The Greek myths were first told thousands of years ago, by poets and singers who wanted to tell how the world came to be. These brilliant stories are full of adventure and drama, but they also explore our deepest fears and fantasies. There’s a reason these myths still feel so powerful – they’ve formed the foundations of narratives and archetypes that we see in books and on our screens even today. This book hasn’t rewritten these myths. It has only switched all the genders. It might not sound like that much of a change, but you’ll be amazed by the world this swap creates – and by the new godesses, heroes, villainesses and adventurers you’re about to discover.
Gender Swapped Greek Myths
‘Thought-provoking and charmingly rendered.’ Guardian
Imagine a world where seductive male sirens lure brave heroines to their death, where Icara and her mother fly too close to the sun, and where beautiful men are forced to wed underworld queens…
For thousands of years, Greek myths have been told and retold. In these stories, brutality and bravery are reserved for men, while women are wicked witches or helpless maidens. Today, these myths continue to shape our ideas about justice, tragedy and what makes a hero’s journey. Karrie and Jonathan love these stories, and have found a way to breathe new life into them by making one crucial change…
Following the incredible success of Gender Swapped Fairy Tales they have taken that same simple step. They haven’t rewritten the stories in this book. They haven’t reimagined the endings, or reinvented characters. What they have done is switch all the genders.
You’ll be enchanted by the refreshing world this swap creates – and thunderstruck by the new characters you’re about to discover.
|Dimensions||24.7 × 20.2 × 2.7 cm|
Faber & Faber
Faber & Faber
General – Trade / Code: K