Can You Name the Greek Gods and Goddesses?

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By: Becky

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Was Greek mythology one of your favorite subjects in school? Did you become so engrossed in the dramatic stories of these deities that you even took out books from the library so you could read more about them at home? Have you settled in for a night of Netflix and gods and goddesses so you could binge watch every movie there is that includes Greek mythology? If you answered yes to any, preferably all, of these questions, you just might be able to name all 35 of the Greek gods and goddesses included in this quiz. Do you think you are up to the challenge? Let's find out.

Although it is often easy to confuse the numerous Greek gods and goddesses with the equally numerous Roman gods and goddesses, it's worth becoming familiar with them if only to enjoy and become engrossed in their godlike, but often all too human, exploits. Their stories are often hard to believe, yet put into the context of a civilization trying to understand how they fit into a world that seemed seriously mysterious, the Greek gods and goddesses make sense. If only for sheer entertainment value, you've got to read up on the stories, if you haven't already.

So, take a few minutes to refresh your memory with Google, and let's find out how much you remember about Greek gods and goddesses.

Which of the following Greek gods was the head honcho?

Zeus was the head honcho of the Greek gods. His Roman counterpart was Jupiter. He elicited fear from humans and other gods with his lightning bolt.

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Who was the Greek god of archery?

Apollo was the Greek god of archery, medicine, poetry and music. Like other gods, he was responsible for several areas of life. His Roman counterpart was also called Apollo.

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What Greek goddess watched over marriages?

Hera was the goddess of marriage, which seems a bit odd given that her marriage to the king of the gods, Zeus, was less than ideal. Her Roman counterpart was Juno.

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Who was the god of the sea?

Poseidon was the god of the sea. Along with his trident, Poseidon was known for his moodiness. He often stirred up bad weather for sailors and seaside dwellers.

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Who was the Greek goddess of agriculture?

Demeter was the Greek goddess of agriculture. Demeter is often depicted holding corn and a torch. She was also the mother of the doomed Persephone.

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Who was the Greek god of war?

Ares was the Greek god of war. His Roman counterpart was Mars. Ares was the son of Zeus and Hera.

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Do you know who was the Greek goddess of war?

Athena was the Greek goddess of war. Greek mythology has it that Athena sprang from her father's head. Her father was Zeus.

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Do you know the Greek goddess of the hunt?

Artemis was the Greek goddess of the hunt. She also watches over young women. Her Roman counterpart was Diana.

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Which god ruled over fire?

Hephaestus was the Greek god of fire, but he had a rather sad story. He was so unattractive that his parents, Zeus and Hera, threw him off the side of a mountain, causing him to be permanently disabled. His Roman counterpart was Vulcan.

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Can you name the Greek goddess of love?

Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Her Roman counterpart was Venus. Like many gods and goddesses, Aphrodite used her charms to get what she wanted, regardless of the consequences.

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Which Greek god watched over travelers?

Hermes was the Greek god of travel and merchants. Hermes was Apollo's brother. His Roman counterpart was Mercury.

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Who was the Greek god of wine?

Dionysus was the Greek god of wine. The story goes that Dionysus was not originally a god, but Zeus liked his wine so much that he promoted Dionysus. Who knew?

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Who was the Greek god of the underworld?

Hades was the Greek god of the underworld. His name eventually became synonymous with the underworld. Hades was also known for kidnapping Persephone and keeping her in the underworld as his wife.

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Which of the following was the Greek god of sleep?

Hypnos was the Greek god of sleep. Hypnos, and his Roman counterpart, Somnus, were known to be a bit mischievous, often making people fall asleep at the most inopportune times.

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Who was the Greek goddess of victory?

Nike was the Greek goddess of victory. She was popular among both soldiers and athletes. Her Roman counterpart was Victoria.

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Who was the Greek goddess of revenge?

Nemesis was the Greek goddess of revenge. She was often depicted with a set of scales to ensure that mortal lives held equal parts of good and bad.

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What Greek goddess served as a messenger to the gods?

Iris was a messenger to the gods. She was also the goddess of the rainbow. It is rumored that the colored part of the eye, the iris, was named after her.

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Who was the goddess of magic?

Hecate was the goddess of magic. Most Greeks avoided contact with her since she was known to bring bad vibes.

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Who was the Greek goddess of luck?

Tyche was the Greek goddess of luck and good fortune. Her Roman counterpart was Fortuna. Back in the day, you didn't blow on the dice, you prayed to Tyche.

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Who was the Greek god of medicine?

Asclepius was the Greek god of medicine and health. Asclepius was Apollo's son, but his mother was a mortal.

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Who was the god of the heavens?

Uranus was the Greek god of the heavens. Uranus ruled the universe. He was both the son and the husband of the Greek goddess of the earth, Gaia.

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Who was the Greek goddess of justice?

Astraea was the Greek goddess of justice. She was a minor goddess, and she was also known as the Star Maiden.

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Which of the following Greek gods was a Titan?

Atlas, one of the original gods known as Titans, carried the heavens on his back ... literally. This was his punishment for losing the fight to Zeus and the "new" gods.

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Who was the Greek goddess of the home?

Hestia was the goddess of the home. She watched over families and entire communities. She was often worshiped in the home instead of in a temple.

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Who was the Greek goddess of the moon?

Selene was the Greek goddess of the moon. Selene was also known for driving her chariot across the heavens.

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Which of the following was the god of strength?

Kratos was the Greek god of strength and power. He is depicted in the video game, God of War.

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Who was the Greek god of the woods?

Pan was the Greek god of the woods. Pan was a satyr, so he had the legs and horns of a goat.

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Which of the following was the god of volcanic forces?

Typhon was the god of volcanic forces. He was depicted as a terrible monster. His mother was Gaia, the earth goddess.

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Who was the Greek god of love?

Eros was the Greek god of love. He was the son of Aphrodite and Chaos. His Roman counterpart was Cupid.

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Who was the Greek sun god?

Helios was the Greek god of the sun. His Roman counterpart was Sol. He was said to light the world by driving a burning chariot across the sky.

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Who was the god who gave humans fire?

Prometheus was the Greek god, a Titan, who gave fire to the humans. He was also the one credited with molding humans out of clay.

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Who was the god of death?

Thanatos was the god of death. He was a minor god, and as such, he watched over deaths that were not violent.

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Who was the Greek god of envy?

Zelus was the Greek god of envy. He was also charged with jealousy, zeal and rivalry.

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Which of the following was the Greek god of the winds?

Zephyrus was the Greek god of the winds. He specifically ruled over the west wind, which was known as the spring wind.

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Who was the Titan god of warships?

Pallas was one of the original gods, a Titan, and the Greek god of warships. He was, like the other Titans, a giant.

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