While a neat idea and resulted in some neat costumes, we had to give some thought to our "shtick." We didn't feel we could very well demand that the kids pay us homage or worship us. (Although one or two did bow to us. I gave a candy bar to one little boy who responded, "Thank you, God." I suppose there are worse things than thinking of God as a nice man who gives you candy.) (On the other hand, Lee Schneider ("Hades") reported asking one party, "Don't you know who lives on Mount Olympus?" and being answered "Santa Claus?")
I, as Zeus, and Therese Roden as Hera, were fitted up with microphones hooked to amps with some SERIOUS subwoofers under the porch that actually caused the floor to vibrate. The effects lights were also hooked into the system, so that when I boomed out, "I am ZEUS, the Great and Terrible!" lights flashed and thunder rolled. (None of the kids seemed to get the "great and terrible" joke--sigh.)
Once the visitors were before our thrones, we demanded why they had sought us out. A remarkable number were tongue-tied, and needed prompting to get out that they wanted candy, which Hera and I dispensed from a chest between our thrones.
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