Episode VII: Death and Necromancy

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Join me this episode for tales of death, ghosts, and necromancy just in time to get into the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve. We will travel from ancient Greece to the Pacific Northwest, then on to Scotland and Ireland, a haunted house in Athens, and then lastly we will travel to Israel to hear a tale of necromancy from the Old Testament.

Main Characters: Orpheus, Eurydice, Hades, Persephone, Coyote, Eagle, Frog, Tam Lin, Saul, Samuel, The Witch of Endor

Music Credits: “Ancestor Chant” & “Cross the River” by T. Thorn Coyle & Sharon Knight, and “Tam Lin” by Tricky Pixie

Resources:

  • Clark, Ella E. Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest. University of California Press, 2003.
  • Ellis Davidson, Hilda. The Seer in Celtic and Other Traditions. John Donald, 1989.
  • Felton, D. Haunted Greece and Rome: Ghost Stories from Classical Antiquity. University of Texas Press, 1998.
  • Good News Bible (1 Samuel, 28: 3-25). Canadian Bible Society, 1990.
  • Moncrieff, A.R. Hope. “Orpheus and Eurydice”. Classic Myth and Legend. New York: William H. Wise & Co., 1934.
  • Morgan, Michael A. Sepher Ha-Razim: The Book of Mysteries. Society of Biblical Literature, 1983.
  • Yeats, W.B. Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry. London: Walter Scott, 1888.