Since their human creations did not keep them as entertained as they used to with their many adventures and follies with the humans as unwitting victims of exploitation; and likewise, the humans did not trust the Gods and Goddesses or turn to them for assistance as much anymore, the Gods and Goddesses needed to find something to occupy their time. They chose gardening.
Mount Olympus became a giant floral extravaganza. Athena grew daisies; Apollo, sunflowers; Zeus grew many different flowers; Poseidon, waterlilies; Aphrodite, peonies; Hera, hosta; Ares, invasive species; Hades, mushrooms; Dionysus, grapes; Artemis, orchids; Hephaestus, cacti; Hermes, roses; Demeter was the coordinator of the gardens and made sure the plants were fertile; Hestia, groundcover plants; Tyche, berries of all kinds.
As a result of some surprising introspection, the Gods and Goddesses started placing some flowers and others products from their garden at their statues to give thanks to humans.
Kristian at Tales from the Mind of Kristian is this Thursday’s host of 50 Word Thursday
- Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
- The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
- Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
- HAVE FUN!