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  • Greek mythology
    POWERPOINT BY: JASMINE CRAIG
    TEACHER: MS. ALCORN
  • Greek Mythology :is the body of myths and legends belonging to the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. They were a part of religion in ancient Greece. Modern scholars refer to the myths and study them in an attempt to throw light on the religious and political institutions of Ancient Greece, its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself.
  • Greek mythology is embodied explicity in a large collection of narratives and implicity in greek representational arts, such as vase paintings and votive gifts. Greek myths explain the origins of the world and details of the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, and mythological creatures.
  • GREEK MYTHOLOGY
    GREEK MYTHOLOGY: Is a collection of stories invented
    By the ancient Greeks, Usually involving Greeks gods. There
    Are endless stories of Greek mythology stories, but we ( the
    People) don’t even know all the books.
  • The ancient Greek mankind, trying to explain certain metaphysical phenomena and anxieties, invented amazing myths concerning the Cosmogony (the creation of the World) and the Theogony (the birth of the Gods). So, the ancient Greek people created their own splendid, yet human-like world of gods, justifying the various abstract significances like Love, Birth or Death.
  • WHAT IS A MYTH?
    A Myth is a story with a purpose. It tries to explain
    The way the world is. Myth’s also try to explain the
    Relationship between gods and humans. Even
    Though the events in a Myth are usually impossible,
    They try to send a message that has an important
    Social or religious meanings.( like the people in my
    Slides are portraying.)
  • Here is a Family Tree on
    Some of the mythological
    Greek gods.
    The next slide will show the family
    Tree
  • The Sphinx(or phix)she was a female Greek kinda
    Person, um she was a female monster with the body
    of a lion. She had the breast and head of a woman,
    She had an eagle’s wing, and she had a serpent-
    Headed tail, but I don’t know if that is true or not,
    That was kinda a rumor that started back in that
    Time. Phix preyed on the youths of the land,
    Devouring all those who failed to solve any of her
    Riddles. Now Sphinx knew that them children won’t
    Gone be able to figure them riddles out. This is a pic
    Of her in the background.
  • The Gorgones(or gorgons) were three powerful,
    Winged daemons named Medousa( Medusa), Sthenno
    And Euryale. I guess you can call Medousa the special
    One out of all of them because, she was the only
    Mortal one, and so it was her head which King
    Polydektes of Seriphos commanded the young hero
    Persues to fetch. He accomplisged that by the help of
    The gods who equipped him with a reflective shield, a
    Curved sword, winged boots and helm of invisibility.
    Acording to the late classical poets, Medousa was once
    A beautiful maiden who was transformed by athena
    Into a monster as a punishment for lying with
    Poseidon in her shrine.
  • If you were gazing upon Medusa, you would turn
    Into pure stone( that’s how ugly she was)Perseus
    Describes Medusas’ punishment by Athena as
    Just and well deserved.
    Medusas’ Death
    In most versions of the story, she was expecting
    Someone to kill her. While fighting her Perseus
    Didn’t look at her directly, he used his shield as a
    Mirror to see what she was doing, and that’s how he
    Managed to cut off her head I guess. Perseus put
    Her head in a bag a flew away on a horse that
    Hermes had provided, and Medusa’s sisters awoke
    And found her headless body lying there in a big
  • Pool of blood. So they immediately set out into
    Pursuit to find Perseus, but they were entirely too
    Slow to catch him, For the horse that Hermes
    Scandals flew was faster than the gorgons ever would.
  • POSEIDON
    Poseidon Is a god of the sea. He took charge of
    The waves while his brothers Zeus and Dades
    Plumped for the earthy bits. Poseidon was feared
    By sailors, he could cause storms and shipwrecks
    With the aid of his three-pronged trident, but if he
    Is in a good mood he can soothe the sea to sleep.
    Theseus, Triton, Polyphemus, orion and pegasus.
    His wife is the reluctant Amphitrite but still leaps
    From one lusty affair to next. Uneler the Romans
    , Poseidon was poised and ready to become
    Neptune.
  • In the earliest poems, Poseidon is described as indeed
    Equal to Zeus in dignity, but weaker.( umm… that is
    A shame) The Palace of Poseidon was in depth of the
    Sea near Aeqae in Euboea, this is where he kept his
    Horses with brazen hoofs and golden manes. He rides
    These horses in a chariot over the waves of the sea,
    Which become smoothe when he approaches the sea,
    And when the monsters of the deep sea recognize him
    They play around the chariot.
  • Hera
    Hera: She is a Greek goddess, and she was the
    Queen of Heaven. She was a powerful queen in
    Her own right, but this way was long before Zeus
    and her got married. She was responsible for every
    aspect. Of existence, including the seasons and the
    weather. Legends has it that the Milky Way was
    Formed from the milk spurting from Hera’s breast,
    And when drops of milk fell to the earth, fields of
    Lilies sprung fourth. Hera was also worshipped as
    The Roman goddess Juno, and the month of June
    (which is the most popular month for weddings) is
    Named in her honor.
  • It is partly on account of Hera’s great beauty, and
    Particularly her beauty, large eyes, that she is
    Linked to her sacred animal, the cow, and also the
    Peacock with its iridescent feathers having “eyes”.
    The cow symbolizes the goddess Hera nurturing
    Watchfulness over her subjects, while the peacock
    Symbolizes her luxury, beauty, and immortality.
    Some historians argue that the goddess Hera
    Was unjustly portrayed in the famous stories of
    Homer, probably because he was himself victimized
    By a mean and Shrewish wife.
  • Hades
    Haides(Aides, Aidoneus, or Hades), was the King
    Of the underworld. He was the god of death and
    The dead. He presided over funeral rights and
    Defended the rights of the dead to due burial.
    Haides was also the god of the hidden wealth of the
    Earth. Hades was devoured by Kronos as soon as
    He was born along with four other siblings. Him
    And Zeus later caused Titan to disgorge them, and
    Together they drove the Titan gods from heaven
    And locked them away in the pit of Tartaros.
  • Hades was depicted as a dark-bearded, regal god.
    He was also depicted as either Aidoneous,
    Enthroned in the underworld, holding a bird tipped
    Sceptre, or as plouton, the giver of wealth. The
    Romans named him pluto, the latin form of his
    Greek title Plouton, “the lord of riches”.
  • OK, NOW IM SLEEPY IM GOING TO BED
    BUT THIS WILL CONCLUDE MY UMMM..
    POWERPOINT I HAVE TALKED ABOUT ZEUSAND HIS FOLKS AND DESCRIBED MYTHS, AND GREEK MYTHOLOGY SO ALL OF US BETTER GET A GOOD GRADE ON THIS.
  • ALL FACTS FOUND HERE AT THESE SITES
    • www.google.com
    • www.msn.com
    • www.yahoo.com
    • www.theoi.com
    This will conclude my presentation/PowerPoint