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.
Encyclopedia Mythica - Award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion
Theoi Greek Mythology - Theoi Project, a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art.
Go Greece – The Twelve Olympian Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology
Greek - 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.
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.
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.
Greek Mythology Link - The Greek Mythology Link is primarily concerned with the creative, artistic, literary and inspiring aspects of the Greek myths.
Shmoop Mythology Learning Guides -Learning Guide and Teacher Resources written by PhD students from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley.
Web sites for specific characters:

Aeneas - 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.

Aphrodite -
Why is the following business and location of the following web site in Paphos, Cypress significant for the Greek goddess, Aphrodite?
Visit this site to see the Venus de Milo statue. Who was she, where is the famous statue housed?

Apollo -

Why was the World Famous Apollo Theater, located in Harlem, New York named after this Greek God?
Is there a spacecraft named after Apollo? Discuss why?

Ares -

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.

Artemis -

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?

Pet food? Why name a company this?

Atalanta -
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?

Athena -
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?

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

Cerberus -

Cerberus” is also the name of a financial institution. Read about it at this link and compare it to the Greek god.
Go to this web site to see what company is named for Cerberus and explain why

Demeter -
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.

Eros -

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

Hades -

Hades” is sometimes called “Hell.” Go to this web site to see if there is really a difference.

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

What do you think? Are the two terms interchangeable?

Hephaestus -
Explain how the term “vulcanized” rubber may have derived from “Hephaestus.”
What is this website about and explain how it relates to Hephaestus?

Hera -

On this website, Hera is pictured with peacock feathers. Use this web site and the following one to discover why.

Heracles (Hercules) -

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?
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.)

Hermes -

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

Hestia – What are the “Prytaneum" (also spelled prytaneion)?
Read the mission statements to the following companies to see how they relate to the Goddess “Hestia.”

Hestia Community Development -

Hestia Housing and Support. - (Read "About Us" link)

Orpheus -

What is the “Krewe of Orpheus?”

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?

Pegasus -

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

Mobil Oil/Standard Oil -
Nike Air Pegasus Running Shoes -

Perseus –
Visit this web site and discuss why they named their company after Perseus.

Persephone -

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?

Poseidon -

Watch the movie trailer for The PoseidonAdventure at:

Why was the movie given this title?
Poseidon Resorts – What kind of resort is this?
Poseidon USA – What type of company is this?

Zeus -
What do helmets have to do with Zeus? (Refer to both of these web sites.)
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