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Athena is the goddess of wisdom. Listen to a Greek myth about Athena and the mortal Arachne. It is a lesson about pride and the first spider ever!

Oracles from ancient Greece were women chosen by the gods to receive messages from them. People would travel from all over to meet with an oracle. They would ask deep questions about the future or things as simple as who would win the Olympics. The oracle would often answer in confusing riddles. The most famous oracle served the god Apollo at Delphi.

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Making Connections


What Greek god or goddess are you most interested in learning more about? Why?


Have you read any other books about ancient civilizations? What did they have in common with ancient Greece?


What did ancient Greece give to the world? How might the world be different if ancient Greece hadn’t existed?

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