YMMV / The Metamorphoses

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: At the beginning of the poem, when recounting the Ages of the World and saying how much his time period sucks, Ovid wishes that he were born either earlier (and been around when gods and heroes were) or later (as presumably things would have to start improving later on, right?) Now fast forward to the modern age... the standard of living is most definitely higher now than it was then.
  • Values Dissonance: A frightening number of the stories are about the divine punishments given to various rape victims for the crime of having been raped.
  • What An Idiot: A lot of things could have been avoided if people stopped to think that insulting beings who are immortal and super-powered wasn't a very good idea.