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In Partial Fulfillment

Of the Requirements in
Philippine Literature

(Example of Literary)
2nd sem 2016-2017

Presented to: Presented by:

Mrs. Merly Alejandra Tan Angela Marie Viernes

BSHRM-3
Table of content
Proverbs
Riddles
Folktale
Legend / Alamat
Short Story
Novel
Epic
News
Biography / Alamat
Legend of your Name
Epigram
Humurous Tale
Trickster Tale
Religions Tale
Parable
Poem
Myth
Myth
Salawikain / Sawikain
Proverbs
Defining a proverb is a difficult task. Proverb scholars often quote Archer Taylors
classic The definition of a proverb is too difficult to repay the undertaking... An
incommunicable quality tells us this sentence is proverbial and that one is not. Hence no
definition will enable us to identify positively a sentence as proverbial. [2] Another
common definition is from Lord John Russell (c. 1850) A proverb is the wit of one, and
the wisdom of many.

Example of Proverbs
A stitch in time saves nine

Ignorance is bliss

Mustn't cry over spilled milk.

You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.

Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Fortune favours the bold

Well begun is half done.

A little learning is a dangerous thing

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

It ain't over till the fat lady sings

It is better to be smarter than you appear than to appear smarter than you are.

Good things come to those who wait.

A poor workman blames his tools.

A dog is a man's best friend.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

If the shoe fits, wear it!

Honesty is the best policy

Slow and steady wins the race


Don't count your chickens before they hatch

Use in literature

Many authors have used proverbs in their writings. Probably the most famous user of
proverbs in novels is J. R. R. Tolkien in his The Hobbit and The Lord of the
Rings series. Also, C. S. Lewis created a dozen proverbs in The Horse and His
Boy, and Mercedes Lackey created dozens for her invented Shin'a'in and Tale'edras
cultures; Lackey's proverbs are notable in that they are reminiscent to those of Ancient
Asia - e.g. "Just because you feel certain an enemy is lurking behind every bush, it
doesnt follow that you are wrong" is like to "Before telling secrets on the road, look in
the bushes." These authors are notable for not only using proverbs as integral to the
development of the characters and the story line, but also for creating proverbS .

Riddles
A riddle is a statement or question or phrase having a double or veiled meaning, put forth
as a puzzle to be solved. Riddles are of two types: enigmas, which are problems generally
expressed in metaphorical or allegorical language that require ingenuity and careful
thinking for their solution, and conundra, which are questions relying for their effects on
punning in either the question or the answer.
Archer Taylor says that "we can probably say that riddling is a universal art" and cites
riddles from hundreds of different cultures including Finnish, Hungarian, American
Indian, Chinese, Russian, Dutch and Filipino sources amongst many others. [1] In the
assessment of Elli Kngas Maranda (originally writing about Malaitian riddles, but with an
insight that has been taken up more widely), whereas myths serve to encode and establish
social norms, 'riddles make a point of playing with conceptual boundaries and crossing
them for the intellectual pleasure of showing that things are not quite as stable as they
seem' -- though the point of doing so may still ultimately be to 'play with boundaries, but
ultimately to affirm them'.

Example of Riddles

Balong malalim, puno ng patalim (A deep well full of knives)

- answer: Bibig (Mouth)

Araw-araw namamatay, taun-taon nabubuhay (It dies everyday, then lives every year)
- answer: kalendaryo (calendar)

Abot na abot ng tingin, hindi mo naman marating (Just within range of sight, yet unreachable)
- answer: Langit (Sky)

Narito na si Katoto, may dala-dalang kubo (Here is Katoto, carrying a nipa-hut on his back)
- answer: Pagong (Turtle)

Dalawang katawan, tagusan ang tadyang (Two bodies with ribs, exposed)
- answer: Hagdan (Ladder)
Nagtago si Pedro, labas ang ulo. (Pedro hides but you can still see his head. )
- Pako - (Nails)

Hindi pari, hindi hari, nagdadamit ng sari-sari. (Not a priest, not a king but wears different
kinds of clothes.)
- Sampayan - (Clothesline)

Bugtong-pala-bugtong, kadenang umuugong. (Riddle me, riddle me, here comes a roaring
chain).
-Tren - (Train)

Heto na si Kaka, bubuka-bukaka. (Here comes Kaka, walking with an open leg.)
-Gunting - (Scissors)

Buhok ni Adan, hindi mabilang. (Adam's hair, you can't count.)


