How the Milky Way was formed. Short legends of Greek mythology
We like to tell stories of mythology to the little ones because in these legends pills of universal wisdom are hidden. In Guiainfantil we are adapting Greek mythology in the form of short legends for children, so that they learn and have fun at the same time. This time we tell how the Milky Way was
We like to tell stories of mythology to the little ones because in these legends pills of universal wisdom are hidden. In Guiainfantil we are adapting Greek mythology in the form of short legends for children, so that they learn and have fun at the same time.
This time we tell how the Milky Waywas formed, a grouping of stars that we can contemplate in the sky on summer nights. In the legend of the Milky Way, the gods of Olympus are involved and also one of the most famous Greek heroes, Hercules.
Baby Hercules and the Milky Way
One of the strangest customs of the Greek gods was to have children with people who were not their partners. The king of the gods, Zeus, fell madly in love with a mortal, Alcmene, and from that love was born the most famous Greek hero of all times, the strong and courageous Hercules.
Since his birth Hercules had problems and had to face many dangers. And it is that esposa Zeus esposa's wife, Hera, was quite angry because her husband was going to have a baby with another woman. Hera delayed the birth of Alcmeneeverything she could to see if she could get the baby to not be born, but finally she had to give in and nature prevailed. When Alcmene gave birth to a precious and very special baby, gods and mortals were happy about the birth of a hero. Everyone went to congratulate the happy mom and the joy in that house was immense. Until one day Hera came down from Olympus with very bad intentions. He wanted to get rid of Hercules, he wanted the baby to disappear and he plotted a malefic plan. Without anyone seeing her,
approached the baby's crib Hercules and put in it two snakes that were supposed to end the baby's life. But it was not like that. After all, heroes are heroes because they have enormous strength from birth. And it was the baby Hercules, with only a few weeks of life, who managed to kill the snakes. From that moment, all the gods became attached to this special baby who would one day be a hero and wanted to protect him from the evils of Hera. It was the mischievous Hermes who wanted to turn Hercules into an immortal being. So one evening that Hera
was totally asleep she approached the baby to the breast of the goddess so that she could kill the immortal milk. At that moment, Hera woke up in horror because she was about to breastfeed the baby she hated the most and pushed it away with a swipe. The milk spilled and remained floating in the sky converted into stars in the form of a cotton bow that is clearly shown on summer nights. It is the Milky Way
, the milk that Hera prevented Hercules from drinking. Laura Vélez.Editor of Guiainfantil.com