Why did ancient people make up myths? Myths are stories that reflect the culture and beliefs of a society and explain natural phenomena by using powerful gods and magical creatures. People in ancient times loved to hear stories of adventure and trickery, just as we do today!
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Ancient Myths for Kids retold by Lin Donn
Although the ancient Greek storytellers were quite inventive, and each told a myth in their own way, each god's personality and powers remained the same from story to story.
The Cyclops Cave & The Sirens
(Greek, from "The Odyssey" by Homer)
By Lin & Don Donn: Case Files from The Hercules Detective Agency, founded to help the Greek people
Some Greek myths were told thousands of years ago, but some - like the Case Files from the Hercules Detective Agency - were written down quite recently by storytellers Lin and Don Donn. These myths share the daily life, beliefs, problems, and solutions of the ancient Greek people, helped and hindered by the many gods and goddesses and magical beings in which they believed and worshipped.
Little Io (Roman Version)
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