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        11-25-2010, 01:41 PM
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    Green Broke
    I've always been fascinated by the Greek gods and goddesses. I'm always looking for new information on them.
         
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        11-25-2010, 01:45 PM
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    Green Broke
    And I'm happy to share :) Does anyone have any other questions before I gon on?
         
        11-26-2010, 12:11 AM
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    Started
    That is so cool about your temple!

    Do go on!
         
        11-26-2010, 12:22 AM
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    Green Broke
    I will as soon as I get home from school :) I'm glad you like the stories :)
         
        11-26-2010, 06:32 AM
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    Green Broke
    Ok guys, here's the next story; The Olympians:

    There was now peace on Mount Olympus, and Cronos was very pleased with the results of his rule. However, all that changed one morning when he was told that a son had been born to him. Suddenly he remembered the curse of his father, and he was anxious to avert the loss of his power. He hurried to his wife, who gladly put the child in his arms, but she was horrified and shocked when Cronos devoured the baby, swallowing it whole!

    Time passed, and another child was born, but only to meet the same horrible, cruel fate. One child after the other was swallowed immediatly after birth. Their mother was heatbroken, and pleaded for the life of her little ones, but their cruel father would not relent. She was in wild despair, and anxious to save the life of her newborn son Zeus (Jupiter), she concealed him.

    Cronos, very much aware of his birth, soon made his appearance and demanded the child. For some time Rhea pleaded with him, but at last pretended to give in to his wishes. She quickly wrapped a stone in the baby clothes and blankets, and gave it to him, feigning intense grief. Cronos was in too much of a hurry to actually check the bundle, and swallowed it, not knowing that it was not his youngest son.

    He did not realize that he had been deceived, and Rhea then cast about for a way in which she could continue to deceive him and keep her newborn baby safe.

    To ensure this she gave her son into the care of the Melian nymphs, who took him to a cave on Mount Ida. To prevent Zeus's cries being heard in Olympus, Rhea's priests, the Curetes, made much noise, banging their drums and singing loudly.

    Cronos congratulated himself on his victories, knowing (wrongfully) that his fathers curse would never come true. But all this changed, giving him great fear when he soon learned of his son's existence. He immediatly began to forge a plan to destroy him, but before he could carry it out he found himself attacked by Zeus, and after a short but terrible battle, he was defeated.

    Zeus took over power, and aided by Rhea, and a potion made by Metis, a daughter of Oceanus, compelled Cronos to dispell his siblings - Poseidon (Neptune), Hades (Pluto), Hestia (Vesta), Demeter (Ceres), and Hera (Juno).

    Following the example of his father, Zeus gave his siblings a share of his new kingdom. The wisest Titan's - Rhea, Mnemosyne, Themis, Oceanus, and Hyperion - submitted to this new rule without a murmer, but the others refused their allegiance and threatened war, so they were cast back into Tartarus.

    It seems cruel, but also fair, wouldn't you say?
         

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