We (the Greek army) were having trouble with the war against the Trojans in Troy. The Trojans had held us off for ten years now and we were anxious to win and go back home. During the war, the gods took sides. Athena (uth-EE-nuh) and Poseiden (poe-SYE-duhn) were two of the gods that were pulling for us. The Gods and I pulled together and came up with the perfect attack. A gift, a very simple concept really. We created a giant wooden horse as our gift to the Trojans. It was a hollow horse which my army and I hid inside. When the Trojans pulled the horse inside their kingdom we jumped out and destroyed Troy. That night we had a huge celebration to thank the gods and reward ourselves for our victory.
We obviously weren't gracious enough because as we left the following morning with our dozen ships back to Ithaca, the gods threw a tantrum and blew our crews miles and miles off course. We were lost for nine days at sea until we washed ashore.
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