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Titanomachy: The War of the Titans

Mythology

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Titanomachy: The War of the Titans

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Subscribe to crimes of passion. Wherever you listen to podcasts. New episodes come out every Wednesday. This episode features dramatization and discussions of graphic violence. Listener discretion is advised especially for those under thirteen something else 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 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. Uranus God of the sky approached guy the earth mother urine. This was as cold as the stars that dotted his realm, but he still desired his wife. He methodically removed his robes as guy lay on the bed. Waiting for him. You're in walked slowly toward the bed. His arousal growing with every step guy smiled. But you're an assault her eyes flick towards something behind him. He turned, but he was too late to stop the blow urine screamed as pain course, through his body falling to his knees. He stared in horror at the spot on his crotch where his genitals used to be above him. His son krona's held a blood spattered sickle and smiled in pleasure at his father's anguish. What have you done guy? How could you? Your time is ruler. Here is done. Father. The universe belongs to me. Now, though, he was in desperate pain, a sick laugh bubbled up from urine assists throat. He struggled to his feet, perhaps it does. But you'll meet the same fate. Eventually don't listen to him Curnis. He just wants to scare you just as I have been overthrown by you one day, you will be overthrown by your children urine a slunk off into the night. He might have been defeated. But his prophecy would echo in his sons ears for years to come. 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 focusing on the titan novelty a ten year war between the old gods and the new gods of Greek mythology, it's also commonly referred to as the war or battle of the titans leading the old gods. More commonly called titans was cronies son of Uranus. And guy the new gods were led by Zeus krona says son Zeus came from a line of Toronto deities focused only on their own power. But when it comes time for him to take the lead will he be able to forge his own way. Or will? He fall back into the abusive pattern of his predecessors 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. Much of what we know about today's myth comes from a poem by he said, a Greek poet who lived between seven fifty and six fifty BC. He was a contemporary of the writer Homer who wrote the Iliad, and the odyssey he seeds poem is called theology, which means birth of the gods to truly understand the story of the titan novelty. We I need to know how krona's an early God. Or titan was born. The Greeks believed that out of a dark universe. A primordial being emerged guy the earth deity mother of all living things as the only being her life was defined by loneliness. She soon grew tired of the silence and through sheer desperation gave birth to urine us, the deity of the sky. And 'cause mose urine us was to be her equal and provide a home for their children. But while guile was warm and nurturing urine us was cold and prideful nevertheless, urine s and guy became husband and wife and had three sets of children. The first set of children were called the titans, and they were strong, beautiful and intelligent. There were twelve titans. And the youngest was krona's guys. Second set of offspring were three children called the Cyclopes. These three brothers were. Hideous one eyed giants while they were not attractive like they're titan. Brothers and sisters. They were powerful Smith's so Guyane named them. Bronchitis. Stirrups and ARGUS. Her third set of children were the heck Thanh curious three brothers who each had one hundred arms and fifty heads proud urine. Us was disgusted by the Cyclopes and hecatomb curious every day he seved as he watched them walking around the beautiful earth. Marring his otherwise perfect view. His anger grew and grew until he could no longer bear to look at them. He snatched them up and cast them into a deep. Abyss called tartar us. Guile was furious at her husband's cruelty toward his own children. And she vowed revenge. She created a sickle made of Flint and approached her first born children the titans. Your brothers must be avenged and your father punished who among you is brave enough to wield the sickle eleven of the titans were too afraid of their father to take up their mothers cause but one krona's stepped forward for shame. You turn your backs on your own siblings. Mother guy. Give me the sickle. I will take vengeance on our father, I promise that when I rule the universe in his stead, the Cyclopes and the heck it on Cuba's will be free your father as lustful. And we'll visit me soon when he does you must be lying in wait. And so the next time you're on a came to guy and disrobed krona's sprung out from his hiding place. And cut off. His father's genitals emasculated urine fled in terror relinquishing his power, but not before he'd made a fateful prophecy from the spilled blood of Uranus guy Assan opportunity for creation. She produced the fury's the giants and the nymphs of the ash tree. And when you're in his testicles fell into the oceans, they mingled and brought forth. Aphrodite -i the beautiful goddess of love in celebration of new regime. The male titans married their sisters with cronies marrying. His sister Raya Curnis as thanks for your brave deed. You shall become the leader of the titans you and your wife Rayo will rule amount owed threes and the universe will prosper, but cronies did not fulfill his promise to his mother because of his father's prophecy. He became terrified of any threats to his power. Our and refused to release his siblings. The Cyclopes and the Heckert on curious from tardiness guy grew distrustful of her son. But krona's was about to become even worse driven mad by fear. He decided that the only way to avoid the fate of his father was to eat all of his children as soon as they were born as Raya group pregnant, she hoped that her husband was bluffing and would change his mind at the first sight of his child she gave birth to her first born and named the baby girl demeanor. She then presented the infant to her father, my husband pleased. She's but an innocent child. I've named her demeanor is cheap beautiful simply be a loving father to her and she will love you in return. No doubt. That's what our father believed. And look what happened to him. I won't make the same mistake. Now. Oh, please. No. But cronies wouldn't listen to his wife? He swallowed his first child demeanor hole, and he wouldn't stop there. He ate his next four children as soon as they left their mother's womb. Hess, DEA Hera Hades Poseidon all met the same dark fate as immortals they could not die but were instead trapped in their father's stomach, even as they grew strong and powerful over time rail was heartbroken by the loss of her children when she became pregnant with a sixth child, she desperately approached guy for help mother. We have to be quick krona soon notice. I'm gone. I know he's your son. But I don't recognize who he's become his changed. It's true. But perhaps they're still away for him to recognize the error of his ways he is beyond redemption. You have to see that. He was the only one of my sons willing to take on his father. But perhaps what I thought was bravery was really a thirst for power. If you help me, perhaps we can finally secure the release of the Cyclopes and the hecatomb curious it's time for a new leader one who will share power with his brothers and sisters, very, well, my daughter, what do you need I'm pregnant again and krona's all ready knows. I need your help to hide the baby simply hiding the child won't be enough. Cronies will scour the earth if he thinks the child survives. So Raya and guy began making intricate plans to save raise next infant child late one night after months of plotting clouds swirled around the peak of mount oath, raise and rail went into labor in the midst of the searing pain of childbirth. She thought only of saving her child from his father with a final push Ray gave birth to a crying red faced baby the nurse made one of the second generation of titans. Born to the lesser titans that served krona's wrapped the baby in a soft blanket and then left him alone. With his mother Ray allowed herself only a minute with her newborn son, then forced herself to put the plan. She'd made with guy into action she called the nursemaid back, but handed her a stone wrapped in an identical blanket, the nursemaid headed towards krona's chambers with the stone where. Krona's swallowed it whole not suspecting that he had been deceived. Raya still weak from labor made her way down the treacherous clips of mount oath, res and travelled to the isle of Crete with a final kiss. She left the baby Zeus in a cave that she and guy had selected beforehand to protect a newborn guy said wins outside the cave to make constant noise. So that cronies would never hear his cries to raise him she assigned kindly, nymphs, female water spirits who watched over local rivers and creeks to act as surrogate. Mothers. And for sustenance. She gave him a magical goat named a multi from a mall horns, flowed Ambrosia and nectar the food and drink of the divine by consuming such sustenance Zeus would grow strong enough to one day defeat his father. Raya then returned to her husband's side hoping that the plans she had created with guy would be enough. Zeus quickly grew into the strong. God he was destined to be he became impatient with his confines and pestered the nymphs to let him leave the cave while he was grooming a mall his beloved magical goat. They came to him with an answer. You are still young Zeus. You must be patient. I am God the world waits for me. You may be God. But your Father Christmas is a titan, and he has all the titans on his side. If you are to face him in combat you must arm yourself. I perhaps the height of mouthy will do as armor has nursed me for years. I cannot kill her. A mafia was given by your mother to protect you. You have no other choice with sad. Tears Zeus listened to the nymphs and killed a mafia. He fashioned her hide into an impenetrable breastplate. Then. Gave her horns of never ending Ambrosia and nectar to the nymphs to thank them. He had made his first painful sacrifice, but his journey to defeating the titans had barely begun. Will follow zoo says he rebels against the titans after this? And now back to the story. Zeus had just left the isle of Crete wearing armor to protect him in his fight against the titans. Zeus was arrogant, but he saw how the nymphs advice had helped him. He decided he needed a counselor with even greater wisdom and soon was drawn to meet us a young titan as who was renowned for her cunning as well as her beauty. He found her on the lower hills of mount oath. Res gathering herbs from the rocky terrain made us you are as beautiful as they say. How do you know me it's impossible not to recognize one of the daughters of the titans? Do you not know me you too handsome to be a nature spirit? Clearly, and you have the air against of God, you are no titan. And yet you are foolish enough to come here to mount threes. What some call foolishness others, calm bravery. Us laughed at the young gods cockiness, but she couldn't help but be drawn to him. He was more handsome than anyone. She had ever seen with dancing is and powerful shoulders. She blushed as he moved closer his large frame towering over her. But she tried to hide her flustered state. It would take. But a moment for me to raise the alarm. Go ahead, then meet a stared at him. But made no move to alert. The titans. Why are you here? I've come for you, your reputation for cunning and wisdom as reached across the earth. And I am in need of an adviser. Do you know the prophecy of Uranus? At one day quotas would be overthrown by one of his children. You you are his son clever. Raya I didn't think she had it in her. I am destined to win. Now's your chance to join me as your adviser zoo smiled. He could see the desire, and the young tightness is is much as she tried to hide it and perhaps more. In a quiet ceremony on the island of Crete presided by the nymphs from his childhood Zeus took meet us as his first wife, she proved to be as cunning as he had heard giving him advice on all things war. What you need our allies comeback to bed. This is part of why you chose me as your wife is not focus allies. Yes. There's my mother and guy. No, you need warriors your brothers and sisters. They're trapped inside my father. You know that not for long I can make you a potion that would sicken krone forcing him to vomit up your siblings. You could do that. Would I suggest it if I couldn't the problem is how to give it to him only? His Cup bears have access to his wine. But I'm sure I can arrange something. With medicines help zoo snuck onto mount oath, res disguised as a servant of his father's court as a Cup bearer Zeus was positioned to the side of his father's throne. No one paid any attention to him. No one even knew who he was Zeus bristled slightly at this fact, he was a proud young God and part of him had thought even hoped that his parents would recognize him as soon as he walked into their great throw room at the top of mount. Oh, three. But then of course, the plan would have been ruined as he waited for his opportunity to strike Zeus raised his is slightly. So that he could look at cronies and Raya he wanted to know if there was any family resemblance in his father Zeus recognized his own proud nose and on his mother's face his own piercing, blue eyes Zeus. Watched as his mother started to rise out of her seat and cronies grabbed her arm Raya flinched as krona's yanked her back down and the chatter around them died from moment as the rest of the titans watched Zeus zone grip around the golden wine jug, he was carrying tightened and the metal bent under his powerful hands. He fought the urge to come to his mother's aid knowing that he needed to play the long game. Now. Zeus cursed the rest of the titans for their weakness. If they had stood against his father earlier things never would have come to this point Zeus himself could have been raised in the arms of his mother and grown up playing among his fellow gods is my wine Zeus frowned. He had led his mind wander and missed krona signal. Now, he had drawn attention to himself. The last thing he was supposed to do the young God quickly walked to his father's side. His head bent slightly as a sign of subservience Zeus kept his gaze on the blood red wine as he poured it into krona's goblet the poison had dissolved and it completely just as meat Metesz promised. It would urine newcomer zoo started at the sound of his mother's voice. It was soft almost flute like and he stared back into her is the mirror of his own. Yes. I've just arrived from Crete. Something flashed across Ray. As is or perhaps Zeus was just imagining it next to her cronies downed the glass of wine in one gulp and held out his goblet again Zeus refilled it with a slight wave of his hand. Krona sent Zeus back to his position Zeus returned to his earlier position and glanced at his father the poison would do its work quickly soon. The throne and the universe would be his cronies raised his hand to his mouth Zeus watched as a vein on the side of krona says neck pulsed, suddenly krona sputtered thick globs of wine and blood shooting out of his mouth and onto the white marble of the throne room floor around him the other titans gasped and stepped back. They'd never seen. N- their leader sick for even a moment zoo smiled and stepped forward. He wasn't quite sure what would happen, but meet us had promised results. Raya also moved toward cronies her eyes wide with horror. However, krona's was clearly beyond aid. He stood then staggered forward. Spasms course from his pelvis through his throat. He Sankt his knees foam spilling from the sides of his mouth. He retched blood and bile pooling on the white stones his jaw stretched wide, then cracked krona's. Let out a mighty scream as his bones shifted unnaturally his mouth becoming a gaping hole his jaw unhinged. Like snakes for a moment. There was silence as the rest of the titans stared and Raya froze behind her. Husband, then krona spasm d- and a bundle wrapped in cloth. Burst from his throat as it fell into the pool of blood, the cloth opened revealing a stone inside next hand peeled around the corner of krona says mouth from krona's now cavernous neck, a figure jumped out it leaped onto the marble and seemed to unfurl growing and expanding as it did another figure emerged from krona's than another and another until five figures stood in the middle of the marble growing and taking shape though, they had been trapped inside of cronies their bodies were clean and perfect. Their features beautiful and strong cronies himself. Let out a great whoosh of air as though a wind was passing through him as the light faded from his eyes Zeus. Stepped forward and grabbed his hair forcing his father to look up at him know that I am Zeus your youngest son, and your death has come at my hands. A small cry escaped Ray as lips and cronies collapsed. Zeus turned to regard the five gods that had emerged from krona's his siblings demeanor. Hades Hera Hess Jada and Poseidon stood in the center of the throne room. The titans were in disarray. But the younger gods were outnumbered. Brothers sisters, follow me. We must retreat. Now, if we want to be victorious in the end Zeus turned and led the way off of mount oh, three his siblings. Followed him as shouts of alarm were raised among the titans. After the zoo. Swiftly led the way down the craggy rocks of mount oath re's and into the forest below. He wasn't sure what condition is siblings would be in. But they easily kept up with him. He watched as they stretched their limbs and marveled at the beauty of the world around them. Zeus led the way up a secret of path to a hidden clearing at the top of Mount, Olympus, the tallest mountain in Greece. Where Metesz was waiting Zeus embraced his wife as he burst from the tree line his brothers and sisters just behind him, get them. They're perfect. Do you know your own name? Jamaica was the first born then I hate as was next then Hera hysteria and finally Poseidon we are safe from the titans for now. But they'll be on the hunt. Our father imprisoned you and stole our birthright as children the unit. Verse rightfully belongs to us. You have set us free. We shall follow your lead. We'll arrest tonight than struck against the titans tomorrow there leaderless surprised we should catch them off balance. And then we'll be in for a long battle Zeus is early military leadership. Set the stage for his later rule as king of the gods. This progression of authority suggests that dualistic understanding of leadership in Greek society as determined both by fate and competency, a prophecy for tells oozes rule his birth. Order allows him to be the one saved from krona's Ma and his inherent ability to lead was one built into his character by the fates that shape personality, however, Zeus is also the best suited for leadership and his actions reflected choice to manifest his inherent skill when tasked with responsibilities. Zeus rises to the occasion. He frees his siblings from the grip of tyranny escorts them to safety and inspires them to fight these inherent qualities and chosen actions represent the type of leadership, the Greeks admired in their own rulers and Seuss's story was meant to serve as a template for the human kings who ruled beneath him yet much like many actual kings zoo still had to fight a war to gain the crown. The young gods. Slept on the top of Mount Olympus, the stars ice cold above them Zeus lay next to meet us, though. He couldn't help but admire the beauty of his sisters, particularly the dark haired Hera as the dawn rose meet us turned to her husband. Did you sleep? No. You know, the prophecy. The battle may be long, but you're destined to win. So everything's determined by fate. Even I a God can do nothing to change. It you want to change your destiny just mean what if there's some step by fail to take the titans are strong, and where outnumbered suddenly zoo stiffened he crept to the edge of the clearing following the sound of far off footsteps only audible to his immortal ears behind him. Haiti's also awakened and snuck over to join him to tighten scout. Let's let's chase them down. No will lie in wait. We can't risk them getting away reporting position back to mount threes in another minute. The two titans. A woman and a younger man appeared around a huge white boulder. Zoo sprang onto the man pinning him to the ground while Hades pulled the woman's arms behind her back. She shrieked my son, and I come in peace. We're here to join. You lies throw them off the nearest cliff. Who are you? Meet us appeared followed by the rest of the gods. Zeus this fem is the tightness of Justice and her son. They wish to join us in our fight against krona's. Can they be trusted for now? Prove your loyalty. What news can you? Tell us from mount threes krona's has survived but his weakened your mother stays with him. I think she feels too guilty to leave. Atlas taken over as the leader. He is a strong command. Or so I hope you've started your preparations don't worry about that. The Olympia are well prepared the young gods armed themselves with weapons meet us had stashed in the clearing demeanor. And Hess GIO were not inclined to battle, but still pledged to fight alongside their brothers Hera though picked up a sword with an excited gleam in her eye. Zeus admired her passion the Olympia NHS trucked back across the rocky terrain toward mount. Oh three and the titans Zeus hope to catch the titans in the midst of their preparations for battle. But as they reached the edge of the forest below mount oath re's zoo spotted a cloud of dust moving toward him at less had managed to get the titans into fighting shape more quickly than Zeus had hoped. The titans bed toward the gods with the six gods were the titans, meet us Prometheus and themm s but. They were still outnumbered. There were twenty titans from two generations facing them led by atlas the strongest of the titans and deity of strana Amee with a clanging of metal that sent shockwaves through the earth. The titans and Olympia NHS met. Mighty Zeus battled. Atlas and his brother meniscus together while Haiti's emphasized in the strongest of his siblings also took on to titans at once Zeus manage to draw blood from his titan, foes, which colored the earth crimson beneath them, however the wounds quickly healed as immortals both the titans and the Olympia NHS could tire and be wounded, but not be permanently injured pain and exhaustion plagued. Both sides pushing them to the limits of endurance. Poseidon? Sword was the first to break their weapons couldn't keep up with the strength of the gods who bore. Them with the yell Oshii. Ennis titan Lord of the seas swung his sword toward Poseidon exposed head with no weapon beside raised his forearm and a desperate attempt to block the blow with a sickening crack Poseidon arm split Zeus dared to glance away from his own battle and saw his brother's hand swinging by attendant Zeus threw his shield in the face of the oncoming meniscus. Then stepped back surveying the field. The Olympia were clearly losing they continued to raise their arms to protect themselves. But it was only a matter of time before the titans would be able to round them up fury, and despair rose up inside Zeus threatening to choke him. He was destined to overthrow the titans. So what was he doing wrong? He yelled out words, he thought he'd never say retreat. Fall-back the rest of the Olympics followed Zeus back into the forest. They were all covered in blood Zeus pulled me aside to them back to Mount Olympus, the titans will pursue us. But you know, the paths better than anyone L make it back as quickly as I can make it back where you going Charteris perhaps time has passed do for prison break. The rebellion ends after this. Love is patient. Love is kind. But sometimes love is deadly some couples can appear happy, but we don't know what happens behind closed doors every week the par cast networks new podcast crimes of passion. 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No trees grew near the edges of us and no animals would approach zoo. Slowed for a moment at the side of the canyon a black gash through the earth. He didn't know how the heck it on curious and Cyclopes would react to being freed. He only knew kronas his father and urine us his grandfather had imprisoned the creatures forever. But these great beasts were his only chance at winning the war. He scaled the walls down into the abyss dropping further and further into the earth. Finally, he reached the base of the pit ahead of him lay. What looked like a solid wall? But is he peered at it? He could see a thin line forming the shape of a doorway the gate to tartar s he could barely wedges fingers into the cracks. But he began to pull with all his might just when he thought his muscles might give out. He heard a creek and the rock began to move from behind it. He could hear excited yells, then he felt the rock move. Again. The prisoners were pushing the rock. From the inside Zeus redoubled his efforts and the rock slid back, exposing yawning gap in front of him Zeus hurriedly peered into the darkness Zeus as a son of krona sigh of raised up my hand against him. Join me and you'll have your chance to take vengeance. Upon your oppressors will you fight in chosen war a sickly white shape appeared out of the gloom with a single round is staring at Zeus krona's promised mother guy. He would set us free. But instead he trapped us inside our prison for another millennia. How do we know you'll be any different the other two Cyclopes joined their brother their skin glowing ghoulish Lee in the dark each had crude mouths that looked like slits cut into thick hide spittle hanging at the corners of their lips. Mas. I'm grunting you your freedom. Now if you fight with us. Us. It will be by choice behind the Cyclopes ahead appeared, then another and another the heck Thanh curious appeared next to the cyclops. They're fifty heads were supported by necks that weaved through the air like snakes questing towards Zeus. Like, they were searching for his sent all of the heads spoke at once giving its voice a clear echo that reverberated in the pit. He looks like. The trace. Fine. Then I will not deg for your help. I'm a soon return to the battle your freedom is yours to do with as you wish. Zeus turned and began the climb back up the walls of tartar s hoping his gambit had worked. He could hear the low grumbling of the Cyclopes and the heck curious conferring behind him. We'll fight with you under one condition. Name it after we crush the titans. You imprison them this pit, and we become their church leaders. It will be a pleasure to wash them in the same prison where they abandoned us done. Now, we must hurry back to Mount Olympus. The titans may already be there and my brothers and sisters need our help not so fast. The titans are powerful foes, you will need weapons we had weapons. They failed us the Smiths who forged those weapons failed. You. We will not do the same Zeus watched in frustration as. As the Cyclopes tore metal or from the sides of tartar s knowing that every second they wasted might mean his siblings defeat. His concern was justified back above ground. The titans had discovered the younger gods hideout on Mount Olympus, the Olympics had the advantage of a better position. But the titans outnumbered them where is we can't hold them off much longer as Haiti spoke. He heard a scream he dared a glance to his right where he saw his sister Hera trapped under a giant boulder. Atlas stood on top of it urging the other titans to join him Haiti's braced himself as atlas spotted him. The titans and the Olympia NHS had loan since dropped their useless weapons fighting now with their bare hands and any rocks. They could lay their hands on at liss leapt across the clearing and onto Haiti's chest Haiti's felt the air leave his body as he hit the earth so hard that a small crater formed. Atlas lunch. Towards Haiti's neck and Hades frantically tried to hold him back as atlas and Hades fought demeanor. Tried to push the boulder off of Hera who was the best fighter of the young goddesses Hera yelled at her sister to leave her but demeanor refused with demeanor focus on her sister. She failed to notice the rock sailing at her head she fell to the ground her skull split into the other Olympia NHS were faring just as badly without Zeus. They had no chance against the titans. It was only a matter of time before they would all be incapacitated by their wounds Haiti's exhausted muscles began to fail him. And atlas found his grip around the young gods throat. If you want to feel the breath of life again, you will you Oshii NS and hype eerie on stepped onto Haiti's arms, pinning them to the. Ground you fought bravely? But your little rebellion is over Haiti's could barely hear the words of the titan on top of him. His vision grew dark, and he knew the battle was done. Ablaze of white light filled his sight, and he felt the pressure around his neck, loosen. He gasped for air and sat up on the edge of the mountain. Top stood Zeus a glowing lightning bolt in his hand. Behind Zeus stood the most monstrous beings he'd ever seen the single eyed Cyclopes and the hundred armed Heckert on curious. The titans backed up shocked by the appearance of the monsters. They thought condemned to tartar us eighties. Perhaps you can use this Zeus tall stayed as a helmet as Hades put it on. He looked down at his body shocked to see disappear he had become invisible and for a Trident capable of commanding, the winds Poseidon raise the Trident in his right hand and wind began. To swirl around him forming into a cyclone Zeus raised his thunderbolt it crackled into the sky drawing energy down from the heavens. The titans gasped in fear and stepped back toward the edges of the clearing. Zeus heaved the Thunderball directly at atlases heart. The titan commander flew back with a choke scream his charred body lay twitching on the ground. Smoke pouring off of him Zeus raised his hand and the thunderbolt reappeared in his palm the rest of the Olympia NHS leapt up reinvigorated by their brothers return. The heck Itam as immediately proved their worth tossing the boulder off of Hera, then each seized a hundred rocks in their hundred arms and sent a barrage of Stony missiles at their titan foes. Zeus bore down on hype eerie on this. He scrambled away. He avoided one thunderbolt, but the second found its Mark leaving high period and spasms of pain on scorched earth Haiti's darted between the other titans dodging there have hazard blows with ease as they tried to fight a man they could not see Poseidon KADO Sheehan anisette a cyclone trapping him in mid air Zeus stood over atlas. There is only one way for your pain to win titan say the words you. We. A cry went up from the other Olympia ins on the Cyclopes Bello their approval. The Olympia NHS escorted the titans into tartar s with the exception of their allies premium and thymus the Cyclopes fashioned a gate to keep them inside the pit and the Heckert on Cuba's gleefully took up their station outside of it. But at list did not join his brothers and sisters their Zeus had a special punishment in mind for him. He took atlas to the edge of the earth and forced him under the mantle of the sky forever condemned to hold the weight of the Cosmo's on his back. Zeus had only one more task to complete alone. He trekked back to the top of mount oath threes there in the Royal bedchamber, he found krona's lying in bed drained of energy, his skin loose and saggy around his bones next to him said Raya looking drawn and worried as Zeus entered the room Raya sprang to her feet with a gasp. She took a tentative step towards him. My son have you are you have defeated. The titans mother. I'm here to set you free tears streamed down Ray as cheeks and she fell to her knees in front of Zeus Zeus tenderly drew her up. You'll never kneel to anyone again mother. As for him. He turned toward his father krona's is though sunken still gleamed with malice at his youngest, son. Go the prophecy was right along evil ungrateful child, but Zeus on the laughed at his father's hypocritical. Spite mother, my siblings are anxious to meet you at Mount Olympus. I just have to make one more trip to Tartus. The heck at tonk curious are looking forward to seeing you again krona's. After he had imprisoned his father and tartar s with the other titans Zeus returned to his new home on Mount, Olympus, where Metesz pulled him aside. My husband my king. You'll be the finest ruler the universe has ever seen perhaps. Meaning I won't rule as my father and grandfather did my brothers fought has bravely as I did against the titans. So why should I commend them? One of us will take dominion over the seas one over the underworld and one over the skies and that one will be the God of gods. Surely, you'll be the ruler of the skies. Then we'll see it depends on what the dice se dice you plan to roll a pair of dice to decide who will be the God of gods zoo smiled at his cunning wife, how else to break the pattern of time. Parents that have ruled over the universe before now. But you can't my wife. You've always given me. Excellent advice, we wouldn't be here without you. But I'm afraid this is one occasion where you won't be able to change my mind and so- Zeus Poseidon and Hades roll the pair of dice to decide who would rule over which dominion Poseidon became the God of the seas Hades the God of the underworld and Zeus the God of the skies and ruler of the gods. The earth was left as common ground while the other gods were assigned roles based on their strengths Hera became the goddess of women and childbirth. Hess job became the goddess of the hearth and demeanor. The goddess of the harvest with the help of the Cyclopes Mount Olympus was quickly transformed into a Grand Palace fit for its godly inhabitants in the throne room Zeus. Sat in the center while around him were five other thrones for his siblings, the old gods had been conquered. And the rule of the new gods had just begun. The midst of the titan nominee symbolizes the transfer of power and significance from an old generation to the new one both Uranus. And then cronies try to resist the inevitable and therefore taken down in violence serving as a lesson to all those who fight the rise of the next generation perhaps more significantly this transfer of power symbolizes a transfer of ideals from failed civilization to the hopeful foundation of new one around eight hundred BC the Mycenaean civilization that had dominated the area during the bronze age faced economic and political collapse leading to agree. Shen dark age defined by nomadic living and widespread. Illiteracy this collapse of civilization led to a political vacuum that allowed the rise of a new civilization around seven fifty BC. Specifically, the rise of what we now consider ancient Greece. This civilization was a complete reformation of the prior order with the Greeks even going so far as to adopt, a new alphabet and establish higher prominence of the younger gods, aka the Olympia NHS over the gods of the older civilizations aka the titans. The titan war was not just a war between the gods. It was a war. The people were fighting within themselves as they attempted to abandon the old. They're hopefulness drove them to build something new and something they believed could be better. This hope came to fruition as they established a new political order centered around democracy, rather than one centered around royalty these ancient cities, still possessed kings, and queens, but their powers were more limited than ever before. This was reflected in the fact that the God of gods Zeus chose to split his power. Our with his siblings, ending the tarantula will rule of his predecessors this foundational mythology and the political shift. It represents continues to fascinate to this day. This concludes our coverage of the titan nominee, but the Greek gods will return in future episodes. Thanks again for tuning into mythology will be back Tuesday with a new episode, you can find more episodes of mythology as well as all of park casts. Other podcasts on apple podcasts. Spotify Stitcher, Google play or your favorite podcast directory. Several of you who've asked how to help us if you enjoy the show the best way to help is to leave a five star review. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram at par cast and Twitter at par cast network. We'll be back next week with another epic tale. Mythology was created by max Cutler is a production of Cutler media and is part of the park cast network. It is produced by Maxon Ron Cutler sound designed by Ron Shapiro with production assistance by Paul Moller. Addition. Production assistance by Maggie admire and Carly Madden. Mythology is written by Claire Epstein, the amazing cast of voice actors includes by alphabet ical order, Mike Kaposi, Jerry, Courtney Alstine, Kimberly, Holland, Harris, Markson Sammy ni- and Steve Pinto. I'm Vanessa Richardson. Don't forget to take advantage of our everything must go sale happening this weekend. You get twenty percent off everything in the store from February twenty-second to February twenty fourth head to par cast dot com slash merch this weekend for twenty percent off. That's twenty percent off from February twenty-second to February twenty fourth at par cast dot com slash merch. And here it is a clip of the first episode of crimes of passion. It's about the murder of Edwin and Wilma Hoyt. I hope you enjoyed it to hear the full first episode. Subscribe to crimes of passion wherever you listen to podcasts due to the graphic nature of this couple's crimes. Listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of sexual situations that some people may find offensive we advise extreme caution for children under the age of thirteen. Before k could pull back the blanket for her daughters. They had already scrambled onto the huge mattress bouncing with glee sleeping over at someone else's house felt like a special treat like they were on vacation and staying at a hotel K encourage the fantasy if she didn't want the girl's father to notice they'd been at her boyfriend's house K settled the girls in for the night tucking them snugly under the blanket, sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite. She gave them each kiss. Then turned off the light before she closed the door. She reminded the girls they weren't allowed to come out of the room until morning mommy's friends needed quiet time, and she trusted the girls to behave. They promised she blew them each another kiss and shut them in for the night k- climb the creaking basement steps to the main floor. She shut the door at the. A top of the stairs and locked it. No interruptions, when she reached the master bedroom. K was humming. With anticipation inside the man, she loved waited for her. Well, him and his wife while tonight was a comb nation of weeks of planning. It would also Mark the beginning of a relationship that would change case life forever. A tryst that would turn deadly. Hi, I'm Lena Hobbs in this is our new podcast crimes of passion on the park cast network. The legal definition of a crime of passion is a murder that occurs in the throes of extreme emotion, leaving no time to reflect on the consequences. But in this show, we explore passionate crimes, how does a marriage progress from husband and wife to killer and victim or killer and co conspirator if there's a thin line between love and hate what manipulates our relationships into deadly results. At park gassed, 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 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 are listening. It really does help us. We also now have merch head of parkas dot com slash merch. For more information. Herald, and INA Nokes lived a typical small town existence in mccook, Nebraska, breezing their children and running a cafe in their mid forties. The started an unconventional relationship, which one nine year old k white hind that eventually turned deadly. In this episode will probe the nurses relationship with Kay, how it developed and later devolved next week will explore the aftermath of a murder the investigation and the consequences. When herald married, Anna, an April nineteen Forty-six neither of them had graduated yet from cook high school in Nebraska, eighteen year old herald was still a month shy of earning. His diploma ENA sixteen and pregnant when dropout and never finish herald was tall athletic and high school basketball player with thick black hair. Although known to be reserved he was hard working and while liked while Harold stood over six feet tall. Amy came in just under five a classmate said that e had pursued herald all through high school speculating that she'd probably had her sights set on marriage all along they welcomed a baby girl in December of nineteen forty six heralds decision to stand by EMA Mary her and raise a family at such a young age was an early testament of his loyalty to her the young couple moved. Denver Colorado after the birth. They had both spent the entirety of their lives in Brassica and move their little family west to find new opportunities, but they didn't adjust well to life in a big city after only three months, they returned to Nebraska in nineteen forty seven herald an Email were well suited for each other enjoying boating camping and hunting together Iino was an expert shot in particular said to be able to shoot the eye out of a hawk. The family welcomed another child in nineteen fifty when Eno was twenty and herald twenty two the couple Ranna cafe in mccook Nebraska until they sold it in nineteen Fifty-nine herald went on to work for the Nebraska department of roads leading a crew of men responsible for repair and maintenance of the roads bridges rest areas and road signs in mccook and the surrounding areas it was through this position then in nineteen sixty eight he was introduced to Wayne Hine and eventually Dwayne wife Kay, Hoyt Hein. K white hind was born in nineteen forty three. The middle daughter of five children. She was heavily doted upon by her parents, Edwin and Wilma and could do no wrong in their eyes. According to James Hewitt's book on the noses in cold storage case siblings labeled her as manipulative able to work her parents from young age whenever it was case turn to dry the dishes. She was attacked by sneezing fits unable to continue the chore, even though she had no documented allergies Wilma would swoop in an excuse K taking over the drying for her just to note before we continue. I am not a license I interest or psychologist, but I have done a lot of research for the show psychologist Carl pick heart author of surviving your child's a leci- would classify case behavior as manipulative he posits that as children. Age manipulation of parental authority through lying. Pretense and pressuring becomes more common faced with the child's tantrum. The parent feels regret or remorse, forcing no or simply seeks relief from the emotional intensity and so- relents. Keanu from young age what buttons to push in her parents to receive whatever she desired like herald in China K, weight and her future husband, Wayne Hein were high school sweethearts named the Kenyan Queen of heart at the volunteers stance. Their senior year in nineteen sixty one doing was a star athlete in high school and described by a classmate as one of the nicest most decent guys I have ever known. They were married in nineteen sixty one soon after graduating from high school and had two daughters. Brinda Angela, but their relationship changed over the course of their marriage, K, constantly, belittled. Her husband those familiar with a couple agreed. Dwayne was a good husband and father deserving better treatment than he received from his wife Kay was opened with her complaints about d'alene telling several friends that he made no effort to accommodate her. Sexual needs into sires. She felt he was more interested in his own outdoor hobbies than spending any time with her case criticisms of her husband as well as the treatment of her parents might indicate some narcissistic tendencies on her part. According to Darlene Lancer, an expert on toxic relationships common forms of narcissistic abuse against loved ones include verbal abuse such as belittling or bullying as well as manipulation people with narcissistic personality disorder, commonly have a sense of entitlement and require excessive admiration from those around them in case mine doing wasn't doing enough to reinforce her happiness and not should have been his priority above all else. Just like our parents. In nineteen sixty eight twenty five year old Dwayne took a labor job on a road maintenance crew, mccook, Nebraska. Introducing him to herald Nokes despite their fifteen year age difference. The men had similar interests and became close friends. Introducing their wives socially twenty five year old k and thirty nine year old also connected. The both worked in downtown mccook and would often have lunch together. The couple started going out to dinner and dancing as well as taking camping trips K was never much of an outdoors woman. But she tolerated. These excursions to be closer to herald Nokes, she was increasingly attracted to the older man as her feelings towards Dwayne continued to cool and on new years nineteen seventy K told herald of her interest. K love to dance as to Wayne swished her around the floor of the decorated elks club. She took stock of the rest of the couples present she was definitely the prettiest woman here and the best dancer, she show off even more. If her husband was a more competent partner, he could barely spend her without entangling their arms doing was handsome in his tux, but useless with his feet. She watched Harold an EMA across the room. They're mismatch tight made them. Look like a cartoon couple the way herald towered over his wife made them unsuited to most of the more complicated dance steps, but they may do. When the band took a break k into Wayne reunited with the other couple at a table in offend herself. In complained all the dancing was making her sweat herald quickly leapt up to fetch his wife, drink and k twinge with jealousy. She made a similar comment to her husband, Wayne, she too was a touch warm. He just pulled out his handkerchief to dab his forehead agreeing about the temperature and sucked on a beer bottle. What a block head when the music started again, Enid declined her husband's arm. Her feet were tired K hopped up to take her place. Instead, she was more than happy to keep herald company on the dance floor and lever own husband's two left feet behind. He handily lead K through her best steps, they moved to the center of the dance floor and soon the other couples were circled around watching then the music suddenly stopped again. It was almost midnight. Inonu Wayne join their spouses in preparation of the new year K felt like Cinderella. As prince charming was replaced with Dwayne the pumpkin the crown chanted account down five four K took a step away from her husband to be closer to herald three two. She tapped Harold on the shoulder. One happy new year K leaned in and kissed herald slips to her surprise, he kissed back even the nineteen seventy even Frasca a New Year's kiss between friends wasn't out of the ordinary. Probably nothing that either of their spouses would have even commented on, but it would Mark the first step of K in heralds affair. A little over a month after New Year's Eve K white hind called herald Nokes she needed to talk to him about something important. He picked her up from work than after noon. So they could speak away from her husband. They drove for a bit west from the city and then parked on a quiet dirt road K told herald how she felt about Dwayne he didn't love her or take care of her. Most importantly, he didn't satisfy her needs. She felt so much more attracted to someone like herald they slept together. Then in there in the front seat of heralds parked car. A ninety the affair according to psychologists Douglas sloppier. There are six common types of extramarital affairs for K. This was most likely in our show you affair aimed at retaliating against her husband, Wayne who she felt hadn't shown her. The proper amount of attention for years in this type of affair, the anger and resentment towards one spouse isn't dealt with simply overshadowed by the new relationship, and in some cases, those feelings can shift to the new partner over time. Herald later told law enforcement that k was a hard woman to satisfy who enjoyed a variety of sexual experiences by March of nineteen seventy they were meeting each other weekly at various hotels and rest stops and south Nebraska. Despite their age difference. Twenty eight year old Kay started to fall in love with forty three year old herald as the affair continued over the next several months she began fantasizing about sharing a life with him having a real relationship. This was no longer just an affair. But true love herald was always quick to talk her down. They had responsibilities to their spouses EMA and Wayne. In nineteen seventy one K divorced herself from those responsibilities at that time Nebraska did not have a no fault divorce option meaning K had to prove acts of extreme cruelty. On Wayne's part. K turned to her parents for help case parents, Edwin and Wilma where lifelong Nebraska's and generally salt of the earth, people N when grew up on a farm and always kept a piece of land to work through his life. Even if only part time Wilma was a doting mother to her five children and an even more attentive grandmother and went in Wilma love to go fishing together and attend pinochle parties. Cain was always more reliant on her parents than the other four siblings. Perhaps because K was the last one to feed her maternal. Dr Wilma could never resist an urge to help her daughter. She could be classified as an enabler. Her two ks manipulative behaviour, according to Dr Jeffrey Bernstein, this relationship dynamics stems from parents who want to be needed. They want their child to be happy on his own yet. They live in fear of not doing enough to help their child. Get their Wilma's entire world was her children and grandchildren at the time of k into Wayne's divorce hearing, neither of the Hoyts had any inkling of the affair with herald Nokes. So when k told them that DeWayne yelled at her and the girls verbally abusing them. And when and Wilma were happy to take the stand for their daughter. The judge sided with K and granted the divorce awarding her full custody shortly after doing move to Colorado and remarried their Wilma would later discover that the testimony she gave was entirely false with doing out of the picture K H tarot to follow suit divorcing. So they could be together. Finally in may of nineteen seventy-two over two years after the affair began herald set enough down to talk he confessed everything to her about his relationship with k.

