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Myths

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Kris Ackerman

on 20 October 2013

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Transcript of Myths

Myths
Setting
• Myths are set in the
remote past
when gods lived on the earth and humans had not yet developed an understanding of the arts and the customs of life.

• Myths can be set in
violent
places or places we’ve never
heard
of before.

The stories were often
sacred
.
The stories were often about the
creation of the world
or about natural events like why mosquitoes buzz in people’s ears.
The stories are very
suspenseful
and often contain magic.
Gods and goddesses often appear in
disguise
.
Good is
rewarded
and evil is
punished
.

Plot
Myths teach a lesson or explain the
natural world
and reflect a culture’s
customs, values and beliefs
.
Themes
• Myths explain
how or why
something started.
• Myths explain why people sometimes
behave as they do
.
• Myths provide
lessons
for life.
• Myths explain human
strengths and weaknesses
.

Characters
• Myths contain just a
few
characters.
• Many characters are
animated, inanimate
, or personified.

Gods and goddesses
are the principal characters.
• The gods and goddesses often have human
characteristics
and human
emotions
.
• The characters have
supernatural
powers and are
super-human
.

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