Hades, Greek God of the Underworld: Mythology & Overview


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In order to defeat the Titans, allies of the Olympian gods gave Hades what gift?

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1. Why did Hades imprison Theseus and Pirithous?

2. What does the name Hades mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hades is the Greek god of the underworld and the center of some stories of abduction and imprisonment. With this quiz and worksheet, assess your understanding of some well-known Greek myths involving Hades. You will be tested on who Hades wed, why he imprisoned Pirithous, and other aspects of his realm.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Name the gift that Hades received from the Cyclops
  • State the reason why Hades imprisoned Theseus and Pirithous
  • Define the name Hades
  • State another name by which Hades is known
  • Describe how Demeter grieves after Hades takes her daughter, Persephone

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the myths that involve Hades
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Persephone and Demeter

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson titled Hades, Greek God of the Underworld: Mythology, Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Hades and his realm
  • Understand why Hades is also known by other names
  • Explain how Hades is connected to Hercules' twelve labors
  • List the Olympian gods
  • Discuss myths about Hades, including the abduction of Persephone and the imprisonment of Theseus and Pirithous