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Olympian Gods Quiz

Guess the Greek and Roman names of the gods who were sometimes listed among the Olympians.
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Ganymede was also a cupbearer to the gods, but never considered an Olympian
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Last updated: August 29, 2018
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First submittedMarch 12, 2011
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Most Common Olympians
Description
Greek
Roman
King of the gods
Zeus
Jupiter
Queen of the gods
Hera
Juno
Lord of the seas
Poseidon
Neptune
God of wine
Dionysus
Bacchus
God of light
Apollo
Apollo
Goddess of the hunt
Artemis
Diana
Messenger of the gods
Hermes
Mercury
Goddess of wisdom
Athena
Minerva
God of war
Ares
Mars
Goddess of love & beauty
Aphrodite
Venus
Craftsman of the gods
Hephaestus
Vulcan
Goddess of fertility
Demeter
Ceres
Occasional Olympians
Description
Greek
Roman
God of the underworld
Hades
Pluto
Goddess of the hearth
Hestia
Vesta
God of medicine
Asclepius
Vejovis
God of love
Eros
Cupid
Cupbearer of the gods
Hebe
Juventas
Greatest of Greek heroes
Heracles
Hercules
God of the wild
Pan
Faunus
Queen of the underworld
Persephone
Proserpina
101 Recent Comments
+9
Level 82
Jan 12, 2013
man I blanked on so many of these. Back in 5th-6th grade I was obsessed with mythology, I'm sure I would have gotten 95%. Now I only got 24.
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Level 48
May 9, 2017
bro that's exactly what happened to me
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Level 43
Jan 8, 2024
same here as well, would've nailed this just a few years ago, but I'll take 27/39
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Level 14
Aug 22, 2013
35/39! Didn't know Hebe and Vejovis in both Greek and Roman forms. Thank You Percy Jackson, wudn't of known half of them otherwise.
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Level 46
Jun 10, 2023
Same here. I got most of mine from Percy Jackson that I'm reading at the moment.

To Percy Jackson!!

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Level 20
Sep 13, 2013
for god of war I put KRATOS
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Level 68
Nov 1, 2013
Pluto will angrily surface from the underworld with his army when he learns that he has been demoted to a dwarf planet.
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Level 45
Jun 20, 2014
Well, I'm safe, I always considered Pluto a planet.
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Level 75
Oct 26, 2015
I always thought he was a dog. :)
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Level 93
Jan 10, 2018
the dog was named after the planet
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Level 68
Apr 3, 2020
What if the aliens zap it into thin air (or vacuum)?
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Level 68
Apr 3, 2020
Or maybe Jupiter or Neptune eat it?
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Level 51
Mar 25, 2014
I tried Asklepios first, I'm most used to that spelling.
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Level 34
May 9, 2014
I know Demeter more as the goddest of harvest. Maybe add that hint. Also,God of the seas will do instead of Lord. And apollo is just right for me. No need for Helios. He is the old god.
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Level 20
Jun 1, 2014
Demeter is goddess of the HARVEST and the fertility of the EARTH. Please be specific.
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Level 47
Jun 20, 2014
The greek gods are written with their Latin names. Why?

Hephaistos!

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Level 30
Nov 14, 2014
If you read his notes you'll see why Ganymede isnt included.
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Level 64
Dec 7, 2014
finally with 1.22 mins remaining eureka.......
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Level 22
Jan 21, 2015
37/39-first try, 39/39-second try with 2:12 left.
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Level 21
Feb 21, 2015
Hebe is the GODDESS of YOUTH not a cupbearer. The REAL cupbearer to the gods is GANYMEDE. LEARN YOUR MYTHOLOGY
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Level 74
Mar 8, 2016
Can you read?

