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Best Heracles podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Heracles podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Short summaries and readings of classical mythology (Hercules, Atlantis, Trojan War, etc.) Email: LegendaryPassages@gmail.com
 
From atop Mount Olympus, Wise Man Mike spins grand tales of mythology — be it Greek, Norse, or beyond — to poor James The Fool. Cower in fear as bolts of lightning fly from the heavens and strike you firmly in your ear holes! For here there be MONSTERS, GODS, AND HEROES!
 
What does ‘2001: a Space Odyssey’ have to do with Odysseus? How does Brad Pitt's Achilles in 'Troy' match up to Homer's original hero? And is Arnold Schwarzenegger the new Heracles? This collection of video animations and audio discussions examines how the heroes of Greek mythology have been represented in popular culture, from ancient times to the modern day. Odysseus is the archetypal questing hero - a blank canvas on which every era has projected its own values. Heracles is the original s ...
 
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. H ...
 
Sophocles' play recounts an episode from the Trojan War, in which the wily Odysseus and Achilles' son Neoptolemus travel to a remote island to persuade Philoctetes to come with them to Troy. A prophet has foreseen that the Greeks will need Philoctetes and his bow (given to him by Heracles before his death) in order to defeat the Trojans. The problem is that years before Odysseus had engineered Philoctetes' abandonment on the island, due to a festering, stinking wound he had received from a s ...
 
The greatest legends from the time when gods and goddesses roamed the earth and mingled with humans. These stories reflect the origins of Western Literature.
 
This is Irish folklorist Padraic Colum's masterful retelling of many Greek myths, focusing on Jason and the Argonauts' quest to find the Golden Fleece. He also includes the stories of Atalanta, Heracles, Perseus, Theseus, and others. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)
 
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Legendary Passages #0113,The Poems of Catullus,Part II of Poem [64],Ariadne's Curse. Previously, Catullus described a couch covered with images of Theseus and Ariadne. Here the passage continues... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0112,The Poems of Catullus,Part I of Poem [64],Of the Argonauts & Ariadne. Previously, Princess Ariadne was abandoned by Theseus on the island of Naxos. In this passage... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0111,Ovid's Heroides,Epistle [X.],Ariadne's Letter. Previously, with Ariadne's help Prince Theseus defeated the Minotaur and escaped the Labyrinth. In this passage Ariadne... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0110,Plutarch's Life of Theseus,Section [XVII.],The Black Sail. Previously, the time had come for the third tribute of Athenian youths to be sent to Crete, with no hope of... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0109,Bacchylides' Odes,[XVII.],The Athenian Youths. Previously, Theseus had many adventures on his way to Athens before volunteering to be sent to the Minotaur's Labyrinth.... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0108,Pausanias' Description of Greece,Book [1.26.4],Marathonian Bull. Previously, Theseus found his father's sword and sandals, killed the Marathonian Bull, and volunteered... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0107,Plutarch's Life of Theseus,Section [XIII.],Tribute. Previously, after many labors Theseus arrived at Athens, drove off the witch Medea, and was recognized by his father... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0106,Pausanias' Description of Greece,Book [2.2.3],The Children of Corinth. Previously, Medea's children were killed after they brought poisoned gifts for their father's... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0105,Pausanias' Description of Greece,Book [1.44.6],The Corinthian Isthmus. Previously, Theseus traveled the road from Troezen to Athens around the Saronic Gulf. In this... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0104,Plutarch's Life of Theseus,Section [VI.],Labors of Theseus. Previously, Theseus learned that he was the son of Aegeus, king of Athens. In this passage, Theseus makes his... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0103,Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus,Life of Theseus [I. - VI.]The Parallel Lives. This passage begins Plutarch's comparison between the Life of Theseus and the Life of Romulus,... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0102,Pseudo-Apollodorus,The Library Book 3 [3.15.2],Kings of Athens. This passage recounts the genealogy and history of Theseus, his father Aegeus, his father Pandion the... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0101,Publius Ovidius Naso,Metamorphoses Book 7 [322],Medea & Aegeus. Previously, Medea convinced the daughters of Pelias to slay their father. In this passage, they do... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0100,Diodorus Siculus,Library of History [4.56.3],The Birth of Theseus. The next 25 episodes cover the early adventures of Theseus, son of Aegeus. In this passage, he... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0099 -XXV ARGO-The End of the Argo, from Diodorus' Library of History. Previously, Medea tricked the daughters of Pelias into killing their own father. In this passage, the... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0098 -XXIV ARGO-Medea & The Argo, from The Library of Apollodorus. Previously, the Argonauts had many adventures on their quest to obtain the Golden Fleece. In this... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0097 -XXIII ARGO-Fables of the Argo, from the Fables of Hyginus. Previously, the Argonauts launched from Iolcus, getting sidetracked by the women of Lemnos. In this passage... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0096 -XXII ARGO-The Chariot (Part 7) of Euripides' Medea. Previously, Medea slew both the King and Jason's bride. In this passage, she completes her revenge, and escapes to... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
Legendary Passages #0095 -XXI ARGO-The Messenger (Part 6) of Euripides' Medea. Previously, Medea sent her children with a poisoned crown & robes to the daughter of Creon. In this passage, she... Mythology read aloud in twelve minute serials. Think ancient legends told as bedtime stories....By Legendary Passages
 
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