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Title: Greek Mythology


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Greek Mythology
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What is Mythology?
  • Long ago, people had a hard time explaining what
    was happening around them.
  • There were no scientists or teachers to explain
    why things happened - like why we have 4
    seasons, for example.
  • They made up their own stories to explain why and
    how things worked.
  • These stories are called MYTHS.

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Types of Myths
  • Explanatory Myths
  • Myths that answer natural questions about natural
    objects.
  • Aesthetic Myths
  • Myths that have no purpose except to entertain.

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Why Study Mythology?
  • We study mythology because it is the religion,
    the science, and the literature of people from
    the past.

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Creation Myths
HOW THE WORLD WAS CREATED!
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World Map
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Ancient Greece Map
ITALY
GREECE
AFRICA
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Greek gods - Family Tree
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ZEUS King of the gods and the sky
  • Roman name
  • Jupiter
  • Symbol
  • Thunder bolts

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Poseidon god of the oceans
  • Zeus brother
  • Roman Name Neptune
  • Symbol Trident

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HADES god of the underworld
  • Brother of Zeus and Poseidon
  • Roman Name Pluto
  • Symbol Invisible Helmet

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HERA Queen of the gods
  • Wife of Zeus
  • Roman Name Juno
  • Symbol Golden Crown

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HESTIA goddess of home and hearth
  • Zeus virgin sister
  • Roman Name Vesta
  • Symbol Sacred Fire

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DEMETER goddess of grain and harvest
  • Responsible for the creation of seasons
  • Also known for fertility
  • Roman Name Ceres
  • Symbol Rake

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ATHENA goddess of wisdom and law
  • Daughter of Zeus
  • Roman Name Minerva
  • Symbol Armor and an Owl

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APOLLO god of the sun
  • Son of Zeus, twin brother of Artemis
  • Roman Name Apollo
  • Symbol Golden Chariot and Harp

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ARTEMIS goddess of the hunt and moon
  • Daughter of Zeus and twin sister of Apollo
  • Roman Name Diana
  • Symbol Silver bow and arrow

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APHRODITE goddess of Beauty and Love
  • Daughter of Zeus
  • Roman Name Venus
  • Symbol Roses and Doves

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ARES god of War
  • Son of Zeus and Hera
  • Roman Name Mars
  • Symbol Sword and Spear

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HEPHAESTUS god of fire and forge
  • Son of Hera
  • Fatherless
  • Roman Name Vulcan
  • Symbol Anvil and Hammer

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HERMES Messenger of the gods
  • Son of Zeus
  • Responsible for guiding souls to the underworld
  • Roman Name Mercury
  • Symbol Winged Sandals
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