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Myths and Legends of Europe

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A retelling of the legends of King Arthur, Robin Hood and many others, for all the family.

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A retelling of the legends of King Arthur, Robin Hood and many others, for all the family.

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By Sola Fireshine - Oct 30 2018
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I give this podcast a five star review it is perfect and informative

Love it!

By SomeSwellTrash - Oct 07 2017
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I adore this podcast. Well done! Great storytelling skills.

iTunes Ratings

109 Ratings
Average Ratings
97
6
1
2
3

myths and legends of europe

By Sola Fireshine - Oct 30 2018
Read more
I give this podcast a five star review it is perfect and informative

Love it!

By SomeSwellTrash - Oct 07 2017
Read more
I adore this podcast. Well done! Great storytelling skills.
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Myths and Legends of Europe

Latest release on Nov 11, 2018

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A retelling of the legends of King Arthur, Robin Hood and many others, for all the family.

Rank #1: Chapter One: In the Beginning

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In this first chapter we introduce the complicated and slightly bizarre cosmology of Norse Mythology.

Jan 24 2016

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Rank #2: Chapter Two: Introducing the Gods

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Time to meet the Aesir and the Vanir and find out why Odin needs an eye patch.

Feb 07 2016

17mins

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Rank #3: Chapter Three: The Children of Loki

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Loki's three monstrous children are dealt with by Odin and Loki decides to play a somewhat unwise trick on Thor and Sif.

Feb 28 2016

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Rank #4: Chapter Nineteen: The Judgement of Paris

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All the prophecies start coming true as the Apple of Discord does its work. An inevitable chain of events leads to the launching of a magnificent fleet carrying the greatest army of the mythological world. The heroes of Greece are on their way to Troy.

May 12 2018

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Rank #5: Chapter Fourteen: The Myths of Thebes

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A chapter all about the goings on in the city of Thebes. We hear about the city's foundation and how it came to be ruled by one of the most unfortunate men in Greek mythology. We also solve the Riddle of the Sphynx

May 07 2018

17mins

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Rank #6: Chapter Twelve: The Labyrinth

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It's time to begin the story of King Minos and the terrifying Minotaur. We will hear about the building of the labyrinth in which the beast was imprisoned. We will also meet the hero Theseus and have a good laugh at his interesting journey to Athens.

May 04 2018

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Rank #7: Chapter Four: Heimdall the Watcher

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Loki finds a cunning way of rebuilding Asgard's wall and Heimdall goes on a productive journey.

Mar 27 2016

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Rank #8: Chapter Eighteen: The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships

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The story of the Trojan War is one of the most famous and exciting of the Greek myths. It is a tale full of friendship, treachery, love, revenge, tragedy and death. This is the first of nine chapters which will tell the whole story of the build up to the war, the war itself and what happened to the survivors. In it we meet some of the important characters and hear about the wedding at which the seeds of the war were sown.

May 12 2018

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Rank #9: Chapter Five: Tales of Murder and Theft

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Tales of Murder and Theft!!  Enjoy!

Apr 10 2016

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Rank #10: KA Chapter One: In Which King Arthur is Only Mentioned at the End!

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Just over 2,000 years ago Britain was minding its own business. Then along came the Romans and spoiled it all. In this first chapter we watch as the Roman rule crumbles and a British king comes to the throne. Then it all falls apart as a man who wants to be king stops at nothing to achieve his aims. And at the end we hear about King Arthur (briefly!)

May 09 2013

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Rank #11: Chapter Seventeen: A Hero's Work is Never Done

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The story of Heracles draws to a close. We hear how he completes his final labour and then goes off on a spree of revenge before meeting a sticky end!

May 10 2018

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Rank #12: Chapter Thirteen: Bull Man and Bird Man

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In this chapter we complete the tale of Theseus. We see him reach the height of his heroism and then fall from grace. We will also hear about one of the most famous incidents in Greek myth, commemorated by artists as different as Breughel and Iron Maiden: the flight of Icarus.

May 05 2018

15mins

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Rank #13: Chapter Twenty Seven: Erec and Enide

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Love blossoms, but a happy marriage is spoiled by the groom's friends!

Nov 28 2013

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Rank #14: Chapter Twenty Two: The Knight of Many Colours

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At last, we find out who Beaumains really is. He turns out to be quite some fighter and is a welcome addition to the Order of the Round Table. His little brother also joins the club and he will eventually prove to be a lot more troublesome.

Oct 17 2013

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Rank #15: Chapter Eleven: Where there's a Trickster there's Trouble

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A bored Loki is not a good thing for the Aesir! On the other hand he's as good at getting out of trouble as he is at getting in to it.

Sep 04 2016

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Rank #16: Chapter Ten: Love and Knowledge

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Thor has to rely on his wits as he challenges a visitor, and a man shows off wisdom in his attempt to win a goddess.

Aug 21 2016

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Rank #17: Chapter Twelve: Otter's Ransom

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Andvari's curse starts working almost immediately. Meanwhile we meet a great Norse hero.

Sep 18 2016

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Rank #18: Chapter Seventeen: The Flyting of Loki

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A party goes badly wrong when Loki causes trouble. Then the Trickster gets what's been coming for a long time!

Dec 04 2016

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Rank #19: Chapter Six: Men, mortality and Meddling

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It's time for us to meet some of the early mortal men and women and see how the gods interfered in their lives. We will find out about the births of two of great heroes of Greek mythology.

Apr 28 2018

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Rank #20: Chapter Thirteen: The Curse of Foresight

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Sigurd rides away from Fafnir's lair and meets a wise woman. He learns his destiny and is far from pleased!

