Mythology and Folklore Legendary Tales *

Since the first people gathered around fires, mythology and folklore has been used as a way to make sense of humankind and our world. Beginning with an overview of mythology and different kinds of folklore, students will journey with ancient heroes as they slay dragons and outwit gods, follow fearless warrior women into battle, and watch as clever monsters outwit those stronger than themselves. They will explore the universality and social significance of myths and folklore, and see how these are still used to shape society today.

Unit 1

Lesson 1: Introduction to Mythology and Folklore

Lesson 2: Warrior Women

Lesson 3: The Heroic Monomyth

Lesson 4: The Roles of Animals


Lesson 5: The Social Significance

Lesson 6: Myths of the World

Lesson 7: Comparative Mythology

Lesson 8: Modern Myths and Legends


Unit 2

* This course requires you to prove your ability to adhere to the expectations of HHSO prior to being enrolled into it. Therefore, coach approval is required.