Poor Io. It's hard not to feel more than a little bad for her. This little nymph does a whole bunch of suffering before it's all over. As fun as being transformed into a cow might be (to us, but we're weird), it would definitely stink if you had to stay that way for a long time. Add to that a few more gems—being ripped from your home, being made a prisoner, being forced to wonder the earth while being tortured, and possibly being raped—and you've got the makings of a seriously unpleasant life.