The Tale of Kronos

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Young Hermes finds his grandfather sitting on his throne pensively gazing across his island lost in thought.  “Grandfather tell me a tale.”

“My tale is a tale of heartache and joy lost,” said his grandfather, never once looking at the child at his feet.

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The story of the face on the shield

Gorgon

“Ma’am?  We’ve received a new delivery of goat cheese.  Would you like me to serve you some?” asked the servant.

“Cheese?  From?”

“That scary goat-faced gorgon in Crete, ma’am.   That one that Lady Gaia hid in a cave.”

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