Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 and Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Dear Mythology Kids,

We completed the following:
1. Students were introduced to TWO MYTHS...Prometheus and Pandora. You have both myths in the "homework" section of your notebook. PLEASE READ them and the section in your text that corresponds to Prometheus and Pandora...pgs. 72-76
We THOROUGHLY DISCUSSED the themes and motifs found within both myths on Thursday.  PLEASE visit with someone about this discussion.

2. Journal #2 entitled  "Knowledge" and "Hope"
Please consider the following questions in relationship to the Prometheus myth. Are there things we should not know? Should there be limits to knowledge? Will knowledge solve our problems? Will an "explosion" of knowledge reduce hardship among us and make us just, virtuous, and free?  
Please consider the following quote by Freidrich Nietzsche. "Hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torment of man." "Talk" to me about this. Do you agree or disagree with Nietzsche? Explain why? Possibly you see his point of view, but you also view "hope" as a positive entity, as well. Please support your opinion with a personal example.

3. We continued with obtaining information about the gods, specifically Hades and Demeter.


God of Wealth (precious metals found within the earth)
You must pay to enter his domain with a coin (obolus)
Three levels...people are judged based upon HOW THEY LIVED THEIR LIFE
Just/Rhadamanthine....concept of ethics
Cerberus....three headed dog
Steals Persephone and she becomes "Queen of the Underworld"
Persephone spends four months of the year (winter) with Hades and the remaining months she is with her mother ...Persephone eats four pomegranate seeds confining her to the realm of the dead


Goddess of the Harvest
When her daughter Persephone is stolen by Hades, Demeter refuses to let anything grow
Zeus requests that she Persephone be returned to her mother
Demeter rarely lost her temper
Horse is created for her by Poseidon

1. Please read "Demeter" in your textbook pgs. 50-55
2. Please read "Arachne" found within your notebook (homework section)

See you on Monday!