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Mythology Monday: Theseus Kills The Minotaur, Fucks Over A Woman, And Gets His Dad Killed

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So, in the past I’ve talked about how the Minotaur came to be, as well as Theseus’s part in the dumbest plan to find a wife ever conceived. Today, I’m going to bring those two together and tell you about how Theseus killed the Minotaur.

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Mythology Monday: Susano-o vs.Orochi

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Today, I’ve decided to return to Japan, and talk a bit about what happened to Susano-o after he got banished from heaven.

If you recall from the last time I discussed this, Susano-o lost a contest against his sister Amaterasu, which resulted in him throwing a flayed horse at her altar and killing one of her priestesses. Well, this story is about how he managed to get back into her good graces.

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Mythology Monday: The Life And Times Of Atalanta, Baddest Bitch

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So, the roster of Greek heroes is a bit of a sausage fest. There aren’t very many women in those lofty ranks, which makes sense when you remember that ancient Greece wasn’t super woman-friendly. However, that doesn’t mean that there weren’t a handful of women who were allowed to kick ass and take names.

We’re going to talk about one of the more well-known of those ass-kicking women today: Atalanta.

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Mythology Monday: Pandora

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So, this week I’m tackling a tale that also came from the whole Prometheus debacle, that tale being the one of Pandora. This is actually one of the more well-known tales, so much so that there’s a music streaming service named after her.

Also, before we begin I want to note that most of the info for this myth comes from the poet Hesiod, who had a dim view on women, Then again, ancient Greece in general had a dim view of women, so here we are.

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