Instructions to write a Myth

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Instructions for writing your own myth

A. First you should

BRAINSTORM

the following:

1. Who is going to be your hero?

You have to write the name, physical appearance, personality, supernatural power (add 5 adjectives that describe him)

2. Who is going to be the monster?

You have to write the name, physical appearance, reasons to be a monster (add 5 adjectives that describe him)

3. Who is going to be the god or goddess that will test or give power to your hero? (This was already researched in class)

4. Feeling that will drive the story

5. Setting: Real place in Greece (Look in the Atlas)

6. Lesson: What are you trying to teach the reader with your myth

B. Next, with the ideas you just brainstormed create an

OUTLINE

of your Myth

1. What is going to happen in the beginning of the myth?

Where does the story take place

What happens to the hero? Is he given tasks? Does he live in a kingdom? Are there any wars?

What is the problem he has to solve? What do the gods tell him to do?

2. What is going to happen in the Middle of the myth?

How does the hero feel? What does he do to solve the problem? What are the tests or tasks?

Which monster does he have to fight? How does the hero use his/her super powers?

3. What is going to happen at the end of the myth?

How does the hero solve the problem? What happens to the monster, the hero or the kingdom? Do the gods reward him or her?

What is the lesson the myth is teaching?

Instructions for writing your own myth

A. First you should

BRAINSTORM

the following:

7. Who is going to be your hero?

You have to write the name, physical appearance, personality, supernatural power (add 5 adjectives that describe him)

8. Who is going to be the monster?

You have to write the name, physical appearance, reasons to be a monster (add 5 adjectives that describe him)

9. Who is going to be the god or goddess that will test or give power to your hero? (This was already researched in class)

10. Feeling that will drive the story

11. Setting: Real place in Greece (Look in the Atlas)

12. Lesson: What are you trying to teach the reader with your myth

B. Next, with the ideas you just brainstormed create an

OUTLINE

of your Myth

1. What is going to happen in the beginning of the myth?

Where does the story take place

What happens to the hero? Is he given tasks? Does he live in a kingdom? Are there any wars?

What is the problem he has to solve? What do the gods tell him to do?

2. What is going to happen in the Middle of the myth?

How does the hero feel? What does he do to solve the problem? What are the tests or tasks?

Which monster does he have to fight? How does the hero use his/her super powers?

3. What is going to happen at the end of the myth?

How does the hero solve the problem? What happens to the monster, the hero or the

 kingdom? Do the gods reward him or her?

What is the lesson the myth is teaching?

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