Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Big Three

The Big Three were three gods: one death, the second water, and the king of all of Olympus, ZEUS. Zeus was the god of lightning. With the other two, the first one was named Hades, god of the Underworld. Then there was Poseidon, god of water. His Roman name was Neptune. Hades' Roman name was Pluto. The last one was named Jupiter.

These three gods were brothers. They didn't get along. Hades lived in the Underworld instead of on Olympus because he was the god of death and no one appreciated death. Zeus and Poseidon just got angry with each other. Poseidon's waves on the ocean got bigger and big strikes of lightning came down.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Apollo was the Greek god of sun, music, prophecy, archery, and healing. He was the son of Zeus and twin of Artemis. In Rome, he was also called Apollo.

He had a sun chariot, which he drove across the sky. That explained how the sun moved across the sky from morning until night. His sister Artemis was goddess of the moon. Apollo was not Zeus' favorite. Zeus thought he was very annoying because all he did, besides drive his chariot, was play his reed pipes.

I think Apollo is kind of cool because of his chariot, and because he had big muscles.

Friday, February 1, 2013

King Midas

King Midas loved gold. He saved one of Dionysus' satyrs. For a gift Dionysus gave him a choice: to turn everything to gold, or whatever he wants. King Midas chose everything he touched would turn to gold. But for a consequence Dionysus gave him donkey ears. When Midas got home he touched everything, and turned it to gold. Even the wine, the gift of Dionysus.