Born From a Cosmic Egg, You Say? More Orphic Tradition Horrors & Oddities

In this final episode on the Orphic tradition we look at some weird and wild alternate theogonies, the so-called Orphic gold tablets, and the Orphic hymns. Yes, it's a lot.

CW/TW: **this episode includes particularly egregious assault and incest, even for Greek myth** Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources/Further reading: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Theoi.com; Orphic Tradition and the Birth of the Gods by Dwayne A. Meisner; The “Orphic” Gold Tablets and Greek Religion, Radcliffe G. Edmonds III; The Orphic Hymns, translated by Apostolos N. Athanassakis and Benjamin M. Wolkow; Nonnus' Dionysiaca, translated by William Henry Denham Rouse. See the last two episodes for even more Orphic sources.

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