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Legends Ppt


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Mrs. Reeds Legend Powerpoint for 6th grade Folklore unit. Original author cited at end of slide, less modifications.

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Legends Ppt

  1. 1. Legends Retold by Mrs. Reed
  2. 2. First, let’s revisit what a legend is…
  3. 3. Legends <ul><li>Legends are set in the present or recent past. Legends are supposedly true and are used to scare, teach, inform, or entertain. </li></ul><ul><li>While they may be true, they tend to be exaggerated, or distorted over time. </li></ul><ul><li>Legends are stories that are handed down through generations- usually by oral tradition. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Legend of King Arthur and the Knight’s of the Round Table, Robin Hood </li></ul><ul><li>Legend Website </li></ul>
  4. 4. Arthurian Legends <ul><li>Take place in Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Fictional Legends with many different versions </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Thomas Malory brought together first collection </li></ul><ul><li>12 th and 13 th Century </li></ul>
  5. 5. Camelot <ul><li>Castle </li></ul>
  6. 6. Holy Grail <ul><li>In Christian mythology the cup used by Jesus during the last supper. </li></ul><ul><li>In Arthurian legends the hero must prove himself worthy to be in its presence </li></ul>
  7. 7. Round Table <ul><li>Mystical Table in Camelot </li></ul><ul><li>Symbol of Unity </li></ul><ul><li>Given to Arthur by King Lodegreaunce (Guinevere's Father) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Excalibur <ul><li>King Arthur's mythical sword </li></ul><ul><li>Sword in the stone only drawn by real king. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Chivalry <ul><li>Ideas associated with medieval knighthood </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Honor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courtly love </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bravery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loyalty to King </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. King Arthur <ul><li>Son of Uther Pendragon + Igraine </li></ul><ul><li>Raised by Sir Ector </li></ul><ul><li>Drew the sword in the stone </li></ul><ul><li>Married to Guinevere </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sir Lancelot <ul><li>Greatest of King Arthur’s Knights </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most trusted </li></ul><ul><li>Loved Guinevere </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sir Gawain <ul><li>King Arthur’s nephew </li></ul><ul><li>Defender of the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Ladies man </li></ul>
  13. 13. Merlin <ul><li>Wizard in Arthurian legends </li></ul><ul><li>The King’s Advisor and prophet </li></ul><ul><li>Believed to be a real man, named Ambrosius </li></ul>
  14. 14. Merlin’s Grave site: Paimpont, France It is set just on the edge of mythical Broceliande, the enchanted forest which the Arthurian legend proclaims to be home of Merlin the Magician
  15. 15. 3 Classes of Medieval Society <ul><li>Nobility </li></ul><ul><li>Commoners </li></ul><ul><li>Clergy </li></ul>
  16. 16. What are some other legends you ask….?
  17. 17. The legend of Big Foot (Sasquatch) <ul><li>Did you know Big Foot is believed to be in the forests in Washington State? </li></ul>
  18. 18. The legend of Johnny Appleseed
  19. 19. The legend of Davy Crockett
  20. 20. Any questions? <ul><li>Special thanks to Juliette Evans </li></ul>