Aim: How can we explore a Greek creation myth?. DO NOW: DISCUSS AT LEAST TWO PURPOSES THAT MYTHS SERVED FOR ANCIENT CULTURES SUCH AS THE GREEKS AND ROMANS. Words of the Day. abscond(v.)to sneak away and hide (In the confusion, the super-spy absconded into the woods). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Aim: How can we explore the greek creation myth?
Aim: How can we explore a Greek creation myth?DO NOW: DISCUSS AT LEAST TWO PURPOSES THAT MYTHS SERVED FOR ANCIENT CULTURES SUCH AS THE GREEKS AND ROMANS.
Words of the DayAmorphous-(adjective) shapeless; formless (The painting was an amorphous blotch of colors.)
abscond(v.)to sneak away and hide(In the confusion, the super-spy absconded into the woods)
Words of the Dayaffable (adj.) friendly, amiable (People liked to be around Ed because he was so affable and good-natured.)
Definition of MythologyThe word itself comes from the Greek "mythos" which originally meant "speech" or "discourse" but which later came to mean "fable" or "legend". The word "myth" will be defined as a story of forgotten or vague origin, basically religious or supernatural in nature, which seeks to explain one or more aspects of the world or a society. Myths also always teach a moral lesson. Myths were often told to children to teach them about proper behavior.
Discussion Questions for Creation MythAccording to this myth, the earth and the sky was controlled by which god and goddess?How did Cronus come to control the Earth and the Universe?Who were the Titans?Why did Cronus swallow his children?Who was saved by Gaia from this fate and what was the later significance of this action?Why was Pandora created by Zeus?Discuss two similarities and two diffrences between the Greek creation myth and the Judeo-Christian creation story(biblical)Honors Sophomore AssignmentCreate a T-chart or Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the Greek creation myth and the Judeo-Christian creation story(Biblical). If you are not familiar with the Judeo-Christian creation story, use the creation story from your own religion.Make a list of items that you think would be in your own version of Pandoras Box. Next to each item, provide your rationale for selecting this particular item. Include at least 6 items in your list.
Honors Vocabulary1. penitent (adjective) feeling sorry about an act committed2.) lamentable (adjective) extremely bad or unsatisfactory conditions3.) (to) thwart (verb) to prevent 4 ) impediment ( noun) something that prevents one from accomplishing a goal5.) adversity (noun) a difficulty HW 2-HonorsFind a creation myth from a different culture(do not use Roman)Print out the myth and bring it into class.Read the myth at home and write a summary of at least 5 main points. List at least three similarities and three differences between the creation myth you have selected and the Greek creation myth.Be prepared to discuss your findings in class.
HW 2Select a particular god, goddess, or hero.Research a myth which involves this particular god, goddess, or hero.Read the myth and write a summary discussing at least 4-5 main points of the myth.