Thursday, December 17, 2009

Epithet and Myth part 2

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Epithet and Myth Activity


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. (

  1. A term used to characterize a person or thing, such as rosy-fingered in rosy-fingered dawn or the Great in Catherine the Great.

  2. A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person, such as The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln.

epithet. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved December 12, 2009, from website:

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

Helen Taken, War Begins!

By Redd Marc Star.

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.

Paris kidnapping Helen from King Menelaus.

Goddesses dispute!

by 3Js

Rivalry sprang up as the three goddesses laid claim to be “the fairest one.”

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

Fairest One, a Fraud!

By Jim Joseph Kharl

Aphrodite claims to be the ‘fairest’ after bribing Paris. Paris upon hearing that he will be given the most beautiful woman in the world chose the goddess. She admitted: “I did it because I was desperate to win!”

It was a solemn celebration yesterday as Zeus held a banquet to honor the marriage of Thetis, a sea nymph, and king Peleus, the banquet was grand and star studded as most of the gods and goddesses graced the event with their presence but the goddess of discord, Eris was crossed out in the invitation list, in her rage she threw behind a golden apple in the hall with the inscription... kallistÄ“ or “to the fairest one”. The banquet was stirred with the entry of the apple as Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite argued to whom among them does the apple rightfully belongs to and so to prevent the uprising conflict between them, they consulted Zeus on the matter and the son of Cronos suggested that Hermes should take them to Paris who is an excellent judge of beauty.

Paris handing the apple to Aphrodite: Athena and Hera left behind

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 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"