Blog for the international research project "Our Mythical Childhood… The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges", financed by the ERC Consolidator Grant led by Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak, Faculty of "Artes Liberales" of the University of Warsaw. Team members: Prof. Susan Deacy and Steve K. Simons, University of Roehampton; Prof. Elizabeth Hale and Dr Miriam Riverlea, University of New England; Prof. Lisa Maurice and Dr Ayelet Peer, Bar-Ilan University; Prof. Daniel A. Nkemleke, Dr Divine Che Neba and Dr Eleanor A. Dasi, University of Yaoundé I; Dr Elżbieta Olechowska, Dr Hanna Paulouskaya, Dr Sonya Nevin, Dott. Edoardo Pecchini, Marta Pszczolińska, Angelina Gerus and the Project Officers: Magdalena Andersen, Maria Makarewicz, and Olga Strycharczyk from the Faculty of "Artes Liberales" UW.
In children’s animated series “DC Super Hero Girls” (DC Entertainment Production, 2015-present) we can find many interesting female characters – several of them can be associated with the world of mythology.
Wonder Woman (Diana of Themyscira):
Queen Hippolyta (mother of Wonder Woman):
Artemiz (sic!, member of Female Furies):
Mad Harriet (her image seems to be related to the character of Medusa):
Themis (as a sculpture on the Super Hero High School Campus):
Thepremiereof “Wonder Woman – Rise of the Warrior” (Warner Bros Production) took placerecently. The main character of the movie – Wonder Woman – is Diana, the princess of the Amazons and a daughter of Zeus.
The picture book “Mère Méduse” (“Mother Medusa”) was published for the first time in November 2014. The author of the book – Kitty Crowther (writer and illustrator of children’s books) explains in her blog post (see below) that for her, “Mother Medusa is a descendant of Medusa from Greek mythology.” She emphasizes that the tragic story of the mythological Medusa was a huge inpiration for her and she recalles on the blog the Ovidian version of the myth in which Medusa was raped by Poseidon and punished by Athena.
The main character of the book – Mother Medusa, like the mythological Medusa, is withdrawn from society because of her appearance: “It’s as if she’s locked up in her own hair. Only her daughter can approach her. So much hair she cannot untangle it.”
[Quotes from Kitty Crowther’s blog post about “Mère Méduse”]
“National Geographic 4D Ancient Greece”puzzles belong to the “4D Cityscape” series. Thanks to the game you can come to know better the Ancient Greek culture.
At the first stage of the game you have to do the puzzles that create a historical map of the region. At the second stage, you have to adjust the added figures to the map (the figures represent ancient buildings and the Troian Horse).
Once everything is ready, you can download an interactive puzzle application for your device (for free) which will allow you to interact with the puzzles and learn more about the world of Ancient Greece.