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Apollo’s Golden Apple Quest

A myth submitted to the site by Mario Ghenea Alexandru

North coast of Greece and in the Aegean Sea, Greece

Many years ago, there was a hero named Andrei who was strong, clever and fast. During a nice holiday, suddenly the god Apollo came down from the sky and said to him that he needed to get his 3 golden apples that Rinosark stole from him. He said to him that he would give him anything that he wanted, he accepted the quest but the god Apollo didn’t tell him what he had to go through.

He saw the Rinosark but over the sea, he had the feeling that he would need to travel the sea on a little boat. His feeling was true, the only boat that was there was a little boat for only one person. He started sailing but on the way there, unluckily a storm started. He surfed on the boat until he saw Poseidon. Poseidon asked him “why are you sailing on my sea?” He said he needed to get Apollo’s golden apples; Poseidon gave him a trident that would help him defeat the Rinosark. Poseidon pushed him until he got to the Rinosark.

After a while the Rinosark saw him, the battle started. It felt like an everlasting fight and because of his wounds he started slowing down, he tried to give him a final strike but the Rinosark had the protection shield. At last he broke the shield with the trident, gave the final strike. He quickly grabbed the golden apples but he hadn’t a clue how he could get back. Suddenly a strong wind blew him back.

He shouted for Apollo with all his strength, nobody appeared. Suddenly Apollo came but he was oversized with his belly. Apollo told him that without the golden apples I will die because I will explode and if I die the one who holds them he will become the new god of sun. Apollo asked him what he wanted, he said the golden apples. Apollo said to him that a promise is a promise so after a while Apollo died and Andrei became the god of sun but after a longer while he lost again the apples because of Rinosark, he revived again like he did every time when he died.
By MarioG

By Mario Ghenea Alexandru
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