Our first Humanities project, was to create a Greek Myth Trading Card. We had to chose a character who was immortal, and had to interest to us in some way. I chose Chiron, a centaur. He was the son of the titan Kronos and the nymph Philyra.
The next step, was to read a non-Greek story, I chose Mexican, and to compare the story of your character to the non-greek story.
Who? Character Traits Moral of the Story What the civilisation
Try to be smarter and make better choices and do the right thing.
They believed in centaurs, and they believed that they could teach someone to become a hero.
La Diosa Hambrienta, the Hungry Goddess
Somethings you have to live with–whether you like it or not!
They believed in creatures with eyes and mouths all around their body.
The main characters are different because Chiron is a wise person, who makes sure he knows what he's doing, and teaches others, while La Diosa Hambrienta is a person that makes tons of noise because she isn't getting her way, and she wants to have and eat everything. The difference in character traits played two big roles in the stories. Chiron taught the sons of great kings, and turned them into heroes. The greatest Greek heroes were taught by Chiron. La Diosa Hambrienta is greedy, doesn't do anything for others and wants everything for herself.
Also, Chiron teaches a strong moral, while La Diosa Hambrienta doesn't teach anything to people who listen to their stories. Chiron makes sure you know that you need to persevere and make the right choices, while La Diosa Hambrienta's stories try teach you that sometimes you have to live with somethings, whether you like it or not! And that isn't really that positive and does't make you want to listen to more stories about La Diosa Hambrienta.
The myths were written in different ways because they are from different countries. The different countries make sure that the stories are written in different formats and style. Their told in different languages as well. Also, different Gods and Goddesses are involved in the stories. Not the usual Zeus and Poseidon anymore! Also, the character traits of the main characters (Chiron and La Diosa Hambrienta) change the stories in many ways. Chiron's wisdom changes the story to a more serene and positive setting, while La Diosa Hambrienta's stories create a wild setting.