You can’t study ancient history without learning at least a little Greek mythology. The gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece permeated nearly every aspect of Ancient Greek life. If you decide to look in depth into the stories behind these mythological characters, you’ll find that Greek mythology is not always kid-friendly. The stories are filled with violence, blood, and gore. They often have sexual aspects as well. Thankfully, there are several toned-down books that are still fascinating for kids. I haven’t included anything on these cards that I wouldn’t share with my preschooler. However, they contain enough detail to be appropriate for much older students as well.
The full set of cards feature 18 of the most important and well-known gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece. There are SO many famous minor gods and other mythological characters, that I couldn’t include them all in these cards. I may have to create another set at some point to cover some of the ones I’ve missed (like Heracles, Theseus, and Odysseus). Sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date.
The set includes the following Ancient Greek gods and goddesses:
As with all of my Montessori-inspired cards, there are several options when it comes to how to use these cards. You could just use the complete control cards with all the information for a quick lesson. You could use the split cards for matching activities or games and have the control cards nearby as a way for the child to check their answers.
If you’re looking for some books to go with this activity, we used the 4 books below. You really only need just one. For younger kids (like maybe 8 or younger), I would recommend the Usborne Greek Myths for Young Children. This is the book that I used the most with my 4 and 6 year olds and they both loved it. For older kids (through high school), my favorite is D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths. I received this book as a gift when I was 9 years old and I still remember flipping through it in high school and becoming engrossed in the stories. Although it would make a beautiful coffee table book, I didn’t care much for the writing style of National Geographic’s Treasury of Greek Mythology. The Usborne Illustrated Guide to Greek Myths and Legends was a little too dense and textbook-ish for my taste, but it would probably make a good library supplement for older kids.
Note that this post is part of a 4-part set on Ancient Greece. The other posts in the set include:
- Ancient Greece Definition Cards
- Theseus and the Minotaur Shoebox Craft
- Ancient Greece Historical Figure Cards
See my Ancient History page for a list of posts on other cultures such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Rome. Sign up for my newsletter to stay up-to-date as this list of free resources grows.
Recommended Age Range: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School
Time Required: ~30 minutes
Cost: Free printable, less than $3 to laminate
- Paper for printing Greek Mythology God and Goddess cards cards and corresponding control cards. (Note that the last 2 pages of each document do not need to be printed as they just contain legal information regarding sharing and image sources.)
- 15 thermal laminating pouches
Supplies & Tools:
- Paper trimmer or scissors
- Print the Ancient Greece Definition cards and corresponding control cards.
- Laminate them using thermal laminating pouches (optional, could also use contact paper or not laminate them at all).
- Cut them out.
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Thank you thank you for your Ancient Greek printable cards! Just what I needed for our Ancient Greek’s study! You just don’t know how much I appreciate th
You’re very welcome, Candace! I’m so glad you can use them. :)
I would like to download your Greek Gods and Goddesses cards. I clicked on the ad to download from My Scrapnook, but I wanted to check the authenticity before installing it on my computer. I’m not sure if I’m doing it properly. I just found your website, and you’re a wonderful wealth of knowledge. I’m excited to use your tools for enrichment this summer!
Hi Allison! No, you shouldn’t have to download anything! I have ads on my site to earn a little bit of $, but they do not link to my material. All of my links to my files are text links not images, so check the Material section or the first step of the instructions. Let me know if you still have problems and I will post the links to the files directly in the comments! Good luck!
I want to be another one to say Thank You!! for all the hard work that you do. I work full time so I don’t have time to put things like this together on my own. Money is tight so I don’t have the money to buy all the things that I would like to do for my daughter. It’s people like you that have made homeschooling financially and timely for people in my position.
That makes me so happy to hear, Evamarie! I’m so glad you’ll be able to use my resources in your homeschool. :)
You just made teaching history to my children so much easier. Much gratitude for you to have put in so many hours of work and share it at no cost. Thank you again, for do such beautiful work on behalf of the education of our future.
Awww, thank you so much, Wanda. You’ve made my day. :)
I don’t usually bother commenting on blogs but these cards are amazing and wanted to say how much I appreciate the time you put into these and sharing them for free with everyone :)
Awww, thank you so much, Belinda! You’ve made my day. :)
I dont see the trojan war greek mythology characters like paris , helen , king priam , please let me know if i m mising something. as your stuffs are so great
Hi! I haven’t done a set of heroes from Greek mythology yet, but that is a great suggestion!
Thank you , Michelle for the God and Goddess Greek Cards, this has made learning so much easier
I’m so glad my cards were helpful, Mark! :)
THank you so much
You are very welcome, Monica! :)