City guarded by Athena. Won by Athena in a contest between her and Poseidon. Whoever offered the better gift would be the city's guardian. Athena offered the olive tree and the people chose her. Because they worshipped Athena, the Athenians were lovers of knowledge and they devoted much time to learning and studying.
The island of Poseidon. Sat next to Spain and Africa. Poseidon created an island in the center surrounded by a circle of water. The circle of water was surrounded by land, which was surrounded by another circle of water. There were three circles of water in all. This made from a perfect defense system, as well as a great place to grow crops and herd animals. Atlantis thrived and prospered, but the people who lived there soon became greedy and they restorted to trickery, theft, and bribery to earn their wealth. Sad that the people had misused his gift, Poseidon sunk the entire island under the sea.
Home of the great labyrinth and the Minotaur. Daedalus fled here with his son and built many great things for Crete, including the labyrinth.
The final resting place of all mortals. Hades was a dark, gloomy place where few living mortals ever journeyed.
Home of the major gods. Olympus was a great mountain with twelve thrones for the gods. It was also the gathering place of all the gods for meeting, celebrating, or other occasions.
Almost the exact opposite of Athens. Sparta was well-known for the fighting skills of the men and women. Unlike other cities of Ancient Greece, the Spartan women worked hard and exercised so they would be strong for childbirth. Sparta constantly trained in athletic skills. They were rarely beaten in battle.
Home of the famous Trojan War. Troy was a great city built with massive walls to protect it. Troy was a rich and prosperous city until Paris called down the wrath of the gods.