, he was the oldest male child of Curtis present. I mean, Haiti's almost never left the underworld and didn't take part in the coup to beat earn Harris scoffed, not only was Hera older them beside in. But she was Queen of the gods by inheritance L Quincy. Violence all the Olympics made their case for the reason that they should sit on the throne soon the arguments turn to threats and hands went to weapons they were so caught up with who would take the throne that no one noticed this nereida steel out of Olympics and head down to earth and then even lower. She was going to Tartus. She was going to speak with the hundred handers the hundred handers outcast unaccepted by the Olympics. And so named creatures after their well hundred hands each return, only grateful and loyal disease. Not only Eddie freed them in the war. But he hadn't sent them back to the Andhra world. Instead he made them guards of their own former oppressors so when thieves found them explain what happened to their savior Zeus. They agreed and started the long track above ground. the rumble so spot come to blows the throne room hair sugar. Had it was nothing. Just a lightning storm in the distance. Wait, the first crash down in the Senate with a group Zeus panting next priorities, the hundred hindred freedom and tying all one hundred knots at once no one tried to fight everyone ran or pleaded those that pleaded weren't struck heretics glared at Sousse standing there and all of his glory with thunderbolts, she wouldn't give him the pleasure of begging for a life. She was his Queen Festa souls use making strides toward his mother stepped in the way Zeus didn't stop. He simply win over group to Festus by the neck and throw him in the air. Like, a rag doll nother Zeus, nor hair looked neither of them cared that this time a Festus wouldn't land in the ocean. But on the rocks that it will be days before anyone found him. And by that time the damage to his legs, we permanent that is I act after was carried back to Olympics. Who beat the craft golden crutches? So we could walk again hair. Look the fuming Zeus in the is what was he gonna do? She was Queen. He couldn't kill her would do what he always did Birkin impotent rage. And then go take it out on someone else except that Hera had never gone this far before by the end of the day. She was strung up overhanging the abyss. That was the edge of Olympus hundred hander having rated her son Smith and taking the chains and to anvils all the Olympics thought it was a despicable thing as they listen to Harris cries, the two angles Tida rankles they hated Zeus, but they didn't dare speak up. Plus, they be next. That's it for this week next week will be wrapping up our current the Greek myth episodes, but the prelude to the Trojan war also I should mention that as always there are many different versions of these tales. So check out the post myth podcast dot com. See some of the major divergences for today's episode real quickly. I want to mention that we have an online shop, you can get awesome t shirts. 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But you'll learn that it really wants to help you accomplish your goals with spying on your neighbors, pretending like, you can see the future the pipe FOX can speak human languages, and the first time it'll just pop up on your shoulder offer up some tantalizing gossip you might shoot away. But as you can probably imagine it's difficult to keep an inch tall, FOX out of your house. Eventually it aware you down to the point. We just accept it. Sure. How much work could it be to let a tiny FOX living your house that much? If there's only one FOX the problem, there is not just one FOX with a place to live the. Fox will invite its little FOX spouse in seen as they have a stable job and roof over their tiny heads. They'll get started on the family. Now, the FOX's know there limit and that limit is exactly seventy three children. You'll notice two things happen next. The first is that you'll get very rich because the pipe FOX like the butter cat. Not only has ears everywhere. But steals from your friends and neighbors, so you'll notice a lot more stuff wrong house. The second thing that you'll notice is subsequently fewer things around your house because as you can probably imagine seventy three children are not cheap. They'll eat away at everything you own. And then everything you don't own until you're left worse off than you started the moral don't trust tiny foxes who wanna give you dirty on your, friends and neighbors, no matter how juicy the gossip. This week, but smudges created by Jason and Chris wiser our theme songs by the band broke for free and our crucial week music. Is by Steve combs, their links to even more music in the show notes. Thank you so much for listening and I'll see next time.

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Eckhart Tolle Session: The Awakening of Consciousness

Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

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Eckhart Tolle Session: The Awakening of Consciousness

"Oprah winfrey. Welcome to super soul conversations the podcast. I believe that one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself is time taking time to be more fully present your journey to become more inspired and connected to the deeper world around us starts right now. I'm bringing on the Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and Bano. All rolled into one. This is a guy. Now when you see him you're going to go really. But he is the rock star of the spiritual movement. He is a rockstar. Eckhart Tolley is the person who embodies and is literally walking presence. So when I I read Eckhart Tolis book, a new earth, everybody. Of course, read the power of now and I read a new earth, new earth life changing. I would hate to say central most important book, I ever read. I mean, if you never read any of you only wanna read one book in your life, I would say a new earth is it his teaching and his definition, and understanding of eagle turned the concept inside out for me? And for a lot of other people who followed us on those new earth lessons. We actually broke the web back in two thousand eight when we first did those ten lessons of, of a new earth. His writings allowed us to understand for the first time actually didn't you guys what eagle was because we always thought it meant just being era Ghent. So he calls his session the awakening of consciousness, and that's it. That's what we're here to do the awakening of consciousness from the rockstar himself at caught holy. Holy. Nice to be here and now. As you can see this speak. I must be really dynamic. They had to bring out at SAF him. Few days ago. Question that Oprah likes to ask came to mind. I'm sure you've how did then the question is, what do you know, for sure? What do I know for sure? She asked me that question a few years ago. I don't remember what the onset was because it came out of the present moment. But it's a very interesting question it can take you to a very deep level as it can be answered on many levels and what may be true on one level may not be true on a deeper level. I prefer the word deeper to hire. Because higher undertakes out of yourself, deeper takes you more deeply within. So an example I could say what, what do I know for sure? I know for sure that I'm sitting on a chair. Let's most Sophist level of things, I know for sure that this is a table. And of course, on one level, that is true, if you take it to a deeper level, if you really looked at lease of trauma, and south atomic structure of this thing that I called Sarah and other call table than you would realize maybe it's not taper on that level. It's not a table, its atoms and molecules and ninety nine percent empty space in between. So it's no longer table. It's drew on this level, but not on a deeper level. And so you can go to many Aiken say, what do I know I know for sure that my books have changed the lives of millions of people because people keep telling me that as you'll they are? They honest. And that's true on one level. But if you take it to a deeper level, they my book swim, I where these books come from. Am I the consciousness out of which these books came? I what I what level of I. So you can you can indeed Ryan diva. Whether it's not me the pass the books. It's the consciousness that used this so-called passiveness an instrument and use the mind. So you can go deeper. And so as I was pondering this. I finally arrived at the most at the deepest on so that you cannot doubt what do, I know, for sure? What do I know for show? And if you go to the deepest level. Because everything else can be questioned including where the us sitting here is actually absolutely real. It seems to be. But on the other hand. To moral, you might wake up and for moments you might not know. Did I dream yesterday? What happened? That's this wonderful spiritual gathering all did that actually happen, when you're desperate, you remember many things, and they suddenly your life, seems have a dream like quality because things evaporate, very quickly things rise that you Asians. And it's gone. Many dreamlike qualities to live and many philosophers questions, they said is, is life, a dream on some level, one could say that it is, nobody can trutv that this event here, you say here, listening to this man on the Chad that you're not dreaming this you could be. Or the one consciousness is dreaming. It. This is supposedly nobody can prove otherwise. So I cannot know for sure yet that, that we are actually here. You're still it means after go deeper. What if can't issued that this is actually happening? What can I be of maybe a dream? And then suddenly arrive at something the arrive at the realization that in order for dream, even if it is a dream orientated for anything to be the needs to be a consciousness in which it appears. So even if to dream the dream must appear in consciousness without conscious as nothing the needs to be a light of consciousness, a dream to be experienced. So even if it's a dream, there is still a u that's experiencing the dream that you may not be the personality you with a name and apostle history, limited past history and limited personal future. But there is a is a presence there in which if it is a dream or reality in which this dream is, is. Being perceived becomes appears in the light of what it appears in consciousness. There is an awareness in which the dream appears if it is a dream, and now that we have reached the deepest level of the question. What do I know for sure? I know for shoe and I speak for everyone. Is that? At this moment. I am conscious. Otherwise would be nothing. I must be conscious. I may be dreaming. But I'm I'm on the driest. I'm conscious. So that is this substratum to use a geological Tom for everything, one could use certain analogies. You could say it is like the canvas on which paintings of here. The difference between in this analogy is this canvas that is you the consciousness is in the background for it enables. Everything to be into beer and to arise and to subside to form to go back into formula, snus, and the, the pictures that appears on this campus, is your entire life experience. Whatever happens to the changing just on the cameras of your awareness and so the only difference between the actual the artist's canvas. And this is the pig just change constantly. In on static. The one thing that's constant about your life is changed. Everything is in flux, the ancient Greek philosopher, already found you cannot step into the same river Temiz, everything is subject to change. That was the losses for Iraq. Led to Heraclitus Hera, CLYDE us two thousand five hundred years ago, said every punter bay is the Greek Tom everything flows. Everything is in flux. That was his main teaching Heraclitus a pre Socratic philosopher, he was he told me force famous soaker taste. But then there was another breeze critic philosopher many days who said the exact opposite. He said changes in losing nothing ever changes. And they both right. Many does refers to the canvas and Iraq litters afoul to peers on the canvas what appears on the canvas is your life situation of continuously changing live situation but is experiencing that life that is sometimes fine. Sometimes not so fine. Sometimes disaster, sometimes elation continuous continuous changes. What do I know for sure? I know for sure. That I am at this moment, conscious. This. This is a fast hand realization. You don't need secondary evidence. You cannot even have secondary evidence that you are conscious. Now, the even that is perhaps not absolutely correct. When be used words because when I say, I am conscious that still implies is a duality that, that there's an I who has a certain quality that's called conscious to do -ality. When you say, I'm conscious let's change that and say, I am consciousness that is the essence of who I am presence consciousness. More of this episode after short break today's episode is supported by better help, if there's something interfering with your happiness, or preventing you from cheating your goals that are help online, counseling can help that. That are help offers licensed, professional counselors who specialized in issues, such as depression anxiety, relationships trauma, anger family, conflicts, LGBT, matters grief, self esteem, and more connect with your professional counselor in a safe, and private online environment and get help at your own time and at your own pace. Anything shares confidential. It's so convenient that you can schedule secure video, or phone sessions, as well as chat and text with your therapist, and for some reason, you're not happy with your counselor. You can request a new one at any time for no additional charge. Best of all, it's a truly affordable option. Oprah's super soul conversations listeners even get ten percent off your first month with discount codes Super Bowl. So why not get started today? Go to better help dot com slash super soul than simply fill out a questionnaire to help them assess your needs and get matched with a counselor, you'll love that's better help dot com slash super soul. No. Most people don't know that they are, so hypnotized by what appears on the canvas of their win that everything that appears on this canvas of their winners draws attention incompletely, this all the things that happened around you all the time. They drill, you, you can see how dro- your attention out, continuously and want you to identify with go into them, especially nowadays with all the devices that we have. Early in the morning. I goes, I text message. And then you attention goes to the next thing, let's check the emails now this is why. And then you attention we'll have to do now and not. And then not only external things draw attention continuously even more. So the mind, the Thole every thought it derives isn't absolves attention. And you then defy with it got. So most people are so drawn into that, that all that exists is all the stuff that appears on that to continue our moment that analogy all the staff, that appears on this dream of their wetness that hypnotize them. And so they are not aware of the essential background to their lives. The are not aware of their essential being this. They are not aware of the essential. I am. I am is the most profound truest. So what do I know for sure? So the, those profound, and unquestionable on, sir is I am I know that for sure. But don't add anything to it because it's temporary. That's a temporary appearance on the screen of, of the awareness, spiritual awakening or the awakening of consciousness. Because when you don't know that when you hypnotized, everything that arises externally and internally in your mind what ultimately it's all internal because for any, you know, anything in must arise within you. So you need to be aware. Most people don't not aware that, that dimension exists in them. So and that's a terrible. On good, almost say their life is deprived. The most essential dimension is missing. They don't they don't know. The I am. And the I am is an interesting thing that's used in different in different spiritual traditions, God's definition of him her, or itself, is I am that I am. Joyce opposed to science. Nobody knows for sure. Of course because it went through so many people writing and translating. I am. The light of the world. That's in the gospel of John. And in another gospel, he said, you are the light of the world. In both of our correct. So what is the light on? What does it mean the you are the light of the world? That is his way if you said, you consciousness people that what, what, but at least by using light, they have some analogy, so perhaps they could get a little bit of sense of body was talking about. Now the important thing is, as we sit here. For you to come to this realization. And many of you already are in touch with dimension were then themselves to actually realize at first hand what it means when you say I am and add nothing to it. And then what follows the I am or you can use a little mantra that in, especially the Indian sage Ramana Mahachi recommended highly? He said sit down in meditation. Ask yourself the question who am I? And so many people drive that. And some succeeded. And some didn't little secret. If you find an answer to who am I on the level of concepts? Then you didn't get it. So on the level of consciousness is no answer to who am I the answer is wrong. That's a bit zen like saying they whatever answer you gave is wrong. Because when you ask yourself, who am I and the need to enter a state of alertness, almost, as if you were listening to suggested analogy, but the kind of alertness that you may you may be familiar with when you let say, you know, room or outside somebody trying to listen to distant noise I gave an example of that in the new earth. Trying to listen to this, you need to be allowed to so that you can hear it, and that alertness is, is a is where presence without thinking it is just an, an alert presence at goes, who am I is men d- to take you into that state of presence, and that state of presence is the answer. So there's no conceptual on, sir. There's only the answer of experiencing yourself as pure presence. And that is not difficult. It's. Between two thoughts. The gap between two thoughts is the I am presence. Do you experience yourself as the canvas the consciousness, so he is one thought comes to an end? The other one hasn't arisen yet and inbetween to thoughts, for example. Now you have a moment of spacious nece. And in that spacious nece you sit here, and you just look around, and you take everything in, and you come to the amazing realization that you do not always need to conceptualize in broad, or label everything that comes into your wellness. You can just be there as appear presence, and then that is a another way of knowing things. In our intellectualized mentally over stimulated civilization. We believe that the only way of knowing things is to analyze and to conceptualize. But that's only one way. Yes, there is a place for it. But if that's all you're no, that's taken example. You go into. Afforest and you walk in the forest. There's one way of perceiving, the forest and that is looking interpreting what you see, you know, the name of that tree, you know that. All your asked my one. Let's called on. And so you label it you interpret new might be very knowledgeable. So you can explain to people what these things are, how these plants grow our old that dream. I'd be and so on. And that's fine. That's one way of knowing the forest, but there's another way of knowing the forest and that is going through the false with very little salt. But just an alert presence and that is a very different way of experiencing, the forest from the way of interpreting it. So and in that way, you would go. And you notice your mind becomes very still and in that stillness you perceive, everything. But in addition to perceiving, everything you are aware of a, an armed allying presence. And that underlying presence is both yourself at the most essential level beyond the. Ego. Ick personality. That is short lived. Anyway. There is the US of as the conscious presence, but then you can also sense, a presence, the presence of the forest that science could never reveal to you that the, an lyrical knowledge could never reveal to you, you become aware of the sacredness of the forest and you connect with whatever you're perceiving at a deep level. You'll feel a connectedness with the trees and the plants and the totality of the forest in a way that you never have experienced if your only way of knowing the forest had been the conceptualizing mind, more of our conversation in just a moment. Support for today Super Bowl conversation comes from sleep number so many couples disagree on mattress firmness. But with the sleep number beds, you can choose. The comfort and support that's right for each side of the bed. The sleep number three, sixty smart beds are so smart. 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It is possible for us to be in the in boast, I mentioned so that we are not obsessively interpreting when, but we can occasionally interpret and then go back into alert stillness being the awareness in which all this arises, then you feel a connectedness with everything before you could not feel when you only related to, to it through the conceptualizing mind because conceptualizing mind brings a various between yourself and the other and the same thing. Applies to human beings. When you meet a human being. If you're not aware with a deeper dimension within yourself the essence dimension as I sometimes it or your essence identity, and you can not be aware of the essence of another human being that you need. Or you see, then is the physical form. That's often the fast thing you'll see which either you find pleasing not pleasing or it attracts you or it leaves you in different like it or you don't like it. And then this, you start speaking to another person you interact on the mind level and the emotional level also. And so you get the emotion mental emotional conditioning of that person. And then you relate on that level to that person and immediately interpreted that person, you have opinions about that person you have. Judgements about that person's many people very quick to judge the moment. They meet somebody two minutes later, they formulated opinion about you, and I often find it difficult people sometimes ask me after I'm need some. What did you think of such of such surpassing that you met this morning, and I go. Nothing. Because if you ask me, no, I can stop thinking, and I can probably come up with something until you something into few minutes. But sofa I had not formulated. And he just Gus communicated with it. No thoughts that person enjoy the into action. But I've nobody Indian. So. The what we call the abandoned of humans to have empathy to have empathy not only for and other human beings. But also to have empathy for nature to have that sense of. Been Netherlands towards other life forms. Benevolence another word for which is goodwill on. We could even be daring and say love, not in the conventional sense, but true love, which is a sense of connectedness with another in order to sense that and it is by for you to be a true human being. You're not even truly Uman. I would agree with confusions or set two thousand five hundred years ago. You're not forty Uman, if you do not, manifest, those qualities of benevolence goodwill, compassion towards others. So you're still not doesn't mean you're evil. It means you haven't arrived yet at being fully Uman humanity, of course, is a work in progress and some some of leading behind a little bit more than others. And that doesn't make them evil. You just have to see. Oh, the little bit behind. But make sure it's the ego doesn't get hold of that thought. So. Humans evolving and. The vital thing is the world that we inhabit to change is a shift in consciousness, so that you can relate to other unions, and the deeper level of essence and not conceptualizing judgmental mind because they'd operate, not only on the passenger level. It also operates on the collective level on the collective level where people have collective egos political eagles religious egos, dreadful things, as we all know happening there, and they cannot send any more the, the what that which unites them with others. They cannot feel the other anymore as a living being, they cannot sense. The shared consciousness that you share with every life on with every human being with everything that exists alternately there was a beautiful saying an ancient saying, which goes consciousness sleeps. In the stone. Meaning the mineral of stone, even that has a glimmer of consciousness, but it's sleep consciousness dreams, in the plant. Consciousness awakens in the animal? And consciousness awakens to itself in the Uman. And so that, that is awakening of consciousness, that is the quote also be called spiritual weakening that is happening to a certain segment percentage of relation on the planet minority. But that's fine. So the essence of this awakening is to realize. No, I'm not an absolute truth. It's a temporary way of putting it. There are two of you. There is the form identity of you with a personal history under person few giant, you do your best there. It's good. You'd have to do your best Yunan things. You improve your skills, you experienced things you have you travel. Get a good job. Good as you can improve your servants pass good, but not enough. Then there's the other you monk would say the other half that is the formless you the formless and timeless essence of who you are that you need to know that as your algebra self otherwise if you only know the form, you the form identity knife becomes very frustrating. You never really get any, any lasting peace or join your life because everything changes so quickly, whatever you achieve your moment, gives you pleasure or non. And then either it's taken away. Why dissolves or no longer gives you pleasure, because you tried it for too, long live becomes very frustrating. If the deep I mentioned is missing in your life, and that is the formless knowing yourself as. The essential. I am. And that is a sensing. That is a. The ability to just become still. Do you ability to look at something or someone without imposing immediately conceptual thought on on or him or her? The ability to become Stu, I site. In my book, the still still speaks little managed if you're never more essentially yourself than when you still. You're never more essentially yourself than we when you're still because when you're still you are. You can sense yourself as the awareness as the consciousness and it has no qualities as such you, you cannot make it into an object of knowledge and say there it is. Could you can sense as a presence that presence, you don't need to remember your name? You don't remember your personal history to know that to know yourself as presence. It's, it's available here. And now if just has always been available here. No. But has always been overlooked. Jesus said the kingdom of heaven. He talked continuously about the kingdom of having what does that mean? Complete misinterpreted a long, long time, might end up might relation of what he said called kingdom of heaven. Is I translate or paraphrase kingdom no longer fits our world. Kingdon dimension round what I mentioned. Heaven heaven in English is a word that in most other languages is the same what sky in French in Spanish and German heaven sky on the same word. So this kingdom of the sky that dimension of what is this time? What is having when you look at the sky, you see vast spacious nece, so my translation of kingdom of heaven is the realm, or dimension of spacious, nece, so diesels used that analogy to point people to an inner dimension of consciousness, that is available to them here and now not in some future, not some future point that I need to get to a need to get to the kingdom of heaven. It's now said that all the time but, but still, they made it into some future point. And he also said the kingdom. Haven't does not come with signs to be perceived. You cannot say it's over here, it's over there, truly, it is here, within you what was he talking to talking about the in round of spacious, nece stillness for the mind subsides and you know, yourself as an I am presence that is your true identity and once, you know, your true identity in the background of your daily live, then you can deal with the foreground of your life in a much better way in the foreground of your life becomes a pleasant playground way. Actually do good. And enjoy yourself without demanding that something in the fog ront of your life, should make you happy, including passan terrible demand to make the person to say, make me happy. It's a recipe for disaster, as you might be might have experienced it. This make me happy usually end in divorce. And it usually means at usually means make me unhappy. So anything that you expect to make you happy in this world is not going to make you happy. Short brief moments perhaps, but not any lasting happiness. Nothing can give you lasting happiness except the realization of the I am presence is a piece into into joy is very subtle joy in there. And then the world is such a frustrating Lewis. Yes. Child is come still come, but the way you deal with them if more peaceful, you don't pre eight drama out of little challenges. You don't great huge unhappiness when things go wrong, that's the that's awakening of consciousness. And this is the purpose of your life is to embody that whatever other other purpose is in the various from person to person. But whatever the individual purpose is it needs to be aligned with the universal purpose of your life. And that is awakening consciousness. Thank you. I'm over Winfrey and you've been listening to super soul conversations, the podcast, you can follow super soul on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook if you haven't yet, go to apple podcasts, and subscribe rate, and review this podcast. Join me next week for another super soul conversation. 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TTM 56: The Waiting Room, Don't Take My Sunshine Away

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TTM 56: The Waiting Room, Don't Take My Sunshine Away

