Centaurs, mermaids, basilisks, oh my! This course will dive into the prominent usage of mythological tales and creatures in children's literature such as the classic series Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Learners will discover the origins of such stories and analyze their development and use through group activities and close reading. By the end of this course, learners will be able to identify ancient mythology in children's literature and present its purpose and effect on readers. Mythological folklore shapes the way literature is created and understood, so this course will allow your learner to discover a new understanding and love for their favorite tales.