Reading Guide -

Greek Mythology
1. What created the Greek gods?
19. Who were the brothers of Zeus?
20. Who is spoken of as being stronger than Zeus?
21. List two or three of Zeus’s characteristics:
2. Who were the Elder Gods?
22. Who was Zeus’s wife and sister?
3. Who was the most important Elder God? What was his Latin name?
23. What was she a protector of?
4. Who dethroned him?
24. What was her favorite city?
5. Which Titan bore the world on his shoulders?
25. Who was the ruler of the sea?
6. What did the Olympians feast on?
26. What did he give to man?
List the twelve Olympians
Greek names
27. What was his three-pronged spear called?
Roman names
28. Who was the ruler over the dead?
29. Who was his wife?
30. What was he the king of?
31. Which of Zeus’s daughters sprang in full armor from his head?
32. What is she a protector of?
33. What three things did she embody?
34. Who was “the most Greek of all the gods.”?
35. What title was given to the priestess at Delphi who provided
answers to questions?
36. Who was Apollo’s twin sister?
37. What was her occupation?
38. Who is the Goddess of Love and Beauty?
39. How was she born?
40. Who is the lame and ugly god of the forge?
41. Who was the messenger god?
42. What is the name of his magic wand?
43. Who is the God of War?
44. What is Homer’s perception of this god?
45. Who is the goddess of discord?
46. Who liked Mars better than the Greeks liked Ares?
47. Who is the God of Fire?
48. Who was the Goddess of the Hearth?
49. What was never allowed to go out at the public hearth?
50. Who cared for Vesta’s fire in Rome?
“ a matter of imponderables, of delight in the thins
of the mind, of love of beauty, of honor, grace, courtesy, delicate
feeling. Where imponderables, are things of first importance, there
is the height of civilization, and, if at the same time, the power of
art exists unimpaired, human life has reached a level seldom
attained and very seldom surpassed.”
Edith Hamilton