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The Myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha

Myth Class

Daniella Bernal Azofeifa

on 14 November 2013

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Transcript of The Myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha

The Myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha
Personification: "As the world grew older"
Figurative Language
Zeus punished humans for their lack of respect by sending the flood.
Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha were the sole survivors of a great flood.
Deucalion's dad told his son of a flood and to build an arc. He and his wife survived.
It was their job to replenish the Earth.
They threw stones over their shoulder and the stones became babies.
They had three sons, Hellen, Amphictyon, Orestheus and three daughters Protogeneia, Pandora II and Thyia.
Myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha is similar to the religious flood story of Noah’s Ark.
Nosh is chosen by God to take his family and himself on an ark in order to survive the great flood, because Noah and his family are the only decent people in the world
The differences between the two flood stories would be that the reason why Noah and his entire family were chosen to survive was so that they could reproduce and re-popular the world. On the contrary, in the Myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha that re-populated the world by throwing stones.
Greece is roughly the size of Alabama. The population of Greece is more than 10 million people.—comparatively, the population of Alabama is around 4.5 million.
No one in Greece can choose to not vote. Voting is required by law for every citizen who is 18 or older.
The world’s third leading producer of olives, the Greeks have cultivated olive trees since ancient times. Some olive trees planted in the thirteenth century are still producing olives.
Greece has more than 2,000 islands, of which approximately 170 are populated. Greece’s largest island is Crete (3,189 sq. miles)
Cultural Relevance
This myth and many other similar myths provide the people of today an explanation for how we (the people) go to the world we are in today.
Moral of Myth
Summary of Myth
Traditional Practices
Four Modern Day Facts
By: Daniella Bernal, Marco Carramusa,
Peter Bonilla, and Cameron McVey

The moral of the story is listen to your parents if you want to survive.
Always be greatful to the God(s)
Greek version of what we know as Noah's Ark
Flood was to punish mankind
Greeks' attempt to explain how the old world was purified of its sins and given birth to a new race of human.
Deucalion and Pyrrha were both cousins and they were marred to eachother.
Deucalion was Prometheus' son and Pyrrha was Pandora's daughter.
Man in Transgression (sin)
Destruction of Everything
A Favored Family
Ark Provided
Destruction by Water
Warning Given to Man Before Destruction
Humans Saved
Universal / Global Destruction
Landing on a Mountain
Survivors Worship
Character Analysis: Deucalion
Obedient: listened to his father's advice
Loyal to the Gods
Greatful: makes sacrifices for the Gods
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