Mythology and Literature

Believe in yourselves!" I said to them. "If I can learn it, so can you. Only believe, and we may all keep together. Lukos said something about dancers being dedicated in the names of princes and nobles, as an offering to god. Perhaps one might take us all. Let them all see, when we come in the harbor, that we're the best team that ever came to Crete. We are the best team. We are the Cranes.  - The King Must Die - Book 4.1 - Crete; p.178

 

Mary Renault's, The King Must Die, is a legend about leadership. Theseus, through growing his character eventually bonds his team of "Cranes" through his realistic optimism and resilience. Students have an opportunity to compare their strengths of character with the individuals in the book, as well as participate in an active simulation of "Crane Dancing" and "Bull Leaping" in MacMillan Gym.

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