Exploring Ancient World Cultures
Quizzes on Ancient Greece
1. Known in Latin as Saturn, this diety rose to power after castrating his
father Uranus. He married his sister Rhea, and, with her, gave birth to
the Olympian gods. Who was he?
2. She sprang fully formed from the head of Zeus and is the goddess to
whom the Parthenon is dedicated. Her Latin name was Minerva. Who is she?
3. This twin sister of Apollo was the goddess of chastity. She is often
depicted with bow and arrow. Who was she?
4. This head of the Olympian gods was known in Latin by the names Jupiter
and Jove. In early Greek mythology, he wielded the thunderbolt. Who was he?
5. This son of Aphrodite in later Greek mythology was the son of Chaos in
the earlier. He ruled over the creative drive that unites persons and
establishes cities. Who was he?
6. The god of fertility and drink, this fun-loving diety represents the
liberation of the affects from the strict control of reason. In Roman
mythology he was known as Bacchus. Who was he?
7. This member of the muses was the inspiration behind the dance. Who
8. This beautiful daughter of Zeus and Demeter was abducted by Hades and
made queen of the underworld. She was the goddess of springtime. Who was
9. Posing as an eagle, Zeus abducted this boy to be his lover. In
exchange, he was granted immortality. Who was he?
10. This "angelic" diety, the most clever of the pantheon, ruled over
good fortune and sleep. He is often depicted wearing a helmet and winged
shoes. In Latin he was known as Mercury. Who was he?