Getting to Know the Greek Gods and Goddesses...in You!

Greek mythology is much more than simply a set of imaginary and anachronistic stories dreamed up by the ancient Greeks about the foibles and adventures of the gods. Indeed, the gods and goddesses who populate Greek myths played an important role in ancient Greek culture.  But they also express a broad range of human desires, needs and behaviours that can give us powerful insight into our lives today and the roles and identities we assume.

This course will examine the archetypes of the major gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon, drawing from the myths, images and poetry of classical art and literature.  Using interactive exercises, we will explore the rich symbolism of each god and goddess to identify those with which we most resonate and to discover what they tell us about ourselves.  Is there an unlived god within you that needs expression?  Come and find out!

Instructor:

Susan Sandul holds an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Ottawa, and undergraduate degrees in English Literature, Classical Civilization and Religious Studies.  Passionate about Greek mythology and ancient civilizations since childhood, Susan has been a volunteer Interpreter at the Canadian Museum of History for over ten years, conducting learning activities with the public in special exhibits, such as “The Greeks,” “Pompeii,” and “Mythic Beasts.” During her 30-year career in the public service, Susan developed and delivered workshops on a variety of topics, including human identity needs, conflict resolution and effective communication skills. 

 

 

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Greek mythology is much more than simply a set of imaginary and anachronistic stories dreamed up by the ancient Greeks about the foibles and adventures of the gods. Indeed, the gods and goddesses who populate Greek myths played an important role in ancient Greek culture.  But they also express a broad range of human desires, needs and behaviours that can give us powerful insight into our lives today and the roles and identities we assume.

This course will examine the archetypes of the major gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon, drawing from the myths, images and poetry of classical art and literature.  Using interactive exercises, we will explore the rich symbolism of each god and goddess to identify those with which we most resonate and to discover what they tell us about ourselves.  Is there an unlived god within you that needs expression?  Come and find out!

Instructor:

Susan Sandul holds an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Ottawa, and undergraduate degrees in English Literature, Classical Civilization and Religious Studies.  Passionate about Greek mythology and ancient civilizations since childhood, Susan has been a volunteer Interpreter at the Canadian Museum of History for over ten years, conducting learning activities with the public in special exhibits, such as “The Greeks,” “Pompeii,” and “Mythic Beasts.” During her 30-year career in the public service, Susan developed and delivered workshops on a variety of topics, including human identity needs, conflict resolution and effective communication skills. 

 

 

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Getting to Know the Greek Gods and Goddesses...in You!

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