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Greek Gods Crossword and Word Search Puzzles

Updated on January 14, 2015

Teachers! Homeschoolers! Students!

Here are free Greek gods puzzles I've created for classroom and home use, including Crossword and Word Search puzzles. I've added quick facts on the gods of Olympus and a Chart of Greek and Roman Names.

Word Search

V Q E R D S I Y N X A E P K O S H
J A R P M I O S Y F U N H A D E S
I P L X A P H R O D I T E V U C W
G O O P R E H I Z E E W S A D B O
R L A S T L X E C L O A T H E N A
U L T Y E W N J P K Q U I W M I R
K O Q A M I V C R H E R A B E N E
N I B L I U D Z R S A V T Q T O S
T Z E U S Y G O F X E I N P E M K
S E B R O D I O N Y S O S H R Q I
V U I F T J A D Z E G H O T K W E
G Q O B S C E R T W H Z U N O F P
W N E L R Y O N V U H E R M E S X

Directions: Find all 14 gods in the puzzle. Names are hidden right, down, or diagonally.

  1. King of the Gods
  2. Goddess of Marriage
  3. God of the Sea
  4. Lord of the Dead
  5. Goddess of Grain
  6. Goddess of Beauty
  7. Goddess of the Hearth
  8. Messenger God, Thief
  9. God of (Violent) War
  10. Blacksmith God
  11. Goddess of Wisdom, War
  12. God of Light, Music, Reason
  13. Goddess of Wild Animals
  14. God of Wine

Teachers: Get the printable version, a version with god names listed, or the answer key.

Greek Gods Crossword Puzzle

  • ACROSS
  • 2. He keeps a 3-headed dog.

  • 4. Her sacred bird is a peacock.

  • 10. Earth-Shaker ________.

  • 11. He packs a mean thunderbolt.

  • 12. He is totally lame.

  • 13. She is a real homebody.

  • 14. She misses her daughter.
  • DOWN
  • 1. Men are from _____, in Greek.

  • 3. His fangirls are called Maenads.

  • 5. She looks after Odysseus.

  • 6. His oracle is at Delphi.

  • 7. She was born from "sea-foam."

  • 8. God of thieves and merchants.

  • 9. She protects animals and children.

Teachers: Get the printable Crossword Puzzle, an online version, or the answer key.

Greek and Roman Gods Names Crossword - Fill in the missing names in the puzzle

Roman statue, Louvre, photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen (CC); Greek statue, Liverpool Museum, photo by Reptonix Free Graphics (CC)

In the clues below, some gods are listed by their Greek name, some by their Roman name. Fill in the missing name and put it on the crossword puzzle above.

ACROSS

Greek Name

3. ________

4. Dionysos

11. Poseidon

12. _____

14. Hermes

15. ______

16. Zeus

Roman Name

Mars

_______

________

Juno

________

Pluto

_________

DOWN

Greek Name

1. _____

2. Persephone

5. Apollo

6. _______

7. ________

8. Athena

9. Demeter

10. Hephaistos

13. _________

Roman Name

Cupid

___________

________

Vesta

Diana

________

______

________

Venus

Teachers: Get the printable Crossword Puzzle, an online version, or the answer key.

Chart of Greek and Roman Names of Gods

Also Goddesses, Heroes, Heroines

Stars (*) mark the twelve gods of Olympus, the Olympian gods (See below on why Hestia & Dionysos make it 13). Hover cursor over links for quick facts on each god, or click links for in-depth entries on The Theoi Project, a great site which translates ancient sources.

Don't see the name you need? Check these charts on Encyclopedia Mythica or MessageNet.

Who Were the Twelve Olympian Gods?

Didn't anyone think to pass around an attendance sheet?

Oddly enough, while there was a Cult of the Twelve Olympian Gods, Greek writers do not always list the same twelve!

To make matters worse, Greek artists skip name tags...

One Fine Day on Mt. Olympus

Greek Gods on the Parthenon Frieze, Elgin Marbles collection, now in the British Museum (my photo).

Photo of Hera and Zeus by Yair Haklai; Athena and Hephaistos by Marie-Lan Nguyen.

The twelve Olympian gods usually include: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Aphrodite, Ares, Hermes, Hephaistos, Athena, Apollo, Artemis.

Dionysos and/or Hestia are often among the twelve. While it is now popular to say that Hestia gave up her seat to Dionysos, no ancient writer mentions this.

Hades is usually not on the list of twelve. It would be strange for the God of the Dead to be hanging out in the home of the immortals.

As for Apollo, he's a uniquely Greek god, so the Romans didn't have anything like him before the Greeks sailed in from the east. They already had gods of everything else — war, the underworld, and so on — so they just gave their own names to the closest Greek equivalent.

© 2010 Ellen Brundige

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    supergalaticalex101 3 years ago

    cool

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    marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

    A really nice lens, I like greece and love how friendly the people are, it is my favorite country to go on holiday.

    I love the puzzle's, but like to do them on a paper, so the printable one is right for me.

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    Thank you very much for these very useful resources. Keep it up.

