The children are 7 or 8 years old. The students are learning about Ancient Greece; and, they have studied the Trojan War as well as the 12 Main Gods and Goddesses (the Olympians of Mount Olympus). We are inspired by and referencing the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths. There are a few copies in the Education Office.
The 12 main Gods and Goddesses are: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes, Hestia, Hades.
Narrative Art - art that tells or illustrates a story
Myth and Art tell us about ancient societies.
Myth - traditional story of a people, nature, society, social, supernatural beings or events
Greek Mythology - collection and/or study of myths and teachings that belong to the Ancient Greeks, Gods & Heroes, Nature, Religion & Ritual, Mythical Creatures
As a tradition, these stories would be passed down orally. They were also created in poetry, later literature. These were tales of action and adventure, loves of the gods and goddesses, heroes, epics- tragedies and triumphs.
Homer was a poet well-known for the above. He created the Iliad and the Odyssey, epic tales of the Trojan War and its Aftermath.