Ancient Greeks: Everyday Life, Beliefs and Myths
Greek Mythology: Perseus and the Gorgon
Greek myths are a type of story which were created to teach people about something very important and meaningful. They were sometimes based on a real event and often used to describe significant events that people could not always understand such as illness and death, earthquakes and floods.
Greek myths usually include one or several Greek gods and goddesses and are usually based in different areas of Greece. There are many famous Greek myths such as Pandoraís box, Theseus and the Minotaur, Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds and Perseus and the Gorgon.
Do you know any others?
Myths often include:
- an interesting setting
- a mythical beast
- a journey or a trial
- a captivating ending
Why donít you have a go at writing your own with these four key 'ingredients' above?
You can also download the story of Perseus and the Gorgon, then play the 'Follow Me' game to test your knowledge (links below).
There are some great videos about the Perseus story on You Tube - see Related Links at the bottom of this page.