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Unit 2 - Love Myths

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Audra Fantin

on 4 November 2012

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Transcript of Unit 2 - Love Myths

Mythology Unit of Love Love Opinionnaire Do you agree or disagree? Cupid and Psyche, Antonio Canova, 1796 Cupid 
Antoine-Denis Chaudet 1763-1810 Visual Images of Cupid
Roman God of Love The Seed Challenge Cupid and Psyche Athena’s Flute Images of Musical Instruments Orpheus and Eurydice Cupid and Psyche
Baron François Gérard,
1798 Pan’s Pipe Hermes’ Shepherd-pipe Hermes’ Lyre “With that she took a great quantity of the smallest of the seeds, wheat and poppy and millet and so on, and mixed them all together in a heap.” Ancient Greek
Definitions of Love Hospitality
Extremely important in Ancient Greece, a sacred duty
Relationship between host and guest (even if they had been strangers before)
Host: feeds and shelters the guest
Guest: respects and honors the host Xenia A dispassionate virtuous love
Loyalty to friends, family, and community
Practical love; both parties benefit from the relationship
Sometimes translated as “love of the mind” Filio/Philos Eros is not a good thing, it is animalistic and irrational, and humans are supposed to be rational and controlled
Eros helps the soul appreciate beauty, but a person is supposed to elevate that appreciation into something more substantive …
Into agape, an appreciation of the beauty within the soul of a person Eros vs Agape Fondness through familiarity
Especially between family members or people who have found themselves together by chance
Natural affection, like that felt by parents for offspring Storge Passionate love
Sensual desire and longing
Translated as “love of the body” Eros Generally refers to a pure, ideal type of love (as opposed to physical attraction)
Has been translated as “love of the soul” Agape Orpheus and His Flute How do you compare to the love in these two stories?

What does this say about human beings and love? Opinionnaire Fill out Orpheus and Psyche Three Corners! Ceyx & Alcyone,
Baucis & Philemon,
Daphne & Apollo Daphne and Apollo If you wrote about... Sit by the bookcase Baucis and Philemon Sit by the Window Ceyx and Alcyone Sit by the door http://flocabulary.com/odyssey/ Can you Flocab the Vocab? Get into groups of two or three

Pick a story or stories

Make up an appropriate rap including the elements of the story

Add explanations of what you chose and what they represent Why a baby? Opinionnaire • What do we notice about all the stories we've discussed?

• What similarities and differences are there?

• Which story relates best to your thoughts on love? Who's speaking? A narrator? A character?

What poetic elements are there? (Metaphor, Personification, Imagery etc.)

Is there a twist, spin, or interpretation of the poem? Which does your poem have?

What is the "bigger picture"? What is the poem as a whole about? What's the theme? Poem Activity Arachnid Narcissus and Echo Narcissist Narcissus Echo and Narcissus Short myths to explain nature Flowers Myths
and Such Orion and the Pleiades Orion as depicted in a set of constellation cards published
in London c.1825 Orion, the Hunter Orion Arachne at her loom Weeping Rocks Heliotrope Sunflowers Sea Anemone Anemone Narcissus Hyacinth Laurel •What do you think of the relationships between Pyramus and Thisbe and Pygmalion and Galatea?

•What is admirable about each relationship?

•What is troubling about each? Why do you say so? (use examples)

•What are the meanings of these stories? What’s the lesson to be learned? Paragraphs Activity LOOK IN BOOKS
Find at least 6-7 ideas for each
Discuss together, everyone writes each on their own sheet
Each person should be able to answer and explain
•State the titles of the stories?

•Mention the situations at hand?

•Successfully give a comparison and a difference between the stories?

•Give examples from the stories to describe the differences (quotes)?

•Give explanation of the bigger picture? Did you ... Paragraphs Title of story
Names of characters
References to specifics in the text
Quotes from story
Thoughts on the greater meaning or theme Paragraphs
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