|Do you really believe that Hercules completed the XII labors or do you really know why Pandora opened the box? So would you like to find the truth about Greek Myths?
Hades, King of the underworld will tell us because he was there and nothing it seems as you think it was. Find out if Zeus is really the god you think he is in these humorous and engaging parodies.
|Think you know the real story behind the Greek myths? Think again. Most people only know what Zeus wants them to. But the truth is, Zeus is a total myth-o-maniac. Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to set the record straight on how he ended up as Ruler of the Underworld and Zeus became King of the Gods.|
|The story about how Hades kidnapped Persephone when she was picking flowers? Totally false! Zeus made that story up to make himself look better. What else would you expect from a total myth-o-maniac? The truth is, Persephone was trying to escape her overprotective mother, Demeter. King Hades, Ruler of the Underworld, is here to set the record straight.|
|In Greek mythology, 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. Not even close. Athena was so jealous of Medusa's beauty that she cursed her. Zeus changed the story to make his son, Perseus, look good. Hades is here to set the record straight on Perseus, Medusa, and everything in between.|
|The story about the handsome Greek god Cupid and how he met Psyche? Just another lie from that myth-o-maniac Zeus! The truth is, when Cupid met Psyche he was a gawky teen god with bad skin and braces. Psyche was so beautiful, Cupid was scared to even approach her. Instead, he and Zeus cooked up a plan to kidnap Psyche. Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to shine some light on what really happened.|
|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. He never killed the Minotaur. Zeus made the whole thing up so everyone would think the Minotaur was gone for good. Hades, King of the Underworld, sets the record straight on the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.|
|The story about Pandora opening a box and releasing terrible evils into the world? Totally made up! Pandora couldn't have cared less about what was in that box. The one who was really dying to know was Zeus. Zeus gave Pandora a box alright. A box full of really nasty items. But disease? Pain? Greed? No way. Hades, King of the Underworld, reveals the true story behind the Pandora myth.|
|You've heard of Hercules, right? Big, strong guy who did tons of amazing, heroic deeds? Well one part of that myth is correct. Hercules was big and strong. But he had an teeny-tiny brain. He couldn't have done any of those heroic deeds if it hadn't been for his friends telling him exactly what to do. Hades sets the record straight on the true story of Hercules.|
|The story about Atalanta losing a race because she stopped to collect the golden apples Melanion threw in her path is completely wrong. The myth most people know is a lie created by that myth-o-maniac Zeus. In reality, Atalanta could have won that race no matter what! Hades is back to reveal the truth behind another Greek myth.|
About the author
Kate McMullan was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1947. Her father used to read her comic books and her mother liked to share books and poems. As soon as she could, McMullan read her way through the public library. She was a teacher before coming an editor of language arts for a New York City publishing house in 1976. She has written more than 50 books for children. She has created the imaginative Dragon Slayers' Academy series.
McMullan lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York, with her husband, their daughter, and two cats, George and Wendy.
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