Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks told wonderful stories about their many gods, goddesses and magical beings. These stories are called myths, which is short for mythology (stories about gods.) Each Greek god had one or more magical powers. The gods used their powers for good, for trickery, and/or for adventure. Although the ancient Greek storytellers were quite inventive, and each told a myth in their own way, each god's personality and powers remained the same from story to story. So no matter who was telling the story, Zeus was always king; Hera was always jealous; and so it went.