Zeus and Hermes's Experiment!
Zeus and Hermes go into town in disguise; shocking results
Breaking news leads to flood in Phrygia
The next day the two gods took off their disguises. Everyone could see that they were gods. Zeus and Hermes punished everyone who turned them down with a terrible flood. Everyone's house was destroyed except for Baucis and Philemon's little hut. It was turned into a beautiful temple. They were rewarded for their kindness. Zeus offered them anything they wanted. They said they wanted to be together forever. They lived happily ever after as priest and priestess. When they died they turned into two trees growing out of the same trunk. This story is important because it shows how powerful the gods can be, and how kindness is rewarded.