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A retelling of the legends of King Arthur, Robin Hood and many others, for all the family.
Rank #1: Norse Mythology: Who Were the Norse?.
Welcome to the world of Norse Mythology. In this brief introduction we'll take a quick look at who the Norse actually were.
Rank #2: Chapter Four: Heimdall the Watcher.
Loki finds a cunning way of rebuilding Asgard's wall and Heimdall goes on a productive journey.
Silver footed, fair haired Thetis, Ares the God of War, Nike the Goddess of Victory, The Furies and The Muses, Zeus the presiding deity of the Universe and the magical, mysterious Olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical Greek and Roman deities you'll encounter in this book. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format. He organizes them into different dynasties and chronologies to make it easier for the reader to understand the labyrinthine relationships and connections between the various gods, heroes, minor divinities, mythical figures and legendary creatures. Greek and Roman legends form the base of all European art, literature and civilization itself. Since the advent of Christianity, the so called Pagan religion which dominated all of Europe for thousands of years were eclipsed but the study of the Classics as part of the education in Greek and Latin kept them alive. Today there's hardly a serious student of English or art who does not encounter some reference to an ancient Greek or Roman myth or deity somewhere in literature and the Western languages. A visit to any of the museums or classical art galleries in Europe would be one that's filled with allusions and depictions of Greek or Roman legends. For modern day readers, the book is a mine of information about the lineage of the gods, forms of worship, festivals and temples devoted to them. It is interestingly chronicled, right from the primordial legend of Uranus and Gaia to the Creation of the Earth, through the dynasties of the Gods, heroes and divinities of the Night and the Sea, right up to the Trojan War where the Gods played a most important role in the destiny of humans. The section on temples and worship is especially interesting for students of archeology and history. It also includes statues, augurs, soothsayers, temple architecture, altars, priests and sacrifices. The extensive footnotes and author's notes for each chapter add value and interest while the charming illustrations make it attractive for younger readers. Anyone who is interested in exploring the ancient legends of two of the oldest Western civilizations would certainly find Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens a source of hours of reading pleasure and a valuable addition to their bookshelf.
Rank #1: 20 – Greek Festivals.
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Rank #2: 06 – Third Dynasty: Olympian Divinities- Phoebus-Apollo.
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A new podcast focused on the myths, legends and folkloric creatures of the 6 Celtic Nations; Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man.
Rank #1: Elfhame and the Courts of Faerie.
This episode explains the land of Faerie, or Fairyland, or Elfhame, it's Queen and the Seelie and Unseelie Courts of faeries! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod
Rank #2: The Voyage of Mael Duin's Coracle .
This episode concerns the 10th century medieval Irish immrama (sea voyage text) The Voyage of Mael Duin's Coracle (or Boat). Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/celticmythspod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celticmythspodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelticMythsPod
Gary and Ruthie bring you readings from the Classic Celtic books - everything for lovers of the Lore and stories of the Ancient Celts. We will cover the Celts, Fairies, Myths, Legends, Folklore and stories from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and other Celtic realms. If like us, you have seen all those wonderful books that were once published about Celtic Mythology, Folklore, or the Fairies and wished that you had the time to read them, then you have found the right podcast to bring them to your fireside.
Rank #1: The Gods of Gaul CT038.
