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Perseus and the Hellhound

A myth submitted to the site by Chis Lane

Hell hellhound
On a young planet there lived the royal king of Sparta . Strong and brave, not afraid of any one. Not even the Gods.
He stood in front of his invincible army, he declared ‘’ we are better than the gods, stronger, braver, faster and more intelligent’’.
On Mount Olympus, an ear twitched, a handsome face became cross.
The king continued, ‘’ we are more kingly than Zeus himself’’.
The face on the mountain became furious, ‘’ Just wait and see, you will want to take that back’’.
Zeus called Hades ‘’ I need you to send the Hellhounds of the Underworld to remind the Spartans who is in charge!’’
Hades grinned, ‘’ this will be fun’’ he thought. The very next day at the gates of Sparta, the hound appeared. Man after man tried to defeat the beast, but each was a failure and loss to the kingdom.
The beast stood ten times bigger than a man, twice as wide. Its eyes redder than flames, could burn fear into the bravest man. Its teeth were as long as a spear and sharper than a sword. Its muscles were as hard as the rocks of Sparta themselves.
The king was restless; he could not see how to defeat the deadly beast. He called for Perseus, the greatest soldier in Sparta.
‘’Defeat the beast and I will let you be our second king!’’ he declared.
Perseus eyes widened with excitement. He called upon Boenus the god of winter.
Boenus answered, ‘’I will give you a sword that freezes all it touches. Freeze the beast then shatter it using your shields!’’
The sword appeared on his bed glowing blue-white. Perseus went to meet the beast. It charge, the ground rumbled, birds dropped from the trees, animals died from shock. Perseus stayed.

The beast opened its massive mouth. Perseus touched its tongue with the sword. The beast stopped…. Its eyes went from flaming red to ice cold blue. Perseus smashed it into thousands of pieces with his shield.

He became king the next day. He apologized to Zeus. Peace returned to the Kingdom of Sparta.

By Chis Lane
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