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Fables, Myths, Legends, Epics, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales

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Nicole Junk

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Transcript of Fables, Myths, Legends, Epics, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales

Fables are short folk tales involving personified animals and teach a lesson or moral that the reader/viewer is to learn.
Examples: Aesop's fables, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

A myth explains something about the world such as frightening or mysterious natural forces.
Examples: The Olympians, Echo, and Perseus.
A humorously exaggerated story about impossible events.
Examples Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Apple Seed.
A story passed down through many generations that are believed to be based on real people and events.
Examples: Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and Native American Legends.

Let's find out...
The Little Mermaid
A story that takes place in a magical land ruled by royalty where the characters are either good or evil.
Examples: Cinderella, Snow White, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid.

What was the theme of 'The Dog and the Bone?'
Greek Mythology
Norse Mythology
Egyptian Mythology
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Norse mythology was created from various myths and legends of the people of Scandinavia and Northern Germany. These people were known as Vikings.
The Vikings believed that the world was created from the body of a giant and included many gods and goddesses that lived in 9 different realms.
These realms were connected by a rainbow bridge.
Ruler of Asgard, the highest realm.
He was the god of war and death.
He only has one eye because he sacrificed his other to drink from the fountain of wisdom.
He has two ravens that tell him all the things happening in the world.
He is the son of Odin and the god of Lightening and fire.
He is the protector of Midgard and Asgard.
He carries a short-handled war hammer named Mjolnir.
He is the god of mischief and lies
He is also a shape shifter.
He is often seen with Thor, sometimes helping him and sometimes leading him into trouble.
All of his children are monsters.
The Egyptians believed that life came from the watery abyss of Nan. Then Ra, the egyptian god of the sun, arose from chaos and created the first land. His tears created the first humans.
Set, Horus, and Anubis
Ra had two grandchildren named Nut and Geb. Together they had the gods Osiris, Set, and Isis.
He was the son of Nut and Geb. He married his sister, Isis, and was the father of Horus and Anubis. Set, Osiris' brother, was jealous of Osiris' power and plotted to steal his wife and kingdom. Along with 72 conspirators, Set killed his brother, tore his body into 14 pieces, and hid the body parts throughout Egypt.
Isis was so devoted to her husband that she located all of her husbands body parts and magically put him back together long enough to have a child, Horus, the new king of Egypt.
Osiris then became the god the of underworld.
She was the Egyptian goddess of life, motherhood, and magic.
She taught the women of Egypt how to weave and bake.
Set was the brother of Isis and Osiris. He was the god of storms.
Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis. He appears in ancient myths as a falcon headed man.
Anubis was the god of embalming and the dead. Ancient Egyptians believed he watched over the dead. He appeared as a jackal headed god.
Greek Mythology God and Goddesses
Perseus, Son of Zeus
With a partner using the laptops, you will begin a web quest to discover more about the origins of the Grimm Fairy Tale, The Little Mermaid.
You will be comparing and contrasting the original version of the classic tale to the Disney movie version. After wards, you will read the story together and analyze it for its content.
We will then view the film as a class and complete our comparison.
Pre-AP Mythology Project
What do all of these stories have in common?
All of these stories are a sub-genre or type of Folklore. Folklore are stories that were originally passed down orally from person to person. In general, they have no author and share many common themes.
With a partner, you will research and create a project based on the mythologies of a culture that interests you. Japanese, Egyptian, Norse, Celtic, and African are all good choices!
Research a god or goddess and create character poster representing them. You will also create a Prezi or power point presentation to present to the class over your god or goddess.
Fractured Fairy Tales
They are fairy tales that have been modified to make us laugh at an unexpected characterization, plot twist, or POV.
Epic Tales
Epic tales are lengthy narrative poems that focus on the great deeds of a hero.
Examples include: Beowulf and The Odyssey
Urban Legends
A humorous or horrifying story or piece of information circulated as though it where true.
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