"Bang! Bang!" Zeus banged on the door and asked through the door crack, "any body home?" An old man came and opened the door asked, "It's so late, how may i help you?" Zeus said, "My son and I are traveling, we are tired and hungry. Can you let us stay here for a night?" The old man showed his hospitality right away and said, "Come on in, it's so cold outside." The old lady said, "We still got some cheese and bread in the house, I'll get them for you, please come in."
Zeus and Hermes walked into the little hut. These old couple were really poor, but they still prepare for the best to treat these pair of father and son, Zeus and Hermes. They boiled water to let them wash their face, took out the clean blanket for them to use, and chat with them. Zeus and Hermes set in front of the table, the table was so rough, but was wiped so clean. While they are having a meal, the old lady even brought their best wine and poured into their cups. Surprisingly, the wined bottle that was empty after she poured is full again. Then these couple realized these poor travelers are gods.
Therefore the old couple nealed in front of the gods and bow to them. The old lady even want to kill a goose for them as refreshments. Zeus said, "There's no need for killing the goose. I'm touched with your hospitality. Other people in this village are too cold and cruel, you are the only two with kind hearts. Now, please come with me to the hill top accross , I'm going to punish the rest." The old lady looked backl when Zeus brought the old couple to the hill, the huge lake had already swalloed the entire village where they lived.
After the flood had fade, these old couples went back to their hut. They couldn't believe what they see with their eyes. Their hut had turned into a glorious palace with marbles as floor, doors and windows with pure gold. At this time, Zeus asked the couple, "Kindness old man and old lady, do you have any other wish? Just tell me with out haste."
The couple discussed in tiney voice with each other for a while, they said humbly, "Pleas let us be the priest of this palace, and let us die on the exact same day!" Of course Zeus accept their request. Later on, these couple are the priest of this palace. Until almost the end of their life, they said to each other, " Farewell, good-bye!" Once they bid their farewell, they turned into two trees with same trunk.
2005-04-15 12:38:50 補充：
那個殺鵝的部分是在他們發現他們是神之前 不是之後 可是我沒幫你改耶 因為神話本來就會有很多版本 不知道你念的是怎樣的 還有最後他們是變成同個樹幹 可是不同種的樹 你的中文故事裡沒提到 這個我後面有幫你加上去 因為這是這篇的重點喔~ 我上面那個網址有好多神話故事 有需要的話可以去看看 希望對你有幫助囉
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