Learning about Greek myths
Greek mythology is the body of myths originally told by the ancient Greeks. Myths are stories created to teach people about something important and meaningful. We hope you enjoy the myths we shared with you, while you were also adding to your general knowledge.
This is a myth about a boy named Icarus, who flew too close to the sun, to try to escape from Crete with wings made of feathers and wax.
King Manelaus of Sparta did everything to keep his wife, Helen, by his side forever. Sadly, it was not meant to be, and a war raged to bring her home.
The Greeks came up with a cunning plan to enter the city. They built a massive wooden horse as a parting gift to the Trojans, but the hollow horse was filled with soldiers.
The army stormed into the city, but by the time the Trojans realised what was happening, it was too late. They searched to find Helen. But was there a happy ending?
This story has got it all! Jealousy, murder, tragedy, love and revenge as well as a genuinely frightening half-bull, half-giant man.
Have you ever wondered why we have six months of warm, summer months and six months of cold, barren land? Read this story to find out.
What if scary looking spiders could be harmless creatures who are artistic and creative? Don’t believe us? Read the story and find out for yourself.
“Curiosity killed the cat” is a proverb to warn that curiosity can sometimes lead to misfortune. Pandora was gifted a box and told never to open it. Do you think she peeked?
King Midas loved gold so much he wished everything he touched would turn to gold. What a terrible curse when his wish was granted.
Although beautiful, Medusa was very vain and bragged about her beauty. This is the story about how she became a monster.
Hercules was an incredibly strong man who had to overcome many life-threatening tasks and labours. Did he triumph and survive?
Some people say it was Apollo who brought up the sun each day. Some insist it was Helios. The thing is, it depends on who’s telling the story.
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