It’s finally here! Part I of our six-part series on the Argonauts and their adventure to retrieve the Golden Fleece. This is also the first episode to be recorded in our new home at Acadia Recording Company in Portland, Maine. It is a day for wonderful things!
We start off with some exciting news about the future, then we jump into a Patron-only preview of a folktale from the Philippines. It is a story of kindness vs. cruelty and how one always wins over the other… even if it takes some time.
We’ve decided to release these series as independent Mythosymphonies. They are, of course, free to listen to on the podcast during the season which they release, but if you’d like to own these forever and always, you can pick up a copy on our Bandcamp page. Perseus can be purchase for just $1.
Our hero is wielding the severed head of Medusa quite effectively since he’s acquired it – sea monsters and aggressive men seem no match for it. Could it be that Perseus will use the head a third time when he returns to Seriphos? Let’s check in and see how Perseus fairs in this final chapter of the story of the Greek hero Perseus.
Let’s check in with our hero and see how he’s making out after beheading Medusa, giving relief to Atlas, and departing for the Libyan shores of North Africa.
When we last left Perseus, he had just embarked upon his long 7-years journey. He was armed with Harpe, the sword of the Argus Slayer, and with the shield of Athena. We rejoin our hero as he comes to the Unshapen Land in search of the three Gray Sisters. Let us see if he finds them, and what happens next.
As a podcast we are not often in control of where on the world wide web our show is listed. We love the idea of being available for everyone regardless of where they live or how they find us but some platforms are a little off-brand, unsafe from a cyber security perspective – full of malware for example – and when we’re listed on them it can give the illusion that we chose to be listed on them. The truth is that anyone can submit our RSS feed to any aggregator and just like that, bam, we’re listed on the WeHatePuppies Podcast Network. It sucks, but that’s the way it is. Sometimes however, on rare occasions, we actually get the opportunity to appear somewhere we really want to appear.
When we last left our protagonist he wasn’t our protagonist at all, his mother was, and we left him and her on the rocky shores of Seriphos, having beached there after many days of wayward drifting after King Acrisius set them both in a chest and sent them out to sea and to, what he hoped would be, their demise. Fortunately for them, the warm winds and fateful waters of the Greek sea ferried them to a friendly land and into the good graces of the King of Seriphos’s brother, Dictys.
Part one of the full story of Perseus. Whisky from New Zealand. We’ll hear of the conditions surrounding the birth of Perseus; his grandfather’s terrible treatment of his young mother and how the two were cast out to sea to perish in the waves. We’ll leave them as they arrive upon the rocky shores of an unknown land, and are greeted by a good fisherman who is anything but a common man.
A giant who hides his heart so that he might live forever turns a band of six brothers into stone lawn ornaments. There is a seventh brother however, and when he goes looking for his missing brethren, he finds a clever princess who want to help him slay the giant.