The Griffin in Greek Mythology: Creature, Story & Meaning


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Which of the following animals do NOT share traits with griffins?

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1. How did the myth of the griffin come to ancient Greece?

2. Why did griffins kill Arimaspians?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will quickly test your understanding of griffins in mythology. See if you know what they were and how they acted in stories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz questions, you'll review your knowledge of:

  • The Greek god associated with griffins
  • How the myth arrived in ancient Greece
  • The creatures a griffin was said to resemble

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what traits were associated with griffins
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason that griffins killed the Arimaspians
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what a griffin looked like and how stories of griffins made it to Greece

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of this mythological creature, read or watch the lesson titled The Griffin in Greek Mythology: Creature, Story & Meaning. You will learn about:

  • The significance of griffins in Greek mythology
  • The challenge of a griffin
  • What the bones originally thought to be griffins actually were, in all likelihood