Legends of Lust: Erotic Myths from Around the World

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It’s fascinating that some religions are so restrictive when it comes to sexuality, given that all sorts of traditional mythologies and religious tales were absolutely drenched in sex. Whether it was Zeus seducing his way into fathering half of the characters in Greek mythology or warnings about seductive creatures in male or female form that may lead you to your doom, these mythological figures don’t shy away from their sexuality. They embrace it.

Autumn Bardot brings that sexual delight to the forefront with Legends of Lust, a collection of short story retellings that inject the passion back into some tales where it has been stripped away over the centuries. And whether it’s a cautionary tale or a story of sexual freedom and rebellion, Bardot is sure to let the lasciviousness shine through. Mythology has rarely been this sexy.

But it’s not just the traditional mythos that get their fair shake. Greek and Norse stories are accompanied by lustful tales from Africa, Asia, South America, Eastern Europe, and more, bringing worthy pantheons and humorous tales back to prominence.

And although not all of these graphic and erotic tales may be your cup of tea — detachable river-dwelling penises, for instance — Legends of Lust is something fans of both short-form erotica and mythology can enjoy. Just be prepared for a few strange looks if you read it in public like I did.

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Author Autumn Bardot
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 294 pages
Publisher Cleis Press
Publish Date 2019-01-08
ISBN 9781627782784
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Issue May 2019
Category Erotica


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