Pluto and the King Illustration

Pluto & the King
(a Greek & Roman myth)
Greek Name: Hades


The ancient Romans enjoyed a story about a clever king who once ruled the Greek city-state of Corinth. This story was originally told by the ancient Greeks. The Romans changed the story a little. They substituted two god's names.

(1) The ancient Greeks called Zeus the king of all the gods. When the ancient Romans told the story, they substituted Jupiter as the king of gods, in place of Zeus.

(2) The ancient Greeks said Hades was the god of the underworld. When the ancient Romans told this story, they substituted Pluto as the god of the underworld.

It's a great short story about a king who fooled a god and got away with it! We hope you like it.

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