Greek Mythology

The ancient Greeks told stories about their gods. These stories are called myths (short for mythology, or stories about gods.) Stories about the ancient Greek gods are still told today. Each storyteller told the stories in their own way, but whatever power and personality a god had was consistent from story to story. For example, Zeus was the king of all the gods, and only Zeus could throw lightning bolts.

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The magical world of the ancient Greek gods was a world full of bickering and fights and wars and compromise and fear and fun and punishment and love. Many myths were based on the fact that gods, like mortal men, could be punished or rewarded for their actions.

What do you know about Icarus whose father Daedalus made them each a pair of wings made from bird feathers and candle wax?

Unfortunately Icarus didn’t live to tell the story. Read more about his adventure here.

And if you want to learn more about this civilisation click here.

Vocabulary

Bickering (v)- this means arguing

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