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Greek Mythology: Gods, Demigods, and Demons (Perseus: The Hunt for Medusas Head)

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Greek Mythology With Legos

Social Studies

Perseus the Destroyer: Return to Seriphos (Part 4)

This tale will tell of Perseus slaying a sea monster named Cetus and saving Andromeda as well as his adventures returning to Seriphos island then becoming king of Mycenae.
Daryan Borys
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55 minutes
per class
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.
Be a hero.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Violent acts are discussed like the slaying of a sea monster and many people being turned to stone.  Ovid's Metamorphoses itself is quite violent and a sample follows:

"And Perseus, all warrior, leaped down
And flung it back again, and would have killed him,
But Phineus cringes and hid behind the altar
And so found safety, but the spear-point found
Another victim; it drove through Rhoetus' forehead,
Somebody pulled it loose, and Rhoetus groveled,
Splattering blood across the ground and tables."

-Metamorphoses: Book Five, Lines 20-47; Translated by Rolfe Humphries
 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.

Teacher

Daryan BorysAntiquities Scholar, Mythology Storyteller, Literature Tutor, Earthshaker, Gamer
398 total reviews
617 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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