Sacred Destination

Prepare a presentation about a sacred place in mythology; for example, the Oracle at Delphi or the Mahabodhi Temple. This place may or may not currently exist. Imagine this presentation is like a travel guidebook—letting someone from outside of the culture know what he or she should expect to find if they were to visit the mythical place.

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes. The use of images is encouraged. Ensure you include:

· An explanation of the mythological origins, history, and functions of the place

· A description of any sacred objects and attributes associated with the deities and mythological origins of this place and the symbolism of these objects as used by contemporary people and cultures

· For example, Apollo’s snake and lyre or Buddha’s bodhi tree

· A comparison of this place to those that serve similar functions in other cultures

· For example, mountaintops, temples, burial sites or memorials, and so on

· An explanation of the relevance of this place and these objects in contemporary culture—consider the following questions:

· What significance do these places or things hold in the minds and emotions of the people?

· How do these places or things connect to mythological stories from that culture?

· What is the role of place and the associated objects?

· A list of the most important facts to know about the surrounding culture, such as:

· Etiquette and dress to follow when visiting

· What these facts tell us about the culture that gave rise to the myth

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