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By Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce

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while Jack and Annie bought again from their experience in Magic Tree residence #16: Hour of the Olympics, they had plenty of questions. What did the traditional Greeks put on? What did they do for enjoyable? the place have been the first actual Olympics held? How are our glossy Olympics just like the traditional Olympics? discover the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie tune the proof. jam-packed with updated info, images, illustrations, and enjoyable tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree apartment truth Trackers are the precise means for children to determine extra in regards to the themes they found of their favourite Magic Tree apartment adventures. And academics can use truth Trackers along their Magic Tree apartment fiction partners to fulfill universal middle textual content pairing needs.

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Many have been very attractive. each one temple had a statue of a god within. a few temple statues have been forty toes tall. That’s as tall as a college bus status on finish! occasionally the statues have been lined with gold and ivory. fairs The Greeks held gala's to honor the gods. A pageant used to be an exhilarating occasion. humans frequently traveled to the pageant from miles away. They walked to the temple in traces known as processions (pruh-SEH-shunz). They introduced foodstuff, animals, and different presents to provide the gods. occasionally women and men had separate fairs. once they arrived, they usually washed the temple statue. Then they positioned new outfits on it. gala's usually incorporated physical activities. Greeks believed activities commemorated the gods. humans additionally danced and made track. They believed a lot of these issues made the gods satisfied. Zeus (zoose) Zeus used to be ruler of the gods. He was once god of the sky, clouds, and rain. whilst Zeus was once offended, he hurled thunder and bolts of lightning all the way down to earth. Zeus re-warded those that happy him. but when anyone made him mad, be careful! one in every of Zeus’s enemies used to be named Atlas (AT-lus). Zeus made Atlas delay the sky on his again ceaselessly! Atlas can also be the identify for a publication of maps. Zeus’s spouse was once Hera (HEH-ruh), yet he fell in love with many different girls. He regularly attempted to conceal his different loves from Hera. The Greeks believed that once the oak leaves rustled, Zeus was once speaking. Hera (HEH-ruh) Hera was once the goddess of marriage and married ladies. She was once very jealous of Zeus’s girlfriends. Their fights made the heavens shake! Hera by no means forgave the ladies Zeus fell in love with. She spent all her time getting inspite of them. One time Hera was once trying to find Zeus. She idea he used to be together with his girlfriends. She used to be distracted by way of a stunning lady named Echo. Echo used to be giggling and chattering. As Echo talked, the women controlled to slide away. Our observe echo comes from this fable! Hera received very indignant at Echo. She forbade her ever to talk her personal strategies. as a substitute, bad Echo may perhaps in basic terms repeat the ultimate somebody acknowledged to her time and again. Poseidon (poe-SIDE-un) Zeus had a brother named Poseidon. He was once god of the seas. Poseidon lived in a palace less than the ocean. He consistently carried a trident (TRY-dent). while he was once indignant, he may hit the water with it. This brought on negative earthquakes, storms, and drownings. A trident is a three-pronged spear. in a single fable, Poseidon bought offended while the Greeks misplaced a warfare. the warriors attempted to come back to Greece on ships. Poseidon despatched a big typhoon over the sea. The typhoon wrecked all of the ships. Sailors continuously thanked Poseidon whilst the seas have been calm. Aphrodite (af-ruh-DIE-tee) Aphrodite used to be the goddess of affection and wonder. a few myths stated she got here from foam within the sea. Aphros ability “foam” in Greek. Aphrodite was once so fascinating that not anyone might face up to her. plants sprang up whilst she walked throughout the fields. The waves laughed whilst she glided by. Aphrodite is often proven with a smiling face. yet she triggered difficulties one of the gods, too. She made them fall in love along with her once they shouldn’t. Her specified chicken used to be the dove, and her tree used to be the myrtle.

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