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Greek Mythology Quiz Part I

Be enthused! Be enticed! Be enthralled! Be enchanted! Your Mythological Career starts here! So sit back and be inspired! 30 Questions.

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An easy question to start off with:Who ruled the gods?

  • Poseidon
  • Zeus
  • Hercules


How many Olympian Deities were there?

  • 12
  • 3
  • 24


What was Ares god of?

  • Music
  • Love
  • War


Aphrodite was the principal goddess of love, but who was a god of love?

  • Eros
  • Orpheus
  • Atlas


Who was the husband of the Titan goddess Phoebe?

  • Zeus
  • Coeus
  • Eos


Of the three Titan siblings: Helios, Eos and Selene, which one was God of the Sun?

  • Helios
  • Eos
  • Selene


Of the three heroes: Perseus, Hercules and Theseus, which one became a God when he died?

  • Perseus
  • Hercules
  • Theseus


Whom did this hero marry?

  • Hebe, Goddess of Youth
  • Hecate, Goddess of Witchcraft
  • Nemesis, Goddess of Revenge


Who were the three children of Zeus and his third wife Hera?

  • Ares, Hebe and Apollo
  • Hebe, Hephaestus and Apollo
  • Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus


Which of the God(desse)s invented the lyre?

  • Apollo, God of Music, the Sun and Medicine
  • Hermes, Messenger of the Gods and God of Thieves
  • Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and Strategy


In which situation was the lyre invented?

  • Hermes stole one of Apollo's cows so invented the lyre and gave it to him to make up for it.
  • Apollo was tending his horse when he thought of making an instrument out of horse hair.
  • Athena invented the lyre to calm her when she was philosophising.


In which situation were the Panpipes invented?

  • Pan was sitting on a hill and tried to replicate the whooshing wind sound.
  • Pan stole the Panpipes from a human maiden and named them after himself. The actual origination of these pipes is unknown.
  • Pan was in love with Syrinx, a nymph, but accidentally cut down some reeds she had just transformed into. Pan used them to make the first Panpipes.


There were nine muses: Erato, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomene, Terpsichorde, Urania, Clio, Polyhymnia, and ... Who was the last?

  • Aglaia
  • Calliope
  • Aergia


Which muse was the muse of hymns?

  • Terpsichorde
  • Thalia
  • Polyhymnia


Who was Theseus' father and threw himself into the sea when he thought his son to be dead? The sea is named after him.

  • Aegeus
  • Prometheus
  • Jason


Who was the twin of Phrixus, who flew with him on a flying ram across a sea, which was named after this twin?

  • Daedalus
  • Helles
  • Romulus


Who was the son of Daedalus, who flew too close to the Sun with his wax-made wings, consequently falling into a sea, which was named after him?

  • Icarus
  • Clius
  • Perdix


Who only had to touch an item before it turned to gold?

  • King Midas
  • Heracles
  • Talos


Who was Ariadne's father?

  • King Midas
  • King Minos
  • King Monos


What does the word "minotaur" literally mean?

  • "Bull of Minos"
  • "Son of Minos"
  • "Son of Mino"


Who did Hades kidnap and marry?

  • Hebe, Goddess of Youth
  • Ganymede, Cupbearer to the Gods
  • Persephone, Goddess of Springtime


Who were Persephone's parents?

  • Zeus and Demeter
  • Poseidon and Hestia
  • Hades and Hera


Who fathered Persephone's daughter, Melinoe?

  • Hades, her uncle and husband
  • Zeus, her uncle and father
  • Ares, God of War


What two things did the Three Graiai share?

  • An eye and a tooth
  • A spellbook and a magic sceptre
  • A head and an arm


What were the two sons of Odysseus called?

  • Telekhunus and Telephonus
  • Telegonus and Telemachus
  • Telerion and Telerimon


What was Atlas eternally cursed into bearing?

  • The Sky
  • The Crust of the Earth
  • The Surface of the Sea


Who tried to rescue the nymph Eurydice from the Underworld?

  • Bellerophon
  • Orpheus
  • Phonos


Who was Aphrodite's mother?

  • Themis
  • Maia
  • Dione


Who did Ariadne marry after she was abandoned by Theseus on an island?

  • Hercules
  • Dionysus, God of Wine
  • Asclepius, a God of Medicine


Perseus killed Medusa, a Gorgon. Gorgons killed by turning anyone who looked into their eyes to stone. But how many Gorgons were there originally?

  • 2
  • 8
  • 3