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Buccaneers 31, Chiefs 9 - AP Laboratory Post-Game Show

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Buccaneers 31, Chiefs 9 - AP Laboratory Post-Game Show

"Support for this. Podcast comes from progressive. What would you do with an extra eight hundred dollars. Buy a plane ticket paid on your student. Loan treat yourself to those shoes. You benign with progressive. You could find out drivers who switch and save save an average of seven hundred ninety six dollars on car insurance get your quote online at progressive dot com and see how much you could be saving national average annual car insurance savings by new customer survey who save with progressive and twenty nineteen could not as they were kids city chiefs fall in be final game. Thirty one to nine coming up empty handed after the klein to achieve afc championship. Who get back to the super bowl. Your kansas city chiefs are obliterated in embarrassing fashion against tom. Brady in the tampa. Bay buccaneers the first one multi loss or multi multi score loss in the history. Of patrick levine. Mahomes a lot to unpack here. I left. I put a tweet out. For for chief. Justice will get some chiefs chiefs to tweets off but also we asked for some appreciation for How lucky we have it to cheese fans but this is a. This is a tough one swallow. There's no doubt about it. And i'm really hurt right now. Because i'm watching. Craig's i'm looking at craig's out in a suit and suit jessup for trophy days no longer undefeated but mattie lane. Where do we start a first. We start with like yes. It sad the craig's dressed up to the nines. Look very handsome but something changed. This is the first time that dressing up for day has let crackdown and i think. I have to shoulder the blame for this because i decided to join him in dressing up for trophy. Data's year and everything went downhill. Guys you can push all your blame on me this all if i did not dawn for the start of the chiefs game. Yeah i switched it out when it got pretty bad now starting to sweat. Watch this game in the fourth quarter. But you can blame me. I i'd never put on that suit. The chiefs would have clearly while the super bowl. So it's my fault. i'm sorry. I ruined your tradition. Now it's dead. Seventy one finally ended its dead. I'm going to wear a suit for championship games anymore. As the fine people of twitter with lots of profanities reminded me that. I was never allowed to do this again. You'll really superstitious stuff chief fall to the buccaneers in blowout fashion for the first time in. Patrick mahomes is era as a chiefs quarterback. It's just it was bad. all around. Very little redeeming to take from it other than patrick mahomes literally trying to will it on own. It just wasn great. And we're we're here for you. We're here to get it out and we're here to talk about the future and we're here to kind of wrap up this twenty twenty twenty twenty one season. Frankly i mean. The chiefs are in the super bowl. Still not all bad but obviously not the result. We were hoping for i'll i'll contend. This is the worst that could possibly happen for this football team in their chance to run it to win it next year. This is now six additional games that they've put on their buys last two years and they have won superbowl to come away with which is awesome. But do it getting all the way to this point. All the way into february and coming up empty handed is that she's lost their left. Tackle on the way is super bowl. Patrick mahomes just put his toes through another game in which is going to require surgery and we don't know how long that's going to take him to recover this. I mean this is just everything about this game is just a just a lot of pain watching mahomes. Try to deal with all. That was a lot of pain watching anyone. Try to block pain. We haven't even gotten to the rafts yet. Which like that's a whole other subject first off. I wanted to establish this though. I just did it lose because of the refs. They just made it. Look a lot agree. I think we should start with that. Because i do think it's something that a lot of cheese fans are gonna talk about and i will say this in the first half. There was a stretch there where the reps really did throw a lot of incredibly poor flats and then they were bad calls. I think ex-officials everybody in the entire. Nfl landscape has come out and agreed with that but the chiefs were still within realm of being in this game they had every opportunity to still come back and win this game and without any referee interference they absolutely did not arguably they played even worse as the officiating. Better so like weakened put that entirely duress that that's why the chiefs lost it definitely put them in a hole and maybe exasperated their issues that they already had but that is in no way shape or form erase that they lost definitely not the case. I mean it. The game ended thirty one. Nine it without those it might still be a to score game. Like the buccaneers. Were still going to win this. The chief did not execute the chiefs offensive. Line was poor. The chiefs receivers could not catch the chiefs defense. Couldn't stop anybody. Nor could they get pressure on. Tom brady nor lack of discipline now. Nor could they find were rob. Gronkowski was in the middle of the field. Which is literally the only place that he ever is. So i just it was bad. The wrath ra- bed. Don't get us wrong. Lot of really bad calls but this team did not come out to play and the rest are not the reason that they did not win. This game yeah. You could tell the mentality of this team in the at the end of the first half responding to the adversity was abysmal. And that was one of the things that i really saw from that team and really did not give me a good feeling about this. Team's chance to run it back which was really disheartening. Because we talked about championship swagger all the time we talk about how this team you know is able to overcome the kind of adversity. They have they they. They lost that game in the first quarter with their responses to the to the to the adversity. They were facing with the whole arithmetic referee. You saw there's there's a tweet out here herbie. Gop talking about chris jones and saying no more than five times blaming the refs for this game. I chris jones was chris jones. We we knew that was going to happen to chris. Jones we tweeted it out the type of bay buccaneers were set out to do exactly what happened against the bills. Were they baited him and it happened. Guess what a drive got extended a touchdown drive got extended. That wasn't the rest. Chris that was you at everyone out. There's so many people that responded so poorly to the to the referees that they lost the game in the first half and you saw their actions the rest of the game their body language their effort in their energy was sapped because they couldn't respond to that adversity. I'm sorry but that's as far as the chris. Jones is the last person that should be talking about the be talking multiple times about the penalties. You weren't disciplined enough chris. Everyone their mom knew that was going to happen. And you weren't disciplined enough to handle it. And part of the reason the team had to deal with adversity and part of the reason some of those penalties after afterwards. Because you extend the drive point fingers just catch the l. Or he could have tried showing up at some point in time as well to that would have also done good for me. I mean we. We're going to dig into this. I think we're to get into everybody's cheese chiefs davis takes. I'm going to start with by now. Because i do have one specific one. I really do wonder if our opinion. On andy reid and big games skewed a little bit because he has. Patrick levada hopes there is a lot larger sample size of aid. Reads game plans and teams not showing up for big games than there is a dabbles of them showing up great for big games. Guess what a lot of those positive examples have come with. Patrick mahomes playing great football now. I'm not saying. Adhd bad coach by any way shape or form. I'm just simply saying that. I do believe he has a tendency to come out flat in big games and it's always been something that's going on all the way back to philadelphia when he was the coach of the eagles. When i got worried about this game the moment i said oh no we might not have the good andy. Reid game was the moment. I saw the offense of game plans start funneling through mccoy whole hardman to start the scripted. Place is soon. As i saw that i was concerned. For how the rest of this game was going to go. Yeah that's fair like the off to play calling was bad it really was. I mean there. People are going to focus on the drops in the offensive line. But don't let that offensive game plan skate by wasn't particularly good nor was the defensive one expects never adjusted to the fact that tie that tampa bay was just motioning. They're tight end. Laid across the formation and leaking out into the flat and anthony hitchens have been praising all year long had his worst game potentially as chief. And i know that's going to shock a lot of people because they think that anthony engines that a lot of really bad games but he was really really poor here. That great pass break-up that's about the only good thing that he did he just did not look good and been neiman was worse. And it wasn't good. And sean breen was like nobody play particularly well on that side of the ball but they also didn't make the necessary adjustments that we've seen like we didn't see the typical spags game plan that we all kinda expected. He was in his bag for most of the playoffs in the end of the year. And then all of a sudden it just disappears and they executed poorly. And it's just the doors get blown off in a hurry. They started okay. But man they just really didn't adjust whereas byron left which bruce arians made the necessary adjustments. And you've got to see what happened. Is the game went along. It just is bad is all bad. This guy was a lot of details. A lot of little details. That made this in exacerbated the issues of this football team. I don't know if the chiefs would have been able to survive with with the offensive line that they had frankly in a but this game is not thirty one to nine. If this team has the attention to detail that you would hope a team of this caliber team that has done such good things in the last two years would pay attention to offsides will offsides penalties. You on special teams extending drives not having the discipline to not retaliate. When teams are actively trying to bait you to get a personal foul and extending a drive instead of giving an opportunity for third down in close football game these little things matter and championships laggers great. But like i feel like discipline's gotta be a piece of that and the team didn't have that they just didn't have it for for the entirety of this football game. There was a lack of focus. You saw the simple catching the football. Some the key players. This team has relied on tyreek. Hill and travis. Kelsey big drops. There's just so many little details with this football game. But i don't know if this team would overcome the issues that we that they had on the offensive line. I really don't. It will get there. And i'm gonna go off on how i'm going to defend dan. Patrick mahomes. i don't care if a homer later. I'm sure but the little details for this football game on both sides of the football are just. It was stunning to see the kinds of mistakes that this group was making. I think patrick mahomes came out and said it. Just the offense as a whole. Was it on the same page. Like that was how he responded to something. He was saying that he was a little late. Getting some throws out receivers weren't running their routes to the spot. He thought they'd be in the protections. Were always being blocked to where he wanted to drop to. Nobody was on the same page. I think it was pretty evident. It was clear the tampa bay buccaneers came out with a very specific game plan to force the chiefs to play. The old sports analogy left handed and the cheese walked right into it. The chiefs didn't try to do their normal chiefs things or they were on the same page trying to do so. It got everybody makes up. Go i get. I don't think. I don't think they felt coming into this game that they could and i think we watch this game plan. I don't think they felt any level of confidence that this office of line would be able to do anything. And they were trying to overcompensate or to compensate period for this offensive line of what it did is made this often stale. It made this offense and the results were good anyway because it didn't matter they tried and they tried to force their own you know they could have tried to force their will on this game and and just say you know mahomes on a on a toe. That's gonna need surgery. And i saw someone say the recovery time could be as much as six months on this thing. This guy is trying to deal with this and try to navigate this behind this offensive line. Like yeah maybe just try to establish who you are in and see if you can make that happen. But i think this team was trying to compensate for the office of issues. But if that's the concept going if you know that going into the game that had come out with a gay plan. The doesn't put everything on patrick mahomes back and they still did it go so if that was their thought process. They failed miserably at doing that. They did it. Start running the ball until the second half. And i understand that the box have a great run defense but they were going. If you're afraid that your offense of line cannot block good enough to run a traditional offense did. What you need to do is quicken the game. Shorted up you just need to survive it. Give your team the last possession and the chiefs were trying to do that either. They looked like they were caught in. No man's land like a team. That was ill prepared to play the way that they had to. After two weeks off to me petrov said in his postgame presser that they took away. The deep stuff like yeah. Of course they were like. I don't think it surprises anybody. That they went to take away the deep stuff like that would beat him. The first game. Todd bowles made judgments and the chiefs weren't able to scores regularly. Eats like that's just speak coachspeak worthy stuff right there absolutely and then all of a sudden you're behind a shaky offensive line. Yeah of course they're gonna take away the deep stuff and force you to play some of this stuff knowing that they're going to be able to get home quickly and they're going to be able to sit on the flats their ultrafast linebackers. Which is exactly what they did. Frank clark on the penalties. It's a win. it's a fair win. Tampa bay one. I appreciate that at least interesting. Also said that they got beat in every facet of the game. That's another from. That's leadership bright there. That's ownership right there. That's why frank clark's in that room. That's why they wanted. Frank clark in the defensive line room for leadership and accountability and he was also the best offensive lineman probably on that game boy at a high board. There's there's nothing redeemable about this football game for us. He's got a sack he added drive. He editor dr jack for losses. Well dry just good discipline football. Stay around around. But i wanted to give everybody a chance. We we opened up for chiesa. This you know we're not going to be used to this. I mean there's a lot of anger. There's a lot of motion here. I mean you you could tell. And there's a lot of motion there in cheese kingdom and we're giving you up to two air your grievances also giving opportunity to acknowledge how awesome you have it being a fan patrick mahomes. So we're just going to read read if you and just kind of give you guys a chance to get your your thoughts out on the airwaves. Keith mclean we got beat happens the buck. The bucks defense has been on fire all game. We've had no answers. Especially with no offensive line dylan. Dutton says pat has played an a plus game. No support anywhere from anyone. Not wearing number eighty seven. I don't know if it was a a plus game. But i think patrick mahomes much much much better than the stat line indicated and i will stand patrick mahomes in the situation because he was pressured. More than half of the dropbacks this game. It was a historic amount of dropbacks. The most ever by a quarterback in the super bowl ever in super bowl history. And the buccaneers did a good job of making him. Hold the ball a take longer like we kinda talk about. If we could have he could hold on to tick longer. So i think they did some good stuff. At the line of scrimmage made him hold just take longer than he wanted to and that was enough for these guys to get home. They disrupted the timing enough for. Patrick mahomes that he really wasn't there wasn't a ton of options for him. So yeah they did a good job taking away but actually think they did a good job making hold that ball. Just take longer and what happened. Was all the office of line issues for the kansas city chiefs. Football team came to light however my miserable horizontal men and hit the main in the. Hey daryl williams in the end zone in the head for down the free play in the first quarter. Tyreek hill. Him in the head travis. Kelsey big third down he made about fourth four throws tonight. That were absolutely ludicrous. Four maybe more. I'm just saying like historical super bowl. Moment throws if his dudes catch the ball. It ludicrous throws there was a lot of plays where chiefs receivers seemed to be just kind of like ready to receive the ball. None of them were attacked if they were just waiting for the ball that hit then and then they dropped it tyreek hill. I think had four balls that i would classify fifty fifty so yes baby he comes out with a couple of maybe doesn't but going over four on all of those. That's not a typical tyreek hill. Thing he doesn't let a bull headed the face mask and let audi be like barely raise the ball out of his hands later on then led a ball tipped and then get you know taunted to his face like these are all plays that you expect tyreek hill to make one of he dented. Travis kelsey had a drop more defenders tackling his legs before the ball out there. That still played though. You expect him to make daryl williams has a ball hit him in the phases. Well there was a lot of plays. That could have changed. The i think national perception of how mahomes played but at the end of the day he played well he played as well as he could have given the situation but he was unable to elevate the team around them which would have taken a lot to elevate but he was unable. Elevate them to competent. Play like that is. That is the final truth. Maybe it's not fair to blame him for it. And i'm not trying to but he was unable to elevate this level of play in coaching to the ability to play competently in the super bowl. I think i will just throw the common here that there is nobody on the planet that could have elevated this football team in this situation maybe not to the level. I and this isn't even. I'm not clapping back at matt saying i literally don't think anyone could elevated. I would love to see tom. Brady behind this offensive line. That would be no on. No i would have been a lot more fun. Congratulations on the mvp. This isn't a legacy. Mvp for him. Like this. I don't think he feels like he was the ultimate deciding factor in this football quarterback. This we don't need to go down the tom brady rabbit hole king. I just don't. I blaine gabbert. Blaine gabbert would have beat the chiefs. Today i they scored nine points dykes. They've scored nine point. I thought tom brady played actually pretty well like i am not saying. Say great game. But i thought tom brady actually played a pretty good football game so like i said. I don't think we need to go down the brady rabbit hole year. We should just move onto the next. I'm i'm just saying patrick mahomes did some think patrick mahomes did more than anyone possibly could have. I don't think there's any quarterback that could have sat back there in that situation. I'm going by what he said. And i do believe it a little bit. I think the offense is was little off. And i'm not blaming him specifically for i think there were moments where he was not on the same page of somebody else and i'm not quick to say that everybody else was wrong. I think the there are times where he could've got the ball up quicker. Two guys that were open. He could have moved through his reads faster and got this game a little bit closer than it was. But i'm not blaming him for the loss in any way i'm just saying i don't think he played a perfect game if perfect patrick mahomes this one score loss instead of a blah. Right i don. I don't think there's really anything like the cheese. We're gonna lose this football game. They could not overcome the offensive line issues. The gameplay could not overcome the game plan they could not overcome the lack of discipline. Just point blank. There was not much about this football team. That was good enough. Nothing was good enough in this situation. We want the best of both worlds. We want a hybrid a smarter. Hybrid cloud ibm helps retailers manage supply chains with watson. Ai while predicting demands with ease the world is going hybrid with ibm visit ibkr dot com slash hybrid cloud support for. This podcast comes from williams. We make clean energy happen. America's energy challenge is clear we must affordably and reliably meet demand in a safe sustainable way. 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I think it's pretty clear. I think if their game plan for this week was not great. I think todd bowles. Bruce arians went back to the drawing board. They said were changing everything. We did from the first time around or playing entirely different coverage. We are not going to play anything the same way. We are changing the secondary. Where changing the past rushmore. Changing our underneath players are doing offensively. Hey let's live in twelve personnel of steve spagnuola. Kid dig into his bag of tricks because all of a sudden he can't throw fourteen defensive backs. On the line of scrimmage at drop some blit some blitz them all drop them all whatever they made the chiefs play different brand of gain and they came and tried to play and the chiefs. Look like they just rolled out there. Tried to do whatever did is that they normally do now. I do agree with the office line. I do think the chiefs called a game offensively to help that offensive line out because there wasn't good. Did it work. It didn't work at all. But the problem that i have is you came out after the scripted place. A scripted plays weren't good came out trying to throw the ball typical hartman bad decision already but you get out of the scripted place. There was no adjustment. The chiefs still came out. Deep stuff was taken away. Tampa was daring you to throw a short to the flats were. They're super fast. Linebackers it safeties apex defenders could crash on it. The chiefs were more than willing to try that they weren't challenging. The rail shots outside the deep hole deep down the middle of the field part of it was because they didn't have time part of his day. Just didn't look like they had a good plan to change on the fly to go. Do you wanna talk about execution. These numbers are from bill barnwell. Tom brady was ten for thirteen. For one hundred and thirty five yards and three touchdowns off of play action chiefs were died any started on everything been neiman and anthony. Hitchens had their back to the ball just as much as they had it to the receipt. Just dana lawrence and tho- daniel schorr incident the sorenson as well like we've seen those guys not be this level of bad against play action like this was not something that i you know as we watch this team. They had been fairly disciplined. There hadn't been issues with this in the past. Not i mean it's not been great in coverage but it's not been this level of bad it really was like they were by on everything they were selling out to stop the run even early when they were just feasting on play action and it's not like they were really stopping raleigh jones or leonard fournette. Either like they were running all over just the same. But tom brady was able to mitigate some of the pass rush by play action by forcing the twelve personnel like matty said and forcing the chiefs into a little bit heavier personnel forcing them to utilize guys. That can't bail as quickly to get vertically and it still didn't matter because they just weren't able to drop quickly enough to hang with you know forty eight year-old wrong rob gronkowski. They just couldn't run with him he. They ran all over them. They were able to use play action just utter failure against play action this past week. It's crazy how like how angry. I was halftime with the refs. And how little. I care because this team just got pants in every fashion of every facet as football game like i look at then. I'll get now. This team has got embarrassed. Steve pinto it was. It was just a bad game all around offense defense special teams and penalties. No there to look at it. Jake johnson eric fisher is massively taken for granted. Myself included. Kyle coffee. thank you patrick. You battled you did battle. patrick. I appreciate you Let's see here. We find a few more people trae flip primoz slide. Protect your investment. That's all i feel like homes can get it done with whatever. Receiver group protective. Here's my thought real quick. I don't. I'm not mad at the offensive line okay. I'm not mad at the offensive line. The thing about this offensive line is it's their fourth and fifth right tackle. It's their backup seventh-round guard it's austin the only starter i believe from the super bowl last year. Was australia correct. Stefen wisnewski i'll steph stafford was newsworthy. Was back of all year long. Yes stefen wisnewski does not count. Seven was new. Ski was waived injured by the pittsburgh steelers. We found out intern actually stink and came here late in the season and was not the guy everyone thought he was a was not the guy we saw last year. He i mean this group. I'm not mad at this group. This group should not be starting. And it's football mac malpractice for this team to be rolled out as a starting group but this team is literally on their fourth and fifth tackles laurent. Verney tardiff opted out. I don't blame class clutch assembly. That's what i'm saying. There's been so many the attrition on this offensive line is unreal and this is what speaks to how good patrick mattia wants to jump in here about the offensive line. But you can jump in second. But i think that just thinking about this is what speaks to patrick mahomes guy on turf toe is going to require a surgery playing behind that offensive line. We expected him to overcome it. And we're confident that he was going to overcome. That just speaks to patrick mahomes. Mattie you house some you look like you want to cook on the offensive line. So i'm with you. I don't blame the offensive line. Because i mean what are they do. They invest nothing in this entire position group and then all of a sudden they finally realized that. Apparently baby when you spend eight billion trillion dollars on a quarterback you should spend money on the offensive line or something. However i'm to now question then this post back like this is after the fact so i am citing year should we maybe not have moved aac remers from the position that he played adequately at all year to play poorly across that just dealt with one poor offense of tackle moving rivers to left tackle to play poorly replaced him with andrew. Wylie played poorly. Seems like a very bad choice. Oh yeah you also put in stefen wisnewski who played poorly so what was the point of shuffling. Everybody around just to play bad when you could have just said okay. They're going to play bad anyway. Let's put martinez rank in at left. Tackle deal with whatever he does and keep the status quo of what was already performing below average but at least good enough for patrick mahomes to sell a quarterback. Why did we do all of this just to accomplish nothing. This brings me back to the fact. What was the coaching staff doing. This week i'm sure they did a lot of hard work. I'm sure they they did a lot. They know a lot more about football than ever. No i'm not trying to say that it's just this process looking at it. In hindsight a terrible decision to shuffle three spots around after all three played poorly when you were getting adequate play out of almost adequate play out of your right tackle in right guard before this and mike rimmer is going to catch a lot of flack for two super bowl appearances. Now mike kramer was not supposed to be a starting offensive linemen on this team. This is starting at harding at all or or allegany or else was this was on the football team. Absolutely this this is not like. I don't wanna sit here dunk on these guys too terribly. Much their backups. This act up some back. Backups and backups. These guys are supposed to be playing at any given time. Correct supposed to have your three. You're supposed to have your studbook or good book and tackles and an andrew. Wylie in austin writer. Starting okay whatever. Yeah and you've got one guy who frankly i mean. I'm glad people are looking at this game. From the lens of eric fisher who got destroyed in the last super bowl but frankly was a linchpin lay to this offensive line holding together for most of this year even when they were with backups. And things like that. Eric fisher is very important to this team. I hope he comes back healthy. Then you had mitch schwartz on the other side who's making stakes right now. So i mean he's just was a bad situation all around from the offensive line perspective and it highlighted even more some of the lack of moves that they may yes they did sign colette. Yo simile yes. They did invest third rounder and lucas neang but neang was not going to be a major factor in this team this year. I think they were going to redshirt him so he would have been ready by now. Yeah probably yeah. I think he might have been right. And laurent de varona. Tardif opted out in the middle of the summer. Yeah and you've had martinez franken on this roster for two years now like you. He was part of a trade with carlos. Hyde he's been on this roster for two years now yes he did get hurt yes. He's coming back from all that. I mean our guy. Jeff allen tweeted after the game should have given the reins to martinez ranking. So i mean that tells you right there. That's a guy that played with that dude guy who knows what that dude is and he's not even trying to dunk on anybody else just like the that guy talented. He should have been on the field. So i'm with you shook up your entire offensive line. I know that's what they did earlier this year but it didn't look good then it's not like they were relying on samples is where look good so it caught up with them. Finally i mean we spent this entire week talking about how patrick mahomes last year played with backup level offensive linemen and based on what the niners did to that to that front. I think we we all three really. Did underestimate a little bit. How badly this was going to affect an immobile. Patrick mahomes with a with a toe injury. I think it just really. I think we did really underestimate that a little bit. I had a little bit more optimism that he would be a little bit more mobile he was but now that was a really still him pretty badly. That two weeks did not do him much. And i think you kind of saw that with ian rap reports report this morning it was like he's going to have surgery this offseason so like i. Yeah that was very obviously. A factor are guy b k. Sports talk. I fully expect the cheese to be in this game next year and i don't think any other. Afc team can say the same also brady has to retire eventually right. elliott role in is gonna absolutely body the league next year Nick roman. you'll like this when craig masback. Can we get the post game pod gasket and go straight into the draft. Please real quick joke though for real though guys but the offensive line class. We've talked a little bit about the offensive line. Class in this draft is very good so aids like you're going to be very excited about an offensive linemen available problems is kind of improve it. You can't just draft entirely new offensive line. You're going to spend the money and unfortunately a lot of the chiefs monies tied up so you can't get a quick turnaround at often have lighter. It's a position group that you can't just expect the draft. A bunch of young guys plugged them all together. Make it work and watching the super bowl. I don't know how you don't think the chiefs beat five players at the position. No i mean they gotta allographs was terrible now. As far as i do as far as draft sees it goes. I am excited to get to that tomorrow boarding issues. I wake up on flipping off from this super bowl to draft choices and it is a good offensive line class. It's draft always fond this year's going to be especially fun because the chiefs unlike last year there's like a barely cleared deed for what the chiefs need right now. So you have a pretty good idea where chiefs are going to allocate some resources in free agency and the draft and probably do twice as much as you think or at least they should so that does make the whole process. More fun. i'm there is just let me get one. Good night's sleep cry about this blowout loss. So he can't you were talking about wide receiver and defensive and right clear clear needs. I'd literally load. hi now. i'm out craig. Wide receivers a massive need because acid full hardman. So ain't it. He's so amy i remember. There was some people out there last year that we're going. Well you know mccoll hardman just east more touches. Just give them the baltimore. His productivity will go up. Guess what they've doubled his touches and he was the he had the same number level of yards. We don't need stats right now. We literally just to watch him coming out of a quarter out with absolutely no where he's supposed to run to like. That's guy will you need to see. It had nothing to do with his lack of touches. He was what he was last year. He regressed year. He is a gadget player that catches a few deep balls every now and then guess what he really only caught like one or two this year. They have to manufacture all of his touches. And you wanna know why. He hasn't made any progress this year. It's the lack of attention to detail. Like lining up offsides on special teams or not watching the bowling in on putt last week. There is a very obvious trend here with him he is he can't he's not grown and progressives receiver because he has no attention to detail and there's not enough trust built up from patrick mahomes with him. So guess what sammy watkins. We didn't see playoff semi. Don't know what's going to happen with him. he's not under contract. He really hasn't looked particularly good this year. He looked a little fluffy. Parts of the season. Mccoll hardman so eight ready to be wide receiver to. he's not ready to be wide receiver. Three he's a gadget player and he has been for two years. He hasn't gotten better. And it's because of the stupid little attention to detail lack of attention to detail that we see week in week out and it showed up again multiple times in the playoffs the redemption on catching end around where he had to leave blockers that hint making a play. It's great day. He got back on the horse and caught a bubble and score from the one yard line. That's cool that's up progress for him. He is what he is and the chiefs have massive as a wide receiver to the good news. Is the wide receiver classes very good days. Manny manny enabled the under by the way matty and i had a built before this. How long can we go off on. Mccoll set me on dates. Not are i talked about earlier now at like somebody softened under here what this would but yes tall of it. I'm sorry. I just. I can't do it and i it's frustrating because you took a wide receiver in the second round up four years. Yeah and and he and you still need another it a starting one so it. It's frustrating from that regard it that not. All hope is lost on nicole hardman. I am more optimistic than these two that not all hope is lost. Say mccoll hardman. What how he hasn't done anything within the structure. The offense i understand plays in there. Listen you want to get him involved. In the first fifteen you can break once disappears every week. That's fine like i. He is what he is. I i understand that taking a guy like that in the second round is rough to swallow totally understand that but the point still remains. We all agree. They need a wide receiver. Because he's not he's not going to be the guy here's what here's what stresses me out guys moving forward for this team for the long term outlook for this team. They can't just keep relying on travis kelsey and tyreek hill for the next ten years. That's not going to happen. You better get someone in the hopper here you have to land. You have to hit your next wide receiver selection. This is an offseason question. I'm not going there but they need to. They need to actually develop somebody that. John dorsey didn't pick and i don't even john dorsey fan. I know it's and it's still. Let's beyond andy. Pick travis kelsey. Let's move off this. Can we talk a little bit about how good todd bowles was tonight. Todd bowles dickey leslie. No he was he. He's a man that got torched to start that we twelve game the chiefs. Absolutely put it on him and todd bowles came out and did an excellent job of taking away. Exactly what the chiefs were going to do. Tyreek hill admitted that they expected more man and todd bowles came out and played more zone. I'm not sure why this offense did. But that's what happened. And the buccaneers were able to feast on everything that she's were doing because of it and it took so long for the chiefs to adjust to that and try and get into the game trying. Mix up their calls that frankly They were so far behind the eight ball. It was really difficult and mahomes and the offense were having to push so hard to try and stay in the game and they just couldn't kudos todd bowles because the great game. I get a wait until i can watch it all twenty to see for sure i been. Msa didn't play a lot of zone. I think i did see a lot of stuff going. Into which is what the chiefs should have expected and achim play out and look similar to zones. I'm not saying it's wrong. It's just it looked to be like there was a lot of mad match coverage to deep safeties over the top that would also aligned with take away a lot of the deep balls allott of the deeper outside shots that patrick mahomes talked about and his postgame interviews it will take the buccaneers. Play the defensive. I expected them to play. So if the chiefs were expected to play that what is going on to where they were expecting something else like. I feel like not the todd. Bowles didn't call a great game. Because i think he was disguised the skies and stuff exceptionally well. I think the fact that he was bringing so many defensive back blitzes early in the game really caught the chiefs off guard and he just it he just completely yanked it out of the rotation for a while and i think that got patrick. Mahomes sped up a little bit after so much pressure was coming. I think he was great. I just don't know what the chiefs were expecting if they weren't expecting some version of too deep you know bad coverage from the tampa. Bay buccaneers the middle of the field was opened from playing one and it took the chiefs like two and a half quarters to realize that they should attack the middle of the field to the intermediate level is a result. What the game plan. Was there good job for tampa bay day outcoached the chiefs every single level all game long but especially todd bowles colton. It stayed the game. There's no rhythm at all to what the chiefs were doing. Offensively and i didn't understand what they were trying to accomplish and i think it just felt destroying their hold on for dear life the entirety of the game. That's kind of how. I fell watching this football team play in a disheartening. I mean i can't. I can't comprehend this. I don't comprehend this game yet. I frankly i really don't jacob the ru. How many yards did mahomes cover on screen. Had to be at least four hundred. I mean it was. It was actually. We know from next stats. It was four hundred ninety seven. Oh my lord. He ran five hundred yards or ran around for five hundred before throwing the ball. Yes i'm just. I can't believe how like that man was such a war today. Trying to use for five hundred yards around running like that for a for dear life in on one was obeying on turf toe and he some of the. I'm telling you like some of the throws this man was making. It was just i diamonds. Dinosaurs it he was. I mean he was delivering. Some phanom if daryl williams catches that throw where he's throw he's parallel to the ground that just the ads. This is another layer of of greatness that we add like what mahomes is capable of doing That big fella. The amount of times that mahomes was under pressure. Chuck the desperate ball. That somehow still makes into receivers hands just to have it. Hit them in the face. Mac that mask is astounding you right. Silver jet chip wasi says. I don't even know where to begin here. Didn't expect us to get blown out. Not blaming the rest. We got straight outplayed. You're right that's the thing getting blown out is is piece of this. I mean just it was close. It wasn't a good game and the rest share some blame there. This game should at least been a little bit interesting going into the third quarter or going into fourth quarter. I think but it wasn't ed down. Yeah jay skull. And i just wanna hug. I wanna hug from craig in his suit. I got you brother. Look i'm going gonna leave right after this. Podcast drive up to kansas city and give you the biggest possible hug that i can. And i'm gonna fly to carolina and wake mattie up to give him his deal right see. What was the point of the being on the field beyond snapping the ball to pat. Honestly that's how it felt most of the time. I don't know if it felt like. I watched some of the guys. Just get cleanly beat. Just absolutely clean biggie. Had a free rusher. Every single past dropback is crazy. It was i mean again. This is a backup offensive. Line is kyle wolf. Rock is is patrick. Going to get these calls at forty. Three i i. It's i mean we've all set the baseline we've set the baseline now the rest. The rest didn't matter ultimately in the decision to this football game. But can we at least laugh a little bit at some of these calls. No they were tearing tom. Everybody knows that that there was a shrek. They're in the second quarter. Where the calls were absolutely ludicrous and got all the mccoll harvard. I'm pretty sure it was not a tokyo. Hamilton appreciate was mccoll. Heart was called for offsides field. The dots we're gonna. We make fun of the dots a lot but the dots were very. Obviously but cole was. Don't think those dots were correct. Way out on a limited save. Those dots were wildly incorrect. Like they were would they said patrick mahomes wants three ball five yards out of bounds in which he definitely did not when you watch the game so whether mccoll was actually offsides or not. That's fine. this was a d ford. He's a foot offsides. His helmet was baby sticking over a couple of inches on field goal attempt to which he did not block. Let it go nobody cares. That's cry for fame by the referee. Try to put that one out there. We think that was absolutely ridiculous. The holding call varies word. That referee had no idea what was going on the rest of the game. He just saw a chance to get hit. His flag on television decided to put it out. There calls like that definitely. Whoever called the pass interference attire matthew the zone for plague home literal text book catch technique on a ball that was closer to going through the uprights and it was to be caught. Idle know what those people were particularly doing. That said like you said at the beginning. The cheese very easily could have got back in this game with better play on the field. They get it. Directs were hilariously bad. I mean just laugh at move on. That wasn't the reason. No adam turner. I like this one and we need to talk about this. We call timeouts to end the first half and gave tom brady another shot. We forget about everything that happened in that first half in any read was terrible today. Guy i really. I mean and just top to bottom. I mean game plan. Gay management was old. Andy reid it was. It was a good kid. Who asked about these time outs of the dm's while it was happening because he was thoroughly confused. No i mean you're not wrong and i'm gonna say this i'm going to say there's really quick. Yes andy reid. Time management his historically been a joke. Yes andy reid has some fatal flaws and yes they popped up today. I still love andy reid. I wanna miss my head coach. I'll rather die with andy. Patrick mahomes that being said the the third two thirds out it was the third the call timeout on the first one. When you stop it for a yard okay understand. You're trying to make something happen trying to get a score before you know. You're trying to get a field goal. Patrick mahomes these thirty seconds to make something happen. Thirty two a short too. I think it was a short too. And you call another timeout. What is tom brady. Do he throws it up and praise to god like he did with scotty miller last week by kevin smartly because these rafts are an embarrassment in an abomination somehow the best v. Nfl can provide calls a pass interference a game changing. Pass interference on a flop by mike evans but ab open. The door left the door. Open all that stuff. That happened afterwards. The dumpster fire officiating does not happen the same way and the and the patriots. Almost the patriots. Tom brady. and the buccaneers. Probably don't score a touchdown if andy reid just cuts losses and moves on to the second. If you would've even more confused. So if you're gonna excuse timeouts because andy reach trying to be aggressive and steal a possession before half so the chiefs could double up fine. How come when you come out of halftime after being aggressive and having it backfire you drive down the field. You are now down. Twenty one to six. You have the ball. I to opt to kick a wall field goal instead of going for on fourth down with your offense was already struggling. Eddie reads desired to call those timeouts to play aggressively followed up immediately with a field. Goal attempt to play passively. It just again. It goes back to my thing. I just don't think this was ready for this particular game top down and i think it showed it so many ways. It was so shaky all the way around. It was so shaky. I mean i i. We're gonna be dissecting this for a long time and people are going to have a lot of questions about a lotta things and it's just frankly nobody executed particularly well and i think you see the people in that locker room that no it and know that. They didn't do their job the way that they should have like. They're not here making excuses. They're not out here. Trying to heck even shot breeland. Who got done went man. Then they didn't want want the cornerbacks to play physical. But that's on me you know They still beat me up. He knows he knows he got taken out of his game a little bit but he still wasn't quite good enough like that's That's the long and the short of all of this. This team showed up a little bit unprepared. And that's the conversation that we're going to have about this team and this chief team going forward like now. We're going to have this. One is not the chiefs ethic playoff collapses. That they can't win anything ever they can. Now get to have a conversation about. Can they turn it on this. Which that they flipped in the playoffs it worked against cleveland and against buffalo. It did not against tampa bay and yes. The offensive line was bad. Yes there's a lot of reasons why that could happen. But we're going to be having this conversation about this team for the foreseeable future years into the future because of the way that they showed up the way that they executed the lack of adjustment. The lack of a good game plan. Like all of this all of it around. We're going to be having this conversation for a long time. Because when you get blow out blown out in the super bowl like this and you play like this frankly it warrants it for years to come. I think this is why people i included in in other people. When things don't look right there are people that. Try to bring light to this situation issues with this football team because it would be first off. I don't think you listen to us to just all just for twenty five minutes after every single game go. Oh this team's won a super bowl. They know how to do it. They're gonna do it. They'll figure it out. There are issues with this. There was issues very obvious issues. They were fatal flaws with this football team. That kept him from winning super bowl and some of it was the lack of attention to detail. And guess what part of that. Lack of attention to detail reared its ugly head several times this year. Some of these games were fake. Close very obviously yes. I agree but also what led them to be close and what led to. Some of these games would be close. That should have been. That weren't fake close. The would flex their muscles for thirty minutes and then stupid mistakes come back to haunt them and then the game would be close in. Patrick mahomes would have to convert a third down to ice the game. Little details matter. This team did not pay any attention to little details. all right final thoughts boys mattie. Why don't you kick us off. Just final thoughts guys. I can't promise the chiefs be back here every single year like it's been the last two practically the last three d. ford offsides so just enjoy it. There's no guarantee this coming back. I know it's weird to say to join the super bowl loss. But there's no guarantee to say they will be back here next year. Enjoy big this good for now and you know what i'm wrong. At the end of the day they have. Patrick mahomes they have. Ad read day will be back here again in the near future. You always have that to look forward to. And i don't think you're gonna get a team. That sleep walks for seventeen weeks before they decide to show up going forward. I think this this super bowl will will kind of spell some of that for the future. i'm gonna bring it down just a second before hopefully can't can follow up here. Whatever it is that you believe in in good karma positive vibes anything like that. Send it the way that five year old girl. That's in a hospital right now. I know there's going to be a lot of conversation about what happened this week. I don't wanna get into it any more than that because we don't know any of the details or anything like that but send positive vibes to that girl and that girl's family that that's going to be the story. This is going to be coming up here and there's gonna be a lot of conversation a lot of media coverage about it. Remember that there's a little girl right now and keep her in your thoughts and prayers. That craig really do man I don't really want to follow up with that. But i know in a rough spot there but so it's okay it's okay Look the chiefs. Were not gonna win. Fifteen straight super bowls with patrick. Mahomes is their quarterback winning super bowls heart and she's fans just found that out but i. How happy am i to know this pain. And how happy am i to understand that my football team is going to be in the situation. Many times moving forward you know. This is the downside. This is the this is the burden of having a team. That legitimately can win super bowls multiple plural. This is the downside. This is the pain. You're going to experience several times in the next twelve years. And it's not because patrick mahomes is not the best quarterback in the world. It's just because that's the reality of the national football league. Sometimes it's sometimes it. It's as simple as you know the the mission of of the of the offensive line making you rendered useless and little other little things too. But i mean there's gonna be things that happened in the next twelve years. I'm going to bring a lot of pain about super bowl wins. It's going to happen. It's just the reality of it. But i'm all in for this experience good and bad and we're all sitting here in the bed where stu in the battle right now and it's going to be a really long painful offseason and it's really going to hurt to see that she's picking thirty first because we're just gonna be reminded all year. The chiefs were in the super bowl and blew it. But that's okay. Because i'm i'm i'm riding dine with my guy patrick von moms for the next twelve years and he is going to reward you with a lot of joy he already has already will and he will continue to. That is going to do it. For the ap laboratory. Postgame show the last one on the season. Thank you guys. Also very very very very much for listening. Do not drink and drive ever we love. Y'all be safe.

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S2: Halloween: Who put Bella in the Wych Elm? Pt. 1

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S2: Halloween: Who put Bella in the Wych Elm? Pt. 1

"Due to the graphic nature of this murder case listener discretion is advised this episode includes dramatization and discussions of murder assault and sexual content that some people may find offensive we advise extreme caution for children under thirteen you all right rob it's not something it's some one street but today it's home to verdant rolling hills thatched roof cottages and pockets of dense forests amidst this idyllic setting near the town this is unsolved murders true crime stories apar- cast original Alton then in two weeks we'll wrap up both mysteries and investigate theories linking the Hagley would skeleton to Nazi spies some fall Tommy Hey Tommy look it's the thing rob pulled out of the tree Jimmy Christmas Fred the episode of unsolved murders and all other par- cast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream unsolved murder fort built during the Iron Age long before Britain was conquered by the Roman Empire at the center of which Berryhill is another more obvious audie and some of the early theories involving witchcraft next week the story continues with the Grizzly potentially occult related murder of Charles here use this almost there got it I knew alive if she finds out we've been on Lord condoms land again there's something in here some kind of dead animal I can't reach it wise known as who put Bella in the witch elm it's the unsolved murder of an unidentified woman who's skeletal remains were found inside the hollow of a tree near the West Midlands area England in Nineteen forty-three this week will cover attempts by police to identify the now that is a climbing tree reckon there's some bird's nests up there one way to find out seriously guys my mom will skin I'm your host Carter Roy I'm your host Wendy Mackenzie every Tuesday we dive into the world of a real unsolved murder and try to solve the case you can find Dan known as the black country the name stems from the ugly coal seams thousands of ironworks foundries that belched smoke into the sky during the nineteenth I four free on spotify just open the APP and type unsolved murders in the search bar it park asked we're grateful for you our listeners you allow us to do what argument a massive black obelisk towering eighty four feet into the sky on a clear day it can be seen from his forest Shropshire thirty five miles I love let us know how we're doing reach out to us on facebook and Instagram at park cast and twitter at podcast network and if you enjoy today's episode Tagliatelle Bridge lies which Bary hill take a stroll around and you'll find sections of low earth walls they're the remains of a hill this question has vexed the residents of Hagley and the surrounding area for almost seventy years take a walk around the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening it really does help this is our first of three episodes on the Hagley would mystery on the town and you will likely see scrawled on other buildings and walls clean off the paint if you like but eventually days or weeks later the words guys wait up their names were tiny willits Bob Farmer Robert Hart and fred pain the four friends had spent most of the day wandering delete scrawled large white letters it asks a decades old question that has yet to find an answer who put Bella in the witch elm they're the questions I rose on April Eighteenth nineteen forty three when four teenage boys were traipsing around the black country with nothing on their minds will return just as they have since World War Two but who is Bella what is the witch elm and who at the heart of the English countryside between the cities of Birmingham and Worcestershire lies the in the countryside scouring the hills and Vales for a rabbit to bolster their families food rations World War Two was in full swing and many British city this trees name spelled WNYC h derives from the old English word Wicca WNYC meaning pliant or bendable worst bombings. Tommy Bob Robert and Fred lived far enough from the city that they didn't have to worry about being blown up in their sleep on listens lived in constant fear of attacks from the nuncio liftoff a bombers for the previous two years the nearby city of Birmingham had been on the receiving end of some of the beginning almost at the base of the tree amass of long bare branches stretched out in every possible direction giving the impression of it exploded broomhead later on everyone from newspaper reports to the police would peg the tree as a witch elm the witch in anything they could take home with them Robert Hart clambered up the tree before anyone else could when he reached the top and peered down into a particularly large gap nights when the air raid sirens sounded they would sneak out to which Berryhill to watch the distant bursts of red and orange exploding over Birmingham but there were no around white object lying on the forest floor bloody hell that's a human skull away yet the area's most unusual element is not the obelisk itself but a message graffitied at its base in haste triggers the growth of new shoots that build on one another and as it grows taller the expanding shoots tend to form large hollow spaces in the trees center we never tell anyone about this agreed but are we agreed yeah all right the patch of dried skin on the right side of the scalp seven inch strands of Brittle Brown hair laced with moss dirt flowed from the patch oh bombs or sirens when dusk fell on April eighteenth there had also been no rabbits determined not to go home empty handed the boys turned off the road and while there might be a tenuous connection between the trees and witchcraft the origins of that which is far more difficult to pin down and neither words are we put it back the boys return the skull to the tree agreeing never speak of it to anyone but not all might be a dead animal who had gotten trapped in the hollow tree but he wasn't able to reach it to find out one of the boys on the ground snapped off a branch and passed it up but their next meal and whatever mischief they might find come on Janse jock Scott percent just like the last dozen times the boys knew that the COP is trees hollows made perfect hiding places for birds to build their nests and they decided to check if the massive Hazel held in kids they happened upon a tree that seemed particularly promising the twisted and gnarled trunk was five or six feet tall and nearly as thick around about four feet up the tree's trunk he received the shock of his young life something was staring back up at him at first Robert Thought it after passing around the skull the boys conversation turned to what they were going to do next we've got to tell someone did you and constable Jack Pound and Motor Patrol Sergeant Jack Wheeler into Hagley would it took the better part of the morning to find the tree again once the twentieth they returned to the crime scene with detective superintendant Sydney Night Deputy Inspector Tom Williams and Dr James Webster immagination Brittle wisps of hair flowing from its scalp the discovery had affected him more than the other boys despite the fact that he was two years older into the witch in which Berry Hill which derives its name from the ancient Saxon Tribal Kingdom of wicha spelled H. W. I. C. C. E. Edward Trespassing Lord Kaban we'll have a shot assuming friend's mom doesn't get us I oh God rubs right we put it back help with the investigation after several minutes Robert was able to hook part of it with his stick and pull it out the boys jaws dropped as they approached the you would want someone to tell his mother by morning. Tommy still hadn't slept a wink at the breakfast table his parents took one look at their sons mm-hmm a special constable was placed on guard at the tree overnight the next day April Hagley Wood and unto the estate of Lord Kaban thinking that they might pill for some eggs from a bird's nest about thirty yards into the woods them at Seventeen Tommy was less than a year away from being conscripted into the armed forces most of the older boys that Tommy New Week in that their branch systems can be cut back and harvested for wood year after year without killing the tree itself this ancient forestry technique known as caucusing a pathologist and the recently appointed director of the Birmingham University Forensic Science Laboratory climbing the tree was far more difficult for the adult men than coming up the police try to identify the skeleton from Hagley would now back to the story the forest floor a short distance from the tree perhaps the mystery would be solved before supper if they had any idea of what was to follow doubles as the corpse decayed it had slid deeper and deeper into the base of the tree the Hazel root system had continued to grow weaving its way through the men crowded around a stereo in ghastly sight wedged inside the tree was what appeared to be a complete human skeleton all of them were convinced that staying silent was the right thing to do Tommy tossed and turned throughout that night the skull grinned him from the darkness of his risk of documenting the scene a sudden stroke of luck put officers interior moods one of the men found the identity card of a young woman in any case the tree the boys stumbled upon was most likely not a witch elm but corless Lana Common Hazel Hazel trees are unique search the area revealed a shinbone hidden among the roots of a nearby sapling and several other bones scattered around the area some newspapers stated over this person was had been forced feet first through the narrow hole in the trunk the flesh was long gone the bones having been ravaged by insects and other boys had found in Hagley would Tommy's father contacted the police and within hours Tommy was leading Sergeant Chris Lambourn Sergeant Richard Scared had gone off to war and never returned he thought that if his corpse was found in a tree he wouldn't want to be left there his death forever to remain a mystery of a tree in Hagley wood England the skeleton had been picked clean by insects and wildlife and some of the smaller bones had been carried off in had climbed up to verify that the remains were human they headed back to the Clinton police precinct to report the discovery and range for a detective to visit the scene it had been for Robert Heart and it seemed almost as though the Hazel is long slender branches had been designed to keep anyone from getting close red baggy eyes and knew that something was up the sleep-deprived Tommy was no match for their interrogation and within minutes he confessed what he and the eventually they were able to determine that more of the skeleton was trapped inside the hollow tree but the hole was too narrow and too high off the ground to see Hello Hello Ma'am sorry to bother you at home your address was listed on this identity card and we wondered if you knew the owner oh before long he had carved deep gap in the face of the tree essentially queuing it in to Jack Pound finally stepped away flee retrieve all of the remains would have to cut it open and axe was fetched and constable Jack Pound began hacking into the massive Hazel tree bones and intertwining with the fragments of riding clothing that still remained until it seemed like part of the tree as the men said about the painstaking task bones from the skeletons right hand were found on the forest floor a few yards away though Dr Webster forensic pathologist who inspected the crime scene but when they visited the address on the card they found its owner was still alive aw they would have not been in such fine spirits the riddle of the body in the tree had only just begun on April Eighteenth nineteen forty three four teenage boys found the decomposed remains of an unidentified person wedged into the hawk in half blue leather shoes one found at the base of the tree the other a distance away second was a cheap gold wedding ring but that's so strange I've never been near Hagley wooden my life really never even been to Hagley can I have my car tasked with analyzing the remains it was already late in the evening on April twentieth before Dr Webster was able to take the skeleton and clothing back to Burma would hagley would you mean were they found that women in the tree well yes we actually thought this card might have been hers story the police were forced to move on all hopes of quickly identifying the body now rested on the shoulders of Dr James Webster the forensic scientist no mention of such a discovery his initial report there were a few other items recovered from the crime scene. I A pair of women's size five regularity of the front teeth in the lower jaw clad in the dark blue in mustard colored woolen cardigan with cloth covered buttons early introduction Bob the Royal Medical Corps will be dying to have you don't touch it well most of the flesh had rotted off long ago there was still a small after putting on an extra sweater he got to work assessing the body from Hagley would the following is taken from his official forensic report completed on April skull is undoubtedly human and is that of a female it appears to me that a very likely description of the deceased would be a woman aged between the final in most promising item was a woman's identification card the investigators were relieved and briefly hope that the skeleton belonged to the woman named on the card both into the tree further do not think that this was a likely position for committing suicide accident I think can be entirely ruled out the author repairing them they had been boarded up Dr Webster had never gotten used to the frigid drafts that snuck through the boards but the cold suited the cadavers am university the forensics lab was practically brand new but the windows had already been blown out in recent looped Wafa bombing rather than with difficult there were no signs of any physical damage or violence to the skull or to any part of the skeleton there was a piece of Taffeta would such a human remains and garments the combined bones make up a human skeleton and they pots of one body and one buddy only later the teenage boys who found the body agreed that they might have forced the fabric into the skull by prodding with a stick when they tried to dislodge it from the twenty third on the twentieth of April Nineteen forty-three at about six thirty pm I recovered from the hollow bowl of the stump of an elm tree and Allman had no knowledge of how her idea card had ended up in Hagley would in claimed to have never been there in her life with no evidence to discounters right back sure you can have it back just as soon as we catch whoever put that lady in that tree mysteriously the thank you that's my card yours yes I've been missing it for months wherever did you find it that's just it this card was found in Hagley especially as the unique enclosure within the hollow of the tree made it difficult to estimate how the climate and elements could affect decomposition Dr Webster in twenty five and forty years most probably around thirty five years of age five feet in height with light brown hair and noticeable I pissed off on the last remaining question would have the biggest effect on the police investigation how long fabric wedged in the skulls Jack which led Dr Webster to hypothesize that the woman could have died from his fixation however the material eighty blue interlock cutting costs and Crepe soled shoes the advanced degree of decay may determining the cause of death and a blue belt a mustard colored woolen cloth skirt with a side Zip fastener a peach Taffeta Rayon undiscovered I'm had the woman been in the tree and win had she dyed orange again the advanced state of decay made it difficult to save for certain admits the women's clothes appeared to be thin and of poor quality and there was no sign of a coat this suggested that she had died during the warmer the woman's under skirt leading to the possibility that the fabric had found its way into the mouth after death most likely while the skull was being removed from the tree extinguishing characteristics but after scouring over three thousand reports they did not have a single promising lead of Second Promising Avenue Tree however afforded an excellent concealment for a murder from the position of the skeleton in the bowl of the tree I am of the opinion that this woman the entrance to the tree was extremely narrow and would have caused not merely inconvenience but actual injury if even a small woman of this nature should have forced wants most likely during the summer of nineteen forty one the police immediately launched an extensive investigation to identify the remains ultimately determined that the woman had died at least eighteen months before she was discovered but could have been in the tree for up to three years of this place the time of death extracted the police contacted every registered dentist in England hoping for a match once again they were disappointed old market in Dudley around early nineteen forty they were well worn but somewhat expensive worth about thirteen shillings eleven pence adjusted examining the missing persons reports from nineteen forty two forty one hoping to find someone who matched the Hagley would skeletons height age in hair color and other free but even though he wasn't able to confirm this specific cause of death webster was confident of one thing the woman had been murdered sometime between late nineteen forty and October nineteen forty one Dr Webster made the final observation that based on the recovered free love exploration was the woman's dentistry her teeth or distinctive and she was missing a molar from her lower jaw that they believed had been professionally Jock Jock Kamera boy wall Tommy where did you I'll check it out I pushed in feet first moreover she could only have been pushed inconveniently other before a mortar sit in or after a Gamarra's is one area where they had slightly more success the midnight blue leather shoes retraced back to the manufacturer and it was determined that they were most likely so for inflation that would be around fifty pounds sterling or sixty US dollars today there was one problem with any assessment of the shoes though the police could not say definitively that they were connected to the murder at all while they had been found near the tree they were several sizes too large alphabetical order Mike Kaposi Sky King Samantha more Steve Pinto and Bright Schneider happening the handwriting the lab determined that the messages had been left by the same person this course I didn't I just came out to find some hooligans vandalized my shop same as my house what do you think they want I suppose burder riddle there was a war on after all with people dying every day and the Nazis still making occasional bombing runs on Birmingham yeah right but as time went by the messages settled into a consistent form who put Bella in the witch Elm Bella what does it mean I don't know annoyed Mr White headed to the police station to report the vandalism but along the word on building walls and fences from Hales Owen to Wolverhampton always in the same white chalk the content of the messages varied way he encountered yet another message in the same handwriting who put Bella Down The witch elm you there did you write this but only slightly Annabella died in Hagley would hagley would Lou Bella was no price unle been murdered and disappeared one would think that someone would have noticed her disappearance and yet she matched no missing persons records eighth nineteen forty four Mr L. White woke to find another message scratched on the side of his house hose there the identity of the Moldy Moss covered skeleton couldn't hold the public's attention for long but that all changed in the winter of nineteen forty three latkes in three inch tall capital letters written in white chuck where the words who put Lou Bella down the witches they want to know who put this Bella girl down the witch out all of a sudden the messages began popping up all around the black country area they appear uh well wouldn't we all just like to know the police photograph the messages and took chalk samples which they submitted to a local forensic lab after but while the manufacturer could guess when and where they had been sold there was no record of who had bought them once again the investigation had run into a wall when certain messages began to appear it began with a single sentence scrawled hastily on the wall in the borough of old hill nearby and no one had come forward to claim her it was almost like she had never existed at all by Christmas the locals had mostly lost interest in the what the devil what's the matter I heard someone writing on our wall but they ran off before I could get a look at them then I found this Hanley wood mm significant someone who claimed to know the identity of the woman found in Hagley wood was traveling all around the area to leave teasing messages the fact that the police were no closer to identifying the remains after several months of searching was mysterious on its own if this woman had even if they were merely a mischievous prankster with no knowledge of the case at least they were putting effort into their ruse and the use of the name Tom for well over a month through graffiti went virtually unnoticed then on March twenty gala in the early messages was strangely specific the police posted ads in the paper asking the writer to come forward but no one did and they re examined the missing case files that had already been dismissed searching for women named Bella or Annabella or anything similar but no new Lee it's presented themselves although it was one new discovery in old police report that had been all but forgotten now seemed incredibly significant one night in July of nineteen forty one sergeant scared and constable Jack Pound had responded to reports of a woman screams heard near Hagley would the officers had searched the area but found nothing twenty months later the officers wondered if those screams had belonged to Bella if that was real name even if it wasn't the explosion of graffiti messages had ensured that the name would forever be associated with the skeleton found in Hagley Wood while the messages hadn't given the police any significant new leads they had created a rash of new interest in the mystery and with that came a spate of new theories in the coming months whenever the locals of the black country met in cramped pubs and taverns it was only a matter of time before their conversation found its way to the question graffiti why was no one coming forward to claim her as their daughter mother wife one possible explanation was that Bella was a foreigner across their villages the thing that bothered most people was the same issue that had vexed police now that Bella story had been plastered across newspapers she was killed soon after arriving in the country she might not have had time to make any meaningful connections and it would at least explain why no English dentist would claim whereas a patient with England in the midst of a war perhaps it was only a matter of time before someone suggested that Bella was an enemy combatant one popular rumor said that she was a Nazi spy who had parachuted in one night landed in the tree got stock and died the theory quickly fell apart install bridge soon turned to another age old enemy some locals remembered that the plots around Hanley Wood had been frequented by passing caravans for anyone who sobered up long enough to give it a full consideration I the tree hollow was far too narrow for Bella to a fallen into it herself and if for some crime or offence against her own kinfolk spurred by rumors the police investigated and confirmed that to Romani families if Bella was Romani it might explain why no one had reported her missing especially if as a new rumor stated she had been executed easier said than done the Smith surname belong to a massive group of Romani descendants spread out all across the country in the end theory the smiths and the butlers had camped in the area around Christmas of nineteen forty two but actually bringing any of the family members in for questioning would be resulted in little more than a waste of police resources all of this could have been avoided there was never any evidence to support the premise second where was her parachute on with a paratrooper thesis in tatters for all but them was donnybrook. Theorists the residents of Hagley Dudley additionally the mere suggestion of an execution was patently absurd as no such activity by Romani peoples has ever been recorded for superstitious corners of the black country in these grim dusty taverns whenever the name Bella was mentioned it was accompanied by coming up we'll explore the theory that Bella was the victim of an occult ritual now decomposed skeleton was discovered inside the hollow of a tree in Hagley would the cryptic messages had given the woman a name Bella law was a gypsy or killed by Gypsies persistent but there was one other theory darker than the rest that had long persisted in the morning the story beginning in late nineteen forty-three bizarre messages began showing up on the walls and fences of Birmingham Worcestershire or any variation thereof the locals entertain themselves by imagining potential backstories for the woman the odd manner in which the skeleton had been buried whispers of black magic pagan sacrifices and witchcraft in nineteen forty five they would come rushing to the surface and incited a mystery that would last for decades to come while the police searched for a missing Bella Luella Annabella Isabella Claire Abella invited some macab theories which were only heightened by suggestions that Bella had been a Romani executed by her caravan well that theory proved fruits Murray coming coming thank you Dr Webster it's cold as the furthermore none of Bellas clothing or anything about the crime scene suggested that she was Romani despite the lack of evidence allegations that bell the rumors of witchcraft seemed like me rumors and they might have remained that way had bilas story not attracted the attention of one professor Margaret. You don't think I've come all the way from London to freeze on your doormat do you