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Fathers Day Special: Zeus & Cronus Pt. 2

Mythology

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Fathers Day Special: Zeus & Cronus Pt. 2

"Something to note all myths have many versions and variations for this episode. We've selected those. We felt the most dramatic and entertaining and supplemented them with additional research into Greek traditions. Because mythology comes from 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 midst we used for this story involved graphic violence, child, cruelty, and sexually suggestive situations. Please exercise caution for all listeners under thirteen. Krona saw none of the battlefield. He spent ten years sitting on his throne as the war between titans and gods raged across the earth, he refused all company choosing to stew in his own failure. In spite of his best efforts, his children had escaped and brought utter ruin to his empire. His body was a wreck loose flaps of skin and long desiccated muscles. His eyes were hollow and stared off at nothing in particular and immortal being had never looked like they needed sleep as much as krona's did. It was almost relief when Zeus finally burst through his door, freshly forged lightning bolts crackling between his fingers. Father, your rate is over for the. Father to a stone. It was less ungrateful Shell than you have been. Your armies are defeated yield. By have yielded. Yielded the day rhea gave birth to you. Then you accept your feet. Accept Nothing. I want you to look me in the eye and tell me you wouldn't have done the same in my position I do not have your appetites father then you will be a weaker ruler that I ever was. Krona's Grin does he saw his sons is crackle with rage. This was the moment he been waiting for. He would lay the same curse on Zeus that his father Uranus had bestowed on him and watch with Glee, as his grandchildren brought about the fall of these new gods. He opened his mouth. And was struck by a sudden burst of lightning, his throne exploded behind him, and he flew backwards nerve, screaming in pain, he smashed into the wall and slid to the floor, limbs, limp and useless. Saying something father. Will full. no-one rules forever. This wasn't coming out right at all. The prophecy of urine had been clear and purposeful, a final blow in a battle his words felt weak and impotent against the fiery gaze of Zeus, more like a churlish complaint than a prophecy cronies finally found his voice again, and spoke with more conviction, but the words that tumbled out from his mouth, were not he expected. Savor this victory while you care. You will be a ruler unlike any the cosmos has ever seen. But, your children will rid session. You will sire many, but be a bother to no one. I have no words left for you father. May you enjoy the prison you first for your own brothers? The once all powerful Titan was dragged limp and ragged down the slopes of Mount Oh. Threats Krona's saw that the traders had gathered in the fields to watch his final humiliation, most of their faces were strange to him, but all were his kin, he saw premier theus the know it all tightened. Who irritated him so much and Memphis the tightness with more brains than integrity. Hate for all of them clouded his vision, and was dispelled like fog on a summer morning when he saw Raya in the crowd. Her expression, which had once been like an open book to him was unreadable. was there any of their former love behind those eyes or was craziness truly dead to her now? Cronies blanched with shame, she had told him how to avoid this prophecy, if his love had been stronger than his fear, he might have listened as the ternal dark of Charteris closed around him. Krona's wept for the first time in a thousand years. Welcome to mythology apart 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 parkas originals for free on spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream mythology for free on spotify just open the APP and type mythology in the search bar. Today is the second part in our mythology father's Day special last week. We told the story of Zeus is father. Cronos the one krona's overthrew, his own father, then began to fear that his children would the same to him he swallowed them all only for Zeus to escape his wrath and return to free his siblings. In this episode we're finishing the story of Zeus and Cronos Zeus has successfully overthrown his father but uncertainty lingers in his mind. There's no guarantee that he will be a better ruler than cronies, and like his father he could be vulnerable to his own ambitious children. After the fall of the titans, the Olympian Pantheon held sway over the universe, becoming a dominant force in popular culture for centuries afterward, but one thing that's not often explored in stories of antiquity is how the transition between the age of the Titans and the age of the Gods actually worked once the new rulers of the universe took the titans place. It was as if the Olympia NHS had always been there and there were plenty of characters whose appearances in Greek mythology essentially end after Zeus ascends Raya mother of the Gods and met us. First wife are important figures in the tight NAM. ICKE but once the titans are deposed. Their roles in Greek mythology dwindle. Medicine particular falls victim to Zuse's ascendancy. Olympus was quiet in the night, a looming obelisk darker than the sky behind it. A mountain goats struggled up the sheer cliff. Unusually high for such an animal, the goat side if he wanted, he could leap to the top of the mountain in an instant, but doing so would cause too much of a stir sparks crackled from Zeus Horns. As he placed one huff after the other, he should have stayed until dawn. This was an awkward and uncomfortable way to return home. As the God of thunder storms stealth was not his forte. Zeus to his natural shape at the gates of Olympus when his sandals touched the Rock, a distant boom of thunder roll through the sky, he winced, but no-one stirred with a sigh of relief, he strode confidently into his bedchamber, disrobed and prepared for rest. A shadow stirred by the window. His heart sank when he realized who it was. The. Sky was quiet tonight. Did Not mean to wake you. You did not I was waiting for you. or at least to hear the sound of the storm, you were out all night brewing. Listen My love. Some storms require more than a night of preparation. I am not a fool Zeus. Do you think we blind your dalliances? It has been over ten years since I was your sole companion, my husband. I see your eye wanders. Do you think I would lavish my attentions on others when I have tightness as my queen? I would not be so selfish. Sufficient for your desires. I nearly want you to consider that your father. Do not speak his name. Your father only took one wife and had no other children besides you and your siblings. Are you implying I lacked the moral character of cronies I. I only mean to imply that you're being fool. Our marriage bed has been cold for too long. And I know it is not because you lack of stamina. Consider my desires as well as yours unless you want me. Bearing children by your siblings do not speak so rudely. A father was overthrown by six children. Are you trying to raise an army of bastards against yourself? There is no prophecy saying I will endure the same fate as my father. Not yet. Before Zeus retort met swept out of the room, disappearing into the night, Zeus did not follow rage bubbled in his belly like lava by marrying him, she had become the most powerful woman in the cosmos, while her brothers and sisters languished in Tardiness. She was free to go where she liked to do anything she wanted she should have been more grateful. The fury in his belly subsided as much as he hated to admit it. His rise was due to her cleverness her strategy. She was as much to credit for his victory as his five siblings. Zeus did not sleep that night. He sat on his bedside, thinking his wife was a titan, though they had experienced many pleasures together, she had not conceived when she did so with the child be bent against his father's will like. He had been with cronies. How could he be sure that any children? She bore him would be loyal, and not exceed him in raw power, but there was nothing to be done. She was the Titan of wisdom. She would see through any ploy on his part or any attempt to deceive her. As the soft pink of sunrise touched the Dawn. Zeus finally realized what he had to do. The one way he could keep his wife from bearing children the one way he could deceive the goddess of deceit. He would have to take an action. She didn't think him capable of. When mets returned, Zeus was waiting for her. He wore on his face expression of warmth than contrition breathable, because it was crafted from true guilt, but not guilt for his numerous affairs guilt at what he planned to do. have. You reconsidered the error of your ways? I have forgive me. I often bore of routine when I. I fell for you. Our Passion was new and dangerous. Now it is safe. It is only safe because you lack creativity. There's more than one way to make love my husband. If it is still love, you feel for me, of course it is. I cannot tell if you speak truly. Most likely because you. Yourself cannot tell the difference between love and lust. Do Not Be Sawn. Fairness, my desire for you is as strong as ever prove it. I will we have coupled together many times in our godly forms, but birds and beasts have just as much passion in the respective forms. Yes true. Then let us change shapes together. Let us explore the breadth of pleasure that exists between the creatures of the Earth. Intrigued by Zeus is strange request medicine consented Zeus began by changing his shape into that of a stag, letting his robes fall to the floor, medicine followed suit, and soon the pair of them were entwined in a tangle of limbs, horns, and hooves, as their passion grew. Their appearances change shape freely between all kinds of animals in an instant they went from a pair of stags to a pair of wolves to swans with their next wrapped tightly around each other. They dove into the. The Sea to continue their tryst as Dolphins, Wales and sharks and burst out of the waves to take the shape of writhing serpents try, as he might Zeus could not help, but lose his focus in the sheer intensity of their play together his ecstasy rose, and then a moment of clarity struck, his mind, snapped back to his original task, he changed from an egret into a honeybee, and then into the smallest fly medicine followed suit shrinking down to the size of an insect. Then without warning Zeus returned to his godly shape and size and swallowed mattis. He felt her dard about his insides, buzzing and scratching his stomach horribly with her insect legs a moment later. Was Still. Zeus came to rest back on Olympics. His limbs trembled from exertion. His heart pounded like. But he could finally breathe easy. Mattis would not bear him any children who could dethrone him? He finally went to sleep confident that he had avoided his father's fate. 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This twelve episode Event Features and ensemble cast of voice actors with two new episodes every Monday, free and exclusively on spotify. Question Your truths rethink your fantasies and take a closer look at what lurks in the shadows or even worse. What walks among us in plain sight? Follow the new podcast ferry free and only on spotify. Now back to the story. The transition between the rule of the titans, and the rule of Olympus required some degree of sacrifice, though he was now ruler of the Universe Zeus feared his power was not to last his first wife. Medicine had the potential to give birth to children, even more powerful than him to keep this from happening. He swallowed the tightness when she was in the form of a fly besides Mattis! Mattis only a handful of titans survived the transition. These included Raya and promiscuous premiere, theus would be punished for his own transgressions against the gods, but that's another story insert myths. There were other stragglers from the Titan sight of the war who had not been imprisoned in torturous yet at this point in the story they had escaped Zeus Notice Zeus was preoccupied by his rapidly growing family. Dark cloud swirled about Zeus, he held a lightning bolt in each hand, a joyous grin on his face. He had no targets today. He just wanted to exercise his power. The King of the heavens hurled a bolt through the sky, watching the weapon flash, as it lasts between two clouds the years after he swallowed menace were a relief he was free to go where he liked and do what he liked without worrying that his wife would bear children powerful enough to depose him shortly thereafter, Zeus found himself another wife. Her name was Hera. She was another of Krona says. Her Noble beauty entranced him. She was full of vigor and defiance, but was drawn in by his raw power. She bore him child who they named Heff estes. He was strong and grew to be a skilled smith. Hera was not a relic from the age of the titans, like mess was, and moreover her domain was matrimony Zeus Trust her to remain faithful and stand by her husband's decisions. This confidence was shaken however, when Hera found out about a nursery Zeus had set up at the peak of Mount Ida and a crib there that held child of her husband's born outside of their marriage Hera confronted him on this mountain, staring at her husband, as he knelt over the BASSINET. Explain to me. Why did this Hera you must understand? A God of great power cannot be contained by one marriage and a God. Such power should not have been married in the first place. I was swept up in Passion I. Apologize For what I have done. This child can be hours as if my transgression never happened. Who was its mother his mother? Did Not survive childbirth. You're lying. On this child is blameless. Rejoice in the fact that we have an air at last. What about our son? You know? I love her festus dearly, but he has no ambition to be more than a craftsman Sacree, Scorpio ruler just like we are. Zeus was unsettled by Harrah's mask like expression they had shared every joy and victory together for years and years. Surely she would be happy for him, but no cajoling could get her to step any closer to the child the necessary. She would not hold him in her arms, and would not even smile at the child's gleeful laugh. She left Zeus alone with the child and his thoughts returning to Olympics without so much as a parting word. What's the matter seques? I know. She will learn to love you little one. Trust me. But doubt began to Prickett Zeus his mind. Was He doing something wrong? Surely it would be cruel to let Zacharias grow up without a father. His mother percents any was too busy helping demeter with the harvest. He could not force her to raise this child. As these thoughts crossed seuss's mind, they were followed by a white hot shard of pain. Zeus fell to the floor, screaming all thought was wiped from his mind by waves of agony, as if there was a blacksmith hammering at the inside of his skull, he writhed and flung his arms out in all directions, tearing chunks off of Mount Olympus in mindless suffering soon, the pain cool to a dull throbbing and zoo stilled sweat pooling on the floor beneath him. When he rose to his feet again, his head felt uncomfortable heavy. His thoughts were scattered confused. He could not fall ill. What was happening to him? Had He been poisoned? Like Krona's was, that didn't seem possible. either. In his confusion, Zeus found himself wondering if this was feeling, all new fathers just learned to live with splitting headaches and disinterest from their wives, his pride would not allow him to ask his siblings for advice. There was only one would understand his fears, and whose advice might help him with Shiver Zeus don't to disguise and traveled down to the Earth into the deepest realm of the underworld. Even. Zeus is is could not see in the dark. He conjured a small listening bolt no larger than a splinter to illuminate his way. Rivers of silver ore laced the cave walls like glistening spider webs he heard, cries, and grunts of pain from within the inescapable cells of Charteris, but it wasn't anything he saw that told him he had reached the right place. It was the stench, the unmistakable smell of bile and burned hair ascent. He hadn't smelled since he stood on the peak of Mount odorous. You have a visitor krona's. Come from your father from this pit. Yes, I, see through that meagher disguise your time of being hidden from my gaze over. You cannot hate me forever. Father I did what I had to. I do not he. Child. I have no opinions on you whatsoever. You are a puppet of prophecy and nothing more. I am your son. Surely you would not turn away the first conversation you have had since you're imprisonment. You're here to gloat. He certainly have a strange way of going about it not at all father. I am here for advice. The stonewall before Zeus quiet for a moment, then a great crash sounded from the other side, the earth around Zeus shook mightily a crack, ran from the ceiling and stopped when it reached the Rock in front of him, the wall split just wide enough to reveal an eye peering out of the wall. It's pupil was so wide, the eye itself was almost entirely black shimmering in the light from Zeus hands. Have! You heard prophecy as well. My Rain is not like yours father. I will see the world prosper. And you will avoid directly answering questions I have children. Children who are free and do not fear their Father Zeus felt his skull give pulse of pain, but he shook it off. Zeus gave his father a curt nod he turned and walked back up the dark staircase he came in from he extinguished his lightning bolt as the gloomy light of the upper levels of the underworld returned the pressure in his skull was building horribly, he could feel the plates of bone straining against his skin like something was fighting to get out. When he returned to Mount Ida Zeus was greeted with a dreadful site. The Crib Zeus had laid Zacharias on earlier that night was split down the middle, the small bed within had been thrown to the floor, the blankets laying in tatters around them drops of rose, colored blood glinted off the floor like rubies. Zeus clenched his jaw, his vision swam with the beginnings of tears. He called for Hera his cry, echoing off the mountains until it reached all the way back to their home. Almost. Herro was by his side and expression of confusion on her face. What is it look? Our Son has vanished. I came here to see him and found only ruin. Did you hear any strange? Sounds or commotion? Come from this peak. I, was on Olympus I heard nothing. What enemies do we have? That would stoop so low. Perhaps it was the titans. They are all imprisoned in torturous, not all. Some managed to flee your wrath and hide in the wilderness. How do you know this I was brought word of this morning? I did not wish to see you of set. Who in you look so happy at your son's arrival? By this point, all of Olympics had gathered to see the desecrated mountain peak Zeus was about to speak to give some command when a crack split the base of his skull, and he dissolved into screams, blackspots depressed in front of his eyes, blotting out his vision, the Olympians around him look on in concern, hushed whispers left between them. What sort of power could level? They're great father like this. Was this yet? Another trick from the titans to remove Zeus from his throne. Writhing on the floor muscles tightening and releasing in Spasms Zeus cried out a single command. Story. Havana's hurried to his father's side. The smiths confused expression was answered by more screams of agony from Zeus noticing that Zeus was clawing at his head, her festus brought over a hammer and chisel. There was only one way to relieve the terrible pressure. The other gods turned Zeus over, so we lay face down on the floor as they held Zeus in place. A festus aligned the Chisel with the base of Zeus Skull. He raised his hammer and brought it down. The pressure the back of Zeus, his skull vanished, he filled a sensation like a mighty wind, rushing through the gap in his head before he could see what it was. He fell unconscious. Zeus meets his new air after this now back to the story. Zeus in darkness with a bandage around his head disoriented. He tried to remember what brought him here. But his thoughts were like insubstantial shreds of cloud, impossible to grasp for more than a few moments he remembered his sons aggress stolen away in the night. He remembered pain a searing headache that brought even the mightiest God to his knees. Pressure that only a split skull could release. All else was a blur. The Room around him was pitch dark without a soul stirring to help him remember. A small flame rose in the gloom, illuminating a woman sitting by his side, his heart leapt when he recognized his wife Hera. Her expression was stern. If she was happy to see him wake, she did not show it. What happened? Where did the others go? To War the war is over. Do you not remember her titans kidnapped? Your son's agrees. The others have gone to fetch back. I should be leading them. They have leader. Your daughter. WHO The woman who sprung from your skull? She claimed to be the daughter of your first wife. She was fully armed and ready to do battle. Did you see none of this. Zeus put a hand to his temple. He had not known how to be a father. The only father he had was his sworn enemy cronies, and unwittingly he had followed in crocuses footsteps he led his fear get the better of him, and swallowed his first wife whole in order to prevent her from birthing a child more powerful than he. And now medicines child had been born anyway. She attempt to depose him like he had done for Krona's. Leave you to rest. No Hera, please do not abandon me. Tell me where they went so I may go and fight by their side. I do not know. You shall simply have to wait for their return. Harris Candle winked out, and her footsteps receded into the Dark Zeus was left alone, wondering what his fate would be when his daughter returned. Zeus heads still ached as he sat on his throne in Olympics, but he would not leave it. He had to be ready to face his fate. Days went by the sun, rose, and set horrible visions of what could happen played out in his mind. Maybe his new daughter would so resent her father that she would turn Zacharias against him, and the two of them would return to wreak vengeance. As his fear subsided, they were replaced with an iron spike of suspicion. Something was wrong about the abduction. Those titans that still roamed free were not the most powerful nor the wisest. They would not have the craft to locate the child's hiding place without raising the alarm. Someone had told them where to find Zagros his father's words loaded into his mind unbidden. Your first mistake was to let your wife know of the child's existence. She will do everything in her power to destroy it. Hera. Desire to speak with you. What do you want? Ambrosia or wine for the pain? The pain is fine. I have a question for you. What is it? Where were you when our child was kidnapped? Your child, those two words are as good as a confession. You think I kidnapped. Your son resented the fact that he was my son. Did you not that I was giving him preference over our other children I love you my husband. But you would let the titans hurt me. Do. You want to know where I was. The Night Sagittarius vanished. I assumed you were with some mortal woman. I visited father. You did not. It is true I. Begged him to tell me what. I was doing wrong. How to be a better father for my children. He had a proposition for me a game of sorts. If you attempted to harm the child I was to set him free. If you didn't, he would stay. You had no right to make that bargain I trusted you to be an honorable wife. An unfaithful husband should never expect his wife to be honorable that you were behind our son's kidnapping for the last time. He is not our son. Hera finally confessed when she heard her husband depart. She went to mount. Ida and visited the infant. He was sweet and innocent, but she could not love him in his rosy cheeks and clumsy movements. She saw her husband's betrayal. She saw a bastard child as the air to Olympics. It was no easy feat getting the message to hyperion and the other titans, but I was willing to achieve the impossible to see you hurt. I know not what they intend to do with him. But I do not care. I am glad to have removed that thorn from our family. Zoo Sat quietly. He wished he could be angry with Sarah, but he found himself overwhelmed by a different thought, cronies had been right. He had known that his children would become just as corrupted as their parents. I am going to have to release father you cannot. He would destroy us all. You did not speak to him. He is no threat, a broken and bitter God, living out his days without light or hope. Freedom would be a blessing but I doubt take much joy at it. You never knew what it was like to grow up inside his belly. The burning choking suffocating doc. The one. Who tortured your own siblings that way! You would see him set free show. You blame me again for trusting you signing blame my husband. We are at a standstill. My betrayal matches yours. At that moment the doors to their palace flung open anatole figure strode into the chamber, her bronze Helms shown upon her head, like the chariot of Helius, and her sword was slick with Gore, her spare hand was clenched in a fist, blood coating the bare arm of to her elbow. Zoo searched her expression for resentment Darfuri and found none. Her face was dutiful and STOIC, the look of someone who only spoke when they had something to say welcome. Is this. Yes. Welcome daughter. My heart warms to see your return. What News do you bring? Fina Theta what news! Athena's expression fell. She dropped her sword to the floor and swept her home from her forehead. In three quick strides. She was at her father's side. She held her red fist tilted, downward in offering Zeus held his hand beneath it. She dropped a small bloody heart into his palm. It was the still beating heart of Zagros. All that was left of Zeus is son. Krona's looked far worse than remembered the figure that stepped out from the selling torturous was Pale, and sallow his cheeks hollow, and is haunted. His loose skin had receded a little during his time below the Earth, but his frame was still stretched and warped unnaturally when he saw. He grinned showing a row of jagged yellow teeth I was right. I am here to honor our bargain. Where is my kingdom to be my son? Along to feel the air upon my face again, oh, you're not going back to the surface. You're staying in the underworld. What you were only partly right father. Hera wished harm on the child, but never heard herself. Don't dabble and trickery boy. You do not have the practice. Relax, father, I'm sending you to the fields of easier. It's a much better prison, but a prison all the say. The last zoo saw his father was a pair of smoldering is disappearing into the hallways of the underworld on route to his new domain. The story that Athena told of Zacharias fate, still haunted seuss's dreams the thought of his child, being dismembered, and eaten by the titans, made his stomach turnover in horror, but with the saving of Greece's heart came a grain of hope that his child was not lost. Zeus eventually found a place for. His heart when visiting a temple, he seduced a priestess named semi. He swallowed the heart, and then impregnated the Priestess Soon Zacharias was reborn known as Diane Isis in the ages that followed Zeus found himself growing to fear Hera her jealousy and vindictive nature, clashed with his unwavering desire, and yet this passionate loathing only made her more attractive to him. It was the danger that he thought medicine was missing. The story of Zacharias is a relatively obscure myth. In Greek Canon Zaccheus was a central deity of orpheum, a religious sect in ancient and Hellenistic Greece. He's sometimes the son of Zeus and per seventy, and sometimes the son of Guy Ahead. Or heydays, but in the most popular part of this myth called the Sparrow Aga. Moss Hera gives up his location to a group of Titans who dismembered the child and devour him another less well. Aspect of mythology touched on in today's episode is the release of cronies from Tigris a story referenced by the ancient poet Pindar. Krona's is left in the fields of Alesia, where he cannot harm anyone, but is given a reprieve from the cruelty of Charteris. Pindar was the only poet who did not have cronies languish in Tartar S for eternity. The reign of the Olympia NHS unlike the titans before them did not have an end, their pantheon was adopted by the Roman Empire, and the Gods were renamed rather than supplanted by their own children. If legends of fall of Olympus Exist. They've been lost time, but in a sense seuss's fear about medicines, children came true. The Olympian Pantheon collapsed not because of other gods, coming to take their place, but by logic reason and science making mythology obsolete when we know that lightning is electric discharge in the upper atmosphere, rather than a god, hurling bright spears Zeus loses his power. The city named after his daughter. Athens is often seen as the birthplace of democracy, a metropolis where modern ideas of philosophy and the arts flourished challenging old world ways of thinking and making the world of far less superstitious place, so from a certain point of view, the goddess of wisdom did bring about Zeus downfall after all. Thanks again for tuning into mythology, we'll be back Tuesday with a new episode. 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What Makes a Great Designer? with Peter Petrulo - Ep 84

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26:33 min | 1 year ago

What Makes a Great Designer? with Peter Petrulo - Ep 84

"I think the best teams the best designed businesses recognize the fact that some designers just are inherently better at making things look better and some are inherently better at making them work better so it's about it sort of tapping into those strikes depending on what the opportunity provides welcome to the Schmidt list the podcast for people dedicated to managing successful projects developing impactful products and building engaged teams and now here's your host Kurt Schmidt Peter. Thanks for joining me on the show today. Thanks for having me so you are over at Zeus Jones and you obviously euro partner their rates so how'd you get into design and the whole world of advertising and design and all that where did that start from sure so I think it kind of dates back to high school. Actually you know kind of getting my hands on some computers others and some software in you know mid late. Nineties Ruder was yeah but <hes> you know even as I think back to like doodling as a kid you know it was actually Kinda less doodling ailing and I was designing whether it was like cars are mazes or whatever later Mary like precise right right drawings and designs right. I never just like you. Were doing watercolor down. It's like straight like ninety recorders yeah yeah yeah Bien Highschool. I really got into doing av stuff like produce some like you know T._v.. Shows and stuff at school and then through that really kind of got exposed to more software and started playing around with like Photoshop doing some kind of like video production animation kind of stuff and then a friend of mine who is a lot smarter than me. He was similarly like obsessed with using computers and that sort of thing and he was more into like the programming side and it was like really fascinated by like wow you can actually not just use these cool tools but like you can make stuck and make them. I could do that like I make my own tools. You can make your own photoshop. Yeah Yep <hes> so actually Kinda got into it more from like the tech tax side of things right early in college. I was actually pursuing a degree in computer science okay. It's a kind of went down that path a little bit <hes> started building. Some stuff did a little bit of coding and <hes> quickly realized that I enjoyed kind of visual and like experience side of the things I was making more than the technical side sure and to be frank I was in wherever my head and trying to learn some of those languages so I got really into web design. <hes> did a lot of building my own websites. I had my own website since you now is like a freshman in college serves no purpose other than just like you know who is doing websites yet stupid like three gifts and all that kind of stuff then I got supernet flash like like flash four right <hes> which was awesome you know like really powerful animation tools <hes> that I probably just ripped off and stole for Free Right. That's what you did. When you're that age <hes> deepen the flash that was kind of my thing you know that was kind of the cool digital design in U._S.? At the time safer like all through college I was just way into that stuff and like most schools there wasn't a great program for kind of these leading edge yeah designed tool so I just kind of taught myself yourself Trish yourself and just play around and just make stuff and stay up late at night like making these automations and building these sites and stuff like that <hes> that was kind of my way into it like more from the tech side super into building in designing these interfaces never really was even though I like have a degree in art and graphic design like was it just never really into the print drainage. You know packaging side of it like I appreciate it. I've done work in that side of things but it's just not my thing so yeah. That's how I got started cool. How did you end up Zeus Jones and how did that that <hes> all start so I was working at another agency in town kind of designing and working like interactive group at the time <hes> so this was what I don't know twelve years ago fallon was doing some really amazing stuff off with their enter interactive team a lot of the B._M._W.? Word right Nordstrom stuff like that so was always like a really big fan of their work and then you know got a call from from their team looking to bring a designer on when met with some of the people there and ended up kind of pursuing a job somewhere else kind of made an initial connection with some of the Zeus Jones founders okay and definitely kind of appreciated each other you know mutually from work state whining you know ambition and things like that and it was. I don't even think it was a a year later and they had all left and started Zeus Jones okay and I was also kind of at a point in my career where I say career. It was like five five five years where you know is working at a number of different creative agencies and doing live digital work but you know it was advertising now based and I kind of got tired of that at the projects that I was most passionate about where these experiences and products that we were building that like created more value and kind of you know provided deeper meaning more meaningful relationships with customers just kind of stuff to them so I was kind of at this place where I was like I need to get out of advertising and I need to go work for you. Know garment or someone like build kick ass digital products right right at that time Zeus Jones was founded and they were put some propaganda on the Internet that was all about you know actions speak louder than words and I was just really fascinated with how they were talking about kind of marketing and design and serve service marketing as a service and just kind of reconnected and they needed some <hes> designing opening came in and that's that's that's where we're at put handcuffs on and media partner and now you're stuck exactly. It could be worse right. That's a huge fan of the work that Zeus does and you know we've had the pleasure in previous seeing myself in previous jobs working together and I always thought you were one of the best designers <hes> 'cause you just had such a really good I for detail Cheryl and especially in the digital space where I felt like people didn't put pay that much attention to detail totally yep so over the course of your time at Zeus. I Know Oh you've had to bring on lots of designers and to build the team because I think Zeus is fifty or fifty going on eighty right now. Hopefully what have you found in your career in hiring designers and growing designers designers in place like what are the things that you look for where you're like. This is a good designer or this has. This person has the trajectory. What are some of the characteristics traits like what are you look for? I mean there's a lot of things that I look at. I think was kind of unique about us. I think maybe a little bit as like the the actual craft like the work itself for us. That's like table stakes. You know when someone comes in. We're not like obsessing over their portfolio. Lookout vetted that ahead of time like sitting here if your portfolio didn't yeah didn't sing a bit and you can tell from the very first second that website loads. You're like ooh. This is interesting you know so that's Kinda table stakes for us before we kinda take those conversations further <hes> so when when more meeting with <hes> and I don't want to downplay the value of the word but don't really you know we wanted kind of get to know these people in <hes>. There's a couple of things I look for right like one is really having like a deep connection to culture you know as someone who's who's GonNa create stronger deeper more meaningful connections with our works to culture. Bring that in further Colbrad right yeah. I think another thing is sort of like <hes>. How do they think holistically about a project like just because I ask you to do this one thing? Let's say it's an APP rate. We know needs to do X._Y._Z.. While the best designers don't just think about X._Y._Z.. They're thinking about well if we do this then that affects aby C and D so like how do I think about all those pieces doesn't kind of bring these solutions or these concerns or these opportunities back to the team so that's a big part of it. <hes> just knowing that someone is just GonNa really you know Kinda think through those those details and understand what the result needs to be in designed for that. I think another thing that we look forward to is just like you got to sell the work you know as a huge part of what we do <hes> oftentimes when we're kind of reviewing work in progress talking to each other. I'm constantly kind of looking at it in in processing and kind of playing back in my head like how do we sell this. You know not not that that's like the the sure the goal you know but it's like by kind of thinking that way. You're really kind of deconstructing like what were we asked how we saw for that. And why is it the right thing and you can sign your work yeah <hes> so you know for interviewing designers and they're just like well here. It is and there's not a whole lot of thought behind. It does not a great you think I find that to be fascinating because so many people you know think it is something a bit more because we obviously at founder here we hire a lot of designers as well and you know to the to the layman it can seem like well Jr works great and works great so yeah but to your point. There's this whole other thing about how you go about the craft of design right how you sell it like how you explain yourself and then how you think about got it and work with other people and all that stuff so it's it's a lot more than just making pretty stuff. You have to really think about like how that work got made right. That's the logic. It's the yeah that's the problem-solving you know so. It's not just such selling it. It's actually like how did you get here. You know if you took if you put in the work and you took the right steps and you've thought through in the right way is like it's going to kind of sell itself and I think that's a huge huge. You know so huge thing to work on a young designer and something that we've that's like a growth opportunity for a lot of designers that come into you know like maybe they're not great added obligates but you see that potential and it's something that we you work on day one. You're going to be in front of the client this week so you do higher for trajectory right totally yeah so the other thing that you had mentioned to me was the idea of how some designers have a stronger affinity for making king things look better and others for making things will work better. Can you kind of explain to me that dichotomy talking about yeah so you know I think for a long time I sort of thought like you know the ultimate goals to always kind of grow these. It's like a Unicorn designers that no matter what the challenges you can throw it out full stack yup full stack designer and those people do exist yes but I think the best teams the best designed businesses recognize the fact that some designers just are inherently better at makings look better and some are inherently better at making them work better so it's about sort of tapping into those shrinks depending on what the opportunity provides and I think you look look at companies like Google right and from design standpoint for many years. It was very clear that they were focused on making things work better right. Oh Yeah Google has never really ought to be a design because that's what material design is right. It is like here's a framework work. You don't have to think anymore. Utah taking care of thanks bye out actually say material design was a huge step in <hes> kind of their evolution as becoming more of a design focused company pre material design. Oh no terrible yeah yeah and you hear like these horror stories like how they would make design decisions where they would just test fifty shades of blue the design process and the data would make the decisions for us but clearly there was a there's been a point time. They've really kind of elevated elevated the importance design for their culture <hes> but don't you think with material designing again. You're a designer I'm not don't you think the pendulum swung a bit too far though the other way. We're we're going to be yeah now. We're GONNA lock it all down like. You know you don't you don't need to ever color outside lines again right. I do think there is some value in creating consistent after loses yes so there's some some give and take their. I'm a big Fan of material design and they it's beautiful beautiful and I appreciate the the minimalism and the cleanliness of it. I think they promoted it not just as you know hey. We've kind of solve some of our own problems but we fix some viewers to totally so that's. That's you know I think stylistically to your point. Reading material design is great but I think how people use it where I've seen it kind of again. It's like a hammer rate like everything looks like nail right. I think the thing I appreciate them. Most about it is how Google uses like there. Is this totally do you have a point of view John how their product should be designed and so that's a good segue into talking about businesses and they're designed chops. You know if these clients are getting so good at design like then what happens to design firms like right. They just go away. He's good question. No actually feel like it's better for all of us. I feel like we're at or were able to make more impact together because we can kinda hit the ground running day will on versus like let us teach you about this. I I right <hes> so I feel like we're actually creating more sophisticated design systems and products and brands together because there's kind of that shared perspective and knowledge and appreciation for for design back in the constantly educating right yeah I mean it's pretty common for us now to get a R._P._M.. <hes> if it's a digital products like all right we have digital pattern library. Okay we speak the INS and outs of atomic design. We don't need you to re imagine that for us. We need your help and like using that really strategically creatively in those sorts of things okay what have been some of your favorite projects over the past few years you've done so much work and done so many like things that millions and millions of people have seen like what are some of your favorite things you've worked on the past few years <hes> and that's a good question we do allow work in healthcare <hes> so kind of back to that idea of like we have the power to use technology and designed to like genuinely help people <hes> so we created a <hes> an online care platform right go on <hes> you know you tell the the interface things about what's going on with yourself. The Algorithm can detect what's going on. We can make a recommendation we can verify that you know with the nurse Practitioner whatever and give you a treatment plan so of creating experiences like that has been really awesome exploring new direct to consumer strategies and <hes> digital platforms for like some of the biggest companies in the world where traditionally they're only channel is through like you know the big retailers and things like that it's kind of not just getting the opportunity to think about what he means for these really being companies but like execute those those interfaces and platforms and stuff is awesome yeah. That sounds like fun you know as you mature as a designer. I think those opportunities just naturally kind of show up where you you naturally just get into this sort of experiential design sort of world right yeah. I think the scale piece of two is like super rewarding rewarding you know like <hes> working with like a global retailer who you know the moment that you turn on this new automation system that you've built and designed like there's going to be a hundred thousand people that use it tomorrow right and then nine hundred thousand more people use it the next day and it's providing value to the user but it's also providing a ton of each of the company like it's really it's always fascinating and fun to see those things that have like massive scale on the world. It's also could be extra stressful yeah because you understand it isn't that you're turning assigned for a half a dozen people start up right Yep and it's complicated you know different languages different accessibility requirements and I think that's where as designers that takes like a real disciplined kind of you've understand all that context you know. We can't just make things cool because we want to be cool like it's got. It's GonNa work really well. I have to consider those those things. Accessibility is like a really hot topic for us right now and it's something I'm passionate about and I think it's something as designers. Maybe we're not educated enough on but there's a lot of great resources and there's people and even companies that just specialize in that now so I see that being much bigger part of our role moving forward. How do you peter stay like creative? Do you know outside of a screen because obviously a lot of work you do is over. The years has been screen like how how have you personally found ways to stay creative. That's a good question. <hes> honestly my number. One thing is just like you gotTa Unplug. I feel like a lot of young designers. Get volunteer trap of like I just gotTa keep like a thumb at home minutes nine o'clock like I better open up illustrator and just make some stuff aid yup getting better or I better just read and consume every designed blog or go to every you know design show or whatever might that'd be great. You gotta do that stuff but he got unplug and I think he just had to get out there and experience nude different things think a little bit about how this applies to your craft like recently went over to this is really the cold glass studio Lyndale Okay and mean like ten other people from Zeus we made wine glasses right nothing about going into it the goal that wasn't too like become a master on even know what you call that around for a client project no but we like learned a ton about the crafts and <hes> hearing the artists and the professionals talk about their craft and their process even though it's entirely different you know then what we do <hes> there's a lot of parallels and just kind of inspiration that we could bring back into our work so for me. The biggest thing is like unplug get out experienced new things and as you're experiencing those things and talking to those people like ask questions are trying new things that you think you can apply to. We're working now. Maybe it's a chef maybe WANNA learn about. How do they come up with their recipes right? What does that process? Chances are probably really similar to how you design packaging or a website or whatever and you know. How can you take some of their tips and apply it sure work? One of the things you brought up to me and our Capri stuff was talking about AIRBNB and how it's not just an option. It's like a whole new categories explain that to me how you view that one of the things we've been talking a lot about at Zeus uses like these next gen companies <hes> and even like how that applies to our in terms of like next-gen creative and like I know next-gen is like a cliche phrase right in the software world. That's what I think it it works. You know this thing that we're kind of seeing right like all these next GEN COMPANIES AIRBNB didn't go out there and just think about like how they could create a better you know travel platform or differentiate from Marriott in Hilton they like can completely reimagined this like entirely early new world this new experience that they could offer and by starting to kind of execute against that vision. They've created something entirely new. It's IT'S A it's a category of its own right. They're not just thinking about how they are different from competitors. There's constantly thinking about you know. How do we make this experience even better? It's all about design. It is right yeah and to your point about even the healthcare sort of space awesome so used to be terrible terrible dillas be for the most part it is but again I'm we work with a number of healthcare places in design is like at the forefront of every conversation these days so I feel like there's there's a good trajectory here. Is there right yeah. Healthcare and insurance will like the hot design categories now yeah you look at like one medical or Oscar insurance like these categories just used to be extremely painful to to to work in an experience as a user design has become a huge priority in their cultures and their products. It's how much attention people are paying to. What's happening in the in the world right because you can't ignore it? I mean a lot of these large. Organizations organizations thought they could ignore the Google facebook Zuber's airbnb in whichever like yeah yeah whatever like enjoy your little moment right not going away not go to because I remember you know again you probably you were part of this era to back when we when facebook had applications and things like that and people saw like ooh this is going to be a platform in whichever and now here we are years later. It's like influencing elections yeah. It's like like again. I feel like the point I'm trying to make is that you can't really just take things for granted. Just what you're seeing it. There and I think that's why design in business to these days is so important because design also can help give you a window into the future future about where things are going to go in and what are the potential and possibilities right so speaking of potential and possibilities. I mean what's happening in Zeus Jones these days whereas the company going what's what what are you excited about and and what sort of what's on the horizon on C. goes back to that next gen idea you know like the companies that we think are like radically changing the world and influencing what we do and how we do things. Are these nexgen companies right. We WanNa work with those guys. You know we we to kind of share. That ambition of proving people's lives making making it easier to do things like removing friction from experiences like all those things see I we're kind of evolving evolving in some ways that allow us to do that that more scale and things like that <hes> you know there's been some ventures that we've invested in ourselves like plannable which is a really cool <hes> health coaching in meal delivery service out of New York Down Yeah very will definitely one of those kind of next-gen companies so that's really Kinda hot right now. Zeus you have an openness Zeus Jones. It isn't necessarily like this is our niche and never shall we yup right. That's very intentional. It's kind of how we've always operated. You know I think to this day. There's probably a lot of people out there that are like what exactly does Zeus Jones do and I think that's actually service pretty well because of if we've defined ourselves too much then then we probably wouldn't have got a lot of the opportunities that we have along the way so we try to sharpen that idea just enough to connect with people in the right way but still kind of keep it open enough where they're gonNA at least consider us for the job in nine times dot attending turns out. We are capable of doing that even if we haven't done before sure. That's a big part of our we've evolved as designers too so I don't know if you've been to the new Minnesota United Stadium. I have driven past it. I've not been inside because we did a bunch of like the way finding in their based off of the branding work that we had done for them a couple of years prior to that and that's not a specialty of ours. We don't merchandise way finding and sign J._d.. Is like a stadium scientists expertise Bernice area but turns out we can do it and we're pretty good at it and a lot of those three d designed tools like aren't that hard to us and they're actually way more similar to the way we design out of things. We thought so. There's all these areas of design where maybe a couple years ago. We felt like wall. We don't do that or we don't have that expertise mother. That's service designer environmental design Ray designed like we're kind of getting into all aspects of design because we we realized we're way closer to those areas than we thought we were. That's really cool all right Peter. Will I WANNA thank you for joining me today. I learned a lot awesome. Thanks for having me appreciate it so if I want to find out more about Zeus Jones in Peter and all the things I wear a good place to go well. You should go to our website. Zeus Jones DOT com. We're also pretty active on instagram twitter so go follow us over there. Yes you are and I love the differently suggests people follow because there's always some really thought provoking blog posts awesome cool contents we newsletter to try and blast that stuff out there so it's very sign up on our site Peter. Thank you again for taking the time. I really appreciate it. Thanks for having me appreciate it. Thank you for listening to the Schmidt List I if you want to learn more about how foundry accelerates innovation checkout foundry makes dot com and if you'd like to speak about establishing a growth mindset at your conference or with your team dropped me a note at curt at foundry makes dot com oh in the.

