Greek Mythology for Kids
Start studying Greek Mythology quiz: Gods, Kings, and Heroes. Hera. Roman name: juno god/goddess of: marriage major relationships: -son of Cronus. Video Lectures: Quiz: Complete the quiz by the end of the week. Along the way, we'll examine questions of heroism, relationships between gods and. She is most associated as the goddess of women, marriage, and childbirth. How was Hera Birth of Hera Hera was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea, the king and queen of the Titans. Take a ten question quiz about this page. Listen to a.
Cronus became the king bye-bye Uranusand married his sister, Rhea — another Titan. It's like a soap opera. This was called the Golden Age because men, who had been made by a Titan named Prometheus, were living in harmony. Everything was hunky dory. It didn't last, though, because Cronus heard a prophecy that one of his sons would dethrone him, so every time his wife, Rhea, had a baby, he swallowed it. Rhea got a little sick of seeing all of her children swallowed alive, so she tricked Cronus when her sixth child, Zeus, was born; she wrapped up a rock to look like a baby and had Cronus swallow that instead.
Zeus rescued his previously swallowed siblings, and all was right with the world. World View The Greek view of the world was a little different than ours. The Greeks believed that the world was flat, but circular, like a paper plate. At the center of the Universe was Greece. Their world was divided by the Mediterranean, which means "Middle of the Lands" in Latin.
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The river Ocean flowed around the world in a clockwise motion. In the north lived the Hyperboreans — an extremely happy people for whom life was sweet.
When the old people became tired of living, they threw themselves into the sea. This was a land of constant vacation where people were said to live for 1, years. In the south lived the Ethiopians. In Greek drama, mention is often made of various gods being in Ethiopia, meaning really far away. So, if I say I parked in Ethiopia this morning, would that mean I'm close to my office or far away? The Ethiopians were said to be on good terms with the gods and liked to entertain them.
To the west were the Elysian Fields. This was the closest the Greeks got to the idea of heaven; only the best and brightest of the dead people got to go there.Cronus and Creation of the World - Greek Mythology Ep.29 - See U in History
Draw your own representation of the Greek view of the world on the paper plate using colored pencils and the map on the previous page as a guideline. Be sure to include the Ethiopians, the Hyperboreans and the Elysian Fields on your map. Write a one-paragraph essay comparing the Greek view of the world to the contemporary view of it, including at least two points of comparison and two of contrast.
You can follow this guideline: Begin with a topic sentence. Here is an example: The Greek view of the world both resembles and differs from the contemporary view.
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Next, list two ways the views are similar. The Greek view resembles the contemporary view in that: Additionally, the views are similar because: Next, list two ways the views are different. However, the Greek view is not the same as the contemporary view because the Greeks believed The Greeks also thought Last, you will state a conclusion.
Therefore, even though the views have similarities, they differ in important ways. The Olympian gods Use the information in this lesson to begin to fill in the gods and goddesses chart at the end of this lesson; you will also need to do your own research to complete it.
Now that you understand the way that the Greeks viewed the beginning of the world, you are ready to learn about the Olympian gods. First, we have to explore exactly what we mean by "Olympian gods. Gradually, it became associated less and less with an actual mountain and more with an imaginary place high above the earth. According to the ancient Greeks, the gate to Olympus was made of clouds and it was guarded by four goddesses, the Seasons.
Each god had his or her own dwelling place, but Olympus was home base. There were up to 14 gods considered Olympian gods. Seven of them were Zeus and his siblings, and seven others were children of Zeus.
Sometimes only 12 will be listed. The Greeks and Romans shared mythology, so you will find two names for most gods. Zeus was the king of the hill. The Son of a Sun-God. This tale illustrates the brave folly of youth, the conflict between parents and their children, and the search for identity. Goddesses of the Moon. In the end, Endymion was granted perpetual sleep and eternal youth. Goddess of the Dawn. She, like Selene, drives a two-horse chariot. The supreme god Zeus granted her prayer that Tithonus be made immortal and live forever.
Poor Eos forgot to ask for eternal youth for her beloved. He is married to Hera, his sister. Hera - Queen of the gods and married to Zeus. She is the goddess of marriage and family. Her symbols are the peacock, pomegranate, lion, and cow. Poseidon - God of the ocean, earthquakes, and horses. His symbol is the trident. He is Zeus' and Hades brother. Dionysus - Lord of wine and celebrations. Patron god of the theatre and art.
His main symbol is the grapevine. He is the son of Zeus and the youngest Olympian. Apollo - Greek god of archery, music, light, and prophecy. His symbols include the sun, the bow and arrow, and the lyre.
His twin sister is Artemis. Artemis - Goddess of the hunt, archery, and animals. Her symbols include the moon, the bow and arrow, and the deer. Her twin brother is Apollo. Hermes - God of commerce and thieves.
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Hermes is also the messenger of the gods.