The Oak and the Linden Storyboard
This storyboard shows the plot of The Oak and the Linden.
Zeus and his son, Hermes, disguised themselves as beggars and took a journey to earth in the country of Phrygia.
They were angered and disappointed when no one is kind and helpful to these two poor travelers.
They finally came upon a cottage with an elderly couple who didn't have much but still offered them everything they had. Zeus and Hermes were extremely grateful for their kindness and realized the others who turned them away should be punished.
The couple, Baucis and Philemon, were taken upon a hill and told that their noble deeds would be awarded while all the others would be punished. They all watched as Zeus flooded the village and killed everyone as well as the animals while the four of them stood safely on the hill.
Zeus then offered them a beautiful palace upon the hill to which they refused but instead wanted to work for him. Their only request was to die together so neither would have to live without the other.
As they wished, they lived a long and happy life together and when their time did come both Baucis and Philemon became trees and were one with nature. One of them became an oak tree while the other transformed into a linden.
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