"They. Better than. And I wanna go no more. This too much. Hi, and welcome to another episode of this too much on the blackout tips premium podcast network. I'm your host Reid. Join as always by my co host who's award winning singer best female actor in a motion picture nineteen seventy-two best co supporting actress twenty sixteen for fences alongside our Davis Golden Globe winner and future VP candidate for twenty twenty and author of the upcoming book. I am telling the truth, but I'm line available for preorder on Amazon bars noble books, a million and NB bound. It's our girl by the what's going on Bisi. Hello. I we I still shook from seeing that moving looking, and I'm going to write my own think piece about paint. And black seminars and how despite the black man being clubbed with the golf club. He was still unable to help his family doesn't good point that you are definitely click that and share it. Ride alongside my piece on how this is really about the eraser of indigenous people and late stage capitalism. So K await you guys know this shows about it's all about this is is which is a drama that comes on NBC family drama. And we break it down every week this time we have to break down. And I think it's going to be a bit of a loosey goosey breakdown because they kinda like fold together, you know. And I watched both of them last night. So we're going to break it down the story of us where we have to episodes. This could be us. There's a character that we identify with will them out nest action. It's not as you. There's a character. We just are not feeling anymore. We will talk about that character. And this too much moment. There's a moment where we got a little bit emotional over. Well, we'll talk about that this jar is when we get to your feedback and guys there's so much for you back. There's feedback guys have two weeks where feedback they write in. And what about us is gonna talk about? We think will happen in the future. And the last two episodes are officially the waiting room. Which is when they I had to wait to see what was okay, baby. And don't take my sunshine away, which is the family like more traditional episode with the flash bag and. Everyone's like president life struggles and stuff. The waiting room was all right. It's almost like a what do they call it? A bottleneck episode on old sitcoms where everyone stuck in elevator or something or you know, there's like classrooms this one location. No, flashbacks know flash forward. Everyone's just like getting on everyone's dampeners and having dramatic outbursts the entire time bossy as always I have to start with you and ask what did you think about these last two episodes? I really for different reasons. I really liked them. The first one. The waiting room was like a play. And I loved that. It was like a one act play. It all took part in like the same space and I loved seeing all the tensions and how they were. And how they how they showed up in different people in different characters pharaohs really well acted. Just like a play it just felt really really well acted. I thought that mainly more did a fucking fantastic job. Yeah. I liked it. I like that one. I really liked the the you are my sunshine as well. Both for different reasons. It was I don't want exciting also upsetting to see all the things come to a head like to watch being start to slowly unravel with Ripa black Pearson's. God. All right. All right. Also, the the previews they showed up when when Sophie showed up scared the crap outta me. And then they resolved that really. Well. Yeah. That was I was watching our last night in the middle like it was like two or three in the morning and. When the waiting room ended and the preview show Southie. I don't think I'm ever hit like next episode. So fast. Like, no, we need to know what happened tonight because I was I was always up in the morning and watch the second one. I was like, Nope. It looks like I'm up to four in the morning 'cause I'm not having nightmares about this woman coming back and Kevin's wife. So yes for me personally. I'm not like the waiting room is big how the hating room because they were hating on each other so hard. I don't think I've ever they have never been on my nerves as a unit the way they were sold. I like everybody was on my nerves, and maybe that just shows how long they've like how far they've come for me with K because I was just like this is about Kate everybody. We're here for Kate. Remember the baby. And everyone's just like what about that time at third grade when you didn't come to my recital. What about that? I'm just like really doing this show in out. What shows this, you know, this is not my parents Jack was here. Yeah. Then with the. Don't take away my sunshine that was more Richard digital ever saw. And I liked it. I wasn't a big fan of flashback because the flag or so like simple. But I was so invested in like the current stories that I was really like low key on some like, I don't have time for your door on this Jack Iraq like we need to get back to what is going on with the black Pearson's what is going on with Kevin. And what is going Toby like it was so serious to me. Yeah. The waiting room reminded me 'cause I saw Kerry Washington's play on Broadway. Space her and her ex husband in a waiting room trying to find out what was wrong with their whether or not their son was okay? In a in a in a police off in a police station. So reminded me a lot about that like that heightened tension that everybody's getting on everybody's nerves. That's why I kept liking get to a play because it's the same kind of a static that they had. But. There's something that outs backup on like it was one hundred percent about Kate ran it's like all forgot like every single one of except for Becca. But then even Rebecca wasn't my that concerned about I was act when she lost Jack. Listen, everyone. I'm sorry. Would you say bossy where we're Toby's parents right light? Where were they at no one even asked? And who knows they would've kicked them out? How it was. They were like the worst of the Pearsons. And of course, are still like a remarkable bind people in like, blah, blah, blah. But that was like the worst I've ever seen them collectively. Like, not just one person being an ass. Like, everyone took a turn to be like what about me? Because I was like, okay. You guys are in the knick. You that is for sick babies. And there are other people who also have sick babies in that place, and you're just being fucking annoying. You're being mean to the to the nurses who like Kate is not the only person none of Tate. It wasn't even about Kate. Again. It was about them getting their answers. So they're being rude to everybody. I was just. Oh, yeah. If. Boy, they made me it was right? And it was also like a TV thing feels like TV thing where like the people are mean to the nurses to show how much they're concerned about their loved ones the whole time. I'm like, Dr the like, there's nothing you can do from here that's going to make anything better for Kate. So just chill the fuck out. Like, you know, yelling at the nurses every three minutes like what is going on there? Like a surgery stuff. Like, what the sir I'm out here with you. I don't know what to tell you. I mean, what are you going to rush back there? There's something get a scalpel you. There's nothing you can do sit down. But anyway, all right. So we'll break breakdown episodes. I think it'll be a little bit fast because like I said a much of them together. But with the waiting room, the main things, I try to go back character that better. So we're Becca just weirding out because she's like they're seventeen years here. There's not. Eighteen you would think there'd be even number of chairs the chairs bacteria the ever how outlets look like a screaming face yell out. And I I she she had like ate an edible. And then came down there. Her something because it was freaking me out. 'cause 'cause they even brought up like at one point. Like did she sees on eating because I know she had a bar earlier like, and I was like wasn't an ETA wasn't a brownie. But apparently, this is just how she does a distress of families traumatized by they lost their father in a hospital right after they basically said he was doing fine. So as she was the only one there for that. And so she just kinda went to like another zone of like, really, I guess compartmentalizing the pudding her fears emotions one place, and it just totally being like how come there are twelve done in a box instead of teen or some shit like she was just on some other shit. So. And eventually comes to a head which she has to yell at everybody to tell them the chill the fuck out because everyone stars fighting I and she's basically is to tell them like I'm going through some shit over here too and rent. I did notice rental went right to her side. It was like, you're absolutely right. Mom. So we also found in this episode that Hera Miguel may be moving to California to be closer to Kate. And Toby after they have the baby because they may need help. So. Was on. He didn't say it. But I could tell you what about those look Randall had a backup plan his mind seems because he even mention light and once again backup plan without even telling her right her ago where informed and he's like, yeah. I I would maybe able to help out with the girls always saying, you wanna see the girls Moore, and you know. So selfish. And I mean, obviously, they could use it. I mean, we literally brought that up as a solution to some of the day. Could you know like they need some help? And they don't have the Mondays to have. And we even floated they're like. Yeah. Whacking McGill Rebecca chip in a little bit more. If that's know minimum to that. And I'm glad that the show thought of that, you know, as an that would be the out. But. When we floated it we floated it under the assumption that they would have a conversation with them about it rather than just assume that they were going to do it. You know? Yes. Absolutely. No, no, no. This is not as us Randall selfishness. I'm just simply saying like a smart show thinks that and goes not to give them that. Let's not make it. So that the troubles in their marriage are smoothed over by the fact that they can lean on the labor of their Graham, the grandparents that's not really so would have like all of their family moved into the house. No, yeah. A million little things would just had. That man that man died, and then all of a sudden all of the friends pick up the slack for their family. Like three people that I watch a million little things like, hey, they they definitely hate that. You hate the show. And then they definitely hate the. I haven't watched the show, but hate the show because bossy Hayes. Yeah. Also, sorry, guys. Yes. So. I think oh, and then also like in kind of Rebecca tangential mcgeough has stars a game of name food that wouldn't be improved by chocolate range, which they use. Yeah, they use his comic relief throughout the whole. Like, it's such a writer's divisor 'cause they always use it in height of an argument where it's like, well, why don't we talk about it right now Rando? Okay. You imitate in Iran over like. Cheese crackers. Nope. They're better. What ranch? Okay. Okay. I'm like, that's my that conversation, we're having. But okay. How they how no one wanted to play. And then they kept like tossing back to us. Yeah. Yeah. It was a door. It was a dorm of is. Like, I say, this is a funny tension breaking plot device. Like, it was always like, and you beat me last night. Watermelon. Watermelon chocolate. Yeah. Damn. So also Madison came by the phone. I. Listen, I went from Kate doesn't deserve Madison in her life to none of the prison deserve Madison in their lives. They were so mean to her for so mean her. Yeah. So that it's been has done nothing to anybody would be just a good human being. And they just trash her. They brought her Donut. She brought them doughnuts. Even though she has an eating disorder, which LOKI was the funniest joke. I'm sure it was not supposed to be as funny as it was what she had to face for food for the game. Like right there. Shit. Mcgill Madison to faces. Yeah. But Madison comes by account like it was kind of cool because like she was a bit. I think she's a bit of a commun- presence. And I just like, I know Kevin was like, basically who what are you doing here? And she's like, okay, I'll just leave. And then Kevin's did mean. But I I was so mad at Kevin for that. 'cause I was like you knew that was a shitty thing to do before you did it. And then soon as who everyone turned like looked at him like the fuck. He's like me. I mean you minute. It was fuck the you wanna take your anger out on somebody. We'll get together later because he had a whole lot going on. But I love that Madison like hung out in the hospital away. 'cause you know what I mean because that's our she still cares about her friend. And then what do you do? Because like why everyone else has been like on the other coast like with their own lives, Madison is like been in case. Life. She's kind of been a low key like that friend or sisterly influence supporting K, even though you would think she'd never will like supporting Kate through all this shit. And these mother fuckers really would like get the fuck up outta here. Like, they're not going to hop on planes at the end of the week and be gone. Our so mad about that. She Madison knew the birth plan, Madison. New little like like. Like little details that only a friend would know that they wouldn't necessarily think about telling their their their their family about like, I understand them wanting to to keep families, someway, I I don't know. I don't really understand that. But like they didn't need to be that route to her yet related was drunk. I give them a pass, I guess like the referendum sober in. My they let it happen. Like, I was I was low key Matic heaven for bringing it up. But then I was mad at everyone else were leading happy 'cause they could've been like Kevin you tripping right now, Madison. Of course, you can stay you don't because they're not drunk. I was so quick and mad at everyone. They they just dropped the ball. And then later Miguel sees her in the hallway while he's like getting some chips or something or going into bathroom as she's like, he's like, a she's I couldn't leave or whatever. He's like. Yeah. I know how it is the Pearson being on the outside looking in Miguel especially MVP episode, by the way, but where he hit what? So Mike fatherly advice of like look with these fuckers. You just got to contribute in the way that you you you just have to think of a way that's unique for you. And with him. He was like, you know, sometimes standing by the kitchen being wanna get everybody drinks. I dunno for her sneaking indicates apart department, I mean apartment and getting a roof. Baiter Gainsbourg doll that Kate wanted to have for the baby when the baby was born as she did that and gave a dollar to Miguel. Oh, and he's like, you know, I let I let Kate naughty. Did this and then she left, but I still felt like I and I know why he didn't. But I low key was he would have been like may come back with us. You know what? I mean. He was just kind of like, look, I'm barely on the end. Okay. I know I can't I can't give you a pass. You know what though? But this is when I start like feeling for McGowan. 'cause like on the real Zoe shouldn't have been there who was all that. You know, what I mean, like first of all mention have been there because they just had an argument about who's gonna take care of the kids who's taking care of them right now. But listen, okay. I was like y'all spent the money to fly to California probably pave somebody to stay with the kids. Like, why are you there? Like, this is gonna take a phone call. I it was just it was a lot of things that that that that that kinda got on my nerves. We're doing it that way Zoe shouldn't have been there. Yes. She could be there. The out to be honored. Also, one of the things that's really bothering me about the story storyline. The black Pearson's. And it's really not the more a writing issue than the than their fault. But money never came up when Randall was really like out doing his shit. Like, it was just barely mentioned. And now like that Beth is, you know, trying to be a dancy to like money's the number one issue while they continue to do shit like fly off the country on a whim. You know, what I mean like they continue to do shit like that it will cost a lot of money. What the fuck? We have miles because the weather derivative job wasn't traveling. Right. Oh, you don't have to be at the weather front to derive it, right? All right. Looking just want rail to go get us fucking job back like just go back was Robbie Rami on like don't get your job back stupid this. So I don't God. It makes the episode after this is even worse. But so then what we'll do the then the big three, right? Cain Toby's easy. So the big three they do have the baby it is a premium twenty eight weeks old. There's like back and forth with the doctor a couple of times. I love with Miguel tried to Google from doctrine shit and doctors lying, I hate smartphones. Let's go to I'm the doctor, and I went to school for this shit and Google university is not going to put your pardon me. So I will tell you something wrong. The fact that I'm out here is actually it's good. It means that I'm you know, that there's not an emergency going on back there, blah, blah, blah. Expense. Right. Like come on. You got it was so funny. They were all like, where's the doctor? Why won't you explain things if it was making Markle's you'd be out here, blah, blah, blah, the doctor comes out, and it looks like why are you here? You should be in the back taking care of her. What is going on this? She have emergency diseases. She infected what is happening. It's like, oh my God. You guys are killing me. So then. They do have the baby Toby comes out. They of course, you a huge cliffhanger commercial. Thank God for fast forward and DVR. Because Toby like comes out with like tears damn near in his eyes. And he's just guys. And I was like last time this having Toby like died at Christmas. I don't like. Like, I don't like this shit. But he comes back. He's like he's here. He's a boy. And we're not going to name them yet until we meet them. And you know, I'll let you know, you guys can come back. But she's okay and all this stuff, and he's really tiny. And he's just like like, you can tell that the site of his baby being so small and had done a number on Toby. He had a complete other vision of what was going to happen with this baby and his mind, and I'm sure you know, I get why with rowing for a complete loop. And then go. Reserved. He deserves some nominations this season coming up too because that part right before the commercial got me. And then all the other ways that he was like trying to cope with all that was happening without actually like saying how afraid or whatever he was. He gives great job. He gave us a moment show. You gave us a moment. And he was barely an episode. Like, I want to say we saw him then. And then we saw him back with the baby a little bit at the NBA like he's so tiny. And just like he could not stop looking all the tubes and stuff the baby was on. And then. It was so cool in a way to see Kate be the rock. You know, what I mean because this isn't like Toby having like a mental health breakdown or anything this is like a normal people have different reactions to something like this. You know? And he was his reaction was just like he was shattered by is just like he was realizing the way and the the I think the risk of this life in his hands. Now, they're so small he can't really do anything to protect it. And you know, it's like houses baby gonna make it and how dire the situation is. And in Kate was the one like it's going to be okay. And. She likes to the spirit of her father. And it was his outmatched that characters come so along fucking way. Lies rings, the she showed the grace that she showed the the way that she was able to sort of just like, you could just see that moment. Which is like I have to do this. Like, I've got to be this this tiny fragile delicate babies. Like supporter and advocate. And she just kinda just like stepped into it. It was so great to see. And was so great to see. I'll I know is that when she decided name him very at not that. I think was that this up thing. Not. No. That was this episode. Yeah. Yeah. Jack, you got when she said that I knew so I get it. I'm most no where she started praying to dad, Jack. And then when she saying, and she said like I was done for it was over. She every all courtesy killed that shit. So yeah, it was so good. And then when she the other thing was like, and I know I'm blending into episode together. But they kind of do together like until we really wasn't able to be there and like got up and like left at one point. I feel like you know, year ago season ago that Cates on his ass. Like, what are you doing your Bandini? Bob, LA, she literally was like he needs to handle this for himself. I need to be here for this child. I've not even gonna put extra pressure on him of you're letting me down. She's just like, it's fine. You're okay. It's going to be okay. And like just that's it. She was like in the fucking zone. And then when Toby goes to the lobby and. Talks to that guy. Who's like, basically like other people gotta worse than you. Like I've been here six weeks. And you know, our baby is just like the struggling, and you know, but we're we're hanging in there. And you know, tell these kind of his story like the baby so tiniest got tubes. In. You know, I don't know it was going to even make it, and blah, blah, blah. And he's like, oh have I told you about not forget their names they found like an interracial couple. Wanna description? For that. He was like I told you about Don L and. And Karen, they are having a child is. Like, all organs are failing. And it may not come home. And I think of them sometimes, and it's more of it. But it makes me feel better. Because at least we got a chance, and I think it was it became relevant any Toby. Oh, and the other thing too. And this is such a man thing. But it's so real Toby was almost ashamed of how like Kate was so much more ready for this than he was. Which I it's real you know, what I mean like. Like he wasn't like angry resentful. But he was this. I have the fuck in my so ill prepared for like was happening to do. Right, man. She bonded with this child for for months like growing inside of her. Of course, he's more rare to fuck in like, make sure and protect show, and you gotta go in there and match that and and play your part, and he came back. He apologizes to Kate. And and I love this is no big deal. It's okay. And he's like, no it is a big deal. Like, I cannot be walking out on you and our son frigging the fuck out. I'm going to be here. And she's like, you sure you ready for this. He's on ready for this. And they finally get to hold their baby. And I love them on what she's like you on hold him. And he's like, yes, she's he's a he's like, I'm not sure I'm ready. She's like, you're ready, and they tells the baby and she's like, I'm go shower 'cause I'm like sitting here for days watching this baby. And I'm like Sheba's sitting there for days watching his baby. Guy. But yeah, I fucking love that everything that happened within this last weeks. I fucking love. Good. So so so good. And I just are so impressed with Katie. Like, I never thought I would say this ever ever ever. But I was so impressed with how she handled everything. I was so impressed with how she just took charge in the moment. When when she said what she asked him if he was ready other. Would it be like, no? Joe why did he low key low? I he wanted to say no though, like he was like. Yeah. Yes. Yeah. I was like, no he he's not once you it's like I mean, obviously, I've never had a child. But it's like, you know, my knees my nephew. There's something about it though. It's like it's like don't him their precious life. I don't know what will happen on my slipping drop the baby. And then you touch the baby. Like, oh my God. I want to have seven of these. So I definitely love that moment of just like, I don't know. There's a lot of spas ability. My God, I'm going to kill somebody for him, which she goes, I wouldn't murder someone for him like already. I just know I would kill someone immediately. It is baby. Oh my God. Right. I love mama, mama. Kate. See really what this might be. This might be what we needed was mama gate. We like I might fuck with momma k more than two A K K. You know what I mean? Like are. Now, she needed a Jack to protect you know, we needed to see her do all this shit for someone other than herself. I think you know, and shout out to this show because I think. You know, we're down on characters, and I know people right in when we're down. Okay. There's a lot of times they don't like it. But we're down on characters. I never feel like I'm so down on a character. Like it's impossible for anything to happen. That would make me come around. I think when the show does the work for the character. I can come around. And I think is a person just put a lot of work, and they'll be like we started from the bottom of her. And they just Bill her up into a character where I'm like, okay? I'll fuck with her and low key. I mean, not that out knock on wood. I don't wanna see any of these. But anybody. Think pieces about how Kate was the terrible representation. Nobody okay. Cool. About how we weren't. We didn't see her humanity or value until she became a mother. Yeah. I mean, that's got to be in the chamber like I said knocking on wood. 'cause I can see, you know, somebody might hear this episode. And be like, that's a great point. I haven't read the thing peace and three years. But I think when the show I started I saw a lot of a lot more. I saw a lot more like pieces than analysis. And then as it went on. I don't know whether I just don't notice them or they're not being written. But I'm glad they're not because they had the potential to go left especially with with. Randall in best, right? Yeah. I let's get into a Kevin, and I should have done the flashback where Rebecca now, but it's really so relevant. But let me go back door real quick. So the next week the flashback where Rebecca and Jack is that they take the kids to their first dad's Kevin wants to get his first kiss. He does from Sophie, I will leave. Drown all of that setup. All of that. Scared scared the hell out of your boy. Okay. But I do like how they made it relevant. I will I won't lie. That was really don't how they made it relevant because it became about. Kevin always getting his way because he's so charming. It's so funny to him and rent are like two sides of the same coin away. They just kinda do it differently. But it's kinda the same. You know, the Pearson men do get what they want normally. And so anyway, so Kevin wanted to get a kiss from Southie? In the past. He has like pranking the principal's office and still getting this kiss from Sophie. And it was kind of cute. How you like toilet paper round. Like now, you're testing to me. And then in the past. I don't even the Kate. Not go today or something. Wait. I don't remember way happened the Katie today like cheating go there. She was there. She was by herself wearing that that Denham for something. Yeah. I don't know that her outfit choice. But yes, okay. Didn't really do much of the dance Jack and Rebecca to dance and they tried to make a library because Jack had never been to a dance as a kid apparently, always meant to go. But you just didn't work out. So I'm like, I wonder how much of that was him being like, I don't know by our parents. He never worked a dance and so him Rebecca had they're like they danced their first dance with the kids. They also made out for a second in a library, which was a little too hot for what the theme of the episodes about like they were making are kinda hard. And I was like guys guys y'all are about to give busted in somebody's school for public indecency. Please out. Randall it was even more 'cause Rando was in there studying about might occur. Andrea because he wanted to get the highest grade point. What'd you say organize? Emails. Fool with belts. That is. I don't know. 'cause early the party before the party said he needs to work on his organs because are they anyway, not gonna get. So he's eighty he's working on his organism because he's strategies to struggle. You to test on them in two days. Today's goes to the dance because he got invited by this girl. And then he did is the girl to go study in the library. And in the library says it's reading up on my Qendra, which is that a type of organ like are we supposed to know this like what what what does that mean? You know? Of about my might Akande. Oh, what is it? I only. In Oregon out might Akande is an organ L found in large numbers in most cells. Okay. I was going to say that only know about my Qendra really is that there's a video game called parasite e that was based on mighty Qendra becoming sentient and giving people powers mutating them into monsters. I learn more about Condron that video game. Then I remember anything school nest said because the video game probably made all that shit up. Anyway. So they see him in there. And they make them go to the dance and dance with the girl. Because right. What are you doing? But it does kind of hit it the theme of Rando putting like his own personal like excellence of. The obligations to people that have like, you know, where the romantically or whatever reach out to him. All right. I think at one point they even call him selfish for that like to his face. Like, hey, this is selfish. Rondo you gotta go out there and she invited. You is the right thing to do. All right. So now, we can get to the present day Keeton Toby. As Kevin Zoe. So at the hospital Kevin is acting and as like like rock bottom type of asshole ary he's doing they're like he's taking a break to leave every five minutes. He's. Really pissed Pistole. Anything random does says like Tony him like this week him in bed for basically cool. He was a random day. She goes like, yeah, they make a great tag team because we're basically like that me on Twitter where you say like h and then like the other may put like whole inches of what the other person says before you can get a word out 'cause Randall this out there like what do we do this? And then he would be like it's always about you, isn't it now Randall their best like, yeah. Why is it always about you? Randall would you like to tell everyone who so. He tries to tries to like, do, you know who I am with the nursing staff, which does not go over. Well, because apparently not watch the many. He also tried to big time on a doctor with like, I got money, you let me know how much money it's gonna take doctors. I'm sorry. Privilege just Shumpert out to right out on doctor for no reason. Doc is why sir. I not pay you play like this. We're going to do the best job we can regardless and he's like, well, just let me know. I got the money Iran does like calm down calm down. Him him him Randall we're going back and forth, really hard on each other. And he kicked Zoe out. I mean, not he kicked. Madison out. He was the one that basically was like what are you even doing here? He looked horrible. He didn't he like casually dropped. He was hungover. He's like what I know. You are. No, that's why we took the ambulance hair because I was drinking. I don't think everyone knew but they know now. And she's just there for this. Like, she's sitting. Like to the point where her and Bev hat atop. We're Beth was like if you wanna bail. I just wanted to know I won't judge you. To my oh, Beth is done at one eighty is this reverse psychology. Side are you on there like like people about him or her or you warning her about like what's going on? That's together. I don't know. She sees every angle, and though he goes, I just want to know if you adjudge for stay, and she is like never that. Okay. My whole to that Bill. Yeah. Auto care. I spent like I spent like. Zoe based on what we've learned about her all of that felt out of character to me. Okay. Twenty one. Because we never got her real reaction to finding out that she'd been lied to from the week before she seemed to calm, she seemed to be like she was just taking whatever was being given. I felt like she would have confronted him about the water bottle. I thought that she would be more. I don't I just thought she'd be more there'd be more of a reaction, you seem she's being passive, you seem passive and I didn't associate. Her with being passive. I think so for me, I think a lot of goes back to Beth setting us up to think she was a different person. She is she is not shown us to be this person. That Beth said, she was no maybe Beth is misunderstood or outright lot about it. But she was never the flighty angry like heartbreaking. I don't give a fuck about men like she is seemed to be very supportive. If anything she was the one struggling with like certain things like through the abuse from father and stuff she opened up the Kevin about that in a way, and maybe Kevin just bring it out differently her then maybe best seen it with other men or something. But I I mean, I don't know. I have no reason to expect that she wouldn't be supportive. That's honestly, what made the week before kind of pissed me off when Kevin was like running around like I gotta meet, and I got a meeting because you know, I think we were both like are they trying to say Zoe stupid because obvious sums Kevin. And then with this week and the week after it becomes apparent. Oh, she knew something was a she does. She's dating attic. She just wasn't going to confront him. She was like being more proactive and being like, we're going to get in couples therapy. I we're he's gonna go eatings. We're gonna talk we're gonna take some actual stuff, which by the way, I actually love as a port. That is really my love language like I'm not the I'm about to stop this shit right now. What you don't do play me? I'm not that person. But I am the peop- game. I see what is happening at an appropriate time. We will talk about this. But this is not the time your sister. Like, she's literally the only one I felt was there Kate like your sister's through some shit. Your parking drug ahve, your ass and acting real stupid right now. I have decided that I want to work this out with you. But yes, when you are not drinking, and you are in. We are not in the throes of death with this baby. I'm gonna sit down and we're going to like try to work. And not think about it. I think it does show a how different her relationship with Kevin is probably than it has been for for other relationships in our pass also how deeply she feels for him. And now that I'm thinking about it could also be this. She's kind of almost not confused, but like surprise at how much she cares to the point bet she's willing to stay and help as opposed to run. Yeah. And of. Under. And then like also, I think she is. Also, this happens a lot I think with people that have really been through some like, you know, when you survive something, right? Something society like typically judges people for or like. People go you too much too much for her to. I think she is continually surprised that Kevin's never like too much. You know, what I mean, she in her you can tell by the acting like in her head. She's expecting one of these one of these like trip wires as she has in her life to be like. And then this is when this man is going to be like, oh, you don't want to move in with me. It's over you know, like she keeps waiting for under do it. And in every time. He's like, no, I don't I thought about it. Yes. It was a curveball. I don't give a fuck. I love you. And I'm going to be here. She's ally. Oh, okay. You. You. Now somebody who is too much. I felt that I definitely and I and I love that. She's not like