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Lamia

Mythical Monsters

46:36 min | 11 months ago

Lamia

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

Mythical Monsters

43:23 min | 8 months ago

Typhon

"Something to note the story. You're about to hear is not a direct retelling of any single myth about hyphen. Today's episode combines elements from a number of legends and stories about this King of monsters for dramatic effect and to show. How truly terrifying. And unstoppable this God beast was I'm Vanessa Richardson. And you're listening to mythical monsters apar- cast original each week. We explore the monstrous side of myth and legend by discussing the beasts that populate some of our favorite tales by shining a light on these creatures origins we hope to better understand how and why they've managed to wreak havoc on our heroes and play upon our greatest fears last week we brought you the tail of the Griffin a terrifying hybrid of a lion and Eagle a guardian of gold and symbol for warlords throughout the centuries the Griffin was simultaneously an uncontrollable beast and a badge of power. Be Sure to check out the episode if you haven't already today we're discussing another hybrid horror typhon part. Man Part monstrous amalgamation. His thighs are said to have been made of snakes and is back covered in feathers and wings a denizen of pure evil typhon was created for the sole purpose of sowing chaos and is often been called the father of all monsters to keep up with mythical monsters. Visit spotify there. You can also dive into any of PODCASTS. Other originals The monsters of the Greek Canon have terrified us for centuries the Sphinx. Punish those who answered her riddles wrong. Cerberus snarled with his three heads. Hydra terrorized those who ventured in the water but more terrifying than any of these beasts is the thing that made them typhon also called titus or typhus among other names is known as the father of all monsters he and his mate the snake woman. A kidney are responsible for populating Greece with some of the most famous adversaries that storytelling has known born from mother Earth herself. Jia and Tartar us. A personification of the underworld typhon was both a God and a nightmare while he was said to be part man. His body was twisted combination of creatures. His legs were wriggling mass of coiled snakes his hair was matted and dirty immense wings stretched from his back and his eyes burned literal fire typhoons grotesque form provided many terrifying defenses. Some stories say he possessed multiple heads and a war cry so terrible that it could stun his victims others spoke of dragon heads in his arms. That would spit poisonous venom onto his opponents typhoons first appearance in Greek mythology comes from around the eighth century BC when he was briefly mentioned in homer's Iliad in the seventh century. The Greek poet he said expanded on. Typhoons Legend in the theology and epic poem that explored the origins of the universe and Zeus triumph. Over the titans key seeds poem depicts Typhon as a primary antagonist for Zeus. Who's trying to restore order to the cosmos under his new rule? Typhon represents the antithesis to that order. He's a being of pure chaos with no motivation. Besides wreaking havoc even typhoons appearance is all over the place as though his form was created as an accumulation of our worst fears he was a shepherd of fear and chaos created for the sole purpose of destruction at the bottom of mount oath. Rhys Jia the mother of the Earth watched tearfully as the majestic Olympians fought her twelve titan. Children the titans were giants a glorious race of powerful leaders. But they were losing badly. Zeus the God of thunder looked up at her and smiled as the titans fell back. His barrel chest was thrust out and is luscious. Hair streamed the wind as he threw his vibrant lightning bolts into the center of the titans formation. The Sky illuminated like fireworks as he threw Bolt Bolt. He said you thought yourself so powerful so capable you were the building blocks of the universe. The Sky and the void and the ocean and the earth. And yet here. We are ready to defeat you. We Are Power. We are the universe. Olympus is the future not you the other Olympians. Zeus is siblings gathered together and use their energies to open a deep ragged. Pit in the earth. It led to the center of the underworld to Tartar Asus. Domain tears streamed down Jesus cheeks as she watched her children fall. She cried out to Zeus. Oh merciful father do not do this. You Are Beautiful. So beautiful my grandson. I produce only trees and rocks and streams. They pale in comparison to what my daughter. Raya produced when she gave birth to you. Grant me Your Grandmother Earth. This boon spare my children. He did not even for a moment take into account her heartfelt plea. He laughed and said grandmother. Only a name. I don't recall bouncing on your knee or warming myself by your fire. I remember only your son cronies my father in name only swallowing me. We languished in Darkness for eons. Now let my father and all his brothers do the same. She slowly knelt to lay her head against the warm soil. She could feel the earth. The trees the animals the bustle of the villages nearby. The daily pulse of the world usually gave her strength but today it was not enough to quell her pain as the Olympians. Battled the titans one of them paused. It was Hermes. The Messenger of the Gods. He hovered in the air on his winged feet. His face full of pity as he watched. Jia mourn she wanted to cry out to him to ask him to spare her children from Zeus as Raff. But it was too late. Zeus lead out a wild yell as a brilliant flash erupted from his open palms the bolt of lightning struck. The titans knocking them off their feet and into the pit below. Jia gasped does. She watched her children tumble into the darkness. Her chest tightened as one of her sons hands reached out of the whole toward her. The earth moaned as the whole began to close with a wail of grief. Jia Tore herself from her stupor and began to run toward it. Jia took a flying leap toward the whole. If her children were to leave this world then so would she but instead of falling into the Black Depths of the underworld her body hit the hard earth. The pit had closed and her children were gone as GE looked up at Zeus. Her pain turned to fury her lip curled as she threatened. You will pay for what you have done. But Zeus merely looked down at her with a cocky smile before turning to his Olympian Siblings. The titans were no more now. It was the Olympians who would rule in their stead. Jesus is narrowed as Zeus. And the other gods took to the sky they might have won the battle but she would see to it. They did not win the war. Jia traveled into the very depths of the underworld. It was a grim place. Hot and full of screams from beasts and men alike it couldn't have been more unlike Jesus Earth with its peaceful thrum of life here. There was only death soon. Jesus stood in a vast hall facing her brother. Charteris the Lord of the underworld and God of the abyss. His head was covered in horns and his eyes were the deepest black he. He sat on a throne of skulls and snakes and immovable dweller of the darkness. Jia Knelt before Charteris and begged him to release her children Charteris gazed at his sister deep in thought unlike Jia. He was thrilled. That a change in guard had occurred. He was immensely powerful almost as revered as Jia self and yet he had never been respected by her condescending Titan children but as Jia sobbed an idea occurred to him. His horrifying mouth stretched into a thin smile. Perhaps there was something they could do to make this situation a little more entertaining. He gently lifted Jesus Chin with a talent and said I cannot let your children go but I can help you create another together. We shall make a beast so powerful. He will punish those who have wronged you. Go looked into. His cold is her grief and anger surged through her mixing together with a new intensity. Charteris was right. It was revenge. She needed coming up. Jia and Tartar create a monstrosity to take revenge on Zeus. Now more than ever self care and self love take top priority. Well Park cast has an incredible new series aimed to brighten your days and renew your outlook on life. It's called daily quote and it's a quick two to three minute daily podcast for you to get inspired by every day on daily quote who be given a quote meant to motivate and uplift. You'll also dive deeper into the context surrounding the quote learning more about its origin and the meaning behind it out of all the quotes featured so far. It's hard to pick a favorite but the words that have probably stuck with me. The most are by poet and activist Maya Angelou so enlightening and so important whether you're jumpstarting the morning searching for that midday. Pick me up or trying to finish the evening off. Strong daily quote offers some of history's most inspirational quotes whenever you need them. Three hundred sixty five days a year. Follow daily quote free on spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts. Now back to the story. Jia had watched her twelve children imprisoned in the underworld by the leader of the Olympia Nhs Zeus. She journeyed to the God of the abyss. Her brother Tigris to beg for their release but CHARTERIS DID NOT. WanNa let the titans go. He was pleased that they were prisoners of his domain instead he suggested a plan for revenge as GE knelt before him he told her together they could conceive a child. That was so fierce. Even Zeus would succumb to its power. Greek mythology is often compared to that of the ancient Romans but historian herodotus famously used Greek. Gods names when referring to Egyptian gods in his writings the histories. It's a sign. That herodotus believed that much of Greek mythology had its roots in Egypt beliefs though typhon is well known in the Greek Lexicon. There's evidence that he has an older ancestor. The Egyptian God set or Seth set also engaged in a fierce battle with his brother. Oh Cyrus as he attempted to seize power like typhon and Zeus Bo Cyrus and set represent a battle for good and evil though unlike typhon set was later worshipped as the God of war. The major differences between typhon and set lie in their creation. Stories set was originally known as a benevolent God but as his brother. Oh Cyrus story became popularized around the sixteenth century. Bc. Mythology surrounding set became more focused on his evil nature. This polarization reminds us that every story is only as good as its villain. The ancient Greeks found that villain in typhon a creature of such primordial horror that he alone stood as a nemesis to Zeus. Jia desperately wanted her children back but after pleading with Charteris for the Titans Release Jia finally agreed to Charteris his plan for revenge if she could not get her children back then at least she could create another. Jia became pregnant immediately after laying with Charteris within hours. She was groaning in pain as she pushed her newborn son out into the world. Jesus stifled a scream. As she beheld the creature that had burst from her womb. He was enormous a full grown man. Covered in feathers with snakes twirling about his is no the snakes for his size. He stood appearing to grow even faster soon. He filled the Great Hall. His head touching the very top of the earth above him. His eyes opened revealing fiery red flames. His long hair swam with creatures and the heads of dragons lifted from his arms. They'RE BLACK TONGUES. Flicked with fury stared at this monstrosity. That she had birthed. She searched for any sign of intelligence or wisdom amidst his violent appearance but all she could sense was evil coming off him in waves but her heart yearned to love him anyway. He was her child and he could do great things. Great and terrible Jesus. Gays became loving as she addressed her newborn. Your name will be typhoon. You were created after the God of Thunder. Zeus cast down your brothers and sisters and took control of the cosmos. What is it you would like to do? Typhon screamed with passion as the fire in his eyes flared. Then he spoke in a voice so deep it felt like it echoed within. Ge's chest destroy. Zeus blissfully unaware of the impending danger the Olympian Gods celebrated their victory over the titans at their home on Mount Olympus. The Sun sparkled over a pristine garden at the mountains. Top pools of water glistened as the gods and goddesses frolicked drinking wine and laughing only Hermes stood apart he was the messenger of the gods but also the guide to the underworld he was connected to the grim helps gape and somehow he sensed that all was not well. They're Zeus noticed. Her musgrave ACE AND STRODE OVER TO ASK SON. What ails you? Come have some AMBROSIA and celebrate. Hermes rolled his eyes and said. Oh father really do eons of celebration not bore you. I travel the Cosmos and see incredible things while you sit on your throne. How much Ambrosia before you decide to actually do something with your power? Zeus was furious but had a soft spot for all of his children. He said I fought you all of this. I earned for my children. You would not exist and the world would still be full of titans. If it was not for my power. Hermes smiled. He could now more clearly sense. What was a rising from Charteris? Oh his father would soon see the results of his power but before Hermes could say anything more. A shadow passed over the garden. Zeus looked up and his confident grin quickly faded for standing at the gilded entrance to the Olympians domain was a creature that shocked even the god of Thunder. The creature was typhon. The dragons on his arms hissed and spit a fiery venom. The snake scales glinted illuminated by the burning fire in his eyes. The Earth shook as he stepped forward. The Olympia backed away in fright. They were powerful beings but in the face of pure evil they felt very small. All of them that is except for Zeus recovered from his initial shock. Zoo strode forward. A lightning bolt clutched in his hand. He addressed the towering demon in a confident voice. I do not know who you are but I am. Zeus King of the Gods and you will return to the hellish layer. You crawled out of typhon roared with laughter as he said but it is hell itself. I came from without warning. A torrent of hot flames viewed from typhoons is all the Olympians but Zeus scattered. They took to the skies as birds or burrowed into the ground as rodents or scampered off through the gardens as wildcats. Typhon watched them go. He longed to rip them limb from limb to taste their celestial blood on his tong but as he faced Zeus. His mother's need for revenge echoed in his ears. Power surged through him and he grew even taller. His head almost touched the stars zoo sent a bolt of lightning into typhoons chest but he absorbed the blow easily. Zeus bellowed anger and grew in size to match typhoons height. His hands stretched out wide ready to gather the elements to his fingertips but typhon speed was as great as his size. Snakes shot out of his thighs to sink their teeth into the back of Zeus is legs. The king of the Gods roared in agony as the snakes retracted pulling with them. The tendons of his muscles Zeus Shrunk in stature and crumpled to the ground more snakes shot out and bid into his hands their fangs ripped the tendons from his hands as well then slithered back to Nestle in the mammoth legs of their master. If typhon could smile he would have for the masterful. God that had destroyed his half siblings. The titans was now nothing. But a pitiful trembling weakling and he typhon now had free reign he would kill Zeus and then he would watch the world burn. Suddenly Hermes swooped from the sky to grab Zeus by the hair. Typhoon roared and unleashed a ball of fire at the Messenger. God but Hermes dodged and rose higher until he and Zeus were beyond the monsters. Reach typhoons is burned with fury at watched his victim disappear then. He looked down at Zeus tendons shimmering in his hand if Zeus wanted his tendons back he would have to enter his domain to retrieve them. The beasts within typhoons hair growled their thirst for blood had not yet been quenched. Typhon felt rage boiling up within him. He too had a need. That had not yet been satisfied. The Need to destroy on his way back to the underworld typhon satisfied his urges by wreaking havoc. His eyes burned landscapes. His dragon arms bat deadly venom onto the backs of animals and is massive feet flattened pitiful humans as they ran he had been built for revenge. His entire body trembled with his need to rip the world apart. Geo waited for her son in the vast hall of the underworld. She hoped he would bring news. That Zeus was destroyed. It would mean typhon was now the ruler of the cosmos. The thought gave her pause. The titans had been effective brutal but wise and she was uncertain that typhon cared for anything. More than chaos. She shook the thought off. She would simply have to give him more guidance but as she waited she felt a pain. In her head a chill ran down her spine. Something was not right with the earth. Her earth she closed her eyes and was able to see the world in its villages. Crumbling scorched land and sky so black that one could not see the stars. Jia was horrified. The place shook as typhon returned. Jesus face was full of sadness as she addressed him son. What have you done? You were supposed to kill Zeus. Not BURN THE WORLD. Typhon answered with furious roar before turning away from her. His mother's face went cold as she said. What good are you then? If not to destroy that which needs to be obliterated typhon seethed. But his fury was interrupted by a low hiss. He turned to see a beautiful woman standing in the darkness. Her cold black eyes stared at him as she stepped forward revealing that below her waist was a serpent's tail. Jia nodded to her. This is a kid Tyson. I created her for you for a reward but you do not deserve one. It kidnapped go back to Charteris. Typhon needs to understand what he has done typhon snarled a Gi and said take your orders elsewhere mother. Jia stared at her son with a jolt of panic she had created him but she now realized that she could not control him. Jia slowly departed leaving. A KIDNEY. Antiphon alone be kidnaps slunk over to typhon. Her movement seductive and Eerie of finger beckoned him to her as he snarled with primal passion and then he was on her his fury over Zeus Momentarily. Forgotten as the to monstrous beings disappeared into the shadows locked in a passionate embrace at that very moment. Hermes was creeping along a thin winding tunnel. That led to Tartar. Us's domain Hermes served as a guide to the underworld bringing those who wished to have an audience with the Great Charteris but today he was an intruder he was terrified but he needed seuss's tendons or the Olympia stood no chance against typhon. Though he was no fan of his father he had not expected. What a horrible thing typhon would be. Surely anything was preferable to a universe ruled by that monster. Hermes crept into the hall the ferocious Typhon and a kid now lying together in the shadows drew his attention but Hermes relaxed slightly when he realized that Typhon was distracted. Hermes is fell on the tendons lying forgotten near the edge of the SHADOWY CORNER. Where typhon and a were occupied. The God dashed over and grabbed them. As soon as his hands closed around their sinewy mass he turned to flee but he was stopped in his tracks. G stood before him watching him with her piercing eyes. Hermes had been fouled coming up a weakened. Zeus fights to regain control of the universe. Now back to the story. Typhon had nearly defeated Zeus. He taken the God of thunders. Tendons severely inhibiting his ability to fight. He was about to kill him when the Messenger God. Hermes flew in and carried Zeus away rather than follow typhon return to the underworld with attendants to debate his next move there. He was delighted to find a new creature to play with a kid. A snake woman his mother Jia had created for him but while typhon lay with a kidney Hermes once again gained the upper hand. Hermes used his knowledge of Tartar. Os's realm to sneak into the depths of the earth and steal back Zeus tendons but just as his hand closed around his prize. He found himself face to face with typhoons mother. Jia many of the monsters in Greek mythology were the children of God's as were many famous heroes whether the child was to be good or evil was often determined by the circumstances in which they were conceived. Monsters were typically created in darkness during fits of Rage Typhon was conceived while his mother Jia lusted for revenge when he lay with a kid. Nah It was in the darkness. While on the warpath their coupling would produce some of the most horrific beasts in all of Greek mythology creatures like the Hell Hound Cerberus. The many headed hydra the KYW MIRA and the Sphinx. These children were as varied as they were horrible reflecting the variety of beasts that made up typhoons body. They would terrorize humanity and battle. The heroic children of the Gods for centuries like all parents typhon and kidney would be proud of creating in their image Hermes heart race as he faced. Jia the mother of the earth was far more powerful than he was if she wished to punish him she could do so with ease but Jia instead look toward the shadows where her monstrous son lay with another of her ghastly creations. She now knew very well. What demon she had made. He was pure rage and instinct and she had been a fool to think she could control him once he was done with Zeus. She feared he would destroy that which she loved. Above all else the earth itself so she turned to Hermes and whispered go. Hermes wasted no time. He flew up through the underworld to the earth above. He sped up when he heard primal roar from below. Hyphen was coming moments later. Typhon burst from the ground sending rock debris sailing into the sky. His size grew larger as he emerged his wings stretched wide blocking out the sun and casting darkness across the land the creatures that ride around on his body wail as he strode angrily toward Mount Olympus on his way typhon once again lay waste to all that stood in his path his fury was so great so uncontrollable it blinded him all he could do was destroy. Typhon soon found himself. Standing at the base of Mount Olympus. His breath came out hot and rancid stared up at the mountains peak. He struck the mountain with one of his enormous hands. Rox tumbled and the very mountain itself shook in protest. He was about to strike again when a lightning bolt struck him in the chest. Typhon staggered back and looked up. Zoo stared down at him from atop the Celestial Mountain with the return of his tendons the king of the Gods had been restored to his full strength. The Sun shone at his back and a strong wind whipped his hair he seemed to glow with immense. Power typhon screamed in fury another bolt hit typhon in the torso. It barely made an impact on the huge monstrosity but soon a slew of lightning bolts. Rain Down One after the other until one of them hit typhon directly in the head. Typhon was stunned. He tried to regain his footing. But the bolts were unrelenting five more sailed through the air finding their mark in his temple. Typhon was bewildered. His legs of snakes hung limp and the monsters in his hair fell from his shoulders. The Earth shook is they hit the ground. Typhon tried to stay on his feet but the earthquake was growing more fierce by the moment he turned to see an enormous hole forming in the ground. A PIT TO TARTAR. Os's domain but this time it wasn't Zeus is doing Jia stood at the edge of the widening hole with tears in her eyes. Typhoon was her child but so was the very ground that she stood upon. She had made her choice. Typhoons is widened with fury as he realized that it was G. A. Who was opening the hole in the earth? He opened his mouth to unleash a ferocious cream. Another thunderbolt struck typhon skull. He staggered forward and fell his writhing. Snake legs hissed his dragon. Heads screamed with fury and typhon tumbled into darkness the earth closed sealing the pit forever. Jia fell to her knees exhausted from the effort her son was gone but the earth was safe back on Olympics. Hermes rolled his eyes at his boasting father. Zeus was surrounded by all the other gods who had returned to congratulate him. Zoo said any. Who WOULD CHALLENGE? The might of Olympics will meet the same fate. Hermes interjected saying but father you were only able to protect us through my cunning. All of the Gods fell silent at his impudence. Zoo stepped forward. A stern look on his face. He placed a massive hand on his son's shoulder. Then he smiled and said indeed once again. I prove my superiority to the titans. I don't swallow my children. I let them do as they please. Zeus sent typhon back to the underworld by trapping him. In the deep pit over his grave he placed a mountain to ensure that typhon would never again stock earth or threaten the Gods in Olympics above according to some accounts the battle between Zeus and typhon lasted for thousands of years and left untold destruction in. Its wake but while Typhon was defeated he was not killed today. Earthquakes plagued the region and the mountain. That conceals him. Mount Aetna is still one of the world's most active volcanoes typhoons name has become synonymous with disaster. The root of the word typhoon can be attributed to him and poets and histories throughout the centuries have continued to spin narratives about his cruelty even today. He appears as a villain in modern retailing's of Greek mythology. Such as the popular Percy Jackson series but I he was a villain to Zeus. Their battle was one of the great heavyweight matches in Greek mythology the king of monsters versus the king of the Gods Typhon was the last great obstacle that stood in the way of Zeus is rain and the rise of the Olympians. It also marked the dawn of a new era with the Olympians in charge of the cosmos. Titans the gods would come to be seen not as distant forces but beings whose lives were intertwined with those of mortals. The Greeks look to them for guidance support and intervention at a time when their footing in the world was growing more. Sure in this sense. Zeus victory over typhon wasn't just an abstract depiction of good conquering evil but a representation of the way. The world of the Greeks was becoming less chaotic but while chaos was down for the count. That didn't mean it was defeated for good before he lost the battle with Zeus typhon seated his mate with monsters that would plague the Olympians for centuries to come typhoons. True legacy is his children and just like their father they would take pleasure in sewing chaos and destruction as long as there were. Greek poets to tell their stories fathers and their children are a major theme throughout Greek mythology. The conflict in these stories is perpetuated by the titans. Fear of their children the Olympians and then the Olympians fear of their new siblings the monsters but the Olympian still always come out on top perhaps because though they fight amongst each other they are still a family. The monsters sadly have only the pit. Thanks for listening to mythical monsters. We'll be back next week with a new episode you can find all episodes of mythical monsters and all other park has originals for free on spotify. Not only to spotify already. Have all of your favorite music? But now spotify's making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals. Like mythical monsters for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream mythical monsters on spotify just open the APP and type mythical monsters in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at Park cast and twitter at Park cast network. I'll see you next time. Mythical monsters was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast studios original it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Brian Gulab with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden and Isabella away. This episode of mythical monsters was written by Kate. Murdoch with writing assistance by Greg Castro. I'm Vanessa Richardson.

