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Greek Mythology. What was it?. Earliest Soap Operas Full of sex, violence, and politics. Gods helped make sense of a cruel and difficult world. What was it?. The gods were just as petty, greedy, and self-centered as humans. Families worshiped them daily before a shrine of statues. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Greek Mythology

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What was it?Earliest Soap Operas

Full of sex, violence, and politics.

Gods helped make sense of a cruel and difficult world.

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The gods were just as petty, greedy, and self-centered as humans.

Families worshiped them daily before a shrine of statues.

People believed that if you didn’t worship, you got yourself in trouble!

What was it?

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The Origins…Chaos gave birth to Uranus and Gaea (Sky

and Earth) who gave birth to…

Titans, Hecatoncharies, and 3 Cyclopes

Let’s Focus on the Titan Kronos….

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KronosWife was RheaFeared his children

would kill himSo he ate them all

except Zeus. His mom hid him in cave.

When he was a teenager, Zeus came back and cut open his dad’s stomach, freeing his brothers.

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ZeusPoseidonHades

The Drew Straws to figure out who ruled what.

The Big 3

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Zeus became ruler of all Gods. Lived in the sky and had thunderbolts for weapons.

Poseidon became ruler of the sea.

Hades became ruler of the underworld.

The Big 3

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ZeusHad lots of affairsWife was HeraKept gods peaceful

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PoseidonCruised the ocean in

a chariot pulled by horses with bronze hooves and golden hair.

Carried a Trident

Tormented Odysseus

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Hades—God of the UnderworldHad 3 headed dog

named Cerebuslevels of Hades1. Tantalus2. Tartarus

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Other Gods:HephaestusHeraHermesApolloAresAphroditeDemeterArtemisHeraclesAthenaAchilles

Don’t FREAK OUT!

You’ll get to know them all really well.

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Ares—God of WarThe god no one

worshipped.

Even his parents, Zeus and Hera hated him.

Blood-thirsty and feared by the Greeks.

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Hermes—Messenger of the godsWorshipped for good

luckLast drink of the

night was toasted to Hermes.

Carried a Caduceus

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Athena—Goddess of WisdomBorn when Zeus had

a headache. He had Hephaestus crack open his skull and out came Athena in full armor.

Helped humans like Hercules and Odysseus

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Aphrodite—Goddess of LoveThe most smoking

hot babe ever.

But very insecure

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Hephaestus—Blacksmith of the GodsUglySkilled at metal

workingCreated PandoraHis forges were

volcanoes!Considered kind and

peace-loving

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Artemis—Maiden GoddessLover of the woods.

Archer

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Demeter—Goddess of the HarvestHer daughter

Persephone was kidnapped by Hades.

Persephone was kidnapped during winter. Her mom gets depressed and kills all the plants.


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