Myth-o-Mania - Differences Between The Books and The Original Myths

Differences Between The Books and The Original Myths

In each book, Zeus is usually the "enemy" or the "bad guy", but not in the sense that he is evil - only because HE is always the one who causes and starts the trouble - according to Hades, who assures that he will give the accurate version of the stories.

  • Have a Hot Time, Hades! The Gods and the Titans have an Olympics competition to prove who would be ruler, rather than a war.
  • Phone Home, Persephone! Persephone is not kidnapped; rather she stows away on Hades' car. They have a happy marriage.
  • Say Cheese, Medusa! Medusa was actually a goddess, transformed into a monster by Athena for entering her temple. In the end, she is returned to her goddess state. Furthermore, she is not found making love with Poseidon in her temple, but instead picnicking.
  • Nice Shot, Cupid! Cupid isn't incredibly attractive, as in the original myth, but actually skinny and acne-struck. He is also disorganized (though Psyche is a little, too). Psyche loves him anyway since they have so much in common and have become good friends.
  • Stop that Bull, Theseus! Theseus had someone (Hades) reminding him what to do.
  • Keep a Lid on It, Pandora! Pandora didn't actually want to open the box; throughout the story, Zeus tries to make her open it. Additionally, Prometheus didn't have his liver torn out by the eagle every day.
  • Get to Work, Hercules! Hades completes a number of the tasks with Hercules, who had originally done them alone.
  • Go for the Gold, Atalanta! Atalanta got gold apples in a race just to help a sick friend.

The Myth o mania books are currently being re-published with new covers so there is a possibility for a ninth.

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