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Pandoras Box

Mythology

40:14 min | 1 year ago

Pandoras Box

"Uh 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 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. Romy Theus thought he was clever, perhaps even more clever than the gods. When the gods demanded that humanity honor them with sacrifices of food, premediation helped mankind. Keep the best food for themselves. He had wrapped fresh meat in an oxes stomach, and charred bones in glistening fat, premiered, Theus presented. The two sacrifices to Zeus and asked him to choose which style of offering he would prefer to receive for all time Zeus had chosen the one with the pleasing exterior allowing premiered, Theus and mankind to keep the fresh meat for themselves. Zeus was furious when he discovered this deception, but he had given his word and the sacrificial precedent had been set. He couldn't change his mind, but he could still punish mankind for their insolence. He stole their fire from them, leaving them cold and alone premiums, couldn't bear to see the human so helpless. So he vowed to bring them fire once again. However, premie Theus had gotten cocky, he snuck onto Mount Olympus and place, the fire in a fennel stalk as he stole away in the night, weaving between the mountain he failed to realize that Zeus could see his face lit up in the dark while mankind had received their fire Prometheus had received. The I r- of Zeus. Once premiered Theus had heard that Zeus was after him. He ran from the gods. And his brother at be meet Theus helped him seek shelter and stay hidden. Little did permit Theus. No Zeus was about to out trick this trickster once and for all. And this time all of mankind would pay for his insolence. Welcome to mythology apart cast original every Tuesday. We present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and narrator Vanessa Richardson today. We're exploring the Greek myth of Penn Dora's box Pandora, was a woman created by the gods to punish the titan premiered, Theus, his brother Epimetheus, and all human beings for their disrespect 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 to park, cast dot com slash merch. For more information. The of Pandora's box is a myth, designed to explain the existence of evil. It bears similarity to other stories of its time, including some within a gypsy in mythology and Hebrew tradition. Similar to how eve of the bible took a bite of the forbidden fruit and cursed mankind Pandora opened a box unleashing evil upon the earth. However, Pandora's story differs from the others in one very significant way. While eve was tempted by the serpent to eat. The forbidden fruit Pandora was created with the sole purpose of opening the jar that unleashed evil into the world. It was her destiny. A destiny closely tied to the story of permit. Yes. Kim robin. The gods of Mount Olympus had never seen Zeus in such a rage before. Festus son of Zeus and God of fire masonry and sculpture was concerned at the risk of being the new target of his father's anger. He decided to intervene father, what ails you. And that Epimetheus think they can defy me. The humans father. What, what, what do you want will, I want to help what's wrong? You can't help. What could you do too? Help. Her Festus a festivus. Yes, I can't believe I didn't think of it before you were going to make a woman out of clay for me clay father is there. No woman on earth, or Mount Olympus, Ola Festus. I have a plan to punish mankind for their insolence stealing my fire, but you've already punished promiscuous. It's not enough for me Theus emboldened mankind with his actions. They see him as a hero, a martyr. They create statues in his image and light torches with the fire he gave them at an altar made for his honor. I'm sure that's not true. My temples lay barren and empty while permit Theus alters burn bright. If we don't act now to humans will never learn they've lost their fear of us and their hearts now foster resentment soon they may try to rise against us. Do you want to go to war? Of course, not father, but I don't understand if the humans defy us why not just. Kill them and start over again. I will not have you questioned me do as I say, unless you would like to be punished as well. Heff ESTES did as his father said without another word. He began work on a woman sculpted from the finest clay. Zeus watched over her Festus while he worked ensuring that every detail was perfect at last after several long days of toiling with his clay Festus had created the perfect woman after much deliberation Zeus decided to name, her Pandora, which meant all gifts her flowing hair, soft skin, bright, eyes and high cheeks were the envy of every goddess on Mount Olympus, even Aphrodite. He was jealous, but Pandora was naked so Zeus enlisted the help of his daughter. Athena, goddess of weaving to make Pandora, a lovely gown Athena did as her father requested and began to work on dress made from the finest materials, the sky, the stars and the sun. When Athena finally finished she dressed Pandora in the gown made from the black of the night sky, and the gold of the rising sun, it twinkled with the light of a thousand stars Zeus was impressed Zeus, next enlisted, the help of the graces, goddesses of charm, beauty and fertility to adorn Pandora with jewels and gold, necklaces. Lastly, Zeus called upon Hermes a trickster God Hermes gave Pandora's beautiful mouth, the gift of words, but not just any words cunning words that could fool. And deceive the gods gathered around eager to hear their creations speak speak Pandora. I thought you'd made a woman, not a dog. I appreciate the gifts. But if you wish me to do tricks, perhaps you should have covered me in for. The gods gasped with delight in namrd with Pandora she was so beautiful. And with such kind is that they wanted to keep her for themselves. But Zeus would not forget his revenge attack insulin, but well-spoken come pen door. We have work to do. 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With the peaceful life you had chosen but he soon grew lonely as a titan epi, meet Theus was immortal. And he did not look forward to spending the rest of attorney alone. He visited permit, yes. When he could. Although these visitations were typically unpleasant as he had to watch a blood drenched eagle, devour his brother's liver, many times over. For other. How are you? Epimetheus brother. In. It's good to see you. But I thought I told you, you shouldn't be here stay away or Zeus will find you let him find me brother. Why would he punish me for your crimes? You don't know Seuss like I do he will want to seek revenge. However, he can't own whom ever he can. I understand. At the media's be careful. He'll come to you someday. I'm sure of it do not listen to his sweet words. Do not accept the gifts. He'll present kindness. Heed my warning. Epi, meatiest wasn't sure when he would visit his brother again. It only pained him to speak to permit Theus now with his sad paranoid ramblings, besides epi, meet the was certain that Zeus would never find him in his remote country home, but epi meet Theus was wrong, after many months, Zeus found his target. Epimetheus stopped working and looked up to find Zeus standing before him. He wanted to run or hide, but he knew he couldn't outpace Zeus, he considered fighting, but Zeus would certainly kill him. His only option was to take Zeus as appearance in stride. Like he'd been expecting this unexpected. Visit all along deers Zeus to what do I owe this pleasure? I mooned it up. Ethier's aren't you going to invite me in my apologies Zeus? How rude of me? Epi media's had calmed, his initial fears, but he remained suspicious choosing his movements carefully and Mirroring Seuss's expressions, Zeus remained silent as Epimetheus poured him a glass of wine. So how is life on Mount Olympus? Hera's upset at me again. Well, that's not good. Yes. But for once it's not my fault do tell well you see a Festus created a woman, a few days ago, she's gorgeous. You should see her. Her name is pen Dora Pandora. What a beautiful name. Yes. Well Hera, thanks. I want pen Dora for myself, but she couldn't be further from the truth. I may have my Dali Ince's from time to time but I could never live with two wives under the same roof, especially when one of them is Hera, I suppose, that's sensible indeed now was actually hoping to get rid of Pandora hideaway where she'll be forgotten by Hera and all the rest. And you think my farm would be the perfect place. If you'll have her epi Matthias was shocked into silence. For one second. He led down his guard and allowed himself to hope. A woman for him. No more lonely days. You wished to give me a wife as recompense I feel terrible about what I did the poor permit Theus, and I'd like to make it right. But he placed me in an untenable position. I can't have anyone man or titan believing. They can disobey me and get away with it. Are you going to set for me? Theus free. Unfortunately. No. I can't do that. But I see you down here. You're so alone in the world, and it seems like you could really use a companion. I would like to offer Pandora, as a gesture of goodwill. Well, I it settled then I will bring her here at once. Just like that Zeus disappeared from Epimetheus says home Epimetheus took a minute to consider uses offer. It seemed too good to be true Epimetheus had to think fast before Zeus returned his mind word with the possibilities, if he rejected Seuss's gift, it would be considered a grave dishonor dishonor like that could cost him as life. But if he accepted, there was no telling, what horrors, the gift could bring he remembered his brother's words, his warning not to accept gifts from Zeus. But there was no real choice. It was accept or die. Soon Zeus returned. But this time beside him stood a beautiful woman Epimetheus. I'd like you to meet Pandora. So this is him. He's just as handsome, as you had described Epimetheus was speechless her hair was long, and luscious, and it flowed down her back in waves her skin gleamed in the soft sunlight that filtered in through the open window, so pale it was almost translucent her is shown clear, and bright matching the dark fabric of her gown that appeared to be made from all the stars in the night sky. Theus are you? All right. I'm sorry, please, excuse me Pandora. It's wonderful to meet you. It's lovely to meet you to look at the two of you hitting it off already. Well up Theus, I've already discussed it with Pandora and she would be more than happy to be your wife, be my wife. I've never wanted anything more in my life. I said, I would make it right. Didn't I? Well, I suppose you did excellent if it's all the same to you. I think we should have the wedding today today isn't this happening? A little quickly Zeus. I appreciate your help and your offer but maybe pen Dora. And I should wait the gods themselves have seen fit to make us a couple. If the gods wish us to be together, and I wish us to be together. Why hesitate epi meatiest was stunned into silence? Once again, surely, this beautiful woman would want someone more handsome he thought to himself. Meanwhile, Pandora hoped Epimetheus would agree to marry her. She didn't want to upset Zeus. What if he killed her for not fulfilling her purpose? She only been alive for a few days, she couldn't die, yet Epimetheus. I don't think you should reject your bras wishes seems like bad luck to me. Oh, Epimetheus think of how blessed are union will be with Mount Olympus behind us. Epimetheus nodded dumbly. And with another bout of thunder Zeus disappeared leaving Pandora and Epimetheus alone. Are you sure you want to marry me pen Dora? There's nothing I want more in this world. Well, then why do you want to marry me your message is pleasing to the eye? You have the strength of the titans. You're kind, and you're hardworking maintaining this farm, all on your own who wouldn't want to marry you. Before Epimetheus could reply Zeus appeared with the rest of the gods. Athena had woven Pandora, a wedding dress Dyonisis supplied the wine. Apollo played on his harp for them and Afra diety blessed their union. It was all happening so fast that Epimetheus found himself standing at a makeshift altar to Zeus before he could change his mind. Epimetheus agree to marry Pandora, epi media's paused. He looked at Pandora's beautiful face and knew he couldn't refuse her. Not only would it break her heart, but it would invoke the wrath of Zeus. If this was some sort of trick Epimetheus would have to agree now and sleep with one eye open later. Yes, I agree. Do you agree to all that marriage tales protecting Pandora providing for Pandora and suring that Pandora does not cause trouble for others as women often do I agree? And pandora. Do you agree to listen to and obey Epimetheus for as long as my ears can hear then if no one protests, I deem, you man and wife? As the God. Celebrated and toasted to Epimetheus and Pandora Zeus pulled the parricide Epimetheus remained silent trying to smile rather than show his wariness on his face Pandora Pius. I'm so happy for you both what a beautiful bond YouTube will share. Thank you. I'd like to give you a gift. Jar Zeus handed Pandora, a pith OSs, which translates to jar though, popular culture has missed translated. The word to box for accuracy sake will refer to the gift as a jar. Yes, a jar. Isn't it lovely? It's beautiful. Thank you. Thank you. You've been so wonderful to us as epi, meet Theus and Pandora prepared to say goodbye to Zeus and the rest of the gods. Zeus turned back before I leave, you I just want to ask one thing, of course, anything Zeus do not open the jar. How are we supposed to use it? It's made for the is alone. It's not meant to be opened as Epimetheus watched the gods. Leave a deep frown etched on his face. He saw the triumphant grin, curling zoo says lips Epimetheus 's stomach dropped. He wanted to shout to give the gift back to curse the gods. He wanted to run to his brother and tell him he was sorry for not believing him when he said, Zeus would curse him. But instead he stared straight ahead while pen Dora looked at him. Confusion plane on her face. Coming up. We'll take a look at house oozes, command affected Epimetheus, and pen. Dora's newlywed life. Darkness tragedy pain. These things hide within every beloved institution. And most people are none the wiser every week. The park cast original, the dark side of pulls back the curtain to bring you the most salacious stories and disturbing details behind everything we hold most dear. And each season covers a new cultural institution and exposes the dirty secrets that you were never meant to know from the founding fathers the music industry and dating to the space race and the wizard of Oz. There might just be a dark side to everything if you like delving deep into the CD underbelly of history, pop culture, and current events than you will love the stories explored on the dark side of new episodes. Come out every Monday. You've heard the good side. Now here, the dark side of search for and subscribe to the dark side of on Spotify or where. Ever you listen to podcasts again. Searched the dark side of or visit park cast dot com slash dark side to listen now. Now back to the story. Life was good for Pandora and be meet Theus. They had spent the days after their union, getting to know one another though it was mostly pen, Dora getting to know Epimetheus since he had lived for decades, while she had only lived for a few weeks as Penn Dora's personality began to emerge Epimetheus found himself falling deeper in love with her. She was young, not just of body, but of mind, which meant she was curious and excitable, adding some much needed light and life into Epimetheus is dark, and brooding existence at the same time at be meet the tried to be a good influence on Pandora helping to teach her about life and the world all the while Zeus was watching from Mount Olympus pleased that his plot was going perfectly according to plan. Why must we eat? If we don't eat will. Why does night come because without night there is no day, epi me. Theus tried to quell Pandora's curiosity as much as he could. But when her desire for knowledge became too much, he found himself growing frustrated, he tried to tell her that some questions, couldn't be answered, and that some knowledge couldn't be obtained, but it only made her more curious. Lied to the waves. Come on the water, the wind blows the water. Why is there water? I don't know Pandora there just is. Dora was upset things had been going so well at the start of their marriage. When Epimetheus was still enamored by her beauty, and he still found her questions adorable. But now she could feel him growing tired of her. Would he want his solitude again what he force her to leave? Where would she go, Zeus wouldn't take her back to Mount Olympus, if she failed that her mission of being a good wife to Epimetheus Pandora wept openly fearful of what would happen? Suddenly, she heard a voice call out to her. It's soothe her telling her that everything would be all right. She searched the house for the voices source finally realizing that the voice was coming from Zeus jar, which had found its way into the attic Pandora was so happy to see the gift. She burst out the door to show it to Epimetheus. Zeus gift. What are you doing with it? I'm at Meiring its beauty. Look at this wonderful relief of Zeus, defeating krona's. A little voice from inside the jar told pen Dora to keep quiet about its presence to keep quiet about how it had called her if it looks this wonderful on the outside what must looked like on the inside. Don't open it Epimetheus approached Pandora to take the jar from her hands after their wedding night. Epimetheus had hidden the jar from Penn Dora, knowing pen, Dora's, curious nature. He couldn't risk her opening it. Epimetheus was certain, it was a trick from Zeus, but he wasn't sure what the trick was he'd gone over the many scenarios in his head opening the jar would make Pandora ugly opening the jar would kill them both opening the jar would transport them to tartar us. Each idea was more horrific than the last Pandora give that to me. I just wanna peak, don't you? The little voice told Pandora to pull the jar away from Epimetheus. So she did backing away from her husband with the jar held tightly in her hands. I'm sure a glance inside wouldn't hurt. Anyone pandora? Sometimes we aren't supposed to question. We're supposed to listen. Now, give me that jar before Pandora could pull away again. Epimetheus snatched, the jar from her hands. Before Pandora could respond epi, meet Theus walked away. Putting the jar back inside the house and hiding it once more. More time passed and still pen, Dora's curiosity. Never waned Epimetheus had hoped Pandora would forget about the jar. But he had no such luck. At Meath ius didn't know the jar had been calling to Pandora begging her to open it. It told her about all the wonderful gifts hidden inside. Sometimes it even spoke in Zeus voice and told her that Zeus wanted her to open it. Pen Dora was conflicted. She'd made a vow to obey Zeus orders. So if he wanted her to open the jar, she needed to, but, conversely, she'd made a vow to her husband, and her duty was to be a good wife, then she recalled Zeus telling her not to open the jar on her wedding night. She didn't understand why the jar would contradict the original order it was all too confusing. Zeus watched from Mount Olympus a grin spread wide on his face, as pen Dora once again brought the jar to her husband. It's curious there's a lid on the jar. If it isn't meant to be opened. Why not seal it entirely and the knob fits, so perfectly in my hand, I don't know pen Dora, if Zeus doesn't want us to open the jar, that means there can't be anything, good inside haven't the gods. Tried to hide wonderful things for mankind before epi. Me Theus couldn't help but reflect on his brother when he heard this, the gods had hit fire from man. But premiered Theus had been punished greatly for stealing. It epi meet Theus, didn't wanna be punished for opening the jar, even if good things did come out. You really think Zeus is hiding a gift inside. Just think of the possibilities. I can only think of terrible possibilities. Allow yourself to hope I can't don't you understand. My brother is tortured every day. I can't risk the same thing happening to us. Give me the jar Pandora was shocked epi Meath ius had never got angry like this before she handed him, the jar, epi me Theus ran off away from the house and Pandora knew he was hiding the jar once again. Later that evening Epimetheus returned. He didn't speak a word depend aura. Instead, he ate then went to sleep hardly looking at her, eventually pen Dora couldn't stand the silence anymore, though, she tried to sleep piece, wouldn't come. She needed to convince him to give her another chance. She could be a good wife. She just needed to learn how at the media's at the please wake up. What is it Penn Dora? I'm sorry, nothing in that jar could ever be worth as much as my love for you. I promise I'll leave it alone. From now on forgive, you just get some sleep Epimetheus was tired, but he thought Pandora sounded genuine Pandora did as he said and together the couple slept better than they had in months. The next several weeks went by without incident Pandora took up weaving and spoke of having a baby Epimetheus, dedicated his time to tending to the farm. But the voices were persistent. They taunted Pandora night and day promising her a happier more peaceful life with her husband, if only she'd opened the jar, they needled her stoking, her curiosity. Feeding her need to know. Finally, she couldn't take it anymore. She had to open that jar. She had to know. Pandora told Epimetheus that she'd be in the forest collecting herbs for cooking and flowers for her hair Epimetheus not suspecting. Anything amiss watched her go happy that his wife was finding ways to spend her time other than asking questions as pen Dora crept closer to the woods, the voices got louder and louder. Soon. Enough Pandora reached the spot there, sap the jar beneath a tall tree Pandora paused, she thought of Epimetheus 's face so kind in the sunlight as he watched her go. She thought of Zeus is compassion, and providing her with life and caring husband, but the voices were louder more compelling than anything else. She hoped if this was the wrong choice, she would be forgiven. I'm here. I'm here Pandora crept. Closer to the jar the voices swarming around her begging to be released. She slowly broke the seal on the lid easing. The Jaro Ben. Suddenly a thousand eagles flew out greed and envy, hatred and pain disease, and hunger, poverty, and war, and death. Each terrible, evil. Scattered to a different corner of the world, and though, Pandora grabbed for them and tried to push them back inside. It was useless Zeus laughed as he watched the eagles spread across the world knowing that men would never defy him again. Now they would understand his power. Back at the farm Epimetheus saw the eagles flying through the forest and realized what had happened he ran, as fast as he could and found Pandora sitting dazed of on the ground. Shut up. She did as he said, slamming the lid back on the jar with Epimetheus help before the jar was closed pen Dora and Epimetheus noticed that one last thing remained inside the jar. It was called L piece, and it was hope L peace had been put in the jar by an unknown. God who pitied man and new mankind, would not survive without something to hang onto LP spoke to them in a soothing voice, and asked that they keep it a friend to hold onto when evil returned to terrorize their lives as pen Dora cried, epi, meet Theus held her. He told her he forgave her. He understood Zeus plan and Pandora's purpose and knew they were doomed to fail from the beginning, he hoped they could build a better future together. Pen Dora stopped crying and held onto the hope of a happy life with her husband. Those Zeus believed he had one sitting self-satisfied on Mount Olympus mankind would always have hope that things would become better. Pandora's box is a myth about evil. It's also a myth about obedience knowledge marriage gender roles, curiosity, and self discovery. It's about a young girl, trying to learn her place in a world where she's being pulled in many directions while interpretations of the story differ. One could say that as the eagles float freely around the world external to us and outside of our control hopes insistence on remaining in the jar proves that hope is internal hope is always within reach an always under our control available for us anytime we should wish to call on it. And although Pandora became famous for wronging mankind, perhaps, we should focus on the life. She lived with Epimetheus after the jar had been opened perhaps, we should focus on the hope that they had. And. Member. There is always a light in the darkness. Thanks again for tuning into mythology. We'll be back Tuesday with a new episode. If you enjoy mythology you'll love my other podcast tales, tales presents very tales. 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Echo and Narcissus

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13:42 min | 1 year ago

Echo and Narcissus

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

KR Live Podcast

24:46 min | 2 months ago

STORYTIME: SAD STORIES OF ZEUS AND HIS LOVERS

"So back to school at this. Have another story times summary over with once again. See with street and apology. And today's toy the lord of thunder sousse and the very sad stories of screens. So shop in the trae because we are taking this very nice just by before beginning. Remember all social media and on and on global and spotify on jason leonard. Kfi knee and my channel. They're all begins. Today's episode story time important so today's story time. We'll be focusing on zeus lord of thunder the king of olympus. Yeah so It's not about him mostly today. it's just about him. He's and he's variation of lovers board celestial and human so it will be different stories of different real star to the most famous one euro pump and We'll go on from there. So i hope you enjoy today storytime once again narrated by sealing history or greek mythology in the kingdom of tyre in phoenicia. There was a beautiful princess. Her name was europa. She was the daughter of the king. Agony nor a descendant of the highest noble egyptian lineage. The king gave to his daughter a majestic dress. It had once been given to her mother. The nymph libya as present from poseidon her lover the young woman appeared splendors whilst wearing the dress manufactured by the gods so much so that her beauty drew the attention of zeus olympus. During the night the princess had an odd dream to divine women refining one with eastern traits while the other looked western the winner of the clash would be granted the possession of europa the western woman one and approached. Roeper saying i'm going to take you to distant land where you will be and to sousse. Europa worker frighten but unsure if that was just a nightmare or legit prophecy but the morning the princess decided to go for a walk with their friends in the edges of the kingdom filled with lust. Zoo spotted everything from high above and he decided to act. He requested the help of his son. Hermes who steered the kings heard getting closer to the girls without drawing much attention. Zeus then became an extremely beautiful white bowl and mix himself with the herd. The young girls quickly noticed the magnificent animal and decided to approaching. The white bull appear to be docile and gave off a sweet odor. Europa and her friends started to caress his soft loin and filled delighted with such a gorgeous pool right him. I will be the first said you rope her already. Climbing onto the bull zoo slowly took the princess around the beach. The young girl was exhilarating with satisfaction. One of her friends said my turn. We'll hit me right in for a bed. Zeus trotted faster to distance himself from the other girls and heading towards the see the ball and the young girl entered the water. The animal splendidly swam and appear to be capable of surfing the waves. Europa was thrilled with the experience but suddenly should perceive that the ball was taking her to the open sea afraid. She clung herself to the animal. Scared of ending up. Drowned both sailed through the blue sea for a long time night arrived and the bull finally took the young girl dry land and then left her. The young girl was desperate realizing that she did not have a clue where she was. The new day broke and the poor girl was still alone and feared that she would never be able to get home again. Europa hopeless considered taking her own life and then aphrodite. The goddess of love appeared and said. Do you remember me and earned the right to possess that young girl here in the last frighten europa only wants to know the reason why she was there. Tell me desperate. It was zeus kidnapped. You he will take care of you and you will be the object of his love with him. You will be honored with an illustrious offspring. Zeus appears introduced him to the young girl. I m zoos lord. The compass and land. Your standing on was mine since i was born. Its name is creaked but from now on this. Glorious island will belong to our offspring from the union between zeus and europa. The brothers red advantis and minos the future king of crete were born. The name of europa was immortalized as now. All the lands of that remote region received her name which today is known as europe. The goddess hera was looking for her husband. Zeus but could not find him anywhere. In the olympus from the top of olympus the goddess looked at a black cloud which was hovering over the chips and she had no doubt whatsoever that that was the place where her husband was hidden. Zeus had descended to earth to had yet another meeting with his lover. The princess bio the young girl noticed that the goddess hera was getting nearer and warns zeus about it who suddenly decided to turn the girl into a beautiful cow pretending that she did not notice. Her husband's trick the goddess said. What are you doing beside that cow. You know not by a mile my lovely. I'm just admiring the stunning animal. Yes indeed you really is a slanderous cow. I want to have it without a way out. Zeus could not do anything and so era or take the poor cow with her to the olympics when they arrived at the olympics the goddess called her lassie argus hundred creatures. The monster took the beautiful little cow to egypt hidden from everyone there. He let her go but remained vigilant at all times. Even when he was resting argos kept some of his eyes opened watching the cow. Sheet nymph after noticing. Io's disappearance. Zeus asked hermes to find and kill the creature who had taken her. Hermes walked through every pasture every field. A every swamp looking for seuss's missing cow. the subtle. God finally found argos watching the new while she was grazing. The god decided to disguise himself as a shepherd and walk toward both of them as if he did not want anything at all. Hermes approached them playing the flute. And the melody pleased the creature come here shepherd and play more of that instrument for me the god was playing the instrument and realize that the monster was getting more and more relaxed and every one of his eyes began to close but he still had a lot of them open. Argos asked about the story of the instrument and the sagacious. Hermes decided to tell the story as if he was saying a bedtime story. When the creature closed as last i- hermes hit him with his caducity us which had the power to throw anyone into a deep sleep. The god unsheathed his sword. It'd be headed the monster. The nymph was free but still had the shape of a cow the goddess hera now where the death of her faith servant decided to honor him by putting each one of his is in the feathers of her royal peacock and decided that the nymph could not go unpunished. She ordered the iranians entities of vengeance to torture her wherever she decided to go. From that day forward the poor cow was plagued by a cloud of flies which never gave her any moment of peace. Tired of the treatment brought by the flies. The cow tumbled down and with her. Move bed bigots to put an end to her suffer. Zeus promised to hera that he would never go to princess again if she released. I owe from her punishment so here. We lifted the young princess punishment and zeus gave reformer shape back. The only cow resembling trace was the white color of her skin. The people of egypt witnessing the transformation started to worship the young girl as a divine figure. The princess was pregnant of zeus and gave birth to epa. Office both reigned in egypt. For many years i ago started to be revered as the goddess isis. And her son. At the. I was the god at this. And founder of the great city of memphis laden was a miracle creature in greek mythology. The figure of a woman with serpent tail was a source of dread in ancient times. That lamia was not always like that. She was what's a beautiful queen daughter of poseidon who reigned over the region of libya. Her beauty with so staggering that it clogs uses attention the supreme god of olympus and so she became seuss's lover the god and the queen had several children something that enraged the goddess. Hera wife oops. She got her revenge. The beautiful queen in the most ruthless way possible. Harrow was responsible for the death of all children of lamia in some versions the goddess made the mother devour her own children and on top of that. She was terribly cursed. The young woman was transformed into a half woman half snake creature with herself by devouring children and young people. If that was not enough the god is still managed to prevent lamia from closing her own eyes and so the picture of the death of her children was present and so she could never rest. But zeus feeling sorry for the curse creature allowed her to remove her eyes and so she could finally sleep for some time with time. Lamey has been transformed itself as she started to be seen as a vampire creature who by means of seduction attracted young people to her bed and fed on their blood. The medieval folklore transform lamia into a sort of boogie creature and her story was told with the purpose of scaring children. Lamia despite being a figure who lost relevance as centuries went by is still a source of fear and fascination zoos the universes supreme god was yet again having one of his affairs this time the target of his loss was similarly the daughter of the scene of thieves. The god descended to the earth while hiding from his wife to sleep with similarly unlike his other affairs zeus appeared before his lover as immortal but he never denied that he was an olympian. God suddenly had no reason whatsoever not to trust in this. God given that only god can provide so many nights of sublime pleasure. One day when waking up. Emily feels the warmth left by the god. The sheets of her bed he probably had left minutes before the princess thought with a bright smile. A someone who really had a stellar night seventy lease her bed. He calls her may be roy. The old maid appears in helter mistress to get dressed while she brags about her romantic adventure but certainly never suspected that. Actually the old woman was the goddess hera disguise as her maid the goddess sustains herath and hired to being humiliated by zoos outlines the plan to punish the princess the phone may tries to question the real identity assemblies lover. She declares that she perceives that the princess has a brief experience as a lover and because of that she is overwhelmed by her boyfriend's talent and that she should try avoid being impressed since this talent can be found in any lover who happens to be more committed. The princess starts to question the situation of but nonetheless. She still believes in her lover but she asked for the help of her made to sort out. This doubt the may tells her that she has to make zoo. Swear that he'll present himself as he really is similarly considers this to be really wonderful idea so at night when her lover returns simply asked him something my love. I have never asked to anything. But i would like to ask you one thing now oscar. Whatever you because. I swear by the sticks that i will not deny anything to buy love i want to see. The supreme god like hugh renews knowledge of his glory. Zeus feels appalled by his lover's requests. But since he had sworn that he would give her anything that she asked for he could not deny the great god showed himself in all his splendor. Fronted the young princess who felt marveled right from the beginning with her lover's brightness but the bright and the heat emanated the god. Become stronger and stronger and start to burn the core more. They'll be already in flames and feeling her death closer. The poor growth thinks what a fula was for a long bit them. Him may to lender seat of distrust. My heart from summary. Only a pile of ashes remain however zoos perceive that there was life amid those ashes. It was a baby who was not fully constituted yet zoos cracked in his leg specifically his thigh and inciting he puts the tiny baby who was still alive. The god had already given birth to a fina through his head so there was no reason that he could prevent him from delivering another son. Therefore after some time the child is born who will be the only god born from immortal mother. His name was dyonissis. The god of wine and feasts ten darius reigned over sparta and owed his crown to hercules. Who had murdered his brother. After his attempt to usurp the spartan throne the king of sparta of princess called me she was so beautiful that she attracted the attention of zeus. Who started to desire the young queen. Oneday leader was refreshing herself at the banks of a stream when she spotted a beautiful swan doing ballet. The girl was delighted with the creatures tremendous beauty but suddenly an eagle attacked the swan with sharp claws. The beautiful bird dodge. The attack quickly moving towards the young queen who protected it meet found. The birds sobbed feathers amazing. But the naive princess didn't know that this beautiful swan was a bird shaped zeus. The great god as swan made it with the young and laid has devine see after the bird's departure leader kept feeling lustful and look for. Tim darius her husband and they both had a night of intense love. The queen was pregnant and much to everyone surprise she hatched two x one gave birth to helen and politics the children of zeus and from the other two emerged caster and clete. Thomas drop children of canaris tin. Dario made no distinction between the babies and raised all as his legitimate children. His descendants would leave their marks. Greek mythology flea tim. Ministre within mary agamemnon. The greatest of all greek kings caster pollock's will be part of jason's crew. Who would search for the golden fleece helen in turn would eventually become the world's most beautiful woman being wanted by almost every king in greece and her abduction would be the trigger for the start of the trojan war. After firming has power. Zeus falls in love with tightness meeting the goddess of prudence and wisdom. She tried to circumvent the advances of zeus. Using all the means she could given that she had the power of metamorphosis the goddess was able to transform herself into several animals to lose the great god but metesz would not be capable of escaping sues forever. The guy grabs her and turns her into his wife. She quickly gets pregnant and certainly would give birth to a wonderful divinity however the oracle of guyana. Let's do snow that the goddess will give birth to two children. The i will be girl that will match her father. In strength and cpn's the second will be a boy that will be even stronger than his father and we'll take the power from him. Zeus dreads the possibility of facing the same fate of his father. Tighting krona's or of his grandfather. The god uranus who were both dethroned by their sons and inspired by his father. Zeus asked ahead meets his transformed into a drop of water and so he swallows his pregnant wife. Never giving her the chance to give birth after swallowing his wife. Zeus embody the gifts of god's meters. He is now a much more wise fair and less impulsive. God time goes on. And the powerful god starts a fuel unbearable headaches. His head starts to grow in a frightening way. Zeus someone to his head and removed the cause of such pain a festus. The god of the forges uses an axe to open a fissure in the head of zeus. From the gods hole in the head emerges athena with her armor and weapons already a full grown adult zeus proud to give birth to such a remarkable creature. Who because she had intelligence of her mother will become the goddess of wisdom she will also be regarded as the goddess of defensive wars and therefore the clashes against aries. The god of war would be inevitable meters stays in his stomach and so the prophecy of the couple's second son would never be fulfilled. A will present herself as a valiant pure fair and sapient goddess and so she will be regarded as uses favorite daughter and many will deem her as the rifle heiress to zoos. Callisto was a beautiful princess daughter of like on the king of arcadia. Her beauty spellbound both men and gods. The girl became a lover of zeus. And the boy arcus was born from this union. The goddess hera zoos wife after learning of yet another betrayal of her husband decided to punish her rival hera cursed callisto and i started to appear on the young princesses soft skin. Her delicate hands turned into pause with sharp clause. The princess tried scream for help but only a dreadful howell came out of her mouth. Callisto had been transformed into a great bear. The bear wandered through the forest. The princess stood on her to pause and begs zeus to have her original shape back. But zeus did not want to antagonize his wife and did nothing for callisto. The bear now roaming on the banks of the forest next to where she lived and hidden from everyone else. She watched her friends and relatives go on with their lives. Despite the fear of being snipped by hunting dogs she only risked her life to see her son arcus grow. The little arcus grew up believing that one day he would see his mother again. Time pass and one day as the great bear wandered through the forest. She encountered a hunter who was her beloved son whom she had not seen in a few years. The mother forgot she was a bear stood up and tried to hug her son. He thought the bear was about to attack him and thrust his spear into the bear but zeus did not allow such a tragedy and intervene. The god transformed both mother and son to constellations. The mothers constellation became known by the name of a major and her sons. Constellation was ursa minor but the goddess herro furious to see her rival and her bastard son being honored in the skies and convinced the sea deities poseidon ocean and fetus not to shelter the constellations of callisto and her son therefore the constellation of ursa major under some minor crossed the heavens throughout the night without hiding see waters for one single moment even then callisto bliss would not diminish thus she would spend eternity with her son Anchor is a free platform for podcast mission. It continues to that allow users to record entered into podcast episodes publish podcast and confessed floors in one ties content by collecting this look contributions or either advertisements to and kirk had been used or i o s android iphone ipad and thousands so head on now to www dot anchor dot fm or google and apple play stories on anchor and download out virtue about zeus quarter. Under is that was not one of the most there. And he's actually. I'm intrigued by her ashes. It could be extreme at some point but not the point. It was okay but the question who do decide to turn into account returning an equal. Dob a kangaroo buddy decided i'm gonna be adjusted white cow. I dunno i dunno you both do and most questioning that he three times became a cow and then to fourteen returned to roll into help sosa. I hope you enjoyed today's about his site demise because of his very angry angry life and I hope to see me carolina. You might have another three time of the interview. We might have a semi overview story where just even comments on development and In the description below to the left to find buildings his social and the nick to the social media in his treat for mythology so my name has been zero. And thank you for being part of carolina happy thanksgiving.

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195-Greek Myths: Stranger Danger