The Religion of the Ancient Celts (1911) Chapter 3: The Gods of Gaul and the Continental Celts by J. A. MacCulloch A discussion of the innumerable Gods of Gaul and the influence of the Roman gods on the continental deities. Names Used in this Section Apollo Juppiter Minerva Dispater Jupiter Taranis Apollo Grannus Augustus Lares Belenos Augustus Holder's Altceltischer Sprachschatz Anwyl Allobrogi Pliny Arverni Puy de Dôme Artaios Mercurius Cultor at Wurtemberg Moccus Cimiacinus Ogmíos Lucian Dumias Borvo, Bormo, or Bormanus Ausonius Belinuntia Maponos Bonus Puer Mogons or Mogounos Diodorus Boreads Caturix Belatu-Cadros Albiorix Rigisamus Toutatis, Totatis, and Tutatis Seckau, York, and Old Carlisle Professor Rhŷs Taranis Neton Camulos Cumal Fionn Braciaca Cernunnos Esus or Silvanus Taranoos and Taranucnos Sucellos Kulhwych Mycenæans Neter Alexandrian Serapis Nantosvelta M. D'Arbois Balor Autun Vandoeuvres Reims Saintes Beaune Dennevy Malmaison M. Mowat Bran Janus Smertullos Silvanus Salzbach Aeracura Ober-Seebach Tarvos Trigaranos M. Reinach Cúchulainn garanus trikeras trikarenos Esugenos Poeninus Vosges mountains, Vosegus Dii Casses Cassiterides Dea Bibracte, Nemausus, and Vasio Bibracte, Nimes, and Vaison Belisama Nemetona Cathubodua, Badb-catha Andrasta Andarta of the Voconces Boudicca Bellona of the Scordisci Camma Cæsarius of Arles Stanna Perigueux Vesunna and Aventia, Vesona and Avanche Seine, Sequana Bormo, Bormana, Damona Dea Brixia was the consort of Luxovius, Luxeuil Clota, Clyde Sabrina, Severn Icauna was goddess of the Yonne Sinnan of the Shannon Deoe Matres Berecynthia Hathors in Egypt, the Moirai, Gorgons, and Graiæ of Greece, the Roman Fates, and the Norse Nornæ Juno with Clivana Religion of the Ancient Celts can be found on Sacred Texts. You can find out more about J. A. McCulloch on Wikipedia. Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for a dramatic re-telling of the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or in Apple Podcasts. Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte. You can find their music on the Free Music Archive.
Rank #2: The Faerie Realms - British Goblins CT001.
British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) The Faerie Realms The Preface by Wirt Sikes A comprehensive exposition of ghosts, fairies, dragons, superstitions and supernatural folklore drawn from the Welsh traditions, 'British Goblins' is packed with information on fairy mythology. The Old Woman of the Mountain Names Used in this Section Caerleon Camarthen Mr. Sikes doesn't really use any other strange names in this Preface, but he does quote from Chaucer - which may need noting here. He quotes from the Wife of Bath's Tale, and he says: In olde dayes of the Kyng Arthour, ... Al was this lond fulfilled of fayrie; ... British Goblins can be found on Sacred Texts. You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia. Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or on Apple Podcasts. Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte. You can find their music on the Free Music Archive. Save Save Save
LearnOutLoud.com is pleased to presen the Classical Mythology podcast. With this series we will investigate the characters and events that formed bedrock of belief in the ancient western world. Whether you are interested in a certain Divinity or a particular story, this podcast is a must for all students of myth.
Rank #1: Poseidon (Neptune).
A biographical essay of Poseidon (Neptune). For more audio you can learn from, please visit www.learnoutloud.com
Rank #2: Artemis (Diana).
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The Celtic Myth Podshow will tell you ancient tales, stories, legends, folklore and mythology of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man bringing you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. The stories weave together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts. You'll also find some 'Special' Shows with music, modern stories, some great information and lots more from the modern Celtic communtiy weaved in among the Story Shows. Come and join Gary, Ruth and their friends as they tell you the great stories from Celtic legend. So sit down, get comfortable and join us for music, chat and a story from Celtic Mythology!
Rank #1: CMP001 Gods in the Mist.
The Tuatha De Danaan, the Children of Danu, arrive in Erin in clouds of mist! It's always great to hear from you! Email email@example.com, or call us on Speakpipe Show Summary: The first episode in our Irish Mythological Cycle series begins with the Tuatha De Danaan, the Children of Danu, arriving in Erin in clouds of mist that cover the land for three days. Emissaries from the Tuatha De and the Fir Bolg meet and inspect each other - very carefully! More resources over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com Show Summary: Running Order: Intro 0:52 News & Views 0:59 Story 2:53 Promo - Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies 19:29 This episode is the first episode in the Irish Book of Invasions. Full credits for this episode can be found in our show-notes at http://celticmythpodshow.com/irish1 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x News & Views The Podcast Launches! Gary and Ruth - your Hosts! We introduce you to our show and to our website, including the brand new voice recorder, called Speakpipe, that can be found either as a link or over on the right-hand side of most pages on our website at http://celticmythpodshow.com.We also invite you to talk to us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gods in the Mist - Episode 1 of the Irish Mythological Cycle and Part 1 of the Book of Invasions Names Used in this Story Listed in order of appearance Falias Gorias Murias Findias Mor-fasae Lia Fial Temair Cuchulain Lugaid Conn of Temair Tailltin Tuatha De Danaan Esras Lugh Uscias Nuada Semias Dagda Conmaicne Rein in Connachta Connaught Rian Brefne Fir Bolg Eochaid, son of Erc Cesard Magh Rein Sreng Bres Elatha Craisech Magh Nia Belgata Sliabh Belgadain Badb Macha Morrigu Cesarn Gnathach Ingnathach Semne Sithbrugh Sengann Curoi Esca Econn Cirb Conchobar Gann Luchta Slainge Gaileoin Eochaid Cairbre Ai Edan The Battles of the Tuatha De This map shows the locations mentioned during this Episode, including the plains that the Tuatha De arrived on as well as the location of Temhair. Promo - Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies Tee Morris, Evo Terra & Ryan Williams Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies This plain–English guide shows you how to record like a pro, build an audience, and maybe even generate some revenue from your podcasting passion. If you′re ready to go live with what you have to say, here′s how to create podcasts that appeal to a large audience, sound top–notch, and communicate a message. Special Thanks For voice acting: Edward and Morgan,our sons For incidental music: Diane Arkenstone, The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details. For our Theme music: Culann's Hounds, http://www.sfhounds.com. See the Contributor Page for details. For guidance and inspiration: Tee Morris & Evo Terra, Podcasting for Dummies. Sources used in this Episode Timeless Myths http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/invasions.html#DanannArrival Lebor Gabala http://members.aol.com/lochlan2/lebor.htm The Irish Tradition http://members.aol.com/lochlan6/mlegend1.htm The Battle of Moytura http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/1maghtured.html The Second Battle of Moytura http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T300011.html Lebor Gabala Erenn http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/lebor4.html#55 The Coming of the People of Dana http://www.celtic-twilight.com/celts/rolleston/chapter_iii.htm Fight with the Fir Bolg http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/gafm/gafm03.htm And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination! Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page. We'd like to wish you 'Slán Go Foill!', which is Irish for Goodbye, or more literally Wishing you safety for a while! Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: email@example.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow) Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Save
Rank #2: CMP030 Restless Dreams.
Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed, goes hunting with unexpected results! We start with the First Branch, which tells the tale of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed and his encounter with a strange other-worldy being. In this episode, our Lord is touring his lands and stays awhile at his favourite Court at Arberth. One of his favourite pastimes is hunting, and he and his men set of for a hunt in the forests around the Valley of the River Cuch, Glyn Cuch. This episode is the first episode in our Welsh Mythology, the Mabinogion series: Pwyll, the Prince of Dyfed. Full Shownotes, with sources and credits, can be found on our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/welsh1 Running Order: Intro 0:42 News & Views 1:04 Story 3:46 Listener Feedback - Gwalchdistrow Cambria 18:37 Promo - The Awen's Path 20:33 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x x We love to get your feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on Speakpipe News & Views We begin the Mabinogion with the First Branch! Restless Dreams: Part 1 of the First Branch and Part 1 of the Mabinogion Names Used in this Story