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Mythology Presentation

Cross-Cultural Mythology


Group Presentation



We are going to explore the world of mythology together. After forming a group and choosing a topic from the list below, research at least 3 different mythologies to learn about your topic. Some mythologies include Greek, Roman, Norse, Aztec, Mayan, Inca, Eskimo, Iroquois, Hindu, Indonesian, African, etc. Find connections between the mythologies, ways in which they are similar or vary. This may be themes, symbols, character types, etc.


Presentation must be no longer than 30 minutes. (Under 20 minutes means you didn’t do a thorough job). How each group chooses to organize information is limited only by its own creativity.



  • Works cited page of sources used
  • At least three types of multi-media
  • This is a performance essay, not a written one. There will be a hook/introduction, a thesis, topic sentences and supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • Use of the following types of art:
    • Paintings
    • Sculptures
    • a Shakespeare reference (quote Shakespeare and explain how he used the allusion to convey meaning in the play)
    • a modern song (any recorded song, basically) that makes a mythological reference.



  1. Creation
  2. The Flood
  3. The Afterlife
  4. The Apocalypse
  5. The Hero - Oedipus, Hercules, Rama, etc.
  6. Place Myths – Like Atlantis, Camelot, etc.
  7. Object Myths – Like the Holy Grail, or Fire Acquisition


Group Grades

Presentation (200pts)

Thesis/Outline (25)

Final Works Cited (25)