i recently started reading a book about the greek myths, having been frustrated for years that i don't know anything about it. it's very cool! i'm not finished the book yet but i had to put it down to make this puzzle as soon as i got the idea for it.
this is my first crossword puzzle! i'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, and 42-across is the entire reason it exists. it came together amazingly after that (by which i mean it's amazing that it came together at all).
thanks very much Ajay and personman on crosscord for test solving! applet after the jump.