The Olympin Gods
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Between Macedon and Thessaly of eastern Greece there stood a high mountain. Its cloudy top rushed into the very heavens. On the top of the mountain, the home of the gods was bathed in brightness. At Olympus Zeus ruled as the father of gods and men. Zeus was not a crude ruler by any standards. All the gods listened to his final words, it was true. But Zeus made them all sit on a committee of twelve members, including six gods and six goddesses. The first in the Olympian crowd sat Zeus himself. He was the overlord(霸王,大君主) of gods and men and the operator of the thunderbolt(霹雳,雷电) . Next to him was Hera, his proud and greeneyed queen. Poseidon was ruler of the sea, And Hades, king of the lower world, had no seat in the committee. Apollo was the god of the sun, music and poetry, while his twin sister Artemis was the goddess of the moon and the chase. Athena was the goddess of wisdom and patroness(女保护人) of house hold arts. Hestin, the goddess of the family, represented home life and family happiness. The frightening Ares was the god of war, and the charming Aphrodite the goddess of love and beauty. The god of fire, Hephaestus, was the forger1 of the thunderbolts of Zeus. The wing footed messenger Hermes was the god of invention and commerce, and the goddess of grains and harvests, Demeter, looked after agriculture and stood for mother ofcivilization. 

All the chief gods mentioned above took human forms of incomparable beauty and grace. Often moved by human feelings and desires, they frequently gave way to anger and jealousy2. They became involved in ceaseless battles with the world of man.  Among themselves at Olympus they plotted and struggled for power. In the human world they experienced competitions and difficulties. They enjoyed earthly(地球的,尘世的) friendships and loves. A crowd of everlasting3 gods looked and acted in a perfectly4 human fashion that is what all gods at Olympus actually were.


1 forger ji1xg     
  • He admitted seven charges including forging passports.他承认了7项罪名,其中包括伪造护照。
  • She alleged that Taylor had forged her signature on the form.她声称泰勒在表格上伪造了她的签名。
2 jealousy WaRz6     
  • Some women have a disposition to jealousy.有些女人生性爱妒忌。
  • I can't support your jealousy any longer.我再也无法忍受你的嫉妒了。
3 everlasting Insx7     
  • These tyres are advertised as being everlasting.广告上说轮胎持久耐用。
  • He believes in everlasting life after death.他相信死后有不朽的生命。
4 perfectly 8Mzxb     
  • The witnesses were each perfectly certain of what they said.证人们个个对自己所说的话十分肯定。
  • Everything that we're doing is all perfectly above board.我们做的每件事情都是光明正大的。
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