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The impact of Greek mythology on modern society

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on 23 October 2012

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Transcript of The impact of Greek mythology on modern society

THE EFFECT OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY ON
MODERN SOCIETY Mythology ironically comes from the Greek word muthos
traditional story
about the early history of a people/culture
usually involves godly beings or events 3 Key Questions how has Greek mythology influenced modern literature/media? how has Greek mythology influenced modern art? how has Greek mythology effected the modern English language? How has Greek mythology effected the modern English language? most words are derived from Greek roots
used for names of medication
morpheme which is a sleeping drug came from Morpheus' name the Greek god of sleep
references from greek mythology have become modern phrases
someone saying "he has to have an Achilles heel" meaning weakness
cereal coming from the Greek god Ceres, god of grains How has greek mythology influenced modern literature/media? Movies/books based upon Greek mythology are popular amongst teens
Now a days we put a modern twist on old Greek stories
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Troy
Wrath of the Titans how has greek mythology influenced modern art? the greeks were the first ones to make a highly detailed human body the Greek introduced columns/pillars
they made most constellations
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