Sep 26, 201730m
X: Venus has a Flair for the Dramatic, Cupid & Psyche Part One
Sep 26 '1730m
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This week's episode is part one of Cupid and Psyche. Psyche is a beautiful girl who Venus (Aphrodite) hates for exactly that reason. She sends her son Cupid to mess things up. There's a visit to the Oracle (shocker), a potential monster, an angry mother, and conniving sisters. This story has it all! I've referenced my edition of the Golden Ass by Apuleius. Translated by Sarah Ruden and published by Yale University Press. It's an amazing translation, current and colloquial without going too far. Highly recommend. A general mythology warning: far too many Greek myths involve assaulting women. I'm sorry, that's just the way it is. 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. Theme music taken from is "Xenobiological Forest" by Komiku from It's Time for Adventure and is licensed via Creative Commons and is Public Domain. Other music used are clips from by Lee Rosevere, "Not Alone", "How I Used to See the Stars", and "What's Behind the Door" from Music for Podcasts. All are copyright of the artist and licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 License:; music from the artist found here:

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