Questions from video on origins of gods and Greek mythology, as

Gods and Goddesses Project: counts as an extra portfolio grade.
Part I: Video questions
Due August 3rd
General background info. From the video:
Why are Greek goddesses so diverse and in control of so many different things? (What
does the video say about interaction with different cultures?)
Who were the first two Greeks to write down the story of gods and goddesses?
Where is the rock found today that was baby Zeus?
Who do Zeus and the other Olympians fight with for control of creation?
What is different about Greek gods that is different from all other ancient dieties?
Creation of humans (not so important in Greek mythology).
Describe the creation/early existence of mankind according to the following authors:
Gold Age:
Silver Age:
Bronze Age:
Iron Age:
Why are women created?
What did Prometheus do to anger Zeus?
Why were women portrayed so negatively in Greek mythology?
Part II: Poster and Presentation:
due August 3rd
 Posterboard
 Markers
 Optional: Computer and printer
History channel video on god’s and goddesses
Classical mythology book
*Enter your subject into the look-up tool.
1.Get with a partner
This is a partner project. There will be one group of three in third period. The first group
who calls it gets to be three.
2.Pick one of the fourteen major dieties from the handout yesterday. We will do this as a
class so that no group presents the same god.
3.You will be responsible for presenting the following items about your diety to the class
on Friday with your partner. They must be represented on your poster that you will share
with the class.
______ The Greek and Roman name of the god
______ The parents/story of the birth of the god
______ What the god was in control of (possibly multiple things). For
example, Apollo is the god of light, among other things.
______ Symbols associated with the god (probably multiple symbols).
______ Rituals associated with the god/ways that the god was worshipped or
4. Turn your posterboard over. Divide it in half . Each partner will have half of the poster
for the next part. Pretend you could have been an ancient diety. Using the same
checklist, present yourself to the class. Ex., What would your name have been? What
would you choose to be in control of?
5. Each student will be responsible for taking notes on other peoples projects
(specifically part three). For example, if you god is Minerva, you should have the
information on the other 13 by the time we are finished presenting because you have
written it down while your class mates were presenting.