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  • Myths, Folk Tales, Fables, and Fairy Tales How are they similar and different? Adapted from: Kim Denney by Stephanie Helton
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  • Learning Targets o I can identify major characters in mythology, folk tales, fairy tales, and fables. o I can determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a myth. o I can explain major difference between poems, drama, and myths. o I can compare and contrast similar theme and topics in myths.
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  • What is a myth? A myth is a story that usually explains something about the world and involves gods and other superhuman beings. Many times myths explain how something in the world was created.
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  • Mythological Greek Gods http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/worldhistory/greekgods/ Zeus Hades Aphrodite ' ' Poseidon Demeter
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  • Mythological Roman Gods Jupiter Pluto Venus'' Neptune Ceres Hercules
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  • Mythological Creatures Spinx Cyclops Cerberus'' Minotaur Hecatoncheires
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  • Examples of Myths Baucis and Philemon (An ancient love story) Medusas Head Theseus and the MinotaurTheseus and the Minotaur Daedalus and Icarus Pandoras Box
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  • What is a Folk Tale? A folk tale is a story with no known author. Folk tales are passed down from one generation to another by word of mouth.
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  • Examples of Folk Tales The Nightingale The Seventh Sister How the Snake Got Poison Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves He Lion, Bruh Bear, and Bruh RabbitHe Lion, Bruh Bear, and Bruh Rabbit
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  • What is a fable? A fable is a very brief story in prose or in verse that teaches a moral or a practical lesson about how to succeed in life.
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  • Examples of Fables The Crow and the Jar The Wolf and the House DogThe Wolf and the House Dog The Fox and the Crow The Country Mouse and the City Mouse The Maid and the Milk pail
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  • What is a fairy tale? A fairy tale is a type of imaginative writing that carries the reader into an invented world where the laws of nature, as we know them, do not operate.
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  • Examples of Fairy Tales Cinderella Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Ella Enchanted Cinder Edna Photo from: http://www.jlmatrix.co.uk/joanna/images/enchanted1.jpg