In the creators notes:

"Ganymede was also a cupbearer to the gods, but never considered an Olympian"

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Level 58
Dec 8, 2016
You are wrong. Check a little more before you shout that others are wrong.
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Level 10
Mar 16, 2015
I thought Demeter was the goddess of like farming and agriculture, not fertility...
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Level 7
Apr 21, 2015
I only got the roman name for Asclepius and Hebe wrong.... Not bad... Thank you Percy Jackson!
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Level 15
Aug 3, 2015
i knew them from Percy Jackson too <(^_^)>
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Level 83
Sep 27, 2015
26/39... So watching Atlantis and doing Latin A-level still wasn't enough. Never mind, I've always been hopeless at Greek mythology, and not much better at Roman myths.
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Level 66
Oct 8, 2015
thank you, Latin Class
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Level 66
Oct 8, 2015
salvete amici,

ecce! vino bene!

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Level 49
Apr 12, 2016
Quid intelligitur per "vinum?"
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Level 65
Oct 26, 2015
I onoy got a lot of them because of the planets.
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Level 69
Oct 26, 2015
Mercury, Vulcan and Vejovis aren't Roman names of course. They are the English names of the characters who the Romans knew as Mercurius, Vulcanus and Veiovis. Possibly there are more English names in this quiz.
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Level 69
Oct 26, 2015
Neptune instead of Neptunus is another one.
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Level 70
Jun 6, 2019
Well obviously iuppiter, iuno, and I think it would be iuventus. Cant see any other of which I know is not written in the original form. But maybe I missed some.
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Level 55
Oct 26, 2015
Hm....is there any leeway on spelling for Heracles? I tried Hericles and Herecles, then started trying French spellings because I was desperate. I don't know why I didn't think to use an "a" though. Also, I suppose "Faun" wouldn't work for Faunus because faun is a general name for the half goat/half man creatures? Or is that not the case? When "faun" didn't work, I tried "Mr. Tumnus"...
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Level 70
Jun 6, 2019
lol @tumnus, I tried faun too, hadnt actually heard of faunus (or forgot about it). (I think I thought ( used to think, it has been a long while since I thougth about mythology) faun was the type of creature and Pan was the god. So that Pan was "a" faun.
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Level 22
Jan 25, 2021
Oml I almost put mrtumnus too😂😂😂 narnia
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Level 28
Jan 20, 2024
i've never seen those other spellings for Heracles... from my understanding it has to be with an a because he was named for Hera
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Level 14
Oct 27, 2015
i got 87%. Not bad, not bad
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Level 56
Oct 29, 2015
Is that why Italian soccer team is called Juventus? Learn something new everyday...
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Level 70
Jun 6, 2019
ajax is mythological aswell. I think I realized/learned that years and years later than about juventus
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Level 62
Dec 19, 2015
done with 0:04 seconds left!
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Level 44
Jan 6, 2016
The Roman name for Dionysus is actually Liber
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Level 33
Feb 5, 2016
100% #GOPERCYJACKSON
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Level 74
Feb 15, 2016
Ganymede was either a waterbearer or a cupholder, not sure if he was a cupbearer. I know because I"m an astrologist and Aquarius is one of my signs.
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Level 2
May 8, 2016
Hebe is the goddess of YOUTH.
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Level 36
Jun 9, 2018
Read the directions.
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Level 33
Sep 14, 2016
Just type the planes names and you get half of the Roman gods :)
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Level 72
May 21, 2017
But Boeing 777 didnt get me anything...
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Level 70
Jun 6, 2019
apollo would have, not technically a plane, but close enough.. :)
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Level 53
Nov 24, 2016
I knew all of them... But not in english... Just in italian...
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Level 61
Jan 5, 2017
I could have scored a lot higher by remembering that all the planets are Roman gods....
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Level 51
May 9, 2017
I had a quiz bowl question once which was 'What is the Roman form of Apollo?' and the answer was Apollo. Who wrote that one?
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Level 64
May 21, 2017
100%! Can't believe only 2% got the Roman form of Hebe
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Level 54
Jul 8, 2017
I thought the cupbearer of the gods was Ganymede.
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Level 36
Jun 9, 2018
He was not considered an Olympian. Also, read the directions.
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Level 54
Aug 6, 2017
Funny how Jesus had 12 Disciples and their was 12 Gods of Olympus

where did he get hes idea from?