- Ulan - (Rain)

Folktale
Folktales in various forms have been around for centuries. Whether they are tall tales of heroes such as
PauLBunyon and Daniel Boone, or folktales involving the Loch Ness Monster, the folktale has been part of
our culture for many years.

The origin of folktales is subject for debate. This is because folktales are generally derived from stories that
have been told from person to person, and likely may have changed in the re-telling. For example, in the
past if a person saw something unusual, they would tell family or friends, and would in turn re-tell the story
to other people. From this original story, it would eventually be written down and would become a folktale.

Example of folktale
The Tortoise & The Monkey
Once upon a time, a tortoise and a monkey found a banana tree floating amidst
the waves of a river. It was a very fine tree, with large green leaves, and with
roots just as if it had been pulled off by a storm. They took it ashore.Let us
divide it, said the tortoise, and plant each its portion. They cut it in the
middle, and the monkey, as the stronger, took for himself the upper part of the
tree, thinking that it would grow quicker for it had leaves. The tortoise, as the
weaker, had the lower part, that looked ugly, although it had roots. After some
days, they met.Hello, Mr. Monkey, said the tortoise, how are you getting on
with your banana tree?Alas, said the monkey, it has been dead a long time!
And yours, Miss Tortoise?Very nice indeed, with leaves and fruits. I cannot
climb up to gather them.Never mind, said the malicious monkey, I will climb
up and pick them for you.Do, Mr. Monkey, replied the tortoise gratefully. And
so they walked toward the tortoises house.As soon as the monkey saw the
bright yellow fruits hanging between the large green leaves, he climbed up and
began plundering, munching and gobbling, as quick as he could.But give me
some, too, said the tortoise, seeing that the monkey did not take the slightest
notice of her.Not even a bit of the skin, if it is eatable, rejoined the monkey,
both his cheeks crammed with bananas.The tortoise meditated revenge. She
went to the river, picked up some pointed shells, planted them around the
banana tree, and hid herself under a coconut shell. When the monkey came
down, he hurt himself and began to bleed.After a long search he found the
tortoise.You must pay now for your wickedness; You must die. But as I am
very generous, I will leave to you the choice of your death. Shall I pound you in
a mortar, or shall I throw you into the water? Which do you prefer?The
mortar, the mortar, answered the tortoise; I am so afraid of getting
drowned.O ho! laughed the monkey; indeed! You are afraid of getting
drowned! Now I will drown you!And going to the shore, he slung the tortoise
and threw it in the water. But soon the tortoise reappeared swimming and
laughing at the deceived, artful monkey.

Legend / Alamat
A legend (Latin, legenda, "things to be read") is a narrative of human
actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within
human history and demonstrating human values, and which possesses
certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude .

Example of Legend
LEGEND OF THE COCONUT TREE
Long ago there was a Chamorro family belonging to the Achote
tribe. The family had a beautiful young daughter who was
admired by everyone in the tribe.

One day the girl became very thirsty. She wanted to drink the
juice from a special fruit. Everyone tried to find the fruit she
described but to no avail. Soon the girl became very ill and
died.
The father buried the girl on a hill over looking the village. He
placed a beautiful headstone on her grave and the people
covered it with many beautiful flowers.

One day the villagers noticed a strange plant growing on the


girl's grave. They thought it was magic and built a shelter to
protect it.

Five years after the plant appeared, it had grown 20 feet tall,
strange looking fruits appeared. One of the fruits dropped to
the ground and cracked open.

The chief called on the father of the dead girl to eat the strange
fruit but he refused. He called his wife to eat the fruit. She said
it was sweet and chewy and called it coconut. It remains one of
the main foods eaten by the Chamorro.

Short Story
A short story is a brief work of fiction, usually written in prose and running
1,600 to 20,000 words in length. The literary roots of the short story can
be found in oral storytelling traditions, such as anecdotes, fables, fairy
tales, and parables.

Example of Short Story


Whitney story

There was a time when Whitney didn't have a lot of friends. She was
a bit shy and reserved. She never really wanted to be popular, but
she did want to have someone to share secrets and laughs with. All
through high school, though, she just slipped in and out of "light"
friendships where she didn't find a lot of comfort or companionship.
When it came time to go to college, Whitney was quite nervous. She
was going to be rooming with someone she didn't know and living in
a town 300 miles away from home. There wouldn't be a single
person she knew in town. She had no idea how she was going to
make friends in this new environment.

The first week of classes, something happened that changed


Whitney's life forever. In her English Composition class, she was
asked (as were all the students) to share a little about herself. She
told everyone where she called home and all of the other ordinary
details that students share in such situations. The final question for
each student was always the same: "What is your goal for this
class?" Now, most of the students said it was to get a good grade,
pass the class or something similar, but for some reason, Whitney
said something entirely different. She said that her goal was to
make just one good friend.

While most of the students sat in silence, one student came to


Whitney and held out his hand and introduced himself. He asked if
she would be his friend. The whole room was silent all eyes
focused on the Whitney and the hand extended just in front of her.
She smiled and stretched her hand out to take his and a friendship
was formed. It was a friendship that lasted all through college. It
was a friendship that turned into a romance. It was a friendship
that brought two people together in marriage.

Whitney learned the power of asking for what she wanted, being
honest and taking action.

.NOVEL
A novel is a long, fictional narrative which describes intimate
human experiences. Thenovel in the modern era usually makes use
of a literary prose style, and the development of the prose novel at
this time was encouraged by innovations in printing, and the
introduction of cheap paper, in the 15th century.

Example of Novel
TOM JONES by HENRY FIELDING (1749)
Tom Jones, however, might have been made for the screen. Never
mind its numerous chapters and teeming cast of misfits and
scoundrels, the central character is an attractively unbridled
young man of fierce temper and unrestrained sexuality who
pursues true love through contemporary Britain in a sequence of
scandalous and hilarious adventures. Published in the mid-18th
century, Tom Jones is a classic English novel that captures the
spirit of its age and whose famous characters Squire Western,
the chaplain Thwackum, the scheming Blifil, seductive Molly
Seagrim and Sophia, Tom's true love have come to
represent Augustan society in all its loquacious, turbulent, comic
variety.The secret of Tom Jones was to be intimately connected to
its contemporary audience. By the 1740s, the English novel was
attracting new kinds of reader and, in turn, new kinds of writer.
Not only was there an explosion of print media and a booming
middle-class audience, there were innovative novelists for whom
this popular new genre offered the prospect of a decent living.
Many would continue to starve in Grub Street, but some had
begun to make money. Samuel Johnson, famously, sold his over-
earnest romance, Rasselas, to pay for his mother's funeral.Henry
Fielding was typical of this new generation. Born in 1707, he was a
wholly 18th-century man. With a classical education at Eton,
family connections and a good career in the law, in which he is
sometimes credited with laying the foundations of the
Metropolitan police, he turned to fiction partly to fund an
extravagant lifestyle and partly to engage with a stimulating
contemporary audience.

EPIC
The word epic is derived from the Ancient Greek adjective, epikos,
which means a poetic story. In literature, an epic is a
long narrative poem, which is usually related to heroic deeds of a
person of an unusual courage and unparalleled bravery. In order to
depict this bravery and courage, the epic uses grandiose style.

Example of Epic
The Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card

Following the events of Ender's Game, a struggle for world


domination breaks out on Earth. While Ender's Shadow essentially
retells the story of Ender's Gamefrom the point of view of the side
character Bean, Shadow of the Hegemon and its sequels tell of the
battle to take control of Earth that follows those events. Shadow of
the Hegemon starts after the events of Ender's Game/Shadow, with
those who had been under Ender's command (except Bean) being
kidnapped by the character Achilles, who wants to use their genius
on behalf of the Russian bid for dominance. When Achilles is
revealed to be a psychopath, he flees to India, where he works
(covertly) to deplete his own forces, to make them an easy target for
his real employers, the Chinese. When Bean and his allies break
into Achilles' Indian compound, Achilles is extracted by his Chinese
paymasters. And that's just the first one. Shadow Puppetsinvolves
Peter (AKA Locke, AKA Ender's brother) losing and regaining his
position of Hegemon, a Caliph commanding a mostly unified
Muslim world, and a humiliating defeat for China (after they've
conquered India and Indochina in the last one). Shadow of the
Giant continues this insane battle on Earth. And all of this is
without factoring in what's going on with Ender in his own series.

