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Welcome to Greek Mythology. http://destinationspace.net/screening/odyfor.asp. What are myths?. Stories that help explain the world Traditional tales of a particular people that are connected to religious beliefs and rites Stories created to give value to persons, places and things.

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what are myths

http://destinationspace.net/screening/odyfor.asp

What are myths?
  • Stories that help explain the world
  • Traditional tales of a particular people that are connected to religious beliefs and rites
  • Stories created to give value to persons, places and things
what about greek myths don t they include gods goddesses
What about Greek myths? Don’t they include gods/goddesses?
  • Greek myths include gods and goddesses with exceptional powers
  • Greek myths show a relationships between gods/goddesses and human beings
who is the king of the greek gods
Who is the king of the Greek gods?
  • Yes! You’re right. It’s Zeus.
  • Did you know that he sometimes becomes angry at the behavior of the gods and the Greek people?
  • Zeus is also fond of many beautiful women!

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who is his wife and is she jealous
Who is his wife and is she jealous?
  • Yes! You’re right again. Hera is his wife.
  • She is often jealous and nags her husband.
  • She is the queen of the gods and guardian of marriage.
  • She can also be a tender and loving wife.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hera_Campana_Louvre_Ma2283.jpg

zeus what happened when he had a bad headache

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Zeus…what happened when he had a bad headache?
  • Oh, what a tough question! No, he didn’t take an aspirin.
  • Zeus bore Athena from his brain. I am not making this up.
  • Athena is the goddess of wisdom and war—notice the spear and shield.
  • She is the protector and namesake of Athens
does zeus have any other children

http://www.cs.utk.edu/~mclennan/BA/PT/M6.html

Does Zeus have any other children?
  • What a silly question! Of course he does.
    • Apollo—god of poetry, music, and medicine.
    • Artemis—goddess of hunting an wild things; she and Apollo are twins.
    • Hermes—god of science and invention, and messenger of the gods
does zeus have any more children

http://www.entrenet.com/~groedmed/greekm/mythheph.html

http://www.williston.k12.nd.us/larsen/Unit5%20Greece/gods12.htm

Does Zeus have any more children?
  • Well, yes…here are two more.
    • Ares—god of war
    • Hephaestus—lame blacksmith god of fire.
a lame blacksmith who is married to him

http://www.muw.edu/~tvelek/101nh.html

A lame blacksmith…who is married to him?
  • Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, is married to Hephaestus.
  • Did you know that she was born of the sea foam?
speaking of sea foam who is the god of the ocean

http://www.nantucket.net/art/nisda/event.html

Speaking of sea foam…who is the god of the ocean?
  • Yes, you’re right…it’s Poseidon, the god of the ocean and of earthquakes.
  • Poseidon carries a three-pronged spear.
  • Did you know that Poseidon is Zeus’s brother?
poseidon and zeus have two important sisters do you know who they are

http://www.pendevil.com/greekgods.asp

http://www.pendevil.com/greekgods.asp

Poseidon and Zeus have two important sisters…do you know who they are?
  • Hestia—the goddess of hearth and home—is one of their sisters.
  • Demeter—the goddess of grain and agriculture—is the other sister.
  • Wow! This concludes the 12 chief gods/goddesses.
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Isn’t that some temple shaking information?You’re probably wondering how we’re going to use Greek mythology in Reading.Well…
we re going to read a variety of greek myths

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We’re going to read a variety of Greek Myths
  • “The Four Tasks”
  • “Arachne”
  • “Narcissus”
  • “Pandora’s Box”
  • “Prometheus and the Fire”
  • “Proserpina and the six pomegranate seeds”
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