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The Trojan War

Can you guess these facts about the Trojan War in Greek mythology?
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Goddess of Discord who threw a golden apple marked "for the fairest"
Eris
Three goddesses who thought the apple was for them
Aphrodite
Athena
Hera
Prince brought in to judge a beauty contest between the goddesses
Paris
Beautiful woman abducted by that prince
Helen
Primary weapon used by soldiers in the Trojan War
Spears
The King of Mycenae and leader of the Greeks
Agamemnon
Main hero of the Greeks
Achilles
River that hero dipped in as a child - making him (almost) impervious to harm
The Styx
Body part that was not dipped in the river
Heel
Deadly sin that hero was most guilty of
Wrath
That hero's best friend and possible lover
Patroclus
Main hero of Troy
Hector
King of Troy
Priam
Trojan princess who was given the gift of prophecy, but the curse that
no one would believe her
Cassandra
Modern-day country in which you can find the ruins of Troy
Turkey
Cunning Greek warrior who designed the Trojan Horse
Odysseus
Trojan warrior who fled to Italy, becoming an ancestor of the ancient Romans
Aeneas
Person credited with authoring the Iliad
Homer
37 Comments
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Level 85
Jul 20, 2017
I thought it was a Trojan Rabbit.
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Level 55
Aug 19, 2017
A moose once bit my sister.
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Level 76
Aug 19, 2017
Look if we built this large wooden badger...
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Level 81
Aug 21, 2017
Is it behind the rabbit?
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Level 81
Mar 20, 2020
It is the rabbit!
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Level 77
Aug 19, 2017
EZPZ That was a great quiz.
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Level 66
Aug 19, 2017
Yeah! 14/20! Thank you Latin Class!
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Level 76
Aug 19, 2017
Minor point - there are lots of questions, but generally, Homer is credited with creating the Iliad, but not writing it. He is supposed to have created (and memorized) it, reciting it as a storyteller (I think).
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Level 67
Aug 19, 2017
Or, as Mark Twain may have said, the Iliad was not written by Homer, but by someone else by the same name. (Or was that Hamlet and Shakespeare?)
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Level 60
Sep 16, 2022
I'm not sure that's right tshalla. I'd understood that the attribution to a single individual was indeed to do with the notion that 'he' was the first to write down what had previously been a purely oral epic ( or strictly, specific parts of the epic cycle).
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Level 76
Aug 21, 2017
One day I will learn to spell Odysseus correctly.

Today is not that day.

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Level 48
Aug 21, 2017
I would have thought Hubris was the sin, considering Apollo struck him down for it
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Level ∞
Jul 8, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achilles:

Homer's Iliad is the most famous narrative of Achilles' deeds in the Trojan War. Achilles' wrath (μῆνις Ἀχιλλέως, mênis Achilléōs) is the central theme of the poem.
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Level 57
Nov 15, 2021
"Sing, O Goddess, of the anger of Achilles son of Peleus"
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Level 82
Mar 20, 2020
Yeah I thought it was pride, hubris, and dishonoring the gods that were his downfall.
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Level 56
Dec 13, 2021
That's how most Greek heroes fall but not in this case though you could say it played a part
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Level 60
Jan 27, 2023
Yeah, I'm with you there. I think there's an argument to say he was equally guilty of pride and the wording of the question leaves that open to interpretation.
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Level 73
Aug 23, 2017
Achilles was most guilty of wrath? Judging from the movie, I thought it was pride.
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Level 75
Oct 20, 2019
we do not talk about that thing here
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Level 58
Apr 20, 2022
In the illiad book is definitely wrath.
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Level 65
Dec 18, 2019
Deadly sin is an odd concept in this context
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Level 73
Mar 20, 2020
My thoughts exactly.
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Level 56
Dec 13, 2021
I would've gone with fatal flaw rather than deadly sin but I believe the Greek concept of fatal flaws did influence the Christian ideas of the deadly sins so it could still work
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Level 58
Mar 20, 2020
I think ankle should be accepted for as another answer for heel, as that is what I have always seen in mythology and/or popular culture
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Level 73
Mar 20, 2020
Really? I've never heard anyone refer to achilles ankle
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Level 81
Mar 20, 2020
That made me chuckle.
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Level 46
Mar 20, 2020
Achillies ankle was kind of a jerk, but Achillies ant was pretty cool.
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Level 17
Oct 14, 2020
I think they were meaning in terms of the Achilles tendon being in the back of the ankle, but I understand why the quiz doesn't accept it given "Achilles heel" is more accurate to the common interpretations of the myth and a very well know saying
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Level 61
Mar 20, 2020
Great quiz, thx

Spelling variations on Patrocles with an e, and other, should be accepted.

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Level 58
Apr 20, 2022
Actually, there is NO reference in the Greek mythology that Achilles was dipped in the river Styx as an infant. It is legend from a roman poem written by Statius. In the Illiad has no reference about it, nor should be, because in the Illiad Achiles was just a great god-like warrior, not an invulnerable person. This question should not be since its not canon from greek mythology nor from the Illiad.
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Level 65
Jan 27, 2023
So is the Aeneas question as the Aeneid was written under by Vergil under Augustus to give Rome more prestige. It's now part of the story as we know it.

Correct me if I'm wrong but the Iliad doesn't even mention the Trojan Horse.

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Level 72
Dec 11, 2023
No, because the Iliad ends before the fall of Troy. Also, this quiz is about the Trojan War, not the Iliad. What the Ilian and Greek mythology do mention is Achilles' armour, which is at odds with the whole invulnerability thing.
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Level 22
Dec 8, 2022
20/20 HUGE Trojan War buff awesome quiz!
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Level 34
Jan 27, 2023
Me 16/20 because I don't know the names in English like Styx in Italian is Stige. Very different.
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Level 65
Jan 27, 2023
20/20. The Gods are smiling over me ! They even left a giant wooden horse as a reward, maybe I should open the gates to let it in.
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Level 46
Jan 12, 2024
"possible lover" it's pretty obvious that they were lovers
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Level 58
Jul 9, 2024
Achilles crime is actually "dragging Hector's dead body along a chariot"