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Greek Gods Crossword and Word Search Puzzles

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Teachers! Homeschoolers! Students!

Here are free Greek gods puzzles I've created for classroom and home use, including Crossword and Word Search puzzles. I've added quick facts on the gods of Olympus and a Chart of Greek and Roman Names.

Word Search

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Directions: Find all 14 gods in the puzzle. Names are hidden right, down, or diagonally.

  1. King of the Gods
  2. Goddess of Marriage
  3. God of the Sea
  4. Lord of the Dead
  5. Goddess of Grain
  6. Goddess of Beauty
  7. Goddess of the Hearth
  8. Messenger God, Thief
  9. God of (Violent) War
  10. Blacksmith God
  11. Goddess of Wisdom, War
  12. God of Light, Music, Reason
  13. Goddess of Wild Animals
  14. God of Wine

Teachers: Get the printable version, a version with god names listed, or the answer key.

Greek Gods Crossword Puzzle

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  • ACROSS
  • 2. He keeps a 3-headed dog.
  • 4. Her sacred bird is a peacock.
  • 10. Earth-Shaker ________.
  • 11. He packs a mean thunderbolt.
  • 12. He is totally lame.
  • 13. She is a real homebody.
  • 14. She misses her daughter.
  • DOWN
  • 1. Men are from _____, in Greek.
  • 3. His fangirls are called Maenads.
  • 5. She looks after Odysseus.
  • 6. His oracle is at Delphi.
  • 7. She was born from "sea-foam."
  • 8. God of thieves and merchants.
  • 9. She protects animals and children.

Teachers: Get the printable Crossword Puzzle, an online version, or the answer key.

Greek and Roman Gods Names Crossword - Fill in the missing names in the puzzle

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Roman statue, Louvre, photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen (CC); Greek statue, Liverpool Museum, photo by Reptonix Free Graphics (CC)

In the clues below, some gods are listed by their Greek name, some by their Roman name. Fill in the missing name and put it on the crossword puzzle above.

ACROSS

Greek Name

3. ________

4. Dionysos

11. Poseidon

12. _____

14. Hermes

15. ______

16. Zeus

Roman Name

Mars

_______

________

Juno

________

Pluto

_________

DOWN

Greek Name

1. _____

2. Persephone

5. Apollo

6. _______

7. ________

8. Athena

9. Demeter

10. Hephaistos

13. _________

Roman Name

Cupid

___________

________

Vesta

Diana

________

______

________

Venus

Teachers: Get the printable Crossword Puzzle, an online version, or the answer key.

Chart of Greek and Roman Names of Gods

Also Goddesses, Heroes, Heroines

Stars (*) mark the twelve gods of Olympus, the Olympian gods (See below on why Hestia & Dionysos make it 13). Hover cursor over links for quick facts on each god, or click links for in-depth entries on The Theoi Project, a great site which translates ancient sources.

Don't see the name you need? Check these charts on Encyclopedia Mythica or MessageNet.

Who Were the Twelve Olympian Gods?

Didn't anyone think to pass around an attendance sheet?

Oddly enough, while there was a Cult of the Twelve Olympian Gods, Greek writers do not always list the same twelve!

To make matters worse, Greek artists skip name tags...

One Fine Day on Mt. Olympus

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Greek Gods on the Parthenon Frieze, Elgin Marbles collection, now in the British Museum (my photo).

Photo of Hera and Zeus by Yair Haklai; Athena and Hephaistos by Marie-Lan Nguyen.

The twelve Olympian gods usually include: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Aphrodite, Ares, Hermes, Hephaistos, Athena, Apollo, Artemis.

Dionysos and/or Hestia are often among the twelve. While it is now popular to say that Hestia gave up her seat to Dionysos, no ancient writer mentions this.

Hades is usually not on the list of twelve. It would be strange for the God of the Dead to be hanging out in the home of the immortals.

As for Apollo, he's a uniquely Greek god, so the Romans didn't have anything like him before the Greeks sailed in from the east. They already had gods of everything else — war, the underworld, and so on — so they just gave their own names to the closest Greek equivalent.

© 2010 Ellen Brundige

Guestbook of Heroes - I hope you find these resources useful

supergalaticalex101 on April 22, 2014:

cool

marktplaatsshop on June 07, 2013:

A really nice lens, I like greece and love how friendly the people are, it is my favorite country to go on holiday.

I love the puzzle's, but like to do them on a paper, so the printable one is right for me.

anonymous on March 20, 2013:

Thank you very much for these very useful resources. Keep it up.

anonymous on January 27, 2013:

THANK YOU VERY MUCH....WE ARE RUNNING A FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE IN APRIL AND THE THEME IS MYTHOLOGY....OUCH....I USUALLY MAKE UP AN ACTIVITY BOOK FOR THE GIRLS TO USE EITHER WHILE AT THE DANCE OR HOME. I REALLY WAS NOT SURE HOW TO START AND JUST DECIDED TO GO ON THE COMPUTOR FOR A BIT OF HELP. I HIT IN THAT I NEEDED PICTURES FOR THE CHILDREN TO COLOR OF THE THEME.....AND ALSO...PUZZLES OR WORD SEARCH....THAT I HOW I GOT YOUR WEB SITE. THANK HEAVENS. IT WAS THE ANSWER TO MY PRAYERS. THANKS FOR SHARING. ONE REALLY APPRECIATIVE GIRL SCOUT LEADER. HAVE A NICE DAY. RUTH

anonymous on January 08, 2013:

I used a couple of your puzzles for my 7th grade history class to review with when we were studying the Greek mythology unit. Thanks!!

