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1

What was a Greek Sphinx like?

Female
Enemy of humanity
Something to be shunned

2

How does Oedipus defeat the sphinx?

He matches her wit not her strength
Answers her riddle
She throws herself off a cliff when he gets it right

3

The appearance of monsters were warnings for _____________

Events to come

4

Explain the Minotaur's origins

- People of Crete hadn't been worshiping Poseidon
- Poseidon sends up a bull to destroy the city
- King Minos' wife Pasiphae falls for the bull
- Daedalus build her a wooden heifer so she can have sex with the bull
- Minotaur is born

5

_______ built a _______ to keep the Minotaur from escaping and terrorizing the city

Daedalus
Labyrinth

6

King Minos gets into a war with ________ and demands that _______________ be sacrificed to the _________ every 1 or 9 years

Athens
7 boys and 7 girls
Minotaur

7

Athenian King Aegeus sent his illegitimate son ______ as a sacrifice to __________________.

Thesseus
Slay the Minotaur

8

King Minos' daughter ______ falls for _______ and helps him to slay the Minotaur by giving him _____________ so he could_____________

Ariadne falls for Thesseus
Ball of thread
Find his way out of the labyrinth

9

Thesseus ________ at killing the Minotaur and flees with _______. However he forgets her on the island of Naxos.

Succeeds at
Ariadne

10

Why did King Aegeus kill himself?

Thesseus' ship was instructed to fly black sails if he failed and white sails if he succeeded

They forgot to change them from black to white so Aegeus thinks his son is dead

11

The Chimera has a _____ head, _____ body and _____ tail and could ____________

Lion's Head
Goat's Body
Snake's Tail
Breathe Fire

12

_________ is falsely accused of attempted ____ and sent to on the impossible task of killing the Chimera. In Hesiod he is helped by _________

Bellerophon
Rape
Pegasus