Myths and Legends

46:07 min | 5 months ago

195-Greek Myths: Stranger Danger

"This. Week on myths and legends were back in Greek mythology with the origin story of Die Nice the last of the Olympics we'll see Zeus blow a human woman's mind. Literally and. How if your enemies are intense enough that they clean themselves up by having snakes lick them. Maybe, take them seriously the cruise to this week is why if you hear a stranger licking your ceiling at night, you should not open your eyes. Myths and Legends Episode One Ninety Five Stranger Danger. This is the podcast where he tell stories from theology and folklore. Some are incredibly popular stories. You think you know but surprising origins, others are stories that might be new to you but are definitely worth listen. Episode is set in Greek mythology, but it sits outside our main continuity. So if this is your first time here in the PODCAST, no worries was Greek myth. So think Zeus Para, Apollo hades and so on. In today's episode takes place in or around the ancient city of thebes after cabinet founded it but before oedipus REX it. We'll start out with Zeus absolutely beans Zeus. But this time. This time things are different. Zeus danced his way home. He was all smiles. He did that thing where you jump on a light pole and spin around it. But then he realized Paul's wouldn't be invented for what three thousand years. He quickly invented a light pole and then spun around. Zeus was smitten he was in love. It started like so many love stories often did he was a death lescot in the form of an eagle and she was a priestess of his struggling to hold down a calf as she was killing it for him. I know so common, it might as well be cliche. Similarly campuses daughter Connah's attention the day she slaughtered a calf at his alter specks of blood catching her face and hair. He watched as she waited out into the river to wash the blood from her face and close. It was at that moment that he realized everything he was looking for his years of mindless pleasure seeking carousing was right in front of him. She was right in front of him. He visited her that night and It was beautiful for the first time. He didn't have to surprise a woman as a shower of gold or swan or Turner into a cow. With her. He was Zeus the king of the Gods. And he was in love with her. She took him into a room. And so here he was six months later he was a one woman man I mean. Other than his wife Hera but he assured similarly that it was over and had been over for literal eons which while true was also completely untrue because they were still very much married. Still this time this time things were real Zeus was gonNA. Leave, Hera. Simile was pregnant. Hey, we're GONNA have a baby together. When he arrived at lease room that night he kissed her but. She gently pushed him back. He was confused what was wrong? Simile ast. He said, he would do anything for her right. He nodded, but she couldn't see that because he was still completely veiled in shadows. So he said Yes yes. Of course, and he would swear to do anything she asked. He said he her. He would swear to do anything she asked he would swear on the river styx, the river that separated human world from the underworld. He heard sigh of relief in the dark similarly said that sometimes men said that they were gods to get into the bedrooms of unsuspecting women. Would explain why there's so many random supposed- demigods running around. Anyway. She wanted to see him in all of his glory. Similarly want to see him as. As wife. Saw Him. Only then which he believe him. Zeus. Face Palm. Okay. Okay. Here's the thing. There's a reason it was always night when seuss came to visit and it wasn't just never mind if he showed her his true form and all of his glory. She couldn't handle it her head literally explode. Similarly pulled away. That's exactly what she had said. Chill ran down seuss's spine. She. Simply said, yeah a crone stopped by this morning they talked all day. She confided in the woman about Zeus, when the woman asked about the pregnancy, she was the one who gave similarly the idea to ask Zeus true form. A request that Zeus was suddenly getting all cagey about. Owners it's because it will make your head exploded seriously. I'm not making this up your tiny human brains can't take it. I should know I made you guys Zeus said. I thought Prometheus theus made us similarly asked. Yeah. Well, history is written by the winners and I have him chained to a rock zoo said before pulling something from his inventory that did she wanna see some cool stuff he produced a cloud a tiny storm cloud for the room. Looks Pretty. god-like. Can't fake that he saw a very unimpressed look from her face and lightning rumbles of the cloud. Okay. Okay. Out Boom lightning bolt the cyclopes made these for me and yes that's the plural of cyclops even though it sounds weird, this is a small one. irregular-sized one level this here, check it out. He Senate flying toward a nearby cliff which exploded and fire crackled with electricity's a boulder shook loose started rolling toward a nearby village. Zoos closed the curtains. They'll be fine. Good enough. Though, just a preview was God. That was good enough right. But it wasn't similarly said she asked something of him. He swore it on the river sticks and that was the only way for them to be together either he showed his true form. or he could leave right now and never come back. Zeus had hoped this will be different. Assembly would be the one. She understood him. She loved him and he loved her he had been honest with her from the start. But he understood her wanting all of him Herro was right to be worried too. He had hoped to make her the Queen of Heaven. He nodded. Okay. He would do it. He would do it with the hope that their love will conquer all and see her safely through he took a deep breath and shed his disguise. The room lit illuminated by the glory of the King of the Gods. Zeus looked into the eyes of the one he loved. And simply looked back as he showed himself his whole self. It was wonderful. Beautiful intimate. A tear of joy went down symbolize cheek. Zoo smiled and return. Yes then the evaporated as the lightning that radiated from Sousse cuts emily's head on fire and it. Just like Zeus feared it would and harrowed the crone who had visited her earlier had planned. It would the lightning crackled all around Zeus. As not only could similarly not handle the power, but the room itself couldn't. It caught fire. Sucide. And tear started a well up in his eyes. But then he remembered something. The baby. Inside Simile, a baby had been growing. She'd only been pregnant for four months. Not Nearly enough time. As the room and then the house started burning around them. Zoo snapped his fingers. He had an idea. What's wrong with your thigh hair asked it is that a tumor? Zoo shifted that his thigh bulging but not in a good way wasn't visible is not a tumor. It wasn't a tumor. It was dyonisis. A development that Harrow wasn't the least bit surprised by when Zeus announced that the baby had been born. Out of his thigh You see when he rescued the baby, it wasn't quite formed enough. So he stitched into his thigh, so it could finish growing. The kid was born with horns too. So in a way, it was good that simile didn't need to experience that particular birth. The season's themselves crowned him with snakes something every parent wants for their newborn and zoo smiled. This was a wonderful day. Then They heard a crash at the door it. It was titans aphrodite screamed ready to narrow areas. grinned. Zoos Karston IRA with titans you guys are supposed to be in Charteris? It's true after the defeat at the Titan Mbeki, the titans should have been in that hot supermax prison known as Charteris, a nine day fall from Earth. This section of Haiti's held the worst of the worst or the creatures, gods and humans who had offended the Olympians. The most after the Olympics had overthrown their parents generation they put the rival God's Tartus but someone it seemed. At let them out. Zeus is confusion was overmatched by his rage when he took a mace to the face and went down a battle ensued, not a big one. But the titans had caught the Olympians off guard while they were putting snakes in the hair of an infant. So it took the Olympians a few minutes to take back control when Zeus had subdued the last of the titans he saw the aim of their L. faded coup, his son diagnosis, the one that he was both father and I guess technically mother too was dead. Torn apart by the titans. The titans it seemed. Snatches and no level of threats or torture to get them to confirm seuss's suspicion that it was. Hera. Who let them out Zeus gathered up what remained of his child and? With sorrow said that he needed some time to bury what remained his relationship with similarly. The only person. He had ever loved. When Zeus knew he was alone though. He smiled. They bought it because the boy dyonisis was not only demi-god but was born from Zeus himself. He was given certain powers. Immortality being one of them? The baby had a rough day being torn limb from limb and then reassembled we'll do that. But with the help of Zeus mother Rhea, he would live. He couldn't live on Olympus though not yet. Not, before he could stand against the rage of Sarah. In fact Hera followed Zeus that day and threatened to foster families driving one mad and giving them to attack the child and threatening the level the palace of another with the flood through Hermes in Disguise Zeus gave his son to the mountain. That he knew but. Hadn't been well Zeus with. And said goodbye to the boy. Diagnosis, despite his traumatic infancy had a happy childhood, he wasn't raised by the humans but by the NYMPHS. In, Zeus. Surprisingly was a semi active father at least by Zeus. Standards Diana's grew up knowing who and what he was. He also learned something else and this was a big one part and. How to make alcohol. Culturally the discovery of wine was big deal not only for the ability to have a semi safe liquid to drink the people of the ancient world were big fans because diagnosis got some groupies. They were called the mean ads literally meaning the raging ones. They're usually women and they began as the nurses of die nicest. On the mountains, it will become intoxicated and true to most people's experiences with someone like that everything became amplified when they were friendly, they got very friendly with their feasts turning into another sort of group activity. We won't go into here when they got mean they were mean and they were an unstoppable unrelenting force of angry drunk women who would tear whatever gotten their way limb from limb like most of his inadvertent half siblings, Diana's had hair problems. Like most time, she tried to take revenge against Zeus by going after one of his kids. It backfired this time as well. If she couldn't kill this newly minted God, she could do the next best thing. She could find him overpower him and remove his memories of himself. Driving Him mad and sending him to a faraway land. So she did diagnosis wasn't yet strong enough to meet her challenge and hair found him. And she went deep. Taking everything. With the word. Diagnosis was gone. and. For many years. No one heard the name dyonisis. Many believed that the last sentence Zeus was gone for good. we'll see. We're dying Isis services but that will be right after this so we love hellofresh. Came the box. 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He was roped into an argument between Hera and Zeus. But who enjoyed it more when men and women were together? Terri. ceus who had been both he had already had a very long life up to this point. Answer honestly. It was women who enjoy things more. For that hair made him blind as a consolation prize seascape him the ability to see the future and live seven times longer than a normal human. It wasn't meant to be a curse but Zeus didn't specify that. Would be forever young. So he was just a perpetual old man and the future he saw yikes. Thieves in this time because he was supposed to be at the city of thieves at this time according to his own visions he had long stopped fighting against fate I. mean there was no such thing as fighting fate. There was just your fate. And every action you did or did not take brought you closer to it. Tyree side who was something? The Royal Family of thieves would learn. But not soon. Enough. In their future, he saw at a passenger Kosta he saw antigone and the seven against thieves. But today he saw dyonisis. Who led him in here? Kingpin theus demanded. Tire. Easiest before him wearing a fawn skin and a wreath and Khulna thirsts. Warp Fennel one and why are you dressed like that? Are you one of them? Are you one of the cultists Teresi said yes and no, he wasn't strictly a follower of the cult of Diana Isis. But he liked the guys parties he was just here because he had to help him to get on board with the cult or at least get out of their way seriously things would go bad for him if he didn't just then cadmus enter the throne. Room Cadmus bean legendary founder of thieves and King pentiums grandfather Ben Theus, Turner Grandpa all and then did a double take. Why are you dressed like that chemists head the Colt? duh His wife and daughter were already out there. And the said Yeah that was the problem his own mom was roving the woods drunk with mad women. Why wasn't anyone else freaking out about this? His GRANDPA ignored him though preferring to address. Hey Prophet guy. You try that new stuff. What was it? Winnie. Terry CEOS'd grinned wine it was called wine but Yeah. It was amazing. It almost made all this. He said his smile fading has he briefly recalled what what happened in the same room with oedipus and Jer Kosta? It made all this almost tolerable. The forest to to you know drink wine and see what happens. Cadmus grinned, Oh yeah. You need an armor someone to guide you tie raciest said he thought cabinets would never ask which was untrue because it was a prophet and he knew cadmus was going to ask. The getting old. Let's get out of here. pentiums shook his head. These old men should be ashamed of themselves wanting to spend the twilight of their lives getting drunk and dancing in the forest. The cult leader, the one who calls himself the stranger, the one who came from the east proclaiming dyonisis he was nothing but a charlatan taking advantage of all these people. Dinosaurs was dead. He was incinerated with his lyre mother. She lied about being with Zeus and so Zeus himself struck her down and incinerated her home. Diagnosis was never even born. This was just some conman taking advantage of his aunts Louise. Pentium said when he caught the stranger. He was GONNA cut off his head this new religion from the East it's based on debauchery. It's not wholesome. Oh. No, it is. Not Tire easiest said holding up his hand for high five. CADMUS founded Terry. She wasn't down for diagnosis being slandered this though. He stepped forward. Diane Isis. Had given a beautiful wonderful gift to humankind. When humans drink wine, they can sleep and forget the eagles of the day. It stops their sorrow and pain for a few brief hours. And these are direct quotes from the play by the way. Pontius Greenwich. That see that was not a healthy way to approach life. Tennessee ignored him. This fight wasn't against a coulter, even a religion it was against the gods entire easiest new firsthand that it was a fight that Pantheon theus would lose. He turned cadmus. All right. Let's go get drunk in the woods. Penny. Screamed out that he would come for them. He would send an army and when he did he would bring back the stranger this prophet of diagnosis in half him stoned in the square then his blood would flow like wine they would see. ME. ooh As so. We got him. When the soldiers said wavering back and forth and struggling a bit the stand up, right. The soldier was going to be real with the king. He didn't like taking this guy in. Especially not after his spicy red water. Why? How still he did his job here was the man who called himself a stranger. Now. We should probably go sit down Oh and one more thing probably nothing but the chains they tried to put on him they wouldn't stay on him and the door to the jail wooden stay closed probably nothing but it does Kinda lend credence to a story that he's the sole profit of an eastern God. All right. Also once again, his spicy red water which really try. Wow all right sitting down. The Stranger stood there live and beautiful his face flushed with his wine in his golden curls dangling down the king demanded an explanation for the strangers execution who was he and where did he come from? He said he came from Lydia Modern Day Turkey on the other side of the Aegean Sea. Oh, was it called the GNC yet? No No. Okay. On the other side of the see the stranger said. Dyonisis the God Zeus begats with similarly came to him. He was displeased that his native kingdom not only didn't follow him but that profane the name of his own mother calling her a liar the king said, well, that's because she was a liar she had been with some random guy not zeus come on but the king said that this was all over now. He, had the stranger. He would no longer corrupt and seduce the women of Thebes with his wine. The stranger shrugged whatever was not faded. He was not fated to suffer. Simple as that but the kings should know that when he wrong the stranger it was like he was wronging dyonisis. Just be aware of that. And be ready. The Stranger turned to the soldier who was trying to put chains on him. Also buddy you should drink some water before you go to bed. More LOB. Sorry. I. Have a splitting headache. I should have listened to that guy about the water. The guard said. He got together. Oh, also the stranger he escaped. What the King asked spitting out the water lead with that next time. The guard wins at the L.. Yeah. He knew that the king didn't want this guy to be a profit but well, he summoned an earthquake that only wreck the jail around him his followers, but didn't harm them so. So he was still tied up king. Pantheon said he tied the stranger up himself last night. yet turns out what you saw. was you tying up a bull? Actually, saw that at the time, but I didn't think it was real on account of all that magical spicy water I had. But yeah. He walked out. He's back in the woods with his cult. The bowl though the bulls not doing well. Just. Then a shape appeared at the door. It was the stranger taunting the King King Pontius unsheathed dagger. The Guard said that he he didn't see what the king was chasing the dagger at it probably wasn't there king. I figured out. Kingpin theus did figure it out when he finally caught and stabbed a fern and his courtyard after like twenty minutes of running all over the place the stranger wasn't there he had never been there. Bathed in sweat emptying looked up at morning sky and the faces of to shepherds filled his vision. When he caught his breath he asked. This wasn't good news. Was it. The men shook their heads. It really wasn't. They. were looking after their cows when they came across the mets as they were called the Rangers, it was like this big roving party. They hit the ground and Wine Sprung out like a fountain hit a rock and water came out of it. When they dig into the ground with their fingers milk, just jets out it was wild and it wasn't nearly as the botch says the king said it was the weirdest thing was that some of the were breastfeeding baby animals. Pantheon blink. What. The men outed yeah. They will take funds or wild wolf cubs into their arms and breastfeed them. That's that's what's happening right now in the woods and pentiums, his mom Garvey was actually doing it penn theus was speechless. So the men continued yeah. She was breastfeeding a deer when we were like, Hey, aren't you the Queen Mother? You're the one looking for so we decided to do our civic duty and bring her back to you and it did not go well. Pantheon said that they were just a bunch of drunk women and you look fine. How bad could it be? Well apparently, when the shepherds demanded that a guy and the assists mother come with them. The whole group was immediately alert a Gaba looked to the rest and said Oh running hounds we are being hunted by these men follow me men laughed. Until the women tore into the first cow pentiums stop them. He said that the women didn't have weapons only fennel rods. The Shepherd said that they didn't say the woman had weapons they tore into the cows and bulls with their bare hands tore them to pieces. It was intense man pentiums breathe least they were still out there in the countryside, but the shepherd smiled well. When their entire livelihood was massacred by drunk woman, the shepherds took off in a run toward the nearest village. To get the local garrison to bring them justice, the soldiers laughed arm themselves and rush the women and they ended up exactly the same way as the cows. But you're saying that they tore the soldiers apart pettiest screamed voice quavering the shepherd said it got worse. They raided the village taking any children they could find the soldiers spears bounced off the women like women were made. Lebron's but they're blunt fennel rods killed with one hit. The women were on fire, but they weren't hurt. The shepherds were still hiding when the carnage subsided and they watch the wind return to the fountains of wine water and milk washing themselves with three liquids, and then waiting for the snakes to come from the forest to lick them clean. Oh, my gosh. I have no idea what's going on this is horrifying Pantheon screened. Okay. It had changed they were under attack. Now he would mobilize warriors and send them against the women. They will be prepared this time he began to yell out for his generals. The shepherds held up their hands. Wait what's going on is that you should submit to the sky seriously allow his worship in Thebes emit that diagnosis exists and that his mom wasn't liar seriously this guy clearly has power. They didn't want any part of an attack, the shepherds washing their hands of this left. He does have power. theus heard when he was alone he spun on his heels he gasped. It was the stranger. You're back penned the is observed. What do you want? The Stranger just shook his head. He just wanted dyonisis to be accepted and respected in his home. He never had home the stranger said looking off wistfully, and now he here's of all these terrible things about his mother. He just wants the truth to come out. He wants dyonisis his rights to be observed in Thebes. It's still possible to make things go well. PETTIEST was growing enrage. Go well for him how by being a slave to his slaves by submitting to this group, of women. The Stranger nodded. There was this wasn't about strange new ideas or propriety it was about power. If Diana says power spreads theus would lose his own. That wasn't acceptable. The Stranger Purses Lips. Well. If the King Saul dyonisis power for himself where he considerate consider allowing worship in the city. Penn theus karston eyebrow. This will be a chance. This will be a chance to see exactly what was going on. So as warriors be well informed when they attacked, he side putting on a roofs. He would like to see everything that was going on. Hey, he might skip over his mom breastfeeding deer, but he was intrigued by not only what the women but tire easiest and cadmus saw in this new religion he feared though of going secret. What if they heard him? The Stranger nodded well true. But what if he didn't go in secret? What if he went openly? Ten minutes and sixteen lines later at the stood and address. he stopped the stranger do you feel like totally we're getting are anachronistic wires crossed ear. I mean people are getting torn limb from limb. I'm planning to massacre a bunch of unarmed drunk women on one hand and on the other people are getting snake baths, breastfeeding deer and wolves in your dressing me up as one of your female followers, the stranger shrugged. dyonisis is the god of wine things can turn on a dime. I mean attract me now hold style I'm almost finished straightening your hair. The Stranger looked at his work. I mean. Healthiest was still obviously an awkward middle aged men and address but. The mean ads were very drunk he was probably good. All Right Radio Pontius. Pantheon. Pantheon stood frozen. It was a flash. A flash of something else a flash from somewhere else. He the stranger stranger had horns. He had horns in glowing eyes. Pennies rub his own is. The world was normal again. The Stranger handed in the fond skin and the fennel stick. Completing the uniform. We go. Now Stranger said looking out from the doorway. Penn. theus still struck. Obeyed. They fled thieves without anyone seeing king. Though divested of his royal accoutrements no, one would have recognized him anyway. They went down streets were deserted. Past conveniently when backs returned and found some guards dozing on the outer gates they were out of the city without anyone noticing Pantheon though amazed that they weren't spotted was awestruck by what came next there were two sons in the sky to cities of thieves. He looked up again and again. The Stranger was glowing. He had horns the stranger turned with a smile and said. A God walks with us now though, initially ill-disposed, he is aligned with our purpose, you will see what you should anti-us though. He began to feel it. there. Was a power in this place with this man he. He could lift a mountain he could tear up the Glen with his hands in hold the peaks on his shoulders. The Stranger nodded could if he wished. See. See what drew people dyonisis King Pontius said he could hear the women up ahead. They were almost there. He would hide up in the fir-trees. Maybe he can catch them in the middle of something. But that would be a warrant to you right. The Stranger asked you know. Based on all that talk of morals and values that definitely wasn't just posturing to protect this power. But yeah the tree right. There would give him a great view of the rebels he so detested. This was where the stranger said goodbye. Lead Pantheon. But another would lead him from the forest. He would be carried home by his own mother. Pantheon's knotted. Cool. Great. He was mentally already halfway up the tree to watch the activities he was so morally panicked about the king climb the tree started to soak in the sights. When he saw the stranger walked to the center of the Group of means they stopped their activities much to Pontius Chagrin and they gathered around their leader. then. A flash. In that instant, the stranger was no longer the stranger. He was glowing. Beautiful Young Man. PENTIUMS gasped. He. He was dying Isis. The Lost Son of Thebes. It was true. It was all true. And after the horrible things, pentium had said about simile. Dinosaurs was saying something. Something pettiest couldn't quite hear. then. A Sea of is turned though he was hidden in the branches of the for tree. The women seem to be looking right at him. Right into him. He. Shook his head. Impossible. His fears were confirmed. When the women began walking toward the tree. Pantheon clamored higher. He remembered the stories of the cows and soldiers he climbed the tip of the tree. then. He heard dyonisis yell a halt. The women did. pettiest braid. Good good. The God wasn't petty. pentiums could be. Would be forgiven. The tree started to bend. Panatheist held fast as inexplicably the thick trunk of the tree bent like a read. Soon, he was parallel to the ground pontius nails scraping themselves bloody on the tree and the train hold himself as the Group of women below him looked crazed at the quarry try not to slip from the tree. They parted as. Tree still under his power. dyonisis walked to the centre of them. Panatheist. Begged him. He pleaded please you do anything. I know. Diagnosis said with a smile. In an instant. PETTIEST was comforted. was going to be okay, Dinas would forgive him. then. Smile. turned. Cruel. But this is for my mother he said. theus slipped from the for tree. Thieves Amass Zoo said looking down from Olympus. Hollow, laughed. Yeah. When in the next six generations won't thieves be s you have today which. And then lies Impala Casta, all the oedipus grossness checkout episodes sixty five and one, forty, seven Ambi for those stories. Apollo noted turning directly to the camera and then there was antigone heck it doesn't even make it out of the BC's it gets raised by Sandra the great three, thirty, five BC also covered and member episode. Oh my gosh spoilers screamed covering his ears. He was watching the course of history century century. He didn't get to just read the wikipedia entry late the of Prophecy Apollo still. Zeus grimaced. He supposed he had to take the L on this one. Do not tell her he said so but Harrow. Might have been right. This kid was a loose cannon. He had a son torn to pieces by his own mother. King panatheist tearing off his own disguises, begging his mom not to do it all of his final breath speed shrieks of pain. Then he had a Guy Kerry pentiums his head back to thebes and paraded around like she killed prowling lion coming to the slow realization about what she was doing, and then collapsing in horror when the effects of the wine and revelry wore off, her father went out to comfort her and he and his wife were turned into serpents. dyonisis leading a foreign army into Greece to take it over the end of the story is even by Greek myth standards. How many times have you accidentally eaten? Someone's Family Apollo asked his dad. Zeus thought about it. Let's see twice. Maybe, four times. The fact that you don't know the answer to that question means that this whole mythology is just super dark. Wait what's that in the doorway Festus the Smith God with dragging a chair he asked where they wanted it. Zeus gesture to the eleven chairs forming an almost circle. With the one spot left open. Gee, I wonder. A festive rolled his eyes and drag the ornate chair. Will you pick it up and not scrape it across the floor? Zeus barked come on. This is marble don't help or anything a festive said limping and carrying a metal chair across the room. Oh. Don't worry. I won't zoo said and then answered Apollo's quizzical look. Yeah he was making dyonisis denies into an Olympian Apollo. To Spit Taketh as nectar of Ambrosia what he just got done saying that the god of wine was a loose cannon Zeus gesture to the attacking barbarian army siege thebes one dead king and the other turned into a snake. Yeah. If he left Dinas is down on earth, the place wouldn't last the week humans have enough on their hands. They didn't need wine train them superstrong. Then prompting them to tear animals apart Zeus needed some control over the situation. So. They were going to bring diagnosis into the fold. Then Zeus looked out on dyonisis as I respect off with the message. Besides was the least he could do for simile. The only woman he had ever loved. Who Sorry I was looking to the future. Something about frogs this Suga said, east risked webs is. Nothing nothing. There was nothing. The second part of the story was based on the play. The becky. By Europe eighties from the century BC in. Athens. He was also the writer of Medea and others people say that this is not only his best work but the best of the Greek tragedies. Maybe. It's amazing when it's actually performed because while I thought it was decent enough to be the story on the podcast and important enough to the Greek Pantheon to be included. Best Greek tragedy is a pretty competitive title I do like the idea of this strange holy man actually being the deity he has proselytizing for in a bit of dramatic irony. The audience knows the whole time because dyonisis tells them as much in the beginning I personally wanted to make it so that the stranger was ignorant of his true nature until the end but that seemed like it might be a step too far when staying true to the original. That's for this week. If he likes to support the show, we've a store at myth podcast, dot com slash store, but four, strangely way less than the price of Guy Fieri mini cutout. You can get extra episodes and add free versions of the show that are not a two foot tall cardboard cutout of the mayor of Flavor town who buzzfeed is called the last unproblematic Food Person Checkout Support Dot Myth podcast dot com for more INFO on the membership. Creature. This week is the ten Nami I'm Japanese folklore. The name literally means the ceiling liquor and that's Pretty much what does it's kind of helpful but also very much not. It's helpful because it can get those annoying cobwebs and dust and dirt that might find their way into your ceilings rafters like the economic, the bathroom Phil, flicker, from way back in episode I can't remember now it uses long red tongue to lick filth from your ceilings. It's I. Say it's unhelpful because while it gets rid of hard-to-reach cobwebs and spiders, it's tongue is unsurprisingly filthy and it will just smear your ceilings with even harder to reach black marks it hovers in the air so you won't hear it come or go and it works nights. So it's unlikely that you'll ever see it. It said that it will leave the dreamer with dark chill if you happen to be asleep if you don't and you hear creature hovering above you slurping and rubbing its tongue all over your ceiling. Don't investigate that. Have you learned nothing from every horror movie ever because if you happen to catch a glimpse of the monster, you will instantly die in the seventeen hundreds. I, guess they built Japanese houses tall so it will be open to despite the heat. It was a double edged sword though because while it would make the house cool in the summer, it would make the house cold in the winter. And this creature is apparently inspired by a line from a book of poetry that says. In the cold of winter, tall ceilings swallow the lantern light. So according to one source, the ceilings became a domain quote of Frost and shadows as strange and unhelpful as it is to have someone looking your ceiling and then leaving black marks everywhere. Just, be glad it's not the tendrils. So Jerry, the ceiling dissenter who comes down from the ceiling and licks the sleepers. That's it for this week missing legends is by Jason and Charissa wiser our theme song by the band broke for free and the creature. The wheat music is by Steve Combs, their links even more music in the show notes. Thank you so much for listening and I'll see you next time.

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Werewolves | King Lycaon

Ominous Origins

14:14 min | 2 months ago

Werewolves | King Lycaon

"Hello again welcome to another of the ominous origins podcast with me. Kc of course episode is still brought to you by the wonderful people over at morbidly. Beautiful dot com go check. Oh morbidly beautiful right now for all your horror pop. Culture needs from reviews top ten lists and well everything in between bells have great library of podcasts. That you should go check how after you listen to this episode here it's growing and growing and growing. It's just getting bigger and better almost every week to go. Check that out too. I've covered nearly everything plausible in the past. Bigfoot aliens haunting vampires and so on the one of neglected is maybe most fearsome and recognizable monster from our history and modern world. The werewolf sure. I'd covered a very specific werewolf mouth in the past but it didn't do the creature justice as a whole so now i will cover it. Every myth has its beginnings and where better to start than with good old fashioned origin story. This is king like hand. Potentially the world. I wolf ominous ominous. It is an adjective breathing. Now if you just take a second to think about the name like hand sounds an awful lot lying lichen and lichen throw which most of you would know means well where wolf or man wolf. But there's more to it a lot more just who was king like kane. Well clearly he was a king. The king of arcadia from greek mythology. It's believed he lived in a time. Before the great deluge and therefore was a contemporary of two other kings. Do kellyanne of thessaly and sit crop of athens again. I apologize for any mispronunciations. It is said that like hand was remembered for maybe the best things ever to be remembered by solving famine and carrying disease. Wait no that's not at hell actually. Yes it was for his pride and his impe. Click seconds to saving the world if you ask me. Canes tail is a gruesome one which will touch on but he was also known to have fathered many sons who went on to settle the villages and towns of arcadia. Some for this reason. Consider him to be a found hero type. Despite some via crappy did again will save the juicy bits for later on like hey on like many of the time had many wives and lovers which is how he had so many sons but just how many sons did. He have well enough apparently to settle towns and villages. Can you guess how many that might be. I'll just give you a second here okay. It's fifty maybe even more. The dude was busy to say the least at least one of those cases pretty special as the name of the land wise palacio but was later. Renamed arcadia after archies who was like hans grandson. Who's actually born to one of like hands daughters. I guess that makes sense. How could you have fifty sons daughters. The whole thing would have just fallen apart if it didn't have at least one girl in it but what was that daughter's name It's sort of important isn't it. Callisto was her name and she was said to be the hunting partner of the goddess of the hunt artemis for one reason or another. I guess when you hang out with god's you don't really need a reason but callisto pledged to maintain her virginity to art amiss but hoop sees. That was obviously broken when she gave birth to the eventual namesake of the land arcus. There are several versions of the f. But one of the more popular ones that once callisto broker vow she was transformed into a bear hunted and turned into the constellation of major. Another version of the myth has zeus up to his old dirty tricks. He disguises himself. As artists to seduce callisto and when the pregnancy is revealed. Callisto naturally blames artemis. They'll it should have been pretty fishy. When artemis a goddess impregnates. A woman. Though i'm not one hundred percent caught up on the relations and how powers of the greek gods kind of work in that sense. So maybe the goddess had the power to get women pregnant anyway. There are few other versions of the story with small tweaks to them. But what you need to know is that callisto was always turned into a bear and hunted by. What about like hand himself. I mentioned earlier that he committed some vile acts during his time. So let's touch on one or two of those now. Shall we remember while axe back then in ancient greece are a little different than they are today. Nevertheless like hand became the ire of zeus which is never a good thing and unlike callisto like hands. Downfall was his own fault again. There are many versions of this story like many details but the most famous comes from the metamorphosis by in this version. Zeus had heard rumors of a quote infamous report of this unholy age and decided to visit the world and human form nearing nightfall. Zeus reached arcadia and revealed himself as a god to the people. Of course the people prayed and worshipped at his feet after all zoo. Stick granddaddy of all. The gods paid them a visit best. Get on your knees and pray. Though not all felt blessed to be in the presence of god yup enter like hand out of some jealousy or something of that nature thought it was best to mock the popularize pious vows and said that a quote fair experiment will prove the truth. If this be god or man literally the worst thought one could editor allowed at time. I mean i can't think of a worse thing to do unless you're looking to get punished in some extremely creative way. What was this experiment. You're surely wondering well. He planned on killing zeus in his human form while he slept simple enough. Isn't it well. He also fed zeus human. Meet during a meal you know presumably because they were out of beef. Hey where's the beef. Maybe slogans a little bit older than we first thought anyway. According to ovid quote he cut the throat of a malo seen hostage that was sent to him and partly softened is still quivering limbs in boiling water partly roasted them on the fire. That burned beneath the dish was served zoos. But you know. Zeus he was is a god semantics matter here and he knew what like hand was trying to do so. What does a furious god of thunder and lightning do. He destroys like hands house with thunderbolts but olds uzi. Boy wasn't done there. Of course after all there's nothing quite like the scorn of god like hand was you guessed it transformed into a wolf these gods and they're transforming if people just don't get it but whatever quote terror struck he took to flight and on the side and planes howling in his vain attempts to speak he raves and rages in his greedy jaws desiring their customers slaughter turn against the sheep. Still eager for their blood is bester separates shaggy hair his arms or changed legs and as a wolf. He has the gray law same hard face. The scene braid is the scene of ferocious. Look if that doesn't describe a werewolf don't know what does but there's more near the end of the tail. Ovid has use remark quote thus fell one house but not one house alone deserve to perish over. All the earth. Ferocious deeds prevail and men conspire in evil. Let them therefore feel the weight of this dreadful penalty so justly earned for such hath my unchanging will our dane d-. This was most likely a not so subtle warning to not do evil crap. You'd never know what might just piss off a god so it's best to just don't the meth does have a couple alternative versions however and this popular one is more about like hanes army of children. The story goes here which is from the bibliotheque of pseudo apollo draws from roughly the first or second century ad that it was like hanes kids who were filled with pride in the same as before. Zeus takes the guise of a man to go check out. What's going on the moral world sons. Who are filled with hospital yet. I offered the god a slaughtered male. Child of a nato's he's bowels. They mixed with these sacrifices and set before him. This was the order of melos zeus. He wasn't pleased in fact said that he was down right. Furious and in good old fashioned blasted them with thunderbolts. However there is a silver lining the youngest son nice cinemas was spared as guile is quick enough to lay hold of the right hand of zeus to appease his wrath nicer sediments. Miss eventually succeeded. Like hand is king and it was during his reign that the great deluge occurred which some would argue was zoos punishment for the like hands other sons. The last version of the legend is from the scenes description of greece which was written around the second century. Ad the story differs from the two previous having like had not actually tried to serve a god human flesh no instead. He sacrificed a baby. Because that's better. I guess a quote from the passage reads quote like ham brought a human baby to the altar of zeus case and sacrificed it pouring out his blood upon the altar and according to the legend immediately after the sacrifice he was changed for man to a wolf turns out his biggest mistake and the crime he committed was his choice of sacrifice. A baby. a little teeny tiny baby so was like hand really the first werewolf. Well maybe on the subject. Don't go back much further than what we've discussed day but it is a bit uncanny that likened thrope literally the name for men wolf. If like hand wasn't the first he was one of the first. There is a story found in the epic of gilgamesh of a man transforming into a wolf and this is often regarded as the oldest surviving piece of literature on the planet in the epic the mighty hero gilgamesh refuses the flirts of the goddess. Istar as he knew that she had turned one of her previous lovers into a wolf. Where wolf right. There is another interesting tidbit of lor here. We didn't really touch on the curse. Which zeus placed upon by cam and these stipulations associated with it. This is where things go from being turned into wolves downright werewolf e seen stated that quote ever since like hand a man has changed into a wolf at the sacrifice to zeus. But that the change is not for life if why he's a wolf. He abstains from human flesh. After nine years he will become a man again if he tastes human flesh he remains a beast forever in other words like hand isn't necessarily doomed to walk the world of the wolf for all time so long as he's a good dog and doesn't eat anybody that's fair i suppose in the end this is literally just the start of the werewolf mythos i hope to cover some more werewolf legends and lore may be a factor to next week but i'll have to see what i can dig up in the meantime speaking of meantime the epic battle between where wolves vampires is a tale as old as time at least the early two thousands underworld came out so i wanna know what side are you on team jacob or wait no i team werewolf our team vampire. I'm personally offense about this one. So maybe you can convert me one way or the other. Let me know social media. I'll probably put up a poll for you to vote on and you know. I'll let you decide the fate of my allegiance with results next week. But that doesn't i. Today by name is casey and this has been the ominous origins podcast. If you like what you heard feel free lever review and i tunes stitcher or wherever you get your podcast that allow reviews and five star reviews that i do see. We'll be read out on the show. So that's the best way to get a shoutout if you're looking for also follow me on twitter at horror shots prod as in production on facebook at hor shots or on instagram at ominous origins pod. And if you want to support the show financially and wanna rep smerch you can do. So at the red bubble link in the description so until next week.

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Heracles Pt. 2 - The Twelve Labors of Heracles

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Heracles Pt. 2 - The Twelve Labors of Heracles

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

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131B-Greek Mythology: All in the Family

Myths and Legends

36:10 min | 2 years ago

131B-Greek Mythology: All in the Family

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

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Unintended Consequences

As We Move Forward

02:30 min | 1 year ago

Unintended Consequences

"This is as we move forward podcast written by David Bloom and narrated aided by Jonathan Blow. If we put money in vending machines and we received what we anticipated that would be a totally anticipated consequence receiving receiving something different and we did not select would be an unanticipated consequence has an example response can raise your happiness disappointment depending ending on the outcome one area unintended consequences can be huge involves occasional context. I will often engage a server in a restaurant in conversation depending on how busy they are. These positions can be very informative who knows when one of these conversations mightly someone to consider something in their lives. That makes things better her. I have spoken to many people who can point to one event or even one coversation that changed the course of their lives. These unintended consequences happen every every day. Think of the occasions when teaching someone how to jump rope throw up all sing or play an instrument might result in the unintended consequence of a new hobby even a career just think how watching a performance whether athletic musical or dramatic might influence the direction of someone's life and much the same way giving encouragement and guidance of someone doing something can help affirm a leading to follow that activity even further in life teachers are obvious sources sources of these unintended consequences but so might be co workers supervisors or customers. The truth is we never know when our words and actions might trigger positive unintended unintended consequences in someone else as we move forward join me and always being on the lookout for doing or saying something to another person that might result in a positive Unin consequence in their life even though we may seldom if ever know of these consequences it is exciting to live our lives with the possibility I just think of the people who have triggered unintended consequences in your life and resolve to follow that pattern this has been as as we move forward you can find more episodes article at as we move forward DOT COM as we move forward as a podcast by I H S Services Zeus Inc providing quality supports people need you can find I._H._S. Services Dot Com.

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The Abduction of Persephone

Mythology

39:32 min | 2 years ago

The Abduction of Persephone

"Hi, everyone. I'm thrilled to tell you about an unbelievable new show on the park cast network. It's called extra terrestrial and it aims to answer. The question. Are we really alone in the universe and stay tuned? After the show to hear a clip of the first episode on the nineteen sixty one objection of Barney and Betty hill to listen to the full first episode subscribe to extraterrestrial wherever you listen to podcasts. New episodes come out every Tuesday. This episode features dramatization in discussions of kidnapping sexual assault and violence against children that some people may find offensive we advise caution for listeners under thirteen. The palace of a loose s glowed in the mid day sun, the ruler seal ES stepped outside to take in the city view. It was only a modest city, but it was prosperous and the streets were fragrant with incense from his palace. He could see farmers journeying to and from the market. The year's end would be bountiful just then a mighty wind swept through the streets of Ellis. When it reached Celia us it bit right through his skin. This was cold. Unlike any he'd ever felt before over the next few days villagers came to cry at the throne of Celia us. Their fields were barren the cold had hardened the earth and the crops already planted withered into fruitless stocks. His eldest daughter Colli Affi turned to him. Garments wrapped tightly around her quivering. Shoulders. Is there anything that can be done? Surely, if this cold persist are people will starve I will go pray to demeanor. Take your sisters and fetch water before it freezes client gathered her sisters and together they made their way to a well called the Parthenon or the virgins palace. The normally bustling square was unusually empty by the time, they arrived Colli a-this stopped dead at the site of the well above the well grew in all of tree the only green they'd seen in weeks and beneath it a shouted woman was crying. She was old beyond measure her skin cracked and dry. Like the parched. Farmlands just outside. Looses Harda me. Hello. Do you need help getting water? Are you hurt? Where do you live the old woman stirred and looked out from beneath her cloak? She may have been old but her eyes were bright as a spring morning readings children. Thank you for your concern. Is there a place within these walls that would house a bereaved mother? The four young women escorted the krone back toward the city centre. Little did. They know this old woman was the precise cause of the horrible drought. Welcome to mythology on the park cast network. Every Tuesday, we present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and narrator, Vanessa Richardson today, we're focusing on percents any the daughter of Zeus and demeanor goddess of the harvest for seventy is the personification of vegetation and the cause of winter every year, new episodes of mythology release every Tuesday, and you can find us and all of podcasts podcasts wherever you. Listen to podcasts 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. Action. Something to note in this episode all Greek myths have many versions and variations we've selected those we fell to the most dramatic and entertaining and supplemented them with additional research into Greek traditions. Per seventies. Most well known story is that of her origin in it. She's a young goddess snatched away from innocence and stolen from her doting mother. This story is historically referred to as the rape of any and has been depicted numerous times in western art under that same name. It's important to note. However that this is an archaic use of the word rape. The origin of the word comes from the Latin robbery which means to snatch to grab or to carry off in many older forms of English such as medieval English, the term was used interchangeably between sexual assault and kidnapping two quite different levels of trauma percents was a virgin maiden goddess before her kidnapping, and though every God on Mount Olympus sought to court her. She preferred the company of the female nymphs who. Served. Her mother. The crowd of nymphs scampered through the plains of MISA. They were ASEAN IDs spirits who presided over the natural world at the center of the group was there, dear friend, per seventy who they called the one with the delicate ankles per seventy was not an OC an, but the daughter of demeanor goddess of the harvest demeanor loved for seventy more than any fruit or flower and would only leave her beloved daughters side, if she knew the OC ended nymphs were there to look out for her. The nymphs task was to paint, the flowers assigning colors to each pedal, demeanor conjured from the earth as they did this. They could not resist picking some for themselves. Why lady percents any did you send a Paulo away the other day? He's the kindest Olympian of them all kindness Olympian is still in Olympia in Apollo swears. Fidelity, but would court one. Of his muses the second. I look the other way. What about Hermes I hear he pledged himself to you as well. You gossip too much besides what would I want a husband who was never home? I could not tie him down and his wing shoes could not pull me away from my flowers or your mother, or my mother, she loves me more than my father does. That's for sure you mustn't say such things about Lord Seuss mustn't. I. They continued through the fields picking flowers as they went for seventy could not wait to show demeanor. What beautiful flower she had painted and picked today in her bundle were roses, crocuses, iris, blossoms and hyacinth. But she soon forgot about all of them before her sprung, a narcissus flower of astonishing beauty dazzling her eyes with golden light. She gave a quick prayer of thanks to guy. Her grandmother for letting her see such a sight. But guy oh was silent. The flower was her doing but not her request. It was a favor for one of her sons as per seventy reached toward the narcissus the earth opened up around her the nymphs fled disappearing into the breeze like leaves in the wind, but percents any did not move. She did not even screen she remained rooted to the spot as the chasm widened per seventy watched four horses emerged from the earth. Pulling a massive golden chariot behind them. And then she saw its occupant. The eldest son of Kronos known by many names, Haiti's Agassi Laos Lord of the underworld he reached out and seized per seventy by the waist lifting and depositing. Her onto the chariot behind him as the horses reared to plunge back into the earth for seventy finally found. Her voice to scream lords Zeus. Zeus did not hear her. But when per seventies cries reached demeanor, the goddess of the harvest felt her heart begin to break, abandoning everything she flew to the planes of Nisa to save her daughter. When Demeter finally reached the planes all was still. There was no chasm in the earth. And the flowers were undisturbed, however, listening closely she could still here per seven these screams echoing on the breeze. Demeanor heard someone approaching behind her and wheeled around. She found herself face to face with three women attached at the back deform a strange circular person. This was had caught a goddess of crossroads and witchcraft. What happened here it got? I heard your daughter and the CNN it's frolicking past my cave. A moment later I heard a scream, and they were all gone. I did not see what it befallen her. But I felt the earth shake whatever came for your daughter was powerful. If your withholding information from me, this is all I know. I swear I adore your daughter and with never wished to see her harmed. Let me help search for her in no mood to refuse help. Demeanor allowed haiku to come with her together. They scoured the earth searching every cave and plane for the missing maiden for weeks. This went on their search eventual. Early lead them to the only possible witness Helius God of the sun working above the earth. He saw everything and was able to report that per seven. He had been kidnapped by Haiti's Helius had been unable to stop it or even come find two meter for. If he stepped off of the chariot pulling the sun every life on earth would die after hearing her daughter's fate demeanor flew to Mount Olympus. She found Zeus at dinner with a mortal man sitting across the table from him. His name was Tantalus, but she paid him. No mind as she rounded on the Lord of thunder. The seventy has been taken by your older, brother. About time eighties found himself a Queen. I was worried for him to not muck me Seuss. My daughter was abducted by mean, our daughter, you knew you gave perceptively away to the Lourdes of the tent. It is my right as a father to choose who she weds. My brother is honest and fair and will their among corpses per seventy needs to be on the surface with flowers and fields, and you will go to the underworld and tear her from Haiti's myself. If I have to your roots don't grow that deep demeanor. Do not make empty threats to me I gave my daughter to Haiti's and that is the end of it. I intend to honor my bargain, you will regret making such a bark. Mark my words soon, you will be begging Haiti's to release her. With that demeanor. Strode out of the banquet hall, leaving Zeus to wonder what she meant with that cryptic statement. Coming up. We'll see how percents any reacted to her sudden and aggressive kidnapping, and how her mother worked to force Zuse's hand. 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Hurry to upstart dot com slash mythology to find out how low your upstart rate is checking your rate only takes two. Minutes and won't affect your credit. That's upstart dot com slash mythology. Now back to the story. Per seventy clutched onto the back of Haiti's chariot as it plunged deep into the earth. She watched the sky dwindle into a pale blue dot as the ground closed over their heads her is adjusted to the darkness. But there wasn't much to see. She could just make out the dull glitter of mineral veins, running past them like rivers through the cold stone, walls, the horse's hooves rushed over the ROK with practiced lightness as if they'd been bred to make this journey growing. Dizzy, she fixed her gaze on the back of her captors head dark and implacable. He only glanced over his shoulder occasionally. And when he did he'd whip his head back as if embarrassed to meet her gaze. What do you want with me Haiti's did not answer her? Did he even hear what she said? Suddenly the horses. Slowed to a steady trot the rock around them expanded into a gloomy underground cavern beneath them an underground river of inky black water flowed. She had heard of this place. But as a death goddess, she never thought, she'd find herself here they passed the river sticks. Or was it the Acharon the river of pain? She could never keep the two straight squinting her eyes. She could see the ferry Lulling in the water behind them. The Ferryman Keiron stood at the prow guiding the vessel onward, and then it was gone outpaced by Haiti's steeds. Per seventy almost screamed again, but her voice caught in her throat looming ahead of them was a monstrous hound with three giant heads staring down at her with bared teeth. A main encircled all three as the figure grew closer. She realized the main was not made of hair it was a main of snakeheads winding from the hound SCRUFF. Welcome fair process. Any to the underworld, please. Don't don't worry services already eaten. He's actually quite a pleasant beast. Once you get to know him. See I think he likes you already as the chariot passed the monstrous dog percents any heard mighty thudding coming from behind it. Then she realized it was the dog's tail slapping against the stones ahead of the chariot percents. Any saw Hades palace a dark structure rising from the earth until it melted into the stalactites on the ceiling. This is your new home my home. What would I do here rule? I want you to be my Queen. I want to see my mother lady demeanor is welcome here whenever she deigns to visit. She could never come down here. She ab- horse death to venture. So deep underground would be impossible for her come sit Haiti's guided her inside the castle to a gilded thrown a piece of expert craftsmanship. Second only to his own percents. Any briefly wondered what long dead architect Haiti's had pulled from the depths to craft this chair? You must be famished. She was but she did not wish to grant her kidnapper the satisfaction. So she shook her head no water. Even now, I want you to be comfortable here. I won't lay a hand on you without your permission an easy thing to say when you've already taken me from my home taken you're given away freely by your father. I assumed you knew did you perhaps not perhaps I was afraid you'd dismiss me like all the other gods. And I knew I wanted your beauty beside me down here to bring some warm to the land of the dead. I do not want your hospitality. I want to go home. This is your home now. And my hospitality will remain here. Should you change your mind? The Lord of the underworld bowed to her and withdrew percents. Any sat wondering what was to become of her for the first time in her immortal life. She was alone. Miles above ground, demeanor had abandoned all her duties as goddess of the harvest and gone into self imposed exile shrouding herself in grief. Intern crops had withered and the dirt grew brittle and impossible to farm the mortals did not know how to react to the bitterly cold winds. So whole cities went silent huddling to their fires in hopes that the chill would pass. When Demeter arrived at a loose. She appeared as a week old woman the daughters of Celia found her by the well where she introduced herself as dose. Oh, a woman from Crete when they offered help. She asked only for work the girls brought her to the palace where met an IRA Celia says wife was struck by Dimitris warm presents and agreed to hire her without a second thought exhausted from having to care for an infant on top of four adolescent daughters. Met an IRA had offered a lavish salary to dose. Oh to mind her youngest child each night when meta naira and Celia went to sleep they left their child with Dosso for brief moments while cradling the child in her arms, demeanor was almost content child. There there. I cannot wait to see you grow into a straw, and handsome man, young demo phone demeanor wished to repay Celia says family for showing kindness to her after minding the child for weeks. She made a decision demo phone would receive the greatest blessing. God could bestow a human demeanor would make him immortal. Every night when meta naira and Celia went to sleep in their chambers. Demeanor would pluck phone from his crib and anoint him with Ambrosia, then she breathed the breath of a goddess over him and placed him in the fireplace between the burning logs. By the gods. How much did you grow less night? He looked strong as an ox doesn't emit an IRA. I knew there was something special about this woman. You must stay I wouldn't dream of leaving. But in the back of her mind, she knew if she did not leave this family soon. They would die every day. The earth grew more baron, and she was beginning to doubt Zeus would give in and the more. She lived among these people the more guilty. She felt about the suffering her grief caused them daily. Tell me Celia us how do people fare not? Well, our crops were ripe and ready to harvest but this drought caught us off guard. I see but do not worry though. So we've been praying and making sacrifices to the gods demeanor. Goddess of the harvest will soon see our plight and make the crops bountiful again disguised as dose. Oh, demeanor hit a frown. She had no spirit to save their crops. Later that night demeanor made democrat on promise as she applied. His nightly dose of Ambrosia when you grow into a man demo phone, I will pass on my knowledge through you, and your people will never know such hunger. Again, once again, she deposited the child into the flames. What are you doing to my demeanor world to see meta naira in the open doorway staring horrified at the fireplace? Up next demeanor is forced to face her own negligence. If you enjoy learning about creatures from out of this world, I really think you'll enjoy the park cast networks new show extraterrestrial it explores the tales of alien encounters that millions of people have reportedly had those who claim to have had encounters certainly believe what they saw even if they have no proof extraterrestrial will analyze possible scientific explanations for these encounters as well as answer the question are we really alone in the universe. The first episode on the nineteen sixty one abduction of Barney, and Betty hill is out right now you can look for upcoming episode spotlighting reptilian humanoids, Roswell and the nineteen seventy seven UFO invasion in Fort Benning. Georgia new episodes of extraterrestrial, come out every Tuesday, search for and subscribe to extra terrestrial. Wherever you listen to podcasts, and please don't forget to rate and review. Now back to the story. Lost in her thoughts. Demeanor hadn't noticed the Queen before demeanor. Could react met an IRA dough for the fire and wrenched her baby free from the flames. Menara couldn't hold onto her child and fell to the floor. Clutching her own singed hands demo phone lay on the floor. Thrashing his legs helplessly in the air. What's going on Celia appeared by the door sword in hand the site before him was surreal his wife cradling her injured hands his baby rolling on the floor and the nurse made standing by the fire looking aghast, though. So was starting to burn them a phone alive. Is this true Joso gets rid of her? I never want to see her again, do not worry. You will never see me again. And with that demeanor cast aside, her shawl revealing her true form, I am to meet her goddess of the harvest you have squandered my gift to you. You son was to be an immortal now he will remain just a man too. With her and die like the rest of you Celia and meta naira fell on their knees. Forgive us demeanor meter of the harvest, we did not know ignorant humans. I can see now what is to become of your people. The people of Lucius will fight each other in a great battle, and many will die Mennonite era was so shocked by demeanor sudden transformation that she had completely forgotten about her child lying on the floor. But her daughters had heard his screams and rushed into help their baby brother when demeanor laid her eyes on the girls who showed her such kindness. Her heart softened is there anything we can do to. He's you a wrecked. A temple for me at the foot of your crop Lous. I appreciate your kindness. When you knew me as Dozo, but show me the respect. I am out. Now that you know, my true name. Celia spam Lee did not hesitate that morning they began construction of demeanor temple, which they placed on a prominent hill. So it would be the most imposing structure in all of Lucius when it was complete. They made burnt offerings to demeanor and prayed to her constantly to end the piercing cold. Demeanor. Did not answer them. She lived in this lavish temple like a hermit. There was only one thing she wanted and only one individual could grant it to her. On the top of Mount Olympus Zeus was in a bind. He had brought thunder and rain to the earth in hopes of refertilize in the soil, but without demeanor, the dry ground remained as unyielding as a rock all over the world, people were starving. And while he would never admit it to anyone Zeus was afraid afraid of the deadly toll of demeanor is grief as sacrifices grew more scarce. He was forced to wonder what was a God. Without anyone to worship him. Below the earth per seventy was completely ignorant of the Cold War being fought over her. She had her own war of attrition to worry about. It was hard to tell how much time had passed in the darkness. She had given up searching for exits Haiti's palace was completely inscrutable. And every time she tried to leave. She found herself back in the throne room her hunger and thirst were deeper than ever and her. Resolve was beginning to crack after all it wasn't so horrible down. Here. Hades was kind and though he was unskilled at small talk. He was attended to her needs as she allowed him to be once she got used to the lack of flowers per seven could even see a life for herself in the underworld. There was a strange dark beauty to the place. And then someone came to see her. Through her magical craft headquarters, the goddess with three faces had found her way deep into the underworld in her search for seventy percents any was thrilled to see a familiar face in the gloom, or rather three familiar faces personality, are you? Okay. Has he hurt? You know, I'm fine. Were you sent by my mother? Well, your mother has not been seen in months. The earth has grown Barron in her absence ordeals are starving because of me because of Zeus and Haiti's because their trickery arrogance because they will not allow her to see you. Oh, oh, I've seen an alarming number of souls crossed the river sticks. I thought it was common. But I suppose. Oh, no. Why would my mother do mortals to this fate just because of me she loves you per seventy. And that is the only kind of love Zeus respects, the kind that ravages and leaves bodies in its wake will he relent? It's hard to say he's proud but not stupid. He'll probably given before everyone on earth is dead. Can you get me out of here? I can but I cannot promise safety from Zeus. He would capture you and send you back here. The moment you see the sky stay with me. Then I need a companion or even just someone to talk to Lord Haiti's is distant the goddess of crossroads found herself at a crossroads. She could either return to the blighted surface or stay below and help this poor stranded. Goddess, I could never leave you behind. And so he took up residents in the underworld as per seventies. Confidante? Haiti's entered per seventies room one morning, or at least it felt like morning for seventy had just awakened. But there was no sunlight to speak of in Hades palace. The Lord of the underworld war, his usual, inscrutable expression. Will you join me for breakfast? I will not eat, and I will not force. You all I ask is your company percents any joined Hades in his dining room and had to bite her lip when she saw the feast laid out before her fruits and vegetables of all sorts lay in glimmering dishes of pure, silver, next pitchers of Ambrosia and nectar the Lord of the underworld was generous. But then again, she was his only guest. You're looking much happier lately for seventy having someone to talk to you must be vast improvement, especially when that someone has three faces you knew, of course. I let hukou through. So you'd have a friend down below. I realized you needed more lively conversation. Oh, why do you refuse to eat? I will not eat until I rejoined my mother on the surface. Of course, it is your right to feel this way. Why didn't you ask for my hand the same way Apollo or Hermes? Did did you not wanna bride who had come with you of her own free? Will you know, the answer to that question? I've never taken a maiden down here. Mortal or immortal mortals greet me with fear immortals with disgust. I have spent so much time alone. I'm a stranger even to my own brothers. But I'd rather it be this way. Why would you rather have a husband like my brothers Zeus the God of thunder and ill-temper who ravishes young maidens whenever it suits his fancy. Do you want to become Hera neglected bride constantly at war with the one? She married. They're all alike up on Olympics. You knew this. I saw you reject the Pol and Hermes and that rejection is why I fell in love with you just because I could not love in Olympia. And does not mean, I will love you, not truly. But there's one thing I have that. You'll never find on the surface. What is that fidelity? There's no loyalty or integrity in the sky, the earth or the see my brothers belong to the shifting clouds and the changing tides their passions as unpredictable as the realms they live in. But my domain is death death is a constant companion. As Hades spoke per seventies is glided over the feast before her hunger tore at her stomach like a caged animal. She took up a pomegranate and held it in her hands passing it from one to the other Haiti's looked on not touching any food himself. As they ate Hermes the messenger. God sped toward the earth from Zeus palace following the exact same route Hades chariot had taken only a few months ago, he passed into the underworld with no interruption or Haiti's Hermes. What can I do for you your brothers? Zeus commands you release his daughter at once. And which daughter would that be my brother has so many. It's hard to keep count the one you took to be your wife. Yes. I'll inform her at once wait here. While I go, fetch you will you Haiti's left, the inpatient Hermes waiting and travel to his queen's chambers. He found her sitting deep in conversation with Kat. Your father has decreed you are to be released at once. Are you going to do anything to stop me? No, go and be with your beloved flowers. I imagine they're missing you by now that moment percents. Any gave is the last thing he expected from her a smile a minute later. She was gone leaving the Lord of the underworld alone. Once again. Hermes carried per seventy to the surface as fast as his winged feet could carry them when they burst onto the barren earth per seventy was shocked by what she saw the fields where she had seen the beautiful narcissus were now only cracked dirt and her breath formed clouds when she ex hailed this was unnatural. And then she saw her mother the goddess of the harvest appear over the nearest hill. The two of them met in the center of the plane in a loving embrace seventy I have missed you. So have I I will never leave your side again. But as for seventy spoke, demeanor smelled something on her breath, a certain sweetness that you. Eat and he thing while you were with him just a handful of pomegranate seeds why you will leave my side, you'll have to what why food grown in the underworld is not like food on the surface only the subjects of the underworld. Kenny it safely. So if you ate something. Is there anything that can be done? I'm not sure it was only pomegranate seeds four four pomegranate seeds to take the edge off, my hunger and thirst although demeanor bristled at the idea they were turned to Olympics for Zeus to decide the fate of his daughter during the hearing Haiti's made a rare appearance on Olympics. When she saw her daughter in the same room as the man who kidnapped her demeanor felt a flood of rage the feeling deepened when she saw her daughter exchange, a look with the God of death was that affection. She saw in her daughters is Zeus. It was only four seats. Please forgive the transgression only four. Then process shell atone for only four months, four months, many blessings Zeus, I was not finished four months of every year for one third of the year per seventy you will dwell in the house of Hades and the rest of the year, you may live with your mother or wherever you see fit. Once a year per seven would leave her mother and spend the four winter months at the side of Lord Haiti's one month for every seed she'd eaten during this time, demeanor grieved and the world grew cold and unyielding. However, it was not a deathly drought. Like the first winter demeanor kept her promise to young phone and passed on her knowledge of agriculture. Soon per seventy was happy during her months with Hades. She presided over the underworld as an equal to her doting husband whether winter or summer per seventy found love in every season. Percents. As love story was the Greek explanation for winter. And why it was a fool's errand to try and plant crops during those months percents any was worshipped most as the cause of the seasonal change, but commanded just as much respect as ruler of the underworld in this. She's something of an enigma. Amongst Greek goddesses. She's married to a powerful God. But her rule is neither subservient or antagonistic to her husband. In fact, in many of the stories, she appears in she's treated as his respected equal, for instance, when the musician Orpheus saying his way down into the underworld to retrieve his beloved Giridih percents any overrides her husband and gives the grieving poet a chance to retrieve his love in another story went to receive the wisest man alive died and went to Haiti's. She allowed him to keep his famed wisdom even in death. And though, this is rare in Greek myths, there's no infidelity between Haiti's and percents. Any her presence alone was enough to soften heydays, cold heart, and she seemed to truly find love for him during her stay too, many this made her a symbol of hope and mercy in the afterlife per seventy found love for both Hades and meter and thus gave the Greeks model for appreciating both winter and summer, death and life. Thank you for listening to mythology new episodes of mythology come out every Tuesday, and you can listen to more mythology and all of par casts. Other podcasts on apple podcasts, Stitcher Spotify, Google, play cast box or your favorite podcast directory. If you enjoy the show the best way to help us is to leave a five star review while you're there. We'll be back next week with another epic tale. Mythology was created by max Cutler is a production of Cutler media, and is part of the podcast network. It is produced by Maxon Ron Cutler sound design by Ron Shapiro with production assistance by Paul Moller. Additional production assistance by Maggie admire and Carly Madden. Mythology is written. By Maggie admire. The amazing cast of voice actors includes by alphabetical order, Mike Kaposi, Jerry, Courtney Elstein, Kimberly, Holland, Harris, Markson and Brooklyn server, I'm Vanessa Richardson. And here it is a clip of the first episode of extra terrestrial, it's about the nineteen sixty one objection of Barney and Betty hill. I hope you enjoy it to hear the full first episode subscribe to extraterrestrial wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Athena Pt. 1: War and Wisdom

