Greek Mythology Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Why do we all know some of the names of Greek heroes or deities? Why are these myths still important to us, even now in an age of technology? The truth is the myths of ancient Greece are not just stories - they are reflections of real human experience. Through these myths, we share the emotions, ambitions and knowledge they reveal and we can understand how some of the protagonists, villains and victims have become bywords for how we might feel about or act in a given situation. Understanding Greek mythology helps us to more deeply understand ourselves. Find out how, with the Greek Mythology Diploma Course.

The course introduces itself by offering scholarly definitions of mythology and presents ways to approach Greek mythology’s stories of deities, monsters and heroes. It also notes the difference between myths and other story-telling traditions, such as fables and fairy tales, and discusses the relationship myths have with history.

Following this foundation, you will start at the best place to start any story, at the beginning – as you are introduced to the Five Ages of Man, how the Titans came to rule and how they fell to the Olympians.

As the best-known gods of Greek mythology, the course provides insight into each individual Olympian, offering you some background on their births, if relevant, and their purpose as part of the pantheon of Greek deities.

Significant roles in Greek mythology weren’t reserved exclusively for the Gods, however, with human and half-human heroes and monsters playing important parts. The course guides you through the tale of the Minotaur, the Cyclops and Odysseus, Hercules and the nine-headed Hydra, and the Chimera, Pegasus and Bellerophon. You’ll take a deeper look into exactly what a ‘hero’ was to the ancient Greeks and we will introduce six of the most revered.

It’s important to understand the sources of information we have about Greek mythology - the ‘cycles’. The Greek Mythology Diploma Course provides examination and understanding of what it meant by ‘cycles’, before looking at two of the most important – Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.

The Greek Mythology Diploma Course looks at the role of women in ancient Greek society, before exploring how women were represented in the myths. It discusses the portrayal of motherhood, the classical female idea, and the notion of women as villains and victims as you learn about Penelope, Clytemnestra and Medusa.

You’ll discover how Greek Mythology explains concepts such as love and death. You’ll learn of some of the greatest love stories we know and the meanings behind them, as you are guided through the tales of Aphrodite and Apollo, Eros and Psyche, Orpheus and Eurydice, as well as the myth of Pygmalion. You’ll examine how the ancient Greeks viewed Hades and the Underworld, and the important myth of how Hades found his wife, Persephone. You’ll also learn the common beliefs ancient Greeks had regarding the journey that souls of the departed must take as they enter Hades.

One particular myth that still has a hold over people today is that of the lost continent of Atlantis. You will learn about the origins of the story and how it has continued to thrive.

By the end of the Greek Mythology Diploma Course, you will:

  • Understand why myths were so important to the ancient Greeks
  • Know the Greek Creation myth and how it started the line of deities
  • Know who Zeus and the 12 Olympians were
  • Be familiar with the chronology of Greek mythology
  • Know the stories of heroes such as Perseus, Odysseus, Achilles
  • Understand what is meant by the ‘hero’s journey’
  • Be more aware of the role of women in Greek mythology
  • Know the love stories of Eros and Psyche, Orpheus and Eurydice and Pygmalion and Galatea, among others
  • Have learnt about the Greek underworld and the god Hades
  • Be more familiar with the myth of the lost continent of Atlantis
Aphrodite from Greek Mythology

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is a Myth?
  • Part 2: The Difference Between Myth, Folklore, Fables and Fairy Tales and How Myth Relates to History
  • Part 3: The Sources of Greek Mythology
  • Part 4: Interpretation of Myths
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Creation Myth and Primordial Deities
  • Part 2: The Mutilation of Uranus, Hesiod's Five Ages of Man and Famous Titan Children
  • Part 3: The Children of Cronus and the Beginning of War, the Titanomachy and the Succession Myth
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Who Were the Olympians?
  • Part 2: The 12 Olympians
  • Part 3: Interpreting the Actions of the Olympians
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Mortals in Greek Myths and the Importance of Justice in Greek Mythology
  • Part 2: Myths that Portray the Consequences of Weakness
  • Part 3: The Meaning of Monsters in Different Myths
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: What are the Cycles?
  • Part 2: Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Defining the ‘Hero’ in Greek Mythology
  • Part 2: The Most Important Heroes in Greek Mythology
  • Part 3: The Hero’s Journey
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Women in Classical Greece vs. Women in Myths
  • Part 2: The Myth of Meddlesome Women and Fear of the Mother-Child Bond
  • Part 3: The Feminine Ideal
  • Part 4: Clytemnestra and Medusa
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Meaning of Love in Myths
  • Part 2: The Goddess of Love
  • Part 3: The Myth of Eros and Psyche and the Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Part 4: The Myths of Pygmalion, Acontius and Cydippe, and Demeter and Persephone
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Hades, the God of the Dead
  • Part 2: What Was the Underworld Like?
  • Part 3: The Journey of the Soul of the Deceased
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Plato and the Creation of Atlantis
  • Part 2: How Atlantis Grew Legs
  • Part 3: The Continuing Search for Atlantis
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Greek Mythology Diploma Course offers a deep dive into myths and tales of old – introducing situations and an array of incredible characters, and uncovering the meanings behind the myths, as you gain insight into why they have likely maintained such longevity.

While the course is sure to appeal to fans of history and mythology, it will also resonate with anyone who’s interested in the human condition - with the stories of Greek mythology being just as relevant today as they were at their conception.

Poseidon from Greek Mythology
Accreditations

The Greek Mythology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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