Ronald Vickers, a Professor of Classics at Oxford University, has admitted that the entire subject of Greek Mythology was invented by a group of drunken lecturers in the 1820s.
'I've found learned literature from this time which clearly shows that my late colleagues were having a bit of a laugh after a night on the port and decided to make-up the most ridiculous stories and then create a deep history to substantiate their drunken ideas' said an embarrassed Professor 'I'm afraid we need to close the department here and at every other university in the world.'
'If you think about it, the clue's in the name, and they couldn't have gone more out of their way to embed a coded message when they invented the term, but somehow it just stuck, and there's even WikiPedia references to the subject now, it's become a monster and it's about time we came clean on the subject.'
Professor Vickers also revealed the truth behnd the naming of Greek Gods 'Hades was the sound made by a junior lecturer when puking-up, Helious was the name of the man in charge of the ficticious flying horse - quite a close prediction don't you think? Ares was a drunked mispronunciation of something you wiped after a visit to the loo.'
'When I saw questions on Greek mythology on Who Wants to be a Millionnaire I was quite worried that the joke was out-of-hand, but when I heard it being discussed on the Jeremy Kyle show I decided we had to spill the beans.'
'The good thing is that my concience is now clear, and I can focus my attention on proper scholastic research on the book I'm writing on Christianity, the virgin birth and the resurrection.'