Like most Athenian citizens, Trygaeus was tired of wars and shortage of food, he decides to call upon the gods for help. To save himself, his family and his country, unlike the others he looks for ways to gain entrance to heaven and make a plea to Zeus. After a couple of attempts and accidents to gain entrance, Trygaeus rides a dung beetle the same way Bellerophon of Pegasus. After succeeding to arrive at Zeus´s home, he finds that Gods moved far away from Greece.
They did that so they would stop hearing the prayers and to stop seeing the fighting amongst them. The gods abandoned them leaving God of war helped by his slave Tumult the full power over them. Not long after Trygaeus finds out that God of War already began to carry out his plans. God of War put Peace in a deep pit and started to prepare all the cities of Greece into a mortar. Trygareus watched how he prepare different provisions representing different cities like Laconians, Megarians, Sicilians and Athenians. This deed of destruction was postponed because he could not find a different ingredient he needed. After Tumult failed to find that ingredient God of War has to leave the mortar and go find it himself. Trygaeus takes advantage of this opportunity to safe Peace.
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He immediately asks for help from all the states of Greece. The states came to Tygareus´s aid this making enough commotion to bring Zeus back from his retreat. Hermes was angered and aroused but allowed them to go on in exchange of promises of future glorification. After some progress made by the people of Greece, Peace and her companions Harvest and Festival were freed. Hermes after explained why Peace left them years ago – she was drove away by politicians who were profiting the war.
he tried to come back but every time the Athenians voted against her. After apologizing to Peace on behalf of people of Greece, Trygaeus enjoys her freedom and takes Harvest and Festival with him. He takes Harvest because she is now betrothed to him and Festival to be the entertainment.