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 myth's 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.
In the ancient Irish kingdom of Uliad, the God Lu and a beautiful woman had a child named Setante. He is gifted beyond all measure, but he's also cursed with a fiery temper that transforms him into a monster who cannot discern friend from foe.Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code MYTHOLOGY to get three cups FREE in your first box!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/MYTH.
After Hadding claimed the throne of ancient Denmark through war and blood, he found himself growing increasingly bored with the day to day aspects of ruling a kingdom. In his boredom, Hadding begins to seek out battle and conflict that leads to negative consequences for his kingdom, and even his own children. Sponsors!Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code MYTHOLOGY to get three cups FREE in your first box!
When the Norwegian King Swipdag invaded ancient Denmark, he slaughtered the Danish King Gram, sending Gram's infant son Hadding into exile. After being raised by giants, Hadding becomes a man and decides to seek revenge against the tyrant who murdered his father.Parcasters - This week on Extraterrestrial, we take on the mysterious Anunnaki, supposed ancient alien gods. What is their origin? What interactions have they had with our planet? Find out today at parcast.com/extraterrestrial
When the Titan Prometheus stole fire for humanity, Zeus sought vengeance against him and all he held dear. His most extreme act of retribution came in the form of Pandora, a magnificent woman who didn't realize she was simply a pawn in a squabble between the gods.Sponsors!Omax Health - Get 50% off a one-month supply of Omax3, plus free shipping and a 60-day money-back guarantee at OMAXHEALTH.com and enter code MYTH.Pair of Thieves - Listeners get 20% off their first order at PairOfThieves.com/MYTH.
The Ancient Egyptian prince, Setne, longed for the magical power the Book of Thoth could grant him. In order to acquire it, he breaks into Naneferkaptan's tomb, only to find the dead pharaoh's spirit guarding the book. Sponsors!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/MYTHOLOGY to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
In Ancient Egypt, one god's wisdom surpassed all the rest: Thoth, the baboon god of intelligence. Thoth took it upon himself to maintain the balance of Ma'at, the force that sustained all life and constantly fluctuates between order and chaos. Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code MYTHOLOGY to get 3 cups FREE in your first box!
Falsely accused of a horrific crime, Bellerophon is punished by King Lobates, who desperately wants to see him dead. The King sends Bellerophon on a suicide mission; to fight and kill the chimaera, a nightmarish beast with the heads of a lion, a goat, and a venomous serpent. Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order when you go to PairOfThieves.com/MYTH.Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/MYTHOLOGY to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
Bellerophon Pt. 1: Justly Exiled, Unjustly Reviled
After discovering that he was the son of Poseidon, Bellerophon dreamed of flying on Pegasus, an immortal winged stallion. With the help of Athena, Bellerophon would achieve his dream, but jealousy would eventually tear his life apart. Parcasters - Did Poseidon play a role in the sinking of Atlantis? Find out this week on Unexplained Mysteries and Conspiracy Theories, where we cover different theories regarding the ancient sunken empire.
Acrisius, the King of Argos, feared that his offspring would rise up against him. He locked Danae, his only daughter, in a tower to keep her from bearing children. Yet no tower can stop Zeus, king of the gods. Sponsors!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/MYTHOLOGY to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
Ancient Japan was ruled by the gods who lived in heaven, and the kami who roamed the earth. The most important god of all was Amaterasu, goddess of the sun, who gave life. However, after fighting with her brother, Amaterasu hid herself from the world, leaving everything to die. Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to DAILY-HARVEST.com and enter promo code MYTHOLOGY to get three cups FREE in your first box!
In Ancient Japan, practitioners of the Shinto religion worshiped Amaterasu, goddess of beauty and the sun. Amaterasu lives in the heavens shining her brilliance down upon the Earth. Yet, her brother, Susano-O, god of storms and seas, destroys her creations out of spite. Sponsors!Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Mythology a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Mythology.Robinhood.com.Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/MYTHOLOGY to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is! Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
Seth, the god of chaos and violence, ruled over Ancient Egypt after murdering his brother, Osiris. Now Isis, Osiris's wife and goddess of magic and compassion, set out on a quest to bring Osiris back to life. However, Seth does not plan on giving up his power easily.Parcasters - Do you want a ton of gold? Maybe you'll be the one to find the mythical city of El Dorado. Check out our most recent episode of Gone now at parcast.com/gone
Osiris and Isis Pt. 1: Good Intentions, Evil Siblings
Together they wish to lead the world to peace and prosperity, but their tyrannical grandfather stands in their way. When Isis figures out how to gain power, a nefarious villain would soon enact a plot against them that would change the fate of Egypt forever.Sponsors!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart dot com slash MYTHOLOGY to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is!