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Orpheus and Eurydice Pt. 2: Hades

Mythology

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Orpheus and Eurydice Pt. 2: Hades

"This episode features dramatization and discussions of violence homicide DEF that some people may find offensive. We advise caution for listeners under under thirteen something to note. All myths have many versions and variations for this episode. We've selected those we feel are the most dramatic and entertaining and supplemented them with additional research into ancient Greek traditions because mythology comes from oral tradition. There's a wide variety across sources are myths may not always be version. You're familiar with but we hope you'll enjoy them. eurydice easy lay amongst the Ashy Moss and dark lichens of the underworld her airy body like a lead weight even lifting her arms took so concentration and agonizing effort. It was far easier to simply close her heavy eyelids and dream. She didn't dream aim of life or the flowers of the Earth's. Abundant forest floors not anymore. Her sleeping mind was filled by the same dark dark shadows and misty fumes that drifted around her memories of a time before death eluded her just out of of reach. Even her own name was so distant she had forgotten it until out of the Black Knight. She heard the sound of a liar eurydice. See here it AC- Matt Song. Why do I know it. What is it calling forth from my shadowy soul the delicate Alex way the notes play together slipping like pearls on a string so familiar and now a sweet voice crying out lamenting Eurydice. You're GONNA see that is my name and that voice orpheus welcome to mythology a podcast original every Tuesday. We present dramatic stories. He's from ancient mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and Narrator Vanessa Richardson. You can find more episodes of mythology and all other park cast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream mythology for free on spotify just open the APP tap browse and type mythology in the search bar at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners you allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach reach out on facebook and Instagram at par cast and twitter at podcast network and if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a a five star review wherever you're listening it really does help today were concluding the story of Orpheus and Eurydice Eighty and ancient Greek myth about doc two doomed lovers who cannot bear to part even in the face of death last week we saw the couple's blissful union devolve evolve into quick dramatic tragedy. We then followed orpheus down to the underworld where he was armed with only his lyre this week will hear about the conclusion of orpheus is quest and the dark dramatic end of this epic tale of love and loss us when Eurydice he died from a snake bite in the woods of th race her new husband husband orpheus was devastated a talented musician. He turned to song to express his grief. His music was so beautiful that man beast and God were all moved orpheus. Father Apollo the God of light was so saddened and by his sons heartbreak that he offered orpheus a gift. If orpheus dared descend to the underworld to win eurydice he back from from death Apollo would protect him orpheus would cross the river styx twice into and out of the land of the dead and he would live orpheus leapt at the chance feeling hope stir in his chest for the first time since losing losing his beloved he knew the underworld was full of perils. He knew that it's God heydays had a stony cold heart art but he was determined to take this chance to sing his plea and win back your idiocy. No matter what challenges Haiti's He's put in his path. He descended into the underworld at the sound of orpheus. Song Eurydice e Sprang Brang from her bed of black Maas the cloudy shadows still held sway over her mind but she knew that voice calling on all the power she could muster. She drifted toward the song she followed it past the great elm tree of the underworld old but she wasn't tempted by the false dreams that lay on the bottom of each rustling leaf she followed it through hordes of other shades silently weeping the agony in orpheus voice. She followed the music all the way to the throne of Hades and percents any his queen. They're at their feet knelt orpheus. He was pleading for her life. eurydice aridity reached out her shadowy hand towards her beloved the man who had wooed her with his golden voice who had taken her in his arms in spite of Hymens refusal to bless their union the man she had thought more vibrant than any plant or animal or babbling brook she longed to wrap him in a tight embrace to feel his heartbeat against hers but she knew she would not be able to touch him not here not like this as one of the dead she was nothing more than mist and darkness and so she stayed in the crowd and listened with the rest as orpheus spoke she saw per seventies face soften and then Haiti's as Orpheus sang and finally she heard Haiti's reply orpheus could have of her could bring your it. AC- back to the land of the living heydays would let her go she would be with orpheus once more and and she would run free amongst the glorious flowers and the throbbing light of Full Day far from this realm of Eternal Shadow. She stepped forward towards Orpheus as Haiti's spoke his final words. You'RE IT AC- could go back to the world of the living as as long as orpheus didn't turn around to look at her until they were out of the underworld your it AC- stopped short as as the rest of the shades cleared a path for orpheus she stared up to Haiti's who returned her gaze with a stern steely countenance attendance that was impossible to read. She began a silent prayer have the strength he asks view Orpheus. You who are a singer not a fighter have the strength to resist temptation have the strength to bring bring me back to life you who thrive on pleasure and love not restriction have the strength to allow me once wants more to be your wild companion upon the green surface of the earth your it. AC- followed orpheus through who the crowds of shades she was silent drifting light as air in his wake but she matched his quick pace past West cerberus the three headed hound whose teeth receded beneath his hanging jowls as they drew near into Karen's boat across across the river sticks which lapd at her trailing fingertips with longing your ours it seemed to whisper but it didn't let her pass buoy by hope she followed orpheus up the craggy slopes amongst the formless rocks towards towards the gates of -Tainer US her hope ballooned as they climbed higher and higher. They were almost there orpheus. This is back looked straight and strong bent toward the surface of the earth like an Arrow there she saw it the light seeping seeping through the gates almost imperceptible to the eye but to your idiocy accustomed to deaths darkness it was a harsh glare air even from here down the path and shielded by Haiti's fumes and mists she could feel the unfamiliar heat as the rays of light hit her. Her shadowy form started to become more solid. Her limbs felt strong she could. I almost feel a human heartbeat in her chest but orpheus was slowing. Why is he slowing and now he stopped. Why has he stopped. His body is shifting. God's know or face. Don't turn to face me. orpheus framed by the looming gates of -tainer. US slowly shifted I his torso then his shoulders and then with a final devastating snap his golden head it was Eurydice sees sees orpheus beautiful orpheus with his golden glowing smile Eurydice by beloved bride. You'll hear your perfect face though shadowed with death so close to me Orpheus I've been in here. I have followed you out of Haiti's as the God of death promised my beloved. Why do you speak so sadly. How could you forget Haiti's terms foolish orpheus because you've always been blessed by your father by every man who here's your voice voice. That's why you take the gods challenges lately but Haiti's gave you one chance to reverse the tides of fate. He won't give view another. Oh we were so close so close to my life to our love once more but but you can sign me to death with your careless doubt you've killed me twice over no no. I faced the Valley of darkness view. I would die for you a thousand times over hell arrogant you. You have been my love. Perhaps he would die for me but you flouted the conditions of Haiti's and now you live will i. I must sink think back into the shadows. What if I'd done I will try again. I will save you. I'll amend Mike Faleigh. It's too late orpheus for both of us. My Hell will be no worse than yours your living hell amongst the golden light light and flowers. I'll be surrounded by the darkness of death but you'll carry the darkness of grief and regret for the rest of your life say goodbye my love goodbye. ARTHIUS YOU'RE IT AC- receded into the editing mists of Hades as the heavy shroud of death descended once again and orpheus lead out a great sob as the full weight of his mistake hit him you coming up orpheus faces the consequences of his folly dragons sea serpents giants demons. These are the monsters that must be slain gene by any great hero in myths but these monsters aren't merely adversaries. There are a reflection of the darkest fears man once had every every Monday my show mythical monsters tells the stories of these beasts and asks what they represent to mankind was the crack in just a giant sea monster. Mr Or was it. The physical manifestation of our fear of the deep was the Nemean lion just one more monster for Hercules to slay or or was it a symbol of man's dominance over nature come along on a journey to uncover the beasts of the past follow mythical monsters for free on spotify modify and anywhere you listen to podcasts or visit par cast dot com slash mythical monsters to listen now now back to the story. Haiti's moved by Orpheus music gave him an opportunity to win back his beloved Eurydice from the underworld all that orpheus had to do was make the journey back to the living earth without turning backwards for a glimpse of your idiocy eurydice heeds promised would be right behind orpheus and once the couple reached the living earth. She would be a living bride once more. Haiti's kept his word but orpheus could not resist turning back to make sure your it AC- was there behind find him impatience fear and weakness ruined the one chance orpheus and Eurydice he had at recovering their love orpheus shattered and bewildered at this unthinkable conclusion to his mission stood sobbing at the top of the a steep slope into Haiti's and then he realized the only choice that remained he would descend again he would follow your idiocy into the shadows this time there will be no hope of ever returning to the Earth's surface. Eurydice Z. was right. Haiti's would not give him a second chance but if he could not bring your it AC- back to life at least he could join her in death. He turned back towards the shadows no fear in his dissent this time he stumbled stumbled and slid down the slope reckless in his despair. He didn't care what happened to his body. All he wanted now was was death. Finally he reached the shore of the river sticks. The tall dirty figure of Keiron on stood waiting in his wooden boat orpheus fell on his knees in the shallows clinging to the edges of the barge. The inky linke icy waters painted him with their lapping waves. Oh ferrymen of Haiti's please let Edney ride upon your boat into the darkest shutters of the underworld. There are no second chances in Hades orpheus. We gave you special allowances because your song moved us but you broke your word please. I beg if you this time I will stay on the the other side never again. Will I venture back to all the land of the living ferry me like any man who comes here to lay his soul to rest amongst the shadows. You are not dead yet. Go back to the land of the living die there and then you'll be as welcome. There's any dead man with the coin beneath his tongue to pay for passage until then you show not set foot upon my boat. Karen pushed orpheus hands off the sides of his boat with his long paddle and drifted away into the dark mists. STS covering the surface of the water orpheus was devastated. He shivered cold and heartbroken. Life held nothing for him. Now he couldn't bear to leave the underworld and face the light of day but he could not pass deeper deeper into hades. If keiron would not ferry him and so- orpheus stayed there on the banks of the river sticks every time care on return to the shore. He began his please anew so it went for seven months orpheus. I started to look like a shade himself shadowy and insubstantial he subsisted on Soro shame grief and end the salt of his own tears but Keiron simply shook his head however much orpheus looked like death he was not dead at last orpheus had had enough his grief had brought him no closer to his beloved ed after seven months of weeping he turned his bony back on the river sticks and began the ascent to the world of the living thing he pushed back through the gates of -tainer us back to life. The light of day seared orpheus. This is Pale skin but he cared not he fell to the living earth like an old man a fever overtook him. His mind was hazy. He couldn't concentrate the day was bright around him but he carried an overwhelming darkness within as your it. AC- had known he would his grief and guilt were shadowy and endless as hades itself several days as of this Hayes passed until finally in a stupor he stumbled to a nearby stream and drank the living water flowing there he plucked berries from the nearby. Bushes and eight and then he fell into a deep sleep when he woke the fever had had broken he was squarely back in the land of the Living Orpheus blinked sadly at the beautiful day around him then he did the only thing he could think to do musician that he was he sang. I lost my wife life my new bride when my heart was full of strength and love. I searched for her through the forest and pasta the jaws of tenuous. I walked amongst the shades for her and sang for the three headed hound. I sighing Fajitas too for her and made my plea. I showed strength but then when strength was needed most I was weak. I turned my head and abandoned Eurydice. Let's see to death. She said will be a living hell for my mistake and she spoke spoke truth in death just as she did in life orpheus traveled across all of th- race race lamenting he sang of your it. Assi so beautiful so wild and young and he sang of his own hope and his failure and weakness that ended it all men and women came to listen to Orpheus is song at every town he passed last. They were awed by his power to move them to tears with his tale of love and loss. Some women in return for Orpheus is is art tried to give the singer love they wooed him with their sultry eyes and they're flowing hair as your it is he had once done but orpheus turned them away young men sometimes did the same slipping their lied arms around his waist and whispering in his ear these he occasionally accepted they reminded him less of perfect. Urizzi and they helped to push his pain away away but his grief always returned with a vengeance a pattern emerged and orpheus grew through almost to like it the whisper of reprieve in the loving arms of a handsome boy then the crashing return of his grief and and shame but the years wore on and he grew to hate the pity and pain his song awoke in the breasts of all who listened he didn't deserve the whole or comfort they offered in return for music. He'd killed eurydice easy. It was time I'm to spurn the company of men as well as women time to flee all human society orpheus slunk slunk deep into the woods his lyre still playing haunting melodies that made all of nature weep but without the goodwill good will of human hands. There was no respite from his grief. He ate little P. Drank less he wandered heard through the mountains with nothing but his liar and the clothes on his back his beard grew long across his youthful face his golden hair grew shaggy and dull his is lost their luster and seemed always to gaze glassy at something unseen unseen orpheus was broken and alone in a waking dream. That was always about Eurydice. He wondered like like an old man. Despite the fact that he was still in his prime then midwinter hit and the mean ads entered the woods. It's a group of Thracian women inspired by the ritual mania of the god of wine entered the mountains of race for their rituals every other year at midwinter they they came with their hair down thrashing in the icy wind they threw away their sandals and pulled off their fawn skins as they rammed through the twisting forest paths and then they began their dance high pitched music pulse does says they tossed their naked bodies back and forth amongst flickering torches warling and shouting shaking their heads and jumping then they spread out through the woods they're ecstatic cries piercing through the darkness as they ran tumbled twirled and shook shook orpheus heard them coming meaning. Lena must be out this midwinter night. Gods keep me safe from they mischief but who's that figure there lurking need in and it is. I- orpheus the singer of threes. I bid you dance on enjoy your nights of freedom so wild and unabashed bashed. I stay not to watch nor interfere but simply because these words are my home. Now is how delightful flamy songs so I might dance through the woods with the Mad God of pleasure at my side as as you come on to me and I love to sing and tonight is your colts nine. I'm colling. I'm willing to the mountains. Come off Theus dance with me I would that I could you make me think of my eurydice in another form so free and wildly live but I cannot join dancer pleasure. I have sworn the company the of women in the joys of the flesh in the absence of my beloved. I am a killer I suffer for it. We celebrate. Oh Break Diane nicest tonight you foolish boy. Any of US could be killers tonight. Set Your morning aside and throw your body into the wind with US enter our celebration and ecstasy you lost one love wild lose. The opportunity for another orpheus was beguiled by the wild freedom of this dancing made her rhythmic make dance and the careening tilt of her neck enticed him. He felt younger than he had in a long time more present. Perhaps perhaps a dance with the mean ad and her sisters would not be a betrayal of your idiocy and of his grief one night of dance and nothing more to forget the pain and celebrate dyonisis and so- orpheus joined the dance of the mean ad he leaped and twisted twisted and let the dark heavy grief which haunted him without in lashes of arms and legs he played his lyre whereas he danced and loosed his voice like the mine ads in cries that pierce through the mountain slopes and echoed softly and towns hounds faraway sleeping children heard his savage mournful tune lovers tossed beside one another unsure unsure what it was. They heard but they were moved. Even in their dreams brides and grooms held one another close orpheus amongst the mine ads danced on but the mean ads didn't just WanNa dance with orpheus they wanted him to join win their freedom fully they wanted him to give them his body coming up up orpheus resists the men ads lustful demands now back to the story orpheus emerged urged from the underworld shattered and heartbroken knowing he had lost his only chance at recovering his beloved. Eurydice easy at first he sang of his heartbreak amongst the thracians and sought comfort in the arms of men but this was shallow comfort and eventually he relinquished the company of humanity and sang his lament to the mountains and the forests of three alone until the mean ads ads arrived and convinced him to dance by their sides orpheus you dance with us and you feel feel the ecstasy of our dance as is right but our wildness at the rights of Dyonisis does not end with dancing. Come lay with us you mean add so wild and beautiful but I repeat. I have given up the company of women for however beautiful. You are however much you call her to my mind you a not your to see and no other woman can take the place. If you ready in my heart nor in my bed forgive me for impinging on the freedom of your rights. I should go silly orpheus. You should have chosen our love now. You'll get a wrath. Let the chase begin. My maidens made made diagnosis grant our legs speed and our hands strengh orpheus while you can be go in peace it. It's too late for that whole look at you. You're slowing. We catch you you orpheus careened through the would his shattered body no match for the graceful strength strength of these hardy women perhaps he should have simply stopped and let the end come and end that he thought he wanted ever since since he lost eurydice but he found strangely that in the face of death he craved life his mind turned in desperate circles one night with mean ads. Would it be so bad you ritzy gone so long now but as the main ads cried as they descended on him it was too late for that now they wanted blood orpheus cried out in agony as their hands clawed at him tearing him limb from limb in savage bloody glee but his cries went unanswered the women were fuelled and inspired by Diane Isis the god of wine and of ritual will madness and ecstasy orpheus had used up the graces of the gods the pain intensified but as it did orpheus felt his mind clear he sank away from the horror of this death piece flooded his spirit for the first time since that day he found your it. AC- lying on the forest floor his trial finally was over. He closed his eyes and pictured your idiocy forgetting his loss and his weakness remembering. Only we love it was time to cross the river styx one last time it was time to join your at Assi on the other side. The mine ads ripped orpheus his body to shreds then scattered the pieces through the forests and the fields of race but even in death orpheus his sweet voice sang of your Ritzy as his head rolled down on the rocky mountain slopes and crashed into an ice cold winter stream his frozen tongue gasped. You'RE IT AC- poor you're ready with its final ebbing breaths all along the Stream and through the mighty forests and mountains as of threes. The riverbanks echoed with his cry. It's still echoes today. orpheus challenge was simple on the surface look forward. Don't turn back but it proved to be more difficult than it seemed. Distrust distrust and doubt plagued his assent. The theme is clear dwelling on the past prevents us from walking into the future. This message is so powerful that it appeared in multiple mythologies in ancient times. One example is in the Bible's Old Testament. Lot's wife flouting the instructions of God peered over her shoulder to watch the wicked city of Sodom. Earn Sodom was her home however however evil it was perhaps she could not quite bring herself to give up on the past as punishment for failing to follow an order from God she was turned into a pillar of salt but the myth of orpheus and Eurydice e contains an extra ingredient that helps it to stand out against similar tales in addition to being a parable. It's also a classic love story that can be easily adapted to reflect changing social social norms and views on romantic relationships for example all bids version of the story leaves eurydice perspective largely unexplored. He writes only the following dying a second time now. There was no complaint to her husband. What then could she complain of love except that she had been loved. Some twentieth century versions of the tale have taken license with that open ended question in her poem Eurydice e modernist poet Hilda doolittle pen name. HD SUGGESTS THAT YOU'RE IT AC- sees orpheus as arrogant and ruthless and ends the tale with your it AC- claiming powerful ownership over herself and her place in heydays however dark and ugly Elliot might be compared to her previous life with Orpheus in the living world author Margaret Atwood posits in her poem Orpheus Eurydice he he had no interest in returning to the land of the living at all and followed orpheus back toward earth simply because she was forced to buy the pact he'd made with Haiti's and in her Tony Award winning musical Haiti's Town Playwright Nas Mitchell depicts a eurydice who willingly chooses uses to go to the underworld in pursuit of a better life the emotions behind any tragic story of love of and loss or as complex as they are universally understood and because the tale of orpheus and eurydice leaves us room to imagine different front reactions and different perspectives the story remains as fresh and relevant today as it did in Ancient Times the myth may a b thousands of years old and orpheus and Eurydice e Dead Death Thousand Times over but their story lives on thanks again for tuning into mythology. We'll be back Tuesday with a new episode. You can find more episodes of mythology and all other podcast originals free on spotify not only to 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 channels like mythology for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream mythology on spotify. Just open the APP tap browse and type mythology in the search bar. If you enjoy mythology you'll love my other podcast tales tales presents fairytales the way they were originally told old orally and unadulterated traditional fairy tales aren't exactly suitable for children and every other Saturday we dive into another dark classic tale and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at park cast and twitter at podcast network. We'll be back next tweak with another epic tale. 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S2: Halloween: Who put Bella in the Wych Elm? Pt. 2

Parcast Presents: Summer of '69

48:55 min | 1 year ago

S2: Halloween: Who put Bella in the Wych Elm? Pt. 2

"Every Tuesday it explores the facts of a real life cold case and takes you WANNA journey through the crime scene and its ensuing investigation follow UN's if you enjoyed this episode on who put Bella in the witch elm you should check out the unsolved murders podcast beneath me on hill it would be for hours before anyone noticed Charles Walton was missing listener discretion is advised this episode includes dramatization in discussions of murder assault and sexual content that some people may find offensive we advise extreme caution for children under thirteen it was a cold and dreary February day and Charles Walton this is unsolved murders true crime stories apar- cast original I'm your host Carter Roy and I'm your host Wendy Mackenzie every Tuesday we five before they thought to check the farm where he worked and six hours before they found him lying cold and stiff in the blood drenched soil on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream unsolved murders for free on spotify just open the APP tap browse and type foreign the work had been difficult enough when he was a younger man but it was quickly becoming too much for him he was glad that neither potter will take a break why I've got another field to do before dusk and just what would you facebook and Instagram at par cast in twitter at podcast network and if you enjoyed today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star of this is our second episode on who put Bella in the witch elm the unsolved murder of an unidentified woman who's skeletal remains were found you wherever you're listening you can listen to previous episodes of unsolved murders as well as all originals on spotify and wherever else you listen to podcasts nor his niece edith were here to see how little he had accomplished with half a day's Labor but today Charles Walton was not as alone as he thought back I'm warning you just I owe back you devil who's there come out to where I can see you oh oh it's you that wasn't expecting what are you doing solve murders in the search bar it 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 into the world of a real unsolved murder and try to solve the case you can find episodes of unsolved murders and all other par- cast originals for free inside the hollow of a tree near the West Midlands area of England in nineteen forty-three last week we covered attempts to identify the woman related murder that occurred in a neighboring county then next week we'll wrap up both investigations as we try once and for all to figure out was trimming the hedges of Alfred Potter's field at the edge of me on Hill from out here the seventy four year old farmhand could see all of lower quinton the where he had lived since he was a boy nowadays he preferred the fields and the hill where no one bothered him and he had only the birds to talk to all about it if I didn't know better I'd say you've been talking to my niece Walton pulled his Co. tighter against the cold and consider the task that Labor who put Bella in the witch him it was February fourteen an and allegations that her murder involved a black magic ritual this week we'll continue our story by exploring a second macabre and possibly with Nineteen forty-five the feast of Saint Valentine's as always thirty-three-year-old Edith had spent the day operating printing press at the royals Tom Uncle Charles. When edith arrived at the cottage she was surprised to find it eerily silent her uncle should have been society of arts she'd been employed by the organization since early in the war when it had been forced out of London by constant Nazi bombing raids and around she shared with her uncle seventy four year old Charles Walton Charles was really more of a father to edith having adopted her when she was just three her neighbor Harry Beasley Harry hadn't seen edith uncle that day but agreed to help edith look for him the pair headed back across town arms owner Alfred Potter what Hedge was my father working on in her home by two hours a quick search verified he was nowhere to be found alarmed edith raced out of the cottage and across the street to the home of he didn't come home today I think I fear something must be wrong my God you might be right let me get my torch and coat post to be home by in the corner of the field they made a horrible discovery the night seemed somehow darker than normal as the trio made their way across the farm towards the field where Alfred Potter had seen Charles Walton working half past five edith wash the ink from her hands and began to pack up her things she made her way across the tiny hamlet of lower quinton to the Cadi years old recently she had become something of a housekeeper for the old man who suffered from arthritis and required the assistance of two walking sticks edith's consternation Charles Walton still worked several days a week as a farmhand whether allowing I'm passing through the Graveyard of Saint Sweden's until they reached the firs the large farm where Charles Walton worked Harry suggested they enlist the help of the to the bone he was supposed to trim the hedges along the Ridge you can see then get very far did you check the pub no he Charles Walton lay on the ground pin to the earth by a pitchfork that had been stabbed through his face as if that wasn't enough his rotate been garishly slashed the pruning hook which was still embedded deep in his neck potter volunteered to stay with the body while Harry Beasley superintendant Alex spooner of the Warwickshire County Constabulary Second Doctor James Webster a pathologist and director of the unit earlier that day amidst drifted down from the nearby me on hill draping the fields and a sharp biting cold that chilled the searchers -versity of Birmingham's West Midland forensic science laboratory stand back please give us some space detective spooner these people are contaminated walked Edith Walton back to the village the young man returned a short while later with a small throng of curious villagers who he had passed along the way in blood and hair scratches on the back of Walton's hands indicated that he had tried to defend himself his arms hands and Alton for the job the old man had been run through with his own work tools and bludgeoned with his own cain judging from the extent of Rigor Mortis the crime scene you heard the doctor let's move along people Dr Webster quickly determined that the pitchfork and pruning hook did not account for the entirety? Please there thank you detective God isn't it just the worst thing Charles Walton's injuries the old man's head was bloody and partially caved in they found his walking stick in the grass nearby matted in the coming days local newspapers would devote countless front page articles to speculation over who or what was behind Charles all of whom had come to see the ghastly sight for themselves among them were two men who play central roles in the investigation I was detect pleaded his initial assessment in the body had been photographed he carefully dislodged the hook from Charles Walton's throat removing the pitchfork asked were riddled with cuts and puncture wounds from the pitchfork and pruning Hook Alfred Potter confirmed that both tools belong to him and had been lent out it was more difficult here need a hand there doc else Walton Steph the shocking level of violence seemed to suggest either a personal vendetta or a madman on the loose but perhaps was another explanation for the association rooted in a far closer site with even deeper associations to black magic and pagan rituals each night he pursues departed souls across the land on a Pale steed with a pack of Baying Hell Hounds at his side as someone put her there obviously they never caught the culprit. Well let's get Mr Wilson back to the lab once the site of an Iron Age Hill fort the mound is believed to have served as the inspiration for weather top a location from Jr tolkien's oldest tales neon hill was the hunting ground of around the Welsh. God of the underworld and leader of the wild hunt L. does not appear in either Dr Webster's forensic report or in the police case file it demonstrates how quickly associations with the occult came into the case intervened to throw the devils aim of course the dirt clod missed the Abbey and landed nearby forming me on hill while these Christian stories dominate modern discussions of the site me on hill was regarded as a place of dark magic long before the Romans brought the religion to Britain in the Abi which had been built around seven hundred ce the devil was so enraged by the Abbey's construction that he dug a huge clawed from the you've ever seen you'll be surprised two years ago I removed a woman's remains from an elm tree a tree what the devil was she doing in there flung resident of Warwickshire Superintendent spooner was well aware of the long history of stories surrounding the Hill on which Charles Walton was murdered despite this he said about the task of attempting to identify the culprit as systematically as possible on February fifteenth the day after the is there was another explanation several of the stories on Walton's death reported that a cross was carved into his chest while this detail this search party also came up empty-handed by the end of the day the only thing of value that had been established ondon he received a response only one hour later chief Inspector Fabian will leave London tomorrow the time of arrival of the train will be notified Lord of the Rings local folklore marks the Hill as a place of evil according to see you in due course after reading the telegram spooner breathe a little easier surely the expert detectives of Scotland Yard Murder Earth and hurled it at the Church steeple the bishops gathered the parishioners in the church can instructed them to pray for a miracle God heard their prayers the skeleton now known as Bella had been found in Hagley would only thirty miles away from the spot where Charles Walton was brutally murdered but the explanations for this leap goes beyond the typical superstitions of a rural community the black country had been rife with talk of witches ever since a single ancient oak tree stands at the top of the hill overlooking thatched roof cottages rolling fields and winding lanes order a team of officers combed the fields below me on hill for any tracks are clues a second group when door to door interviewing villagers Robert Fabian takes over the investigation and now back to the story on February fourteenth nineteen forty five yes and the temperature of the body webster determined that Charles Walton had been killed sometime after one PM in the afternoon on once Dr Webster Your squad would have a better chance of making sense of this bizarre mystery he could not have guessed how strange case of Charles Walton's murder doing sense that the war extra police officers were out of their depth at eleven o'clock that night the deputy constable sent a telegram to Scotland Yard yes Sir Detective Superintendent Alec spooner at Your Service it's an honor Sir let me get those I can handle my own bags live closest to the hill well if you had seen Charles Walton make his way to the firs in the morning no one reported anything out of the ordinary was about to become coming up detector allegation detective Detective Fabian over here you're with the Worcestershire precinct was that a white metal pocket watch Charles Walton had been wearing was missing the lack of progress frustrated detective spooner and confirmed his underworld by the age of forty four Fabian had put away dozens of criminals from petty thieves to murderers and gangsters he would later one legend was the ancient home of the devil in another story it was the site of a fierce battle between the devil and the Bishop of Eve Shem Fabian had quickly risen through the ranks of Scotland Yard thanks to his thoroughness tenacity and a talent for building relationships within London's expensive the body of seventy four year old Charles Walton was found on me on hill on a farm outside of Lower Quinton Warwickshire with a pitchfork through his face everyone goes there are tidbits of knowledge snatches a foreign language odd facts about company law medicine local customs rattled the building without thinking he grabbed his gas mask sprinted out of the building in towards the smoking glass strewn intersection of Piccadilly and glasshouse her of course the cars this way thank God that was word I'd have to ride a horse in nineteen forty for the residents of Lower Quinton the fact that Charles Walton was killed in the shadow of me on hill held an ominous significance describe the qualities that had helped him throughout his career detective work calls for a scavenging mind were hair to mix with a duke or dustmen a bishop or a pickpocket. He must be tactful courageous painstaking vigilant the local police quickly determined that they were ill equipped to tackle such a brutal murder and turned to Scotland Yard for help on the morning of February six the plow hook embedded in his throat the violent murder seemed all the more shocking winstead against the bucolic pastoral setting of the cots Wald's township and a wizard at Jig saws more than any of the countless cases he had covered detective Fabian greatest claim to fame stemmed from an active live there was no more famous policeman in England than Detective Superintendent Robert Honey Fabian since joining the force in nineteen twenty one travel or toxicology which may prove decisive value and unraveling a baffling case he must be dockage at a street corner and carefully opened it to find another bomb inside officer move everyone away from this area us quickly and carefully as you can while officers cordoned off the area fehb from having his name Grace British television screens that morning detective spooner picked Fabian up from the train station and drove him back to the Stratford upon even police in series of the same name the first British Police Procedural series but on February Sixteenth Nineteen forty five Fabian was still a decade away all their thank you spooner we'll start by bringing all of them in for questioning again before we move onto the rest of the town the rest of the town I think the local detective superintendant Alex spooner drove to the LYMINGTON SPA train station to collect the London detective who had been sent to assist with the Invest List of Fabian received the Kings police medal for his actions during the Piccadilly Circus bombing later when he retired from the force in nineteen forty nine active Fabian. Here's the case file you requested with all the relevant interviews we spoke to the niece the employer and all the nearest neighbors it away somewhere in the field when they realize it wasn't worth much you really don't leave a single stone unturned that's how we're going to solve this spooner alibis fall apart in town this small someone will have seen something someone will know something station which would serve as the headquarters for the investigation Fabian immediately got to work setting up his temporary office. Fabian commissioned a Royal Air Force pilot to fly over the furs and take aerial photographs of the crime scene they were so detailed that you could make out the get people so few all of the yard no this should be quick what's up the employer first and then the niece I've gotten RAF man's scheduled to take some areas cereal of the knife blade could have reacted with the nitroglycerin and triggered an explosion but due to his courage and luck the bomb was safely dismantled and destroyed photographs of the crime scene this afternoon and a couple dozen metal detectors arriving in the morning I'd like to locate Wallin's pocket watch it's possible the killer through thank you for seeing me Mr Potter how are you getting on since the murder not great Sir Mrs. Potter isn't taking news and carefully sliced through the gelatinous nitroglycerine with his standard issue police knife he wouldn't learn until later that at any moment by understanding everything that happened in this county on February fourteenth we learn who was where and why we find the holes where the but the casualties could have been far worse if not for Fabian Actions amidst the mass of fleeing civilians he spotted a small the bomb had been planted along with six others by the Irish Republican Army and before the night was over they would leave twenty people injured bloodstain where Charles Walden had fallen Fabian had one of these photographs blown up intact it to the wall as a map over the coming days it would be filled bravery in one thousand nine hundred thirty nine six years before the murder of Charles Walton Fabian was sitting at his desk in Scotland Yard when a bomb blast you're going to interview all of lower and Upper Quinton and I think Edmonton as well to be safe that's gotta be close to five hundred twelve and what was your opinion of Mr Walton never had a crossword with the fellow never heard him say bad thing about anybody worried about what people will think of course he died on our land and you know how superstitious folks can be she thinks they would suspect you because he died and with colored flags and pieces of string tracing the movement of the county's residents he would later write that he had quote brought the twentieth century nine he turned to writing and released a pair of highly commercial memoirs the first titled Fabian of the Yard would serve as the inspiration for the television in your land with no not that but you know how folks can be superstitious not good for business did you see Mr Walton on the of murders for free on spotify and anywhere you listen to podcasts do the graphic nature of this murder case while he listened Fabian was silently sizing up the man across from him Alfred Potter was a big yeah well she was a friend of Mr Walton's Oh no she knew him by site but I don't think they ever shared words then why is she so upset Dave the murder I did I went out to see some cheap and feed some calves I saw Walton working at the hedge the next field about five hundred yards signed wonderful man he didn't have any enemies I can't understand who would want to hurt him what was the state of your uncle's finances he had an enemy in the world but he was a man of spirit and if someone attacked him I think he would defend himself Walton but the scrapes on Walton's arms had suggested that he had defended himself and Potter didn't bear any mark suggesting he'd been in a fight two little Clinton like a cold shower bath the detective began by interviewing Alfred Potter the owner of the farm where Charles Walton had worked and died he left it at home that morning did he have any debts or life insurance had he lent anyone money not that I'm aware of I I'm not sure he made very little and he never carried any amount of money sometimes a purse with a few shillings in it but the detectives conducted another search of the cottage hoping to find the missing pocket watch or some clue to point them in the direction of the killer but barrel chested man with broad shoulders and little neck the Scotland Yard detective had no doubt that he easily could have overpowered a feeble old man like Charles a working in his shirtsleeves I would have gone over to see him but I had a dead heifer in a ditch to attend to what time was that Sam about ten eight next Fabian and spooner headed to Charles Walton's cottage to speak with the old man's thirty three year old niece edith uncle Charles was a we had an account at the Midland Bank and Stratford upon even but I have no idea how much he had in it after questioning Edith thinks seemed out of the ordinary until they stepped out into the back garden what the devil do they not have toads in London detective not quite so many in one spot there's got to be hundreds of them so sorry Samantha Moore Alastair murden and Steve Pinto you're a familiar is a spirit such as an imp lesser demon or fairy that is bound to a witch and assist them with their magic this rare yellow striped towed was believed to be a favourite animal among which is and a popular form of familiar spirits medieval folklore cider Fabian expected his door to door visits to elicit suspicion and distrust from the villagers and brought superintendents spooner along for this very reason speak to birds birds you said Oh yeah he was always whistling Adam knew all their different songs you know the head spoken vague grumbled references to bad crops and diseased livestock others insisted that Charles Walton was a horse whisperer or had the ability field accusation that Charles Walton possessed the evil eye in medieval times it was believed that which is held the power to blight crops but what surprised him most was that no one seemed particularly worried that there might be a maniac killer on the loose acing Lee uneasy unlike the London born detective spooner had spent his life amongst the people of Warwickshire he was well aware of the legends surrounding me on him cursed livestock and turn men and fertile the practice was known as blasting and was frequently said to involve the use of Natter Jack Toads like a cat a dog towed newt so as to spy on their master's enemies and help them pass undetected during the medieval witch trials a close relation detective Fabian was no closer to establishing a motive behind Charles Walton's murder what he had come away with was the distinct sense that he was missing most helpful watch your step detective with Alfred Potter Edith Walton Out of the way the detectives turn their attention to the rest of Lower Quinn with a good day wait the longer the interviews dragged on the stranger. The accounts of Charles won't became several villagers ship with a pet was often used as evidence that someone had familiar and thus was a witch what first spooner dismissed the talk as mere superstition agreement to stay out of his plot of land and they say he was breeding nat- or check toads is that so whom by the end of the day something important but while the Scotland Yard detectives struggle to make sense of the villagers Stories Superintendent Alec spooner was growing all in the old superstitions that had never quite disappeared in the black country when the villagers complained of bad harvests spooner heard oh crops went bad and you heard Alfred Potter lost another Hafer last week I fail to see what bad crops or a dead cow have to do with Charles Walton who said they had anything to Charles Walton have any enemies no no I don't know anything about that you don't know anyone who might have had a grudge against him alive I will say we had a fair bit of trouble with the harvest last year trouble weather was good all year but there was no yield at harvest from the outset the detective was met with Downcast Eyes Indie reluctance to address the subject of Charles Walton's death as an out Fabian but he determined to do some research on the subject before bringing it up on February twentieth nineteen forty five five days after and but as the interviews wore on he started to think they might have a bearing on the case after all he was not yet sure how to broach the topic arrived in Lower Quinton the detectives attended a coroner's inquest into Charles Walton's murder at the town hall in Stratford upon even while they were there this constable Michael Amass Ni stopped by the furs to check on his friend Alfred Potter Mr Potter's wife Lillian Potter answered the door her eyes were red and she appeared to have been sobbing Lillian what's the matter you know we never had anything to do with the village often these spirits would disguise themselves as a common animal has he was killed on my land perhaps they've got everything they need sure they've got the Great Fabian of Scotland Yard on the case here's much and what will they think they will pin it all on Alf Mr Walton worked for us and

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The Pride of Narcissus Pt. 1

Mythology

30:59 min | 2 years ago

The Pride of Narcissus Pt. 1

"The following episode contains dramatization of emotional abuse, suicidal, idealization, and one instance of suicide that some people might find offensive we advise caution for listeners under thirteen. Something to note. All myths have many versions and variations for this episode. We've selected those we fell to the most dramatic and entertaining and supplemented them with additional research into ancient Greek traditions because mythology comes from oral tradition. There's a wide variety across sources are myths may not always be the version you're familiar with. But we hope you'll enjoy them. The old man lived on the very edge of the town in a modest house facing due east they called him Tyree Zia's, and he was said to be the wisest man in the world some even claimed he could see the future and that claim was enough for his latest visitor. She was a young woman clutching her infant son tightly under her shawl like many first time, parents she was unsure of herself and strongly desired to know her child's future. She found tire easiest sitting by his fireplace. That night waiting patiently with his hands folded in his lap almost as if he knew she was coming when he looked at her a chill ran down her spine his eyes were milky white and sightless as if someone had placed to marbles in his skull instead of eyeballs. Tire easiest if you would permit me I have need of your wisdom. My name. No your name. Did you bring the child with you? Yes. There. He is. Yes. No, cicis. I can see him. He will be more beautiful than any man in the world, truly I do not exaggerate will he live a long and healthy life. Your child will grow old if he does not get to know himself without another word tire easiest handed the child over to her and turned back to his fire. The woman stood in the center of the room waiting for more Tyree. Zia's did not elaborate a few minutes past before the woman realized he would say, no more, and she would have no answer until her dying day. She never understood what tire easiest meant. Welcome to mythology on the podcast network. Every Tuesday, we present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and narrator, Vanessa Richardson today were telling part one of the story of narcissus the hunter who was so strikingly handsome. He earned the ire of the gods are version of the story draws from odds metamorphosis and the writings of Greek mythography Conan at par cast. 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 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 merch head to park cast dot com slash merch. For more information. The myth of narcissus is a simple one. But with many variations in some he's the child of the river, God sophis- and the nymph Laurent happy and another's. He's merely. A mortal man, gifted with singular, beauty and an ego to match the self obsession narcissists exhibits in this story is so icon EQ that a personality disorder is named after him narcissistic personality disorder or just narcissism the first appearance of the term in English dates back to an eighteen twenty two letter by poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in which he confessed to suffering from narcissism almost a century later. Sigmund Freud popularized its use in his nineteen fourteen paper entitled on narcissism an introduction. It was later introduced into the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders DSM. In nineteen sixty eight and remains there to this day narcissism is not only a clinical term, but a popular term as well with the rise of social media and selfie culture. Many theorists. Both professional and amateur have written on how social media acts as an enabler to narcissistic tendencies, but the original story of narcissus takes place in thespian. I a small city in the B ocean region of Greece near the great city of Thebes while much of the story concerns their worship of Artemis another God prominently worshiped in this city was EROs the God of infatuation and desire. Perhaps this patronage was what inspired connote an avid to set this tale of broken hearts in this particular city. The sky above Espy. I turned a rosy shade of pink in anticipation of the sun's rising while many of its citizens were early risers. None woke as early as the hunters. These strapping men gathered on the edge of town to set off on their morning hunt. First to arrive was narcissus. Now at the peak of early adulthood as tire easiest promised. All those years ago. He was a paragon of physical beauty his glistening, golden hair flowing over. Well, muscled shoulders if it weren't blasphemy one could say he was almost Olympia in an appearance. He stretched as the others joined him one by one pretending not to notice them staring as he lifted his sculpted arms over his head. It is going to be hot as Hades today. Are you afraid of Helius now creases if he saps the strength? I need for the hunt. Then. Yes, worry not. There is only one God we need on our side. Optimus me. I cannot help it. If I regularly catch the most game of any man here. Are you finished showing off yet narcissus high only speak the truth Nestor? He always has a retort. Are we do to leave? Then we await one more. There. You are glad you could make it Ambrosius. I'm aeneas. Hello. This young man expressed interest in learning from me today. And who am I to deny sharing my gifts with another? If he can use a bow fine with me, shall we? Go. The group of hunters set off into the woods narcissus leading the way close behind him was ominous is trained on the more experienced hunters back. He had not joined them for the hunting alone. When he first arrived in Espy. I he overheard narcissus boasting in the market about a particularly successful hunt. Narcissus had been surrounded by an adoring crowd retelling the tale as if he was on the stage at Thebes his rich baritone carrying over the crowd, like a trained order, the story was thrilling. But it was the man who captured Mugniyah says attention, he was so self assured, and so wear of his own magnetism on ES was utterly entrenched by this be ocean hunter, it took all of his courage to approach narcissus after the story was completed as he walked toward the hunter his stomach turned over like a hibernating bear somehow Aeneas forced his halting voice to request to join the hunt. When narcissus is met his on Aeneas felt the heaviness in his stomach evaporate. Into a swirl of tickling butterflies in that moment. He forgot why he had originally traveled to Espy I- all he knew was that he wanted narcissus more than he'd ever desired. When they had ventured deep into the woods, the hunters separated Aeneas heart sank as he watched narcissus disappear into the trees, but he could not protest allowed. He would not let his ardor show. Not when he had only just met the man after wondering through the woods, barely focusing on where he was going on ES found only a few yards away from him a beautiful dose standing in a clearing not daring to take a breath. He drew an arrow and knocked it on ES pulled back the bow string. But he could not bring himself to release it. What are you doing? I'm an ES shoot it. It's just so beautiful. I cannot. Narcissus first rule of hunting young men. Nothing is so beautiful. You cannot shoot. It. You a narrow? Brings you to back with such haste. We were following the tracks of a deer. See who have cut nothing is early yet. Oh my God. I believe this is the deer we followed. Once again, you've outdone narcissus hell, did you get close enough to shoot her? But I was no great feat. She took one look at me and pledged eternal love at like winged. Arrows, I shot her straight through the heart. Is that it for the day? Then no, I've only just begun. Narcissus wait. Well, someone has to take his back. I'm aeneas. Can you help me with the legs big Rudge Ingley? I'm Aeneas helped carry the dough back to us by as he walked on the roads towards town. He could not help. But wish he was back in the forest. He wanted more than anything to show narcissus. He had what it takes to be a hunter. Or at least be by his side. Don't get your hopes up. What was that? I'm glad we have this moment alone. You should know narcissus is dangerous game. What do you mean? I know you did not join us because he wanted to hunt. Look, I'm Aeneas there are entire rivers and thespian made of tears shed for that man's heart. You do best. Not to flood them. Are you saying he is too good for me who am I to say who was too good? For whom? I am no great judge of character. Regardless of the question of worth he will break, your heart there. No, man woman or even God he could ever love more than himself. So I should just ignore him the heart wants what the heart wants. But sometimes what it wants is not in your best interests if arrows shot me through the heart and made me fall for a lion. I hope of friend would be there to take me away from its claws Nestor gave them Aeneas comforting Pat on the back as they reached the butcher the evening after that. I hunt ameinias tried his best to take his companions advice to heart, perhaps such a fickle man was not worth the effort to. Woo. But I'm ES could not stifle the warm feeling in his gut from thinking about narcissus. It was only a few hours weight, but he longed for the man to return on Anna's knew that no matter what he told himself. No matter what anyone told him narcissus would determine his destiny. When we return on Aeneas takes a leap of faith. Have you ever needed to get alone? If so you know that it's a hassle even if you have good credit, and it's an even bigger hassle. If you have bad credit or have an established any credit at all that's because loan companies make their decisions based on your credit score and history. That's why upstart dot com is transforming the way you borrow money. Upstart knows you're more than a credit score your education and job history. Help upstart understand more about your future potential and allow you to get a lower rate. All it takes his two minutes of your time. It's simple to apply and it won't affect your credit score. Once your loan is approved. You get your funds the very next business day. I wish up started been around when I graduated college with all that student loan debt. See why upstart is ranked number one in their category with over three hundred businesses on trust pilot and hurry to upstart dot com slash mythology to find out how low your upstart rate is checking your rate only takes two minutes. Minutes and won't affect your credit. That's upstart dot com slash mythology. Now back to the story. The sun was high in the sky by the time narcissus returned from his hunt. And it was stiflingly hot. He went straight home and stripped off his sweat soaked. Tunic he breathed a sigh of relief glad to be free of the suffocating fabric. Narcissus turned and saw a group of women clustered by his window. As he glanced at them. They scattered like leaves only one woman remained behind her eyes turned down a blush formed on her cheeks narcissus strode forward making no effort to cover his nudity. Do you still stand there? The woman tried to speak stammering over her words, but narcissus new which she had come for live narcissus turned and went back to cleaning the sweat from himself giving no indication that he cared. If the woman was watching him a moment passed and the woman left his window stifling, tears as she went. I'm Aeneas watch this all from far. He didn't dare get any closer or join in the conspiratorial giggling, a distant glimpse was enough to save him. It was like staring at the gods themselves. As he lay down to sleep that night, the image of narcissus naked in the window hovered and Omnia says mind in his fantasy narcissus looked up as the weeping maiden departed and his gaze fell on Amani as-as hiding place as if narcissus knew he was watching and in narcissism is a Mugniyah saw, desire, amusement pleasure. Even his own fantasy on Aeneas had a hard time. Imagining narcissus wearing any expression other than smug self-assurance, even so it was a look he wore well, and it did not spoil Omnia says dream ominous. Let them arrive swim in his mind's eye for hours before finally drifting off to sleep. The next day. I'm Aeneas joined the men for another hunt. This time narcissus and nominee is brought down a massive bore. It was wounded on one flank but alive a fitting sacrifice to the goddess of the hunt. Unlike the other gods Artemis refused sacrifices of dead or domestic animals, she would only accept live game. It was the most thrilling hunt Amani as had been on yet. But not because of their great prize the moment on ES cherished was. So brief none of the others. Even noticed it happen while wrangling the massive beast back into the town his arm had brushed narcissus skin and sent a chill down his spine. Hey, still will you apologies narcissist daydreaming while I do all the work. You don't want to be responsible for ruining optimises feast to you, of course, not now. How does it look beautiful, relax? I'm aeneas. It's a board. Not Aphrodite herself. I saw a crowd of women by your home yesterday. What of it is that a frequent occurrence? Oh, yes. No matter how many women I turn away. More arrive. It is exhausting being the most sought after man and thespian you turn them all down so far. I do not think much of it. So has someone stolen the heart of narcissus? It is not that. None of the women have been right. I think we're finished here. Let's bring this up to the temple. The pair led the bore up the temple steps now cleaned and dressed with ribbons the animals protests grew weaker and weaker almost as if it knew what fate awaited it at the temple altar, but ominous barely noticed. The bore narcissus words ran through his mind, making less sense. Every time they did. So did narcissus not feel love at all. Or was he so focused on being the best, man? He could be that love did not enter into his mind. And most of all I'm Aeneas wondered how could someone so handsome be so dismissive of romance. He must have been crafted by the gods to torment, men and women alike. But on ES is angst went unnoticed by narcissus as the blood from the bore soaked into the altar narcissus congratulated himself. The hunt was his great achievement and the gods. Must notice him for it. While the fat and bones of the animal were tossed into the fire. I'm Aeneas said a small prayer to Artemis he prayed that his own hunt would be successful a hunt not for wild animals, but for the heart of narcissus. The rest of the board made for a fine. Feast all of this be I gathered in the temple to eat drink and praise the gods. Everyone in the village had a chance to congratulate the successful hunters. But none soaked up the praise quite like narcissus who only stopped speaking to drink and listen to compliments, and while I'm Aeneas drunk up the spectacle of narcissus showing off a tiny part of his heart burned, every time narcissus neglected to mention his part in capturing the bore. He thought he was turning out to be a natural hunter. But narcissus refused to praise anyone but himself looking at the other hunters seated around the table, he could not tell whether they were similarly offended or whether they were used to this sort of behavior. Later that night. I'm Aeneas found himself walking home with narcissus leaning on his shoulder as they walked unsteadily back toward narcissus home. Can you believe I took down a bore all my own you had help? How do you hunters can say they've captured such a great beast a few? We've arrived. It really was a great celebration. Tonight. Wasn't it? If you require nothing else all make my way homeward now. So early I thought you would head back to the temple for more mouthfuls of my delicious, bore the feast will be over. But I would rather be here with you. I mean who wouldn't. What was that? You assault me. I love you narcissus. You have had too much wine. No, my thoughts are clear I have loved you ever since. I I saw you. If I did not say it. Now, I fear. I would have died from longing. If my lips had not touched yours, I fear. What would you say? If I told you I could not return your affections. I would say that life would not be worth living. I do not love you. We have known each other only shortwhile, but given time I will never love you a my Niyaz you can proposition me from don's a dog until the sky falls done on the earth. And I will not return your affections. Of course, you would say that you have such a high opinion of yourself, none. But Aphrodite he would be worthy of you. And even then you'd only give into her. So that she would not curse you. I have not closed myself off to the possibility of love, but you see. Score. And everyone we get along. Well as friends and comrades. Why could we not be lovers? It isn't right. I do not love you. And I will never love you. Then what shall I do? What's that sword for do? You mean to dual me ticket if you are certain that life without my love is not worth living. Then you have answered your own question. When we return narcissus begins to see the damage wrought by his self obsession. Now back to the story. Narcissus was awake as the sky turned from black to blue to pink in the breaking dawn, he had awakened hours earlier than usual and was unable to fall back asleep. He stood up from his bed and crossed his room to the wash basin. He kept by the window. He dipped his hands in the cool water and splashed his face. He could already tell that today was going to be even hotter than the day before perhaps the hottest of the year was that why he could not sleep the heat. He slipped his tunic on over his shoulders wincing and discomfort as the sweat began to rise on his skin. Hopefully, they'd catch something good before Helius reached the peak of his journey across the sky when he reached his front door something caught his eye shadow hovering by the base of the door frame piece side, probably another. Souder trying to pledge themselves to him before a competitor could arrive or perhaps it was that on Aeneas who had taken his rejection so poorly the night before was there. Anyone left in the village who had not propositioned him with a Cy. He pushed open the door. It's funded. Stuck part way? Flus whoever you are alot narcissus pushed the door harder. And finally, it started to budge sliding slowly as if a great weight was lying on the other side of it a familiar smell hit him, and he wrinkled his nose. He'd hunted enough to know the smell of blood. He finally managed to force the door open he stumbled onto his front steps where he froze in horror. Lying in a pool of his own blood was ominous narcissus sword buried in his heart. His eyes stared up vacantly the shadow of a smile on his lips. Later that day now lying on the table in his own former home on ES looked almost at peace. The sword had been removed from his chest. A coin placed into his mouth and his empty is closed. Amani SS friends stood around the table, including his three hunting companions of them. Narcissus stood farthest away from the body as if he felt neither guilt, nor compassion nor grief. Why would he have done this? God's only know festival. One day funeral the next what a fortnight. Did you see him last night narcissus? I did. Yes. Well, we all did. I mean after the festival. Yes, we walked home. I went inside. And I did not see him alive. Again. The daylight is wasting gentlemen, we should be hunting. What does he think he's doing? Let him go Nestor. We all grieve differently. True narcissus wanted to be clear of that room as soon as possible the site of the dead man was disturbing. But even more unnerving was the attention it received from everyone in the room, the sobs and outpouring of emotion made narcissus sick to his stomach for once in his life. No one gave him so much as a second. Look. The other be oceans watched him with concern to them his stoic. Silence. Indicated a deeper level of grief than any of them knew. And they pitied him yet one person suspected otherwise. Narcissus come back here. We still have a job to do Nestor grief. Can wait. It is not grief. That makes me follow. You. It is curiosity. What did he say to you last night? I'm Aeneas nothing of import. I do not believe you. He was in love with you. I I suspected and what did you say to him last night? I do not like what you're plying Nestor. Just tell me the truth. I'm Aeneas said something in the manner of life without my love would not be worth living by the gods. What would his grieving mother say if she knew her son killed himself over your rejection? What of it? I cannot be responsible for the boys actions. Whatever he feels felt is his responsibility and the gods. Not mine better the boy, no he had no chance than to labor under false. Hope. Cruelty is the only way to treat obsession, you do not really believe that. I do you are loving this. It's the ultimate form of flattery. Is it not the tears in the whaling Yukos's and a ni- daily basis was troublesome. But this that your beauty was so great it caused a man to slay himself on your doorstep. You think this is the greatest compliment you've ever received? You cannot know what I feel or how I feel is my beauty a Cindy, you it is when it comes hand in hand with. Arrogance. Oh, if only you knew how stressful. It was to see people fall on their knees pledging themselves to you day in and day out. Maybe then you would understand me was the sword. Yours too. I did not kill the boy, why speak to me as if I had because you did you would not the empathy to see how deeply he desired. You. You need not have loved him. But you should have shown him some compassion. I would rather everyone who loved me gouge their own hearts out then demand my pity if the boy killed himself for me, he proved himself the weaker, man. I loved you once narcissus, I have no idea. What it is. I saw on you. Then you must be blind with that narcissus turned and disappeared into the trees. Unrequited love is one of the most universally relatable themes in story telling the story of narcissus and ominous is hardly the only Greek myth to explore it. But uniquely this story is the only one that depicts this relationship between two men, it may be tempting to think of narcissus rejection of ominous says one of incompatible sexuality, a straight man who could not return the affections of a gay, man. However in ancient Greece, sexual orientation was more fluid than in modern western societies the gap between these individuals was not one of incompatible sexuality, but rather personality narcissus was so in love with himself that he sees others as unworthy of his attention. He's a paragon of beauty without a shred of self awareness. And it is this ego. Mania that leads to his downfall in the end. Thanks again for tuning into mythology next Tuesday will conclude the story of narcissus and reveal how the gods chose to punish this vein. Man, if you enjoy mythology you'll love my other podcast tales tales presents fairytales the way they were originally told orally and unadulterated traditional fairy tales aren't exactly suitable for children and every other Saturday, we dive into another dark classic tale. You can find tales more episodes of mythology and all of park casts. Other podcasts on apple podcasts. Spotify Stitcher, Google play or your favorite podcast directory. 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S6: March Mysteries: The Bricca Murders

