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Greek Mythological Figures

Greek Mythological Figures

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Tags: ela   4th grade   mythology   rl.4.4   literature   common core  

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Prometheus
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Titan of forethought and crafty counsel; creator of man from clay
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Persephone
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Queen of the underworld; wife of Hades
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The Erinyes, or "the Furies"
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Goddesses of retribution who punish evildoers
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The Moirai, or the "Fates"
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Three mysterious sisters who affect all paths of the universe
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Odysseus
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King of Ithaca; hero of Homer's "The Odyssey"
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Theseus
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Son of Poseidon; slayer of the minotaur
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Oedipus
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King of Thebes fated to kill his father and marry his mother
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Helen
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The most beautiful woman in the world; her abduction sparked Trojan War
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Achilles
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Hero of the Trojan War; central character and Homer's "The Illiad"
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Pandora
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First woman created by deities; opened box unleashing evil into the world
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Penelope
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Faithful wife of Odysseus
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Medusa
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Woman-beast with snakes for hair; the only mortal gorgon
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The Minotaur
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Creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man
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The Sphinx
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Creature with the body of a lion and a head of a man
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The Cyclops
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Race of giants, each with an eye in the middle of his forehead
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The Centaurs
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Creatures with the head, arms, and torso of a man and the body and legs of a horse
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Cerberus
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Three-headed dog that guards the gates of the underworld
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