Task Two:
This task requires you to look up a translated myth about Zeus and THREE others that he has/had a relationship with.

Task 2: Zeus’s Relationships
Select THREE relationships that Zeus had from the list below.
Titans and other gods
Mortal Women
Mortal Men


Sources for these could be found at:
For each selected god/goddess/mortal you should aim to include the following :
  • Describe the myth – provide an outline of the myth and how the chosen god/ goddess/ mortal is linked to Zeus.
  • Describe the nature of the relationship – happy, sad, violent etc.
  • Provide any consequences or effects of the relationship – children, death etc.
  • What does the myth show us about Greek culture and/or society?
  • What is someone else’s interpretation of this myth? – secondary sources to be used here.
  • provide a bibliography
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You would unpack and write up Task Two in the following way:

Write the heading:Relationship One: Zeus & _

Write the heading:
Describe the Myth
Who, what, where, when and why. Refer to secondary sources here for proof of the myth.Then follow with primary sources. These could be from the Theogany [you have a copy of this or go to __http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/hesiod/theogony.htm__]. Also find a pictorial or sculptural source both secondary and primary.

Write the heading:
How is Zeus linked to the chosen god/goddess/mortal? Refer to your sources used above.

Write the heading:
Describe the nature of the relationship . Refer to your secondary source here and again follow up with primary.

Write the heading:
What were any consequences of this relationship? Refer to your secondary source first and then back it up again with the primary sources.

Write the heading:
What does this myth show us about Greek culture or society?__
This is where you are able to reach Excellence Level:

To demonstrate perceptive understanding of that relationship, you will give an explanation that shows your insight. Things to look at are and write about are:
  • The social importance of these myths. What do they tell us about Greek society? What social rules and expectations do they reinforce?
  • What did the ancient Greeks use myths for? Eg explaining the unexplainable. Showing the virtues and morals expected of people in their society. Inspiring people to act in as heroes or as well-behaved and civilised Greeks.
Reading for this could be found on search terms: Greek society and culture, Xenia, arete, kleos.
From the above source: The poets who wrote each myth were also considered to be divinely inspired by the Muses.
The Muses, Zeus’ nine daughters by the goddess of memory, were the goddesses of artistic inspiration....Thus, myths held a revered place in ancient Greece as they were seen to be divinely inspired and were meant to convey some important message about life or the gods to the people. Simply put myths can be seen as “traditional tales relevant to society.”
... Myth can be seen as history in that it chronicles an event that happened in the past. Myth can also be grouped with religious documents because it was divinely inspired and dealt with the “attributes… roles… and relationships” of the gods. Or, myth can be viewed as literature.

Refer first to secondary sources then to your primary to back-up your assertions/deductions here.

Write the heading: What is someone else’s interpretation of this myth?
Refer to your secondary source here and compare it with another secondary source interpretation.

Write the heading: Bibliography