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Greek Myths


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Pyramus and Thisbe - Moral
The extent of their love was their downfall: love is forever, very strong
Pyramus and Thisbe - Summary
Think Romeo and Juliet; P&T weren't allowed to be together, so they tried to meet in the night, but after a series of misunderstanding both killed themselves.
Orpheus and Eurydice - Moral
Patience, follow directions
Orpheus and Eurydice - Summary
Orpheus went to the Underworld to save his wife, he looked back at her too soon and lost her forever.
Pygmalion and Galatea - Moral
Love is inevitable, don't test Aphrodite - don't test the gods
Pygmalion and Galatea - Summary
Pygmalion was a woman-hater but he fell in love with the female statue he made, so Aphrodite gave her life.
Daphne - Moral
You must follow your destiny
Daphne - Summary
Daphne didn't want to get married, but Apollo fell in love her her, while she tried to escape he turned her into a laurel tree.
Phaethon - Moral
Be careful what you wish for
Phaethon - Summary
Phaethon was the son of the sun god (Helios) and to prove to him that he was the sun god's son, Helios let him drive his chariot (the sun), chariot out of control, Phaethon died.
Pegasus and Bellerophon - Moral
Don't challenge the gods