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Greek of the Week Season One: Mythology of Gods, Beasts and Heroes

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Greek of the Week Season Three: Mythology of Gods, Beasts and Heroes

Social Studies

Perseus the Destroyer: Medusa (Part 3)

Perseus faces Medusa and becomes a legend through the ages, inspiring popular stories like Percy Jackson.
Daryan Borys
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55 minutes
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Meets once
9-12
year olds
1-6
learners per class
per learner

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Students develop an appreciation of ancient literature and learn about Perseus, Danae, Dictys, Polydectes, Hermes, Athena, Hades, Minthe, Acheron, Cocytus, the Graeae, Bellerophon, Pegasus, Chrysaor, the Chimera, Medusa, Stheno, Euryale, and far more. Etymology of words connected to these stories will be discussed.  Information is sourced from Pseudo-Apollodorus' 'Bibliotheca', Hyginus' 'Fabulae', fragments of Euripides' 'Andromeda' as the play has been lost to time, Herodotus' 'Histories', Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', and Hesiod's 'Shield of Heracles'. Further information is sourced from the works including, but not limited to, of Pindar, Sappho, Sophocles, and Homer.
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55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The head of Medusa is liberated from her body and from her neck emerges her children Pegasus and Chrysaor.  Poseidon forcing himself on Medusa resulting in children is a sensitive subject and will be handled carefully.  The story told to students will be as follows:
"Medusa is a devout priestess at Athena's temple along with her sisters.  Medusa's hair is astonishingly beautiful and best described as a sea of gold.  Poseidon falls in love with this feature and overcome with emotion he crashes into the temple of Athena in the form of a tidal wave, hoping to sweep Medusa out and into the Ocean and kidnap her.  Medusa and her sisters are caught in an awful crashing flood trying to sweep them out to sea.  Athena is alerted to her temple being attacked, arrives, and promptly strikes Poseidon with fury, reducing him to a small yellow puddle slinking away promptly in fear.  Medusa and her sisters are traumatized by the experience and Athena bestows upon each of them the power to petrify anyone with ill intent, even a god.  Eventually this power gets out of hand making even the mighty Zeus tremble at facing such a foe, and thus a destroyer is needed; Perseus."
 Pseudo-Apollodorus' 'Bibliotheca', Hyginus' 'Fabulae', fragments of Euripides' 'Andromeda' as the play has been lost to time, Herodotus' 'Histories', Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', and Hesiod's 'Shield of Heracles'. Further information is sourced from the works including, but not limited to, of Pindar, Sappho, Sophocles, and Homer.

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Daryan BorysAntiquities Scholar, Mythology Storyteller, Literature Tutor, Earthshaker, Gamer
401 total reviews
626 completed classes

About Me

I'm happy to share my passion for Greek Mythology, Shakespeare, Jules Verne, J.R.R. Tolkien, or explore and develop a student's interest in literature.  As an actor, I've had the pleasure of exploring and performing in traditional Greek Theater,... 
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