Mythology

41:12 min | 2 years ago

Athena Pt. 1: War and Wisdom

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

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The Iliad pt. 1: Troy Story

Greek Gods and Human Mythtakes

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The Iliad pt. 1: Troy Story

"Yeah. In angry man, there's my story. The bitter rain core of Achilles Prince of the House of Pelaez, which brought a thousand troubles upon the occasion host, many a strong soul at down to Haiti's and left the heroes themselves apprai- two dogs and carrion birds, while the will of Zeus moved onto fulfillment, beautiful beautiful, so for this episode. Guys. We are doing the Trojan war and we're going to be focusing mainly on the Elliott. added. This is the big one. Everybody we've been working. We had this circled up ready to go guess and didn't realize it yet. 'cause I've been counting down, got him into a little bit of plays and then boom. Making them read like a civilized person. Exactly this is this. The Trojan war is virtually the end all be all of Greek mythology. It's the epicenter pretty much, yeah? So just a few things before we get into, it doesn't going to take it over with just the the background before the Iliad because. Contrary to popular belief the Iliad actually only covers about fifty five days of the Trojan War. It doesn't cover the sack of troy doesn't cover the death of Achilles and not entail any of the events prior to it literally starts off at the very beginning with the fight between Agamemnon and Between Achilles so the the line that he just started off with is the him invoking the God's to help him sing a song about the wrath of Achilles the most telling aspect of the the play. Is that he he's? He's showing that it's it's. It's a killys. Achilles is the point of focus for this episode, and there's a couple of reasons while go into that once once. He finishes with Book One, all kind of explain a little bit, but I wanted to give you guys a little bit of details there and then there is a huge debate going on in the academic world. Still to this day. The it's called the question. I'm going to get to into that because. There's a lot of people that have written a lot of papers that are way more qualified than us to tell you I'm GONNA post a couple of the theories on there for you guys to read about it, and then you guys can decide, but the the main arguments go as follows so there's one group of people who believe that the Iliad and the Odyssey were written and composed by just a man named homer. There is. Option to where the belief is that it was actually a group of people or a group of. Bards who decided to go by the name of homer and compose the Elliott and the Odyssey, and then there's option three which states that the one person wrote the Iliad. One person wrote the Odyssey because they're completely different, and then the final form is that this is actually just a rendition of A. Poem, that's just been told over and over again, so there's just different discrepancies that go into it, and this is actually most likely the the the most likely of the options whether or not homer existed I. Don't know for the sake of convenience. We're GONNA. Stay whenever referred to the author. It's going to be homer, but for the most part it does seem that the. The man who is homer, or whoever wrote this? It's been probably thousands of years. It was just over the time that it was retold in such so. And then. I it's it's pretty huge. It took way too long for me to go into it and I realized I started out with about five pages of on trying to explain it and I realized that you guys probably don't even care. For. I didn't I didn't go into it the main thing that I want you guys to keep in mind with this. Dustin is going to make sure that he brings up what the Gods do and the play every time they do and I. Want you to take note take note of what the Gods are doing, and how similar it is what the humans are doing because it's a very key element that a lot of people miss while reading the Eliot, so in order for you to fully understand the difference between the. The different themes because the themes and the ILIAD are pretty easy. A couple of them are so the first one is what what motivates heroic behavior, so you see that with the internal battle between Achilles on, he should come back or if he should save his friends or should just go home. So what motivates that goes down to two different Greek words. Two terms one is called team may which is honor or material wealth, so this is something that the the Greek warriors earned by typically sacking city. It's it's. Honor given out the best way that I've heard of explained. Is this is if let's say, we had a table full of gold coins. If I got five coins than Dustin, obviously loses out on that. It's not an end all be all. This is a a limited amount, so there's a competition between different heroes on what they can attain because this is their way. Way of immortality, because if you remember on our episode where we talk about the underworld for the most part, these people that don't believe that they're going to a happy go lucky place in the end. They think they're going to a doomed and shade filled world so they they have only two ways to gain immortality, and that is through the glory so with team. Achilles and Agamemnon. They have a fight over the over one of the women slaves that he gets, and he earns so. The fact that it gets taken from him as a huge part which I'll go into a little bit more detail later, and then the other word is called Clios, which is actually it's a creek for glory or fame, and in a nutshell it's the spoken word so what people will say about you after you die, so this is a shame filled world, so this world for the Greeks is. It's not like guilt driven. Were you know some people try to pressure you into doing things if someone says something bad about you as a warrior so? If agamemnon takes away his ability to prove himself then people aren't going to make him be immortal. heroic person that we remember for the Iliad so it's it's a huge driving factor. And I explained this to you a little bit earlier than anticipated because I want you guys to realize wall dozens reading it I'm not trying to push for guys to think that Achilles is as great a. Character as Hector, because hector is very likeable and this entire story. You but I want you to realize that with killys. It's more than just. Agamemnon taking away his. His priestess that he wants to have sex with. It's more than emasculating him. What agamemnon effectively does is he takes away his literal and only way that he can gain his glory. He takes it away in such a an open manner in front of everybody in. He emasculated him in front of his peers so. Achilles has one thing that he can do, and it is. Stop fighting and he does this because. By Stopping Meyer by not showing the not helping the Greeks, he's showing the Greeks. How much he's needed by not having Achilles. The whole war goes upside down against the Greeks and all of a sudden. They can't take anything away from his CLIOS or from his team may so this is a very calculated move doesn't make him a better person. No, but it will help explain just some of the things that push these people and then the last thing before handed off. In the Greek translation of the Greek version of this, there is a starts off with the word for wrath. It's called, minus which becomes main so with the word maintenace. This is a word that is associated only with the wrath of God, so in the very first word of this play homer saying. Take note because Achilles is not like the others I'm using verb that I only use for the wrath of Gods so immediately listeners of ancient Greece would have been on cue. They would have listened very closely because they realized. That Achilles is more than just your average soldier. But he also doesn't have just the Achilles heel which I've mentioned a couple times a hilly's. He'll is never once mentioned in this entire play. It is a later rendition which we just actually discussed because it was first mentioned in the Nada that's the first reference they have to it. So Achilles this dope. Fast Warrior who just gets it in but. You to do one thing his Achilles. Heel is his pride. Yeah, that's that's the Achilles heel. That's the weakness of Achilles, but with that Dustin. Take it over all right. So like you said we're GONNA. Do a little recap of before the Iliad Starch Kinda. Give you guys an idea of why this war is happening, so the cause of this war is actually the gods. Are the ones that put this wheel in motion as per usual their. Shortcomings and pride is you know? The reason why we get into trouble we do. So it starts with Zeus banquet and celebration of the marriage of Pelaez synthetics who are actually Achilles parents. Now the goddess Iris. Goddess discord wasn't invited. And this in not getting voted you rub you the wrong way. She wouldn't do happy about it. So in response, she does arrive at the celebration. Bush's holding a golden. From the garden of the Spiritus. Now this golden apple is kind of A. It's given the people as a sign of beauty. So she just kind of throws it in their. Waiting for people to come take it so the goddess. Athena Hera. And Aphrodite. Apple. Will this arts a quarrel between three because they're like? Hey, you don't deserve it. I deserve it on the most beautiful, so that all the all three of them arguing amongst themselves and It's it's getting ugly, so they go to zoo. Scott Zeus King of the Gods, his rules law. You know his decisions final, and they ask him to make a decision. Well Zeus isn't always as stupid as he can be. In some of our previous other stories of you go back and listen to the episode, but and this one he actually uses head, and he's like I'm staying out of this. I'm not getting hot water by picking the wrong person in suffering the wrath of the other two, so I'm just going to pass this off. So the person who decides to pass it off to is Paris prince of troy son of premium. And the reason Zeus picks Peres is because he was a fair judge contest between one of his own bulls and aries posing as a bowl. and He. had. Integrity and he picked the areas bowl because it was actually better than his so zeus is like all right. This guy's fair. So they go to Mount Ida of that's where they're going to hold a contest. So sits down. He's like all right look. You Got Judge Between Tina Aphrodite. In Harra Good luck to which is beautiful, whoever you is the most beautiful. Give him this goal NAPA L- and that'll be the end of it and he's like Oh okay. Talking Yeah. So the three goddesses show up and you know they're standing there. Posing whatnot. Well a wild Peres gets an idea in this he's like. You know it's really hard to judge you guys while you have clothes on. So, why don't you just go ahead and disrobe? That'll make it easier for me to decide. WHO's the most beautiful? Weight and bat an eye at this. They're like okay. That sounds reasonable. So they disrobe, and he's you know. Checking Mile. Trying to make a decision well in the meantime. Each one of them. is kind of trying to sway him to their side off making him. You know like deals. Hera offers in a vast kingdom. You know big kingdom like you'll be the king of a whole bunch land, and your rule will be great magnificent all that. News like Oh. That sounds the sounds pretty dope. That's legit. Lynn seen is like all right all right? Okay? That sounds good, but I can give you glory and prowess in battle. And he's like. Oh word that sounds though all right. That's good, and then he gets the AFRODITA and she's like I'll give you the most beautiful girl in the world. Anti sold it. He's like all right. You gotTA deal. Here's the apple, so he gives Apple Aphrodite. He's signifying that she is the most beautiful of the goddesses. And this does not sit well with Hera Athena. They are very very displeased. By this decision. So. They're already Stewarton. Well turns out the most beautiful girl in the world that was promised Paris. Is Helen of Sparta. She is married to King Menelaus. The King Sparta and she has a kid and everything. She has a life. She has a husband who has a literal. Treaty with his fellow. Greeks were for layman's term. It's really they call homer I in the the Atkins. Yeah, so he they even have a treaty that if anyone when they were competing for Helen. If anyone steals helen away, they will all vow to go to war for that person so i. mean this is not the best idea. No, no, so as you said. If if someone takes Helen, literally all of Greece will unite and fight whoever stoler away e, yeah, so she gets plucked by She plucked from Kingman Laois in Sparta and taken with Paris. Back to troy to be his wife. Obviously, this isn't going to sit. Well came and allow us and he's like Oh. Oh, that's how it is, so he gets his big. Bro Agamemnon on the horn. And agamemnon. He's probably the most powerful king in Greece at this current time. And he's the one that rallies everyone together. And they're going they're going to. Troy is wartime. All because Paris one of the most beautiful girl in the world in some renditions, it's It's a willful. where she goes with them, but in this rendition it's appears to be where she was forcibly taken. She doesn't leaves. She does enjoy Peres's company a lot though. Beautiful. Pant, some young man is. One thing that's kind of cool to is, so it's our typical. We talked about this the first episode of the ARGONAUTS so. When Paris was born in Paris is. It's foretold that he will be bring ruin to the city of Troy so they leave him out in the mountains and the the black market of shepherd. SEUSS happened to find him and took him in. And then. Then in the end he ends. there. It really starts to make me wonder if they're really even shepherds anymore. We're going to have to look into this guy's the Muslim starting control in mountainsides like hey, we might find a divine baby, and be able to wondering if maybe shepherd may have been a different term back then because there's no herds this show. Is Yeah. It's not the store. It's the shepherd, right. That's. You think after so many attempts they would like. Switch it up. You know what I've read that. This doesn't usually go well, so why don't we put them somewhere else? Other than like a mountainside in the forest where all the shepherds like to walk those stupid shepherds, getting in the way, the gone away with one for those damn. Shepherd exactly. Get censored. Thanks man you're welcome. All right, so that is our quick little intro as to why this war is happening. Now the book actually starts nine years after the war begins so that is where we are going to start off with the Iliad. Book One Now the book instantly starts off with a quarrel between king agamemnon and Achilles. Over two maidens that were taken from a nearby Trojan ally Ville village. And, they were the two most beautiful maidens in the area. Christmas, who was the daughter of a priestess of Apollo? is given to Agamemnon. And the Ambrosius is given to Achilles. Now this is commonplace back then is that when they take over a village, they divide women and treasurer up, and just Kinda divvied up amongst the me. You know this is ancient times. It's not nowadays so bear with on on those premises there. Now. Christmas is father. Chris. Was a priest of Apollo like I said and he comes to Agamemnon. To try to ransom for his for his to get his daughter back. And he comes, and he's actually holding his little pre staff. It's a golden staff twined with wreaths of Apollo, and he begs for his daughter's return, and he offers a large some some you know any amount of wealth he wants. I will pay it if you give me my daughter back. We'll the whole court Adama's little core. They're cool. They're like. Oh yeah, he showed up. He's respectful. He's a priest to Apollo. Best, not anger. The Gods Yeah Yeah we should. We should accept that. Well Agamemnon is not having it. He is not cool with this whatsoever. He actually yells at Christmas his father and says. Don't let me find you here anymore, you. You. Don't even get a name you. Don't stay now and don't come again or else. Your staff and Sacred Reeves may not protect you. The woman I will not release. She saw live to old age in our house far away in Argos, working the loom in lying in my bed begun now. Don't provoke me or it will be the worse for you. You. Know so that's pretty cold to a guy who just wants his daughter back like I get it, she's your. You know quote. Unquote spoils of victory whatever come on. He was reasonable when he offered you payment in exchange. And he wasn't having it. So after after Christmas leaves. In fear of. MOM's wrath. He then returns to Apollo's Temple, and begins to pray to the God and he tells them everything that's transpired. Everything agamemnon did and said. Apollo here's this prayer and he is very angry. Because you know slight to oppressive. Apollo was a slight to Apollo himself. Power doesn't handle slights. No, no, we've talked about a ball and brave. He don't play around with that. So in a rage he strodes as strode down from Mount Olympus and he's in a fury any. I fired arrows at the dogs and mules of the Greek army. And then he turns those arrows on the men now. I'm pretty sure the Aero's pestilence yeah, the arrows is like plague pestilence. Yeah, we talked about that a little bit and his episode. YELP. Now. This goes on for nine days. He is just. Play down on the Greek army. And finally on the Tenth Day Achilles is like okay look. Enough's enough. We got to put into this, so he calls a meeting. At the meeting they seek counsel from soothsayers named Caucus. And the Soothsayer apparently. Has Prior history with Agamemnon. We'll get to that here in a second. Now. They ask focus on why this play goes befallen them. Caucus agrees to tell them, but he needs Achilles, too promise protection from any reprisal from any king in Greece. You know these because he doesn't want to get. It doesn't to get executed for speaking the truth. So killers agrees makes him. The deals are yeah I make. I will personally make sure that no one lays a heavy hand on you. So, this kinda inspires courage in him. Because Achilles, is you know the best warrior ever. In the story, so he's like Okay Achilles back. I got no fear. I'm just. GonNa, go ahead and let Rupe. So. He tells them all right. The reason is agamemnon would not give the priest's daughter back. That's the reason Apollo's punishing us because of that. Like I said Yup. He's like okay, probably like ran and head behind. Out. That's all. I gotta Say I'm done. Well once again. This is not sit well with gag non he insults this year and he makes a big scene. and E- pretty much. He's he's so angry. He's just kind of ranting and virtually what he says is that is. That, he has give his prize yet. All of his main get to keep their ears. And? He's like I like to grow. I like her better than my wife. Why should I be able to keep her? He's thrown a big fit about not being able to keep her. Eventually he reluctantly agrees to send her back. He's like. A mad got us her back because I'd rather just centreback and have all my men be alive, so I can win this war, so so be it. But. Still. Pretty fired up about it. So Achilles stir steps. Said anything, but he steps in and he's like. All right you want us to give you a prize in return for giving up yours, but how is that fair to all the other man who's already divided up the spoils and this and that? You know just kinda publicly talking down to them like Oh yeah. You're being a big baby. I wouldn't say that it's about he's actually. He's been the voice of reason in this part. Yeah I know, but I know he's being the voice of reason, but adamant monotone reasonable right now. He just kept his mouth show. Great he at the end of his first speech said that he was GonNa Steal. Achilles kids to our price so I, mean well he, he said. How would you feel pretty much? So then. That's when Achilles. Stepped in and yeah like he's a look. He finally does look. If you can just chill right now. Once we take, troy, the spoils will be three or four times much. You'll be happy. Oh apparently I'm. Not good at a looking forward. Because this doesn't help at all. He tells them I will take yours. Ajax antidotes uses prize along because I'm the king and ain't nothing y'all GonNa do about it. So this. Leads to. Her being sent home. He's not sure of Agamemnon. He's not sure who to pick to SONOMA's. Kinda threatens all of them, but eventually decides on Odysseus who has gone to the wisest and wiliest the young princes, so he leaves that honor to him. Now after that is decided, Achilles can't hold tongue anymore and he lashes out at Agamemnon. He actually says greedy heart, shamelessness and royal dress. How could any man be willing to obey you? Whether on some errand or in the battlefield I cared nothing about the trojans. When I came here to fight, they had done nothing to me. Never lifted my cattle or horses, either never destroyed my fruit or my harvest in PITHY A-. Too Many hills and force between US roaring sees no, it was you I came for shameless man to give you pleasure to revenge men allow us and you to dog face. For the TROJANS wrong? You don't trouble about you. Don't trouble about that. You care nothing for that. And now you threaten to rob me of my prize, which I worked hard to get which the army gave me I never get a prize. Even yours of your men capture some town, but most of the hard fighting is done by my hands. Only when sharing time comes, you get most of the only when Sherrington combs, you get most of the good things and I have a scrap. And I have a scrap to come for me not much, but all I can get as I come back tired out with fighting now I'll just go home to pithier since this is much better to take shipping go and I don't think I shall fill my hole with riches if I stay here despised. Pretty lengthy in Salt, but warranted it is warranted Yep. So agamemnon rebuttal is do go if that's what you want, go by all means I do not sync on my knees and beg you to stay for my sake, I have others employees who will honor me first and foremost Zeus all wise I hate you more than any prince on earth for you are always quarreling and fighting if you are such a mighty man. Zeus gave you that I suppose go home with your ships, and you're man and lorded over your murmured ins, but I care nothing for you. I don't mind if you are in a rage now I give you fair warning since Apollo Robs me of Chris I will send her home with my own shipping crew, but I will take your beautiful briefest, and I will come for her myself to your quarters for your prize to show you. How much stronger I am than you are, then others will take care not to stand up to me and say they are as good as I am. We'll the threat of taking. Pierces Achilles to his heart. That doesn't sit well with him. Because as you mentioned earlier. That is a big disrespect to him. It's as pride. You know it's really damaging. His pride and e can't really handle that. Gillies. That's as Achilles heel as you mentioned earlier. So after he says this Achilles thinking okay. I'm either going to get up and run this through right here. or I need to just calm down. A little cooler heads prevail. Well he starts leaning towards the former here. He starts going for that sword, and he's like you know what I'm just going to end this dude, right here now. This this is it I've had enough of this news mouth. Will Right then and there Athena actually shoots down from Olympus. And comes up behind Achilles. In the story just to clarify. When one of the gods approaches somebody only that person can see them. Usually, there's a few exceptions, but in this case Achilles the only one who can see, Athena. He's only WanNa know she's there, so she swoops down and convinces him not. To Act on rage right now. Just cool your jets. Don't kill Agamemnon. We need them for the in game. Now. Achilles he observes that he needs to obey Athena and Zeus because obviously. Athena's not going to do any of this without permission, so he knows that Zeus is actually making the call here and he's like. Okay you're right a new. Do Obey Yoon Zeus I won't strike them down. Yet, but yeah, he but he didn't so. You wouldn't continue to talk, smack. On Raynham a little bit more though yes, so. Achilles gets another job in and he goes. You drunkard with is like a bitch in heart like a fawn. You never arm yourself with your man with your men for battle. You never go out on a raid with the fighting man, no plug and you that you think that certain death it is much better, isn't it to stay in camp and Rob Anyone, who tells the truth to your face? The king feeds on his people for they are a worthless lot. Lot or else, my Lord, this would be your last outrage, but one thing I will tell you and take my solemn oath as truly as the staff will never grow again never again will you put forth leaves and twigs, after it has been cut from the stump in the mountain forests, and the axe has scraped off leaves and bark, but now it has held in men's hands. Men Of judgment regard the statues of. Here, my solemn oath to you. So truly a time shall come. When Achilles will be missed by the nation one and all then you shall not be able to help them for all your grief, while many are falling and dying before bloodthirsty hector, then you shall tear your temper to tatters that you would not respect the best men of all or best man of all. Now as he's speaking Achilles, is like throwing stuff down walking all. In a huff. Last word walks off. There's nothing worse than an argument wearing like you want him back and they're already walking away like Oh, come on, you know hit and run. So. That kind of. Is worth their little. Face to face verbal spat ends and Achilles storms off with Patrick. Lewis Who was as Is it as a squire? Is that what you'd call? It kinda yeah. This helping hand. So, they returned to their camp. And while they're returning their camp agamemnon. You know that last little insults digging Adam so he tells his two heralds. He's like all right. Go, get breezy is from Achilles and bring her to me. It's like He seems really mad so what we're going to do, is you guys? Go get him if he doesn't work on it them. All of us this whole room. In case, you were wondering. Yeah, so obviously. Those two heralds aren't very hype about ask. They're like. Oh! Damn okay. Yeah Herald. They said it'll be fun. So when Achilles and Patrick List return of their camp, the to herald show up. An Achilles sees them, and the two heralds are to like ashamed and afraid. Even say anything, so they kind of look down and stand in front of him. All his killers knew why they were there he he didn't hold a grudge against. emmys like men. You got nothing to fear. It's not you what you're seeing. That is you know the despicable one and he's like fine. Go ahead. He has Patrick Louis Get Breakfast from from his hut. And bring her to the heralds. And yet again unwillingly. They put her on the ship to take her back to Agamemnon. And you know Achilles. Has a strong face until they leave. Then Achilles starts crying is out. And he runs away from his men to be alone. And that's when he drops to his knees by the sea and calls to his mother fetus. and. the-the is comes from C.. And Comfort her son. She's like what? What troubles you, my son. He's crying and he tells her. Of Agamemnon, big slide against him how he breezy as you know, took his prize, and how that is a huge disrespect towards him. And then he asked his mother to talk to Zeus. To See if there's any way Zeus can get back at Agamemnon four Achilles. While his mother tells them that Zeus. The Olympians are away right now. And they won't be back for twelve days. And she tells him do not fight. For twelve days. Until I come back with news. Do not fight, and he's like okay, which is going to be hard for him? Because that's all he lives for his battle. So she goes back down to her. dwelling place in the sea and they're going to wait to twelve days. Now! Meanwhile while this is going on Odysseus returns Chris to her father. And while there they have a big fees, and they make offerings to Apollo and then Chris Christie Os's father. He again prays to Apollo but this time it's to end the pestilence to the Greeks which Apollo was pleased with, and he does. He calls it off. Now when they return from making these offerings and drama Christmas off. All was well the camp. All except that Achilles did not leave his vessel with as Marlins. He didn't go to meetings or battlefields. He just Kinda sat brooding and waited and waited for twelve days. Now on the Twelfth Day Zeus does return to Olympus and when he does, fetus goes to Olympus and pleads with Zeus to have the Greeks lose battles until agamemnon writes the disrespect to her son Achilles. Now First Zeus doesn't say anything. He's like Is really rooting for the The Greeks I. Don't know if I can I can do that without getting in trouble and my wife is like right there. Yeah, she's like right there. By your hair, your. This isn't good for me. We'll eventually he does given the fetus and he agrees, and he's like all right, he he. He reluctantly agreed he's. He's like okay. I'll do it. was going to upset Hera so I gotta figure something out be patient, and he does. He figure it out like I like how he's got to figure it out. And then what you're about to tell is like absolutely amazing. I just wanted to get. Dramatic put up. Let me. Let me think of something I'll tell her all right now. Hit hit us with it doesn't. So. So he seals the agreement with the head bow, apparently, that's the most solemn thing you can do with an oath in Olympics as bow your head after promising something, so it's a guarantee that her wishes or her yeah. Her request is going to come true or be granted. Now when Zeus returns to His throne. Hair is unhappy and she begins to questions us about what that meeting was about. Because she. Is Very skeptical. Deservedly, so Zeus is not always been the best husband, but she is very inquisitive about what's going on especially. Since. She wants to see troy fall for Paris, picky aphrodite over her sounds so bad when you put it like that. So, this is what Harris says Zeus. Who is it this time? WHO HAS BEEN CONFABULATION? Confabulation, with you now you deceiver, you always like to go behind my back and make secret plans and lay down the law. You never would tell me a word of your notions if you can help it. And Zeus is just like. Areo year we go, so he goes my dear Hera, do not expect to know everything I say you must not expect as much as that although you are my wife. Whatever is proper for you here? You shall be the first to hear before Indian heaven or Earth, but when I choose to consider things by myself, do not be inquisitive and ask questions about everything. Peres unhappy with this response. And she says Oh. You dreadful creature. What a thing to say! Hi! INQUISITIVE I! Ask you questions. I never did such a thing in my life I just leave you alone. You decide whatever you choose, but I am dreadfully afraid this time. I can't put it out of my mind that you may be could you'll buy silver foot fetus. That daughter of the old man of the sea early this morning, she was kneeling and clasping your knees I. Suppose you bowed your head and promise faithfully to honor Achilles and kill crowds on the battlefield. Sushi out pretty quick right because like I bet. Yeah, I've been watching you. Saw Your head. Shake and that means you're going to help Achilles because I, know you. And I'm not happy about. Zoo starts to get irritated goes. You are a strange creature, always supposing always watching me, but you shall again, or you shall gain nothing by it. You will only make me dislike you more, and that will only be more unpleasant for you. If this is as you say, it must be my pleasure silence, please and sit down and do what I tell you. All the Gods and Olympus will not help you if I come near and lay my heavy hands upon you, so that's a pretty harsh threat. Yes, so as we said, this is what he came up with. Nailed it. Placate my wife I'll figure something out you come near me and talk to me like that again I will lay my hands on you and no one can stop one. Stop Me. Mr Eloquent Right. Mr Z bag right. Oh my God never fails. Does it not? Well this puts Sarah in is shock ser, and she's frightened because you know zoo, so she just sits down and quiet like boy. Say That to me. How dare you and all the other Gods Olympus there? This is in front of everybody. Yeah you know this isn't behind closed doors. He has ever gone out to dinner with your friends. And all of a sudden. They just start like fighting in front of you and you guys. Having gotten your food yet, so you can't even pretend to be into your meal, so you're just sitting there awkwardly like looking at the table. Pretending like you see something that's what's going on there like. You'll know. That was. Kind of put us on blast to so. So a festus, the son of Harare. He kind of sees all the tension that's happening in the room, so he quickly runs to his mother's side and he kind of defuses the situation. He tells her. Bother at all it is. It is really too bad. If you to to quarrel like this about mortals and make a brawl among the gods, what's the pleasure and good fair with bad manners? Everywhere might have ice. My mother is this and she knows it is good. Give Way to dear. Father Zeus and don't let father's scold anymore and spoil our breakfast would if Olympian flash lightning chose to knock US out of our seats is much stronger than we are come now speak him fair gentle. Olympian will be kind in one minute. Now, I like that nickname for Olympia flashlight. For Zoos. That's pretty legit. Yeah. He's pretty much telling her. Just just take it with a grain of salt. Remember the last time you got into a fight with him. Yeah, it just don't yeah. I tried to jump in. And he threw me down and I've from Olympus and I fell for like two days and now I have a lame leg, and I'm cuckold. Cold makes a lot. Of Luck. Because because of you. So with this advice she smiles, and she receives a cup of wine or nectar from a festus, and then a festive brings the nectar to all the gods in the room, and they kind of laugh at him seen him fail to be a Butler since he has a limp leg, which is kind of messed up. Everyone is giggling at Heff has. Them formal about trying to carry this goblet. One leg. This high school! That's how they treat porpoises, even though he makes them dope stuff, yeah. And that ends book one. One includes so as I said before make sure you're paying attention to things that happened with the Gods so similar to what's going on between Achilles and Agamemnon. The stakes are high. People are bickering. They're going toe to toe with each other going at each other's throats, but one key element that homer is making sure you guys see any hit hard by using the gods so with them ending on laughter, he's showing that the stakes are way way lower for the gods, because they can't die while Achilles is hoping just to get a priestess to have as his own because he knows he's going to die here, so the stakes are so high are high. I said why so high? And I think that it's probably one of the best things that I've ever read for literature, because it's amazing, the way that he hits at that point home and the fact that he has the story start here. He doesn't have a start with them reading the city and then getting it now he has it start with the past ones with the rage, and then the altercation, and then he has Achilles fall on the beach like a Disney princess. which that part was Kinda Weird? But whatever so it is absolutely amazing, because he has these guides act like the humans numerous times throughout the story and you'll see them. Keep coming up in up again and that's actually. I only told you guys one of the themes earlier because that's that's the next part is. How should mortals interact with the gods as another thing that goes on with this? How should we talk to the DVD's? And then there's the what does an individual which is Achilles. Oh, his own society! Does he owe them his life regardless of what happens to them. And, then the final one is how should we live our lives especially when we're facing imminent death, so how should Achilles because you have to realize this is? Homer is assuming that we know all this information because homers, Iliad is not the first, and it's not the last of all of these these penalties about troy. There's numerous ones actually have a list of them here, so there's. There's Cypriot which is the the judgment of Paris. There's the Elliott there's eight Theo Bos. Which describes the war ends with Achilles, death and funeral. There's Elliott purses which is sack of Troy. And then there's telephone which describes what happens to. Own Busiest after the Odyssey so, this is something where. These plays are huge. He's probably not. The first came out with these, but. With the story, he's banking on US knowing them, and he's hitting the point home so the whole we'll play. Achilles and death is coming. Nice Achilles and his dad is coming and he. He knows that we know that and he utilizes it perfectly. We're going to see it and book three later on with Hector because there's the most. Most amazing in emotional seen throughout the play. Probably the the most renowned is the the part where hector throws his his baby son up into the air, and his son is terrified at his own helmet, and in the end he invokes Zeus to allow his son to grow up to be a bigger hero than he is, and the reason why this part of the players so huge I keep saying play, but the book is so huge is because we know and the ancient Greeks now that his son does not grow old, his son gets thrown off the the. The walls of Troy and he is smashed by the rocks below, so we know that what he hopes for isn't true, and it is a very human seen. Yeah, it is, and he makes sure that we see these very very flawed human beings, and the way that he portrays the gods is actually kind of funny, too, because it's almost poking fun at them. So you see. Very hypocritical. See Heroin me accused you even though we know that she does all the time. These ancient Greeks. So they knew that they didn't need him to tell them that, but so the main point is just pay attention. Watch those gods closely because they're telling us what's coming next? And then why did he pick this part of the play I talked about it a little bit, but the main point is this is the best time for him to poor to show us the the heroic. Eth-. Oh, so, what is it like to be a hero? What should we do when this happens? Because when homer? Whoever or whoever wrote this play? It was pre- alphabet for the Greek, so they didn't have writing, so they didn't have laws that they would write down and put in an encode so the best way to put your propaganda to to tell people how to live. Their lives was by Orel. Oral renditions of stories so the fact that homer hits these these points home is just telling it ancient Greeks of his era. What life was like during the heroic age because of the heroic the the sack of Troy around they believe twelve hundred BC, and they think that homer, or whoever finally made this work? Hand Down was about seven hundred to eight hundred, so a good huge amount, and the reason why he. Picks Helen is probably because back then a lot of people were like what kind of King would allow Paris to keep the wife of another man when it's causing us to go to war for ten years, and it's not even his favorite song. It's not a minutes. Firstborn the one that he left in the mountains new right. An ancient Greeks couldn't figure it out. Herodotus at one point comes up with the story. He actually didn't flee to troy. He went somewhere else, but agamemnon didn't believe him in sexual. Anyway, so it's been something that's puzzled them for a long time, so he gets the chance to make it so that it's a better story and it makes more sense. I guess in their eyes. And then lastly, why is this helping Achilles so zeus is hoping Achilles. Another plot device because if homer makes the Greeks. Lose to the trojans without divine intervention. He is saying that they're not as strong as great of warriors, because one man should not be able to. Get completely changed like the whole war to dictate the outcome of about because they've got Ajax. They've got diabetes. They've got all these other issues. And all they have is hector and then Paris hiding in the Bush shoot narrow so I it doesn't make sense, but then he's like, but what if? We had zoos going against his wife's wishes and then actor. and. They're like yes. Yes, yes, to all of that. So. That's all I've got for. That hit us with book to Destin. All right so book to starts while everyone in the world is asleep except zoos. WHO's lying awake contemplating how to destroy crowds of people? And to give Achilles his glory sounds amazing when you put it like that, right. Very epic! That's the reason he's lying awake at night. So after some contemplation he decides the best course of action would be to start it off with a bad dream, so he summons bad dream, and he tells US badgering deliver a message to Agamemnon and messages to arm the Greeks and make haste to battle, for the gods are no longer divided, and troy will fall. and. He's like big on bedroom now so. So. The bad dream shoots down to Agamemnon Hut. Ain stands stands by his bed and delivers that same message. So when agamemnon wakes up, he's Pretty High, he's like yeah, okay. I got this dream for had to be from Zeus. So we're GONNA win, so he gathers a meeting with all the leaders of the Greek army. And he tells them the dream. But. This is where it gets weird, and maybe Neil can explain this to us after I'm done. Because it doesn't make much sense to me, he's not going to tell the rest of the men about the stream instead. He's going to tell them that. The war is unwinnable and they're going home. he does, he's like this way. I'll be able to gauge the men's loyalty. It's like really dude. You've been there nine years. I'm sure these guys would-be so psyched to go home. See their families, and it fails miserably. Yeah, it does it's search. Yeah, it's the reason why he does. It is very important to remember what just happened. He just lost Achilles, so he needs to know where his men stand after that, so this is the best way that he can think of detest merits, and he's done it before. So that's why this. Is Essentially able to save the day as he's like I remember when he did this. And then odysseus gets kind of mean. It's kind of funny. Yeah? So yeah, that's Agam amounts brilliant plan to gauge their loyalties to tell them the wars unwinnable and they're going home. So, agamemnon everyone's gathered. Agamemnon delivers this news. And the mentor like awesome. Yeah, great own home I like they're kicking up goes. Ships they're ready to go certain packing up. Yeah, and then. It turned. This is where it gets its disastrous for them. Because fate or no fate, these guys are going home and like no, there's no stopping them now. They are going home. I mean Hook Line Singer. They're going home. So Hera Athena are open Olympus. They see this know what Whoa Whoa. Is Everybody leaving? What's going on here? We need to who when needed nipped in the bud right now so Harrison's Athena down there. And Athena swoops down from Olympus and she goes straight to a deceased because she knows the dishes to be the quick witted of the of the leaders as like hey. GonNa do. Sit here or are you going home? Yeah, usually GonNa let this happen. So after. after she tells him this. He becomes inspired to inspire them in and he details him. He's like hey, everybody, it's boy. It's not real agamemnon done this before. Don't fall for. We're not known home. Suck it up. Well there is one Greek soldier amongst the ranks. Who is deformed by the way? Yeah, that's what I gather from the description is that he is a. Deformed sickly man, but he does have a quick quick wit and thome. He. So some very unkind words about Agamemnon to Agamemnon. He's the only one that speaks out. And, he's like hey. You know we came here for you. We don't care what you want. We want to go home this and that. Well Odysseus has step stepping because the men are kind like Oh okay. He's making some good points here. So this is a step in. And shuts the guy down, he's like A. What are you know? No one likes you pretty much. Then he walks with a sceptre. Right between the shoulder blades is made out of bronze. Yes, made out of bronze while so we wax them in between the shoulder blades. The Guy Drops and starts crying and the men saw laughing like. Oh! Yeah No J. Komen. Right, I, don't like them. They're like Oh. This is not a lot of great things, but I think that might be the greatest thing he's ever like. Some guys actually say that. That's how much those guys disliked apparently. That's when you know. You Suck right to sail home. Yeah, just go home. Bosh in his defense. He probably have been there in the first place. Yeah, probably not but. And, then after after he makes the you know wax do overlays makes them cry, and everyone's cheering. That's when he's like all right guys now I know the sucks. We've been here nine years, but you gotta remember the sign from the Gods. We got remember we were at this altar. On this holy mountain and a snake appeared. And, he jumped open to a tree any eight nine chicks. And then after eating the nine chicks, he was able to get the mother bird. And, then he disappeared so obviously. That means we'll be here for nine years and we'll win the war on the tenth, so it's almost done. You guys just got us. Stick with just a little bit longer. We'll be on the home. Stretch I just WANNA. Be there when that happens like. When when does that become normal like out of nowhere? A snake appears. And then that thing jumps up Jones nine times leaps physically says jumps jumps into the tree. It's the baby's eats the the mother, and then just vanishes again. You just like watching this happening. Okay what? I. Know I've been here for a while, but. Dang. Did. Is there something up here? Burn food. Did we smokes on board here? But. Yeah, that's a pretty wild prophecy, but. And he tells them that and they kind of get their bearings, but then nestor the oldest and wisest soave. Agmon MOANS leaders. He said some rallying words as well and the men Kinda got. Yeah okay, we'll. Odysseus. We're ready to fight. and. This point in book two is when they start rattling off all the nations they have backing them up or would it be nations other I word. Police. said he states. All the cities states backing them up and all the ships that those city states brought. It's the famous catalogue of ships yeah, yeah and I believe. The Greek said in excess of twenty five nation or City states with him between twenty, five and thirty five I would guess. And that's a lot of ships. That's a lot of troops. And once it goes through a kind of the. You know the city sites that the were backing the Greeks. Then it goes into the city. State's our back in the Trojans, and they had probably about fifteen to twenty, so they're outnumbered by the Greeks, but they have the walls of Troy, which is a big leg up, so their numbers don't really account for as much. Now. The Greek start marching towards troy and. There's so many of them at the ground is like moving beneath their march. You know there's rattling the earth as they go to battle. Now while this is happening, Iris delivers the message to the Trojans from Zeus saying that the Greeks were approaching, and they need to ready for battle so Zeus is playing both sides here. He said this motion. He's trying to help Achilles, so he put it in the Greeks to attack, but he's also helping the Trojans to. Decimate some Greek troops. Now. When Irish delivers this message the trojans prepare. To? Armor Up, and I saw gathering their troops outside the gates to march towards the Greek army, and that is where book to concludes, and that's where we're going to stop for the day. So with the upcoming tension, coming up one more time on hammering home so a lot of people. Give Achilles a bad Rep. a lot of people think that Achilles is not acting rational. He's selling out his friends for. The priests that his his his booty that he received. That did not mean for that, but that's kind of funny. I thought you did it on purpose over. Too much credit. So. A lot of people give them a bad rap, but you have to keep in mind again. I talked to you guys about this. But remember Achilles was told by thaddeus before he came that he had to fates, as I say was, he could go to troy, and he would gain the utmost. Fame and honor. In the other fate was if he stayed home, he would die and unmemorable life, so he showed up here, knowing that he was going to get the the legends. All this amazing accolades given to him and Agamemnon in one day showed that he could take away his t may his honor and his everything. He's worked hard for so he's irate and the only thing that he has. He has no power here I mean he is a king, and yes, Agamemnon is not the king of all the Greeks is just like the first among equals. He's the leader of this expedition, but. Achilles only has one move he can do, and that is to take away his services. There's it's not because he doesn't like his friends remember that. Analogy I gave you earlier. The table with a bunch of gold coins for every gold coin. That's given is one point that another person doesn't get so. When agamemnon does the blasphemous move of showing that not only is team may able to be taken back, but he doesn't care about Achilles. He's not worried about Achilles worth. He's showing that. Achilles means nothing to him. Yes, he could come back. He could get more, but what's to Stop Adam from doing that again so? I. It's only method. He can't do anything else. Pretty pretty intense. Yeah, and there's you know like like. We said earlier was just of born to do one thing and that was. Win But when fights and you know, it's the one thing he can offer, so take some Mu. That's the only thing I can do then. That's what I'm not going to do. And the catalogue of ships that were is pretty cool, too, so with the catalogue of ships. It gets a lot of bad rap on it I don't really know why, but one thing that Kinda of sticks out to me with it is. It shows that even back then. Men Really loved lists. Like. We're simple folks. We did not. We did not evolve it all. Only good list like. Thousands of ships are like. Yeah Yeah yeah the. The reason, we didn't name off. Everything's because it would be like a three hour. Episode of we did that, but it did go for a while, but it's A. It's a quicker than it is a summarizations she could say. There's two elements at play there. The first and foremost is remember. He is his plays and his booklet. They were meant to be portrayed in front of audiences, so you can just imagine this. This group of just Greeks just sitting around this the Bard, this re recites this they get excited because there's so and so of Argos, and then like that's my city or back then people trace their lineage all the way back to them. So that was their ancestor. It got them excited that the air made them feel included. Yeah, and then the second element is. He started in the Ninth Year of the war. And this is probably one of the first. actual. Situation where the story doesn't start at the very beginning, this is probably where a lot of our fiction gets the inspiration to start in the middle to start where there's an actual. Problem, so some type of conflict so by picking book your nine. He's missing some things and you're gonNA. See this in book three as well so. Instead of just throwing that at the very beginning and making you bored with it, he gets you hooked. He got you excited. He's like Oh Dang okay so Achilles He went hard there and he's like, but now let's talk about who came to war and. It makes you don't it and makes it exciting, but also he's he. Has the thing we're in the next book. Where Paris Fights Malays Arman allowance for. The war, so this is something that should have happened in your one should not be happening. You're nine, but he's like no now this is this is good literature. Right? Here I'M GONNA. Make sure we include this I don't care if it doesn't make sense. It's going in there. And it and it the the pure genius of this story. It's amazing because I. I can't wait till there's there's going to be a part where I'm going to talk about the cycle, so he has certain books correlate with other books so. One Book so book to for instance he has booked to start with. with Zeus plotting and overthrowing the Greeks at certain time, and then book I believe it's Eight. Eight or nine, he starts with Apollo and Athena, starting to plot, so he he has all correlate, and I'm going to have a whole list where you guys and the upcoming episode that that happens in, but just the pure genius, the literary genius of someone back then who has influenced Western literature and I. Don't think there's any more book other than the Bible. That could be as influential as the story. Yeah for a story that covers fifty five days of one of the most famous wars. It's absolutely amazing. I agree. I agree the ceremonies. He makes the metaphors. Beautiful indeed. So. So next time we're going to try to do books three four and five for you guys and I think you guys enjoy them. We have a dual common, a battle and a Greek champion going hand ham in hand. And also guys take a look at facebook I'm posting a poll I. Want You guys to start picking your favorites for who you think is the hero of the episodes. This one's going to be a little bit easier. Because obviously, there wasn't much that people could have done, but on each episode I'm going to have you guys pick and I'm sure diabetes is going to be a lot, not that I'm trying to talk to you anything. Thanks again. Guys for listening and we appreciate all the support Yup. See you next time.

