Zeus, Greek god of the sky, surveyed his creations from Mytikas Peak, feeling discontent at the view.

He caught sight of Athena. “Come, I have a quandary.”

Athena’s beautiful azure eyes met those of her father.

“If you could change one thing about my creation,” said Zeus, “what would it be?”

Athena, wrapped in her own thoughts, took a moment to respond. “The sky is too grey—make it the shade of my eyes. The sky will be Athena blue,” she said vainly.

Zeus made the adjustment. “Or perhaps,” he laughed, “We could call your eyes sky blue.”

Athena humphed!

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    1 year ago

    A different approach to the standard pourquoi stories. Delightful! We now have a new reason to smile when looking at a blue sky. Thanks for this enjoyable story.

    Emily O'Leary
    Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
    1 year ago

    I always love your stories that incorporate our Greek Gods! I found this one so entertaining! Poor Athena has been most put out ?

    Margarida Brei
    Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
    1 year ago

    Thanks, Carrie for this humorous altercation between Zeus and Athena. Athena the goddess of warfare, wisdom and handicrafts was certainly vain.

    Linda Rock
    Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
    1 year ago

    Oh dear, Carrie, Athena is definitely not amused! Emily’s comments sum mine up too and I love learning more and more about the Greek Gods thanks to your stories.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    1 year ago

    I’m sure Athena frowned. Thanks for this another great story of the Greek God, Carrie.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
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    1 year ago

    You’re welcome, Carrie.

    Christer Norrlof
    Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
    1 year ago

    A fun twist in the story, showing the relationship between Zeus and Athena. While they are powerful gods, they also have their human, weak sides.

    Marianna Pieterse
    Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
    1 year ago

    Carrie, I love this! Especially Athena’s reaction to her Dad’s comment! I enjoyed reading this.

    allinonefitness steven jenkins
    allinonefitness steven jenkins(@allinonefitness-steven-jenkins)
    1 year ago

    Another wonderful tale. Highly recommended.

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