The following is the knowledge and understandings to target:
Your display should also contain a list of citations for the whole group, which includes any relevant images if you used them in the display.
The following are elements of the visual appeal of the library display to consider, remembering that you want to inspire people to read the relevant mythology:
Myths are old, traditional stories which often try to explain the things that happen in the natural world. They usually involve the adventures of gods, goddesses and heroes. Ancient Greek myths are among the most famous in the world. As well as gods and heroes, they are full of monsters, magic and amazing feats. Many Greek plays, and to this day people still write plays, poems and even TV series based on the stories.
Prometheus upset Zeus, the king of the gods, by teaching the gods secrets to humans. He showed them how to grow crops, tame horses and use plants and medicines. When he gave humans the secret of fire, Zeus was furious and devised a terrible punishment. Prometheus was chained to a rock on Mount Caucasus, and every day a vulture came and tore his liver. Every night, it grew back. After many years of this torture, Prometheus was finally rescued by Heracles.
|Prometheus was one of the Titans, son of Iapetus (also a Titan) and Clymene, an Oceanid. His brothers were Epimetheus, Atlas and Menoetius. The name derives from the Greek word meaning 'forethought'.
During the Titanomachy, the war between the Titans and the Olympian gods, Prometheus sided with Zeus, helping to overthrow the old gods. Siding with the winning side, Prometheus avoided being punished with the rest of the Titans and was therefore not sent to Tartarus, the Underworld.
In all accounts, Prometheus was presented to be the protector and benefactor of mankind. In an event called Trick at Mecone, he tricked Zeus by asking him to choose between two offerings; beef hidden inside an ox's stomach (something pleasing hidden inside a repelling exterior) or bones wrapped in glistening fat (something inedible hidden inside a pleasing exterior). Zeus chose the latter and hence, a precedent was created in what humans could sacrifice from that moment; so, they kept the meat for themselves and sacrificed bones to the gods.
As a result of the trick at Mecone, Zeus was infuriated and decided to hide fire from mortals as punishment. Prometheus, in an effort to help humanity again, managed to steal fire back and give it to humans. More enraged, the father of gods asked Hephaestus to create Pandora, the first woman, who according to Hesiod, would bring troubles to mankind. He also punished Prometheus by having him chained to a rock, where an eagle ate his liver during the day, and the liver was regenerated during the night due to Prometheus' immortality. He was later saved by the demigod Hercules