Gender Swapped Greek Myths (Hardcover)
As someone who has always been interested in Greek mythology, and especially the gender roles within the myths, this collection of myths with swapped gender roles was super fascinating to read. My personal favorite of the stories was Thesea and the Minoheifer (a retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur). I also really enjoyed The Fall of Icara (instead of Icarus) because of the mother/daughter dynamic that replaced the original father/son dynamic. Although all of these stories are gender swapped, they still portray the original meaning and significance of the myths. There is also an included index of the gender swapped names, which is super helpful. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Greek mythology– not just kids!
-Lark— From Mimetic March Staff Picks Part II
A new captivating, inspiring, and totally perspective-shifting volume from the wife and husband team behind Gender Swapped Fairy Tales 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.
Having changed the way we look at Fairy Tales in their last book, Karrie and Jon have turned to these ancient stories to see what magic their marvelous gender swapping machine can work on them. As before, they haven't rewritten these myths. They haven't reimagined endings, or reinvented characters. All they've done is switch 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.