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Finally!!!! Greek Mythology. Mythology Project Options . 1. Mythmaker 2. Drama: Bring a Myth to Life 3. PowerPoint 4. Illustration 5. Board Game 6. Family Tree Have a great idea not listed? Ask about it!. What purpose did Mythology have for the Ancient Greeks? .

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Finally!!!!

Greek Mythology

mythology project options
Mythology Project Options
  • 1. Mythmaker
  • 2. Drama: Bring a Myth to Life
  • 3. PowerPoint
  • 4. Illustration
  • 5. Board Game
  • 6. Family Tree
  • Have a great idea not listed? Ask about it!
what purpose did mythology have for the ancient greeks
What purpose did Mythology have for the Ancient Greeks?
  • Explain how the world came into being
  • Explain how the natural world works
  • Describe humanity
  • Discuss dualities
what exactly i s greek mythology
What exactly is Greek Mythology?
  • myth – a legendary story used to describe a supernatural being or event or explain a religious belief or practice
  • Greek myths are about the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, and other mythological creatures
  • mythologyis a collection of myths = Greek Literature
the appeal of greek mythology
The appeal of Greek Mythology
  • The Ancient Greek culture has been kept alive by the oral and later written stories handed down through thousands of years.
  • Modern plays, novels, television programs, movies and even advertisements refer to Greek gods, goddesses, heroes and their stories.
components of greek mythology
Components of Greek Mythology
  • god – a male being that is believed to be immortal, more powerful than humans, and wants to be worshipped
  • goddess – a female being that is believed to be immortal, more powerful than humans, and wants to be worshipped
  • Each god or goddess was worshipped as a deity and ruled over certain areas of the Greeks’ lives.
mythological creatures
Mythological Creatures
  • mythological creatures have characteristics like an animal or a monster along with a few human features.
  • Few of them possess supernatural powers
  • All of them have many stories related to them.
in the beginning
In the Beginning…
  • Chaos – formless matter from which the cosmos was created.
  • Produced: Mother Earth, Gaea, mother and wife of Father Heaven.
  • Father Heaven = Uranus
  • Gaea + Uranus = The Titans
the titans
The Titans
  • The Titans, also known as the elder gods, ruled the earth before the Olympians overthrew them.
  • Cronus, ruler of the Titans,was dethroned by his son Zeus.
  • Most of the Titans fought with Cronus against Zeus and were punished by being banished to Tartarus.
the olympian gods and goddess
The Olympian Gods and Goddess
  • Live at Mt. Olympus
  • 12 Olympian Gods and Goddess
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