Did you know many advertising companies use ancient Greek mythology for their logos?
The foot with a wing on it came from the ancient messenger of Zeus, named Hermes. Hermes was known for his speed. The founder of the company had a statue in their home, similar to the one pictured below. They decided to simply use the foot of Hermes, and the logo has lived on from generation to generation.
In order to learn more, you will explore the following links. You must print and fill out the Process 1 Handout with as much information as you can find. Remember that some links are more helpful than others, so make sure not to use just one.
Identifying Greek gods/goddesses:
Greek Mythology and Advertising: The following links will help you find the information you need.
Greek Culture Websites:
Now that you are familiar with ancient Greek culture and Greek gods/goddesses, it is time to further explore the immortal figures. During this step of the webquest, you will choose one god or goddess to research You may choose a Titan or an Olympian.
You must print and fill out the Process 2 Handout (linked in the Resources section above) about the god or goddess that you choose. This handout will serve as a page in the parent resource book, highlighting the most important figures of Greek mythology. You may do your own internet search or use the links provided from Process 1. The search engine Google or SC Discus.org is helpful for this handout. You need to type in “Fast Facts about _________” (the name of the Greek god or goddess that you are researching”, and many helpful categories are available). Other research engines may be used, but these will be the most beneficial.
You must draw the god or goddess that you are researching, and you must use color. DO NOT copy and paste an image from the internet. You may use the computer to draw or create your image, but it must be an original.
Once you have completed Process 1 and 2, turn in both sheets before you proceed to Process 3.
Finally, you are at the last stage of the webquest. For this final step of the project, you will reflect on what values, ideas, skills, trades, aspects of nature were valued in ancient Greece. Can you think of anything that stands out in your mind as being important to the gods and/or goddesses?
By exploring Greek mythology, we can get a better understanding of what was important to the gods/goddesses. The immortals were given reign or power over many aspects of their lives. By looking at the research you completed for Process 1, you may notice that the following were all important to the gods:
Create your own modern day Greek god or goddess!
First print and fill out the Process 3 Handout (linked in the Resources section below).
You will now write a paragraph about the god or goddess that you created. Click on and print out the "Greek Mythology" Writing Assignment (linked in the Resources section below).
Once you have your handout complete and your paragraph written, you should have developed a modern day god or goddess that represents one aspect of our modern society. You will be required to stand in front of the class and share about the god or goddess you invented.