A Useless Gift
July 31, 2019
Season Two kicks off with a simple question:
What do you give the man who has everything?
“Now you may tell, if you can tell that is, of having seen me naked.”
“Even now, the fields harden, their soil soaked by the pale yellow waters.”
“Father, if you let me even use that name… Give me proof.”
A Ritual for the New Year
May 16, 2018
Here at the end of 2018, we invoke the god Janus and let the past fall away as we look ahead to the coming year.
May 16, 2018
No Other Gods
August 20, 2017
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.”
July 6, 2017
At long last, we return to the story of Orpheus.
December 7, 2016
Santa, will you help me?
What’s this? A very special holiday episode?
Do you believe in Santa Claus?
October 5, 2016
Do Not Let Me Go Down Unwept
The story of Ceyx and Alcyone — those two devoted, doomed lovers
who endured a separation that tested the depths of devotion
and raised the sympathies of the gods.
September 14, 2016
Hermaphroditus and the Alchemy of Self
We finish up the story of Hermaphroditus and Salmacis with a quick dip into stranger waters
where the alchemists sought their Chemical Wedding.
August 31, 2016
Blessed Are the Parents Who Made You
At the pool of Salmacis, the son of Aphrodite and Hermes meets
a nymph who simply won’t take “No” for an answer.
August 17, 2016
You think you know the story of Pygmalion and Galatea, but you don’t.
August 1, 2016
Before we leave the Underworld (for now, at least), let’s spend a little time with
the oft-maligned Lord of the Dead.
He’s not so bad, once you get to know him.
July 27, 2016
Only One God
In our first “dark” episode, a Facebook comment from last week gives us
a springboard for a conversation exploring the inherent tensions
that exist between (and within) monotheism, polytheism, and atheism.
July 18, 2016
And Birds That Carry Omens Brought No Messages
Demeter sets out to find out what became of her daughter Kore…
and who is responsible for her abduction.
July 4, 2016
The Lady Vanishes
This week, we’ll take a look at the story of Persephone and try to unravel the
different (and conflicting) versions that have tangled together over time.
June 20, 2016
A Knock at the Door
Stranger danger, incognito gods, and the roots of true love. In our first episode,
we kick things off with the story of Baucis and Philemon from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
June 19, 2016
By Way of Introduction
Just a quick little introduction to the show and what’s it all about,
with a small meet-and-greet with our host, T.M. Camp.