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Study Guide for Greek Mythology Test 1. Know the following Gods and Goddesses and what their title was: Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Ares, Apollo, Hermes, Hephaestus, Dionysus, Hera, Athena, Aphrodite, Demeter, Hestia, Artemis, Persephone, Eros. (Matching) Gods o Zeus: King of all Gods; Poseidon: God of the Sea; Hades: God of the Underworld; Ares: God of War; Apollo: God of Light and Sun; Hermes: Messenger of the Gods; Hephaestus: God of Fire/Craftsman of the Gods; Dionysus: God of Wine; Eros: God of love Goddesses o Hera: Queen of the Gods; Athena: Goddess of Wisdom; Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty; Demeter: Goddess of Agriculture, the Earth, and Corn; Hestia: Goddess of Home and Family; Artemis: Goddess of Hunting and Wilderness; Persephone: Queen of Underworld and Goddess of Spring 2. Why was Mount Olympus important to the Greeks? That is where the gods lived. 3. Were the Greeks polytheistic or monotheistic? What does each mean? They were polytheistic because they believed in more than one god. Monotheistic means believing in only one god. 4. What was the purpose of myths? To explain universal themes, explain natural occurrences/events, and to explain cultural values. 5. What were Apollo, Poseidon, Ares and Demeter’s symbols? What did they rule? Apollo: the sun. He ruled light and the sun; Poseidon: waves, trident horse. He ruled the Underworld; Ares: swrod, shield, helmet, vulture, torch. He ruled the war. Demeter: wheat, cornucopia. Ruled the harvest and hearth 6. What does it mean to be immortal? The ability to live forever. 7. What happened to a person after they died in Greek Mythology? They were escorted to the Underworld by Hermes. 8. What are some qualities of the Gods and Goddesses? They are immortal and they have human traits.