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Gallery Walk of Greek Gods & Goddesses EQ: What were the religious beliefs of the ancient Greeks?

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  • Gallery Walk of Greek Gods & Goddesses EQ: What were the religious beliefs of the ancient Greeks?
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  • What is a myth? A myth is a kind of a story. A myth is a kind of a story. Characteristics include one or more: Characteristics include one or more: -About gods or supernatural beings with greater powers and abilities than humans -explain origins and how world came to be -take place a long, long time ago and passed down through time by oral story telling -thought to be true when told by original storytellers
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  • What is the purpose of myths? They can explain how things came to be-origin of universe or the creation of humans. They can explain how things came to be-origin of universe or the creation of humans. They teach people the values and beliefs that are important in their society. They teach people the values and beliefs that are important in their society. They contain deep, religious significance to the people who tell them and believe them. They contain deep, religious significance to the people who tell them and believe them.
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  • Do myths really matter? Yes!! Reference to Greek mythology is all around us in our world Yes!! Reference to Greek mythology is all around us in our world Examples: Examples: -Ever heard of Nike athletic gear? Nike was a goddess of personification and victory. -What would Valentines Day be without Cupid? Cupid, or Eros, is the God of love as the Greeks called him. Does Apollo 13 ring a bell? The first crewed US space missions were named for Apollo, the god of archery and prophecy.
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  • Gallery Walk Gallery Walk You will be with a table partner today to learn about the Greek Gods/Goddesses. You will be with a table partner today to learn about the Greek Gods/Goddesses. Fill in your graphic organizers as you travel from picture to picture in the gallery. Fill in your graphic organizers as you travel from picture to picture in the gallery. Voices should be a level 1- Your in a museum, folks! Voices should be a level 1- Your in a museum, folks! No more than 4 people at a picture! No more than 4 people at a picture! You will have 20 minutes to complete this walk! You will have 20 minutes to complete this walk!
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  • Instagram Greek God or Goddess Page Create an Instagram post from your favorite God or Goddess: Requirements: Photo (on blank side of index card)- this should be an action shot or a selfie Status Update (completed on the sentence strip)-Creative sentence of how he/she is feeling, what he or she would be doing right now, and include a hashtag.
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  • 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. He fathered many children with various goddesses and mortals.
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  • 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 called the queen of intriguers, a vindictive and jealous wife, who frequently outwitted her husband, Zeus.
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  • Poseidon God off the Sea He built an underwater palace with a great pearl and coral throne. Although he chose Thetis, a beautiful water nymph, as his queen, he, like his brother Zeus, was a great wanderer fathering hundreds of children. 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.
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  • 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. Because he was a violent god, who was also very possessive of every new soul, he rarely left his underworld domain.
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  • 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.
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  • 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. She was of little mythological importance, appearing in only a few stories.
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  • 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. She hated Ares, god of war, often besting him in battle. The Greek city of Athens is named after her. She was said to have created the spider.
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  • Apollo-The Sun God; God of Music, Poetry, Wisdom, 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Dionysus-God of Revelry and the Vine He is said to be the only god on Olympus with a mortal parent. His creation of wine brings ecstasy and drunkenness to his revelers. Much of the ancient worlds greatest poetry was created in his honor.
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  • Ares-Cruell 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 halfbrother, Apollo. He carried Apollos golden staff and flew around the heavens and earth on winged sandals.
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