Old Greek Stories eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 129 pages of information about Old Greek Stories.

PERSONS AND PLACES MENTIONED.

Adme’tus
AEge’an Sea
AE’geus (jus)
AEgi’na
AEscula’pius
Ae’thra
Aido’neus
Alces’tis
Althe’a
Andro’geos
Androm’eda
Apol’lo
Araech’ne
Arca’dia
Ar’gos
Ar’gus
Ariad’ne
Ar’temis
A’sia
Atalan’ta
Athe’na
Ath’ens
At’ropos
Bac’chus
Bos’phorus
Cadme’ia
Cad’mus
Cal’ydon
Cau’casus
Ce’crops
Cer’cyon
Ce’res
Chei’ron
Clo’tho
Coro’nis
Cran’ae
Crete
Cyclo’pes
Cy’prus
Dae’dalus
Dan’ae
Daph’ne
De’los
Del’phi
Deuca’lion
Dian’a
E’gypt
Eleu’sis
Epime’theus (thus)
Euro’pa
Eu’rope
Gor’gons
Greece
Ha’des
Haermo’nia
He’lios
Hel’las
Hel’len
Hel’lenes
Her’cules
Ica’rian Sea
Ic’arus
I’o
Iol’cus
Ju’no
Ju’piter
Lab’yrinth
Lach’esis
Le’to
Mars
Mede’a
Medu’sa
Meg’ara
Meila’nion
Melea’ger
Mer’cury
Miner’va
Mi’nos
Min’otaur
Myce’nae
Nep’tune
Nile
Oe’neus (nus)
Os’sa
Pando’ra
Paernas’sus
Par’nes
Pe’lias
Pene’us
Per’dix
Perigu’ne
Per’seus (sus)
Pit’theus
Plu’to
Posei’don
Procrus’tes
Prome’theus (thus)
Pros’erpine
Pyr’rha
Pyth’ia
Py’thon
Saron’ic Sea
Sat’urn
Sci’ron
Sic’ily
Si’nis
Tem’pe
Thebes
The’seus (sus)
Thes’saly
Ti’ryns
Ti’tans
Troe’zen
Ve’nus
Ves’ta
Vul’can
Zeus (zus)

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OLD GREEK STORIES.

JUPITER AND HIS MIGHTY COMPANY.

A long time ago, when the world was much younger than it is now, people told and believed a great many wonderful stories about wonderful things which neither you nor I have ever seen.  They often talked about a certain Mighty Being called Jupiter, or Zeus, who was king of the sky and the earth; and they said that he sat most of the time amid the clouds on the top of a very high mountain where he could look down and see everything that was going on in the earth beneath.  He liked to ride on the storm-clouds and hurl burning thunderbolts right and left among 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 the sun hid his face.

Jupiter had two brothers, both of them terrible fellows, but not nearly so great as himself.  The name of one of them was Neptune, or Poseidon, and he was the king of the sea.  He had a glittering, golden palace far down in the deep sea-caves where the fishes live and the red coral grows; and whenever he was angry the waves would rise mountain high, and the storm-winds would howl fearfully, and the sea would try to break over the land; and men called him the Shaker of the Earth.

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