River Styx in Greek Mythology: Definition & Story


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According to Greek mythology, who is the ferryman of the River Styx?

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1. The fate of what Greek hero was sealed when his mother bathed him in the River Styx?

2. In Greek mythology, the River Styx is guarded by what demon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these questions to see if you understand the role of the River Styx in Greek mythology. You will be quizzed on its purpose and significance in myth and legend.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll make sure you know about:

  • The ferryman of the River Styx
  • Who (or what) guards the River Styx
  • The Greek hero who traveled to the underworld for his wife

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related River Styx lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Greek burial rituals to provide passage across this river
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the myths and legends of the River Styx

Additional Learning

You can find out more about this part of mythology by reviewing the lesson titled River Styx in Greek Mythology: Definition & Story. It explores:

  • Later European views of the River Styx
  • Stories written about the River Styx
  • The god of the underworld