Rewrite a Greek Myth

Greek myths have been rewritten many times.

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The tale of Hercules and the flesh-eating mares of Diomedes has been told in several versions over the ages.

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http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/horses.html

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http://greece.mrdonn.org/greekgods/hercules-mares.html

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A modern tale that includes flesh-eating horses is:

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http://www.amazon.com/Scorpio-Races-Audio-Maggie-Stiefvater/dp/0545357020/ref=tmm_abk_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1435490980

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The Scorpio Races is available as an excellent audio version, featuring the voice of Steve West.

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http://www.stevewest.la/

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D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths:

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Today’s Assignment:

1. Refresh your memory on Greek myths at this Scholastic game site:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/mythmachine.htm

2. Write your own version of a Greek myth.