Myth-o-Mania

By Kate McMullan

Capstone, 2001-2014

Think you know the real story behind the Greek myths? Think again.

Most people only know the Zeus version of the myths.

But the truth is, Zeus is a myth-o-maniac, ancient Greek for ‘big fat liar!’

 

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"Hold on tight. Get Lost, Odysseus! is a wild ride--to terrors you can't imagine. A three-headed dog? An invisible god of the underworld? A cyclops that loves to eat humans? That's only the start. For Odysseus--and you--the horrors just keep on coming. I loved this book!"   -- R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps

 

“Mythology” becomes “Mirthology” in this hilariously revisionist account of the war between the Greek gods and the Titans."  - Kirkus Review

 

"Young readers will get the whole of the Helen of Troy story in an amazingly lighthearted way, plus discussion questions, a glossary and “King Hades’s Quick-and-Easy Guide to the Myths” thrown in for good measure."  

-- Kirkus Reviews

I. HAVE A HOT TIME, HADES!

Think you know the real story behind the Greek myths? Think again. Zeus has messed with the myths -- big time!  He’s a total Myth-o-maniac liar!  Luckily, Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to set the record straight!

II. PHONE HOME, PERSEPHONE!

The story about how Hades kidnapped Persephone when she was picking flowers? Totally false! Zeus made that story up to make Hades look bad.

III. SAY CHEESE, MEDUSA!

Medusa was a Gorgon — a winged monster with snakes for hair. Anyone who looked at her was instantly turned to stone. But she wasn't born that way.

IV. NICE SHOT, CUPID!

The story about the handsome Greek god Cupid and how he met Psyche? Just another lie from that myth-o-maniac Zeus!

V. STOP THAT BULL, THESEUS!​

Zeus's version of the Theseus myth is totally fabricated! Theseus went into the labyrinth all right, but the only thing he did in there was get lost.

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VI. KEEP A LID ON IT, PANDORA!

The story about Pandora opening a box and releasing terrible evils into the world? Big fat lie! Pandora couldn't have cared less about what was in that box.  

VII. GET TO WORK, HERCULES!

You've heard of Hercules, right? Big, strong guy who did tons of amazing, heroic deeds? Prepare yourself -- Hercules isn’t the only hero in this story.

VIII. GO FOR THE GOLD, ATLANTA!

The story about Atlanta losing a race to Melanion because she stopped to collect the golden apples he tossed out? Never happened!

IX. HIT THE ROAD, HELEN!

Helen started the Trojan War, right?  WRONG!  Sure she had a face that launched a thousand ships but she also had a little interference from the meddling god of love and his mother, Aphrodite.

X. GET LOST, ODYSSEUS!

When the Trojan War ended, Odysseus was ready to sail for home. But wouldn’t you know it — he angered Poseidon and the sea god vowed to make Odysseus’s voyage home a living nightmare.

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