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357 resources with the concept mythology

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Serpents and Dragons: Crash Course World Mythology #38

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
What role do giant, winged, fire-breathing dragons play in ancient mythology? The 38th installment in the 41-episode Crash Course World Mythology series is all about slithering serpents and fiery dragons. Learners explore dragons from...
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Mythical Horses: Crash Course World Mythology #37

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Horses have been instrumental to human cultures, so it's no wonder they are so abundant in mythology. Scholars explore the topic in the 37th of 41 videos in the Crash Course World Mythology series. Learners meet the mythical horses...
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Monsters. They're Us, Man: Crash Course World Mythology #36

For Students 7th - 12th
A wendigo is a man-eating, yellow-eyed ogre from Canadian folklore that puts all other monsters to shame. Viewers discover the terrifying creature, and many others, in the 36th video of the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series....
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Mythical Mountains: Crash Course World Mythology #33

For Students 7th - 12th
Ain't no mountain high enough to keep scholars from watching the 33rd installment in the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series. Viewers consider stories and myths about mountains and their meanings. In particular, they learn about...
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Mythical Caves and Gardens: Crash Course World Mythology #32

For Students 7th - 12th
Myths often have meaningful settings, from cities and temples to mountains and forests. The 32nd video of 41 in the Crash Course World Mythology series takes viewers on an interesting exploration of mythical caves and gardens. Scholars...
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Ma'ui, Oceania's Hero: Crash Course World Mythology #31

For Students 7th - 12th
The demi-god Ma'ui in Disney's Moana is more than a charming character—he's actually based on an ancient mythical character. With the 31st installment in the Crash Course World Mythology series, viewers meet the hero from Oceania....
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Herakles. Or Hercules. A Problematic Hero: Crash Course World Mythology #30

For Students 9th - 12th
Hercules must complete 10 tasks to gain immortality—what a Herculean feat! The 30th video of 41 in the Crash Course World Mythology series is all about Hercules' heroic journey. Scholars follow along as the god captures a boar, collects...
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The Mwindo Epic: Crash Course World Mythology #29

For Students 7th - 12th
A murder scepter, banana beer, and a superhuman newborn. Welcome to the 29th installment of the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series! Scholars explore the Mwindo epic, an oral tale from the Congo about Mwindo's journey to the...
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Galahad, Percival, and the Holy Grail: Crash Course World Mythology #28

For Students 9th - 12th
Discover the stories of two mythological knights who quested after the Holy Grail. Viewers uncover the secret of the so-called cup of Christ in the 28th installment of the 41-episode Crash Course World Mythology series. Scholars also...
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Rama and the Ramayana: Crash Course World Mythology #27

For Students 7th - 12th
What do a 10-headed demon, a monkey king, and a fire god have to do with ancient India? Scholars find out using the 27th video from the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology set. Viewers explore the hero archetype in ancient myths and...
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The Hero's Journey and the Monomyth: Crash Course World Mythology #25

For Students 7th - 12th
How did the cluster of stars known as the Pleiades get the nickname The Seven Sisters? The 25th video in the Crash Course World Mythology series has the answer! Viewers explore mythological heroes and learn about Joseph Campbell's theory...
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Ragnarok: Crash Course World Mythology #24

For Students 7th - 12th
Ragnarok may sound like a sub-genre of rock music, but it actually refers to a Norse apocalypse myth. Pupils learn about Norway's mythological end-of-the-world story with the 24th installment in the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology...
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Coyote and Raven, American Tricksters: Crash Course World Mythology #22

For Students 9th - 12th
According to a Native American myth from Alaska, ravens were originally white. Viewers learn how the bird species changed colors with the 22nd installment in the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series. Scholars discover two of the...
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The Dying God: Crash Course World Mythology #19

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Many myths focus on gods sacrificing themselves for humans; why is that? Scholars explore the topic using the 19th installment of the Crash Course World Mythology series. They discover the dying god archetype in ancient mythology and...
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American Floods: Crash Course World Mythology #18

For Students 7th - 12th
According to an ancient Mayan myth, the Creator made people using cornmeal and alcohol. Viewers explore the story with the 18th video in the Crash Course World Mythology series. Scholars discover myths about floods from the Mayans and...
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Floods in the Ancient Near East: Crash Course World Mythology #16

For Students 7th - 12th
What do floods signify in ancient mythology? Pupils explore the topic of flooding with the 16th installment in the Crash Course World Mythology video series. Scholars analyze the Epic of Gilgamesh, Noah's Ark, and a Zoroastrian flood...
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Archetypes and Male Divinities: Crash Course World Mythology #15

For Students 7th - 12th
Balor, the Celtic war god of the Fomorians, had an eyelid so heavy that servants had to lift it open. The 15th video from the Crash Course World Mythology series includes many other eye-opening facts. Viewers investigate the archetypal...
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Fire and Buffalo Goddesses: Crash Course World Mythology #14

For Students 7th - 12th
Aloha! Scholars explore a volcano goddess from Hawaii in the 14th installment of the 41-episode World Mythology series by Crash Course. Pupils explore the characteristics of goddesses and what makes them so unique. Viewers also discover...
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Great Goddesses: Crash Course World Mythology #13

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
What symbols and patterns are associated with female deities? Scholars use the 13th video of 41 in the Crash Course World Mythology series to consider the mother goddess archetype in mythology. Pupils also learn about a common literary...
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The Norse Pantheon: Crash Course World Mythology #10

For Students 7th - 12th
Frost giants, golden boars, and rainbow bridges ... what's not to love? Learners dive in to the world of Norse mythology as they explore the 10th installment of the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series. Viewers investigate the...
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The Greeks and Romans - Pantheons Part 3: Crash Course World Mythology #9

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
The Greek Titan god, Cronus, was so worried that his children were going to overthrow him that he swallowed them. Talk about overreacting! Viewers analyze the similarities between Greek and Roman myths in the ninth installment of the...
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Indian Pantheons: Crash Course World Mythology #8

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
What kind of stories include such characters as dancing dwarves and buffalo demons? Memorable myths! With the eighth installment in the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology video series, viewers examine the pantheon of deities in ancient...
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Pantheons of the Ancient Mediterranean: Crash Course World Mythology #7

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
The eighth video of 41 in the Crash Course World Mythology series helps shed some light on why the sun was so incredibly important to ancient Egyptians. Viewers learn all about pantheons, or families of gods, and myths from the ancient...
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Humans and Nature and Creation: Crash Course World Mythology #6

For Students 7th - 12th
How did different historical cultures treat the subject of animals in their creation stories? The sixth installment in the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series discusses the relationship between humans and animals from a...