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Copy of Mythology Matters
Transcript of Copy of Mythology Matters
to Study Greek
ONE: The stories are
Greek Culture and History
gods and goddesses
TWO: Our language and our thinking are full of words
and ideas from mythology. It is all around us.
Mercury: quickest of the gods
(also called Hermes or Quicksilver)
mercury: a chemical that is a silvery,
mirror-like liquid at room temperature. Pure
mercury has high surface tension. It quickly
changes into small bead-like droplets when
it is spilled (mercury is also called
mercurial: a word that describes something
that can change quickly, such as mercurial
THREE: Allusions (references) to mythology
can be found in many works of
literature as well as in
The situation resembled Pandora’s box.
FOUR: It offers us a background for understanding Greek culture and history.
Myths were some of the earliest stories recorded about people.
FIVE: The themes in mythology are still
very important and relevant, today.
The story of Narcissus