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Odysseus and LEVELED BOOK • Y the Bag of Winds A Reading A–Z Level Y Leveled Book Odysseus and Word Count: 1,770 the Bag of Winds Written by Troy Wolff Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi Visit www.readinga-z.com www.readinga-z.com for thousands of books and materials. Odysseus and the Bag of Winds Odysseus and the Bag of Winds Level Y Leveled Book Written by Troy Wolff © Learning A–Z Correlation Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi Written by Troy Wolff Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi LEVEL Y Fountas & Pinnell T All rights reserved. Reading Recovery 40 www.readinga-z.com www.readinga-z.com DRA 40 Prologue Every culture in the world has its own mythology. Mythology is a set of stories from a culture’s distant past, sometimes based on true events, but often involving fantastic events and supernatural beings. The purpose of mythology is to entertain, teach lessons on how to live, and help explain how Table of Contents the world works. For example, before humans Prologue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 developed scientific explanations for natural events like earthquakes, storms, and volcanoes, A Visit with an Old Friend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 many ancient myths explained these mysterious Aeolus’s Gift. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 events through stories of gods and humans. The ancient Greeks believed that lightning occurred Almost Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 when Zeus, their supreme being, was angry and Jealousy and Greed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 wished to frighten or punish mortals on Earth by throwing down thunderbolts from high upon Epilogue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Mount Olympus. Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Odysseus and the Bag of Winds • Level Y 3 4 In fact, the mythology of the ancient Greeks is It was Odysseus probably the best known in all the world. Greek who won the war for stories of gods, heroes, and monsters have the Greeks by using been studied and enjoyed for more than thirty a large wooden horse centuries, and they remain as popular today as to smuggle Greek ever. Many of the stories of Greek mythology are soldiers inside based on the events of a monumental ten-year the walls of Troy war between the armies of Greece and a powerful so that they could city called Troy and its allies, located in what is open the gates. now the country of Turkey. All of the Greek gods

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