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GREEK and roman MYTHOLOGY in th 4 grade This year's theme I've chosen for Art is Greek and Roman Mythology. I've chosen this topic because these ancient stories of gods and heroes appeal to a child’s sense of adventure and magic while offering universal meanings and messages.


First of all...

We saw a presentation about the birth of the world from chaos, the titans, the olympians and they delved into the Saturn myth by drawing some pictures


This was the presentation:


Artist:

GOYA

One of the black paintings Date: 1819-1823


Artist:

RUBENS

Flemish school painting Date: 1636


Goya

Rubens

Saturn devouring his son


SATURN Is a Roman/Greek

GOD


SATURN or CRONUS Leader of Titans God of Agriculture and Sky He was also the God of time


SATURN MYTH •

Long before the world existed, there was Chaos—immeasurable, dark, and wild. Out of Chaos came Night. All was still, black, silent, and without end until Love emerged.


Love brought Light and Day, which then produced Earth.

Then Earth, called Gaea, produced the blue Heaven, called Uranus.


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The union of Heaven and Earth produced gigantic monstrous children with powers called the Titans.

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6 women and 6 men Titans ruled the universe


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The youngest of them, was called Cronus, Cronus with the help of his mother, Gaia overthrew his own father Uranus. And took his father's throneand got married with his own sister Rea.


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Fearing that his unborn children could rise against him, Cronus swallowed each of his children as they were born.


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Rhea, his sister-wife, hid her child Zeus, and gave him a stone wrapped in a blanket instead.


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Rhea brought Zeus to a cave in Crete, where he was raised to adulthood.

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Later, Zeus gave Cronus a mixture of mustard and wine which would cause him to vomit up his swallowed children.


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Zeus then led his released brothers and sisters, the now so called Olympians, in rebellion against the Titans. This war, was called War of the Titans or Titanomach


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Titanomach, was the ten-year series of battles fought between the two races of deities: the Titans

and the Olympians

Olympians won


And Zeus became the supreme god.


What are we going to do? Draw our own Saturn devouring his children, like GOYA or RUBENS did.

I drew my own


After this presentation they drew different pictures. Here are some of them


We made a big bulletin board to display the different Gods and Goddess who lived on Mount Olympus


I hope you enjoyed watching our job as much as we did

GREEK MYTHS  

Workart 4th graders San Cristobal School

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