Short Story Review and Brief Mythology Intro


Today’s Checklist

 *Student cards*  Refresher reading (“Stones”)  Take up homework on “Stones”  Short story unit review  Brief Greek Mythology Intro  Hangman short story terms review


 Write at least one sentence related to your weekend, using a LITERARY DEVICE you have learned  Example: The football players charged onto the field like warriors entering fiercely into battle.

Review with “Stones”

    point of view (4 kinds) climax the protagonist and antagonist literary devices used (3)  one with a quotation  find 2

Short story unit review

 Complete the table to review your short story elements

Introduction to Greek Mythology

The people of ancient Greece shared stories called myths about the gods, goddesses, and heroes in which they believed.

Each god or goddess was worshipped as a deity and ruled over certain areas of the Greeks’ lives.

These exciting stories explained natural phenomena that could not be explained by science in the ancient world.

 Where in the world is…Greece?

Why study Greek Mythology?

The Ancient Greek culture has been kept alive by the oral and later written stories handed down through thousands of years.

Modern plays, novels, television programs, movies and even advertisements refer to Greek gods, goddesses, heroes and their stories.

Adventurous and exciting stories delight and entertain us.

 Nike, winged goddess of victory, who can run and fly at great speeds  Established by Bill Bauerman at the University of Oregon, home of running champion Steve Prefontaine

  Echo, the beautiful nymph who fell in love with Narcissus, but he ignored her until she pined away and only an echo of her voice remained  Newspapers all over the world Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn  Luxury car

 The Odyssey: the 10-year sea voyage endured by the Trojan War hero, Odysseus, as he sought to return home to Ithica  Odyssey Travel agency

 Mars, Roman name for the God of war  Mars chocolate bar

  Medusa, terrible monster whose glance would petrify you, killed by the hero Perseus  Medusa headphones Midas, King with the golden touch, who transformed all he touched to gold  a famous muffler and brake chain of service stations.

  Pandora, the first woman in Greek mythology, whose name means “all gifted”  Pandora jewelry Trident, the three pronged spear of Poseidon, god of the seas;  Trident Gum

 Greek warrior state, devoted to discipline and martial arts  Spartan Nutritional Products is a maker and distributor of health supplements. Spartan Scientific, Spartan Stores and Spartan Motors use the name.

Your homework

 Find and bring to class a modern reference to mythology in your surroundings  Bring by FRIDAY  If you have any difficulty…Google!  This could be a movie that seems to follow the pattern of a myth