Listed in order of appearance Cymydau Pwyll Arberth Dyfed Glyn Cuch Delwyn Pen Llwyn Diarwya Places mentioned in the Story Episode 1 is also the first episode of the First Branch: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. The area of the Wales that Pwyll rules is called Dyfed, and at the estimated time of the writing of the First Branch (during the Medieval period). Click on the image to see it enlarged. The actual journey that Pwyll makes in this episode is derived from clues given within the various translations and is, essentially, an educated guess! :) However, below you can see the path that Pwyll would have taken in traverlling from Arberth to Glyn Cuch. Click on the image to see it enlarged. Frenni Fawr is the only location that we could find that would match the description of Pen Llwyn Diawya. These images can be seen and explorted directly in Google Earth by downloading the Google Earth data file here. Listener Feedback Gwalchdistrow Cambria We play some audio feedback from an old friend, one of our earliest listeners and dearest friends. Promo - The Awen's Path David Duir The Awen's Path :- "A weekly podcast with a new episode added each Sunday starting 10/31/10. The topics and guests will cover Spirituality, Writing, Art, Music and I’m sure a laugh here and there too. There is a definite pagan flair because I am a Practicing Druid but it is very inclusive of other paths." David Duir, Druid Sources used in this Episode The Mabinogion, pp ix-xxxvi, 3-21, 227-232, Sioned Davies , Oxford, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-283242 The Mabinogion, pp 9-41, 45-65, Jeffrey Gantz, Penguin, 1976, ISBN 0-14-044322-3 The Mabinogion, pp ix-xliv, 3-24, 275-278, Gwyn Jones & Thomas Jones, Dent & Dutton, 1977, ISBN 0-460-01097-2. Can also be found online at www.donaldcorrell.com Pwyll Pendeuc Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, Mary Jones Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts Notes to Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1877, Sacred Texts The Mabinogion, Lady Charlotte Guest, 1849, Project Gutenberg The Mabinogi of Pwyll, W. M. Parker, mabiongi.net. Notes at mabinogion.info 'The Lord of Dyfed', from Legends of the Celts, p.134ff, Frank Delaney, HarperCollins, 1991, ISBN 0-586-21151-9 Tales from the Mabinogion, Gwyn Thomas & Kevin Crossley-Holland, Gollancz, 1984, ISBN 0-575-03531-5 Celtic Myths & Legends, p.147ff, Michael Foss, Selectabook Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-75252-402-X Prince of Annwn, Evangeline Walton, Del Rey, 1974, ISBN 0-345-27060-6 Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom, p.117, 156, Caitlin & John Matthews, Element, 1994, ISBN 1-85230-560-6 The Celts, p.211, Frank Delaney, Grafton, 1989, ISBN 0-586-20349-4 Women in Celtic Myth, Moyra Caldecott, Arrow, ISBN 0-09-955920-X Celtic Heritage, p.41 ff, Alwyn & Brinley Rees, Thames & Hudson, 1978, ISBN 978-0500110089 Pagan Celtic Britain, p.288, Anne Ross, Constable, 1967, ISBN 0-09-472330-3 'Myth in the Mabiogion', from A Celtic Reader, p.151, John Matthews, Aquarian, ISBN 0-85030-935-2 Celtic Myths and Legends, p.356 ff, T. W. Rolleston, 1995, ISBN 978-1859580066 Celtic Folklore: Welsh & Manx Vol.2, pp 499ff, John Rhys, Wildwood House, 1980, ISBN 0-7045-0406-5 The White Goddess, p.215ff, Robert Graves, Faber, 1952 And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination! Special Thanks For incidental music: Magorya, Open Space, Take A Breath from Different Worlds. See the Contributor page for details. Armolithae, Journey, Oppression & Foes Ahead from his album Beneath the Iron Star. See the Contributor page for details. La Gueta La Runa, Vamanos Bailar from LGLR 2007. See their Contributor page for details. Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor page for details. Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor page for details. Jigger Time Ticks Away. See the Contributor page for details. For our Theme Music The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details. Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page. Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: email@example.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow) Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or 'Liking' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you've enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Save Save Save Save
The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the Tuscan dialect in which it is written as the Italian standard, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature.The Divine Comedy is composed of three canticas (or “cantiche”) — Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise) — composed each of 33 cantos (or “canti”). The very first canto serves as an introduction to the poem and is generally not considered to be part of the first cantica, bringing the total number of cantos to 100.The poet tells in the first person his travel through the three realms of the dead, lasting during the Easter Triduum in the spring of 1300.
Rank #1: 06 Inferno: Canto XXVI – Canto XXX.
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Rank #2: 07 Inferno: Canto XXXI – Canto XXXIV.