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Level 51
Sep 19, 2017
Or maybe 12 is a popular number in both belief systems. Which it is.
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Level 70
Jun 6, 2019
or maybe some stories are rewritten over and over. Most people probably dont know there are several myths/stories/sagas whatever you want to call them about great floods well before the story of noah. And if it were books written today, people would ve been sued for plagiarism... wayyyyyy too many similarities... not that many originality in religions. In some cases because certain things are logical to arrive to independently (like the worship of the sun) but in other cases stories were literally rehashed. Change the name slightly to sound more local, and adapt it more to your time and society and voila, perfect recipe for "new" gods.
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Level 66
Aug 3, 2021
That's called the "mono-myth" theory : almost all stories/mythologies are based on the same pattern and inspired from each other
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Level 64
Aug 6, 2017
Demeter played center field for the Dodgers and Phillies.
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Level 34
Aug 22, 2017
35/39 - cheers Percy Jackson/ Heroes of Olympus!!!!!! XD
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Level 51
Sep 19, 2017
Thank you, D'Aulaires' Book of Greek myths. No thank you, Percy Jackson, which looking back on it is unoriginal, heavily influenced by the Harry Potter books, and poorly written, not to mention often used cookie-cutter plots that far oversimplified the actual myths, which were once full of intrigue, mystery, and anti-heroes in their dozens. You've ruined Greek mythos for millions of people, and they'll never understand the true depth of the subject. Rick Riordan, you are evil in its purest form.
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Level 49
Nov 19, 2018
They were never meant to be adaptations of the myths, just CHILDREN'S books written for CHILDREN set in a world where the myths were all real. Of course they simplified things! The original stories contain a lot of gruesome murder, violence and sex!

They got millions of kids, including many people who took this quiz judging by the comments, into learning more about Greek mythology. And most importantly, they got millions of kids into reading, because they were funny, engaging to younger readers, and inspired further learning.

You sound like a snob who hates that they aren't special anymore for knowing this stuff, and you could really use some series self-reflection on why you rely on knowing things others don't to feel good about yourself.

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Level 70
Jun 6, 2019
I totally disagree. First, harry potter never crossed my mind (and didnt even know percy jackson came after). I think it has led many kids to mythology that otherwise would never have given a crap. And the people that were allready interested in mythology will not be changed by it.

one point is that certain misconceptions can arise. Atleast the audience know they are gods. Many mythological names ( often the more obscure ones) are used for video games, and there are millions and millions of kids that know certain names only from videogames and have no clue where it actually comes from and the backstory. That I dó find a sad thing.

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Level 10
Jun 10, 2018
Finally my Classical Civilisation GCSE is useful for something
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Level 14
Aug 3, 2018
not going to lie I was thinking of the god of war series for this one
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Level 80
Aug 21, 2018
Pallas should count for Athena, since that's one of her names in the Iliad.
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Level 20
Feb 13, 2019
Please change the clue for Demeter/Ceres. She is the goddess of fertility of the earth, not people... so please be more specific or change the clue to goddess of agriculture. Eileithyia/Ilithyia is the Greek goddess of PEOPLE fertility, and Lucina is her Roman name. Otherwise, fun quiz! 100%, so easy for me! I read so many mythology books.
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Level 55
May 20, 2019
I typed poseiden and posieden in about a dozen times. Perhaps they should be accepted as alternatives to Poseidon.
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Level 70
Jun 6, 2019
really? it is a pretty well known word and not some obscure russian or asian little town with an unpronounceable name. You wouldnt ask for jaysus or jisus or something to be accepted.
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Level 15
Dec 20, 2019
Pluto and Bacchus aren't Roman gods. They're the Romanized version of Greek names or titles for Hades and Dionysus. The native Roman god of the underworld was called Dis and Liber was their god of wine.
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Level 29
Jan 12, 2020
Got 17/39
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Level 67
Feb 26, 2020
Percy Jackson knowledge comes to use.