NEWS
A news story is a factual, prose story for print or broadcast media
about a person, place or event answering these five questions: who,
what, when, where, why and how. A news story is written in the
inverted-pyramid style, giving the most important information first
and additional details later.

Example of News Writing


Accident Story (Youth killed)

A 16-year-old Springfield man was killed this


morning when his car collided with an empty
school bus at Thompson Lane and Lindbergh
Avenue.

Kevin L. Bowen of 513 Maple Lane died at 7


p.m. at Springfield Hospital, where he had
been taken following the accident.

A passenger in Bowen's car, Brad Levitt, 16,


was injured. He is in satisfactory condition at
the hospital. Also injured was Ruth L.
Anderson, 42. She was hurt after Bowen's car
and the school bus collided and Bowen's car
skidded into hers.

Police said the accident occurred as Bowen


attempted to turn left from Thompson Lane
on to Lindbergh Avenue. He turned into the
path of the school bus, which was headed
north on Lindbergh. The bus, driven by
Lindell B. Johnson, 24, struck the left side of
Bowen's car.

Bowen's car crossed the southbound lane and


traveled 54 feet north of the intersection,
where Bowen's car struck Anderson's, which
was southbound on Lindbergh. Her car was
forced off the road and into a ditch, police
said.Police said Bowen's car was destroyed.
Damage was estimated at $1,000 for the bus
and $250 for Anderson's car.

BIOGRAPHY
A biography is simply a bio that gives an account or detailed description about the life
of a person. It entails basic facts such as childhood, education, career, relationships,
family and death. Biography is a literary genre that portrays the experiences of all
these events occurred in the life of a person mostly in a chronological order. Unlike a
resume or profile, biography provides life story of a subject, highlighting different
aspects of his/her life. The person or the writer, who writes biographies, is called as a
biographer.

Example of Biography

Arthur Miller: Attention Must Be Paid by James Campbell

This biography is written in the form of a drama presented in just


two acts. In the first act, author shows the famous dramatist in his
early success, having love of the most beloved woman of the world
and resistance to tyranny. However, in the second act of this
biography, author shows hero was badly assaulted and ridiculed by
a rowdy mob called critics, who are expelled from the conventional
theater. He ends his book Arthur Miller with rhetorical details
related to a revitalization in the fortunes of the playwright.

The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell

It is frequently hyped as a perfect example of modern biography and


all-time best example in English language. This masterpiece of
James Boswell has covered the whole life of ubiquitous literary
writer, Samuel Johnson, with whom James was well acquainted on
account of his subject of study. The unique quality of this book is
that it shows Johnson as a walking intellectual amongst us.

Epigram
Epigram is a rhetorical device that is a memorable,
brief, interesting and surprising satirical statement.
It has originated from a Greek word, epigramma,
meaning inscription or to inscribe.

Example of Epigram
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put and
end to mankind. John F. Kennedy

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.


Eleanor Roosevelt

A word to the wise aint necessary; its the stupid ones


who need all the advice. Bill Cosby

If we dont end war, war will end us. H.G. Wells

Live simply, so that others may simply live. Mother


Teresa

Im starting with the man in the mirror. Michael


Jackson

This is the moment when we must come together to


save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave
our children a world where the oceans rise and famine
spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.
Barack Obama

Blessed are the peacemakers. Jesus Christ


HUMUROUS TALE
humorous, facetious, jocular, jocose mean provoking or intended to
provoke laughter. witty suggests cleverness and quickness of mind
(a witty remark). ... facetious stresses a desire to produce laughter
and may be derogatory in implying dubious or ill-timed attempts at
wit or humor.

Example of Humorous Tale


The Bone in Throat
This Short Story The Bone in Throat is quite interesting to all the people.
Enjoy reading this story.