she's not testing him dry. Tune ity it gives you an opportunity to be honest about it. This is what I don't want. And then she raises herself. Whereas I feel like in her other relationships you probably just bounced that's what if feels like right? And then also I love the acting in the reaction to win. He does like have those moments. I'm just here for you. So whatever doubt whatever you down with is what the fuck I'm down with. She is never like a big smile. Release of like a cancer to make out. It's always kind of like, a, okay you. Sure, I. Yeah. Arco like I can love that as you guys can tell I'm very pro Kevin and always have been but. Me. But still and also I'm so Zoe I need them to be together make beautiful together. So they so. Okay. So in the hospital, I was actually really impressed with is that she tells Beth at the end because like I said Kevin throws a fit Kevin he gets up and leaves a couple of times without everyone comes back. He confesses as like hungover, he's back to drinking and all this shit. And then finally at the end when they all find out the baby's, okay. And they're like, you guys got to go home because you're going to be here for days shower, you know, change clothes come back all that stuff. Kevin. She tells Beth Zoe tells me cameras had vodka in his water bottle the whole time he was there which I'm just like holy shit. Like, she knew and she was able to keep her composure and sit that time and she also understands like I'm dating an addict. And so this like there was a level of understanding. I just do not think shows typically do with addiction. It's very like you are kill yourself or something like that middle of this other like this other thing, she's like this is part of it. I and she even says I'm not upset with him for the relapsing. But I m of said about him, lying, you know. And then the next week. We get therapy couples counseling, and I'm like. Is the only party is that was that me right now. She really was like, yeah. We will talk about the lies with the mediator in front every body. And even that couples counselling was note because like when he was trying to charm his way out of stuff, she's even acknowledged to the to the therapist like no you can use hours. Okay. I'll try out it back. He's charming. This is how he tries to get his way outta shit. And I fucking love when she confronted him about that. The look on his space was yeah. I I love and I also love is went back a little bit that she she. She kinda just told Beth in a way that was very subtle, and very I don't know what to do with this. You know, how to present this family can been here before and like watching the interactions. I mean besides besides Beth being her. Her her cousin like, she also knew watching the dynamics waiting room there. Beth would be the one how nobody yes. Yeah. Because. Yeah, you know, what you're right because she would've over I know he went to fuck off. Rebecca would not have been able to handle it at that moment. Miguel wing shit. I want to hear from ago. Yeah. So yeah, men that was really you're right. What a call. And then. So in the next episode. They got a couple of cows lean Kevin does his big romantic spill in the counseling where he's just like. No. I see me settling down. I see us moving out to the servers having kids all that stuff. I wanted to be with you like this is not a, you know, this is not a thing where I'm just a whim or whatever and she has a face. She makes and his right around the suburbs line. But he also has two kids that time, and he's like, okay doesn't have to be suburbs of we can we live in a metro area. I don't know. And so they get back to like their apartment. He's been going to a lot of trying to find a meeting because I guess. Alcoholics anonymous, one there's a lot of meetings. But then also, I guess it's like church. You know, you gotta find your meeting. So he's been searching for one, but he has been going to meetings. He has been addressing this O'Brien and stuff and she brings up to him that. Hey, so you'd kids earlier I don't wanna have kids, and he's like, okay is something about your father or something. He's like no is bigger than that. I just don't want to have kids you need to figure out if that's something. You wanna do is? You can handle. He's like, yeah. Yeah. I can handle it. And she's like no think about it like. Don't make this decision on a whim, which I love that that you know that moment, and then he goes to another AA meeting and being I guess he's leaving a meeting and he's walking out of a million street. And I see the fourth street signs, and I go. And then I'll see the Brownstone porch, and I'm like nigga Donte there. And I thought for a second he was gonna go knock on the door. And I really think I would allows my shit at four in the morning in my house, which is good care with sleep, and we didn't need that. But he didn't he didn't even go to the door. He just kind of staring at the door. And it's obviously the same Brownstone where himself he broke up the last time or whatever and before he came out. Quick was how the so me a order Brownstone on fourth and seventh avenue in the west village. And how even talking about the black Pearson's finances in a world where Sophie is a registered nurse. It can afford that fucking Brownstone. Like, even if he if she got it in the divorce, she still has to pay shit on it. And it's New York. I don't understand I on. She must be on that Elizabeth homes. We're gonna find out Sophia's alley. She's she's been scam. In white mean, outer Jesus Christ. So selfie of actually comes up while he's standing there s she's like, Kevin. And he's oh, she's like are you stocking me he's like, no, I wasn't. I'm like can seek having see when you do clown are-. Kevin. Okay. You look like a whole ads. Bozo. Because you heard vision of Phil you are out his stock at her. Oh my God. Dare you round here. The nerve of you like you could never. Like one of those issues. Wear like somebody thinks you're hitting on them when you just kinda like walk past them or something. Like, who am I what I what is wrong with you? Never. Kevin like, no, I was standing here outcome from a meeting. I was it was around the corner. And I you know, sorry, I was just walking by and she's like. You know what? Now Joe as here. I wanna bring up some things 'cause I couldn't decide if you were if I wanted to know if you were okay. Or if I wanted to just wanted to hate you and kill you. And it was like fifty fifty I third thirty seventy now seventy thirty blah blah, bunch of percentage games they play. And he goes like thirty seventy percent you want to know if I'm okay, and she's like, no. Okay. And I'm I don't know if it's just because me you been hating. Sophie, the whole time, but I don't know. Maybe. Hey, so people like what does it come from that? She was the one that was like done wrong in the relationship. I can't remember how they broke up in my parents, suddenly like, I don't see a future review, and I get that she'd be upset, but if she's already engaged in about married to somebody else, and it hasn't even really been a year in might have been a year. No it wasn't. 'cause she said six months, so why you mad about blue trying to understand like a land that you can't even you wish he was dead like he wished he would die from his drug ship that you didn't notice like I don't understand where this is coming from. And we know he was on the news for driving with that baby in the car all drunk and shit like what you talking about. So. Yeah, I. Anyway. So she slow she's like. Look. What did me dirty, Bob LA? And I know as part of a like making the millions of people is like one of the steps and stuff, and Kevin goes will would you like to get some coffee, and my heart froze because I said this nigga is about to do some wild shit, and she don't Zoe or having a motion, no affair or like try to rekindle something. I am done with Kevin. It was literally going to be from one hundred percent and Kevin's corner to one hundred percent against Kevin within a moment. And she's like, Kevin I'm engaged and he was like nigga. I just ask for me. I didn't. Oh, thank God. He wasn't. It. Wasn't that t. It wasn't like, I don't know. If you've ever watched his, but it wasn't like Luke cage where anytime they refer to stakes. They talk about drinking coffee. So it wasn't like a euphemism. He was straight up. I was like would you like to get some coffee as friends, and she was like a oh that kind of coffee. You mean share beverages? Starbucks coffee. Oh, yes. Yes. Okay. And again like you. I know we don't like her, right? If it was anybody, I still would have been like what is wrong with you. Think about this conversation suggested that coughing anything other than coffee. Yeah. He wasn't like I wanna give back together with you. And I do understand that history diners, and but that was a very special diner day grew up in shit. Like, this was just like. And also like I said because part of steps is like making a and shit with people. I was like, maybe he just wanna tell you. He sorry. Like, stop presuming shit. Okay. I'm engaged. Okay. That's nice. So then Coffey should really be even less of a problem. So they go get coffee, and she related the story to him of like how he's always gotten whatever he wanted. And we all know that this is like a huge allegory for like, this is a big like reference to without intentionally talking about but Zoe in kids, right, Kevin. If you want. A woman like, and I think loking even maybe I'm just reading into. But even felt kinda like she was saying, even if you really just still want me, you're going to get whatever you want because you always get the fuck you want. So you just drop everything and pursue me. Even I'll probably drop the radio tech that I'm dating. And so. He he's like took that. And I think he took it in such a healthy way. Because he didn't take it like, yeah. I get what I want. So I'm gonna just go there and tell her like, listen, we have kids. But he I think he looked at it like, I've kind of been benefiting my whole life from just getting whatever fuck I want people. I was do whatever hours have it both ways. And so he goes home to zoey and tells her like if you don't wanna have kids, that's fine. Because the thing that I want is you so if that's what it takes to have you. I don't really care. She's like you. Sure. He's like, I am sure. Like, it's spe so good for Kevin, man. Like, I'm glad I'm just glad they stayed together. I was really worried about them specially with zoey a selfie in the previews. I thought something even worse going to happen. What do you think about storyline? The way that she popped up with the umbrella in that promo. It was very it was raining. It was very Rahm calm, man. I was getting that we were being set up for something else. I like that. She was able to give him. That little bit of. Clarity about himself that only she could because she's known him for so long. Without being family. So able to give him that perspective. So I appreciate it her being there. But I am also glad that she's gone. And I need them to like show a clip of her marrying renewed and moving to do doctors across borders wherever the fuck. Something else said we know that it's done for good. Yeah. I don't need her back up again. Maybe even like dying in a car accident or something you know, what? I mean this like something final where we know. There's no way, you know. I know. Yeah. I'm pretty smart mentioned like I again, a lesser show would have had them sleep together. She gets after he decides that he's fine with no kids with grazing Adamy fucking. Did that quite honest with you. Yeah. Owen and Amelia, whatever intending, but. Yeah. Like, I I'm just so glad that all the things worse show, unless her show would have done a completely sidestep. Although there is one thing I would have liked to see them. Do they'll probably would have made it even better is if she would have been pregnant, and then we're going what the fuck, and he's like, I am in case to the father of my baby you discussed in trying to get when mother fucker Jesus Christ. Kevin is not all about you. Oh, cool. It's totally off limits. But whatever I'm just looking for. I'm just trying. I'm be honest. I'm just trying to freeze out way out the show. So. I'm we're gonna I'm going to Google we actors and make sure she has job lined up. I put her on his show that's been on for ten years and has another wrong Grey's anatomy for here right around forever. I'll take her Walking Dead. Okay. We can watch her get eaten. Mas obvious. So then that's it for them. And it looks like zoey and Kevin are in a good place as a right now. Although Kevin still in it though, like he's still fighting sobriety is dead time all that type of stuff. But he seems to have a really good support system is only and vice versa for her. Why he he seems they really support each other? Now, let's get to the. The unsupportive. No. So in the hospital episode is essentially just they're passing regressive fight about Brando, telling Beth like we need to be practical about your dancing the dance teaching. Is a big ass president regressive. Our of that in hospital. It's like every you know, they keep saying stuff. Like, we're gonna be okay. We always get through it. But they're clearly not, okay. Everyone like notices. He's like when are we gonna talk about this? She's like, let's talk about it with everybody. Hey, everyone Rando doesn't they should be teaching classes even though he'd been doing to fuck. He want to for the last two years, including running for council, which apparently takes a lot of time. Y'all is not part time job is like she just goes off in front of everyone and low key. It was kind of like really realistic because everyone's reaction was like except for Kevin. Everyone's actual kinda like that's like personal problems. Everyone. I I mean dancing. I guess I don't I don't know what to do this a lot of information breath. But nothing. Of course. Kevin just use it to take a shot at random. He's like. Yeah. You always do you wanna do how about that? Randall. Louis rentals like wait a minute. He was winging air. Everybody could get some tears too. Like, I think that conversation. I started into random versus Kevin and Rebecca toner, right? Shut the fuck up so guy. Yeah. That's crack me up because just 'cause it seemed like it was good. I don't know why. But it seemed like everyone in the family was going to be like us at home who watched the show a having opinion. But I just remember like no one else has gone through ship. They don't like they're not like all the details like every. Yeah. And the white board is real. Everyone's like white is there. There wasn't born white people. They're arguing with what does that be? Happening. Oh, so it was an intentionally fucking hilarious to me. But long story short. They do not resolve a damn thing in the episode. They can't come together little bit as a team at the end. We're telling people what's going to be okay. And all that type of stuff, and he does that we're going to get through this type of thing. And she you know, she puts on very confident face in front everyone. But then like when everyone turns around she's kinda like, whatever nigga see you at home. And. Yeah. Formative Randolph thing to do. Yeah. I feel like going so performance these last couple of weeks, and it's it just keeps popping up. And that's what came to a boil. We saw later. But yeah. And also that it has been three seasons. The. Rando like charm of AIBA, leaving you could do anything girl, you the greatest it wears so thin when you're when you're like arguing you see how like superficial that shit is you know, because it's not an actual solution. You don't feel like he's she's being listened to you don't feel like he's really taking it in. He's just kind of like girl, we can do whatever we want. We're going to get this. Right. You know, I nigga you didn't change. This is not change. The fact that you're still on the city council shit, and it has a chance the fact that I'm at the studio and ours are not going to add to pluck up and the money's not right. Period. So. Sorry. Well, he does it like three or four times every episode girl. You know, you the check it on my eyes screams like nigga again, we look back on all that stuff. We see like I see through it. Now. Like remember when he was when he was being also quoted when he was dropping her off and Ned the dance school. And I was like something about this. Yes. Starting to win and and all coming to ahead now. Yeah. Also say this is obviously like, I'm mourning the death of this character. But I'm also applauding the writing of show that knew that it wouldn't be realistic to have the perfect black man character the drama three perfect black man character for three seasons to has. No flaws would have obviously been kinda like ridiculous almost a disservice to the actor and the character. But I'm mourning the loss of this guy because he's turned into like nice guy. TM fucking hate it. So. Trumpy? What does having at the hospital for are moving to the meat of the fight. But. Do anything else they it was gonna work this out? But not really of and nothing changed, and they had they had to get home earlier than everybody else, obviously. Because the girls. So I think that's. Out the girls. Like, we're was danger taking care of them. Like, right. Oh, I do. Remember when what they Beth was the one that may Rebecca eat. Rebecca was clearly losing. We all were at home. Like, she is she right. So blood sugar. Like, what does that in the one that noticed she she's li-? Listen, I got three children, and I have I will airplane this Donut into your mouth. If you don't eat some white women. And that was it was it was. What was up with? Wasn't his name Miguel gal? It last Tuesday. She signed like what right. Oh, man. I was like Nestle this Twitter because Beth took the energy that she'd been arguing with with Randall for the last few weeks as she quit that shit on Gary quick, he was not ready to handle that ain't gonna bathroom. She was like she can speak for herself Miguel. I want her to answer for herself Miguel and Miguel was like, oh, I need to use the restroom. He was like I'm gonna go to the bathroom Email, which she said to me the Bazi Bazi Lewis. Tripping. But now, she he got the puck about it there, which is mar on his behalf but nervous I thought because we I started to like like Miguel not like life light Kim. But just kind of not hate him. Right. I was beating. I I I totally took that as the Beth is decided this man ain't driving me crazy her life, and she just extended it to Rivera's live real quick. We're back. It was like, no, he's right. I did eat a bar on the way over to. I don't give a fuck with that. Man said. Okay sister, are you? Okay. Let's see some donuts. But now, it was cool. And I was back there in the fraternity of him Toby Toby. Gale are supposed to be Indy. Like, not Pearson Pearson's. Ooh, ouch. Everyone's turned on hospital. Can we get the hell out of here? So that was funny. So then they get home. They're immediately looking at the white board. And then we get like, my targes of Randall, truck and back and forth to work helping the girls with school read bad stories to like any. Days calls him. He reminds she's I can't find my field trip permission slip. And he's like it's an affront pocket of your book bag, and he's has to he's like he's like picking up her car while he's on a car with jae-won about like some meetings. He has to have an he's very short days are not in the like short in the way of like, Colin know, when people have an attitude but short in the like officiant way of like, isn't it? All right. Bye, click lie. I have time for this shit and in J wa then right back to Jay one. Who's like after the meaning that we gotta planning thing. And you need to be nicer this doing on this commission and got dinner and just all this shitty. Us to do. And meanwhile, GPS is like eighty four minutes to Philadelphia in my oh my God. He's got all this paperwork. He's gotta read and stuff and research for city council stuff. I am in when he gets home it. Like a few minutes with Beth and invest on her way today as wise. So I don't it doesn't sound like she took any of that that that he was to take off the nights and only do weekends. It sounds like she's doing the four scheduled as she wants to do. And they're kind of stretch they're both in. But you know, we didn't really get her perspective. So the show the show never shows us like what her days like what I'm assuming. She's also doing stuff where the girls and whatnot. Well. This that I like so much is that they're both kinda wrong. Like Wong Gish in that she they have a family together. So they can't realistically all just be doing what the fuck. They want to. He has some needs to give up. She has some she needs to give up and they're not doing that. I want us. What happens tomorrow in the people who saw the episode? There was like a like an event in LA in people. Saw the episode and emailed me messaged me and told me to be careful when I watched which I didn't appreciate but I really because that emotional, but. They're both wrong Gish. But I didn't like the fact that. That we saw that. We only saw what's his perspective Rando. It just looked like he was just oh, man. He just picking up all the slack. Like, we're seeing it and she just going to dance class and coming back in gonna dance class like a really neat to see it yet. And he was stretched. And so I like that they showed it from his perspective. I mean, I is fucking Ryan the Pearson fucking TV show, whatever, but I liked it. They showed a respective only because of how it ended 'cause 'cause whereas all watching it is like both. He's probably stretch to why you know, what I mean, it may be this stupid for both of y'all, but you're being stupid, and she's being stupid like you guys had a pretty good life, but y'all felt like maybe professionally fulfiled and now you guys want to like tackle your, quote, unquote, dreams or whatever. But there's a sacrifice to even dreams, and you guys are three kids deep and will. Y'all were two kids because they just part of one those dreams. So you guys like have commitments now, and is kind of a realistic for either one of you to not want to budge on this at all like. What are the kids doing like somebody who chat room? Like, I get it. You want to be there for your kids? But at some point you're going to not be there for them. And like granted deja has had to take on a lot. But but any little you give her to take on isn't going to be as much as what she'd have take on in her life. So she can handle that. So like, what are y'all really? I didn't. I don't know. Days is at the age where a lot of us star kinda doing latchkey kids things like it's it's okay. To order a pizza for the house. It's okay to kind of babysit your younger siblings. You know, what I mean like there to where if if your mom has to leave the house at night, and it's going to be two hours until Dag is there like she leaves it six and dagger seven it's not the the world. You know what I'm saying? And is weird. Right. Yeah. And so I don't know it doesn't feel like it. Maybe like you said, they don't want her to have any stresses. But it does feel like it's not that big a deal indefinitely days. We can handle it like, I don't know. I don't know how the kids are maybe when they get to like driving age. It's even less of a problem. You know? Okay. Now, y'all take care of each other getting to and from school into your activities and stuff, but I don't know man this there so stretched in. I noticed what this episode was trying to show us. You know, they did everything but show them going through the bills and being like, we don't have enough money. Right. But he's clearly just the whole vibe is he's taxed at work. Right. And so he is it in his hair. And he's taxed at home like authors. Right. Like, he's. Bit off more chew. Right. And he's trying to like it ain't like is not the tip like like I was talking about. And I was like is amazing what they've done with random because they haven't made him like any level of stereotype of some negative like distinctions were black, man. Right. Like, he's still a very involved father. He's he's worked like if anything he's working too hard at this job that you know, we really don't give about he like, he's. Oh. Never cared about anything less than I care about Randall's city council condition. Exactly. And in the ways that is not there for his wife. They aren't the typical ways we've normally see with a lot of cliches with black like he's not cheating on his wife. He's not. Being abusive physically towards his wife or anything. He's not like yelling and threatening her something like that. He's not like not coming home to be with his kids, or like like this very Goodman TM type of flaws to him where it's like, oh, that's a good brother. You know? Oh, that's a good brother. But you still like when he even Goodman are fucked up can be flawed. Right. So anyway, his flaws are that, you know, he stretched thin, and we see him like studying the paperwork from J wine fallen asleep on the bed, you know, and she's coming in from dance class and he's fucking done. He's like reading anti-bid time stories, he's helping data with the book bag stuff. He's driving back and forth to the meanings Bosso, and he's still showing up for like bets recitals stuff and being like typical supportive Rando. Even if it's like, superficially, he is like he knows it. This is the thing he needs to do. And he's committed to trying to pull it off. Which which really harkens back to season one of his perfect man thing where he pushes himself to break down because he's big man, you know. You couldn't handle your one job had a breakdown 'cause you overstretched his back went away for one day to take care of her mom, and you couldn't handle it. What makes you think? All of this is possible for you. I don't I don't understand Randall at all like, I can't I cannot. I did it in a way. But it still doesn't make me. Do you think he's like he was my hospital? He's christ. Do you think he's had headed for another breakdown? Maybe. I hope not just on a storytelling level. I hope not. But realistically, probably. Yeah. Yes. Really? And then the other part two is like with him stretching himself so thin. He is trying to be this perfect guy. And it's just not it's an impossibility. You know, what I mean like he was late to her recital thing and she liked noticed. You know what I mean? Like, even though they didn't fight about it. It kind of stung me that she noticed because it was like we got to see how much he stretched himself. And it was like, yeah. He showed up late. But they're right. Like, it wasn't like he just glazed on you. Fuck your of it or I'm not come in. Or you know, what any and it was being overly like, yo they did their thing. You talk to hell out of them girls. I knew you could do it like even if he was like doing it, superficially. If it was work. It was the emotional labor. People talk about right? And while we're here, I also was kind of annoyed with Beth for house. She was acting as far as needing him to be there. Like, he didn't like honestly like, you're not twelve. This is your job, it would've been nice. But if it didn't work out when it didn't work out because the still like why you what I he didn't have to be there. And she with him because rewind 'cause he's like did you hear what my boss set? I didn't hear always said great good for you. Like, it wasn't even like and now you own school. It wasn't anything that she couldn't walk later. Like, it was all very they're. They're acting kind of childish on you that was the thing right because like oven to like, obviously Beth has been put upon right and up until this point. I found is been kinda like almost easier to be like, well, I'm just saying Beth because she has a point and Reynolds begin his way for so long. But then like the last. Weeks. She kinda has been like meat alling him so much for every little thing. Like like, you said, I want you to be happy because you know, that's gonna make me like we're going to be happy. But like it was like, I'm not happy unless you're happy is where he says she goes with that stuff, which make it all about you. I was like wait was that like that bad? Like was that really like Bill? I do you really feel like he just like a race. You're have units. They're like, and it was like kind of in front of people to it was almost like gam- like as it got net bad because that's such an innocuous Dana people say all the time. And and it was just like. And it's one or two things it's either he she's she knows them. And he says that a lot and she's tired of it or and I guess she's also he's being passive aggressive. I feel like ever since. She asked him to quit, and he didn't she's been Seila Makonde away. And like am I being very passive aggressive about it? Like, we thought we thought that she just kind of let it go. When like we'll look like, right? But no like she's been passive aggressive about the situation since it happens and end like shoutout to this show because me you both here, and we're like that's not a resolution. You know, what I mean like that Christmas shit, and I'm gonna be here with the kids. And we're gonna know the campaign is done thought you loss, you were gonna quit. You were cool with it. Somehow you was by her to be like fucking try to win. You know what I mean? Like, okay. I don't really think that's what she wanted. But she came up there and felt bad or whatever and said that he did win. And then it all came back that away. I didn't want you to win. And this is from bullshit, and what about my life and all that stuff. And it's like well now the chickens are coming home the. And your tarnished until like a you can't do anything right right now because I'm so mad, and I don't know it just feels so unhealthy. I would say go to couples counseling, but they probably don't have the time to put it on the whiteboard. So. You got. Being like, the portrait of healthy family or health healthy couple goals in trouble as bad, man. So. Okay. So they also had like a little passive aggressive thing that night. I can't remember what it was. But she's like, do you do the dishes or something? And he's I know. I'm going to show you finish dishes, or whatever. So I think about the more she's been like. Path aggressively China come at him for a while. Yeah. Yeah. They're definitely not fucking by the way. Oh, and I know what it was. And so he kinda like is like wait before you go stairs. I know I've been burning the candle at twelve in da, da, and I've been working and stuff and it's been a load, but tomorrow, there's dinner at this councilman house or some shit, I need down. And she's like, well, I, you know, I got dance class. He's like, I know, but it's an eight, and I think we can kinda make it we just kinda squeeze it in if you leave while, blah, all-time stuff, she's like aren't cou my I got you. Then the next day. He she calls him. He's at work. And she's like, I can't make it. It's like what happens you like I got invited to drink or something with the company. Maybe the owner something I it's kind of weird because I know her job is a dance team. But I don't know nothing about dancing. It's kinda like whether derivatives for me where. I didn't understand the importance of the dinner. But I understood it dinner was important, right? Drinks weren't important company. Okay. They seeing why she was just teaching at a dance school, which is completely different than a company like a company is like where the professionals were they trained dancers to be professional bands, like Alvin Ailey a dance company. But. Miss Betty's school dance is dance schools. I'm thinking that. That's what I'm thinking. She's doing the MS Betty thing. But she's had a company's a big deal. A lot bigger than they let on and I didn't know company until this past episode. I didn't either because it didn't it just it likes. He went in there. She's lash dancing, and that one was like would you like to go to class, and she was like I like a job. And I was like, okay. So she teaches dance. I didn't know it was a company is important. Okay. But I got it was important from that discussion. Right. Like, this is now my big thing, which I feel her. But then like low key. That's kind of what you accuse Randall of doing you know, what I mean? Like, I feel you though, but you make this promise him, and what kind of like fuck that fuck that shit. It's not important to me anymore. And I'm like, I guess turnabout is fair play. But that thing in a marriage where like. We're not married really any relationship. Right. You could go tit for tat and try to win. Or you could try to make things right, right? Like, I had an issue with a family member last week where you know, we were going through something. And I was like, oh, I can either be right or I can try to make this right? And neither one of them is trying to make it right? They both seem to want to be right. And in this case, she was like if you do things like this. Why can't I? Would you know, I get it? You know, a very valid feeling. But. Day the way they got out the phone. She was like you made it clear what you want and hung up and that and so he he was living. Right. 'cause that essentially fills the way she's been so passive aggressive last as I'm sure that felt like are not coming. I don't care what you want. And he definitely took it that way. So then he goes to the dinner. He's outside the house and guys this is when it all. Okay. Like, this is like that awkward level of like. Like, I can't ever watch this episode again is how awkward this was for me. But he like calls her phone several times, he takes he's not getting any answer as folly calls, and he leaves a fucking voicemail and the voicemail is so fucking mean and room and dismisses it was it was on the today to tune ally. Basically, I called you four times you haven't picked I don't know if you nor me if you turned your phone off of his for this, busiess drinks. But you know, you teach in middle aged housewives how to dance is how to Toro is not as. Important grow grow up after something like go to hell up any like hung up. And then he goes in have dinner. Nobody's there like his wife's not there. The councilman do notices somehow. I don't like he's like same. Let hold pork chop wrote away. So my nigga Mario business. You know, some work came up, you know, last minute. It's been like what an put it in Tupperware. I'll take you home. Tomorrow. Right. Like this. He's he wanted that job. That's what it was. Jane, let a whole whole what? Shop go to waste play your white fleet. Also, why did you make plate? Sorry. So many questions. So then. Beth does show up she's late. But she shows up just like Randall tourist idle, and she makes in the trees, they have like little chitchat. She has rentals back at one point when the congressman's like needling her row, something needling him about something. And then. Rent. She's like, I need to charge my phone. He's like. You got charges. All you. Need charge fouls doing chart it? Aw. I wouldn't a car. I'll give it to you later. Yeah. I'll charge it. Let me unlike if on real quick. Associates like. Would've had would've had him caught trying to like the mass own. And then that's when she would listen to it, right or she would lie d- with. Lie DVD with the leader initiative like Hardie heard. Anyway, he like it would like some dramatic shit like that where we spend like an hour trying to figure out get this deleted phone residents. So she she's like, no, you know, the wife is like, oh, we got plenty of charges around here, baby. And I'm like ain't that the way right? That always the way. So she's like they were hospital. No one will let them use his charter charter. He's at say. Like, maybe we got seventeen chargers. Okay. I work at charters us. So they charged at the phone or whatever. And then on the way out, you know, and they have like a moment. She has back. He tries to put his hand on hers. She pulls it away slowly in which they have filmed that twelve times season. Okay. That seen him grabbing her hand to her pulling away like starting to like a video by the army singer Joe where he's going to walk up. Okay. So she so they go to leave dinner and on the way to the car. He's like, listen, Beth this embarrassing. My I gotta tell you before you came over. I didn't know you died a really embarrassed myself. I thought that you were nor me I left really ru voicemail. It was my work. It was not my best moment of sub before you list too. I just wanna tell you. And she was like that I need to grow the hail up. She heard she knew she knew the whole time, y'all. She put on full form. It's okay. She gave us theater, she was acting all this stuff during that entire dinner. I cannot believe how she ran doing that shit. Okay. Oh my God. That's like the best impression of Rando. You'll ever see of this. It's falling apart. A he's up there. Like I saw right. She did Randall the Randall. Like that should duty. No, he he was scared. Like, she said, you know, you still got that deck that bandage authors. Maybe you should stay at night. History. Cheesecake Kirkwall sweet potato. Yes. She your. We're purple cheese cake and threw it on the ground damn yellow. There. We get to the she gets home. And you know, she's gear I go to bed. She's in the bedroom. And he comes torment in the Bairro warming in like still in his suit seals like did. You get somebody Djaama's for the couching out this, and he was like hell, no. I'm not going to my office. We're going to talk about this as she's like, oh, you wanna do this close the door, and they close the door into into the episode. And I was like, oh, my like the theme from like rocky was playing like that. And. And. Like they are going to have a slaver knocker next week. And I don't think I'm ready. I told you that people saw that they had an event in LA and people saw the episode and they were shock. Oh my God. Ready for whatever's happening tomorrow, and they like it looks like they're going through the entire black ads relationship. Why from when they met in a preview. Cs like, you have always been this way since the day, I met you. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh, man. So that was a that was their thing. So I get to of the sections. All right, guys. This could be who did you identify with the most this week? Oh. Somewhere between Kate and Zoe. Kate because will you was a preemie. So that like kind of like being super scared, and then China knowing that you've got to step up in some way for this little tiny thing. Like, I felt that then Zoe the way the she is in relationships kind of a millionaire. Yuppie for me is definitely Zoe. As far as the patients in the conflict resolution skills that like I'm much more of that than like a bath or a rainbow. Like, I'm like, all right. You're going through some shit. We'll come. We'll put a pin in this. We'll come right back to we'll figure this out. You know, rather than exacerbating the situation or adding to it or. Zoe that was really in a really good choice for the actor in the writing in the hospital. She didn't put on an act like the way Beth puts on put on an active dinner. She didn't do that. Like, she's like, okay. This was clearly not normal. Something is wrong. I've not appreciating what he's doing. I'm going to try to be helpful. You know, but but no, it's not I'm not going to act like it's okay either. Or like, some dummy that just doesn't notice. Right. That's what I share. This wasn't a dummy. You didn't notice like she you could tell that. She did. And even when she drank the water and it Lanka like meat. Okay. You know? I I can't I'm probably more than in any of these situations. I would be like what is this? Let's talk about it. Everyone would you like a sip of them of the boxer? Your son is drinking everyone. With you picked up a bottle that Cairns when drinking all night and you'd thinking it's water. And then it was a what would you reaction be? I would be like Zoe like not not even exaggerating. Like, yeah. 'cause I'm I'm not a. I'm not a blow up the spot type of person. And I especially knowing that she's an addict quote unquote in this situation. I'm much more of a lie. Okay. We knew your relapsing. We knew your struggling this explains why you're acting this way today. We obviously can't handle this at the moment. But we're going to have to handle it like I wanna void it. But I'm not gonna I'm not gonna join into the fray today that so that's that's just my nature though. I mean, just even the shock of it. Like, I don't I'm confrontational person on aggressive not a confrontational person. But I would. I would react. If I thought I was drinking water. And instead there's vodka of all things vodka, which is strong in it. There would be a reaction to the fact that she had like a moment. And then she swallowed it. I I wouldn't be able to do that. Yeah. Reacting to, but I wouldn't be able to just, you know, I'm not even saying it's good that I'm that way. I just know I'm built that way. So like, it's definitely not like a judgment of anyone else. I like like I said I had a issue last week where I had to handle some shade. That was totally unexpected. And I know any other person would have been very defensive and been like fuck you. How dare you? You know what I mean? And I was on the phone like, no, I understand you're hurt. Let's figure this out because my tension is in the hurt you. So then let's figure out how we get to a point where we both understand each other. You know what I'm trying that? But that's just my nature. Ninety nine percent of nine from my experience in life. Ninety nine percent of people are not fucking like that. So yeah, I was on the I was on Zoe tip this week. Who are you feeling? In the us. Is you this segment? Okay. Now who was doing? Randall maybe both episodes. It was Rando. He was really bad. He was really it was like again, I I'm not saying it was I don't I'm not saying that his frustration and his and his his stress warranted. I think he brought it on himself the minute. He decided he was gonna move his daddy in without telling like, we'll go all the way back then. But. The way that if you choose these things in your life Ono fuck that fuck that is why just his guide you can't reach your wife. Right. Right. You laugh to our lectures of text messages you calling her. She's not picking up. Why wouldn't you think something was wrong? Like, you can get home and realize that she decided to. To skip your event and be mad at her then. But until you know, the she's not dead somewhere. You don't have the right to to act the way he acted with that phone call. So that fuck Rando. That's when I got pissed also. Okay. Yeah. Also, when he did that the last conversation they had was her like passer aggressive will I we are you already know what you want or something to hang up. So he was doing you know, what I mean the whole time. And this one thing like I said, I'm glad I'm built away. I am because. This is the kind of thing where I I can see myself being as mad as Randall. I could never see myself leaving voicemail not not not in a million years in my going to do that. Because not even some like because I just need to know. You're okay. Even if I assumed you were fucking mad, and we're being super petty. And this was really mean what you're doing to me. I'm just going to wait to talk to you about it in person and find out. Why are we having this issue in their way? You know, what I mean like I don't want to cause. Now, just contributing to the issue, right? Because even if you did do that. There's now voicemail will meet saying, I don't respect what you do for a living. Like, what is never going to be? Okay. Can't be fixed. I mean, honestly like that's a manic ship them. Some like you can't control like I've done that. But I've done it when I was in the throes of mania where I cannot have no impulse control. I'm compulsive. I'm not thinking straight. I've done that. But. Until further notice that's not Randall. So what he did to me was just fucking mean. Yeah. Very are mad at her. You know, she's going to hear that you're on record that you can't be like, oh, I didn't mean it. Yes. You did you wait shit to beep. And. The message you carry that all the way through you meant and his mean either way right like justified or night, you've still you did a mean thing back. It doesn't like. That's the thing. I wish I could give people understand right like justify people think justification is just like enough. And right in a lot of cases justification is enough. But when you care about money is actually not enough. Like, I know sounds weird to say what is actually not enough to go off of this will I now have the the right to be an asshole. So I'm going to select be an asshole like, no, that's not a love is. It's I may have the right, but I'm gonna choose to use that you dishes leave because guess what? I don't want to be an asset to the person I love, and even when they are asked to me, I'm gonna try to figure a way out before we get to just we're being an asshole to each other. And he did not and he was in his head because he's decided that this thing is so fucking important. And this guy's a paying him. So fuck and important he needs to get on this committee. He's and he's just decided that she has to be in on all this shit. Right. And. Right. And it was his moment of you know, of like I've been trying so hard, and it just doesn't like fuck you. It doesn't even matter. I'm trying hard, and he just totally fucked up and. Yeah. He clearly is this this, you know, it was you type person. But for for me EMMY, obviously being that you pick randomly pick someone else now. But it's rent. I think Kevin in the hospital was my this. 'cause he was so. I was like who is this. Kevin and women said he was drinking. I was like thank God. So. Right. You needed in his Hughes for this one dude, you were horrible this week. So that was my for that we and then this one since you already pick random because Ryan was the right answer. I'll say Beth a little bit for the like needling, and like nothing none of this sheet. You're doing good enough. I don't give a fuck lie. And then like the hangup call 'cause he was like, no, I don't want you to do drinks because we had this plan, and it's really important to me, and you agree to it yesterday. And now you like let me do drinks another time or something. She's like what you've made it clear what you won't click like, oh again, like I'm with you on that. Because they're both being childish because a drink like he doesn't like that's not important breath. I'm sorry like Randall sting isn't important, but you committed to it. Right. You last minute drinks with your boss who knows you have kids and a husband you can get out of that. And and you have after job long enough to be like, oh, I don't have company drinks. I'm not going to be passed over for this thing. Like, right. And let's live for one second. If it were the other way around where he committed to coming to her recital, and he hit her up with last minute drinks. Jae-won or some city councilman. She would not be taking shit in stride. Like, he might be getting a voicemail of his phone dodge. Like, it wouldn't be okay that he did shit. So I I don't know. It's just black. Here's is going through it. And it's hurting me so bad. One of the things that I think is that I think that she would have. Where it's like. You broke up a little bit. You say I think she would have an Uber Cup. Can you hear me now? Yeah. I think that it's a situation where she would elect the voice mail to. It's not like it's not like a Kate Madison being where cages beaten up on Aniston, Addison, just the sweetest thing in the world. I think the best probably if roles reverse would have left a voice mail to that's how passive aggressive and how much stuff was like simmering under the end of the surface for so long. Yes. Yeah. That that's exactly feel whereas like he got caught out there because of the situations. But literally like they're for the grace of God go, I like if the shoe were on the other foot, and like I say his phone died on the way back from New Jersey or some shit, by the way rentals like a guy who found never dies. But anyway. If if his phone somehow died on the way back from New Jersey, you're like, I don't know traffic. There was a wreck in traffic made them miss something. I feel like he's the one getting cut out just as fast because they're just just just bear. In that space, yet is so fragile at this point. And I think that. Randall has three chargers in his car. Yes. What in one she's got one in the back in like the little little what do you call it? The little cigarette. Your in the back, and he's got like how import with like a plug in the back-back like his phone will never by. And nobody who ride with some will ever die. You has a charger case for sure like our, no. Of this as I have a charter fake. Oh. He has a what power pack battery batter. Absolutely. Absolutely. I feel like he would make sure what's her name have that too. And maybe aggressively led her phone like, I don't wanna talk all my way, there's little stupid thing. Anyway, that was that was always going to bring bossy. I'm not a hundred sure she wasn't doing exactly what he said. And he left that voicemail as she went almost show, this motherfucker, I'm actually show up and see the look on his mother fucking face. Like, I'm not sure that didn't happen. You're right, right. Like how? 'cause when she was like my phone died like. Right. Charging what she wouldn't stand charging it. She charged it. And then it was over. She definitely got it before she charged her phone, and your how does she get there? That was kept things like how you can't. There you needed the phone with the address to get there. Right. The levels of petty. Oh my God. Oh my God. You're right. You're right. Oh my day. Listen, if they don't I mean, I don't know how they get divorced. Why? When you're at that point with another human being, how are you even standing saying, right? Come back from that. All right. Did you have this too much moment? I episode. I walked surely. There's a lot of them. But I'm going to go with one that I've never gone with before. And that's yes. Pay with singing, you are my sunshine. And she said Jack mash hit me our house like all my guys like her name ING that baby. Jack. I feel like that's what I like for now every time she says his name. I just my heart just swells. Yeah. Yeah. Definitely for me. That was the same moment. Yeah. What about the episode? The second episode. I'm trying to avoid the ones voicemail wants clearly that. Oh, my. Oh when when Kevin came back to. Joey. Is if it's between kids and being with you forever. I choose you. And then she had that moment was oh God of getting chills. Now. She's like are you sure and was just like, and he just went and just like held her. Oh that that. Correct me fear in her voice. Every time she brought it up like she was fully prepared for him to be like can't do it. I want some little I want some kids. Listen, I want them to have kids because they'll be adorable, but. I can hear the feeder in her voice when she said, she didn't want that in my just please think about it. 'cause I don't want you to hate me. And then when he came back, and it was like, I choose you. Anybody Billy Joel tickets? They see my. They will be the dove his art in like like the ones that are like let's go to Disneyland. You like where do they have Disneyland money because we don't have no kids. The dope is. Oh my God. But yeah, like, it was that moment was so doubt to me. I mean like you said obviously the voicemail for me though. A little a little like adjacent to the voicemail Beth revealing. She had heard the voicemail already was the Mike is or so say moment of like the levels like it made me rewind the dinner conversation. 'cause I was like, yeah. Oh, she was in there. Giving a whole masterclass of acting for everyone. Even when she said this man is really on his own. Car. What I would like that's not a compliment, right? And he thought it was she pulled her hand away because she had known about the voicemail. My god. She was a to be like, oh, don't listen to the voice mail. You might want have now really gonna listen to it. It was I think he's even saying before you listen to voice mail because he knew I was I doubt there's nothing. There's nothing you can rely. I'm going to sleep in my office and night. And she'll probably be like is she heard she would like that's a great idea. If she hasn't heard the more smell, she'll call you back in five minutes and be like that was very smart for you to not come to the house while I was stab union chest tonight. All right. We have a lot of back had no matter like, I could listen to that voice mail like at Zoe and Kevin's wedding. And then just be mad again. Right. That's the kind of that was. Yes. Like, you need to delete that from your phone and internet because of not you'll keep that voice mail for the divorce proceedings, and it will motivate you oughta way through. You really gonna take me away from kids? Hold on. Let me play voicemail. You got them. Right. You can't see. Okay. There's no. All right. We need to do the feedback. And there's a lot of it. All right. We're back ready to go into your massive amount of feedback. The first one is from Kim dot com says, hey, rod and bossy love, the podcast anger friendship. A lot of random thoughts. Here. I go. I don't think it was ever reviewed me in Boston friendship before. But, you know, thank you. You just guys A give us stars on yelp. Randall and Kevin have seemingly blown all the goodwill and faith. I have in them away. Rando isn't a man we thought he was it feels like we never really knew him or had enough information to ask questions. We're now asking every episode when you move as father in I didn't consider the family aspect. I just thought about how great the move was while in the data crew. So it was a no brainer. For me. We're here for him to fight for her. I didn't consider how much testing any would essentially have to sacrifice then this nigga just couldn't give up that damn race is so unsustainable for him to be driving three hours a day, unless he uproots the family, and even that will be taking best newfound dream everywhere. You turn the women in his live or sacrificing for him. Where's your sacrifice like ever? He thought Rebecca Miguel were guaranteed. Childcare the flip flopping is ridiculous proportions. She has to be the breadwinner because you wanna be a city councilman in another state. Great points all of them. I remember remember like the when we first started recapping the show and. I remember thinking it was cell. I remember saying that it was selfish Randall to move his dying father in because now these girls have to deal. I remember saying what does he dies in the house? Like, that's a lot. You're on these little on these little girls. Like, that's a lot of emotional trauma. You're you're putting on them. I remember saying that early early on. And I also it's not like arm. So right as far deal thing. But I remember like as much as I love deja. Now, it was a bad. It was a bad. Idea to just randomly adopts after his father died after they have to get used to it. Now, his kids now Anne and Tessa had to like one of them have to give up their room again. Like, it's a lot that he was putting his family through a lock that he was putting his family through. And I've been seeing it. But like we look at it, collectively, I forget got progressively worse. Almost he kept giving away with it and more and more and more until now he's like the fairness of like, you know, bullshit like it just got worse. He has a track record. He's been doing this. Yeah. And data was bossy was famously not teenagers. She was not data crew right away. So like, she understood that this was a lot of work, and he was taxing his family with all these sudden changes you are always on always get damn building. Because they forgot that damn building. Right. Like can't y'all use the revenue from the income of from the from the rent at the building maybe to Renzo, he probably like they're all living there rent free, right? This is another experience running that building at cost like come on. This version of Kevin is a dick. I'm once again back to being exhausted with him rank as only friend can't be trusted to be alone anymore. Everyone is walking on eggshells is back to make an excuse heightened shit. The combination of the Vietnam with finding Nikki could destroy him worst into Sophie saiga. I knew he had liquor in the water bottle as soon as he came back with it. How's how's it or how is it? That don't want smelled it on his breath. Well, he said he was hung over. So sometimes people do that. I was popping pill, but they might have been mints yet. Well, he said it was a Advil. So everybody chill the fuck out or something when they are. I don't believe now. Right. He's got a hangover Zoe might be going, man. I want him to come back to center rooting for him poor. Rebecca, something is wrong. The stubbornness will have her keeping what's wrong. What's going on from them? I it was really that hospital was just messing with it. I hope it wasn't like early onset dementia. Something. I feel like he was moving just the hospital. There is something about the way that she was processing it all. But that that gave me pause. Yeah. Her inability to not say it out. Loud was weird to me out within our thought like it was a TV thing where they have to let you notice characters really going through it being back in this situation. I don't know finally was I the only one thought Miguel's game was stupid LL. And I'm pretty sure everyone thought it was. It's kinda joke you you'd think student which can't help playing Tex-Mex makes Tribeca which to chocolate. No matter where he was gonna find a way to make tackling or ranch work, but ranch on sushi y'know blow key though. Bear those fees of sushi's that sushi that have like mayonnaise and on. I don't I don't see it being a problem. Right up your lie. Don't teach audit, basically. Nothing ranch fan. But I do understand the appeal of it. Yeah. I mean, look, I will at least try Tempera sushi and dip it in a range. I feel like at least once Tempera temporary would be good. Right. So that. That will work. Okay. Down south. We would probably play. Something like barbecues ranch or something. I don't know by chocolate. We'll figure it out. But ranch on sushi. We probably got some other shit down Texas p or track lead. What did you? What is it? Chocolate on Canelo. How my nigga that's a while reach ELO. But I love the effort he'd never stops. Trying can't wait to see what more. They have in store. Kim, doc. So that was active I episode. So that's why you know, some of the stuff they did address later anonymous as Hiram bossy the last five minutes with k and the baby had me ugly. Crying. Maybe it's because I'm a new mom, and while I didn't experience premature birth and all the fear stress that comes along with it. I did experience over women love you feel for that little life. Once it's here also knew there was nothing. I wouldn't do for my son. The first time I saw him. I'm looking forward to seeing K as a fierce, mama. And I really hope I'm misinterpreting the previews which made the same Toby is going to want to give up on trying to say the baby I will hate him forever. If they do that. But I'm super scared. They are stacking the deck for the baby not to make it naming him. Jack. That is. That can't be a curse. Jack new soon, Jack Kennedy, right? You. You. Jack. You don't name a baby Jack unless you want some problems. Okay. Talking about Rebecca again, moving to California, the roof beta Ginsburg, it all feels like I said for the completely breakdown when the baby doesn't make it. I hope I'm wrong. I hope you're on to or not that's a lot. I don't even know what them size men, what would McGill and Rebecca moving to California. Why would that make the baby and mortal danger? The signs the foreshadowing, I'm not I just wasn't there with the foreshadow. And that's all. Are you saying like root ready to give Dyson and that's why you don't have the doll anyway. Set bases. Hey, rod and bossy. I haven't left the back in a while. So this could be Mike could be jumbled mess of thoughts and emotions but bear with me. The main thing I've been dying to get off my chest. Is this whole thing between Beth and Zoe I feel like I understood from jump is acne. What Beth meant when she told Kevin Zoe would break him. I was actually confused. The first time you guys are talking about how wrong she was. How was mean and cruel of her? But I didn't see it that way. All look, we all know hurt people hurt people. And I think Beth knows always passes giving her trust and commitment issues, her issues, obviously for good reason. But nonetheless, Beth was in between Iraq and a hard place. She loves but also Kevin she seeing how Zoe has her and run through men in the past and knew the avenue, Kevin. She also knows how real insensitive Kevin really is spy outer Pearson behavior. She really she's really he's really just a softy Southie. That back new Zoe will have the capacity to and spit out whether intentional or not. I don't think. There was any malice everytime behind best words actions from the look of how things make things like the one was more certainly warranted. That being said I'm rooting for Joey and Kevin so hard I love and I love them together. And I hope they work their issues out in the Laura. On that first part. Let me just say this Beth was not rooting for them in the long run or all. So it sounds like you're kind of on our side of that. And that Beth would have to have been around to start it. You know, what I mean like Beth essentially said what's happening now could not happen. And we were only saying that it seems like the more we as a show getting no Beth. I mean, get to know Zoe that it doesn't necessarily seem as simple as how Beth presented to Kevin. Right. And I think that's fair. Now, if you like I say, the show say she was trying to like, you know, do shorthand and be like, well, look, I don't wanna tell him about her business, but he needs to stay away from her by blah. But I feel like you're in some dangerous territory of being like this person who's a survivor of abuse cannot be in a healthy relationship. So just leave her alone. And then also we had to go out away back. She was not saying it because he's a big softie or she's been abused. She was strictly saying that like he's horrible as she's annoyed by him as she doesn't like him. And he had just gotten that act the DUI with their daughter in the car. And so she was not seeing it for Kevin it. She was also being held aggressive about them. Even like looking at each other sitting at a table together. Like they were playing kinda for comedy at the time. But it was coming out like she was very like anti them being together on more than I'm concerned for y'all. But just also my I don't like the idea of Kevin being around this this my cousin 'cause I don't even I can't stay Kevin. And then, you know, like remember they went through his rehab, and she was like ready to fight this like it was it was not a little revisionist history to be like, oh, she just under. Stood that abuse in heartbe bar people. That's not how does not what the show showed us. I'll put it that way. Yeah. I agree. I I'm going to the only thing that I can I can like understand is that the writers had a change of heart. That's the that's the only thing that makes sense at this point is nothing within the show. Makes sense. So I'm I'm going to feel like they wanted to go that route. And then they just changed their mind or they like the actress that plays owing too much or something though. Remember, the actress Sophie they announced that she was a series regular, right? And then we never saw her hardly then they broke up. So I feel like they just changed their mind. That's how I feel too low key. They just said this Lovie shit is not working out the way, we thought it was going to the audience, but people really like Zoe, you know, and they kind of like Kevin Isola together. Let's see what we can do about that, you know. I don't know how this vote about it. But I thought the waiting ever saw was beautiful so different from what we've seen in the past and refreshing, my is super well done, especially from a director standpoint just felt so wrong. I loved it. I could have done without Rebecca's recital of every detail. She remember from the waiting, Jack. But I get where they were going even for this though that was a mile out felt like a monologue. And it didn't grab me like it should have many more still needs to EMMY though. That's all I know some other fire. Go ahead. No. I said fax she deserves an EMMY. But it definitely like it did take me out a couple of times. But once I started looking at it as a play as opposed to like, the TV show where used to it starts a bit more sense to me. That's really why I'm glad we do this review because I did not think of it like a play. But when you said that it made me softened on episode because I I located just did not like that episode because it was such a departure from how they typically done episodes. But then when you said. It's kind of like a play them. Like, oh, a words like even the like arguing till you get to that point where everyone is talking to saying time, and then one person goes shut up like that's such a play type thing. And you're absolutely on point. Yeah. One plays the way. I was I was doing because I wasn't like all either. And I saw that way makes part of sense, man. Like, they really don't even go anywhere except Aspel. So. Some other random size Kevin and word doing Zemo, Kevin especially as much as I hate where they been taking rentals character. I'm still rooting for the black Pearson so much. I mean, I'm not gonna front I am too. But li-, I don't know when you get to a point where it's like, maybe I can find happiness without each other. Because this is a lot. Bleiben want y'all together like it? I don't know. I don't know. I mean, you're married, and I'm not so I don't know what the eighteen point is. But for me that voice mail was like, wow. This is what you think. And I don't think you're gonna like not like change, my mind respect, your work. Like, I don't know. Whether I'd be able to let that go to easily and the one problem for me that I have with ideas. Getting divorced is that a divorce literally does it solve any other problems? And probably make every problem worse. Right. That's the only thing because like there's some situation where you're like, oh, y'all have to get divorced lie. There some abuse here. There's some infidelity here. There's there's some things I'm like, I can see how like is more important to you to be like with someone you can trust and someone that you pay for the rain, right? This. This is one of those situation where on like, I mean, y'all got problems which I got. Problems problems like get a counselor. And yeah, like figure this shit out. It cannot be this hard. You know? Yeah. I just don't know like it's so difficult because he getting divorced gonna help anything. They're still gonna figure out all this figure out thinking will make it worse. Like you said. And then like again like weird is this go. What happens amateur this show will show us and tell us, but it's just. And it's a situation where I guess I rated for me as of you're is because is only about the things I want you know, what I mean. Like, it's really like these are two things. Both the happened to want really bad. Neither one of them are necessities. Like, she doesn't need to be a dance coach, and he doesn't need to be if I can say councilmen like you would think in your life if your life got so hard at your children were struggling, and you're not gonna be able to like actively participate enough in their life. You would think at some point. You'll be like, okay. This has to supersede what I want. You know, I feel like it's just Reynolds turn to give up. But practicality wise, I would understand if if it was bad or him because one of you has to be thinking about the kids enough to be like what we're fighting about is just hurt. It's just gonna hurt everyone when we get divorced. Kids are commuting between houses, and what all you know, whatever like with visitation now there's child support. Now, there's multiple places where we had to live. Now is have we made things better or not, you know. So I don't know. I mean, it was somebody's going to have to give up and right now, they're just both being very, and I hate the fact that it makes more sense for best to be the one to give up her stuff right base. At all. What what the thing is? And how all stacking up. What I wish it was random because Randall again is is the linchpin. He's the one that started this this this this whole thing, right agree. So yeah. Kate messed around and became my favorite triplet for split-second there. When I tell you as the biggest miracle Jesus star water to why protect medicine semi protect Mikhail. But not too much. He can stand. But just he's still don't need. No, see as always, thanks for everything. Thank you. FA? Classic Rb Lewis. Our bossy. This week's episode should have been titled if you were born raised the Pearson, you're a colossal asshole. But if you are Beth Rebecca and hopefully Zoe rock for putting up with these ASO's, Rebecca Rando just keeps rambling and I think Beth is through him. I loved her telling Rando about himself he's to seven or to see but his marriage is hanging together by an increasingly fraying three I will never be hash tag team ago. But this really is an anti him marrying into a family with grown children or any children who aren't too young to remember time when you weren't in the family makes you that pair spouse, it doesn't make you their children's family, unless they embrace you a such I know the Brady bunch and all other types of shows told us, otherwise, and it's not fair to the person marrying into the family. But it is what it is. I think I love Madison that she, you know, that's interesting that Miguel gets the coach shoulder, but you love Madison. I knew Kevin was going to continue fucking up. And attic borne doesn't relapse and magically go back on the wagon. It just doesn't work like that. I knew he was little too focused on that water bottle. He magically seeing really calm will freak and real run screaming for the hills. If this show makes her the villain. So that basic Becky can return as Kevin's one to live. I will be done. I live in a world where striving to reach levels of mediocrity. Whiteness is rewarded non stop? I would not waste my valuable viewing time watching the show their panders to this bullshit. I guess you lucked out. They're out of icy. This is from e. Rando is still as she Kevin is still spiralling from Gill and Madison doesn't know how to read a damn row. Wow. Those varying figures on Madison back to back seeing Baby Jake remind me, well, I think you mean jet reminded me of my twenty four weaker who was the one pound six ounces. I hope the little guy has a few complications as as few complications possible because it destroys written to the life. There will be several challenges for Keeton Toby over the coming months. I'd very much like to see more Toby's, family dynamics will his brother actually show up and be there for him. That should be interesting. I'm glad that k will now have to finally put someone before self like Jake who hope hopefully change her Jack Jack will hopefully change for the better. This was a strong emotional ever saw good lower. My blood was boiling when I saw that skank Sophie in the previews, I hate her as much as I hate handy from the Walking Dead. I hope the writers don't do my girl. Zoe dirty EPS offi. In fact, on that I feel you on all that trae rice