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By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Those vintage myths from the Greek pantheon are given a latest twist that modern tweens can relate to, from facing bullies like Medusa to a primary weigh down on an not going boy. Goddess ladies follows 4 goddesses-in-training – Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis – as they navigate the fine details of divine social lifestyles at Mount Olympus Academy, the place the main priviledged gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon hone their legendary talents.

In booklet five, imperative Zeus asks Athena to aid Heracles (aka Hercules within the Roman pantheon) entire his twelve labors. but if Heracles starts off borrowing Athena's pals issues with out asking, will she have the capacity to support him set issues directly?

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Thank you to your support with Cerberus,” he stated as they left the room jointly. “Everything went ok? ” she requested. He nodded. “Did Eurystheus cover in his vase? ” Heracles laughed. “He used to be extra scared of Cerberus than of all of the different creatures prepare! You should’ve visible how proud Hades regarded whilst I instructed him. i feel Cerberus used to be satisfied approximately it too. ” “So,” acknowledged Athena, “only yet one more exertions to head. That 9th one. ” Heracles glanced at her uneasily, moving from one foot to the opposite. “Yes. ” “It needs to particularly be difficult because you positioned it off until eventually the end,” she stated as they drew close to the lockers. He sighed. “It is. Very challenging. Very, very difficult. Very very very—” “Okay, i am getting it. yet possibly i will be able to aid. ” Gesturing towards a bench around the manner, Heracles acknowledged, “Could we take a seat for a sec? ” Athena nodded, and once they sat down, she leaned towards him. “I’ll do every little thing i will that will help you prevail. you recognize that, correct? ” desire sparked in his eyes. “You promise? ” “Of course,” stated Athena. “Just inform me what the duty is. ” no longer really taking a look at her, he opened his mouth after which closed it after which attempted back. ultimately, he shook his head. “I—I can’t say it. I’ve simply received to do it. ” “Okay! ” stated Athena. What could be more durable than poop, bulls, killer birds, and every thing else he’d already performed, she puzzled? “You’ll support me? ” he acknowledged with an odd, decided glint in his eye. was once it her mind's eye, or had he moved towards her alongside the bench? She nodded. “I acknowledged i'd. So—” “Thanks,” he interrupted. And ahead of she may perhaps say one other note, he closed his eyes, puckered his lips, and swooped towards her. Startled, she grew to become her head. His kiss landed on her cheek. Athena jumped up from the bench. Her face felt love it used to be on fireplace. “Ye gods. W-why did you do this? ” she demanded. yet prior to he may possibly say a be aware, she burst into tears. She wasn’t convinced why. His kiss was once simply . . . so unforeseen! He jumped to his toes, having a look disappointed. “Athena, I’m—” Too embarrassed to pay attention, she became to escape . . . and ran smack into Medusa and Pheme. “Now that was once a fascinating little scene,” acknowledged Medusa, donning a much bigger smirk on her face than traditional. Pheme’s eyes have been gleaming as she stared throughout at Heracles. She used to be evidently relishing the alternative little bit of gossip she’d simply been passed. Athena glanced again at him. “Athena! ” he referred to as. “Sorry if I misunderstood. I—” “Leave me by myself! ” she yelled. Her humiliation entire, she sponsored clear of all 3, then became and ran upstairs to her room. discovering the desire ATHENA THREW HERSELF ONTO HER mattress and buried her face in her pillow, sobbing with embarrassment and—and whatever else, too—confusion. Heracles’ tried kiss had became her international upside-down. without warning she wasn’t as yes of her emotions towards him as she’d proposal. Did she like him as greater than a chum? He was once lovable, and he or she did get pleasure from being with him. How did one be aware of evidently? Aphrodite and Persephone notion he loved her. yet what if he’d purely been making the most of her to assist along with his labors, as Artemis had as soon as prompt?

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