Posts tagged Lion
Ep 39 - Egyptian Myth: Origins with Anthony Saweres

Baby, it’s a Bad Ra-mance! We’re tackling the Egyptian origin story with our resident Egyptian and editor, Anthony Saweres. He’s giving us the deets on the birth of Golden Egg boy Ra and thus the world of Egypt. Ra the creator is gonna make a whole bunch of good things to serve him while he’s working the Pharaoh biz, until he gets too old and everyone stops respecting him.

So angry Ra makes the powerful Sekhmet to lay down the hurt on man for the dis until she takes the lion’s share of man-flesh and clever Ra’s gotta fix it all with some craft beers.

But the real trick is Isis, who’s gotta know Ra’s real name, the source of his power, and the hook for this episode.

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Ep 30 - The Shahnameh Chronicles Pt. 3: The Return of the King Kavus with Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi

Make way listeners for Prince Rostam! Here is the final chapter of our series on Iranian poet Firdawsi's Shahnameh with special guests and Persian culture & mythology experts, Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi.

Heroic Prince Rostam labors away, beating local villagers and saving the foolhardy King Kavus who has been blinded and kidnapped by the evil white demon *cough* King Theoden and Sarumon *cough*. Rakash and Rostam rescue the king of Mazandaran and go off onto many more adventures, like accidentally committing filicide and eventually succumbing to siblicide after 600 years of living that rock & roll prince lifestyle. And we say goodbye to our special guests Katie and Damir who have been with us for this 60,000 couplet ride.

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Ep 29 - The Shahnameh Chronicles Pt. 2: The True Prince of Persia with Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi

We continue our dive into Firdawsi's Shahnameh with special guests and Persian culture & mythology experts, Katie Scott and Damir Siahkoohi.

In this part 2, we follow the one, the only, the true Prince of Persia. Hero-prince Rostam will go across deserts and mountains in order to fall asleep in some reeds to maybe save King Kai Kavus. Rostam will meet the beautiful princess Tahmina and then leave her for a horse. Along the way, that faithful horse Rakash will fight lions and dragons, while Rostam kills a sheep and fights all of Fleetwood Mac. We'll have one final part to come, so keep listening!

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Ep 9 - The Monster Mashup Part 1 - Chimera-Chameleon

Karma, karma, karma, chimerachameleon!

It's a monster mashin' conspiracy this October, folks. We got episodes coming out every week this month full of the monsters that have been inhabiting our myths and nightmares for millennia, starting with that dang ol' nightmare-fueling chimera!

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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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