English Homework:
Mythical Monsters

©1998 Gareth Pitchford

At school you've been looking at myths and legends. The myths and legends of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome were dominated by tales of heroes, gods and monsters.

For this homework you will be looking at the monsters of myth and legend. I would like you to create your own monster. Draw a picture of it and label your picture to tell me what each part does. Then write a paragraph telling me about your monster. Tell me about where it lives, what it does, how it behaves and what it has done to the heroes that have come across it.

If you're having trouble creating your monster, try the old Greek myth trick. simply take the head of one animal and combine it with the body of another. You can always add wings and a tail.