Ahh Greek myths. Those glorious tales of heroism, honour and... petty
squabbles, soap-opera drama and more weird sex than Fifty Shades of Grey
could shake a stick at!
It's about time we stopped respecting myths and
started laughing at them. Did you know Aphrodite, goddess of love and
beauty, was born of some discarded genitals? Or that Hera threw her own
son off a mountain because he was ugly? Or that Apollo once kidnapped a
boat full of people while pretending to be a dolphin?
And let's not even get started on Zeus - king of the
gods, ruler of the skies and a man who's never heard of self-control.
In fact, if there's one thing most Greek myths have in common, it's that
all the drama could have been avoided if SOMEONE could keep it in their
Horrible Histories writer Susie Donkin takes us on a
hilarious romp through mythology and the many times the gods
(literally) screwed everything up! Stephen Fry's Mythos by way of Drunk
History, Zeus is a Dick is perfect for those who like their myths with a
heavy dollop of satire.
'Who knew mythology was so bonkers? I am grateful -
it had me laughing from the first page to the last.' - Miranda Hart
'It's about time someone called him out on all this' - Hera, goddess of marriage, wife of Zeus
'Worst. Father. Ever.' - Artemis, goddess of the hunt, daughter of Zeus