Great Greeks
An Internet Scavenger Hunt

Created by Jennifer Rakestraw

 

Welcome to the world of Greek Mythology! Explore and find out more about the Greek gods and goddesses. Plus, play Greek mythology games, view animated Greek myths, and take a quiz to see which god or goddess you would most be like. Have fun as you learn about fascinating characters from an ancient culture.

Name______________________________________               

Click on the underlined links to complete the following activities.

1. Write the name and description   of each of the Olympian Greek gods or goddesses.

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2. Find the symbols, animals, and plants/trees/flowers associated with the Greek gods and goddesses. Fill in the chart below.

 

Name of God
Symbol(s)
Animal(s)
Plants/Trees/Flowers
Zeus      
Athena      
Poseidon      
Demeter      
Hades      
Hera      
Hestia      
Aphrodite      
Apollo      
Ares      
Artemis      
Dionysus      
Hephaestus      
Hermes      

 

3. To learn more about Zeus click here.

           

 
 
 
Zeus’s parents were ___________ and ____________.

How did Zeus defeat his father?

 

Zeus ruled over the domain of the __________. Poseidon ruled over the domain of the ____________. Hades ruled over the domain of the _______________.

 

4. To learn more about Hera click here.

         
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Why did Hera hate the great hero Heracles?

What did Hera do to try to harm Heracles?

Hera aided ____________ is his quest for the Golden Fleece.

 

5. To learn more about Aphrodite click here.

          

 
The two explanations of Aphrodite’s birth are __________________ and ___________________.

Why is Aphrodite an important character in Homer’s The Iliad?

 

 

6. To learn more about Hermes click here.

           

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The two heroes that Hermes aided in their quests are ____________ and ____________.

What was Hermes’s job?

 

7. To learn more about Artemis click here.

 

Artemis’s twin brother is _____________.

Why did Apollo challenge Artemis in archery skills?

 

Describe Artemis’s appearance.

 

 

8. To learn more about Dionysus click here.

            

Dionysus’s parents were _____________ and _____________.

Two examples of Dionysus’s display of heroism are ______________ and _______________.

What important wish did Dionysus grant Midas? Why did Dionysus take the wish back?

 

9. To learn more about Poseidon click here.

          

Who were Poseidon’s brothers?

How did Poseidon demonstrate his power and benevolence?

Poseidon’s heroic son is ______________.

Explain Poseidon’s role in Odysseus’s troubles.

Why did Poseidon often adopt the shape of a steed?

 

 

10. To learn more about Athena click here.

Athena was the patron goddess of the city of ____________.

Describe Athena’s birth.

 

The five heroes that Athena assisted in their quests are ______________, _____________, _____________, ______________, and ______________.

Explain how Athena became the patron goddess of Athens.

 

Why did Athena aid Perseus in his quest?

 

11. To learn more about Apollo click here.

       

Give an example of how Apollo intervened in human affairs.

 

What is meant by the statement "struck down by one of Apollo’s arrows?"

 

Apollo is associated with the musical instrument ___________.

 

12. To learn more about Demeter click here.

       

Demeter’s brother was ________________.

Demeter’s daughter was _______________.

What effect did Demeter’s sadness of Persephone’s missing have on the land?

When depicted in art, Demeter is usually shown carrying _______________.

 

13. To learn more about Hephaestus click here.

      

Hephaestus’s parents were ____________ and _____________.

Why did Hephaestus get thrown off of Mt. Olympus?

Describe Hephaestus’s physical ailment.

Two examples of Hephaestus’s craftsmanship are __________________ and ___________________.

Why did Hephaestus create Pandora, the first woman?

 

14. To learn more about Ares click here.

Who "bested" Ares in battle?

Two giants stuffed Ares into a: A. bag B. jar C. cave D. box

Describe Ares’ appearance.

 

Ares’ throne on Mt. Olympus was made out of __________________.

 

 

15. To learn about some of the other gods besides the Olympians click here.

How did Heracles become a god?

 

Why did Hestia give up her seat on Mt. Olympus?

       

Hades’s two brothers were ___________ and ___________.

 

What is Pan’s title?

Describe Pan’s appearance.

            

Extra fun activities:

*Take a quiz to see which Greek god or goddess you would be most similar to.

*Play games  "

Rockabye Cerberus," "Icarus and Daedalus," "Amazons vs. Athenians," and "Groove Pentatonica" based on Greek mythological characters.

*Read examples of four ANIMATED Greek myths  "

Perseus and Medusa," "Orpheus and the Underworld," "Demeter and Persephone," and "How Apollo got his Oracle."

 

North Carolina SCOS Goals/Objectives: 1.01, 1.02, 2.01, 2.02, 4.02, 5.01, 5.02

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