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Greek Mythology

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Daedalus and Icarus -Daedalus was an architect in Crete

- He was tasked by King Minos to forge
a labyrinth in order to protect the
kingdom from a minotaur -However, Daedalus betrayed the King by helping Theseus slay the Minotaur and escape the labyrinth. -Daedalus later realized that he had helped the sword enemy of the King.

-He was then imprisoned within his own labyrinth due to his act of treason. Imprisoned with his son Icarus, Daedalus was eager to escape -The maze was complicated, but Daedalus knew how to navigate out of the maze with ease. -Instead of walking through the maze, he opted to fly out. -Daedalus then built two wings
from wax and feathers. As Daedalus mounted the wings on
Icarus, he warned, " Don't fly too close to the sea or else you will drown. And don't fly too close to the sun or else your wings will melt and you will fall." Ready to escape, Icarus and Daedalus took flight. Icarus soared past his father. He flew recklessly higher and higher Until he Reached the sun It was too late, the sun had melted his wings. -Icarus fell into the depths of the Aegean sea, while his father fled to Sicily. The island and the sea are now named Fallen Icarus. Narcissus One Day Narcissus was walking alone in the woods. ECHO Who's there? Who's there? Who's there? Who's there? Who's there? Who's there? Narcissus could sensed a presence and shouted Echo, a mountain nymph discovered his presence and
fell deeply in love with him. She then commenced in following Narcissus WHO IS THERE? She echoed Echo eventually reveal her identity. She then attempted to embrace Narcissus. Narcissus stepped away and told her to leave him alone. Echo was heart broken and spent the rest of her
life in the lonely glens until only a mere echo remained of her. Nemesis, the goddess of revenge would soon learn about and punish Narcissus She would lure him to a pool where he saw his own reflection. Narcissus was amazed at the beauty of his reflection. He didn't realize his reflection was only an image and fell in love with it. He eventually figured out that his love could not be addressed and died. Beastly Beauty Orpheus & Eurydice The ultimate love story.
•The ultimate tragic love story
•The son of Apollo and Calliope, the Muse.
•Orpheus was taught to play melodies and everyone was entertained with his music
•Fell in love with Eurydice & married her
•Eurydice was wandering in the forest. Chased by a shepherd who was making approaches towards her & she got scared and tried to escape, but she was bitten by a snake and died. Lot and his family GREEK MYTHOLOGY Harry Potter -Harry Potter did not know he was a wizard until later in life.

-Theseus did not know he was the king's son until later in life.

-Harry Potter defeated Voldemort with help.

