"Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated." -- Thomas Bullfinch

"Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth--penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told." --Joseph Campbell


Course Basics

  • Mythology Course Description
  • About Absences
  • How Did We Get Here?
  • English Regents Archived Exams
  • Study Guide for Literature
  • Character Study Portfolio
  • Final Project Options

    Greek Mythology Basics

  • Who's Who on Mt. Olympus
  • Act Out Like an Olympian Group Work
  • ID the Lesser Gods
  • Who's Who Beyond Mt. Olympus
  • Olympian Gods (male) (7 mins)
  • Gods and Goddesses of Mt. Olympus (54 mins
  • Modern Pantheon Banner
  • Vocabulary Derivatives on Earth Gods and Lesser Gods (from
  • Greek Mythology is Alive and Well
  • Greek Gods Family Tree (Simplified)
  • Greek Gods Family Tree (Detailed)
  • Encyclopedia of Greek Gods
  • Apollo and His Oracle

    Cosmology Unit

    Creation Stories

  • The Big Myth Page
  • Creation Myth Worksheet I (Genesis and Theogony)
  • Chinese Creation Myth Study Guide
  • Observations about Creation Stories
  • Genesis
  • Greek Creation Story (Theogony)
  • Write Your Own Creation Myth Assignment
  • Big Myth Assignment
  • Chinese Creation Story (from Big; please note that the name spellings are different from the handout. Study the handout spellings.)
  • Egpytian Creation Myth (from; please note that the Isis-Osiris part of the story is not represented in this animation; study the handout and notes.)
  • Creation Myth Comic Assignment
  • Creation Myth Comic Checklist
  • Guidelines for the Creation Myth Poster
  • Peer Grading the Poster
  • Creation Myth Animation Presentation
  • Various Family Trees
  • Egyptian Family Tree
  • Babylonian Family Tree
  • Greek Gods Family Tree

    Eschatological Unit

  • The Great Goddesses
  • Xenia
  • Who's Who Beyond Mt. Olympus [Underworld Section]
  • Vocabulary from the Underworld
  • Lecture on Eleusinian Mysteries
  • Lectures on Mysteries
  • Demeter and Persephone )
  • Hades (44 mins)

    Orpheus and Eurydice

  • Vocabulary from the Underworld
  • Neil Gaiman's Orpheus Graphic Novel Questions
  • Funky Animated Orpheus
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Animation Youtube
  • Student Made Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Orpheus and Eurydice Vase Painting Animation
  • Modernized Gucci Film Series
  • Comic Style Orpheus

    The Greek Tragedies

  • Ancient Greek Theater

    The Trojan Women

  • Online Trojan Women Text
  • Trojan Women Film

    Prometheus Bound

  • Online Plays: Prometheus Bound
  • Prometheus Bound MIT online

    The Bacchae

  • Dionysus' Family Tree
  • Online Plays: The Bacchae
  • Deadly Bacchae Dance
  • Behind the Scenes Bacchae
  • The Bacchae "Trailer" Theater to Music
  • Bacchae Clip
  • Noa's Trailer for The Baccahe


  • Medea (online text)
  • First Impressions of Medea
  • Jason and Medea Reading Questions
  • Medea Discussion Questions
  • Multi-Genre Essay: Love in Medea and Till We Have Faces In-Class Essay Assignment
  • Peer Editing for Literary Analysis

    Etiology Unit

  • Etiological Myth In-Class Assignment
  • Echo & Narcissus
  • Hyacynth
  • Adonis
  • Midas
  • Phaeton
  • Ceyx & Alcyone
  • Pyramus & Thisbe
  • What Kind of Love Is It?

    Constellations, Planets, & Zodiac

  • Astronomy
  • Planets & How They Got Their Names
  • Nine Planets Tour
  • Mythology & Astrology

    Heroes Unit

  • Hero Monomyth Video
  • What Makes a Hero? (TED-ED) Monomyth Pattern
  • Campbell and Hero's Journey
  • Jason 1963 Film Worksheet
  • Jason Fights the Skeletons
  • Perseus Study Guide
  • Perseus and Medusa
  • Perseus Kills Medusa (Clash of the Titans 2010)
  • Theseus Table
  • Theseus and the Minotaur
  • Theseus and the Minotaur Story
  • Theseus 15 minutes
  • Theseus Documentary UNC Part I
  • Theseus Documentary UNC Part II
  • Theseus Part III
  • Hercules
  • Hero Propaganda Assignment
  • Illustrating Hero Assignment
  • Odyssey Characters
  • The Odyssey Clips
  • Who's Who in the Trojan War
  • Trojan Horse from Troy
  • Trojan Horse: The Chaser
  • BBC Truth About Troy
  • Troy: Battle Between Achilles and Hector
  • Mythic Warriors: Odysseus and the Trojan Horse
  • The Hero's Journey Summary of Steps
  • The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell's Monomyth
  • Perseus and Medusa
  • Anna F's Odysseus Music Video

    Fairy Tale Unit

  • Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
  • Surlalune Fairy Tales
  • Comparing Tales Chart
  • Fairy Tale Study Chart
  • Folklore & Fairy Tale Elements
  • Rumpelstilkskin (Grimm)
  • The Maiden Without Hands
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Hop O' My Thumb
  • Donkeyskin
  • Little match Girl
  • Perrault's Cinderella
  • Grimm's Cinderella
  • Cinderella Group Work Assignment
  • Charles Perrault's "Hop o' My Thumb"
  • Grimm's "Hansel and Gretel"
  • Grimm's Little Red Riding Hood
  • Little Red Riding Hood Versions
  • Little Red Riding Comparative Chart
  • Analysis of the four Little Red versions
  • Little Red Riding Hood Reading Handout
  • Little Golden Book Little Red Riding Hood
  • Theater Guide to Little Red Riding Hood
  • Fairy Tale Project
  • Sarah S and Alice D's Little Red Riding Hood Trailer

    Modern Interpretations

    Till We Have faces

  • Till We Have Faces Reading Schedule
  • Illustrating Characters in Till We Have Faces Assignment >)
  • Multi-Genre Essay: Love in Medea and Till We Have Faces In-Class Essay Assignment

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