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Greek Mythology Role play

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by Mary Lee on 8 October 2013

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Greek Mythology
Each group has a different story. First read the story out loud to your group and answer the questions. Two people in your group need to prepare a summary of the story to tell the other groups. The rest of your group will go to other groups to get the summary and answers to the questions below. Write your answers in your journal.
This exercise is to help you learn about the myths and share them with your classmates
Greek Mythology: Past and Present
The characters, stories, themes and lessons of Greek mythology have shaped art and literature for thousands of years. They appear in Renaissance paintings such as Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Raphael’s Triumph of Galatea and writings like Dante’s Inferno; Romantic poetry and libretti; and scores of more recent novels, plays and films. http://www.history.com/topics/greek-mythology
Another story is.....
Can you name a movie that is based on Greek Mythology?
What other influence are you aware of?
Retold by Lin Donn
Illustrated by Phillip Martin
Hermes and
Apollo
An ancient Greek myth
Hermes was only a few days old when he climbed out of his crib and went running off by himself. How that boy could run!
Hermes & Apollo
From the day he was born, Zeus knew Hermes was going to be a lot of fun.
Hermes thought it would be rather funny to steal Apollo’s cows.
Hermes & Apollo
While he was out adventuring, Hermes spotted some cows. They were Apollo’s cows! Apollo was his big brother.
Apollo would not know which way to look for his missing cows.
Hermes & Apollo
Hermes had the best idea! He padded the cattle’s feet and made them walk backwards to confuse the trail.
Hermes & Apollo
All that work made the baby Hermes very hungry.

He invented fire and cooked one of Apollo’s cows for lunch.
On the way home, Hermes spotted a tortoise shell.
Hermes & Apollo
That gave Hermes an idea!
Hermes decided to bring all the cows home in case he got hungry again. The cows mooed musically as they ambled along.
Hermes & Apollo
When he got home, Hermes made the first lyre out of the tortoise shell and string.

He was playing his new musical instrument when Apollo found him.
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“BOYS!” thundered Zeus.
Hermes & Apollo
Apollo was furious with Hermes for stealing his cattle. No one knows what might have happened if their father had not stepped in.
Apollo still carries that tortoise shell lyre, even to this day.
Hermes & Apollo
To make amends, Hermes gave Apollo his tortoise shell lyre.
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