About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material about Greek goddesses and heroines will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about these mythological females. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing Greek goddesses and heroines
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning mythology (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Greek Goddesses & Heroines chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Greek Goddesses & Heroines chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any mythology question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Greek goddesses and heroines for a standard mythology course. Topics covered include:
- The goddess Rhea, the mother of Zeus
- Relationship between the goddess Hera and the hero Heracles
- How studying Artemis can help students understand more of the Greek world view
- The importance of Athena in ancient Greek culture
- The birth of the goddess Aphrodite and her role in the Trojan War
- The goddess Demeter and her importance to the agriculture of ancient Greece
- Roles Hestia played in Greek society
- The love story between Selene and a shepherd boy
- How the goddess Eos signaled the beginning of every day
- Definition and explanation of the Muses
- Legacy of the goddess Arete and how her name is used in modern times
- The myth of the goddess Nike
- How women were conveyed in ancient Greek literature and philosophy, and how they were treated in society
- The significance of the heroine Atalanta in ancient Greece
1. The Greek Goddess Rhea: Mythology, Overview
In this lesson, you'll meet Rhea, one of the Greek Titans and the mother of the famous Zeus. You'll discover the tale of the young mother who lost five of her children to a fearful husband and learn how she gained them back.
2. The Greek Goddess Hera: Stories & Overview
Meet Hera, the ancient Greek goddess of marriage and childbirth. Explore the relationship between Hera and the famous Greek hero Heracles and learn about Hera's relationships with other Greeks.
3. The Greek Goddess Artemis: Mythology & Facts
In this lesson we explore the Greek goddess Artemis, goddess of the forest, the hunt, and nearly all aspects of female life. Discovering Artemis in Greek myth can help us learn more about the Greek world view.
4. Who was the Goddess Athena? - Mythology, Overview
In this lesson, we explore the mythology of the Greek goddess Athena and her importance to ancient Greek culture. The patron goddess of most military-related matters, she was honored widely throughout Greece.
5. Who is the Greek Goddess Aphrodite? - Mythology & Facts
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Learn about her birth and the role she played in the Trojan War. Of all the goddesses, she was crowned the fairest of them all.
6. The Goddess Demeter: Mythology, Overview
In this lesson we explore the ancient Greek goddess, Demeter. She was the goddess of agriculture and grain, and homage to Demeter was extremely important in Greece's agricultural communities.
7. The Greek Goddess Hestia: Mythology & Facts
In this lesson we explore the Greek goddess Hestia. The patron goddess of hearth and home, Hestia had an important, if somewhat inconspicuous, role in Greek society.
8. Selene, the Greek Moon Goddess: Facts & Overview
Meet Selene, the ancient Greek goddess of the moon. Discover the myths the ancient Greeks created to explain the movements of the moon and learn about the love between the lovely moon goddess and a handsome young shepherd boy.
9. The Greek Goddess Eos: Mythology, Overview
In this lesson we explore the Greek goddess Eos. The bringer of dawn and sister to the sun and moon, Eos played an important role by signaling the beginning of each day.
10. Muses: Definition, Names & Greek Mythology
While people often state that someone, often an object of their affection, is their 'Muse,' few have any knowledge of the history of the term. Even fewer know the Muses, or that there were actually two distinct sets.
11. Arete in Greek Mythology: Definition & Explanation
This lesson contains details about the Greek goddess Arete, including her history and her legacy. Discover the way in which her name, Arete, is used in language usage today.
12. Nike, Greek Goddess: Facts and Myth
In this lesson, you can learn about the Greek goddess Nike, daughter of Pallas and Styx, goddess of strength, speed, and victory, and a lesser partner of Athena.
13. Women of Greece
The Greeks were one of the most progressive ancient civilizations, but that wasn't true in how they treated women. This lesson goes over facts about how women were treated and explains how the best place to be a woman in Greece was Sparta.
14. Who was Atalanta in Greek Mythology?
Greek mythology was full of various gods and heroes. In this lesson we'll explore the mythology around Atalanta and see how she related to other figures.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Mythology Study Guide course
- Mythology Study Guide: Understanding Myths
- Mythology Study Guide: Greek Gods & Heroes
- Mythology Study Guide: The Trojan War, The Iliad & The Odyssey
- Mythology Study Guide: Greek Tragedy
- Mythology Study Guide: Roman Gods, Goddesses & Heroes
- Mythology Study Guide: Norse Gods, Goddesses & Stories
- Mythology Study Guide: Mythological Gods & Creatures