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1
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What were the Primordial Deities?

A

original gods from which all other gods and entities descend

  • e.g. Chaos, Ouranos, Nyx, Gaia, Eros
  • they include the protogenoi, the First Born, who descended from Chaos
  • they are often associated with basic concepts, such as love, or with the underworld or the mystery of fertility
2
Q

Who were the Titans?

A

powerful deities who ascended during the mythical Golden Age

  • e.g. Oceanus, Tethys, Hyperion, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea, Eos, Helios, Atlas, Prometheus
  • ruled by Kronos and Rhea
  • Kronos was overthrown by his son, Zeus, which led to the rule of the more well-known Olympians
  • fought the Olympians, the younger generation of gods, but were defeated and imprisoned in the depths of the earth (Tartarus)
3
Q

Who were the Olympians?

A

the Greeks' main deities, who comprise the main gods cast in Homer's epics and later Greek plays

  • e.g. Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hestia (Hestia later gave up her position as an Olympian to Dionysus)
  • lived atop Mt. Olympus
  • twelve of them, though conflicting lists emerge from different historical sources
4
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Who were the Chthonic Deities?

A

gods of the underworld, death, and the bowels of the earth

  • e.g. Hades, Persephone, Tartarus, Charon
  • often appeased by animal sacrifices distinct from the rites of Olympian cults
5
Q

Describe the following place in the context of Greek mythology:

Underworld

A

realm beneath the earth filled with dead souls

  • includes Tartarus, five rivers, and Cerberus, a three-headed hound
  • Hades' domain
6
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Kronos

A

god of time

  • Roman name: Saturn
  • leader of the Titans
  • son of Gaia and Ouranos (Uranus)
  • overthrew Ouranos and prophesied to be overthrown by his own son, Zeus
7
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Zeus

A

god of sky/thunder

  • Roman name: Jupiter
  • ruler of all Olympian gods
  • married to Hera
  • brother of Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Hestia, and Demeter
8
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Poseidon

A

god of the sea and earthquakes

  • Roman name: Neptune
  • married to Amphitrite
  • brother of Zeus, Hades, Hera, et al.
9
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Hades

A

god of the underworld

  • Roman name: Pluto
  • brother of Zeus and Poseidon
  • married to Persephone
  • wields the helm of darkness, which grants invisibility
10
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Hera

A

goddess of women and marriage

  • Roman name: Juno
  • Zeus' wife, mother of the gods
  • jealous and bitter towards Zeus' other lovers
  • despised Heracles (Hercules)
11
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Athena

A

goddess of wisdom, peace, and strategy

  • Roman name: Minerva
  • wise daughter of Zeus
  • has an owl, helmet, shield, lance
  • born out of Zeus' forehead
12
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Apollo

A

god of music, light, archery

  • Roman names: Apollo, Phoebus
  • widely worshipped son of Zeus
  • holds a bow and arrow
  • had many male and female lovers
13
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Artemis

A

goddess of hunting, virginity, and the moon

  • Roman name: Diana
  • twin sister of Apollo; also had a bow and arrow
  • took a vow of chastity
  • known for hunting with hounds, stags, a chariot, and nymphs
14
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Aphrodite

A

goddess of love and beauty

  • Roman name: Venus
  • born of Ouranos' (Uranus') severed genitals, rose from the sea foam
  • married to Hephaestus; had affairs with Ares, Adonis, Hermes
15
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Hermes

A

god of messaging and travel

  • Roman name: Mercury
  • messenger of the gods
  • wore a winged cap and winged sandals
16
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Ares

A

god of war

  • Roman name: Mars
  • violent god, wore a shield and helmet
  • son of Zeus and Hera
17
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Dionysus

A

god of wine

  • Roman name: Bacchus
  • son of Zeus and Semele
  • effeminite god
  • born of Persephone, killed by Hera, reborn through Semele
18
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Helios

A

sun god

  • Roman name: Sol
  • brother of goddesses Selene (the moon) and Eos (the dawn)
  • rode in a chariot across the sky
  • all-seeing god
19
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Hephaestus

