LXIV: Penelope & Medea, the Heroines Behind their Heroes

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The women behind the men. Penelope beyond Odysseus and the Odyssey, and the second part in the story of Medea . Two fascinating and underrepresented women of mythology.

CW/TW: A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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Sources: Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated by Allen Mandelbaum; Apollodorus' Library of Greek Mythology, translated by Robin Hard; Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds, a sourcebook by Daniel Ogden; The Greek Myths by Robert Graves; and Mythology by Edith Hamilton.

Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure, is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music clips are from by Lee Rosevere: “More On That Later”, ”Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", "Night Caves", "The Nightmare", and/or "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/; music from the artist found here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/.

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