In school we performed part of it called the golden apple. In it there is a evil god called Eris who always causes arguments. So the gods have a party and don't invite Eris!
Eris was so upset she got a golden apple and on it she wrote to the fairest and by that apple she caused a agument. Some said the fairest was Hera the queen of the gods some said Athene and some said Aphrodite! So Zeus said Paris should decide.
|We put on a play of the story for the parents and the rest of the school.|
There is another story in it called Odysseus and the Cyclops and this is what happens in it.
Odysseus washes up on a island to get food and drink. But instead they find a cave and go inside. A big one-eyed CYCLOPS blocks their way out with a rock and grabs one of Odysseus's men and bites his head off and his brain splatted on the wall! The cyclops was about to pick up two more men but Odysseus quickly stopped him and gave him a sheepskin of wine. The cyclops drank the drink and fell to the floor one of the men tried to kill him, but the cyclops was their only way out. So Odysseus got a sharp branch and stuck it in the cyclops' eye. Because the cyclops was blind he had to feel the sheep so the men could not get out. One by one Odysseus tied his men under the sheep and they got out.
I like further on in the book when Penelope carries on the story around Ithaca. I also like the way Penelope did a trick to check it WAS Odysseus.
We also made a book of Mythological Creatures which you can read.