The Invincible Roman God: Test You Knowledge! Trivia Quiz

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The Invincible Roman God: Test You Knowledge! Trivia Quiz

The term invincible god refers to the Roman god known as Sol Invictus which stands for the unconquered sun. The cult to this god was the official religion in Ancient Rome before Christianism. Sol Invictus was the sun god of the later Roman Empire and a patron of soldiers. What do you know about this deity of antiquity? Take our quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What did the word Invictus mean?
    • A. 

      Invincible

    • B. 

      Invisible

    • C. 

      Unreachable

    • D. 

      Untouchable

  • 2. 
    Which Roman deities were described as invincible? 
    • A. 

      Mars and Cupido

    • B. 

      Jupiter and Minerva

    • C. 

      Jupiter, mars, Hercules, Apollo, and Silvanus

    • D. 

      Jupiter and Diana

  • 3. 
    What was Sol Invictus role?
    • A. 

      He played a prominent role in Mithraic mysteries

    • B. 

      He played a prominent role in Roman mysteries

    • C. 

      He played a prominent role in Judaism

    • D. 

      He played a prominent role in Christianism

  • 4. 
    What represented the date of the 25th of December in ancient Rome?
    • A. 

      It was the end of the year

    • B. 

      It was the date of the festival of the Sol Invictus

    • C. 

      It was already considered as the date of the birth of Christ

    • D. 

      It was the date where the bull was sacrificed

  • 5. 
    What's a solstice?
    • A. 

      It's an event occurring when the sun appears to reach its most northerly/southerly excursion relative to the celestial equator or celestial sphere.

    • B. 

      It's an event occurring when the moon appears to reach its most northerly/southerly excursion relative to the celestial equator or celestial sphere.

    • C. 

      It's an event occurring when the moon appears to reach its most northerly excursion relative to the celestial equator or celestial sphere.

    • D. 

      It's an event occurring when the sun appears to reach its most southerly excursion relative to the celestial equator or celestial sphere.

  • 6. 
    What are the other names for the deity Elagabalus?
    • A. 

      Pluto

    • B. 

      Hermes

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Jupiter and Sol

  • 7. 
    Who made the Sol Invictus Cult official on 25 December AD 274?
    • A. 

      Julius Cesar

    • B. 

      The Roman Emperor Aurelian

    • C. 

      Emperor Constantine

    • D. 

      Nero

  • 8. 
    Who is Elagabalus?
    • A. 

      An Indian god

    • B. 

      A Norse god

    • C. 

      A syro-Roman sun god

    • D. 

      A greek god

  • 9. 
    When was the last inscription referring to Sol Invictus recorded?
    • A. 

      AD 387

    • B. 

      AD 500

    • C. 

      AD 650

    • D. 

      AD 320

  • 10. 
    What inspired the Mithraic mysteries?
    • A. 

      It was inspired by the Iranian worship of the god Mithra

    • B. 

      It was inspired by the Greek worship of the god Mithra

    • C. 

      It was inspired by the Germanic worship of the god Mithra

    • D. 

      It was inspired by the African worship of the god Mithra