Of all the mythological figures of Ancient Greece, none has maintained as much prominence as Hercules, the demigod gifted with super strength. While many of us know of Hercules's feats, his childhood and early life were defined by drastic mistakes and their gruesome consequences. His early struggles with the queen goddess and the violence of his own nature set the stage for his heroic life to come.
With Vanessa Richardson
Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myths history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Mythology releases a new episode every Tuesday. Mythology is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
The Trickster God has tested the Asgardian gods’ patience for the last time. Ever the treasonous brethren, scapegoat, and foe to the gods, Loki stands trial as Odin hands down an unthinkably cruel punishment in the wake of the impending prophecy.
The Gods know their fate and that Loki’s is the most tragic of them all. Constantly confronted with his terrible destiny, a darkness begins to settle over Loki’s one time light hearted countenance. He begins to resent the gods and their ignorant vanity. But is it the Gods who are responsible for this budding malice, a malice that will ensure the coming of Ragnarok and the destruction of the world, or is it Loki himself?
A figure prevalent within the Norse Mythology, but one whose motivations and purpose have been the subject of debate for hundreds of years. There is relatively little source material about Loki and his name has multiple translations. The son of a Giant and a God, Loki shows an ambivalence towards their problems and relies heavily on shape shifting tricks.
She exists in a liminal state, but slowly finds her own identity as protector of Athens, guardian of heroes, and goddess of wisdom at home and at war. Athena struggles to walk the line between her feminine ideal and her warrior nature, defending the weak, and fighting for her own city. But soon realizes that her penchant for transformations has dark consequences.
The Goddess of art and war defied gender roles exhibited in Greek culture. Athena fought fiercely in a culture where women didn’t go to battle. Athena vowed to never be a lover or bear children. She used wisdom to find a balance between the ways of the past and the way of the future.
Gods and heroes. Titans and transformations. Life before earth, and after it. Mythology uses half-humans to explore what it means to be human. And the newest podcast from Parcast explores Mythology. Through audio-drama, we bring these stories to life. Then, we examine where myths come from, what they mean, and how they shape our world today. New episodes of Mythology come out every Tuesday.