Sunday, September 16, 2007

Something Random: Why the rooster crows

According to Greek Mythology the rooster is actually Alectryon, so transformed to punish him for falling asleep on the job.

You see Ares, asked Alectryon to guard the door while he engaged in some naughty private time with his sister in law Aphrodite. Alectryon being but a youth (so irresponsible the young people) he fell asleep and Helios (the Sun, yes really the Sun personified) was able to walk in on the couple and catch them in the act!

So now Alectryon is a rooster, forever heralding the arrival of the sun.

1 comment:

Cavegirl said...

and in his revenge he craps on everything and helps create annoying little baby chickens.