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Transcript of Mythology
Mythology - An Introduction
Locations and Setting
Variety of historical places
Sometimes a told to explain how something came to be
Based on the question: WHAT IF?
In past tense
Made to entertain
By Melissa, Pouloumi and Soumiya
Shares some elements with historical fiction, fantasy and adventure
Include Cultural (Traditional Stories) &
Fictional (More Contemporary Stories)
Calming or rejoicing music
Sad, mournful music
Sound effects include the sounds of explosions, bombs, lightning, etc.
Mythology is a widely ranged genre
that mainly features the supernatural in
cultured contexts. Mythopoeia explains the existence of the world and provides stories about how things were created.
Bright: Peace and Victory
Dark: Danger, drama, war, death
God Symbols (Weaponry/Animals)
Personified Animals/Non-Living Objects
Transport (usually a warship)
Arachne and Athena's Weaving Contest
Jason and the Argonauts
Common Symbols & Icons
Hero and/or Heroine
Typically a damsel
in distress. In this
animated film, she's
Not the horse. Not the hero. The crowd.
Philoctetes (AKA: Phil)
Who are you calling 'sidekicks'?
Myths about Myths
1) The Good Guy always has a happy ending
Nope. Sometimes, the Good Guy kills everyone
2) The Bad Guys always get killed
Nope. Some are immortal, and therefore cannot
Cos we could be IMMORTALS!!!
'Tis the sad fate of those
destined to die