Episode 9: Mythological Tour of the Solar System: Saturn/Kronos

July 9, 2016


Join us for another stop on our mythological tour of the solar system as we visit Saturn! This gas giant, featuring 53 moons and multiple rings, is named after the Roman god Saturn, (Kronos) the father of Jupiter (Zeus). We'll examine how the Romans and Greeks depicted Saturn/Kronos in different ways.

This week’s passages are from Hesiod "Theogony"; Virgil "Aeneid"; Ovid "Metamorphoses."

This week’s theme music: “Super Hero” by King Louie’s Missing Monuments from the album “Live at WFMU” (2011). Used under Creative Commons license. Music used under Creative Commons license and available from Free Music Archive.