How Much Do You Know About Greek Mythology?

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Greek Mythology Quizzes & Trivia

We are a group of 16 year old boys who are very interested in Greek Mythology. This is linked to the website and is a way to test how much you know about greek mythology! It is not a difficult test.


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  • 1. 

    I was a terrible Gorgon who was slain by none other than Perseus. He chopped my head off while I slept. It had to be because of my hair. All those snakes are hard to tame! Who am i?

    Explanation
    The given answer is "Medusa" or "medusa". Medusa is a character from Greek mythology who was a Gorgon with snakes for hair. She was killed by Perseus, who chopped off her head while she was sleeping. The explanation fits the description given in the question, where the narrator mentions being a terrible Gorgon who was slain by Perseus due to their hair made of snakes.

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    Well, I should have listened to my dad, Daedalus, when he said to watch out for the sun. How was I supposed to know that the wings he created for me were made of wax? Who am i?

    Explanation
    The given answer "Icarus, icarus" is correct because the passage mentions a character who didn't listen to their father, Daedalus, and ended up flying too close to the sun. This character is identified as "Icarus" in Greek mythology, who flew with wings made of wax and feathers. The repetition of the name "Icarus" in both capitalized and lowercase letters indicates that it refers to the same person.

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    Hera asked me to help Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece, much to the dismay of my husband Hephaestus. That Jason was some looker! Oh, by the way, you all know me as the goddess of love. Who am I?

    Explanation
    In this passage, the narrator mentions being asked by Hera to help Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece. The narrator also mentions their husband Hephaestus being dismayed by this request. Additionally, the narrator mentions that Jason was attractive and refers to themselves as the goddess of love. All of these clues point to the answer being Aphrodite, as she is the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

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    I doubt many people know who I am. I mean, I was only a small time criminal who was condemned in Tartarus to roll a boulder uphill and continually watch it roll down. So, did you think your job was horrible? Take a guess at who I am.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sisyphus. The passage mentions being condemned in Tartarus to roll a boulder uphill and continually watch it roll down. This is a reference to the Greek myth of Sisyphus, who was punished by the gods to perform this task for eternity. The mention of being a small-time criminal and doubting that many people know who the speaker is further supports the identification of the answer as Sisyphus.

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    Sometimes, big brothers can sometimes be the death of you! Such was my situation. Artemis' brother, Apollo, didn't really like the fact that we were hanging out, hunting together and all. One day while I was out swimming, Apollo tricked Artemis into shooting at me. Well, she didn't know it was me, but that little filly always had a competitive streak in her. See if you know who I am.

    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "orion, Orion" is that the passage describes a situation where the narrator, who is not explicitly named, was shot at by Artemis because Apollo tricked her into thinking it was a competition. The name "Orion" is mentioned in the passage as the person who was shot at, hence it is the correct answer. The repetition of "orion, Orion" in the answer options suggests that either capitalization or spelling does not matter in this case.

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    Like most people in Greece, Hera did not like me, for whatever reason. I'm the nymph she condemned to speak only in the words of others. You probably use my name in normal conversation more often than you think. So, do you know who I am?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Echo, echo." The explanation is that Echo was a nymph in Greek mythology who was cursed by Hera to only be able to repeat the words of others. The phrase "echo, echo" is often used to mimic the sound of an echo, and the question hints at the fact that Echo's name is commonly used in everyday conversation without people realizing it.

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  • 7. 

    I am Zeus' sister, as well as the goddess of agriculture. When my daughter Persephone was stolen by Hades and taken to the underworld, I had to go looking for her. Kids! So, while I was out trying to find her, the earth was in a perpetual state of winter. Take a stab at my identity!

    Explanation
    Demeter is the correct answer to this question. The context provided in the explanation matches the description given in the question. Demeter is known as the goddess of agriculture and is Zeus' sister. When her daughter Persephone was taken by Hades to the underworld, Demeter's grief caused the earth to enter a state of perpetual winter until Persephone was returned.

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    You all know who I am! I made a deal with Dionysus so that everything I touched turned to gold. Sadly, I realized I made a mistake when my poor daughter turned to gold also. Well, can't have everything, I suppose!

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "midas, Midas, King Midas, king midas, King midas". This answer includes different variations of the name "Midas" and "King Midas", which are all correct.

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