Zombies Storm Mt. Olympus

by Isabella Rago

One dark night, a horde of zombies limped to the base of Mount Olympus. They were very angry with the gods and were crying out: "Volumnus oppugnare deos quia nihil agimus!"

However, before they arrived at there was a great fight with Hades, the god of the underworld. The zombies reside in the underworld so in order to get to Mt. Olympus, Hades had to allow them to leave. Typically, Hades never lets any of his prisoners out.

In this case, however, the zombies were able to convince him because they promised “Cum vincemus, eris rex.

This offer was perhaps the only thing that would sway Hades' resolve because he had been trying to overthrow his brother, Zeus, for centuries.

While marching up the mountain, the zombies saw a movement in the corner of their eyes. The chief zombie ordered: "Desinite, deus adest!" It was Hermes! Before the zombies could capture him, he slipped out of their grasp by fluttering his winged sandals. He flew out of sight in the direction of the top of Olympus.

The zombies knew that Hermes was about to warn the gods and they yelled: "Efugit! Dicet deis!"

Sure enough, Hermes had just arrived before Zeus and the rest of the Olympian gods. He warned them about the zombie attack that was about to take place. Normally, the gods would not fear an attack by anyone other than a god, but the idea of Hades allowing them to attack made them apprehensive. Ares worked with Athena to create a divisive and strategic battle plan in which each god could help put down the zombie rebellion according to their talents.

The first round of attack came from Apollo. He leapt into his chariot and drew the sun across the sky, making it as bright as noon. The zombies, who were accustomed to the dark and dreary underworld, instantly shielded their eyes and felt their skin start to burn.

"Cutis meus ardet!"

They dove into the woods to find relief for their burning bodies. The zombies limped through the woods, blinded by the sun and unaware of their surroundings. “Amamus umbram.

Meanwhile, on Olympus, Zeus sent out an order to Hephaestus for 50 new lightning bolts. Hephaestus promised to make them as fast as he could; until they were in Zeus' hand, Zeus would not be able to join the fight. He only hoped that the other gods could hold off the zombies until he got his lightning bolts.

In the forest, the zombies emerged into a clearing with a small pond. Little did they know that Poseidon was lurking the depths and upon seeing the zombies, he unleashed a monstrous tidal wave that carried half of the monsters to the bottom of the pond.

"Unda ad nos adit!" As they got swept away they yelled: “Poseidon nos mergit! Oppugnate deos!

Now facing a force half of the original size, the gods felt relieved and confident--not to mention the relief that ensued when Hephaestus finished the lightning bolts. Zeus was now preparing his attack but he still wasn't capable of taking on the vast number of zombies that were left.

In a final attack before Zeus faced the zombies head on, Artemis unleashed the fury of her bow and arrow on the unexacting zombies. "Exsanguino! Sagitta me pulsat!" Artemis was successful and narrowed down the numbers to a fraction of what they once were.

Zeus then approached the zombies and his glare was enough to make any man flee. He raised his arms and a torrent of lightning bolts fell upon the remaining zombies. However, one zombie had fled at the sight of Zeus and was hiding behind a tree. Once all of the others had been killed by Zeus, the remaining zombie slowly made his way back to the underworld. There, he told Hades of the events that had unfolded: “Dei nos vicerunt.” and suffered the wrath of the king whose opportunity to rule the world was decimated.

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