Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wednesday, September 21st

Dear Mythology Kids,

If you missed class, we completed the following:
1. Your "Handout" assignment was returned to you. We discussed some problems in relationship to MLA format and citation methods.
2. Students then shared information regarding the following gods. If you missed class, please take the information located below and transfer to the handout in your notebook.


  • Athena
  • Zeus swallowed Athena's mother, Metis, because an oracle had informed Zeus that if Metis birthed a son that child would overthrow his father. Zeus felt that he could not risk this, so he swallowed Metis. Athena grew within her father, until one day he experience a terrible headache. Hephaestus, the God of Inventions, sliced open Zeus' head and Athena was born wearing full battle armour and holding a shield and spear.
  • Athena values mankind. She taught them how to create tools, use numbers, create nets, weaving and ships.
  • Athena expected mankind to give gratitude to the gods of Olympus. If they were disrespectful, she punished them. She turns a mortal woman names Arachne into a spider because she failed to thank Athena for her gift. In addition, she said that she was a better weaver than Athena.
  • Athena and Poseidon both wanted Attica as their city-state. The people decided they would select their patron god based upon a gift they offered the people. Athena gave the people an Olive Tree, and Poseidon gave the people a spring of salt water. The people selected Athena as their patron deity; consequently, Poseidon detested Athena.
Poseidon
  • God of the Seas
  • Created the horse to woo  his sister, Demeter. In the process created all the "misfit" animals (zebra, giraffe, hippo, donkey, etc.)
  • Gave the horse to Demeter and created the sea horse for himself
  • Earthquakes
  • Loved his domain due to the secrets he could keep in it
  • Had sex with Medusa in Athena's temple; this angered the goddess. To revenge this wrong, Athena turned Medusa into a GORGON. Medusa was punished for Poseidon's wrong, but Poseidon punished significantly for it.
  • Known for his beautiful smile
  • Easily angered 
  • Highly venerated due to the Greeks being sea faring.

Hades



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

Demeter

Goddess of the Harvest
Seasons
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




Crampton


Zeus

  • controls all aspects of the weather
  • tricks Hera into marrying him by transforming into a cuckoo bird
  • Hera is his second wife
  • Metis is his first wife (she is the mother to Athena)
  • shape shifts into animals in order to woe women
  • has numerous affairs
  • Just
  • has difficulties in making decisions
  • god of athletes/athletic events were held in his honor/wore "crown" of oak leaves
  • Punishes Prometheus for creating mankind
PRACTICE QUIZ
(include Greek and Roman names for each question......Do Not Use Your Notes, Cute Kids!)
1. Athletes are my greatest pride  _____________/____________
2. I am responsible for desecrating a temple. ____________/_____________
3. Justify your response for #9
4. I failed to ask my wife's mother for her hand in "marriage." _________/_________
5. "Make me the most beautiful land animal." __________/____________
6. I gave my father a terrible headache the day I was born. ____________/___________
7. "The earth shakes due to my anger." _____________________/___________________ 
8.If you eat a promegrante seed then you must remain in my domain forever. _________/_________
9.  Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter _______________/______________
10. "Ingratitude must be punished." ______________/__________________



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