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Mythology. What are archetypes? They are recurring patterns, characters, images and plots found in myths, literature, and other art forms. Monday – November 29. IR – with active reading task & turn and talk Archetype Characteristics – End of Childhood & Flood Gods & Goddesses – Who’s who?

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Mythology

Mythology


Mythology

What are archetypes?

They are recurring patterns, characters, images and plots found in myths, literature, and other art forms.


Monday november 29

Monday – November 29

  • IR – with active reading task & turn and talk

  • Archetype Characteristics – End of Childhood & Flood

  • Gods & Goddesses – Who’s who?

    HW – Read Greek Flood myth & song lyrics AND

    study mythology terms from Power Point/notes.


Mythology

CREATION:

CHAOS

to

ORDER


Characteristics of the creation archetype

Characteristics of The Creation Archetype

  • Features personification of the power of nature (something in nature becomes a god

    or goddess)

  • Shows a progression from a state of chaos to a state of order (humans desire to control the natural world)

  • Includes a great battle or war that threatens

    peace (in family or society)

  • Reveals cultural values

  • Explains origins


Mythology

The God Teacher

Mentors -Human and Divine


Characteristics of the god teacher archetype

Characteristics of the God Teacher Archetype

  • Presents a mentor (usually a god or goddess) who transmits knowledge, language and skills.

  • Presents a mentor who exposes people to technological advancements and offers advice on how to use those tools.

  • Presents a mentor who can be kind and helpful (benevolent)

    or tricky and evil (malevolent). Either way, these mentors influence human behavior and suggest the values of the

    society.

  • With knowledge, language, skill, and technology, people become more powerful. Power can be used for the greater good, but it can also cause trouble.


Mythology

End of Childhood

A loss of innocence


Characteristics of the end of childhood archetype

Characteristics of the End of Childhood Archetype

Confrontation with the harsh realities of life:

  • death

  • crime

  • violence

  • unfairness

  • drugs

  • pain/suffering

  • poverty

    Forced responsibilities:

  • independence


Mythology

  • job

  • relationships

  • parenthood

  • decision making

    Loss of naiveté and self-centeredness:

  • cooperating with others

  • sacrificing

  • gaining knowledge and wisdom

    Experiencing a rite of passage:

  • a ritual that involves casting off childhood and emerging as an adult


Mythology

FLOOD

  • End of the World

  • Purify world of evil


Characteristics of the flood archetype

Characteristics of the Flood Archetype

The flood archetype is the result of events described in the first three archetypes:

  • Loss of Golden Age – people draw away from the gods and natural world

  • God Teacher – people use the gifts of the god-teacher and challenge the gods

  • End of childhood – people put innocence behind them and confront evil and death


Mythology

  • Humankind misbehaves, so the “rains” come as punishment.

  • The “flood” is an overwhelming storm that wipes out the human race.

  • The water of the flood symbolizes both death and birth.

  • After the flood, order is restored and new life begins.

  • Illustrates gods as creators and destroyers.

  • After the flood, a “Golden Age” may return.


Mythology

The Cycle of Life


The hero s journey

The Hero’s Journey


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