Episode #97 – It’s Chicken Time!

Prophecy Radio episode #97 does a Deep Dive of the Egyptian god Horus. We also catch you up on all the latest Rick Riordan news, including some information about a couple characters we’ll meet in The Spirit Glass by Roshani Chokshi, as well as the latest from the WGA/SAG-AFTRA strikes. This week, we also tackle The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid chapter 20, where we get to meet the beautiful goddess Nut. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and we keep our discussions PG-13.

News and Updates (00:06:05)

Deep Dive: Horus (00:22:37)

  • There were a lot of different versions of Horus, and he had a lot of different names!
  • This makes sense because Ancient Egypt lasted about twice as long as Ancient Greece.
  • You might’ve already known he was the falcon god, but do you know which of his eyes represents the moon and which represents the sun?
  • Do you know, specifically, what kind of falcon Horus turns into?
  • The family dynamics for any god will be super interesting!
  • How was Horus conceived?
  • We really earn our PG-13 rating with our discussion of Set and Horus’ battle for dominance.
  • Do you know what the Egyptians considered the sixth sense?
  • Even if you don’t know much about Egyptian mythology, you’ve probably seen the eye of Horus once or twice in your life.
  • Again: The family dynamics of gods are SUPER WEIRD.
  • Do you know which god the Greeks associated with Horus?
  • Horus was a BIG deal for the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.
  • And his fight with Set was extremely symbolic.
  • The Festival of Victory was kind of barbaric.
  • Set has a lot of sacred and symbolic animals. Like, A LOT.


The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid discussion (00:42:45)

  • This week, we discuss The Red Pyramid chapter 20.
  • Why was Sadie able to change the shape of her ba?
  • And why is everyone a chicken!?
  • Why does this mysterious boy only visit Sadie?
  • Shame on everyone who didn’t remind Karen about the Prophecy Count!
  • Nut looks awesome, and she reminds us of another goddess we saw recently.
  • Would you try sahlab?
  • What kind of relationship do Nut and Isis have?
  • For a goddess, nut is kind of chill, which is a relief considering Sadie’s…personality quirks.
  • We get into a philosophical discussion about chaos and order.
  • Why couldn’t Nut just TELL Sadie what happened when she descended to earth?
  • Will Set ever become an ally?
  • We got so much information in this chapter!

Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 98, where we’ll discuss The Spirit Glass by Roshani Chokshi before jumping into The Red Pyramid chapter 21!

This episode’s hosts are: Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz.

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