What Do You Know Of Attis?

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What Do You Know Of Attis? - Quiz

Attis was believed in greek mythology to be associated with castration and vegetation. Attis statues are usually erected with Attis wearing the ancient phyrigian cap.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Attis cult of Dindymon began in 

    • A.

      1250 BC

    • B.

      1379 BC

    • C.

      1100 BC

    • D.

      780 BC

    Correct Answer
    A. 1250 BC
    Explanation
    The Attis cult of Dindymon began in 1250 BC. This is the correct answer because it is the earliest date mentioned among the options. The Attis cult was a religious cult centered around the worship of Attis, a Phrygian god associated with vegetation and fertility. The cult originated in the region of Dindymon, which is located in modern-day Turkey. By stating that the cult began in 1250 BC, it suggests that this was the starting point for the establishment and development of the cult in that region.

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  • 2. 

    Attis is associated with 

    • A.

      Cybele 

    • B.

      Aether

    • C.

      Erebus

    • D.

      Eros

    Correct Answer
    A. Cybele 
    Explanation
    Attis is associated with Cybele. In ancient Greek and Roman mythology, Cybele was a mother goddess and Attis was her consort. Attis was a young shepherd who became infatuated with Cybele, but their relationship ended tragically when he castrated himself and died. Cybele mourned his death and Attis became a symbol of fertility and rebirth. Therefore, the association between Attis and Cybele is an important aspect of their mythological narrative.

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  • 3. 

    Attis introduced the cult of mother goddess to who?

    • A.

      Zeus

    • B.

      Erebus

    • C.

      Eros

    • D.

      Lydia

    Correct Answer
    D. Lydia
    Explanation
    Attis introduced the cult of mother goddess to Lydia. This suggests that Attis was responsible for spreading the worship of the mother goddess in Lydia.

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  • 4. 

    Some Lydians and Attis were killed by the 

    • A.

      Priests

    • B.

      Zeus

    • C.

      Cybele

    • D.

      Boar

    Correct Answer
    D. Boar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Boar. This suggests that the Lydians and Attis were killed by a boar.

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  • 5. 

    Attis' priests were called the

    • A.

      Attis bars

    • B.

      Galli

    • C.

      Lydian bars

    • D.

      Atys

    Correct Answer
    B. Galli
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Galli." Attis' priests were known as Galli.

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  • 6. 

    Attis is also called 

    • A.

      The big god

    • B.

      The vegetation god 

    • C.

      The sun god

    • D.

      The phyrigian god

    Correct Answer
    C. The sun god
    Explanation
    Attis is referred to as the sun god because in Phrygian mythology, he was associated with the sun and seen as a solar deity. This association is supported by various texts and depictions that depict Attis as a sun god, often symbolizing the power and warmth of the sun. The other options, such as "the big god," "the vegetation god," and "the Phrygian god," are not accurate descriptions of Attis based on the available information.

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  • 7. 

    The important, life-size statue of Attis was found in 

    • A.

      A roman river

    • B.

      Ostia

    • C.

      Athens

    • D.

      Macedonia

    Correct Answer
    B. Ostia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ostia. Ostia was an ancient Roman port city located at the mouth of the Tiber River. The important, life-size statue of Attis was found in Ostia, suggesting that it was a significant site for religious and cultural activities in ancient Rome. The statue's discovery in Ostia provides valuable insights into the worship and iconography of Attis, a Phrygian deity associated with fertility and vegetation.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is not associated with Attis?

    • A.

      Agditis

    • B.

      Lydia

    • C.

      Zeus

    • D.

      Gaia

    Correct Answer
    D. Gaia
    Explanation
    Attis is a deity in ancient mythologies, particularly in Phrygian and Greek cultures. Agditis is associated with Attis as they are both worshiped in Phrygian mythology. Lydia is also associated with Attis as it was a region in Anatolia where Attis was worshiped. Zeus is associated with Attis as he is often depicted as Attis' father in Greek mythology. However, Gaia is not associated with Attis. Gaia is a Greek goddess of the Earth and is not directly linked to Attis in any known mythological narratives.

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  • 9. 

    The mother of Attis was

    • A.

      Cybele

    • B.

      Nana

    • C.

      Erebus

    • D.

      Aphrodite

    Correct Answer
    B. Nana
    Explanation
    Nana is the correct answer because according to Greek mythology, Attis was born from the almond tree when the fruit fell into the lap of Nana, a nymph. This makes Nana his mother. Cybele is a goddess associated with Attis but not his mother. Erebus is a primordial deity and Aphrodite is a goddess of love and beauty, neither of which are Attis' mother.

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  • 10. 

    Attis's mother was a daughter to 

    • A.

      Sangarius

    • B.

      Midas

    • C.

      Gaia

    • D.

      Cybele

    Correct Answer
    A. Sangarius
    Explanation
    Attis's mother was a daughter to Sangarius.

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