It appears in Crete Greece that archaeologists may have found the real place of which the Greek Myths speaks of where The Great Greek God Zeus himself was raised. In the myths it tell us that Zeus was raised in Mount Lykaion in Crete to keep Cronos away from him. He was hidden there until he became a man and took over Mount Olympus with his brothers and sister(s)
As of digs more then two years ago has showed that there was an altar with ceremonial goods there that was given to Zeus as they worshiped him. These items date back as far as the legend started of Zeus. They are said to be over 3400 years old which makes these items the oldest known items that was used to worship Zeus that any one knows of. This is also the first place where Zeus was first worshiped then from … Read the rest
THE STUDENT'S MYTHOLOGY:
A Compendium of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Assyrian, Persian, Hindoo, Chinese, Thibetian, Scandinavian, Celtic, Aztec, and Peruvian Mythologies
The New National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology
The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children’s imaginations.
National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book.