Aphrodite Quiz: Everything You Have Ever Known

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APHRODITE was the Olympian goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She was depicted as a beautiful woman often accompanied by the winged godling Eros (Love). Her attributes included a dove, apple, scallop shell, and mirror. How much do you know about Aphrodite? Why not take this quiz to test everything that you have known.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Whose death caused Aphrodite's birth?

    • A.

      Zeus

    • B.

      Poseidon

    • C.

      Uranus

    • D.

      Apollos

    Correct Answer
    C. Uranus
    Explanation
    Aphrodite's birth was caused by the death of Uranus. In Greek mythology, Uranus was the primordial god of the sky and the father of the Titans. He was overthrown by his son Cronus, who castrated him. The blood that fell from Uranus' wounds mixed with the sea foam, giving rise to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Therefore, Uranus' death led to Aphrodite's birth.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these was Aphrodite scared of?

    • A.

      Spiders

    • B.

      Insects

    • C.

      Ares

    • D.

      All of them

    Correct Answer
    A. Spiders
    Explanation
    Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, was scared of spiders. This fear is known as arachnophobia. Despite being a powerful goddess, Aphrodite had a specific fear of spiders, which suggests that even deities can have their own unique fears and vulnerabilities.

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  • 3. 

    Who is Aphrodite's son? 

    • A.

      Eros

    • B.

      Hermaphroditus

    • C.

      All of the above

    • D.

      Aeneas

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, is said to have multiple sons. Eros is one of her sons and is often depicted as the god of love and desire. Hermaphroditus is another one of Aphrodite's sons, who is a minor deity associated with androgyny. Aeneas, the legendary Trojan hero, is also considered to be Aphrodite's son in some mythological traditions. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as all three options mentioned are Aphrodite's sons.

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  • 4. 

    What did Aphrodite offer Paris as a reward if he picked her?

    • A.

      A bucket full of gold

    • B.

      The love of the most beautiful woman in the world

    • C.

      To become king of Troy

    • D.

      To become an immortal god

    Correct Answer
    B. The love of the most beautiful woman in the world
    Explanation
    Aphrodite offered Paris the love of the most beautiful woman in the world as a reward if he picked her.

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  • 5. 

    According to the 'Iliad', which mortal wounds Aphrodite on the battlefield?

    • A.

      Hector

    • B.

      Odysseus

    • C.

      Achilles

    • D.

      Diomedes

    Correct Answer
    D. Diomedes
    Explanation
    In the 'Iliad', Diomedes wounds Aphrodite on the battlefield. This occurs when Diomedes, aided by Athena, is fighting against the Trojans. Diomedes is known for his exceptional bravery and skill in battle, and he manages to injure several gods, including Aphrodite. This event highlights Diomedes' prowess as a warrior and his ability to even harm divine beings.

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  • 6. 

    The leader of the gods, Zeus, wanted Aphrodite to marry someone good and gentle. Who married Aphrodite?

    • A.

      Poseidon, the god of the ocean

    • B.

      Hephaestus, the god of blacksmithing

    • C.

      Chronos, the god of time

    • D.

      Ares, the god of war

    Correct Answer
    B. Hephaestus, the god of blacksmithing
    Explanation
    Zeus wanted Aphrodite to marry someone good and gentle, and Hephaestus, the god of blacksmithing, was the one who married her.

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  • 7. 

    Who once became annoyed with Aphrodite for causing deities to fall in love with mortals?

    • A.

      Hera

    • B.

      Ares

    • C.

      Paris

    • D.

      Zeus

    Correct Answer
    D. Zeus
    Explanation
    Zeus once became annoyed with Aphrodite for causing deities to fall in love with mortals.

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  • 8. 

    In which play of Euridipes does Aphrodite appear in the beginning, initiating her revenge on a mortal who did not worship her?

    • A.

      Electra

    • B.

      Alcestis

    • C.

      Heracles

    • D.

      Hippolytus

    Correct Answer
    D. Hippolytus
    Explanation
    In the play "Hippolytus" by Euripides, Aphrodite appears in the beginning and begins her revenge on a mortal who did not worship her. This revenge is directed towards Hippolytus, a young prince who rejects the worship of Aphrodite and instead devotes himself to the goddess Artemis. Aphrodite, feeling scorned and disrespected, seeks to punish Hippolytus by causing his stepmother, Phaedra, to fall in love with him. This leads to a tragic chain of events that ultimately results in the downfall of Hippolytus.

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  • 9. 

    Who brought the golden apple that caused discord between Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena

    • A.

      Eris

    • B.

      Artemis

    • C.

      Athena 

    • D.

      Hernis

    Correct Answer
    A. Eris
    Explanation
    Eris is the correct answer because she is the goddess of discord and strife in Greek mythology. According to the myth, Eris threw a golden apple inscribed with the words "For the fairest" into a wedding banquet, causing a dispute between Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena. Each goddess believed she deserved the apple, leading to a rivalry and eventually the Trojan War.

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  • 10. 

    Who handled the case between the three goddesses?

    • A.

      Zeus

    • B.

      Paris, a Trojan Prince

    • C.

      Paris of Cyprus

    • D.

      Ares

    Correct Answer
    B. Paris, a Trojan Prince
    Explanation
    Paris, a Trojan Prince, handled the case between the three goddesses. In Greek mythology, the case refers to the Judgment of Paris, where Zeus tasked Paris with deciding which of the three goddesses, Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera, was the most beautiful. Paris ultimately chose Aphrodite, who promised him the love of the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen of Sparta, leading to the events of the Trojan War.

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