All the crazy stuff that happens in the story of Io would be right at home on the front page of any tabloid today.
Zeus, Caught in the Act!
Io Seduced, Shamed, Transformed!
Hera Seeks Awful Revenge!
Doesn't this sound like stuff you'd read in line at the grocery store? And it's all straight from this super ancient myth. Check it out: you've got a young, sexy nymph seduced by a corrupt politician dude. They almost get busted by his wife so the guy disguises his lover. The wife doesn't buy it, though, so she has the lover imprisoned and tortured.
Are you kidding us? How many trashy magazines would that sell?
Whether you admit to reading gossip rags or just sneakily check out the headlines while you're waiting in line, there's no doubt we're interested. The more sensational the headline, the more we want to know all the dirt. And trust us: the story of Io does not disappoint.