How Well Do You Know Erinyes?

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How Well Do You Know Erinyes? - Quiz

Greek mythology are synonymous with different gods, the one of thunder, fire, sun, water, lighting and many more with their stories either as a myth of fable, the god of vengeance is worth knowing about. Take the quiz and learn about this female god


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In Greek mythology the Erinyes also known as the?  

    • A.

      Furies

    • B.

      Future

    • C.

      Erinys

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Furies
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Furies. In Greek mythology, the Erinyes are also known as the Furies. They were female deities who were associated with vengeance and punishment. They were often depicted as three sisters who pursued and tormented those who had committed crimes, particularly against family members. The Furies were feared and respected by the ancient Greeks, and their role in mythology was to ensure justice was served.

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  • 2. 

    They were sometimes referred to as infernal goddesses, they were female chthonic deities of?  

    • A.

      Vengeance

    • B.

      Panacea

    • C.

      Eriebus

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Vengeance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Vengeance. The given statement mentions that these goddesses were sometimes referred to as infernal goddesses, which suggests that they were associated with punishment or revenge. Therefore, the most appropriate term to describe them would be Vengeance.

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  • 3. 

    Erinyes correspond to the Dirae in Roman mythology written by?  

    • A.

      Maurus Servius Honoratus

    • B.

      Servius Pompei

    • C.

      Walter Burkert

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Maurus Servius Honoratus
    Explanation
    Erinyes, also known as the Furies, are female chthonic deities of vengeance in Greek mythology. In Roman mythology, they are referred to as the Dirae. Maurus Servius Honoratus was a late fourth-century and early fifth-century grammarian and commentator on Virgil's works. He is known for his commentary on Virgil's Aeneid, where he mentions the Roman equivalent of the Erinyes as the Dirae. Therefore, the correct answer is Maurus Servius Honoratus.

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  • 4. 

    A Roman writer wrote that they are called Eumenides in hell, Furiae on earth, and Dirae in?  

    • A.

      Infinity

    • B.

      Heaven

    • C.

      Mountains

    • D.

      Empire

    Correct Answer
    B. Heaven
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Heaven. In Roman mythology, the Eumenides are known as the Furies or Furiae on earth, and they are called Dirae in hell. This suggests that in heaven, they are referred to as Eumenides.

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  • 5. 

    According to Hesiod’s Theogony, when the Titan Cronus castrated his father and threw his genitalia into the?  

    • A.

      Fire

    • B.

      Hell

    • C.

      Sea

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Sea
    Explanation
    According to Hesiod's Theogony, when the Titan Cronus castrated his father and threw his genitalia into the sea. This is mentioned in the ancient Greek mythological text as the birth of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, who emerged from the sea foam created around the genitalia.

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  • 6. 

    The Erinyes emerged from the drops of blood which fell on the?  

    • A.

      Earth

    • B.

      Uranus

    • C.

      Cronus

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Earth
    Explanation
    The Erinyes, also known as the Furies, were ancient Greek goddesses of vengeance. According to Greek mythology, they emerged from the drops of blood that fell on the Earth when the Titan Cronus castrated his father Uranus. Therefore, the correct answer is Earth.

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  • 7. 

    According to variant account, Erinyes emerged from an even more primordial level from?  

    • A.

      Nyx

    • B.

      Giants

    • C.

      Nights

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Nyx
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nyx. According to the variant account, the Erinyes emerged from an even more primordial level, which is Nyx. Nyx is a primordial goddess of the night in Greek mythology. She is considered the mother of all dark and mysterious forces, and the Erinyes, also known as the Furies, are often associated with vengeance and punishment. Therefore, it is believed that they originated from Nyx, the goddess of the night.

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  • 8. 

    The Erinyes were usually described as three maidens?  

    • A.

      Godhead

    • B.

      Trinity

    • C.

      Goddesses

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Goddesses
    Explanation
    The Erinyes, also known as the Furies, were commonly depicted as three maidens in Greek mythology. They were goddesses who were responsible for punishing those who committed crimes, particularly against family members. Their appearance as maidens symbolized their role as enforcers of justice and agents of vengeance. Therefore, the correct answer is "Goddesses."

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  • 9. 

    The Erinys Telphousia was usually a by-name for the wrathful goddess?  

    • A.

      Demeter

    • B.

      Goddesses

    • C.

      Virgil

    • D.

      Nyx

    Correct Answer
    A. Demeter
    Explanation
    The Erinys Telphousia was usually a by-name for the wrathful goddess Demeter.

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  • 10. 

    Demeter who was worshipped under the title of Erinys in the Arcadian town of?  

    • A.

      Thelpousa

    • B.

      Inferno

    • C.

      Triptych

    • D.

      Alexandrian

    Correct Answer
    A. Thelpousa
    Explanation
    Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture, was worshipped under the title of Erinys in the Arcadian town of Thelpousa. The worship of Demeter as Erinys in Thelpousa suggests a local variation or aspect of her cult in that specific region.

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