74 minutes | Jan 8th 2017

Episode 18: Homeric Hymn to Dionysus

We celebrate the new year with the story of a new arrival: Dionysus. The newest god of the Greek pantheon, Dionysus was imported into early Greek culture, probably from the east. The Hymn describes a young, strong and beautiful god who is abducted by pirates for ransom. Long story short, it doesn't quite work out for the pirates and yet again we see the after effects of a divine encounter.   Passages: Homeric Hymn to Dionysus (Hymn 7).    For sources, credits and passage, visit http://mythtake.blog   Hang out with us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mythtake/    Join us on Twitter @InnesAlison and @darrinsunstrum #MythTake #HumanitiesPodcasts   Subscribe on iTunes or Google Play so you don’t miss an episode!   Find our RSS on Podbean http://alisoninnes.podbean.com   This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.
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