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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?
10
8
12
15
2. In Greek mythology who killed Minotaur?
Perseus
Theseus
Hector
Hercules
3. According to the legend who answered Sphinx's riddle?
Achilles
Perseus
Theseus
Oedipus
4. What fearsome monster is a giant snake with nine heads?
Medusa
Scylla
Hydra
Furie
5. To which goddess is the Parthenon, a former temple on the Acropolis, dedicated?
Afrodite
Athena
Artemida
Hera
6. What figure from Greek mythology is famous for writing and singing music so beautiful it made stones cry?
Orpheus
Jason
Hercules
Hermes
7. Who is this Greek god of wine and the theater?
Hermes
Eumenides
Apollo
Dionysus
8. Who were the Argonauts, sometimes also called the Minyans?
A tribe that failed to defeat the Trojans
A band of heroes
Half-goat, half-men
Monsters with the body of a man and the head of a bull
9. To prevent his death, Achilles' mother Thetis dipped his body into the water of which river?
Lethe
Styx
Acheron
Phlegethon
10. What Greek hero from Homer`s epic poem the Iliad, was invulnerable except for his heel?
Achilles
Ajax
Diomedes
Odysseus
11. What monster has venomous snakes in place of hair and that those who gazed into her eyes would turn to stone?
Typhon
Medusa
Scylla
Hydra
12. An immortal goddess Circe was entrapping Odysseus' men and turning them into what?
Ash
Stone
Mouses
Pigs
13. What combination of animals made up the monster Chimera?
Eagle, lion and dog
Lion, tiger and bear
Crow, tiger and lizard
Goat, lion and snake
14. What powerful god lived in the Underworld rather than on Mount Olympus?
Poseidon
Hades
Hephaestus
Demeter
15. Who designed the Crete's labyrinth for King Minos?
Artemis
Hypnos
Zeus
Daedelus
16. What is the name of a multi-headed dog that guards the gates of the Underworld in Greek mythology?
Tartarus
Hermes
Cerberus
Gorgon
17. Which Greek god of nature and shepherds is often depicted playing a flute?
Apollo
Demeter
Pan
Hera
18. Which mythological hero defeated Medusa and her gorgon sisters?
Achilles
Theseus
Perseus
Hercules
19. What do you call the water nymphs that reputedly drown those with whom they fell in love?
Oceanids
Hylas
Naiads
Arethusa
20. Who is the goddess of marriage and the queen of Olympus?
Hera
Andromeda
Athena
Aphrodite
21. Who ignored his father's instructions not to fly too close to the sun with handmade wings?
Icarus
Thesseus
Hercules
Achilles
22. What kind of mythological creature is centaur?
Winged lion
Half-human half-horse
Half-human half-lion
Winged horse
23. Which monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man lived in an underground maze called the Labyrinth?
Sphinx
Cyclops
Minotaur
Medusa
24. What fate did Niobe, the wife of King Amphion of Thebes, daughter of Tantalus, face?
Banishment to the underworld
The loss of all her children
Being turned to stone
A violent death by storm
25. Who is the god of the ocean, earthquakes and horses in Greek mythology?
Triton
Aegeus
Zeus
Poseidon
26. After 10 years of fighting, Odysseus and his men decided to go home. Where was their home?
Ithaca
Troy
Sparta
Mycenae
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?
Harp
Lyre
Flute
Guitar
29. What special power did sirens use to lure sailors to crash upon the rocks of their island?
The illusion of piles of gold
An irresistible song
The smell of delicious food
A powerful wind
30. What did Aegeus do when he saw the black sails on his son's ship coming into Athens?
Drunk poison
Jumped into fire
Jumped from a height and died
Hanged himself
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Level 85
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 44
Jul 3, 2021
Great game!
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Level 79
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.