Every day I present a person from mythology. Mythology is chock full of rape, incest, adultery, cannibalism, mutilation, betrayal,… you get the idea. After awhile I started to think,
“ How can I teach this stuff to kids? “ and then I would listen to a rap song. Straightened my thinking right out.
Zeus has a lot of women, goddesses, nymphs, mortals, willing or unwilling. He is the MAN,to the hormone filled skins of teenage boys. I assigned presentations on the Greek gods. A big red haired freckled boy got up.
“Zeus is the BEST god.”
He thought for a moment. His catholic upbringing kicked in.
“Except for Jesus.”
Ahaha! Teenagers are hilarious in their thinking sometimes. A student once asked me why Jews get to celebrate Jesus’ birthday for 8 days and Christians only got 1.
Even better is asking when Jesus was born. There are some real interesting time line answers.