Welcome to Season 2 Episode 29, where we cover Chapters 54-59 of The Dream Thieves!
Ronan and the Gray Man finally meet face-to-face and it goes about as well as one might expect–possibly better, even. Persephone and Adam frantically fix the ley line as the 4th of July looms large in the sky. Why must they hurry? Seems like someone’s favorite baby brother may have been teen-napped… some guys really do just blow right past flowers and chocolate to cars and threats, don’t they?
We discuss how long it’s been since we’ve seen “The Birds”, what items we would most miss if we had to go on the run, Shannon questions how much Nievita really is a fire sign and makes some surprisingly off-color jokes, Nievita’s pet naming conventions stay strong to a theme, and we finally get around to naming that new Metal band we’ve been talking about starting.
DEEP DIVE: Journeys through the Underworld (from approx. the 46:45 minute mark to 1:00:30, depending on your player)
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9/5/19— Ravin’ Girls S2 Episode 30, covering chapters 60-Epilogue of TDT
9/19/19— Ravin’ Girls Season 2 Wrap-up and Two Year Celebration!
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Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:
- Death of a Farmer scene from “The Birds”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzzDrgn8pwQ
- Hearst Castle State Historical Monument: http://hearstcastle.org/
- Matt’s post about the Gray Man: https://ravingirls.tumblr.com/post/186946283529/okay-yall-so-i-know-the-dream-thieves-is-coming
- The Gray Man Theory: https://www.thebugoutbagguide.com/gray-man-theory/
- “Gray Man” as a survival tactic: https://survivallife.com/gray-man/
- Gray Man theory from an operative: https://graywolfsurvival.com/79/how-to-gray-man-shtf/
- Chapter 56 missing: http://maggiestiefvater.com/in-which-readers-become-hooligans-briefly/
- Why is Chapter 56 only one sentence long?: https://apolloandellipses.tumblr.com/post/127760993087/important-question-why-is-chapter-56-of-the-dream/amp
- Katabasis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katabasis
- Real places believed to be underworld entrances: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gates_of_hell
- Origin of the Veil Between Worlds: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2017/10/11/the-veil-between-the-worlds/
- Epic of Gilgamesh: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_of_Gilgamesh
- Descent into the Underworld: https://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/descent-underworld
- Wikipedia article, Inanna: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inanna
- Inanna’s descent and return: https://judithshaw.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/inannas-descent-and-return-an-ancient-story-of-transformation/
- The First Epic Poem: https://interestingliterature.com/2018/05/11/the-first-epic-poem-the-descent-of-inanna/
- Inanna in Myth: https://www.ancient.eu/Inanna/
- The poem “Descent of Inanna” interpreted: https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/descent-inanna-underworld-5500-year-old-literary-masterpiece-007296
- Wikipedia article, Erishkigal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ereshkigal
- Translation of “Descent of Inanna”: http://people.uncw.edu/deagona/myth/Descent%20Of%20Inanna.pdf
- Interpreting the myth of Inanna: http://www.halexandria.org/dward387.htm
- Journeys through the Underworld in Myths and Movies: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/journeys-underworld-ancient-greece-holywood-008880
- Wikipedia article, Persephone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persephone#Origins
- Meaning of name “Persephone”: https://www.behindthename.com/name/persephone
- Myth of Persephone: https://www.ancient.eu/persephone/
- Persephone as mythological figure: https://owlcation.com/humanities/Persephone-Queen-of-the-Underworld
- “The World” tarot card meaning: https://www.biddytarot.com/tarot-card-meanings/major-arcana/world/
- Interpreting the “World” tarot card: https://labyrinthos.co/blogs/tarot-card-meanings-list/the-world-meaning-major-arcana-tarot-card-meanings
- Castlerigg: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/castlerigg-stone-circle/history/
- Castlerigg Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlerigg_stone_circle
- Castlerigg history: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/castlerigg-stone-circle
- Samuel Taylor Colridge: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/castlerigg-stone-circle
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We are still looking for your thoughts for our Season 2 wrap-up and Second Anniversary Episode! We’ll be discussing our thoughts on Season 2, favorite moments, how things went, what we’re looking forward to in Season 3, and more. If you have questions or comments, send them our way! We think it would be especially fun to get some behind-the-scenes questions/non-TRC stuff, like other books we read or how the podcast is made. We look forward to hearing from you!
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