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Chapter 9: It's Greek to Me

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Emma McGurn

on 9 January 2015

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Chapter 9: It's Greek to Me
By: Emma McGurn and Abby Leist
There are three types of myths; Shakespearean, biblical and folk/fairy tales. All three of these mythologies enrich and enhance the reading. The biblical myth covers the greatest range of human situations and interactions. Because writers and readers can share knowledge of a big portion of mythology, so when writers use it, the readers can recognize it. Every community has its own body of a story that matters.
The main character, Percy Jackson, just so happens to be the son of a greek god. In this story you will run into other "demigods," Poseidon, Athena, Zues and teh whole gang from mount olympus.
Key points:
There are three types of myths~ Shakespearean, and folk/fairy tale
Myth is a body of story that matters
Myths can teach us morals and lessons, but they also show our many struggles
They allow us to refer to them to give our own story a comfortable feel to the reader
Biblical mythology covers greatest range of human situations while Shakespeare and fairy tales also cover human situations fairly well
Examples from the story:
The Kane chronicles is about eqyptian myths. It is very similar to the lightning theif, just with a different set of beliefs.
The Kane Chronicles: Rick Riordan
percy jackson and The lightning thief: Rick riordan
Cerebrus is the three headed dog that guards the place where the stone is hidden. This place just happens to be the underworld. Only one person had ever gotton past cerebrus, his name was Orpheous. He soothed the dog to sleep with the music of his lyre. This story was here for J.K. Rowling when Harry and his friends needed to get past the giant dog.
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone: J.K. Rowling
The Once and Future King
A complex and multi-tiered depiction of the epic Arthurian legend. While the story begins with The Sword in the Stone, a novel I had already read years ago it was refreshing to re-familiarize myself with T.H. White's eccentric and unique style of portraying the character of King Arthur as a child.
Myth~ a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.

Orpheus~ Orpheus was a poet and musician who went to the underworld to retrieve his dead wife Eurydice. He succeeded in charming Hades with his lyre, and he was allowed to lead his wife out of the underworld on the condition that he not look back at her until they reached the surface.

Arthurian~ of or relating to King Arthur and his court.
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