Once upon a time, there was a young girl named Eliza. She was the daughter of a great king and so she never had to work. She became very lazy. She had her servants do everything for her.
She called her servants when she was so thirsty. Immediately a servant picked the glass up from the table next to Eliza and it up to her lips until Eliza was no longer thirsty.
Then the next day, Eliza was walking to dinner when her hat fell off. She called for a servant and a young man ran over,, pickep up the hat, dusted it off, and placed it back on Eliza’s head.
She continually called for her servants to do simple tasks for her. Her father noticed for laziness and decided to punish her. He set her in a room with only a loom and some yarn. No servants were allowed in the room.
Eliza called for her serrvants, but none appeared. Then she remembered her father telling about Athena, the goddess of wisdom and handicraft. She called for Athena over and over until finally she fell asleep.
While she was sleeping, she had a dream. Hermes spoke to her in her dream. He said that Athena was very angry with Eliza and she would tell Eliza’s punishment.
Then Eliza awoke very frightened. She then saw that there was an owl on the edge of her window. The owl spoke to her. She said that she was Athena. She would make Eliza a lowly animal because of her laziness.
Eliza would have to work constantly just to stay alive. People would look down at her in digest. She would be killed just because she was insignificant. All of her children would have the same fate.
Finally, Eliza worked for the rest of her life. All of her cildren have the same fate. They were doomed to be ants for the rest of their life.