Creating an Egyptian Myth
Egyptian mythology served the function of creating stories that helped explain the unknown, identify with their Gods and their characteristics, as well as build cultural norms and identity. These myths sometimes incorporated moral and immoral behavior, backstabbing, social structures, rivalry and love. While developing an Egyptian style myth, keep this in mind. For an example, see the Gods and Goddesses story section of the Ancient Egypt site.
Once you have completed all of the worksheets in your group and outlined each of the major themes of Egypt, you will be developing your own myth. The purpose of your myth is to explain, while utilizing your new knowledge of the major themes of Egypt, the creation of the Great Sphinx of Giza. Why was it built? How was it created? Does it serve a purpose? Create a short story that incorporates and demonstrates your knowledge of these major themes. Your story should follow a line plot utilizing the parts of a story as specified. In order to receive full credit your story must include or demonstrate: