We use this short story activity in our writing class simultaneously with the introduction of the Greek gods and goddesses in our lang arts class. We feel this helps give students the knowledge they need to make connections while we read the book The Lightning Thief. The writing activity gets the students thinking about gods and goddesses and their purpose. Working with a partner, students are to make up their own god or goddess that play a significant role in nature i.e. The goddess of Flowers/Plants, The god of Bugs, etc. Ultimately, students will write a short story about their god/goddess and present it to the class using props that represent the different elements of the story. A rubric is provided to help assess student learning.