- Theseus defeated the Minotaur with the help of Daedalus. Theseus -While having all the qualities of a traditional Athenian hero such as strength and courage, Theseus was also incredibly intelligent and wise -No one knew who his father was because both Aegeus of Athens and Poseidon was with his mother right before Theseus was born. He has gained reputation for helping the poor and oppressed in his region as a successful King. During his middle age, wisdom turned the other way and deserted him. He made reckless decisions and began to go on foolish adventures. The people of Athens grew tired of him and he then died in exile from them. Then during the Persian wars, Athenian soldiers had reported seeing the ghost of Theseus that lead them into their upcoming victories He later defeated the half man half beast called the Minotaur and saved the Athens. He was then buried in a majestic tomb that was a sanctuary for the defenseless. Perseus Danae, Perseus mother, was locked inside a bronze chamber by her father, Akrisios, where she had been impregnated by Zeus. Akrisios had put both the mother and child in a chest and casted them off at sea.
They were washed safely ashore onto the island of Sepiphos Later when Perseus beheaded Medusa by first turning his eyes away to avoid her frightening visage During his voyage back to Greece, he rescued princess Andromeda from a sea monster and brought her back to Greece as his bride. At Seriphos he transformed King Polydektes into stone and claimed the throne. Perseus featured in comics The story of Perseus continued in a series of comic books from Bluewater Comics. Cupid and Psyche Psyche was a princess known for here beauty In fact she was so beautiful that individuals from neighboring countries would flock in just gaze at her. Psyche's charm was so great that people began to worship her as if she was a goddess. They soon became so consumed by her beauty that they began making sacrifices for her. Aphrodite, the goddess of love had been forgotten and swore revenge. Aphrodite was so jealous of Psyche, she tasked her son cupid to make her fall in love with an ugly mortal. During Psyche’s sleep cupid attempted to shoot her with his arrow, but she awakes before he can do so and startles him. Cupid, instead of shooting Psyche shoots himself. Which Causes him to fall in love with Psyche. This love would soon plunge into disaster as cupid hides his identity from Psyche. As the days pass Psyche gradually develops a frustration from not being able to see her lovers face. One night she looks at him using a lamp. It is revealed that he is a god. Cupid stunned by Psyche's curiosity runs away from her. Psyche decides to ask Aphrodite for help. She reveals to Psyche that the god was indeed her son Cupid, and that the only way she would help her is if she completed a series of daunting labors. One of the labors among them included plummeting through the depths of Hades. Cupid would rescue Psyche from the pits
of Hades, and later marry her. "O latest born and loveliest vision far
Of all Olympus' faded hierarchy!
Fairer than Phoebe's sapphire-regioned star
Or Vesper, amorous glow-worm of the sky;
Fairer than these, though temple thou hast none,
Nor altar heaped with flowers;
Nor virgin choir to make delicious moan
Upon the midnight hours;
No voice, no lute, no pipe, no incense sweet,
From chain-swung censer teeming;
No shrine, no grove, no oracle, no heat
Of pale-mouthed prophet dreaming." Ode to Psyche "...not in dark disguise to-night
Hath our young heroine veiled her light;-
For see, she walks the earth, Love's own.
His wedded bride, by holiest vow
Pledged in Olympus, and made known
To mortals by the type which now
Hangs glittering on her snowy brow,
That butterfly, mysterious trinket,
Which means the soul, (though few would think it,)
And sparkling thus on brow so white
Tells us we've Psyche here to-night." Summer Fete Daphne and Apollo Apollo -Apollo is the greek god of light
and poetry -A beardless young man also known as Phoebus, and Sol Eros -Apollo was also known as a healing good, a power he later transferred to his son Asclepius. -Eros was also known as Cupid -One of the Primordial gods -Son of Aphrodite and Ares Apollo offended Eros by saying "What have you to do with warlike weapons? Be content with your torch, child, and kindle up your flames, as you call them, where you will, but presume not to meddle with my weapons." Eros was so offended he shot two arrows. One arrow hit Apollo While the other hit Daphne Apollo fell in love with Daphne but she did not love him. Daphne went to Peneus for help. She screamed "Help me, Peneus! Open the earth to enclose me, or change my form, which has brought me into this danger!" Suddenly, her skin turned into bark, her hair became leaves, and her arms were transformed into branches. She stopped running as her feet became rooted to the ground. Apollo embraced the branches,he vowed to tend her as his tree, and promised that her leaves would decorate the heads of leaders as crowns. Apollo also used his powers of eternal youth and immortality to render her ever green. -Dubosarsky’s play The Boy with the Golden Arrow Pretty in Pink, “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt, Ursula Pygmalion = King of Kypros (Cyprus)
Galatea = “she who is white like milk”
Said he would never marry & was in search of perfect beauty
Statue crafted by Pygmailion
Aphrodite brought her to life
Fell in love with statue of Aphrodite
The two got married
Pygmailion and Galatea George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion”, Pinocchio, Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "The Birth-Mark” Golden Fleece Designed by Paul Amy, Leslie, Rebecca Lays of Ancient Rome "So like they were, no mortal
Might one from other know;
White as snow their armour was,
Their steeds were white as snow.
Never on earthly anvil
Did such rare armour gleam,
And never did such gallant steeds
Drink of an earthly stream.
"Back comes the chief in triumph
Who in the hour of fight
Hath seen the great twin Brethren
In harness on his right.
Safe comes the ship to haven,
Through billows and through gales,
If once the great Twin Brethren
Sit shining on the sails." • The hero Jason and his quest for the Golden Fleece; the fleece, which came from a magic ram, hung in a sacred grove of trees in the distant land of Colchis.
• The King Athamas of Boeotia in Greece had two children by his wife Nephele: a son and a daughter.
• King got tired of his wife and found a new one: Ino
• They had two children.
• Later when Jason and the Argonauts, a band of Greek heroes, set out in search of the fleece aboard a ship called the Argo.
• Jason undertook this quest in order to gain his rightful place as king of Iolcus in Thessaly. The country had been ruled for a number of years by his uncle Pelias.
• The current King refused to give up The Golden Fleece.
• His daughter fell in love with Jason. She helped him steal the Golden Fleece.
• Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts then set sail for Iolcus with the fleece.
"Round about the cauldron go;
In the poisoned entrails throw.
Fillet of a fenny snake
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing;
Maw of ravening salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digged in the dark," etc.
Macbeth, Act IV. Scene I. Macbeth
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