2Write: What do you think of when you hear the following names. ZeusVenusCupidHerculesAchilles
3Brainstorm and Discuss: What myths do you know? (sample responses)The Twelve Labors of HerculesWhite Buffalo WomanThe CyclopsArachne
4Which of the following stories are myths? What makes them a myth? Theseus and the MinotaurThe OdysseyPygmalionThe Tortoise and the HarePandora’s BoxRomeo and JulietThe Trojan HorsePaul BunyanThe Coyote
5Make a Venn Diagram: What are the characteristics of each of the kinds of stories below? MythsFablesHave a moralHave gods and goddessesExplain natureHave supernatural eventsHanded down over timeOften written by a specific personHave animalsHave folk heroesTall TalesOld Stories
6Think about These Questions Why do people have myths?Why do different cultures have similar myths?Are myths important?