A

god of blacksmithing

  • Roman name: Vulcan
  • blacksmith of the gods, wields a hammer, anvil, and tongs
  • very ugly
  • married to Aphrodite despite his ugliness
  • forged Helios' chariot and Hermes' sandals and cap
20
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Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Hestia

A

goddess of hearth, home, family

  • Roman name: Vesta
  • one of the three great goddesses along with Demeter and Hera
  • daughter of Rhea and Kronos
21
Q

Which figures from Greek mythology are described below?

original gods from which all other gods and entities descend

  • e.g. Chaos, Ouranos, Nyx, Gaia, Eros
  • they include the protogenoi, the First Born, who descended from Chaos
  • they are often associated with basic concepts, such as love, or with the underworld or the mystery of fertility
A

The Primordial Deities

22
Q

Which figures from Greek mythology are described below?

powerful deities who ascended during the mythical Golden Age

  • e.g. Oceanus, Tethys, Hyperion, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea, Eos, Helios, Atlas, Prometheus
  • ruled by Kronos and Rhea
  • Kronos was overthrown by his son, Zeus, which led to the rule of the more well-known Olympians
  • fought the Olympians, the younger generation of gods, but were defeated and imprisoned in the depths of the earth (Tartarus)
A

The Titans

23
Q

Which figures from Greek mythology are described below?

the Greeks' main deities, who comprise the main gods cast in Homer's epics and later Greek plays

  • e.g. Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hestia
  • lived atop Mt. Olympus
  • twelve of them, though conflicting lists emerge from different historical sources
A

The Olympians

24
Q

Which figures from Greek mythology are described below?

gods of the underworld, death, and the bowels of the earth

  • e.g. Hades, Persephone, Tartarus, Charon
  • often appeased by animal sacrifices distinct from the rites of Olympian cults
A

The Chthonic Deities

25
Q

Which location from Greek mythology is described below?

realm beneath the earth filled with dead souls

  • includes Tartarus, five rivers, and Cerberus, a three-headed hound
  • Hades' domain
A

Underworld

26
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of time

  • Roman name: Saturn
  • leader of the Titans
  • son of Gaia and Ouranos (Uranus)
  • overthrew Ouranos and was prophesied to be overthrown by his own son, Zeus
A

Kronos

27
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of sky/thunder

  • Roman name: Jupiter
  • ruler of all Olympian gods
  • married to Hera
  • brother of Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Hestia, and Demeter
A

Zeus

28
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of the sea and earthquakes

  • Roman name: Neptune
  • married to Amphitrite
  • brother of Zeus, Hades, Hera, et al.
A

Poseidon

29
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of the underworld

  • Roman name: Pluto
  • brother of Zeus and Poseidon
  • married to Persephone
  • wields the helm of darkness which grants invisibility
A

Hades

30
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of women and marriage

  • Roman name: Juno
  • Zeus' wife, mother of the gods
  • jealous and bitter towards Zeus' other lovers
  • despised Heracles (Hercules)
A

Hera

31
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of wisdom, peace, and strategy

  • Roman name: Minerva
  • wise daughter of Zeus
  • has an owl, helmet, shield, lance
  • born out of Zeus' forehead
A

Athena

32
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of light, sun, archery

  • Roman names: Apollo, Phoebus
  • widely worshipped son of Zeus
  • holds a bow and arrow
  • had many male and female lovers
A

Apollo

33
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of hunting, virginity, and the moon

  • Roman name: Diana
  • twin sister of Apollo, also had a bow and arrow
  • took a vow of chastity
  • known for hunting with hounds, stags, a chariot, and nymphs
A

Artemis

34
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of love and beauty

  • Roman name: Venus
  • born of Ouranos' (Uranus') severed genitals, rose from the sea foam
  • married to Hephaestus, had affairs with Ares, Adonis, Hermes
A

Aphrodite

35
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of messaging and traveling

  • Roman name: Mercury
  • messenger of the gods
  • wore a winged cap and winged sandals
A

