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  1. An Introduction to… Greek Mythology &“The Odyssey”

  2. What is a myth? • A traditional story rooted in primitive folk beliefs of cultures • Uses the supernatural to interpret and explain natural events • Explains a culture’s view of the universe and the nature of humanity

  3. Gods / Goddesses: • Spiritual beings with supernatural abilities, gifts, or appearances. • They usually represent or embody certain ideals and values within a culture • For example: if bravery is an important trait in a culture, then their god will be very brave by nature.

  4. The Principal Gods • Zeus (Jupiter) • Ruler of: ___ • Poseidon (Neptune) • Ruler of: ___ • Hades (Pluto) • Ruler of: ___ • Other Olympians include: • Athena • Hermes • Aphrodite • Persephone

  5. Mount Olympus

  6. Zeus • Roman Name: Jupiter (also Jove) • Supreme god of the Olympians. • Shoots thunderbolts from the heavens!

  7. Zeus

  8. Poseidon • Roman Name: Neptune • God of the Seas and Waterways • AKA “The Earthshaker”

  9. Hades • Roman Name: Pluto • God of the Underworld/ Land of the Dead • Kidnapped Persephone

  10. Athena • Roman Name: Minerva • Goddess of Wisdom and War • Odysseus’ guide • Sprang from Zeus’s head

  11. Hermes • Roman Name: Mercury • Messenger of the Gods • Wears golden sandals that help him to travel FAST

  12. Aphrodite • Roman Name: Venus • Goddess of Love and Beauty • Sprang from the ocean foam

  13. Persephone • Goddess of the Underworld • Daughter of Zeus • Abducted by Hades

  14. Eros • Roman Name: Cupid • Young God of Love • Son of Aphrodite

  15. The Muses • Nine daughters of Zeus • Inspired artists of all kinds: music, art, drama, athletics, ANY related talent or skill! • “Muse” = to amuse,Amusement • Homer & other ancient Greek storytellers invoke the Muses to help them tell a story Clio, Urania, Thalia, Melpomene, Erato, Calliope, Euterpe, Terpsichore, Polyhymnia

  16. The Gorgons • Three snake-haired monsters • Medusa is most well-known • Their look turns men to stone.

  17. The Centaurs • Half man, half horse • Savage creatures (except Chiron)

  18. Sources • Graphics in this presentation were taken from the following web sites: • http://www.bulfinch.org/fables/search.html • http://www.pantheon.org/ • http://www.messagenet.com/myths/ • http://mythman.com/ • http://web.uvic.ca/grs/bowman/myth/index.html • http://www.paleothea.com/ • http://www.entrenet.com/%7Egroedmed/greekm/myth.html

  19. The Epics • 1.) There are _2_ world-famous Greek epics, •       entitled  _The Iliad__ and __The Odyssey . • ∙The Iliad is: -the model for the epic of war -Homer’s first epic -tells of a 10 year war called the Trojan War

  20. The Odyssey: • The model for the epic of the long journey • Homer’s second epic • Tells of a Greek soldier’s attempt to return home after the war

  21. Characteristics of an EPIC: • long narrative poem that tells the adventures of heroes • has a hero of national/historical importance • hero takes a quest or journey in search of something, some place, or some value. • journey involves a vast setting, sometimes even the Land of the Dead • involves some type of supernatural forces and/or beings.

  22. Places in “The Odyssey”