After traveling most of the globe, Jason finds the fleece guarded by a tyrannical king, his army, and a dragon. Faced with such steep odds, Jason doubts his own talents. But the gods soon send him help... In the form of the King's daughter.Parcasters - Interested in the journey of a real life hero? Check out our recent episodes of Hostage covering the captivity of John McCain at parcast.com/hostage
Jason crafts the finest ship ever built and crews it with the greatest men from Greek legend. This group of warriors then travels far across the sea facing beast, giants, and obstacles the likes of which have never been seen before. The fleece soon proves to be more difficult to acquire than Jason could have possibly imagined.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Mythology listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code MYTH. Go to BetterHelp.com/Myth.Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Mythology a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Mythology.Robinhood.com.
After driving a man to suicide, Narcissus's self-obsessed worldview only grows. He soon finds himself stalked by Nemesis, the goddess of vengeance, and his story ends when he rejects a Nymph named Echo. This rejection was just one too many.Parcasters - To learn about an iconic event in American history, check out our our new episode on John McCain on HOSTAGE, wherever you get your shows. Listen now at parcast.com/hostageSponsors!BetterHelp - Go to BetterHelp dot com slash Myth to get 10% off your first month with discount code MYTH.
Blessed with nearly divine beauty, the mortal man Narcissus finds himself the object of affection from all around him. As his pride grows to momentous levels, he leaves behind him a trail of tears borne from rejection. Eventually, those tears turn to blood.Sponsors!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/MYTHOLOGY to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is!
This 10-year war between the old gods and the new gods of Greek Mythology has Cronus leading the Titans and Zeus leading the new gods. Zeus came from a line of tyrannical deities, focused only on their own power. But when it comes time for him to take the lead, will he be able to forge his own way, or will he fall back into the abusive pattern of his predecessors?Parcasters - For more stories on family conflicts, be sure to check out our new podcast CRIMES OF PASSION. Listen now at parcast.com/passion.
After slaying the giant Humbaba, Gilgamesh and Enkidu find themselves challenged by the gods themselves. The fallout from their next fight leads Gilgamesh on an existential journey for the gift of immortality. Sponsors!BetterHelp - Mythology listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code MYTH when you go to BetterHelp.com/Myth.
The half-god king, Gilgamesh, finds himself growing bored with his power, so the gods create a wild man who can challenge his strength. When these two fearsome men meet, they will live on in their stories for millennia to come. This Mesopotamian epic poem, composed in 2100 BCE, is considered to be one of the foundational texts in human history.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Mythology listeners get 10% off the first month with discount code MYTH.
The goddess of the harvest, Demeter, loved nothing more than her daughter, Persephone. So when Hades, King of the Underworld, kidnaps Persephone, she vows to rescue her. Demeter’s grief plunges the entire world into an endless winter. With the fate of humanity at stake, will Demeter be able to rescue her daughter? Or will Persephone be trapped forever under frozen ground?Sponsors!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart dot com slash MYTHOLOGY to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is! Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
The King sends him on a suicide mission, but determined to find redemption, Hercules sets out to complete the task. His journey would take him to the gates of Hades and the heights of Mount Olympus, but Hercules’ story would only end with fire and blood.Parcasters - If you like our Mythology podcast, you should check out our other storytelling podcast, Tales at parcast.com/tales
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. Parcasters - Be sure to check out this week’s episode of Hostage where one of the most valuable races horses in the world is held for ransom!
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.Parcast News - Be sure to check out Parcast’s first fictional crime show MIND’S EYE at Parcast.com/MindsEye!
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. Check out Parcasts first Fiction Podcast - MIND'S EYE
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.