Murder on Mount Olympus: A Mythological Murder Mystery Party Kit

Murder on Mount Olympus: A Mythological Murder Mystery Party Kit
Murder on Mount Olympus: A Mythological Murder Mystery Party Kit
Murder on Mount Olympus: A Mythological Murder Mystery Party Kit
Murder on Mount Olympus: A Mythological Murder Mystery Party Kit
Murder on Mount Olympus: A Mythological Murder Mystery Party Kit
Murder on Mount Olympus: A Mythological Murder Mystery Party Kit
Murder on Mount Olympus: A Mythological Murder Mystery Party Kit
Murder on Mount Olympus: A Mythological Murder Mystery Party Kit
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This murder mystery kit contains the party of a lifetime! The setting is Mount Olympus where the Greek gods and goddesses have gathered for a party. Students have the opportunity to learn about and act as a character from Mythology. All is fun and games...until a murder occurs! The game is broken into three segments in which students are provided clues and dialogue cues to learn more about 'whodunit'. A murder will occur during the party, and students will have to share clues in order to solve the mystery! The kit contains host instructions, guest instructions, clues, name tags, character lists, and investigative sheets. 7-22+ students can participate.

Character excerpt:

1. Artemis: A sweet and innocent goddess and twin of Apollo. Artemis is a huge animal lover. She loves nothing more than prancing through life without a care.

2. Hera: The wife of Zeus and goddess of marriage. She is always trying to set up couples and perform marriage ceremonies. Hera loves love and is a romantic at heart. If only Zeus would romance her a bit.

3. Apollo: A musician seeking a new muse to write about and serenade. Of late, he is suffering from creative blocks until he can be freshly inspired.

4. Dionysus: The life of the party. The jester. Dionysus loves nothing more than a good time. Nothing really matters so much as living in the moment.

5. Perseus (Necessary): Known for his ability to show up just in the nick of time, this hero has slayed more monsters than most, and he sure isn’t humble about it. He loves to share his tales and is always on the lookout for the next adventure.

6. Andromeda: The beautiful and beloved wife of Perseus. Because of the terror and misfortune she has experienced, it is difficult for her to trust…and she holds terrible grudges!

7. Hercules: The heroic son of Zeus. He is slightly insecure due to his humanity; he feels the need to prove himself at every turn. He is on an adventure to complete the 12 labors.

8. Hippolyta: The proud daughter of Ares and powerful Queen of the Amazon due to her magical girdle. She is fierce and a leader and won’t let the gods stand in her way.

9. Theseus: An adventurous spirit looking to free the realms of ogres and monsters. He is the best friend of Hercules and will follow his lead, no matter what.

10. Medusa (necessary): A withdrawn and misunderstood girl who was cursed as a young girl to look like a hideous monster. No one seems to understand her.

11. Aphrodite: The goddess of love and desire. She is a beautiful seductress who will swoon if given a rose. She is a lover not a fighter.

12. Ares: A moody and aggressive warrior who loves to fight and strength train. He loves Aphrodite and will fight for her.

13. Hephaestus: The husband of Aphrodite. He is very busy with his work and doesn’t mind that Aphrodite’s flirtation. He is a simple man who does not like social functions.

14. Adonis: The beautiful god who does a lot of modeling, strutting, and flexing. There’s not a lot going on upstairs, but he’s gorgeous to look at.

15. Poseidon: The old soul who just wants everyone to get along. He smooths over conflicts with a peace and love attitude. He is also passionate about the environment, especially water.

16. Dione: A healing goddess who tends to the gods that her daughter, Aphrodite, has left brokenhearted. If only that girl would give her tired mother a break!

17. Demeter: The mourning goddess who is heart-broken about her daughter, Persephone’s captivity. Her only hope is to convince Hades to release her beloved child.

18. Hades (necessary): The king of the underworld. Lonely and looking for gods to join him down below. He loves his three headed dog, Cerberus.

19. Hermes (necessary): The best friends of Hades. He helps Hades to guide people on travels to the underworld. He sells it as vacations, and he loves to travel and talk about his trips.

20. Zeus (necessary): King of the gods, he rules from Mount Olympus. He loves to woo humans and will strike you with a lightning bolt if angered.

21. Athena (necessary): The goddess of war but also very sneaky and strategic. She uses her womanliness to hide her true manipulative and war-like intentions.

22. Persephone (necessary): The daughter of Zeus and queen of the underworld. She was abducted by Hades and continues to be held captive. She curses all men.

23. Mortals: extras

Clue excerpt:

During this round, mingle with the other guests to learn about other characters and discuss the following with whomever you choose:
• Tell Poseidon that you still don’t forgive him for chaining you to a rock to be killed by a sea monster, even if Hades did influence him.
• Thank Perseus for saving you, and tell all the other gods about his bravery and devotion.
• Tell Medusa that she’s an ugly sort of creature and that you are afraid of monsters like her. You were almost eaten by one! It can’t be helped.

Alibi excerpt:

“I have found my way, and I can also go the distance. A much farther distance than Perseus; that’s for sure. Here is the evidence: Hippolyta’s Magical Girdle. Now how could I have completed such a difficult labor? I get by with a little help from my friends. Thanks Theseus for tricking Hippolyta and convincing her to give it to you. Now we see who the best is. I spent all my time working on this. When would I have had time to commit a crime?”
Total Pages
54 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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