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Payton Rubin September 20 th , 2011 Period 2B Damocles, .
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Midas -Greek Myth -King Midas could turn everything he touched into gold Midas aided Silenus, a friend of Dionysius, for 10 days. On the eleventh day he brought Silenus back to Dionysius who offered Midas his choice of a reward. Midas asked to have the ability to turn anything he might touch into gold -At first Midas rejoiced at his new power but then grew to hate it, when his food and drink would turn solid. He realized that his gift in reality was a curse Damocles -A Greek Myth -Damocles was a courtier in the court of Dinoysius the second -Damocles told Dinoysius that he was extremely fortunate, being a great man surrounded by magnificence -Dinoysius offered to switch places with Damocles and Damocles eagerly accepted. The next day Damocles
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Unformatted text preview: readily sat in the kings throne surrounded by many luxuries, but Dinoysius arranged that a huge sword should dangle above the throne; held only by a single hair from a horses tail. Upon seeing this Damocles begged the king that he be allowed to leave the throne because he no longer wanted to be so fortunate.-Moral: a great man lives with a sense of constant fear and has a lot of responsibility The Titans-Elder Greek Gods, a race of powerful dietes-Parents: Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius, lapetus, Mnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea, and Themis-Children: Eos, Helios, Selene, Leto, Asteria, Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, Menoetius, Metis, Astraeus, Pallas, Perses-The titans were overthrown by a race of younger gods, the Olympians (Zeus, Hera, Posedion, etc)...
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