General web sites to find information on all of the Greek gods and goddesses. Visit the Web sites for specific characters



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Groovy Greek Gods and Goddesses

6th Grade Social Studies

Student Web Quest
Follow this web quest for information and pictures to complete your Social Studies assignment.

Visit the General web sites to find information on all of the Greek gods and goddesses.

Visit the Web sites for specific characters for information on your assigned god or goddess. The questions in bold print connect your Greek god/goddess to the modern world. You must answer these questions on your PowerPoint!
General web sites to explore:

Mythweb - This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.

http://www.mythweb.com/index.html
Encyclopedia Mythica - Award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion

http://www.pantheon.org/
Theoi Greek Mythology - Theoi Project, a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art.

http://www.theoi.com/
Go Greece – The Twelve Olympian Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

http://gogreece.about.com/cs/mythology/a/olympiangods.htm
Greek Mythology.com - GreekMythology.com has information on all subjects of Greek Mythology, including details on Greek Gods and Greek Goddesses, Greek Myths and Greek Heroes like Achilles and Hercules. http://www.greekmythology.com/
Greek Mythology Names - This web site explains some of the words and names that we use and their relationship to Greek/Roman mythology. Find your god or goddess on it to see if you recognize a word that is used today.

http://mizian.com.ne.kr/englishwiz/library/names/greek_mythology_names.htm
Olympian Gods and Goddesses – The Greek names and their Roman counterparts. The Romans adopted most of these Greek gods and goddesses, but with new names.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0881990.html
Greek Mythology Link - The Greek Mythology Link is primarily concerned with the creative, artistic, literary and inspiring aspects of the Greek myths.

http://www.maicar.com/GML/index.html
Shmoop Mythology Learning Guides -Learning Guide and Teacher Resources written by PhD students from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley. http://www.shmoop.com/mythology/
Web sites for specific characters:

Aeneas - http://www.maicar.com/GML/Aeneas.html Complete description of Aeneas.


Visit the following site for Aeneas Internet and Telephone to see why this company is named for the Greek god Aeneas.

http://www.aeneas.net/about.shtml

Aphrodite - http://gogreece.about.com/cs/mythology/a/mythaphrodite.htm


http://www.shmoop.com/aphrodite-venus/
Why is the following business and location of the following web site in Paphos, Cypress significant for the Greek goddess, Aphrodite?

http://www.marriageincyprus.com/
Visit this site to see the Venus de Milo statue. Who was she, where is the famous statue housed?

http://www.statue.com/venus-de-milo-statue.html

Apollo - http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/grecoromanmyth1/p/Apollo.htm


Why was the World Famous Apollo Theater, located in Harlem, New York named after this Greek God?

http://www.apollotheater.org/
Is there a spacecraft named after Apollo? Discuss why?

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/index.html

Ares - http://www.maicar.com/GML/Ares.html


Ares launch vehicles – What are they and why were they named this? Visit these two web sites to find out what the connection is between Ares and Mars exploration.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/constellation/ares/index.html
http://marsairplane.larc.nasa.gov/

Artemis - http://www.maicar.com/GML/Artemis.html


Consider the title of Colfer’s book, Artemis Fowl. Although the main character in this book is a boy, how does the combination of the names fit with the goddess Artemis?

http://www.artemisfowl.com/

Pet food? Why name a company this?

http://www.artemiscompany.com/

Atalanta - http://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Heroes/Atlanta/atlanta.html



http://www.theoi.com/Heroine/Atalanta.html

http://gogreece.about.com/od/greekmythology/a/mythatalanta.htm
What city in the United States is named for Atalanta?
What other God or Goddesses was Atalanta (Atlanta) associated with?
What kind of business is the Atalanta Corporation and why are they named after the Greek heroine, Atalanta?

http://www.atalantacorp.com/

Athena - http://www.goddess-athena.org/Encyclopedia/Athena/index.htm



http://www.arthistory.sbc.edu/imageswomen/papers/stebbinsathena/athena2.html
What Greek city is named for Athena? What is the most important Temple dedicated to her in that city and how is its name related to her?

http://gogreece.about.com/cs/mythology/a/mythathena.htm

The Rice University mascot is related to the goddess Athena. What is it?

http://www.owlpages.com/the-owls/Rice+Owls.html

Cerberus - http://www.mythicalrealm.com/creatures/cerberus.html


Cerberus” is also the name of a financial institution. Read about it at this link and compare it to the Greek god. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/editorials/chrysler-suicide-watch-15-does-cerberus-chrysler-purchase-portend-a-new-paradigm/
Go to this web site to see what company is named for Cerberus and explain why

http://www.corporationwiki.com/New-Jersey/Cedar-Knolls/cerberus-pyrotronics-inc-4576715.aspx

Demeter - http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/Demeter.html



http://www.goddessgift.com/goddess-myths/greek_goddess_demeter.htm
What was Demeter’s Roman name?

