Epics/Sagas Episodes

Aug. 29, 2022

62. Draupadi (Sanskrit Epics)

In today's episode, we talk about Draupadi from the Sanskrit epic the Mahābhārata. We discuss her role in the famous epic, her mu…

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Jan. 31, 2022

48. Manimekalai (Tamil Epics)

In today's episode we discuss Manimekalai, the heroine of another Tamil Epic. We compare and contrast it with the Silippatikaram …

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July 19, 2021

34. Grendel's Mother (Beowulf)

In today's episode, we discuss Grendel's Mother from the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. We discuss cycles of violence, the subjec…

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Jan. 11, 2021

17. Kannaki (Tamil Epics)

In our seventeenth episode we discuss Kannaki, the heroine of the earliest Great Tamil Epic, The Cilappatikāram. We talk about ka…

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Dec. 28, 2020

15. Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir (Sagas of Icelanders)

In today's episode, we discuss Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir, the protagonist of the thrilling Laxdæla Saga. We talk about tragic love tri…

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Nov. 9, 2020

8. Gudrid and Freydís (Greenlanders' Sagas)

In our eighth episode, we discuss Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir and Freydís Eiríksdóttir, the two principle female characters from the…

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