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The New Agency Model with Eric Frost - Ep 77

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35:08 min | 1 year ago

The New Agency Model with Eric Frost - Ep 77

"And I think those people that are sort of a little entrenched in the way things have been done with an organization. They're not gonna respond. Well to you just trying to bowl them over what they're going to respond. Well to is like showing them some respect and showing them that you're going to bring them along for the ride. Welcome to the Schmidt list the podcast for people dedicated to managing successful projects. Developing impactful products and building engaged teams. And now here's your host, Kurt Schmidt. Hi, Eric, thanks for joining me on the show today. My pleasure, thanks for having me. So I met you through. Zeus Jones in we've, we've worked together in the past, and you schedule your you start in the adage business right back and Fallon and stuff. Right. What's, what's your story? How did you get into what you're doing today? So. Yeah, actually, I started in the interactive world and San Francisco back in the late ninety s I worked at a small shop called adjacency that built the first ever Patagonia dot com built the first ever online car, configuration for Land Rover built the first ever apple store, all sorts of things like that. So really sort of cutting edge, dawn of the internet, dawn of E com, young world, I went to didn't go to school for any of that. It would school for creative writing and English realized that I wasn't going to be able to pay off my vast amount of student loans that I didn't want to be a teacher. So I had some friends who had started. Jason seed moved it out from Madison Wisconsin, where I grew up. Went to work there and sort of kind of fell in love with the interactive and digital world and being in a creative environment, first and foremost chair. And so when did you join up with Zeus when was that was that, right? At the beginning, we up founding partner of this Jones, my fellow founders, and I all met working at Fallon, three, I, I worked there, the least amount of time I was there about five years, everyone else was there much longer. My partner rob who is there? I don't know seventeen to twenty years or something like that. And at the end was the president of Falun. So that's the two of us came from the more sort of creative digital side, Christian, and I then Robin, Adrian, both came from more of the brand of business strategies that got it, and to tell me about what did you Jones does these days. What is the focus for what, what's the work? We're really, you know, I would say the core of what we do is business and brands sort of innovation. And that innovation can be on either the marketing side helping. Sort of organizations completely overhauled the way that they're approaching marketing, and sort of innovate what they're doing approach things in much more modern ways or the product innovation side, and that can be digital products or physical products as well. So I would say a lot of what we're doing is sort of helping people find be more innovative act more innovative, but also find cultural relevancy. So we're working with some people, you know, in the startup world that are at the bleeding edge that don't need help with innovation. But what they need help, connecting their innovation to people and making people feel you know, and get excited about the innovations that they're bringing out. So, you know, it can range the gamut from helping someone very innovative sort of better connect to pockets of culture or someone who has sort of lost their way, no longer needs to completely turn a brand or a product around helping them sort of return that product, and that branch relevancy got it, and so recently, well, not super recently, but you launch to the Knowstone. Network. So tell me about that. Yeah. So one of the things when we first found use Jones, the first thing all of the founders agreed upon the was that we were always gonna stay independent. So we've were twelve plus years in now at it's not always easy to be independent. You know the way it is, you know, always on your shoulders. And sure, you can add more people to the management team and distribute that a little bit. But I think we looked around and saw the idea of forming a collective of independent agencies, people that would share expertise share sort of connections and potential business opportunities as could be a very powerful force. So we wanted to start no stoves as sort of network of best in class independent agencies across the variety of expertise and really the goal of Noces to help those agencies make sort of take some of the bird and make it easier to stay independent, but ultimately to help those independent agencies thrive both financially, but from like an expertise and evolution standpoint as well because. You. You've had all the partners that join to make sure they complement each other, right. Yes. Yeah. We've been very carefully vetting the partners and has sort of been evolving that process. But what that looks like is obviously, you know, in person, sort of one on one conversation. Sometimes those happen over zoom. If someone is saying, London, or something like that. Looking at portfolios looking at case studies, but even going so far as talking to clients and talking to other agencies or people that they've been collaborating with to make sure one that they're delivering amazing experiences to clients and doing amazing work. And also that there we have a no jerks policy. Like we want people that are really good collaborators that are fun to work with, and that are also thinking about things in interesting ways. So in part of what you were talking about what Zeus does and what it does. So well. You know, the brand change in that, that sort of innovation change. It really comes down to there's a lot of cultural change that needs to happen in organizations, right? Yes. Absolutely. I would say, we have we have dabbled in that and are some clients have asked us to do that. That's not necessarily area of expertise up against it, though. Right. Absolutely absolutely. I think that is one of the challenges. I mean we run into it as well, right? When people have this new idea. But sometimes, I don't think people think of the wake that is left, when you launch some of these new initiatives or these new prototypes, or whatever the case may be like, what that means to your organization, and what the word chart might even be on the backside of that new thing. Right. Absolutely. Yeah. I think for clients when we've done things like we've say, pulled people at Nestle and said, okay, we're going to go over here and create this incubator and build these amazing, new brands and do his things from the ground up and the sort of. I think the original thing was well, those people will go back inside the mothership and sort of infect. Right. It like virus with these, these new ways of doing it, you know, and spread it. And that hasn't I was proved to be the most successful way of doing it. So, you know, we're talking to other organizations like I mentioned, but Cadel from numale Nobel, they're actually I think, you know, approaching this in a very innovative way where they're going into these organizations and sort of making that change from within the organization and actually taking seats and desks within the organization for six months to a year doing sort of rapid prototypes, and making the change from within an including sort of everyone in that process, which I think, is a really smart way to do it. Yeah. And so you work with companies basically worldwide, right? Yes. As far as the network. Yeah. We're we have global aspirations and a lot of the partners that were actually bringing on already. So we have one partner in London, but we have partners that are US based, but have. Multiple locations around the world London, Shanghai, you know, all sorts of locations like that. So. Right. And so I, I could see why and why I got excited about it is because like you said, like there's the publicists and those folks on the world that have gobbled up a lot of places Accenture and and whatnot. And so then they now and I'm using air quotes offer these new services. But the problem is, is that when a lot of times when the purchasing molding these people into their cultures. There's a lot of friction and a lot of mistakes can be made, right? Yeah. Absolutely. I'm in all you just need to look at glass door for some of these acquisitions to see all the people sort of complaining about the culture clash and sort of flooding out the door. So really, you know, that's one of the things we felt was important was allowing people to keep their culture, their culture, so fragile that, and it's not necessarily in the interests of the person, the big company, whose acquiring you even though there's a lot of sort of lip service. To oh, we really want to buy you for your culture. Well, really their first interest is return on investment as soon as they get, you sort of within the organization. So, you know, if you're being precious about your culture, they really want officiency. They want everyone to sort of seamlessly work together and adopt the processes of the whole that don't necessarily care care about your process, and some of those processes are processes in that culture, are key to the way that those people operate and not just the employee happiness. But the quality of the work, right? So when you mess with that, you know, even by subsuming it into a larger whole like I said, it's very fragile has to be very carefully tended. So I think that's why we're seeing a lot of these people leaving and the best talent flooding out of the door after these acquisitions, right? Because I mean is it's such a such a narrow job market out there that some of these people the only trigger they do have is to buy a company in acquire the employees. Right. Absolutely. Yeah. Acquiring. The talent is the biggest part. Of it, which is why the founders sort of have these, it's into the deal that they're going to stay for a certain amount of time. And if, if it was attractive to stay there, you wouldn't have to contractually by says. For two to three years after an acquisition. Thing. Part of it is self discovery as well. I think you know, certainly in my personal journey kind of figuring out what, what you're good at and what your best add in what stage of development is like the thing that really excites you, as far as company or a new initiative is concerned that's a journey and a process like you kind of don't know until you've tried the various points and one of the great things about Jones and being there from the beginning as I've been able to be a part of all the different areas of development, and one of the things that I discovered about myself as I'm really excited about building the new thing and sort of figuring out how that works and the nuts. And bolts of that Zeus Jones has evolved a lot over twelve years. So you kind of get that sort of burst of new excitement, but that's one of the reasons why myself, why I as one of the partners have sort of focused on? No, some sort of building out some of these new entities because that's what gets me really excited. And motivated is sort of building that new thing from the ground up, I've seen other agencies though, because in explained to me this. I think to me, it seems kind of obvious, but I'd like your perspective like why not just take Zeus Jones in like by X company, or build out a practice on your own of development or of doing television commercials by not just build them out yourself, why developed this network? Yeah. That's a good question. You know, part of it is looking at other people in their attempts to do that. And just it seems like a various sort of traditional answer to, to that problem. The clients want us to do this. We don't either don't have the capabilities or don't want to do this thing. So we're going to sort of Akwa higher or acquire it. Yeah. Just felt like we know what we're really good at we wanna stay focus there and continuing to evolve at the pace that culture and businesses changing and just stay really good and on top of what the core of what we do and what we're really good at is enough. And what we can do is find other people who have that similar a passion for those other areas. And. Those other specialties and areas of expertise. And those people if we find the right people, those people are going to be equally as passionate about staying on top and staying at the bleeding edge and evolving what they're doing in those areas. And that's if you can combine forces with all those people that are passionate about those specific areas and expertise that's going to be the best world. You know, best world scenario versus okay? We by straight line theory. We bring them in house, and John and Andrew leave. And then we have, you know, three to four you X people that are part of part of Zeus Jones, but it's not with them, we sort of have lost. They've lost something there. You've lost something in that sort of cultural change. And that sort of. You know pulling inside of this other company. So allow people to sort of stay control their own destiny. We sort of believe the people that are the most passionate about the business and have the best interest of the business in the future of the business and heart. Those are the people that should stay in control sort of in the driver's seat. And that's going to be the best thing for not only the, the interest of the people who have ownership, but the employee says, well, you goes back to will you were talking about culture to right. Because I culture as you mentioned so fragile. And you know, in today's world I mean especially in our business. I don't know if this is as much for you, but it could be is that people when they show up here for a job. They don't need work. They're not out of work. They're choosing to, to invest their time in work in our company. It is it is not because they have a hard time finding a job or something in today's kind of tech space. You know what I mean? And I knew that, you know, you folks have had. Journey in your years of buildings whose Jones in the way, they've hired in the way that you've changed, how that happened in the way that the culture is set up is that is that where it comes down to is protecting that culture because that's the that's actually the key to why you're so good at what you do versus like. Well, we just have the best processes. We've been the most expensive people. We certainly don't have the best processes. In fact, I alert maybe a little process of verse shoe to our own benefit and detriment. Right. And we certainly don't have the most expensive people. I think the reason why everyone is bought in ED's, ius Jones. And I think we have an incredible amount of buy in from the employee's, because they feel like they have agency to make change that it's not just us sort of top down. Does determining what the future is? We have a very flat hierarchy. And everyone is sort of contributing to sort of the path forward. But I really think in this sort of hits on your really questionable. Like why do why don't we just scale across all these different industries? And that's you know, bunch of locations, and that's how we're going to grow like we've always been more interested in kind of growing our impact, both in the type of client work, we're doing, but also our impact on the industry. And that's one of the things that sort of drove us to start Nosotros as well as we really want to create a better future. And a better path for independent agencies and as Jones, we really wanted to keep doing work. That makes a bigger impact on the world of business, the agency world, a bigger impact on culture in general. So if we can, you know, keep raising the bar and raising the MVP of our work and the type of impact for having on our clients businesses that's really where we want to focus on. I think that's incredibly attractive to employees as well, being part of that journey, and being part of something that you feel is really making a profound difference versus being part of something. That's like, okay, we're tweaking this thing over the small thing over here that may or may not make a difference. So when you look at what actually motivates people within a culture and within an environment, I think it's that feeling of their empowered to make change both within our organization, but also incredibly empowered and credibly respected by our clients as partners and people were sort of making. Big impact and change within their organizations. Yeah. I found that in some of the most successful agencies, I've been a part of or that I've had the pleasure of working with, like, nobody really cares about the agency. It's the I really liked those people that I work with. Right. You could spend all your time and money on branding and things. But if you have a bunch of Dicks. Yeah. You know people tend to figure it out. Pretty quick. Do your clients and the people who work there. Right. So I think there's, there's sort of different ways of fostering, fostering, a culture that sort of like, oh, it everyone feels like family, and I really enjoy the people that I work with. And I think one of the things that we've focused more on is really wickedly smart, and passionate people that are doing incredible work and being part of that high performing team that's really making an impact is sort of where we have focused. And I think that's all we've been able to attract some people in talent that we otherwise might not have gotten so you net. So you you'd mentioned is very flat. So founder year. But do you feel that, that inherently people try to create some sort of hierarchy like just because they're mentally more? I don't know comfortable with that or is that something that you really focus on weeding out during that hiring process, or is it something that happens as their sort of, on boarding, and in, in their first, maybe ninety days or so. Where that's where you have to spend a lot of that time, sort of weeding out that sort of expectation, it would say over the years, we've made some miss hires, and mostly. It's people who've come from more traditional environments that sort of have a more narrowly defined role or a sense of how things should work. And the people that work, we've sort of figured out, you know, over over the years, how to kind of tell that sort of telltale signs of somebody who's going to really thrive in our environment, and someone who's generally pretty multifaceted, pretty much like a self starter, one of the things that's great about our environment. But also makes it not for everyone. It's very sink or swim. So if you show yourself to be capable we're going to give you as much responsibility as you can possibly handle it. We're going to test the threshold of that, pretty quick from within you when he joined the organization, some people rise to that challenge, and they end up taking on much, much more responsibility than they would've not traditional sort of structure, a traditional company, much faster, and that sort of. When I say it offers them to make an impact. That's one of the one of the ways, I think, in which we do it is, we will figure out quickly what you're capable of doing, you know, help you throw you in the deep end to a certain extent, help you where you need help and sort of mentorship. But the idea is to get you quickly, you know, up to where we feel like and continually pushing, you know, you to heights that you thought, maybe previously, you'd never go to because that seems like it's difficult because one of the things obviously, is that it's very rare for people to say no to something in an interview, right? Yes, you know, you'd be like, yeah, we're gonna put tons of responsibility on you and you're going to be self starter. And you do all this stuff if people be like, oh, I love that idea. Thank you very much. I think everyone loves to say those sort of things in an interview. So I think part of it is looking at having a real conversation talking about past experience, talking about things that they're seeing out there and you can suss out. Whether someone is just paying lip service to those things, or actually. Early. You know is good at it. And granted, you're not gonna be able to successfully suss it out one hundred percent of the time. So then you have some people that that join and don't work out. But I kind of think of our culture and Jones's the sort of self maintaining organism like it's funny how quickly everyone figures out, whether or not someone is like an absolute plague perfect fit or just as you know, not, not the right fit. And I think we've gotten better figuring that out faster and helping people sort of Trent gracefully transition out when it's not the right fit. Yeah. I would imagine, because, you know, just like us, you're very, very client focused recline facing right, that I think where I've seen the balance, get weird and other places where people start telling most become part of the client and not part of the company anymore. If you're an experienced that you're seeing that, where you don't mean that they sort of they, they marry the other person's family. I, I have definitely I definitely saw that a lot at Fallon, especially with the war traditional sort of account management. I think a lot of people had the idea that I'm the clients Representative within this team to, I am the client, especially. Yeah, I actually want to work for this person. So that's one of the honestly one of the reasons why we decided to do away with the idea of account people when we first started Seuss Jones that and partially. It felt like you know this game of telephone where it's like this person's the client whisper. They're interpreting everything and passing it back to the team. Like, we went on just remove that, and have clients working directly with the all of the people on the team, which, again, once again offer something to especially more junior people. You know, we can have a designer we had a design intern who was presenting in front of some of the biggest clients in the world while she was still working working part time for us and a student at the university of Minnesota. So, you know we used to joke. It was like Jacob in her student portfolio. You know, she would have amaze an amazing new design system that we did for Facebook. You know what let student at the university of Minnesota say that they basically helped create the new design system for Facebook, so. Yeah, that kind of opportunity. Allowing people to sort of really jump in and drive like that is yeah, it's it doesn't always work. It does have its downsides. But it's incredibly rewarding when you can see someone really, you know, fully and quickly evolved to their full potential. Yeah. I mean, what I like again, this is where, you know, I feel like founder also has a lot of kinship with you. I mean, we also have a no sales model as well. But how is that how has that been hard and good at the same time? I think it's obvious you explain some of the reasons why can be can be good. But let's say I'm I'm let's say somebody I'm own agency. I'm listening to this, and I'm wondering, like, I do any higher that said, salesperson, I need some sales, what's your advice to that person. You know, it's going to be different for organizations. But different organizations we, we've, I would say wrestled with that in the past ninety nine percent of our new businesses always come through relationships and word of mouth, which is one of the reasons why we wanted to start knows us as well as extend the amount of relationships, organically that we have. Yeah. What I would say is where we've struggled is when you get into of big very traditional client that doesn't really want to change like, we worked best with people that want to make big changes when you, you know, it's not just lip service. Yes, I just saying, like we need say, give me some of that innovation. But can you keep like the change on the side, because I, I don't want to have that all over my innovation, exactly. Or the innovation is we really need our ad agency to better understand the brief, you know. And of course, they never say you don't hear that upfront. But I would say is, you know, those traditional companies will try to make you operate like them and you need to resist that. And sometimes the resisting of that or the process of them trying to make you operate like them is very painful because. Yeah, you're right. You know, you always want to sort of knock it out of the park, and be on amazing partner to all of your clients in those early phases when they really they they're used to that very traditional model of like very buttoned up account and project management. That's not necessarily are strong. We'd have some producers that are very good at it, but it's just not the way that we like to operate, you know, we don't track hours we, we operated, as much more an extension of the client team in a much more collaborative sort of nimble way. And if that's not how people wanna work, they say, that's how they want to work, but they revert back to this much more. Traditional process, it ends up being not the right fit for sure. I mean, I've definitely had that here before, we're, we've had, we've had certain clients say, like, no, no, we definitely wanna partner and then it's like, what is this going to be done? When is this needs to be done by next Tuesday? And it's like wait a second. This is happened to the partner part of it. You know, we're partners. This is how I talked to. There's a whole sort of school of. I don't know where this comes from traditional sort of brand managers who I have been taught yo as beat up the agency to a certain extent. And that's how you get the best work out of them. And I can't wait for that mentality to sort of die off because I think it's going to be harder and harder for those people to get top talent to work with them. Because there's so many people out there that didn't sort of go through traditional business schools, or through stations where they were taught them and talent, and you just get so much better, work done, when you there is true partnership, and there's true respect and you know, you're not just checking off. You know, bullet points on a brief you're actually coming up with a solution that's really going to move the dial and make an impact. Right. And I think to the point, that's, that's the only way you can really have innovation and change. It's not just because you just put some sort of process, a framework like Zeus Jones recipe. They don't work anywhere. No. In fact, one of the reasons, one of the reasons we were excited about starting Zeus Jones was to never have a solution. You know, the beginning of an engagement packaged like we love big problems that you have no idea how to possibly solve that no one else has been able to crack that is really our forte. And that's where we love to dig in so we love wide open briefs where there's knows no solution identified or, you know, maybe there's some assets or some things that people have thought about or, you know, they're thinking about the problem in an interesting way that sort of jumping off point, but really we love to sort of dig in figuring out and come up with a whole setup possible solutions that could really sort of drive, you know, the outcome that people are looking for as opposed to like it. We really need is a new website. Or sell our pants. A logo will fix this. Yes, a nice one real. Nice something fancy and radiant gradient would be good. And sometimes the answer is a new logo. Betsy. Usually part of a more holistic solution, the other thing I think, what I like about how our organizations are similar is about. Like you said you'd like to solve kind of big nondescript problems. But you also don't really have a vertical either. Right. You sure there's areas were kind of regularly in, but you're definitely much more of a horizontal. Right. Is that on purpose? Yeah. I think it's just part of the nature of how we want to solve those problems pretty quickly. We realized that we were going to have to not only we had to, but our clients wanted us to sort of help make things and make part of those solutions. So what are the different key differences between us and some other strategy shops, as we sort of go from sort of identifying sort of the white space opportunity, all the way to helping sort of implement some of those solutions? Now, we don't have to implement all of those solutions. We, you know what's better implemented by a clients team or another sort of agency partner. You know, we'll bring in a partner or have clients bringing another partner to sort of, you know, better attack something, but it's great because, you know, we find ourselves doing the output of Zeus Jones looks radically different from one project to the next, which is really exciting and we find ourselves, partnering with architects, and industrial designers and three d animators and all sorts of different people. You know, obviously people like yourselves that are building, you know, amazing digital products and things like that. So it's what makes the work really exciting. And you know that of working across a variety of industries, I think I love it because I'm someone who sort of relentlessly curious. I get to learn everything from how do you match like your perfect lip color? As a woman in your lipstick wardrobe to everything about cats and dogs to everything about the food world and vertical farming and all sorts of stuff like that. So I find it fascinating to come to work every day and learn amazing things and stay on top of culture and, you know, final, this different really interesting microcosm of people who believe certain things or have values that are leading them to certain types of behavior. All of that stuff is amazing and really exciting cool. Now, the I think one of the one of the comments, we get from a lot of our clients, especially the larger ones is they say, like we're coming to you, because you don't have a stable of clients in this space. You haven't solved this problem, a million times in you're not going to come in with your bias. Right. Right. So do you feel like do you feel like yeah. That, that curiosity keeps your, your bias, very low when you're walking into a new engagement with, like this is an Al Pekka farm. Like, okay, I don't haven't worked with too many of these. Yeah. I think it definitely does at the same time. You know, we can be working with a cutting edge west coast tech, client and food, client in completely different space or an insurance, you know, healthcare insurer. And, you know, the people in the small to medium business space trying to solve exactly the same problem. Yup. Right. So it's funny because he would never think you take inspiration from Nike, and how Nike is sort of radically changing the way they approach customer service, and you would take that to a completely different industry. You know, of course like when you walk in, and you're, you're saying it's influenced by Nike influenced by these cutting edge tech companies like that's those companies love that, you know there. They're usually so focused on their own industry, that really making those sort of cross industry connections is imperative and really interesting finding those collisions. But yeah, I agree like walking in without any sort of bias of like oh, you know what we've done this. Exactly. Exact same thing and you need and it's called action. Eating more calls actually out your good. I think one of the things that prevents us from doing that as an we've try to drill into every single employee, because it was definitely a pain point from the traditional Admiral is having an enormous amount of respect for the knowledge that people have about their own industry, and business. These people know more about their business and their industry than you'll have you'll ever now now that what you bring is a very valuable outside perspective that helps take that knowledge and sort of reframe it in a new way or, you know, come up with a new solution that builds upon that knowledge. That's I think, sort of important, sort of, you know, those are both important factors in the. Emmett solution that in that finding sort of that cultural connection that sort of, makes it all work. Yeah, I remember when I was much younger and in a large organization as a consultant in helping with the client, and I remember this one on a Cup person on clients I was very condescending because I've worked here for forty years. And I know I've, I've all that stuff and everything. And I thought when I left I was like what a jerk, you know, and, but the count person actually sat me down, and was like, no, they're intimidated by you. That's why they're acting that way. It isn't because they're jerks. It's because air boss hired us to come in to solve a problem that this person is having a hard time doing. He's trying to justify his position. So. And I was like holy shit. I'm a dick. You know what I mean? But I was thankful that I didn't think so too. Right, t directly to your point. I think it's very important that people understand that I mean, these are real people in their real lives. Just because you might be a blip in their forty year history to coming in, and helping them you shouldn't be very careful with that responsibility agree. And I think those people that are sort of, you know, a little entrenched in the way things have been done with an organization. They're not gonna respond. Well to you just trying to bowl them over what they're going to respond well to, as like showing them some respect and showing them that you're going to bring them along for the ride certainly those people can be impediments to change, but it's not going to get any better. If you just try to kick them out of the process, or exclude them, you know, they're just going to be an even even squeaky wheel as part of the process. So I think helping to embrace those people help them feel like yeah. You are respected, and you're an important part of this, and we're going to bring you along for this, and we're going to make your job actually much bigger and much more interesting than. That's when you can really succeed is like you know what we're going to come in here and do is make this, a much better place to work every day. And we're gonna make you more excited about your job than you have been in the past five years. That's powerful cloth. Well, so Eric, if I want to find out more about no sin what the capabilities are. And how to work within it where where should I go? Where where do I find that information? Yes, we've got website that sort of explains the overall philosophy of the network, and who the members are at Knowstone dot network. That's N O S, T, O, S dot network. So you can find information there and sort of reach out. And if you're a member of an independent agency that is looking to join sort of values align best in class network. We'd love to hear from you. And if you're a client that wants to work with best in class independent agencies we'd love to hear from you as well. That's awesome. If I'm looking connected. Eric, where are you most active? So I just find linked in or if I got questions, I want to know learn more about Zeus Jones. Yeah. Linked in and Twitter sort of where I'm. Most active. But I would say Lincoln is I I'm doubling down on linked in, you know, now that I'm CEO knows does. It's amazing. There's a lot of people publishing really amazing content there that I think a lot of people are missing out on it, and totally agree astonished by the quality of content that, you know, people like yourself and other people are, are putting up there that I had sort of been glossing over. No, you'd say a lot of people always complaining. It's turning into Facebook. And it's like well, there's some pictures of people in their dogs on there. But for the most part, I see really impactful innovation, like case studies making some big changes in like healthcare, and really thoughts about sort of building culture within organizations, and people that are doing things differently. It's, it's really great. It is great cool law. I wanna thank you so much for taking the time today to come. Enjoy join me on the show. I really I really enjoyed our conversation. Yeah. Thank you very much for having me. And my pleasure. Thank you for listening to the Schmidt list, if you want to learn more about how dri exceleron it's innovation. Checkout foundry makes dot com. And if you'd like me to speak about establishing a growth mindset at your conference, or with your team drop me a note that Kurt that foundry makes dot com. Oh, in the next time you're on the internet head, I tunes and leave the show a review if you enjoyed this episode, please share with a friend, because sharing is carrying like truly appreciate you taking the time to listen to the show. And I hope you have a fantastic week.

