Greek Mythology Trading Cards
Greek Gods & Heroes Trading Cards
As we begin an overview of Greek mythology in preparation for the Iliad, Odyssey
and Aeneid, you will need to know who’s who among Greek gods and heroes.
Therefore, in order to make our lives (and reading) easier, as a class you are going to
create a deck of Greek Gods & Heroes Trading Cards.
Your trading card must be two-sided on a sheet of 8.5-by-11-inch paper. Put your
name and period on the bottom of the first page of your card.
On the front side, you will identify your god/hero by his/her Greek name and
provide the Roman equivalent where appropriate.
Side one also must include a suitably sized artistic rendering of the god/hero (you
may lift a photo from the Internet or draw your own, but no stick figures, please)
and his/her vital statistics, e.g., what he/she is the god of, his/her special powers,
siblings, friends, etc., where appropriate.
On side two, you must retell briefly a story in first person about the god/hero
from Greek mythology. Be sure to make sure the story fills the page and that its
design is consistent with page one. (If your story is too short, embellish it and use
a larger font size, but you should go at least 200 words in your retelling.)
You must list your sources (books, Web sites) from which you culled your
material on the bottom of page two.
Feel free to be creative with fonts and design. The more creative you are, the
better your grade.
You will be graded on format, prominent display of name(s), an appropriate portrait,
thoroughness of god’s vital statistics, your sources listed at the bottom of page two; your
first-person retelling of a story about this god, and what I call X factor, which is entirely
up to me.
Your trading card is due Friday, February 3.
A late trading card will lose points.
Your “paper” grade will be worth 100 points.
Gods & Heroes
You are not allowed to duplicate anyone’s efforts, so only one god/goddess/hero
to a customer.
Dionysus Ajax the Greater
Cronos Polyphemos the Cyclops
The Furies Centaurs
The Fates Satyrs
If there’s another god/goddess/hero you’d like to take, please feel free to ask.