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The Great Flood in Greek Mythology – Myth

Many crimes were committed by the people of the Copper Age. Arrogant and wicked, they did not obey the Olympian gods. The thunderbolt Zeus was angry with them; Zeus was especially angry with the king of Lycosura in Arcadia, Lycaon. Once Zeus came to Lycosura as an ordinary mortal. In order for the inhabitants of Lycosura to know that he was a god, Zeus gave them a sign and all the inhabitants fell prostrate before him and worshiped him as a god. Only Lycaon did not want to give Zeus divine honors and ridiculed all who worshiped Zeus. Lycaon decided to test whether Zeus was a god. He killed a hostage who was in his palace, boiled part of his body, burned another part and offered them to the great thunderbolt to eat. Zeus was terribly angry. With a flash of lightning, he destroyed Lycaon’s palace and turned it into a bloodthirsty wolf.

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Heimdall – God in Norse Myth

The god Heimdall, also called the White God, is the son of the Allfather Odin and nine mothers who were giant sisters as inseparable as the waves of the sea. He was also called Hallinskídi and Gullintanni, his teeth were made of gold, his horse’s name was Gold-top. How exactly the god Heimdall was born is a mystery.

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The Wall Around Asgard – The Builder – Norse Myth

After the great war between the Aesir and the Vanir, the wall around Asgard was destroyed by the clash of the gods. No one took on the difficult task of rebuilding the wall until the builder arrived. This mysterious figure rode alone on a magnificent stallion, and when he reached the Bifrost Bridge, Heimdall, the guardian of the bridge, asked him what he was looking for and what is he doing here.

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Five Ages of Man – Greek Mythology

The immortal gods living on the bright Olympus created the first human race happy; this was the Golden Age. Then the god Cronus ruled in the sky. In those days, people lived like the blessed gods, knowing neither worries, nor labor, nor sorrow. They did not know the weak old age either; their legs and arms were always strong and sturdy. Their life, without disease and full of happiness, was like an eternal feast. Their death, which came after a long life, was like a peaceful, quiet sleep.

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Punishment of Dionysus

And in Orchomenus, in Boeotia, they did not want to recognize the god Dionysus. When the priest of Dionysus (Bacchus) appeared in Orchomenus and called on all the girls and women to go to the forests and mountains in merry mourning in honor of the god of wine, the three daughters of King Minyas refused to go to the feast: they did not want to recognize Dionysus for god. All the women of Orchomenus went out of the city into the shady forests and there sang and danced to celebrate the great god.

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