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What Do You Know about Myths?

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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 Venus Cupid Hercules Achilles

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

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

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

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

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