JuliaAnnPayne on December 23, 2012:

I love crossword puzzles they keey me on my toes and so I can keep up with everyone great lens.

saludsalud on November 24, 2012:

like it

The Philologist on November 10, 2012:

Cool lens! Informative and easy to get through!

Ellen Brundige (author) from California on September 09, 2012:

@anonymous: Fantastic! I wish you all the best. I loved teaching as a grad student, but I don't think I'd be assertive enough to handle the wee ones. :)

anonymous on September 09, 2012:

Thanks so much. I am using these materials for my 250 elementary Latin students!

Ruthi on September 04, 2012:

I think I need a mythology refresher course as I scored 79% on the Greek Gods of Olympus quiz.

GeekGirl1 on June 26, 2012:

I think I need to brush up on my knowledge of Greek mythology. Loved the quiz.

isabella lm on June 07, 2012:

amazing job - witty lens, great topic

allenwebstarme on May 28, 2012:

Remarkable lens.

JoshK47 on May 16, 2012:

Very nice lens - I got 100% on the quiz! :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

desa999 lm on May 14, 2012:

Fascinating lens on a very unusual topic.

anonymous on May 08, 2012:

i got a 100% smart me :)

InnovativeToys on May 05, 2012:

I loved word search puzzles as a kid...thanks!

neuromancer lm on April 23, 2012:

Nic quiz, I got 79%

melissiaoliver on April 19, 2012:

I've completed all of your Greek mythology quizzes now and loved them all! Thanks for making them all :)

MindPowerProofs1 on March 28, 2012:

Enjoyed the quiz :)

anonymous on February 25, 2012:

Neat stuff. Been interested in Greek mythology since I was little. Aren't Apollo and Artemis sometimes merged with Helios and Selene? Do you know anything about Indian mythology?

compugraphd on January 30, 2012:

B"H

I liked the quiz (well, I almost always like quizzes where I score 100% :-)

girlfriendfactory on January 08, 2012:

Love the cartoon captions! Did better on the quiz than I thought for winging it ~ only missed one! I so want to go to Greece! Thanks for this fun one!

David Dove on December 31, 2011:

wonderful, thak you

Inkhand on December 08, 2011:

I love Greek mythology, as Brendan Fraser put it: âI guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.â

Thanks for this lens.

JoyfulReviewer on November 17, 2011:

Thanks for producing such fun and informative lenses.

aquarian_insight on November 08, 2011:

Thank you - I had so much fun. It's wonderful to be able to test your knowledge, learn something new and still enjoy yourself!

goo2eyes lm on October 16, 2011:

i cannot solve the crossword puzzle

GottaGreenBuzz on October 10, 2011:

I think my first words in a comment box when I read a lens I'm in awe of is "Ok, wow!", and this lens is no exception! Not only did I learn something, but it got me thinking about my hobbies/interest in a more creative way...the buzz for today lol! Thank you for all you lenses-you really help squidooers put things together in your informative lenses about squidoo and then fun ones like this.

adamfrench on September 28, 2011:

Impressive lens, thumbs up

Domique21 on September 13, 2011:

I had fun on this. I really love greek myth

jlshernandez on July 24, 2011:

Got 84% but had loads of fun.

dvpwli on July 21, 2011:

it's an amazing fun i never seen it

andhag on July 10, 2011:

it is fun! you are really geek greek!

rhodacks on July 05, 2011:

This is fun. I always liked to do puzzles to pass the time.

archandha on June 30, 2011:

was fun, reading here, thank you!

pimbels lm on June 18, 2011:

I did not do to well, but I certainly had fun doing it. Thank you.

anonymous on June 17, 2011:

Got 79%! Awesome lens and great job! Thanks for sharing!

CarynJSwift56889 on June 02, 2011:

that's made my knowledge more extended!

ohcaroline on March 07, 2011:

I did fair. I'm not up on my Greek gods.

bobskeyboardz on February 12, 2011:

I did not get them all right but it was fun!

Cheryl57 LM on January 24, 2011:

Finally, a quiz I did well on!

MargoPArrowsmith on January 07, 2011:

I got them all!

Julianne Gentile from Cleveland, Ohio, US on December 19, 2010:

I enjoyed this! Thanks for the fun.

MacPharlain on December 01, 2010:

The gods had a blacksmith? Funny thing is I got that answer right! Cool and unique idea for a lens...cheers!

Dianne Loomos on November 24, 2010:

Fun lens! I obviously need to brush up on my Greek gods!

ElizabethJeanAl on November 08, 2010:

Awesome lens!

Lensrolled to Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

HomeDecoratingD on November 04, 2010:

Wow! This is an amazing lens! I got a 79% on your quiz, so I guess I didn't do too bad. I was tempted to answer Harry Potter on the one. lol!!!

pkmcr from Cheshire UK on November 04, 2010:

Absolutely fantastic! What a great way to inform and educate whilst people have fun - for inventiveness blessed by a passing Squid Angel :-)

jp1978 on November 03, 2010:

Very creative, bringing new fun elements to lenses!

VarietyWriter2 on November 03, 2010:

Great job on this lens! Looks awesome!

anonymous on November 03, 2010:

This is a fun lens. I am afraid I didn't do so well in the quiz, but then I don't know a lot about Greek mythology. Congratz on another great lens!

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