What is it? Who is Who? Wayson 2002

What is it? Who is Who? Wayson 2002

What is it? Who is Who? Wayson 2002 TR6 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 (where they came from), history, deities (people of worship), 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 Greek Mythology important? The people of ancient Greece shared stories called myths about gods, goddesses, and heroes

in which they believed Each god or goddess was worshipped as a deity and ruled over certain areas of the Greeks lives These exciting stories explained natural phenomena that could not be explained by science in the ancient world. Why is Mythology IMPORTANT?

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Apollo NASA Language Marital - Mars Museum Muses Janitor - Janos Zeus- Leader of the Olympian Gods He ruled the Olympians He was the god of the sky, lightning and

thunder carrying a thunderbolt as his symbol He married Hera, his sister, which was a family habit Hera- Wife of Zeus She was the protector of marriage and the home She was associated with the peacock, because of her great beauty She and Zeus were always quarreling

She was jealous and would try and get revenge on her husband, outsmarting him Poseidon- God of the Sea He was a difficult god, changeful and quarrelsome, but created many curious forms for his sea creatures. He invented the horse for his sister Demeter, whom he loved. Hades- God of the Underworld

He was the jealous brother to Zeus and Poseidon He made Persephone his wife after stealing her from her mother, Demeter, who was his sister. He was a violent god, who was also very possessive of every new soul, he rarely left his underworld domain. Demeter- Goddess of Corn and the Harvest

She was the goddess of growing things She was the mother of Persephone, whose father was Zeus Her daughter was kidnapped by Hades and taken to the Underworld for six months of the year causing the change of seasons Hestia- Goddess of the Hearth She was the sister of Zeus and the daughter of Cronos and Rhea She represented personal and communal

security and happiness She was thought of as the kindest and mildest of the goddesses Athena- Goddess of Wisdom, Justice, War, Civilization and Peace She was born full grown out of the head of Zeus She taught man to use tools and taught his wife to spin and weave. She was the best-loved goddess on Olympus Hated Ares, god of war, often besting him in battle

Greek city of Athens is named after her. She was said to have created the spider Apollo- The Sun God; God of Music, Poetry, Light and Truth He was the twin brother of Artemis and the most handsome of the gods He was also the god of the healing arts and of medicine He drove his chariot across the sky to pull the sun each day

His son, Phaethon, drives Apollos sun chariot with disastrous results. Artemis- Goddess of the Woods, Moon and the Hunt She was the twin sister of Apollo, whose mother was Leto and father was Zeus She was a chaste huntress, who always carried a silver bow and arrows She ruled over the untamed places of the earth

Ares- God of War He was a ruthless and murderous god, who displayed the worst of humanitys traits. He, along with grief, strife, panic, and terror, roams the earth. Ironically, he was a coward, who fled the field of battle Aphrodite- Goddess of Love and Beauty

She is the goddess of desire born from sea foam. Another myth credits her mother as Dione and her father as Zeus After all the gods on Mount Olympus courted her, she married Hephaestus, the ugliest of the gods Because she was judged the most beautiful of all the goddesses on Mount Olympus by Paris, the other goddesses envied her Hermes- God of Mischief and Messenger of the Gods

He was the precocious son of Zeus and Maia, a Titaness As a baby, he made a lyre and pipe for his half-brother, Apollo He carried Apollos golden staff and flew around the heavens and earth on winged sandals.

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