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VocabularySection 1

Word
Gaea

Uranus

Cyclopes

Tartarus

Titans

Pontus

Titanesses

Definition

P ic ture/Description

VocabularySection 2
Zeus & His Family
Directions: For each v ocabul ary word in this section, use

Word
Amal th eia

Aegis

tormentin g

nectar

descendants

altar

nymphs

Definition

P ic ture/Description

Word
prudence

ambrosia

impenetrable

hearth

herald

masons

oxhorned

Ichor

iridescent

Definition

P ic ture/Description

12 Gods & Goddesses


Project
Directions: Use

the god or goddess assigned to you complete the

graphic organizer. Then, using the graphic organizer, create a colorful


poster on a sheet of white paper depicting your god or goddess
including all information. You may use an image of fine art found
online as your depiction, or draw one from scratch.
Assigned god or goddess

VocabularySection 3
Minor gods
Word
fates

lavished

floodgates

virtuous

desolate

ark

foresight

savory

Definition

P ic ture/Description

Word
forlor n

centaurs

pl un ge

vessel

oin tment

shied

horde

bleating

Definition

P ic ture/Description

A Box of Woe &


a glimmer of hope
Directions: Imagine

yourself as Pandora. You have been put on Earth

with this intriguing box but given instructions NOT to open it. Answer
the following questions.
1. If you are Pandora, what might go through your head after youve
been told not to open the box?

2. What are some obvious emotions you might experience?

3. Do you trust the gods who sometimes dont play fair? Or, do you
disregard their advice? Explain the reasons behind your answer.

4What are the pros and cons of opening the box?


PROS

CONS

4. What are the pros and cons of NOT opening the box?

PROS

CONS

How A-Muse-ing!
O Muses
Who sing of a World Long Gone,
Of Mighty Heroes, Olympian Gods,
Of Terrible Monsters and Fabulous Beasts,
Help Me to Tell of These Wonderful Things,
For I have Come to the Land of Greece
To Speak of Her Myths and Her Mystery.
-Lady Hestia Evans, Athens, 1825

The Dance of Apollo with the Muses


By Baldassare Peruzzi

The Muses Clio, Euterpe and Thalia


By Eustache Le Sueur

The Muse
of Painting
By Paolo
Veronese

How A-Muse-ing!
Muse Name

Art Form

Examples of Fine Art

VocabularySection 4
Mortal Descendants of Zeus
Word
Perseus

Medusa

Gorgon

Nereids

deftly

oracle

writhing

knoll

Definition

P ic ture/Description

Word
luring

fiery

furrows

suitor

lyre

sin gein g

tyrant

satyr

wily

Definition

P ic ture/Description

Book of Beasts
Directions: List every creature and beast you encounter as we read
each myth. Fill in the chart for each creature. Two pages have been
provided, but you may not have to use each space.

Name

Description

Myth

Name

Description

Myth

Directions: Using

the Heracles labor assigned to you, fill in the

graphic organizer. Then, create an artistic representation of Heracles


labor using the medium of your choice as approved by Mrs. Weston.

Title of Labor

Labor #

Goal

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ac
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tio
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Characters w/in
labor

VocabularySection 5
Theseus & Other Heroes
Word
Harpies

Ath enians

Minotaur

intricate

devour

prow

leer

realm

Definition

P ic ture/Description

Word
incantations

sin ister

loathsome

quest

sorc eress

labyrinth

conch shell

sorc ery

Definition

P ic ture/Description

Greek Heroes!
Directions: Our

class will be divided into 4 groups. Each group will

be given a hero to research from our book. Use the book, Internet,
and other literary sources to answer the following questions about
your groups hero. Then, formulate a presentation to the class with at
least one visual aid explaining your groups answers to the questions.
1. Which gods aid your hero?

2. Which gods try to foil your heros efforts?

3. What qualities, talents, and strengths does your hero possess?

4. What heroic acts does your hero perform?

5. In what ways is your heros character flawed?

6. How does the heros story end?