On a small hill in Phrygia are two trees. One is an oak tree and the other is a linden. The hill was surrounded by waters. This area was once rich farmland filled with cottages.
One day Zeus decided to visit earth. He and his son Hermes disguised themselves as beggars. Zeus wanted to know how mortals acted to beggars. Every cottage that they went to, the people were mean and rude. Therefore, Zeus was bey angry at the mortal's behavior
Zeus finally found a small cottage with peasants that were very polite and generous. They were poor and still offered all that they had. Zeus was very overjoyed and pleased with these peasants.
As Zeus turned back into his true form, the peasants bowed down and worshiped him! Zeus rewarded them with a beautiful white palace to live in. They proclaimed to Zeus that the palace would become Zeus' temple!
Zeus was very pleased with their decisions. Zeus asked if there was anything else he could do in return for their kind actions. They asked to die together and at the same time. For they don't think that it would be right to die and leave the other spouse alone. Zeus agreed.
Many years past and the kind peasants were very old. They lived a long and happy life together. And as promised, Zeus let them go together. They transformed into a linden and an oak tree. That little empty hill was no longer empty. It was filled with happiness and joy. And it all started with a linden and an oak tree. So, to this day, you can still see the linden and the oak on the happy little hill beside Zeus' temple. THE END!