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Greek Myths

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Greek Myths

  1. 1. Greek Mythology
  2. 2. What is a Myth?
  3. 3. What is a Myth? Myths are stories based on tradition
  4. 4. What is a Myth? Myths are stories based on tradition Some may have factual origins while other are completely fictional
  5. 5. What is a Myth? Myths are stories based on tradition Some may have factual origins while other are completely fictional Myths deal with universal themes (birth, death, the afterlife, good and evil, the beginning of the world)
  6. 6. What is a Myth? Myths are stories based on tradition Some may have factual origins while other are completely fictional Myths deal with universal themes (birth, death, the afterlife, good and evil, the beginning of the world) Unlike fairy tales, myths do not always have a happy ending.
  7. 7. What are the purposes of myths?
  8. 8. What are the purposes of myths? To explain natural phenomenon (the creation of the world, thunder, earthquakes etc...)
  9. 9. What are the purposes of myths? To explain natural phenomenon (the creation of the world, thunder, earthquakes etc...) To teach lessons and values (too much pride is dangerous, to each his/her own, etc...)
  10. 10. Gaea & Uranus
  11. 11. According to the greeks how was the world created? Why is that important? What does it teach us about the greeks?
  12. 12. Made by Giorgio Vasari and Cristofano Gherardi in the 16th century Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.
  13. 13. What lessons are in this myth? What values does the myth teach? What natural phenomena are explained? Are the greek myths sexist?
  14. 14. Apply your knowledge Choose one of the following mini projects: I) Rewrite the myth of the Titans as a modern story. II) Interview Cronus about his decision to rise up against his father. III) Create your own illustration for the myth of the Titans IV) Draw a picture of Cronus or Gaea that shows their important personality traits. (Uranus, for example, is shallow because he only cares about how his children look.)

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