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Many people wonder how the automobile was ever created There is a tale from the heart of Greece that involves two families Hephaestus and Hermes and the creation of the automobileThere was once was a family called the Zurlos They lived in Sparta They wanted to visit their friends the Notaras in Corinth The Zurlos had one problem both cities were very far away from each other Their son Mercury thought that if he prayed to Hephaestus he could create something to help them to visit the other family He told his family the idea and they agreed Mercury spent countless days praying to Hephaestus and always offered a portion of his meal to him Hephaestus decided to test their devotion He came to the Zurlos village in the form of a beggar Hephaestus came to their hut and asked for food water and shelter The family was more than happy to provide that to him They gave him a place to sit down some wine food and water Pleased with their devotion Hephaestus revealed his real form Mercury bowed down to him happily Hephaestus asked Mercury What is your familys problem my dear child Mercury said My family wants to meet another family called the Notaras The problem is that we live in Sparta and the other family lives in Corinth It is too far to walk Well Hephaestus said I think I should invent something to help you get there Hephaestus went up to Mount Olympus and told Zeus what he was doing I give you permission to invent something new as long as it is a benefit to humans Zeus grumbled So Hephaestus went to his workshop and thought about what he should build I should make a machine that will take the Zurlos to Corinth I shall call it the automobile because it will be able to turn on automatically and mobile because it is able to
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