episode #53 May month of love

Hebe’s here, May is here! The air is fresh and sunny; And the miser-bees are busy hoarding golden honey.

Thomas Aldrich

May is named after “Maia” the goddess of spring and growth. She is supposed to be the daughter of Faunus, one of the oldest Roman deities, the wife of Vulcan and mother of Hermes. She was seen as caring and protecting force, filled with warmth. The word “Maia” means the great one. Maia’s roman equivalent is goddess Bona Dea associated with chastity and fertility, healing, and the protection of the state and people of Rome. 

Spoken word

William Shakespeare: Sonnet 116 read by Tom Hiddleston


Jerome Austin: Soft Sound Café, 2002

Community radio midnight show Through the Bohemian Looking Glass is aired every night at midnight (GMT). A new episode is aired every Friday midnight on Wirral Wave radio or AirTime. Later on SoundCloud for some time.

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