EP 16: Circe - Herbs, Spells & Murder

03.08.2021 - By Garner's Greek Mythology

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 ... Welcome to Episode 16, where we linger on the mysterious island of Aeaea with the goddess Circe. She trafficked in herbs and magical spells, and became infamous for turning sailors who stumbled onto her beaches into wolves, and wolves into swine, and swine into snakes … Circe’s lasting fame arose during the year the wily Odysseus spent in her company. He had hoped to swiftly return home as the Trojan war ended, but was constantly delayed — and when he encountered Circe, he hardly expected to become her lover ... Narrated by mythologist and best-selling author, Patrick Garner, Garner's Greek Mythology is unlike any other Greek history series.  Here these divine beings are viewed as if they were anything but mythical...

If you love these podcasts, you'll also enjoy new stories about the gods in Garner's novel Homo Divinitas, now available as an audio book on Amazon.com and Audible.com. (Musical score includes selections from Fesliyan Studios and Free Sounds Library. Many thanks to both.)Support the show

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