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S6: March Mysteries: The Bricca Murders

"It it wasn't unspeakable crime. A young married couple and their four year old daughter found brutally murdered in their home and is it couldn't get any worse. No one knows who did it. If you enjoyed this episode on the mysterious brick murders and want to hear more like it check out our series unsolved murders every Tuesday. Follow the clues question. The facts and dig deeper into some of history's most bewildering murders. Follow unsolved murders free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Due to the graphic nature of this murder case listener discretion is advised. This episode includes dramatization discussions of murder and assault including the violence homicide of a young girl that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen. Richard Richard. You hear that I've just about lost my mind. The brick has dogs have been barking all day. I call down to the plant earlier. Jerry hasn't been to work for two days now. I'm telling you something's off. Jerry is like clockwork. There's such a nice young couple. Do best go check on them. Yeah Yeah we should. I appreciate you coming with Janssen. Don't know what to expect. Hunt Matt Strange. They haven't brought in the papers. Jerry Linda is everything all right. Betty said the dogs have been balking all day. Just wanted to check in on you. Don't just try the handle. God what is that? That's smell. It's awful Jensen. Get the police down here. Quick on September twenty seventh nineteen sixty six. Richard Meier and Jerry. Janssen knocked on the door of their neighbors the BRICUSSE instead of a friendly conversation the two men found the young married couple and their four year old daughter brutally murdered this is unsolved murders true crime stories on the podcast network. I'm your host Carter. Roy and I'm your host Wendy Mackenzie every Tuesday. We dive into the world of a real unsolved murder and try to solve the case. This is our episode on the bricker. Family murders podcast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. So let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram. At podcast and twitter at podcast network. Ndfu 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 podcasts. Dot Com slash merch. For more information you can listen to previous episodes of unsolved murders. Well as all a par cast other shows wherever you listen to podcasts. On September twenty seventh nineteen sixty six. The brick of family was found dead in their home from multiple vicious stab wounds. No one in the neighborhood had heard or seen anything unusual until the brick has to barking dogs prompted the neighbors to investigate with the shocking murders of Jerry Linda and Deborah and bricker the quiet Cincinnati suburb of woodhaven was suddenly filled with rumors of serial killers and hit men. Those same rumors have helped to create an all American crime that has both bewildered end intrigue the public for half of a century. Gerald Jerry Briscoe was born in San Francisco in one thousand nine hundred thirty eight to elmer and Dolores bricker. He was raised in San Francisco and had for all intents and purposes a good childhood throughout high school. Jerry was a competitive swimmer and even completed the one and a half mile open water. Golden Gate swim on several occasions. Jerry wasn't a big guy topping out at five ten and weighing one hundred and seventy pounds however do swimming routine. He was fit and strong. He graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in Nineteen fifty six at eighteen years old then attended college at Stanford where he earned a degree in chemical engineering in nineteen sixty at twenty two years old straight out of college. Jerry moved to Seattle landed a job with a Monsanto company a huge manufacturer of pesticides plastics and industrial goods neighbors and colleagues described Jerry as a friendly and industrious worker. The kind of guy who wasn't shy with a smile and a greeting while living in Seattle Jerry Matt the love of his life Linda Jane Boola Linda was born in nineteen. Forty three in Barrington hills a wealthy community just outside of Chicago and she lived a comfortable life. Linda's father had acquired a fortune through his welding and engineering business described by all as intelligent and beautiful. Linda graduated from high school in less than four years at seventeen years old in nineteen sixty. She quickly decided that she wanted to see the world and left Barrington hills. After she left Home Linda attended and completed stewardess training school. She acquired job for United Airlines and was working this job when she met Jerry. The to started dating and quickly fell in love. Twenty-three-year-old Jerry End. Eighteen year old. Linda got married on November twenty fifth nineteen sixty one less than a year after they had met. Despite the hasty union they were seen as a happy couple and seemed like a perfect fit for one another on June ninth. Nineteen sixty two. The brick is daughter. Deborah and Brecca was born before the end of nineteen sixty two. Jerry was transferred to a new job at a different Monsanto plant. The brick has moved to the woodhaven subdivision of green township on the West Side of Cincinnati. Ohio and this is where. The details get murky. Who are they the new neighbors? I believe their names are Jerry and Linda. I tried saying hello earlier and Linda completely me. Oh I'm sure she didn't mean anything by it. The kids seem all right the kids I like it. She was certainly acting childish. Woodhaven was asleep. A little neighborhood mostly home to older couples in retirees made up of standard three bedrooms single car garage. Homes characteristic of the nineteen fifties woodhaven was the definition of idyllic suburbia. The residents often spend. Eat evening on their porches cooling off and catching up with neighbors few if any of them locked their doors at night. Even the local police department only operated for fourteen hours of the day with officers working the night shift. This was not a place where bad things happened. The kids as the brick were dubbed by. Their neighbors were the youngest couple in the entire subdivision. By nearly ten years due in large part to the age difference the breakers kept mostly to themselves. Most of the neighbors agreed that while Linda was pleasant she was often aloof some even described his stock up. However everyone found Jerry to be quite friendly from nineteen sixty two until nineteen sixty six. The brick is settled into their new home. They often frequented block parties and attended the occasional backyard. Luau raising their daughter in suburban comfort but on September twenty fifth nineteen sixty six. This peaceful suburb turned deadly. It started off as a typical Sunday. Twenty eight year old Jerry. Brecca twenty-three-year-old Linda and four year old. Debbie attended Catholic mass as a family at ten. Am when the family left Church around noon. Linda took Debbie home while Jerry went to the Monsanto Plastics facility to get a head start on the week. It wasn't unusual for Jerry to work during the weekend is he was angling for promotion at the time. Jerry left work around eight PM. A stop to pick up some milk on the way home and finish driving last three miles. It had rained intermittently throughout the day and the evening was cool by the time Jerry had arrived home remembering that the following day was trash. Pickup Jerry Hall is garbage cans out to the road using a break in the rain to walk her dog the neighbor Joan Johnson saw jerry stopped. I short chat good evening. Mrs Jansen Evening Jerry. Is Everything Alright at home dear of Ben at work all day? Why something wrong. Oh No I just notice. Linda hasn't been out in the garden like usual. I'm sure the rain had something to do with that silly me. I've got to be getting into Linda. Take Care Mrs Johnson. Good Night Jerry After saying his goodbyes. Jerry went inside where Lyndon Deborah were watching television. That was the last time anyone ever saw him alive over. Fifty years later the mystery of what happened next remains unsolved. Monday morning came and went the breakers empty trash cans. Fresh newspaper went untouched. Neighbors began to talk when they didn't see Linda working in her garden with little deborah playing nearby by Tuesday another day's paper joined the first and the brick is two dogs. Thumper industy were barking incessantly. Neighbors Jansen and Meyer urged on by their wives finally went to investigate between ten and ten thirty. Pm on Tuesday. September twenty seventh nineteen sixty six the open the door to the acrid odor of rotting flesh. Green Township PD. How May I help you? We need you to send an officer an ambulance. Quick or over in the woodhaven subdivision emergency. There's been multiple murders. There's a child. Please hurry when first responders arrived. They lit up the quiet neighborhood with bright emergency lights. First responders cleared the smell from the House with heavy industrial fans afterwards. Lead investigator Lieutenant. Herbert Vogel Lead Jansen and Meyer into the home to identify the bodies. This sight that greeted the two men haunted them for the rest of their lives. Green Township would never be the same. The investigation begins after this now. Back to the story on September twenty seventh nineteen sixty six friends and neighbors Jerry. Johnson and Richard Meier discovered the bodies of the murdered bric. A family led into the crime scene by lead investigator. Lieutenant Herbert Vogel. The two men were asked to identify the remains. Sorta ask you both this. You're all we got. The closest relatives aren't responding to our call's still there on vacation. No no it's alright. Where are they just in here? The master bedroom. I'M NOT GONNA lie. This is going to be hard to look at God Almighty so much blood that Stem Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer in their daughter. Debbie is she place. Tell me she got away. I'm afraid not. She's in her room. Please follow me. I can't. I'm sorry it's fine. I'll Look Oh god God it's her. It's baby decades later. Meyer would be asked by journalists about what he saw wincing at the memory. He withheld the more extreme details eventually saying that he would never forget the blood-soaked bodies of his neighbors and the prone figure of their murdered four year. Old Daughter Myers. Janssen weren't the only people deeply affected by the heinous crime. According to a report by the Western hills press residents of green township began buying ice picks. Tear-gas guns shotguns. Pistols ammunition door locks barrel bolts and door chain guards in an effort to protect themselves. It was a full on panic. Similarly the Society for the prevention of Cruelty to animals reported that an unusually high number of large dogs were being adopted in the weeks following the murders residents petitioned and convinced the township to install more street lights. They hired a night constable to patrol the streets while they slept. Even Halloween was rescheduled. So that trick or treating could occur during the afternoon instead of at night the sense of security in. Woodhaven hadn't been well and truly shattered this fear motivated investigators to solve the murder as quickly as possible they piece together a theorized version of events based on physical evidence and witness testimonies to the best of the investigators knowledge. The bricks had been in their living room watching television. Linda folded laundry while Jerry relaxed on the couch. Jerry then took Debbie upstairs and put her to bed. Investigators believe that's when the killer struck. The murderer likely snuck through an unlocked basement window and confronted Linda. I both Linda and Jerry had been led to their room by the intruder. Jerry was found with a sock stuffed into his mouth and a piece of medical tape. Still Stuck to his Chin marks on his and Linda's wrists suggested the possibility that they had been tightly bound with ropes. According to an official report by investigators the bodies of the couple were found lying on top of one another on their bed. Jerry had been stabbed a total of nine times. There were four wounds on the left side of his back three in the neck into on his head stacked on top of her husband. Linda had been stabbed a total of eight times unlike Jerry. She had been stabbed from the front and sustained six wounds to the right side of her chest and further to to her head their daughter. Deborah bricker had been stabbed in the back a total of four times each wound passing entirely through her small body. She was found against one wall of a room separated from her parents while horrific the stab wounds offered several major clues i. They suggested that the killer was left handed similarly the shape and length of the wounds likely matched the dimensions of a carving knife that had gone missing from the brick is kitchen. Investigators conducted an exhaustive search for the missing knife. One detective even crawled into a sewer grate to check for it. Unfortunately the knife was never found given the glaring lack of a murder weapon. Investigators were forced to work off and theories in order to explain its disappearance if the murderer hadn't simply kept the weapon. Investigators believed that the next best explanation was that the murderer wrap the knife in newspaper and put it in. The brick is trash cans on their way out. Later that morning the trash would have been taken to the dump where the knife would disappear along with any hopes of ever finding the murder weapon if this had happened. Investigators believe this would also mean that the murderer knew where to fine carving knife and that the murder was aware of the neighborhoods trash schedule. These theories led detectives to believe that the breakers new their murder however in what was perhaps the strangest detail of the case the brick is two dogs were found locked in the basement with evidence that they had been sedated. How this occurred is still a mystery. Some additional evidence reported in the papers proved to be shoddy guesswork more than anything else rumors propagated by multiple news sources made claims that were either not corroborated by police or later proven false. For example. Several newspapers claimed that the entire incident had been a robbery. Gone wrong while the home had been ransacked. It was not clear whether anything of value had actually been taken other. Newspapers reported that Linda Brick had been raped before being murdered. This was partially corroborated by an unnamed medical examiner. The examiner concluded that while Linda might have had intercourse shortly before her death. There was no evidence that it was forced after collecting all the evidence detectives in Hamilton County. Ohio interviewed around three hundred potential suspects and persons of interest lead investigator. Lieutenant Vogel had the difficult task of sifting through all the various leads. I just can't get over it. The dogs don't make sense since Wendy. Your everyday burglars. Carry animal sedatives. Maybe they were professionals. Did either of the deceased have any connection with animals the wife she started working for a local veterinarian a few weeks before murder when Mr Fred Leninger then he's likely our best place to start. Some of the boys already spoke with them seeing as he was Mrs Burqas employer and all I think he'll drop in on him again never hurts to be thorough after all sometime during the weeks after the murder Lieutenant Vogel. Reinterviewed thirty eight year old veterinary doctor. Fred Linenger. They spoke for nearly forty five minutes. Hope you don't mind me recording. You don't appreciate being treated like some sort of criminal. I spoke to an officer weeks ago. Did Linda bricker work for you. This is a waste of time. You already know she does did. How long was Mrs Brooklyn employed at your veterinary practice? A few weeks enough time to notice how beautiful she was I'm sorry what are you insinuating? I'm not insinuating anything. Mrs Brooker was a beautiful woman. I'm happily married still. Maybe she spurns you advance this. Maybe she encouraged you but you wanted more either way so you went to her place. No no I would never end when she denied you again. You killed her her husband and their four year old daughter in a fit of rage. I'm done here I want you out. I'm not answering any more of your questions. We don't know their conversation verbatim but Lieutenant Vogel made it clear that he thought Dr Leninger was hiding something. While there were no eyewitnesses directly confirming Dr Linenger's involvement. Some rumors spread around town. That pointed to the doctor as a suspect. Rumors from locals and concerned citizens alike suggested that Linda brick was conducting an affair with an unknown suitor. Self-proclaimed witnesses even claimed. They had seen Linda with a man that wasn't her husband parked in the local lovers lane. A road in the town where couples would go to get intimate away from their homes based on these rumors. Investigators believed that the killings had been a crime of passion committed by scorned Mirer or lover of Mrs. Britta. This anonymous man of rumor could have been anyone but Dr Linenger stood out as a potential suspect. Linda's recent employment at his practice provided the opportunity for them to meet and an illicit relationship to develop. Dr Linenger's practice the Glenn. Whe Animal Hospital was less than a five minute drive from the brick home and while it hasn't been confirmed fans of true crime have speculated that like his practice doctor Linenger's home was probably nearby as well. It also stands to reason that a veterinarian would be best suited to sedate the BRECCA's dogs linenger's proximity to Linda implied. Both opportunity and motive. So the general rumors began to focus on him specifically. Unfortunately none of these rumors were supported with any hard evidence. Witnesses were either anonymous or incredible and when the brick is neighbors were eventually asked about the speculation. None of them believed Linda was stepping out on her husband. Most of the case against Dr Leninger relied on rumor and speculation and yet despite all the suspicion surrounding him. Dr Leninger never actually provided himself with an alibi. After Lieutenant Vogel reviewed his recording with the doctor. He couldn't shake his suspicions. He wanted to speak with Dr Leninger again. When he called the Linenger's House Mrs Linenger picked up the phone. Hello Mrs Leninger. This Lieutenant Vogel spoke to your husband last week and had a few follow up questions is he there. You should be ashamed of yourself after you left. My husband was so rattled. He could hardly talk. He won't be speaking with you anymore. Mr Vogel you'll have to get in touch with his lawyer as I said you'll have to take it up with Mr Moore. Goodbye now claiming that he had felt threatened by the police. Doctor Linenger hired Richard more a bulldog of a man to be his lawyer the very next day once more got involved all cooperation with investigators stopped in March of nineteen sixty seven nearly seven months after the Brooklyn murders the Cincinnati enquirer ran an article regarding the stalled negotiations between Lieutenant. Vogel and Richard More. Dr Linenger's name was left out in an effort to his involvement anonymous in the article. It was noted that Mr Moore had set forth a series of demands regarding his unnamed clients. Cooperation Lieutenant Vogel had agreed to several of the stipulations including a series of predetermined questions the constant presence of Mr Moore as well as meeting in place. And a time at the client's convenient even with these concessions Mr Moore was still uncooperative. Going so far as to ignore calls from the police department eventually after a Green Township officer ran into him on the steps of the courthouse. Mr Moore responded with his most audacious demand yet Mr Moore requested. Police handover lieutenant. Vogel's forty five minute recording of his client. Vogel of course refused. He even went so far as to publicly claim that Mr Moore was obstructing a criminal investigation on this tense back and forth might of escalated further. If it wasn't for one important precedent that had just been sat in the Midwest the Miranda rules in the middle of nineteen sixty six mere months before the break of murders. The Supreme Court of the United States decided that all citizens accused of a crime must be informed of their fifth and sixth amendment rights prior to interrogation essentially people must be informed of their rights to remain silent and to retain an attorney while. Dr Linenger was not under arrest. Everything he said or didn't say was assumed to be on the record since Lieutenant. Vogel had not complied with the newly established Miranda rules. He made it almost too. Easy for Dr Linenger's lawyer to refuse to cooperate. This is where the investigation seemed idle. Stuck at a dead end and uncooperative lawyer in his client shutdown investigation that has made little to no progress for over half a century. To complicate matters further. Dr Fred Linenger could no longer cooperate with police in this investigation even if he wanted to decades after the murder in two thousand four when he was seventy three years old. Dr Fred Leninger and his wife passed away due to natural causes during their retirement in Florida. Or at least that's what their obituaries read. The Linenger's official death records. Show that both Fred and his wife committed suicide in Ohio. Unfortunately independent journalists have been unable to uncover the means or circumstances of the elderly couples deaths similarly law enforcement has not released any details on the dual suicides. It has been speculated that failing health or the feeling that they were burdens to their relatives caused the elderly Leninger coupled to kill themselves however fans of true crime have suggested another reason guilt while there are many reasons why an individual or even to individuals might take their own lives. Guilt has always been looked at as a distinct possibility. In the case of the Linenger's no one can say definitively whether Dr Linenger or his wife had anything to do with brick murders however rumors theories and fans of the true crime genre. Haven't let this case lie and with all the speculation. Only one thing remains consistent. Most theorists believed that Linda was at the center of it. All and some believe that Linda's possible ties to his shady past may have led to her family's demise. We'll take a deeper look into Linda's past. After this and now back to the story the brick family was murdered on September. Twenty Fifth Nineteen Sixty six in a quiet cincinnati suburb shocking. The peaceful township and spreading and insidious fear between the residents by March of nineteen sixty only seven months after the murders. The investigation was halted by Dr Leninger and his lawyer. Mr Moore Police and armchair detectives alike began to grasp at other possibilities. Why are you doing this? It won't matter in a couple of minutes please please. You don't have to go through with this. I'm afraid I do MRS bricker. I didn't see anything. I don't know anything I promise please. I promise you can't take back what's already done. Sorry know maybe I beg you just you and your husband? Those are my orders little girl. Let's get you back to sleep. There are some neighbors who believe the breakers were murdered by a professional killer or Hitman. Nettie Cordell a neighbor who had become friends with Linda claim that Linda grew more fearful and paranoid about a threat that Linden never fully explained Linda. Nettie would get together. On regular play dates in the weeks leading up to the brick murders Nettie acted as Linda's confidante so netease testimony holds a little more weight than some of the other rumors that had been floating around according to Nettie. Linda's paranoia. Got So bad that she began picking debbie per play dates instead of allowing her daughter to walk home on her own. Nettie elaborated that Linda had said she had once quote help to break up a drug ring in quote. Investigators have been unable to find any record of Linda working as an informant for the police. So it's questionable. As to whether the story is true yet there are many aspects of this case imply the murders were more than a crime of passion for example the killer was efficient and fast idiots in their actions. They bound and gagged. The brick is sedated. Their dogs disposed of the murder weapon and managed to wipe the home of almost all forensic evidence. The murderer managed to keep any noise to a minimum making sure that neighbors on either side only fifteen feet or so away were kept in the dark many in the neighborhood suspected that this was the work of an experienced killer. Richard Meier one of the neighbors. Who'd idea to bodies also firmly believed that the bricker murders were preplanned? Mr Mayer didn't believe that an individual without experience committing violent acts could murder an entire family including a small child in cold blood working under the presumption that the brick is killer was an experienced killer. Investigators proposed a few more specific possibilities. Perhaps the brick is had been murdered by a serial killer. This theory was particularly compelling to investigators because Cincinnati had been faced with a series of brutal slayings. That took place both before and after the break a family murders on December second nineteen sixty five almost nine months before the brick family murders. The body of a fifty six year. Old Woman named Imaging Harrington was found stashed in a bathroom in her apartment buildings basement she had been raped then strangled to death with a nylon cord than on April fourth nineteen sixty six fifty eight year. Old Woman named lowest. Dant was found murdered in her own home. She had been raped and strangled with her own stockings. I'm June tenth. Nineteen sixty six a fifty six year old woman named Jeanette Messer was found strangled to death with a necktie in a park. Two blocks away from her home at this point. Cincinnati police believe they had a serial killer loose on the street and dubbed the killer the Cincinnati Strangler the strangler claimed his next victim on August fourteenth nineteen sixty six Barbara Bowman. A thirty one year old woman had taken a cab home after a night out with her friends. She was found with multiple stab wounds. Only a block away from her home and abandoned cab was found near her body inside the cab. The police found her purse her blood and the rope that had been used to strangle her. The cabinet been stolen but this find would ultimately lead to the capture of the strangler except he wasn't captured quickly enough on September twenty fifth nineteen sixty six. The broncos were found murdered in their own home. They had been bound with rope and stabbed but not strangled. The detective still believed that the brick is could have been murdered by the strangler because the stranglers latest victim had been both stabbed and strangled in addition the possibility that Linda had been raped. Made speculation that the cases were connected even more interesting. Investigators continued looking into the possible connection but the strangler also continued to kill on October Twelfth Nineteen Sixty six. The Cincinnati Strangler killed a fifty eight year. Old Woman named Alice Hawk House later. She had been bludgeoned over the head in her driveway dragged into the garage raped and strangled with a belt from her bathrobe. The strangler killed again only a week later on October. Nineteenth nineteen sixty six eighty one year old woman named Rose Winston was raped and strangled with an electrical cord in her own apartment. Then on December ninth nineteen sixty six. The Strangler killed his last victim eighty one year old Layla Carrick Leyla had been strangled with their own stocking in the elevator of her apartment building on that very same day police arrested a twenty eight year old. Former cabdriver named Pasta laskey. Pasta was put on trial for the murder of Barbara. Bowman and convicted. Unfortunately police only had hard evidence. That pasta was the killer in Barbara Bowman's case. They suspected that he was the Cincinnati Strangler and responsible for all seven murders but they couldn't prove his involvement in a court of Law Pasta. You'll never confessed to any murders despite being given the death penalty however after Pastilles arrest the strangling murders that had plagued. Cincinnati came to an end. The police were confident that they had captured the Cincinnati Strangler himself because Pastel had proven himself capable of extreme brutality. Hiding physical evidence and breaking and entering police felt that he was also a prime suspect in the brick family murders austell was questioned about the breakers on multiple occasions. But much like the six other stranglings. He remained tight-lipped. Police had no evidence connecting him to the crime. But that didn't mean that he didn't do it. Pasta would remain a credible suspect in the brick murders for well over three decades however when DNA testing became feasible in the nineteen nineties. Pastilles DNA was tested against DNA. Found at the brick is house these. Dna tests proved conclusively that Pasta laskey. The Cincinnati Strangler was not the murderer responsible for killing the Brecca family after decades of suspecting a connection between the strangling murders and the brick murders. Dna evidence only proved that the speculation was a dead end. This Cincinnati Strangler did not kill the bricks but it was still possible that the family had been murdered by a serial killer after some further research. Investigators even found a connection between the brick murders and the work of one of America's most notorious serial killers on June twenty third nineteen sixty six to Seattle women. Lani TRUMBULL and Lisa Wick. Were attacked in their apartment while they slept. Ms Trumbull was bludgeoned and strangled to death. Msuic survived the vicious beating but suffered severe memory loss. These attacks were committed by the infamous serial rapist and murderer Ted Bundy. Both women had been United Airlines stewardesses and had trained worked and lived with Linda according to the brick his neighbor MRS KC the deadly attacks on two of her friends could have weighed heavily on her mind. It would even explain some of Linda's paranoia in the weeks before her death and perhaps Linda's worst nightmare had actually come true. Even though the brick home had been ransacked the wreckage had been meticulously cleaned of all possible fingerprints. Ted Bundy was known for his vast idiots cleanliness according to Anne rule. Ted's one time friend. Ted often wiped down his own apartment. So that fingerprints could not be taken if it was ever searched similarly while not conclusive. It was recorded that Linda had been party to sexual intercourse shortly before her death. Bundy a known rapist could have tied. Mrs bricker up in order to have his way with her however the actual murder deviates from Bundy's typical method. Bundy rarely used any sort of knife or sharp object in his crimes. He instead favoured bludgeoning his victims to death with clubs or tiring another issue with the Ted Bundy theory has that in nineteen sixty. Six bundy was a nineteen year old working at a Safeway in Seattle Washington. There is no evidence that he traveled over twenty three hundred miles to Cincinnati Ohio to commit any sort of crime so while it certainly an interesting thought experiment to consider Bundy as a suspect. It seems like pure coincidence that Linda had known two of his victims. It's highly unlikely that he actually killed the breakers however there was another murder where the victims connection to Linda may prove more compelling on September eighteenth nineteen sixty six only one week before the brick murders Valerie. Percy Chicago Socialite. In former high school classmate of Linda's was savagely stabbed to death in her bed. Only twenty five miles from where Linda brick had been raised. Mrs Percy Valerie's mother walked in on the intruder causing him to panic and escape into the night similar to the brick murders. This seemed like a targeted attack. Not a robbery gone wrong like Linda. Valerie was from an affluent and prominent family. Valerie's father Charles. Chuck Percy was a wealthy businessman in the midst of running as a candidate for the US Senate at the time of his daughter's murder. Both women's families likely ran in the same social circles. True crime author J T. Townsend has researched both crimes in claims that both women's fathers even knew each other personally this could suggest a relationship between the murders that was never explored or investigated by the police. But there may have been a connection between these two women that went deeper than similar childhoods one of the brick neighbors. Richard Meier related to conversation. He had had with Linda during the week before her death. Hello Mrs Bricker Debbie. Where are you coming from a play date with Darlene? Or you will right lender is something bothering you ran on across the street honey. I'll be right behind. You look both ways. I didn't want deputy here. A friend of Mine Valerie. Percy was murdered yesterday. That's terrible around here. I hope no back home in Illinois. She was murdered at home in her. Own bed no less. It's Dome Right. Don Settling makes me think is all bad? Things could happen to anyone anywhere at any time. I'm sorry I don't mean burden. You is such awful thoughts. It's quite alright really. If you need anything you let barrier. I know and we'll come running. This conversation suggested that there were some hidden connections between Valerie and Linda's murders and many journalists and detectives have speculated that finding evidence of this connection in one case might even help solve the other however solid evidence of a connection has yet to be discovered. Unfortunately to this day neither investigation has come any closer to a solution. The F. B. I. Has Tried new methods of forensic testing and fresh detectives consistently provide new perspectives on each case. But no new leads have been found in now with both the Percy and brick murders entering their sixth decade as cold cases. It doesn't appear that either will be solved anytime soon but with the information we do have we might be able to narrow down the suspects. It's always hard to say definitively. Who did what. When so little factual information exists on a particular case in this instance. I think we can rule out Ted Bundy. He doesn't fit cleanly as an actual suspect. Are only other named suspect. Is Dr Fred Leninger? While the rumors surrounding Dr Linenger and Linda are compelling and we can't forget that he quickly refused to cooperate with police. The brick is dogs. Had been sedated and a veterinarian would have both easy access to set. It is as well as experience with putting dogs to sleep. Some might also see Dr Linenger's two thousand. Four suicide has an admission of guilt however beyond suspicious behavior and the circumstantial means to commit the crime. There was no solid evidence directly linking him to the case. His suicide could also have other reasonable explanations including severe health problems in his old age. So if both of our name suspects were unlikely to be the killer then the brick is actual. Murderer may have been an unnamed hitman. Linda's connections to Valerie Percy in the rumor that she had helped bring down a drug ring. My provide some explanation for the motive of the murder. The hitman theory could even explain the meticulous cleaning of the crime scene the incapacitation of the dogs and the expert disposal of the murder weapon of course even if the brick is were killed by a professional hitman. We would likely never know who actually did the killing so out of all of our possibilities. I think Dr Fred Linenger most likely killed the brick house even without hard evidence. His suspicious behavior and refusal to provide an alibi makes me think he doth protest too much. You might be right but I think the brick is killer was most likely never named as a suspect. The killing was too efficient in two meticulous to be a crime of passion. It could only have been pulled off by professional killer. Whatever the case may be we will likely never know who actually killed the breakers Green Township lost its innocence when it lost Jerry. Linda in Debbie and the poor family will most likely never find justice for their brutal and haunting murders. Thanks again for tuning into unsolved murders. We'll be back next week. With a new episode you can find more episodes of unsolved murders as well as all of our casts other. Podcasts ON APPLE PODCASTS spotify Stitcher Google. Play your favorite podcast directory. Several of you have asked how to help us. 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 facebook and Instagram at par cast and twitter at podcast network. We'll see you next time if we live till next time. Unsolved murders. 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C Chulainn Pt. 2: The Gae Bulg

Mythology

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C Chulainn Pt. 2: The Gae Bulg

"Did you know that mythology is part of an incredible collection of Stitcher premium offerings? It's where everyone can find ad free archives of mythology episodes that are more than six months old. But did you also know that in addition to add free archives of every park cast show you get original Stitcher content full length comedy albums, and bonus episodes and add free archives of other exclusive podcasts if you find yourself listening to more and more podcasts a subscription to Stitcher premium is a great way to get content. You can't get anywhere else for a free trial. Go to Stitcher premium dot com slash park cast and use promo code par cast. That's Stitcher, premium dot com slash podcast and use promo code par cast. Something to note. All myths have many versions and variations for this episode. We've selected those, we fell to the most dramatic and entertaining and supplemented them with additional research into Irish traditions because mythology comes from oral tradition. There's a wide variety across sources are myths may not always be the version, you're familiar with. But we hope you'll enjoy them. Immerse stood at the ramparts of her castle watching the horizons for any sign of her love colon. Her father forego Mona, had rejected coup Collins proposal, because her older sister had yet to be wed. But now her sister was betrothed, and she longed for coup colon to make his proposal once again, she had no idea that her father had plotted to keep her love away. Enough of this melancholy Emmer, go for a ride or return to your harp lessons. No coup Cullen. We'll be back soon. I'm sure of it forget him. It was a rabid beast, not worthy of your time. Besides I found you a better match. Lou God Macnas the king of Munster has made an offer for your hand that old man. I assume you refused. Lagaras wealthy and stable. Colin is hotheaded soldier. You're wrong. He may be dangerous on the battlefield. But he has a gentle soul. Oh, you're naievety is a stoning. The man is a brute, but it's no matter who Cullen will never return. What have you done? I've done nothing but protect you at this very moment, could Colin his on his way to train with Scott hawk the shadow. How could you? If, if I can't have Kukushkin I will have no one at all enough of this ridiculous infatuation you will accept Lugar's proposal at once never I'd rather die. Would you really guard? Scott my daughter to her rooms locker in give only bread and water. We'll see how long your conviction last my dear. Welcome to mythology apar- cast original every Tuesday we present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and narrator, Vanessa Richardson. Today were continuing the story of Irish hero coup, Cullen a fearsome warrior in the ancient Celtic kingdom of ood Lod at par cast, 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 par cast and Twitter at par cast network. You can find all previous episodes of mythology as well as all of podcasts, other shows on Spotify, and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 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. We also now have merchandise head to park, cast dot com slash merch. For more information. Cou colon was a great Irish warrior who transformed into a terrifying beast. During battle, this change was called a reacted or warp spasm. And when coup Colin was in the midst of it, he was so consumed with bloodlust that he was often unable to distinguish friend from foe this element of his myth, was probably inspired by soldiers who went off to battle, and then returned home as changed men. They came back with both physical and psychological, wounds and were unable to simply turn off the warrior instinct once it had been awakened. We can also see echoes of this idea in popular culture with the call to battle creating uncontrollable, changes and characters like the incredible hulk this change would only be heightened by coup Cullens training. Cou colon was on his way to the home of a warrior woman named Scott talk also known as Scott talk, the shadow. She had earned her nickname for her remarkable speed, which seemed to lend her the ability to blend into the shadows. Scott talks training was the toughest in all of Ireland and many of the lands, greatest warriors didn't survive the hardships. She put them through. She lived in done Skaff, a great castle on the isle of Skye just off the northwest. Coast of Scotland some called this place, the fortress of shadows. And after three days of hard travel coup colon finally arrived at the castle night had already fallen and freezing rain, whipped around coup Collins ears as he wrote up to the dark fortress perched on the edge of a cliff. The humble village dwellings surrounding the castle. Had all shut their doors and windows to the nasty weather coup. Colon road passed in isolation as he approached he saw that done Skaff was not on the isle of Skye itself. But rather separated from the mainland by twenty feet of roiling ocean a narrow bridge stretched forward shaking in the wind as Colin guided his fidgety horse across when he reached the end. He saw the flash of a torch on the ramparts high above him. And then heard the creek of a drawbridge coup Collins, horse, pranced, nervously, though coup Cullen, felt no fear, as the drawbridge settled onto the wet stone coup, Colin saw hooded figure standing in the great arched doorway your name coup Cullen. I come from the court of king of lad to train with the warrior woman, Scott. The stranger moved so quickly that coup Colin barely had time to react and aero came flying straight for his head. And he threw himself sideways off his horse nearly catching his foot in the Stirrup. He landed hard and leapt up bringing his shield around to block just in time coup, Colin drew his sword another arrow narrowly missed his head. You would attack a guest with no provocation, only the greatest warriors may train with me best to weed out the weak. So I don't waste my time coup Colin barely had time to register this unusual start to his training. He needed to fight to survive with a roar. He raced towards Scott talk with almost inhuman speed. She darted away from his blows seeming, to slip between the raindrops as she moved far too. Slow to train with me. Best head back to the comforts of Eamon Maka, you won't get rid of me so easily coup Cullen gritted his teeth and focused, his next strike caught the edge of his new teachers robes consider that a warning the next strike will draw your blood, surely, you're not the best Mulata has to offer. Cou Colin felt his warp spasm take over as his body, shaped and shifted his strength grew with a great swing of his blade. He brought the sword down on his teachers head. There was a great flash of lightning, and Colin blinked. His sword was embedded deep in the castle stone, and Scott talk was nowhere to be seen from rampart above him. He heard a cackle you may stay if you wish thank you for your hospitality, and so cool colon began his training with Scott talk the shadow each night. He and the other trainees slept on hard costs in a barn, they'd be awoken with sneak attacks and fed with tasteless food. The barracks were not for soft men and none among them, or soft, when they trained they trained with real weapons when they sparred, they fought to first blood, while Colin was the most skilled soldier in all of you lad, here, he lost fight after fight collecting scars on his skin. Scott talk guided him in his swings teaching him how to move like the wind and analyze his opponents motions in the blink of an eye. While Colin had all he needed in brute strength. Scott talks speed and intelligence raised his fighting skill to an almost godly level coup. Colin was a quick study. And over the ensuing weeks, he went from receiving scars to giving them Scott talk grew more fun of him. The more she taught, and she tried to push him as far as she could one day she found someone she thought might be his equal. Gather around, we have new trainee meet fair Dhia of conduct coup. Colin step forward fight to first blood. Aw, goo colon of ood lad. I've heard all about you funny. I've heard nothing about you cou colon drew his sword and sized up his opponent coup colon would recognize fairly as kind anywhere. Scraggly beard, tall broad shouldered Ferte are looked like pure, bred kenaka, the ancient enemies of ood lad, many Ulsterman had fallen to a Connacht, spear so coup Cullen relished this opportunity to even the score. The warriors formed a ring in the training area around fair tiara and colon thirty, odd drew his sword and the two warriors swung their blades. Colin grunted his sword was pushed back failure was stronger than he looked. He swung once more and then, again his sword, deflected by a skilful Perry. Each time coup, Colin frowned despite his distaste for the kenaka. He found his respect for this man growing with each strike. Fair DO was fending him off, like few other men could and he had not even begun to train with Scott talk, yet respect or no colon was determined to win. He fainted forward attempting to bait. Fair DR into overextending, fair Diaz swung and coup Colin struck his sword, cutting across Ferte, as torso the men in the circle cheered coup Cullen, frowned, his sword, had scraped against something under fairly as close. But no blood had appeared on his shirt. Foul is wearing armor under his clothes. Fair is this true fairly stripped off his shirt, and everyone gawked, the skin on his torso and arms was covered in short thick spikes can anything Pierce it. No weapon, I've come up against you were born with it. When my mother was pregnant my father led a wandering peasant spend the night in our Barnes on a freezing cold night, the next day, the man claimed that he was a druid, and that my father son would be blessed with impenetrable, skin, that didn't know whether to believe him, but then I was born like this, a wondrous gift coup, Colin, I think you've met your match coup Cullen smirked. He was certainly a worthy adversary, but an equal no kenaka could be his equal. 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True crime podcast where women aren't just victims. Search for ends up scribe to female criminals on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. And please don't forget to rate and review. And now back to the story. Cou colon had been through weeks of brutal training with Scott talk, the warrior woman, he had sparred off against ferrugia a warrior with impenetrable skin from Google ads rival kingdom Connacht, the two had proven nearly evenly matched and the sparring continued for the rest of the day. Fair Tiaan colon paired up with other fighters to keep their training fresh as the sun, set the group gathered for dinner and fair DR approached who Colin once more alot gun Ulsterman. I'd heard of Scott acc- straightening, but never decided to come until I heard you were here. Why thought you'd kill me. No. The thought it crossed my mind but it was more that I wanted to test myself to see if I really was the greatest, sometimes, sometimes it can be lonely at the top coup, Colin felt torn by all rights, fair Diaz should be his rival. But fair I was right. It was lonely being the best coup, Colin had teachers, he had family, but he'd never truly had friends, most other men were either scared or jealous of him, perhaps fairly out was the only one who truly understood coup, Colin nodded to the seat on the bench next to him better. He quickly the colder this Stu gets the worst tastes. Thanks for the warning coup. Colon and Ferte are shared a wonderful conversation as they bonded over their similar childhoods and chuckled, about war stories the next day they sparred. Again. And they sparred once more the day after that through their trading of blows and they're trading of words, the two men from rival countries formed, a friendship closer than any, they had known before they viewed each other as equals. But Scott talk favored, one over the other. Colin come with me. Are we going to work more on the not you just Colin Kuku, Colin gave his best friend, a shrub and followed Scott talk to a winding path below the castle, the duo, followed the path to a small wooden door modestly decorated, but thick and sturdy Scott Hoch unlocked, the door and led coup colon inside the room was sparse except for a single display upon which lay of fearsome, spear. It was white and chalky, but hefty and the tip of the spear was lined with countless barbs. It's called the gay Boga. It may look like an ordinary spear, but it's made from the bones of the deadly sea monster coin gen when it enters a man's body. It opens into thirty barbed points killing instantly, it works its way. Oh, so deeply into the flesh that it must be cut out. Why haven't we all trained with it before, even I don't wish to see my students die asking them to Spar with this would be like asking them to hold fire, and yet you think me a torch, nothing else. Can hold the flame coup Cullen picked up the spear and felt its weight in his hand. It's balance was strange and its hilt felt rough on his palms yet, even with its odd proportions, he could feel it's deadly power coursing through his veins. Does it burn like a fine ale? Scott talk trained coup colon for months to use the gay Bulga. It was so heavy that it had to be thrown with the spinning motion, almost like a discus and could therefore only be mastered with a combination of strength and coordination the challenge of using the spear was intoxicate. Meeting, and coup, Colin spent every waking moment trying to figure out at secrets. I thought I heard someone out here didn't mean to keep you up just thought I'd get more practice. In normally my trainees are begging for a break, not adding in more practice at night. It's hard to explain. I just feel comfortable with a sword in my hand. It's who you are your a true warrior like me, it was normally easy for Scott talk to keep a distance between herself and her trainees she had to these were warriors, who might meet death at any moment. But as they worked together, Scott talks bond with Colin grew. She had never seen another warrior learn to use the weapon and watching coup colon wheeled, the gay Bulga was like watching two of her children, reach their full potential as COO Colin grew closer to mastering, the legendary spear a dark cloud formed over done Skaff years earlier, Scott, talk had made a dangerous enemy of another warrior woman named IKA e PHI enjoyed making frequent attacks on the edges of Scott talks territory, sewing unease and. Fear in the villagers there. But now she had grown braver launching her army deeper and deeper into Scott lands, Scott talk, fumed and decided to confront her enemy in full force putting an end to their skirmishes once and for all, as she planned, her attack coup colon. Longed to join her on the battlefield eager to put his training to use. Do you think I'm ready to use the Gable against ETA? No, that fickle thing should not be tested against one is skilled as EPA. Besides if things go. Well, you won't be fighting her at all. What do you mean you aren't going? I need you to stay here and protect dunce Skaff. You have other soldiers for that. My place is on the battlefield. This isn't a discussion. This is an order, while Scott talk pretended that Colin was needed at the castle in reality. She couldn't bear to put colon. Endanger. She had grown to think of him as a son and her desire to keep him safe overwhelmed. Her need for skilled soldiers coup, Colin stomped away, his frustration clear in the lines of his face Scotto could tell that he wasn't going to stay she'd have to find another way to keep him out of deaths path. The night before the battle. She put a powerful sleeping potion into Kuku Cullens food, the next morning he slept as the rest of the warriors left done Skaff for battle. But Scott talk had underestimated coup Colin strength. She thought the drug would keep him asleep for a few days. But instead coup Colin woke after only a few hours when he roused he realized that Scott ACC had tricked him. He grinned her trick had been clever, but nothing was going to keep him from war. He would laugh in Scottish, folks face after he brought her victory. When he reached the battlefield he paused? He could see that Scott talks warriors, while stronger and better trained were badly outnumbered at the center of the teaming mass, he spotted IKA. She took onto of Scott talks warriors herself, cutting a trail of blood through the pack coup colon headed straight for her flying past Scott talk. Leave them alone to Colin. No stay back, but Eva had already spotted coup Cullen with a wild cry. She urged her horse toward him coup, Colin cut down, two of her soldiers as he rode then hurled his spear at EPA herself. Eva released, her spear at the same time and both spears slammed into the opponent's shields, knocking them backward. They tumbled off their horses and drew their swords coup Colin sized up his opponent. Eva was tall thin and her wild braids whipped around her face. She had an unhinged. Look in her black is Qiu, Colin felt his warp spasm takeover, and his body began to transform his eyes bulged out of his head and his shoulders grew thick as the back of his neck curved out like a bulls around him sees. Warriors drew back in horror at the sight. But e fa lead out a wild warcry and charged. Their swords drew sparks as they cut blow after blow at each other blood soaked. The battleground beneath them as they both sliced open wounds in each other's flesh. That would have been the death of any other warrior the other fights on the battleground ceased, at the spectacle of this single, combat as she fought off exhaustion. Scott talk tried to rush forward. But fair DR held her back. Let me go. I have to stop him. This is his fight. You've trained him. Well, so let him finish. It fared Lia was right. E fa couldn't outlast coup colon as she leaped toward him. She overcommitted and lost her balance coup, Colin sliced through the tendons on the back of her right knee. And she fell to the ground coup colon. Drove his sword through e FAS white neck. Then grabbed her head by the hair and held it aloft at the site of their leaders. Bloody head e FAS warriors, threw down their weapons coup. Colon had won the day. As done Skaff settled back into peacetime coup Cullen returned to his training with the gay Bulga his victory over e fog gave him renewed confidence. And before long he had mastered the weapon wall. Scott talk didn't wish to say goodbye to the man, he had defeated EPA something. She herself had been unable to do for decades. She knew that there was nothing left for her to teach him. Your training is done coup colon you have grown beyond my wildest imagination. Thank you, Scott. Took fair DEA come here. What will happen when you return to conduct with Cullen in Ireland and your two kingdoms as old enemies, it will only be a matter of time before you find yourselves on opposing sides. Fair DEA is my brother. I don't care what kingdom he's from. We may fight for all kingdoms, but we'll never fight each other. I swear it I swear it as well. What will you do now? Go back to I suppose, what of that young woman, you spoke of perhaps, you can return to her when I came here, I have expected to die. I didn't think about what came after. I'm sure her sister is married now. So if I ask for her hand again, her father can't refuse then claim her. Excited CU Colin made his preparations to return to Eamon Maka unaware of what had occurred in his home kingdom while he was away. Ema was still imprisoned in her. Father's castle surviving on bread and water EMA. This has gone on long enough. All you have to do is say the word, and I'll unlock this door. No Lou God. Mc no says the king of Munster. You couldn't make a better match. I love Colin. I will marry no one but him, do you think I want to keep you in here? This is hard on me as it is on you. I highly doubt that at least meet new God, you'll find him to be a nice fellow. There's no need for me to meet anyone. I know who I want to marry. Fine. You're rations of bread will be cut in half. You'll see how you feel in a few days time, I think you'll be a bit more reasonable than but immer held fast to her decision as she starved in her room. Lou God waited in the castle. However, four-goal had never told him, why EMA refused to meet him and his curiosity only grew with time the king of Munster asked around the castle for any word of emerged motives, most of foregoes, servants remained lipped, but after some prodding, and some judicious bribery Lou God was able to coax the information out of the kitchen staff. They told him that coup colon himself had proposed to EMA and she insisted that she only belonged to him. Terrified Lou God went to forego immediately and withdrew his offer of marriage. Unlike forego Lou God, noon. Not to cross such a great warrior as COO colon soon after Lou God, departed coup, Colin arrived at four goals castle after almost a year spent enduring the toughest training of his life. He was finally ready to claim his bride. Let down the drawbridge it is I cou Cullen of Hewlett nephew of King Kong Kabar. I seek audience with forego. A century looked nervously down at colon then conferred with another of the guards on the ground coup Colin grew annoyed. He waited for an hour before finally four-goal appeared on the battlements forego, have you forgotten all manner of hospitality, Colin? I thought I might never see, again, my training with Scott Chuck was difficult. But I served, I know that EMAS older sister has married. So I'm here to claim my bride Email doesn't want to marry you. She has told me to refuse, her offer vise immerse wore, she you've been gone, too long young love is passing. Let her tell me herself. I'm the Lord of this place in my word should be enough. I'll only warn you once forego. Let me see EMA or lose everything you hold. Dear. Oh you are threats. Don't scare me goodbye, Colin, you are not welcome here, coup Cullen turned silently away. He had waited all this time and come all this way, just to see his beloved he knew her love with steadfast, and that her father was lying. He wasn't about to leave this castle without her so that night as most of the castle, slept colon approached the walls. Will return to our story in just a moment. And now back to the story. It was a cold windy moon-less night coup. Colon dug his fingertips and toes into the smallest ledges in the stone inch by inch. He climbed silent and strong when he reached the top he hoisted himself up and onto the battlements he crept up behind the nearest century and stabbed him through the heart before the man could cry out, he snuck around the entire castles perimeter killing every soldier that he saw all without raising the alarm, he then made his way into the castle, itself coup, Colin remembered the way to eat more. And as he made his way to her room, all was quiet. He reached her heavy oak door and found it locked. I told you father, I won't open it. I am not your father, the door, flew open, an immerse sank into coup Cullens arms as he wrapped his arms around her. He felt how frail she had become what's wrong of you've been ill? My father tried to make me marry another man, he starved me to get me to relent of my love for you. But I knew I knew you would come from me. Go to the stables and prepare chariot your father deserves to be punished for the way. He's treated you do what you must coup Cullen bent down and kissed EMA as he had dreamt of doing for months her lips were softer than he had ever imagined. Ema rushed quietly down the hallway while coup Cullen headed for the dungeons where four goals gold lace safely guarded. Two soldiers stood by the door, but they were no match for the great warrior, he drew his sword and charged them the I was taken by surprise and Colin slit his throat, the second drew his sword, but cou Colin quickly. Drove his sword through the man's chest. He took the keys from the guard's belt and unlocked, the door from the trove. He took too heavy chests filled with gold coins and hoisted one onto each shoulder then hurried off to meet immer. She was waiting for him in the stables, any loaded the chests into the chariot. She had prepared quickly, my love away. We go with two strokes of his blade coup, Colin cut the ropes holding the drawbridge as he leapt into the chariot. He took a torch from the wall and dropped it into a pile of hay to cover their escape as. Colin urge the horses out of the castle, a cry went up the courtyard of the castle filled with smoke and has emerged looked back. She could see flames licking up the sides of the wall. Good. She was glad to be free of the place inside the castle. Four-goal awoke to chaos. He lurched out of his bed to find his castle. Alight one of his soldiers ran up to tell him that his treasure had been stolen and his daughter was gone four-goal ran to his castle's battlements to see if he could still see the man. But as he looked over his land his eyes began to sting and his lungs filled with smoke. He stumbled around blinded then tripped over one of the century's who Cullen had killed forego lost his balance and fell over the battlements to his death on the rocks below. Cou Cullen and EMA arrived back at Eamon Maka where he was welcomed home as a hero for a time. Immer mourned, the passing of her father, but it wasn't long before her grief dissipated, and she and coup colon prepared to wed all of ULA was invited to the wedding of the king's nephew. The ceremony was a grand affair followed by a wine filled reception afterward coup colon and emerge traveled to the far end of the aisle to be alone together, if only for a few days, their honeymoon was bliss. But nothing can last forever coup. Colon was expected to report to his uncle, so they could make plans for war. Stay here with me just a little while longer, I've wished that I could when I was in prison, and starving, I dreamed of moments like these did you dream of me when you were away every night and. Every day you had invaded my mind. You make me sound like a conquering army. I believe I conquered you. Oh, I'm sure as Colin and EMA enjoyed their time together, who Ladd was being watched by an old enemy. Queen Maeve ruler of contact the ancient enemy kingdom of ood lad had gathered her forces on the fields in front of her castle. Mavis hatred of ood. Add was both political and personal. She had once been betrothed to King Kong Kabar as a means of ensuring peace between the nations, but when the young couple met, they quickly found they couldn't stand each other the marriage fell apart and over the years, Maeve gathered her forces waiting to acquire the upper hand. The time had finally come for her to set off toward war, Maeve called on the goddess Maka for divine intervention, as Maeve had been a dedicated servant of Markaz for years, and the L Stroman had shorn Markaz worship throughout the kingdom. Monaco was more than willing to help the Queen before Ulster scouts could warn their. Three men of the arrival of Mavis forces Maka cursed all the soldiers in Hewlett soldiers all across the country were wracked with horrific labor pains, leaving them writhing on the ground and unfit for battle when Colin returned from his honeymoon. He found his fellow soldiers crippled by pain. God, what kind of dark magic is this stay calm, my friends. I'll fetch help coup Colin leaped back onto his horse. He had to stop maids army before they reached Eamon Maka or his country would fall to her vicious blade. Next week will continue to share mythology about the Irish hero coup, Colin and hear how he came face to face in battle with his old friend, fair Dhia. 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Anansi the Spider Pt. 1: Trickster

Mythology

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Anansi the Spider Pt. 1: Trickster

