Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, today announced the launch of Shmoop Mythology at http://www.shmoop.com/mythology. Mythology is the eleventh subject area on Shmoop, which now offers more than 750 free online Learning Guides.
The reaction on Twitter:
Zeus OMGs… @shmoop went all WikiLeaks on us… mere mortals are all up in our Olympian business. SOCTLB* Translation for those not hip to Olympus Twitter lingo: Stomping on Clouds Throwing Lightning Bolts
According to an anonymous Valhalla-based publicist, Shmoop’s team of private investigators infiltrated some seriously personal files and facts about the Greek, Roman, and Norse gods. Included in this info leak of heroic proportions:
Profiles and Walls: Puzzle at Aphrodite’s “complicated” and oft-changing relationship status. Her favorite quotes? Lyrics from fellow divas Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé.
Email Inboxes and Diaries: In a leaked email exchange between Thor and his therapist, we learn that the supposedly tough muscleman of the Norse gods has some serious daddy issues.
Photo Albums: Scope the gods with the beach bods. Peep the latest in toga fashions… Who wore it better? What were they thinking?
Police Reports: See who got busted. Recidivist shoplifter Mercury, mischief-maker Loki, and drunken party boy Dionysus cannot seem to keep their hijinks out of the gossip blogs.
Cliques: Navigate the complex social scene of the hallways and school cafeterias of the gods. Know your jocks, the nerds, the mean girls. Survival tip: don’t look at thuggish Neptune the wrong way or he might slam you into the lockers.
Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides, Test Prep, and Teacher’s Editions balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 10,000 eBook and mobile app titles across iOS, Android devices, iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Kno, and Sony Reader. The company has been honored twice by the Webby Awards and was named “Best in Tech” for 2010 and 2011 by Scholastic Administrator Magazine. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a Labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, Calif.
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