Greek god/goddess research

English I - Miller

Who is better?  Gods? or Goddesses?  We'll be using YOUR research to find out!

Choose one of the websites below.  Research your assigned god/goddess and create your own TACKK that shows your deity's special power, symbol(s), personality, and role in the clan.  Include at LEAST three (3) pictures of your deity with a caption for each. Describe his/her power and its effect on other gods and humans. Show his/her symbol and explain why that is appropriate. Describe where your deity fits in the Greek pantheon. Briefly tell one of the prominent stories about your god/goddess IN YOUR OWN WORDS.  Include any strengths or weaknesses you discover... In your comment stream of your TACKK, show which website you used for your research.  

A minor goddess has been used as an example.

IRIS

Iris was the goddess of the rainbow.  Her symbol was the rainbow. She was believed to travel and take messages to people by using the rainbow for transportation. Since Greece is a peninsula and surrounded on three sides by water, the Greeks would see rainbows frequently. It is only natural they would think that a god or goddess might use it to get to places quickly. Iris is the daughter of a minor water god, Thaumus, and a cloud-nymph, Elektra. She is usually pictured next to Hera (the queen of the Olympians) on Olympus. In one story, she gets sent to the river Styx to collect water for Zeus. The water from the Styx (river of the Underworld) was used when the gods needed to swear the truth of something. No one could lie if they swore on this water. In another story, Zeus sent Iris to tell Demeter to come back home after Demeter's daughter Persephone was kidnapped.

Aatsma, Aaron J. "IRIS : Greek Goddess of the Rainbow, Messenger of the Gods | Mythology, W/ Pictures." IRIS : Greek Goddess of the Rainbow, Messenger of the Gods | Mythology, W/ Pictures. The Theoi Project, 2011. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.

http://www.theoi.com/Pontios/Iris.html

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