Hermes

36
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of war

  • Roman name: Mars
  • violent god, wore a shield and helmet
  • son of Zeus and Hera
A

Ares

37
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of wine

  • Roman name: Bacchus
  • son of Zeus and Semele
  • feminine god
  • born of Persephone, killed by Hera, reborn through Semele
A

Dionysus

38
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

sun god

  • Roman name: Sol
  • brother of goddesses Selene (the moon) and Eos (the dawn)
  • rode in a chariot across the sky
  • all-seeing god
A

Helios

39
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of blacksmithing

  • Roman name: Vulcan
  • blacksmith of the gods, wields a hammer, anvil, and tongs
  • very ugly
  • married to Aphrodite despite his ugliness
  • forged Helios' chariot and Hermes' sandals and cap
A

Hephaestus

40
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of hearth, home, family

  • Roman name: Vesta
  • one of the three great goddesses along with Demeter and Hera
  • daughter of Rhea and Kronos
A

Hestia

41
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Eros

A

god of lust, beauty, and love

  • Roman name: Cupid
  • son of Aphrodite and Ares
  • embodiment of erotic love
  • winged
42
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Persephone

A

goddess of spring and fertility

  • Roman name: Proserpina
  • Queen of the Underworld
  • daughter of Demeter and Zeus
  • abducted by Hades to be his queen; later tricked into being forced to go to the underworld for four months every year
43
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Pan

A

god of shepherds, flocks, and rustic music

  • Roman name: Faunus
  • name comes from the ancient Greek word "pasture"
  • has the legs and horns of a goat
  • son of Zeus and a nymph
  • associated with theatrical criticism
44
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Nike

A

goddess of victory

  • Roman name: Victoria
  • daughter of Pallas and Styx
  • wears wings to show that victory is fleeting
45
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Gaia

A

mother goddess of the earth

  • Roman name: Terra Mater
  • personification of the earth
  • birthed many of the Titans, including Kronos and Rhea
46
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Rhea

A

mother of the gods

  • Roman name: Cybele
  • wife of Kronos and mother of Demeter, Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Hestia
  • portrayed seated in a throne with a lion at her feet
47
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Demeter

A

goddess of grain, fertility, and pureness

  • Roman name: Ceres
  • preserver of marriage and law
  • nourisher of crops
  • mother to Persephone
48
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Ouranos (Uranus)

A

god of the sky

  • Roman name: Caelus
  • husband of Gaia, father of the Titans
  • his son, Kronos, overthrew him
49
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Cyclopes

A

three giants -- Arges, Brontes, and Steropes -- each with one eye in his forehead

  • singular form is cyclops
  • primordial sons of Ouranos and Gaia
  • forged symbols such as Poseidon's trident, Zeus' thunderbolts, and Hades' helm of darkness
50
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Selene

A

goddess of the moon

  • Roman name: Luna
  • daughter of Hyperion and Theia
  • traveled across the sky at night after Helios was done with his journey during the day
  • had 50 daughters
51
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Oceanus

A

god of the oceans

  • one of the original Titans
  • held powers over the seas until he was replaced by Poseidon
52
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Tethys

A

goddess of the sea

  • Roman name: Salacia
  • wife and sister of Oceanus
  • birthed thousands of nymphs
53
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Hyperion

A

god of light

  • one of the Titans, Kronos's strongest warrior
  • his children include Helios, Selene, and Eos
54
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Eos

A

goddess of dawn

  • Roman name: Aurora
  • daughter of Hyperion and sister of Helios and Selene
  • responsible for opening the gates of heaven for Helios
  • one of Zeus's many lovers
55
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Atlas

A

Titan who holds the heavens above the earth for eternity

watcher of the sky and moon

56
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Chaos

A

god of existence

  • original state of existence that gave life to all gods
  • Gaia was created from his dark void, which led to the birth of the Titans
57
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Charon

A

minor god of the underworld

  • ferryman who would transfer dead souls along the river Styx
  • demanded a coin for his services; those who could not pay would wander the shore of the river forever
58
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Tyche