Also, had to google the spelling of Asclepius.

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Level 33
Jul 27, 2020
Excuse me? Apollo is the god of archery, music, prophecy, healing, diseases, the Sun and light, poetry, and more. How the heck do you just put him as "God of light"??? Are you kidding me? I knew all the twelve Olympians before taking this quiz so i was able to fill in Apollo but he is not just the god of light! Impossible to guess.
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Level 72
Aug 30, 2020
Please accept Neptunus for Neptune
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Level 21
Aug 23, 2022
Hear hear! I don't even think Neptune should be here, lest the quiz is actually "The English names for the Roman/Greek gods"
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Level 59
Oct 27, 2020
Wow I couldn't for the life of me remember Hestia's Roman name 😭
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Level 26
Dec 6, 2020
30/39 - That's what I get for reading Percy Jackson :)
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Level 61
Dec 23, 2020
Isn't Hebe the goddess of youth and Hercules' wife?
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Level 17
Jan 19, 2021
last time I checked hebe was Zeus's daughter so why is she bringing him cups, ancient greek beliefs were messed up
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Level 71
May 8, 2021
I thought Ganymede was the cup bearer
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Level 22
May 28, 2021
Yeah same
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Level 70
May 28, 2021
Not accepting Ganymede as cupbearer is controversial.
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Level 66
Aug 3, 2021
When was Pan considered an Olympian ? Isn't he too ancient to be part of them ?
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Level 60
Aug 25, 2021
Bruh. People get Hercules but not Heracles.
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Level 55
Feb 5, 2022
wasn't hebes the goddes of youth? ganymedes is the cupbearer of the gods
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Level 88
Feb 22, 2022
Want an even more and expansive/impossible one? Check it out here. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1398188/ultimate-greek-gods-and-goddesses-quiz
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Level 48
Mar 6, 2022
I got all of the Greek gods but forgot about half of the roman counterparts. If it weren't for growing up with percy jackson i wouldn't remember any tbh
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Level 56
May 11, 2022
why isn't Amor accepted as a type-in for Cupid?
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Level 75
Oct 15, 2022
For the same reason that Medicina isn't accepted for Vejovis probably.
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Level 69
Feb 8, 2023
I agree it should be.
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Level 28
Nov 12, 2022
100% in 3:17 - phew! Got a lot of them from watching the Disney movie 'Hercules', and also from an ongoing love of reading massive books about the Greeks and Romans! Makes me sound like a nerd but it definitely helps :-) Got stuck on 'Minerva' and then remembered Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter!
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Level 69
Feb 8, 2023
I've read the comments above. I fully accept that you exclude Ganymede from the answers, because he was not an Olympian. That's right.

But Hebe's main job was still not being a cupbearer, so I think the definition is misleading. She was mainly the goddess of youth.

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Level 60
Feb 8, 2023
Everyone saying they got Asclepius from Percy Jackson, and here I am having gotten it from Black Dynamite.
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Level 22
Feb 12, 2023
I got 13/39. I got 9 Greek nad 4 Roman names. I am not good at this.
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Level 22
Feb 13, 2023
You know what happens why you read too much Percy Jackson :3
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Level 22
Apr 25, 2023
aether was the god of light, Apollo was the god of the sun
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Level 68
May 8, 2023
30/39
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Level 77
Jul 8, 2023
Isn't Hebe-Juventas primarily the goddess of youth? I think that would make more sense as a prompt.
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Level 17
Dec 4, 2023
athena was also a god of the war
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Level 21
Dec 9, 2023
I got 39/39 first try. ALL HAIL PERCY JACKSON!