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH....WE ARE RUNNING A FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE IN APRIL AND THE THEME IS MYTHOLOGY....OUCH....I USUALLY MAKE UP AN ACTIVITY BOOK FOR THE GIRLS TO USE EITHER WHILE AT THE DANCE OR HOME. I REALLY WAS NOT SURE HOW TO START AND JUST DECIDED TO GO ON THE COMPUTOR FOR A BIT OF HELP. I HIT IN THAT I NEEDED PICTURES FOR THE CHILDREN TO COLOR OF THE THEME.....AND ALSO...PUZZLES OR WORD SEARCH....THAT I HOW I GOT YOUR WEB SITE. THANK HEAVENS. IT WAS THE ANSWER TO MY PRAYERS. THANKS FOR SHARING. ONE REALLY APPRECIATIVE GIRL SCOUT LEADER. HAVE A NICE DAY. RUTH

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    I used a couple of your puzzles for my 7th grade history class to review with when we were studying the Greek mythology unit. Thanks!!

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    JuliaAnnPayne 4 years ago

    I love crossword puzzles they keey me on my toes and so I can keep up with everyone great lens.

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    saludsalud 4 years ago

    like it

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    The Philologist 4 years ago

    Cool lens! Informative and easy to get through!

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    Ellen Brundige 5 years ago from California

    @anonymous: Fantastic! I wish you all the best. I loved teaching as a grad student, but I don't think I'd be assertive enough to handle the wee ones. :)

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Thanks so much. I am using these materials for my 250 elementary Latin students!

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    Ruthi 5 years ago

    I think I need a mythology refresher course as I scored 79% on the Greek Gods of Olympus quiz.

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    GeekGirl1 5 years ago

    I think I need to brush up on my knowledge of Greek mythology. Loved the quiz.

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    isabella lm 5 years ago

    amazing job - witty lens, great topic

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    allenwebstarme 5 years ago

    Remarkable lens.

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    JoshK47 5 years ago

    Very nice lens - I got 100% on the quiz! :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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    desa999 lm 5 years ago

    Fascinating lens on a very unusual topic.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    i got a 100% smart me :)

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    InnovativeToys 5 years ago

    I loved word search puzzles as a kid...thanks!

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    neuromancer lm 5 years ago

    Nic quiz, I got 79%

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    melissiaoliver 5 years ago

    I've completed all of your Greek mythology quizzes now and loved them all! Thanks for making them all :)

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    MindPowerProofs1 5 years ago

    Enjoyed the quiz :)

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Neat stuff. Been interested in Greek mythology since I was little. Aren't Apollo and Artemis sometimes merged with Helios and Selene? Do you know anything about Indian mythology?

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    compugraphd 5 years ago

    B"H

    I liked the quiz (well, I almost always like quizzes where I score 100% :-)

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    girlfriendfactory 5 years ago

    Love the cartoon captions! Did better on the quiz than I thought for winging it ~ only missed one! I so want to go to Greece! Thanks for this fun one!

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    David Dove 5 years ago

    wonderful, thak you

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    Inkhand 5 years ago

    I love Greek mythology, as Brendan Fraser put it: âI guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.â

    Thanks for this lens.

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    JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

    Thanks for producing such fun and informative lenses.

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    aquarian_insight 5 years ago

    Thank you - I had so much fun. It's wonderful to be able to test your knowledge, learn something new and still enjoy yourself!

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    goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

    i cannot solve the crossword puzzle

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    GottaGreenBuzz 6 years ago

    I think my first words in a comment box when I read a lens I'm in awe of is "Ok, wow!", and this lens is no exception! Not only did I learn something, but it got me thinking about my hobbies/interest in a more creative way...the buzz for today lol! Thank you for all you lenses-you really help squidooers put things together in your informative lenses about squidoo and then fun ones like this.

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    adamfrench 6 years ago

    Impressive lens, thumbs up

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    Domique21 6 years ago

    I had fun on this. I really love greek myth

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    jlshernandez 6 years ago

    Got 84% but had loads of fun.

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    dvpwli 6 years ago

    it's an amazing fun i never seen it

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    andhag 6 years ago

    it is fun! you are really geek greek!

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    rhodacks 6 years ago

    This is fun. I always liked to do puzzles to pass the time.

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    archandha 6 years ago

    was fun, reading here, thank you!

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    pimbels lm 6 years ago

    I did not do to well, but I certainly had fun doing it. Thank you.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Got 79%! Awesome lens and great job! Thanks for sharing!

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    CarynJSwift56889 6 years ago

    that's made my knowledge more extended!

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    ohcaroline 6 years ago

    I did fair. I'm not up on my Greek gods.

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    bobskeyboardz 6 years ago

    I did not get them all right but it was fun!

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    Cheryl57 LM 6 years ago

    Finally, a quiz I did well on!

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    MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

    I got them all!

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    Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

    I enjoyed this! Thanks for the fun.

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    MacPharlain 6 years ago

    The gods had a blacksmith? Funny thing is I got that answer right! Cool and unique idea for a lens...cheers!

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    Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

    Fun lens! I obviously need to brush up on my Greek gods!

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    ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

    Awesome lens!

    Lensrolled to Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

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    HomeDecoratingD 6 years ago

    Wow! This is an amazing lens! I got a 79% on your quiz, so I guess I didn't do too bad. I was tempted to answer Harry Potter on the one. lol!!!

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    pkmcr 6 years ago from Cheshire UK

    Absolutely fantastic! What a great way to inform and educate whilst people have fun - for inventiveness blessed by a passing Squid Angel :-)

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    jp1978 6 years ago

    Very creative, bringing new fun elements to lenses!

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    VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

    Great job on this lens! Looks awesome!

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    This is a fun lens. I am afraid I didn't do so well in the quiz, but then I don't know a lot about Greek mythology. Congratz on another great lens!