Dissecting Dragons

Episode 249 - The Goddess’ Chariot - Myths and Folktales of the Moon

November 20, 2020

The moon has had a profound effect on the development of the human psyche. When we first became conscious of ourselves as sentient creatures and began to track the passage of time, the moon and the sun became inextricably linked to the process. It's no surprise then that every pantheon and culture has its own set of moon myths, deities and superstitions - many of which resonate in the way speculative fiction is written today. This week the dragons take a look at some of the moon mythos and just what this reflects in terms of the changing perceptions humans have held of themselves and their societies. 

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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