Oct 02 2016

18mins

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King Lear Chapter Two: Let Go the Wheel

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Lear finds that his second daughter is no more accommodating then the first!

Nov 11 2018

16mins

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Chapter One: A Kingdom Divided

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The king of Britain is getting old and dreams of retirement. But who should rule while he relaxes.

Oct 28 2018

13mins

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Competition Results

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Well done to..........?

Oct 28 2018

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Competition

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With the first episode of The Incomplete Works of Shakespeare imminent, here’s a little competition for you!

Oct 20 2018

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The Incomplete Works of Shakespeare: Introduction

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Welcome to my new series - The Incomplete Works of Shakespeare.

Jul 09 2018

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Chapter Twenty Six: No More Heroes

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The adventures of Odysseus and Aeneas come to an end.  We see what happens when Odysseus finally arrives home and find out whether Aeneas's city ever gets built!  The age of heroes is over.

Jun 24 2018

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Chapter Twenty Five: Journeys

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Poor old Odysseus. The creator of the Wooden Horse knew he wasn't destined to get home for ten years but he never imagined quite how horrible the journey would be. On the way he loses ships and men, meets a scary one-eyed giant and has to choose between Scylla and Charybdis. Will he ever see his beloved Ithaca again?

Jun 24 2018

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Chapter Twenty Four: A Happy Homecoming... for Some

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The Trojan War is over. Troy is gone, destroyed by the marauding Greek army and all of its leaders, except one, are dead. The weary Greek heroes make their various ways home. Some of them don't get the welcome they expected!

Jun 23 2018

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Chapter Twenty Three: An Unwanted Gift

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At last everything is in place for the Greeks to take Troy. It is not all plain sailing, though; it takes trickery and cunning to complete the quest. Fortunately, in Odysseus, the Greeks have the trickiest and most cunning of all the heroes. Odysseus does not disappoint!

Jun 22 2018

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Chapter Twenty Two: The Last Trojan Hero

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At last, Hector and Achilles finally meet in battle. One of them dies and the other revels in his glorious victory. Sadly, for him, the victor doesn't have much time left to enjoy it.

Jun 19 2018

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Chapter Twenty One: Wrath, Rage and Recklessness

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Wrathful Achilles may be sitting on the sidelines sulking but the war rages on. Man mountain Ajax takes on the mighty Hector in single combat. Diomedes and Odysseus capture a Trojan spy and Agamemnon is injured in the fighting. When one particular Greek is killed, though, wrath turns to rage.

Jun 15 2018

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Chapter Twenty: Nine Long Long Long Long Years

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Unfortunately, for the Greeks, Kalchas is proved to be correct. The poor heroes struggle to get to Troy and then have to wait nine years before the real fighting starts. A couple of the warriors are lost and then Agamemnon upsets his best fighter. It doesn't bode well!

May 13 2018

17mins

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Chapter Nineteen: The Judgement of Paris

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All the prophecies start coming true as the Apple of Discord does its work. An inevitable chain of events leads to the launching of a magnificent fleet carrying the greatest army of the mythological world. The heroes of Greece are on their way to Troy.

May 12 2018

20mins

Play

Chapter Eighteen: The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships

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The story of the Trojan War is one of the most famous and exciting of the Greek myths. It is a tale full of friendship, treachery, love, revenge, tragedy and death. This is the first of nine chapters which will tell the whole story of the build up to the war, the war itself and what happened to the survivors. In it we meet some of the important characters and hear about the wedding at which the seeds of the war were sown.

May 12 2018

18mins

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Chapter Seventeen: A Hero's Work is Never Done

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The story of Heracles draws to a close. We hear how he completes his final labour and then goes off on a spree of revenge before meeting a sticky end!

May 10 2018

17mins

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Chapter Sixteen: The Other Six Labours of Heracles

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He's done the easy ones! Now it's time for the greatest hero of them all to get down to some really difficult tasks. As he goes about his last six labours Heracles drops in on the city of Troy and meets a couple of the Titans!

May 09 2018

23mins

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Chapter Fifteen: The Six Labours of Heracles

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At last, it's time to begin the story of the greatest hero of them all. First we hear about the early life of Heracles, known to the Romans as Hercules. Everyone knows about the twelve labours he performed, though he was originally only set ten! We find out what causes him to have to perform his labours and we follow him as he sets out to complete them.

May 09 2018

20mins

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Chapter Fourteen: The Myths of Thebes

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A chapter all about the goings on in the city of Thebes. We hear about the city's foundation and how it came to be ruled by one of the most unfortunate men in Greek mythology. We also solve the Riddle of the Sphynx

May 07 2018

17mins

Play

Chapter Thirteen: Bull Man and Bird Man

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In this chapter we complete the tale of Theseus. We see him reach the height of his heroism and then fall from grace. We will also hear about one of the most famous incidents in Greek myth, commemorated by artists as different as Breughel and Iron Maiden: the flight of Icarus.

May 05 2018

15mins

Play

Chapter Twelve: The Labyrinth

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It's time to begin the story of King Minos and the terrifying Minotaur. We will hear about the building of the labyrinth in which the beast was imprisoned. We will also meet the hero Theseus and have a good laugh at his interesting journey to Athens.

May 04 2018

20mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

109 Ratings
Average Ratings
97
6
1
2
3

myths and legends of europe

By Sola Fireshine - Oct 30 2018
Read more
I give this podcast a five star review it is perfect and informative

Love it!

By SomeSwellTrash - Oct 07 2017
Read more
I adore this podcast. Well done! Great storytelling skills.