EP 17: Nymphs - Between Gods & Mortals


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Welcome to Episode 17 … In this podcast we enter the extraordinary world of nymphs.

These semi-divine beings were young girls who populated and protected every waterway, spring and sacred grove. They were not deathless, but could live for centuries, and were found throughout Greece, Sicily, Crete and on all the Cycladic islands of the Aegean sea …

Because they appeared as young girls, eternally beautiful, many of the stories surrounding them were erotic in nature. Many remained virgins, but others became lovers to the Olympic gods, including Zeus. Yet other nymphs, particularly those populating springs and rivers, were known to seduce those who wandered too close ...

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...

(Musical score includes selections from Fesliyan Studios and Free Sounds Library. Many thanks to both.)

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