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Create A Short Story / Myth

 

 

 

 


 

Mission:

Philip II has noticed that the Greeks are curious people who want to explain things that they observe in nature and things that they can not understand. In order to explain these events, the Greeks invented myths. Philip II needs you to create a myth so that he can better understand Classical Greek culture. By doing this, you will help him spread Greek culture around the world.

Directions:

Step 1:

Read the myth of King Midas and his Golden Touch. After you have finished reading the story, complete the questions below on a separate piece of paper. Then, using Microsoft Word, type your answers.

 

1. Who was King Midas?

2. Which God was involved in the story?

3. Why was King Midas granted a wish?

4. What did he wish for?

5. What was the result of his wish?

6. How was King Midas able to get rid of his wish?

 

 Step 2:

Read the myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. After you have finished reading the story, complete the questions below on a separate piece of paper. Then, using Microsoft Word, type your answers.

1. Who was Galatea?

2. Who created her and why?

3. Which goddess was involved and what was her realm?

4. What was Pygmalion's wish?

5. Why did the goddess grant him his wish?

 

Step 3:

Now that you have a basic idea of a myth, it is time to create your own. Philip II would like you to include a Greek god and goddess in your story. Your myth must include any one of the following characteristics:

 

*Remember, type your myth using Microsoft Word.

 

Links / Resources:

Each link or resource needed is in the above text.