Myths Today: Hero Myths
Have students write and present hero myths from contemporary stories, movies, or popular culture.
Are the myths students presented of the same caliber as the myths Leeming describes? Are they less mythic than the ancient myths?
Filling In the Blanks
Make a list of any types of myths Leeming omits from The World of Myth. How can you account for his exclusions?
Marketing The World of Myth
Readers today are famously resistant to reading books. How would you market this book to a marketplace full of resistant readers? Devise a publicity plan for The World of Myth. Where would you advertise it? What marketing tools would be most useful?
Artwork and Costume
Have students bring in clippings of artwork and dress associated with any of the myths Leeming describes, whether that be Greek vases to African ceremonial dress.
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