The antics of Hermes with the turtles. Children's stories
Greek mythology is also for children if we adapt it in the form of short and funny stories. In Guiainfantil we are transmitting the stories of Greek mythology to the little ones adapting them in the form of legends. In Greek mythology there were a lot of gods. On this occasion we find Hermes , the m
Greek mythology is also for children if we adapt it in the form of short and funny stories. In Guiainfantil we are transmitting the stories of Greek mythology to the little ones adapting them in the form of legends.
In Greek mythology there were a lot of gods. On this occasion we find Hermes, the most mischievous god of all Olympus famous for his deceptions and for his inventions.
How the wicked Hermes invented the lyre
On Olympus there were a lot of gods, each with its function. If Zeus took care of watching all the gods and kept them calm by threatening them with his thunderbolt, Poseidon took care of the sea with a trident and Hades ruled the underground world. They were the heads of the gods and then there were the others, like Hermes, the most mischievous god of all Olympus.
Hermes went everywhere with his wings. He had a case with wings, sandals with wings and also had wings on his heels. He was flying so fast that no other god could reach him when they got angry with him. And that happened many times because Hermes was always doing some mischief.
One day Hermes was walking on the beach when he suddenly found a turtle that had died because he had already turned more than 200 years. When Hermes approached the turtle he saw that it was only the shell, since the turtle had gone to heaven. So he took the shell and sat down to think what he could do with it.
It occurred to him to put some strings along the entire shell on the inside and when playing the strings the music started to sound. Hermes had just invented the lyre but he had not realized it yet. He played the strings and a very nice melody attracted all the animals, the people and also the gods to him. He always ended up surrounded by people as soon as he touched the ropes of the turtle's shell.
But there was a god, Apollo, who was very jealous of Hermes. Apollo wanted to keep the lyre, but he did not know how to take it off. So he took advantage of one of the pranks of Hermes to get hold of the lyre and to keep him with the title of god of music.
It happened when Hermes stole all the sheep from Apollo. Well, he did not steal them, he just hid them to play a joke on him. What happens is that Apollo was not happy to spend three days scouring the fields in search of his sheep. And the sheep that did not appear anywhere; Of course, Hermes had made them invisible.
Apollo shouted and kicked because he knew that the disappearance of the sheep was something of the naughty Hermes. Until Zeus had to put order and told Hermes that he had to return the sheep. As a punishment for his mischief, Hermes had to apologize to Apollo, but also compensate him in some way. And that's why he gave him the lyre he had invented with a turtle shell.