March 21, 2008

Hey, Zeus! It's Holy Week!

When William returned from school this week with questions about Zeus, I wasn't entirely surprised. Afterall, he is somewhat familiar with Daulaire's Book of Greek Myths. And of course he's seen Jason and the Argonauts. So he knows a little something about the "Big Feta" of Greek Gods.

"Mom, at school church today? They were singing all these songs about this guy...Zeus. Mom, who's Zeus?"
"William. You know who Zeus is. He's the main god in ancient Greece mythology. Remember? The guy with the lightning bolts. The one Hera married " I reminded him.
William shook his head, pensive. "No, I don't think that's who they're singing about, Mom. I think it's someone else. And they have a lot of songs about this guy Zeus."

"Ooooh..." I said as the lightbulb began to glimmer . "Hey-Seus! Not Zeus. You didn't hear the "Hey" part! That's Jesus' name in Spanish! And if you miss the beginning, all you hear is the Seus!"

Happy Easter from all of us... and Hey Seus, too!

2 comments:

Mark Ballard said...

I laughed and laughed. "Hey, Zeus!"

Happy Easter to all the Slagles with love from cousin Mark.

Teri said...

I absolutely LOVED this little story!

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