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M Y T H O L O G Y. English 9B Mrs. Lux. Defining Moments. Mythology = the study of myths What are myths? Stories about supernatural beings, in early times, handed down orally from one generation to another Collected from groups of people Like Greeks, Romans, Celts, etc.

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Defining moments
Defining Moments

  • Mythology = the study of myths

  • What are myths?

  • Stories about supernatural beings, in early times, handed down orally from one generation to another

  • Collected from groups of people

    • Like Greeks, Romans, Celts, etc.


Purpose of myths
Purpose of Myths

  • To EXPLAIN

  • Nature

    • Where did earth come from?

  • Man

    • Where did man come from?

  • Gods

    • Where did the gods come from?


How do we know about myths
How do we know about myths?

  • LITERATURE

  • Primary source of knowledge about ancient myths

  • Virgil

  • Homer – Iliad & Odyssey

  • Hesiod

  • Ovid


Why is mythology important
Why is mythology important?

  • Interesting

  • Entertaining

  • Shows how ancient people viewed their world

  • Constant references to mythology all your life

  • Allusions

    • Literature, music, arts, advertising, history, language


Mt olympus
Mt. Olympus

  • Council of 13 gods

  • Zeus

  • Hera

  • Athena

  • Ares

  • Apollo

  • Hestia

  • Poseidon

  • Hades

  • Hephaestus

  • Artemis

  • Hermes

  • Aphrodite

  • Demeter


Unit focus
Unit Focus

  • Creation stories

  • Hero study

    • Comparing Greek heroes to modern heroes

  • Research project

  • Presentations

  • Overall Focus Questions: What did you learn about Greek mythology? How and where does it apply today?


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