Old Greek Stories: Large Print (Paperback)
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A long time ago, when the world was much younger than it is now, people toldand believed a great many wonderful stories about wonderful things which neitheryou nor I have ever seen. They often talked about a certain Mighty Being calledJupiter, or Zeus, who was king of the sky and the earth; and they said that he satmost of the time amid the clouds on the top of a very high mountain where hecould look down and see everything that was going on in the earth beneath. Heliked to ride on the storm-clouds and hurl burning thunderbolts right and leftamong the trees and rocks; and he was so very, very mighty that when he nodded, the earth quaked, the mountains trembled and smoked, the sky grew black, and thesun hid his face.Jupiter had two brothers, both of them terrible fellows, but not nearly so great ashimself. The name of one of them was Neptune, or Poseidon, and he was the king ofthe sea. He had a glittering, golden palace far down in the deep sea-caves wherethe fishes live and the red coral grows; and whenever he was angry the waveswould rise mountain high, and the storm-winds would howl fearfully, and the seawould try to break over the land; and men called him the Shaker of the Earth.