"Something to note all myths have many versions and variations for this episode. We've selected those we fell to the most dramatic and entertaining and supplemented them with additional research into shanty traditions because mythology comes from oral tradition. There's a wide variety across sources are myths may not always be the version you're familiar with but we hope you'll enjoy them once. There were no stories stories in the world. There was only neha may the sky god the supreme being who created the universe he filled it with planets and stars black holes and nebulous. He also created people though he did not think much much of them. He left them on earth where they copulated and died without civilization or culture. No one knows wine. Yamei created the universe. No one knows why he created people if he had no interest in them. No one even knows what he looked like. There are those who claim he was a spider spinning a web that only he knew the purpose of what is known is that at some point nia may was distracted from his weaving by a beautiful goddess assad say mother earth at a celestial event end attended by all the gods. A saas say ya made her move sky god. We are overjoyed that you will join us us this evening a sussayev. I did not expect to enjoy myself but seeing you hear it. Leases me. I should hope so. I am the most beautiful of all the goddesses you flatter yourself. I flatter yama. You created us after all. If i am the most beautiful it is by your hand. She sealed their love with a kiss was she genuinely attracted to the sky. God the omnipotent spider her or did she know what was to come for her union with neon would produce a child and that child would go on to transform the lives of all the people who lived on the earth near may and a sausage yawn named their son kuei kuh but humans would know him by another name anansie welcome to mythology apart cast original every tuesday we present dramatic stories from ancient agent mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and narrator vanessa richardson. You can find all episodes of mythology and all other podcast originals else for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream methodology for free on spotify just open the app tap browse and type hype mythology in the search bar at park asked. 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 facebook and instagram at par cast and twitter at podcast network and if you enjoyed today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review view wherever you're listening. It really does help today. We're discussing a non see the spider trickster of west african and caribbean folklore. He's so central to the storytelling traditions of the sean t people that they call all of their fables anonciata sem which means a non nc stories. This is regardless of whether the story even features the trickster. This week will learn how a non-c brought enlightenment to the human race but lost himself in the process next week. We'll hear the stories of his time as a man and how he became his own worst enemy in the rainforest of west africa have existed for a million years though people arrived arrived in the region at least ten thousand years ago from the beginning these people formed a diverse system of various tribes and kingdoms each each have their own traditions their own histories even their own languages. The largest group are the sean t who for centuries ruled the akon people with a mighty empire however before even the ash on t. was a non-c the spider trickster his real world origins are lost to time largely a character of oral storytelling tradition. His legend does not benefit fit from being etched in stone like so many other ancient characters. A non seized legend suggests that he was a deity. He's the son of god and i and mother earth he performed impossible deeds such as capturing the sun and the moon and containing all wisdom in a pot on his back back in this sense he seems like a god hero like hercules or gilgamesh however other stories depict him as a mortal man he has a wife and children works his farm and attend social gatherings was he a real life historical figure whose great deeds aids have led to him being deified many stories depict him as an enlightened figure one who brings stories to humanity viewed through this lens he similar or to hammurabi of babylon or even the buddha but even dat description doesn't quite fit while many anansie stories feature the trickster bringing wisdom to humanity he also is frequently depicted as selfish and hateful he tricks god into suicide and beats. It's his wife when she accuses him of stealing their crops. His schemes are so complex that he often deceives himself. Even stranger many of the stories describe ansi as something other than human as a spider he spins webs crawls on the ceiling and has has ugly distorted features so what was a nancy was he a man a god or just a spider bits possible missile that he was all three quake coup lounged among the stars surveying the earth below him the the earth was his mother's realm and like her. It was full of life full of energy. She was with him here. Among the stars they'd come to pay tribute to his father. Nia may along with a billion other gods and goddesses planets and life forms of all kinds quake who would have preferred to be back on earth frolicking with the animals he could run and jump and keep pace with any creature but what quake who who wanted most was to be friends with the humans yes they were simple creatures with little intelligence but he saw potential in them whereas his father sawn none quake who and the humans were alike in this way underestimated and overlooked by their creator creator he felt no such kinship here and his father's domain in the sky there was never anything to do but sit and listen to his father father and the members of his court boast and squabble just now his father was telling a story. Everyone had heard a thousand times already already. Yes designing. The universe was challenging for many reasons but i think the sheer volume was the toughest part why let's create a mighty stop it. Oh five hundred billion or one billion planets but i said to myself no it's thirty billion or it's nothing everyone laughed and clapped and appreciation quake who just rolled his eyes and went back to looking down upon the earth. It was then that he heard his mother's voice joining the conversation. You can keep making as many planets as you want husband as long as mine. The earth remains pains your favorite. It is my favorite because you rule it to ceo but i still believe it is no place to raise our son. It troubles me that you would allow him to come before me today. In the former disgusting human he chose this form not i i told quake who to come as something bright in celestial but he said no mother i will appear before father as i always do. It's impotence is what it is. He thinks he's clever. He thinks he's smarter than me. A child inherits the mother's flesh but the father's soul. If he is impudent it is because your fire burns within him. Yamei grunted unconvinced by this argument. He looked over to his son who was sulking in the corner. Ignoring the other guests neon may stamped his foot and the room fell silent quaco. Come pay tribute to your father at once quaco stood and ambled over to his father. He didn't know what his father wanted but decided that whatever it was he would ask for something something in return he would ask that the humans be enlightened. It was the least naomi could do. He was their creator after all paul. What is it father. It is customary to bring your creator a gift to an. He gathers everyone in celebration. What do you have forty. Oh father other you created everything and you can create any new thing your heart desires. Why should any of us bring you a gift. In fact it is i who require something of you all were shocked at his tone who dared ask something of neon. The sky god trembled with rage. His suspicions suspicions proving true. He didn't care what a sasayama said. This boy was impudent. He thought he was better than his father. Her quake who only made things worse with his next words. I want companions to spend my days with the animals are two different from me and whenever i try to make friends with the humans all they do is scream and run away or try to kill me or try and forcibly mate with me. I'm tired of being the cleverest bean and all the world. You think yourself wiser than me. Your father the creator no wait. I misspoke. I wouldn't dare suggest that i am smarter than you father. I'm merely meant that. I'm the cleverest on my world earth. I want you to give civilization into the humans so that i might be friend them quake who was surprised at the outcry his words had provoked. He was about to learn just how powerful speech can be nehal may approached his son. Scowling may have whatever your heart desires my son but there there is an order to things i you must pay tribute. Yes yes father right away. Thank you for your patience nations with me. Our son is young and requires rest husband. I will take him back home now. If it pleases you mother earth feared for her son's safety and so she gathered quake who in her cloak and return to the planet's surface whenever he was on earth quake who spent most of his time in africa where the jungles grew wild and the animals were too many to count now he lounged among the vines of the rainforest while his mother returned to the soil relinquishing her current form warm she spoke to him from everywhere at once i must tend to the earth my son but quaco be careful in your pursuit of humans as companions. The gods and animals might bore you but they are familiar to you. You do not know what the enlightened humans will be like. Yes yes yes. I'm sure they will be fine. But what should i even get father. He is the creator. He has everything mother mother other. She was gone leaving him to his own devices. He sat in the vines wondering what the creator of the universe could possibly possibly want not coming up with any ideas. He leaned back and stared up at the blue sky. It was then then that he saw the hundreds of shreiks hornbills and swallows flying overhead their plumage was spectacular featuring featuring every color you could imagine some had long feathers that trailed behind them like flowing dresses others had shorter feathers brothers that stood straight up and crowned their heads as he watched it occurred to him that a coat made from these feathers might make an excellent excellent disguise quake coup soared into the sky to join the birds he passed each in kind asking if he might borrow borrow a feather they were congenial creatures not yet wise to the mackin nations of gods and men and so they happily agreed before long quaco had a magnificent coat filled with a feather from every bird of the earth it it looked different from every angle shimmering and changing in the sunlight when looking at the wearer of the coat it was impossible to tell if they were god doorman bird or beast with the coat draped around his shoulders quaco climbed through the air until he was back among the stars ars a sly grin spread across his face as he turned toward his father's residence he would use the new coat to spy on your may day and learn what kind of gift the creator wanted fish quake who alighted upon a tree branch above his father's garden. We're the party was still in full swing. He began to strut and call like a bird one by one the guests turned to admire meyer. The new arrival bringing the party to a halt soon nehemiah came to see what all the fuss was about. He moved beneath the tree branch squinting at the strange bird. Even as the creator he was puzzled by its form next to him a party. Eighty guests snorted ruefully too bad quake who isn't here. He is the cleverest being in all the world. Surely he could tell us the identity of this strange bird. I suspect quake who will not be back for some time one such as he will never be able to find a gift worthy of his creator more than likely i will never have to grant his request and gives civilisation to the disgusting humans indeed. What exactly could he bring that would please you nothing less than the sun the moon and the darkness everyone including the disguised quaco was shocked to hear this for in this time before history the sun on the moon and the darkness were but a legend there was always light no night or day neon may had considered a plan dan for the universe with a night and day cycle but he preferred the always bright weather of the sky realm and abandoned the idea he hid the materials and no one knew where they were now perched on his branch quake who smiled he now knew what his father wanted wanted as a gift and he had an idea of where to start looking perhaps he was the cleverest being in the universe after you're all next quaker searches for the sun the moon and the darkness you're direct passionate and fiercely loyal. You exude an air of mystery that draws others towards words you and they work hard to earn your trust. You love for a lifetime and carry on your adventures if this sounds like you. You may be a scorpio if you're not a scorpio. That's ok whether you're an aries capricorn or leo park cast has a horoscope show for each of the twelve signs of the zodiac find scorpio today along with the rest of the astrological signs for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts simply go to the search bar and type in the name aim of your sign and the word today for example areas today gem nine today or capricorn today and stay tuned after the show to hear today's episode owed scorpio today now back to the story quake who soared back down to the earth prepared to find the perfect gift for his father nehemiah the sky god he overheard his father at a party thirty claiming that the only thing that would satisfy him was the moon the sun and the darkness but these things had long been hidden <hes> and few new of their location arriving back in africa quick who removed his cloak and entered into the the caves beneath the jungle quake who arrived at a magnificent underground lair that stretched for miles even down here the vines vines the jungle were everywhere. Most beautiful was the pool of still crystal blue water at the caves center. A giant python rose from the water responding to quake uis whistle moss hung from its back and water dripped from every crack and crevice small crustaceans and other reptiles crawled on its back. It was the first of it's kind created by may and it was one of quakers oldest friends. Its name was niimi quaco value. You don't need these judgment for it often sat and listened rather than speaking as such. It was the wisest of all the animals owning. It is good to see you friend. I would say the same to you quake who but somehow. I doubt that this is a simple social. Call you only ever come to me when you want something. That's not true there. Was that one time. I brought you goat stew because because you wanted my help keeping your mother from noticing that you burnt down half the jungle trying to control fire and let me be clear. I still very very much appreciate your help in that matter but yes now. There is a new dilemma that faces me. My father requires that i pay tribute with a gift so that he he might grant the human civilization. Why would you want to grant the human civilization. All they do is scream fight and copulate. I thought that perhaps it might be a refreshing change of pace to have them talk and bill buildings and farm crops instead are we animals not good enough company for you. You are excellent company anini but you have no legs and new spend and most of your time in this cave. Sometimes i crave the friendship of those who are more similar to myself very well. What is is it that your father desires in tribute. It's <hes> not a small thing. He wants the moon the sun and darkness spoil quaco. Those are no simple gifts. However you have come to with a right place you see. I keep all three in a bag right here. The python dove to the bottom autumn of its lake then reemerged seconds later with a large leather sack in its mouth. It plopped the sack down in front of quaco who undid the string and gazed inside his friend. The python hadn't been lying sure enough the the shimmering sun the glowing moon and the whirling darkness could all be found inside the bag. Oh niimi explained explained that when neom as scrapped the idea of night and day he tasked the python with protecting these materials neon may hadn't visited had since that day so knee felt no loyalty toward his creator kissing his friend on the nose quaco picked up the sack doc and hurried out of the cave he was filled with glee his arrogant father thought that this task would be so difficult and yet by simply plea being friends with the creatures of the earth quake who had accomplished it quite easily once again. He thought that perhaps he was the cleverest creature of them. All he flew back to the heavens where his father's party continued to rage strutting into the main ballroom quake who dropped the sack at his father's feet. Here is your tribute father three gifts suitable for a creator. I found them in no time at all. We shall see my boastful son but you're right very little time has passed passed. I don't see how you could have plausibly found a suitable gift in such a short time. Well then father prepare to be amazed with a wicked grin. Grin quaco reached down and undid the sack removing the first of his gifts behold the darkness long. Has it been hit from the world but now i return it to the heavens. It is so complete that few things are capable of piercing. Its inky shroud impressive quake who this is just what i had in mind though how you knew this i cannot fathom. What else do you have for me. Quake who reached back into the sack and this time he pulled the moon out and threw it into the sky. It was now the only only light against the darkness all marvel that it's incandescent glow finally quaco reached back down into the sack and removed the third of his gifts the son i have also found the son father uh i have returned the concept of day and night to the sky. This is my tribute to you truly. No one else can come close to my presence. I ask that you honor your promise and give the human civilization <hes> very well my son in return for your gifts. I shall make the humans he's into suitable companions with a wave of his hand. The sky god transformed the people of the earth as they stared at the sun freshly planted in the sky. They blinked in confusion stepping back. They look down at themselves for the first time they they became aware of their bodies. They became aware of their own eyes and mouths and nakedness. They moved to cover themselves fashioning robes out of tree bark. They began to stockpile food to ensure their own survival against the others before long long. They had mastered agriculture tilling the soil of the earth they domesticated the animals keeping them in pens for the first time they could think of things other than eating and fighting and copulating in the evenings they would gather around their campfires which we're also knew they found that they had energy leftover from the day but they couldn't think of what to do with it. They were bored. They had civilization nation but no culture back in the palace of the sky. God only a few moments omits had passed quake who was most anxious to return to the earth and meet his newly transformed companions but he could see from the sky hi that they were bored and by extension boring rather than immediately voicing his disapproval he considered the situation relation he was indeed becoming the cleverest of all creatures even more than his father rather than pouting. He made a new proposal posible he would offer his father a favor and in turn. Ask for yet another gift father since so you have done me the favor of giving the human civilization perhaps now. I might perform of favor for you. I am surprised that you you have already performed formed one favor for me. No no that was a gift. A favor is different. What might do for you father <hes>. What are you up to quit coup very well. I have noticed that you keep close company with the animals from your mother's earth the i'd rather splendid looking. I should like to have someone in my palace. Bring me the python anini the leopardo cbo the ferry matia tia and the hornets mobile rio quakers heart sank upon hearing this request he was friends with all of these these creatures would they wanna be taken from their homes and relocated to the palace of the sky god. He very much doubted it. He wanted had to make the humans his companions but at what cost if he was going to do this he wanted something in return. He looked at his his father very well. Sky god. I shall bring you these creatures but if i do this favor then i ask that you present me with again if tw gift for favor for a favor for gift perhaps you are the cleverest being in the world very well son. What what else do you want now that you have given the human civilization their board. They need something to occupy their minds for my gift. I ask that you give the humans stories with neom as approval quake who turned and departed for the the earth once again he felt that perhaps he was the cleverest of them all while all the celestial beings crowded in his father's palace seeking favor his actions were transforming the earth soon he would have companions of his own as he landed back yeah i can africa. He jumped at the sudden sound of his mother's voice. It echoed from everywhere in the jungle all at once kwaku. What are you up to now. I see you travelling to and from your father's palace in the sky. It is nothing mother father was simply so pleased with my gifted did the sun the moon and the darkness that he asked me for a favor. I should've known that you are the reason my world now resides half the day in darkness and half the day in sun. But what else could your father possibly ask of you. He wants <hes> well. He wants my friends. The python python the leopard the ferry and the hornet what but these are your companions and my creatures what could possibly be worth their loss father is going to give the human stories oh kwaku so these fools have begun to till my soil and hunt the creatures of the land be careful of how much you sacrificed for them. I promise you it will never be enough but quake. Cooed did not listen. He knew that he was the cleverest of all and he knew that if he just did this last favor for his father then he would finally have the humans as companions and so- quake who returned to the caves beneath the jungle where the first of his friends resided did the python rose to greet him happy to see. It's friend return greetings quake who back so soon. What is it this time nothing at all on any. I thought perhaps we could go for a stroll in the jungle as friends though the snake was suspicious it consented and the two headed out of the cave and into the changle internally kwaku wondered if he had the strength to go through with his plan. Could he really do this to own niimi me next quake who betrays the animals now back to the story kwaku trudged through the jungle with his companion own niimi the python though he told the python he just wanted to go for a walk he had been commanded by his father. The sky god to capture several animals and bring them to him in exchange the humans humans would be granted stories. They would finally be worthy companions for quake who when they had walked for several minutes quite bitcoin suddenly stopped and looked up at a palm branch own any. Do you think you are the longest thing in the jungle st- the is a silly question of course i am. I do not think you are longer than a palm branch shirley. Perhaps we ought to tested come here and i will lay you out next to this branch and we will see which is longer very well. If that is what you wish <music> quaco removed the branch from the tree laying it down next to the snake. The branch was indeed longer than anini you see what did i tell you. You are not longer than the branch. You really ought to be more humble anini this coming from you. I am longer. I tell you here i will straighten out more so as to be completely flush with the branch and as niimi straightened doubt quaco jumped into action at first he thought he might grab some straw from the forest floor and use that to bind the snake but a different different urge suddenly overcame him dangling his hands over the snake webs suddenly sprang forth from his fingers covering the snake and causing it to stick to the branch. He was surprised this was not a power. He knew he possessed cliquot. I i should have expected this treachery. I assume this has something to do with your father. I am sorry anini. He promised me that he would give stories so the humans in exchange for the capture of you and several other animals you and your humans nam is manipulating you you know the humans will not bring you happiness. He wants you to be like him alone. How will being friends with the humans make me alone. You will see in time already. You are turning into him. I have never seen you use webs before. Not unlike the great web of the universe your father we've snow quake who was angered by this comparison own. Niimi was just making things up quake. Who was the son of oh god. He had incredible powers. The web's were just a result of that nothing more. He tried to ignore the fact that the python on was the wisest of all the animals come on any. It is time for me to take you into the sky very well. Though oh i will miss my cave and my lake and so began quake whose great hunt he caught the leopard using a pit covered with leaves offering to help the leopard out he instead covered him with webb's next came the hornet it he poured the water from a gourd out over the hornets head so it thought it was raining. He then tricked by telling it to take shelter in the empty vessel. Oh lastly he made a doll covered with tree sap. The ferry went to hug the doll and became stuck in the sap. Once again in quaco had his prize after weeks of hunting quaco was ready to return to his father. He soared higher and higher into the heavens. He was surprised he could still fly with such a heavy heart. He kept telling himself that this would all be worth it. He was the cleverest of all everything would work out. He landed back at his father's author party which unsurprisingly was still raging on quake who made his way through the crowd. Though little time had passed for them he had matured much in his time on earth he was covered in mud leaves and dirt of the jungle. He wore the python eighth on and the leopard strapped his back at his waist. A belt made from vines jingled with the containers that held the ferry and the hornet. He was quite a sight as he stepped toward his father's throne in one motion. He dumped the animals at his father's feet. Well well my son. This pleases me greatly. I see all four of the animals. I requested here so this was no easy feat easy enough for one as clever as i i found the snake trap. The leopard captured the hornet and trick the ferry. They are all yours to do with as you please <hes> i noticed that they are covered in wigs. Was there a spider the president at the sight of each capture well no not exactly i just i found it easiest to make use of webbing us. Oh like father like son. No i am not a spider. I just it was the only time in my life i have needed to use webs. You wish i was like you father but i am much much more clever now on with my reward this time quakers boasts boasts had crossed the line quake who had simply become embarrassed at being compared to his father but in openly admitting that he thought himself cleverer cleverer he sparked a great anger within the sky gods stepped down from his throne staring at the struggling animals does at first he seemed pleased but in an instant his happiness gave way to rage he waved his hand over the animals calls and just like that they were reduced to dust quake who had no time to react as he saw anini sad face blow away in the breeze next neon may moved to his son grabbing him by the ear and dragging him to the the edge of the palace. The crowd followed as they all stood over the edge looking down onto the earth. No further what have you done. The creatures were of no consequence. I can make a million more of each please. Besides i thought all you cared about was your reward. I did not know that it would come at such great cost. You have not been honest this with me. I thought that was clever as you would know the cost of his actions but frit naught for now i give you a reward watch. As as i share stories with the humans down below neom as magic swept the land and soon human min civilization began to transform no longer were they board around their campfires now they could tell tales of great deeds of evil monsters and triumphant heros. This was good for a time but now that humans could tell tales they could also lie the difference between myth and reality blended together some menus stories to inspire spire groups of humans to work together but others use them to inspire humans to work against each other. They began fighting again no better than they first were quake who watched all of this in dismay. His father was truly cruel but neon. The army was only just getting started. I have granted your request quake coup. Since i am a generous father i shall do you one better. You're not only have. I given the humans as companions. I shall now make you one of them. So that you may truly grow close you will no longer be able to soar in the sky among the gods instead you will feel the same pain that the unions do and you will experience your mother the earth as they do silently lee harshly with no ability to communicate father. You cannot do this to never speak to you or mother again would break take my heart. I apologize. I am not the most clever it is you you the creator oh but you are being modest quick who you are the cleverest of a soul so so clever and fact. Perhaps you need a new name from now on you will not be cold quaco but a nancy the human word for spider the cleverest of all creatures you will be creator and destroyer giver and the gator he hoops others and who is always do ct himself now. Go to your new home and never play with your cleverness again ed quake who could not tell if he traveled for a thousand years. Here's or a few minutes the next thing he knew he felt the hot sun beating down on his skin. It was a new sensation. He was irritated at the itchy feeling of flies crawling on him at the course earth underneath his fingertips where there was he. Why did he hurt so much. He felt a sharp kick and her voice from overhead. You're in my highway sir. Stop sleeping in the middle of the road. He looked up suddenly his vision adjusting to the searing brightness of the sun a girl with dark skin stood before him she wore an ugly robe made of bark looking around he saw the jungle and the fields fields and the mountains it was africa the land he used to call home. It was the same but different he he called out to the heavens mother mother. 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The Epic of Gilgamesh Pt. 2

Mythology

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The Epic of Gilgamesh Pt. 2

"If you haven't had a chance to listen to par casts newest show extraterrestrial you need to check it out immediately. It explores tales of ancient encounters millions of people claim to have seen alien life. But there's very little evidence to support it. Are we really alone in the universe? Be sure to search for and subscribe to extraterrestrial wherever you listen to podcasts, and please don't forget to rate and review. Something to note. All myths have many versions and variations we've selected those. We felt are the most dramatic and entertaining and supplemented them with additional research into Sumerian traditions because mythology comes from oral tradition. There's a wide variety across sources are myths may not always be the version you're familiar with. But we hope you'll enjoy them. The water was lukewarm Gilgamesh king of Iraq had to call for more looking at his dirt and blood specked arms. He wondered if there was any water hot enough to scrub him clean of the filth. Gilgamesh? In his sworn brother and do had spent weeks traversing the land outside Iraq all the way to the forest of cedar where the dreaded giant whom baba lived. They had fought an epic battle and by the grace of the gods survived their trophy, the severed head of home baba hung over the gate of Iraq a testament to the world that there were none mightier than Gilgamesh for. He had the will and strength of the gods on his side. Now, it was time to clean. The great warrior scrubbed himself pink until the last traces of forest grime and giants blood were gone. He donned his finest robes and spent hours polishing shining, and honing his many blades finally Gilgamesh set a crown upon his head at appeared before his people his first appearance as king since he had returned. Gilgamesh was home his people were safe and no enemy still lived that could challenge him or. So he thought. Welcome to mythology on the par cast network. Every Tuesday, we present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and narrator, Vanessa Richardson. Today's our second episode about the epic of Gilgamesh the story of the Demi God king of the city state rook, we'll be working off of the Andrew George. Translation published in nineteen ninety nine at par cast. 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 par cast and Twitter at par cast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us to leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help we also now have merchandise. Head depar- cast dot com slash merch. For more information. In our last episode. We covered the first half of the epic of Gilgamesh. The ancient Sumerian myth believed to be the oldest surviving work of great literature. We met Gilgamesh the Demi God king of Iraq. And his sworn brother the wild Enki do together they set out on a journey to kill the giant whom baba a challenge that befitted the men's great strength. The fight was perilous, but Gilgamesh and Enki do emerged victorious with some help from the gods. In this episode will cover the remaining tablets of the epic of Gilgamesh, including Gilgamesh feud with the goddess Istar and Anke dues. Terrifying. Premonitions of his own death will also conclude with a look at how the story has been carried through history and has impacted popular culture to this day. What does that who's there? How dare you break into the room of Gilgamesh king of oral? Surely, you know, me Gilgamesh, I'm Estar goddess of love I saw you from afar, so beautifully adorned and silk ropes. Surely there is not a man alive. My handsome than you. What do you want? I won't you as my husband come with me. And I saw Bill do a mansion of cedar filled with riches and surrounded by the largest flock in the land. I will grant you many sons and together we will preserve the legacy of your bloodline Istar cast aside, her robe bearing herself to Gilgamesh she knew he could never resist her or maybe he could have nothing to gain from such a union. I am a king. I want for nothing among the earthly pleasures to not find me beautiful. I am new food your beauty has been maintained since the creation of all existence. It will persist long after I am dust in contrast. My body will grow old and fat. And you will surely tire of me. I would never wear your husband's love goddess all manner of man. Beast you have lain with and yet where are they now where is the shepherd whom you turned into a wolf for the simple crime of loving, you the lion whose death you orchestrated in the pits? Where is Solano who rejected your advances in dust was made into a dwarf? I could go on this time will be different doubtful loving. You is a deadly affair it. Seems we have nothing to offer one another. Istar flew from Gilgamesh is palace. Distraught and enraged that she could not take him as her own. She would not let this go and went to her father the God on new father. I demand you release to meet the bull of heaven. I shall mishit upon Gilgamesh and his people it will make York away sland with dried up rivers and barren soil. So that none may journey there ever. Again, are shall do. No such thing the bull of heaven, seeds, chaos and destruction. Wherever it goes. I will not have you use it to resolve your petty. Squabbles petty. Squabbles Gilgamesh defied me to my face. I am older and wiser than you daughter. Never forget that. I watched your attempted seduction. And I heard what Gilgamesh said he told no lie. Your past lovers, all met, death and despair for the crime of loving you. I see no fault in him for denying you give me the bowl or I shall destroy. Story the underworld itself. The dead will have nowhere to go. But the realm of the living and all of the world will become an undead nightmare. You do not understand the destructive power you request. The bowl is a plague an earthquake and typhoon all at once. If it is released will wreak destruction so severe that. The people of Iraq will face seven years of famine exactly this is the fate. I want for Urich as a penance for Gilgamesh actions. I might give you the bull. But I will not allow you to bring suffering and starvation upon innocent people. You may have the bull only after the people of Iraq have gathered seven years worth of provisions. So that they may live comfortably during the feminine. Oh, don't worry. The citizens of Europe are wise, and they already have more than enough in their stores to last seven years. This was a lie Istar knew that the people of Iraq could not be prepared for such a famine. But her words successfully. Seved on new and he consented to release the bull the ground shock as a crack opened in the sky the stars that made the bulls constellation banded together and formed a monstrous beast of flesh and blood, which then fell from the sky to Iraq a hundred armed men advanced on the beast each of them fell to the bull crushed under his hubs or gored by his horns, a hundred more men advanced, but the bull bucked and opened a Great Schism in the ground and the men were swallowed by the earth. It was then that Enki do arrived and took his turn to rush at the beast. He grabbed the bull by the horns and wrestled lasting only. A few seconds before the beasts spat at him with enough force to send him flying. Gilgamesh? I cannot do this alone. I am here brother. The two sworn brothers worked in tandem as they had when they slew the giant whom baba and key do got behind the bull in grabbed its tail holding fast. He wrapped his other arm around the bulls hind legs, pinning it to the ground. Now Gilgamesh duct below the deadly point of the bull's horns, he grabbed the beasts chest and lifted it up exposing its vulnerable throat Gilgamesh drew his knife and stabbed the bull in the throat. The heroes had slain the bull of heaven come around all the beast is dangerous. No longer see the majesty of the bull see God's design every fiber of it's being this was a worthy phone. Indeed. We shall cut out its heart and. Offer sacrifice to the gods. Chamaa to whom we owe much. Istar climbed the walls of Iraq to hurl her curses at Gilgamesh. Do may you be stricken blind and have your? And q. Do was not keen on hearing ish tars curses with his mighty hands. He ripped the haunch from the bulls carcass and hurled it at Istar. Disrespect the bull of heaven, the parised beast of my father honor. Yes. And if you come any closer a throw you next Istar had no response she called together. The courtesans of the city who were obligated to listen to their patron deity, together, Ichitaro and her followers. Mourned the fallen bull. As the legend goes the bull was honored in death by the gods with a permanent place in the sky where it could roam free and never again fall victim to the schemes of God. Or man today. The bull of heaven is identified as the constellation Taurus, which is noticeably missing one of its hind legs. While the bulls fight was over Gilgamesh is story continued Gilgamesh and kee-doo traveled to the river Euphrates where they washed off the blood and gore of the bull when they returned. They rode chariots throughout the city celebrating their latest victory late into the night, finally Gilgamesh and can do return to their beds and fell fast asleep. But Enki do could not rest he woke up in cold sweat. Confused and panicked. He had seen a premonition of his own death. Up next. We'll continue Gilgamesh story. Now back to the story. In the days following Gilgamesh and and Qaddus victory against Istar. And the bull of heaven Enki do found himself plagued with dreams of his own demise one night. He shared these dreams with Gilgamesh troubles you. Bravo. A dream as discouraging as it is terrifying. Do you not? Remember, my dreams of failure on our quest to kill him. Baba leave dreams where they lay this was different in his dream and do was surrounded by the gods. Holding council to decide his fate. The God anew father of slighted Istar spoke. I n canoe and his sworn brother Gilgamesh have defied the gods by their actions. They slew Humber the guardian of the forest appointed by us the gods. They slew the sacred bull of heaven for these transgressions. One of them must die Gilgamesh in and do have been blessed with divine. Destiny all their great deeds have been guided fry would see their names written on the stars. You would side with mortal men against your own kind. You have been more comrade to them than you ever were to us be still your tongue. These two are still, but mortal men and both will die at some point. I only wish to see them achieve their full potential before they pass Welsh Romansch. Congratulations. One of them has reached that potential. Choose and us Shama made the choice. And key do had done awoken. And at that knew he was destined to die. The guards will not kill you. Gogo nash. So mighty and worthy of greatness, are you, but one of us must I and it will be me, my friend, you worry too much. I don't believe the God's will turn their back on us. Now, come try to sleep. But Gilgamesh was wrong within the fortnight Enki do grew gravely ill Gilgamesh went before the gods to plead for his brother's life. But to no avail the days dragged on with Anke do becoming weaker and weaker wasting away until come you must eat you have to preserve you'll strength. There's nothing of me worth preserving. But I have had another dream. I was approached by a man with a lion's head in the towns of a great eagle I called out to you to aid. Me. But you are so afraid you could not move we fought? But we as I am he overpowered me with a word. He turned me into a bird and then as his captive. I was taken to the netherworld. They deposited me at the house of dust. And there had to stand before Erika Gow Queen of the underworld who knows the fates of all men, and she told me of my tragedy. Gilgamesh had I only died in battle. I would be celebrated as a great warrior. Instead. I'm resigned to this slowly devolve ING into nothing has men will tell tales of my deeds, but my story show, always conclude in this pathetic manner. You will live on in legend do not wish to live on in legend. I wished to live on as a flesh and blood man immune to the scourge of death. I wished to be. Undying? No man has learned the secret of immortality. Not true. Brother. Surely, you know, the tale of Oton officially the man who survived the great flood. He became immortal by the grace of the gods and all of mankind is descended from him. If we could find this, man. No, I am lost cause I was forged by the gods themselves, and thus Hooton officials blood does not run through my veins, but you if you could find him. Gilgamesh put the legend of ood Tana pitchy out of his head. He would not leave his brother and do suffered for twelve more days falling more and more into delirium and disease until finally. N t do died. Gilgamesh mourned Anki do for days not leaving his side, even after Anki do's body had grown cold from death. My brother may also return to the wilds that best you may all manner of creature and beast expressed this at this at the news of your passing and may the spirits of all animals. Join you in a never ending hunt. Oh, I we've for my friend and ki-ju as Gilgamesh refused to leave Anka do side word of his death spread throughout Iraq. The people praised Anki dues name and spoke of his great deeds. They sent tributes of jewels. Gold weapons and armor to the palace. Frankie dues adornment. So that he may travel comfortably through the afterlife all the while the city elders wondered when Gilgamesh would appear in public again, my king. We all Mon for an canoe. But there are matters of the city to tend to you cannot stay in this room forever. It's like half of my soul has deposit by body. What is the point of Kim Gomez without Anki? Do he would not want you to waste your life in his name. Please let the priests take the bodies that. We may give him a burial befitting a hero got away. His body stays with me. Me. And that is final my Lord. I don't know how to say this, but they're maggots in his face. And so there were for Gilgamesh had held Anki News Corp's for so long that the body began to rot and finally at that realization Gilgamesh was broken Anki. Do was right all these trappings of manliness fought. He should have died and battle the great warrior. He was what can be set of me. Will I suffer this same fate? Cuss this and these weapons I have no more need of them Gilgamesh ripped off his armor, his weapons his clothes, even his hair and cast them every which way he was no longer Gilgamesh the king. He would be a nomad wandering aimlessly in mourning of his lost, brother. He clad himself in animal furs, mimicking the look that an Kadduh had when he was just a wild man in the jungle all that time ago and in grief Gilgamesh left the city of Iraq behind. Gilgamesh roamed the wilds for many days and nights grieving and do wondering when his own death would come. He would speak to himself allowed. Thank you, full, his great deeds died a death unbefitting of a hero. Am I to me the same fate? What purpose is there for the glories of Gilgamesh of my destiny is just to expire Hof mad in a pool of my own sweat and waste if the gods heard Gilgamesh is tragic musings? They did not send him a sign. He wondered the land alone howling at the moon, like a wolf perhaps seeking to become an animal. So that his worries could finally be left behind finally at his moment of greatest despair. Gilgamesh found new resolve I will not die in self imposed exile. I will not die as hold my days in the wild have given me clarity. And I now know my mission, I must find Tana pitchy. The full father of all men who survived the great flood and was rewarded by the gods with everlasting life. If I find him, perhaps he will tell me his secrets, and I can cost aside all my fears of death Gilgamesh knelt in prayer to sin the moon. God certain in my slumber tonight. I beseech you to grant me a vision that might guide me to my goal. I want to fear no longer. I'm just live forever Gilgamesh slept. But he had no dreams that could give him comfort. And when he awoke he was surrounded by lions beasts, I may have fallen from. What's I once was? But I am. Still the might just alive. Gilgamesh swung his acts with abandon relishing the blood loss that had laid dormant within him ever. Since Anki dues death. The lions couldn't touch him each that lunged at him fell to his blade. Finally, the few surviving lions fled Gilgamesh fashioned himself, new clothes from the skins of the lions he ate their flesh, raw and sat among the ruined carcasses of the beasts it was then that finally the gods sent an envoy Gilgamesh. It pains me to see you suffering. So tell me why have you set yourself on this futile mission that which you seek you will not fi Chamara, you are as wise, and as powerful as always, but you are an immortal God, and you cannot know the restlessness of men we are drawn to action because we know our time here is. Leting? But what if you fail? We'll all this toil be worth it when you could be back in Iraq leading your people and enjoying your comforts if I fail. Well, it will certainly be time for me to rest in the netherworld Gilgamesh did not sleep again that night and when the sun rose he continued on his journey. He came to mushoo the twin headed mountain where legend said there was a cave that hid the path to turn a pitch t the trail that led into the mountain was blocked by a large gate guarded by the scorpion man and his wife their heads and bodies were the flesh and blood of humans, but in the place of legs, they each had the armored eight legged thorax of scorpions massive poisonous stingers at the end of their tails. Goes there when Gilgamesh saw the monsters. He was frozen in fear. He could not answer. No, you you're the one call Gilgamesh two-thirds God one third, man. What brings you all this way? Gilgamesh it is long dangerous path from Iraq. I I am seeking the path to Tana pitchy who convened with the gods and learn the secret to eternal life. We will not deter you. But know that your quest may be in vain. There is a path through the mountain that will take you to an efficiency, it will take you a full day to reach the end of the path and the way is completely dark. No man has ever made the journey and survived. You said it yourself. I am only one third of a man the two-thirds of me that come from the gods will have to do the scorpion monsters would not fight Gilgamesh. And they knew they. Would not deter him. So they pushed open the gates and allowed Gilgamesh to pass into the darkness. Up next. We'll continue Gilgamesh is story. The park has networks new show extra terrestrial is out. And it's mind blowing it explores the tales of alien encounters that millions of people have reportedly had many people who claim to have had encounters certainly believe what they saw, but they rarely have any proof extraterrestrial will analyze possible scientific explanations for their encounters as well as answer. The question are we really alone in the universe? The first up Assode on the nineteen sixty one abduction of Barney and Betty hill is out right now. And there's so many more fascinating episodes coming. So if you love stories about creatures that are from out of this world checkout extraterrestrial, new episodes come out every Tuesday search for and subscribe to extraterrestrial wherever you listen to podcasts, and please don't forget to rate and review. Now back to the story. Gilgamesh walked through the pitch dark path. It was hot. And stuffy he could barely breathe yet. He pressed on he stumbled in the darkness blindly reaching out trying desperately to feel the rocks around him. So that he might know the way, but he felt no walls, and the path seemed so wide that at times he didn't even know which way was forward. All he could do was press on until finally at the twenty third hour, the wind picked up the darkness abated and before long. He could see light Gilgamesh squinted as his is adjusted to the sunlight he saw that he was in a beautiful garden next to a shining ocean. The locale was so serene that for a moment Gilgamesh thought he had died in the dark tunnel and ascended to the heavens themselves across the gardens. By the sea Gilgamesh spotted a woman standing near a tavern he approached her. But when she saw him, she grew fearful of his beastly appearance, she retreated into the tavern and barred the door. I am not going to hurt. You. What is your name? I am seduced. And this is my tavern. You look like vagrant, and I'll not have you step foot inside be gone from here. I have no vagrant. I am Gilgamesh the once king of org. I am seeking away to find Otani pitchy for he knows the secret to attornal life. Seduce was stunned by Gilgamesh presence. She allowed him to enter the tavern gave him water to bathe himself and fed him food to recover his strength after Gilgamesh had rested. She told him the way to his destination Oaten apiece t resides across the shimmering sea. No man has ever crossed it as it is the path that Chamass himself takes to reach the far horizon. I was told the same about the dock tunnel that I pass through to get here. And yet here I stand if I must cross the ocean to reach my goal, then so be it. You will have to face more than mere darkness Gilgamesh. The seas are choppy and many boats have sunk to its waves. Even if you cross the sea, you will face the waters of death. An only or shanavie tuna PHD's boatmen knows how to navigate those treacherous depths that I must find ocean Ave before I set out he lives deep in the forest, but beware for his house is guarded by giant snakes. And the fearsome stone ones. You must not go there. Please tell me the way seducer saw that she would not sway Gilgamesh. And so she pointed him to urge Nabis house Gilgamesh set off. But once he entered the forest he was beset by the snakes and stone ones. Hulking gums made of solid rock. It was as sideroad had warned him. What's one more Basle? With his dagger. And axe Gilgamesh feld, the stone ones and the snakes killing every last one until the forest was quiet, again, he soon reached urgen Abe's house who goes there. I stand before you as a man with nothing left. I bake you show me the way to Utah pitchy. You are full Gilgamesh. Can you not see that in questing for immortality? You deny yourself the joys of life. Call my mission. Fully if you will you will not deter me. Well, it won't be easy. You killed all my snakes and stone ones. They attacked me. I had to defend myself. They were my guides when I travel through the waters of death on my ferry. It is my death stone ones who pushed me through for. They are not flesh, and thus are immune to the waters. Curses if they would death-list before they socially on. Now. What are we to? Do. You must go into the forest cut down three hundred trees, no shorter than ninety feet in length. Trim them into polls and lash them, then we shall take them to my boat and see if we can make the journey. Gilgamesh did as instructed and when all was done the two men carried the boat out of the forest to the shore and set sail Gilgamesh road as hard as he could his godly strength propelled the boat forward with great speed within three days. They had traveled a distance that would have taken a normal crew three months to cover. We have arrived at the waters of death. There was no wind here to move. Our sale. We must use the polls to keep going urge Nabi instructed Gilgamesh on how to proceed with the polls. He had cut down Gilgamesh began to prod the boat along he took each pole and thrusted into the water pressing it against the bottom of the ocean to propel the boat forward. But every time he thrust a poll into the water. The pole snapped Gilgamesh was so strong that he couldn't help but break every single poll as soon as it hit the ocean floor Gilgamesh pushed until. Every poll was broken. And finally, the escaped the waters of death. A light breeze lifted Gilgamesh is hair and desperate adrift Gilgamesh pulled the lion skin from his back and held it aloft as a sale after many agonizing hours. They finally arrived on an island were an old man waited Gilgamesh greeted him. Tana pitched, I am, and you will Gilgamesh you have come here on a fool's errand full or not I beg you. How did you convince the calls to grant chew eternal life? I convinced them to do nothing many hundreds of years ago by pure chance. I overheard the God en Lil plotting to send a great flood down to earth as a punishment for mankind. I lied to my neighbors and told them I was hated by the gods was building a boat to seal myself inside they were all too happy to help me. And they set me and my wife off along the river as the first drops of rain were falling. The gods watched as the floods covered the earth drowning all of mankind. When the flood ended the gods were starving as there were no people left to give them sacrifices when my wife and I emerge safe. We made a sucker Feis and the gods came to us end Lil wanted us dead, but the gods shielded us for here at summoned the flood without consulting them. They made us immortal as a reward for saving the human race. Watch must. I do to earn the gift you have been given. I you must pass a test. I am Gilgamesh mightiest. There is what is your test? Avoid sleep stay awake for one whole week. So Gilgamesh sat alone on the island the first day passed with his head drooping. His is struggling to stay awake. By the second day. He was fast asleep. When he awoke from his slumber. He found Otani pitchy. Standing over him. It seems I have failed challenge you did not fail. No man can escape sleep. And no man can escape death Gilgamesh realize the truth in China picci's words, and he realized finally that his quest for immortality had been in vain. He was doomed to die as all men do as Gilgamesh contended with the crushing sense of failure tuna fish t- summoned urgen abbey. You might boatman was never returned here for I wish never again, see the agony of a mortal. Man, I understand why one version Nabi prepared the boat to leave as Gilgamesh stared at the calm and placid waters coming to grips with his own mortality Gilgamesh and Irshad Nabi sailed all the way back to Iraq. Where gilgamesh? Beheld the walls of the city. He had constructed so long ago Tisza glorious city, not a bad place to spend the rest of one's life. It is. It is indeed. And so they finally returned to Iraq Gilgamesh invited her Shihab e to stay in the city as he had no place to go. Now that his duty is a boatman had been relieved Ershad Nabi accepted the offer and that night Gilgamesh showed him the wonders of Iraq together, they basked in the marvels of the city together, they basked in the marvels of life. The epic of Gilgamesh is generally considered to be the Genesis of all written fiction. It remains the earliest known documented work of great, literature and seems to have set the template both for early written works carved onto tablets and the storytelling tropes. That would come to define many epics of the following centuries. Gilgamesh is mission to immortalize himself both in accomplishing great deeds. And by finding the key to eternal life is reflected in Homer's Iliad, particularly in the story of achilles Gilgamesh is long dark journey across the waters of death. And back is also vodka tive of Homer's odyssey, perhaps the most interesting and most controversial element in the Gilgamesh. Mythos is Utah. A pitch e story about the great flood that nearly wiped out mankind. The story bears similarity to the. Tale of Noah's ark. And the great flood told in the book of Genesis of the Old Testament featured in both the Hebrew Torah and Christian bible, religious historians. Have long rejected the idea that the Bible's flood story is lifted from Gilgamesh, however, many ancient nations and mythologies have flood narratives, and it's more likely that these including the tale of Noah are inspired by the same cataclysmic event despite its age the study of Gilgamesh as a literary artifact didn't begin until eighteen seventy two when the tablets were first rediscovered in the modern time following World War Two Gilgamesh saw resurgence of cultural interest, particularly since the debut of the nineteen fifty five opera epic of Gilgamesh by bohuslav Martino since then references to Gilgamesh have persisted in novels films television and video. Oh games. He's the world's oldest literary hero. And as such his influence stands over all the heroes of myth and fiction. That have followed him. 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 par casts. 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S9: Story Time: Mary Rogers Pt. 1

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S9: Story Time: Mary Rogers Pt. 1

