Greek Mythology General Knowledge #1

Can you answer these questions about Greek mythology?
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Last updated: December 12, 2018
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What king turned everything he touched into gold?
What did Medusa have instead of hair?
Who tried to find the golden fleece?
Who was the Greek god of the sea?
What type of one-eyed creature was blinded by Odysseus?
What many-headed creature grew two more heads every time one was chopped off?
Lernaean Hydra
Who killed that monster?
Who created men and gave them the gift of fire?
What did Pegasus have that other horses do not?
What river forms the boundary between Earth and Hades?
What creature lived at the center of the labyrinth?
The Minotaur
What island did that creature live on?
What was the collective name of the nine goddesses who inspired art, literature, etc ...?
The Muses
Who was the goddess of wisdom?
Who, unwittingly, killed his father and married his mother?
Who is credited as being the author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey"?
What is the name of the three-headed dog that guards Hades?
Who opened a box containing all the world's evils?
What primordial deity is the personification of the mother Earth?
Who flew too close to the sun and fell to Earth when his wax wings melted?
Level 74
Dec 11, 2018
Yay, nice quiz. One suggestion though, you get the Zeus' wife answer for free because the monster-killer answer appears first. If you switch their placement that would help prevent this.
Level 85
Dec 11, 2018
Alternatively switch the Hera clue to the other Greek Mythology quiz.
Level ∞
Dec 12, 2018
Moved that to a different quiz thanks
Level 79
Dec 12, 2018
This seems like largely a repeat of

Those darn ancient Greeks are just not coming up with anything new and quizworthy.

Level 83
Dec 12, 2018
Oedipus Rex is the "English" title of Sophocles' play, his name was just Oedipus. Rex is a Latin word anyway ...
Level ∞
Dec 12, 2018
Level 84
Dec 14, 2018
"diety" should be "deity".
Level 40
Dec 14, 2018
Misspelling on the word "deity". Nice quiz though
Level 60
Dec 31, 2018
Just two weird little tidbits of info. In Ancient Greek Kerberos, the name for Cerberus at the time, meant spotted. And in Ancient Latin Cerberus means fluffed. So the god of the Underworld, depending on which iteration you use, either called his three headed guard-dog, Fluffy or Spot.
Level 75
Feb 4, 2019
Once again, JK Rowling's knowledge and wit amazes me. Fluffy was the name of Hagrid's three-headed dog that guarded the Philospher's Stone. I just thought it was a joke because the dog/dogs were so violent.
Level 76
Feb 6, 2019
The greek etymology is just one of many postulated explanations, and a questioned one at that. As for the latin one, I can't find any information on it, only that Cerberus is the latinized form of Kerberos, which makes sense as that is common.

So much for Rowling's "wit". That this passes for scholarly knowledge these days says a lot of our society.

Level 61
Feb 14, 2020
You must be great fun at parties.
Level 22
Feb 4, 2019
Great quiz

Love to see more of these!

Level 81
Feb 4, 2019
Level: Easy -- Can't wait for the more challenging one!
Level 76
Feb 13, 2020
Fun fact/annoying nitpick, but ACKSHUALLY, Pandora opened a jar, not a box. It was mistranslated as "box" probably in the 16th century by Erasmus.
Level 34
Sep 9, 2020
Level 82
Feb 17, 2020
Might want to fix "primordial diety".
Level 37
Dec 26, 2020
Uggh missed Oedipus!
Level 45
Jun 26, 2021
Should be "Who found the golden fleece" not "Who tried to find the golden fleece" Jason actually found it. Nice quiz!
Level 66
Nov 11, 2021
Misspelled the word deity in the second to last question.
Level 63
Nov 11, 2021
Too easy.
Level 67
Nov 12, 2021
Just missed muses
Level 35
Nov 13, 2021
Knew most of these from Percy Jackson. Oedipus one always grosses me out btw.
Level 28
Dec 3, 2021
Good quiz! I wish there was a mythology badge, that's one of the few I could get
Level 49
Jul 28, 2022
I recently(when I mean recently, this was about 6 months ago) read a book about greek mythology and it was about Prometheus, although, I just gave up seeing the first few questions so I didn’t get that one
Level 62
Oct 12, 2022
I originally scored 2/5 on this quiz a few years ago. I just beat Immortals: Fenix Rising and aced the quiz
Level 49
Nov 23, 2022
Polyphemus should also be accepted for Cyclops, as it's the creature's actual name.
Level 22
Dec 22, 2022
Percy Jackson definitely helped me with this.
Level 53
May 17, 2023
diety still needs changing to deity btw
Level ∞
May 17, 2023
Level 41
May 8, 2024
18/20 :3