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Greek Mythology

Who well do you know the gods, goddesses, heroes and mythical creatures from Greek mythology?
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1. Olympian gods were the major gods of the Greeks and lived on Mount Olympus. How many of them were there?
8
10
15
12
2. In Greek mythology who killed Minotaur?
Theseus
Perseus
Hector
Hercules
3. According to the legend who answered Sphinx's riddle?
Oedipus
Theseus
Achilles
Perseus
4. What fearsome monster is a giant snake with nine heads?
Hydra
Medusa
Furie
Scylla
5. To which goddess is the Parthenon, a former temple on the Acropolis, dedicated?
Athena
Afrodite
Hera
Artemida
6. What figure from Greek mythology is famous for writing and singing music so beautiful it made stones cry?
Jason
Hercules
Orpheus
Hermes
7. Who is this Greek god of wine and the theater?
Apollo
Hermes
Eumenides
Dionysus
8. Who were the Argonauts, sometimes also called the Minyans?
Monsters with the body of a man and the head of a bull
A band of heroes
Half-goat, half-men
A tribe that failed to defeat the Trojans
9. To prevent his death, Achilles' mother Thetis dipped his body into the water of which river?
Styx
Lethe
Phlegethon
Acheron
10. What Greek hero from Homer`s epic poem the Iliad, was invulnerable except for his heel?
Odysseus
Achilles
Ajax
Diomedes
11. What monster has venomous snakes in place of hair and that those who gazed into her eyes would turn to stone?
Scylla
Medusa
Hydra
Typhon
12. An immortal goddess Circe was entrapping Odysseus' men and turning them into what?
Stone
Ash
Mouses
Pigs
13. What combination of animals made up the monster Chimera?
Crow, tiger and lizard
Goat, lion and snake
Lion, tiger and bear
Eagle, lion and dog
14. What powerful god lived in the Underworld rather than on Mount Olympus?
Hades
Poseidon
Demeter
Hephaestus
15. Who designed the Crete's labyrinth for King Minos?
Zeus
Artemis
Daedelus
Hypnos
16. What is the name of a multi-headed dog that guards the gates of the Underworld in Greek mythology?
Hermes
Cerberus
Tartarus
Gorgon
17. Which Greek god of nature and shepherds is often depicted playing a flute?
Demeter
Apollo
Pan
Hera
18. Which mythological hero defeated Medusa and her gorgon sisters?
Hercules
Perseus
Theseus
Achilles
19. What do you call the water nymphs that reputedly drown those with whom they fell in love?
Hylas
Naiads
Oceanids
Arethusa
20. Who is the goddess of marriage and the queen of Olympus?
Athena
Andromeda
Aphrodite
Hera
21. Who ignored his father's instructions not to fly too close to the sun with handmade wings?
Icarus
Achilles
Hercules
Thesseus
22. What kind of mythological creature is centaur?
Winged horse
Half-human half-horse
Winged lion
Half-human half-lion
23. Which monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man lived in an underground maze called the Labyrinth?
Medusa
Cyclops
Minotaur
Sphinx
24. What fate did Niobe, the wife of King Amphion of Thebes, daughter of Tantalus, face?
A violent death by storm
Being turned to stone
The loss of all her children
Banishment to the underworld
25. Who is the god of the ocean, earthquakes and horses in Greek mythology?
Zeus
Aegeus
Triton
Poseidon
26. After 10 years of fighting, Odysseus and his men decided to go home. Where was their home?
Troy
Ithaca
Mycenae
Sparta
27. What Greek hero was a son of Zeus and was required to perform many labors for the gods?
Jason
Perseus
Odysseus
Hercules
28. As god of music, Apollo is often depicted playing which instrument?
Lyre
Guitar
Flute
Harp
29. What special power did sirens use to lure sailors to crash upon the rocks of their island?
The smell of delicious food
The illusion of piles of gold
An irresistible song
A powerful wind
30. What did Aegeus do when he saw the black sails on his son's ship coming into Athens?
Jumped into fire
Jumped from a height and died
Drunk poison
Hanged himself
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Level 81
Feb 5, 2021
Quite a few of these are repetitive. Also, I don't believe it was ever discussed that Medusas hair (the snakes) would grow back if it was cut off.
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Level 53
Feb 5, 2021
Thanks for playing, I will check that and correct it.
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Level 40
Jul 3, 2021
Great game!
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Level 78
Aug 5, 2022
You may want to check the fact about the Greeks being the first to play the flute, as flutes have existed since prehistoric times.
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Level 53
Aug 5, 2022
Thanks. You could be right so I rephrased the question.