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Greek mythology

  1. 1. And The Adventures of Odysseus Mythology
  2. 2. Polyphemus The Cyclops who imprisoned Odysseus
  3. 3. Cronus Titan ruler of the Universe; father of Zeus
  4. 4. Charybdis <ul><li>Enormous and dangerous whirlpool </li></ul>
  5. 5. Scylla Sea monster of gray rock
  6. 6. Sirens Creatures whose songs lure sailors to their deaths
  7. 7. Calypso <ul><li>Sea goddess who loved Odysseus </li></ul>
  8. 8. Circe <ul><li>Enchantress who helped Odysseus </li></ul>
  9. 10. Zeus <ul><li>King of the gods </li></ul><ul><li>God of air, thunder and lightning </li></ul><ul><li>Brother of Poseidon and Hades </li></ul>
  10. 11. Poseidon <ul><li>God of the sea </li></ul><ul><li>Brother of Hades and Zeus </li></ul><ul><li>Father of Polyphemus </li></ul>
  11. 12. Hera <ul><li>Goddess of marriage and the family </li></ul><ul><li>Goddess of motherhood and childbirth </li></ul><ul><li>Wife to Zeus </li></ul>
  12. 13. Hades <ul><li>God of the dead </li></ul><ul><li>Lord of the Underworld </li></ul><ul><li>Brother of Poseidon and Zeus </li></ul>
  13. 14. Athena <ul><li>Goddess of wisdom, strategy and war </li></ul><ul><li>Daughter of Zeus </li></ul><ul><li>She was Zeus’ favorite child and was allowed to use his thunderbolt </li></ul><ul><li>Born from Zeus’ forehead, therefore had no mother </li></ul>
  14. 15. Apollo <ul><li>God of the light, music, healing, prophecy, the sun and poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Plays a golden lyre </li></ul><ul><li>The god of truth—he cannot speak a lie </li></ul><ul><li>One very important task is to harness his chariot with four horses and drive the sun across the sky </li></ul>
  15. 16. Hermes <ul><li>Messenger of the gods </li></ul><ul><li>The god of commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Noted for his trickery </li></ul><ul><li>Invented the lyre, the pipes, the musical scale, astronomy, etc. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Odysseus’ journey from Troy to Ithaca

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