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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