To plan an exciting myth
Can you create a mythical adventure of a brave hero vanquishing an evil beast?
Myths need four main features:
1. An exciting setting – particularly for where the beast keeps its lair. The hero’s approach to the battleground should be dramatic!
2. An interesting hero – give them a brief back story so the reader can understand what drives them.
3. A terrible beast – use a well-known classic such as the Minotaur or create your own from a mashup of creatures.
4. A problem – why are the hero and beast doomed to clash? Revenge, rescue or glory?
Keep it exciting – play out the story with action figures, dolls or characters cut out from drawings. If you enjoy the adventure, so will your readers.
Try to be unpredictable – throw in a twist! Is the beast really evil? Is there a tragic ending?
Ideas for afterwards:
To try out the activities in the video, fill in this quick form.
Send a copy of your story to your friends, family or to Clevertouch.com. We’d love to read them!
Film your myth using members of your family as the main characters.
Look up myths to read online, such as the adventure of Odysseus or Theseus.
Create a picture of the epic battle between your hero and beast.
Recommended age group - 8-11 KS2
Topic: Myths Story Planner