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  • What is Mythology? 8th Grade ELA
  • What is Mythology? • A traditional narrative or story. • The people of ancient Greece shared stories called myths about gods, goddesses, and heroes which they believed. • Each god or goddess was worshipped as a deity and ruled over certain areas of the Greeks’ lives. • Question: What is the genre that contains mythology?
  • What is the purpose of myths? • The purpose of a myth is to explain how the world came to be and how customs and traditions were established. • Example: – Daedalus and Icarus – Obeying your parents
  • Common Themes in Mythology • A theme is the central message of a work of literature. • Some common themes found in myths include, but are not limited to: – Creation – Floods – Love – Heroes – Death
  • Who were the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece?
  • Why Should We Study Greek Mythology? • The Ancient Greek culture has been kept alive by oral and later written stories for thousands of years. • Modern plays, novels, television programs, movies , and advertisements refer to Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes. • Adventurous and exciting stories that delight and entertain us.
  • Questions?