it? Hey, rod and bossy. That's y'all say LL, Kevin Pearson shaking my damn head. We can just chalk that up to the alcohol still being his system. Rando on the other hand was trying to be kept to save my family members that are all grown as people in the Glenn his current family who need him to be there for them. Rebecca has me worried with all the stuff she was saying in a waiting room, those weren't early signs of dementia or something more serious. Remember that flash forward family visit but just really her way of coping with case situation shout out to Madison for being a good friend. Remember the Rb doll despite Kevin being a complete asked her and much low to Miguel for trying to be there for the sorry ass kids who are supposedly grown asked me LL. They were starting to act like MacGill's real kids, aren't they when they tell him to stay out of this. I was like are you serious? Like, y'all acting a damn? Mm food in its wake neuro. Trying to help. Y'all embarrassment. Your other people there, right? I still be right now. He was he was like sit down and shut your eyes up guys. Calm down still McGill. So glad. Glad Kate newbie. Go about done Rippin, not going house. I wanna hear like you're not my real dad. Real damage. Sorry. My one any ice tea from the staying over the frigerator. So glad Kate and the baby are okay for now. But who knows kinda roller coaster, emotions, they will take us through that story line. I remain hopeful. But still scared as fuck LL, thanks again riding by trae PS. Randall was oh Randall steel trash, by the way, just a f y all right? This is d I binge watch the last three episodes little island girl the graduates in the waiting room and my Emam iheart. Cane take out of the three Kate is strong wind. How Kate recognizes something is wrong with Kevin. And that he relapsed made me so happy because when I saw Kevin with that five o'clock shadow hours praying that somebody rescued him from himself. They Kate being the strong wind when they see their, sir. Jack for the first time, I'm so proud of happen for Kate. Plus two actors who plays adult K, that's come a long way acting wise this season. Yeah. That's the other part. She also just killed that scene would she's like being strong and crying and singing like. Yeah. I was warming to Randall again. But they hit Beth with a why don't you put your dreams on hold face? And I was like now player I can't what you right now. So I'll still team Bethany random to do the work for us to stand for him again. But I did like when he made that white teacher cry who posted deja essay on internet. That was great. And love the moment. He spans deja. I especially love how he caused Asia his daughter and not adopted or step daughter his whole as daughter just love, it can then Ramazi isn't data's go. Visit her mom soon. Oh, right. Then we have. So we have something about like going to Minnesota. I know I'm making up the state, but something like that. No. There was a scene that same scene. I think where chest- tells them that comes out to them days. You're comes down and says that she wants to see your mom, then we never hear about it again comeback. Probably the final finale. Yes, definitely coming back. Kevin even when he is drunk spiraling. He is still my favorite anytime. He reads Rando is the best. I'm not gonna recap every heartbreaker part of the graduates in the way, my like him together won't get past his relapse, but the lie her taking the sip of the vodka in the water bottle Beth congratulate her for just running away. It was a lot and made me a little word, especially when I saw that Southie. And the promo of this week's episode. I know how y'all feel about Soviet. I am the save Bosnia ride y'all the best Wiki face the things the. Simone says hi bossy. Rod I remember when k storyline was just about her losing weight and grief in the very beginning. I judged okay. Kevin Little and teen hip little and team Kevin behave, but my love Kevin ballooned even before him leaving his play for Rando. But the black Pearson's will not true love Randa was too much and all the best and worst ways. But lately, we've only begin this trashed as version Randall was overwhelmed, but also saw this coming because Beth had a job set a job at Philly. Most of the home stuff was shift to her. She called marriage and Rando did it anyway, his support a bet dance. It was only to make nice, but not genuine or out of respect for her. Even if. Even if it looked right Beth wasn't going to show up for the dinner. What good comes of speaking to your partner like that. Exactly, especially when that same partner has been there for all your random accent expenses. I'm so nervous about next week best that they have been having some the same fight their whole relationship. And that sounds like a separation talk clearly Rando was my this. Ain't it. He was. Yeah. He was eight it definitely the last two weeks. I mean for even longer. And. Try pick up the slack for what a week in couldn't handle with. And he wants her to just do a man handle land. Also. Mas meal out karema what I was listening to high caste. Oh, black on the air, Larry Wilmore, and he was talking about sports. But it reminds me a random something he said he said that. People are basically bored by excellent. And then we pick it apart. Right. And so I think the show started off with Randall being like such a excellent, quote unquote representation, and like this new way like we don't see black characters like this and this type of shit and after a while like it becomes easy to pick it apart. Because you start seeing what a flaws are how he's just human too. Right. And so even in this episode, we're we're like he was just being trashed he was reading to daughter bedtime stories. He's like still packing. The kids lunches he's like going to the recitals of minutes late, but he got out of kids with them. Like, he's we're just so like that is just what you need to be doing Rando. Okay. Like no awards for that of just like do that share? And then we're still kinda like, but what you come short is where we're obviously going to be. Be more pay more attention to right because it's more interesting shit. Like, it's not interesting that you read the bedtime. We read a bedtime story to test in any a million times like no offense. But that's what you supposed to do. Why? So anyway. The asked my heard that exact that exactly persona. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. By the way, I I love Larry Wilmore. I hated episode. But I. I might have unsubscribe to that. Because I liked a lot. There's a certain tone. He takes on podcast. Yeah. That makes. Yeah. Don't know. Like, I will more still has over lack man politics. But he's still like says nigga, you know, what I mean like he's not he's a alike I like people that challenge opinions because I don't want to just listen to somebody. I'm gonna agree with a thousand street, they say because I really I never learned anything. Right. But he's one of those people though, we're like he starts talking about sports and stuff. And I'm just like, oh, that's right. He's he's older than me. He's like in like the decision and LeBron did they don't like. Oh, that's right. You have to basically be like forty two love black man flexing his power and being life 'cause I'm going to Miami. Only only my generation below really thinks that was like some dope shit. Everybody above us is like no one's ever done that before. So anyway, the anyone else freak out when I saw Kevin just standing outside Soviet house. I said, no, no, no, not this a gain. Sure, Kevin his charm, and he usually gets what he wants. But dissoving position Kevin's poison. Kevin the mind does he think tubing's, oh, it means? She will change her mind about having kids that Tam stuffy, this is why her and her kid got eating in the Walking Dead. Right. She was already know Aachen date and dig EMA zombies. How did I forget that? Anyway. I don't think he would do you think he went back to with the idea of I always get what I want and I'm gonna make asthma kids. No, not at all. Yeah. I didn't get that. Either people that Leonard just yes what Leonard just say like. Not at all not at all. I think he went back saying, I always get what I want. It's time for me to to be a better person. Basically. That's it. Yeah. Not bad at all. That's happened on a million moving yet. That's a million little things guys. I didn't I last week, and I didn't cry K saying baby, Jack. But Toby K getting in getting a hold their tiny to fill baby brought me to real tears, the actor that plays told me it was so good entire episode. He made me feel Toby's fear and discomfort. I loved this too much discussion each each podcast, and you guys are so both are so insightful. I blame you both for me wanted to write so much bossy. I preordered the book and can't wait to read it in August, much, love surmount e. Thank you all the should be reordering book, by the way. Okay. Guys. This entire podcast was just started as scheme for us to sell book. All right. If you enjoy the podcast get the book, it's in the show notes every episode I put links to it everything you guys go cop. 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Okay, the goal is to get her Sobe. They were like minimum bossy used to like Sloan with us like we wanna do it. Okay. We gave I wanna be mentioned in a in a sequel novel as some point and be like, oh, yes. I remember those days. The crown your that name, right? The good days good old days, man. Like, can we get our big enough to get canceled is that there's not that has guys carry rights. I really felt about Falange right? Let's like read you know, what I'm saying. I want I want to get the book enough that where people are shocked and taking experts and sharing them on Twitter out of context. That's what we need to do. That's that's the success leisure. Now. It is. You had her on your show. That's he made it. Okay. All right. Oh Carey says. Hi bossy. Right. Okay. I've been holding out hoping that random will pull his head out his ass. Then this nigga left death fuck-ass Boyce mail now, I'm officially team. Fuck that nigga Rando. I've never been more ready to see a nigga get they ask handed to then I am the C Beth hand that nigga his ass next week taint get here. Quick enough. The minute. That you guys all do the podcast graduates. Bossio all your success. The book can't wait to hear from you guys carry. Randoms losing some some support shout out to my Rando holdouts. I'll see all try and stay strong. Try a lot of maybe a lot of. But I remember pretty early like early. I was like behind you like, I'm like, oh, no. Oh god. Oh, I'm out. I'm out. Like. Not going to be. Oh here. Are you the every week? It is maybe they try. I knew I was often trained when she called marriage, and he Nord it and I tried to pretend. About the episode with the island girl episode like up until then is when I really was like, oh, no fuck this guy. Yes. Out the way, he was trying to support her that just felt live Yemen. And like, I try to see you know, I try to do. I'm a lever. I tried to see my balancing people and characters in like St. how they write a character back to health or out of health. You know what I'm saying? I can see it, but we're random and like they have really been on a path. Like, we're going to deconstruct this, dude. And show you that. All nice ain't nice. So I like once I seen the writing on the wall. And like I can only talk about what I see I'm not gonna try to predict where they're going. 'cause I keep thinking they're going to redeem them at some point. But they're going so deep in the hole on like, what is what how do you redeem this? Yeah. And still just very normal by like. Like, it's not so bad that like I don't like him right now. But I don't like shave him. Oh, locate a lot of people have been away. Whereas marriages like, no, look like LOKI. There's a lot of people that were trade places right now with Beth and be like this by Honey, I will give up the dance. Okay. You just keep doing your thing. Like, there are some people that I'm sure would trade places like they have a very white people problems on the scale of dramas on TV like this nigga work too hard. They want to be too good. A man, you know, whatever. As the recant be there to welcome in home every day, right? I would hate the kids to have to watch themselves for our business too much. Classic rb. Love is tyrod and bossy. I'll add to say is. It's not me. It's not you. It's not them. It's not us if it's that ethnic Arango, right? Then what appeal as I mean, man, what appeal is he has proven to be Beth needs to be done with his selfish anxious as never before has a black man who was flying. So high follows so low I am through. Never before never before. All right. I'll kill how some historical examples. Like, we'll be the point. You can have this. I don't really want to revisit those black men fall that far so cool. Oh following far for him as he left. A me voicemail. That's son of of it. And I feel and I'm legitimately mad about it. Like, it's not even also in that ain't nothing. But I really like man we have seen worse guys. Hello, rod embasy. I'm so glad to finally give feedback in from Allegra. I know you end up with a lot of emails to re. So I keep it tight. Why bother is no one else is? I'm just one. I'm proud to really interested in having show leaning into random and best relationship. They're pulling back occurred in four real though. I love Reynaud in the beginning. The writers are really testing my patience. And of course, during the K Brown is acting his natural ads off. I love that. We are seeing the seams of the seemingly perfect marriage to do. We really believe that Kevin is fire was only a he's not having a baby because I have hashtag trust issues. I get the feeling that he thinks he can charm his way into getting what he wants. And that may be children. We'll see but everything so we said about him getting what he wants. And all this always said about him being a charmer. Lease me down a path Kevin having a hidden motive, even if it's hidden from him, man. Your second person said that I hope y'all wrong. All I don't see because he already said he didn't want kids before he met Zoe. Yeah. I really hope y'all around about that before he meant. So we definitely said when when when when when Kate that about she's the only one pass down, Jack's whatever you pretty much. I don't I'm too much of a mess to have kids. So I don't think I think he started thinking about kids because he really loves Zoe. That's when he was like, I'm going to spend the rest of my life with this person. She makes me better. In a better me would make a good father. So without her. I don't think that he wants kids and low key out the he just thinks that some should use award. Oh, my. Said that. Yes. So three Oblate Jack for these. 'cause I'll let me go, right? Went back. One more second star. Because the way he said, it was part of a litany of this is how dope of a person you. Are. It wasn't a I have a dream of having kids. And I would like it to be with you. It was your so dope. I would move to the suburbs. I would settle down. I would have kids with you. That's how dope you are as I wanna be with you. And that so I didn't feel like I wanna have kids so bad that this is the deal-breaker number three. I'll go ahead. You remember when he broke up with Sophie, he said that he couldn't see future with her. He couldn't see the with our in it. And so for him that was always a big deal. So I feel like that's it. And that's why she seventy thirty. I'm glad you brought that back because I really could not remember how they broke up. But now remember, and I'm like, oh, actually, it was cold that was. It was old. He read her filthy. It was like you are a blank slate of whiteness, and no one could feed themselves with you. Okay. I think about the future not see nothing. Alright. Own guy fits right into your lock pace. What's your? Which had drug laundered money. Brownstone are you afforded city? Anyway. Give my dog tags back. Oh, that's the other woman. I blame Jackson these men. Don't get me wrong. I love the idea Jack, but he was flawed and we see inklings of his plows through random wanting to be perfect so hard and Kevin wanting to charm his way name his ability. Rally. Jackson's quick comment on last week's episode fifteen we really need to see Mandy mortgage her flowers. She was truly actor ass out that waiting room scene. They reading for covering this show. I've been listening to begin and have loved every moment, even during Bossi's anti deja phase ah later. Thank you Allegra. Yeah. We went through moments. Okay. We. We fought through that anti days of phase. And we found a happy peaceful medium. Okay. And I like to talk it up to the to the makeup artist and the people that do. Cancelled. Anti-black girl magic. I'll see didn't want black people to doubt the black town talk about that. And your book. You know? I was a good away to the show started in call you and leave a voicemail and be like you and your little book. Eight to the show without like, that's not that wasn't funny. Randall did it. Don't think I'm a play like that, but meals three tyrod and bossy, I never thought I would say this, but MacGill's up Randall's down what the fuck is up with this do on a character development. No, it's but that nigga all day. He knew this shit was going to be hard. But still things better the one that needs to sacrifice everything on other hand from a writer perspective and seeing the situation with somewhat can try. This is twenty nineteen everybody. No matter how traditional respectable can appreciate the hardship associated with going to dinner problem party during the week. How hard could it be to say belco and make it 'cause she's working is that really a thing that would hurt his political career twenty nineteen in my family. We both work and our kids do shit during the school year on weeknights. All best off if my boss invited me to dinner on Thursday or Wednesday, or whatever it would be a toss up whether or not we could both get there. So I didn't really by the crisis. Then again, we are. Broke ass now political Representative ass nigga. So what do I know this Randall store is getting out of hand to the point where when me or my wife tells other about some non some new ni- care related activity. One of us will be doing to other responds by saying stick a pin in that until the kids graduate. Yeah. They think it was a stretch. Your wife's not here for dinner is like I'm not putting you on this the council board thing felt like a like this is just for TV plot. And the thing is if you use the kind of person, that's like, oh, I'm a family values, blah, blah, blah, tell her tell them that. She's with the family. That should fix it. And it's like middle of the week and it city cow. It's like he's a city council. He's not fucking. Running. You already can't. Committee means outside of work right outside the already supposed to do. I feel like he was just being petty. I feel like it wasn't that big a deal. He just wanted to like have something over her head. I think it was just the plot. Like, I literally I'm not even like, I don't think he had like a alterior motive of she's not going to be able to make this and I'm gonna I really think they needed to create tension point. So they have this knock down drag out fight. And this was such a little thing for me. But the characters treated like the fucking into the world. You guys tell I don't really do drama my personal life. I'm just like, oh, I'll just bring up. I don't want of this who knew that in the in the brother standings, Kevin would be the one that seem to have a brighter future. I can think to people who knew. Okay. From allowance ago. How were were you Kevin ended up as Lovie door? Oh, a lot. I won't let it out that I was pretty worried within the riders came through. I guess it was a million little thing if it was a million little things he would've cheated on Zoe. But this is not that basic, I don't actually watch. But this is us, but I'm just inferring based on previous commentary. Yeah. You'd be right. She's very influential and problematic separate though at the scene with Lovie, they cut dissolve this. The disparity in beauty was actually jarring Soviets. TV attractive while Zoe is strikingly beautiful. Thanks for the great recaps. The meal. I don't know if those actresses list to the show, so I will not be coming on that. But I feel your brother. Hey, riding bossy. Fuck that nigga Randall he is trash good lower. Why would you do that to your wife man at the all the mess? You know, put through you going to her like that stay ass on your couch and your office Rando. I want to dedicate this song to Beth Clark, not Beth Pearson because her husband is trash, and he put a YouTube link which takes me to. Let me load this up and see. Where's this taking me? Oh, of course. It's Joe all the things you may want to. Yeah. Yeah. Bat is they totally had the kind of argument that happens in Joe's videos before he walks up on you like I want to run for city council. Houston force my on my phone, and then she pulls away from an Joe walks up. Like, what kind of man is a woman. Yeah. I can see guys. I'm sad to say. But I feel like Zoe a Kevin are done. They just don't want to admit it to themselves. I didn't believe either one of them. Kevin does one kids as always hesitates nicotine aleisha was so obvious. I sincerely hope I'm wrong with their body language is vibe, just otherwise. Well, I tell you this trae, but you are wrong. So I'm glad you sincerely hope to be wrong. Because then you will sincerely be happy because you are. Sincerely hope. Toby can stay strong for K. And that baby. I can't imagine how tough situation that would be for a parent. I hope everything works out for them. Thanks again. Right abbasi. Thanks ray. This is from EV haradim bossy. We'll this episode got my blood pressure up between Sophie being in episode and Randall with his Ashi airs, I just didn't know how to process episode. I really hope the writers aren't trying to put an okeydoke on us by letting Kevin stay with Alex for now. Only to Zoe Zoe was only for now only to realize that later that he wants children and he runs back to Sophie, somebody is engaged. It's over stop trying to make Sophie happened. She's in gauge Coney's she has to marry this one because dude. Okay. She don't even go here. Because no matter she's engaged in. Sophie will go back to Kevin if he asked remember the x Ray tech. Neither does Sophie. I hate her so much I even more than I hate him from the Walking Dead DASA, if we die where we can agree on that last part ever Endo. Hey, he has become such a major disappointment at this point Beth would be well within her rights to serve him divorce papers that moist mill was way out of pocket. I'm not ready to see the episode within falling in love to see it falling apart. That's going to be so depressing to watch. Hey, guys, look is TV. Maybe they'll slack in the face and make out vigorously on a bed. And we'll all be like, oh, I guess they fixed it, you know, we'll see what happens tomorrow night. See a little little Jack touch meal. So many levels you keep calling this little boy, Jake. It is killing me. Even is killing me little Jack touched Real Oviedo levels because it reminded me of my own preemies when my baby was an is. But I also saying you are my sunshine to her. Oh. I'll sure a little Jack will pull through but it's going to be a bumpy road. I think one of the writers either had a preemie or consulted preemies families. So that dynamic is. So real often the fathers have a hard time brought bonding with the baby when they're born. So you're on because they're so scared to get close it case. Something happens to the baby happened to me. And my husband we kept his he kept his distance to the first time he held her which was about two weeks after the birth. Every there he was all in this has been an this has been a level, right? And so far e PS fuck selfie. Thanks. And the last comment. Wow. We really made it. Hi rod in bossy. First of all let me start by thanking you both for all the to do when it comes to recap in this show and now to the nitty gritty, I thank you back. Okay. And is it really recapping our recapping because we are came from our boy, Kevin. All right. This was really all about. Randall Pearson has officially pissed me off no idea what he was thinking and why he will leave that selfish as inconsiderate as reckless adds. No commonsense. As voicemail on Queen beds thrown. How dare he I have never been so mad at a television character in my life. I couldn't believe he would say all those things are I didn't think he had it in him to be to be honest. But at the same time when you are all about yourself. It will come out. I think what that he wants to be like his momma in a sense of her life is about the kids, and she doesn't get to live out her dreams. However, Randall has another thing coming Oscar Beth is going to be beyond stays lemonade album all throughout the house. 'cause who the who the fuck do you think she is random, you ain't marriage? No average bitch. Randall all I'm saying is he knows how baseball bats are attracted to his windshield. I don't think Kevin is going to be okay. With not having any kids Zoe. I feel like he said that because he found out his fallback land face. Sophie wasn't an option anymore because he's engaged now which good for her because I didn't like her. Anyway, I feel like he was going to try to pressure her or he's gonna find another woman at some point, man. Listen, I do this. I'll start getting. That they give an evil like this. Okay. Right. What do you think he's coming from Mr. from color, purple like, you said, no baby? I'm just gonna find a one wall some babies how did he go by Soviet to be like can I get you pregnant come on y'all so fair. You didn't we happened to look up and see that he was in front of her house. And then he was about the turnaround until she saw him Brian. And then it had a conversation. And then I feel like he wanted to talk to her because she knows him, and she he could get some kind of perspective from her if she agreed to do it. And then that was it. She wasn't her. How dare you? How are you? And he don't be like spending outside her house all the time. Like what the y'all? Stressing me out, how do you? How do you say like, oh because he found out that soci- was engaged. So he signed to go back to the house where he lives with his live in girlfriend. He just said he wanna spend forever with because he couldn't give so via. We didn't know he was going to see like a y'all he could attacked her with that series. Come on. Now. God now. Hey, listen. I want people to I get it. But there's a good Matica troll. This not the, hey, why people show? All right. Don't bring baggage with us. All right now, he said this is what they're saying about. We can't be doing this. All right advertise my man, Kevin. I'm proud of Kate for not being annoying this episode. Wow. Wow. Wow. War who wrote this Mitchell. Okay. I think she will be a great, mama. Toby? A great day. Quaint bed is an amazing human being style Gracie class. Randall doesn't deserve. Thank you both reading this. And thank you for doing a podcast, much, love and fees Mitchell. Thank you Mitchell. I'm just glad you guys are nice to me. I see Jesus. It could be so much worse. Apparently. Anyway. My right Jesus. I wrote up here. Like y'all right about these characters, man. I would not do this show. I know that much. Vaseli what he's looking forward to next week. I wanna see how how Randall and Beth met. I wanna see that that journey. Yeah. Me too. I think it'd be. I think that'll be cool. And then also like I wanna see we're going to get like a resolution to this. I don't know how many episodes have left, but like I want something to happen with this fight because it's so. It feels like they've been fighting so long and I'm tired, man. I'm tired for them. Yeah. I don't know, man. I just please guys. Can we just like wrap this up 'cause either get divorced or don't like go to Kathleen or don't? But. They'll be separated at least separates. Yeah. Like, I'm tired. If he I'm tired. I get it. I don't want them to wrap it up because that would be just like what the fucking put us through this. What do you want like it's a move in some direction? Yeah. Like like, I get that this quota quo eight or whatever. But I don't know, man. This is a lot. We got two more comments during episode shit. Our hold on let me I want. Everybody get their tire. So let me go back three spat senatorial says man, I'm so late first off and as always love you guys. Thanks for doing this recap. Let me tell you these last two weeks gotten on my last motherfucking nerve during last week's episode when he left the Queen Beth that nasty petty as Lilly jumped off my couch and started pacing pacing in my liberal during my little he'll Lou commercial yelling fuck that nigga who the fuck does. He think he talked to like that. My cat was looking at me like I lost my damn mind. Even after the commercial break. I sat on the edge of my seat holding imaginary cigarette in my hand shaking my head like I was ready to jumping nigga. I was so mad. Why don't I just picture you in rollers in house shoes, and like housecoat and everything like all outfit? I understood where he was coming from. And I'm Beth to beat it. And I definitely understand. He was angry irritates. She wasn't willing to change the schedule for the is. But Beth it was just drinks chill. I understand that anger because I've definitely had moments where I wish others would make accommodations benefit me. But then I remember that I'm don't and shit happens and move on my life this nigga. Anyway, I love Kevin. But I think he's lying about not one two. Oh my God. He's saying more like he was just a freighter losing and losing someone else. He really care for why he was going through such hard time. Instead a really damning whether or not he wants kids in the future. I think that this will come up again again. So better galls where she happy. He is as she definitely shouldn't let Kevin charm. Woo her. Oh, an question. How did Randall nice mail alcohol on Kevin's breath when they were hospital in the previous episode? I think like I say he said he was hungover. So that kind of covers that they were all up in each other's faces. I on the water bottles filled vodka. But then they were so close to each other that I can guess myself because I ran away smell it. Finally. Thank you for talking about that shitty show a million little things I've been I've been watching it all season. I just keep I just hated it. I I keep watching it because I like and want to support Romney Marco and the man from grim and site, but I keep just thinking about how terrible the show is people who don't watch. This is us like to say that the show is just emotionally manipulative read. Reading only make us cry. But they miss the nuances and subtleties that are created because the cast has chemistry and this magically written. I cried more often because small moments then I relate that I relate to so completely to instead of the big moments that are obviously tragedies and sad moments. But a million little things just trash it's like a robot wash all of this us eroded its own bullshit show. It is all it is all emotional manipulation. No chemistry actors who just don't quite have the range and niggers when they quoted that nine eleven backstory, I roll my eyes so fucking heart. I swear I almost went blind. Oh, my God that shit made me so angry ribbons angering. She goes remember during the first season. This is us when they were still there's still a mystery around Jack's death at one of the big there's Jack dot one of those nine eleven planes. I'm so fucking glad he didn't do it. They didn't need to a million little as in need to do it. It was ridiculous. It would've been better. If they had just left it with the idea that you will never fully understand. Why someone commit suicide? You'll never understand everything reason s okay yet to learn a move on anyway and low that person, regardless trash trash trash. Thank you for recognising that again, I love your show. Love you guys. Still this is they need to fix it. Jesus care have rentals Ashi ass chat. Lips disrespecting Beth and my my standard for their black. Love. Wow. That was an intense one in Saint Saint problem. I gotta disagree with you about the the owed Kevin Hayes over there. I don't think he really secretly wants to have kids. I'll topic LL sorry bossy this from L Bassey. I'm glad to know. I wasn't the only one who hate watch the whole season little things. I. This is the very little as hey cast. I to roll Rasi. No, I used to go. I can't believe it will renewed. I I know people like is getting a bunch of us. But I can't believe that like it's so flawed like what she said about robots writing. It is so accurate. I said that somebody told him I didn't speak English, then they translate it to their language, and they translated back to two English. And they're like, oh, we're right this, and it became a million little pieces a real thing. I to Rome is at the nine eleven the only saving grace is that it was slightly based on a true story. Right. You may be happy to know that call from the Walking Dead found a rose surprise sun on this show. I'm not watching his own care as far as this is us. Do you feel like the writing is losing his quality compared to earlier seasons? Oh. I'm gonna say, no. But I feel like part of that is because. Okay. So I'm saying, no. But I don't want to I agree with you. I don't think anyone any show keeps up the same quality of writing for three seasons, four seasons or whatever. I think that's there's a natural draw. But I would say that I still find it to be high quality. So in general says I'm saying no while also kind of saying, yes, if you know what I mean? I think that I think that nothing can touch that first season. I think that there's no way that it could it could replicate what it did that I season. But I don't think that it's so so yes on on one hand. Yes. The quality of the writing did go down, but it still heads and shoulders, leaps and bounds ahead of any other show of its of its of its caliber, right? It's like. Three times episode, but that whole like, we're bored perfection thing. Like, they were so fucking good. And they're still very very very, very good. But now, we know the tricks. So you're not getting that same like adrenaline rush from being like. And now we flash forward to the future. I'm like, all right. Well, you kind of did that with the first-ever. So. So and just got an extra men. So that's good. Always I slightly based on a true story. Okay. Oh, yeah. It's a little more predictable to me and I haven't cried wants this season. Oh, you're just harlot person. Also didn't like the way random customer his wife over voicemail. I could see this restauration growing through the episode that was just corny. Thank you guys letter views. Yeah, it seems like the kind of corny random would do though I'm telling you that much. All right. That's it. We were dictated next week. We wanna see that slobber knocker which because we did this. Oh late. We're gonna see tonight. I mean tomorrow night. So that's cool. So we'll figure out how to do recap within hopefully, do this when a little more faster? But I don't know having episodes have left for season. We can't have that many left though, so three. Okay. So we should be wrapping up soon. And wow, Rossy two extra men. So. We are. Respond. It gives me another signal. That's all know foul guys. I'm not I'm not is fine. I'm not I'm not gonna call this. Now. Wait next week's finale. What's no way? All right. What are you? What do you mean next week is the finale who said that some oh? All right. Listen, clearly has to go. Okay. She's okay. She's gotta we gotta end this. Okay. We'll be back soon until next time. Thank you so much. We'll talk later piece. All right. Thanks bye.