Once upon a time, there was a lazy wolf living in a jungle. Near his house
was a pond. Many animals came to the pond to drink water. The wolf was
always in search of food.
One day, he was sitting near the pond hoping to get something to eat. When
suddenly he spotted a dead bull. Aha! What a luck! Now I can eat all I
want," he thought and his mouth strated watering.
He began to eat the bull. A thought struck him, if another beast comes this
way he will ask for a share. I had better eat fast." Grub! Grub! Grub! Grub1
he chewed, faster and faster.
In his haste, a piece of bone got stuck in his throat. Ohh! Errk!" cried the
wolf. He tried to bring it out of his mouth. He tried to cough it out but in
vain. Next, he tried to swallow it down but he failed.
Ooh, the bone in throat hurts. What shall I do now?" thought the wolf.
Suddenly he remembered that a crane lived on the nearby riverbank.
The wolf went to the crane and pleaded, My dear Crane! I have got a bone
stuck in my throat. I will give you a present, if you pull it out of my throat
with your long beak."
The crane took pity on the wolf. He asked the wolf to look up with his mouth
open. The crane then put its head into the wolfs mouth and pulled out the
bone.
Oh! What a relief!" the wolf sighed.
Now where is my present?" asked the crane.
What present?" the wolf replied, pretending not aware of its promise.
You said that you would give me a present if I remove the bone from your
throat," said the crane humbly.
Hah! Is it not a present that you put your head into my mouth and got out
alive? I could have easily crushed your head while your beak was inside my
mouth," said the ungrateful wolf and went away.
The crane felt helpless and decided not to help any ungrateful creature in the
future
Trickster Tale
A trickster tale is a kind of folktale told all over the world.
The trickster is a clever animal or person who plays
tricks on other characters. Often it's because
the tricksteris greedy or boastful.

Example of Trickster Tale

There lived a very naughty monkey named Mogri who loved


to play pranks on other animals. He would drop rotten
fruits on other animals and laugh at their discomfort.
Samba the lion didnt find Mogris tricks funny. It was
insulting for the king of the jungle to have rotten fruits
flung at him. He warned Mogri, Wait! Ill teach you a
lesson soon. But Mogri was too quick and managed to
escape each time.
One day, Mogri dropped an overripe mango on Sambas
nose. But unfortunately, the branch on which he was
sitting broke and he fell right on the lions back. Samba
roared in anger and twisted from side to side to shake
Mogri off. But the monkey clung tightly onto the lions
back. Samba charged through the forest, yet Mogri, though
terrified, remained on his back.
Finally tired, Samba bent down to drink water from a pond.
Mogri took this opportunity to make good his escape. Ever
since, Mogri was too terrified to play a trick on Samba.
PARABLES
A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse, which
illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles. It differs
from a fable in that fables employ animals, plants, inanimate
objects, or forces of nature as characters, whereas parables have
human characters.[1] A parable is a type of analogy.

Parables are often used to explore ethical concepts


in spiritual texts. The Bible contains numerous parables in
the gospels section of the New Testament (Jesus' parables). These
are believed by some scholars (such as John P. Meier) to have been
inspired by mashalim, a form of Hebrew comparison. Examples of
Jesus' parables include the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son.
Mashalim from the Old Testament include the parable of the ewe-
lamb (told by Nathan in 2 Samuel 12:1-9]) and the parable of the
woman of Tekoah (in 2 Samuel 14:1-13)

Example of parables

The Mouse and the Cat

A mouse, which had eaten a whole book some time ago,


Felt that he had absorbed everything there was to know.
He addressed his companions: "I'll relieve your alarm;
Depend on me, and the cat will cease to do us harm!"
They sent for the cat; and the latter, ready ever,
Wasted nary a minute in coming to confer.
The mouse launched into his sermon. The cat was all ears
And sighed and wept... And the mouse, seeing the cat in
tears,
Drew greater inspiration for his sermon from that;
And he emerged from his holeand was caught by the cat.
Poem
Poem History as an art form may have predated literacy. Some of the earliest
poems are believed to have been orally recited or sung. Following the
development of writing, the Poem has since developed into increasingly
structured forms, though much poetry since the late 19th century has moved
away from traditional forms towards the more vaguely defined free verse and
prose poem formats.

