Greek Gods Book Report

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M.S. 226 Emily Harrilall
801 January 16th, 2015

The Greek Gods
Evslin, Evslin, & Hoopes
116: Greek mythology
December 27th- January 6th

The book begins by introducing Cronos the king of the gods, who was originally father of gods. This was after he selfishly murdered his father. Ever since Cronos was afraid that his children might do the same to him, so instead of letting them lived he swallowed them. His wife Rhea was appalled by his behavior and the next time she was pregnant she made sure she gave birth in an isolated area, and so she did. Rhea named her baby boy Zeus. To make sure her child wasn’t eaten she gave him to a herd of sheep, in return she assured the herd they wouldn’t be eaten. Once Zeus was all grown up his mother introduced him to Cronos. Then one night they decided to poison him, and it worked he threw up all of the children he had previously eaten, plus they were still alive. After Zeus was chosen to be the leader. This infuriated his father, and a war was brought upon them. Reluctantly Zeus reigned and no on ever knew what happened to Cronos. Soon after he faced death for the third time, and this time it was by his wife and also sister Hera. She tied him up but he managed to break free and they both spared each other’s life. Athene, named after the city of Athens was another much loved god in Pantheon. She is the type of person that will kill you if you’re wrong. Zeus wanted to be in control of the sky, Poseidon gladly took the sea and Hades was unlucky and had the underworld. Poseidon was a greedy and cruel leader to the underwater kingdom, although he concocted some of the most known species today. Demeter has known as the lady growing things. She birthed 2 of Zeus’s children one was

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