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Part One - Chapter 1: The Gods

1. Identify the best-known writers of Greek and Roman mythology. Give at least a one-sentence identification of each one.

a. Ovid –
b. Homer—
c. Hesiod –
d. Pindar –
e. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides –
e. Aristophanes –
f. Plato --
g. Virgil –

2. What is the best guide to Greek mythology?

3. Briefly identify the twelve gods of Olympus by both Greek and Roman names.

a. Zeus (Jupiter) –
b. Hera (Juno) –
c. Poseidon Neptune) –
d. Hades (Pluto) –
e. Athena (Minerva) –
f. Phoebus Apollo (Apollo) –
g. Artemis (Diana) –
h. Aphrodite (Venus) –
i. Hermes (Mercury) –
j. Ares (Mars) –
k. Hephaestus (Vulcan) –
l. Hestia (Vesta) –

4. Identify some of the lesser Gods of Olympus.

a. Eros –
b. Hebe –
c. Iris –
d. The Graces –
e. The muses –

5. Identify some of the Gods of the waters.

a. Poseidon (Neptune) –
b. Ocean –
c. Triton –
d. Proteus –
e. Naiads –
6. Identify some of the Gods of the Underworld.

a. Charon –
b. Cererbus –
c. Acheron, Cocytus, Styx –
d. The Furies –
e. Sleep and Death –

7. Identify some of the lesser Gods of the Earth.

a. Demeter –
b. Dionysus (Bacchus) –
c. Pan (Faunus) –
d. Castor and Pollux—
e. The Satyrs –
f. Nymphs –
g. Boreas, Notus, Eurus, Zephyr –
h. The Centaurs –
i. The Gorgons –
j. The Sirens –
k. Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos –

8. Who are two well-known lesser Roman gods?
a. Saturn –
b. Janus –