"She was found dead floating in the Hudson River in eighteen forty one. Even, though she was only twenty years old, she was something of a local celebrity. Her name was Mary Healy Rogers and she would be the inspiration for Edgar Allan Poe's detective story the mystery of Marie Rozsa. If you enjoy these episodes and WANNA hear more like it checkout. Our unsolved murders podcast every. Tuesday we dive into the world of a real unsolved murder and tried to solve the case. Follow unsolved murders for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Hey? It's your host Carter. I wanted to give you a little bit of a warning. Kids who are under the age of thirteen might find some parts of our show a little bit scary, so listener discretion is advised now enjoy the show. Rarely get on the city now that Martha is with child. She needs me here. She needs me there. I can hardly say I ever get a moment's peace well, she'll have it my friend. Tonight relieve the wives behind now mustn't stay out until dawn like in our university days. Have never hear the end of that. How about a cool drink to help us forget the burden of the present, and remember the follies of the past. I think that sounds like a fine plan as long as the first rounds on you, of course my. Henry. What does it look out Yonder in the water? Is that you suppose I cannot see. Test Dark. Dislodge. You are up to your old tricks. Come now. No helped me untie this boat. You're serious. You mean to out there. I mean to settle a bed I have with myself. Something ails me. Perhaps your eyes deceive. You think someone is out there. Now, get in. Just here did the summer's heat suddenly turned cold? Tis Not you. Do you see now, I got what is that it is as I. Suspected says a woman Henry caught. She does not move. We must pull her out. Help me J. What fools we? We need help over here. Hello there. There's a woman in the water. Henry Look. Her face poor thing. This is what the devils dreams are made of. July twenty eighth eighteen forty one. Mary Cecilia Rogers a famed local cigar girl working in a New York City tobacco shop was found floating in the Hudson River. Near symbols cave a manmade refuge in hoboken new, Jersey her clothes had been torn, and there was evidence of struggle in strangulation. James Goulard and Henry Molin looking to escape the city and enjoy a relaxing evening at the local hotspot discovered the body. It was later identified by Mary's former Fiance Alfred Crumlin, the announcement of her death and eventual murder turn the city upside down. The investigation became a national sensation which led to changes in the press as well as New, York law enforcement. Twenty years old at the time of her death, but amassed vast collection of admirers in her few years, several admirers were local newspaper reporters and editors who frequented the cigar shop. Could one of these admirers have developed an obsession to murder and wants entirely possible. Some of her admirers even included authors such as James Damore Cooper Washington Irving Edgar Allan Poe Poe of course. Didn't he? Basis story the mystery of Marie Row J. on Mary's death. He did indeed and that we will most certainly get to along with all the other strains players in this macabre and never ending drama. Let's face it. The woman who garnered numerous admirers while she lived was bound to have many suspects in your murder. This is unsolved murders. True crime stories in the first installment of Mary Cecilia Rogers. If you want to review an episode of unsolved murders or to hear our investigation into other cases, you can find them all on your favorite podcast directory. Don't forget to subscribe. You can also listen on our website. PODCAST DOT COM spelled P. A. R. C. A., S. T. DOT COM, a new episode comes out every Tuesday, and now back to the murder of Mary Rogers, who the nineteenth century pressed deemed the beautiful cigar girl. In the mid eighteen hundreds New York was an expanding metropolis immigrants flooded into the city driven by the city's promise of renewal an opportunity yet it was a city of contrast, a blend of impoverished in affluent, new and Old Technology Beautiful Brown stones and scrap metal shanties, downtown was a buzz with trade and commerce while uptown boasted rural villages in natural resources. The city was transforming. It's such an unprecedented pace that the government in its services had a difficult time keeping up on. That would explain why the law enforcement of the time was considered practically incompetent. And why it was easy for violent youth gangs to terrorise the streets of New York just to be clear rarely. Did these gang sing officer Kripke amidst choreographed dance, right? These criminals were hardcore known to rape and pillage closer to the drugs in Stanley Kubrick's a clockwork orange them. Yes, but without the choreography now local law enforcement generally consisted of two types of officers rounds men who work during the day for various fees and rewards and leather heads who patrolled? Patrolled the streets at night the latter gained their name from their predecessors, constables, who often reported to building fires and wore leather helmets to protect themselves from falling debris. However, it was not uncommon to see these New York leatherhead, sleeping soundly in their watch boxes while on duty, which gave local law enforcement a bad rap rightfully, so, but the widely publicized defeat of Mary Rogers with set the stage for a new order, sparking drastic changes in the police department. Mary Cecilia Rogers was born in eighteen twenty in lyme. Connecticut, where she was raised until her father died in a steamboat accident and her mother, phoebe transplanted the family to New York Mary's one sibling, her older brother was a naval merchant who rarely came home, but when he did, he'd go into alcohol, induced fits of rage, frequently triggered by his protectiveness of his sister, and she was beautiful, maybe to beautiful inner teens. Teens Mary worked at her mother's in on Nassau, street, but it was an employment opportunity proposed by a local tobacco shop owner that really excited Mary struck by your beauty and magnetic personality. John Anderson who ran Anderson's tobacco emporium, offered her a job selling cigars. This was a rare offer. Since women seldom work behind counters in such, a male dominated arena, and because of that her mother thought it was terribly improper. I shall not have you parading around in such a crude establishment as a lady. You're much more fitted to the household. If it's more work, you're looking for I. Can teach you a number of skills that will be useful at the end, but Mr Anderson says. I am a natural almost indescribable. He says the way I talk the way I smile my posture. Even it sounds like his offer is not made with the purest of intentions Tis. Not like that mother, he needs a profitable salesgirl and he believes I have such talent. The in can be dreadfully dull. I want to experience the city. Its beauty and grandeur by immersing yourself in a cloud of smoke and brutish jargon I shall not scrub floors for the rest of my life. Your tone suggests a level of disrespect. I cannot condone other, please. I mean no offense. I'd like to accept his offer, and in doing so I plan to contribute to the repairs needed for the roof. Now you're just trying to assuage disquiet with empty promises. No mother, this promise I will keep. I can make double what I make at the end. Mr Anderson has told me so. It's true John. Anderson paid her generously because he saw how effortlessly she attracted male customers, any valued Herford. Disc Miss Rogers. You have exceeded my initial expectations. You have surpassed my wildest ponderings. Thinking Ms to Anderson I have decided I am going to give your rays. You are too kind as long as you can promise me that. No other shop in Manhattan a chance of stealing you away of course Mr Anderson. I swear on this box of Ramona's. Okay my idea. That, she'll do. Do. Loads of men including her boss John Anderson or undoubtedly infatuated with her. One man described her as having a dainty figure and a pretty face, another said she was a theory in hypnotic, pleasing one man even explained that he would loiter around the shop for hours just to get a chance to talk her. So what did marry actually look like there seems to be only one photograph available in it. Mary is seated for a portrait. Portrait. She Wears Victorian era style black dress, which completely covers her body save for her hands in her face. She also wears a Shawl, draped over one arm, and a rather elaborate bonnet, tied in a bow at the base of her chin, she had pitched black hair and fair smooth skin. Her facial features are delicate, and there is a modest elegance about her. I don't go for that sort of buttoned-up look, but I can see why. Men over time would be drawn to her and rarely does a photograph capture someone's true essence. There must have been away about her. In clearly, she was a nineteenth century. Helen of Troy, humble, yet, alluring, young, but commanding, and of course absolutely beautiful. We might as well call her story the face that launched a thousand six to be fair. It was probably many more than that. The intensity in popularity of Mary's death was highlighted by the new form of press that arose in the late eighteen thirties when James Gordon Bennett started the New York Herald. He reduced the cost of an issue to a penny. Marked, the penny press movement any filled pages with sorted gossiping sensationalized local tails. You can understand the appeal of Mary's unsolved murder and yet. This wasn't the first time her name made the headlines, and that's right long. Before her ghastly murder, intrigue and mystery surrounded the beautiful cigar girl in eighteen, thirty eight three years earlier, Mary went out one day and didn't return shortly after her mother found a letter at the end that she believed was a possible suicide note written by Mary when she reported the incident to authorities, a coroner analyzed the letter. The diction used here in these first two lines suggest a young woman with an unalterable determination to destroy herself. I can't tend to stand it. Mary's been thriving. I haven't noticed one bit of melancholy. Those who choose to take their lives often repress thoughts and feelings, showing one side of the world and another in private. Her true persona may be the very one manifested in this note. Where would she have gone? How would she done this that I cannot answer with any ounce of certainty ma'am. Whether, she has completed the act or not, I can assure you. There is ample evidence of intention. Well. We just got to find her. We cannot search after a woman who was left of her own accord. Why not? She's young and impulsive than I suggest you acquire some help from your residents. Are you not in the business of preventing death? How can you be so cold? I've seen such dramas unfold before. Please do not take my inaction as ill-will. Tis nothing in my power to do the new. York Sun capitalized on the story of the elusive, Mary selling numerous copies. Missing Beauty Barry Rogers around US tobacco emporium vanished possible suicide. Read all about it in the sun, but just as quickly as suspicions, rows of her ill conceived suicide accusations against the papers credibility began this son was considered one of the most trusted new sources of the day until it published one particular story on eighteen, thirty five. It ran a six-day day series about an English astronomer named. Sir John, Herschel who traveled to South Africa's Cape of Good Hope to study the stars of the Southern hemisphere the sense. Sense publishing of this report would come to be known as the Great Moon Hoax. The story described Hertzel's construction of a massive telescope blends. That enabled him to look at the moon as if he were using noculars, what he apparently saw was out of this world. Incredible plants think of the planet Pandora in Avatar an animal such as reindeer, mini-brawl and Beavers who walked upright, then the writer ended on a discovery of epic in nearly mythological proportions winged. Creatures about four feet tall much like the nineteen thirty eight radio broadcast based on HD wells war of the worlds. This story was a science fiction fantasy that editors never imagined would come across so credible and fool so many citizens, so the paper responsible for the great moon hoax was blamed by many as fabricating Mary's apparent suicide. Note people even accused John Anderson of collaborating with the son in an attempt to bring more business to the shop now that. That it was entangled in a story of intrigue, surrounding its most alluring asset, the one and only Mary Rogers, and then it happened. Mary returned home as if nothing was out of the ordinary, but her poor mother was in a panic, the authorities had been alerted and the newspaper said imagine some lurid suicidal episode Mary wasn't in any damage state and she hadn't written the note will are there any theories on? who did some historians believe John Anderson. Other speculated was a couple of Mary's friends playing a joke on her. And, then there were some who claim editors of the Sun concocted the whole thing from beginning to end. So, what was Mary's explanation for her disappearance? She was visiting a friend in got tied up. Oh, that's a whole lot of Hullaballoo Balu for such an anticlimactic ending. It seems her explanation was pretty vague. She was gone for days. Does seem odd sounds like there's more to that story. We'll come to find. That Mary was harboring more secrets than she led on which could come back to hurt her right because the next time Mary would leave town. She wouldn't make it home. We'll return to our story. Just a moment from the park cast network and now back to our story. But before we dive back into the darker parts of Mary Rogers Story Let's learn about the lighter ones. Now that she had proven that, in fact, she had not suffered some strange accident or killed herself, she was able to return to normalcy of life, and that included romance we'll, despite the myriad of men Mary came in contact with on a daily basis at the tobacco shop. It was a man closer to home. That truly struck her fancy. His name was Daniel Payne and he was a border at the in her mother ran. Ran During the day Daniel worked at a factory cutting corks back then there was quite a demand for this sort of job. Since cork bottle stoppers were the norm used in liquor, medicine and perfumes today they're almost obsolete. The material was stripped from Cork Oak trees and sent to factories where men would hand, cut it to form bottle stoppers, not exactly rocket science, but an honest living. Oh, well, considering rocket science didn't quite exist at the time I'd say it was. It didn't take long for Mary to fall for the strapping man. Daniel would you care to join us for supper? There's plenty here. Thank you Mrs Raja's I'd be. Delighted. Hello Daniel Good Evening Mary. What a bottle of wine from her employer Mr John Anderson, a rather unseemly gesture. If you asked me, but we're not in the habit of turning down gifts a gift. How lovely? What for my record? At the cigar shop I surpassed my quota. Again impressive. How many did you sell? Just one time three? Hundred of that is worth celebrating. Shall I do the honors okay? But just a SIP for you Mary. Yes, mother! Is there something wrong Daniel. This cork comes from the company I work for. Does it really well Mary I to have a quota? Do. You Know How many of these I craft in a given day. I cannot say that I do. It would be uncouth of me to Brag. Let's just call the tie all right Daniel Now, it was nearly love first sight for marrying Daniel which of course didn't sit well with their mother. There was only one man her mother approved of a lawyer named Alfred Crumlin Mary's former fiance. Whom she kicked to the curb because well, she wasn't so Gaga about him. It is believed however that he still held a torch for her, and had she changed her mind. He would have welcomed her back with open arms. The torch was so strong even after they're called off engagement. Alfred move just down the street from the end to keep in close contact with Mary. Daniel love that it probably wasn't his ideal, but Alfred didn't stand a chance next to the likes of Daniel. What are you working on a toilet mother? Her favorite flower is the mountain law. She will limit then. How today same as it was yesterday, the mackin nations of the factory monotonous, but I have adapted to the pace. You should take stole to the shop someday. Daniel team my place of business, and why would I do that? Well Tis where I do my best work. At my best. Is that what they tell you? Not what they say but I can tell. Will they wrong? I Beg your pardon. Forgive me for my candidate, but that is only one part of. The sales go the elusive fixture? Anderson's tobacco emporium perhaps, but it is a substantial part of me. Your customers, all your admirers wherever you see fit to call them. They only witness a fraction of what I do. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing you here at the in the end is just my home. It is and when you walk through that door. He Remove Your Bonnet. You loosen a button or two at your caller, and you sit in the parlor instead of stand behind the Counter Danielle you plant flowers in the window boxes. You Crochet and you argue with your mother. Eavesdrop I do not. But I can hear you. You're more than a cigar go. That is plain to see. So those Newspaperman who indulge in reckless spending just to get a glimpse of you. They are far less fortunate than I for I. Get the best part of you. I don't know what to say. It will come to you in time. I have seen you, too. I mean I, know you. Quite well, do you know me well enough to know that I? Love you. I, think so. Do you think you love me, too? Yes, also Mary. Would you make an honest man of me fairly honest as it is Daniel know what I mean. Mother will not like this. I have predicted that. Well, yes, tenure! OF COURSE DANIEL It didn't take long before Marian Daniel. We're engaged in June of eighteen forty one, but all was not blissful, her mother phoebe still didn't approve of Daniel as a suitable husband for her daughter. It didn't help that Mary and Daniel began to argue too. I can imagine being around all those men Anderson Cigar shop didn't help either. Hello Gentlemen. Can I offer you a law corona? Or perhaps you are in the market for a bold lead. Dose Amigos just in from Havana in the market for something bowls, my dear. But his not a cigar, looking to up my lips around my. Save those widely times for the papers. Charlie I believe. I have had all I can stomach is so. I heard his been awhile since that fiance of yours has come around. You finally come to your senses. Couples do quarreled Charlie truth is this time now? What could you possibly have to fight about? A proper lady never discusses private matters such as a proper lady may not, but we sure can to put it plainly Daniel you'll header a drinking problem. I won't have Daniel. Not here now. You either four for the bottle you forfeit meet. You have no right to bargain with your future husband. I will not soon at your every whim like those customers of yours. You have always harboured disdain for my occupation. The one part of me, you have never accepted I have accepted. Just do not hold you up on a pedestal because of it. I prefer the Mary, who does not flaunt herself like a burlesque performer. Tenure. You frightening. You were like this. You brought me to it. How can you say such a thing on? This wouldn't be the only time and Daniel argued in fact, the two supposedly coral just days before her death. What about it's not so clear? There is some speculation that tension between her and her mother over the engagement led Mary to think about breaking it off with Daniel and reconsider Alfred, who had remained a close confidante and adviser to Mary in her mother. Thank you for agreeing to launch Mary of course Alford. Amorous affections may have come to an end, but our friendship does not have to. I am glad you feel that way. Mother likes knowing you're close by. With my father gone, she sometimes worries about our welfare. Daniel he worries about our welfare to no, no I mean imagine your mother enjoys having your bow around to look after the two of you Tis a bit of delicate subject. But she has not shown him much grace. She will come around. I am not sure that she will alfred. In fact, I am having reservations myself. I see I, did not accept your invitation in order to lay all that ails your feet. Please know that you may, but I wanted to ask with the humblest sincerity that if anything were to happen to me that. That what Mary that he would look after mother, of course Mary, but what would happen? We have earned every penny on. Our own father did not leave us much, and my brother never visits anymore. I want to make sure her investments would be an order. Promise me that you would advise with every ounce of your knowledge and expertise I would do whatever you wish. May I ask what ails the spirit of yours nothing worth addressing i. just feel better knowing that our family affair settled. You have my word, so mary goes to Alfred with trusted. Family matters not. Daniel. This must have been a thorn Daniel side Scorn Jealous, lover, who succumb to the power of booze, sounds like a credible suspect to me, which scorned jealous? Lover Are you referring to Daniel. Of course although Alfred has motive now to. He's closer to getting married than he's ever been before. If she rejects the poor guy again, it could be the straw that breaks the camel's back, but Daniel was the one. One with the drinking problem and we know how calm collected and logical people can be when they've imbibed a bit too much of the sauce wouldn't be the first time. A drunken resentful lover took matters into his own hands, nor the last well after their fight, Mary told Daniel. She was going to visit her aunt miss. Downing, in Brooklyn, it was only a twenty minute trip by horse drawn carriage. Mary what is it? I am to visit my aunt in Brooklyn today and will return in time for supper. What of it well? I'd like you to meet me at the catch doc when I return. It will be dark. Yes, I imagine so. If you're so inclined, you could walk me home of course Mary. We may quarrel, but I will not abandon me like some stray dog. Thank you. Is Your Fiance Worthy of goodbye kiss of course. Would be the last kiss he ever got from Mary. Our story will continue in a moment after a brief message. Now, let's continue our story. Mary Rogers set out in the morning. But she never returned. No violent thunderstorm was initially the suspected culprit. Both her mother and Daniel believed she wasn't able to weather. The storm would return sometime the following day when it cleared up, but instead Mary turned up in the Hudson. Following the discovery and identification of the body authorities questioned Mrs Downing, who revealed that she had never expected visit for Mary. In fact, they had never even discussed it. Somebody wasn't telling the whole truth. So where'd Mary go? Who Did she see? Suspicions immediately fell on her fiance. Daniel. Despite is supposedly airtight alibi. He was searching for Mary throughout new. York City with his brother for two days after she disappeared. That seem like a satisfying explanation, but when authorities interrogated him, there was one detail that irked them when you heard that Mary's body had been found. Why was it? You did not go to identify it I couldn't. I couldn't bear to see my Mary like that. I heard. Her face was. Covered bruises and cuts. that a body was filled with water. I? I didn't WanNa remember her that way. Who wanted her to remember as she was. Beautiful intended. My. Perfect girl that. How perfect was Mary Really? was she hiding? I. We know that Mary lied about visiting her aunt, and shortly before she left on her mysterious trip, she apparently begged her employer Anderson for alone. I must say Mary I'm a bit troubled by all. This I understand Tis to be expected I have worked with you many long days and have good relations with your mother and your friends. I am fond of you. You must know that do, but as much as a man feels the need to look. After a loved one, he must also look out for himself and would not burden you with this if it were not a dire stance, cool. Nearly trembling. I mean not to for God's sake. I shall help stiffen that upper lip of yours. How much do you need? The information about? The loan didn't emerge during the investigation, but fifty years later in eighteen, ninety one after his death, in his will and testament, the authorities interrogated enersen during the case, but at the time he withheld this information about the loan, which probably means he felt that giving Mary alone would get him into trouble. Somehow we'll, so what was loaned for? Was Mary some kind of financial trouble? Gambling perhaps. Or wishy supplying a secret lover or friend with money, and what double life could the simple and charming local cigar girl be leading? Daniel, his brother and Mrs Rogers became so concerned after a couple of days of searching that they took out an ad in the New York Sun. The very paper that published the false news story about Mary suicide in. They asked if anyone had seen a young lady wearing a white dress, black shawl, blue scarf, Leghorn Hat, light, colored shoes and carrying a parasol. That's very specific, but they couldn't help but wonder since Mary had gone missing before and showed up alive and intact. Was this simply the same story? So they stated in the Ad, they thought she could have been in some terrible accident. It was no accident. The coroner's report made that clear. Enough Gilbert Merit of hoboken took charge of the case at its early stages. Tape this down young man. The faces severely swollen. Veins, her face are highly distended. The body is badly decomposed. And the marks on the next indeed. Firstly, there was a mark the shape of a man's thumb on the right side of the neck near the jugular. The other marks on the neck resemble the shape of a man's fingers as well. Do you agree? I concur with that assessment. This strongly indicates strangulation possible cause of death. I would bet most confidently on it. And the marks here on the wrists lead me to believe that her hands were tied together to prevent inviting offer. Assailant allies deduction yes. Now moving on. The dresses torn in several places and the damage done to the. Feminine Region Suggests Brutal Violence Most likely perpetrated by three or more assailants. Three or more assailants so now authorities were looking for a group of murderers. Coroner's report did spark suspicion of local thugs, which were becoming more and more common at the time, considering the LAX law enforcement practices, such thugs would continue to serve as vague possibility throughout the case, but it was Daniel, who would spend most of his time under the floodlight of accusation? Daniels Alibi was not enough for the papers. They've erased asleep pursued him as her vicious killer, and with these accusations came transformations in the press. Newspapers competed with an unprecedented vigour in desperation. No longer were front page spreads dedicated to droll political legislature in the news of the day was murder, and every new lurid detail drew readers like moths to flames, and it was by the power and influence of the press that New York. Law Enforcement was harangue for mishandling the case. The commercial advertiser wrote an editorial that concluded with the scathing assessment. And New York the most unprotected city against crime in the United States, if not in the civilized world, even the editor of The New York Herald took matters into his own hands when he claimed that he would create a reward fund for any person who could provide vital information relating to the case. Donations poured in, and he was able to raise funds that would equal several thousand dollars today on top of that drawings of Mary in the press, endless, some depicted her dead in the river, bobbing in the water, face up the top of her dress, torn, revealing flesh, and a buxom figure others showed her behind the cigar counter, or even showed her in address lying in bed, her eyes closed seemingly at peace there were poems and songs written about her one song in particular, became a popular ditty of the time. She's picked for her beauty for many of bell and place near. Near the windows, Vannice to sell for while her employers aware that our faces advertisement certain to empty his cases, Mary became a national legend who would be immortalized by ink and paper, music and lyrics, but no matter how popular she was in life, it was only death that she would truly remain in the minds of appears in life. She was an alluring attraction. An anecdote men shared on their lunch breaks parties, but in death she was larger than life. She was an even bigger mystery. She was a question without an answer, and that was the most disturbing part of all. Soon after the announcement of the reward fund, a bombshell hit a woman by the name of Fredrika came forward with information. What she believed was physical evidence from the crime. This mystery woman came out of the woodwork just in time to really stir things up her seddon involvement in the case would complicate matters and generate. Suspicion this is loss ran a tavern called Nick Moore's house where she lived with her three teenage sons in the scenic countryside, her boys, whom she had instructed to gather Sassafras Bark for use in the tavern, wandered from their posts in crawled into a thicket there, they came upon items of Women's clothing fabric from address, a pair of gloves and handkerchief with the initials. M are embroidered on it let. Let me, get this straight. This woman claimed that her sons found articles of Mary's clothing. Right after a reward was offered for valuable information such as that all of that's right, and apparently the discovery of those triggered a memory for Mrs loss one, which she now realized could be quite significant to the investigation I saw a woman who greatly resembled Miss Rogers come into the tavern with a male companion. He ordered liquor and she ordered lemonade. They left about an hour after they'd come walking arm in arm. I could not see the gentleman very well except I could decipher that he was tall and dark, complexioned Mary with a tall dark stranger, so who was this mystery man and there is speculation that he must have been from out of town because of the way that he dressed Mrs lost didn't stop there late at night I scream I could not tell from wear, but I ran outside terrified. One of my dear boys had sprained. sprained his ankle in fallen into a ditch well, but they were both finding well. Was it just the one scream well? There was a bit of commotion in the Woods. Which I gathered was probably just some rowdies loitering about tis common in those parts. And why didn't you investigate it further ma'am? I didn't think much of it. I I have not a mind that goes to dark corners, UC, but maybe I ought to I see now. Can you refresh my memory the items your sons brought back to you? Yes, of course they found some lays probably torn from address. A handkerchief monogrammed m. are and a pair of gloves. Yes, to his. What every call from the initial report! But what is strange about the gloves man is? The victim was already wearing a pair when the witnesses found her. What would she need with two sets of gloves if she was simply visiting a relative for the day I, don't know what those city girls do. I barely have used for one pair of gloves. Let alone, too. But I imagine a salesgirl must keep up a certain appearance. The duplicate pair of gloves is very suspect indeed, people theorize that Mrs loss planted the items in order to gain access to that reward fund. It's unclear however whether she received any money or not. Loss have been involved in some way. Was this simple tavern proprietors more nefarious than I assumed, and so the thicket became the probable place of death, but after this break in the case, the investigation stalled, and so did the press coverage, the mystery of Mary's death now made few headlines, and the authorities were ready to give up. I'm sure they were relieved to have some peace on peace nevertheless long when a murder still remains to be solved. The trail gone cold only lasted until October, seventh, eighteen, forty, one mad is the day Mary's Fiance Daniel. Payne was found dead. But that's not all. His body was discovered at the very spot. Mary met her untimely fate. civils cave in hoboken new. Jersey, this discovery re galvanized the fear and outrage felt by many citizens and the Newspaperman Numeiri personally and wrote about her. The case was hot again, and so were the presses papers flooded the newsstands. The frenzy had returned, so was Daniel Mary's former fiance, the killer, second victim, or was he killed by someone else entirely, perhaps by vengeful admirers or crazed citizen driven to a violent act by the media's urging, or was it a suicide what happened to this grief-stricken lover and what happened to poor? Miss Rogers. We'll find out next week on unsolved murders. Don't forget to subscribe to unsolved murders on itunes. Google, play soundcloud, stitcher, or any other podcast directory or through our website podcast dot com. That's P. A. R. C. A., S. T., DOT com. A new episode of unsolved murders comes out every Tuesday let us know what you think and join the conversation on our podcast facebook page. You can tweet us at park cast network that's PARC AST network. 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The Monkey King Pt. 1

Mythology

53:20 min | 1 year ago

The Monkey King Pt. 1

"Something to note. All myths have many versions and variations. Classical Chinese mythology is non monolithic meaning that several different aren't religious beliefs exist simultaneously in the world of this story rather than a single defining faith representatives of Buddhism Taoism Confucianism and Chinese folk mythology all make appearances throughout the tail of the Monkey King. The demon of havoc looked with satisfaction on its new lair. Soon all the creatures in ally would learn to fear ear him as the monkeys had just them. The waterfall hid the entrance to his lair. Broke and a monkey leaped through landing with perfect elegance on the iron bridge between them. The demon of havoc bared his teeth in pleased. Snarl this was not one of the monkeys he chased off this one held itself within almost human pride ha another monkey shirley the others warned you. What would happen if you entered my cave? My name is son Will Kong. This cave belongs to me. So you the Monkey King. You must not be much of a king if your your subjects are so easily beaten and you must not be much of a demon if you chose such weak opponents to fight. I could cut out your tongue for such an insult. Only a coward would speak such baseless threats. The demons rage boiled over over. He put down his weapon and charged Sun. Wu Kong grinned. His ploy had worked. He quickly plucked plucked a few hairs from his shoulders and stuffed them into his mouth. He chewed as fast as he could. Dividing the few hairs into hundreds rid of split ends then when the demon was almost on top of him he spat as the cloud of hairs flew toward the beast. They transformed into thousands of tiny monkeys. The newly created swarm engulfed the demon can biting scratching and beating at every gap in the monsters armor. The demon cried and shock clawing at itself trying trying to pluck away. The Harry Pests Sun Wu Kong stepped forward and picked up the discarded sword. He leaped into the air and and brought it down with all his might on the havoc demons head. The blade carved clean path through the demons helm rending. The skull beneath head cleft into the demon of havoc collapsed onto the bridge lifeless. Their work work over the troop of tiny monkeys became hairs once again. The monkey king jumped in delight. He he had never defeated a demon before his subjects would be overjoyed. When they could return to their home? He could get used to this. This feeling. Welcome to mythology analogy a podcast original every Tuesday. We present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and Narrator Vanessa. Richardson you can find all episodes of mythology and all other podcast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream mythology analogy for free on spotify. Just open the APP tap browse and type mythology 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 podcast and twitter at podcast 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 today. Were beginning the saga of the Monkey. King which follows the adventures of a magical yet roguish primate as he seeks to find his place in the universe next last week. We'll follow the monkey king as he joins a party of. ECLECTIC adventurers heading westward to receive. Enlightenment believed to have been written. In the sixteenth century by Wu Chung in journey to the West is is one of the four great classical novels of China alongside romance of the Three Kingdoms water margin and dream of the Red Chamber. These these are some of the oldest novels ever written and contain a mixture of mythological storytelling with some loose history journey to the West. Ask is an epic tale set in the seventh century packed with adventures philosophy and even a healthy dose of satire. While the bulk the novel concerns amongst adventure to claim sacred Buddhist scrolls that the Buddha has hidden away the first seven chapters are an origin story of sorts for Sungwoo Kong also known as the Monkey King. Today's episode will be a retelling of those seven chapters unlike liked the ninety three chapters that follow it. This section of the book follows more in the structure of a picturesque narrative with a mischievous protagonist. Who can't stop getting into trouble? Sun will come as a hero characterized by his flaws greed ego and more than anything a powerful desire to be respected and feared by the entire world. His arrogance is matched only by his wit and aptitude for for acquiring new talents. And it was this aptitude that would get him in and out of trouble for his entire mortal life There are some places in the world where the heavens and the earth are in perfect balance one such place. This is a mountain peak in the land of ally at the exact midpoint between the energies of the land and sky on that place. Since the dawn of time sat a rock it was thirty six feet high and twenty four feet around and absorbed the essence of the universe for countless centuries sunlight warmed its surface during the day and the moon caressed it at night and then after after countless ages. It's split open from the Fisher. An egg rolled out and quickly cracked and shattered entered from it came forth a stone monkey. He was similar in size to other primates but his eyes flashed with a unique neak. Golden Light Stone. Monkey did not spare a single thought for it's magical birth as it took in the world around it I for grew over. It's rough courts. Hide until it was almost indistinguishable from a normal primate within days it had learned to climb run and jump across vast distances but soon grew bored of the mountains and it left to live among the animals malls in the world of the animals. The stone monkey was exceedingly popular. The Wolves Tigers and bears all enjoyed join his company but he never felt more at home than among the monkeys where he was just another member of the troop. That is until the monkeys encountered their first waterfall they stood before it wondering at the currents cascading in front of them. The chattered amongst themselves theorizing what could be behind the curtain of water. None of them were brave enough to jump on through none except the stone monkey who strode confidently to the waterfall and crouched in preparation. The other monkeys looked to him in alarm. Are You mad. You'll drown or get crushed death on the jagged rocks. I suppose was I might with that. The stone monkey sprang from his stance and took a running leap at the waterfall head. I the water are struck down harder than he expected sending him spinning head over heels. But he didn't hit a wall of solid rock rather he landed landed on his feet behind the water unharmed he blinked and saw that he was in a grand cavern before for him stood a rough stone house at the end of a burnished iron bridge. A glance through the window revealed that the home was completely league empty. The stone monkey grinned when he leaped back through the waterfall and told the others what he saw he was greeted with praise. And adulation the others all agreed. This was a monkey of substance fearless and cunning. Who who would jump into the waters of death for the good of his people he is a warrior are true leader our King and do not forget? He's also incredibly handsome. The primates looked at the stone monkey though they were wary of his arrogance. This they could not disagree. He was quite good looking. And that was how the stone monkey gained the title handsome Monkey. I'm Ki King. The next couple hundred years were carefree for the Monkey King and his subjects. They follow it through the forests playing games James and making mischief all day and at night. They slept in the water curtain cave but as the years rolled by the monkey king grew melancholy. One night at a feast he burst into tears. His concern subjects immediately gathered around him to comfort. They're fearless leader. What troubles you handsome monkey king? I am afraid I have merely been thinking and I wish I could stay here with all of you forever and never have to worry. What could you possibly be worrying about mortality? One day Yama the king of death will come from me and when I die I will be reincarnated in another another form and scarcely recognized. Any of you my came this. Who's something you cannot change? That's not necessarily true through. There are three kinds of beings who never die. Buddha's immortals and sages. I want to become one of them. Is it even possible for a monkey to achieve and mortality. I do not know. I don't think monkey has ever tried the next stay. The monkey king built himself a raft and set off down the river heading south the country of owl lie and his fellow fellow. Monkeys were seated behind him as he made his way toward the world of men. The monkey king being lost track of time as he rode the river the mountains became dense jungles and soon turned back into mountains once more eventually eventually he stopped seeing animals along the riverbanks and saw his first humans he. I'd them curiously they. They were strange creatures much like his people but they wrapped themselves in odd furs and used strange tools to shape the world around on them. Perhaps they knew more about enlightenment. He brought his raft to the shore and introduced himself. The humans promptly Li fled in fear so to get closer to them. The monkey king stole some clothes and dressed himself up as one to better blend in in his life among the humans was disappointing. Every one he spoke to seemed to concerned with earning wealth to care about anything anything else there was no enlightenment to be found so the monkey king moved on taking his raft to the Western continent. Humans were largely the same in the Western continent. But there he found a woodcutter him the right way toward the mountain of the holy terrace where it was said that the wise immortal known as patriarch subdued. He gave lectures at the top of the mountain. He found a door door marked the cable of the slanting moon and three stars. It was to his surprise unlocked. The chamber within was vast and filled with around thirty people thirty lesser immortals. The Monkey King thought at the center of them atop a green jade platform stood an old man with a beard trailing down to his feet Patriarch Sa- booty. His posture was rigid. But somehow open. His palms raised upward with humility. It was then that the monkey he king new immortality was finally in his grasp his excitement overwhelmed him and he leaped up and down Whooping Ping and delight. Forgive me for intruding on your lessons. I have traveled many Leagues Leagues to learn from you. A monkey interested in enlightenment. I have never seen such a thing. Great teacher the difference between a monk and a monkey. Okay is but to letters well said clever ape well said the patriarch took a liking to monkey almost almost immediately but in spite of this attention monkey was disheartened to hear. Very little talk immortality. Among his new masters is lessons he often became restless and would bound around the room just to keep himself awake after countless lessons so booty booty finally tried to determine which of the three hundred sixty schools of wisdom monkey was most interested in learning. I think you can start with art wisdom. How does that sound? Will it help me live forever. No then it's not the right wisdom for me. How about Natural Atro- philosophy? Do you wish to study the teachings of Buddha Lao Sue Confucius and the doctors of medicine sounds boring ordering is that how you learn to live forever. No how does one learn to live forever. This all sounds like a waste of time If that's all you're thinking about you will never acquire true wisdom. Your stubbornness has exhausted me. This is the end of today's lesson. Grumbling grumbling arose from all the other students who were angry at monkey for wasting their time with his snide remarks but monkey didn't pay them any remind. His eyes were trained on the Patriarch as his master turned and walked away towards his chambers. Monkey was skilled skill that reading body language and he noticed the Patriarchs hands clasped behind his back as he left just before he vanished into to his room so booty held up three fingers behind his back. He's telling me to meet him at the Third Watch. Monkey monkey thought to himself so that night when all the other pupils were asleep monkey stole away to Sa- booties inner chambers. I he found the Patriarch Asleep as well but monkey shook him. Roughly by the shoulders. What what are you doing awake at this our master? You told me to come here to learn from you. Is that so you're hidden gestures at the end of yesterday's. Lessen the other other students were mad at me to see them impressive. You wish to learn the secret to a long life yes. There are two methods of escaping yama the heavenly heavenly ladle and the earthly conclusion. The first has thirty six forms of transformation. The second has seventy two so it is is possible for a monkey to learn such tricks. They are not tricks but yes. All things are doable. If you can cocoa your own inner barriers. There is nothing difficult in the world but thinking makes it so and so ready to test the patience of his master. The monkey king sat that down to learn the seventy two transformations required to escape death but by acquiring these new talents the monkey king opened himself up to a world of dangers. He was utterly unprepared for When we return the Monkey King reunites with his subjects and gains some powerful enemies? Hi Vanessa and I'm excited to tell you about an incredible show from podcast that you I don't want to miss their four legged full of love and oftentimes more like family than their nickname suggests. Dog Tales tells the true stories as of her ROIC canines who've gone above and beyond their best friend duties every Monday dog tales embarks on a new journey of courage service service and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. You'll hear tales of inspiration from all breeds of life like buddy. The German German shepherd. The world's first seeing I guide dog or Huskies Balto and Togo the sled dogs who made a lifesaving medical delivery from the anchorage to nome each episode of Dog Tales as unique as the pups themselves and sure to bring you closer to the furry friend in your life so get ready you to sit stay and rollover with excitement for par casts endearing series. Dog Tales listened to dog tales. Free on spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts. Now back to the story. The monkey king spent over over Ten Years Learning from Patriarchs booty. In his first year he was given a proper name for the first time in his life. Sudi booty named Him Sun Cong or aware of vacuity when monkey asked him what it meant. Sa- booty just chuckled buckled. Saying that he would figure it out sooner or later. In the meantime monkey learned how to change his form into seventy two different French shapes. And even how to ride the clouds with ease but it was this last skill that wound up ending his tutelage under SA- booty. Watch this. What's going on here master? I thought you were meditating. I was until I heard this racket. Come with me Ow. Let go of my ear. Well you showing off in front of my other students I yes master You're clever creature. Sun will come. But I'm afraid your tutelage is at an end. What simply because I showed the others I could ride on cloud? God there is no place here for show offs. Jealousy is a cruel. We'd if you stay it will take root and consume all the others when when they realize. I taught you the earthly inclusion begun. And do your best to stay out of trouble. Monkey did not believe the patriarch was being fair. Being kicked out after all those years seemed like a great injustice but some part of him rejoiced he would finally be able to go back to ally and be free to do whatever he wanted with his newfound powers. The monkeys would appreciate his talent island far more than the uptight subdued. He did but when he reached the Water Curtain Cave Sun Wu Kong found his subjects huddled huddled outside of it shaking with fear some even bore crimson wounds on their hides but their eyes lit lit up when they saw their leader riding cloud toward them. My King words cannot express how thrilled we ought to see you return what is going on. Why are you also frightened? Our home has been taken from us by the demon of havoc. He has tormented us these past three years. There's a demon stay away monkey king. He is far too powerful. There is nothing difficult in this world but but thinking makes it so what. The monkeys watched amazed as their king took a flying leap into the waterfall and banished. Behind the wall of Whitewater the bedraggled apes could not contain their fear. They jumped up up and down chattering to each other madly damp for showering the grass with droplets of water. After a few moments of excited chaos us. They fell silent knuckles pressed into the earth as they stared toward their former home. A few moments later are they heard the demons screams then there was silence. None of the monkeys dared look away from the cascading waterfall until victory is ours. Come in brothers and sisters come take a look at the demon demon who thought he could outwit the Monkey King. The monkeys rejoiced at Sun Wu Kong success. He showed them the magic. He had acquired wired from the Western continent and promised he would use this magic to make ally the greatest kingdom of them all they would be safe from from everything including deaf riding the clouds. The Monkey King's stole weapons from the Kingdoms of man and gave them into his subjects. They would be more than just a rabble of primates day would be a real nation worthy of respect soon. Word of the Monkey King's exploits spread beyond the borders of ally. The monkey king heard a rumor that even the Dragon King of of the East Sea had heard of him so he paid the dragon of visit on the shores of the Eastern. See who goes there. It is I your neighbor from ally Sungwoo Kong. The monkey king never heard of you. Oh I am the ruler of all animals there I thought I might pay you a visit to request tribute really what tribute do you require see since I reclaimed my throne. I have been using the sword of havoc demon. I killed wonderful weapon very sharp but it's enormous and terribly awkward to use. I was wondering if you had in your treasure trove rove a weapon better suited for one my size. Contrary to his word the Dragon King had heard of Sun Wu Kong. He sized up the primate coldly. This was a young upstart. Who didn't know his place? The Dragon had earned his immortality through years ears of practice and studying the ways of the water. He would not be bossed around by a monkey in man's clothing. Why don't you follow me? May Down Below. I will show you some of our greatest treasures. The dragons slipped beneath the waves not expecting the monkey key to follow after all he could not breathe beneath water when he heard the splash behind him. The Dragon Shot Aware League as behind him. The monkey was swimming after him breathing. As if still above water the dragon grumbled the the monkeys magic was stronger than he had expected. They reached a pile of treasure in an abandoned shipwreck. The dragon king offered a pile of jewelled jeweled swords pretty but worthless as weapons monkeys saw through this and reached for a medal pillar behind all the glistening joining weaponry. The Dragon King gaped the weapons. Sunwoo Kong had selected was forged of heavenly metal as he grasped it. It shrunk down to the size of a quarter staff to embarrassed to admit he had tried to trick. Monkey the Dragon King allowed him to have it. Sun will come called it. His golden clasped wishing staff and from thence on. It was his his primary weapon. He did not bear a single thought to how enraged the Dragon King was that he had been hoodwinked by a false immortal three hundred and forty two years after his birth Sun will come was not only the king of the monkeys but but due to his magical gifts and efficiently run kingdom. He was now the most respected ruler of all the animals but but nothing in life is permanent and shortly after his confrontation with the Dragon. King Son Will Kong would find himself shaken and to his very core one lazy evening after a great banquet son will call lay beneath a pine entry. At the end of the Great Iron Bridge his staff shrunk to the size of a needle and tucked behind his ear overcome with exhaustion postion. He slipped off into sleep. In monkeys dream. He was lying beneath the same tree. When some movement movement caught his eyes by the rushing waterfall? Two dark figures stepped through the water. They looked like men one had a rope rope in his hands. And the other had a scroll wordlessly they walked up to him and one unfurled the document. It had son will carling's name on it. In thick black ink. It was a death contract. These were Yamaha's men. Monkey did not have time to scream. The rope was around him drawing tight he fought but it was no use. This was the dreamworld. His strength was useless here. They dragged him out into the night. Monkeys head spun with fear her and panic. The terrain around him changed from the familiar. Land of ally to the land of darkness. What is is the meaning of this? Your time in the world of life is up. We were sent to arrest you not possible. I am an immortal title. Death has no power over me. Go back and tell your master. There has been a mistake. There is no mistake. If you are in Yomas book you must be collected monkeys ear tickled. There was something the size of a toothpick there. The haze of the dream mm-hmm world cleared almost instantly. He realized with a jolt his staff. He stopped fighting. His bonds and bowed vowed his head in defeat when they averted their eyes he reached behind his ear and removed the weapon. The staff Daf grew in his grip until it filled his hand as soon as it was big enough. He swung it with all his might. It struck the rope man on about the head. He swung again catching the other beneath his chin. They both reeled as his captors regained. Their footing monkey shrugged off the ropes. Then he attacked again. They didn't have time to recover both men and fell before his flurry of blows panting. The monkey let his arms drop. The two men were now just a pair era of broken bodies twitching on the ground monkey strode into the Kingdom of darkness brandishing. His golden olden clasped wishing staff still slick with the blood of Yama Minions. He saw no one all the demons. Men's and monsters kept to the shadows cowering from this fearsome. Monkey monkey wandered the strange land until he was confronted wanted by ten cloaked figures. Each with a ledger in their arms monkeys bones shook as they spoke in a unified voice. Choice who are you to wonder. So brazenly through the land of darkness. Come now if you do not know who I am. Why did you send two men to kidnap net me? The messengers must have made a mistake. Who are you? I am the siege of the water curtain cave. Who are you we you either ten judges of death? Then you are the ones responsible for this mistake not your messengers who have paid the price. Show me your records or you shall have the same fate as them. After some deliberation the judges brought forth the records and gave them to him son Will Kong searched for his name eventually. Finding it listed as stone monkey soul three three one. Five zero under lifespan was written three hundred forty two years a peaceful end. Well well this is just nonsense. I'm an immortal soldiers. Not have an expiration date. Give me a brush. I will correct this. The judges hesitated -tated and eventually gave over a brush dipped in heavy black ink son Yukon crossed out his lifespan and and wally was added crossed out every monkey name he recognized in the ledger. He handed the ledgers back. To the judges of the dead and walked looked confidently out of the land of darkness as he passed through the gates. His foot caught on a route sending him tumbling Ling head over heels and waking him up he was sitting beneath the pine tree at the end of the Great Iron Bridge. wjr exactly where he had been sleeping before his trip to the land of darkness though he was very much alive son will lucon was troubled. Even after he became an immortal his name had been in the book of the dead. Someone wanted wanted him to pay for the immortality he acquired someone powerful. We'll explore the monkey king's downfall after this now back to the story in his his three hundred forty second year on Earth Sun will call. The monkey king cheated death a second time. When he crossed crossed his name? Out of the book of the dead he had finally achieved he had sought his entire life freedom from the constraints of mortality. He had everything he wanted. But this new immortality brought with it a number of dangerous enemies in the Golden Palace of the Jade Emperor. A number of visitors convened to air their grievances before the Ruler of the Heavens Evans these included the ten judges of the dead and the Dragon King of the East Sea who circled the chamber with restless US rage in the corner leaned a third figure not of the Jade Emperor's Court the Bodey Sut Vaa Guan Yin who was present as a witness. The Jade Emperor waved a hand bidding his guests to speak. What is your business here? Dragon King of the East See Great Emperor. I humbly request your assistance in handling a problem. There's a creature on earth earth who has grown too powerful for his own good. What creature a monkey? A false immortal. He learned the earthly conclusion to escape. The cycle of death and reincarnation when we sent mentor collect him. He crossed his name out from the books of the dead and he stole treasures from me. He beat our henchmen to death. Enough is this true decipher. It is the monkey king has proclaimed himself self ruler of all the animals and demands regular tribute from his fellow creatures. It must be punished. His arrogance has gone unchecked. Took for almost four hundred years. He must be captured and made to suffer for four hundred more. I will consider your petitions. Consider he is clearly a menace. No doubt but one does not stop a pest by lighting it on fire. Perhaps the monkey has his uses. I will offer him some insignificant job in heaven maybe he learns responsibility. Humility will follow so the jade the emperor sent a message to the Monkey King in the message the Jade Emperor offered the monkey king the role of protector of the horses and granted granted him a spot in heaven overjoyed at his acceptance Sun. Wu Kong said farewell to his earthly followers and road food cloud into heaven down below. The monkeys watched him go. They waited for his return for for many years and on the tenth anniversary of his departure. One of the monkeys notice. The Sky sparkling overhead like a meteor shower. One of these lights broke off from the others and floated down to them. It was Sun Wu Kong riding cloud back down to Earth. He was sprawled across. It is half closed. A nearly empty bottle of wine was dangling from from his hands master. You have returned to us at last. How was IT spending ten years in heaven? Ten years I I left less us in a fortnight ago. Why did you leave so soon? The job they gave me was a lie. I was a glorified stable boy. Oy So I released all their horses and came back to where I'm act- actually appreciated. Of course you're more beloved down here than you ever were up. They're exactly you hear that jade emperor I am not Sunwoo cock the stable boy. I I shall now be known as the great sage equal the having a most excellent title my Lord who we must prepare for for battle I may have burned down loud sues house on my way out the newly proclaimed great great sage equal to heaven marshaled all the forces he could muster monkeys apes Ogres UNICORNS. Animals thousand beasts of all kinds. He created a war council of Seventy two lesser kings and together. They ready their kingdoms wyndhams to do battle with heaven itself. The Forces of Heaven descended on them with alarming speed. The General of Heaven Heaven Vice Ravana brought a tremendous army of spirits planets and sages down to Earth to capture the monkey king staring upon this massive host of planets spirits and wizards. The monkey king was afraid for the first time time in his life not for himself but for the safety of the animals who had elected him their ruler. They did not not deserve to be caught up in such a war but it was not his choice. It was the jade emperor for being so condescending to an immortal immortal who had earned his place. The battle would be legendary one in by one. The Monkey King's seventy two lesser kings were captured by the spirit's the monkeys fled to the water curtain cave for fear of being captured themselves. Sun Wu Kong took it upon himself to stop any spirits from pursuing them when the smoke cleared eared. The only one left standing was sun. Wu Kong himself he was vastly outnumbered but none of the spirit army could match his speed and magical prowess his fur glistened with sweat. His limbs ached from exertion. Even a monkey monkey made of magical stone had his limits but he pushed past them for the sake of his honor and his subjects if he he held out just long enough maybe the jade emperor would realize he wasn't worth the trouble but before four Sun Wu Kong could return to the water curtain cave. A new figure approached over the horizon. It was a large robed man aura. Aw pulsing with magical power a third. I stared intently from his forehead. He did not need to ask who it was. It was air long one of the greatest warriors in heaven and a powerful wizard. Oh I see the Jada Emperor does not WANNA get his hands dirty but he'll send you to bring me in for him. At least I fight for my people. The immortal swung along his staff at Sun. LUCON striking him across the forehead. The monkey tumbled head over heels. He shook himself and stood up again. His exhaustion was starting to sap his speed. He took a deep breath and turned into a fish. Sh- monkey slipped into a stream and started to weave his way down river. He could evade the sorcerer until he got his his strength back he risked glance back. A silver carp was close behind him. It had three is they ducked in and out of the water chasing each other. They transformed from fish to birds too wild tigers. Each clever clever transformation monkey could think of air long was able to match. They found themselves fighting among the clouds. When monkey returned into his original form then he realized with a shock that air long had not promised to play fair? A group of immortals weapons held over their heads surrounded. Monkey air longs brothers at their heels. Were packs of hunting dogs. The immortals fluid him with their swords spears and axes monkey could deflect they're blows but as they bought the spirits closed in around him preventing him from escaping the fight and then a strong force struck the Monkey King's head and sent him reeling. He fell backward and air longs brothers were upon him pain seared through his chest as one of them stuck a short sword into his sternum squirming on the ground sun. Mu Cong- hong looked around to see who had struck the dizzying blow. That had incapacitated him standing over him was loud to do the founder of Taoism. Did you have to attack. When my back was turned not exactly fair? Play is it or long and his brothers dragged monkey into the Golden Gates of Heaven and up to the Jade Emperor's palace. There monkey new was where his final judgment waited. He had no wish to confront it. Monkey could no longer transform. As long as there was a sword through his sternum but he could still fight he grabbed his staff and swung it in a pinwheel Israel around himself knocking the legs out from his opponents. As early as loud sue and the others struggled to stand monkey forced himself to his feet and ran the gilded palaces of heaven spun by him in a glittering blur he only had had to get to the gates and he would be free he could ride his cloud back down to earth and be safe with his people but just as he reached the gates a pair of figures stopped him. One of them was Bodey. Sut Fog Guan Yin and the other. Was the Buddha himself stop. What do you want from me Buddha? Do you not see I am defending myself. I merely really desire to understand you. Why are you causing so much? Havoc on heaven and earth. Sun Wu Kung all I wanted was a chance to join you all all but the jade emperor treated me like a pest to be exterminated or kept in a cage as heaven stable boy and you think you are above that sort of treatment. Yes I am smarter and stronger than them I have. I waited at outmatched. All of Heaven's champions Justice would have me sit on the jade eight emperor's throne. I see I will make you a wager here. Monkey a battle of wits and strength if you will stand in the palm of my Hand if you can leap out of it. You may have the jade emperor's throne but if you do not you will do penance for for your arrogance. Son will call agreed with a run. I Grin Buddha may be a wise and powerful being but he had never dealt with the monkey king before even if Buddha could enlarge his hand so much that the monkey could stand in it Sun will con could jump many leagues. There was no way he would lose this bet. The Buddha held out his palm and it grew through until monkey could fit comfortably on the heel of his hand. Monkey stood there and when Buddha prompted. He leaped as as far as he could. The air rushed past his face. The Sky above him changed from day to night as he soared above the Earth countless valleys passed beneath him before he landed on the very edge of the world. It was surprisingly plane. There was nothing there but a sheer cliff with five pillars lining it. It was not terribly impressive for the world's end so to mark his accomplishment monkey urinated on the tallest pillar then satisfied that he he had beaten the Buddha. He leaped back toward heaven. Ready to claim his prize fantasies of what he do with with his newfound position rush through his head he would spend entire centuries eating from heavens peach orchards. He would hold the greatest parties. The Cloud Palace had ever seen there was no need for the somber meditative atmosphere that currently way down the heavens. He would make living forever more fun than it had ever been. He landed back beside the Buddha A- and turned to face him triumphantly let was a worthy attempt. Sin Welcome Attempt. I just jumped to the edge of the world. I won your Bet Buddha. The jade emperor should ballot my feet. And what does the edge of the world look like Plains and valleys with five pillars marking the very edge. Your mind is quite adept at my friend but your perception is still too who narrow Buddha held out his right hand. The stench stung monkeys nostrils almost immediately the smell mel of his own urine. Wafting from the Buddha's fingers somehow he had left for hundreds of leagues but never left. Buddha's hand wait. I thought thought being clever was all you needed to become an immortal. You could beat all of Ah champions but you could never see beyond your own. Petty Interests Sunwoo Kong turn to run but the Buddhist hands surrounded rounded him on either side without hurting him. They pressed in around him. Cutting off all light he beat at the smothering mothering fingers and felt them harden into rock and then he felt himself falling he landed and was driven into the earth. The weight pressing down on him was unbearable but as an immortal he could not die. Incredible heat surrounded him then unbearable cold through a crack in the rock he saw all five elements swirling around his prison. Metal Earth would fire water until all was dark mark again. The great sage equal to heaven had become imprisoned under a five peaked mountain. He cried out in rage trying to beat and struggle his way out of the prison but the earth pressed around him too tightly he he could not even reach his own staff to pry himself. Free the truth finally sank in he would be stuck stuck beneath the earth until the Buddha determined. He should be free. 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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? 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Jason and the Golden Fleece Pt. 2

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Jason and the Golden Fleece Pt. 2

"If you haven't had a chance to listen to par casts newest show extraterrestrial you need to check it out immediately. It explores tales of ancient encounters millions of people claim to have seen alien life. But there's very little evidence to support it. Are we really alone in the universe? Be sure to search for and subscribe to extraterrestrial wherever you listen to podcasts, and please don't forget to rate and review. A warning this episode features dramatization and discussions of murder sexual content. Gore and violence that some people may find offensive listener discretion is advised especially for listeners under thirteen. Something to note. All myths have many versions and variations for this episode. We've selected those we fell to the most dramatic and entertaining and supplemented them with additional research into ancient Greek traditions because mythology comes from oral tradition. There's a wide variety across sources are myths may not always be the version you're familiar with. But we hope you'll enjoy them. Jason was exhausted. His brow was caked with sweat and dirt. And he could smell his own burnt hair. He had faced the fire breathing bulls of Apollo and survived. But his task was far from over Jason tents. Does he felt the ground tremble beneath his feet for a moment? He thought it might be an earthquake the trembling grew steadily stronger until the loose soil of the field before him began to shift and move like a bubbling cauldron, and then the first human hand reached up out of the earth. It was followed by another and then another within seconds dozens of figures crawled out of the soil. They emerged from the earth in perfect rows like stocks of wheat their skin was ashen grey and cracked as if they're very bodies. Were made of clay. They carried swords shields and spears and were dressed in full armor, born ready for war. But the strangest thing about the soldiers was there is which were blank and lifeless like the eyes of marionnettes and which fixed suddenly on Jason who stood alone at the edge of the field for a moment. No, one moved Jason stared back at the failings of earth born soldiers scared so much as to breathe then with no order or warning day pivoted toward him and began to March. 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 were continuing the story of Jason and the golden fleece. It's an epic seafaring adventure full of monsters and magic while it contains some of the most thrilling action packed moments in all of Greek mythology. It's also a story that doesn't shy away from tragedy and darkness. We'll see these elements come to the forefront with the arrival of an exceptionally complicated figure the sorceress Madisha at park cast. 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 par cast and Twitter at par cast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us. To leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help. We also now have merchandise head to park cast dot com slash merch. For more information. Jason was the rightful heir to the throne of the city of ill costs, but his father was betrayed and deposed by Jason's ankle peel ES when Jason turned twenty he returned. And demanded that the user per step aside pelia tried to get rid of Jason by sending him on an impossible quest to retrieve a legendary golden fleece from the distant land of coaches determined to prove that he was up to the task and thus deserving of the throne Jason agreed. He set sail with a crew of famed heroes who became known as the Argonauts by the time the Argonauts arrived in cultures they had travelled further than any Greek ever had before. But their task was far from over on the shores of the city of Iowa. They were greeted by the enormous army of king. Yetis the king pointed his golden sceptre at Jason and bellowed a warning. You'll strangers must be fooled or you would not trespass the land of king UT's. Have you not heard that? My warriors are people have Aries and skilled and battle. Indeed, we would be fools king eighties. If we had any intention of fighting, even considering my crew the noblest warriors of Greece who've sailed across the world who defeated the six armed gadget. He's on the battlefield and faced the hounds of Zeus, the horrible harpies. Even we who passed the impassable clashing. Rocks would not dare to face such warriors as yours. Then why are you here? Why to offer my services those of myself, and my crew we would do one task for you king, III's, whatever you choose all we ask in return. Is to be allowed to return the golden fleece Thessaly for a moment. Jason was sure a tease was about to order his men to charge. But then a broad smile spread across the kings features and he began to laugh. Oh, I task worthy of the fleece very, well, I will need nothing of your crew challenges for one man alone. All I ask is that you plow one of my fields. Oh, well, that sounds agreeable for the cattle you shall have the bulls of Apollo their hooves are Browns and up breath. Flames fire breathing bulls for your seats, you shall so the teeth of the dragon of Aries if you wish, but I doubt there will be much of a harvest from the teeth shelter. The Spar toy warriors children of the earth. I stand corrected. When you have cut them down your task will be done, and the fleece will be yours for once. Jason did not know how to respond eighties challenged sounded impossible. And he was not the only one who thought so little did. They know they were being watched over and guided by the Queen of the gods herself Hera while Hera is known for her vengeance. Jason experienced her aid in a uniquely positive way. Hera took great pleasure and punishing mortals, particularly those involved in her husband's extramarital affairs. But for Jason she played the role of protector and now Hera had to take her most significant step to help Jason yet. Up on Mount, Olympus, Hera was not pleased. Jason seemed incapable of keeping himself out of trouble. Mortals, never learned Hera reached the goddess of loves apartment and wrapped on the door. Impatiently? Aphrodite? There's something I wanted to ask you, do you recall, the mortal, Jason Aphrodite e side and rolled her eyes. As if she couldn't even spend the energy to speak with harra, something Hera was rather used to when I was on earth crossing a river in the guise of an old beggar woman Jason happened to see me an offer to carry me across he lost his sandal. So I feel like I own him and his bastard uncle Helius needs to get his come up as it is. Are you aware Pius hasn't presented me in offering in twenty years Aphrodite e site again, as if saying get to the point I thought he might be able to talk to your son EROs for me, looking bored to tears Aphrodite, e started slowly closing her door have Aeros go to Lia teases daughter, the sorceress Madisha, even if you wish me, no favours. Would it not be entertaining to see her betray her own father, Aphrodite as eyebrows rose? Her interest was finally peaked. I thought you'd agree. Madisha was a Princess a powerful sorceress and the high priestess of heck eighty goddess of magic. She was also the granddaughter of Helius the God of the sun her divine heritage and mastery of magic made her one of the most dangerous women in the world and a magnificent ally or a terrible foe. And right now, she had a plan to kill the Argonauts. Madisha crept along the dark hallway toward the palace baths. Her father had invited the Argonauts into dine and bathe provided. They left their weapons behind Medine knew that her father had no intention of letting these men leave with his beloved fleece, the challenge was an obvious trap. Would didn't make sense was that the captain had accepted, and where might you be going? The bronze clad figures stepped out of the shadows. It was Medina's brother absurd twos. Obser- to you shouldn't jump out at people like that. And you shouldn't creep along dark corridors again. Where are you going? I wanna get a look at the man who will be facing father's trials. Oh, perhaps you heard his tales of heroism and have fallen for the pirate Medina laughed at her brother. Don't be ridiculous. I want to be prepared in case father needs my help. There won't be need for your incantation sister. That man is going to die on the fields tomorrow peek away if it will satisfy your curiosity. Media continued to the baths and peered inside. She scanned the men's faces one by one wondering, which was the captain her gaze fell on a man sitting alone seemingly lost in thought. He was younger than most of the other sailors with long tangled locks of golden hair that cascaded down his shoulders onto a muscular back. Medina's breathing. Quickened her face felt flush. The man stood suddenly and Medina darted back into the shadows frightened that he would look over and see her watching the thought of it thrilled her and that scared her even more she knew in a part of her mind that seemed like a distant memory that she had come here. Plotting to kill this, man. So we're had these strange thoughts and feelings come from. And why was she now worried not worried terrified that he would die tomorrow. How could she let the men she loved die? And how could she Madisha high priestess of Hegarty be in love with this pirate? Who she had only just seen? Medina tore her is away and went sprinting back up the corridor. As if hoping to outrun the thoughts that had possessed her had she not been in such a hurry. She might. Might have noticed. The winged Archer as he slunk out the open window and flew off into the night. Up next Jason tackles king teases trials with the help of surprising new ally. The park cast networks new show terrestrial is out. And it's mind blowing it explores the tales of alien encounters that millions of people have reportedly had many people who claim to have had encounters certainly believe what they saw, but they rarely have any proof extraterrestrial will analyze possible scientific explanations for their encounters as well as answer. The question are we really alone in the universe? The first step Assode on the nineteen sixty one abduction of Barney and Betty hill is out right now. And there's so many more fascinating episodes coming. So if you love stories about creatures that are from out of this world checkout extraterrestrial, new episodes come out every Tuesday search for and subscribe to extraterrestrial wherever you listen to podcasts, and please don't forget to rate and review. Now back to the story Jason agreed to king Lia teases challenge, which seemed certain to kill him. But Herro wasn't ready to give up on her hero yet. She sent Aeros to make the king's daughter Madisha fall in love with Jason for Medina was a powerful source in her own right and Harris's specked that she would not sit idly by while the man she loved was in danger. That danger was all too real for the Argonauts and the reality of the next day's task grew starker with each passing hour by the time they returned to the ship. A grim mood had settled over the crew one by one they begged Jason to let them take his place. I don't see why you should have to be the one of face the trials tomorrow. It could be any of us. You know, why does I'm the one who talked you all in the coming on this quest. And I'm the captain. Yes. And will need a captain if we ever want to get home, again, if only Hercules were here, this is just his sort of thing. I tell her qualies the same thing, I'm telling you know, one's taking my place where are you going somewhere, less muteness? Jason stocked onto the shore toward the tree line. The moon shone brightly off the still river, and he had to go quite a ways into the reads and dense foliage before he was confident the crew could no longer see. Him. He leaned his back against a tree and stared up at the constellations of the Milky Way. Hera listening. I hope you have more tricks up your sleeve. Because I think I'm about. Who's there? I'm armed. You're not you left your sword on the boat. Not very smart considering Jason stared at the strange woman, still half obscured by the branches and shadows her rooms were so black that she seemed a part of the night Jason wondered if she could be selene the moon herself. What do you want only to see the man facing? My father's trials. Are you at his daughter? Well, you've seen me. Sorry. If you're disappointed you don't sound confident in your chances. Are you not the man who traveled further than any Greek who faced the Guineas and battle and sailed through the clashing rocks and feed is uses harpies. We may have gotten lucky once or twice, and we didn't all make it. There were a lot more of us before I lead them to the edge of the world. And for what? So I could prove I deserve to be king. What kind of a king? Does that you care. Great deal about your men. A lot of good. It's done them. Jason. I the Princess warily as she moved closer finally stopping right in front of him. She took his hand. And pressed something into his palm. He looked down at the vial of dark liquid take this before you face the bulls. It will make you impervious to their fiery breath. I don't understand why are you helping me? I see no reason for you and your men to suffer because my father cannot part with his blanket, the fleece has not a I mean sorry. Thank you. Thank me. When you have the fleece the real challenge begins once you've sown the dragon's teeth, and you face, my father, Sparta warriors. You don't have a magic potion to protect against swords and spears, I take it. You will not need one. Jason listened eagerly as Medea explained how to defeat the Sparta why he could not have guessed that Hera was watching them from Mount Olympus pleased that everything was going. According to plan. The next day Jason stood at the edge of king. Teases field waiting for the trials to begin. He looked up at the spectators watching from the nearby hill. The entire city of had come to watch. He could see the Argonauts sitting in a small group at the forage of the hill. There had been almost twice as many of them when they had set sail. From your coasts, which now felt like a lifetime ago. Jason's gays continued to the opposite end of the hill where a small pavilion had been erected king. I t's sat beneath the awning in robes the same color as his crown watching Jason with hungry anticipation Madisha sat beside her father watching the hero with the same intense. Focus Jason hoped he could trust her the potion. She had given him had burned going down. Jason tore his attention from Medina. And the spectators as two enormous bulls came trotting onto the field driven forward by a team of king. I e teases men they spotted Jason and charged. The first bull's horns grays Jason's shoulder as he rolled clear of its trampling hubs. He clambered hurriedly to his feet just in time to throw himself out of the path of the second bowl. Madisha watched from her seat in the pavilion heart pounding in her chest, the potion she had given Jason made him invulnerable to the bulls flaming breath, but he still had to contend with those horns winded and breathing heavily Jason got to his feet yet again and turn to face the bulls. They pod the ground. Bellowed angrily smoke billowed from their nostrils and panting mouths the first bull charged again. But this time Jason didn't dodge he caught the creature by the horns and planted his feet the bowl continued depress forward shaking its neck wildly as it pushed Jason back the hero held on tight. And slowly. He brought the beast to a halt. Fire erupted from the bulls mouth and -veloping Jason when the smoke lifted the hero still stood seemingly undamaged by the flames. Medina glanced at her father king. I t's sat beside her watching the events below with unmasked fury. She suppressed a smile and turn to watch. Jason Russell the bull to it's knees. He left the exhausted beast on the edge of the field and then headed back to capture. It's brother minutes later. He fastened the beam around the neck of the panting animals, locking the pair together, the Argonauts on the far end of the hill exploded into applause. He may have best the fire breathing bulls. But no matter he'll be no match for the Spar. Toy is still one man and the Sparta have never failed to crush on his the Argonauts. Cheers eventually faded to silence. Once more the spectators watched for hours as Jason led the bulls up and down the fields until all four acres had been plowed when he finally released the bulls. They wandered over to a pond at the edge of the field and collapsed. Utterly spent. Then Jason said about sewing the dragon teeth. He walked the rows of upturned earth. Scattering the teeth when his pouch was empty. He stopped at the edge of the field. And waited he did not have to wait long, a smile crept across i-it-it's features as the freshly upturned soil below began. To shift Madisha watched as the gray. Armor, clad warriors clambered out of the earth. They began to advance on Jason he was still crouching near the ground and appeared to be picking through the dirt at his feet apparently unconcerned by the approaching soldiers. What's he doing? Now. The Spar toys were now only a few yards from Jason when he finally stood back up. He held a small smooth stone. He had taken from the ground. He cranked back. His arm and threw the stone into the air. It took a wide arc sailing high before plummeting down onto the head of one of the advancing soldiers the Spar toil looked up and around confused as to who had struck him then confident he'd figured it out. He turned and shoved the soldier beside him the second Sparta world on the first and shoved back. Sending him tumbling into a third who didn't hesitate before driving his spear through his perceived attacker in an instant the failings of soldiers had descended into a blur of flying swords and spears king. I t's shook with fury and confusion as he watched his supernatural army hack itself to pieces at the other end of the hill, the Argonauts howled with laughter. Jason wandered over toward the remnants of the massacre to mortally wounded soldiers were still grappling on the ground. Trying with their last breaths to strangle one another Jason picked up a discarded spear and executed the dying Spar toy killing them both with a single stab. He turned to face the king. Alright eighties are yoked. Your bulls plowed your fields soldier crops and Harvey. Sted them. I'll be taking the fleece. Now. Medieval, watched her father gasp and sputter unable to respond to the nonchalant hero, the elation. She had felt in seeing Jason overcome the challenges wavered. She had only wanted to save him. But now there was no denying it. She had become a traitor. That night the Argonaut celebrated on their ship. Jason said in their midst feeling somewhat undeserving of their praise forget, Hercules, we've got a new greatest hero. And he's not even a Demi God to our captain Jason you'll be toasting dead, man. If you don't get out of here. Medina had no trouble sneaking aboard while the Argonaut celebrated grew meet Medina Medina crew. I couldn't have done it. Without you must go. My father is determined not to relinquish the fleece his army descends on this very night. The lied to us. But I did everything he asked could've died you still can you fool now? Go I'm not leaving without the fleece men and treasure fine. I will help you steal the fleece. But we must go. Now, you heard her get the ship turned around. I'll meet you are the river forks, you're going. Loan not alone. I've gotten a deal with me. Madisha lead Jason through winding corridors and tunnels until they reached a sprawling garden at the very heart of the palace soon. The trees gave way to a moonlit grove with a dark oak at the center from an outstretched bow hung, the golden fleece shimmering in the moonlight at first it seemed like the ground at the base of the tree was moving. Then Jason saw the glint of shiny scales. An enormous serpent was coiled around the tree it raised its massive head. It's skull larger than Jason himself and fixed the hero with piercing yellow eyes. Jason drew his sword ready for the serpent to strike Midia brushed past Jason before he could stop her. The snakes gaze fell on the unarmed woman who began. Dan to sing as she approached Jason wanted to grab her or at least to shout at her to get back, but he found himself paralyzed. The songs affect on the snake was even more pronounced. It's massive head bobbed. It's eyelids fluttered until at last it lowered its chin to the ground asleep. Jason watched as Medea continued toward the tree when he realized he could move again, he hurried after her taking care not to step on the snake's tail thought this beast was never supposed to sleep. Which is why she was so tired Madisha reached up and carefully lifted the golden fleece from the bow of the tree then turned to present it to Jason he stared at her in wonder media own never forget what you've done for me. It's the gods. You should think fry no not what is compelled me to turn again. My father only that I could not bear to see you die. Come with me back to Thessaly. All Greeks will know what you've done and praise you as a Queen Medea looked at Jason with is that shown with joy her. Shame momentarily forgotten. She kissed him beneath the oke of Aries with the fleece held between them and the slumbering serpent coiled about their feet moments later Madisha stole down the hall with a box of her most cherished potions Jason had agreed to wait while she collected them from her room, and where my UB going. The bronze clad prince loomed out of the shadows of Sears. You shouldn't. I'm not going anywhere. Isn't it? Strange. How that man was unhurt by the bulls fire, and I wonder how he knew how to beat the Sparta. I don't know. Almost as strange as my sister stealing from a room in the dead of night with their most valuable possessions. One might think you are trying to flee with him absurd. His please just let me pass the fleece doesn't matter. It's only our father's pride. Yes. It is his pride and mine, and you have humiliated them both Medina saw movement over her brother's shoulder. Jason was slinging toward them in the darkness unseen by obser- twos. I don't understand Madisha. How could you betray us? We're going to kill him. You know, they'll never escape. I'm sorry. Obscene to. Medea. Choked back a sob as the blade erupted from obser- twosies chest Jason had run her brother through from behind. Medina ran forward to catch him before he fell. I'm so sorry, brother tears streaming down. Her cheeks Madisha watched as the light faded from her brother's is. Up next Jason Medina and the Argonauts flee from coal chess with the golden fleece in tow and the vengeful king i-it-it's on their tail now back to the story. Medina had warned Jason of her father's plan to attack the Argonauts rather than handing over the golden fleece as he had. Agreed. She helped Jason Steele, the fleece. And when her brother obser- twos, tried to stop them. She assisted Jason in murdering the prince Jason watched deeply troubled as Madisha hacked, her brother's limbs from his body. Is this really necessary? We will tie each of his limbs to a different horse and send them each in a different direction. My father will want to see ABC's to buried properly and sent his armies to collect the pieces. This will keep them occupied long enough for us to escape. Help me. Jason did as she bid silently reminding himself to never cross this woman. Once observed uses remains were scattered. They set sail speeding away from coal chess. The Argo flew through the water in the grey light of dawn Jason stood at the bow considering the shimmering fleece in his hands. Suddenly Medina gripped his shoulder. Jason look, my father ships. Jason looked back. Not surprised to see the entire fleet of coaches bearing down on them. You didn't think he'd let me leave with his fleece and his daughter. Did you? Jason dash to the site of the ship and peered over the railing not far ahead. The waves chopped and swirled viciously forming a massive whirlpool, a circle of jagged rocks. Poked from the water at the edge of the storm. And there was something else barely visible beneath the frothing waves. Jason's is widened with fear as he realized what he was looking at. That's no mere mouse room creature Carithers, it was a mouth and enormous toothy. Gaping maw sucking in seawater with all the ferocity of a dehydrated sailor. Stirs clear. Those jaws Jason to port. There's I don't know what it is Jason spun around steering away from career had brought them closer to the eastern edge of the straight high in the cliff walls. Jason could see the mouth of a cave and something was moving inside. As he watched a dozen long grey tentacles slithered from the cave reaching for the passing ship. Horta starboard stay away from those cliffs too far in the other direction, and we'll be lost to Caribbean. What do we do captain Jason weighed his options if he steered too close to corrupt the ship would be caught in the world pools current and pulled into the hungry mouth too, far the other way, and they would be seized by the reaching arms of Silla turn back and face the fleet of cultures. Captain, what's the order? I don't know. I don't up ahead just visible. Amidst the frothing waves dozens of sea nymphs leapt and danced through the water. One of them looked back at the Argo and waved for Jason to follow her. He did not know who she was or that she and her sisters had been sent by Hera to save him once more, but he had learned to take help when it was offered. He ordered the Argonauts to row after the nymphs. The Argo cut a core straight between the two monsters the ocean immediately to their right seemed to fall away like they were traveling along the lip of a bowl Caribbean. Yawning mouth at the bottom, even an inch more in that direction. And they would be sucked down to those waiting teeth at the other end of the ship Sylla's arms groped for the Argonauts rowing just out of reach suddenly one of the tentacles wrapped around in or and dragged its wielder overboard. Hulan yours, whereas you can't reach them. But we won't be able to steer. We'll be at the mercy of the gods. We always worried us the men obeyed and the Argo slid through the water propelled by the wind alone to their right Caribbean seemed to be guzzling the whole ocean while on their left Sylla's frustrated arms groped the tips of her tentacles just grazing the hull. And then the Argo was clear of them. Both. The Argonauts cheered praising the gods for their fortune. They took up their oars again and Jason gave the order to make for home. The words had barely escaped his lips. When Jason heard the strange sound at first he thought it must be the wind for it. Was unlike any human voice he had ever heard. Then he saw them three women stood on the cliffs of a nearby island singing to the ship as it sailed past. They beckoned to Jason imploring him to come to them. Madisha saw the change come over. Jason just as it did the rest of the crew horror washed over her as she realized what was happening. It was the dreaded sirens media forced her fingers into her ears. But it was too late for the crew there had been no order, but the crew road as one steering the Argo straight toward the island. And the rocky cliffs Jason walked to the edge of the ship as if it was not moving him to the. Sirens. Fast enough, another step, and he would fall into the sea Jason wakeup beg you as she pled with Jason something changed. Medina turned searching for this new source of music Orpheus stood at the center of the ship with his Lyre. He had wrapped a strip of cloth around his head covering his ears as he began to sing his powerful voice soared above the ship drowning out those of the sirens. One by one the crew of the Argo stirred from their collective trance. They steered the ship away from the island and the sirens who themselves had stopped singing to listen Jason was last to awaken as he stared at his crew he wondered at how close they had come to disaster Jason found Medina at the back of the ship weeping silently as she watched. Her father's. Ships being torn apart by the twin mouths of Silla and Caribbean. He took her in his arms turning her away from the massacre. We did it my love. Yes. You have accomplished everything you set out to achieve and I have betrayed all that. I once called home, then we will make a new home. As the shore of cultures faded in the distance Jason realized for the first time how much media had left behind and for him a man with no special skills other than dedication to his task. He was a lucky hero. Indeed. The return trip was as long again as the journey there with as many interruptions, they stayed briefly with the sea witch Searcy who gave Madisha penance. So that the gods would forgive her crimes against her family. Madisha would not forgive herself. Jason Madisha were married in a cave beside the sea with the golden fleece as their wedding bed when it lasts they sailed into yield coz, she stood with him at the bow holding aloft, the fleece for the crowds who had come to welcome the heroes home. Look at them hundreds of women and not one of them is part bird or a monster. That wants to drown you in the seas, their strong Greeks brave. Honorable Greeks, all I've done is take a trip across the world to collect shiny boy. How am I supposed to be their king? It is the will of the gods that you should be king. Maybe the gods asked too much you fear that you have replaced one impossible task for another perhaps a field. You have plenty of experience in them. And you won't be alone lower the gangway. Home at last Jason Medina and the crew left the Argo and descended to the waiting crowds. Jason. And the golden fleece is one of the world's oldest hero's quest tales a story of individuals going out into the chaotic unknown to bring back treasure for their community. Historians have interpreted the significance of the golden fleece in various ways, it could symbolize the spread of sheep husbandry or gold mining technology or agriculture or it might merely represent a thirty and the right of kingship in any case. It's most likely the imagery of heroes facing the unknown that most appealed to the early Greeks who had plenty to fear outside of their towns and communities the wild terrain that Jason traverses in his journey was very real for them so much. So that many elements in the legend can be traced to distinct locations and physical landmarks while other episodes serve as founding stories for towns and communities along the Black Sea. 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The Monkey King Pt. 3

Mythology

53:06 min | 1 year ago

The Monkey King Pt. 3

"Something to note journey to the West. The original source for much of the Monkey King Myth has undergone a number of translations for this episode we primarily used Arthur Wales nineteen forty two translation supplemented with more modern translations of the story are myths may not always be the version Asian. You're familiar with but we hope you'll enjoy them. The monk trippy Taco was pleased with how his quest was proceeding. He may have lost his two human companions but he had gained three magical ones through the efforts of Bodey Lisa. Guan Yin Sun Will Kong the Monkey King and Chew pitchy. The pig spirit were his protectors. While you who long a river dragon had been transformed into his horse with such escorts. No one could impede their progress or so trippie Taka thought not another river scared of getting what monkey don't make me thrash you again. Pig Pig. Wait I see a sign up ahead river of the Flowing sans. There's a poem beneath. Allow me to guess. The water is deep. Keep you will drown if you try to cross it. Is that an accurate reading. I thought you liked poetry monkey. I love poetry. I Hate rivers. We can't cross who dares enter my domain. A demon rose up in their path. It had a fiery fiery red beard at a necklace of skulls. Circled its neck. It's is blazed Fury Sun Wu Kong brandished brandished. His staff ready to battle this new foe. Who are you I am Shah Woo Jin? I was once General of Heaven and I am now the protector of the river of the flowing. Sands if you wish to cross you will do so at your own peril. I will eat your flesh and add your remains to my necklace. You weren't by any chance placed here by Guan. Then she may have had something to do with it. Were you instructed to wait for a tongue monk what is it to you trip Taco. My friend I think you found another disciple. The monkey king's intuition was true. XIAOWU GIN or friar ear sand as his group would call him was yet another disgraced spirit placed in tribute Takas path to aid him but even been with another spirit as his disciple. There route would grow ever more treacherous and its end was further away than in any of them could imagine welcome to mythology. Apar- cast original every Tuesday. We present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and Narrator Vanessa. Richardson you can find all episodes of mythology and all other podcast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream mythology for free on spotify. Just open the APP tap browse and type mythology in the search jbar 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 park cast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening? It really does help today. Were telling the third and final chapter of the Monkey King in part one. We explored the story of Sun. We'll Kong's birth and how he gained his many magical abilities and became the monkey king in part two. We followed him as he was recruited. It by the monk. trippy Taka to aid in a holy journey this week the monk and his posse of disgraced immortals fight their way west West to Buddha's palace on vulture peak where they hope to retrieve the sacred scrolls and in the case of the Monkey. King Find forgiveness fitness for past sins though English speaking listeners may be less S. familiar with it journey to the West is one of the most frequently adapted pieces of literature in the world since it was first conceived in the sixteenth century. Sorry it's been translated into operas. Stage plays comics television series and films produced across the world. It is one. The most universal pieces of mythology ever written and son Will Kong. The Monkey King is key to that success of the four heroes euros of journey to the West. He is far and away the most popular like the pig spirit Chuka Chee. He embodies the flaws of humanity party but unlike his counterpart he shows a real desire for change throughout the course of the story even if that desire is often held back back by his pride true to the Buddhist Philosophy that informs the myth son Macon's greatest enemy is not any demon or spirit for it. He asked a fight or outwit but rather his own arrogance and shortsightedness and the extraordinary length of their expedition gives CBS Sun Wu Kong plenty of chances to make arrogant mistakes since show will Jin. The Sand Demon joined their their journey. The trials facing trippy Taka Son Will Kong and to Paci only increased in frequency demons ogres googlers and hostile spirits seemed to lurk in the shadows every time they made camp and it often fell to one of the travelers to keep watch Overnight all of the companions save for you along the River Dragon. Currently acting as Trippy Takas horse took monastic vows. House alongside their leader if they were to undertake such a journey they were to do it in the most pious way possible. First trippy talk a top them. The five precepts or basic tenets to lead a spiritual life as Buddhists these included abstaining from murder theft theft sexual misconduct lying and intoxicants. Chew pitchy mumbled. GRUMPILY through the third precept sexual all misconduct but a swift kick from Sun. Wu Kong made him quiet down early one morning. The travelers found themselves walking across open hills without a monster incite. It was a welcome relief but one that reminded them just how how far from their destination. They were how much further. We've reached Vulture Pook. I know not but remember. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Do you object to me quoting Taoist. We'll lucon not at all master but back when I was causing havoc in heaven that particular Taoist broke a vase over my head. You fought loud. Su He probably did not find you much of a challenge. I swear to Buddha pigs e we'll con- behave save yourself remember Guan Yin's Gold Band Sun will come stammered and apology clutching at the magical gold. Circle it on his forehead head. Afraid trippy Taka would make Titan again. He wished he could pry the awful thing off his forehead. But it was created by the Bodey Sutton Guan Yin and unbreakable eager to leave HSUEHPA cheese company some New Kong hopped upon a cloud and zipped it off into the distance. The others waited patiently for his return. TRIPPY TACO felt a strange tingling in the air. They're almost like lightning was about to strike nearby but the sky was clear. This feeling was not caused by the weather. Somebody somebody or some things was approaching. He looked around but did not see any change. In the surrounding landscape moments later he saw a figure creeping over the nearest hill. It was a woman carrying a blue pot in one hand hand and a green jar in the other. Her face was the purest alabaster white and is shown from within her. Her dress hung in such a way that the neckline dipped lower than trippy TACO was used to. He averted his eyes before he could take in too who much of her beauty. He was a monk after all he noticed moments later that his companions did not show the same restraint restraint. Xiao Jian's eyebrows were knitted with suspicion. But she put cheese mouth hung slack. His gaze was fixed on the woman. And though trippy Taco was naive in such things even he could see the animal lost in the pigs spirits gays. He's too pitchy adjusted his BANDANNA and sauntered up to the woman were you going most fair goddess greetings Travelers when I was young I took a vow defeat any monks passing by my home and where might be your home. Radio One My companions are quite hungry just west of white tiger rich. But you won't have to go so far. This pot is full of rice price and this jar is full of me and then we can eat here if you like. Thank you for the offer miss but my other disciple is is off picking US some fruit. We will be fine drapery Chaka while you turned down. Can you not smell the boo cheers care. Air In co we have not met a friendly face for miles. Why would are changed so suddenly? I think you're just jealous. You looked at me first off with the absurd accusations very well. We'll lead here. The woman beamed her smile. Was So beautiful. That trippy TACO couldn't believe he had initially distrusted her. A pleased shiver ran up his spine as the woman said her jar and pot in in front of them to patchy was right. The scent of the steaming rice and MEHAN GIN or wheat balls was enticing. An an instant later the illusion was shattered. The woman's radiant smile faded as her eyes drifted past trippy. Talk to something else. A blur of motion flew past trippy. TAKAS head of familiar metal staff Sun Wu Kong struck the woman across the face her head jerked to the side with a horrible snap and then she collapsed onto. Ah The earth trippy talk stood. There stunned his hands. Frozen and an outstretched gesture. His gaze slid over to Sunwoo Kong but the Monkey King was busy. Prodding the woman's corpse with his staff. What have you done? I've saved your lives. I honestly do not know how you'll survive without me. You killed an innocent woman. No it's not dead. The demon is merely fled this body it. We'll be back check the food she was going to serve you if you're not sure trippy. Talk Kneel down and opened the rice rice pot instead of rice. It was full of squirming centipedes. The jar of weep balls held frogs and toads instead. Instead thank you monkey. You saved US master. Would if used Magic to change our food into bugs and frogs frogs so that he would escape punishment for his rash act. It does sound like a thing. You're capable of master. I swear I was telling the truth off trippy. TACO began reciting the Spell Guan Yin had taught him causing the Golden Band around son. Newcomb's head to tighten Painfully he cried out for relief over and over until trippy Taka finally released him. Do you promise not got to murder anyone else. Yes I swear son will calm. Didn't dare talk back to trippy. Taka again as they set off on on the road once more he kept his head down and kept an eye out for the demons. Return trippy TACO. Wooden understand that after for years of traveling between the heavens and the Earth Sun Newcombe could spot a demon even when they wore a human form his golden than is new the telltale signs and this demon would be back. He was certain of it. Sure enough a day down the road. They encountered an old woman limping on a cane. Excuse me fellow travelers. Have you seen a young lady walking this way. My daughter was taking food amongst but I have not heard from her since I so I am so sorry your daughter she monkey again curses she saami coming you seamaster. Every time it sees me about to strike a blow it leaves the body behind so it looks like I killed the woman when really I just how how master I was explaining myself. You were covering for your own dreadful crime. Admit it right murderer. What do you have? Decipher Yourself I beg your forgiveness and you have it for now. Do do not test me in the future trippy. TACO forced Sun Wu Kong to bury the old woman when that was done. The monks continued Tinubu their journey more than once. Chew Patchy or Xiaojin commented on the lack of demons in their path. The monkey king being rolled his eyes whenever they spoke for he knew they had already seen the same demon on their path. Twice and twice it had managed to escape but son Will Kong's alertness paid off before too long hearing something coming up the road. He quietly slipped away into the surrounding underbrush nestled amongst the FERNS. He slyly peaked out at his companions on the road an old man approached them with a very similar countenance to the old woman they had seen further back up the road. Son Will Kong's gold old eyes glinted. It was the same demon. He was certain he gripped his staff and crept closer muscles tents that the ready when he was in striking distance he did not hesitate this time. The Demon did not see the monkey coming coming. His first blow struck the demon across the back of the head and he beat it until it's form was lifeless on the ground. As he stared at the body it came apart and dwindled away until only Pale white bones remained. I got You this time white bones spirit. There is no teaching you what but master that was the husband. The old woman you murdered the father of the young John Woman. Have you know shame very well. Punish me if you have to but you cannot deny that was a demon. Leave my sight monkey. You were amok no more sun. Newcomb gaped he looked from trippy. Talk as judgmental frown to Shah Gugans impassive face ace and troop achieves smug one. When his companions offered no support he mounted his cloud and flew away it unlike the first time he abandoned trippy? Taka some New Cong- felt a pang of sadness in his chest. TRIPPY TACO was a fool fool. But he was an honest full better than a dishonest fool like to pass. The monkey king shook his head. 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And sure to bring you closer to the furry friend in your life so get ready to sit stay and rollover with excitement for par casts endearing series dog tales. Listen to dog tales. Free on spotify or wherever. You get your podcasts now. Back to the story some will Kong the monkey king had travelled. Many Leagues Seeks With trippy. Taka the Buddhist monk though the enchanted circling around his head would hurt Sun Wu Kong. If trippy Taka ever caught him misbehaving `having he had grown fond of the monk. which made it all the more painful? When trippy Taka ordered him to leave their band? Son will calm returned to the water curtain cave and ally the home he had left all those years ago to pursue a place yes in the heavens. His loyal monkey subjects still lived there though. Their numbers have diminished over the years due to hunters and attacks from heavenly forces who still held a grudge against Sun Wu Kong but even as he settled back into the routine of protecting his people wolf from the mortal hunters son Will Kong felt an emptiness in his stomach. It made him think of the name. His Mentor SA- booty had given him mm all those centuries ago aware of the acuity after half a millennia its meaning still. You alluded him. When Shoo Pechiney arrived he had completely lost track of time? So you think thank Buddha are found you. I came here to gloat to tell me you reached vulture peak without me not at all. I Master Mrs You. He asked me to bring you back really. You're not just saying this because you've gotten into another fight with the demon that neither you nor Shah Persian could handle. No no no. We were merely sitting around the fire and trippy. TACO says are banned has felt slightly lesser. Now that some will no longer with us it makes me sad. That's your problem pigs. You're utterly terrible liar. I'm lying because you just said so if I'm going to rejoin your journey and save our master from almost certain death. I'll need something from you to what is that. I will need you to apologize. I am sorry what are you sorry for are sorry you for not taking your side when you killed that Damon and and for calling you names and what else is there. Are you also sorry for being a pig headed fool. Yes I absolutely a pig headed headed for good now. Let's go see what trouble our dear monk has gotten himself into trippy. TACO was overjoyed to see Sunwoo Kong again largely because he was minutes away from being eaten alive by yet another monster together. The Band of heroes were able able to rescue trippy. Taka and continue west. Their adventures took them in and out of caves up and down mountains and a long winding rivers with no end in sight. Xiaohua Jin Chu Patchy and Sun. Wu Kong fought demons humans bandits and magicians the whole way vulture peak had never felt further off but after years of traveling rolling from city to city the four monks and the Dragon Horse felt unstoppable until they needed a local king to sign their passports. The kings stared down at the newcomers from his throne. They were a strange looking lot. A red bearded awarded wizard. A pig in farmers clothing and a monkey with a crown at the center of the Peculiar Party was a normal looking in monkeys. They were brought before the king in chains. The king gave a signal and three figures emerged from a side door four and joined his side. They were his three royal heads of religion the immortals who had commanded the arrest of these newcomers comers these are the prisoners your grace. What are these men accused of? They killed two priests and chased off five hundred Buddhist Buddha's to a working for us. These men are not monks they are troublemakers. Who should be executed? If I may Your Majesty one King to another you are no king. You are an ape sun. Wu Kong gritted his teeth trying to ignore the slight five hundred years ago he would have beaten the king to death for such an insult but he was a monk now he had vows to uphold nevertheless. Your immortals are no immortals I was once called the great sage equal to heaven and I can tell an imposter when I see one. These are three charlatans who were holding five hundred Buddhists as slaves slaves. Son Will Kong. What are you doing trust me? I challenge your immortals to a contest. I will name three challenges ages and if we can both accomplish them we will submit to your judgement. Do not test us. Little monkey to my left is dear strength immortal. Title and to my right is ram strength in modal. I am called the Tigers strength. Immortal cut off my arms and I can still fight right cut off my legs and I can still walk cut off my head and I can still speak. My power is legendary. We'll do you first. Then I'm perfectly ready to have my head cut off are you. The king nodded his head assenting to the contest. Both the immortal and the Monkey King would be decapitated immediately to prove the immortals boast. The guards seized the monks and forced them out of the throne room as they were dragged to the chopping block. trippy talk us. Lit Up next to Sun Woo Kong and and whispered to him. Please tell me you have a plan. His plan is to die. Your pessimism is not helpful. Version monkey is is GONNA get us all killed relaxed brothers the only way to test an immortal is to put them in mortal danger and see if they can escape. I will be fine. They were brought out into a wide open square flanked by scores of armored guards. A small mall mound rose from the center of the square. A masked man stood beside it honing a wickedly sharp Dow on a wet stone. Tone son will cong- strode calmly up to the executioner and grinned at him. The executioner blinked mystified by his cheery victim. A moment later. The guards parted admitting the king and his three immortals into the square. The Tiger strength drank immortal. Stepped forward. You were to go first monkey or have you grown scared not at all. I was merely stretching stretching my neck. The Guard seized son Will Kong and forced him onto his knees head to the ground without giving the monkey not another chance to quip. The executioner raised his sword and brought it down on Sun. Kong's Neck Sunwoo. Sunwoo Kong's head separated from his shoulders and the executioner kicked it towards the king. Amazingly there was no blood from the stump as the severed head rolled by the immortals grinned in triumph a moment later a of voice spoke from deep. Within the monkey's body heard return. The head started to roll back back toward the next dump. It had been separated from seeing this movement. The deer strength immortal held out a hand. And the head. Ed stopped pinned in place by magic. A moment passed a new head sprung from some Macon's shoulders. Exactly where the old one had been. He turned his head back and forth as if working kink out of his neck he strode ooh over to his old head picked it up and chucked it over his shoulder dismissively. I don't need that anymore. Not Possible possible cleverer than we thought. Well he's known to have seventy two transformations he must have seventy two heads as well. Your your turn tiger strength. The Tiger strength immortals showed no fear as he approached the heads men. He opened his collar exposing opposing his throat and kneel down to accept the same treatment but when the tiger strength immortals had attempted to return earned its body son will cong- worked his magic. He plucked to hair from his chest and it transformed into a large dog. The dog snatched the head up and carried it away. The immortal strained trying to grow a new head from its stump. Just like the monkey had done instead. Blood spurted out and the body fell into the dirt. The air around the carcass warped and where the immortal lay was a headless unmoving tiger. You have have proven your immortality. Monkey take your passport and be off. What Your Majesty your to other immortals have yet to answer my challenge that will not be necessary? We will accept this challenge sire. This monkeys offenses cannot stand splendid. May I have a knife. Please captain captain. I would like to rearrange my guts. Before we continue bemused the captain of the guards handed. Son Will Kong a knife. The monkey removed moved his tiger skin. Robe then accepted the blade. He pressed the point into his chest and made a precise cut down the the center of his belly. He then opened the flaps of skin revealing his own guts. One never feels so naked as when one's entrails are exposed before a crowd as the king soldiers and monks watched in amazement. Mazembe isn't son Will Cong- took his entrails out inspected each organ and placed them back inside himself then he blew on his chest and the incisions sealed itself he then returned the knife to the soldier. All better would as you care to try. Dear strengthen mortal the second immortals smirked at the monkey this was a simple trick that even a lesser immortal immortal could have learned. He drew a knife and bared his chest. Beads of sweat formed on the immortals brow as he cut into his stomach but like Sun will kong. He was able to expose his viscera without any ill effects with the entire entire crowds eyes off him. Son Will Kong plucked another hair from himself. It twisted and nodded back on itself taking the shape of a hawk. The Hawk dove toward the deer strength immortal and snatched his guts away from him chewing going on the intestines as it flew off into the distance. The immortal gasped and sputtered before finally collapsing onto into the ground. When his body hit the earth it was that of a mutilated dead white deer as the onlookers? There's muttered amongst themselves. The third so-called immortal seved he world on the king. A foul trick has been played upon upon us. Your Majesty must have my revenge. Hell what ordeal could be worse than disembowelment. I Wage A. He cannot survive have bathing and boiling oil. On the king's command. A large iron tub was brought forward and filled to the brim with bubbling black Greece. As the attendance poured the liquid in a drop landed on the foot of the nearest servant. It's sizzled suld and the man howled in pain. Jumping around on one foot trippy. Taka shuddered. He could not imagine his friend going into into that substance without cooking himself to death. A glance to chew PACI and Xiao Zhen confirmed they thought the same name. The Ram strength immortal looked to Sun. Wu Kong his triumphant smirk was visible even from the crowd. He expected acted the monkey to go. First trippy TACO leaned forward hands clasped. His heart pounded furiously in his chest tube. achie- gulped Xiaojin twiddled his skull necklace between his fingers. The monkey king took a running running leap and dived into the oil. He vanished beneath the viscous. Black liquid without so much as a splash he did not resurface. You see he's the Charlatan sees them. Wait my Lord please. These are now that our friend is dead. I do not care what happens to us but please give me a moment to make an offering to his soul very well but after that you shall be executed for Heresy And murder trippy Taka to Pacheco and Xiao Wujin knelt all to pray for Sun Wu Kong Seoul. None of them knew how they were to escape their dire situation up next trippy. Taka and the other monks face their inevitable. Fate without any hope of escape now the conclusion to our story Sun Wu Kong. The monkey king had finally committed committed to life as a monk benching West with the monk. trippy Taka to recover sacred scrolls from the Buddhist temple after years of adventuring venturing. He attempted to challenge three malicious immortals for their lives. But on the third challenge. He vanished into tab of boiling oil. TRIPPY TACO was heartbroken. Mere moments away from their own executions trippy. Tuukka Alka Chew Patchy and shower. Jin took a bowl of rice broth each and offered it in memory of their fallen companion. CAPUCCI UGO I very well son Wou Kong. I'm so happy to be rid of you. You despicable son of pig. Big Be respectful. I wonder if he'll make a good broth. What is the matter with you too? He was always rude to us when he was alive. It's it's where he would've wanted are you finished with your tributes. The guards closed in around. The Buddhists trippy Taka bowed owed and accepted his fate until a sound came from within the cauldron. I think my graph has gone cold. Your Majesty could you put some more fuel on the fire trip Taco world around to see Sun Wu Kong splashing about in the boiling oil. Cackling maniacally staying beneath the surface had been a prank in spite of himself trippy Taco talk of felted joyful grin tug at the edges of his mouth. The monkey king climbed out of the bath and dried himself with a towel. CINCHING cinching the cloth. He turned to the rim strength immortal. Expectantly the immortal snarled at Sun Cong and began to disrobe robe. He took a deep breath and climbed into the BAFF. To the shock of everyone. He was also uninjured. Sun Wu Kong squinted at him distrustfully. What is the matter of monkey prepared to admit defeat something? Something is not right here. Some lucon bounded up to the cauldron and plunged his hand into the bubbling oil. What are you doing? The monkey king withdrew his hand holding a pale blue serpent with scrambling legs. The so called. Immortal had hidden an ice dragon in the bath to protect himself for shame. Little Dragon you know. I am friends friends with Dragon King of the East Sea begun lest I tell him that you have been aiding my enemy tiny dragon yelped and flew away vanishing in a blink once it was gone. The Ram strength immortal began to squirm in discomfort. His squirms then became screams. He fought to escape the kettle but it was too late soon. He had slipped beneath. The churning black cries drowned out by the bubbling oil. Attendance poured the kettle out onto the ground. The sizzling alling liquids spread over the sand revealing the pearly white bones of Aram. The oil bath had burned the flesh. Show way completely. The king watched this all with an expression of astonishment on his face. Release them in return their passports sports. You may continue on your way. Buddhists don't feel too badly sire. It is quite easy to be deceived by an animal. Spirit if you don't know what to look for four. Get Out of my sight monkey. The guards returned trippy. Takas Dragon Horse Yulong and the five companion and set off once again toward the West. After this encounter chew PACI Shall Woo Jin refrained from mocking the Monkey. Speaking as often since he showed such ingenuity in saving their lives as the months wore on the land around them changed changed the villages they passed. Were full of priests and pilgrims the flowers they saw dotting. The landscape were vividly colored food and shimmered like gems they were nearing vulture peak. A woman approached them as they pass through a daoist village. On on the side of a mountain her eyes glimmered beneath her shawl and son will calm gasped in recognition it was the Bodey. Boaty sought Guan Yin herself. Welcome travelers greetings. Bota are we almost there. Yes when you are. I don't understand you told us. It would take only around three years to get to vulture peak it has been almost fourteen. The Path to enlightenment lightened takes just as long as it needs. It isn't impossible to predict for anyone do understand I think so. There is not much left of your journey. Follow me following the Bodey Sut Vaa. The travelers ascended the mountain. They traveled day and night the sun always shimmering just at the horizon it was like time itself was holding its. It's breath for the end of their journey. Finally they arrived at vulture peak and entered the Buddhist temple as day entered. They found the Buddha himself deep in conversation with Confucius when they entered Buda turned earned and grinned. Welcome monks your feet must be tired from walking all this way mighty Buddha. My name is tongue Tanjung. Long I was given the title trippy. Taka after the sacred scrolls we are here to collect if you deem US worthy of course if you were not worthy you would not out of even found my door amendment and cash. CHIAPPA have the scrolls two of the Buddha's attendants guided them to a side room. It was fool of scrolls stacked high on top of each other trippy Taco fell to his knees in awe of the knowledge on display Sunwoo Kong took the nearest and unfurled it the scriptures were blank. The monks were shocked. SUPICCI and Xiaohua Jin looked to Sun will come almost expecting. It was a prank of some kind but son mccown was just as mystified fide as the rest of them. The monkey flew back into the Great Hall. He found Buddha waiting a pleased smile on his face. What is the meaning of this? Your advisers gave a scrolls that were completely blank. I thought they might. They meant to suggest with you. But you see Sun. Cong like scrolls like these are the true scriptures more true than the actual writings but the a text do exist of course to an enlightened mind the blank text and they're written are the same. My friend trippy TACO. We'll look like a fool. If he brings those back to China it is true. The people of the mortal world are too ignorant to see any truth in the blank scrolls we. We had better give them some with writing on them shouldn't we. The Buddha clapped his hands and the attendance brought out a team of horses laden with the scrolls according to Buddha they included over five thousand individual texts more than enough to satisfy the emperor her tell your emperor to treasure these scrolls for there is a great wisdom in them. Though not as great as the wisdom you have all earned in your journey Bipasha Bipasha Panis will guide you home. I expect you back here in eight days. You will find that this time. The trip will seem like the blink of an eye by the Buddha was right. The travelers faced not challenges on the way back and when they brought their bounty into Chung and and the emperor was overjoyed. He listened intently as the monks recounted their journey for him. When they had finished he clapped his hands ends in delight and insisted that they throw a feast? entropy Takas honor the monk however had to decline he and his four companions canyons had an appointment with the Buddha when they reached vulture peak for a second time the Budo welcomed them as as if they were old friends tong songs song in a previous life. You were the Golden Cicada my second disciple but your disobedience sled you to being reborn in the East now you have proven yourself wise and worthy by recovering these scriptures. You'll be known as Buddha of precocious merit. Thank you father. Buddha Sunwoo Kong when you were young you challenged all the forces of heaven and called yourself the great sage equal to heaven but through your dedication to this monk you also achieve Buddha Hood you will be Eh. Victoria's fighting Buddha. I am honored Xiaoshan. I will make you an our heart. You will have a place in heaven as well you though not as high as Buddha. It is a far greater honor than I could have expected. Thank you you long for your role in this quest. I shall make you one of the eight elder dragons. The horse trippy Taka had been writing on for so many. Many years shimmered and twisted returning to its original form as a mighty dragon. Once the transformation nation was complete you long bowed his dragon head to the Buddha ingratitude. To Paci you will be the cleanser of the altars. What why did you not make me a Buddha? While you're still too greedy my idea. A pig and eternity of eating leftover offerings will suit you nicely Sun will come cackle that Chuka cheese lesser appointment but to Pacini shrugged it off the way. The Buddha described it it sounded like the best job in all the heavens with all the rewards granted Sun will come turned to trippy Taka Master. Now that we are both Buddha's could you remove of the circle. It from my head I WANNA smash it to pieces. Guan Yin spoke up from the Buddhist side. Try and removing event yourself. There's nothing here it dwindled away. The more you behave selflessly for your companions when it sends to you were truly chains the circle it vanished for good sun. Wu Kong laugh in delight all the spirits of heaven. Heaven gathered around these five new immortals. They chanted praise to the Buddha of precocious spirit the victorious fighting Lighting Buddha. The golden haired are hot the heavenly dragon and even the altar cleaner the five heroes were welcomed welcomed into heaven alongside the jade emperor loud sue and Buddha five hundred and fourteen in years after his rampage through the heavens. The monkey king was finally accepted in his true home for all its frequent adaptations and retailing's much of the Western analysis of journey to the West fixate sates on its adventure elements while missing out on the themes that make it such an enduring tale. It's impossible to separate journey to the West from its Buddhist origins and its central arc contains a theme that makes it uniquely Eastern trippy. Taka or tons on Zang's simple goal all to find the sacred scriptures is not as key to the story as one might think it's the sort of plot device Alfred Hitchcock would refer to as macguffin an objective that drives the plot but is ultimately secondary to the growth of the characters. The true goal of journey to the West Rest is not to bring enlightenment back to China but for the titular monks to bring enlightenment to themselves. This is why they're destination is is not a specific location in India but rather vulture peak more of a state of mind than a real place. This theme is underlined. With with the fact that Woo Chung ends book takes ninety eight chapters to get to vulture peak then spends only two on the return to China Lena. Sun Wu Kong. The Monkey King embodies this journey in a subtle way throughout their travels. He's combative stubborn and aggressive. But the EGO that he showed in the first seven chapters slowly diminishes until he is. Selflessly following trippy talk without concern for personal gain. This is why he achieves Buddha hood and his counterpart Chuka Chee does not their quest is itself an allegory. For the journey. One Takes Award Enlightenment facing demons that are often created purely by. I your own Karma. The goal is not to find a Chichi to understand the meaning of life but rather to grow to understand the meaning so that even a blank scroll would not be a disappointment and even though the book puts great emphasis on the teachings of Buddhism the text itself itself acknowledges that it's not the only way to enlightenment in the second chapter of journey to the West up poem described Sa- Booty Teaching Sunwoo Lucon his first lesson quote. He showed me that the three beliefs are basically the same. 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E142: Scottish Nightingale Pt. 2 - Janet Smith

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories

48:00 min | 2 years ago

E142: Scottish Nightingale Pt. 2 - Janet Smith

"After this episode ends go. Listen to the first episode of Carter's new show, espionage. It's captivating espionage tells the stories of the world's most incredible undercover missions, and how these covert operations succeeded or failed search for and subscribe to espionage wherever you listen to podcasts, and please don't forget to rate and review. Due to the graphic nature of this murder case listener discretion is advised. This episode includes dramatization in discussions of murder and assault that some people may find offensive we advise extreme caution for children under thirteen. Did you get anything out of this time? He doesn't know about the murder. Mr robinson. Are you? Sure. He understands what we're saying. Oh, he understands that. You want him to confess what he doesn't understand. Why you keep beating him when he's already told you he's innocent. We're beating him because he's lying. It's been weeks. If I'm being honest. I don't think he did it. Well, unless you'd like to join him you'll start seeing things my way get the tire iron time to have another chat with our guest. This is unsettled murders. True crime stories apar- cast original, I'm your host Carter, ROY. And I'm your host Wendy MacKenzie. Every Tuesday, we dive into the world of a real unsolved murder and try to solve the case. This is our final episode on the nineteen twenty four death of Janet Smith at par cast. We are grateful for you our listeners you allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we are doing reach out on Facebook and Instagram at par cast and Twitter at cast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us this to leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help we also now have merchandise. Head depar- cast dot com slash merch. For more information. You can listen to previous episodes of unsolved murders as well as all of park cast other shows on Spotify and anywhere else. You listen to podcasts. Janet Smith started working for the well-to-do Baker family in nineteen twenty three in Kensington England. She was hired to be a nurse made just after the birth of the baker's only daughter Rosemary, see then followed the baker's when they relocated a year later to Shaughnessy Vancouver. It was there that something terrible happened. On July twenty sixth nineteen twenty four twenty two year old Janet stayed home as Mr. and MRs Baker went out to work in run errands, respectively. The only people left in the house where Janet baby Rosemary and the baker's other servant a Chinese man named Wong. Foon sing it would have been a day like any other but that seemingly normal Saturday morning. We come to rock the foundations of the sleepy, Shaughnessy suburbs. Forever sometime after the baker's left home sing found Janet dead with what looked like a gun shot in her temple and Fred baker's gun lying beside her at first glance. It seemed like a suicide and Janet's body was embalmed for burial before an autopsy was even performed but soon public outcry forced the local police to take a second. Look at the case ultimately determining. That Janet had been murdered the blame started to shift to Wong foon sing the houseboy since he had been the only other one home at the time of her death in part, thanks to shoddy evidence handling and Jan it's premature bombing the facts against sing didn't hold up too much scrutiny. Still that didn't mean the investigators were out of options. There were plenty of other factors at play that threaten to twist the truth beyond recognition, and as this very strange case progressed. It would take a lot more effort to separate fact from fiction. In the last episode, we discussed the monumental impact that newspaper magnate Victor Odom made on the Janet Smith case Victor new profitable story when he saw one and milk the case for weeks worth of headlines through nineteen twenty four he even outright fabricated evidence. When the police couldn't supply them with enough hard facts such a squarely placing the blame on the shoulders of Wong FU. And sing he also blamed the Baker family for the murder because they hired sing in the first place using a racist. Anti-chinese rhetoric to call the murder inevitable has the weeks and months gore on bowed limbs voice became increasingly prominent in addition to his journalism career Odom had political ambitions in used as platform to call for reform in particular he wanted to establish protection for white women supposedly at risk from the quote Chinese. Threat in an article title should Chinese work with white girls. He wrote we pass laws to protect deer and grouse and young craps isn't a time we pass laws to protect our young womanhood. His cries for Justice didn't go on heard. In fact, his racist. Coverage made its way all the way up to the Canadian government. And the one woman who seemed perfectly poised to answer victor's call. Mary Ellen Smith no relation to Janet had made her own sort of history in Canadian politics as the first woman ever elected to the legislative assembly. She had originally led the campaign for her husband Ralph Smith, a moderate trade union leader, he was first elected to the British Columbia legislature in eighteen ninety eight then rose to the level of Canadian minister of finance by nineteen sixteen Mariel was very involved in her husband's work. She worked for several Canadian women's rights groups and the Canadian Red Cross and would even make speeches on her husband's behalf when he was unavailable. So by the time Ralph died in February of nineteen seventeen mary-ellen was much beloved by her late husband supporters in won his seat in the legislature by a landslide. I wanted to thank you all for your support in winning back. My husband's seat for the liberal party. I'm sure you can all understand that this has been a trying time for myself, and for my family, we have scarcely had time to grieve before getting back to the work. My husband started, I can only hope he's smiling down on me right now. Because not only did the women of my fair city. Stand behind me the men were there for me too. Nineteen twenty one. She had become a cabinet minister eclipsing even her late husband's political role as the first woman in her political sphere. She was very concerned with the plight of women and girls in British Columbia, her campaign slogan had even been women and children first. So it's no wonder the Janet Smith case had greatly disturbed or on fortunately, like newspaper magnate Victor Odom before her Mary Ellen used this case for a racist agenda. She was particularly upset at the Baker family for employing a Chinese man in the same house as a white woman rather than focus on the possibility that killer had gone free. She's zeroed in on the racist notion that Chinese men were prone to violence. I have here. The names of twenty eight white servant girls who have come to me looking for comfort after quitting their homes mother. Mary ellen. They say, I am terrified. I am terrified that I will become another miss Janet Smith their employers refuse to shield their gentle nature from the unwelcome advances of their coworkers. Chineese co workers that is minister Smith, what exactly are you saying that these Chinese men are a menace, sir, a menace and yet because their labor comes as less of a cost to their employer. These families will choose to dismiss a white woman before they will dismiss an Asian man. Can you imagine servers? What would you do if your daughter expressed concern to her employers that her purity or her life may be endanger and instead of being protected? She is relieved from her employment and twenty eight women expressed the same concern to you or a variation there upon I do not know whether it is a panic among them or not. But if such discrimination were pushed to extremes. It would be a serious matter for our own white women indeed. In November of nineteen twenty four four months after Janet's death mary-ellen introduced the Janet Smith Bill to congress. The Bill was an amendment to Mary Ellen own women and girls Protection Act of nineteen Twenty-three, and it would make it illegal for white women to be hired in the same building as Asians while it was admirable that Marielle and tried to take action to prevent future murders. Her solution was incredibly racist. Her idea of taking care of women and children came largely at the expense of people of color. All let's be clear here when mary-ellen talked about putting women and children first, she meant white women and children, this became more and more obvious later in her career when she openly supported the jenex movement mary-ellen, and the jenex movement only wanted white able bodied and neuro typical people to have children, she even later support. A Bill that encouraged the sexual sterilization of so-called, feeble minded people. So it's a good thing that the Janet Smith Bill never came to pass in addition to its obvious racist. Bent at violated, the Anglo Japanese treaty of nineteen eleven which prohibited discriminatory legislation against Japanese people who would have been included under the Janet Smith Bill though, this might have been a small win for Chinese workers. Like Wong foon sing the racist rhetoric. Shaughnessy was only about to get worse in episode one. We talked about what happened to sing. On august. Twelfth nineteen twenty four a little over two weeks after Janet's murder in order to secure a confession seeing had been kidnapped by a private detective named Oscar Robinson and held for several hours in the detectives office, although the kidnapping succeeded in terrifying saying it failed to get him to confess. Janet's murder. This was in part due to sings limited knowledge of English saying likely had no idea what Oskar wanted from him. No matter how long he was being held or how violent Oscar got the kidnapping was a bad move on multiple levels. The point grey police were working outside the law to follow a bias touch. Additionally, by torturing Wong foon sing they were effectively discouraging the sole witness to the murder from ever cooperating with the investigation. Not only would they not get a confession sing would undoubtedly be hesitant. Anytime. He was questioned about Smith's death on. Fortunately, as disastrous as the first kidnapping turned out to be it wasn't enough to dissuade others and Shaughnessy from doing the exact same thing. We'll discuss who kidnapped sing the second time after a brief message. So windy, and I've been playing this really fun mobile puzzle. Game called best fiends been playing it for while. I think it's a lot of fun. I learned about it from Carter, and I'm already up to level ten I do. It's a classic match three game. And I like that it requires some strategy. I prefer games where I'm forced to focus in think and best fiends is certainly full of challenging and fun. Puzzles best beans takes place in the world of minutia. And it has all these cute courageous inhabitants. There are thousands of fun puzzles to solve and tons of cute characters to collect it's visually. Delicious full of bright, colors and foods, keep you hungry for more than just wanna eat the dang things. And most importantly, it's fun to play. 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Who is also China's top spy for over thirty years, and you'll be inspired by Virginia hall who despite losing part of her. Leg organized sabotage missions against the German army and helped allied soldiers escape during World War Two search for and subscribe to espionage wherever you listen to podcasts again, search espionage or visit par cast dot com slash espionage to listen now. And now back to the story. On July twenty sixth nineteen twenty four in Shaughnessy Vancouver. A nurse made name Janet Smith was murdered in her employer's home suspicion quickly fell on her co worker Wong foon sing primarily to his race. People in the town were determined to get him to confess. Order. I will have order in this meeting house. What's the plan? Malcolm. What is our organization going to do about Wong? It is becoming clear that we can no longer afford to stand by and let the wheels of Justice turn on their own the Chinese man who murdered young miss Smith has fallen through the gaps yet again. So how do you propose? We go about getting a confession from the bastard, I propose we take Mr. Wong from the streets and keep them here and our meeting house until a signed confession has been produced. Didn't the police? Alrighty, try for a confession. The man doesn't speak English, Malcolm. Which is why we will procure another Chinese man one who understands both his backwater language in our own. We will not fall into the same short-sighted plot of our predecessors, and we will not release Wong until we have exactly what we need is. Everyone gathered in a sent anyone opposed. We will proceed with the plan tonight to secure Justice for Janet Smith. I hereby declare this meeting of the Shaughnessy chapter of the Ku Klux Klan adjourned. By spring of nineteen twenty five the Ku Klux Klan head inserted themselves into the murder investigation. Technically speaking, the KKK were not welcome in Shaughnessy. But they did have a meeting house in a rented mansion only six blocks away from where Janet had been murdered and operated openly within the community most of the local police tolerated their presence because the chapter was relatively small. Additionally, the local objections to the KKK were trivial at best public opinion. At the time held that the KKK were merely American transplants who took their role as vigilantes too seriously. And other words, they were seen as more of a laughing stock than a real threat on top of this. Several members of the local police force were KKK members themselves further discouraging officials from taking action against the group private detective, Oscar Robinson and his son William were str-. Wrongly associated with the KKK if not members as well as police detective Sam north and James Hanna and special prosecutor, Malcolm Bruce Jackson, Malcolm had led the second inquest into Janet's death that had ultimately determined. She had been murdered a pretty clear conflict of interest there conflict that became worse as time went on. And the police were unable to produce any alternative suspects by March of nineteen twenty five with Janet's murders still unsolved eight months after her death, the KKK we're getting desperate to pin. The case on sing. So on March twentieth. They came to the bakers front door. It's not known whether or not the bakers were home when sing was jumped just outside of thirty eight fifty one Osler, but he had been seen as he was taken away by men in white hooded robes, the baker's reported missing shortly thereafter. So it was unlikely that they had anything to do with. Kidnapping themselves, despite the reports of his sudden disappearance the police were slow to mount an investigation when they did finally get the ball rolling. It was easy to figure out where the men in white robes had taken sing. In fact, attorney general Alexander Malcolm Manson knew exactly where the kidnap sing was kept just six blocks away at Glenn Bray manner. The KKK's rented meeting house, unfortunately, the Torney general Manson didn't want to send in a rescue party quite yet. Come in. Attorney general Manson, sir. The neighbors of the author place reported seeing men in white hoods dragging Wong foon sing away from the premises. Should we send someone to check on Glenn Bray? Not yet, sir. It's only been a few hours. They found something our men could not find on their own. But aren't you concerned? They might want more that a confession out of whatever happens happens. It's simply out of my hands right now, they could Lynch him which would be a shame. No doubt. But in the end, they're just speeding up the process if he does confess we would seek the death penalty. Anyway, does it really matter where the man is hung. But what if he's innocent? And what if he isn't? I'd rather risk. The death of one innocent man than see a Munster go free. Besides officer. They won't kill him. I'm sure of that. Alexander Manson was in league with the clan. He knew about their plan to torture a confession out of saying. And while he didn't actively participate in torture. He certainly didn't do anything to stop it. The rolling snowball of racism in Shaughnessy Vancouver was growing by the day, infecting, the media, the public and officials alike this incredibly prejudiced outlook was both stifling the investigation and allowing a possibly innocent man to suffer a terrible fate. So with no one willing or able to help him sing trapped inside Glenn Bray with the Ku Klux Klan, and it wasn't just for a few hours like his first kidnapping. No, this time sing was held for six whole weeks of all the turns the Janet Smith case took this was perhaps the bleakest this time around. Oscar Robinson didn't make. The same mistakes he had made during the first kidnapping. He had hired a local man named Wong. Foon C N no relation to sing to translate for him. C N was an interesting individual later in his life. He would be known as a prominent journalist labor activist and outspoken leader for Chinese civil rights in Vancouver. He fought against discrimination of Chinese Canadians and even became known as the spokesman for Chinatown. But in nineteen twenty five he was a fresh face twenty six year old just out of college who took a job as a court interpreter for the Vancouver police since several local constables were KKK members themselves. It's likely C N landed on the clans radar through his work with the courts from their C N would have been recruited to translate for sing during his capture. It's unclear why CNN thought working with clan was a good idea. Perhaps it was because his payment out. Wade his moral objection or he believed that seeing was guilty of murder. Whatever C N believed he would have been witness to the clans incredibly cruel treatment of sing they fractured. His skull broke several of his ribs and deafened him in one ear when they finally released him on may first nineteen twenty five after a month and a half of abuse. He still wasn't out of the woods. The KKK left him to wander the streets. Lost injured and alone until he was picked up by the point grey police and immediately put in Okala prison for suspicion of murder. And remember he was being jailed by some of the exact people who had just kidnapped and tortured him for the prior six weeks, even if Singh had killed Janet his treatment up to this point by vigilante police had been crueler than any punishment that came in the form of a prison sentence. But because the machine of racist propaganda had continued to turn even during his abduction. He still had to stand trial for the murder of Janet Smith. The trials started in the summer of nineteen twenty five and dragged out for months sync spent the one year anniversary of Janet's death in prison by October nineteen twenty five the case against sing was thrown out for lack of evidence. The only thing connecting sing to the crime was his presence in the house. Otherwise, nothing at the crime scene itself. Lent direct evidence that suggested seeing was the murderer. And so finally after months of racist vigilante, torture and sitting in jail cell as he stood trial for murder one foon sing was free to go amazingly after all he had been through. Sings I move has a free man was to return to work for the baker's. This did make a strange sort of sense for seeing remember seeing didn't have much of a safety net and Shaughnessy his former employers were the people that he knew best and after months without income. He. Could use the work. He worked for the baker's for a few months to save up. Then in March nineteen twenty six he returned to his family and China, unfortunately, we don't know much about what happened to him when he returned to his home in Fujian province. The point grey police had followed seeing as the prime suspect in Janet's murder for so long. All other leads had gone completely cold by nineteen twenty six thanks to their botched investigation directly following Janet's death. There was very little physical evidence to go on after Singh's departure. And so ninety five years later, the Janet Smith case remains officially unsolved. But even though Jan was failed by the point grey police. They're still some possible answers to be found today. It just takes a little more digging. Up until this point on the show. We've been a little vague about what it actually was the baker's did for a living that could afford them to servants and a comfortable lifestyle and Shaughnessy, although the baker's gained some notoriety after their nanny was murdered and the case remained unsolved. Fred enduring managed to stay out of the spotlight, but the bakers had a dark past of their own that may have had a lot more to do with Gina's death than many suspected at the time. We mentioned before that Fred Baker owned importing business that operated in Paris and London, which is true. But if his business was in Europe, it doesn't explain why he operated his family and move to Canada in nineteen Twenty-three. The truth was a little more. Sinister. Fred Baker Rin was partially an above ground pharmaceutical importing business, but we're he really made his money was international drugs. Mugging. The importing business was largely just a front for moving large quantities of drugs like opium and heroin into England frayed was able to make his fortune this way for several years before Scotland Yard started to catch on. This may have been the reason why the bakers moved to Paris in April of nineteen Twenty-three shortly after they hire Janet. But even that move wasn't enough to shake Scotland Yard off of Fred's tail which is why the baker's escaped North America and ocean away from suspicion. Fred, darling. So good. You're finally home. What do you say we leave the baby with Janet and take a night to visit the opera? I hear Stravinsky is conducting tonight notary tonight will be packing things packing. What do you mean? I just received a distressing telegram from my contacts and Kensington Scotland Yard is moving in their shutting down perations in London. And we could be next quiet darling Janet's in the next room. So what are you going to do? My brother Richard has a house in Vancouver where we can lay low. It's an a lovely neighborhood. And he and blanche will be out of town for the next few months. He has generously offered to us as long as we keep quiet. We can take Janet in the baby and settle there long enough for this to blow over, but we've only just settled into France, don't you think Janet might be suspicious that will have to move again without a chance to wish her friends. Farewell, the girls got a good hit on his shoulders and a. Comfortable enough salary. If she knows what's good for her. She won't have any questions, and she won't tell anyone where we've gone if not there will be plenty of decent nursemaid's and showing us. the baker's shady dealings might have actually had a big impact on Janet's death. Although this angle is mostly speculation. It does make a lot of sense. One of Fred bakers old drug rivals may have come back to haunt him or even frame him for murder if seeing hadn't been in the house at the time and might have even worked think about it. The gun used to kill Janet belong to Fred. So he would be the next obvious choice for prime suspect. Although Fred was out at the time. He could have easily returned early especially because he knew his wife would have been out of the house on fortunately forensic science wasn't good enough in nineteen twenty four to establish a narrow window for the time of death less since nobody outside the house heard the shot. There were no corroborating witnesses to pinpoint the exact time. The gun was fired. So the. Real killer would have had to sneak into thirty eight fifty one all slur while the bakers were away fine Janet in the basement pickup. Fred baker's gun kill Janet. And then sneak back out of the house without running into the houseboy all to frame Fred for her murder. It's a bit of a stretch, and there's no real evidence to back this up other than a lack of other possible suspects, and Fred bakers suspicious past the absence of suspects is perhaps also limited because there is only one witness whose testimony was corrupted by racial bias and countless hours of torture. This opens the possibility for a popular theory, the Janet Smith wasn't even killed in the house at all. If this were the case, perhaps the killer disguise themselves in some way to draw Janet out dressing postman for one or perhaps one of Mr. baker's work. Call. Leagues or even better yet knowing Jenn. It's proclivities. The killer used a bit of flirting to catch your interest. First. Be there in a tick. I just have to put the baby down. I can I help you pardon me for intruding miss. But I couldn't think of a better way to meet you face to face. You see I've seen with your friends at the park, and I've been deeply in trance too. Since the moment. I set my eyes on you. I'm sorry. Third to I know you trust you've received my letters. It can't be your my secret admire trust, you're not disappointed. Oh, no, sir. Not at all. I thought maybe one of my friends was playing a small joke on me. I never thought there'd be a real man on the other end of those letters. And a handsome one at that. You have such a way with words, you know, me, but I'd love to get to know you. If you have a moment, why don't we go for a short walk, and you could tell me all about yourself. Well, I don't know. I should probably tell the houseboy I've gone nonsense. It won't be long. Just a quick stroll around the neighborhood Zoll. Don't you get to take a break? I suppose if you minutes fresh air couldn't hurt. As soon as the killer got her outside and out of sight of the neighbors. He could have shot her and snuck her body back into the basement would explain the lack of blood on the walls and floors of the basement as well as wise seeing heard what sounded like a car backfiring outside just before he found Janet's body. But this theory still runs into few familiar problems in order to pull off this stunt, the killer would still have had to sneak into the house and still Fred's gun before ever luring Janet outside then after he had murdered her. He would have had to sneak the body back through the house passing in the kitchen and into the basement without making any sort of ruckus, which means the murderer would need to have intimate knowledge of the Baker house layout in order to navigate these difficulties which one man in particular would know better than anyone else. One man who had a keen interest in hiding his past. One man who had already proven to thought himself above the law. And that man was Fred Baker himself. We'll explore the theory that Fred Baker murdered his nursemaid after this Carter and not have some exciting news for you starting now, you can listen to unsolved murders episodes that are older than six months completely ad free exclusively on Stitcher premium worlds. Looking for ways to improve the listener experience. We found an amazing partner in Stitcher to bring you episodes ad free. Six months after they are released again, this will only affect episodes older than six months. Nothing else will change. We'll still be releasing new unsolved murders episodes wherever you listen to podcasts for a free month trial. Go to Stitcher premium dot com slash par. Cast and use promo code par cast that Stitcher premium dot com slash par cast and use promo code par. Cast. Now back to the story. In examining the murder of Janet Smith in July of nineteen twenty four one thing seems apparent the murderer whoever they were seem to have had an intimate knowledge of the Baker household the use of Fred baker's gun suggests the killer knew where to find it. Additionally, the fact that there was no blood splatter on the basement walls suggests that Janet was killed elsewhere before her body was placed in the basement, which opens up the possibility that the killer was none other than Fred Baker. Fred knew that singing Janet would be only ones in the house that day, and he had the keys and the layout of the inside of his home more readily available. Plus, he would know Janet schedule header working in the basement that morning he would have easy access to his own gun and plausible alibi being at work. So neither Janet nor seeing would expect him coming home early. Still this begs the question of motive. What would Fred have to gain by killing his nursemaid? There could be a drug connection here as well. We'll maybe Janet had found out about the smuggling operation and Fred felt that he had to keep her quiet about his location. Anyway, he could he couldn't risk hers. Sending a telegram back to Scotland Yard. Oh, Mr Baker. Oh, you gave me such a fright there. I didn't expect you to be home. So early leva forgot my hover sec. Here. It is right on the wall where I left it. Say janet. Yes, Mr Baker. You wouldn't have happened to have heard the conversation. The missing die were having last night. Did you know, of course, not? I mean, of course, I knew you two are conversing. But I make a habit of it. Not to listen. Good. Good. And you didn't see the telegraph that was left on the kitchen table either. I saw had been cleaned up. No. I didn't clean it. I mean, I don't know about any telegraphs. Maybe it was Singh who cleaned it up for her. But I'm afraid there's just one problem with that theory, Janet, what's that Mr Baker. I don't believe you. However, like many theories in this case, there isn't much concrete evidence to back up the suspicion that Fred Baker killed his nursemaid. Janet was an avid journal or and she made no mention of uncovering drug plot by the bakers in her diary, and there's nothing to suggest that Fred didn't show up at work that morning, which makes the Fred Baker theory appear to be just another example of the tabloid speculation that surrounded this case, which leaves us back at square one with many different possibilities, but no concrete proof. But there is one possible theory. We haven't covered yet one that involved an actual confession. In nineteen eighty four author Edward stark ins wrote the most complete work on the Janet Smith mystery to date in the book who killed Janet Smith to research the book he talked to several people who knew Janet and the bakers in nineteen twenty four to try to put some puzzle pieces together, sixty years after the murder took place one of his most startling discoveries was made while talking to a woman who had been friends with an unnamed nurse back in the nineteen forties. The nurse had worked for a man named Jack nickel the wealthy son of the Lieutenant governor of British Columbia. She had been at Jack's bedside as he was dying. And he allegedly told her that he had been the one to kill Janet. The poor chap hasn't much time left. Doctor is there. Nothing more. You can do I say now a good time to call a priest. We must give him his last rites before it's too late. I may be dying you too, but my hearing hasn't gone yet. And I'm not a religious, man. I'm afraid. Appreciate doing. No good. Are you sure? You don't want someone to see you off. I only have one confession to make a confession. That may very well condemned my mortal soul, but I must get it off my chest before I can depart this world in peace. Doctor if you would leave us alone, of course, Mr. nickel. You wish to confess to me, Mr. nickel. I'm afraid I can reach no others in time. And you've been so kind to me as I lay dying. I do not believe it is in me to face anyone else, but my steadfast nurse, of course, Mr. nickel take your time. Mid it all started on July twenty fifth nineteen twenty four Friday night in Shaughnessy. Hi Croft manor. The former home of Fred Baker sister-in-law blanche was hosting a party even compared to thirty eight fifty one Ostler high Croft was lavish with its two story. Roman pillars. Supporting a massive portico out front and gardens peppered with statuary. High Croft was elegant and obviously expensive there. The spirit of the roaring twenties was in full swing. Jack nickel had been invited to the party by one of Blanche's sisters, the two well-connected socialites were an item. But went their separate ways is the booze flowed in the party got more and more raucous, according to stark in source as the night went on the high craft party devolved into a full on drug fueled orgy Blanche's sister lost Jack in the crowd. And when she finally found him again in the bathroom, he was kissing Janet Smith now if Janet had really been there that. Night. It's not clear how consensual her liaison with Jack would have been she was flirtatious shore. But in her diary, most of her relationships had been fairly chased. So whether jacket come on tour at the party politely or forced himself on her is up for debate. Whatever Janet's reciprocating had been Blanche's sister didn't take kindly to it. According to Jack, she freaked out pushing Janet back into the bathroom tub where Janet's head hit a protruding spigot and started gushing blood. Oh god. Oh god. She's dead. What did you do? Well, if you weren't trying to drown yourself in that huskies face. This would not be a problem. Do you? Are you really only thinking about that? Now, jack. She's just a nurse mate. There's plenty more of them out there father. No one can find out about this. We have to do something. You're losing it. I'll tell everyone. It was an accident. No one's gonna raise a stink about her. You don't understand? We'd be ruined. We have to hide the body. You you killed her. You have to help me and touch that thing. Jack, darling. You've really had a few too many. Although Janet's death seemed to have been accidents Jack couldn't risk his father's reputation by association in the version of the story that was later related to stark ins, Jack took Janet body back to her home on Osler street and left her in the basement to be found by seeing the next day. Here's some things the stark ins theory does adequately. Explain I why no gunshot residue was found anywhere on Janet's body despite apparently being shot in a small enclosed basement. Secondly, why her heads seem more like it had been caved in from behind then shot from the front third. Why no blood spattered was found on the walls or ceiling in the basement where she was found in why there was less blood around her than expected and last why the Constabulary's evidence gathering had been so bungled if the son of a rich and powerful politician were involved. It would be a lot easier to pay off anyone handling evidence to be a little less diligent. But there are just as many holes in this theory is there are explanations. I and most obviously it would have been strange for the baker's not to notice Janet's absence that morning, especially when chores like feeding the baby would have to get done before the baker's left from the day. There's also the problem of the party itself other than Jack's apparent confession. There was no one else who corroborated the story. And although high Croft manor was never formally searched for evidence no-one reported any blood in the bathtub where Jan was allegedly killed Jack himself also had an alibi. He was out of town at the time and even testified in the nineteen twenties that he was completely innocent of Janet's death. And while he could have snuck back into town to attend the party. It's not very likely strangely enough. The Jack Nicholson Serey seems to have stemmed from a local psychic at the time. A woman named Barbara Orford Barbara had made her reputation by dreaming up. Revelations about various prominent community members and politicians then attempting to turn those revelations into headlines. That's right, darling. I was there saw the whole thing from the order right down to the Bareback orgy, MS Orford. I thought you said this came to you in a vision. Well, of course, I was astral projecting at the time. But I saw Jack push that girl right into the spigot with my own two is are you getting all this down? We have to remember that this whole story had been related third hand, author Edward starkns. He heard it from someone who heard it from a nurse who heard it from Jack on his deathbed. Additionally, we have confirmed historic records of Jack denying any involvement in the Janet Smith case, so his salacious as this particular theory may be it's not our golden ticket. So who really was behind the death of Janet Smith? Unfortunately, thanks to the complete mishandling of autopsy. And the police forces single-minded investigation of Wong foon sing, we might never have the full story. But for my money, I think it must have been Fred Baker. He knew his way around the house and since Janet new in. Well, she may not have thought to fight back until it was too late. I'm not so sure about that. I think there's just so much more to the story than we could even guess at Janet mu-. Must have been killed somewhere else. And then placed in the basement buyer killer. That's the only thing that all the forensic evidence. We have really supports. But I doubt it was someone like Jack nickel. It was probably a criminal associated Fred bakers, looking for some type of twisted revenge. Fair theory. I'll agree to disagree. Honestly. The most tragic part of the story is that one foon sing had to suffer through so much despite his innocence, not only did the torture. He endured change his life forever. It also shifted the blame enough to let Jan it's real killer. Go free. It really goes to show that when you go into an investigation with racist preconceptions about who the real killer is you might let the truth slip away. Thanks again for tuning in to unsolved murders. We'll be back next Tuesday. With a new episode, you can find more episodes of unsolved murders as well. As all of par casts. Other shows on Spotify. And wherever else you listen to podcasts. 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E157: La Dolce Vita - Wilma Montesi

