Battle at Mt. Olympus
by Dylan Peretz
It was a dark and stormy night on Mt. Olympus. Jupiter was throwing a party. Pluto received word of this party and was extremely angry that he wasn't invited. Pluto wanted revenge, so he sent out 100 of his strongest zombies to ruin the party.
When the zombies reached Mt. Olympus, they decided to split up into 4 groups of 25 zombies each. Each group would attack from a different direction, east, west, north and south. Before they split up, they put their hands in the middle and said "unus, duo, tria, oppugnate
They decided they would slightly stagger their attacks. Luckily Jupiter was looking out the window and noticed the zombies approaching. Jupiter went back into the party to get four of the best Gods there to help him fight. He chose Hercules, Neptune, Mars and Vulcan and assigned one god to each group of zombies. While they fought, he would give orders from the top of the mountain.
They still had time before the zombies got there, so Jupiter sent down rain to make the climb more difficult. He also tried to scare some of the zombies away by sending down lightning and the rattling of thunder. This caused some zombies to lose their grip and fall, but most kept moving forward.
One zombie said "pergere debeo
The first group of zombies had now reached the top of the mountain, where they were greeted by Hercules, Jupiter's son. Hercules was a demigod, but was still extremely strong and had experience taking down monsters. The fight wasn't even close, as Hercules used his gnarled club, his favorite weapon, to take down the zombie's one at a time.
The second group arrived shortly after and was met by Neptune.
"Debeo convivium ruere
" said a zombie.
Neptune, god of the sea, had the power to cause earthquakes, which earned him the nickname 'earthshaker'. His plan was to take the zombies into his natural habitat, the water.
He caused an earthquake, which triggered a chain reaction and caused a tidal wave to approach the mountain. On the wave rode Neptune's personal horses, who had the power to run on water. The horses attacked the zombies, "equus!
" they shouted. All the zombies that avoided the horses got caught in the wave and drowned.
The next zombie group was scared, "debemus recedere
," proposed a few zombies. The group was unsure of this idea. "Minime, Pluto nos occidet!
" said another.
Some zombies turned back, which weakened their army and made it easy for Mars, god of war. Mars had a lot of experience in war and had the strongest, most advanced army of all time. "Tu es extremus casus
," yelled one zombie as he fell to his death.
The last group of zombies was the strongest and smartest group. They split up and attacked from multiple directions "debeo vincere
!" claimed the leader of the last group.
Waiting at the top was Vulcan, god of fire and volcanoes. Vulcan couldn't use volcanoes in this fight because he wasn't at his home, Mount Etna. Mount Etna was all the way in Italy, so Vulcan had to use fire. He surrounded the zombies in a ring of fire. Unfortunately it didn't stop them, and the zombies continued to the top. Vulcan had to call Dionysus for help.
Dionysus was not strong, but he had a different idea. He invited the zombies to come inside the party. He made them feel so welcome that they forgot about their mission. Dionysus gave them wine and made them drink until they were struggling to stand. "Zombie laeta est
" mumbled one female zombie. Then, Dionysus took them outside and threw grapes at them. One at a time, they lost their balance and fell off the edge of the mountain. "Inchoatum est
" screamed the zombies as the last one fell.
The gods and goddesses went back to their party and enjoyed a peaceful, zombie-free end to the night.Return to Latin Projects
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