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A wandering king who's a war-hero doomed to roam the earth by a vengeful God, a plethora of fantastic experiences, a wife battling the invasion of suitors who wish to replace her missing husband, a son in search of his father - the Odyssey is a rich tapestry of incredible experiences and unforgettable characters. A must-read classic for anyone who wants to understand the fundamentals of Western mythology, it is a sequel to the Illiad which recounts the magnificent saga of the Trojan War. The Odyssey continues on, describing the trials and tribulations of the Greeks under the leadership of Odysseus. Reputed to have been composed nearly three thousand years ago, its authorship is still being debated by scholars, though much of it is attributed to the blind poet Homer about whom very little is known. Yet the Illiad and The Odyssey remain the definitive foundations of all Western literature. The Odyssey is a magnificent epic tale that portrays the journey called life. In fact the word “odyssey” in English itself has come to mean a long and eventful journey. In the preceding book The Illiad, Odysseus called Ulysses in Roman mythology, the king of Ithaca, gets embroiled in the Trojan War through the trickery of the Greeks. But once inside, his wonderful qualities of intellect, strategy and leadership come to the foreground as he leads his soldiers to victory. The story of the Odyssey begins when the war of The Illiad ends. Odysseus and his men embark to return to Ithaca but his sworn enemy, the sea god Poseidon, stymies him at every turn, sending storms and foul weather, forcing the wanderers to take shelter in strange and sinister lands. The Odyssey is, besides, the story of Odysseus' beautiful wife Penelope, whose life becomes a struggle, fighting off the innumerable hopefuls who wish to take over her kingdom and her fortune in the absence of her husband. It is also the poignant growing-up tale of Telemachus, a faithful and steadfast son, who refuses to believe that his father won't return. There are many notable translations from the original Greek and it has also been extensively portrayed in art, literature, television and television in languages around the world. Full of human tragedy, bizarre and fantastic creatures, gods and magical beasts, the Odyssey is a treasure-chest of marvelous events. For modern-day readers, young and old alike, it provides exciting, interesting and relevant ideas of war, politics, exile and identity.
Rank #1: Book 09.
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Rank #2: Book 06.
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An archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe.
Rank #1: 3: The Voluspa Part 3 - Stanzas 45-63 - Ragnarok, the Twilight of the Gods and the Death of Odin from the Poetic Edda of Norse Mythology.
We conclude our series on the Voluspa. We read about Ragnarok, the Twilight of the Gods, their Doom, the Death of Odin, and the inevitable, terrible destruction of the world. But all is not lost. Would you like to hear more? This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe, including Norse mythology, the Finnish Kalevala, and more. If you'd like to support the show you can support us on Patreon here: Northern Myths Podcast Patreon The Poetic Edda is the primary original source for the myths and legends of Norse Mythology. The Poetic Edda includes everything from the creation of the world to its destruction in Ragnarok, from the adventures of Thor to the wisdom of Odin. We are exploring these timeless stories to learn how the Norse people understood the world, and how we can apply their worldview to life today. Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: Northern Myths Podcast YouTube Channel If you'd like to follow along with our reading of the Poetic Edda you can pick up the great translation of the Poetic Edda we're reading by Jackson Crawford, you can purchase it here: The Poetic Edda by Jackson Crawford It is also available as an audiobook which we highly recommend. Dr. Crawford has a great voice for it, and actually pronounces everything properly. It's a must have if you like our show! Available here: The Poetic Edda Audiobook Show Outline: 0:00:00 - Introduction, recap of previous episode0:04:24 - Stanza 45: Giants getting ready to attack Ragnarok, Heimdall blows the Gjallarhorn, Odin talks with Mimir0:10:59 - Stanza 46: Yggdrasil sighs when the giants shake it0:14:40 - Stanza 47: Revisiting the Fenris refrain0:21:48 - Stanzas 48-49: Hrim, the Midgard Serpent, and Loki advance on the Gods with Naglfar0:42:47 - Stanza 50: All good beings of the world are at risk, the Aesir are in council0:46:16 - Stanza 51: Surtr the spirit of fire arrives, men walk the road to Hel.0:53:49 - Stanza 52: The death of Odin by Fenrir1:13:59 - Stanza 53: Vidar, the son of Odin, gets revenge for the death of his father.1:26:46 - Stanza 54: Thor fights the Midgard serpent and they kill each other1:43:44 - Stanzas 55-56: The sun turns black, the earth sinks into the sea.1:51:14 - Stanza 57: The rebirth of the world2:00:35 - Stanzas 58-59: Return to the golden age, the reclamation of Odin's old wisdom.2:08:30 - Stanza 60: The return of Baldr and Hod into the new world2:25:20 - Stanza 61: Hoenir speaks prophecies, Baldr and Vidar rule.2:30:00 - Stanza 62: Baldr's hall and the bold men that live there.2:32:36 - Stanza 63: Nithogg the dragon and the return of chaos.2:36:12 - Recap of Voluspa and conclusion If you'd like to follow along with us or learn more about the ideas we talk about on the show, we have a list of recommended books on our website. Included are our recommended copies of the Poetic Edda and the Kalevala, as well as books about archetypal narrative, comparative religion, and more: Recommended Books We also have Northern Myths Podcast merchandise available at our official shop. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:FacebookTwitterInstagram
Rank #2: 4: The Havamal Part 1 - Stanzas 1-27 - The Book of Viking Wisdom Attributed to Odin from the Poetic Edda of Norse Mythology.