A

goddess of fortune and chance

  • Roman name: Fortuna
  • the blind mistress of fortune
  • daughter of Hermes and Aphrodite
59
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Hymen

A

god of marriage ceremonies

  • expected to attend every wedding
  • weddings not attended by Hymen ended in disaster
60
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Nyx

A

goddess of night

  • Roman name: Nox
  • daughter of Chaos
  • mother of Charon
61
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of lust, beauty, and love

  • Roman name: Cupid
  • son of Aphrodite and Ares
  • embodiment of erotic love
  • winged
A

Eros

62
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of spring and fertility

  • Roman name: Persipina
  • Queen of the Underworld
  • daughter of Demeter and Zeus
  • abducted by Hades to be his queen, tricked into being forced to go to the underworld for four months every year
A

Persephone

63
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of shepherds, flocks, and rustic music

  • Roman name: Faunuas
  • name comes from the ancient Greek word, "pasture"
  • had the legs and horns of a goat
  • son of Zeus and a nymph
  • associated with theatrical criticism
A

Pan

64
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of victory

  • Roman name: Victoria
  • daughter of Pallas and Styx
  • wears wings to show that victory is fleeting
A

Nike

65
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

mother goddess of the earth

  • Roman name: Terra Mater
  • personification of the earth
  • birthed many of the Titans, including Kronos and Rhea
A

Gaia

66
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

mother of the gods

  • Roman name: Cybele
  • wife of Kronos and mother of Demeter, Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Hestia
  • portrayed seated in a throne with lion at her feet
A

Rhea

67
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of grain, fertility, and pureness

  • Roman name: Ceres
  • preserver of marriage and law
  • nourisher of crops
  • mother to Persephone
A

Demeter

68
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of the sky

  • Roman name: Caelus
  • husband of Gaia, father of the Titans
  • his son, Kronos, overthrew him
A

Ouranos (Uranus)

69
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

three giants -- Arges, Brontes, and Steropes -- each with one eye in his forehead

  • singular form is cyclops
  • primordial sons of Ouranos and Gaia
  • forged symbols such as Poseidon's trident, Zeus' thunderbolts, and Hades' helm of darkness
A

Cyclopes

70
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of the moon

  • Roman name: Luna
  • daughter of Hyperion and Theia
  • would travel across the sky at night after Helios was done with his journey during the day
  • had 50 daughters
A

Selene

71
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of the oceans

  • one of the original Titans
  • held powers over the seas until he was replaced by Poseidon
A

Oceanus

72
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of the sea

  • Roman name: Salacia
  • wife and sister of Oceanus
  • birthed thousands of nymphs
A

Tethys

73
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of light

  • one of the Titans, Kronos' strongest warrior
  • his children include Helios, Selene, and Eos
A

Hyperion

74
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of dawn

  • Roman name: Aurora
  • daughter of Hyperion and sister of Helios and Selene
  • responsible for opening the gates of heaven for Helios to ride his chariot
  • one of Zeus' many lovers
A

Eos

75
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

Titan who holds the heavens above the earth for eternity

watcher of the sky and moon

A

Atlas

76
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of existence

  • original state of existence that gave life to all gods
  • Gaia was created from his dark void, which led to the birth of the Titans
A

Chaos

77
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

minor god of the underworld

  • ferryman who would transfer dead souls along the river Styx
  • demanded a coin for his services; those who could not pay would wander the shore of the river forever
A

Charon

78
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of fortune and chance

  • Roman name: Fortuna
  • the blind mistress of fortune
  • daughter of Hermes and Aphrodite
A

Tyche

79
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of marriage ceremonies

  • expected to attend every wedding
  • weddings not attended by this god ended in disaster
A

Hymen

80
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of night

  • Roman name: Nox
  • daughter of Chaos
  • mother of Charon
A

Nyx

81
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Prometheus

A

Titan who created the first man from clay

  • son of Iapetus and Themis, brother of Atlas
  • his name comes from the greek work, meaning 'forethought'
  • punished by Zeus for stealing his fire and giving it to the mortals
82
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Tartarus

