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Greek Mythology: The Hero's Journey   Tags: classical greece, creation myths, hero's journey, homer, mythology, the oddyssey  

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The Project

The Hero's Journey Project:

Students will understand the various stages of the hero's journey in classical Greek literature by studying Homer's The Odyssey and related epics and mythology.

What Background Information is Needed?

  • A basic introduction to Greek mythology.
  • An overview of the major Greek Gods and Goddeses.
  • An introduction to Joesph Campbell's concept of The Hero's Journey. 

Hercules Defeats the Hydra

Tavaux of Hercules (The Labors of Hercules)

(image) Tavaux of Hercules (The Labors of Hercules)




Students will be able to describe the attributes of a hero and the key stages of the hero's journey.



Students will be able to

  • recognize the formula for a heroic journey in Greek mythology and present the information using a power point slide show.
  • clearly define what makes a literary hero.
  • discuss the stages of the hero's journey including personal struggle and psyche.



Time Frame

This project is part of a 6-week unit on The Odyssey



Odysseus giving wine to Polyphemus

HOMER: THE ODYSSEY. - Odysseus giving wine to Polyphemus. Line engraving, 1805, after the drawing by John Flaxman..


The Hero's Journey in 5 Disney Films


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