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Transcript of Greek mythology
just another fairy tale.
Something that never could or ever will happen. False! In all actuality Greek mythology is
a story but is based off of true events.
Myths, based on actual events,
were used by the Greeks as a
way to explain natural phenomena
and the actions of other humans. Greek mythology
By: Jordan Forsman Goddesses The Trojan War Agamemnon Neades Herakles http://lightpond.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/the_trojan_horse2.jpg http://www.greek-islands.us/greek-gods/aphrodite/aphrodite.jpg Aphrodite Hera http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/01436/hera.jpg http://www.d.umn.edu/~ebrownin/pictures/athena%20in%20Georgia.jpg Athena The End Myth Fact He was the leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War. King of Mycenae Was the son of Atreus and brother to Menalaus Lived in the Citadel of Mycenae built in a cyclopian wall Married to Clymnestra had 3 daughters and a son Sailing to the war The Greek fleet was held up by strong winds. Seer told Agamenon to sacrifice his daughter. Agamemnon claimed to be a better hunter then Artemis. Artemis spared the daughter at the last second. the winds let up Godess of love and beauty Godess of marriage and childbirth Goddess of wilderness and hunting Equal to the male gods proud, envious, vengeful, etc. Athena vs. Poseidon Athena fought Poseidon for capitol name. Named Athens, after Athena. Poseidon, god of the sea. http://bitsnbytesoflife.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/poseidon_sculpture_copenhagen_20051.jpg Hercules symbol Strength, bravery, endurance. Solar god- stars National hero- ancient Greece Prayed to for good fortune and rescue Myths Delayed birth tried to kill as infant Hercules = Glory in Hera couldn't claim throne of Argos http://www.my-family-fun.com/Coloring-page/images/Hercule-coloring-free-02.gif Hera, his implaceable foe ritual purification sent on 12 labors The beginning Victory! Trojan horse burned and ravanged the city Paris kidnapped Helen Menalous massed an army Seiged Troy for 10 years Facts Bone depositories Egyptian and Hittite records The Greek army was victorious Facts Bones/fossils Samos island museums and temple displays Greeks had knowledge of fossils Myth Sea serpent roars split the earth devastating earthquakes Caused thunder Facts Possibly a minor king of Tiryns who performed exploits for king of Mycenae Facts Explains woman's role in culture https:/.../file/view/zeus.jpg/31499915/zeus.jpg www.mlahanas.de/.../Images/AthenaBolognaHead.jpg example of how not to be