Mythology Club #7

September 23, 2012 at Bre and Kio’s house. Stories were told.

A myth about food, Kristen Taylor
Persephone in Hell, Neil Freeman
A scary German morality tale for kids that ends badly, involving fire, Anke Gruendel
The ballad of Stagger Lee, Bre Pettis
Prometheus with a personal interpretation involving beer and human history, James Bridle

Koschei (Slavic), Ian Crowther

mythology club #6

January 27, 2012 at Karen Barbarossa’s house. Stories were told.

photo by Rita J. King

The stories are getting more complex and harder to name.
An update on the effects of the Yorùbá creation story, Rita King
The apple of discord, Rachel Lovinger
Tales of Discordianism, Quinn Norton
Personal history and fragment of the Autobiography of a Yogi, Joshua Fouts
Devi and Durga, Karen Barbarossa

mythology club #5

February 25, 2011 at Bre & Kio’s house. Stories were told by Neil Freeman, Bre Pettis, and David Schleiffer.

mythology club #4

December 17, 2010 at Kio & Bre’s house. Stories were told.

Yorùbá creation story, Rita King

Orpheus and Eurydice, Sherri Wasserman (and the chorus)

Eros and Psyche, Genya Turovsky

The Sandman, Kio Stark

Medusa, Bre Pettis

Mythology club #3

August 26, 2010 at Kio & Bre’s house. Stories were told.

The Affairs of the Water God (Sumerian), Neil Freeman
Angela Carter’s fairy tales, Matt Griffin
Sisyphus, Rita King
Phyloctetes, Deborah Morris
Kali Raktabija, Karen Barbarossa
Orpheus in Hell, a modern version, Peggy Nelson

Mythology club #3

August 26, Kio & Bre’s house.

Details on storytellers coming!

Mythology Club #2

July 17, 2010 at Bre and Kio’s house. Stories were told.

Hanuman, Karen Barbarossa
Cerebrus, Bre Pettis
The Golem, Ian Crowther

Mythology Club #1

We had the first meeting at Nora Abousteit’s house in early 2010. Stories were told.

Horus & Seth, Kio Stark
Cupid & Psyche, Quinn Norton
Odin and the birth of written language, Ian Crowther
And a whopping true tale from Zach Klein.


What Is Mythology Club?

Mythology Club is a sporadic gathering of people who like to tell and listen to stories. It’s myths as they were meant to be, it’s a sociable way to get some literary and historical awesomeness in your life.

Here’s how it works. We get together for an evening of mythological storytelling and lots of booze. So far it’s been a group of 15-20 people, with between 4-6 people as storytellers each evening.

If you’re a teller, you pick your favorite myth/classical tale (from any culture), and you tell your rendition of it to the assembled throng. The definition of myth is loose. It could be from a classical tradition like Greek, Egyptian, Norse. It could also be the Ballad of Stagger Lee, or your own whopping fish story if it’s personal classic. The main thing is that it has a ritual quality that comes from repeated telling, and you make it yours. You don’t have to be an expert storyteller. We’re a friendly lot.