We begin our series on the Havamal, the book of wisdom attributed to Odin. We read about hospitality, humility, moderation, and the necessity of the search for knowledge. This is the Northern Myths Podcast, an archetypal exploration of the myths and legends of Northern Europe, including Norse mythology, the Finnish Kalevala, and more. If you'd like to support the show you can support us on Patreon here: Northern Myths Podcast Patreon The Poetic Edda is the primary original source for the myths and legends of Norse Mythology. The Poetic Edda includes everything from the creation of the world to its destruction in Ragnarok, from the adventures of Thor to the wisdom of Odin. We are exploring these timeless stories to learn how the Norse people understood the world, and how we can apply their worldview to life today. The Havamal is the collection of poetry attributed to Odin. It is included in the Poetic Edda and is a core element of Norse Mythology. The Havamal is a book of wisdom full of contraditions. At once it is an example of how to live and a cautionary tale mistakes to avoid. Included in the Havamal are the stories of the winning of the mead of poetry and Odin's sacrifice of himself to himself to discover the runes. Check out our YouTube channel for videos of all episodes and interesting clips of the show: Northern Myths Podcast YouTube Channel If you'd like to follow along with our reading of the Poetic Edda you can pick up the great translation of the Poetic Edda we're reading by Jackson Crawford, you can purchase it here: The Poetic Edda by Jackson Crawford It is also available as an audiobook which we highly recommend. Dr. Crawford has a great voice for it, and actually pronounces everything properly. It's a must have if you like our show! Available here: The Poetic Edda Audiobook If you'd like to follow along with us or learn more about the ideas we talk about on the show, we have a list of recommended books on our website. Included are our recommended copies of the Poetic Edda and the Kalevala, as well as books about archetypal narrative, comparative religion, and more: Recommended Books We also have Northern Myths Podcast merchandise available at our official shop. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:FacebookTwitterInstagram
A divinely beautiful woman who becomes the cause of a terrible war in which the gods themselves take sides. Valor and villainy, sacrifices and betrayals, triumphs and tragedies play their part in this three thousand year old saga.The Iliad throws us right into the thick of battle. It opens when the Trojan War has already been raging for nine long years. An uneasy truce has been declared between the Trojans and the Greeks (Achaeans as they're called in The Iliad.) In the Greek camp, Agamemnon the King of Mycenae and Achilles the proud and valiant warrior of Phthia are locked in a fierce contest to claim the spoils of war. The gods in Olympus watch horrified as the best of Greeks and Trojans are slain. However, Zeus has prohibited them from openly interfering. But finally, even the gods cannot stay neutral. The mighty Zeus steps in to prod the Trojans into breaching the truce. Achilles, who is sulking in his tent refuses to fight and the Greeks suffer terrible losses.Achilles, a demigod is the son of the sea nymph Thetis and the King of the Myrmidions Peleus. He has been rendered immortal like the gods except for one spot near his foot where his mother held him while she dipped him in the Styx. He is the greatest hero in The Iliad and known for his rage, impulsiveness and courage. He watches as his comrades fall one by one and finally puts his pride aside. He sends his beloved friend Patroclus into battle. But Apollo, the savior of the Trojans, dashes away Patroclus' armor and the Trojan prince Hector slays him. Maddened by anger and grief, Achilles vows revenge and resumes battle. And the epic goes on...The Iliad is purportedly written by the blind poet Homer some time during the eighth century BC. Its supreme importance in Greek literature slowly permeated to the rest of the Western world and in time to come, the two epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey became the reference points for thousands of works of art. European museums and art galleries are filled with works based on the themes, heroes and divinities from The Iliad. Contemporary films have portrayed the Trojan War, while tourists throng the sites mentioned in the poems. It was first translated into English in the sixteenth century and has since then, gripped the collective imagination for generations. As one of the defining myths of western literature, The Iliad is indeed a must read for anyone interested in an epic tale.
