What is a myth?
To me, a myth is a legend or story that is passed down from generation to
generation that contains an important life lesson. It may not be completely 100% true, but
the lessons learned from the myth are what truly matters. For example, the
Feb. 3, 2014
QotD: What have you learned about the gods from the Hymn to Demeter? What have you
learned about humans?
I learned that the gods have no morals or ethics. Zeus gave Hades the okay to
steal Demeters daughter without any questions why. I learne
Question of the Day: February 10, 2014
Is the Hymn to Hermes irreverent? Why or why not?
Yes, I consider the Hymn to Hermes is irreverent. I believe this because in the
Hymn, Hermes steals cattle from Apollo and jokingly lies about doing so. Apollo accuse
Question of the Day: February 17th, 2014
Why do we have to read 4 whole books before we first encounter Odysseus in his
In my opinion, we read 4 whole books before we encounter Odysseus because
Telemachus is a big part of the story too. In the f
Question of the Day (3/24):
I think that someone was a wise philosopher/man before the Classical period.
The someone seems to be, in this case, like a quote that you see nowadays. It makes
sense that a wise philosopher/man would say this because you canno
Question of the Day (3/31):
Who is responsible for the destruction of Theseus family?
I believe that Aphrodite is responsible for the destruction of Theseus family.
Aphrodite causes Phaedra to fall in love with Hippolytus because Hippolytus preferred
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The Gods: Good or Bad?
The Theogony encompasses a wide array of classical mythology concerning the beliefs of
ancient Greek people. The Theogony illustrates narratives of how the gods created and shaped
the universe. The Theogony retells
Mythology Midterm Study Guide
Muses: the 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. They were goddesses of entertainment.
Calliope: Epic and Heroic Poetry