In this famous story from Greek Mythology, we'll meet Cupid (not a baby), as he accidentally nicks himself with his own arrow. In a podcast episode that is like the movie "Mean Girls" with a trip to the Greek underworld, you'll see why it is against the law to harbor someone who's prettier than a goddess.
The creature of the week is a forest creature that operates on a very annoying wood chip economy.
"The Coil Winds" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Transmogrify" by Podington Bear
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Good explanation especially cupid and psyche, here we got also some stories to tell marvicrm.com
What is the creature of the week? I can’t make out the phrase. Jern Wybul??
Wonderful narration! I quite liked the soundtracks you chose for this, their placement truly does enhance the experience. Say, what piece did you use at around 16:00?
He is really great about giving credit where credit is due, so he lists the songs in the show notes! One of these should bring you to the correct song :)
“Till We Have Faces” by CS Lewis is based on Cupid and Psyche, so it was great learning more of the original story. I recommend “Till We Have Faces”. I enjoy how Lewis imagines Christian theology & spirituality within the Greek myth.
I just wanted to note that Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, the book from which this story comes to us, ultimately ends with the protagonist joining the cult of Isis. The trials that Psyche goes through probably reflect the initiation rituals into the cult–you can compare the painting from The Villa of the Mysteries (which, perhaps not coincidentally includes Cupid and possibly Psyche) in which a woman is being whipped. Most mystery cults revolved around figures conquering death, often by journeying to the underworld and returning, just as Psyche does in the story.
I really enjoy your podcasts. I look forward to them every week. It would awesome if I had two a week to listen too! Thank you!
That would be awesome! At this point, though, given my current schedule and the amount of research that goes into each one, it would kill the quality of the podcast and might just kill me, too.
I’m glad you like the podcast, though!