Posts tagged Hero
Ep 56 - Finn McCool and the Salmon of Knowledge

Sláinte! In this episode, learn about the most famous Irish warrior of Celtic Myth, Finn McCool! We recall back to our past episode where Finn got into a fight and accidentally created the Isle of Man and inadvertently, the Giant’s Causeway and now we’re going to give you the origin story on old Fionn Mac Cumhaill! Hear the very Game of Thrones-like circumstances of his birth and how the boy got so smart with the help of some great Druid and Fianna mentors and a thumbsuckingly delicious accident involving hazelnuts and a giant salmon!

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Ep 46 - Jason and the Argonauts: Medea's Argo-Naughty Bois

It’s part 2 of Jason and the Argonauty Bois’ (and Atalanta’s) epic quest to Kolchis to get the Golden Fleece to earn his kingdom from evil usurper Pelias. They’ll fight stone giants, dragons, Aeetes and fate! But they wouldn’t have gotten far without Medea, who does everything. Ask Euripides though, you better keep Medea on your side, Jason, cause she’ll mess you up and then peace out on her own dragon-pulled chariot!

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Ep 45 - Jason and the Argonauts: Avengers of Antiquity

ANTIQUITY AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! Strap on a single sandal and hop aboard the Argo cause we’re going on a quest for the Golden Fleece! We are setting sail for high jinks on the high seas with Jason and every hero in Ancient Greece! Old man Demigod Hercules will be there, as will Orpheus the master musician, Peleus (Achilles’s dad), the Boreas Bois (literal sons of the North Wind), Castor and Pollux, Meleager and Atalanta (Greece’s most famous lady hero)! Listen in to learn about the Golden Ram of Hermes, Jason’s quest for his inheritance, the ladies of Lemnos, and Zeus’s most petty revenge. Tune in for a smashing ending!

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Ep 19 - Maria Morevna and the Death of Koschei the Deathless pt. 2

Say Здравствуйте to 2018 with this hero's journey into new mythological territory! Russia and Slavic traditional folklore! We are branching out with the tale of badass lady queen general Maria Morevna and her husband Ivan the dimwitted matchmaker prince! In the second half of our story, Ivan has gone after his wife Maria who has been stolen away by Koschei the Deathless. After stealing Maria away three times and failing, our naive and trusting hero ventures to the Baba Yaga to get himself a brand new horse!

This episode is brought to you by the number 3! The tale begins and ends with three, three sisters and three soon to be bird-person brother-in-laws, and many, many, many more threes!

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Ep 18 - Maria Morevna and the Death of Koschei the Deathless pt. 1

Say Здравствуйте to 2018 with this hero's journey into new mythological territory! Russia and Slavic traditional folklore! We are branching out with the tale of badass lady queen general Maria Morevna and her husband Ivan the dimwitted matchmaker prince! In a tale of, "hey, listen to what your wife tells you," Ivan unleashes the dreaded Koschei the deathless and starts his adventure with a little help from his bird-in-laws.

This episode is brought to you by the number 3! The tale begins and ends with three, three sisters and three soon to be bird-person brother-in-laws, and many, many, many more threes!

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Ep 5 - Once Upon a Perseus

Krista and Christian talk about the heroics of Demigod and all-around good guy Perseus, who proves that even in Greek myth, good things happen to good people and there can actually be happy endings. Perseus’s featured feats include defeating the Gorgons, the Graeae, befriending both acorn bread eating people and Hyperboreans and many more good things. Zeus’s featured feats include impregnating Perseus’s mom, Danae, as a golden shower. What the Hades, Zeus.

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Ep 4 - The Twelve Labors of Jerkules Part 2

Part 2 of our Hercules series, last time he took the Oracles’ chair, this time, he's gonna fight the sun! Man-eating birds and giant white bulls are no match for our hero Herakles, but will our brave demigod succeed in completing his remaining labors? Man-eating mares, Amazonians, golden apples and a trip to the underworld are on Hercules’ to-do list and the jerk is even gonna help and hinder some titans along the way.

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Ep 3 - The Twelve Labors of Jerkules Part 1

Put on your Nemean Lion pelts and grab your cudgels! We're talking about Hercules this week: twelve labors, two parts, and two bottles of wine! In this first half, we are talking Hercules’ family line, early years nabbing that sweet God milk from Hera, killing snakes and music teachers and earning that pelt and cudgel, and actually living a pretty happy life with his happy wife Megara.

Then boom. Hera strikes and tragedy. One angry stop to talk to the Oracles and now Hercules has gotta do some labors for his cousin, Eurystheus. We predict, Lions, hydras, hinds, and boars, and oh my a whole mess of cow poop are in Herk the Jerk’s future.

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