World Mythology is a class designed to read and understand stories. Myths are stories that explain “How things came to be this way.” Every culture and every civilization has a set of stories (some more than others) to explain their existence in the world and the relationship between the people and the gods. We will get most of our information from the text Mythology for Dummies, a very well-designed, easy-to-understand book, despite its insulting title. This course is designed to be educational AND fun. Much of our study of mythological stories will include videos, most describing Western Civilization’s mythology. These movies are based on the stories that have come to us from thousands of years of Greek/Roman culture, stories that are still alive in our culture today.