Echo and Narcissus – Questions

1.   Write down the simile used in stanza 2. 2.   Provide evidence from stanza 3 that Narcissus was handsome. 3.   Why was Narcissus “centuries too early” to be a monk? 4.   Which word in stanza 5 shows that Echo had fallen for Narcissus? 5.   Which verb in stanza 7 showed that Echo was disappointed. 6.   Explain the metaphor in stanza 8. 7.   In stanza 11, … Continue reading Echo and Narcissus – Questions

Greek Myths – Acrostic Poems

My daughter Athena was born after I wasEaten by Zeus. I should not have Turned myself into a fly; somethingI regret deeply. But Athena was born and Zeus had his headSplit open. Serves him right!Phenomenally generous, I could notResist giving fire to man.Ordinarily, it wouldn’t have been a problem, butMy boss, Zeus, wasn’t keen on them Eating cooked food. That seemed a bit Harsh to … Continue reading Greek Myths – Acrostic Poems

How

What a Gorgon looks like… Your step-by-step guide to killing a Gorgon 1. Get the shield from Athena 2. Get the admantine sickle (Hermes) 3. Visit the Grey Sisters (what do they look like?) 4. Magic wallet (nymphs) 5. Shoes of swiftness (nymphs) 6. Get the cap of darkness (nymphs) 7. When approaching – be invisible 8. Find the lair – follow the “statues” 9. … Continue reading How

Greek Myths – Talk Information

Hera Echo According to the urbane retelling of myth in Ovid’s Metamorphoses,[33] for a long time, a nymph named Echo had the job of distracting Hera from Zeus’ affairs by leading her away and flattering her. When Hera discovered the deception, she cursed Echo to only repeat the words of others (hence our modern word “echo”). Leto and Artemis/Apollo When Hera discovered that Leto was … Continue reading Greek Myths – Talk Information

Greek Myths – Talk Information

Songs to Ares Homeric Hymn 8 to Ares (Greek epic C7th to 4th B.C.) “Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden-helmed, doughty in heart, shield-bearer, Saviour of cities, harnessed in bronze, strong of arm, unwearying, mighty with the spear, O defender of Olympos, father of warlike Nike (Victory), ally of Themis, stern governor of the rebellious, leader of the righteous men, sceptred King of manliness, who … Continue reading Greek Myths – Talk Information

Greek Myths – Talk Information

Artemis Artemis and Actaeon Artemis was once bathing in a vale on Mount Cithaeron, when the Theban hunter Actaeon stumbled across her. Enraged, Artemis turned him into a stag and, not knowing their own owner, Actaeon’s own dogs killed him. Artemis and Adonis In some versions of the story of Adonis, who was a late addition to Greek mythology during the Hellenistic period, Artemis sent … Continue reading Greek Myths – Talk Information

Today’s handout. Greed myths women – muses – harpies – gorgons – scylla c harybdis – sirenshttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/doc_player.swf?doc=greedmyths-women-muses-harpies-gorgons-scyllacharybdis-sirens-110207091249-phpapp02&stripped_title=greed-myths-women-muses-harpies-gorgons-scylla-c-harybdis-sirens&userName=bluejorj View more documents from Mr Connor. Continue reading

Oedipus and the Greek Chrous

The Story of Oedipus– Oedipus was the son of the king of Thebes, Laius.– Before his birth, an oracle told Laius and his wife Jocasta that if they had a son, the boy would kill Laius and marry Jocasta.– When the two did indeed have a son, to prevent the prophecy coming true, they bound the infant’s feet together and left him in the wilderness … Continue reading Oedipus and the Greek Chrous