Ancient Sparta: Religion, Death & Burial


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What significant function was Artemis Orthia's role for Spartans?

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1. What was the significance of the Spartan worship of the Fear spirit?

2. Which Spartan god was Hyakinthos connected to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you understand about Spartan religion with this worksheet/quiz. The questions will cover topics like the role of Artemis Orthia and the worship of the Fear spirit.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these key points:

  • The Spartan god connected to Hyakinthos
  • Burial of Spartan soldiers
  • Law that the Spartans followed without any exceptions

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Spartan religion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where Spartan soldiers were buried
  • Making connections - use understanding of Spartan religion and how it's connected to the worship of the Fear spirit

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson called Ancient Sparta: Religion, Death & Burial will cover more on the following points of study:

  • Spartan culture and why it worshipped many gods and goddesses
  • Poseidon, Aphrodite and Athena
  • Castor and Pollux
  • What the Gymnopaedia was and when it was held
  • Which kinds of Spartans were given headstones in burial