Greek Mythology

Mount Olympus Hero's


1 Table of Contents-Vocabulary

2 Archetypes-Heroes Cycle

3 Greek Heroes-Hall of Heroes

4 This I believe-Essential Questions

5 Quizzes/Games/Fun Facts

Greek Hero Vocabulary

The hero: strong, brave, muscular, and a rescuer

Complex Character: it is a person with many facets to their personality.

Indirect Characterization: Means that the author develops the character through his actions, dialogue, thoughts, appearances, or other characters reactions.

Direct Characterization: where the author directly states the characters traits.

Character purpose: like what is their purpose for being a hero.

Motivation: the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.

Epic: relating to, or characteristics of an epic or epics.

Epic Hero: heroic deeds or events significant to a culture or nation.

Round Character: a character in fiction whose personality, background, motives, and other features are fully delineated by the author.

Dynamic character: a literary or dynamic character who undergoes an important interchange, as a change in personality and attitude.

Flat character: an easily recognized character type in fiction who may not be fully delineated but is useful in carrying out some narrative purpose of the author.

Static character: a literary or dynamic character who undergoes little or no inter change; a character who does not grow or develop.

Folk Hero:

Myth: a traditional story, one concerning the early history of people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.

Theme: a subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.

Universal Theme: the theme transcends any time period, place, or a generation.

Journey: an act of traveling from one place to another.

Quest: a long or arduous search fro something.

Hero Archetypes and Hero Cycle

The Hero: Hercules is the son of Zeus and has a mortal mother. He saves people from monsters along with the help of his twin brother Iphicles. He saved people from Hydra and Nemean Lion.

Hero Cycle:

Status Quo:

1. Call To Adventure

2. Assistance

3. Departure

4. Trials

5. Approach

6. Crisis

7. Treasure

8. Result

9. Return

10. New Life

11. Resolution

Status Quo:

Greek Heroes and Hall of Heroes

Hercules: Hercules is a strong man that was tortured by his stepmother because she was jealous of him and his real mother who is mortal. When he gets older he goes crazy and on a rampage he kills his kids. So for a punishment he has to complete all these tasks. His first task was to kill the Nemean Lion and his second task was to kill Hydra and his twin brother Iphicles tries to help him. Then he returns back to Mount Olympus.

Jason: Jason is the son of king Iolcus but his uncle pelias tries to kill him. So his mother runs away with Jason and hides him and she pretends that he is dead. And Jason's father was imprisoned by his uncle. Then Jason lived with a man Chiron who is a Centaur. And Chirone tortured Jason. When Jason came of age he set out like a proper hero to claim his rightful throne.

Hall of Heroes:

This I believe and Essential Questions

This I believe "my hero":

Essential Questions:

1. How do circumstances and events impact the development of a hero?

2. How does a hero reflect the values of his/her society?

3. How can a hero inspire or motivate an entire society?

4. How do heroes display archetypal traits?

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