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Father of Aeneis

Anchises

2

City destroyed by the Greeks
Original home of Aeneas

Troy

3

Son of Aeneas

Iulus

4

Mother of Aeneas

Venus

5

Priest of Neptune
Warns Trojans not to bring in the Horse

Laocoon

6

Laocoon is killed in this way

two serpents sent by Neptune

7

the Horse is dedicated to her

Athena

8

This city will later be destroyed by Rome

Carthage

9

Enemy of Rome in the Punic Wars

Carthage

10

Female ruler of Carthage

Dido

11

Carthage is sacred to her

Juno

12

Aeneas' men are attacked by them on the first island

harpies

13

Description of harpies

female tops; bird bodies

14

They have the the head and torso of a human and the bodies of birds

Harpies

15

Called the Hounds of Jupiter

Harpies

16

Tells Aeneas how to avoid Scylla and Charybdis

Helenus

17

Female prophet

sibyl

18

What body did the sibyl inhabit?

a young girl's

19

How long was Aeneas with Dido?

1 year

20

Who told Aeneas to leave Troy?

Hector's ghost

21

What did Aeneas have to get for the sibyl?

a golden bough (branch)

22

Where did Aeneas go to visit the Sibyl?

Cumae

23

Who joined Aeneas on the Island of the Cyclops?

Nobody

24

Why did Juno want to stop Aeneas from getting to Carthage?

It was her favorite city and she didn't want it destroyed

25

Who is the goddess of witchcraft/the dark arts?

Hecate

26

Who helped Aeneas get to the Underworld?

Sibyl of Cumae

27

What was Aeneas' quest?

To found a new Troy

28

Where did Aeneas eventually land?

Latium

29

Who is the king of Latium?

Latinus

30

He was to marry the princess
He declared war on Aeneas

Turnus

31

The temple of this god must be opened before war can be declared

Janus

32

Two judges of the Underworld

Minos
Radamanthus

33

River of Fire

Phlegethon

34

How many rivers are located in Virgil's Underworld?

6

35

River of Forgetfulness

Lethe

36

River of Hate

Styx

37

River of Woe

Acheron

38

What are the two gates through which you can exit the Underworld?

Gate of True Shades
Gate of False Dreams

39

guards Tartarus

Tisiphone
(leader of the Furies)

40

guards entrance to Dis

Cerberus

41

ferries the souls of the dead

Charon

42

Fields where the heros go

Elysium
Elysian Fields

43

Kore

Persephone (maiden)