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Greek Mythology

By: Adam Nolle,

Adam Nolle

on 20 January 2015

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Transcript of Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology
presenter info
essential questions
of Greek mythology
Alexis, Lanie and Adam
Greek Mythology:
Beginning of Time

Values and Lessons
"Greek Myths." Greek Myths Greek Mythology. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.
In the beginning there was only Chaos. Out of the void came along Gaea, The goddess of
earth. She gave birth to Uranus
(God of the sky) and later married him. They had many children, 3 Cyclopes, the
three Hecatoncheires, and
12 Titans.
Uranus was a cruel
father and husband so Gaea decided to ambush
Uranus with her youngest, Cronus.
Cronus and Rhea
Cronus later married his sister Rhea. They had many
children as well. Gaea and Uranus had prophesied
that Cronus would be eventually be overthrown by a
son. To prevent this he ate everyone
Where did the Myth come from?
The idea came from Greeks known as Greek mythology came from Ancient Greece the Greek mythology and the Greeks came up with these myths to understand how the world was created and how it function (Which also means there religious belief)
What is the purpose of a myth?
"1. To explain how things came to be
2. To teach lessons or values
3. To unify a group or define a group's identity
4. To explain social or religious rituals
5. To entertain," 5 purposes of myth's ,"5 Purposes of Myth." 5 Purposes of Myth. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.
Greeks used these 5 key elements to construct their Mythology
of his children after they were
born. Then Zeus was born.

the ability to go to Mount Olympus, and get a
poison to kill his father, Cronus. After doing so
the other Titans emerged from Cronus.

"The Creation." The Creation. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.
Who wrote Myth?
"In Greek mythology, there is no single original text like the Christian Bible or the Hindu Vedas that introduces all of the myths’ characters and stories. Instead, the earliest Greek myths were part of an oral tradition that began in the Bronze Age, and their plots and themes unfolded gradually in the written literature of the archaic and classical periods. The poet Homer’s 8th-century BC epics the Iliad and the Odyssey, for example, tell the story of the (mythical) Trojan War as a divine conflict as well as a human one. They do not, however, bother to introduce the gods and goddesses who are their main characters, since readers and listeners would already have been familiar with them," History.com
What type of characters are in
--The Titans and Gods are the Main characters.
Why does Mythology have Gods and Titans?
--Greek myth attempts to explain the origins of the world
"Greek Mythology." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015
Ancient Greeks believed they were the Gods of the world.
Who are the characters of Greek Mythology based upon?
--The character have no definite foundation. They were not based on anything, showing Greek Mythology is very creative.
Greek Mythology characters video
Who are popular characters?
--The Titans were popular, but the Olympian Gods, such as Hades, Zeus, and Poseidon, are the ones most people
think of when you bring up Greek Mythology.
"Greek Mythology." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2015.
What are some popular Myths?
A commonly know Myth is: The creation of the world

A common Myth is:
''Hercules' twelve great labors
One of the most popular heroes in ancient Greece was Hercules, son of Zeus and the queen Alcmena. He was inhumanly strong and brave. He did many remarkable things and is most famous for finishing twelve tasks, which were done on a Greek king's order, Hercules' close relative. He had to be obedient because it was his punishment for the crime he had committed in fury,'' http://www.ancient-greece.us/greek-myths.html
"Queen City Writers." Queen City Writers. N.p., 27 Oct. 2014. Web. 17 Jan. 2015.
Comic books are sometimes based off of the Greek Mythology. Like Hawk Woman was based off of Enyo (Goddess of war) and Wonder Woman was based off of Amazons (Female greek mythology warriors).
2. What Modern ideas/things are based off of Greek Mythology?
"Greek Relief Sculpture: Cronus & Rhea." Greek Relief Sculpture: Cronus & Rhea. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2015.
overthrow his father. Rhea got Zeus
She bundled a rock to trick Cronos.
Zeus grew up.
Zeus wanted to save his
siblings. He wanted to
Popular Greek myths

1. Why do Myth's still exists today?
Companies, Schools, Sports teams, etc. all are named after Greek Mythological characters and many Greek Myths are popular stories and are part of pop culture like the Percy Jackson series
What Is a Myth? N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2015.
"Arachne - Directed by Nick Kozis (Greek Mythology)." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2015.
What vales/lessons can you determine from this video?
The video is to show you not to be prideful and to be modest and that things can easily be taken away/ lost at any moment.
Does Greek Mythology tech values AND what are common values?
Some common myth lessons is to teach humans behavior and how to act around one another.
Some of the examples of the behaviors is to feel the need for hospitality and the need to keep ones pride in check.
What are common lessons in Myth's?
Lots of the myths are so distorted that they are variations of the same myth but they have the same moral.
The myths are stories for great art, literature , and music. Some are even used in ads, political cartoons and even names of organizations and businesses.
3. Where do we see myths in the modern world?
We see myths in the modern world when we look up at the constellations whom were originally named from ancient Greek mythological characters.

"What Is a Myth?" What Is a Myth? N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015
N.p., n.d. Web.
N.p., n.d. Web
"Hercules Photo: Hercules." Hercules. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.
"Greek Mythology." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.
"5 Purposes of Myth." 5 Purposes of Myth. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.
"Famous Myths." Famous Myths. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2015.
"The Creation of the World - Greek Mythology." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.
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