Study Guide

Callisto

  • Introduction

    The story of Callisto has enough steamy drama to make any soap opera blush. You've got sneaky seduction, horrible shame, shocking transformations, brushes with death, and ultimate redemption—all rolled up into one jaw-dropping package. Trust us, all those TV shows everyone's addicted to don't even hold a candle to this drama. Callisto marathon, anyone?

    At its heart, Callisto's story is the tale of a good girl gone wrong. This young lady is conned into breaking her virginal vow through a dirty trick and a clever disguise. Next thing she knows, she's pregnant and booted into the cold, cruel world. Years later, fate kicks her in the face one more time when her son unknowingly almost kills her.

    But just in the knick of time... actually, nah. We'll leave you with a cliffhanger. All the best soaps do.

    • Best of the Web

      Callisto Resources

      Websites

      Callisto Moon
      Galileo thought it was worth a look, and so do we. Check out all you need to know about Callisto, the moon of Jupiter.

      Movie or TV Productions

      Xena: Warrior Princess
      In Xena, there's an evil warrior woman named Callisto who constantly torments everybody's favorite warrior princess. She may not be anything like the Callisto of Greek myth, but we sure do like her name.

      X-Woman
      Callisto does some damage in a bunch of the different incarnations of the X-Men franchise. Of course, instead of the pretty nymph of mythology, she's a bitter, blade-wielding mutant.

      Video

      "Callisto" as Told by Sock Puppets
      Somehow sock puppets make everything better.

      Audio

      Metamorphoses for Your Lobes
      Click here to listen to Ovid's take of the tale in his Metamorphoses. It's in English, we promise.

      Hughes Does Ovid
      You can also listen to famous poet Ted Hughes taking a stab at it.

      Books

      Little Bear, You're a Star!
      In this children's book, a bear-mom and her bear-son become stars. Sound familiar?