Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, esp. one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature. (Dictionary.com)
A term used to characterize a person or thing, such as rosy-fingered in rosy-fingered dawn or the Great in Catherine the Great.
A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person, such as The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln.
Combining the two terms myth and epithet, the students came up with a supernatural explanation of their own origins, allowing them to ascribe titles and powers to themselves. They attempt to explain the source of their traits or talents
Here are some of the best works from the current batch of literati in the making.
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Saturday, December 5, 2009
The prize of Aphrodite- Helen has been abducted from the hands of her husband Menelaus by the Prince of Troy, Paris.
Helen, Named as the most beautiful human in the entire world, has been taken by Paris as he claims the prize of the most beautiful human from Aphrodite. On the shores of Sparta, he saw the beauty of Helen and was seduced by her. He then took away Helen from her mainland as well as with her husband. This causes the war between the two nations.
Being a king and a husband, King Menelaus tried to take his wife back causing the war between the mainland Greece, and a city of Troy. Trojan soldiers as well as its official faced the army of thousand ships and thousand of Greek soldiers, but their forces were not as strong as the Greeks causing their defeat.
The engraved inscription; “to the fairest”, in the golden apple incited the dispute between the three; Athena, Aphrodite and Hera on who among them shall reign the said title.
“A pageant would settle this matter.” The three said in an interview at the reception. Following up, they have invited Paris to be the pageant’s sole juror.
The decision has been finally made early this morning; Aphrodite crowned as “the fairest one” surpassing her two rivals of the race.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Paris was naturally awestruck as the 3 goddesses appeared before his very eyes, and then they started bidding for the mortal’s decision. The three goddesses then said: “consider what we offer to you...” Hera, the wife of Almighty Zeus, told him: “A lord of Europe and Asia you will be!” Athena, the daughter of the Cloud-Gatherer alone, then tried to bribe him by saying: “Great wisdom and skill in battle will be yours if you choose me” and finally the Goddess of Beauty, Aphrodite spoke: “choose me and the most beautiful mortal shall be yours!” Paris being inclined to things of beauty naturally chose the last goddess and with that they journeyed to Sparta were Helen, the most beautiful mortal lived...as queen to Menelaus. Naturally the queen was hospitable to their guest, while he and Aphrodite convinced her to come with him to Troy, and she did so what now happens to the king and Sparta?
* output on the Lit Activity, "The Daily Greek"