This PDF contains a fun activity where students get to turn themselves into a God or Goddess. The activity has students pick their domain, speciality, power, and symbol. Then the activity asks the students to fill in a Facebook template using the persona that they have created. The goal of the assignment is trifold. First students are exposed to the elements of a mythological deity such as (domain, specialty, powers, and symbols). Secondly, it excites them about the learning ahead, and lastly it provides personal information about student interest and self image.
I personally like to use this activity at the beginning of my high school classical mythology course. I use it not only as an introduction to course material but as a way to get to know my students.