17 NarcissusThe narcissus, the beautiful flower that catches Proserpina’s eye, is notorious in Greek and Roman mythology. Narcissus’ mother was told he would have a long life as long as he never looked at his own image. Narcissus, however, was vain and unkind, and he angered the gods. The gods punished him by making him look at his reflection. He fell in love with his image and spend the rest of his days wanting to look at himself. Eventually, he was transformed to a flower that now bears his name. The narcissus flower symbolizes empty, heartless love and also excessive love and admiration for one’s self.
18 “Ceres and Proserpina” LISTEN and FOLLOW alongPg. 648Be thinking about Cause & Effect in the story!
19 What mystery of our universe does this myth explain? Ceres and ProserpinaWhat mystery of our universe does this myth explain?Change of seasonsChange in Seasons
20 Love & Loss What seasons represent Ceres’ loss? FallWinterWhat seasons represent Ceres’ love?SpringSummer
21 Activity IN YOUR GROUPS: Choose a CAUSE in the story “Ceres and Prosperpina.”Change what happens.Show how that change will EFFECT the rest of the story.
22 Example - kidnap Proserpina Effect: Pluto kidnaps Proserpina and Pg. 650 –Cause: Jupiter gave Pluto permission tokidnap ProserpinaEffect: Pluto kidnaps Proserpina andProserpina lives in the underworld withPluto.CHANGE: Jupiter denies Pluto permission, but Pluto goes against Jupiter’s wishes and has to suffer Jupiter’s wrath.
23 Activity IN YOUR GROUPS: Choose a CAUSE in the story “Ceres and Prosperpina.”Change what happens.Show how that change will EFFECT the rest of the story.