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MYTHOLOGY: Explore 2

U N D E R S TA N D I N G G R E E K M Y T H O L O G Y

z Step 6: Purposes of Mythology z


Read the purposes of mythology listed below. Although we dont use myths to
address these purposes, they are still concerns that we, as humans, have. Under each
purpose of mythology, identify the modern branch of study or organization that we
have to fulfill that purpose. Write it in the space. Some might have more than one
possible answer.

z Step 7: Characteristics of Mythology z


Read the characteristics of mythology listed below. How are these characteristics
represented in our modern entertainment? For each one, list an example from a
modern book, comic, movie, video game, or TV show. Be specific - dont just name
the show; identify how that show contains the characteristic. Also AVOID
entertainment based on Greek myths (for instance the Percy Jackson series or the
God of War video game series).

CHARACTERISTIC
Magic

violence

hero or god appears in disguise

hero or god raised by someone


other than his/her parents
fate, not a characters actions,
determines what happens to him/her

Good is rewarded and Evil is


punished
hero or god has superhuman
powers

EXAMPLE FROM ENTERTAINMENT

z Step 8: Greek Education and Compare/Contrast z


Read and watch the Greek creation story. Complete the plot pyramid below
based on the reading and/or the video. For the sake of this activity, use Zeus
and the Olympians versus the Titans as your central conflict.

z Step 9: The Gods and Goddesses z


Using the information from the videos and the links on Step 9, complete the chart
below.

GREEK NAME
Zeus
Hera
poseidon
hades
athena
apollo
artemis
aphrodite
hermes
ares
Hephaestus
hestia
demeter
dionysus

ROMAN NAME

REALM

SYMBOL/FACT

z Step 10: Greek Trading Card z


Greek God/Goddess Trading Card Project
Instructions: You are designing the layout for a card. This card will be part of a new

trading card game that will be based on mythological Greek gods, goddesses, and other
mythological figures.

Read the information you have received. Based on this information, draw a picture of the

god or goddess. Determine what is his/her power, and provide a brief background of his/

her history. Finally, list any important relations. Be prepared to present your trading card;
you are now the class expert on this particular god or goddess. Remember to make sure
you record the source where you obtained any facts.

In the space below, complete your rough draft. On the second sheet, complete your
good copy. Your good copy should be in black ink. It should also be colored.
Rubric:

An A project will:
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- be neat and attractive.

- be accurate in all details.

- contain all necessary information about the appropriate god or goddess.

- contain no spelling or capitalization errors.


Citation:

In the space below, create a proper citation for the source you used to create this
card: ___________________________________________________________________

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Trading Card

Name: _______________________________________________________
Power/Area of Control: _______________________________________
Background/Explanation:
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Primary Relatives:

Nature of Relationship:

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