Let’s Talk about Myths, Baby! heißt der Podcast von Liv Albert. Darin erzählt sie Geschichten der griechischen Mythologie nach, gibt ihnen einen feministischen, super lustigen Dreh und lässt am Ende kein gutes Haar am Männerbild der Antike. Für unsere Jubiläums-Ausgabe zum Thema „Glauben“ hat sie sieben „Mini-Myths“ geschrieben. Die zweite könnt ihr hier lesen.
Zeus: Creepy Old Man Who Tricks Women
Europa is the teenaged princess of Tyre, a city in Phoenicia, the modern Middle East. One day she and her friends are playing by the sea, picking flowers and splashing in the waves.
From above, Zeus, king of the gods, takes notice of Europa. Zeus wants Europa, and the king of the gods takes what he wants. But Zeus cannot show himself to Europa, that would cause her to burst into flames (mortal eyes can’t view a god in their true form). Zeus is experienced: he has many ways to overcome this.
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Transforming himself into a white bull, Zeus emerges from the sea in front of Europa and her friends. The girl is young and trusting and she is intrigued by the bull. She approaches, petting the animal softly as she coos at him. Something comes over Europa and she has the sudden urge to climb atop the bull’s back. Her friends call to her, telling her not to get too close, but she doesn’t listen. She climbs up onto the bull, straddles his back and leans forward to grasp his neck affectionately.
Within moments, the bull leaps into the water with Europa still gripped to his back. Zeus swims out to sea with the young girl holding on tightly. He brings her all over the continent which takes its name from hers, doing he only knows what, before finally bringing her to the island of Crete. Here he installs her as queen and thus begins the very bull-centric Cretan mythology.
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