GIFTS FROM GODS

In Greek myth, when Perseus went to kill the monster Gorgon, the gods have him a helmet of invisibility, a pair of winged sandals and a highly polished bronze shield-with a clue to use it as a mirror.

According to Egyptian myth, the god Osiris taught people the skill of farming and provided them with laws and religious rites.

A French story says that Joan of Arc heard a voice from God instructing her to go into an ancient church and dig behind the altar. She did so and found a great sword, which had been used in holy wars called the Crusades, and which no one knew had been buried there.

In Greek myth, the goddess Athena gave a hero called Bellerophon a golden bridle with which he could catch the magical winged horse, Pegasus.

A Japanese myth says that when the sun goddess, Amaterasu was hiding in a cave, the other gods enticed her to come out with the gift of the first ever mirror.

Inuit myths tell how it was the raven who brought many gift to humans.

In Greek myth, the goddess Thetis knew her hero son, Achilles, would die in the Trojan Wars. She tried to protect him with armor made by the gods’ blacksmith, Hephaestus, but she failed.

A Christian story says that King Midas asked the gods for ‘the golden touch’- anything he touched was turned into gold. He soon regretted the gift when he tried to eat and drink.

The Ramayana tells how the god Indra gave the monkey hero Hanuman the power to choose his own death, as a gift for helping Prince Rama

In Greek myth, when Perseus went to kill the monster Gorgon, the gods have him a helmet of invisibility, a pair of winged sandals and a highly polished bronze shield-with a clue to use it as a mirror.

According to Egyptian myth, the god Osiris taught people the skill of farming and provided them with laws and religious rites.

A French story says that Joan of Arc heard a voice from God instructing her to go into an ancient church and dig behind the altar. She did so and found a great sword, which had been used in holy wars called the Crusades, and which no one knew had been buried there.

In Greek myth, the goddess Athena gave a hero called Bellerophon a golden bridle with which he could catch the magical winged horse, Pegasus.

A Japanese myth says that when the sun goddess, Amaterasu was hiding in a cave, the other gods enticed her to come out with the gift of the first ever mirror.

Inuit myths tell how it was the raven who brought many gift to humans.

In Greek myth, the goddess Thetis knew her hero son, Achilles, would die in the Trojan Wars. She tried to protect him with armor made by the gods’ blacksmith, Hephaestus, but she failed.

A Christian story says that King Midas asked the gods for ‘the golden touch’- anything he touched was turned into gold. He soon regretted the gift when he tried to eat and drink.

The Ramayana tells how the god Indra gave the monkey hero Hanuman the power to choose his own death, as a gift for helping Prince Rama

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