3. Stick with Your Family – the Story of Artemis
Legend has it that Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, and her brother Apollo went to great lengths to defend their family’s honor. A mortal woman, Niobe, was heard bragging about how she had given birth to more children, and therefore had more honor, than Artemis’ mother, the goddess Leto. Artemis and Apollo would not tolerate someone insulting their mother, so they went to extreme measures (they murdered Niobe’s offspring) to defend their mother’s reputation and make sure that people everywhere would respect their familial honor. While violence is never the answer, the underlying idea of defending your family and sticking by your family members’ side no matter what is an important lesson to teach your loved ones today.

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  1. […] Every story had a meaning, had a lesson and had an important point to make. They weren’t just fantastical stories, and while they were often dramatic, violent, and pretty crazy, they weren’t trying to make money like today’s blockbuster films or TV programs. According to the History Channel, “in ancient Greece, stories about gods and goddesses and heroes and monsters were an important part of everyday life. They explained everything from religious rituals to the weather, and they gave meaning to the world people saw around them.” And today, those same stories can tell us a lot about our current lives. They can help remind us about what is important. They can warn us against behavior that could sabotage our own happiness or safety. And they can help us teach our children about what really matters in life. Here are 5 life lessons we can learn (and pass on to future generations) from Greek mythology. (Source: Mamiverse, 2017) […]

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