Presentation on theme: "Humanities Foundations Unit: The Literature What is a myth? Why do all peoples create them? In what ways do creation myths reveal cultural values."— Presentation transcript:
Humanities Foundations Unit: The Literature What is a myth? Why do all peoples create them? In what ways do creation myths reveal cultural values and beliefs?
Creation Myths from around the World Do various creation myths share any common features? How will your original creation myth evolve?
Genesis: Chapters 1 and 2 What does this myth reveal about Judeo-Christian beliefs and values? How does it compare and contrast to the other creation myths we have considered?
Homer’s Iliad (excerpts) Great Greek warrior Achilles The wrath of Achilles Culture of shame (rather than guilt)
The Iliad Book Six Trojan warrior Hector Greatest warrior of Troy—son of Hecuba and Priam Bids farewell to his wife Andromache and son Astyanax
Achilles and Patroclus
Achilles and Hector
Wrath of Achilles against Hector
Priam ransoms body of Hector
Great Warrior Ajax Expected to receive Achilles’ armor Spurned— Odysseus received it instead Only Greek warrior to commit suicide