After taking the epic journey that is THE ODYSSEY, we now know that Homer fully integrated the Greek gods into the narrative. To better understand the relationship between ancient Greek culture, the pantheon of gods, and Odysseus’ quest to return to Ithaca, we our going to go on a WebQuest!
Click the link and follow the instructions!
THE TASK: First, take a minute to reflect upon THE ODYSSEY and the role the gods played in it. Then, respond to the following prompts by using the “Leave a Reply” feature at the bottom of the page. You will have to do some research to answer these questions, but make sure your responses consist of your own words (formed into complete sentences)!
A) Who were the parents of the ancient race of gods known as the TITANS?
B) Choose one of the TWELVE TITANS and briefly summarize her/his backstory.
C) What is the GREEK PANTHEON? Why does each member have a different skillset/power?
D) Choose one member of the GREEK PANTHEON and explain her/his story.
E) Identify a group found in today’s story-telling tradition and compare it to the GREEK PANTHEON. (Hint: Consider the characters of Marvel Comics, DC Comics, or even athletic all-star teams). What are the similarities? What are the differences? Why do these sorts of groups still exist today?