|Culture of Classical Greece Learning Stations Worksheet
Why was religion important to the Greeks?
What was the significance of Olympus to the Greeks
Mt. Olympus- Home of the Gods
List the 8 gods and goddesses listed in this reading.
-Zeus: chief god and father of the gods
-Athena: goddess of wisdom and crafts
-Apollo: god of sun and poetry
- Artemis: sister of Apollo, goddess of the moon
-Ares: god of war
-Aphrodite: goddess of love
-Poseidon: brother of Zeus and god of the seas and earthquakes.
-Hades: god of the underworld
4. In what ways did the Greeks honor their gods and goddesses.
Greeks performed religious rituals where they prayed and presented gifts to the gods. In addition, festivals were held to honor the gods/goddesses.
5. What was the oracle and why did Greeks use it?
A sacred shrine where a god or goddess revealed the future through a priest. The most famous was the oracle of Apollo at Delphi, where a priestess, thought to be inspired by Apollo, listened to questions.
6. Why/how is Greek religion still remembered today even if it is no longer practiced?
It became the source of Greek drama and art which is still viewed today. The Romans also adopted the Greek gods and later appeared in European and American literature.