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The Gordian Knot

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The Gordian Knot

"Hello welcome to stories podcast. I'm your host amanda weldon. Today's story is called the gordian knot. An adaptation of a very old legend written for you by daniel hynes. Today we'd like to say a special. Thank you to james. F e and frankie and their family in minneapolis and ellen and their family in arlington virginia. Eva and cleveland and their family in limerick ireland. Brody cassie and theo and their family in county wexford ireland and katherine abraham and harvey and their family in binghamton new york. Thank you so much. Harvey abraham catherine theo. Cassie brody. qu- even e- ellen willa. Frankie efi james you are part of what makes it possible for us to continue to produce fun new stories for our listeners if you would like to support stories podcast. Every episode ad free head over to patriot dot com slash stories. And join just one dollar a month if you'd like access to all of our books or a thank you and if you episode. 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Today to get fifteen percent off your order. We want you to be prepared for snack time. Go to perfect snacks dot com slash stories to stock up and say fifteen percent. Thanks enjoy the episode. The gordian knot once upon a time in an ancient land called frisia. The king had died. He had no sons or daughters to replace him no queen to take up his throne. He had no family of any kind and the kingdom was in chaos. Everyone wondered who would lead them. Who would guide them. Who would see them safely through the dangerous times in which they lived finally out of desperation they consulted one of their oracle's who were wise people believed to be able to peer into the future oracle. They cried the king has died and there is no one to take his place. What do we do this. Oracle was a wizened old woman and she appeared at them through is gone milky white. The king has died but all will be well. She said i can see into the future and not far. Do i have to look tomorrow at dawn. Our new king will reveal himself. Look to the eastern gate of the city. He will come with the sun riding a wagon. He will appear humble and playing but he has the blessing of the gods and shall be a ruler. Just and kind. The people were skeptical but thankful to at least have an idea. They stayed up all through the night thousands of them crowding around the eastern gate of the city. Some people were making bets on whether or not anyone would come and others were circling. The crowd selling hot food and drinks as dawn approached. They squinted into the rising sun. No one has calm. someone shouted the oracle was wrong. Said someone else will never have a king. The crowd began to grumble but then a shape appeared no more than a shadow with the sun. Suddenly bright behind its back. What's that could it be. The sun blazed up its first raise spreading golden like butter on warm fresh bread in the sun and light. The crowd saw a man riding in a wagon. They watched in stunned as his ox. Pulled him through the eastern gates of the city Hello the man said surprise to find thousands on thousands of people standing in a loose semi circle around the gate. Am i interrupting. Something cried out a voice and it was picked up by the crowd. The king the king is here. The celebration broke out and the man was lifted from his wagon and paraded around the city. The man a simple farmer named gorgeous was declared king and he moved into the palace with his young son. Midas this was the same midas who would later have the golden touch and get donkey ears but those are different stories for a different day to honor their new king. The people renamed their city gordian. And usher tim onto the throne to celebrate their good luck gorgeous and his son midas placed their ox cart in the palace yard inspired by the gods. They gathered all of the thin rope. They had been carrying and began to weave it together for a full day and night. They worked and when they finished. The rope was tied and twisted and turned into a giant not the size of boulder resting heavy on the open back of their ox-cart. This is for zeus gorgias said when they finished and no one shall ever untie what we have tied and true to his word. The not remained tied for many years. No one knows for sure how long it remained but it outlasted gorgeous and midas and indeed the entire kingdom of frigiere they were conquered by the persians and subject to their rule through those years. The not grew harder and crusted molded over and nappy with age. If it had been difficult to untie all those years ago it had grown downright impossible. It's sat like a boulder of rope in the center of the old palace yard a relic of an older age until another oracle came. This one was a young woman and she had seen into the future in a dream. The people of gordian gathered around as she told them of her prophecy. I have looked into the days to come. She said her voice a mystic. Worl- the gordian knot shall be undone and the person who completes this arduous task will go on to greatness. The person who une does the gordian knot will rule over all of asia. The crowd gasped and whispered. The persian empire had control over so much and it was unthinkable that someone would be able to take all of asia. Still many people longed for greatness so as the word of the oracle spread. They came to the city to try and undo the gordian knot and claim their greatness. Hundreds of people came sailors. Who tied and untied knots. On ships weavers who worked with the finest threads parents who struggled at their kids tangled bootlaces all of them came to undo the gordian knot and all of them were defeated unable to even loosen a single strand. The legend of the not continued to spread and soon it drew a mighty champion from the persian army. He was a hulking man. Seven feet tall with arms as thick as oak trunks. His head was shaved bald but his beard was a black bush of wiry hair and the earth seemed to shake with every step. He took hold people of gordon. He bellowed walking into the palace square. Or have come to undo your puny not. He flexed his muscles. The veins standing out under his skin snakes everyone looked on. They had seen many people. Try their luck with the not. But no one as strong as this gargantuan soldier will defeats the not in the name of persia and we will conquer all of asia ourselves. He strode up to the not and began to pull at the ropes. His muscles strained his teeth. Bared in snarl will have this out earn a moment. He heaved and tour he pride and probed and twisted he hefted did the boulder sized not in his mighty arms and squeezed and snarled and nothing for all his strength for all his effort. He was rewarded with nothing at all. It didn't loosen so much as an inch. Wall can't do it a can't be done. He said no one shall take asia. He gave the giant not a final punch and stormed away. Others came and crashed against the not like waves on a beach and a short while later came the most famous thief in all the world. She was a slight thing with long hair and dark eyes. She wore soft leather and moved like a whisper. It was said her hands were so fine and delicate that she could pick even the most difficult lock in seconds and that she had stolen more treasure than most kings had ever seen. I have come for the not. She said simply the crowds parted and the master thief approached the not unlike the others. She didn't rush or pull or prod no. She circled the boulder sized. Not like a cat might mouse peering at it from every angle watching it through heavy-lidded is and now she said shaking loose her hands. Watch a master at work gently carefully. Tenderly her fingers began to work at the not. Unlike the sailors and the weavers and the parents and the brute she seemed to relish taking her time every movement was part of a dance as she wove around the boulder sized not. She worked for a minute an hour and well into the night. The moon was a thin sliver of crescent so people brought torches for her to see by and when the dawn rose the next morning. The not was unchanged unbeaten. The thief had failed. This is impossible. She said bitterly throwing up her hands. If i can't do it then it can't be done. This will live forever at the testament. Zeus and no greatness will be found here. She packed up her things and disappeared as quickly as she had come. After that fewer people came to try the not and those who did gave up nearly as soon as they had started. The people of gordian gave up hope that anyone would ever defeat it. The colossal tangle would stand until the end of days growing more crusted and gnarled with every passing week until it was solid as stone itself and then came king alexander. He was young no more than twenty years old when he had claimed the throne of ancient greece which was then known as macedonia already. He had started to spread his kingdom claiming more land than anyone had ever thought possible. He was a brave leader always at the front of his armies than that. He was a kind leader. He tied together the people of different lands and treated them well so that they were happy to be a part of his empire. He came to gordy. I'm alone with his sword. And armor riding his warhorse the thousands gathered as he approached the not they had heard of alexander he was a good king and a mighty warrior but surely he wasn't as strong as the persian or as cunning as the thief. What did he have of undoing the not and without the not what hope did he have of adding asia to his empire. Alexander walked around the not once and then again. He wore a slight smile and didn't seem at all discouraged by the layers of grime and age. That had hardened the boulder sized not. My name is alexander. He called out to the crowd and he drew his sword with a steely ring. And i shall have the greatest kingdom ever seen. He turned and swung his blade. It whistled down sharp and glinting red in the sun with barely a whisper. The sword sliced through the not and it fell in pieces at his feet unraveling in an instant for a moment. Everything was still. Alexander stood over the undone not his sword hung in the air. The crowd held their breath unsure whether to boo or cheer and then thunder split the sky it roared like a lion and lightning followed yellow forking tongue cracking across the clouds and bright blue and purple. It's surged and crashed to earth around alexander again and again six times in total. It kicked up smoke and made everyone's hair stand. on end. and blinded them with its brilliance. And then when the crowd blinked there is open and the smoke cleared. Alexander stood tall and proud. They burst into cheers. Six was the sacred number of zeus and by striking six bolts of lightning. He showed that al exander and his unique solution had indeed defeated. The not alexander went back to his army. And true to the prophecy. He soon conquered asia and more earning himself a place in history as the greatest military. Mind ever to rule an army and the name still heard today of alexander. The great the end today story. The gordian knot was an adaptation of a very old legend written for you by daniel hines and perform for you. Buy me amanda weldon if you would like to support stories podcast you can leave us. A five star review on itunes get ad free episodes and more at patriots dot com slash stories. Check out oliver merch available at stories. Podcast dot com slash shop. 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Athena Pt. 2: Lady of Athens

Mythology

40:21 min | 2 years ago

Athena Pt. 2: Lady of Athens

"This episode features dramatization and discussions of suicide rape murder and violence against women. Today's Greek myths, the founding of Athens and perseus and Medusa feature sexual assault as major plot points. We'd like to advise an extra warning for sensitive content. If you or someone, you know has been assaulted you can call eight hundred six five six hope to speak with a trained counselor twenty four seven listener discretion is advised especially for those under thirteen. Corpse swung from the ceiling like a pendulum looking up. A theme knew it was all her fault had she chosen her words more carefully. This may have been avoided. The girl was gifted her early death such a waste of talent. Even the rope. She hung from was perfectly nodded beautifully woven. Colorful, Athena, realized the rope was made from the shreds of Iraq knees. Final weaving which equal to is in the contest. Athena, had destroyed the incendiary piece but Iraq knee woven into something. Whole again, maybe FINA could follow suit. She took the body down then held the girl's wrist to her own ear. No pulse. But still warm. Athena. Couldn't raise the dead that was Hades domain. However, she might be able to save Iraq knees gift live on a rack ni. Yet, hang by thread. We've and skit as you did humbled but not dead to keep the pride from returning curse. Every generation ahead. With that Iraq knees hair fell out her nose and ears. Followed it to the floor her head shriveling her belly rounding Iraq, Nasrim smaller and smaller, but her nimble fingers, which held her weaving talent remained the same size the fingers became eight spindly legs and her thumbs. Too small feelers in front of her face the spider who used to be Iraq knee began spinning her web to this day arachne e and her children are weavers and they cover the world with handiwork to rival the gods. Welcome to mythology on the par cast network. Every week we present dramatic stories from ancient mythology and explore their origins. I'm your host and narrator, Vanessa Richardson today were continuing the tragic stories of the Greek goddess Athena, she's the goddess of war and military strategy. But also the goddess of wisdom civilization and the arts in her methology, she exists in a limited state, but slowly finds her own identity as protector of Athens guardian of heroes and goddess of wisdom at home and at war, new episodes of mythology release every Tuesday, and you can find us and all of our casts shows wherever you listen to podcasts if you enjoy the show the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you listen. According to classicist Edith Hamilton Greek mythology doesn't tell us vaguely what early humanity was like it tells us exactly what early Greeks were like unlike their AGIP shin counterparts Greek gods were modeled after Greek humans with human flaws and emotions the Greek gods are impossibly beautiful immortals with incredible power, but they're also frequently board and seriously petty, they drink they fight, and they have a lot of sex at the root all Greek myths are about human problems and Athena, the patron goddess of Athens represented the problem of civilization, the ancient Greeks built some of the earliest cities with Athens founded around three thousand BC for the people of ancient Greece moving into cities changed life dramatically. They went from a primitive culture too. Civilization with literature science and democracy naturally. The Greeks wanted a God that melded their past with their future. Enter a Thenia. She was the warrior goddess who became a defender of the city and resident of the home. Some scholars think it went the opposite way. That Athena was a house goddess who was reappropriated from protector of a single home to protect her of a complete city and took a warlike nature to help with defense. But either way Athena was the bridge for a changing culture, she used wisdom to find a balance between the ways of the past and the ways of the future, the dichotomy within a theme is the dichotomy within ancient Greece and her myths show her fighting a war between duty and desire. After the tragedy of Iraq. Ni Athena was in need of new weapons. She had no intention of using them immediately. But it was prudent to always be prepared with arms in search of a new axe. Athena went to the forge of Heff ESTES. The limping God, forget axes. You must behold my hand crafted triple reinforced tried and true spear. I think I'd prefer simple axe. I don't think you know, what you want. Are you insulting my intelligence? God of the crooked foot. Only your knowledge of weapons goddess of flashing is a Festus thrust his spear at a theme. Along its Lenk fuel the texture the girth out decline about that ax, her Festus grabbed a theme is hand and put it on his spear. She could smell his breath or maybe the weapons in the forge were burning. Doesn't it? Bring you such pleasure. You'll need armored match. Let's examine the fit on this Festus moved his other hand onto a theme as breastplate feeling his way across her chest and down to her hip, even with a thick sheet of metal between them a Thenia. Didn't like what is hands were doing? Oh, you've become quite a woman. I remember the day you were born let me mull over the spear all return another time Athena moved to set down the weapon. But before she could who Festus was behind her both hands on the spear trapping her between the weapon and his arms. He was too close and FINA could feel his hard muscles pulsing against her backside. True. You took a valve chastity. I'm committed to it. Why? So prude when we all know you'll kill at the slightest provocation. Don't question my decisions have Festus. Athena kick to Festus in the shin. And he dropped the spear. Athena, ran from the forge, but Festus chased her like a stallion and heat his disabled foot slowed him, but not by much Festus was God too. And there was nowhere FINA. Could hide he caught her grabbed her thrust her against a Cyprus tree Festus had thrown off his clothes in the chase. And he pressed his glistening swollen body against FINA. But a FINA would not be a victim. She need him in the groin Festus doubled over moaning and spilling his seed across her thigh satisfied. Festus left. A FINA retched at the site of her leg, then she took deep breaths, wiping sweat from her brow. Athena, wiped her Thia f- with wool who Festus hadn't overpowered her. But here was the physical evidence that he'd used her. She wanted to be viewed like any other woman and she'd gotten her wish ashamed Athena buried the wool leaving it to rot in the earth. The encounter with Festus left. Athena with annoying prick Ling ache inside she confided in Hera, hoping the goddess could console her. It's not supposed to be so forceful is that he got has their own way of doing it. Why do you think I take other lovers of asides Zeus? He knew about my vow of chastity and still he grabbed me and tried to have. None of it. Athena. My Festus is disabled. He can't properly walk much less attack. Anyone he's the God of the forge all he does is create weapons for attack. Do not dare to accuse my son. You don't believe what he did to me? I will heave what you did to him. I you think you're the fairest of the goddesses, and then you start taking over the womanly arts. And now, you're seducing my vulnerable, son. I don't know what you're after. But I think it's best that you keep your distance Hera. All I wanted was a listening ear, then you best get it from your child. My child you put her Festa seed in the earth impregnating guy, a monster was born the child of Heff ESTES Ghia. No, athena. You made. Professed to spill his seed, and you buried it within guy the mother earth, thus the gods have determined the child is yours. I see if I were you. I dispose of the little snake. Everything Hera said was true guy and Festus wanted nothing to do with their deformed. Spawn the God saw Thenia as responsible for the baby titan and expected her to either raise it or kill it. So she sharpened her dagger. She found the child effective where it was born in the land of Attica Herro was correct. It was a monster human from the waist up snake from the waist down. But when thin picked it up the thing surprised her it's mild and cooled. It's tiny hands reached up at her shiny dagger. The fingers were so small it needed. No Hera had made it clear. No one wanted the monster. It had no mother, but neither did Athena. And for that fact, she couldn't. Kill him. The goddess of wisdom hatched another plan to cheat death a theme and chanted a wicker basket and sealed the serpent child within he'd mature safely inside like wine in cask and emerge full grown able to make his own destiny. She named him Eric Thonis as a second thought. Athena, held the baby close and let him nurse. This granted him the chance to earn immortality and live on Mount Olympus. Now, she just needed a safe place to hide the basket. Ever the wise? Athena, chose a guardian who'd have sympathy for little Eric thunnus, the king of Attica sake. Rob's was also half human with the claws and scales of a dragon instead of the legs and feet of a man say crops had three virgin daughters, a glorious air sea and Pandraud says a Thenia chose Pandraud sus. The eldest to guard the basket Pandraud says accepted as an honor. She kept the basket hidden for some time until her sister's lung suspicious weeded the secret out of her from there. It was quick work to convince Pandraud says that Athena could not be trusted pen dro- says wanted to obey Athena. She knew the gods could be wrathful. But she'd heard tell of Thenia ruining the lives of Paris and arachne e for her own vanity would if Penn so. This too was merely upon in the goddesses schemes distrust boiling in her stomach pen. Dro- says led a glamorous and air sea to the wicker basket, nervous curious and doubting. The three knelt down Pandraud sus placed her hand on the lid and with a nod from her sisters opened it. Up next. We'll peek inside the basket now back to the story. When we left off Pendrey had just broken her promise to FINA when she and her sisters opened the enchanted basket, the three daughters of say crop, stared at the abomination in the basket it had the head of toddler and the body of a snake? They argued over whether it was truly an honor for Pandraud sets and wondered how the thing could be killed their sharp voices frightened, Eric thunnus, and the toddler began to cry the cries echoed up to Mount Olympus to Tina the baby's cries were like the death screams of thousand men on a battlefield Pandraud sus promise had been broken and the baby was endanger. Athena, rush to him immediately by Zeus thunder. I asked one favor of U Penn roses one request. Child sh of picked up the squealing baby monster trying to comfort him, but Eric Thonis continued to scream my sisters. They made me than all three sisters shall suffer the punishment. I I I I if Eric phonies didn't stop crying Athena would go insane. She patted him rocked him. Let his snake tail wrapped around her wrist to no avail, the three virgins on the other hand seemed nonplussed by the baby's wailing. Athena realized the perfect punishment. May you all feel the cries of this child in your minds as they ring in my heart? The daughters of say crops heard Eric Thonis has cries the screams of thousand men and fell to their knees in shock with every tear. He shed their eyes went wide overwhelmed. The girls pulled out their own hair satisfied. Athena, took Eric thorniest away. There was no ceiling him back in the basket. She'd have to find him another home. It didn't matter where FINA took Eric phoniness. The three sisters heard thousands of horrifying screams every time he cried Pandraud sus air sea and glowers were constantly aggravated unable to sleep mentally muddled and completely bewildered over time. Each sister went insane with the screams ringing in their ears. The three climb to the top of the Acropolis the sisters took each other's hands. Looking down over the city below then they jumped. Fina. Tried to tell herself the deaths of kings say crops is daughters were not her fault. They deserved punishment. Even if a teen had doled it out recklessly, no mortal was aware of their curse. But in her deepest heart. A Thenia knew she'd traded their three lives for phony is's one. It was a rancorous bargain, and she'd have to raise the baby titan into a great man to make up for it. But she had a clever new plan for Eric thunnus and for poor childless king's say crops. Athena appeared to say crops in his palace. The throne room was dark windows hidden behind tapestries say crops is clothes were torn and beside him rested three small earns my condolences king say crops. Thank you got us. Athena in the wake of their loss. The capital of Attica requires a protector. I could keep your enemies away. Bring joy back to your people and provide you a new air under my patronage. Poseidon God of horses and the ocean road in on a white mare light flooded in with him. What brings you here on the patron God of this city? God wants this land actually, two gods want. This land Attica is honored to harbor interest from each of you aside, and Athena, I plan to make your capital the greatest city in the world. Do you palace at the I do sucrets, do you know, why the holds the name palace enlighten me supreme God of the sea? She killed a scene and stole her name. You're ignoring the nuance of the tragedy. I took on the name to honor her presume you on the others. You've destroyed too must be quite a lengthy name. You have time and time I've apologized no-one Greaves greater than I am simply impressed by the gall. You have to come to say crops kingdom after what you've done to the land, shall I lay that? Out to if you dare enough my capital shall not have a patron God who indulges in slender slander theme, will you protect our fair city. I'd be honored what one moment sake robs you named me. Your patron. Would you go back on your word to a God? We did. Poseidon if a is the thoughtless brute you accuse her as you should have no trouble beating her in a contest judged by my citizens. No trouble at all. The day of the contest sake crops gathered his people at the Acropolis. The two gods stood on the ground where say crops is three daughters had died and prepared to perform miracles Poseidon went. I he raised his Trident and struck down on the rock of the Acropolis. The rock split and from it flowed. Beautiful deep well of salt water, the people of Attica far from the ocean were impressed. A theme was nervous Poseidon. Spring was incredible. And her last contest against God's had been mortifying at least unlike effort daddy Poseidon. Agreed. They should keep their clothes on. She looked at the perfect spring. She could beat this a thin aside reached into the earth and whispered through the olive tree. Bring Athens to me grow grow grow from her hand sprang mature olive tree the first of its kind the underside of each of the leaves was gray. Just like Athena's is so in the wind passed through the tree the entire plant resembled, the flashing gaze of the gray eyed goddess take this tree as a reminder that I shall always watch over you a theme then showed the people how to pit and eat the olives and how to extract their oil. They were charmed and impressed across the land. The olive tree became a symbol for Theta. But in Athens, the people were divided was a better to have a beautiful spring or fruitful. Three eventually, the citizens put it to a vote. A curious thing happened all of the men voted for precited and the women for Thenia. There were many men, but there was one more woman. Athena, won by a single vote. The people named the city Athens after their new protector, even under the favor of Thenia, the men of Athens hated that they'd been bested by their women. They took away the women's right to vote and from then on only men had a say in these matters. It was a small retribution, but it wasn't enough for Poseidon in retaliation. He flooded the land of Attica on behalf of her people. Athena, pled with him to end the deluge, but to no avail Poseidon transformed Attica into the Jian see and the highest mountains became the islands of Greece through the floods and storms. Athena protected. Her city, keeping it above water and blessing the people with groves upon groves of all. Trees. As patron goddess. Athena, put the toddling titan. Eric Tonia in king say crops care, and he became heir to the throne of Athens. It was easy to accept a half snake prince when they already had a half snake king? Athena remained close to Iraq. Thunnus teaching him. How to build chariots and plan invasions in due time. He became a great king a theme as plan to save Eric thunnus had succeeded as king of Athens. He installed the Panetta Thenia an annual celebration of their patron goddess, there were sporting events and feats of strength competitions for music, embroidery and horse racing. Great feasts and offerings given to the goddess. The early offerings were bulls and oxen's sacrifices for victory in war. But soon Athena taught them to offer a sacrifice for protection of. City. She required female animals young lambs and maidens these virgins served in thinnest temple showing gentle face to those who sought wisdom. But Poseidon was still angry with enough. He couldn't take Athens. But he could take everything else beside an especially wanted the virgin maidens who served in theaters temple one particular maiden Medusa caught his eye. And when a theme was away, he snuck into the temple Poseidon had his way with Medusa desecrating, the pure and sacred shrine by the time of thin a- realized something was amiss and descended to the temple Poseidon was gone. Left behind Medusa cried on the temple floor bruised and bleeding Athena, comforted her and pressed Medusa, tell her what had occurred Medusa was reluctant the other priestesses at the temple hadn't believed her when she told them after some pressing Medusa told Athena the truth. She'd been raped by Poseidon desecrating virgin Athena's temple. She hadn't seduced the God. She hadn't even smiled at him. But the other priestesses said that was impossible. A Thenia stroked the girls curly hair allowing her to cry Medusa. I believe you Athena, saw a wheat lift from the deuces shoulders sniffling. She looked up at Thenia with sincere appreciation, I've seen Poseidon destruction and rage firsthand. I've been where you are. He said he'd be back. He said, he can't resist my nature. It was not your fault, perhaps perhaps I can protect you a pheno wiped the blood from meduse 's face, I can't stop Poseidon lust, but I can't stop you from being its target. You would have to agree. It would mean a drastically different life for you. But Poseidon wouldn't come for me. Again, never never again. Save me, a Thenia nodded and began her curse snarls. Smile and snakes for hair beauty of Medusa hardened like a Crone at the side of her visage, turn men to stone. Medusa skirl coiled into snakes her teeth lengthened and sharpened into tusks. Her eyes bulged from her skull wings sprouted from her shoulders and her find soft skin grew coarse hair. All over what am I tough warlike safe and to Gorgan we can hide you among the other organs on the isle of Sarpedon Alltel Poseidon you died in my temple. He'll never touch you. Again, a Thenia and Medusa shared relieved. Half smiles finally, a problem resolved and no one dead. A FINA found a new power in saving women who've been violated and ignored in ancient Greek society, if a woman was raped her rape was seen as a crime against her male guardian. So if a woman's father or husband didn't believe her or didn't desire to prosecute the man in question. She had no recourse, if a woman was raped by God, she had even less recourse. No, one would challenge the gods, except of course, a goddess Athena kept watch for women who needed help the first a maiden named Nick TIMMY when Nick Timmy's father raped her. She hid and shame. But a Thenia found the girl and transformed her into an owl, the owl became Phoeniz, constant companion and a symbol of the goddesses wisdom to this day when Poseidon attacked the virgin daughter of core. Aeneas? Athena, heard the maidens cries and turned her into a crow. So she could fly away from the seashore crows still shriek eternally scared of Poseidon. Athena, found one of her best gifts to women was in helping them become something more than a woman just as she was. So when Zeus approached a theme, she thought her father would be overflowing with pride, you know, your half, brother perseus. Yes. The son of Danny as going to war in a way, perseus OSA debt. So I'll eight him on a quest to help him repay it. Yes. You must help perseus slay Medusa. Up next. We'll see how thin negotiates her loyalties to Zeus perseus and Medusa now back to the story. A theme as blood ran cold. How could she kill the woman? She'd sworn to protect she tried to remain calm. She could reason with Zeus and think her way out of this perhaps areas would be a wiser choice of patron for perseus slang. A monster. Requires a men's power fortitude. It also requires more than a swinging sword. Plenty of monsters have been dispatched with swinging swords. But no Gordon's to kill Gordon requires some wit if any man so much glimpses Medusa he'll turn hard as a rock. But at least now she'll be safe from them. What did you say nothing? Well, then Aries is a sword. Swinging simpleton perseus needs a plan. You must aid him. I can't have a statue for a son. But you're okay with a murderer for a daughter. She's a monster monsters exist to be slayed. She was once a woman did she not defile your temple by seducing Poseidon? No, father Poseidon defiled my temple. My brother would never do that. You're the goddess of heroin endeavor slaying monsters is in your nature as the king of the gods and your father. I commend you to do your duty and aid perseus in his Hiroki, endeavors FINA, gritted her teeth and went to perseus. A senior had been particularly proud of her. Curses Stony twist. But now it had come back with a bite the very thing. She'd done to protect Medusa would make Thenia an accomplice to her murder. Perseus was well into his quest by the time. Athena, reached him Hermes the messenger. God had helped him thus far and outfitted perseus with all manner of tools. Athena looked over them with distaste. Look, these Hermes says the most legendary heroes where wing sandals had have him and this wallet. It can hold anything L use it to carry Medusa serpent covered head or even the full corpse. You'd think accessorising will help you slay Gorgan akin killer with a sword alone, though, Hermes gave me an incredible sword and look at this and invisibility cap, I can't kill her with a sword alone. Though Hermes gave me an incredible sword and look at this and invisibility cap, I can't see her. If she can't see me all I can see why you need help from the goddess of wisdom perseus admired his reflection in thin armor. You must admit and quite a sight struck with an idea a thesis lipped off her armor. Oh, if it means taking a goddess to bed to slay the Gorgan, I'm up for the task. Absolutely, not you're the one removing armor. It's the accessory. You're missing you imbecile Medusa will turn to stone. If you stare at her directly, you ought to use my breastplate as a mere a Thenia handed perseus, the polished front piece of her armor, humbled perseus nodded, his thanks if you only see her reflection, you'll remain flesh and blood be vigilant else you'll end up like the others who chased Medusa she's near impossible to kill FEMA. Do you think I'm destined to fail? You're a hero. You can't fight your nature. Perseus? None of us can. Athena, accompanied perseus to the isle of Sarpedon perseus flying in his ridiculous. Winged. Sandals. And Athena in a cloud. They floated over the island watching the sleeping Gordon's and the reflection of theme his breastplate which perseus held on his forearm that wants her Medusa be wary. She's the only mortal Gorgan, if you hit another she won't be killed perseus nodded diving backwards into a freefall he aimed his sword towards Medusa as he barreled towards the Gorgan. Athena, noticed perseus was off his Mark. He drives his sword into the earth hit his head and see a Gorgan perseus was falling to his death to meet his Geraldo destiny he needed a theme as guidance could she help him. Did she have choice a Thenia reached? Towards perseus sword and guided him right into Medusa scaly, neck, the Gordon's head fell to the ground. Each snake on her scalp releasing its own final scream from Madurai head spring, her children, the winged Pegasus and the warrior Chris AOR the twins flew from the island knowing they get nothing from their dead mother. The other organs awoke panicked and launched at perseus. Perseus however grabbed the head in victory. He stowed it in his magic wallet put on his invisibility cap and easily escaped a Thema remained unable to move processing her actions, yet another woman dead at her hands. She watched as the Gordon's mourned Medusa performing funeral rites on her headless body in her time on the island Medusa had been loved the melody the Gorgan sang stuck with enough, and she fashioned a flute that would allow her to play their requiem. But when a teen assault herself play the flute, all she could see was ugliness and annihilation her cheeks bowl JD when she blew her face resembling, the ugly organs, but Thenia wasn't the mourner. She was the reason for morning, she threw the flute to the ground cursing. It. Sometime later perseus entered tina's temple. He opened his enchanted wallet and pulled out the Gordon's head. It was shrunken even more ugly, the snakes hung limply from the skull scales. Dusty and faded. Perseus laid the Gorgan head before thin a-. It no longer bore any resemblance to the girl. Medusa? Thank you got us of heroes. I pledge to you my loyalty and the loyalty of my sons, and their sons may we bring you glory and victory in battle. You and yours have my blessings perseus. A theme didn't know what she do with the dried up Gorgan head. But it brought her piece to see perseus so content to him. She was a kind and generous goddess perseus and his wife Andromeda lived long and happy lives raising their descendants to be powerful heroes. A long line of men who worshipped Athena and enjoyed her aid, including one of the greatest immortals, Hercules. After some thought Athena brought the Gorgan head to Zeus on Mount Olympus at the very least might make her father proud, positively grotesque. Well done my daughter. Thank you Zeus took the head and began spreading the serpent corpses over his shield, the aegis this same shield he'd once used to distract palace before her death. The memory urged him to comfort FINA. I heard the Gorgan Medusa had many good years on an island. You gave a monster a chance at meaning. But did I do the right thing? Look at your tree. It's a beautiful thing that feeds nurtures, but also makes deadly bows. And arrows you made the tree in your image FINA. One with many purposes and the wisdom to choose each at a time Zeus held up the aegis. Now with the Gordon's head attached to the front he handed it to a theme the flicker of sunlight from the shield that had killed palace had been extinguished by the protection of Medusa and the salvation of perseus. Not thriving. I protect guide them as best. I can there is no greater city than mine. World done got us of the city keep it. So and thus Athena carried the aegis her symbol of the power of Zeus bearing the head of the Gorgan. She phoned piece in her dualistic nature, aiding extraordinary heroes and ordinary citizens alike. Personification of wisdom preserver of the state protector of heroes of the city and of war. She brings heroes to glory, which often means raping and pillaging cities. But having been attacked herself protects victims of sexual assault. Athena's rule shifts and sways the branches of all of tree beautiful and brutal feminine and masculine. According to classicist, Lucy Corcoran. There's a simple explanation for theme as fluidity between the traditional gender roles. Her vow of virginity meant she could not be viewed as a mother or lover while the other gods frequently had affairs with humans. Athena, made it clear that even God like Festus was not permitted to touch her. She didn't belong to any one, man. So she could be revealed. Shared by all men, and yet because she wasn't a man, she wasn't a competitor. Who could be bested by the warriors. She advised she was in a league outside Greek society being non binary made her all the more powerful her complex role in Greek mythology reflects, the ancients complicated and subordinate view of women like all the Greek gods of FINA has persisted in culture and with the rise of equality. Her role is less discordant. There's no more need for negotiation. We can all be more than our gender roles. Now. Athena, stands for feminine strength. She's an icon for the university student and the working woman her owl Vokes, wisdom, her olive branches piece. This concludes our episodes on Thenia, but don't worry. She'll be back in future up Assads, providing the great heroes with sage wisdom and military strategy new episodes of mythology come out every Tuesday, and you can listen to more mythology and all of par casts. Other podcasts on apple podcasts, Stitcher Spotify, Google, play cast, FOX or your favorite podcast directory. If you enjoy the show the best way to help us is to leave a five star review while you're there. We'll be back next week with another epic tale. Mythology was created. By max Cutler is a production of Cutler media at his part of the park cast network. It is produced by max Ron Cutler sound designed by Ron Shapiro with production assistance by Paul Moller. Additional production assistance by Maggie admire and Carly Madden. Mythology is written. By Maggie admire. The amazing cast of voice actors includes by alphabet ical order, Mike Kaposi, Jerry, Courtney Osteen, Kimberly, Holland, Harris, Markson and Sammy ni-, I'm Vanessa Richardson.

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Argus

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