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The Underworld in Greek Mythology (inspired by the BBC TV series "Atlantis")

How much do you know about the Ancient Greeks' version of the dark regions? 10 Questions.

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What did the Ancient Greeks call the Underworld?

  • Deadworld
  • Hades
  • Subterra
  • Deimos

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Which from below was the name of one of the five rivers you had to cross to reach the Underworld?

  • Thamesis
  • Mudiwun
  • Acheron
  • Hippos

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Who was the ferryman who had to be paid to take one across the river?

  • Stavros
  • Conductros
  • Sharon
  • Charon

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And what fee did he require?

  • One obol
  • One denarius
  • One taler
  • One lirus

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There was another river in the Underworld, the river of hatred. What was it called?

  • Twigz
  • Staunes
  • Styx
  • Phobos

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The entrance to the Underworld was guarded by Cerberus. What was it?

  • A three-headed dog
  • A giant squid
  • A multi-armed guard
  • A pillar of salt

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Who entered the Underworld to rescue his love, Eurydice?

  • Bieberos
  • Andros
  • Orpheus
  • Paraskevi

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Pandora's Box was cast down into the nether regions. What did it contain?

  • Poisonous snakes
  • The star prize
  • Pandora's spirit
  • All the evils of the world

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What was notable about Medusa's hair?

  • It went lank and frizzy when wet
  • It never needed shampoo
  • It was made of stone
  • It was live snakes

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Finally, to take us out of the dark regions, what was the opposite of the Underworld?

  • The Field of Mars
  • The Elysian Fields
  • The Overworld
  • Antihades