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Getting to Know the Greeks

Laura Dickey

Match these characters from Greek and Roman mythology to their descriptions.

Ares/Mars King of the Gods God of the Sky, Thunder and Lightning and Law, Order and Justice
Aphrodite/Venus Hero who killed the Minotaur and led its victims out of the Labyrinth
Athena (Pallas) Goddess of the Earth, Agriculture, Harvest, and Forests
Artemis/Diana Messenger of the gods God of commerce, thieves, travelers, sports, athletes, and border crossings, guide to the Underworld
Apollo Goddess of Spring, Queen of the Underworld and Wife of Hades
Zeus/Jupiter/Jove Hero who killed the gorgon Medusa using Hades' helm of darkness, Hermes' winged sandals, and Athena's shield
Hera/Juno God of Wine and Theatre
Demeter/Ceres Goddess of love and beauty
Poseidon/Neptune God of war and violence
Hades/Pluto Hero who captured Pegasus with Athena's golden bridle and killed the Chimera
Hermes/Mercury God of love and attraction
Hephaestus/Vulcan Hero who strangled two snakes on the day he was born and completed Twelve Labors as penance for killing his family
Eros/Cupid Queen of the Gods Goddess of Marriage, Women and Birth
Narcissus God of Fire, Metalworking, Stone masonry, and the Art of Sculpture.
Echo God of the Sea, Earthquakes and Horses
Perseus Goddess of Wisdom, Warfare, Divine intelligence, Architecture and Crafts; Patron Goddess of Athens
Belleraphon Person whose punishment in Tartarus was to be eternally hungry and thirsty with food and water just out of his reach
Heracles/Hercules King of the underworld God of the Dead and Riches
Theseus Cursed by Hera so that she could only say what another said first
Persephone/Proserpina Goddess of the Hunt, Forests and Hills, the Moon
Dionysus/Bacchus Goddess of the Hunt, Forests and Hills, the Moon
Prometheus King whose punishment in Tartarus was to continually roll a boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down when he reached the top
Sisyphus Beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection
Tantalus Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans

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