The Greeks become one people
In ancient Greece they had myths about gods in one of them Zeus asked Hephaestus to make him a daughter. They made her out of clay. Hephaestus made a beautiful woman named Pandora. Zeus sent Pandora to earth so she could marry Epimetheus. Zeus wanted Pandora to marry Epimetheus so he could get even. One of the brothers, Prometheus gave people fire without asking Zeus for permission. Zeus sent Pandora to earth with a box. The box had a heavy lock on it and gave the key to Pandora’s husband and said not to open it. Zeus knew Epimetheus' curiosity would get him or his brother to open the box. Pandora was very curious. She wanted to open the box. Her husband said “You know your father, he’s tricky.” One day while Epimetheus was sleeping Pandora stole the key and opend the box. Out flew disease, sickness, hate, envy and all bad things. Pandora slammed the lid but she was too late all the bad things were out of the box and all over the world.
Greek Gods and Goddesses
There are many Greek Gods the main ones are Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades, they are all brother and the first gods. There are more Gods but they are not major like Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. Their names are Ares, Hermes, Apollo, and Hephaestus. Then there are the Goddesses which names are Hera, Artemis, Athena, Hestia, Demeter, and Aphrodite. Aesop’s fables
Aesop was a great Greek story teller. All his stories have a moral which is a way of living our lives. There are no records that Aesop ever wrote anything down. Over the centuries, Aesop's fables have been rewritten and published and illustrated and translated into almost every language in the world. Once upon a time, a long time ago, a fox fell down a well. He was stuck there for a quite a while. Finally, a goat wandered by. "What are you doing?" asked the goat curiously.
"Stay away," snarled the fox. "This is my water."
"That's not fair," snapped the goat. "Why should you get all the water?" Before the fox could say another word, the goat jumped in the well. Quick as a flash, the fox leaped on the goat's back and out of the well. He ran happily off, leaving the goat stuck in the well. Moral of story: Do not always believe what you hear from someone who is in trouble. Greek theater
In Greece Theater was a big deal. Prisoners would be realized temporarily just to watch the plays. Every town had at least one theater. The Greeks would always brag about how nice their play was. There were three types of plays in Greece: tradies, comedies, and satires. Homer’s odysseys
A man named Homer lived right at the end of dark ages, in the 8th century BCE. Homer was a poet. He wrote ancient legends and stories told by travelers. Homer took all his stories about King Odysseus and put this in a collection called The Odyssey. Greek daily life
Pets & Toys
Their toy they played with include terra cotta dolls, yo yo’s, rattles, little clay animals, horses on 4 wheels that could be pulled on a string. Their pets were mice, goats, birds, dogs, and tortoises.
They ate grapes, olives, figs. They kept goats for milk and cheese. They grew wheat in the plains. They had fish, and seafood and homemade wine. Meat was rarely eaten they used it to sacrifice it. Hair styles
Women usually had long braided hair or it was in a pony tail. Men cut their hair unless they were a solider then they had a beard. Blonde hair was rare they admired blonde hair. Many tried bleaching their hair. Clothing
Greek clothing was very simple. Men and women wore linen in the summer and wool in the winter. The ancient Greeks could buy clothes at the agora, the marketplace, but that was expensive. Most families made their own clothes, which was very simple. They where dyed bright or bleached white. Dance
Dance was very important. It was believed that dance improved physical and emotional health. There were many dances; comic dances, warlike, dances...
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