Greek Mythology Unit- Week 2

Although we've been busy settling back into a routine here in Lima, Peru, Marcus and I managed to make time to read about more Greek gods in our National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology book. We read about Poseidon (God of the Seas), Athena (Goddess of Wisdom), Hades (God of the Underworld), Demeter (Goddess of the Harvest), Apollo (God of Music) and Artemis (Goddess of the Hunt).

Marcus has also been learning about ancient Greece and Greek mythology in his Liahona history class with Sister Rowley, and for that class he made these adorable Greek columns-

From left to right, his columns represent the following styles: Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Caryatid
Marcus made these columns out of empty prescription bottles, which we liked because these bottles are taller than toilet paper rolls, but shorter than paper towel rolls. He covered them with felt and used yarn, chenille stems, burlap as decoration.

Marcus also wrote a persuasive essay on why he believes Apollo was the best Greek god. His arguments were that Apollo was an expert at archery, he could charm the nine muses, and he was loyal to his father, Zeus. He especially liked how NASA named their Apollo missions after the Greek god, Apollo, because the image of Apollo riding his chariot across the sun seemed to relate to the mission to send man to the moon. You can read about that HERE.

Marcus would love to hear what you think of his Greek crafts.


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