Hey, A-gnosis. I know this message might seem to be out of the blue, but I was wondering if you've seen any of the Youtube videos of Overly Sarcastic Productions. I've become a fan of theirs in last couple months (they do all kinds of things on mythology, history, literature, and literary tropes) and, seeing as they've been a blessing to help me cope with the Covid-19 isolation, I've decided to spread the word to people I think might enjoy them. Anyway, just wanted to ask; they've even just done a pride month special on LGBT+ figures from different mythologies (the "cut-sleeve" legend from China is the best, in my opinion).
Hi! I have only seen a couple of their videos on mythology and I was a bit annoyed that they didn't mention their sources. There were a few things in their video on Dionysus that went against what I have read (I think they said that Dionysus son of Persephone is older than Dionysus son of Zeus and Semele, which is not true from what I know), so I was curious about where they got their information from. I also felt like they had a tendency to present speculations as facts sometimes. However, I do understand why lots of people enjoy their videos. It's a really fun way to learn about mythology and other subjects. And the pride month special sounded very interesting. I only wish they mentioned their sources. ^^
Thanks for replying. Yeah, I wish they would cite sources better, too. They do well when analyzing original documents in other videos, and I've looked up some of the things they've mentioned to verify if they're true (I was dying to know about their sources for their El Dorado video, for example, and did find enough to back up what they said...if you haven't seen that video, I definitely recommend it for all the jabs made at the Spanish Empire), but I don't know where they got their information on Dionysus, so that did come across more as speculation than fact - I can see how it would make sense, but, again, sources.