The Greek God Hermes: Facts, Myths & Symbols


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What name was Hermes known by in Roman mythology?

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1. According to legend, what hero did Hermes give his winged sandals to?

2. How was Hermes depicted during the Archaic Age?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Who was the god Hermes and how did he fit among the other Greek gods? Use this interactive quiz and worksheet to learn more about Hermes, his role in society, and some of the most infamous tales centered on this trickster god.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess you on the following:

  • Different ways Hermes was depicted
  • Tale of him as a trickster god
  • Instrument he is credited with creating
  • Hermes' Roman equivalent

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Greek myths and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about depictions of Hermes in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Hermes' winged sandals

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, titled The Greek God Hermes: Facts, Myths & Symbols, will prepare you to:

  • List the components of Greek life that Hermes represented
  • Retell some of Hermes' most famous myths
  • Name other significant figures in Hermes' stories