Hide yo kids and stay away from waterways and woods and roads because La Llorona is out catching kids. She’s hunting for hijos today to get into those pearly gates. We drink Pisco, trash on the name Martin, and admit we’re too scared to see the Curse of La Llorona, but we gonna tell you folks about the weeping boogie-woman.
We ain’t foolin’! It’s our 50th episode! Can you dig it?! We take a celebratory tickleback shot and start talking one of our favorite trickster gods and all around friend of man, Anansi. Coming all the way from the Ashanti people in Ghana in West Africa. Let us spin you a yarn of two Anansi stories: How the Trickster Spider god got all stories and you’re gonna carry that weight, ant.
In this episode we talk two tales of two lovers. Starting out is Pyramus and Thisbe who met through a glory hole?! And later we draw the parallels to the most well known doomed star-crossed lovers story: Romeo and Juliet. That once again proves Shakespeare stole it from the French, who stole it from Italy, who stole it from Greece, who stole it from Babylon.
It’s the tale as old as time, the beauty and the Greek. Love is blind for Psyche, who cannot look upon her new husband for some reason unbeknownst to Psyche but beknownst to us. One day her jealous sisters trick her into breaking this golden rule to look upon her husband and setting off a quest for some impossible tasks for Psyche to prove her love to the goddess of love herself, Venus.
To Hell and Back Again, a Bards tale by Orpheus of Thrace. Orpheus would do anything for love, and he would do that. Go to hell with Orpheus in pursuit of his lost love, Eurydice. He’ll prove that true love and love songs conquer almost all, even death as he plays his lyre and sways the crowds including Pluto, Proserpina, Charon and Cerberus. And if that don’t touch your heart, then you might be a murder-lusting Maenad Bacchus groupie.