Sunday, December 20, 2009

An all around fun site

Winged Sandals ( is just a fun site.  If you've never been there, you need to go there.  Yes, the Hermes is annoying (or cute depending on your sensitivities), but he is funny and gives a new spin to the myths.  When you get there, you can go to story time, which tells the stories of Perseus and Medusa, Orpheus and Eurydice, Apollo and the Oracle, or Demeter and Persephone.  When you are done there, head over to the game page and try to lull Cerebus to sleep, fly like Icarus, fight Amazons, or just make some music.  Then, visit the Make and Do page to make some crafts or do some activities, such as take a quiz to figure out which god are you (I'm Apollo, by the way). The crafts are pretty good activities to do with kids.  The Who's Who page is a good basic primer for learning the gods and goddesses.  There is a good history page with all kinds of stuff about Greek history.  Ask the Oracle is like the Magic Eight Ball, but the answers are kooky and vague and you'll need to figure out how to interpret them.  Plus, you'll get to wash a goat and pay the temple before asking the oracle anything.  Finally it has a goodies page to pick up screensavers, desktops, and send e-cards to your friends.

The site is really aimed toward getting kids interested in mythology and should be great for those who are getting into the Percy Jackson series; however, there is enough adult appeal to keep me interested and my high school kids.  If you are a teacher, this is a must site. 

My rating: 5 lightning bolts out of five.  Great site! 

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