SPOOKY SPECIAL: Finally We’re Talking About Zagreus, Are You Happy? The Orphic Thrice Born Dionysus

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Revisiting an unofficial Spooky episode… Zagreus, Zagreus, Zagreus. It’s gross, it’s weird, it’s both an afterthought and supremely important. Welcome to the story of thrice born Dionysus, better known as Zagreus. Find all six years of Spooky Season content on this Spotify Playlist! Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv’s Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: **this episode includes particularly egregious assault and incest, even for Greek myth** far too many Greek myths involve assault. 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: Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz; Nonnus’ Dionysiaca, translated by William Henry Denham Rouse. Further reading: 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. See last week’s episode for even more Orphic sources.

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