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The Trojan War

The story of Troy and the Trojan War is more than a Brad Pitt movie; it's a Greek myth that dates back hundreds and hundreds of years. Some peeps think it may even have really happened. Get the 411 here.

Trojan War - The Myth

The story of the Trojan War comes from Greek mythology. The story goes that a great war was fought between Greece and the ancient city of Troy after Helen of Troy, the beautiful wife of the Greek King, took off with her new fling. The Greeks sailed to Troy to recover Helen. After ten years, the Greeks won the war by hiding soldiers in a large wooden horse, which they left in font of the gates of Troy. Curiosity got the best of the Trojans and they brought the horse inside the city's gates. At night, the Greek soldiers let themselves out and burned Troy to the ground.

Trojan War - The Reality

Some experts think that the Trojan War may be more than a myth. Recent excavations have revealed the ruins of a large town near the site of ancient Troy, dated to around 1300 BC, which is near the time when the Trojan War is supposed to have taken place. This makes Troy about 15 times larger than it was previously thought to be, and raises the Trojan population size from several hundred to about 10,000 - enough to form an army. Also, archaeologists have found piles of rounded stones used as ammunition for slingshots, which makes it seem that the town was under siege.

Trojan War - Did U Know?

  • Tons of expressions come from the Trojan War and the mythological creatures in it, like Achilles Heel (a small but important weakness), and Trojan Horse (something that appears legitimate but is actually destructive).
  • The tale of the Trojan War is told in The Illiad, by Homer (doh, not Homer Simpson - the Greek epic poet).
  • The film Troy (starring Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom) cost $200 million US to make.
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Where Did the Aegean Sea Get it's Name?

  • King Aegeus, Theseus' dad.
  • It's named after aged cheddar cheese.
  • Aegean is the Greek word for water.
  • It's called the Aegean sea beacause it's so old.

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SnowflakeAngelKitten
For Daisy, I suggest this: ​The nickname can be Daze. The abilities could include something like Increased Strength, Command Animal, Botany, and so on. The mental state would be easiest if you go with Sane. The personality can be something you'd like to try. That's what I'm doing with my character. ​The bio can explain why her personality is the way it is in a creative way. ​For Elizabeth, I suggest this: To complete the appearance, you can have something like a blouse and a skirt or just simple t-shirt and jeans. ​The personality can include stuff like motherly, firm when she needs to, approachable, and everything you'd expect from a mother. ​I hope this helps!
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SnowflakeAngelKitten
Greetings y'all! Just as the title shows, I, Snow, will answer your questions. Now, there is another forum about answering Role-play Questions. But this one is for general questions about KW. Or maybe even ask some questions such as, "What is an ankh?" ​Question Topics that I'm  really ​ good at answering: Zodiac Mythology Yu-gi-oh Fictional creatures Cats ​Writing ​Grammar Friendship Siblings School ​Also, for privacy of others, please do not include names. Just refer to them as who they are such as friend, best friend, older sister, little sister, older brother, little brother, twin sister, twin brother, and so on. ​Don't feel afraid to ask whatever question you have. I love to help and I'm more than happy to do so. Also, I will  not ​ discriminate because discrimination does not help other people. Therefore, feel free to ask me anything.
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So, I need help on my forms, which I'll post a few now... NAME: Daisy Smalls NICKNAME: N/A PERSONALITY: Age: 15 BIO: NATIONALITY: ¾ Australian, ¼ American ACCENT: Australian APPEARANCE: Pic coming soon ANIMAL: Horse ABILITIES: MENTAL STATE: I'm not sure... - - - - - Name: Elizabeth Merlin Nickname from the family: Mommer Age: 40 Role: Mother Supernatural Trait: Can inflict pain just by looking at the victim (couldn't think of original ones…) Appearance: ~Short brown hair ~Green eyes ~Pale skin ~ Personality: TBD What does it look like when you use your Supernatural Trait?: She looks similar to Medusa, including the snake hair. Other: N/A
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"Hoellu" wrote: "OwlCityGuy" wrote: I'm eating right now o__O . What thing? :3 Loaf , I guess and a cup of tea.
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