Sophie's World 

The Myths (pp.23-29)

  1. Why did the Greek philosophers distrust the myths that had been taught to them by Homer and Hesiod?
  2. What kinds of explanations for life's mysteries did they trust?
  3. How did the Norse explain why plants grew?
  4. How did the Norse explain a drought or famine?
  5. What is the difference between a myth and a ritual?

EC  Describe the costume that would be needed for a ritual based on "The Lay of Thrym".