Olympian Vocabulary

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Olympian Vocabulary

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English words related to mythology often came from Roman names because the development of English was heavily influenced by Latin, the language of the Roman Empire. When the Romans conquered the Greeks, they assimilated the Greek gods into their own culture. Because of this, Roman versions of the Greek gods and goddesses are similar, but have different names. It's from these names that many familiar English words begin to appear.


Greek and Roman Names for the Olympians

Greek NameRoman NameGreek NameRoman Name
ZeusJupiter/JoveHeraJuno
HadesPlutoPoseidonNeptune
DemeterCeresHestiaVesta
HephaestusVulcanAphroditeVenus
ApolloApolloArtemisDiana
AthenaMinervaAresMars
HermesMercuryDionysusBacchus
HerculesHerculesPersephoneProserpina

Olympian Vocabulary Example

  • jovial
  • Herculean
  • mercurial
  • cereal
  • martial
  • volcano

Students will create a visual vocabulary board that shows the relationship between the god from the Greek myth and the English word.



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Create a storyboard for at least three vocabulary words that shows the relationship between the character from the myth and the English word.


  1. Choose three vocabulary words and type them in the title boxes.
  2. Find the definition in a print or online dictionary.
  3. Use the dividing line in Scenes > Patterns to split cells into two parts.
  4. On one side, show and depict the character from myth.
  5. On the other side, illustrate the meaning of the vocabulary word.
  6. Save and submit your storyboard to the assignment.

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