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Olympians in Roman Time
"It has been long since our last visite to the world below," said Zeus
to the gods in their regular feast, "why, I wonder what the world is like
"You are just wondering how many pretty girls are there," muttered Hera
"My horses had been fully trained they now just lead the chariot of the
sun up the sky on their own, I don't even know anything about the world
below anymore," stated Apollo.
"What about you, Aphrodite? Have you made anymore match to those
mortals?" asked Hera in her usual sarcasm.
"I have not the opportunity to do more than just sit here," returned
the gentil goddess, "there will be no more Paris-Helen match I assure you."
"And I am almost bored to death, for I haven't found much battles to
fight," growled Ares.
"Surely we can find out," said Athena, "If you say so father."
"Iris can go and fetch us some news," said Apollo, indicating the
"No, I will go," volunteered Athena, "I haven't found much interest on
the Olympus and my interest are with people, with wisdom and warfare."
"Go then, daughter, report us good news and tell the people that there
shall be no disturbances from the Olympians ever again," said Zeus, and he
drank the farewell wine to the gods in their feast.
Athena went down from the holy mountain, and took the form of a
traveler. She was heading to the realm of Ulysses, after so long she was
wondering how his realm had looked like. The road was busy with merchants
going from one place to another, and there were countless inns on the main
roads. The goddess saw many people wearing clothing that were in a strange
fashion, but she did not wonder. After all, many years had passed for the
mortals on the Earth, and those were but a change of light to the immortal
gods. There must been changes made, thought Athena, great influences.
She went into this inn called the Arrow of Apollo. After she looked at
the name she smiled, for her brother's influence was still around, which
means the people haven't completely forgotten the great gods that once
lived with them. Surely if they remembered Apollo, they would remember her,
She took a seat, and asked for ale. The innkeeper was an old man, but
he sure knows how to make good ales. Beside her sat a commoner, possibly
some farmer dwell not far away, and she decided to dig something out of him
"Good day to you, sir, in the name of the Olympians," greeted the
"Greetings sir, in the name of the great Caesar," replied the commoner.
"Caesar? Another warrior king for Greece? Or is it another religion
that has taken our place?" thought Athena. "Aren't those years great, sir?"
"Great? More than great! These are excellent harvests!" exclaimed the
"Well, I guess the gods had missed a lot," said Athena.
"Missed? They gave us those blessings!"
"People still had faith in us, that's a good start," thought Athena,
"maybe they haven't forgotten us after all."
"But no one have heard from them for a long long time it seems," said
"Are you crazy or did you just come from another world?" asked the
commoner, "haven't you performed the rites of adulthood to the great Jove?"
"Jove? Who's Jove?" asked Athena.
"Why, the almighty Lord of Gods, King of all! The mighty Jupiter who is
father of all gods, especially Apollo."
"Jupiter?! Jove is Zeus?!" Athena cried within her head, "I need to do
something, what happened to the wisdom? What an ugly name! Although he does
deserve it sometimes."
"What about Athena?" asked the goddess anxiously, worried about her own
"The goddess of wisdom."
"Oh, you mean Minerva! Now I am getting it," he requested for more ale
and resumed talking, "She is great, I have a friend who is her priest! She
is a great goddess I tell ye, many many people worshiped her."
"That's comforting news," thought the goddess.
"Oh yeah...who did she marry to again..............?" began the commoner.
"Minerva! I thought she married to a god......what's his name..........." this
commoner had taken two more cups of ale and lost part of his mind. Athena
watched him anxiously to find out her consort.
"Oh right! It's Cupid!" cried the commoner.
"Cupid, the god of love."
"You mean the goddess of love."
"No, god of love, I am sure!"
Poor Athena, who had never been so humiliated before, almost changed
this drunken head into a donkey. Her, the great goddess of wisdom, marry to
a god of love? And what will Aphrodite make out from this that the people
had changed her gender?
"Where will I be able to find your friend priest to....Minerva?"
"You can ask for the Temple of Minerva and they will point to you,"
answered the commoner.
"Very well, farewell to you, sir," Athena left the table, and in her
hurry she even forgotten to pay.
A/N: well, Minerva did not marry to Cupid in the Roman myth, so don't flame
me! I like Athena too it's just the fact that I want to make this a bit
comical. I will see the reviews and update. And if I do update it will be
very late for I have things to do those days. Thanks for reading!