Greek Mythology Scavenger Hunt
Using the National Geographic Website on Greek Mythology, answer each question. Then write a story that is inspired by the myths we have read.
- Which Greek mythological king killed the monster known as Scylla?
- What feature of Scylla is the most remarkable and dangerous?
- What other danger did the king and his men face?
- What is the name of the mythological beast that was killed by Theseus?
- Where did this beast live?
- How did Theseus lead the children out of the beast’s home and to safety?
- Who was Hercules’ father?
- Who helped Hercules defeat the terrible hydra?
- Perseus killed the Medusa, a monster that had unusual hair. What was different about Medusa’s hair?
- What would happen to someone who looked at the Medusa?
- How did Perseus kill the Medusa if looking at her would have turned him to stone?
- Describe the mythological beast known as the Chimera?
- Who killed the Chimera?
(from 10 Facts about Ancient Greeks)
- How long ago is it believed that Greek civilizations were formed?
- What food did the ancient Greeks not eat, and why didn’t they eat them?
- The gates to the underworld were guarded by what kind of animal, and what was that animal’s name?
- The Olympic games were probably named after what mountain?
- What were 2 things that made wrestling particularly difficult in the first Olympics?
- How did the Greeks conquer the city of Troy? What sneaky and cunning trick did they pull on Troy?
- What did the ancient Greeks invent that we still enjoy today?
**As we have learned, Greek myths are often stories that celebrate courage and strength. Write a story inspired by a Greek myth. Do not write about a specific Greek god or monster. Make up your own monster and hero. Have fun!