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Title: Elements of Greek Mythology


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Elements of Greek Mythology
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Greek Mythology
  • Myths were originally handed down by word of
    mouth.
  • To the Greeks, great storytelling was a very
    important part of their culture.
  • Homer, who wrote The Iliad and the The Odyssey,
    was a famous Greek writer.

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Elements Usually found in Greek Myths
  1. Myths may have been written to explain a natural
    phenomena, such as why the sun rises, etc.
  2. They usually contain good and evil royalty, such
    as kings, princesses, etc.
  3. It is common for sons to be raised by someone
    other than their parents.
  4. Myths contain imaginative creatures, people, and
    animals displaying unusual qualities.

4
Elements Usually found in Greek Myths
  1. There is often the use of magic to undermine the
    hero or move the plot along.
  2. The gods play a significant role in helping or
    hindering the main characters.
  3. The good characters of the story all show
    similar characteristics young, handsome,
    clever, etc.
  4. Myths often rely on the belief in fate, which
    cannot be changed regardless of the characters
    actions

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Elements of Greek Myths
  • As you read each myth, or watch a myth on the
    screen, note which elements were used by writing
    the name of the story next to the element. Which
    elements seems to be used most often?
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