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Greek Gods Letter Card
This Storyboard That activity is part of the lesson plans for Greek Mythology

Activity overview

Before or during the reading, it is helpful for students to grasp a knowledge of important Greek gods and goddesses. If you begin this mapping while the students are reading, you can add to this character map to help keep track of important attributes of each god. If graduated before reading, internet research can be helpful in establishing domains, and characteristics of the particular gods who play significant roles in mythology.

Important Greek gods

Ares Mars Known as the god of war, son of Zeus and Hera. He is angry and the bringer of chaos.
Artemis Diana Twin sister of Apollo, goddess of the hunt, represented by the moon.
Athena Minerva Athena is the goddess of skill, peace, war and wisdom. It grew out of the mind of Zeus.
Apollo Apollo The god of music and the arts, knowledge, healing, plague, prophecy, male beauty and archery. He is the son of Zeus and Leto and has a twin sister named Artemis. He is identified with the sun.
Aphrodite Venus The goddess of love, beauty and desire. She is said to be the most beautiful of all goddesses. She is married to Hephaestus but had relationships with Ares, Adonis, and Anchises.
Demeter Ceres Zeus' sister, she is the goddess of harvest and agriculture, responsible for growth. Her symbol is the cornucopia.
Hades Pluto More than just a god, Hades is king of the underworld. He is Zeus' brother and is known for his three-headed dog, Cerberus!
Hermes mercury God of travel, commerce and communication. He is more often referred to as the messenger god. He is the son of Zeus and Maia. Its symbol is that Caduceus , a herald's staff.
Hephaestus volcano The god of fire and forging. He is known for the tools and crafts he creates. He is the son of Heras and the husband of Aphrodite. Its symbol is the hammer.
Hera Juno Hera is the queen of the gods, the wife of Zeus, and is the goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, heirs, kings, and the empires. Her husband's numerous affairs often drive her to vengeful jealousy.
Hestia Vesta Goddess of home and chastity, she is the sister of Zeus and is the symbol of modesty, with her stove and kettle. Although she plays few roles in Greek mythology, she was a major deity of the Romans.
Poseidon Neptune Brother to Zeus, king of water and his creatures. This trident waving god is responsible for making many of the animals on land and in the sea.
Zeus Jupiter The king of the Greek gods. He overthrew his father Chronos, saved his siblings, collided with the titans and sat on Mount Olympus. He is the god of thunder and throws lighting bolts from the sky. Many of the Greek gods and heroes were begotten by Zeus.

Template and class instructions

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Student instructions

Fill out the character card for the Greek gods and goddesses.

  1. Click on "Use this template" from the assignment.
  2. Title each cell with the names of the Greek gods and goddesses.
  3. Choose characters from Greek mythology or classic era character tabs to represent each god.
  4. Choose a suitable background to show the gods in their domains.
  5. Add elements if applicable.
  6. Fill in each field: Domain, Symbol, Associated Myth, & Roman Name.
  7. Finalize, edit and correct your work.
  8. Saving and transferring the storyboard for assignment.

Lesson reference

Grade level 6-8

Level of difficulty 1 (introduction / reinforcement)

Type of assignment person

Type of activity:Sign diagram


(You can also create your own in the Quick Rubric.)

Create a character representation of the characters in the story. Put the character's name in the title boxes and choose a character and scene to represent one each. As you read, write down the signs by answering the questions.
33 points
25 points
17 points
Sign Picture & Scene
The characters and scenes match the letters of the book.
Many characters and scenes correspond to the letters of the book.
More than half of the characters and scenes do not match the letters in the book.
Accuracy of the Notes
Most of the information in the notes is correct.
Much of the notes have correct information, but some are incorrect or missing.
Less than half of the information is correct and relevant.
The work is complete, thorough and neat.
Most of the sections of the character map have at least been tried and the work is presentable.
Character map is incomplete and / or disorganized.

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