AUCMUN is very excited to introduce this brand-new committee: the Council of Olympus! We will be bringing your favourite beings from the ancient myths into the modern age, where they will be joined with some new characters in an unforgettable MUN experience. The Council will be simulating an emergency meeting of the Olympic gods, also featuring relevant deities and figures from mythology. Delegates will be representing these different characters, defending their interests and wielding their powers as they try to manage natural catastrophes with interpersonal drama that only the Gods can have – and of course, a dash of crisis to keep things from getting boring. If this sounds slightly overwhelming but ridiculously fun then that is exactly what we want: welcome to Olympus!
Topic: Global warming as a result of tumult in Olympus
In the modern world, gods and goddesses still play a large role in shaping the world and everyday life – and as always, wielding absolute power means that, anything you do can offset a global disaster. Some of the Gods have grown weary of seeing humans ravage the planet and the tensions are electric and everywhere – Olympus is teetering on a crisis. Poseidon in his fury is raising the sea level and is imploring Apollo and Helios to raise the average temperature of the Earth to make it unlivable for the humans. Meanwhile, Hades has been taking Persephone for longer periods of time to the underworld as they try to work through their their crumbling marriage. This has led to longer winters and harsher summers in different parts of the world, paired with poor harvests worldwide as Demeter refuses to perform her duties in protest. Furthermore, there is a new god in town: Enla, child of Hades and Persephone, has been struggling to come to terms with their identity, and as a consequence of this the Pacific climate has been thrown into bedlam. These events have disturbed the delicate balance of order in Olympus, and has far-reaching and perilous consequences for all beings on Earth – human and non-human alike.
Entities: Aeolus, Amphitrite, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Cassandra, Demeter, Dionysus, Enla, Hades, Helios, Hephaestus, Hera, Hercules, Hermes, Hippolyta, Odysseus, Pan, Persephone, Perseus, Poseidon, Theseus, Zeus
My name is Ekin and I’m honored to be your Chair for the Council of Olympus. I’m Turkish and I was born in Belgium and I lived many years in Turkey, China, France and Malaysia. I am currently a last year student at Panthéon Sorbonne in Paris studying Philosophy. MUN has been a big part of my university life and this year I’m also the USG Events for an amazing conference, PIMUN 2019. Aside from MUN I’m very passionate about doing yoga and writing poems or song lyrics. At some point I even wrote a story about Persephone and Hades, which I will not hide, are my favorite Greek mythological figures. I am so excited to be chairing a Crisis about Greek mythology and can’t wait to meet everyone!
Hello, I am Stefanos Agathokleous, born and raised in Nicosia, Cyprus. I have a bachelor’s degree of Political Science and currently, I am studying a Joint MA degree of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Kent and University of Marburg.
My MUN experience started two years ago at an MUN conference in Cyprus. Since then, I participated in MUNs in different places of Europe as a delegate and Chair.
In this year’s AUCMUN, I am honoured to serve as a Chair of the Council of Olympus. My colleague and I will make sure that you have an amazing time trying to solve the global warming (if you want to solve it) as an Olympic God.
I can not wait to meet you all and have a great time with you in Amsterdam.