Scylla in Greek Mythology: Facts, Story & Family Tree


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Who is the mother of Scylla?

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1. Scylla had _____ heads and _____ rows of teeth.

2. Scylla guarded one side of the strait Odysseus had to pass through while _____ guarded the other.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The five questions in this quiz and worksheet will help assess how much you know about Scylla. Among other topics, this quiz requires you to know about Scylla's encounter with Odysseus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Who Scylla's mother was
  • The number of heads and rows of teeth Scylla had
  • Who guarded the side of the strait opposite Scylla
  • The goddess who warned Odysseus about Scylla
  • Who Greek writers claimed Scylla was

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Scylla, like her heads and teeth
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about who Greek writers believed Scylla was and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Scylla's mother

Additional Learning

To take a closer look at this mythological creature, review the related lesson titled Scylla in Greek Mythology: Facts, Story & Family Tree. Here are a few examples of what's included in this lesson:

  • The origin of Scylla
  • Who Greek writers confused Crataeis with
  • The terrible sound made by Scylla