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Take Our Quiz: Are You a Greek Mythology Buff?

For some, the vivid and sometimes bloody adventures of Hercules and Zeus, Helen and Aphrodite seem to be pregnant with profound meaning about the human condition. For others, they are simply rustic fables elevated and elaborated by the genius of Greek poets. Regardless, the myths of ancient Greece are among the most fascinating stories in all human history. Do you know your Perseus from your Achilles? Let’s put you to the test!
 
 
Who reigned as king of the gods at Mount Olympus?
Zeus
Hades
Poseidon
Cronus
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Which Greek hero's name is now synonymous with a 'sole' weakness?
Achilles
Perseus
Hercules
Ares
 
 
What relationship does Zeus have with Poseidon, Hades, and Hera?
They're his siblings
They're his ancestors
They're his cousins
They're his friends
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Kronos tried to prevent his children from challenging him by doing what?
Swallowing them whole at birth.
Throwing them into the ocean.
Throwing them into a fire.
Imprisoning them.
 
 
Perseus killed and decapitated which monster?
Medusa, the Gorgon
The Minotaur
The Great Lion
The Hydra
 
 
Which was written (and is set) earlier: The Iliad or The Odyssey?
The Iliad
The Odyssey
 
 
Who was Zeus' wife (and sister) and the goddess of family and childbirth?
Hera
Dionysus
Aphrodite
Nymphia
 
 
Who designed and built the Labyrinth?
Daedalus
Icarus
Prometheus
Pelops
 
 
Who, according to the Greeks, gave humans the gift of fire.
Prometheus
Hercules
Hermes
Lapyx
 
 
Which hero is said to have killed Minos' Minotaur?
Theseus
Perseus
Hercules
Orpheus
 
 
What made Orpheus visit the underworld (Hades)?
His wife's death.
His son's death.
His daughter's death.
His father's death.
 
 
Who was the god of the sea?
Poseidon
Hades
Apollo
Zeus
 
 
What tragically happened to Narcissus?
He died while staring at his own reflection.
He died in battle.
He lost the nymph he loved.
He was raped by Zeus.
 
 
Which god was associated with winemaking, wine, fertility, madness, theater, and ecstasy?
Dionysus
Apollo
Persephone
Cupid
 
 
Who was the god of agriculture and harvest?
Demeter
Apollo
Hera
Athena
 
 
Which god was used by the other gods for his blacksmith skills?
Hephaestus
Apollo
Mercury
Artemis
 
 
Was Perseus the great-grandfather or half-brother of Hercules?
Both
Great-grandfather
Half-brother
Neither
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Which were the first primordial elements/gods in the Greek universe?
Chaos, Gaia (Earth), Tartarus, & Eros
Erebus (Darkness), Ouranos (Sky), & Aether (Light)
Chronos (Time), Ananke (Necessity), & Hemera (Day)
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