Global Mythology, Part 2
Ages 9+, Taught by Christina Knickerbocker, 2:30-3:30 PM
- $105 per quarter$105 per quarter
- Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm Street, Manchester
Already love Zeus, Ra, and Odin? Who doesn’t, really. But do you know about Ta’aroa, Hathor, and Huitzilopochtli? It’s time to expand your mythological prowess to include a few more continents and cultures. This quarter will cover different mythological stories such as Korean origin stories of gods and spirits beginning life on earth, the Navajo myth of weaving being a gift from the Spider Woman, and more. Each week we will read a different story and find out where on the map it originated. We will try our hands at sculpting, weaving, and painting in the traditions of the culture, use our tongues to try out the languages, treat our ears to music, and record it all in a journal that would make Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the 3rd proud. While prior knowledge of mythology would be enriching, it is not required as we will probably revisit some well known areas of mythology, but the lesser-known myths. Join us if you want to know why Devil’s Tower has the lines that it does (according to Sioux legend), how Orion and the Pleiades became the constellations they are (according to the Greeks), and how a beautiful, fish-eyed goddess warrior in South India knew when she met the man of her dreams. There is a minimum requirement of six students to run this class.
2013 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, USA