Greek Mythology Presentation: Apollo
Apollo: Ed dressed in red sheet and a laurel wreath
Artemis: Mallory dressed in light blue sheet with a bow
Zeus: Francis dressed in a yellow sheet with a bolt of lightning (made of construction paper)
Enter Apollo with a picture frame to hold around his face during the presentation. The Facebook symbol is in the top right-hand corner of the white board. Zeus stands in the center of the area with Apollo to his right, while Artemis stands to his left with her own picture frame. Before Zeus is a stack of messages in chronological order. On the left-hand side is a list of family and friends.
Apollo: Apollo is online. Bio:
Name: Greek: Apollo/Phoebus
Roman: Apollo/ Phoebus
Parents: Zeus and Leto, a nymph
Children: Orpheus, Asklepios, god of healing, Kleopatra, Philammon, Asklepios (Asclepius), Aristaios, Teneros, Iamos, Chairon, Linos, and Parthenos
Significant Others: Marpessa, Chione, Koronis, Daphne, Arsinoe, Kassandra (Cassandra), Kyrene, Melia, Eudne, Thero, Psamathe, Philonis, Chrysothemis, Hyakinthos, Kyparissos
About Me: I like the Sun, lyres, chariots, tripods, the omphalos, bow and arrows, laurel, hawks, ravens and crows, swans, fawns, roes, snakes, mice, grasshoppers, and griffins, which are half eagle and half lion. These, and the city of Delphi, are sometimes used to symbolize me. My twin sister and I are known for our skills in archery. I am also the god of prophecy, music, intellectual pursuits, healing, plague, and the sun. Though I am the sun god, I do not need to drive my chariot, which is on fire, across the sky every day with two winged horses, providing light for the world because it is the sun. Helios, the previous sun god, still does this. We now share the position. I am also the god of music. I love my lyre, made for me by the messenger god, Hermes. I tend to be a bit proud, especially of my music. The Apollo missions were named after me.
Artemis: Picks up picture frame. Artemis is online. Zeus picks up first message. Hey baby brother!
Apollo: Zeus puts down first message and picks up the second. I’m your twin!
Artemis: Zeus puts down second message and picks up the third. I know! I just like teasing you! . . . How are you using your powers to help the Trojans?
Apollo: Zeus puts down third message and picks up the fourth. Since it is one of my patron cities, I was planning on using my powers of archery to kill Achilles and avenge Hector’s death.
Artemis: Zeus puts down fourth message and picks up the fifth. I could send wild animals into the Greek camp if you want.
Apollo: Zeus puts down fifth message and picks up the sixth. No that’s ok; I think I have this under control!
Artemis: Zeus puts down sixth message and picks up the seventh. All right, just … be careful!
Apollo: Zeus puts down seventh message and picks up the eighth. I will!
Artemis: Artemis is offline.
Artemis and Zeus: switch places
Zeus: Holds picture frame. Zeus is online. Artemis picks up the ninth message. Son, don’t interfere with the way of humans.
Apollo: Artemis puts down ninth message and picks up the tenth. I will try, Father.
Zeus: Artemis puts down tenth message and picks up the eleventh. Good boy! Go play with your lyre and don’t get mixed up with humans!
Apollo: Artemis puts down eleventh message and picks up the twelfth. Yes, Father.
Zeus: Zeus is offline.
Apollo: Status update: Off to kill Achilles! Is anyone else willing to join ranks?
Artemis: Artemis commented on your status update. Sorry, totally invested in my hunting trip but I’ll try to help when I get back!
Zeus: Zeus commented on your status update. Did I not just tell you to leave the humans alone? One day I swear, your boastful head is going to get you hurt!
Artemis: Aphrodite commented on your status update. Sorry, Hephaestus and I are planning a second honeymoon!
Zeus: Hermes commented on your status update. Why don’t you go all pied piper on the Greeks and lure them away with your lyre?
Artemis: Demeter just poked you. Would you like to poke her back?
Zeus: Zeus gave you cotton candy from his farm on Farmville! Would you like to make a farm?
Artemis: Ares tagged you in his Galapagos Island Vacation pictures. Would you like to see them?
Apollo: Apollo just commented on Athena’s wall. Hey there friend! I am off to kill Achilles! Do you have any advice?
Artemis: Athena commented on her wall. Do the wise thing. You will be rewarded greatly! Use a human to complete the task.
Apollo: Apollo commented on Athena’s wall. Thank you, Athena! I will use Paris, Hector’s little brother and prince of the great city of Troy, to finally defeat Achilles!
Zeus: Dionysus sent you a friend request! Would you like to accept, decline, or block this friend request?
Artemis: Friend request blocked!
Apollo: Apollo commented on Dionysus’s wall. Dude, stop friend requesting me! It’s starting to get creepy!
Artemis: Hades sent you a friend request! Would you like to accept, decline, or block this friend request?
Apollo: Hmmmmmmmmmm, accept!
Artemis: Friend request accepted!
Apollo: Apollo commented on Hades’s wall. Hello! I am planning on sending Achilles your way so keep a close eye on him; he may try to find a way out.
Zeus: Hades commented on his wall. That I will.
Apollo: Apollo commented on Hades’s wall. Thank you!
Artemis: Hermes commented on Apollo’s wall. Hi! I know you were disappointed that I couldn’t make you that golden lyre last week, so how about I make you one for your birthday? Maybe I could even decorate it with some swans or fawns? … I just rhymed!
Apollo: Apollo commented on his wall. Yeah, that’d be great! I would prefer swans, by the way.
Artemis: Hermes just commented on Apollo’s wall. Will do, sir! See you soon!
Apollo: Apollo commented on his wall. Thank you Hermes!
Artemis: Hermes commented on Apollo’s wall. You’re welcome, Apollo!
Zeus: Athena commented on Apollo’s wall. Achilles has fled the camp and is approaching Troy’s wall.
Apollo: Apollo commented on his wall. Thank you, Athena. I will go immediately to end Trojan War. Apollo is offline.