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Hermes and Apollo An ancient Greek myth. Retold by Lin Donn Illustrated by Phillip Martin. Hermes & Apollo. From the day he was born, Zeus knew Hermes was going to be a lot of fun. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Hermes and Apollo An ancient Greek mythRetold by Lin Donn Illustrated by Phillip Martin

  • From the day he was born, Zeus knew Hermes was going to be a lot of fun. Hermes & ApolloHermes was only a few days old when he climbed out of his crib and went running off by himself. How that boy could run!

  • While he was out adventuring, Hermes spotted some cows. They were Apollos cows! Apollo was his big brother. Hermes & ApolloHermes thought it would be rather funny to steal Apollos cows.

  • Hermes had the best idea! He padded the cattles feet and made them walk backwards to confuse the trail. Hermes & ApolloApollo would not know which way to look for his missing cows.

  • All that work made the baby Hermes very hungry.

    He invented fire and cooked one of Apollos cows for lunch.Hermes & Apollo

  • Hermes decided to bring all the cows home in case he got hungry again. The cows mooed musically as they ambled along.That gave Hermes an idea!

    Hermes & ApolloOn the way home, Hermes spotted a tortoise shell.

  • When he got home, Hermes made the first lyre out of the tortoise shell and string.

    He was playing his new musical instrument when Apollo found him.Hermes & Apollo

  • Apollo was furious with Hermes for stealing his cattle. No one knows what might have happened if their father had not stepped in. Hermes & ApolloBOYS! thundered Zeus.

  • To make amends, Hermes gave Apollo his tortoise shell lyre.Hermes & ApolloApollo still carries that tortoise shell lyre, even to this day.

  • Hermes was the messenger god, the son of Zeus and Maia. He was considered the fastest god, the god of thieves and commerce. He enjoyed playing tricks and games.

    Hermes is usually depicted as a young man with a hat and winged sandals, carrying a staff crowned with two snakes. The winged sandals allowed him to fly.

    He invented the lyre, the pipes, the musical scale, astronomy, weights and measures, boxing, and gymnastics.Hermes

  • Pan and Syrinx An ancient Greek myth

  • PAN AND SYRINXThe God Pan was in love with the lovely maiden Syrinx. This love however, was not returned.

    Syrinx evaded Pan by turning herself into a river reed and hiding in the reeds by the river. Pan and Syrinx

  • Pan was so upset that he cut down the reeds and made his Pan Pipes from them. Of course this meant Syrinx had died and his love was lost forever.