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Greek Mythology. What was it?. Earliest Soap Operas Full of sex, violence, and politics. Gods helped make sense of a cruel and difficult world. What was it?. The gods were just as petty, greedy, and self-centered as humans. Families worshiped them daily before a shrine of statues. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Greek mythology

Greek Mythology1What was it?Earliest Soap Operas

Full of sex, violence, and politics.

Gods helped make sense of a cruel and difficult world.

2The gods were just as petty, greedy, and self-centered as humans.

Families worshiped them daily before a shrine of statues.

People believed that if you didnt worship, you got yourself in trouble!What was it?3The OriginsChaos gave birth to Uranus and Gaea (Sky and Earth) who gave birth toTitans, Hecatoncharies, and 3 Cyclopes

Lets Focus on the Titan Kronos.

4Kronos

Wife was RheaFeared his children would kill himSo he ate them all except Zeus. His mom hid him in cave.When he was a teenager, Zeus came back and cut open his dads stomach, freeing his brothers.5ZeusPoseidonHades

The Drew Straws to figure out who ruled what.The Big 36Zeus became ruler of all Gods. Lived in the sky and had thunderbolts for weapons.

Poseidon became ruler of the sea.

Hades became ruler of the underworld.The Big 37ZeusHad lots of affairsWife was HeraKept gods peaceful

8Poseidon

Cruised the ocean in a chariot pulled by horses with bronze hooves and golden hair.Carried a Trident

Tormented Odysseus9HadesGod of the UnderworldHad 3 headed dog named Cerebuslevels of HadesTantalusTartarus

10Other Gods:HephaestusHeraHermesApolloAresAphroditeDemeterArtemisHeraclesAthenaAchillesDont FREAK OUT!

Youll get to know them all really well.11AresGod of WarThe god no one worshipped.

Even his parents, Zeus and Hera hated him.

Blood-thirsty and feared by the Greeks.

12HermesMessenger of the godsWorshipped for good luckLast drink of the night was toasted to Hermes.

Carried a Caduceus

13AthenaGoddess of WisdomBorn when Zeus had a headache. He had Hephaestus crack open his skull and out came Athena in full armor.

Helped humans like Hercules and Odysseus

14AphroditeGoddess of LoveThe most smoking hot babe ever.

But very insecure15HephaestusBlacksmith of the GodsUglySkilled at metal workingCreated PandoraHis forges were volcanoes!Considered kind and peace-loving

16ArtemisMaiden GoddessLover of the woods.

Archer17DemeterGoddess of the HarvestHer daughter Persephone was kidnapped by Hades.

Persephone was kidnapped during winter. Her mom gets depressed and kills all the plants.

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