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Greek Gods and Goddesses

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Greek Gods and Goddesses
(Olympic Gods)

Zeus
Zeus
Roman name is Jupiter
God of the sky and the ruler of the Olympic Gods.
Overthrew his dad Cronus.
His symbols were the thunderbolts or lightning bolts made for him by the Cyclopes (his uncles)
Married to Hera but has many affairs
Represented as the god of justice and mercy, the protector of the weak, and the punisher of the wicked.
Poseidon
Poseidon
Roman name is Neptune
God of the Sea and the Protector of all waters.
His weapon is a trident, which can shake the earth, and shatter any object.
He is second in power and he has a difficult quarrelsome personality.
He had a series of disputes with other gods when he tried to take over their cities.
Hades
Hades
Roman name is Pluto
Lord of the underworld, ruling over the dead.
Also the god of wealth and has a helmet that makes him invisible.
Rarely leaves the underworld, he is unpitying and terrible.
His wife is Persephone
King of the dead
Hestia
Roman name is Vesta
Goddess of the Heart, out of all the Olympians she is the mildest.
Virgin goddess
Receives the first offering at every household.
Mildest, most upright and most charitable
Hera
Roman name is Juno
Supreme goddess, goddess of marriage and childbirth
Zeus's wife and sister.
Once when Zeus was being particularly overbearing to the other gods, Hera convinced them to join in a revolt.
Her part in the revolt was to drug Zeus, and in this she was successful
Ares
Roman name is Mars
God of war
Son of Zeus and Hera, they both disliked him.
He is considered a coward.
His bird is the Vulture and his animal is a dog.
Also considered murderous and bloodstained.
Athena
Apollo
Aphrodite
Hermes
Artemis
Hephaestus
Roman name is Minerva
Greek virgin goddess of reason
Very intelligent in arts and literature
Brave in battle and she was Zeus's favorite child so he let her use his weapons including his thunderbolt!
Roman name is Apollo
God of music and he plays a golden lyre
God of healing, the god of light, the god of truth who can not speak a lie.
His tree was the laurel, his bird was the crow and his animal was the dolphin.
Roman name is Venus
Goddess of love, desire and beauty.
Also, she has a magical girdle that draws in anyone she wishes to like her.
The myrtle is her tree.
The dove, swan, and sparrow are her birds.
Roman name is Mercury
Smartest god, and messenger to all the other gods.
He wears winged sandals, a winged hat, and carries a magic wand.
He is also the guide for the dead to go to the underworld!
Roman name is Diana
Goddess of chastity, virginity, the hunt, the moon, and the natural environment.
Huntsman of the gods. She is the protector of the young.
The cypress is her tree.
All wild animals are sacred of her, especially the deer.
Roman name is Vulcan
Hera alone made him and he has no father.
Only god to be physically ugly
Some say that Hera, angry because she had a ugly child, threw him from Mount Olympus into the sea breaking his legs.
He is the god of fire, he is the smith and armorer of the gods.
He uses a volcano as his forge.
He is also kind and peace loving.
11/18/2015
Do Now:
Take the Mythology IQ Quiz
Objectives: Given notes, a prezi, and videos, students will be able to analyze Greek mythology and understand the role of the gods in the Odyssey by completing a Biopoem.
Standards:

RL.9-10.6: Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the U.S., drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

Background Discussion
Of gods and goddesses, which are male beings and which are female beings?
Where did the Greek gods and goddesses live according to the ancient Greeks?
Who did the ancient Greeks believe ruled these gods and goddesses?
Did all of the Greek gods and goddesses have the same powers?
According to what ancient Greeks believed, how did some of the powers of the gods and goddesses explain how things had come to be or how things happened in nature?
Bio Poem Project
Directions:
Now that we have discussed the ancient Greek gods and goddesses, you will create a Bio Poem of a god/goddess of your choice. Be creative and have fun!

Format
1) Greek Name.
2) Four Traits of Character.
3) Relative of ____ (1-3 people).
4) Lover of _____ (1-3 things or people).
5) Who feels _____ (1-3 things).
6) Who needs ____ (1-3 things).
7) Who fears ____ (1-3 things).
8) Who gives _____ (1-3 things).
9) Who would like to see ____ (1-3 things).
10) Resident of ______.
11) Roman Name.

Model
Aphrodite
Beautiful, loving, kind, generous
Relative of Zeus
Lover of Ares
Who feels envied
Who needs adoration
Who fears violence
Who gives happiness
Who would like to see peace in the world
Resident of Mount Olympus
Venus

Rubric
The Creation of the World
Place homework in bin:
Homeric Similes
Today I will...
So I can....
I know I have it when...
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