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Olympian Gods Packet

Olympian Gods Packet

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This exercise covers material in d’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, pp. 42-62

The answer-blanks with a slash require both Greek and Roman names for the god or goddess.

1. Whom does Zeus send into the Underworld to retrieve Persephone? _________________

2. Who sees Artemis bathing? ___________________________

3. Who kills the dragon Python? __________________________

4. Who guides Orion when he is blinded? ____________________________________

5. On what mountain is the oracle at Delphi? _________________________________

6. With what do the gods vote in Hermes’ murder trial? __________________________

7. Who causes a famine on earth when her daughter is kidnapped? __________________

8. What is another name for a priestess at an oracle? _________________________

9. What animals pull the chariot of Artemis? ______________________________

10. Who whips the wicked people in the underworld? ___________________________

11. On what can Orion walk? _______________________

12. Who is the god of light and music? ___________________/______________________

13. Into what does Artemis change Actaeon? ____________________

14. Which god lives by his wits? ______________________________

15. How many children does Niobe have? ______________

16. What musical instrument does Hermes invent? _________________________

17. What does Orion become after he dies? ________________________________

18. What does Hermes wear on his feet? _______________________________________

19. Into what is Niobe transformed? __________________________________________

20. Who are the two giant sons of Poseidon that Gaea hoped would overthrow Zeus?

________________________ and _________________________

21. What is Rhadamanthus’ job in the underworld? _________________________

HADES / DEMETER

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REVIEW #3 (continued)

22. Who kills Otus? _________________________________

23. What does Persephone eat in the underworld? ______________________________

24. Who is Orion’s father? _____________________________

25. What does the story of Persephone explain? _____________________________

26. Who kills Ephialtes? _____________________________

27. What is put under the tongues of dead people? ___________________________

28. What heals Orion’s eyes? ___________________________

29. Who is the god of the underworld? ____________________/_____________________

30. Whose cattle does Hermes steal? _________________________

31. Who is Hades’ queen? ______________________________

32. Who is jealous of the attention that Artemis gives to Orion? ______________________

33. Who is Persephone’s mother? _____________________________

34. Who kills Niobe’s seven sons? ___________________________

35. What creature does Apollo send to attack Orion? ___________________________

36. Who is the original owner of the oracle at Delphi? ____________________________

37. Who is Hermes’ mother? ___________________________

38. Who tells Demeter about disappearing pigs and a screaming girl?

______________________________________

39. What is the name of the river in the Underworld? ________________________

40. Who is the goddess of the moon and the hunt?

________________________/_________________________

41. What does Hermes wear on his head? _____________________________________

42. What animals kill Actaeon? ________________________________

43. What island does Orion rid of wild animals? __________________________________

44. Who leads souls to the underworld? ____________________________

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REVIEW #3 (continued)

45. Who kills Niobe’s seven daughters? ____________________________

46. Who is the ferryman in the underworld? ___________________________

47. Which goddesses do Otus and Ephialtes want to marry?

________________________ and _________________________

48. Who guards the entrance to the underworld? _____________________________

49. Who kidnaps Persephone? _____________________________

50. How many children does Leto have? ___________

51. Who is the goddess of the harvest and growing things?

________________________/_______________________

52. The water in the spring of __________________________ helps people forget life on earth.

53. Into what is Ares put during the fight between Otus, Ephialtes, and the Olympians?

____________________________________

54. Where do heroes go in the underworld? _________________________________

55. Who wins the oracle at Delphi after a fight with the dragon Python? ________________

56. Who decrees that Hades must let Persephone visit her mother? ____________________

57. What does Apollo give Hermes in exchange for the lyre? __________________________

and _________________________________

58. What gift does Demeter give to mankind through Triptolemus? ___________________

59. What does Artemis have in common with Orion? ______________________________

60. Who is the herald (messenger) of the gods? ______________________/_______________________

HADES / DEMETER

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Teacher’s Key
REVIEW #3

1. Hermes

48. Cerberus

2. Actaeon

49. Hades

3. Apollo

50. two

4. Cyclops boy

51. Demeter / Ceres

5. Parnassus

52. Lethe

6. pebbles

53. bronze jar

7. Demeter

54. Elysian Fields

8. sibyl

55. Apollo

9. hinds (deer, stags)

56. Zeus

10. Erinyes

57. cows and a magic wand

11. water

58. how to plant, sow, reap and store grain

12. Apollo / Apollo

59. hunting

13. deer

60. Hermes / Mercury

14. Hermes
15. fourteen
16. lyre
17. constellation
18. winged sandals
19. crying rock
20. Otus and Ephialtes
21. judge
22. Ephialtes (his brother)
23. pomegranate
24. Poseidon
25. seasons
26. Otus (his brother)
27. coin
28. the sun
29. Hades / Pluto
30. Apollo’s
31. Persephone
32. Apollo
33. Demeter
34. Apollo
35. scorpion
36. Mother Earth
37. Maia
38. swineherd’s brother, Triptolemus
39. Styx
40. Artemis / Diana
41. winged hat
42. his own dogs
43. Chios
44. Hermes
45. Artemis
46. Charon
47. Artemis and Hera

GENERAL MYTHOLOGY

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