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Perseus and Theseus

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Transcript of Perseus and Theseus

Mythology Part III
Theseus
Aegeus leaves a sword and shoes under a rock
Medea convinces Aegeus, his father, to kill him
Aegeus realizes its his son
punishment: every nine years the Athenians send seven girls and boys to Labyrinth of the Minotaur to meet their death
Theseus volunteers
if he survives he will put a white sail on in replacement of the black so that his father knows he survived
he forgets to raise the white sail
Aegeus commits suicide thinking his son is dead

Cultures Around the World
Perseus
Danae’s son is going to kill her father
Acrisius tries to prevent this fate locks her away
Sends them across the sea
Perseus kills Medusa with the help of the gods
in the end kills his grandfather anyway

Hercules
known for his strength
kills one of his teachers because he doesn’t know how much strength he has
Hera makes him go crazy and kill his wife and kids
tries to kill himself, but Theseus convinces him otherwise
put through 12 tasks that are hard to accomplish

Atlanta
greatest female hero
many heroes go to hunt the boar, but Atalanta is the one that finally kills him
Meleager has a magical log that determines the length of his life and his mother destroys it

Heroes:
Perseus
Theseus
Atlanta
Hercules
Creatures of Nightmare:
Medusa
Minotaur
Lion of Nemea
Hydra
Vicious wild boar
Mentors:
Athena
Hermes
Daedalus
Theseus
Major Archetypes
Representing Mankind
Heroes can be male/female-mostly male
Creatures of Nightmare show evil in the world
Mentors help people in many ways-direct/indirect
Heroes
Creatures of Nightmare
Mentors
Modern Cultures
Perseus-Percy Jackson
Olympics
Hermes' staff-United States Medical Corps
Archetypes
Light vs. Dark-Star Wars
Heros-Superman/Batman
Bibliography
Atsma, Aaron. "Hermes." 9HMythology - Hermes. N.p., 2010. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.
Daniel B. "Perseus." 9HMythology - Perseus. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.
"Greek Mythology And The Bible." Greek Mythology And The Bible. Ensign Trust, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.
Hamilton, Edith, and Steele Savage. Mythology. New York: New American Library, 1969. Print.
"Heracles of Greek Mythology Is None Other Than Krishna." Heracles of Greek Mythology Is None Other Than Krishna. Hinduism, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.
"Mythology Summary and Analysis." Mythology Study Guide : Summary and Analysis of Theseus. Gradesaver, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.
"Similar Myths to Perseus and Medusa in Other Cultures." Shmoop. Shmoop University Inc., 2013. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.
Sumerian Epic
King Gilgamesh
Humbaba/Medusa
Breath of Death
Enkidu/Hermes
Perseus
Perseus
Beowulf
European Culture
Anglo-Saxon Poem
Unknown creator
North myths
Grendel/Medusa
Winged Aid- Ship/Shoes
Sword-Unferth/Hermes
Culture Acceptance
Hercules
Bible-Israelite
Samson
Killing a lion
Hebe/Hebrew
Immense physical strength
Hercules
India
Lord Krishna
Serpent/Bird/Bull/Horse
Carrying world/mountain
Birth
Immediate death(Serpent & Demons)
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