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E157: La Dolce Vita - Wilma Montesi

"Due to the graphic nature of this case listener discretion is advised. This episode includes dramatization in discussions of murder assault drug abuse use and sexual content that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen magazines magazines for sale read about the lives of the stars US peek behind the curtain of the via Mortga Rome's nighttime playground for the beautiful wealthy and famous good morning Miss Cigarettes cigarettes lease and perhaps a magazine to read this one has the details the wedding of tyrone power and Linda Christian. They say his divorce to Annabella was finalized finalized mere moments before they tied the knot. I don't need to read about the lives of stars. I'm going to be one. Oh so you're one of these young beauties. He's who dreams of life on the silver screen. I have just the thing for you at Alita. I've never heard of it. It's brand new and the story inside Guide unlike anything you've read before it tells of another young lady like yourself a girl from a strong Roman family the daughter of a modest carpenter who sought to change her place in life she was lured by the siren call of the Dolch Evita but she found a violent death on the shores of COPPA Kota Kakuta. You know the area. My fiance owns property near there. I'll I'll take one of these magazines magazines for sale. In the nineteen. Fifties Rome was the most glamorous city in the world a magnet for celebrities artists wealthy playboys and international royals tales of their escapades and lurid affairs filled the city's colorful magazine stands but in the fall of nineteen fifty three one story would eclipse them all to capture the attention of Roman public unusually. This story did not concern the affair of a Hollywood starlet starlet but the fate of a girl from a middle class Roman family authorities had ruled her death and accident but the public was convinced that she had been murdered murdered the hunt for the culprit would soon unveil a seedy underworld of sex drugs and corruption that had long existed beneath the the ancient cities surface. This is unsolved. Murders true crime stories the podcast original. I'm your host Carter. Roy and I'm your host Wendy Mackenzie every Tuesday. We dive into to the world of a real unsolved murder and try to solve the case. This is our first episode on Wilma Montecchi. An Italian woman who's lifeless body body was discovered on a private beach outside of Rome in nineteen fifty three at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners you allow us to to do it. 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Rome was emerging from a tumultuous decade eight of near constant upheaval after the fall of Mussolini's fascist regime the city had been occupied by the Nazis in nineteen forty-three and and then the allied forces in nineteen forty four in the aftermath of World War Two as Italy struggled to establish a democracy Romans sought to recover a sense of peace normalcy piece was also the object sought by Fortunato Bettini on the morning of Saturday April eleventh hoping to enjoy a a quiet breakfast the young labour made his way down the shoreline near the fishing village of Torvainica but for tomatoes morning was anything but normal aw well making his way down to the beach he spotted a dark shape lying at the edge of the water as he moved closer his blood ran cold mis- mis- are you all right. Oh my God she's dead. It was the body of young woman. She was stretched out on the sand face down with her head toward the ocean partially submerged in water. The woman's shoes skirt stockings suspender belt were missing. This still left her mostly clothed as long underpants descended just below her knees. She's her yellow and green checkered coat was buttoned around her neck and had been pulled over her head by the waves for two nado raced at wants to the nearest police station. Russian telling everyone he met along the way about the body on the beach a woman dead on the beach just down that way you won't Miss Sir he returned to short well later with two police officers and a doctor from a nearby airbase. They had to push their way through the large crowd of onlookers that had formed aimed around the body after examining the body. The doctor determined that the young woman had drowned approximately eighteen hours earlier on the afternoon own a Friday April tenth she would remain on the beach for the next few hours covered only by a simple white sheet while the police waited for a magistrate to visit visit the site. The crowd of onlookers remained growing throughout the day as more beachgoer stopped by to see the cause of the commotion. None recognized the young young woman at eight thirty PM. Police officers realized that since it was the weekend no magistrate would becoming the body was moved to a mortuary the Enron over the coming weeks months and years the public and the authorities would struggle to piece together the events that had led to the Young Woman's death jeff attempts to work out what had happened inevitably lead back to the afternoon of Thursday April ninth and number seventy six via Talia Minto an elegant apartment building overlooking a busy residential street in East Room on the third floor in a cramped three room apartment live the Montecito family Rodolfo Montecchi. The Family Patriarch was a moderately successful carpenter who specialized in building furniture for local cinemas his his wife. Maria was a stout woman with a reputation for fiery emotional outbursts. They had three children Wanda h twenty four Wilma h h twenty one in Sergio Sixteen Maria Primary Pastimes involved caring for her elderly parents who lived in the apartment second bedroom and monitoring the marital prospects of her two daughters. Wanda was the most amenable to her mother's prying and the most in need of it. She was not as thin or as pretty as her younger sister. At twenty one WILMA's dark hair large dimpled cheeks and slender figure made her a popular figure at the dances manses their mother brought them to these dances. Were practically the only opportunities. The sisters had to attract potential suitors. Rudolfo had not allowed his dodgers to work and Maria was watchful for any situation that could allow their chastity to be called into question. WILMA's personality and tastes beyond this point are the the subject of controversy. Her parents would later insist that she was a shy timid girl who hardly ever left the family home her friends and acquaintances painted painted a different picture. They described a young woman who smoked wore expensive clothes and jewellery and fought frequently with their mother like many young Roman women. She was obsessed with the movies and dreamt of trading her monotonous existence for the life of an actress. Though she lacked connections in the film world she she managed to secure a small on credited role in the nineteen fifty two film Air Gao that same year Wilma met Angelo Giuliani at a dance the young man billed himself as a business owner and a wine merchant facts that made him particularly appealing to Wilma's mother would soon come out that Angelo's Zillow's winemaking was more than a hobby he was in fact no more than a humble policemen while it was not the match Maria had hoped for she was willing to settle Angelo proposed shortly after their first meeting will accepted and the wedding was set for December of nineteen fifty three on while the romance had started quickly. There are signs that it soon stalled. Wilma and Angelo saw each other irregularly and had to be accompanied by a family member member whenever they went out. Willna may have told friends that she was growing tired of her fiance and believed him to be overly jealous. Her concerns were validated did when Angelo got in a fistfight with a CO worker who had made a lewd comment about Wilma as punishment his superiors transferred him to a city outside of Rome after that point he and Wilma sites other only once a month on March third he took her to the Public Gardens of Villa Organza on their first date eight unaccompanied by a member of wilms family Angelo Shocked Wilma by aggressively grabbing her and trying to kiss her. Wilma wasn't having it when she pushed him away way. Angelo became embarrassed and angry. He left in a huff and didn't visit the next month whether or not WILMA considered their relationship to be permanently. Lee Damaged. They would not see each other again on on the afternoon of April ninth. Maria and Wanda went out to see a film. Wilma said that she didn't like the lead actress and opted to stay behind around on seven P._M.. The women returned to the apartment. The lights were all off. They assume that Wilma had either laid down for a nap or had gone out for a walk soon. The rest of the family arrived dinner was always held at eight thirty sharp but by nine o'clock Wilma had still not appeared. Where is Wilma Wanda? Go Tell your sister to hurry dinner's getting cold. Yes fatto so inconsiderate making us wait while her dinner get schooled. She's been closed up in that room ever since we got back from the cinema. Did you have another argument of course not. I'm merely suggested that her smoking in those clothes she wears might give people the wrong impression. I swear Rodolfo. That girl is ruining herself with her own two hands. She's not here hear what she must have gone out while we were gone but she should not be backed by now. I found these on the chest in your room her photograph of Angelo she always carries that with her and she left the bracelet and necklace he gave her. She always wears that and her identity card was there to Rodolfo. What could this mean? Why would she believe these? Go to the neighbors. See anyone saw her leave. Sergio take the scooter and go to the hospital. As soon as you can the hospital it's possible she had some kind of accident didn't call us. She's there and where are you going to look for our daughter. Rudolfo knew that confess his fears to Maria would only distress for more he hurried to Ponte Garibaldi a bridge over the Tiber river that had become a popular suicide spot to his relief. There is no sign sign of Wilma Rudolph then made his way to the district police station to report will miss disappearance. The police tried to calm him insisting that it was far too early okay to begin a search meanwhile Maria had spent the last hour knocking on the doors of their neighbors desperate for any clues to where WILMA had gone but no one had seen her daughter that day when Rudolfo returned to via tell you minto empty-handed. Maria was on her knees in the street sobbing. Come Home Wilma even if you bring ten lovers all is forgiven. Please come Home Maria. What are you doing in the street? Come inside please. Where is our daughter Rodolfo? Where is she gone? We're going to find her. I promise they were soon joined by Rodolfo's the youngest brother Giuseppe who owned a car and it offered to contribute to the search the brothers spent the night patrolling the Roman streets for any sign lean of Wilma over the next two days. The Mon- tessies grew more and more desperate for news Wanda visited a fortune teller Rodolfo sent onto telegram to Wilma's fiance Angelo the brief message Red Wilma missing reason unknown it was followed by more alarming statement suicide suicide likely come immediately. He visited the police headquarters but again was dismissed with the statement that it was too early to worry Rodolfo uh-huh insisted that there had to be something the police could do to his fury. The officer on duty responded by checking the log of prostitutes had been rounded up the night night before in the midst of this hellish wait for answers. The family received one faint glimmer of Hope Wilma had taken her keys with her. They interpreted this as evidence that she had intended to return Angelo arrived in Rome early on Sunday April twelfth. He and Rodolfo traveled yet again Dan to the local police station it was there that they saw the newspaper heading the body of a young woman had washed up on the beach at Tora Janaka Janaka father and fiance race to the Institute of Forensic Medicine the mortuary where the body had been taken prepare yourselves. I'm now going to pull back. The sheet killed her. Oh my poor will do you recognize this woman. Yes sir. She is my daughter. The family search was over the body had finally been identified but the mystery of how Wilma Montecchi came. I'm to that lonely. 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Despite the fact that its flagship technology did not work Jordan Belfort also known as the wolf of Wall Street partied hard and made millions while engaging in stock market manipulation and Bernie Madoff Atop Wall Street market maker who operated one of the biggest Ponzi schemes of all time conning thousands of clients out of a combined sixty five billion dollars spot the con- before it finds you listen listen to con artists search for and subscribe to Con Artists On spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts or visit park cast dot com. I'm slash con artists to listen now and now back to our story on the morning of April Eleventh Nineteen fifty-three the lifeless body of a young woman was found on a beach near Torvainica a quiet fishing village outside of Rome her skirt shoes and stockings were missing. She was soon identified as twenty one year old Wilma Montecchi a girl from the city with a respectable but modest background her father was a carpenter and she was engaged to marry a policeman but identifying the body brought a host of new questions the most puzzling thing of which revolved around the location where she had been found Torvainica was a remote fishing village nearly twenty miles from the Montassir's apartment. I'm via Italian mental. It was a strange place for Wilma to go in would have been impossible to reach alone and on foot while there was the possibility that that currents had carried her body from another beach Austria further up the coast was more populated and reachable by train though as far as the family my new Wilma had never used the city's public transportation before seeking answers and unwilling to wait for the police the Montecchi men drove to Torvaianica Panik Beach Themselves Rodolfo Giuseppe Sergio and Angelo Giuliani piled into Giuseppe Fiat and drove to the site where Wilma had been found for hours. They drove up and down the coast questioning everyone they encountered. They were slightly disturbed to learn that these secluded beach each had a reputation as a popular spot where young couples from the city came to make love several of the locals had seen a woman matching Wilma's description in the area on the days before April ninth more than one reported that she had been the passenger in a luxury vehicle driven by a young man a mechanic Kanak had even helped the young couple when their vehicle brand new Alfa Romeo nineteen hundred C._c.. Had Gotten stuck in the sand he remembered the driver whereas thirtyish man with Brown hair when shown a picture of Wilma Montecchi he insisted that she looked just like the man's companion the the possibility of a mystery man contributed to the unsightly picture that was beginning to take shape. If WILMA had died on April tenth as initially suggested did it would mean that she spent the night of April ninth away from home on then there was the issue of the missing skirt garters and belt Maria Korea insisted that her daughter would never have removed the items in public but the fact remains that they had not turned up not all of these elements threw doubt on the issue of Wilma's chastity threatening to forever damage your honor and the respectability of her family while the Mon- tessies were desperate to know what had happened to their daughter they were just as determined that her name not be dragged through the mud and as it turned out they were right to be concerned. The public was hungry for news as of the girl who had been found on the beach and the press responded eagerly newspapers and magazines speculated on what had brought the young woman to the secluded beach even more troubling than the suggestions of impropriety was the looming specter of suicide which while not uncommon was heavily stigmatized stigmatized. If WILMA had killed herself she would not be allowed a Catholic burial. The MONTESQUIOU family insisted that Wilma would not have killed herself and never would have allowed herself to be driven around by a strange man. Fortunately a witness appeared who had offered a third theory. The family was visited by Arosa Passarelli a thirty five year old clerk at the Ministry of Defence. Welcome please sit down this Passarelli you said. Did you head information about her daughter. That's right. I was going to go to the police I but I thought you deserve to hear it yourselves. Please tell us what you know when I opened the paper this morning. I was surprised to see your daughter's face. I recognized her you see I saw her on Thursday evening on the five thirty thirty P._M.. Trained to Ostia you see Rodolfo our daughter would never get into the car with a strange man. Those people on the beach must have seen someone else. Why would she go to Osteo alone and so late? I wondered the same thing. The five thirty is the last train to Austria. She would not have been able to return by the same route Miss Passarelli. I'm not sure what you're suggesting but my daughter was very well adjusted. She was very well adjusted of course Mrs. Monty. I'm sure it would be best for everyone if this were determined to be an accident but STU why go to Irritation there you have it. She must have gone to soaker feet and she fell to very long trip for a footpath Rodolfo. Can't you leave well enough alone. Our daughter's death was a tragedy tragedy. That could have happened to anyone while the Mon- tessies had essentially made up their mind on the matter. The authorities had not not since the body was found over the weekend. The autopsy was not performed until April fourteenth. This is the autopsy topsy of Wilma Montecchi Age twenty one performing the autopsy will be myself Dr Fraud K. attending coroner. I will be accompanied by Dr currently. We will begin with exterior examination followed by an evaluation of the heart lungs and digestive organs. The subject is in exceptional condition addition considering several hours in the water skin appears normal no outward signs of bleeding or scarring there is some superficial bruising one on the left arm the left thigh and one on the right leg pupils rigid severe rigidity in the fingers and toes moving moving onto the feet no trace of Excema or rubbing as indicated by the family no indication of irritation of any kind scalpels thank you. Dr Making first incision stomach contains trace amounts of partially digested milk milk and Jeff almonds. If I'm not mistaken perhaps the young lady enjoyed gelato before going for a swim. The lungs contain significant amounts of sand and saltwater. Ah Consistent with drowning drowning person would panic and swallow water quickly. These lungs took on water over an extended period suggesting the victim was unconscious at the time of death drugged no traces of drugs or poison of any kind <hes> look here the hot it slightly smaller. It should be less effective at pumping blood to the brain. She would have been susceptible fainting spells. We can now definitively say that the cause of death is drowning rounding type of death approximately seven thirty pm on Thursday April ninth. One of the most significant pieces of information mission was a new time of death. Dr Di Giorgio who had made the initial assessment on the beach had believed that Wilma Montecchi had drowned on April all tenth if that were true it meant that Wilma had spent her last night away from home and act that would have called her respectability into question. The corners owners new assessment determined that she died on April Ninth Amir two hours. After she left the apartment bolstering the families theory that her death had been an <unk> accident the next determination would go further to bolster the families arguments their daughters chastity the doctors determined that Wilma Monty had not not suffered sexual trauma and was as her family had insisted from the start of Virgin. The family was relieved at the information and hopeful hopeful that at last their daughter would be allowed to rest in peace with her reputation intact the press however had other plans commissioner potato a question real tempo why fleas we will begin as soon as there is quiet on. April seventeenth only six days after her woman's body was discovered police commissioner. Severo Pollino delivered the press conference to a room full of clamoring reporters on April ninth shortly before five thirty in the evening. Wilma Montecchi left her family's apartment at number seventy six via Talia meant she walked to the San Paulo Station and boarded a train bound for Austria. She intended to take a footpath in the ocean which she hoped would soothe an irritation. N- caused by her new shoes once she arrived Willman Tessie purchased a Gelato and a postcard from a vendor. We can only assume she intended tended to send it to her fiance who she would have married in December then. Why did she leave his photograph and jewelry at home. After finding a secluded spot missed montage removed moved a few items of clothing her shoes skirt stockings and suspender-belt bit overkill for a foot bath as she waded into the water Wilma Montesquieu he suddenly became ill and fainted most likely as a side effect of her menstrual cycle. She was pulled beneath the waves and drown her body. He was carried down the coast by strong currents and eventually washed onto the beach at Torvainica. You expect us to believe this rubbish just represents the state's official opinion on this matter under the case of Wilma Monte is officially closed thank you what are you trying to hide. Toledo who you lying for we want the autopsy reports. WILMA Mon- Tessie was laid to rest in the Verano cemetery in Rome at her father's insistence. She was buried in the white dress intended for her wedding visible statement about her purity. Domon tessies hope that the controversy had been buried with with her but rather than squash the rumors and speculation the official statement seemed only to add fuel to the fire the press public and nearly the everyone in Rome dismiss the official statement as fantasy they questioned whether Wilma would have made such an arduous journey for a foot bath and if it was even possible that currency had carried her such a long distance. The sightings of the couple in the Alfa Romeo had been much closer to the beach where Wilma's body body had been found but the police did not seem to have made any effort to follow up on this lead which was rather unusual is there were only a few hundred of the luxury vehicles vehicles in Rome and despite the determination that she was a virgin the press and public had a hard time believing that a sexual encounter had not played a role in her her death why they asked has your moved her skirt stockings and suspender-belt just a dipper toes in the water. This suspender-belt put an intimate garment used to hold up a woman stockings was of special significance according to Wilma's family she owned one of Black Satin which he wore whenever she went out to remove such an item in public would have been particularly daring and yet the satin belt still had not turned up given given all these contradictions and open questions the police's decision to close the case so quickly seem suspicious many begin to wonder if there was a cover-up afoot such accusations were not unheard of or particularly unbelievable. Italy had only recently emerged from the grip of Blue Selena's fascist government and the police system had yet to undergo any substantial reformation. Many Italians lived under the assumption that with the police served the politicians first injustice second on May fourth in article in Roma suggested that commissioner Pollino had deliberately the halted the investigation at the request of some influential person the next day Pollino received a call from none other than Mario Shelby. The Interior Minister Minister of Italy bullied scenario. It's shelter minister to what do I owe the pleasure to incompetence competence of your department. This business with the MONTECCHI cases getting out of hand. I assure you minister. We've put it to rest. That's what you call it. The press is having a field building. No one buys this would meeting business and I don't blame them. Why on Earth are you still pushing it I will it's the account supplied by the family. You're making us. Look Ridiculous Plato in an election year exit. I promise I'll see two. Hello Minister <music> the next day. The chief of police held another press conference this time to insist that whatever had been said before the investigation was definitely not closed if he hoped that the announcement would put an end to the rumor mongering he would be sorely disappointed. The Mon- Tessie see scandal had only just begun coming up the MONTECCHI scandal in tangles one of the most powerful Oh and respected families in Italy and a bold young reporter uncovers an underworld of crime and corruption now back to the story on April Twenty Fifth Nineteen fifty-three Commissioner Pa- Lido reopened the investigation into the death of Wilma Montecchi who had washed up on a beach near Torvaianica Italy a few weeks prior who did not take the opportunity to offer any new information mation theories or suspects but before long the Roman press would supply their own rumors had already been percolating that some influential influential person had pressured the police to squash the case in the first place now another rumor spread that a young blonde man had turned in wellness missing undergarments undergarments and clothing to the police according to speculation this unidentified man the influential person who had caused the police to close the investigation and the mysterious owner of the Alfa Romeo nineteen hundred were all one and the same slowly a name bubbled to the surface it would link Wilma Montesinos Death to the highest echelons of Italian politics in nineteen fifty three the Christian Democrats were the party in power in Italy Catholic to its core. The centrist party had risen to power in the week of fascism. Thanks in part to support from both the Vatican and the United States government the party leaders were virtually all elderly family men most of whom attended church daily and steered clear of the public limelight in favor of quiet family life they did not seem likely to cause controversy see of any kind and yet in the spring of Nineteen fifty three Attilio Piccione. The Christian Democrat deputy and Foreign Minister of Italy opened his newspaper to an article about the Montecchi case and found his own name staring back at him where the bid of unsubtle wordplay hinging on the fact act that his last name was the Italian word for pigeons. It suggested that a member of his family was responsible for Wilma Mon- tessies death. Before he had even finished the article the foreign minister was on his feet and reaching for his coat heroes. It's not that rocket dad. You've never come to a rehearsal before we need to talk. Get rid of them but we're practicing. We've got a big show at the slam tonight. Now Piero all right guys. Let's take five thirty two year old. Piero was Attilio. 's youngest son and the black sheep of the family to his father's. Chagrin Piero had abandoned a promising law career to pursue a career as a jazz musician while it did little to impress his father he was relatively successful his band o one three frequently performed on the radio and he worked irregularly as a film composer on despite this he had only recently moved out of his family home when he wasn't performing he could usually be found at one of the countless CD bars or nightclubs clubs that line via Margarita the narrow street that had become famous as the center of Rome's Bohemian scene broke artists and incognito movie stars danced to Juke Boxes Beneath the same roof while dealers openly pedaled marijuana and other illicit substances. Attilio had always feared that his sons lifestyle Ohio would bring scandal upon the family but he never expected Piero to be connected to murder all right. I got rid of him. Uh What's this about dad read this. The well known political personalities connected to the death of Wilma Montanes. E cannot disappear here without a trace like carrier pigeons. Is that supposed to mean anything to me. Pigeons Piccione the talking about you suggesting that you had something to do with that girl's death and just because it went over your head. You can be sure that everyone else will know exactly what they're getting at. It's a live never even met that women of course it's a lie the far right and the communist want to damage the party before the election and they're using you to do it because your reputation. I already perform under or a different name. What else do you want from me. I've just been the seashell. He thinks you should go see Tomasso pavone. The chief of police see if he can do something to have. This article pulled pulled. Pull the article to throw those journalists in jail the Pagonis attack the accusations head on Attilio loudly professed his son's innocence at every every opportunity meanwhile Piero aggressively went after the journalists who had connected him to the Montesquieu scandal. The first journalist brave enough to actually name jean-pierre. Oh in connection with the Monti scandal was markle. Sforza Piero sued him for defamation ultimately forcing him to retract the accusation cassation. The move had its intended effect. Many of the city's journalists were intimidated and found. It's safest stay away from the Montesquieu story altogether there had after all been few recent leads aside from the rumors of Piero's involvement summer dragged on the case gradually lead disappeared from Roman newspapers for a moment at least it seemed that this was the end but the last word on the death of Wilma Montecchi not not yet been written in July of Nineteen fifty-three a twenty four year old reporter and magazine Director named Silvano Muto was chasing a story about drug trafficking in Rome he spent countless nights in the bars and clubs and via Margareta witnessing the drug use and hand to hand sales els it was there that he started to hear rumors that large quantities of drugs were being smuggled through a strip of coast between Austria Torvainica his search for more information would lead to a young woman named Adriana be Sacha. Hey are you Adriana. That's right. You're Elliot's friend so von Muto. What are you drinking same as you like so many women Adriana it had come to Rome in the hopes of being discovered as an actress. Her dreams had not exactly panned out the twenty three year old paid rent by working as a nude model for artists artists so I'm curious. What did Elliot's say about me just that you were a lot of fun and you had a good story to tell something about Austria. <hes> that's a long story well. I've got all night yeah. How about a car. Do I have a car. You're talking to the owner of a Fiat on one thousand nine hundred but why do you ask. I haven't been to the beach in ages. What do you say we get out of this stuffy club. I'm game things could hardly worked better for the entrepreneurial young reporter. Adriana seemed extremely knowledgeable about the seedy world of via Margarita and the wealthy powerful man that occasionally brushed against it as they drove to the shore. Adriana confirmed everything he had heard about the beaches south of Austria and then some Silvano listened in awe as Adriana described how the wealthy and powerful people from the city came down to the shore to participate in hedonistic drug fueled sex parties. This is the craziest story I've I've ever heard. How did you get involved in. This Nigerian. gladio worked as a push for one of them. I'll never forget the party she took me to there were ten or resolve them divided into couples glassy eyed and Pale. I'd never been to an orgy before after that. They invited me to another and in another one of those where I'm at Wilma Wilma Wilma Montecchi. You know the girl they found on the beach. What are you doing go swimming and so are you. Have you on the rest of your story with up. I didn't bring a suit. Oh well on October sixth nineteen fifty three so von. Muto would run Adriana story in his magazine Auto Alita. The headline proclaimed the the truth behind the death of Wilma Montecchi the girl who could have been your sister your daughter your girlfriend without naming those involved the article would cleanly and clearly described the events that directly preceded and resulted in Wilmot Mon- tessies death it read as follows at seven thirty on Thursday evening. Mr X. and Wilma are together. They are not alone three other people or with them time time passes and they begin to smoke drugged cigarettes of type whose dangers the girl is unfamiliar with only with the pleasure that they bring the girl smokes too much catch. The drugs starts to take effect. Suddenly she falls senseless to the ground efforts to revive her are useless. She no longer gives signs signs of life. Suddenly the four people realize that they have a dead body on their hands and the position in Italy of one of the four does not allow a scandal title. The body must be got rid of it is too embarrassing. The girl is dressed but in the hurry her suspender belt cannot be found the skirt left off. Perhaps they think it's absence will support the accident theory or perhaps because in the confusion of the moment no one remembers where it is. He's dressed in this way. The body is bundled into the car. The C- is close in the hypothesis of an accident can seem plausible soon soon. Wilma is in the sea. She will be found some time later at Torbay. Janaka mister x knows many things and holds completely in his hand hand. Those who might talk influential people are set in motion so as to deal with the matter slowly in silence in this way the Montesquieu case is covered in silence this strange web of Silence Silvano Muto could not have been prepared for the repercussions of his article. The inflammatory story had opened the eyes of the Roman public aside of their city that had long been hidden it exposed and underworld advice in hedonism populated by the wealthy and powerful they would not take his accusations lightly in the next episode more witnesses come forward with stories of crime and corruption amongst. Rome's Rome's elite meanwhile authorities struggled to separate truth from rumor as they try to discover what happened to Willman Tessie. 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Hercules Pt. 1: Strength in Suffering

Mythology

43:06 min | 2 years ago

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. 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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. 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Jason and the Golden Fleece Pt. 1

Mythology

41:57 min | 2 years ago

Jason and the Golden Fleece Pt. 1

"In nineteen sixty seven a young naval Lieutenant named John. Mccain was shot down over North Vietnam. He broke his right leg left, arm and right arm in three places for five and a half years. The North Vietnamese would hold him hostage. Every Thursday hostage tells the complicated stories behind the world's most intense hostage situations search for and subscribe to hostage wherever you listen to podcasts. A warning this episode features dramatization and discussions of murder sexual content. Gore and violence that some people may find offensive listener discretion is advised especially for listeners under thirteen. Something to note. All myths have many versions and variations for this episode. We've selected those we fell to the most dramatic and entertaining and supplemented them with additional research into ancient Greek traditions because mythology comes from oral tradition. There's a wide variety across sources are myths may not always be the version you're familiar with. But we hope you'll enjoy them. Pelia stared out from the balcony at the burning city. He expected the battle to continue until dawn though. His victory was now inevitable. He had secured the palace and imprisoned his half-brother king ace on in the morning. The citizens of ill coast would bow to peel. Yes. As their new king. A woman's pained. Cries reached pelia says ears ace lawns wife, Elsa Meade had gone into labor earlier that night probably induced by the shock of the surprise coup. By the sounds of things the child would be here soon. Pius descended to the dungeon determined to get his grim task over with quickly. He had promised his mother that ace on. And also Mead would not be harmed in the takeover. He had made no such promise for the child. Pius entered the cell to find Alyssa Mead surrounded by her Handmaid's. The women were weeping over a small bundle and also Meads arms, a smile spread. Across pelia says features as he realized what this meant. Soya child did not survive both all for the best. I'm sure you realize I could not allow a potential challenger, please. He should be buried properly. Let me take him to my family's tomb. So be it as pelia strode out of the cell. Also, Mead clutched the infant bit tighter. Her plan had worked the child was not dead. And he would be raised in secret far from pelia says murderous reach until the day came when he would return to ill costs and claim his rightful place as king. Welcome to mythology on the par 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 looking at the story of Jason and the golden fleece. It's an epic seafaring adventure full of monsters and magic featuring a super team of some of antiquated greatest heroes named after the ship on which they sailed they were known as the Argonauts at par cast 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 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 we also now have merchandise. Head depar- cast dot com slash merch. For more information. The legend of Jason and the golden fleece is one of the most famous and enduring of all the Greek myths memorable scenes such as the Argonauts confrontation with the harpies appear repeatedly in classical Greek artwork. And it was so ubiquitous by the time of Homer that in the odyssey Searcy references it as a tale that was known to all Greeks the most complete version comes from the poet at bologna of roads who compiled the stories of Jason's voyage in his masterpiece, the Argonaut IKA in the third century BC. It's a story of heroism in the face of impossible obstacles and all inspiring creatures, but the element that most differentiates Jason's tale from other early Greek myths is the down to earth nature of its human characters Jason accomplishes, some incredible feats during his journey, but his abilities pale next to those of other mythic heroes. He has neither the genius of. Dizziness or the bravery of Killys he receives occasional help from the gods. But nothing like the sort of Zeus the sandals of Hermes or any of the gifts bestowed on perseus. Indeed, Hercules seems to feature in the story primarily to remind us that Jason is not the greatest hero there others better suited to his task. And yet it is his task to complete its these qualities that make Jason perhaps the most relatable of the Greek heroes. He's under-equipped and underprepared bungling his way from one adventure to another surviving only through the assistance of secondary characters occasional divine intervention and his own plucky determination. The wrestlers grunted with exhaustion trying to throw one another off balance the finest athletes in all of Greece had come to ill goes to compete in king Pius games. But the king could barely keep his eyes open. He had spent the night pacing his chambers. Wracked with worry over the Oracle's prophecy. She had told him to beware a kinsman wearing one sandal, but all of ace on children were dead pelia had seen to that twenty years ago. The spectators parted to allow the soldiers through the young, man. They were dragging between them looked to be no older than twenty waves of golden curls cascaded to his back and a leopard skin pelt was draped over his lean shoulders. He looked up at pelia and smiled. What an honor an audience with the king. And all I had to do was good arrested. Who is this man? I am Jason your highness. And I'm sorry about interrupting the match I was hoping to compete myself. But you're men stop me pelia was about to respond when he noticed something that filled him with cold terror. The right foot of the man standing before him was bear young, man. What happened to your Sando? My sandal. I lost it in a river on the way here helping old woman get across has a system the elderly become a crime. Tell me Jason. And please do not lie from what land. Do you hail from Yokosuka originally? But I have not been home in some time. And why is that? I left the country when you murdered my siblings and imprisoned my father. I am Jason the son of a son and rightful king vehicles. The throne was gifted to my father by Zeus himself. And since I have no intention of rejecting a gift from the gods. I'm afraid I'll be needing it back. Pelia his lips trembled. He became aware that the crowd was watching him waiting for his response. His mind raced Jason was just one man, but pelia could not engage him in direct combat with the prophecy hanging over their heads. He had to think of some way to get rid of Jason Soviet. I am too old for war. The throne trigger yours all that. I asked before stepping down is that you complete one minor errand, and what might this errand entail. You have heard. I am sure of the golden fleece, the pelt of the ram move Zeus who rescued your ancestor fixes for murder at the hands of his mad stepmother the ram carried him across the sea to the land of coaches and on those distant shores. He slaughtered it in a secretarial offering to the gods as thanks for saving him. And it still hangs from the bow of oak tree guarded by a dragon that never sleeps. Yeah. Heard the stories Zeus demands that the fleece be returned to Thessaly. I would see the task done myself. But as I have said, hi, I'm too old for these matters you on the other hand. When I return with the fleece, you will surrender the throne return with the fleece, and it is yours pelia smiled, just as he thought this boy wanted glory, the throne would be there when he returned if he ever did, which pelia doubted very much it was as the king. Well, new an impossible task coaches was on the other side of the world further away than any Greek had ever sailed. After leaving pelia Jason could not wait to get started here at last was an opportunity to prove himself worthy of kingship to prove himself a leader worth following. He sent word far and wide that he was looking for a crew for the most dangerous journey ever undertaken, the men came from all across Greece drawn by the promise of glory and adventure, and when they came they were put to work months of work. Jason gritted his teeth exertion, sweat stung, his eyes and the thick ropes bid into the flesh of his arms and torso. Keep pulled with all his might. But the ship wouldn't budge around him. He could hear the exasperated groans of the crew. A rope snapped sending the man holding tumbling into the river. They had been working for hours trying to drag the Argo from the riverbank. It was the finest ship that Jason had ever seen a long slender war galley of pitch. Black oak with twenty five sets of oars and a single mast growing from the center it had been designed and built specifically for this journey which now seemed doomed to fail even before it had begun the ship to heavy will never get her in the water. I promised you the impossible you'd us. You men grab some of those logs and lay them before the whole we'll roll her into the waves Orpheus, grab your liar and give us a tempo, we can work to the Argos hull, groaned and shifted an inch before coming to a halt once more the men pulled with all their might. But it wasn't enough. Got room for one more, Hercules, the men craned their necks for view of the famous hero stripping off his lion. Pelt Hercules took one of the spare ropes hanging from the ship wrapped it around his chest and began to pull inspired and eager to impress the son of Zeus. The crew threw themselves into their work with renewed vigor at long last the Argo began to move. The ship slowly began to slide across the sand until at last. It's slid into the water as the men celebrated. Jason looked in awe at the crew. He had gathered there were caster and Pollock's the master horseman Orpheus, the famed musician who had been to the underworld and returned to tell the tale. And now, Hercules, the greatest hero of all had joined their side by all accounts, the journey that stood before them was supposed to be impossible. But if any crew could pull it off this was it a lump formed and Jason's throat these men were heroes some of them even Demi gods. The most Heroux ick thing he had ever done was to help an old woman. Cross a river. How was he supposed to captain them? Coming up Jason and his crew embark on their quest and face the first of many challenges a battle with giants. Myths exist all over the world on just about every topic. There even myths in our culture that depression is a weakness it's not if you're experiencing depression, anxiety anger, grief, or any other emotion that's interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals. It's time to reach out to better help online counseling with three thousand US licensed, therapists across all fifty states better. 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They relied on whatever game they could find and the hospitality of whatever port city. They dropped anchor at their first stop was Lemnos an island populated entirely by women who had murdered their husbands. The women were impressed by the heroic Argonauts and gave them such a warm. Welcome that the only difficulty was convincing. The crude is set sail. Again, next came the land of the dolio knees and the friendly king cicis he to welcomed the Argonauts treating them to a lavish feast before sending them on their way, so far they'd seen nothing but smooth seas and friendly shores Jason should have known that it was. Too. Good to last the first storm came out of nowhere. Huge waves crashed onto the deck threatening to drag the rowing Argonauts over the edge and into the deep Jason stood at the bow straining to see through the pelting rain. Suddenly a cliff loomed out of the darkness. Hard to starboard make for the shore. But we're blind in this mess, if they're rocked will be sunk in if we stay out here much longer will capsize now row at last. They reached the shore soaked but alive as the men tied off the ship. Jason surveyed the tree line at the edge of the beach and the dark mountain beyond it. He had no idea where they were. Digital dozens of hulking figures were pouring from the forest Jason wiped the rain from his is to confirm what he was seeing. These figures were twice as tall as any of his crew with six muscular arms sprouting from their torsos, and they were charging straight for the Argonauts. He whispered a player to FINA and drew his sword Jason hacked, wildly half blinded by the thick mud flying everywhere in the fight. The battle had raged for hours at some point an army of human warriors had come to. Join the fray the Argonauts found themselves caught between the two armies battling six armed gadget knees on one side and sword wielding men on the other another enemy fell beneath Jason sword. But he was too exhausted to feel any elation or relief as he struggled to free his blade from the warriors chest, he. He wondered how much longer this could go on huge arms snaked around Jason from behind gripping him in tight bear hug. He fought as they tightened around his windpipe, but the arms were unbelievably strong. He felt hot breath on his ear and heard the rough voice. Go ahead and squirm little mountain. The Neiman lion squirms to Hercules. Me. Jason Hercules released. Jason who fell to his knees gasping? Sorry, captain. I can't tell friend from foe in this madness. Jason looked up as the first rays of sunlight flooded the beach over the mountain. It was done around him. The Argonauts were still locked in battle. But as he watched the fighting his expression changed to horror, stop stop. I beg you. These men are friends the six armed giants all laid dead. The men who had arrived in the night were the dolio knees. The people of king cisa who had welcomed Jason and his crew with feasts. The storm had blown them right back to the shore. They'd left the previous morning as the fighting stopped the Argonauts, and the dolio knees looked around at what they had done in. Shame. God's forgive. Us. Jason stood over the body of the man at who side. He had dined the night before king cicis lay dead in the mud with Jason's bloody sword sprouting from his chest. The funeral of king. Cicis lasted for days with the Argonauts and dolio knees. Joined in grief for their fallen Jason and the Argonauts filled with guilt made many sacrifices to the gods as penance and held a tournament of games to honor the fallen king and his people after weeks of mourning the dolio knees bid, the Argonauts farewell with no ill will between them for the Argonauts. The return to see came as a welcome distraction, something no one seemed more in need of than Hercules, he rode with a Ferrari that troubled Jason continuing alone long after all the other sailors had. Grown tired. Stop in rest, Hercules, we've spent enough time resting. Let's get to the fleece already. I wanna fight dragon. Wonderful. You've split another or straight down the middle. Now, will you rest, I suppose, there's no other choice, but Hercules seemed unable to sit still as demi-god his divine strengthen energy was often beyond his mortal discernment when they pulled ashore he announced that he was going to search for a tree that could serve as a more appropriate or we shouldn't be splitting off alone. Take highlights with you. He'll just slow me down. And what if something happens? I don't need to be looked after by an armor. Boy, I'll be back before nightfall but highlights heating. Jason's words did follow Hercules at least he tried to the warrior moved too quickly and before long the young. Armor bearer was left behind in the forest after hours of trying to find his way back highlights had no choice, but to admit that he was lost. Silas, followed the mysterious sound hoping that it was one of his companions. But instead of leading him back to the shore, he soon found himself at the side of a clear, crystal pool as highly stopped to take a drink. He realized with shock that a nymph was staring at him from beneath the surface of the water. She was stunningly beautiful so much. So that highlights couldn't bear to look away. She beckoned him closer. And he leaned forward. The nymph did the same pursed lips. Just breaking the surface the moment highlands lips. Touched the nymphs. Her arms reached up to wrap around his neck in an instant. She dragged him down into the pool. Meanwhile, the Argonauts were impatiently waiting for her qualies to return. Oh, doesn't get back in the next hour Zeus as my witness. We're leaving without him. You want to leave our best warrior behind? Are you mad? You bet. I'm mad at us. We've been at this for weeks. We've lost a third of the crew and were barely halfway to coaches. Meanwhile, my father is still imprisoned back in yield goes. And if we don't get the fleece and chopped down tree just to make big or because I'm much too strong for a regular or they're the idiot is now at least two got his or oh, it's larger than you eat dos. Hercules, had come marching out of the forest singing cheerily and carrying what appeared to be a small tree one moment. Hercules, where's highlights? Eyeless? I thought he was here on the ship. And we thought he was with you. Now, it's nearly dark. We should search pairs. We don't want to lose anyone else. He's my man. I'll find him out of my way before Jason could stop him, Hercules charged into the jungle. The crew search through the night and all the next day. But there was no sign of the youth to make matters worse. Hercules, did not return at the urgings of his crew Jason waited for the hero until they had exhausted all game in the area. Eventually even eat us had to admit that Hercules was not coming back, and they had no choice, but to continue their journey as they set sail. Jason privately wondered if he had doomed the mission by leaving their greatest warrior behind. After weeks at sea. The Argonauts were out of food. Jason knew the situation was becoming dire. It wasn't long before growling stomachs turned to grumbling men, no food or land for weeks. Why did we ever agree to this a curse quest Orpheus? How about a song to distract us? Your men are starving. You call for music yet. Another brilliant suggestion from our wise, captain. Not now dos. Then when Jason shall we discuss your incompetent leadership as we sail into Haiti's? No one's keeping you hear us feel free to swim back to Yokosuka day tomorrow yesterday. Oh, I'm sure you'd love to leave me as you left. Hercules, we waited as long as we could. And you knew as well as I he wasn't returning. Hold on. What's that admitted? You wanted Hercules gone from the start you knew he should have been captain. Would you hold your tongue for one minute us? There's land landho- the Argonauts grabbed their oars and road for the shore. Putting aside their bickering in their eagerness to start the hunt as they pulled ashore Orpheus pointed to a pair of birds circling in the distance look vultures, circling above the hill. Then there's something to eat up there. Let's see. What they found at the top of the hill. The Argonauts found a house with a large courtyard baskets were piled high outside the house, and when they removed the lids to see what was inside apples bread, lamb shanks. They're all full of food the sailors wasted no time before diving into the sumptuous spread, but they had barely begun stuffing their faces when Jason smelled something that almost ruined his appetite. The men looked up sniffing and coughing crumbs dribbling from their bulging. Cheeks large feathered wings spread above them. Jason. I don't think that's vulture the creatures could not truly be called birds at all for while. They had the wings tail and talons of great raptors their torsos and heads were those of the most hideous human women, but worst of all was there smell the overpowering odor of rotting carcasses emanated from the creatures wafting down toward the sailors. With each beat of their powerful wings, Jason covered his nose and mouth, fighting back nausea as the bird women circled above suddenly, one of the creatures lead out, a sharp cackling cry. Up next. Jason's crew face their most nightmarish obstacle yet the half bird half women creatures known as the harpies behind every hostage situation. There's a complex dynamic between hostage captor and Goshi ater say the wrong thing or make a wrong move and someone can die. So how do hostage situations transpire, and what strategies do negotiators employ to find a peaceful resolution through extensive research and comprehensive storytelling par casts? Show hostage explores the complicated stories behind the world's most intense hostage negotiations. You'll get a behind the scenes look of the negotiations hidden from the public eye and the intricate webs of movement needed to extract captive safely. Every Thursday hostage brings you into the heart of the action and highlights the moments where things went tragically wrong. Long as well. As techniques that miraculously saved lives. Search for unsubscribe to hostage wherever you listen to podcasts. Now back to the story. The harpies descended on the Argonauts clawing at their heads and flailing arms with razor sharp talons. The sailors dropped the baskets reaching for their swords and spears in a desperate attempt to defend themselves. The winged fiends fell on the food. Tearing the baskets too ribbons as they shoveled the contents greedily into their mouths. Let's send these crows to Haiti's fairly. The Argonauts pressed together forming a tight rectangle they moved forward as a unit thrusting their spears with a ferocity. They had not known they possessed. The harpies were forced to take to the air where they hovered just out of reach of the Argonaut spears squawking and hissing angrily. The harpies began to spit and defecate sprang the remaining food with guano and yellow bile, the Argonauts stared in horror as the creatures took to the skies cackling to themselves apparently satisfied that all the food had been ruined. The boy, honest twins fastest of the Argonauts ran after the harpies the winged creatures were rapidly disappearing from sight, but the boys race to the top of the hill and lodged their spears into the air Jason watched as one of the harpies plummeted the Argonauts. Were all eager to chase after the fallen harby and they were about to depart when the front door of the house creaked open. The gone the sailors turned in surprise as the most emaciated men they had ever seen hobbled out of the house. He felt his way forward clearly blind. Thank you, Jason brave audience for freeing, the at last from atoll mentos, you know, who we are. I know many things for I am Phileas the Sierra of threes because I shed my visions of the future with other mortals Zeus became angry with me blinded me and sent the hobbies to such the food from my mouth day to day eating to subsist on this shooter fried rubbish. The sounds rather harsh. One moment if those harpies belong to Zeus won't he be upset with us for running them off since you did not kill them. You will not be punished especially since you're captain Jason appears to have won the favor of the goddess Hera Hera. Why would the Queen of the gods care about me in due time? My boy, I we feast with the harpies gone. The local towns people came in scores Baring, fresh baskets of food. They offered to finance an exchange for him reading their futures Fini's invited the Argonauts to feast with him as thanks while his men ate and drank themselves into a stupor. Jason pressed the blind seer to explain how he had gained hera's favor. Ooh, she's liked you ever since you helped her up the river Jason thought back to before his quest for the fleece had begun. He had been on his way to ill coast. Where he was planning to finally reveal himself to king pelia and challenge him for the throne when he had seen an old woman wading across a river. She had fallen and Jason had run to help her. I lost my sandal carrying her across. You're telling me that was heroin disguise. I had no idea. It was because you did not know and help to anyway that she deemed you worthy hero. But the important question DEA, boy is not how you want her favor. But whether you can keep it. I dare say you'll need it if you hope to reach the golden fleece, but we must be nearly at cultures you will reach culture soon. If you follow the route, I said full you, and if you can pass the clashing rocks through which no ship as ever sailed the simplicity's. I was hoping to find a path around them. There is no other way when. You reach the rocks. Look for a sign Hera will let you know whether it is safe to pass if not you must turn back. What else you and your crew will surely perish, the hope Harris still fond of me, I shall not return to Yukos empty handed. Very well. But keep in mind Hera rarely takes action herself. She may use another God goddess to guide you look to the skies. And you will have your side. The next day Jason stood at the bow of the Argo watching the coastline with grim determination. Then he says warning hung over him like a dark cloud some plug at ease up ahead massive cliff walls, loomed out of the dense fog a narrow strait cut through the cliffs forming a thin channel Jason bid the men to cease their rowing and they came to a stop at the mouth of the canyon. He scanned the tops of the cliffs and the gray sky above them searching for the sign Fini's had promised. The crew grew restless wondering what their captain was looking for. Finally, he directed them to steer a head into the channel as the crewel Baid Jason felt sick. There had been no sign perhaps. He had just missed it in the fog and everything would be all right, or perhaps he had made a tear. Terrible mistake they passed into the canyon. It's deadly nature. Swiftly becoming a parent rocks jutted out of the sea, creating a labyrinth of hazards to make matters worse. The wind suddenly increased kicking up turbulent frothing waves that threatened to smash the Argo into the cliffs. It's too rough. We've got turned back. We're not turning back. I won't wrote on my desk for you. Jason then move side. Jason pushed a furious eat us and seized the oars he wrote in time with his men adrenaline pulsing through his veins as he eyed the end of the canyon they were almost through. The walls the Argonauts looked up in terror as huge boulders tumbled into the sea. The cliffs had begun to move closing in on the ship. Like the jaws of a great beast Raman. The sailors obeyed and the Argo sped forward. Like never before as the great rocks rolled toward them. Up ahead. Jason saw the exit to the canyon close shut. There was no way out. He had led his crew to their deaths. Look Jason felt a hand on his shoulder and looked up to find e dos staring dumbstruck at the sky above the sailor pointed wordlessly, and Jason followed his gaze a white Heron soared above the ship unfazed by the rolling cliffs. Athena's messenger. That's Harris sign Jason watched as the Heron dove soaring through a narrow gap in the cliffs that the captain had not noticed before starboard, then full speed ahead. The ship turned after the bird and barreled through the shrinking gap. The rocks closed in around them scraping against the Argos. Hull Jason felt the ship shudder from the impact and he heard violence snap. The Argo burst through the gap into open water. It's stern ornament ripped clean off by the clashing rocks. Jason and e dos stared at one another unable to believe that they were alive. They looked up word at the Herron still soaring above them. It was missing a few of its tail feathers. With the simplicities at their backs and the course plotted by finesse to guide them. It wasn't long before the Argonauts reached the land of coal chess. They had travelled further than any Greek in history. And yet Jason new their quest was far from over whatever obstacles they had already faced would be nothing compared to actually acquiring the fleece. They sailed up a river and dropped anchor in a quiet backwater. They're hidden by the reads and dense trees lining the river Jason peered through his Spyglass at the distance city. It was surrounded by enormous fortified walls topped with glittering gold battlements the city of IRA somewhere within those walls as the golden fleece, tell us Jason what is our next move before. We do anything rash. I thought I might go alone. On and talk to the king. See if we can't come to an agreement just as I thought another ploy to steal all the glory for yourself. Please no more arguing if I bring all of you, the king will be more likely to see us as a threat. I don't disagree. But that doesn't mean you have to go alone. I'm coming with you, captain. I. Well, all right. Let's hope this king can be reasoned with. Oh, my would you say that looks like the chariot of a reasonable, man? Jason turned around to follow e doses. Gays. A massive army waited for them on the shore at the front of the army before the rose of spear clutching failing says was an enormous golden chariot the writer was draped in glittering, golden robes and armor and wore a golden crown on his head in his hands was the largest golden sceptre Jason had ever seen which he now pointed at the Argo ready to call for the attack. Thanks again for tuning into mythology will be back Tuesday with a new episode continuing the story of Jason and the golden fleece if you enjoy mythology you'll love my other podcast tales tales presents fairytales the way they were originally told orally and unadulterated traditional fairy tales are an exactly suitable for children and every other Saturday, we dive into another dark classic tale. You can find tales more episodes of mythology and all of park casts. Other podcasts on apple podcasts. 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E150: Ballots and Bullets - John Clayton

