mythtake episode 13 mythological tour of the solar system: ceres/demeter

img_6482Our last stop on our mythological tour of the solar system is the dwarf planet Ceres! We take a look at the Greek goddess Demeter, who is anything but insignificant!

(I can’t believe we’ve made it through 13 episodes and you guys are still listening. Thanks!)

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Source Passages

Homeric Hymn to Demeter 90-104, 233-280, 440-495


Translation Sources

Homeric Hymns. Trans. Susan Shelmerdine. Newburyport MA: Focus Publishing, 1995. Print.


Selected Sources

NASA. “Ceres” http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/ceres


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mythtake episode 12 mythological tour of the solar system 9: pluto/hades

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Welcome to episode 12! Our apologies for being more than a little late getting the blog post up, but here it is at last.

This episode, we delve into the mysterious world of Hades. This Greek god of the underworld is also associated with wealth and the Roman god Pluto. There aren’t a lot of myths about Hades but we can learn a lot from his appearance in Homeric Hymn to Demeter.

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Source Passages

Homeric Hymn to Demeter 1-23; 334-385.


Translation Sources

Homeric Hymns. Trans. Susan Shelmerdine. Newburyport MA: Focus Publishing, 1995. Print.


Selected Sources

NASA. “Pluto: King of the Kuiper Belt” http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/pluto


Shout Outs & Notes

We highly recommend listening to The Endless Knot episode on Pluto. Sarah and Mark provide a great discussion of the origin of the god Pluto. You can subscribe to their podcast through iTunes.


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