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The Root

May 18, 2019

Women’s month continues with one of the most famous women of history. Deemed a prostitute by Pope Gregory in 1591 mistakenly, she is the alleged first witness to the resurrection of Christ. Religious studies scholar Dane Miller dissects some of the misinformation in Christianity and brother Brooks adds his two sense...


May 9, 2019

White Buffalo Woman is a goddess in the Lakota Sioux tradition. She was met on the plains by two warriors and brought peace pipes and sweat lodges to the Lakota people. Brooks and Dane discuss the importance of this myth, women, and the importance of ritual in daily life and sports.


May 7, 2019

Mythical history is rife with stories about women as the villain - Pandora, Helena of Troy, even Eve. But we know many ancient traditions revered women as the goddess and the creator, the bringer of life, but historians and clergymen were men with no game and didn’t take the time to learn about women. Norse mythology,...


Apr 30, 2019

Edshu is from the Togo/Benin region of Africa, Esdhu is also a trickster like coyote and he plays a prank on a couple farmers that almost results in them stabbing each other. Weird things happen no matter what you're doing. And sometimes people stab you.

 


Apr 20, 2019

Coyote walks into a giant’s mouth. People are dying and coyote teaches everyone to eat the giant. We find out why ticks are flat. Moral of the story is that we must kill the ego in order to escape the traps we lay for ourselves. How does the ego affect training? How can we turn off the ego to compete better? Who is...