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#8 | Starting the Series A Final Stretch!

The Esports Startup

42:37 min | 1 year ago

#8 | Starting the Series A Final Stretch!

"One day. I mean gene editing is a very interesting very interesting thing in that. Let's talk about gene editing. What do you guys think about I? Know about podcasts. Bad Tangent, but it is a really weird thought like I've have read up on it a decent bit recently in. It's like we're not far from being at the point. Where like doctors could be like? Do you want your baby delay the attractive like this or like like the never have issues like these sort of health issues like they already can remove some some overarching health issues or the very least detect that they'll be occurring and the baby. But then you know as soon as you can edit as soon as you can define like how attractive your baby will be. That's going to be a thing that I feel like that's going to be kind of thing that like only rich super do you think? The mental, even more like widen that gap, right. Do you think they'll be a point. Where so far in the future where everyone is gene editing babies and all the babies are like the most gorgeous handsome exactly. People in the world, and everyone's doing it. There's always these holdouts that are waiting and so who is going to be the last person to do it and have the super ugly baby, while everyone else has the most beautiful babies in the. You know the very interesting ad if you look at pretty much anything like if you look at music or if you. You look at technology like the whole Lake Netflix's thing right came out and centralized all of these lake, all content rate, and then and I was awesome. That was kind of their value prop, but then now you have HBO. Everyone wants their piece of that and so kind of is like this sine wave of like okay. We're going to centralized decentralized and then. The next Netflix's come out and centralize it, and it's GonNa going the same thing I bet is going to happen with something gene editing when everyone's super attractive. What actually be comes attract. It'll be like what is. This tractive exactly because it becomes rare. Value Perfect for you, Johnny, you should hang up until that point. That's going to be your time to shine man I'm to be dead by the time that? Maybe, maybe you got yours or we're going to have superpower medically. Fix My like huge. Is that like to late for them? I don't if they can do that. Smell really well. What were here for foregin you'll. You'll told me to join the meeting at. Forty five minutes ago owns like. To give you cake while there's no cake here, so there's no. What am I supposed to be doing what is here? Is that used for startup podcast episode seven and we've kind of. It's been a couple of weeks since we really gave an update on series A. Last episode we had one of our investors, and that was an awesome episode. Two here's perspective on a lot of things related to fundraising and startup accelerators been. It's been a couple of weeks since. We gave a series update so. Let's talk about what happened. Post PC. Got Back from GTC WE. Basically had a lot of meetings. We talked about that while we're on the road. Who always vote to and For probably first couple of days we spent following up with our investors that we spoke with Judy see how what kind of if you look back on that follow up. What kind of was the conversion rate of success to to non successful? Follow up after all of the follow up to all the follow went well. We I mean we had conversations a lot of them You'd get responses back. That were more You know really enjoyed our talk. our team or a partnership is going to. Do some due diligence, or or you know meet and discuss you know what what we talked about and will follow up next ups from there and. For the most part you know, none of the GD sort of meetings have. The meetings at GTC have. Put us in a really good position for once we raise our series big Who We spoke with you know the. The firms that we're meeting with out in San Francisco You know they're the larger VC's or the big firms that you know you kind of expire. Spire to be in front of and a lot of a. they're going to be really really good for us as we. As we continue to grow and continue raising more financing and funding in the future, because we've established at first relationship so That's not to say that you know. We're still speaking with some of them. I and you know we'll see. You know see what happens. Those conversations more kind of just stay. In, communication with them, but I think were were now right now. Were you know we'll get into this? And it's a little bit, but right now we're. We're starting to not starting. We're kind of nearing the You know the conclusion of our series A. and so I think we can probably start getting into what that means because while GTC was great. and. All those meetings were. Were you know what really well and we got our name out and people started. Talking about is inherent. Melody Sports one that we raising funding. It's really what happened. Once. We got back that that has led to to where we are now. So. Any thoughts on that. We have an intro to everyone here by the way Johnny This is L. Weakest Point at the podcast into introductions I feel like one of the episodes or to that I forgot to introduce people know what's your name? Your name's Donnie hockey Johnny Hockey Johnny. Can you spell that? Can you start hockey comedy Johnny, and then we have Jordan Hera with Lincoln upside down. It's like the on top comma. Point. Percent Pudgy we call that s dog time. Yes so Johnny. Does love our content and ops and Biz Dev enjoying this our marketing and then yeah myself. Matt got in. The one of the one of the CEO's or founders or I, think started this company with few logo, but now I started sports one back in late twenty. Seven. I'll always know sixteen, two, thousand, sixteen, late, two, thousand sixteen. We read the accelerator early twenty seven. Yeah, so so he's been around for going on two years now on two and a half, so we it. It, it's. kind of like a weed. Mick says so much is going on. and. It feels like a long time, but it's really. is a long time, but it's not really. Ridiculous, it feels like it's gone by in a second. It also feels like it's been like ten years. Yeah, I think as you constantly what you're doing. You're constantly learning, so you're always at the state of like. A motivation, but tiredness at the same time, because as you learning as you're doing new things and taking on bigger projects you know it gets hotter and hotter, so it's constant like. Of Uphill battle, but like in a positive way that you progressing in your like your own career as a company, so it's like it's super exciting and yeah, absolutely. So yeah, we got. We got back from GD. See and started started hitting back on the grind of of trying to pull this round together and so as of you know Kinda just jumping right into it as of last last week. You know we've had term sheets on on the table essentially, and what kind of means we've had. People are offering to lead and had you know kind? Kind of firms that were that were coming to the table and weren't really sure. You know what which farm we wanted to go to go with to lead the round as as of yet and just a quick kind of summary of what that what a lead is, they're the ones that are putting together the the the specifics of the deal, and so as of last week we've started. I've started negotiating and finalizing terms with a lead investor that we've decided to go with and so they have. Agreed to not only have they put in the term sheet and and sent. An outline of all the terms and the details, and and we can kinda touch some of those but. They've also put an offer put in a significant amount of funding, and and they've been really easy to work with actually, and that's a important thing is when you're. You know when you're raising funding. Whoever's leading the round Thir- the? They're obviously trying to get the best bang for their buck and get the right terms that put them in a really strong position as you know, your company grows, and if they become billion. Billion Company so yeah, just just in terms of like a time sheet that's not is at the start of a final legal document, or is the term sheet a standalone proposition of what the what they're going to look what they want. And then you would go and do a contract as a separate. Yeah, yeah, there's there's a the term sheet is like your way to establish You know kind of high level High level specifics. I guess you'd say on how much money's going to be. invested what you're. Valuation is what you're liquidation preference would be what means once. The company sells or has acquired you know. How do they get back one x of their money Do they give out more than that? What kind of what the board you know? of directors is comprised of What sort of Pro Radha rights might there be if any what's what's also means as you know as you raise new rounds, are your current investors allowed to participate in those future rounds, which will usually include in terms eat so this is really like between three to five pages. Pages long very very short, but it's a summary that then leads through long form documents that are you know they can get into the hundreds of pages and usually leave that to the to the lawyers to handle so the term sheet is almost like a skeleton framework for like the official legal documents, and it gives you something just to quickly sort of you know. Hopefully Kinda come to an agreement on so that you can say what the big part part of the term sheet is at the end of it, you sign it and you know and what? Can Be good and bad, but basically once you sign that term sheet you allowed to shop. You're not allowed to the essentially talk to any other investors so soon as that term, she does sign. That basically means four x amount of days, and so you know with us as the thirty days or forty five days. You can't negotiate or shop that term those terms or anything else until that those you know until that expiration is complete so. Once you sign that term sheet like you're locked in and you, so you want to cover as much as you need to. In that in those those terms so that you don't you don't run into a situation where you're. You're stuck with this VC for month. When you say you can't shop around for VC's anymore deem you can't shop around for. Another lead or like or just in general, you can look for to join the round. No, you can definitely look for more Veasley. Join because you need still fill out around. That was like the Brown needs to be filled before you sign the. One part of the one part of the terms might be. You know you're raising ten million to twelve million dollars, which is what's in our term sheet, you can raise either between ten and twelve million dollars and sometimes it will include and you have you know X. amount of days to you know to pull together. The investors that will put in that that money so like the term she won't be. won't actually qualify if you don't get enough other investors to fill out the ten million, so you get to nine point five million dollars, and you're as inten while the lead investor can pull out. and that can kill the deal so that that's a part of the terms. Is You know they're saying? Around the still have to fill it out with the rest of them, Masters Interesting Yeah so we've we've started that process. Basically are actually kind of been working through that process and it's been it's. It's been A. series a is usually you know a much more intensive process, or there's a lot you know in be. There can be a lot of Legal. kind of civic, yeah roadblocks, just a lot of pain points, and but fortunately for us. This is not the far were still. We haven't gotten to the long form Long-form can be you know there always be some. HOLD UPS air on his I don't think we're GONNA, run in that. And so we're we're you know we're progressing through this fairly quickly, so so do you think that Because we're progressing faster than you know. Maybe the average company would. Do. You think that's got to do with what we're building here. At least one or do you think it's got to do with the industry? combination of both like what what would you say is kind of like the can honestly has to do with investors. I think the investors are. you. Yeah investor. They won't. They don't want to put up a bunch of. You know. Things in your way to the they want you to make money and they want because they wanna make money they want you. US exceeds that they succeed and they know that every. Every day that they're taking me away from running the company and dealing with these terms is slowing down the progress of of things and and so any, but they also don't want to be screwed in the deal and not. Have you know the best terms possible for them, so there's like. There's sort of a back and forth era of of Wayne options and I think the ambassadors that were working with. They are in. You know incredibly startup and founder friendly, and that's. That's really spin up. You know that really helps a lot for us. We're not done with the process so Hopefully this continues, but I'm very confident that it will. then. That will be in a good spot I'm curious. Are you on this podcast? You're able to kind of mention. Anything around the because you've talked about like ten to twelve million right being in the term sheet what we're raising. Are you able to talk about amounts that have been committed? Yeah, I'm curious. Is there a difference between when we left Gd? How much had been committed? And now how much has been committed just to give the? I feel like that'd be a good idea of progress for the say when we win would laugh GTC You know we had we. We knew we'd have our pro rata, and so that's our current investors investing the three that they've put in and they put that in into pro rata for future around so essentially for them to ensure for our previous investors to ensure they keep. the same amount of ownership that they had when they originally invested. They get these this term called pro rata rights, and that basically boils down to every round. If they put in the amount that they put in. Originally so say an investor put a million dollars during their seed round, and then now they're putting a million dollars for the series A. That Allows them to keep that same percentage of ownership, so if they own ten percent, you know instead of being diluted when all this new money comes in though put another million dollars and they'll be able to keep that same percent. then it's hard to explain the math behind. It is pretty simple. There's obviously a ton of articles on it, but. So we knew that we would have that three million basically, but we didn't have. We had have various verbal commitments, people that were very very interested, but nothing you know firm because you need you need. You need to decide on a lead investor, and that's the big you know you know kind of point a process, and so at this point we have easily over ten million committed And in you know investments ranging from. Him Three. Four million from. one VC to you know. To half a million to a million even as as low as a quarter, million would be about the lowest will probably take for this round. How many how many different firms? In that ten. I mean. All in all. There's probably you know like ten plus different firms that we can. The have committed won't be. Part is round and some we've Without, being too specific like we, you basically get commitments from different firms, and then you decide what for what whose money you WanNa take basically. A good raise. When you can't do that, happen in a in a successful good for the startup percent when you're when you're in a really good position when you're getting to the side, who's part of your round? We're lucky enough to be in that position right now. and so we've we have are basically who assigned certain parts of the round, so you can think of it. Yet ten million, and if you make a envision it as a giant Pie. We there's him. Three Three tenths of that pie is already given to our current investors. The lead investor you know, let's just say they put in, you know. Let's say they put in three so that six tenths of the pie is taken. And then we've agreed to another two million from another firm that will be committing two million, so we have two million on assigned that we haven't That we haven't told you know. We have people that are interested in admitted to that, they will put in the money. We're just deciding who we want to. Exactly because we WANNA make sure we picked the right firms, and we pick the right strategic firms, so we'll. We'll be deciding that up. You know by early next week. this is sort of the period right now. We're. Kind of. Figuring out who what the best Grouping of investors are and it's a good spot to be in. So just to clarify the listeners, the reason why Jordan proving with questions. This gets really done by Matt. is a lot of von doors like conversations with lawyers, so join I are awesome questions out of curiosity. Obviously, we get the major updates, but these little questions. Stuff that you we thought to ask now. Yeah, and the reason for that is not that like you know I. try to keep this process very transparent and there's sort of A. There's sort of a weighing of. Being as transparent without you know building anticipation or high for getting people's hopes up, and so is trying to weigh that those you know I don't want to come out and and you know. Tell her one that we have you know. That we have, our series is locked up or good to go this all happened. We've have investors calling down the doors and we were in a really good spot and I was always one hundred percent confident that we were going to close as round. but I also won't everyone I. Don't want anyone to like. Relax on it until the money in the bank because. Kazaa that's when you can. You breathe a sigh of relief, and you know and and celebrate, and then get back to work and. And so. I would. Give UPDATES whenever I had a very definitive news but you'd also don't want to. You know every time you think you have. If I updated every time I thought you. Had A. Really good meeting and was super confident that they would come in and invest, and and then turn around and they you know than. Be Devastated that they wouldn't. They weren't coming into the rounder. That, that's not I. Know How weighing. That is on me so to put that on the rest of the team. It's not fair and so that's something you'd tried to manage expectations and. And try to just stick to the really good news a luckily, we're in a spot where where that's possible. I mean. Because busy right so join I've actually been doing content with some professional legal legends teams over the past few weeks, and that's super time consuming as well so we're not like knocking on that door all the time updates because we've got a of other things to worry about this well, which is great how how things been going without? It was good. It was accessible, so we did a a series. It was actually sat office podcast, and we had to professional players in because it's a full matt. We knew quite well and then. It was so successful that we decided to turn it into a twitch stream to try and like new format save. We can push the boundaries because at the moment we do have an overall strategy, but we still want to experiment with some of the content ideas to to see what really like suits the brand surgery Megyn, and so we had to live twit streams, and they went really well. There are a lot of fun. The guests are awesome are really helpful and really insightful. It was have some pro players in talking about what they do best, and that was the first time I think that we had actual pro players in the offices well, which was. Literally streaking around the office as din. Off a little bit, we were excited. We're excited I mean we've we've had interactions. Play outside the office, but to get these guys into the office. In their own time is quite a big thing, so you get them seeing like the people behind the company, and like our logos on the wall, and so they're seeing that in lake there you know they see you get to show off what you're working on. You start building those after each episode. We took the people that came out to dinner, right? To put the name to the face and. Or face to the name. Yeah, good relationship building, so a already engaged with them for the next lot of content that we're doing for the MIDSEASON invitationals getting their predictions for who they think's going to win and stuff like that, so we've got this relationship now that we it's kind of open communication lines which is. We are looking interesting. Cool stats based content and like players. Of course it's always good if they have content coming out around them. They don't have to put a ton of effort into their already. Busy enough you know. Yeah are doing really good with because we want to build those relationships. We WanNA. Come Out! It's like you know we're doing some really cool stuff and here we want to make it all comes down. We're trying to support and grow these words industry and and do cool things that that helped the industry grow. That's one of the challenge challenge. We've let from a lot of examples that. If brands don't make. Authentic content that sexually for the the positive image for for the community. Then you get a lot of backlash. So that's something. We always gave him. The minds make sure that know. We do things that we liked. It's always positive that's beneficial for everyone involved and for the community. It's not always about the money especially in sports right now. If you come out and you're trying to just like you know, there's so many non endemic that are with any sports that you know the this industry they they smell that really quickly. When there's like someone that comes into the basin, their entire intention is just to. Exploit. Yeah, pull as much money as they can from it. And they're not in. Is Important that we you know. Obviously were were a company that has to make money and be profitable at some point, but you know you can see what we're doing with. These sports pedia like we haven't put no advertisements ever on his words Pedia and and we pay you know a bunch of managers at work on there just to. Grow and provide a you know something, informative and beneficial to the community. As well as like server costs like our engineers time working on it, a young engineer expensive. But yeah, these sports community is incredibly good sniffing out people that enter the industry that are authentic so I. Think those of you starting your company's in sports like look to provide value to the community. I make money second. I mean. We've got such a positive stop. Because I mean, we're all pretty much. All the majority of us at game is of some. Some game more than others I'm currently yeah. I'm, GONNA, Legal Legends Grind, so I originally played a Dodo and so it's kind of. The other version of the mobile. Genre and Benelli League and I'm not great, but I'm trying to. They're doing pretty good I. HE keeps trying to get me to play league with him, but I honestly can't be bothered. Joining the others a new earth, Defense Force. Not This gaming. This is the game I'm that this is actually throwback to win. We're in Marina. Del Rey and we were sitting around the kitchen table where we're working from when we first moved to La before, we had the office in Santa Monica and Matt gave US game. He actually bought it for all three of us and. Because he likes. Very strange games fed. You basically a robot or a warrior, and you have to your marine, your marine and you have different abilities. You can either pilot a Mac or you can fly around, or you can heal people and he fight giant space. Aunts is kind of an. It's like an anime out. Really Cool and I'm sure everyone thought it was like. Oh, yeah, Jordan and Johnny just sounds like a fun. And then you said ants. Yes. You like it's not. It's just like oversized insects, and it's very like. Do you have to kill them all? Iraq how? Great I. Mean and you pick up guns. Your guns can either fire bullets, or they compare lasers. When my parents said, let me play violent video games now there's not blood. I don't know there isn't because. It's a very strange game. And youth the roll around. I don't know why or you can fly. Let's give. So I guess the next question is. Where are we now like what's the? What's the process, so we've got some commitments. You've got to decide who you want to feel that loss two million Yeah, what's next wall now? So yeah that that's largely been past two weeks two and a half weeks, or since we the last episode you know. I've been very much heads down. trying to wrap this round and that means that includes you know meeting with our investors. Stop to talk to them about terms and and how you know handling different situations, and and then meeting with our you know potential lead investors I've gone to drinks. out to drinks with. Can't you know had name? How many times we've either got drains or gotten a phone call dinner content event together. It's basically just kind of getting to know one another and that was. Not only from from their end to get to know us, but but vice versa just kind of like. You know. This sort of relationship, especially at series I especially. The lead investor they'll be on our board, and so they will have a very big hand and decisions that we make as the company going forward like. giving equity employees and acquiring new companies and Moving to new office space and making big, you know bringing in more debt or brain or bring any debt, or you know bringing in new investment and so. You have to make sure that you know it's a right fit for both parties, and so that's really been this past two three weeks. It's I've been talking to references have been meeting with them. Just kind of pulling up pulling all the different strains this This money in this round closed. And now it's kind of. a bit of the more boring part where. Our current, so our seed investors are. They're going through the terms as well because you have. Because you have series a investors, and then you have seed investors, so they both have their own they they both are involved in the company in different ways, and so you won't obviously your seed round. Investors understand that taking bringing in more investment is better for them, but they also don't want to be completely phased out of the company or not. You know involved in so now as a matter of kind of. Communicating with our seed investors and getting them comfortable with the terms that are set by her series I and were. Were almost they aren't I'm I expect a young to sign our terms seat you know tomorrow, ideally or to have assigned term sheet from Arlene investor inside it as well tomorrow. And then the next two weeks will be the long form documentation. And ideally by. Him By end of next month will have a well. We'll be done with our series egg, and so once we get to that point then I'll start being able to Kinda like walk through specifics of the term term sheets, and and tell you about you know who you know who these investors are, and we'll start bringing these investors into onto the podcast to talk about their experience and everything. Now, we have to obviously he kind of tight-lipped until we can actually announced a the specifics, but. but that I think I think we're. We're about seventy five eighty percent of the way there right now. It's awesome and how you said we will talk in more specifics about the term sheet later. Are there any like interesting terms that are on it? That like wouldn't give much away that you can bring up for, or is that something? At least until later I mean I would say. You know our board dynamics or probably going to change a little bit. I would say that they are. We were going back to. All the terms from the seed round and making adjustments for series A. That puts us in a even better position as a company for future rounds of funding It's hard to kind of. Not You know, get into space. Talk about that without being specific, but best-laid kind of just means that. Every so the terms that you sat right now. or terms you set in previous rounds, usually each round of funding. Whoever's leaned those rounds? If they look back in, they see that your previous investors have have all these stipulations were provision. These. Upcoming investors will won't the same and so you don't want to get in a situation where every round funding you know. Your investors are wanting these the same. You know things like that previous investors, God or the same terms previous plus more so basically we're were. It's helping us. We're basically cleaning up things about making it even better for us for the future. Yeah, because. To kind of clarify. Maybe correct me if I'm wrong, but when you're saying that lake, it wouldn't be good if all future round investors could kind of stick to the same terms or whatnot that the earlier and that's that's because those earlier investors. It's more risk to them to investigate to they get. More What's the word I'm looking favorable more favorable terms. Yeah, absolutely. And Yeah so you want to kind of set. Set those terms kind of. Is Soon as you can That you that you don't really have to change as you raise more 'cause. You, know we're. I've said that I don't want like after this roundup, I would. You know or early I said you know. It'd be great if we didn't. We weren't all. We wouldn't have to raise more and more funding, but you know I expected to hit the milestone than the goals that are really want us to get to. We're GONNA have to raise more money, and and this was just you know the second step of that process so you want to establish pretty solid terms in norms now so that you're you know you're a better position in the future. So I if we can say this. I used to planning to take a six month holiday with the Tim Leo's or told me no, I'm definitely in a by already bought jet or at least I. put down payment on it Hopefully the money comes through because Z.. Check that. That told him not to cash until next month. It's such a weird thing when you raise funding I'm thinking back to when raised as around. It's so busy and so intense and. Highly emotional during the raise, and then you get this relief. And it feels like you should just want to have a break, but at that point you just got this whole lot of like all right now. We can do even cooler things like this constant like. You kind of want to like have a rest and let it settle, but you really actually just want to go for it because in normal life when you like achieve something that crazy. What do you do you take a break in your legs. You appreciate it right, but with this the eight. The giant golden achieved is raising a ton of money, so you can. Even. Even more stuff right so you you know. We'll definitely Definitely celebrate, and and you know and And, have have time. 'cause this was. This was definitely a team effort and We're not to the finish line yet, but but at the is exciting to think about you know. what this money was day in where you know what I'm excited to talk about who these investors are as well because he's this. Investment Group is You know they're really they're. They're going to be really really good for us and I'm sorry benefiting already paying off because I have an event Tuesday night I believe Sharon stone will be there and Corden the late night guy. James. Who are now? What am I say this? This is why we did the podcast so I can find out the juicy details. He'll be there Yeah, do you do you want? Obviously, you're not going to need me content like maybe Biz Dev but I'm Jami. There is a security guard. Does, that always happen. No it's fine. It's actually kind of it actually fits. No sorry about that. During this recording, the music came on. It's fine. Yes, part of I mean kind of just part of how things We actually tried to have music always playing around the office and. It was just one of those situations where the new imagine. One of those officers like I don't think anyone here has the same taste in music. I can't even imagine what a play this from the enough to to stick to one stream. Of someone play! I think that's that's our music playing. It's like a stream, yeah. I actually realized that the audience probably didn't hear that because it's actually getting recorded through the microphone. Playing so just what happened? I'm just going to get a recap. This is. This is a very scruffy episode I guess. It was great so I have the audio tracks in the? In the program already, so we're recording in the same program, but I forgot to. The channel that had the audio tracks. It plays for US headphones, but it doesn't actually record on the channel so. that's funny. Yeah, we're not a PODCAST, companies. Legitimate now Japan's always saying Israel and we do have a cool little set up. I mean we have? We bought a couple of Kula. Microphones and just an we don't toy. We definitely don't have the. The ideal podcasts, but even when y'all stream did the twit stream like we're not a video production company. Contact? On but it turned out really well. 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We never get overly ambitious that we can't put like we made it, but we can take some some risk to dive into the deep end with with certain toss. It's yeah. I'll always be the voice of this like you know. If you come up with like a cool idea or something you want to do and you know and you songs. It doesn't cost you. Thousands of dollars like. You know, let's do it. Let's try it out like East. Forces in in a this is for a lot of industries like. There's there's no right solution or quesion right now in eastward site. There's a lot of companies that are. Building products and building content, and and trying to find the path to success and. If, if there was a right answer like you know, they're the because. Everyone would already be doing it, so you have to experiment you have to try different things. See what works and listen to your users, and you're. You're the feedback, the fans and the people that are using your products, and that will kind of lead you in the right direction, and so we were that type of company Wallet Not. Might not be our core business model like core tar company will. It. Helps establish more relationships and. Authenticity and then we'll do it. We'll give it a go, and so you guys have done really a job. Kind of putting out there and and trying new things. Just beginning, it's just beginning. I'm excited. So should we wrap it up there? Let's do it. Yeah, so I think what we'll do is maybe a next week will try to have another update if not the week after the Iceland be traveling so maybe the week after that may early a week from now. Or Week and a half from now we'll update where we're at Maybe a quick, little, little brief update and then. Hopefully. We'll have be able to talk about specifics that point. Yeah, the episodes will be a little sporadic as we continue closing out around it'll, it'll be as we have the time to record around Matt's schedule meeting these VCR's kind of finalizing the terms. But, then once we close series A. We do want to keep the podcast going so we. We have a little bit of work to do still to figure out how we you know. What is the sports startup when we're not just talking about raising our series, but we have some good ideas like Matt said you know having our investors on potentially brings other. He's poor startups on and talking. So that the series will continue post series. And we'll start getting back into a more regular flu than as well. Yeah, actually going have a dinner with a with journalists next week and San. Francisco's should be fun. It's called off the records. I wonder if that does that mean if it's called, all the record is everything off the record. I would hope so for just named the dinner off the record I reckon it's I. Actually think the name of the. Record every time I to some well. Yeah, what did I say off the record halfway through saints I feel like. If you're going to a place to be interviewed, nothing really should be off the what if I'm going to place to eat and drink and? Then, they should then you should say author record if you talk to someone. Can Journalists say off the record to me, they can. Get off the table. Cool art thanks guys. See!

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Echo and Narcissus

Greeking Out from National Geographic Kids

13:42 min | 1 year ago

Echo and Narcissus

"This week's episode contains jealous. Gods flirtatious behavior reflective surfaces and a lot of repetition also repetition. Get it out. The door is in his words in Greek mythology causing heroes amazing. And you'll see. This is the story of Echo and Narcissus assists and unlike a lot of famous Greek myths. It's important to understand that this is not a hero story and it's not a love story well not not really anyway but it is one of the most well known stories in all of Greek mythology in English. We say Narcissus but the proper Greek pronunciation creation is actually marcus right. That brings up a good point before we start. Let's talk about words. A word is a single distinct meaningful meaningful element of speech or writing us to form a sentence. Etymology is the study of the history of words. Exactly a lot of the words we use in the English language originally came from ancient Greek or Latin. For example Echo in modern times in echo is a sound that seems to be repeated heated because the sound waves are reflected back sound waves like your voice can actually bounce off smooth hard objects in the same way. A ball bounces. This is off the ground many times it bounces right back at the center. Making it sound like someone is repeating. What was said exactly and one of the things will learn and from? This story is how the Word Echo came to be. So let's start there. ATCO was a wood nymph. She was kind and loving and she had a beautiful voice. They said she loved to sing so she was basically the classic cartoon Princess version of a wooden singing in the forest laughing. Whether animal friends you get the picture now the Greeks believed if that nymphs were mystical female beings lived in and around nature forests mountains rivers meadows. Wherever since echo was a wood nymph? She lived in the forest with her sisters and she enjoyed talking with the animals and playing among the trees. And even though many guys lighter she wasn't really interested in romance what's she just loved the forest seriously. She was like a character straight out of a movie her kind heart and love. The Woods made her a favourite of Artemis the goddess of the hunt Endon plants and animals. But she was also a favourite of Zeus King of Olympus and that's what got her into trouble even though he was married to Hera. Zeus News had is for other women. Lots of other women. He was a bit of A. How do I put this lady's man ladies man also known has a Libertine Casanova? philanderer player Flirt Rake Cinderella. Let's go with flirt. Yeah flirt he liked to sneak out of Olympus and come down to Earth to chat with pretty girls especially the wood nymphs. They would smile at him and hang on his every word as he bragged about his latest victory curling thunderbolts out to impress the crowd he was the king of the Gods after all and he was charming and he had a nice beard. And that helped. But as you can imagine Agean Zeus. His wife Hera was about all that as soon as she found out. Zeus was missing. She would fly down from Olympus and begins scouring the woods for for her husband. Zeus usually made a quick escape before Haras found him but on one particular day. Harrow was too quick. She nearly caught him thinking thinking quickly. Echoes stepped into help. She never really flirted with zoos herself but she didn't want anything bad to happen to her sisters so she distracted Hera because 'cause although Harrow was the goddess of women and marriage she was mostly known for the horrible punishments used on people who displeased her. Hello my queen. My you look beautiful for today. Love the hair is that a new crown. Echo was very charming and sweet as you know so it worked and Zeus made his getaway but unfortunately Zeus was always willing to push his luck. Figured if it worked once again so he instructed echo to keep an eye out for Hera and to distract her every time he visited the woods. Echo didn't like this but she also didn't want to disobey God so she reluctantly did as she was asked asked. Sometimes it was a compliment. Nice Gal sometimes. It was a good story. I heard Hermes stolen entire herd of cattle. Sometimes it was a question and do you like this flower crown. I made to be honest but every time Hera appeared in the woods looking for Zeus Echo found a way to keep her busy long enough for Zeus. To slip away. You use seventy two different muscles every time you talk. Your tongue alone contains eight muscles. Eventually Eric caught caught on and she punished echo with a terrible curse. From that point forward at goes beautiful voice would be almost entirely silenced. She would still still be able to talk but only to repeat the last few words anyone said to her that is sad but echoes. This can be helpful. For example echo-location also called bio sonar is used by several species like bats and dolphins these creatures amid calls out to the Environment and listen to the echoes that returned from various objects near them they use these echoes to locate and identify objects. Scientists have also used sound waves to control a worms brain. Thanks Bud neat. NEAT is an adjective meaning arranged in an orderly. The order tidy way. You're right but we're getting off topic here. We still have a lot more story. To tell 'em we're not done with echo yet echo yet see what I did there goodwin now. Let's meet Narcissus. He's the other half of this story and well just ridiculously good looking I. I'm talking in Chris Hemsworth on a good day handsome. Narcissus was the son of a nymph namely riot and the river. God kisses so we had that going right off the bat and he was so attractive even as a baby in fact he was so extraordinarily beautiful that his parents were actually worried about how this might affect their son. So my reopen confesses paid a visit to the famous seer tyree CS and asked about what to do regarding their son's future. In Greek Mythology Theresa was a blind prophet of Apollo in Thebes famous for soothsaying or being able to see the future. He is a character. Victor in several well-known legends and was both a man and a woman at different times in his life. Theresa's told them the boy would grow old only if quote. He didn't get to know himself. His parents weren't exactly sure what that meant. A lot of the oracles back then were famously. Vague but vague is an adjective of meaning of uncertain indefinite or unclear character or meaning. Thank you Oracle for clarifying vague for us. See what I did there another good one. You're on a roll today anyway. Narcissus grew into an extremely handsome young man but he never found anyone he thought was as attractive as he was so he spent and a lot of time alone and he left a lot of broken hearts in his wake. Remembering what Theresa Said told them Lereia P. has sent their son to live in the forest just as a hunter they figured if he didn't encounter as many people or shiny surfaces he would never really know how beautiful it was and he could stay out of harm's wet but they were very wrong and one day while he was out hunting in the woods. Narcissus was seen by very shy. And quiet would nip who do you think it was the nymph referenced at this point in the story is in fact echo who is mentioned previously okay. That was actually a rhetorical question. I didn't really want an answer. But you're right. It was echo and much to her surprise she took one look at Narcissus. An immediately fell deeply in love. Unfortunately Echo Echo couldn't tell narcissus she loved him she couldn't say hello and introduce yourself or make small talk because of the curse she could only repeat what others said to her so so she followed narcissists and waited for a chance to reveal herself to him but first a word from our sponsor. Perfect timing as always. Okay all right. Welcome to Mount Olympus pet center where the PODCAST greeting out inspires Zeus the hamster and is wild crew of critters to go. On quests of mythical proportions join Poseidon ride in the pufferfish demeanor. The Grasshopper Athena the cat and aries the Pug as they pursue epic adventures in the name of the Gods sues the mighty the quest for the Golden Fleece elite is the first book in a new Gio kids fiction series for middle grade readers available wherever books are sold discover more at Zeus the mighty dot COM After a short while Narcissus realized that someone was watching him. Years of hunting in the woods made him sensitive to these things and he could feel the is upon upon him. WHO's there he said looking around echo so desperately wanted to say hello but instead all she could say was back again where are are you demanded? Narcissus I echo said back softly come to me. Narcissus insisted but all he heard was a small voice repeating his words so narcissus began to search for the source of the voice but echo being a wood nymph was able to hide among the trees so easily that she was practically invisible after a long search. Narcissus came upon a stream but open into a pool of clearwater when he looked into the water. Narcissus saw the most most beautiful person he had ever seen staring back at him and he instantly fell in love of course it was only seeing his own reflection in the water sense. He'd never seen it before he didn't know that. A reflection is the image of something in a mirror or on any reflective surface it can also also refer to the return of light heat sound or energy from a surface. Your reflection is what you see in the mirror but other things that bounce back back to our also reflections light waves sound waves. Even your own thoughts come to me. Narcissus begged looking into the water. Calmed come to me. Echo replied eagerly. Let us meet now. Narcissus said thinking that the voice he was hearing belong to the face a water mill now echo agreed and. She stepped out from behind thick bushes revealing herself to narcissus. Narcissus took one look at Echo and frowned. What does this wooden doing here? He thought go away. He told her this was obviously not the reaction that echo was hoping for he did not recognize her as is the voice from the woods and he seemed only interested in the face. He's on the Water GonNa lay. She echoed sadly and sank back into the forest. Things did not go well for Narcissus. Either he came back to that same pool of water again and again to stare at his reflection. ECHO couldn't keep from coming back either. She hid herself from site and quietly repeated the things that narcissus said to his reflection as if he were saying them to her. What love could be crueler than this? He cried when My Lips Kiss my beloved. They touch only water. When I reach for my beloved I hold only water only water echo replied day after day? Narcissus laid by the stream admiring his own reflection devastated. That he couldn't touch hold it. He stopped eating. He stopped drinking. He began to waste away from grief until one morning. He felt himself dying goodbye. My love he said to his reflection reflection love echo cry to narcissus and he took his last breath after he died. The other would nim searched urged for his body but there was none to be found in. Its place the Nemtsov. The gods had transformed him into a magnificent flower with white pedals and a yellow sender. Under and to this day we still call that flower narcissus as for echo she was so forlorn and sat after what had happened that she hid herself in a cave in the mountains for the remainder of her days she began to fade away until all that was left of her was her voice and even now echoes. Distant voice can still be heard in the mountain caves repeating the last words that anyone says that was. Oh bummer. Yeah I know but some real talk here not all stories. We'll have happy endings. But that doesn't mean that they're not important. Thanks for listening to this week's episode of greeding out stay tuned for next week's episode of out a weaver with a lot to say National Geographic Geographic. Kids Greek is written and hosted by Kenny. Curtis with Tori Kerr as the Oracle of Wi fi audio production and sound designed by Scotty Beam Jennifer Emmett is VP. EP of kids content. At National Geographic and Kate Hale at its Zeus the mighty. Diane Klein is our fact. 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The Great Chores of Heracles- Labors 1-6

Greek Gods and Human Mythtakes

53:55 min | 10 months ago

The Great Chores of Heracles- Labors 1-6

"I will sing of Heracles the son of Zeus and much the mightiest of men on Earth Alchemy. Bear him in Thebes. The city of lovely dances when the dark-clouded sewn of Cronos Lane with her once he used to wander over unmeasured tracts of land and sea at the bidding of King Uris Theus and himself did many deeds of violence and endured many but now he lives happily in the glorious home of Snowy Olympus and has neat angled. He be for his wife. Hale. Lord's son of Zeus. Give me success and prosperity. Meaning be her. We stop thinking of songs to go with that. One I wanted to do was irks. Mom has got it going on but decimal let me. 'cause hurt doesn't rhyme with stacy not poem guys welcome back. This is Greek gods and human mistakes. And I'm Neil duston and on this episode. We're going to be doing heroically so we started off with. We're pretty excited about this one coming at you we've got S- we're going to hopefully get through most of the laborers but we're on a little bit of a time crunch obviously so it's probably going to be either two or three episodes for this one. Yeah he is the granddaddy of Gr- Greek mythology heroes. So yes a lot. There's a lot of material I mean kind of a little bit bigger but you know nobody is better than Valera so before we get into it I wanted to give a couple of shoutouts. Thank you guys for the Nice messages that you guys gave us on facebook. Yes and then. There's also something else that we're going to be doing. This is episode fifteen so for celebration of episode twenty. I've already picked out a gift. So if you guys go ahead and start liking the facebook page get on their on about episode eighteen. I'm going to launch a competition. And then whoever wins the competition is going to receive the gift so definitely just to make sure you guys are eligible for that hit the lake on and follow us on our facebook page so we can definitely get you that gift and then also huge shoutout because you got us to sixty five hundred downloads. So which is awesome again. I cannot stress enough that we really never thought we were. GonNa hit one hundred. Oh No we came in with the highest ambitions possible you know twenty twenty downloads possibly have to admit defeat and admit to our friends that we suck at this but you know what you guys humbled us and you make us look good. You keep making us look we. We appreciate it thank you Kansas Kansas. You Have Been Rapid Illinois even slacken a little bit and that's our home state so I know yeah looking at you guys they. They're not name it is Thank you Kansas. So before we get too far into it. The the main question that most people probably going to be asking is why heracles. Why is he so important? In the main thing with that is because he's so Dang relatable his whole myth is just so fantastic. So you've got this son of Zeus. Who Ends up. He has everything at his fee. He has kids that are gonNA probably end up. They say what ended up running numerous city states of Greece. And then it just all falls apart because a hera. And then he the rest of the story is just him trying to get and rehabilitate himself. And it's just such a powerful statement for this whole myth and as one of the go into just like a few things that I I felt like it was really cool. That really stick out to me. So the main element. I love the most about this. Myth is it shows that even in three thousand two whatever BC we had people that were concerned with the insanity plead so heracles as you guys probably know. If you haven't spoiler alert Eric Lease who kills his children and then claims the insanity with Hera so the the coolest aspect of that with this myth is it shows that the thing that makes us cringe when we watch law and order was still happening back then. It's not anything new. So this whole myth is it's kind of a threefold thing so the first part aspect is obviously the surface level where you're going to see the the awesome deeds and the heroism and everything that every person in Greece hopes they could be. Then you're going to have like the secondary level of you know. This is a teaching point. So yes obviously they did end up influencing they as a as an Hera and other deities did influence things and we are just prone to the whims and the the random. I can't think of the word I was looking for the the random whimsical ideas of Hera. The DVD's Ted just influence our world you so the question then became to the Greeks is if someone murders at the behest of madness caused by a God. Is it the humans fault or is it? The God's fault and the answer to that is both yes the God did influence it but the is the one who committed the deed so they couldn't they the the main thing that you have to think about what this is. This is an era where not just fighting all the time you had people who were fighting and to hand combat with spears and they were getting very close to it. There's been numerous historians who have gone through the the different Greek generals and they've been able to prove that most of these people had ptsd because they was shooting someone and today's military. You at least have the benefit of the doubt. Maybe it wasn't me when you're to foot the person you know not always but you know when you're standing two feet from the person there's there's no benefit of the doubt and it's constant so they had. They had some issues and they didn't even talk about you know any any traumatic stress that this would cost. They had people who would come back and they would have issues like take. Ajax and The ILIAD had problems where they would just have crazy attacks of mania so they had to have something in place to help them. Set a precedent. So what better way than the son of Zeus to have to serve as penance? So that's the first aspect of that. I love the most and then the second aspect is unlike today's society where when someone does a heinous crime we just lock them up in solitude and hope that that fixes them. The grease didn't think that way. It's kind of funny to me. That even back then they had a better idea of justice so the only way to fix someone is to actually have them go through deeds that made them see or had their own growth. And that's essentially what the myth of Heracles is is the third aspect of it. You'll see his own growth his own downfall and his early life hood is the Wims of his own Damon's which is the Greek Word Dam S. Which is the the The primordial aspects of our own personalities which were more likely to be prone to like anger and rage in that ended up possessing us. Almost like a demon. It's the influence of the word that we get demon from. So his first six laborers in the Peloponnese which ended up being against animals and beasts. And they're very symbolic of his own growth. And I'll go into that. A little bit more after Dustin tells his stories but as one of the kind of keep an eye on them you know just really really on the surface level and then the deeper meaning of this myth. Because it's just it's it's a phenomenal story that we're going to send you. It is very good story and it just shows you. Just how big of a Bitch? Peres you know I mean. Zeus doesn't help matters does not who hair Thurman for each other. Yeah they really. Maybe they're not you know this is. This is the classic case of where like neither one wants to ask for a divorce. There's GonNa spend their whole lives making each other's life miserable for Glenn. Perfect analogy there so without further ado. I'm going to hand you off to Dustin user all right so obviously we're going to start with heracles birth now. He was born from a union of Zeus in alchemy. Know who is? Actually the granddaughter of Perseus now zoo showed up to alchemy now in the guise of her husband infantryman and Patriot infantry on patriotic what amd Patriot and pitcher on in the guise of an pitcher on who was her husband now later that night and pitcher on actually did lie with her. Yeah so double trouble there and in nine months twin boys were born and not knowing which one was oozes Harrison to snakes into their crib now one boy started crying. The other boy grabbed the two snakes and strangled them so pretty obvious which one's which which one is Ah demi-god which one is mortal. Yeah so they named the one so then. Emlyn that strangled the snakes. Eric lease in order to appease Hera and make her not hate him so much and they named the other If Achilles now even before Eric Leases Birth Hera new of SEUSS's misdeeds and she had a scheme cooked up so she suggested that the next born of Percy's bloodline should actually become a high king and the second to be the hiking servant while Zeus. He eagerly agrees because he he knew that her eric was the one that was going to be born next so he jumps on that instantly. So Yeah Yeah. That sounds good to me but Hera at other plans. She ordered Alithia to delay her. Eric leases birth until his weak sickly. Cousin Rhys this was born premature. And that is the event that kind of sets the twelve labours emotion so she pulled a fast one right out the gate and before. Hercules heracles was even born. And you know Kinda gypped him out of a shot to being high keying and one thing that I wanted to point out to this. This sounds like just a trivial matter between wife and husband but this is actually a really big deal because keep in mind in the earlier episode with Zeus. We talked about Hera hates every lover of Zeus. So there's moreover and every offspring and the main reason is because the only son she ever gave them was aries and he hayes areas with passion. Because he's not justice base. Which is what zoo strives to be and she really cannot stand that a woman immortal woman is able to give him the son that he's looking for so then take that aspect into it and then secondly there's the fact that with this whole myth. This is a time when Zeus trying to fix the world. He's trying to the heroic age so the whole point of the heroic age Zeus and his siblings are all trying to make just kids. That are going to better society and better the the The world and here comes directly or Hera who decides that? She's going to make sure that the the son of Zeus not going to be that person it's going to be hers as the choice and picks the worst case scenario those. The son that she picks is absolutely dreadful. He's worthless hides in a jar at one point from herrick lease so she's willing to sacrifice the entire human world just to get even with her husband so like I said the most trivial aspect of this myth is actually just complete pettiness and it just shows that we're just play things to them well. It's a typical Olympia. Traded ad seems spending as Yup. Now Eric lease actually didn't have a bad upbringing. He grew up with a lot of mentors taught him numerous things that comes in handy down the road growing up His father An pitcher in taught him Dr Chariot autologous. Which as you if you remember was Odysseus Graham. Paul taught him wrestling. Your is teaches him archery. So you know these are three already three things that come in handy in world ranch in Greece Our pollock's who is the son of Hermes teaches them how to box and he was kind of a fearsome son of Hermes he was not one. You want to mess with then. He learned the secrets of literature from Linus who was amuses on and he learned the ability to play music from you mopus. Who was the son of Phillemon? So he's got a lot of different mentors you know. These are like best of the best teaching him and even as a as a kid. He's kind of starting to surpass them and everything they teach him. So that just goes to show you what kind of level all heracles on the has. The Room is able to get all these things because in Patriot. He's no slouch. He's the leading general of Thebes. Me Reason why he was gone in the first place for zoos to come up because he was out and Squashing a rebellion and then he comes home era or his wife is like Oh my God yeah. Great your home. He's like Aren't you more happy to see me? And she's like well. I mean just gave it to me last night and he was like did I and they figure it out later on but yeah I mean. He's he's no slouch either so i. It's a big deal for him he gets Gets born into the perfect world. Yeah yeah very very fitting world for him you know an access to all those great mentors so yeah like I said best of the best teaching him all these things so he's already on the open up now he kinda goes on his first adventure at the age of eighteen and that adventure is involves the lion of Saharan. Hold up on before you get into that so He also he exiled so linus. His mentor strikes him because he wasn't learning fast enough and then just decided that he was going to kill him because resurrection completely reasonable and then they tried to try him for murder but he cited the law of rhadamanthus which states that any man. That is wrongfully attacked. He's able to defend himself as he sees fit with his belligerent. So he ends up weasling his way out of it but then embittering like okay. Look man you can't go killing mentors. So He sends them off to be a shepherd with the cowherds and all of that then he ends up. You know finally realizing you know what I'm meant to be more. Maybe I can go the distance. You know mellow wakeup call warm. Yeah well like I said. His first adventure starts when he's eighteen that evolves the lion of Saharan Now this lion was attacking flocks from both Amphibian and Thespians. Who is the King of VESPA. Now this is happening while heracles is staying with SPF so heracles gets tasked with killing lion voluntarily and he ends up killing the lion after hunting. It for fifty days straight so for fifty days straight. He is hunting and looking for this line. Probably getting a little scarfs here and there with the finally. He's lays it give him mine. He's eighteen so after this. This is is amazed by the boys power and determination. 'cause you know an eighteen year old committing that hard to something is probably a rarity so he is very impressed with Hercules as a specimen and demand literally killed a lion. Yeah so there's no problem. He just had he just had to track it and like. I said he was amazed by these by these traits. And it also wish. They made him wish that all of his daughters would have his child so he has fifty dollars though. Yes I mean no big deal so he comes up with his idea that every night he's going to send a different daughter to Heracles bedchamber. So every night her heracles thanks. It's the same girl every night but it's not it's a. It's a different sister. Every fifty nights and every night heracles lays with a different sister and they all leased have one one child from him when it's all said and done so by age nineteen he's already slated lion and had at least fifty kids with fifty different women. Yeah that'd be pretty good track record starting out. Yeah what have you done indeed? Now after this. He's coming back victorious from this hunt and he encounters a bunch of heralds from Ergot. Who is the king of the Manang Kingdom and Empire Right Nowadays heralds come to collect a was kind of a tribute if you will from thebes that involves one hundred oxen now the reason that they had this tribute is because organise. His father was actually slain by a Charrier from thebes and out of vengeance. He sends his army. They're beaten down thieves so they come up with a little treaty and the tribute is they have to give one hundred oxen every year. Eric doesn't cool with this now. So his reaction is to cut off the heralds ears noses and hands and then fastens those ropes and then he ties them to their necks and he tells them to carry that tribute to organise. Well obviously organise is not going to be happy with this. So He's furious and he sends his army to Thebes. You know he's like we'd be wants will beat him again. And this time they're going to be no treaty or herrick leases there and he thwarts that plan he he takes almost army by himself and he actually ends up slaying organised himself and then he demands that the Maniaci pay double the tribute. So they're going to give two hundred thousand a year so heroically singlehandedly. Flip that script for an entire city and he's only nineteen but they just can't wait to get their hands on that tribute. I heard that it is. Yeah catching what you're thrown man well after this. The Creole and the king of thieves is ecstatic and out of gratitude. He offers his eldest daughter. Megara to Herrick lease and they get married and they have between two and eight children. There's different versions and say how many kids they had. Well this all angers Hera because she has been against Eric Lease. She's been against herrick lease this whole time. Because he's you know bastard son of Zeus course. Well she is just boiling. Seeing him accumulate all these accolades already and all this admiration. So she puts a curse on Heracles. That drives him insane. Drives Him mad and in his temporary insanity he ends up slaying. His wife and his kids is entire family before snapping out of rule is doing what he has done. Yeah he does he also so they. They say that he also tried to kill his brothers kids to but luckily I allow skits out of it. He dodges it because he's going to be pretty handy and one of the upcoming question so they don't specifically say that mcgarry dies but it's pretty. It's pretty implied. Because she's never mentioned ever known her and the kids all got. Yeah they got they got done. Which is unfortunate. Yep So herrick was very distraught by this. And he visits the Oracle of Delphi in an attempt to purify himself of this horrendous. N He's committed and the Oracle of Delphi actually instructs him to serve his cousin. Your risk theus for twelve years and that is what is going to take us to the twelve labors. So he's GonNa follow through with with Oracle said and he's on his way to see his cousin. Yeah and I mean obviously he. He knows he is significantly better than you`re. Seo's he knows that. This man is ridiculously pathetic. Yeah I mean he's a preemie and then herrick leases literally the son of a God. Yeah but he also knows that if he doesn't do it then he's going to incur the wrath of Zeus so while Zeus loves him and when I say love. Zoos needs him because he's just a plaything disease. He also must uphold his own justice. So yeah so you risk this like you said. He's weak and sickly because he was you know he was a premature baby but not only that he's also got the ego of a high king. That's been kind of pampered. His whole life so he is just awful about everywhere you can imagine right. So heroically shows up to Trian is that the kingdom tyring tear now tyrants tyronn tyrany shows up to the Kingdom of Tyron which is where riskiest rules and riskiest won't even let him in the city. He's got to stand outside the gate and speak to him that way. Well let's them in for the first Labor but does he verse. Liberalism in okay. Well in the first Labour will get to the first labor. Is that of slaying. Nemean lion gloats. He's like I'll give you twelve labors but I gotta tell you Harris the first one is going to be impossible so he and the thing that you have to keep in mind is like I said he's chosen one of Harris. They've been brainstorming. They have plans for him so they already picked she she already. I talked about this a little bit in the episode with Harris. She went action. It was Zeus episode. She went and she took all the children of typhon and kidnapped and she raised them just in case she ever needed to unleash the unholy. Hello of these monsters on one of uses seeds so she just kept coming back pocket just waiting so she's got them all just raised up eating flashing ready to ready to kill. Yeah yes she literally nurtured them from. Yes from pathetic infancy to go against herrick lease yeah. It's it's sad so as you said you know he he's. He's going to try to pick these impossible labors for heracles. Do you know wanting him to fail. But Harry's is gonNA find a way to overcome every time in the first one being that of the Nieman Line. Now the NEMEAN lion it was a monster sired by typhon and its hide was impenetrable against any weapon yup so heracles goes the NIMIA any finds the lion and at first he shoots arrows. Add it and once he realizes that the that he really is impenetrable. He's like all Wa got a change on my game plan so he finds a big club and he picks it up and he chases after the line way chases the NEMEAN lion into a double mouth cave and he's like all right. I got him now so he takes a big boulder and actually block off one of the entrances to the cave then he runs around to the other entrance sold. The line has nowhere to escape a golden and they start fighting inherently starts wrestling it and he actually gets it in a headlock and Kinda crushes. Its windpipe suffocates. It so impenetrable. Hide can't stop. You can't stop Joel Cold. Apparently now so yeah so he just chokes it out and it's game over and then he actually takes He breaks one of the teeth of the lion off and he uses that to skin it. And that's always able to penetrate because its own T. His own teeth can penetrate the the hide. And that's it. So he takes that tooth skins it and that hide the Nemean lion becomes his armor from their own. Now that's what he has. Come CALLING CARD. You see guy in line armor. Well it's Eric lease because he slay the Niimi line and I got a couple points to on his way to reach Miami Out. He actually comes across a man whose child was eaten by the said Lion and he's about ready to sacrificed to. Hera to appease her so they everyone knows it is through Harra here. They're they're just trying to appease the wrath of Hera trying to figure out what they can do to better it so Eric Lee stop. Somebody says if I'M IN THIRTY DAYS IF I kill the lion will sacrifice to Zeus soter which is savior savior or if in thirty days. You don't see me again. Sacrificed to me and give me a hero sendoff. So he gets back after thirty days in the guys like getting ready to sacrifice to heracles. Luckily it gets there in time. And then they ended up sacrificing to Zeus. I it's just like a little tail to kind of tell you that heroically is already knows just Hera. Hercules is one hundred percent sure and then secondly the bow that he's using it's actually gifted to him by artists are by Apollo bows and arrows. And it's actually it'll never miss. Its Mark Whenever shoots in the club. He actually he made himself before he came. It was from NEMEA which is kind of ironic. I guess but it's pretty cool because the symbolism in this WanNa go into a little bit later but all these six beasts are going to be in the Peloponnese which I'm going to upload a photo for guys and a couple of maps and all that fun stuff but some some details and some some of them say that it's this clause but the rest of the time you're going to see him. He's going to be wearing this cloak and it's going to be almost like it's him embracing his animalistic. Nature is pretty cool. You'll love it so he's show. He shows up to risk theus wearing the height of the line. Let them know that a oscillated. Well this is when you rest of. The US won't low to me. He's like what he's like. You weren't supposed to you're supposed to be able to do that. Yeah now mad. I'm not GonNa let you in if you WanNa talk to me. I got a lowly servant. You can talk to give offerings him. And then he'll show them to me got a middleman and you don't even WanNa talk to herrick not aligning with him. So now he's got a hook up another labor for Heracles do any he decides on the learn Aryan. Hydro which is it's it's kind of like a serpent it's a big serpent and it's got eight mortal heads and one immortal head in the center. It's also extremely venomous. Yeah big deal. Yeah he's got this. It was nurtured in the marshes of learn a- and it would go it will go up on the flatlands rate flocks and would ruin the land so obviously it's a problem so heracles gets tasks to take it out now on this one. This is where he takes his nephew. I allows I allow us and allow us in him. Or He's going to take a new under his wing and they were very good friends at when he was younger. Yeah Yeah So. I allow us as driving the chariot Harris's writing and they get to learn and that's where they find the Hydra and they find it on a ridge beside the springs of Emma Monet. And that's kind of where she's made her nest. They always referred to the Hydros a she by the way it now. They don't have it's attention yet so to get its attention. They get some spears and they lied on fire and they start throwing it at the Hydra. Well the stirs it up and gets it to come out of its nest and soon as does heracles. Hercules grabs it and the Hydra wraps its tail around one of Heracles is Legs and Hercules. Lee Takes his club and he starts bashing heads off. Well everytime bashes the head off to more sprout up in its place. So he's like well that doesn't work hoops and the meanwhile wise grappling with this thing trying to figure out what to do this giant crab shows up to help the Hydra. It actually by territories on his other foot. This kind of business. Eric lease off and he's stomps on this crab and just turns it into dusty obliterates this crab with his feet to stomp on it well then he asked Allow us for help. I allows actually starts making torches from the nearby. You know. Brush now will they? Do these torches pretty clever every time heracles bashes ahead off. He takes a torch in burns the the stomp where the head was preventing anything from growing. They're so Brinson repeat he. Does this all the heads until there's one left and that's the immortal head and he eventually wax that that immortal head off to now the immortal heads not going to die. It's morning so he takes that head and he buries it under a boulder and then he chops up the hydros body and he dips the arrows in venom. So now he's GonNa Poison Arrows now and it seems like almost every the first few Labor's he does gives them like deadlier tool to help him in the later. Labor's yeah and actually I. I had a couple of things I wanted to bring up now because I said I was going to wait for the lion. So the whole point with him getting these tools from them it furthers the third level of it which I am was the him adapting and becoming a better person. So with the lion it's the the embodiment of his unbridled unchecked rage. That he just launches out of this brute versus Bruce so when he goes to fight it he originally he starts shooting arrows at. He's trying to keep a distance from it. And it's almost symbolic of the way that we try to hide and fight like from addressing our own mortal fears and our own our own faults and then he ends up. He strangles he realizes okay. I can't do it like this. I've got I've got to be what it wants me to be. I have to become the brute force that it is and he in the end becomes the exact embodiment of the lions. So it's like a two fold thing he ends up wearing the pelt and becoming a better person because he realizes that I can use what what makes me so great for good because before this. I mean he's probably was a little bit a little bit timid. That's why he starts out with the arrows. The Club is always GonNa be his main thing but the fact that he started out with his arrows and he didn't have to shows that after his wife's death he's a little bit he's not quite embracing him so the rest of this like after this he realizes you know what if I use that deed that my Damon's for good I can still be a good person. So that's his first growth so he ends up wearing that from the rest of the time then the lion which are the learning. Hydra that is actually kind of to Folsom Symbolism this one is actually the the last one. The last remnants of the chaotic order of the Titans so remember we talked about this Zeus. His whole goal why he and his siblings are making the heroes because they want to get all the chaos out they want it to be the the divine justice type of world so when he starts whacking off. These heads with his brute strength. The Hydra is an ancient evil. It's almost like when you start wiping off. Like trying to use brute strength and anger to take away evil. It's just going to spread out more evil because then you start to become tainted again. You're feeding into it and I started to think about this and I was like well. Maybe that's a bit of a stretch. But then when he uses the fire and Greek mythology. The fire is the only way that you become holy. And it's their cleansing aspect of it. We'll see later on with herrick lease when he becomes divinity is is through fire so by using the fire they are completely cleansing and making the the evil heads go way but obviously with the last immortal head this is the final part of it he realizes and what the original ancient Greeks were trying to explain to us. Is that while? Yes we can repress most of our evil nature and most of our evil thoughts the the evil still there or still human so that last head is buried. If you're able to bury it deep down then you're able to become a better person. And is even further by the fact that he buries it on the sacred way. Which is the way to the mysteries? Burs it on the road between learn in less. Yeah so I I. It's their way it's their way of saying that you know in order to to face evil you have to you have to pass by it pass over it. You have to repress it and then someone that's kind of cool about learning is actually used to be considered the entry way to the underworld and that's why what makes me really feel like. That's what they were trying to do. Is is the subconscious level because anytime they're heroes went down into these types of areas. They're thin thin stories. It's always something about subconscious as well as the literal story. So you'll even see that. The learning Hydra is the entry way to the believed to be the entry way to underworld all the way up to Nero. Nero goes there into the swamp and he drops a bunch of. I think it's metal or something like that to try to see if it when it makes noise that hit the bottom but it never does. It doesn't make the noise. Assume that that really meant it. Was there from pretty cool stuff that goes on there but like I say I like the fact that you mentioned that he uses the the in the poison because that's the him realizing that as long as you can suppress it. You can take all of this toxic masculinity that he has the toxic anger and just his animal ism and just turn it into a better person. And you'll see it. I mean he's still is a terrible person. Don't get me. Wrong is still Greek ancient Greek guy but he ends up becoming a better guy than what he started out. That was it those those nice. No thank you. You're welcome so wants. Uresti is hears about this triumphant labour. He is beside himself yet again. Like shoot Yup. Didn't have a third Labor planned so now he's got a dove in the bag and he decides for the third Labour that Hercules is to bring the Sunnis in Hind back alive. It now the cerebration hind is a beautiful golden horn. Dear that's actually sacred to the goddess Artemis and on top of that. It's extremely fast. Yep It is lightning now in heracles desire neither to kill it or wounded. He spends an entire year chasing it. I don't mean hunting it. I mean he's on foot chasing it for year running now eventually the hind actually gets tired and is like run into stop. It's been a year so he seeks kind of a recipes and he stops on the mountain known as a Arte Arte Megyn and then he proceeds from there to cross the Laden River now as it was crossing only way to catch heracles does actually shoot it with an Arrow. But he doesn't. It's not a mortal wound as moral. You know he just skims it to kind of get it off balance and then. Hercules quickly runs over. There grabs it hoisted up on shoulder and starts running back. You know. He's not wasting any time. I go you hallway back. Artemis and Apollo are costing him on the way they reach for the Hind and they berate him for trying to kill it and finally Eric Lease He. You know he pleads with the music look bizarrely necessity. It's not my doing. It's your risk theus. He's to blame the. I don't want to do this but I have to. Well this is actually good. Enough to sue the goddesses wrath and. Paraguay's actually ends up bringing you back alive now. You had a little thing. His little interaction with university as year after he brought a one thing to some that I didn't think about until I was reading. This is the so the hind is a female and it has horns and goes up to hyper burien area which is a lot of people think ends up being Scandinavia. Kind of makes you wonder if they're trying to explain reindeer you know end. They have golden horns females. I never thought about that was kind of cool but yeah he ends up. He takes it to him because he wants to keep it but he promised artists that he would give it away or he would let it go. Wouldn't hurt anymore. If you want. You gotta come get it. So he leaves his sangster sanctuary. He comes to it. And he's like getting ready to reach out and Harcourt's puts his hands out and he's drops it and it dirt away and he's like no he's gotTa be fascinating that Man. I called I didn't have any. We'll go didn't have any problems. Gloomy here yeah so that was kind of a slide against you. Wristy is so he's angrier than ever. Yeah so he's got to come up with the fourth labor and he comes up with heracles. Having to bring back the remains airman. Theun bore back alive. Yeah most of these bring back alive because that's more challenging than just kill 'em bring a bag? Now the ERA Mantha and bore it would set out from the mountain called Air Mantis. Word gets its name it would abuse the land of Philo E. I think so now. Eric Lee stops influy and he stops there and meets a Centaur named Fullest now follows entertains herrick lease but while he's entertaining him all the other centaurs storm encampment. And they end up getting slain by Eric. Because you know they're not crash party. They're there to call some am. Well there's a little bit more to it. Yeah please Eric. Leys causes. So he shows up as a guest and the Centaur is eaten raw meat and offers to cook some up for heracles and then Herrick leases like looking for wine. Hey what about that are there? And he's like well. That's actually a gift from down and we're not allowed to open it without sharing it with the centaurs is like well. This is a wonderful situation and cause for celebration and it just opens it like a complete jerk. The CENTAUR SMELL IT. And they're so infuriated that they weren't invited to the party. And they show up and they're going to get some Dan and they got some and then they really got some and they died a heroic leases in the one person on and try to start even even heroically started the beef. You don't start the beef with Paraguay's started by Kinda being pompous. Don't worry about it. This is actually a big story too because first off it kills Chiron and then secondly this starts the beef with necessarily who we see later so nestles was there and ally in the end it is part of the reason why Heracles Dies Pride. You'll get you so. After so after Heracles sleighs the Centaur he returns and finds a folles dead because he had dropped one of Heracles Eros on his foot. And those like I said earlier. Those arrows dipped in the hydros. Poisons extremely venomous. Even scraped won't kill you. Yup So and allegedly he was looking at it and he's like what he saw. One of them had a scratch and he's like what could how could one small little weapon because their primitive they're not they don't use Swords and arrows they just use clubs and rock. So he's looking at the weapon is like. What could this have killed something? And then he dropped it and it landed on his foot and hoof is her and they killed him Yup hoops daisies doornail. So heracles buries him in proceeds proceeds onto the board proceeds on with his task. Now draws out the board by shouting any routed it from a clump of trees and he forces it into a bunch of heavy snow until November running through heavy. Snow is gonNA tire you out. Yeah so the board gets worn out and when it does. Hercules snares it into a news throw zones back and takes a back alive drops it at your doorstep. Look here's another one. It's actually a famous painting to there's one more Orissa's in the giant pot that he commissioned he's dropping it in the pot just to be a jerk. One of my favorite ones. That is I've seen that one. That's a good one. Yeah I like that so yet again. Uresti has been foiled with his attempted impossible tasks tonight he comes up with another one. And this one actually. It should have been impossible if it weren't for some clever thinking and that is the stables of August and that is the fifth labour and the Labor is to clean out all of the Dome from those stables. Now again this is and he has to do in a single day much to throw that in there. He's GonNa do a single day now. This is the king of Ellis and he has many herds of cattle now. His stables are said to be about the size of small city and says he has three thousand horses. Yeah so these are some dirt. They've never been cleaned either. Abbas ruining the came and plant food right now. Yeah it's ruining the land around the kingdom. At least he's got that stable right they're also immune to any type of diseases so herrick lease shows a and he actually a costs of a-. Gayus for being scumbag very much now. He says he will clean the stables in one day but he has to get a tithe of the cattle now when he makes this deal he doesn't tell them that it's risk theus cinem- there because apparently him in a gays have beef and yeah so he knows how to throw a monkey wrench in everything so he leaves that part out eventually agrees so instead of actually getting like shovel or something and clean and all this out because he knows that's going to be impossible to do today. What he does is he goes to nearby rivers and he actually forts the stream of both of them to run through the stables and he makes a little opening in the back to where you know. It's a flowing river and it clears out all of that instantly just washes it out now. Meanwhile actually figures out that it was by you. Receive this order so once. He finds that out he refused he. He refuses the deal. He's like I'm not giving you any of the cattle now now. You didn't say this was involved. I'm not doing it right. Well against his son was actually a witness so they take this to like arbitration court. Small Claims Court. If you will well a gas knows he's GonNa lose so before the this before. This can transpire. He exiles both his son and herrick lease so they can't you know there can be no trial pretty much. There's no no witnesses. So Eric comes back empty-handed now it's known that he cleaned him. But your issues refuses to accept this as a labor because he filled it was done for higher up getting paid because they ended up killing the king. Yeah he yeah He. He says that he won't do it for pay. And also one thing that I kinda liked to think about is remembering the Elliot. How he talked about how the river God was mad at Achilles because he kept throwing dead bodies in it yeah so heroically is just moved to deities into manure that was never cleaned ever buy three thousand plus animals. You're going about your day flowing as a deity all of a sudden. You're just face first into horse poop. Yeah I forgot to mention that. All the rivers in ancient Greece or considered gods themselves. These are two sons of oceanus. They're a little dirty yeah. Oops none-too-happy is actually one of his Arguments says that haircut. He's actually didn't do the Labor. It was in fact the the river. Gods so I mean. He's got a point there he does. But we're going to split so I just WANNA positive here real quick no problem so these these three. The bunch that we did the the hind is a little bit more of like duality. Just having to embrace his the I wouldn't say feminine but moments like the Yin in the Yang. You have to have both so that. He can't just be brute. Strength has to be super patient has to think logically. He catches it in the river. Something that he would have never done before. These labours Same with the boar. The boar though is in my opinion it's almost like the fact that it's unbridled sexual desire so or just any type of addiction or anything like that so he's warned not opened the cask and he opens it anyway. He doesn't think and in doing so he kills. Chiron mentioned that a little bit earlier but Chiron is the the Great Centaur who is that the trainer of all hero so the great hero is killed because of heracles opening a cask of wine. Because he can't listen to other people. This is almost like it was a foreshadow of things to come and I it's the downfall it's almost like the the beginning of his pride. It does end up killing him in the end and one thing that Kinda sticks out to me too and that actually. I saw this one in one of the other arguments is maybe I think they call it. Gluttony with the pig so Hammett using the snow is a way of tempering cooling down the the sexual base desires on it. That part was pretty cool interesting. Those are the more basic ones. And then the whole game plan of the the Hind and then the the stables were throwing two different types of ideas now. We can't beat him with having him slay something so the hind they were really banking on. Artemis killing them. They thought that he was going to hear just going to get killed but they thought he was going to kill it. Yeah thought he wouldn't be patient that he was just GonNa kill it and then artists would kill him and allegation and luckily he showed restraint and he showed restraint and he prostrated himself so they didn't bank on him. Begging for forgiveness thought he would just go hulk smash you know all the way through and then the the the Labor with the stables obviously that's mid two million and now I'm not touching poop you know river Gaza do it for me. It's beneath me but not the river you that's all that's all. I wanted to engineer. Baranov so after your is the decides that that Labor doesn't count. He's got A. He adds one more to the tin to make it eleven and that leads us to the six labour and that is the stem failure. Bird actually makes it twelve now because they didn't count the Hydra that's right. They didn't count the you're right so yeah that does make it twelve. Yup Soon Yawn now. Agawam said the sixth one is the the stem failure in birds. Now these birds they remain eating first of all. Their beaks were made of bronze and they had sharp metallic feathers that long. Sh like little darts. Yeah and their Dung was poisonous. Just had to throw that in there. Because I mean what's worse than you know having bullets for feathers. Let's just go ahead and make it so when they poop on you. Yeah I mean might as well right emmy why. Not so heavily shows up to a heavily wooded forest by a lake. And that's were the birds like to hide from like wolves and stuff like that which I don't think wolves will be a problem against bronze beaked further launching. Don't birds but Yeah you know who am I so heracles kind of easy in a pickle. 'cause he can't figure out a way that could get the birds all to fly out of the woods at the same time so we can deal with them well. Luckily good old Athena shows up and she helps out Hercules by giving him a bronze noisemaker that offense at a made so after she gives us to him heracles shakes this from a nearby mountaintop overseeing the lake and the the the wilderness. They're not being able to endure. The racket was done fairly and birds. You know they can't take it so they all fly up to leave out of fear. Once they fly up into the air you know Harris with his bow that he got from Apollo that never misses a shot he just picks them off one by one while they're flying through the air out of fear from this noisemaker and I does he. I don't know what he takes as proof for that I couldn't find what he takes reproof for that one. I don't think he actually has to take anything Some of them get away. That's about it. I think they ended up becoming They make an appearance in the the ARGONAUTS. Yeah I remember that yeah I he might take a dead carcass. I guess I it doesn't doesn't really doesn't really mentioned it so I assume that he's just like yeah. I mean go and look if you want Just take his word for. I mean maybe the theme of Ouch form. I doubt it. Yeah Yeah it's a bit of a stretch. Yeah and that's one thing. That is kind of cool that I again didn't think about until I was doing some research on it. Is they actually think that because what she gave them? It looks like a rattle so they think that this was something that they they turned into a math. So it's almost like a the rattles. Their doctors would use to try to expel demons. Possessed entities and possessed people and the early depictions of them are the female body with like the the bird legs and they fly away so they think that she gave him away to expel the demons out of it. So it's pretty cool. I guess but so far. That's where we're GONNA stop right. Now that gives us through the the beginning of the Peloponnese. And then we're GONNA finish off tomorrow or not tomorrow but next time it'll be like tomorrow and with that episode. It's going to end with the his hilarious servitude with quantum which I'm so psyched about that. Part is going to be the very best of all the knicks up. So that's how we're going to wrap up hair close but thanks again. Guys are listening again. Hate us with that. Like on facebook on episode eighteen. I'M GONNA start that contest. Thank you so much you guys next time.

