“And down to the beach he walked, glistening in her glory, breathtaking, yes.”


Actual Quote<div><br></div> Zeus’s daughter Athena made him taller to all eyes, his build more massive now, and down from his brow she ran his curls like thick hyacinth clusters full of blooms. As a master craftsman washes gold over beaten silver — a man the god of fire and Queen Athena trained in every fine technique — and finishes off his latest effort, handsome work, 260 so she lavished splendor over his head and shoulders now. And down to the beach he walked and sat apart, glistening in his glory, breathtaking, yes, and the princess gazed in wonder . . . then turned to her maids with lovely braided hair: ‘ Listen, my white-armed girls, to what I tell you. The gods of Olympus can’t be all against this man who’s come to mingle among our noble people. At first he seemed appalling, I must say — now he seems like a god who rules the skies up there!

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