There was once a man who was obsessed with gold and all things expensive. He had an entire cellar of these things. But what will happen when he becomes too obsessed? (ELA MYTH PROJECT)
I am Aurumynos!
Why are THREE gold coins MISSING!?
So.. How much did that dress cost you?
Oh! She looks VERY rich!
A very long time ago, when all nights were dark and the only light came from lanterns and fires, there was a man named Aurumynos.
You don't have a family to feed?
Take whatever you please!
Aurumynos had a wife and two children. Aurumynos was a wealthy man , but he kept his money from his family. Every day, he would come to his cellar and count all of his coins and gems to make sure his family hadn't taken anything.
Aurumynos is just using me! He just thinks I'm rich. He's willing to abandon his OWN family for money, hm? Let's see about that!
Come here and I'll show you my wonderful collection of diamonds!
One day, the goddess Ouranos came down from Mount Olympus to interact with mortals, but when she came down, she was dressed in the most beautiful clothing and vibrant golden jewelry , which immediately caught Aurumynos's wandering eye. Right away, he hurried over to talk to her.
Noo! My riches!
After speaking to the goddess for a while, Aurumynos took Ouranos to see his riches. While they were there, Aurumynos told the goddess that she may take whatever she pleases. The goddess decided to ask about Aurumynos's family, but Aurumynos just scoffed and claimed that they meant nothing to him as he went on to showcase his riches to Ouranos.
Ah, they don't matter! Right now all that matters is you, dear!
When the goddess saw how much Aurumynos valued riches over his own family, it upset her. Then, she thought about her clothing. It was extravagantly expensive, and she finally she realized how Aurumynos only approached her because she appeared wealthy. Which angered her even more.
Now enraged, the goddess took all of Aurumynos's riches and threw them into the night sky, immediately, Aurumynos jumped up and tried to grab the gems and gold, but couldn't, so Ouranos picked him up and threw him into the sky along with his riches, transforing him into the moon and all of his riches into the stars.