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By Peter Chrisp

ISBN-10: 0756619564

ISBN-13: 9780756619565

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ISBN-13: 9781405313452

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53 < mount olympus The highest mountain in the Greek mainland is Olympus. It was believed to be the home of the Olympians—the 12 most important gods. These were Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Poseidon, and Zeus. Olympus originally existed only in myth. Later, the same name was given to this actual peak. Hades hades and persephone > Hades, the brother of Zeus, was the god who ruled the underworld—land of the dead. According to myth, he kidnapped Demeter's daughter Persephone and carried her off to the underworld.

According to myth, he kidnapped Demeter's daughter Persephone and carried her off to the underworld. Demeter was so unhappy about this that she refused to let crops grow, causing winter. Zeus then allowed Persephone to return for part of the year, bringing spring and summer with her. Persephone other gods ares Ares, the god of war, was thought to enjoy violence and destruction, not caring which side he fought on. " Ares was an untrustworthy god, who was feared rather than worshipped. The Spartans had a shrine to Ares where his statue was chained, to stop him running away to fight on the side of Sparta’s enemies.

Four sets of bowls and spoons indicated that there was a crew of four men. Olive stones, fig seeds, and a garlic clove show the foods the sailors ate. Lead fishing weights were found, suggesting that the crew fished as they traveled. discovery In 1967, a well preserved merchant ship was found by the Greek diver Andreas Kariolou, near Kyrenia in Cyprus. Many of the ship's timbers were intact, protected by layers of sand. 4 m) wide, and made of pine planks held together by oak pegs. When it sank, the ship was 80 years old and had already been repaired many times.

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