Greek Mythology Retold
Greek mythology and history inspire Janell Rhiannon's adult mythology series, The Homeric Chronicles. In this podcast series, she shares how her research informed major plot structures and the various surprises that cast new light on old (and new) Trojan War characters. Her ultimate goal is to elevate the female voices of the Trojan War era, bringing a wider female audience to a genre that is most typically geared toward masculine perspectives.
Hellen of Sparta and Troy: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology
Monday 13 April 2020
: An exploration of how Helen of Troy and Sparta became the symbolic spark of the Trojan War. As a favorite of Aphrodite, she endured the...
Briseis: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology, Part 2 of 2
Sunday 04 August 2019
: Part 2 of 2: Continuing the exploration of how Briseis played a crucial part in Achilles life. Part two looks at how their relationship...
Briseis: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology, Part 1 of 2
Tuesday 30 April 2019
: Part 1 of 2: An exploration of how Briseis played a central role in the civil war between Achilles and King Agamemnon. Taken as a war prize,...
Andromache: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology
Monday 17 December 2018
: An exploration of how Andromache’s experience of the Trojan War typified that of women in the ancient world. Unlike her Greek...
Penelope: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology
Tuesday 18 September 2018
: An exploration of how Penelope evolved into the iconic figure of a faithful wife and cunning ally for her husband. Against the odds, she...
Hecuba and Leda: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology
Sunday 27 May 2018
: An exploration of two queens: Hecuba and Leda. These two opposing matriarchs of Greek mythology's most prestigious royal families have more...
Clytemnestra: Wonder Women of Greek Mythology
Sunday 06 May 2018
: An exploration of why Clytemnestra is one of the most powerful women in Greek mythology. The Wonder Women of Greek Mythology series focuses...
The Timeline of the First Trojan War
Sunday 29 April 2018
: The final episode in the timeline of the Trojan War series focuses on the generation of the First Trojan War, covering Herakles and Hesione,...
The Timeline of Helen of Sparta
Friday 27 April 2018
: Continuing with the timeline of the Pre-Trojan War years, this episode focuses on events surrounding Helen of Sparta. How old was she when...
The Timeline of Trojan War Events
Sunday 22 April 2018
: How the "Golden Apple" event and the "Judgement of Paris" inform a clearer understanding of a chronological narrative of the pre-Trojan War...