S1 E1: The Homeric Hymn to Demeter

In this first episode, Bibi reads you the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, one of the earliest versions of Persephone’s abduction into the underworld.

The translation is by Hugh Evelyn-White and is in the public domain.
Sound and production by Geoff Chong.

Sources for this episode include ‘Prolegomena to the study of Greek Religion,’ by Jane Harrison.

Listen to our version of the Persephone myth:

Listen to Bibi reading Nonnus’ dark tale about Persephone’s child, Zagreus: