I hope you had a great weekend! From what I heard, HOMECOMING was amazing, and I have no doubt that you and your date looked JUNOESQUE and APOLLONIAN! If you missed class, we completed the following:
1.Students were introduced to a new writing assignment entitled "Modern Day God. I have included a copy of the explanation for you below. Each of you should have a copy of the assignment in the "Homework" section of your notebook. THIS IS DUE ON OCTOBER 2nd! Please let me know if you have any questions. Don't wait to begin working on the assignment, as you will have other assignments due prior to the 2nd!
Instructions for "Modern Day God" Assignment:
1.Through our class discussions, each student should have a greater understanding concerning the Olympians. Please select ONE Olympian and connect him/her to an individual from past or present society. The god you select does not need to be the same one you research regarding your “Handout” assignment.
2.All of the god's attributes do not need to be obvious in relationship to the individual chosen for connection; however, you must be able to relate at least one (obviously) attribute that both possess. Please go beyond the obvious, by focusing on intrinsic characters rather than appearance.
3.In order to obtain enough information regarding your chosen connection, you will need to complete some research. Please note the citation examples below concerning a book or Internet source.
BOOK: Carter, Joseph. The Life of Mark Twain. Scott Foreman, Pub., New York, NY.
INTERNET: William, Jacob. “Mark Twain.” The Mark Twain No One Knew. August
17th, 2001. September 11, 2008.
4.Please begin your response by indicating the connection between the god and your chosen individual (Introduction). Your next paragraph needs to indicate aspects concerning the god (Body Paragraph #1). The third paragraph will focus on the individual chosen for comparison (Body Paragraph #2). Finally, your fourth paragraph will justify why you elected to compare the two characters (Conclusion)
5.Please use ACADEMIC VOICE for your response.
6.MLA Format regarding structure and citations also needs to be used. Double space your response, using Times New Roman print, and 12 point font.
7. Please incorporate an image of your “modern day” comparison in your paper.
2. We then continued discussing Hades, Demeter, and Artemis! Please note the information on those gods below!
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 three 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
Artemis and Apollo
Artemis and Apollo