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

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


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Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology by Cory O'Brien, Sarah E. Melville

From the creator of Myths Retold comes a hilarious collection of Greek, Norse, Chinese and even Sumerian myths retold in their purest, bawdiest forms!

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.

Did you know?

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.

Still 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399160400
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 116,405
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cory O’Brien is a word-wizard and technojester of the first degree and the creator of Myths Retold! (BetterMyths.com), as well as the author of Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes and George Washington is Cash Money. He reads and writes mythology, science fiction, and computer code. He has camped with gypsies, juggled for food, and driven across the country in a car powered by vegetable oil. Now he lives in Chicago, where he recently graduated with an MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cory's dream is to one day travel to Mars, or at least to own a jacket made entirely of pockets.

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Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
FanofFun More than 1 year ago
Honest to god (hah) one of the funniest books I own. It's beyond hilarious and has me clutching my sides every time I read it. All of my friends love it too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book, especially if you are inclined to procrastinate and don't know what to spend your time with instead of studying. I'm a huge mythology enthusiast and this book was hilarious to read with my background knowledge. I would especially recommend it as a present to high school students or basically anyone with a sense of humour.
Zellywelly More than 1 year ago
If this were factual it would make a hell of a lot more sense than what we are taught in school but sadly it is not. It is absolutely hilarious and keeps your interest. I like how the Author makes a bunch of stuff up but ties it in with the truths of what we were taught about mythology growing up, which makes this book a pretty good one if you ask me.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like the book Badass you wikll probably enjoy this, though the authors wit is not always as sharp as Badass' author the presented content is fun and very freaking entertaining. It gets a bit wibbly at the end but finishes very solidly.
babsbabsbabs More than 1 year ago
This author is a dem-god at the very least, and his T-Shirts are original and funny too! A must read for all you other geeks that like the greeks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago