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Ovid Metamorphoses Book 8
Scylla and Mnos
King Minos, the king of Crete, was planning to invade the Alcathoe where king Nisus
ruled
Nisus had a lock of crimson hair upon his white hair. As long as this strand remained
on his head, the city would be safe
There was…

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it! There is a guard watching the entrance, and my father holds the keys of the gate. I
only fear through him I might be unlucky: only he hinders my wishes. Would that the
gods had devised things so that I had no father!'
`Fortune only favours the brave, so…

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She wept in misery until Bacchus came to her rescue
`My star, you must shine forever.' Removing the crown from her forehead, he
launched it skyward. During its flight the gems changed into brilliant fires

Daedalus and Icarus
Daedalus had now started to hate his long exile in Crete and…

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He also invented the compasses by joining two pieces of iron on a single hinge
Daedalus was jealous so he threw him down headfirst down the scared hill of
Minerva, pretending he had slipped
But Minerva, who encouraged artist talent, caught him and turned him into a bird.
This bird…

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One man called Nestor, used his spear as a pole and vaulted up the nearest tree to
his safety; he then looked down on the foes he fled from
The boar sharpened his tusks on the trunk of the Oaktree threatening death
Two men came in riding horses' whiter then…

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Meleager knew nothing of this, but the flames began to burn him. He found it hard
that he was facing a bloodless death like a coward.
He called on his father, his loving brother and his sister
All of Calydon was full of sorrow. Meleager's old father dirtied his face…

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`But they forgot about me, so I swept along in a mighty spate, the powers of my
waters matched my wrath. I rolled my waves where the nymphs were standing and
they remembered me then. My waters then turned them into islands'
`Far off in the distance, you can see…

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`They turned around and saw all of the houses under water but theirs. it was turned into a
temple.'
`Then King Jupiter said "you good man and the wife ask us for anything and we will give it
to you."'
`They said, "We ask to be priests and to guard…

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