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Gallery Walk of Greek Gods & Goddesses EQ: What were the religious beliefs of the ancient Greeks? What is a myth? • A myth is a kind of a story. • Characteristics include one or more: -About gods or supernatural beings with greater powers and abilities than humans -explain origins and how world came to be -take place a long, long time ago and passed down through time by oral story telling -thought to be true when told by original storytellers What is the purpose of myths? • They can explain how things came to beorigin of universe or the creation of humans. • They teach people the values and beliefs that are important in their society. • They contain deep, religious significance to the people who tell them and believe them. Do myths really matter? • Yes!! Reference to Greek mythology is all around us in our world • Examples: -Ever heard of Nike athletic gear? Nike was a goddess of personification and victory. -What would Valentine’s Day be without Cupid? Cupid, or Eros, is the God of love as the Greeks called him. Does Apollo 13 ring a bell? The first crewed US space missions were named for Apollo, the god of archery and prophecy. Gallery Walk • You will be with a table partner today to learn • • • • about the Greek Gods/Goddesses. Fill in your graphic organizers as you travel from picture to picture in the gallery. Voices should be a level 1- Your in a museum, folks! No more than 4 people at a picture! You will have 20 minutes to complete this walk! Page Create a Facebook page for your favorite God or Goddess: Requirements: Photo Status Update-Creative sentence of how he/she is feeling Friends-Who might your god or goddess’s friends be? Wall Post: What might their friends say to them? Basic Information-see sheet Interests: Based on what you’ve learned, what hobbies or things might they be interested in? Favorite Song- Choose a song whose lyrics represent your God/Goddess About Me- How would your god or goddess describe him or herself? EQ: What were some of the cultural achievements of ancient Greece?