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Title: Greek Mythology


1
Greek Mythology
  • Let the Adventure Begin!
  • Miss Neri
  • 8th Grade English

2
Where is Greece?
3
Greece (A Closer View)
4
Role of Mythology in Ancient Society
  • Religion is over 2000 years old!
  • -Greeks were very religious many gods
  • -made sacrifices to their gods
  • Explain the Unknown
  • -Science wasnt as advanced as it is today
  • -why the sun disappears
  • -Origin of certain constellations
  • -Why certain creatures behave the way they do
  • -How evils- sickness, death, grief were released
    upon the world
  • -How fire came to man
  • -The changing of the seasons

5
Role of Mythology cont
  • Creates natural and Social order
  • -humans place in the world
  • -teaches humans how to act right behave, and
    youll be rewarded in the afterlife.
  • Entertainment
  • -Oral tradition
  • -exciting tales of heroes and monsters
  • -Remember! Play station, Wii and the Internet
    were not around 2000 years ago, people had to
    make their own fun

6
So why are we learning this?
  • We come across Greek Mythology almost everyday.
    Very popular in Literature, Art and Movies
  • Literature-Odyssey, Iliad
  • Movies-Troy, Hercules, Fantasia, Little Mermaid
  • Many words are derived from Greek Mythology
  • Olympic Games Constellations
  • Narcissism Arachnid
  • Titanium Apollo
  • Zodiac symbols Panic
  • Pandoras box
  • Entertaining break from writing!

7
Mount Olympus (Home of the Gods)
  • Its a Real Place!

8
The Gods at Home
9
Zeus
  • Supreme ruler of the Gods
  • Lord of the Sky
  • Weapon was the thunderbolt which he would throw
    at anyone who made him angry
  • Married to Hera

10
Zeus
  • A real sculpture of Zeus

11
Hera
  • Zeus wife
  • She was the protector of marriage and took
    special care of married women.
  • Most stories about Hera talk about her jealousy
    because Zeus was not the most faithful husband.

12
Hera
13

Sanctuaries of Hera
14
Poseidon
  • Brother of Zeus
  • He was the lord of the sea
  • Weapon was the trident, which could shake the
    Earth and shatter any object
  • Second only to Zeus in power
  • Under the ocean he had a beautiful golden palace
  • He rose to the surface in a a chariot drawn by
    dolphins, sea-horses and other marine creatures
  • Reputation of having a very bad temper

15
Poseidon
16
Hades
  • Brother of Zeus
  • Lord of the Underworld ruled over the dead
  • Greedy god, very concerned with increasing his
    subjects
  • Also the god of wealth
  • He had a helmet that made him invisible
  • He was unpitying and terrible-became enraged when
    anyone tried to leave.

17
Hades
18
Hestia
  • Zeus sister
  • Goddess of the Home
  • Newborn children
  • Hestia also symbolizes the alliance between the
    colonies and their mother-cities

19
Hestia
20
Ares
  • Son of Zeus and Hera
  • He was disliked by both parents
  • God of War
  • He is considered murderous but also a coward

21
Ares
22
Athena
  • Daughter of Zeus
  • She sprang full grown in armor from his forehead
    and had no mother
  • She was fierce and brave in battle but only
    fought to protect the state
  • Goddess of city, and agriculture and permitted
    man to tame horses
  • She stood for wisdom, reason and purity
  • She was Zeus favorite and was allowed to use his
    weapons

23
Athena
24
Apollo
  • Son of Zeus and Leto-not his wife
  • Twin sister Artemis
  • God of the archer-he shot with a silver bow
  • God of healing-taught man medicine
  • God of light and truth
  • Important daily task was to harness his chariot
    with four horses and drive the sun across the sky

25
Apollo
  • Why would Rockets be named Apollo?

26
Aphrodite
  • The goddess of love, desire and beauty
  • She had a magical girdle that made people fall in
    love with her
  • Vain, ill-tempered and easily offended

27
Aphrodite
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