Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Cory O'Brien, Illustrated by Sarah E Melville

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  • Publisher: Perigee Books
  • Format: Paperback | 289 pages
  • Dimensions: 114mm x 201mm x 20mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 5 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 039916040X
  • ISBN 13: 9780399160400
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 3,751

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Get this: Cronus liked to eat babies. Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate. Odin got construction discounts with bestiality. Isis had bad taste in jewelry. Ganesh was the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy. And Abraham was totally cool about stabbing his kid in the face. All our lives, we've been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. In reality, mythology is more screwed up than a schizophrenic shaman doing hits of unidentified...wait, it all makes sense now. In "Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes, " Cory O'Brien, creator of Myths RETOLD!, sets the stories straight. These are rude, crude, totally sacred texts told the way they were meant to be told: loudly, and with lots of four-letter words. Skeptical? Here are a few more gems to consider: - Zeus once stuffed an unborn fetus inside his thigh to save its life after he exploded its mother by being too good in bed. - The entire Egyptian universe was saved because Sekhmet just got too hammered to keep murdering everyone. - The Hindu universe is run by a married couple who only stop murdering in order to throw sweet dance parties...on the corpses of their enemies. - The Norse goddess Freyja once consented to a four-dwarf gangbang in exchange for one shiny necklace. And there's more dysfunctional goodness where that came from.

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Author information

Cory O'Brien is a dude who likes myths a whole lot. When he's not writing about myths, he is usually yelling them at people in bars or posting them on his website, bettermyths.com. He is currently in the MFA program in writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Also, birds really freak him out

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By Yentl van Dillen 27 Dec 2013 5

A brilliant book for any citizen of the internet with an interest in mythology. It's witty, well written, and in the end goes deeper than it might seem from the cover (which you shouldn't judge it by) (except if your judgement is that it is awesome).