Saturday, May 19, 2012

The DMS Wants to Know!

This week we have been talking about Greek and Roman mythology. Monday's riddle was fun, asking the question, what's in a name? pointing out the different variations of the same deities. Lizzy reviewed The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan, which told the story of three young demigods learning about their ancient powers. And, on Top of the Heap, we shared our favorite Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. Today, we want to hear from all of you!  

This week, the DMS wants to know: 
What is your favorite Greek or Roman myth? Why?

We'll tell you ours, if you tell us yours!



24 comments:

  1. There are so many! :)
    But I like Artemis, so the stories connected with her probably.

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    1. Petra- I am with you! There are so many fabulous myths. Artemis is a favorite of mine, too. ~F

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  2. I must go with the legend of Romulus and Remus. I love the idea of a she-wolf taking care of them, and then later they begin Rome.

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    1. Donna- What a great one! Reading your comment made me think of Harry Potter 7 and the code names that were used on the secret radio show. :) I haven't thought of that myth in a while. Thanks for bringing it up! ~F

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  3. I like the story of Pandora. Something fascinates me about that myth, The box of sorrow and evil opened by yhe curious unsuspecting girl...

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    1. Hi Heidi, I am a big fan of that story too- I included an awesome painting of her in a recent post on last week's DMS Wants to know post- it really captures the spirit of the innocent, unsuspecting girl. Great to hear from you! ~ F

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  4. Eros and Psyche. Although Psyche was foolish and lost the trust of her husband, she had the courage to fight and accomplish three impossible tasks to get him back. Of course she was foolish again which almost put her into an endless sleep, but Eros shows his love in return by rescuing her.

    I mainly like it because it's so similar to the fairytale East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Or do I like the fairytale because it's so similar to this myth? Both work for me!

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    1. Hi Kris, Thanks for stopping by! There are so many great myths. Eros and Psyche is a wonderful choice : ) ~ F

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  5. I love the story of The Odyssey, partly because my husband is Greek heritage and was named Odysseus. I studied classics in high school and used to love thinking about the sirens trying to lure Odysseus with their beautiful singing voices.

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    1. Megan- The sirens are my favorite part of The Odyssey! How cool that your husband was named Odysseus! I can imagine he must know a lot about Greek mythology. :) ~Stephanie

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    1. Patty- Zeus is one interesting god! Very powerful! :) ~F

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  7. I do not know many gods....my son had mythology this yr as a freshman in high school and dinner time would be filled with interesting discussions about myths...I have his books on my reading list for this summer...looking forward to learning again what i must have learned before!

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    1. Hi Annmarie, There are so many interesting things to discuss when it comes to mythology- and always more to discover about the gods and goddesses. It's a fascinating topic! Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  8. Demeter and Persephone definitely had me. I loved how that myth explained the seasons and dragged the dread Hades into the Mystery. Guess I tend to go to the dark side like Darth. :-)

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    1. Hi cleemckenzie, Persephone or Prosperina is also one of my very favorite stories. I have a wonderfully illustrated version of this story. Great to hear from you! ~ F

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  9. My favorite is definitely the one about Persephone getting dragged to the Underworld. It's creepy but also kind of strangely romantic, if you really think about it. (Or I could just be weird.) But anyway, that's definitely my favorite one!

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    1. Hi Annabelle, It is dark, but strangely romantic, you sort of feel bad for Hades, even though he abducted Persephone. Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  10. I love the story that is Pandora's Box.

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    1. Hi Petty, me too! Fascinating tale- and there are so many wonderful paintings of the story. Glad you popped over to visit! ~ F

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  11. The story of Helios and Phaeton is my favorite. Love the image of the fiery chariot pulling the sun across the sky.

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    1. Hi Leslie, That image is so iconic and I love the symbolism. Great choice! Thanks for sharing it with us : ) ~ F

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  12. I think I would say either the labyrinth one with the Minotaur or Icarus flying too close to the son. I've heard these a lot. Icarus I think because he was actually flying with wings. It's like what we imagine what flying is in the beginning before airplanes. It's like being invincible. Although I will never go on a plane myself :P

    The Labyrinth because I like the story behind it. This guy tries to help out his people. He's tired of the suffering. He meets a girl from the enemy side and she ends up helping him all the way through I might add. She did a lot for him and you know why? Because women are amazing. Then I think he ends up breaking her heart. I just really like it.

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    1. Hi Adriana, Thanks for sharing your thoughts- the myths about the Minotaur are absolutely fascinating! ~ F

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