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mythology project for mythology unit

Matthew Crane

on 30 September 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli FOUR GREAT ADVENTURES Phaethon is the son of Clymene and Helios (the sun god), but Phaeton does not believe Clymene when she tells him that Helios is his father. So Phaeton goes to ask Helios if he is his father and Helios confirms that he is. Helios says to Phaethon that he will do anything that Phaethon wants, so he can prove to him that he is his father. PHAETHON Bellerophon lived in Corinth, and was rumored to be the son of Posiedon and Eurynome, who was taught by Athena and is a peer of the gods. More than anything else in the world he wanted Pegasus, a creature that sprang from the blood of Medusa after Perseus killed her. PEGASUS AND BELLAROPHON Otus and Ephialtes Daedalus and Icarus In this myth Daedalus and his son Icarus are sent to the labyrinth, a maze Daedalus himself designed himself, because King Midas had found out that Daedalus had given the Athenians directions on how to exit the maze. This made King Midas furious causing him to trap Daedalus and his son in the maze with a Minotaur. Daedalus, being the genius he was, designed a way to exit the maze. Otus and Ephialtes were twin giants, but they are not monsters of any sort. The father of these giants is Poseidon. At a very young age, the giants set about proving that they were gods superiors. They imprisoned Ares with chains, but The Olympians could not retrieve Ares by force. So they sent Hermes to go stealthily in the night to free [Marker]him. VOCAB Immediately Phaethon starts to see his wild dream of flying his dad’s chariot becoming very possible. Helios knows that he has made a mistake by saying anything, but he swore on the River of Styx so he could not say no. Helios tried to dissuade/warn Phaeton of the dangers of driving his chariot. But Phaethon was highly confident that he could do it. At first Phaethon felt like the Lord of the Sky but then things got messy. Phaethon lost control of the chariot and the horses found out that their owner was not in the chariot and started to direct the course. Phaethon nearly wrecked the chariot against the Scorpion and almost ran into the crab. He set the world on fire starting with the mountains and all the way down to the Nile which hid its head which is still hidden today. Phaethon was so scared and was so willing to stop that he wanted to die. Mother Earth cried up to Mount Olympus and Zeus threw a thunderbolt at the chariot that killed Phaethon, shattered the chariot, and sent the horses down to the sea. Athena gave him a golden briddle that she said would garuntee him being able to capture it. It worked, and soon he was flying everywhere with ease. A task that was ut upon him was to kill the chimera, which he did easily. after a while, he started to think that he was an equal to the gods and tried to fly up to Mount Olympus, but Pegasus threw him of before they could get there. after that he spent his life hiding, ashaed of himself. This outraged the two giants and they claimed they were going to put Mount Pelion on top of Mount Ossa to reach the Gods and Goddesses on Mount Olympus. Zeus had a thunderbolt ready to throw, but then Poseidon told him to reconsider and he did so. Since Ephialtes loved Artemis, the two giants planned to kidnap her, but she resisted. Artemis ran across the ocean and lead the giants to an island with massive forest. Once the giants got there, they lost Artemis so they decided to split up and look for her. The two brothers turned around the island to end up at the same place where they both saw Artemis. They simultaneously threw their spears, missed, and hit each other. At that time, Artemis gained her vengeance. He had designed a pair of wings for His son and himself to fly over and out of the labyrinth. Just before they took flight Daedalus warned his son about flying too close to the son. He says if he flew to close the glue would melt and he would plummet to his death. However Icarus, being the prideful kid he was, did exactly what his father told him not to resulting to the death of Icarus. Daedalus had safely returned to Sicily. When King Midas found out that Daedalus had escaped he was enraged. To get Daedalus back Midas had made a cunning plan. He had sent out a reward to whoever could pass a thread through an intricately spiraled shell. Upon hearing this Daedalus jumped out to the opportunity and told the Sicilian King that he could do it. When Midas heard somebody had done it he knew only Daedalus would think of that. He went to Sicily to seize Daedalus however the Sicilian king did not want to surrender Daedalus. After all the conflict Midas was put to death.
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