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What Do You Know about Myths?. Write: What do you think of when you hear the following names. Zeus Zeus Venus Venus Cupid Cupid Hercules Hercules Achilles.

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1 What Do You Know about Myths?

2 Write: What do you think of when you hear the following names. Zeus Zeus Venus Venus Cupid Cupid Hercules Hercules Achilles Achilles

3 Brainstorm and Discuss: What myths do you know? (sample responses) The Twelve Labors of Hercules The Twelve Labors of Hercules White Buffalo Woman White Buffalo Woman The Cyclops The Cyclops Arachne Arachne

4 Theseus and the Minotaur Theseus and the Minotaur The Odyssey The Odyssey Pygmalion Pygmalion The Tortoise and the Hare The Tortoise and the Hare Pandoras Box Pandoras Box Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet The Trojan Horse The Trojan Horse Paul Bunyan Paul Bunyan The Coyote The Coyote Which of the following stories are myths? What makes them a myth?

5 Make a Venn Diagram: What are the characteristics of each of the kinds of stories below? MythsFables Tall TalesOld Stories Have gods and goddesses Explain nature Have a moral Have animals Have supernatural events Handed down over time Have folk heroes Often written by a specific person

6 Think about These Questions Why do people have myths? Why do people have myths? Why do different cultures have similar myths? Why do different cultures have similar myths? Are myths important? Are myths important?


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