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1 Folk Literature, “Perseus,” and “The Silver Pool”
Study Game Folk Literature, “Perseus,” and “The Silver Pool”

2 When we meet Fionn (Fin), his goal is to do what?
Kill the king and avenge his father’s death

3 Fionn’s real name is which of the following?

4 Finnegas does what for a living?
He is a poet.

5 What is Finnegas doing when Fionn meets him?
Fishing for the Salmon of Knowledge

6 Why does Fionn offer to do Finnegas’ chores and cook his meals?
He wants to learn to write poetry.

7 What does Fionn discover when out for a walk?
a sword

8 What does the prophecy say about the person who will benefit from the fish?
His name must be Fionn or Finnegas He must have a sword He must know poetry

9 How does Fionn end up fulfilling the prophecy?
He accidentally eats one of the scales.

10 What are Fionn’s plans at the end of the story?
He will gather an army and kill the king.

11 What are Finnegas’ plans at the end of the story?
He will stay in the woods.

12 Who is the hero in “The Silver Pool”?

13 What type of folk literature is “The Silver Pool”?

14 When was this story created?
over 1000 years ago

15 In “Perseus,” what prediction does the priestess make to Acrisius?
His daughter would have a son who would kill him

16 What action does Acrisius take to prevent the prediction from coming true?
He kept Danae in an underground house with bronze walls

17 Because he has no gift to offer the ruler of the island, what does Perseus brag that he will do?
Find Medusa, cut off her head, and present it as his gift

18 Who takes care of Perseus and Danae after their chest landed on an island?
Dictys the fisherman

19 Which of the following gods/goddesses assist Perseus in his quest?
Hermes and Athena

20 Perseus is given which two gifts from the gods?
a sword and a shield

21 The three Gray Women (witches) share this

22 Perseus saves ___________ and marries her.

23 When Perseus returns to the island, he does which of the following?
Turns the king and his men to stone

24 Perseus heard that the King of Larissa was holding a great athletic contest. When he hurls the _____________, it swerves and kills ______________ in the stands. Discus, his grandfather

25 Perseus gives Medusa’s head to

26 “Perseus” is an example of which type of folk literature?

27 Myths, legends, folk tales, and proverbs are a few types of
Folk literature

28 A __________is a traditional story from particular cultures that deal with gods, goddesses, and other supernatural beings. Myth

29 Characteristics of a myth include
human or human-like qualities religious beliefs or values explain natural occurrences

30 Characteristics of a __________ include stories passed down through generations, based on real events of characters from long ago, has historical basis, and may contain fantastic or unverifiable elements. Legend

31 A ____________________ is a brief story passed by word of mouth from generation to generation.
Folk tale

32 The characteristics of a ____________ are traditional short sayings, they give people advice about how to live, and express a belief generally thought to be true. Proverb

33 A(n) ______________ is a story, character, motif or theme representing a familiar pattern repeated throughout literature and across cultures. Archetype

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