Rank #1: 08 – The Victory of the Trojans.
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Rank #2: 06 – Hector and Andromache.
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A journey through the myths and history of Ancient Greece and Rome for all the family.
Rank #1: Chapter One: In the Beginning.
The frst chapter of our story introduces Gaia, the Earth and Ouranos, the Sky. We hear the Greek creation myth and meet the Titans and some hideous monsters!
Rank #2: Chapter Two: Clash of the Titans.
The fun really starts here! Zeus and his brothers and sisters fight against Kronos and the Titans over who will rule the heavens and the Earth. Only one side can come out on top. Which one will it be?
Tutored by Aristotle, compelled to ascend the throne at the age of 20 when his illustrious father was assassinated, driven by a passion for expanding the borders of his tiny kingdom, Alexander of Macedon was one of the most towering figures of ancient history. He is brought to vivid life in this gripping volume by the American children's writer Jacob Abbott. In his short but eventful life, the young Macedonian king went on to rule over one of the most powerful and largest empires in the ancient world, breaking the hegemony of the powerful Persian dynasty of Darius. Alexander's sudden death in Babylon is one of the enduring mysteries of history. With him ended the glorious empire he had created, which stretched from the Adriatic in Europe to the Indus River on the Indian subcontinent. Jacob Abbott's book meant for young readers portrays Alexander as a military genius, endowed with remarkable intelligence, physical beauty and courage. Some of the early incidents in his life as when he tames a wild and vicious horse are described in compelling terms. Alexander's youth, his father's insistence on making him a regent for Macedonia when he was just 16 and his experiences on military campaigns with his father in Boeotia, where he displayed remarkable qualities of coolness, courage and wisdom are strikingly portrayed. Philip's separation from his wife, Olympia, Alexander's mother is also described and Abbott traces some of Alexander's less endearing qualities to this imperious queen. His haughtiness, pride and short temper which sometimes led him to be stubborn, envy and resentment of his father's powerful conquests are described as well, giving us an objective and well rounded picture of the young hero. Alexander's glorious reign and his remarkable military campaigns, the historic crossing of the Hellespont, his defeat of Darius and the conquest of territories in Asia Minor, Tyre and Egypt are the stuff of legends. At twenty-six he was the greatest ruler the ancient world had ever seen, but he had already begun to descend into a life of debauchery. His army commanders began to rebel and then followed a bloody trail of murders and assassinations. Alexander's final days are also captured in the closing chapters of this riveting book. Jacob Abbott brings all his skills as a historian and children's writer to this retelling of the life of one of the most unforgettable figures in history that appeals to both young and older readers.
Rank #1: 09 – The Great Victory.
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Rank #2: 06 – Defeat of Darius.
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A few times a week, over my lunch break, I will record, edit, and publish one of the original 250 fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm and translated to English by Dr. Jack Zipes.
Rank #1: 21. Cinderella.
The familiar story of a girl marrying a prince, despite her evil step-sisters doing their best to keep her down. This original version is a bit more bloody than the one you may know, however.
Rank #2: 53. Snow White.
The classic story of a witch queen's jeolousy of her beautiful step daughter princess. Also, seven dwarfs.
Magnificent in its scale and scope, this monumental poem by the blind poet John Milton was the first epic conceived in the English language. It describes an omniscient, all powerful God, the Fall of Man, the Temptation in the Garden of Eden, the disgraced angel who later becomes known as Satan, the Angelic Wars fought by Archangels Michael and Raphael and the Son of God who is the real hero of this saga. The poet John Milton was more than sixty years old when he embarked on this immense work of literary creation. His father was a wealthy merchant who had embraced Protestantism despite opposition from his Catholic family. Milton grew up in a privileged environment, having been schooled at home by private tutors and traveling extensively throughout Italy. It was here that he first read Virgil and Homer and decided to create his own epic in English. Tumultuous historical events intervened, like the English Civil War and the establishment of Puritan Rule. Milton was deeply embroiled in politics and the new parliament. When the monarchy was restored, Milton found himself on the wrong side and he retreated into hiding where he began working on his dream of creating an epic to match the best in Latin and Greek. He completed it after five years of tremendous effort, since he was already totally blind when he began working. The entire work, consisting of nearly ten thousand individual lines of blank verse was dictated by Milton from memory, to a series of scribes. Paradise Lost consists of twelve smaller volumes divided into Books. Each one is devoted to a particular Biblical episode. It begins with a prologue that describes the subject of the epic, much like an introduction. The action shifts to the rebellion of Lucifer and from then on, to familiar episodes like the temptation of Adam and Eve and their disobedience to God's laws. Satan and his unholy legions are described in great detail as are their rebellion and malevolence. Adam and Eve, God and the Son of God are portrayed in brilliant, unforgettable lines and the conflict between the forces of good and evil is represented on a cosmic scale. For lovers of poetry and literature, Paradise Lost represents a seminal work of supreme importance in English literature. Present-day readers will certainly find it fascinating to decode the multitude of classical references, Biblical lore, social and cultural themes that adorn this great work.
Rank #1: Paradise Lost: 07 – Book Four, Part 1.
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Rank #2: Paradise Lost: 17 – Book Nine, Part 1.
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A podcast telling some of the famous and not so famous myths, legends, stories and folklore of the British Isles in a haphazard order. Coming direct from South Yorkshire it is currently regularish, and will feature all of the above and whatever other miscellaneous snippets take my fancy
Rank #1: 1: Thomas the Rhymer.
A retelling of this ballard from the Scottish borders featuring all your favourite Elves and Bards.Intro theme from @alice-nicholls-musicIncidental music:-Axletree: Three kites Circling, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Axletree/Cormorant_EP/Three_kites_circlingLater Fruits, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Axletree/Stone_EP/Axletree_-_01_-_Later_FruitsMonplaisir:I'm glad you're here, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monplaisir/Draft/Monplaisir_-_Draft_-_02_Im_glad_youre_hereWind on my legs, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monplaisir/Draft/Monplaisir_-_Draft_-_14_Wind_on_my_legsWoodspider:Will we all stop growing, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Wood_Spider/Decadence/Wood_Spider_-_Decadence_-_01_Will_We_All_Stop_Growing-Doctor Turtle:Rotisserie Graveyard, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Doctor_Turtle/The_Double-Down_Two-Step/Rotisserie_Graveyard
Rank #2: 13: The Black Bull of Norroway.
A Scottish fairy tale, name checked by none other than J.R.R. Tolkien features a whole lot of threes, an Epic Battle (off camera), a very valuable apple (no Steve Jobs required) and a fast and loose attitude to tying up narrative threads.Intro and incidental music by @alice-nicholls-musicOther incidental music from:Lionel Schmitt:Land of Snow,https://soundcloud.com/lionel-schmitt/land-of-snowHorror-music - Shards,https://soundcloud.com/lionel-schmitt/shardsBefore the Dawn,https://soundcloud.com/lionel-schmitt/before-the-dawnFairy Tale of Spring,The Beast,https://soundcloud.com/lionel-schmitt/the-beastJahzzar:Railroad’s Whiskey co.,http://freemusicarchive.org/music/jahzzar/home/railroads_whiskey_coRoads that Burned our boots, https://soundcloud.com/lionel-schmitt/the-beastWood Spider: Hot October,https://woodspider.bandcamp.com/track/hot-octoberCross Contamination,https://woodspider.bandcamp.com/track/cross-contaminationDamiano Baldoni:A Long Story, http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/A_Long_StoryLee Rosevere:What’s behind the door?http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_for_Podcasts_4/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_for_Podcasts_4_-_13_Whats_Behind_the_Door