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Wayson 2002 TR6 What is it? Who is Who?
Breaking down the word for meaning
What is Mythology? Myths are stories about supernatural beings, in early times handed down orally from one generation to another– Myths attempt to Explain such ideas as Nature…… Where did earth come from? Man ….. Where did man come from? Gods….. How many? Role of gods?
A collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors, and heroes. What cultures created myths? Celtic mythology Greek mythology Norse mythology Roman mythology African mythology Egyptian mythology Aboriginal mythology And Many more
Greek and Roman Mythology Link Greek and Roman Gods and heroes are usually the same character with a different name. Odysseus Greek Ulysses Latin (Roman )
Why is Mythology IMPORTANT? Advertising Midas Mufflers Ajax Cleaner Apollo NASA Language Marital - Mars Museum – Muses Janitor - Janos Advertising Midas Mufflers Ajax Cleaner Apollo NASA Constant References
The Odyssey by Homer The Odyssey, meaning 'the story of Odysseus', takes place ten years after the Trojan War in the Mediterranean Sea. Odysseus, who has been away from his homeland for over twenty years, struggles to return. His tale of the hardships he encountered is told, and the fate of his homeland is resolved. He murders all of the suitors plaguing his household, returns to his wife and son, and restores peace to his island of Ithacs. (http://members.aol.com/hastudios/Odyssey/)http://members.aol.com/hastudios/Odyssey/
Odysseus Travels Italy
Gods and Goddess in The Odyssey Zeus (Jupiter), Ruler of the Olympians The son of Kronos and Rheia Zeus of the thunderbolt Married Seven times
Gods and Goddess in The Odyssey Athena (Minerva)* Daughter of Zeus and Metis The Daughter of Wisdom Protector of Odysseus *Roman name Athena sprang from Zeus head.
Journal Question Based on this Power Point Presentation, what predictions do you have about the events that will take place in The Odyssey?