Out of the Depths

A mythological audio drama by Peter Armetta and Kristina Jones

Start with two excerpts below:

An Earthquake! (2:16)  The Maiden Goddess Persephone disappears from the earth to begin her destiny as the link between two worlds.

”I’m Not Dead Anymore!” (2:26)  A modern enactment of an ancient rite overcomes even death.

For 3,000 years, the story of the grain goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone, kidnapped by Hades and taken to the underworld, was the basis of a Mystery rite celebrated all over the Mediterranean. The poet Pindar said of it, “Blessed is he who, after beholding this, enters upon the way beneath the earth: he knows the end of life and its beginning given by Zeus.” Out of the Depths is our interwoven re-telling of the ancient myth and a modern story of rebirth from an underworld of intractable political division, violence and strife.

The complete version is available for free download…here.

(And here’s a link to a modern dream – The Barley Maiden – which shows the Mysteries are very much alive!)

Cast

Persephone and Penelope Xenos – Amy Jo McCarville

Dolores Wellborn Xenos – Alyson Ayn Osborn

Helena Wellborn – Kristina Jones

Zacharias Xenos – Bill Wilson

Hades and Adrian Xenos – Peter Armetta

Euboleus and The Secretary – Josh Rengert

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