Locate the library book about Demeter’s Roman counterpart. Read it and relate the story – comparing it to the Greek myth. Be sure to include both the Greek and Roman name of Demeter’s daughter.


Demeter BioDynamic Trade Assoc. - Go to the following link to see what kind of business this is and explain the connection to the Goddess, Demeter.

http://www.demeterbta.com/about.html

Eros - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/zeugma/mosa_03.html


What Valentine’s Day messenger is “Eros” with a different name?

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/cupidandpsyche/a/CupidandPsyche.htm
Read about the comparison of Cupid (Eros) and Psyche to the fairytale, “Beauty and the Beast.” Describe how the myth and the fairytale are alike. You might need to read the fairytale to answer this question. http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/grecoromanmyth1/a/mythslegends_4.htm

Hades - http://www.maicar.com/GML/Hades.html


Hades” is sometimes called “Hell.” Go to this web site to see if there is really a difference. http://www.biblequestions.org/archives/BQAR162.htm

Then look at Merriam-Webster’s site to compare.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hades

What do you think? Are the two terms interchangeable?

Hephaestus - http://www.in2greece.com/english/historymyth/mythology/names/hephaestus.htm


http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/hephaestus/
Explain how the term “vulcanized” rubber may have derived from “Hephaestus.”

http://mizian.com.ne.kr/englishwiz/library/names/greek_mythology_names.htm
What is this website about and explain how it relates to Hephaestus?

http://www.manta.com/c/mtrpwvr/hephaestus-welding-and-fabrication

Hera - http://www.arthistory.sbc.edu/imageswomen/papers/sosahera/hera.html


On this website, Hera is pictured with peacock feathers. Use this web site and the following one to discover why. http://www.mythweb.com/gods/Hera.html
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/myths/a/seductionofio.htm

Heracles (Hercules) - http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/


Visit the Hercules Tire Co. home page and find the mythological symbols for Hercules and Zeus. What are they? Why is Hercules a popular name for many products?

http://www.herculestire.com/homeUS.html
What kind of company is Hercules Offshore and how do they resemble the Greek Heracles? (Many companies are named for Hercules to represent this particular attribute.)

http://www.herculesoffshore.com/about_overview.html

Hermes - http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/grecoromanmyth1/p/Hermes.htm


Visit these sites to see what Hermes has to do with delivery of flowers.

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/mythology/75995
http://www.ftd.com/12425/custserv/aboutftd.epl

Hestia – What are the “Prytaneum" (also spelled prytaneion)?



http://gogreece.about.com/cs/mythology/a/mythhestia.htm
Read the mission statements to the following companies to see how they relate to the Goddess “Hestia.”

Hestia Community Development - http://www.hestia.com/


Hestia Housing and Support. - http://www.hestia.org/ (Read "About Us" link)

Orpheus - http://www.in2greece.com/english/historymyth/mythology/names/orpheus.htm


What is the “Krewe of Orpheus?” http://www.kreweoforpheus.com/

Why are they named after this Greek God?

Follow the “Mythology” link at the bottom of the page to find out more about Orpheus.

This website features the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Why is an orchestra named for Orpheus? http://www.orpheusnyc.com/

Pegasus - http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/mythology/pegasus.html&edu=mid


Examine the three following companies to see their connection to Pegasus.

Mobil Oil/Standard Oil -

http://www.retroplanet.com/blog/vintage-vending-archives/mobil-gas-pegasus/
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/exxonmobil/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&ndmConfigId=1001106&newsId=20090617006156&newsLang=en
Nike Air Pegasus Running Shoes -

http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/NIK1280/

Perseus – http://ancienthistory.about.com/b/2005/06/22/the-story-of-perseus.htm


http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/history/worksheets/perseusstory.htm
Visit this web site and discuss why they named their company after Perseus.
http://www.perseusllc.com/index.htm

Persephone - http://www.goddessgift.com/goddess-myths/greek_goddess_persephone.htm


What happening in nature does the myth about Persephone explain?
What subject(s) does the Persephone magazine deal with? Why is the magazine named after the Goddess Persephone?

http://persephonemagazine.com/about/

Poseidon - http://gogreece.about.com/cs/mythology/a/mythposeidon.htm


Watch the movie trailer for The PoseidonAdventure at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP0wV7IvSiI

Why was the movie given this title?
Poseidon Resorts – What kind of resort is this? http://www.poseidonresorts.com/
Poseidon USA – What type of company is this? http://www.poseidon.com/

Zeus - http://www.in2greece.com/english/historymyth/mythology/names/zeus.htm


http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112190/zeus.htm
What do helmets have to do with Zeus? (Refer to both of these web sites.)

http://zeus-en.ponet.com.tw/ponet/front/bin/ptlist.phtml?Category=111717
http://www.infoplease.com/cig/mythology/reign-of-thunder-lightning-olympus-under-zeus.html

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