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Andromeda Caught! Love Affair With Uncle’s soldier, exposed! (By Eily)

King Cepheus’ daughter Andromeda (some may remember her from her almost death at the hands of the Kraken) has been caught cheating on long-time hubby and hunky hero of Greece, Perseus, with a soldier who was formerly employed by her dead Uncle Phineas.

Word of the scandal came out just a few years after the bloody battle slash wedding feast celebrating the union of Andromeda and Perseus, when a palace maid boasted she had seen the soldier and ‘Dromeda canoodling in the courtyard together, while Perseus was on a media tour promoting his new line of Gorgon head sacks!

“It was so juicy!” our source exclaimed, “There I was, just walking around, cleaning up sacrifices, when I saw them sneaking off together all mysterious and such, I followed them and they spilled all the deets! I even saw them worshipping Dionysus, if you know what I mean… It’s the shocker of the century!”

 

A cellphone pic snapped of the two lovers! Don’t worry Perse, there are plenty more fish in the sea… or maidens chained to a rock, LOL!

According to the source, Andromeda also tipped off Phineas’ men on the night of the wedding, hoping Phineas and his men could come stop the wedding and whisk her away from Perseus – but I guess they just weren’t fast enough to nab the Grecian beauty. Maybe they should ask Perseus to borrow his winged sandals, LOL!

Unfortunately, reps of Andromeda could not be reached for comment.

Oh and BTW, rumour has it our Gorgon-head wielding hero Perseus is the jealous type, so our soldier-in-love better run and hide as fast as he can, or buy a Gorgon sack to put on his head! LOL!

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Mythology

What is the function of mythology?

  • Explains the world and natural phenomena
  • Teaches us lessons and values
  • Entertains
  • Provides authority and legitimacy, establishes a unified identity
  • A means of exploration

The Monomyth

An American psychologist  and anthropologist, Joseph Campbell, wrote a book called The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), where he researched heroic narratives from around the world and noted some interesting patterns. Campbell discovered several common basic stages that almost every hero goes through on his/her quest. This structure is called the MONOMYTH.

Since Campbell’s original thesis, other scholars have formulated the monomyth in different ways. We will be examining a few heroic myths:

  • Heracles
  • Perseus
  • Theseus
  • Jason
  • Odysseus

Mythweb is A helpful resource that recounts Greek myths in a very user friendly manner.

HOMEWORK: Read your assigned heroic myth and complete the monomyth chart. Tomorrow we will be sharing these myths with the class.

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