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E150: Ballots and Bullets - John Clayton

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Hello, Mr. Clayton, Mr. Allnutt. Did you take many testimonials today over a hundred and nearly? Everyone says they voted for Mr. Clayton if that ballot-box hadn't been stolen he'd be a US congressman right now. I still will be if we can prove the stolen votes would have swayed the election. I just can't believe the length. These Democrats went to I'm afraid that's just how it's always been in Conway county, the saying around here is win by the rules if you can. But if you can't just win, well, they won't get away with it this time, Mr. Womack. You finished with a writing desk. I was just about to turn in please help yourself and good luck tomorrow. Thank you, sir. It's good to know. There are still some honest Americans left in Conway county. Whom I do children. Mr clayton. Oh, god. This is unsettled murders. True crime stories I'm your host Carter ROY and I'm your host, Wendy MacKenzie. This is our first episode on John Middleton, Clayton and American politician, and Republican congressional candidate who was assassinated in eighteen eighty nine while investigating one of the most fraudulent elections in US history. You can listen to previous episodes of unsolved murders as well as all of par casts other shows, wherever you listen to podcasts. A new episode comes out every Tuesday you can also find us on Facebook and Instagram at par cast and on Twitter at park network, some listeners have been asking how they can help support the show. If you enjoy the podcast, the best way to do that is leva five star review wherever you're listening. On the evening of January twenty ninth eighteen eighty nine Republican politician in congressional candidate. John Middleton Clayton was staying in a small one story, boarding house in Plummer, Ville, Arkansas he had just sat down at a table to write a letter to his children when a shotgun blast ripped through the room's window Clayton was struck in the face and killed instantly. It was a violent and shocking culmination of what had been a particularly contentious election cycle Clayton had run for Arkansas, second seat in the US house of representatives Clayton contested, the results of the election, which he lost by a mere eight hundred sixty four votes. He believed that the seat had been stolen from him through voter suppression and ballot tampering in January of eighteen eighty nine he traveled to Plummer, Ville, Arkansas to investigate only to be killed. After four days of research, this insatiable murder instantly became a national news story, multiple investigations involving state and federal officials were launched while Clayton's family hired Pinkerton. Detectives to get to the bottom of the case. The investigations led to several popular theories as to the identity of Clayton's killer at one point Powell Clayton claim to be certain that one of two men was responsible for his brother's death, despite these efforts, no killer was ever found or brought to Justice for decades, one of the most famous political murders in Arkansas state history, has remained unsolved. In many ways, John M Clinton's life, and death or illustrative of the intense political turmoil that gripped Arkansas, and the American South throughout the late. Eighteen hundreds John, and his twin brother. William were born on October thirteenth eighteen forty on a farm in Bethel, township, Pennsylvania, from birth politics played a major role in John's life. John's father was an orchard keeper in carpenter, and a passionate supporter of the whig party. He originally named his son, John Tyler Clayton after ten th US president, John Tyler when John was still one year old his father fell out of love with president Tyler who he believed had betrayed. The whig party. John was immediately renamed, John Middleton Clayton. The Clayton's had ten children, six of whom died in infancy, four boys survived to adulthood, John, his. Win William and their older. Brothers Powell and Thomas, their father's obsession with American politics. Clearly had an effect on the boys shaping their childhood in preteen years. All four would ultimately go on to have significant political careers, but for a teenage John growing up on his father's farm that future was too far away. Oh, wait. John. Let's go, you all riled up. It's true. Isn't it? You're leaving dad. Let the cat out of the bag already. Did he I've got an opportunity waiting for me in Kansas? I'm gonna make my fortune as a land, surveyor take me with you. What I can't. Stay cooped up on this farm anymore listening to complain about politics. I can pay my own way, I promise. I'm sure you can. Maybe I will take you with me someday. You just need to be patient. But trust me, John. We'll get you out of Pennsylvania, soon enough. Powell headed off to Kansas in search of his fortune leaving John behind in Pennsylvania. But John wouldn't remain in Pennsylvania, for long on November sixth eighteen sixty a month after John and his twin William turn twenty ABRAHAM LINCOLN was elected, the sixteenth, president of the United States before he was sworn into office seven slave states had announced their secession from the union and the formation of the confederacy the civil war had begun. John and Williams signed up for the same company in the one hundred twenty fourth Pennsylvania, volunteer, infantry regiment under Colonel Joseph w Hawley William became a Lieutenant while John served as I sergeant. So John was one rank below his twin in the chain of command after an initial few months in the reserves the one hundred twenty four th was eventually rolled into the twelfth corps. Of the army of the Potomac less than six weeks later. The twin brothers participated in the battle of antique them of all of the awful moments that defined the civil war few compared to the horrors of tedium John and William participated in the fighting at Miller's cornfield where the poor visibility caused by the corn stocks forced the soldiers into brutal melee combat with rifle butts and bayonets. Come on. Then we've got the rebels on the run. John william. What are you doing on the ground? Some rib appeared out of the corner clock me with his rifle, but. He was about to stick me. And then he was missed cannonball. They're still schilling this area, come on. We're going to die today. We'll do it on our feet, the brothers survived the battle. But many did not all told twenty two thousand seven hundred seventeen Americans were counted dead wounded or missing by the end of the battle the next day. John and Williams company was on burial duty cleaning up the aftermath of what would go down as the bloodiest single day conflict in American history. By my count. That's sixty four for our company alone. I'll trust you. I can't count and swat flies at the same time. This is somehow we found ourselves in will just hope that when it's all over it will have been worth it. Meanwhile, the twins older brother was busy becoming a war. Hero powell. Clayton was mustered into company e of the first Kansas infantry he fought in battles in Arkansas and Missouri, eventually rising to the rank of Brigadier General a confederate officer who faced Powell in Missouri wrote Colonel Clayton was an officer of activity and enterprise clear-headed, quick to conceive and bold and rapid to execute his success in the field has caused him to be considered the ablest federal commander of cavalry, west of the Mississippi, but leadership on the battlefield didn't stop Powell from thinking about the fortune. He had intended to make. While he was stationed in pine bluff, Arkansas, he jumped on opportunities to invest in the regions, cotton trade by the time the war drew to a close Powell Clayton owned one of the largest cotton plantations, in the St John Clayton on the other hand had his mind set on other post-war ventures instead of investing in businesses outside of his home state at the age of twenty five John return to Pennsylvania there. He married a young woman named Sarah and zebra before long. The couple was expecting their first child while Sarah in was still pregnant John received a letter from his older brother Powell, he traveled to Arkansas to visit Powell's plantation. How this place is amazing. How did you afford it careful investments? The problem is now the Arkansas Republican party wants me to run for governor you'd be perfect for governor. But I suppose that means you'll have to move to. Oh rock. Exactly. In the meantime, only someone I can trust to run this place. What do you say me? Oh, I don't know, Powell, my family just settled Sarunas pregnant governor isn't the end for me. John, the Republican party is going to be making big moves in Arkansas, if you were to join me out here, I dare say you could do pretty well for yourself. You make a compelling case, I'll do it in eighteen sixty seven Powell finally made good on his promise to his younger brother, John and Sarah and moved to pine bluffs where their first daughter, Sarah, m Clayton was born. John went to work, overseeing older brothers, plantation, while this must have been an exciting time for John and Sarah. It was also quite frightening. Arkansas had only just been readmitted to the union and ex confederates were far from eager to welcome. Their new neighbors. They had a word for people. Like the Clayton's carpetbaggers. Carpetbagger was a derogatory term for opportunistic, white northerners who move south after the civil war, seeking to profit from reconstruction of all of the carpet. Banging politicians Powell, Clayton may have been the most hated and most visible in all of Arkansas. He quickly rose to become the leader of the Republican party in the state after finishing his term as governor Powell was elected, the United States, Senate in eighteen seventy one where he remained for six years. John wrote his older brother's coat tails straight into career in politics in eighteen seventy one he became the Representative for Jefferson County in the Arkansas general assembly that same year. He said, on the first board of trustees of the university of Arkansas in eighteen seventy three he became a member of the Arkansas state Senate, and three years later, he became sheriff of Jefferson County, keep in mind that. At this point in time in eighteen seventy six the share of had much more political power than most of the sheriffs of today. In addition to maintaining peace and collecting taxes. John was likely in charge of getting the county's Republicans out to the polls on election day, he was also likely seen is the Republican party manager of Jefferson County and that's not all he was up to during this period. John and Sarah Ann had seven children, six of them would survive to adulthood, John Clayton remains share for the next decade. But then tragedy struck. The Clayton family in eighteen eighty four John's wife. Sarah Anne died at the age of forty one the precise cause of death was lost a history, but she was laid to rest in bellwood cemetery. In pine bluff, Arkansas, at this point, John was forty four years old widower and a father of six, he had spent nearly two decades in Arkansas state, politics, always in his. Older, brother shadow, however, with his wife gone. He grew more focused on his work as he dealt with his grief. He became determined to prove himself on a larger scale in the summer of eighteen eighty eight the forty eight year old John Clayton announced his bid for Arkansas's second seat in the US house of representatives. However, this ambition led to his downfall. We'll cover the tragedies that plagued this election after this. Hey, there, I wanted to give you an update on my progress with best fiends. The five star rated mobile puzzle game about the world of minutia, and it's cute courageous inhabitants. I'm up to level one twenty nine booty bay. It is a challenging level to say the least probably the toughest one. I've faced so far think I've finally figured out the right strategy to solve it. I just haven't been able to execute it yet help. I can pass it by the next time and do a best Fien spot. I really really liked this game. It's fun to play. It's challenging I love that. I can play off line. 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You can listen to episodes on female criminals, such as Leona Helmsley, the Queen of mean rose to the top, the New York City real estate scene, but was eventually put on trial for fraud and tax evasion or Patty Hearst to his kidnapped by the symbionese Liberation Army, and ultimately sided with her kidnappers and became a full blown urban guerrilla check out the true crime. Podcast, where women aren't just victims search for and subscribe to female criminals on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. And please don't forget to rate and review. And now back to our unsolved murder. In eighteen eighty eight. John M Clayton stepped onto the national stage by announcing his bid to represent Arkansas's second district in the US house of representatives. He ran as a fusion candidate of the Republican party, and the agricultural wheel, a populist movement of poor farmers that had abruptly arrived on the political scene. A few years earlier as a fusion candidate John had the unenviable task of trying to appeal to three distinct groups white Republicans from the northern part of the state African Americans and poor subsistence, farmers. These subsistence, farmers had traditionally voted democrat. But it'd become frustrated with the wealthy, merchant banker class each year, the farmers were forced to take loans in the first part of the year, which then they would pay back after harvest with severe interest penalties. John Clayton took advantage of the situation and allied with the white. Subsistence farmers by promising restrictions on the interest rates that kept him locked in a cycle of debt. In addition to these policies John's Republican platform focused on improving infrastructure, creating free, public education and banning racial discrimination in housing and transportation, his opponent in the race was Clifton are Breckenridge. The democratic incumbent who had held the seat since eighteen eighty three while they were competitors to the public in private. They got along well for months, the two politicians traveled together throughout the second district frequently sharing meals, and even bunking together along the way by the end of the campaign. They had become close friends. However, the mood in the rest of the district was far, less cheery, Republicans and Democrats were at each other's throats across the state and nowhere more so than in Conway county, which housed, the cities of Plummer, Ville and moral ten. Understanding the political and social conditions that had been brewing in Conway county. For decades is key to understanding the bizarre events of the eighteen eighty eight election at the time of the election. Conway county held one of the largest African American populations in the district, making it a prime target for Clayton's campaign from early on in the campaign, it was targeted by both parties as a key battleground with the potential to decide the outcome of the election. Unfortunately, Conway county had been a violent place. Even before the civil war with constant political tensions between wealthy slave owning plantation owners in the southern part of the county and poor subsistence farmers in the north the tensions between these communities became even more visible as the nation descended into civil war Arkansas initially voted to remain in the union. But later joined the confederacy when Lincoln called for every state to send troops to stop the rebellion in many ways, Conway county can be seen as a microcosm of the tensions that play in the rest of the state during the war, the county, provided five companies of soldiers to the south and three companies to the north. It was truly a case of brother versus brother for traumatic years of bloodshed and war created family, feuds and grudges that lasted for decades afterwards, these physicians continued to deepen during reconstruction, the period after the civil war in which congress instituted laws, attempting to redress the effects of slavery in the newly readmitted southern states in many cases, these laws prevented former confederates from voting or holding office. This kept a huge swath of the population from participating in politics and allowed the Republican party, which was supported by the newly. Enfranchised afrah. American population to seize control. Arkansas Democrats were furious can't believe these carpetbag and Yankees. What are they doing? Now, have you heard about this Iran clad oath? They're not gonna let us vote unless we can swear that we never actively supported the confederacy, who could say that. No one to think that our slaves, former slaves, former slaves are deciding who runs our government. And now we don't even get a say I won't stand for it. What are you going to do? We already lost the war. I'm going to visit some of our free neighbors. Let them know I think they should vote democrat or not at all. The disenfranchised ex confederates found new methods of affect in politics, violence, and intimidation became their primary tools, many of the wealthiest members of the communities took up the robes and hoods of the Ku Klux Klan, which soon became the defacto paramilitary wing of the Democratic Party in Arkansas, in eighteen sixty eight the tensions in the state reached a boiling point, when clan members in Lewisburg attacked two African American brothers who were living with white women killing one of the brothers, local black militiamen responded by killing the local Klan leader from there, the situation rapidly devolved into all out war Powell Clayton. Then the governor of Arkansas instituted martial law in fourteen counties, and affectively quashed, the spread of the Ku Klux Klan from that moment. Onward Democrats ex confederates in Arkansas. Aw, harbored a deep resentment and hatred of the Clayton's in eighteen seventy four the brothers became involved in another even more. Surreal conflict when two Republican candidates for the governor's office. Joseph Brooks, Elisha Baxter disputed the election and each refused to submit to the other. Powell Clayton and the Republican party had initially backed Elisha Baxter, but switched to supporting Joseph Brooks. When Baxter started to court, Democrats, and refuse to issue state bonds to finance railroad construction within Arkansas Gelin sided with his brother and became Brooke supporter when he learned that fighting had broken out between the governor supporters. He raised a militia of men from Jefferson County and marched them to Little Rock to join the fray, the two forces barricaded themselves in buildings down the street from each other for a month. The state capital was in a state of chaos with frequent skirmishes between roaming mobs of drunken militiamen two hundred men were killed before president Ulysses s grant stepped into proclaim Baxter. The rightful governor of Arkansas, too many observers grants. Decision was seen as capitulation to the Arkansas. Democrat. That's and signal the defacto end of reconstruction efforts in the state before the year was up a new state constitution was drawn bringing an end to the ironclad oath with ex confederates able to vote again, Democrats were back on top. They would maintain a firm grip on virtually all state offices, and congressional seats for a decade that grip began to slacken again in eighteen eighty four with the rise of the agricultural wheel party. The price of cotton had been steadily falling for some time in many poor white Arkansas, subsistence, farmers had begun to believe that the wealthy landowning class was taking advantage of them at the same time that Arkansas Republicans were allying with the poor white farmers, African Americans were migrating to the state and particularly to Conway county in huge numbers in eighteen seventy African Americans made. Up a mere eight percent of Conway county's population by eighteen ninety. They accounted for forty percent for the first time in a decade Democrats saw their control of local government starting to slip, they would do whatever they could to maintain power including election tampering, an outright assassination in the years before Clayton's. Ron Conway county was home to countless cases of flagrant ballot stuffing African American voters were chased away from the polls with threats and violence. It was into this volatile climate that James Clayton stepped when he decided to run for congress after Clayton's long and contentious campaign cycle election day arrived on November sixth eighteen eighty eight early in the morning, the Republican election. Judge George Baker was on his way to open the polls in moral tin when he ran into a neighbor who appeared to be wildly drunk. Trying kick me out, Suns, I'll show. Sir, are you all right? You. So you'd insult my mama. What are you, sir? Please don't. Help somebody help what's going on here. Constable. Thank god. I was just on my way to open the polls when this man attacked be he's drunk out of his mind, is that true. Now constable I haven't had a drop I was just on my way to the polls to place my vote for congressman Breckenridge, would Mr Baker attacked me. What that's ludicrous. I've heard enough. You're both under arrest. But but he's lying. Wait, I have to open the polls. With Baker sitting in the county jail, militia of Democrats marched to the courthouse and took control of the election placing their own judges in charge. Meanwhile, only a few miles down the road in Plummer, Ville things were getting even more heated by eighteen eighty eight Plummer, Ville had the largest African American population in the county with blacks outnumbering whites two to one this made it a crucial city for John Clayton's campaign and a prime target for vote tampering by Democrats the day before the election, the sheriff Swaran over a dozen new deputies. He claimed the purpose was to ensure of fair election and an honest count. But as explication is a little hard to buy considering that all of the new deputies were Democrats and several had been accused of ballot stuffing and election tampering in the past these new deputies quickly, moved to prevent to appointed black. Republican judges from opening their polling places and replace them with white Democrats. They were not, however, able to remove Charles wall, a white Republican judge who had been selected to oversee the vote count after a day of collecting votes, Charles wall, and the democratic election judge sat down to a hurried dinner before counting the votes. On believable what went on to all of Bentley has scoundrel deputies were outside. My polling place all day scaring Friedman voters off despicable can't blame them for being enthusiastic. I'm going to go find a candle and papers so we can start the count. You've got the ballot box. I'm not taking my eyes off it. Good. Anything happens to it while I'm gone. I'm not responsible. What was that supposed to me? Y'all started counting yet that sounded like Bentley. Just as the count was preparing to get underway for armed men wearing rubber rain, slickers and kerchiefs over their faces rushed into the hotel. What is the meaning of this up against the wall blow your brains out? How dare you interfere with a federal election over the ballot box, dammit? We will show you how Conway county goes the men seized the ballot box and poll books and fled the hotel disappearing into the night because the stone box was from plumber Ville, the most heavily African American city in the county. It was presumed that it would have gone heavily for the Republican candidate. But without the actual ballot box. There was no way to know for sure in the end without those ballots. Counted John Clayton. Lost by Amir, eight hundred forty six votes. John, what is it? Oh, we just got word from Little Rock. Governor Hughes, certified the results. So it's. Over I lost you were robbed. There would have been enough votes in that box to give you the win. Forget that irregularities in the rest of the county. You're right. All we have to do is prove it. You wanna contest the election. These Democrats have made a mockery of Arkansas is elections for long enough. Now they think they can tamper with a federal election. I'd say it's high time, someone held them accountable that winter John Clayton began making preparations to appeal his loss to Breckenridge. It's hard to blame him considering the elections many irregularities, and the narrow margin he'd lost by less than two tenths of one percent of the total vote. His first step was to hire a plumber Ville man to go door to door collecting names of citizens who had voted Republican, the Republican party announced that it would award one thousand dollars to anyone with information about the ballot box theft with inflation that would be over twenty five. Thousand dollars today the plumber Ville Democrats who had been behind the ballot box robbery started to worry that they had gone too far while intimidation and ballot stuffing had become the norm in local elections in Conway county, interfering in the election of US. Congressman was another matter. Meanwhile, Republicans had secured both the presidency in a majority in congress in the November six election making the threat of federal investigation. A real possibility is specially if John Clayton refused to let things lie. We'll hear about the attempted cover up in response to John Clayton's inquiries after this. And now back to our unsolved murder after the November sixth eighteen eighty eight Conway county elections for representing Arkansas's second. Congressional district were contested Democrats, and Republicans alike took action, John Clayton in the Arkansas Republican party began to investigate the irregularities. Meanwhile, Plummer, Ville Democrats launched their own campaign to silence. Any potential witnesses Charles wall de election judge who had been held at gunpoint by the ballot bucks thieves testified that he had recognized the voice of the sheriff's chief deputy Oliver t Bentley. Oliver Bentley was a thin, why remand and his early thirties, he was remembered by his grandson is having many peculiar habits such as rye. Writing a diary in code, and always eating dessert before his meal continuing their flagrant disregard for truth and law. The Conway county Democrats responded to the allegations of election tampering by placing Bentley on a committee tasked with investigating the election fraud, as you might guess that committee revealed nothing about the robbery, but all of our Bentley was still in hot water in late November, Oliver's, older, brother, George was spotted in the presence of Pinkerton detective Albert would George belly who's asking detective Elber? Would what did you wanna see me about the plumber Ville ballot-box business, a November sixth? What do you know, I know a lot, a hell of a lot the identity of the thieves? Maybe but before I say anything, I want to guarantee that, I'll be protected, and I want that thousand dollar reward. I'll see what I can do. We can't know for sure whether George Bentley would have given up his brother because he never got the chance. A November twenty seventh only three weeks after the election. Oliver Bentley took his brother to visit a saddle shop in moral tin. The shop was owned by William wood, no relation to Albert would another of the sheriff's deputies who had ridden with brothers on election night. Hey, all over. Hey, George Howdy. Will Oliver wanted to combine sue the new Smith and Wesson just got one in. She is a beauty yeller the news. Jim saw Pinkerton fell snooping around. No, I hadn't heard must be looking for witnesses can't imagine the find any here, not in Conway county right George care for your point that thing Oliver Oliver. According to reports all over Bentley was examining a Smith and Wesson, revolver. When the gun accidentally went off shooting his older brother in the head and killing him instantly Oliver must have been very clumsy because he accidentally shot, George five times. Oh, in any case, George was no longer around to turn state's witness. But that still up the matter of Charles wall. The election judge who had recognized Oliver Bentley's voice in mid December of eighteen eighty eight two weeks after George was gunned down in the saddle shop. Charles wall was playing cards with some of his democrat neighbors in a plumber Ville, saloon. Fold and that's it for me. Looks like it's almost midnight. One more hand Charles. I'll go easy on you. Maybe one more and one more drink. Hey, watch it there. Sorry. Sorry, got it all of your seat to here. Let's just which. Jason around midnight, one of the plumber Ville Democrats change seats with wall placing him near a glass door to pair flush. Ear. Charles, are you all right. Get away for me. You all of you. You try to kill me. Not long after they had changed seats, someone outside fired in through the glass door. The bullet grazed walls neck and tore off his ear wall sprinted out of the building, as fast as he could. And the next day he fled to Little Rock never to return, while accused the mini played cards with attempted murder, but none of them were charged. None, except wall himself that is day Conway county grand jury later indicted him for gambling, while payday ten dollar fine, rather than return to the city and fight the charge with the local democrat government backing the ballot box thieves. It seemed that they would never be brought to Justice, but for Bentley and his ballot snatching, comrades, it was too soon to celebrate. Where's Tom Hervey Tom? Have you seen the paper calm down? Bentley got you riled up. It's clayton. Again. I told you, I don't give a damn what Powell Clayton has to say not Powell. John look at the headline Joan Clayton heads Conway county to investigate election. It says he intends to take depositions to prove that box was full of oats in his favor. Let the carpetbagger com will send him back in wooden overcoat, while the plumber Ville Democrats were preparing for John Clayton's arrival. Many of his Republican colleagues were attempting to warn them against the visit are you sure about this John after what happened to Charles wall? I'll be fine Powell, an electoral judges, one thing, they're not gonna move against the congressional candidate especially not with Harrison about to be signed in its president. I still think you should steer clear of Plummer Ville. You can take your depositions and moral tin. It's the plumber Ville voters. I wanna speak to most and they're not going to come to moral, you should at least take. The protection, the vote is aren't going to come forward if I'm surrounded by armed guards. I'll be fine Powell. You'll see. John Clayton arrived in Conway county on January twenty fifth of eighteen eighty nine two months after the stolen election. He was accompanied by Aaron Middlebrook a black deputy sheriff from pine bluffs. Middlebrook went ahead to deliver Clayton's luggage and secure room at Plummer, villes sold hotel, when John arrive that night, the hotel owner John SIMS turned him away. Sorry. Mr clayton. I'm afraid we're full up. You've got to be joking Middlebrook. I thought you said you secured a room. I did your bags are already inside. That's right. Almost forgot. Here they are. I don't understand my bags were in the room, you obviously have one. Sorry, sir. But my wife is sick. And we just can't put anyone up. You mean you can't put me up. I can recommend a great spot house of MRs Marianne mcraven just up the road. You can't miss it. Sure. Thanks for your help. Come on. Middlebrook. Wait, Mr. Clayton. There's something wrong here. I've been listening to folks all day and they're not happy. You've come. I think we should go back to pine bluff before something bad happens. I'm not leaving until I've had a chance to talk to the people here. But I think you're right. We should be careful. Middlebrooks, is advice might have saved John Clayton's life. If he had listened instead he continued onto MRs mcraven, boarding house. A one story building at the edge of town Clayton still maintain some level of caution as he slept each night, in a long, windowless hallway rather, than the corner room with a large window that had been reserved, especially for him for the next four days Clayton and a notary by the name of WD, Allnutt interviewed over one hundred Plummer, Ville, citizens. Most were African American and nearly all confirmed that they had voted for Clayton. However, the local Democrats wanted to keep this information from spreading, and by Clayton's fifth night in Plummer Ville. They were determined to move against him much later, WD all nut, and e h Womack, a salesman, who is also staying at MRs mcraven boarding house provided testimony to congress describing the night. Of the murder after dinner on January twenty ninth eighteen eighty nine Clayton spent nearly an hour, pacing back and forth through the room while speaking with Allnutt. We were both excited by the success. We'd had and taking testimonials that day. But we were also staggered by the lengths his opponents had gone to, to prevent a fair election. Clayton had just sat down to write a letter to his children. When I heard the blast it shattered the glass shredded the curtains and blew out the rooms only lantern own that was startled and ran for the door. But he was so overcome with fear and panic that he couldn't find the door. Knob to open it. When I finally realized the shooting had not continued past the initial shot, I turn back to search for Mr. Clayton. I could just make out the shape of his body in the Firelight. His chair had toppled backwards, but he hadn't moved it all look like he was still seated despite. Lying flat on his back. The shotgun blast had nearly decapitated him. Perhaps John Clayton had never managed to step out of his older brother shadow in life. But in death, he clips him the assassination turned him into a nationwide celebrity more than five thousand mourners attended his funeral in pine bluffs. Arkansas Conway county was far from out of trouble rather than bringing an end to the controversial election. Clayton's death sparked several inquiries and investigations by federal and state. Investigators newspaper journalists and Pinkerton detectives yet despite their efforts, John Middleton Clayton's assassin would remain at large indefinitely. 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Orpheus and Eurydice Pt. 1: Tragic Love

Mythology

45:09 min | 1 year ago

Orpheus and Eurydice Pt. 1: Tragic Love

"Something to note all myths have many versions and variations for this episode. We've selected those we feel the most dramatic and entertaining and supplemented them with additional research into ancient. Greek traditions because mythology comes from oral tradition. There's a wide variety across sources are myths may not always be the version you're familiar with but we hope you'll enjoy them. The afternoon was bright and clear full Birdsong and nature's many melodies but none of it was as vibrant as Eurydice orpheus thought as he gazed at his perfect perfect bride she might be human but she glowed like a goddess her skin was fresh and clean as new milk still glistening from her nuptial bath as she twirled joyful through the field her long hair filled with air and light and and when she smiled at orpheus her clear is full of trust. He felt his heart erupt into song hymen. The God of marriage was late but orpheus pulling eurydice see into his arms with a laugh didn't mind the delay meant more wartime to savor this beautiful blessed day the day his love became his wife. He buried his face ace in the crown of her head and inhaled when he raised his is his patience was rewarded. There was high men in his swirling marriage robes holding his torch ready to bless the Union orpheus grinned then grasped Eurydice hand. The lovers stepped forward at first hyman smiled kindly at the eager beaming young a young couple but then his torch started to sputter hyman frowned in concern and shook the torch. It only sputtered more spinning out long noxious trails of smoke from its weak flame children. I came came to bless your wedding day but I cannot speak the usual words nor promise you good fortune orpheus. Your Voice Voice spins out Golden Song and blesses all it touches and here it is easy. You are as pure as any made but the aflame does not burn steady. This union is doomed. Welcome to mythology apar- cast original every Tuesday we we present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and Narrator Vanessa Richardson. You can find more episodes of mythology and all other park has originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream mythology for free on spotify just open the APP tap browse and type mythology in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. You've 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 episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help today. Were telling the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. See An ancient Greek myth about two doomed lovers who cannot bear to part even in the face of death this week will listen as the couple's blissful union devolves into dramatic tragedy then we'll follow as orpheus travels to the underworld for the woman then he loves next week will hear the dramatic conclusion to orpheus is quest. The first literary reference to orpheus is in a two word fragment of poetry from sixth century. BC Poet Abacus which simply says orpheus famous of name this suggests that orpheus was already a well known figure in oral traditions traditions but orpheus story has transformed over centuries of storytelling making it difficult to say where history ends and myth begins in some Greek oral tradition orpheus was the son of Apollo God of music and poetry and one of the muses the goddess of creative inspiration. He was a powerful singer celebrated for his ability to affect the emotions of man beast I god and even nature with his art when he sang of joy all the world rose up and dance to the tune of his liar when he sang of anguish all the world wept with him references to the story of Orpheus and Eurydice easy. I started to appear in art and poetry in the fifth century. BC But it wasn't until twenty nine BC when Virgil wrote his Georgia Tech's that the full tragic love story was put to paper almost forty years later in eight see it was presented in a slightly really different way in other words metamorphosis these two great poets versions of the story remain. It's best known iterations the tale of orpheus and your idiocy has been the inspiration for scores of poems plays ballets operas films and Visual Artworks Feminist Writers like Margaret Atwood and the poet Hilda doolittle pen name. Hd have revisited the myth from eurydice sees perspective fleshing out the story in new ways most recently a naess Mitchell's telling of the story in musical form. Haiti's town won best. I musical at the seventy third Tony Awards no matter the version the tragic tale of orpheus and eurydice remains as dramatic strange inge and heartbreaking as ever eurydice and Orpheus reclined on the grass orpheus liar lay a quiet in one outstretched hand the nature around them was peaceful and their hearts full of new love. Were overflowing flowing but you're it. AC- nevertheless felt anxious orpheus. Does it worry you what Hyman said on our wedding Hyundai that he didn't less are union that he couldn't smile in shed light and joy on our future. It doesn't thrill me now but you know how much I love you. How my heart sings view even when my liar quiet whatever challenges lay ahead we will face them together together and I will fight for you. Your it AC- stared at orpheus is confident sincere face and then broke into a glowing doing smile. She knew orpheus was right. He would always come for her. Evening was falling and your it AC- kissed orpheus on the cheek take it was time for her to find the NAIAD 's her nymph friends and dance with them through the forest they frolic as they did every night celebrating braiding the chill evening air and a life that stirred around them in the shadows the hooting owls the scurrying rodents orpheus smiled l. that her disappearing form content eurydice he ran through the dense underbrush leaping over fallen branches ranches with her sprightly friends and twirling across the stones that littered every stream she was comfortable here amongst the dark towering hiring trees as comfortable as in orpheus his arms the laughing. NAIAD WHOA flowers in eurydice hair and draped cloak vines vines across her shoulders. They slipped their delicate hands in hers and leaped into the air but what was that and there was someone there amongst the trees coming towards your it AC- and the cluster of Dancing Ni- ads the nymphs fearful of aggressive men disappeared into the forest in the blink of an eye but you're it AC- was only human she stood still amongst amongst the trees watching tensions stringing her body like a bow. The sounds drew nearer until Hilla shepherd came crashing through the underbrush. He cried out to eurydice beautiful girl. I see you there slim shadow amongst the trees dancing a nymph. Come to me come. Don't be afraid I won't hurt you. I just want a a little kiss from such forest sprite a tender kiss to warm my cold lips. Don't run you foolish child. You'll only make it worse your it is he raced skillfully through the underbrush while the shepherd Ariss Tius stomped after her he was strong and powerful and crashed through every branch in his path without slowing fifth it he was gaining on her but then you're it. AC- spotted a stream up ahead if she could just get to the other side and put the water between Queen Herself and the shepherd she would be safe. You're it AC- leapt across the water and landed tumbling to the forest floor with a gleeful gleeful laugh. She Sprang back to her feet. Knowing Christie's couldn't fly across the water like she had he'd have to slog through slowly early. In his heavy shepherds garb a final leaping dance through the forest would get her out of harm's way back to orpheus back to the love and peace and the sweet song of the Liar. You're it is sea bounded away from the stream homeward her dress dirty thirty and her feet sore but a golden smile illuminating her face. No Man could touch her not unless she let him she was too quick and clever but men were not the only dangers in these woods fear exhaustion and pride in her escape clouded her mind. She forgot about the thick ropy snakes that slithered along the forest floor. She didn't notice the dark green green coil of muscle lying in the shadow of the pine or the Glassy Eyes glinting in the evening gloom as she sunk her bare air toes into the loamy soil. The serpent lunged fish coming up. Eurydice and orpheus is love is tested. Hey Vanessa and I have some exciting news for you. Because you've been such amazing listeners. We've released our entire back catalogue of mythology episodes and they're already in your feed. That's eleven episodes episodes of mythology that are available to listen to right now. Be sure to check out some of my favorite episodes like our episodes on the Goddess Athena who was pulled between her the two identities as a goddess of wisdom and as a warrior and our episodes on the tragedy of locals life as the gods who were once his friends become his mortal enemies at the end of days whether you're reliving these thrilling episodes of mythology or hearing these fantastic classical stories for the first first time these eleven episodes are available right now and don't worry we'll still bring you new mythology episodes every Tuesday in the meantime get caught up up on mythology for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts and thank you for your support You're adventurous and inquisitive. You're open to trying new things. You're curious about astrology but don't know how to take the first step up if this sounds like you or even if it doesn't you should check out the podcast networks new astrology podcast horoscope today podcast has the daily. HOROSCOPE podcast for all twelve signs of the Zodiac. These two to three minute daily podcasts will give you daily guidance in affirmations tailored tailored specially for your Zodiac signed by a professional team of astrologers. Listen daily to find out what the universe has in store for you find horoscope hope today for free on spotify and anywhere you listen to podcasts simply search your Zodiac sign and the word today for example areas today Gemini Today Day or Capricorn today or visit podcast dot com slash horoscope to listen now now now back to the story. You'RE IT AC- ran madly through the Thracian forest fleeing from the shepherd Christie's. She lost him by lodging her sprightly body over a gurgling stream leaving him stranded on the opposite bank elated she turned earned her mind homewards to the arms of her beloved new husband the great singer. Orpheus so distracted was she that she didn't didn't check the Lome beneath her feet as she skipped home. That was a mistake hidden amongst the leaves in the Black Earth was the long long coiled body of powerful snake he sprang out of the shadows toward her his long fangs sunk into her tender tender bare flesh save your it. Issey in horror watched her ankle puff off and redden the droplets of Ruby red blood dripped innocently from her flesh such a small wound but with such large large consequences your it AC- knew her fate as she stared at the two little holes in her ankle. Her cries ceased. No one was in those dark woods to here not even her beloved orpheus. This was it the end in the woods. She loved so much but nature never loved you back not unless you could sing like orpheus she lay down closed her eyes and breathed deeply while she's still could orpheus fierce to was lying in the grass strumming a lovely melody on his liar and thinking of your idiocy of her long neck of her a quick wit and her strong legs and arms of the way her body sank into his after she exhausted herself dancing in the woods leads with ads but where was she dark night had fallen and the stars lit up the sleeping landscape. She should have been back by now. orpheus peered out into the night and felt his heartbeat quicken had some harm befallen in his bride. Men were beasts and beasts were everywhere he had to find her breath to see where he's Eurydice but there was no response the trees and the birds and on the night ads were all silent he ducked under branches he wove through sprawling roots and swaying grasses he he made his way into the heart of the forest the dark place where the snakes lurked in the black soil. It was there that he found her. You're it AC- lay Pale and still on the forest floor orpheus overcome with grief fell across her body. He clasped her cold face in his hands and kissed the two tiny pricks in her swollen ankle. They told him everything he needed to know. Lying across your idiocies corpse orpheus began to sing his his voice wobbled with grief. His heart had been cleft in two but his song was all the more beautiful for for the overwhelming emotion that stirred it. The forest joined his song the Naiad 's raised their wild eerie voices is and so did men beast and flower everywhere. He went as the weary weeks went on. All of threes was moved by his anguish. He traveled far and wide singing of his love for your idiocy and her tragic tragic death he sang of her at daybreak and as night fell alone on the banks of rivers and amongst throngs of weeping townsfolk folk even Apollo his father heard the mournful sound of Orpheus is song and was moved with sadness and pity so he descended in a flash of light to comfort his son third orpheus jumped back at the blinding site then Dan though Apollo was his father he bowed the God of light and poetry commanded respect but Apollo raised raised him up gently orpheus my son you have lost your beloved Roussy and now the whole of three sweeps leaps with you even on Mount Olympus the gods hear your song and we all moved. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you Apollo. Oh my father. You'll condolences give comfort. I pool poet. You feel the pain so deeply in truth. I do do not know if I can go on without her. She was my weld a hope my beauty and my joy if that's the case my son you must go get her with that. I could but her spirit belongs to Haiti's now. How could I retrieve her. No multiple can walk into talk underworld and return alive that is true and you are emotional man but I am not and I am your father. I will grant. Aren't you protection I can if you descend into the underworld to recover your you will be able to cross the river styx twice once into the underworld old and once back to the land of the living you will have to be brave to face the unhappy spirits of the dead and Haiti's himself their dock doc king only with the permission of the God of the underworld. Will you be able to bring back you busy but I see your love is strong and I know the the power of your voice father did God Apollo. I never thought to have such a chance. I promise you shall not wasted our a face the talk with a heart of steel. If there's even a sliver of hope to recover what I have lost I will risk all with that. Apollo follow disappeared in another flash of light. The exhausting work of engaging with mortals finished for now orpheus in his wake wake was wild with determination. He still had a chance at love and at a life with your it. AC- by his side it it was no small feat for immortal to descend to Hades orpheus knew that and he was afraid he had heard the stories about about the darkness about shaggy-haired Keiron in his little boat about the craggy slopes and the groves full of mournful shades. It's about the fearsome three headed dog cerberus and the ELM tree that rustled with tempting false dreams and end he had heard of Haiti's stony heart Haiti's God of the underworld and the uncle of orpheus his father Apollo was not easily moved but once he fell so deeply in love with percents any that he schemed and tricked and cajoled old until he made her his queen of the underworld he knew love was he felt it's burning need as much as orpheus himself. Mm Self orpheus girded himself against his own fear. Perhaps his song of love and pity would stir that love lover deep within Haiti's cloak of shadows and darkness. The first step was the easiest he traveled to the gates of -tainer us the jaws of the underworld buried at the back of a damp cold cave but from here the journey got more difficult orpheus stood staring at the ominous portal its doors shrouded by long forbidding stalactites and they they were as heavy as they were dark. They weren't meant to open for any mortal soul more than once. He felt their terrifying chill will seep deep into his bones but what really mobilized orpheus were the whispering spirits that guarded the gate anxiety grief disease old age fear hunger death agony guilty joys always they told him to turn around. They told him Love was meaningless that he was weak. orpheus various felt the jabs slipped from his ears to his mind and slowly slither into his heart but then he felt the solid wooden would in his hand his lyre. His only weapon was song end so stealing himself. He raised his voice and and lifted his delicate fingers to the strings. The spirits went silent listening Even the darkest spirits of -tainer were moved by the mournful melody. They pushed open the gates orpheus stared into the darkness mind slowly clearing now that the spirits were silent he could see nothing but an icy a haze of formless mist and smoke but you're it. AC- was down below. He had no choice he plunged downwards words as the gate swung shut behind him with a Grim Bang Orpheus peered through the darkness and saw the path before for him craggy and rough it wolf through dark pine groves full of shadowy spirits crying their own grim songs his heart pounded with fear the ominous site and the strange vibrations in the air but orpheus lament quieted the the voices of the dead as it had the spirits guarding the gate they drifted towards him heads bowed with the sorrow of his song pity stirred orpheus breast alongside fear these were lost souls making their way towards towards the river sticks just like him just like Eurydice easy. This is for her for your idiocy. He thought what and strode down the path holding his voice steady he descended through the Elms Pines and twisting olives lives through the mist and the smoke and the eerie glow of eternal night. The shades drifted in his wake. Finally orpheus arrived at the still dark waters of the river styx care on's little wooden boat sat right on the shore as innocent as a fisherman's bar John any Thracian River. It was so startling ordinary that orpheus almost stopped his song in surprise but then he saw care on with his matted hair his dirt blackened face and this dark cold is orpheus fear flooded back and his song tumbled out of his mouth like a protective Talisman Osman would care onto be moved would apollo's promise of passage across the waters hold Karan's face remained impassive but he stood still and listened as Orpheus sang then Keiron nodded and beckoned end they would cross now. It was orpheus that hesitated from here the darkness would get denser the deathly fear and sadness heavier but once again he steeled himself thinking of your idiocy he he gathered his courage. If she was on the other side of the water then he would cross for her he clambered into Karen's Iran's boat and he sang on as orpheus voice echoed over the vast expanse of water. Her silence rippled across the underworld on the approaching shore. All of Haiti's spirits emerged to listen to the song insubstantial ghostly figures the dead slunk forth from the darkest depths of the underworld. They drifted out from under the bows. Those of the great elm who's every leaf was weighted with false streams. The spirits reveries paled in comparison to the lure of orpheus as song. What voice raised a song so haunting. The souls wondered what voice made made them feel those human heartbeats once again orpheus gazed intently through the waiting crowds as Karan's boat approached just the shore the crowd was overwhelmingly vast et ce of dead but there was no room for fear in his heart as has he scanned the waiting faces for your it AC- she must be near but he did not see her onwards then he descended from Karan's boat with a bow to his ferryman and plunged into the crowd as the spirits cleared a path off before him orpheus saw something lurking at the back of the crowd it was an enormous dog and it had the three heads on each head bloodied jowls hung low over long sharp teeth three sets of terrifying red eyes glared out of deep set shadowy sockets orpheus felt his song falter. This must be cerberus. The bronze voiced three headed. Hound Apollo had said nothing about protection from this fearsome awesome beast orpheus body shook as he stared up feeling tiny and vulnerable. He was not a fighter her. His music was his only weapon but again he thought of eurydice somewhere behind this beast he would fight fight with what he could. He would sing on his voice sword and even cerberus was moved the beasts three heads fell softly to the shadowy ground orpheus stepped gently over the softened pause and Shaggy Gi locks of hair he wondered on amongst the shades and the formless rocks through the dark and the cold until finally finally he arrived at Haiti's thrown. An enormous crowd silently. Weeping spirits stood at his back. You're the throne was a vast dark structure. Haiti's and percents any looked down on this little mortal from far or above impassive orpheus stared up at their blank faces terrified. There was no warmth there no kindness but orpheus had no choice. He was determined to wake their hearts. He bowed bowed his head supplicant and began his plea coming up up orpheus makes his bid to recover eurydice see from death itself now back to the story orpheus shattered by the death of Eurydice. He sang a song so heartbreaking that it moved man nature and God's odds. He traveled to the underworld to see if he could move Haiti's the god of death perhaps his music would motivate the Lord of the underworld underworld to return your it. AC- to the living he began his plea at the feet of Haiti's thrown. Oh great hey dis king king of the underworld your mighty amongst men mighty even amongst gods you hold the strings of death and pull them as you will as has is you're right all multiples one day will be called home to Haiti's to death but my beloved bride. You're a Dec- see was cold so swiftly so soon after our wedding day before had best years had even begun. I tried to accept her loss but I cannot and so I come to you to beg for her life. Many men are moved by grief when their wives. Sti- many wives are wracked with despair when they lose their husbands mothers and Fathers Grieve for lost children and children turn for las parents. Why should I provide mercy for you and you alone. If you will listen I will sing you. The song of my story and perhaps song will move you. West speech fails. You may sing. The rulers of the underworld world listened as orpheus sang of his beautiful bride wild and free as the forest that killed her. They they listened as he sang of high men's arrival on their wedding day and his sputtering torch they sat still as stone own as he sang of your ritzy's cold body lying in the darkness on the forest floor and of the shattered life he lived in its wake but orpheus watched hades and percents any intently as he sang his devastating melody he he saw that slowly they're hard closed faces softened as he crooned on at their feet. He started to hope at the king and Queen of death were moved. He sang until his breath was spent and his face covered with salty tears years. Finally orpheus fell silent. He wasn't sure if his song had done enough but all he could do now was wait. You ask what no mortal has the right to ask orpheus. You ask to reverse the fates to replace death with life wife but your song moves even my shadowy heart to anguish high to have loved and suffered word for love. I too have insisted on fighting for love even when it seemed there was not faded. Oh Hey dis great. It's King. I knew detail of your love. Your Beautiful Queen that you could see love here to moves me in turn are you willing to consider returning to life patients boy. I will indeed grant your request and give you back your beloved eurydice. Thank you thank you but this is hades. The underworld the Kingdom of shadows and darkness. We do not let our own go easily here. You will have to show with your actions as well as your song that you are willing to risk all to prove you you will resist all temptation to show strength and resolve that rivals that of an ancient oak tree in shadowy grove. Are you willing to do that. Your condition is more than fair. Only tell me what I must do and I shall do your task is this you must traverse the path back to the living earth. You must pass through the shaded groves full of spirits and across the river sticks you must climb up the long rocky paths and exit at the Mall of the gates of painless there you will climb out of the dark into the world of the living and you must make the journey all without looking behind you in your wake your rid. AC- will follow if you make it back to the light without looking back your bride will follow you into the sunshine from that moment on she'll be no shade but a living breathing woman she will run free across the Earth as she wants did amongst the glorious flowers flowers of the living fields and you you shall have your love and joy again the rhythm of euphoria will color your songs once more nor and all the world shall smile and laugh instead of weep. I accept your challenge with gratitude. You'd Hades orpheus bowed and backed away from Haiti's tears streaming down his face now at his luck his song had moved even Haiti's and Haiti's in return for music had granted wanted mercy no need to linger here in the underworld now the sooner he made it back to the bright fields of the living world the sooner he would hold your ritzy's warm pulsing body he began his reverse journey towards earth and light and and love orpheus strong legs left-back through the shadowy groves of quivering spirits cerberus stood stood aside as he bounded past Karan's boat cut swiftly back across the water. Then he began his ascent sent as he strained against the upward slopes back towards the gates and the light he walked with confidence and excitement he smiled at every lingering shade and cluster of dark calcified trees for behind him was is your idiocy but he didn't sing. He was quiet for the first time. Since he lost his bride a lament no no longer felt right finally he had hope but it wasn't time for a joyful melody yet either for still he he was without his love. She still walked amongst the dead even if she was behind him but was she she behind him. He listened carefully but he heard nothing not the whisper of a ghostly cloak. Not the Russell of light footsteps steps nor the soft breath of exertion fear crept into his heart. He started to drag his feet and his is excitement drained softly steadily out of his body. His senses seemed to split is forward award on the path ahead ears straining desperately behind hungry for a whisper of her his love his perfect bride he told himself he couldn't hear anything because shades were silent wisps of energy he they didn't make noise in the way of living men. Surely that was it orpheus walked on. He tried to imagine eurydice criticize behind him. He remembered the lightness in her step. The way sunlight glinted in her long hair the wild sprightly lead joy with which she ran into fields of flowers and through durkin dense woods the way her warm smile like a thousand thousands suns illuminated his entire world but orpheus could not quiet another train of thought a less is hopeful one one that wracked his brain and his heart with savage anxiety gods. Were not always honest honest. Perhaps hades tears had been fake. Perhaps he had lied. Perhaps he hadn't been moved moved by Orpheus is song and had with quiet. Malice played a cruel joke. eurydice easy wasn't behind signed him at all or perhaps hades had offered his challenge in good faith but you're it. AC- had been lost amongst the shades aids and fallen away from his path. The darkness beat down on Orpheus his brow as he considered the most awful awful possibility of all perhaps death head changed. Your idiocy changed her heart. Perhaps she hadn't didn't wanted to follow him and had turned away. Perhaps in-depth. She wasn't his as she'd been in life orpheus. His legs strained along the steep rocky path towards the gates. He was so close to the earth to the light to his prize if she was behind him at all but they're at the top of the slope he he came to a stop dread and despair filled his heart. Eurydice city wasn't behind him. He knew it it. He couldn't bear the agony any longer and so he turned thanks again for tuning into mythology next week. In part two will hear about the consequences of orpheus failure to meet hades challenge you can find more episodes of mythology -nology and all other podcast originals for free on spotify not only spotify already have all of your favorite music but now spotify is making it easy easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like mythology for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream mythology on spotify. Just open the APP tap browse and type mythology in the search bar. 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