Mythology


"Myths are narratives about divine or heroic beings, arranged in a coherent system, passed down traditionally, and linked to the spiritual or religious life of a community, endorsed by rulers or priests. Myths are often intended to explain the universal and local beginnings ("creation myths" and "founding myths"), natural phenomena, inexplicable cultural conventions or rituals, and anything else for which no simple explanation presents itself." -- Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythology)

Greek Mythology


Gods: The Titans and The Immortals of Greek Mythology

These major and minor gods play a very important role in the lives of mortals. These gods often intevene and interfere with the lives of mortals, including mating with them, causing wars, and providing rewards for devotion to them and punishment for angering them.

Heroes: Stories and Legends of Greek Heroes

Jason
Odysseus (Ulysses)
Hercules
Theseus
Bellerophon
Perseus

Stories and Allusions:

Mythology in Modern Society
Prometheus and Pandora
Atlas
Achilles Heel
Mentor
Siren
Odyssey
Midas Touch
Psyche
Herculean

Greek and Roman Heroes

Heroes of Greek Mythology

Greek Myths in Brief

An Introduction to Ancient Greece

Gods, Heroes, and Creatures

Greek Mythology Crossword


The text used for this unit is Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin