In Search of Myths and Heroes
Michael Wood embarks on a quest to uncover the roots of four great legends from Greek, Celtic, Biblical and Indian myths. Each journey opens up universal themes as Wood goes in search not only of the historical past and literal truth, but also of the mythic past and archetypal stories that reflect and have sustained human existence since the beginning of time.
In Search of Myths and Heroes Previous Broadcasts
The Queen of Sheba/Arthur: The Once & Future King (Episode #101)
KQED World: Sat, Mar 17, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
In his first journey, Michael Wood looks for the Queen of Sheba, one of the world's most famous fascinating heroines. She's been portrayed as goddess, demon, femme fatale - but did she really exist? The myth of Sheba takes Wood on a quest for clues around the Red Sea, from Egypt to Eritrea and Ethiopia and on to the earliest civilization of Arabia in Yemen to reveal the surprising truth behind the legend.
- KQED World: Sun, Mar 18, 2012 -- 3:00 AM