Greek Mythology Study Guide
god of the heavens and earth, ruler of all gods and goddesses.
goddes of marriage & married women
god of the sea & earthquakes
god of thunder
goddes of hearth & home
goddes of all growing things; with her daughter
god of war, hatred, and violence
god of trade, travel, and theft
Gaea and Uranus had 2 typed of children. What were they called?
monsters & titans
Which of Gaea and Uranus's children became king and queen?
What did Cronus do to his children when Rhea presented them?
Which child did Rhea hide from Cronus?
Why did Zeus punish Prometheus?
he stole fire from Mt. Olympus to give to humans
What two gifts did Zeus give Epimetheus?
a beautiful maiden and a jar
What happened when Pandora opened the jar?
evil came into the world & hope
What characteristic did Pandora lack?
self control, obediance, and self dicipline
What two things in nature are explained in this myth?
Narcissus flowers & echo's
What characteristic did Narcissus exhibit?
What characteristic did Zeus want all mortals to exhibit?
What did Baucis and Philemon do when Zeus and Hermes knocked on their door?
took them in & fed them
What did the gods award Baucis and Philemon with?
granted them their deepest wishes
What 2 things did the old couple ask for?
servants in the new temple & to die together
What happened when the old couple died?
their bodies grew into an inter-twined oak and linden tree
What did King Minos hire Daedalus to do?
to build a maze to prison the minatar
How did the father and son escape from prison?
What happened to Icarus's wings that caused him to drown?
he flew to high and his wings wax melted and fell apart
Why did Acrisius imprison Danae?
he was told that daughters son would kill him
What monster was Perseus sent to kill?
How was the oracles prophecy fulfilled?
Perseus threw a disc and it killed King Acrisius
What qualities of a perfect woman did Pygmalion tell his statue about?
kind speech, gentle work, love
Why was it appropriate that Pygmalion prayed to Aphrodite for the wife of his dreams?
because she is the god of love & beauty
1/2 man 1/2 bull
snake haired creature that if anyone looked at her they would turn to stone
head, shoulder & chest of a woman, body & claws of a lion, 1/2 lion 1/2 mountain goat with a snakes tail
head & torso of a woman, fins & tail of a fish