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://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://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.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?
“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.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.
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.
What do you think? Are the two terms interchangeable?
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
Visitthe 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.)