Airmid’s Almanac

Queer Myths & the Politics of Magic / Hermes & Isthar

June 15, 2021

In this episode Mica, Kenzie, and Rue recite two queer myths of Ishtar and Hermes, and discuss the politics of magic in 2021. We talk about the trouble with cultural appropriation and apolitical spirituality in the New Age, orientalism, cancel culture, and the use of mythology to understand the villain. 

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