ALLUSIONS PROJECT



RESEARCH TOPICS:
  1. Ancient Egyptian (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure)
  2. Hindu (Savior/Redeemer/God Figure)
  3. Buddhist
  4. Classical Greek (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure, Gaia/Uranus/Titans, Pygmalion/Galatea, Persephone/Demeter/Hades, Pandora, Medea/Jason/Golden Fleece, Scylla/Charybdis, the Fates, the Muses, the Furies, Sisyphus, Achilles, Midas, Helen of Troy)
  5. Classical Rome (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure, Venus/Adonis, Hercules)
  6. African (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure)
  7. Old Testament (Cane/Abel, Abraham/Isaac, Moses, Lot, Noah, Job, Solomon, David/Bathsheba/Absalom, Samson/Delilah, Tower of Babel, as viewed by one of these religious branches who use it: Muslims, Jews, Christians)
  8. New Testament (John the Baptist, Prodigal Son, Sermon on the Mount, Good Samaritan, Judas, Garden of Gethsemane, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure, as viewed by Catholic or Protestant denomination)
  9. Saints & other religious ideas (Lucifer/Beelzebub/Satan, Seven Deadly Sins, Heaven / Afterworld)
  10. Celtic (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure)
  11. Norse/Germanic (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure)
  12. Middle or Far Eastern (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure)
  13. Black American
  14. Miscellaneous (King Arthur, Shakespearean, Dante/Inferno, Don Quixote, Casanova, Napoleon)

RESOURCES:


DATABASES (see Leyden Libraries Website)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • World History in Context
  • Image Quest Online (images)
  • DISCOVERY EDUCATION (Media & Movies)
See Media and Movies Link on the library menu bar. Sign in with your student e-mail address as your username and your locker combination as your password.
WEB RESOURCES
Biblical Allusions

Poetry

  • Allusion in Poetry ""A literary allusion is an explicit or implicit reference to another literary text that can be recognized and understood as such by competent readers."