Example of Poem
Walking Alone
by Michael Anderson

Edgar Allan Poe [1829]

From childhood's hour I have not been


As others were- I have not seen
As others saw- I could not bring
My passions from a common spring-
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow- I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone-
And all I lov'd- I lov'd alone-

Then- in my childhood- in the dawn


Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From ev'ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still-
From the torrent, or the fountain-
From the red cliff of the mountain-
From the sun that 'round me roll'd
In its autumn tint of gold-
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by-
From the thunder, and the storm-
And the cloud that took the form
(When all the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

MYTH
Myth is a feature of every culture. Many sources for myths
have been proposed, ranging from personification of nature
or personification of natural phenomena,
to truthful or hyperbolic accounts of historical
events to explanations of existing rituals. Mythologizing
continues, as shown in contemporary mythopoeia such
as urban legends and the expansive fictional
mythoi created by fantasy novels and comics. A culture's
collective mythology helps convey belonging, shared and
religious experiences, behavioral models and moral and
practical lessons.

Example of Myth
Myth of Narcissus
Myth of Prometheus
Myth of Hercules
Myth of Pandora's Box
Myth of Zeus
Myth of Creation
Myth of Theseus
Myth of Ares
Myth of Jason and the Argonauts

Salawikain/Sawikain
salawikaing Pilipino ay mga tradisyonal na kasabihang ginagamit
ng mga Pilipino batay sa katutubong kalinangan, karunungan,
at pilosopiya mula sa buhay sa Pilipinas. Katumbas din ng
salitang salawikain ang sawikain (bagaman maaari ring tumukoy
ang sawikain sa mga moto o idyoma), at ng Ilokanong sarsarita.
Nilalarawan ang salawikain nagmumula sa Pilipinas bilang
makapangyarihan at makatang pagpapadama at payak na anyo ng
mga pahiwatig. Kapag ginamit sa pang-araw-araw na pag-uusap,
gumaganap ang mga salawikain bilang mga pagbibigay - diin sa
isang punto o isang kaisipan ng paliwanag o dahilan: ang
Pilisopiyang Pilipino.

HALIMBAWA:
Salawikain: Pagkahaba-haba man ng prosisyon sa simbahan din ang tuloy.
Kahulugan: Sa tinagal-tagal man ng samahan ng magkasintahan, sa bandang
huli ay humahantong din ito sa kasalan.

Salawikain: Pag maikli ang kumot, matutong mamaluktot.


Kahulugan: Kung nakakaranas ng kakulangan sa buhay ang isang tao ay dapat
siyang mamuhay ng naaayon sa kanyang kakayahan. Matutong magtipid at
maging payak sa pamumuhay.
Salawikain: Kung hindi ukol, hindi bubukol.
Kahulugan: Ang swerte sa buhay ay huwag asahang makakamtan kung hindi
nakalaan para sa iyo.

Salawikain: Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa.


Kahulugan: Hindi sapat na tayo ay humingi ng awa sa Diyos, kailangan din natin
na pag-ukulan ng sikap at gawa upang matamo ang mimithing biyaya.

Salawikain: Lahat ng gubat ay may ahas.


Kahulugan: Saan man sa ating lipunan ay may mga taong traydor na gumagawa
ng mga bagay na nakalalason o nakasisira sa samahan ng bawat isa.

Salawikain: Magkulang ka na sa asawa huwag lamang sa iyong anak..


Kahulugan: Kadalasang ipinapayo ito sa mga nagbabalak magpakasal o sa mga
bagong mag-asawa upang mapabuti ang kanilang pagsasama. Ang mga
magulang kase ay higit na mapagtatakpan o mapapatawag ang pagkukulang ng
sariling anak keysa sa pagkukulang ng ibang tao.

MYTH
A Short History of Myth
by Karen Armstrong
208pp, Canongate, 12

Words are tricky enough. Words that hold within them


huge and ancient ideas are even harder to grasp. Words
that describe enigmatic ideas first expressed in carvings
or cave paintings from the Palaeolithic become
downright slippery. A myth, says Karen Armstrong "is an
event that - in some sense - happened once, but which
also happens all the time".

ZEUS, King of the Gods

The Story of Zeus, King of the Gods from Ancient Mythology


Read about gods, goddesses and mythical creatures in the myth story of Zeus,
King of the Gods

Zeus, King of the Gods


The short mythical story of Zeus, King of the Gods is one of the famous legends
that feature in the mythology of ancient civilizations. Discover the myths about
the ancient gods, goddesses, demigods and heroes and the terrifying monsters
and creatures they encountered on their perilous journeys and quests. The
amazing story of Zeus, King of the Gods really is easy reading for kids and
children who are learning about the history, myths and legends of the ancients.

Zeus, King of the Gods