The Greek Times
By Grace and Emma
Advice for Athens
Today's Topic: Gods and Goddesses
- DO sacrifice animals.
- DON'T make the gods and goddesses mad.
- DO perform religious ceremonies.
- DON'T bother the gods and goddesses.
- DO keep the gods and goddesses happy.
- DON'T sacrifice people.
We are pleased to announce that
Zeus & Hera
are getting married! Lucky for you, we have some sneak peeks.
The wedding will be under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Their honeymoon will be on the Big Island of Hawaii, USA.
Hera will be wearing a 1 shoulder silk toga, with a pastel flower crown, and white sandals.
The Eiffel Tower
This is where Zeus and Hera's wedding will be.
Hera's Flower Crown
This is the flower crown that Hera will be wearing.
The Big Island of Hawaii
This is where Zeus and Hera's honeymoon will be.
Our festival at Olympia in honor of Zeus is the most important athletic event in the greek world.
Day 1: 12-18 men run, wrestle and box. The rest of us relax and worship Zeus at the sanctuary.
Day 2: Chariot races are held. The crowd cheers for their favorite competitor. Then there were horse races, where you would ride on the horse bare-backed. Few men competed in this race. The next events were javelin throwing, jumping, running and wrestling. Finally, athletes throw about 2 1/2 kilograms of stone as far as they can.
Day 3: Sacrifices are made to Zeus and running races are held.
Day 4: Wrestling, boxing, and a race in armor is held every 4 years.
Day 5: Celebrate victory and get rewarded with a olive leaf crown from Zeus's sacred olive trees. That is the greatest honor a man could ever have. The Games will then be over, and then we have loud banquets and parties.
The Fire Lighting Ceremony
Where the never ending fire for the Olympics will be lit.
This is a sport where you throw a javelin as far as you can and compete at many others.
Olive leaf crown
The olive leaf crown is the greatest honor a man could ever receive. It means you won one of the Olympic Competition.
Travel on land would mean using carriages, horses, or walking, but why travel on land when you can travel on water? Come today and travel easy in our travel boats. Each boat is built for traveling comfort. So come and get some travel material. Captain included for just 2 pounds of silver!