A

god of the lower underworld (also called Tartarus)

imprisoned the cyclopes as well as some of the defeated Titans

83
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Triton

A

messenger of the sea

  • trumpeter of the sea
  • son of Poseidon and Amphitrite
  • a merman, he had the lower body of a fish
  • blew into a conch shell, to either raise or calm the tides
84
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Amphitrite

A

goddess of the sea

  • Roman name: Salacia
  • wife of Poseidon, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys
  • had an affinity for dolphins
  • was oftentimes angry at cheating husband Poseidon
85
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Heracles

A

Greek hero of strength and masculinity

  • Roman name: Hercules
  • demigod, son of Zeus and Alcmene (a mortal)
  • hated by Zeus' wife, Hera
  • completed 12 labors
  • defeated the Hydra and captured several monsters
86
Q

Who were the muses?

A

guardian spirits of creative powers and artistic disciplines of Ancient Greece

  • e.g. Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, Urania
  • descended from Zeus and Mnemosyne, titaness who was the personification of memory
  • have been evoked from the Renaissance up to the present day in the Western canon
87
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Calliope

A

muse of epic poetry

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • most assertive and wisest of the muses
  • seen holding a writing tablet
88
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Clio

A

muse of history

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • frequently shown with scrolls or tablets
89
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Erato

A

muse of lyric poetry

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • often shown with a lyre and a wreath of roses
90
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Euterpe

A

muse of music

daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne

91
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Melpomene

A

muse of tragedy

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • often shown holding a traditional tragic mask
92
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Polyhymnia

A

muse of choral poetry

daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne

93
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Terpsichore

A

muse of dance

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • often shown holding a lyre
94
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Thalia

A

muse of comedy

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • often shown holding a comic mask
95
Q

Describe the following figure from Greco-Roman mythology:

Urania

A

muse of astronomy and astrology

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • holds a globe
  • prophesies events based on the stars
96
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

Titan who created the first man from clay

  • son of Iapetus and Themis, brother of Atlas
  • punished by Zeus for stealing his fire and giving it to the mortals
A

Prometheus

97
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

god of the lower underworld (also called Tartarus)

used to imprison the cyclopes as well as some of the defeated Titans

A

Tartarus

98
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

messenger of the sea

  • trumpeter of the sea
  • son of Poseidon and Amphitrite
  • a merman, lower half of body is a fish
  • blew into a conch shell to raise or calm the tides
A

Triton

99
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

goddess of the sea

  • Roman name: Salacia
  • wife of Poseidon, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys
  • had an affinity for dolphins
  • was oftentimes angry at cheating husband Poseidon
A

Amphitrite

100
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

Greek hero of strength and masculinity

  • Roman name: Hercules
  • demigod, son of Zeus and Alcmene (a mortal)
  • hated by Zeus' wife, Hera
  • completed 12 labors
  • defeated the Hydra and captured several monsters
A

Heracles

101
Q

Which figures from Greek mythology are described below?

guardian spirits of creative powers and artistic disciplines of Ancient Greece

  • e.g. Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, Urania
  • descended from Zeus
  • have been evoked from the Renaissance up to the present day in the Western canon
A

The Muses

102
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

muse of epic poetry

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • most assertive and wisest of the muses
  • seen holding a writing tablet
A

Calliope

103
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

muse of history

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • frequently shown with scrolls or tablets
A

Clio

104
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

muse of lyric poetry

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • often shown with a lyre and a wreath of roses
A

Erato

105
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Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

muse of music

daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne

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Euterpe

106
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

muse of tragedy

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • often shown with a traditional tragic mask
A

Melpomene

107
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

muse of choral poetry

daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne

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Polyhymnia

108
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

muse of dance

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • often shown holding a lyre
A

Terpsichore

109
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

muse of comedy

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • often shown holding a comic mask
A

Thalia

110
Q

Which figure from Greek mythology is described below?

muse of astronomy and astrology

  • daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne
  • holds a globe
  • prophesies events based on the stars
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Urania