1. In the Myths from around the World section, read throughthe various myths from different parts of the world. What similarities do younotice in the myths? Are the myths influenced by the culture that they arefrom? Why or why not? Myth are influenced by the culture because of how theyare formed.
Myth’s always have something to do how this person or a certainthing was formed. 2. Of the myths on the site, which one is your favorite?Why? What is the myth about? Nature Myth’s is my favorite because I just findit interesting how some powerful being like Zeus or something like that formedsomething on earth. That kind of story telling interest me. 3. In the Exploring Everyday Folklore section, what isfolklore? Folklore is a term that encompasses a culture’s oral traditions.
Somepeople define folklore widely, and include proverbs, jokes, and popular beliefsof the culture in this category. However, the most common works that make upthe category of folklore are legends, folktales, and fairy tales. 4. What are three different types of folk expression?Describe each type. Legends are related to myths, but there are significantdifferences. While myths involve gods and tend to explain creation or howphenomena in nature worked, legends tell stories of mortal people and theiractions, Folktales are ancient stories that do not have a single, identifiableauthor; they have been passed down orally from generation to generation, and atsome point they were put into written form, and a fairy tale is a type of folktale,but a folktale is not ways a fairy tale. A fairy tale usually takes place”long ago and far away” and often involves a person of royal station.
The main character usually is tested by a problem or obstacle, and may havemagical assistance.5. Think about a group that you belong to. Using thesuggestions in the Exploring Everyday Folklore section, describe a piece offolklore that exists within this group. What purpose does this piece offolklore have? I think I belong to the nature one because I have more knowledgeof the Greek gods and what they do and they formed things on the earth.
6. In the section Discovering Fairy Tales, what are fairytales? What are characteristics of fairy tales? a fairy tale is a type offolktale, but a folktale is not ways a fairy tale. A fairy tale usually takesplace “long ago and far away” and often involves a person of royalstation. The main character usually is tested by a problem or obstacle, and mayhave magical assistance. 7. What is the nickname of the child in the myth that JaneYolen wrote in the section Myth Writing with Jane Yolen? The child 8.
Using the tips that Jane provides, write your own myth.Your myth should be at least three paragraphs. On a tranquil evening night, asthe grey wolves howled at the night sky in a far away land in Germany in theforest that remain there today. A land untouched by humans a certain breed ofanimal lived there both bears and wild dogs lived in harmony until one fatefulday, A human came and disturbed the peace between both animals.
The human stolea bear cub and a wild dog pup from both animal’s den. The human could hear bothmother’s wail of sorrow as the human made off in the night with the two babycritters. The man had is own agenda, he wished to make a new dog so he went togo see the town’s witch and demanded that she create a new animal with bothbaby animals, so then the Rottweiler dog breed was born.