Once, a radically long time ago, there lived an ancient rock star named Orpheus and man, did he have it made! Among mortals, no one made music like Orpheus played his ancient string guitar formerly called a lyre. And as if that incredible talent unto itself wasn’t enough, no human voice could ever hope to sing […]Read more "The Myth of Orpheus & Eurydice"
An ancient depiction from the year 525 BC of the Disabled God on his “winged chariot” which we in the modern day would term a wheelchair. On Mount Olympus, all was perfect. So thought Hera, Queen of the Gods as she stood from her palace in the clouds surveying her divine Kingdom at the dawn of […]Read more "Divine Disabilities – The Myth of Hephaestus the Disabled God"
Renowned astrologer Brad Kronen presents the archived recordings from his “Welcome to the Zodiac“(WTZ) series, a group of 12 introductory lectures originally broadcasted on blogtalkradio.com, each dedicated to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. In each show, Brad explains everything you’d ever want or needed to know about those particular residents of that […]Read more "Brad Kronen’s Welcome to the Zodiac Series – Leo"
In ancient times when much of the world was ruled by the Roman Empire, in a town called Phyrigia, there lived an elderly couple named Baucis and Philemon. Back then it was the custom to treat a person, no matter who he was or where she was from, like a god….should that person be a guest in one’s home.
Unfortunately, this was very much NOT the case in Phyrigia.Read more "Pulp Fiction – The Ancient Roman Tale of Baucis and Philemon"
Long before there were ice cubes or GPS, a great city existed in a faraway land of make believe finances called Greece. Very unlike today, this metropolis of old thrived and prospered as more and more people left their countryside farms and tiny fishing villages in order to reside within its borders.
The only problem was the city was without a name.Read more "The Myth of How Athens got its Name"
The ancients weaved a memorable tale that was told whenever a person attempted to transcend their human limitations or during those rare times when a mortal behaved as if they were above the reproach of the Gods. And the story they told was of a brazen girl named Arachne. Long ago, Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom was […]Read more "The Myth of Arachne or How the First Spider Came To Be"
As the calendar pages shift from the head strong impulsiveness of Fiery Aries into the aesthetically pleasing surface beauty of Earthy Taurus, the time is right to tell a hubris filled tale about an exceedingly handsome mortal whose impetuous nature placed him above the jurisdiction of the gods only to be brought abruptly back to earth in a crashing fireball of punishing humility soon thereafter. Now is the time to tell the story of Phaeton, the Heir of Helios.Read more "Phaeton – The Hubris of the Heir of Helios"