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Hercules Pt. 2: Apotheosis

Mythology

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Hercules Pt. 2: Apotheosis

"The air reeked of incense. A thick cloud of smoke filling the room Hercules is watered he thought he had run out of tears grieving the loss of his sons who he'd burned alive he had made his way to the oracle at Delphi. And before him stood a woman dressed in fine flowing silks and an intricate head-dress. She was the pithier high priestess of Apollo God of prophecy. Hercules, the mighty warrior you sit prostrate before the gods soaked in the blood of your children. Why have you come to kneel before Apollo Mark crimes are more vile than I can bear? I ask Apollo to guide me to my punishment. So that I might tone for my sins and acquire redemption, bow before me as I channel the God, the pythias mouth hung open and her body began to move like a blade of grass shaking in the wind. She spoke in a voice that was not her own. Although the voice did not belong to Apollo. Up on Mount, Olympus, Hera, the goddess of marriage had persuaded Apollo to step aside. Herro was the wife of Zeus, Hercules father, and because Hercules was the product of an affair Hera had sworn to destroy him. It was Hera who spoke to Hercules through the priestess go to tear ins and serve him. Newish Theus, do whatever task the man sets for you and do not leave his service and until he is satisfied. I will serve him. Well, Hercules, left the oracle and began his journey to atonement. He was completely unaware that Hera had sent him on a path to his doom. Welcome to mythology on the par cast network. I'm your host and narrator Vanessa Richardson, every Tuesday, we present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore their origins at park cast. We are grateful for you our listeners, you allow us to do what we love let us know how we're doing reach out on Facebook and Instagram at par cast and Twitter at park cast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help us. We also now have merch head to park cast dot com slash merch. For more information today, we're continuing the inspiring tales of the Greek divine hero, Hercules. Hercules, the son of Zeus killed his own children in a fit of insanity. Sent by Hera, the Queen goddess herself seeking atonement for his evil acts Hercules submitted himself to slavery under king. Your wrist Theus upon and servant of Hera. In most versions of the original myth king. Uris Theus is not some random king under whom Hercules was sent to toil. Instead Uris Theus is a direct competitor to Hercules and a foil to his character. In fact, the two were cousins, both Hercules and Eurydice were the great grandsons of perseus, the greatest Greek hero who lived before the time of Hercules, both men were candidates to inherit perseus thrown and their first competition began while they were both in the womb because. Hercules was conceived. First Zeus agreed to a bet with Hera that the first child to be born would be the new king of tyrannies Hera rigged, the bet and tied Hercules up in the womb. She then forced Uris Theus to be born prematurely. So that your is Theus could claim the throne from that point on Hercules became a defacto champion for Zeus and Uris Theiss became the champion of harra. Both men were meant to do great things. But when their paths finally crossed their differences became clear, Hercules was brutish and violent but noble in his character and exceptional in his capabilities Uris, this was politically powerful and well respected, but his feet upbringing had made him spiteful and cowardly. This contrast showed the Greeks to opposed ways of living. Hercules was the man the Greeks desire. To be Uris. This was the opposite as Hercules approached tyrannies. He was about to find this out for himself. Hercules, followed a guard toward yours Theus palace and common folk glared at him they shut their doors as he passed and through refuse at him out their windows, some even shouted murderer. They know me even here, I deserve this Hercules entered the palace and was led to the throne room upon the throne set a tall, muscular man, glaring down at Hercules with absolute disdain, the great, Hercules. I've been expecting you. I have come to serve at your feet as penance for for my misbehavior. I don't believe I've ever heard someone call child slaying misbehavior. I assure you king. I am penitent. Very well. Have you heard tell of the Niimi in Lyon, the great beast who's impervious? Hide allows it to kill men with reckless abandon one in the same. I want you to kill the lion. And bring me back. It's calms. My Lord if I may. Speak. If you must the lion cannot be killed. You send me to do an impossible task. I'm glad you understand the guards shooed Hercules out of the palace and sent him on his way. From top a hill. Hercules, watched the Nieminen lion stock a cow. The lions first shown in the daylight. It's movements, smooth and terrifying. Hercules, is narrowed he had fought many lions on MSA the're on this one was exceptional and appearance, perhaps even divine with its invincible skin. But it moved and hunted like every lion Hercules had fought before Hercules placed his sword and bow on the ground. They wouldn't do him any good against the lions impenetrable skin. Instead, he used his club. He sprinted down the hill towards the lion. It was stalking the cow unsuspecting and unaware of the Demi God approaching from behind Hercules raised his club. And brought it crashing down onto the lions back. Shocked the lion fell to the ground. The giant cat gasped for air the wind knocked out of its lungs. Hercules saw his opening and jumped upon the lions back. He wrapped his arms around its throat and squeezed the lion struggled against his grasp. It took desperate breaths, and it waived its massive claws. Hercules, saw those claws frightened by their size and sharpness. He had to end this quick or he might end up gourd he squeezed even harder harder than he ever thought. He could the blood of Zeus and the milk of Hera provided him boundless strength. The likes of which the world had never seen the lion rive in its dying moments. The fearsome beast had been slain. Hercules lifted the great cats corpse, but even with his superhuman strength. It would be quite arduous to carry the lion all the way back to tyrannies. So he skinned the beast, then fashioned a cloak out of its hide and a hood out of its face. He donned his new attire and marched back to the city. As he walked through the streets. The people looked at the glorious hide on his back. He could see their hatred slowly turned to admiration he done the impossible when Hercules entered the throne room king Uris Theus sat waiting yours appeared small wringing his hands eyes wide as he looked at Hercules, you've slain the beast and of brought it skinned approve God shoot him with an arrow. We'll see. If your words ring true. Uris? The could see his noble court grow impressed with the supposedly wretched man before them. He couldn't allow this to continue well child killer, it seems you're far more dangerous than I had assumed for the safety of my citizens. I command that you'd be dragged outside the gates of the city. You cannot drag me, but I will go willingly Uris Theus forced Hercules to live in rotting quarters to unstable for even his slaves to dwell in Hercules insistent on repentance, took this indignity in stride. Hercules, first labor. The slaying of the Nieminen lion represented man's conquest over nature if Hercules could kill an unkillable lion. Perhaps the average man could kill the average lion. All it would take was a little bravery and determination when represented in art, Hercules was rarely depicted without the lion skin upon his back or the club in his hand. He was also often shirtless. His muscles bare for all to see. He was the embodiment of strength and the image of the ferocity and violence necessary to help mankind live in a savage world. This labor also established a precedent for all the labors to follow time after time Uris Theus at the command of harra sent Hercules on a suicide mission with the hopes that he would die in combat and suffer in the attempt. Wbt yet, Hercules managed to press on through eleven separate Labor's, conquering Hydara's kings, monsters and giants no matter the odds. As Hercules triumphed over each task set before him. His magnificent power undermined the authority of the very king. He served Hercules, the brutish every man looked like a glorious hero Uris this the sovereign. King looked ineffectual and incompetent Hercules grew in status and maintained his noble demeanor, while you're is the became ever more desperate to end his life Queen goddess Hercules, isn't Dominic Purcell? No task I set to him has been too difficult by people spread tales of his exploits. And they they've grown fund of the man a child killer. You dare complained to me. I am aware of his exploits than anyone my apologies. Hera your eminence. I merely I have a suggestion if you should deign to hear it so long as you don't trouble. Oh me with any more complaints. I will not then speak, Hercules has conquered everything on the earth, men and gods alike. Love him. I think the only being capable of stopping him is death himself. I you complain. Then you speak folly. I have half a mind to smites you where you stand isn't a someway to turn Haiti's against him is something sacred to Haiti's that I could send Hercules to steal every rotten corpses. Sacred to Haiti's. It can't just be sacred. It has to be dangerous my lady what about Cerberus the great hound of Hades who keeps the dead from leaving the underworld, surely if it can fight back the hordes of the dead, it can take on one small mortal, and even if Hercules did manage to wrangle the beasts Haiti's himself would never let Hercules leave his realm alive. I dare say this. This is a grand idea. Up next. We'll follow your is the uscis final task for Hercules and see if it truly was the death sentence. He intended now back to the story. Confident that he had finally found the way to kill Hercules Uresti is traveled to the slave quarters himself to gloat before Hercules one. Last time you fail to kill me eleven times. Now, you wish to see me venture into the underworld of my own accord and bring back service if you make it back at all very well. A bring the hound right to your throne. Farewell, Hercules, if you don't return sure to prepare a throne for me in Hades. I'm sure I'll have thought a plenty more task for you. But the time I die Hercules stood tall as he walked away from your wrist Theus. But secretly he knew that this task may be too difficult. Even for him. He knew that immortal body could not leave the underworld with its sole still attached somberly he approached his father for guidance. Lord zeus. I think you're this may have finally bested me you've come this far and you'd let heroin before the battles even fought. What did that which come up with this time? They want me to enter Hades and steal the hound of hell, that's it is you're in luck, my younger brother couldn't win a fight against me. If I tied my arms behind my back, and stuck them up a donkey's rear end. That may be true for you. But I'm merely immortal all mortal succumb to Haiti's might in the end. I always forget that you can bleed and your pesky souls always losing track of your bodies. Well, son, you may soon face your doom. But I'll be damned if I let heroin that easily here. Now, you have my blessing your soul will cling to your body as you pass through the gates of death. Thank you father. But would have Haiti's will you fight him for me and miss the chance to see? My son punch. My brother in the face, even if you lose the fight, which you probably will that site would keep me laughing for millennia. Well, I hope you find the same humor in my death. Hercules now with Zeus 's blessing travel to the entrance to the underworld. It was a rather unassuming cave with a slight descent into darkness, Hercules, constructed a makeshift torch and lit it. The flickering light cast long shadows on the walls stalactites and stalagmites appearing as fearsome teeth set to consume him with each step. He took. He walked for days going deeper and deeper into the earth at some points. He slid downwards some points he had to climb. Eventually he came across a great river of rushing water. This was the river sticks the final barrier between the land of the living and the land of the dead. Any mortal who fell into the water would lose their immortal soul doomed to drown for all attorney. From the dark fog, Hercules could hear a paddle splashing into the water. He saw a canoe emerge an animated skeleton paddling towards him Hercules knew that. This was Karen who ferried the souls of the dead across the river. Hercules leapt into Karen's ferry and stared the skeleton down Karen recognized Hercules from the tales and was sufficiently intimidated by his glare alone. Karen took Hercules across the river and Hercules jumped onto the banks of the underworld on this side of the river. The souls were visible shades of humanity marching to their final destination. Hercules, walked further and came across a great stone arch of frothing beast, laying on the ground beneath Hercules, beheld Serb-areas gatekeeper of the underworld service was ten feet tall with a stocky build. He had three fearsome dog heads and dozens of smaller snakeheads extending from his neck and feet. It looked at Hercules with a single dog head then looked away focus. On the soles entering its domain, if Hercules took this dog, there would be nothing to prevent the dead from returning to the land of the living yet, his penance must be paid. He walked past the hound deeper into the cavern the cave expanded to a great field souls wandering in peace upon the grassy stretch in the distance. He could see a palace. It was forboding but impressive its own dark beauty commanding respect from those who'd gaze upon it as he walked Hercules heard a giggle in the distance one. All too familiar to his mournful ears. He glanced to his right to see his children, three young boys. Playing only a few yards away. They didn't notice him. But he could clearly see that. They had his is his brow. His visage. They were his son. Sons they're Iraqis crianza dis and fitness grown beyond the years. They had in life. He longed to run to them to hug them to apologize. He longed to play with his sons and teach them the ways of manhood, but it was both too late and too early. He had not completed his penance. He had not suffered enough to make up for the suffering that he had caused them perhaps someday he could see his children again. But today was not that day. Hercules was allowed entry into the palace and guided to the throne room a great thrown composed of millions of bones stood at the end of a long room. And on the throne set a giant with ashen skin and blood red is, Hercules bowed. Lord, Haiti's, I have entered your Demane, and I felt it inappropriate to continue venturing. Upon your lands without making my presence known. Really? I must say Hercules, I've heard good things. But I've heard good things about many heroes of the world above. Then those so-called heroes raid. My lands and steal my treasures with. No respect for me. And mine, I must speak honestly with you. Great lord. I have been sent by king to do exactly that. But I do not wish to test. My my against you. What have you been ordered to take service? The king would find it amusing to see the beast in person amusing. And which king is this king Uris Theus of tyrannus. I have pledged to myself and service to him as penance for slaying my own children, and I must do everything he asks me, and you came to ask my permission to take my hand, you owe me nothing, but still I must ask your favor. Great Lord, the destruction. I would wreak by stealing service would be too great to justify for just one man's gain. I must say I am impressed. Haiti's stood from his throne dust falling from his ashes skin his eyes stopped glowing and he smiled his visage turning to an olive complexion with a surprisingly friendly face. He placed his hand on Hercules shoulder of all the heroes to enter my lands. You are the only one to ever come to me with honor. My respect is greater for you than any mortal and many of the gods on Mount, Olympus, I will allow you to take surburbs back to this Qingyi wrist this on one condition. You cannot use weapons to subdue him. And you cannot harm him in any way. Hercules bowed even deeper honored by the God of the dead. Thank you Lord. Thank you, Hercules, left, the throne room and returned to the great arch. Serb-areas now watched him with every head and every I sir Boris had. No intent. Of leading Hercules, leave the underworld alive service. You are the fiercest beast I have ever beheld. But before the hour is through you will follow me, Hercules, leapt forward and tussled with the monster the memories of every creature and every God he had ever contended with came rushing back to him. He danced between the dog's heads, gently tying the snakes together he swept the monsters legs out from beneath it and brought it to the floor then with his great strength. Hercules, pinned the beasts to the ground all without harming a single hair on its head. Cerberus submitted to Hercules command. The great dog followed Hercules all the way to tyrannies. Filled with confidence Hercules went directly to the palace as Hercules walked Cerberus through the city. The people looked at the beast awestruck, they cheered for the Demi God and his indomitable might Hercules and service entered the throne room only to find it empty. Coming up, Hercules and service sniff out Uresti s. As the giant grew closer Enceladus realized something was wrong instead of legs Enceladus and his brother giants slithered onto large serpents with snapping Mawes where the feet should be. But this giant serpents weren't snapping and it's face sagged an arrow whizzed past Enceladus face. This wasn't a giant. It was God you foolish foolish giant, no one rebels against the gods and escapes unscathed. Athena. The goddess of war and wisdom peeled off the face of a giant she'd flayed alive revealing her own face dripping with blood. Hi there as you just heard I'm hosting a brand new show on par cast called mythology. It dramatizes ancient myths for a modern audience and dives into their history origins. And meaning stick around after this episode to hear a preview of mythologies part one on the Greek goddess Athena, new episodes, come out every Tuesday. Search for end subscribed to mythology wherever you listen to podcasts. Thanks for listening. Now back to the story. Hercules, pulled the hound of hell service into your thesis throne room. But unlike the other times Hercules returned with the fruit of labor the king was nowhere to be found. Uris the s I've brought you service gaze upon him and be satisfied. The room was silent. Server sniffed the air he padded along the floor towards a massive vase displayed against the wall. Hercules approached the vase and looked in Eurest Theiss, the great king of tyrannies cowered inside the jar. You're not supposed to enter the city take this creature away. Brought him all the way here. The least you could do is look at it. I'll keep my eyes to the bottom of this jaw. Thank you. All right. I suppose we'll leave Hercules and Serb Serb-areas turned to leave when they heard a loud scream. They watched as Uris Theus bounded out of the jar and crawled backwards along the floor a shadow arose from the jar with glowing red eyes, great and fearsome Haiti's himself had arrived glowering down at the cowering king. You're the net who sent this man to rate. Mike kingdom. Didn't mean. I I thought he'd die. He took service at your request. It wasn't. It was Hera. She told me to and yet you're the one who holds this man in bondage, free him, fine, fine. Hercules, your penance is paid go from me and peace. Very well. Don't make me return. Haiti's nodded at Hercules before putting his hand on Cerberus Haiti's and Serb-areas turned to shadow and descended back into the underworld Uris this lay on the ground curled and crying in fear. Please, please leave me alone. Never return. Thank you for releasing me. Hercules, walked away from Eurest Theus, a free man as he marched from the city. The people cheered Uris is his frail. Hercules is mighty listening to their chance. Hercules knew he had been cleansed from the sins of his past. Hercules conquered the final adversary of humanity death itself, he had proven himself greater than Uris Theus, and he had proven Zeus greater than harra. And yet even after that his story continues. Hercules decided that with his penance paid. He should return home and see if he could mend things with Megara the love of his life and mother of his dead children as he was walking atop a hill. He heard screams echoing up from the valley. Hercules looked down to see a Centaur a half man, half horse creature attempting to force himself upon a young woman the Centaur had her clothes in his hands. And a violent look in his eyes, Hercules knelt down and pulled back in aero laced with hydrogen poison Hercules loose, the arrow and it flew straight and true landing squarely in the Centaurs hindquarters, the Centaurs body convulsed and fell to the ground. The young woman got to her feet and ran towards Hercules as she approached Hercules saw that she was quite beautiful. Thank you. You saved me. Great pay. If it's not too much to ask I would like to know the name of my savior, Hercules. And I am glad I could be of service, Hercules, I was rescued by Hercules himself. I'm honored honors mind. Miss Daya Niro was smitten with this magnificent man, perhaps she could make him. Her husband Daya Nira. My name is Dan era. If I could actually trouble you for one favor more the Centaur killed my escort. And it would be unwise of me to travel alone. Could you perhaps guide me to some safe haven foods is the closest city? And that's where I'm headed. You're welcome to travel with me that would be wonderful. No what's wrong that dead Centaur still holds my shawl. But the don't bite you may retrieve it before we leave a wait. All right. Dan, Niro, walked back to the Centaur lying still upon the ground. She stared at its body for a moment. Then hesitantly bent down to take her shawl. The Centaurs grip held tight upon the fabric. She tried to pry his fingers open only to have his hand quickly snatch. Her wrist. Do. Not stream. I am dying. I will not harm you. I must apologize for my lust overcame me. I've gotten what I deserve. And I wished to make it up to you if you'll let me I don't know. Listen, just for a moment, you desire this man for yourself. Correct. How could I not he's glorious? I can guarantee you'll have him. People are largely unaware, but my blood centers blood access a potent love tonic, take the blood from my wound. And if you ever feel that Hercules should desire another woman sprinkle, my blood on his clothing, and he will only have is for you. I don't think I need a love tonic. I've been told my whole life that I am beautiful a man like that could have many beautiful women any beautiful woman. In fact, you think your beauty enough to hold him. Is it worth the risk? Dan era thought about it for a moment. Then fill the small vial just in case the Centaur smiled as he died. Dayanara rushed back to Hercules shawl in to-, Hercules, and Dan era traveled to Thebes over the course of several days, she asked about his heroin exploits, and he told her he asked about her, and she told him that she was a Princess sent to travel looking for suitors, she fell ever more infatuated with him conversation. Never turned to Hercules wife. Daya Nira simply assumed he was available finally one morning, Hercules, and Dan Niro arrived at his old home just outside of the. I shall take you to shortly after, but this is something I must do alone, Hercules left, Dan, era and approached the front door of all the beasts he had fought all the sites. He had seen all the depths. He had traversed. This was the most terrifying thing he had ever faced he raised his hand. And knocked. The breath caught in Hercules lungs. There stood Megara gray in her hair wrinkles on the sides of her eyes, but more beautiful a site than any he had ever seen. Hercules. It's been ages twelve years. I. I came to say, I'm sorry. I never said it after. What I did to our boys. I'm sorry. You know, I've heard the tales you've suffered much for your actions. It will never be enough to undo what I've done. But if you'll have me, I have completed my penance and had liked to return home. I'd like to try again, it's. Seeing you again as hard I'll need some time to think about this away as long as you need come back tomorrow. We'll see how I'm feeling then I'll return tomorrow and every day after. Megara nodded and shut the door Hercules smiled. He might have a shot at redemption. After all. As Hercules return to the road day Nira had been watching the whole exchange who was that. She was quite beautiful. That was my wife. I wronged her in the worst way imaginable. But it looks like she may still take me back. Oh, that's good. Good. Good. Good. I am happy for you to. I know I've inquired about your lions can coat, but what I able to wear it. Just for a second. Sure, you'll find it to be quite comfortable Dan era smiled as she took the cloak, but inside she longed for him. She knew she could have him. If only she had the courage to act, she donned the coat, and then as she was about to hand it back to Hercules, she snuck out the vial and poured the Centaurs blood on its seems. Thank you. It was comfortable. Indeed. That's why I wear it everywhere. I go Hercules through on his coat and the reaction was immediate his skin burned and boiled his face contorted, and he dropped to his knees in agony Hercules cast his cloak to the ground. But the pain continued what did you do to me? I thought you would love me. The Centaur told me if I put a potion on your clothes, you would only have eyes for me the sun for what was in that potion. His blood the Centaurs blood blowed by the gods that Centaurs blood was spilled with the hydra. Venom you've doomed me to die. No. I didn't. I didn't Daya Nira fell to the ground horrified with her own actions, Hercules pained screams, brought Megara running out of the house in confusion. Hercules, what's wrong? What's happened? I'm dying. My love don't touch me for my skin is covered in poison. Is there nothing I can do to help build up higher. Fire is the only way to deal with the poison my cloak, and I must burn or others will die with me. Megara nodded and started gathering people to help her build the pyre Hercules picked up his cloak and stood still periodically screaming in pain. Wants Dan era had seen enough. She ran away crying fearful of retribution as the pyre was built word spread around the city of Thebes that the great Hercules was dying in order to honor their once noble hero. They gathered around him to send him off the pyre is built. And the Tinder is set. Are you ready, Hercules, I am ready? It's only fitting that the I forced upon my sons is the same that meets me at the end. Haiti's old friend, I returned to you again. As Hercules burned something strange began to happen. His flesh melted and peeled away. But his personage began to glow bright and brilliant, white the crowd around him was silent and awestruck and Hercules pain began to fade away. He clenched his fists and flexed his muscles as he stood in vulnerable in the flames he felt stronger than he ever had before. Son. It is good to finally greet you face to face God to God Zeus home. Mighty father. You call me a God. But I am just a man no longer you ever cheated your destiny and acquire the mortality, I hoped you'd gain from hera's milk. I have come to bring you home to Mount, Olympus, hera's milk. Doesn't the mother got us despise me at this Hera herself appeared from the heavens her arms were crossed. And she wouldn't look Hercules in the eye. But he saw that the hatred had left her heart. If your feats could turn Haiti's cold dead heart, perhaps I have been a little too harsh on you myself. I will not call you my son. But you are welcome to join us on Olympics. It's where you deserve to be after all Hercules reached out then pulled back in hesitation. But what of Megara I wished to take my wife to Mount Olympus Hekkies? No, I won't go with you. If you're on Mount, Olympus, our children will have nobody with them in the underworld, but we can visit Haiti's, and I are good friends. Now, I. I love you. But to be honest, I will never be able to forget and to hold onto that for all of eternity. I don't think I can Hercules nodded and choked back a tear Megara, and the people of Thebes looked on as Hercules took Zeus hand and ascended to the heavens from amongst the crowd Arosa whispered sentence of reverence there goes, Hercules, the greatest of us all. Hercules started his life as a mortal child and ended it as an immortal God his stories actually followed the same path of ascension within Greek society from the first telling of Hercules tales in early Greek society to the rise of the Roman empire. Hundreds of years later, the cult of Hercules was the only cult centered around a divine hero that managed to persuade broader Grecian culture that their hero deserved his own spot on Mount Olympus, this is both a testament to the strength of Hercules stories and an explanation of the mysterious absence of stories that take place after his ascension every other God has a long list of stories that take place during the span of their God hood except for Hercules once he enters Mount, Olympus, Hercules Mary's. He goddess of attorney. Journal youth. And that's it. That's all that happens after he becomes a God. The people didn't want Hercules to continue fighting and struggling once he achieved God hood, they wanted to give him a happily ever after and is Hercules was the divine stand in for the average, man. His worshippers wanted to give themselves a happily ever after life is composed of suffering and challenges Hercules triumphed. And so can you? Thanks again for tuning into mythology. We'll be back next Tuesday with a new episode. You can find more episodes of mythology as well as all of park casts. Other podcasts on apple podcasts. Spotify Stitcher, Google play or your favorite podcast directory. Several of you have asked how to help the show if you enjoy the show the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram at park cast and Twitter at park has network. We'll see you next time mythology was created. By max Cutler is a production of Cutler media and is part of the park cast network. It is produced by Maxon Ron Cutler sound designed by Ron Shapiro with production assistance by Paul Moller. Additional production assistance by Maggie add Meyer and Carly Madden. Mythology is written by Giles Hof. Seth the amazing cast of voice actors include. Aids by alphabetical order, Mike Kaposi, Jerry, Courtney Alstine, Kimberly, Holland, Harris, Markson and Steve Pinto. 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