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1

Who was Zeus's first wife?

Metis

2

How did Metis help Zeus overthrow Cronos?

She gave him an emetic potion so Cronos would throw up Zeus's siblings

3

What did Metis prophesize?

That her second child would dethrone Zeus

4

Who did Zeus turn into a fly and swallow?

Metis

5

Who was Zeus's first born child by Metis?

Athena

6

Who cleaved open Zeus's head to release a fully grown Athena?

Hephaestus

7

What did Zeus gain by swallowing Metis?

Wisdom

8

Who was Zeus's second wife?

Themis

9

What children did Themis bear Zeus?

The Horae (seasons), Dike (human justice), Eirene (peace), Eunomia (order of law), and the Fates

10

Who were the three horae?

Thallo (plant-raiser), Auxo (grower), and Carpo (fruit-bringer)

11

Who was Zeus's third wife?

Eurynome

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What children did Eurynome bear Zeus?

The Three Graces

13

Who were the three graces?

Aglaea (splendor), Euphrosyne (mirth), and Thalia (good cheer)

14

Who was Zeus's fourth wife?

Demeter

15

What guise did Zeus seduce Demeter in?

The form of a bull

16

Who was the child of Zeus and Demeter?

Persephone

17

Who was Zeus's fifth wife (hint: STILL not Hera)?

Mnemosyne

18

What group did Mnenosyne and Zeus parent?

The Nine Muses

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Name the Nine Muses:

Clio (history), Melpomene (tragedy), Urania (astronomy), Thalia (comedy), Terpsichore (dance), Calliope (epic poetry), Erato (love poetry), Euterpe (lyric poetry), and Polyhymnia (hymns)

20

Who is Zeus's official wife?

Hera

21

How did Zeus seduce Hera?

In the form of a disheveled cuckoo (because that's what the kids are into nowadays)

22

Name Zeus and Hera's children:

Hebe (divine cup-bearer), Ares, Ilithyia (goddess of childbearing), and Hephaestus

23

Who did Hera proclaim to be virgin-born, which are two things that are generally mutually exclusive?

Hephaestus

24

What island did Hephaestus hit when he was thrown from Olympus by Zeus?

Lemnos

25

What pleiad, daughter of Atlas and Pleione, gave birth to Hermes?

Maia

26

Who was the mother of Aphrodite?

Dione (titaness of vague origins)

27

What titaness was forced to give birth to Zeus's children in total darkness/not on firm land?

Leto

28

On what island did Leto give birth to Artemis, followed by Apollo?

Artemis on Ortygia; Apollo on Delos

29

Who were the parents of the Theban princess Semele?

Cadmus and Harmonia

30

What did Hera trick Semele into asking of Zeus?

To see him in his full glory (Burn baby burn!)

31

What child did Zeus save from Semele by sowing him to his thigh?

Dionyses

32

Who was the father of Io?

Inachus

33

Io was the priestess of which god/godess in Argos?

Hera

34

Into what form did Zeus turn Io to hide her from his wife?

Heifer

35

Who watched Io at the request of Hera?

Argus Panoptes

36

Who did Zeus send to kill Argus?

Hermes

37

What did Hera put on a peacock feather in honor of Argus?

An eye

38

At what river did Prometheus fortell that Io would change back into a human?

The Nile

39

Who was the son of Io and Zeus?

Epaphus

40

In what guise did Zeus seduce Callisto?

The form of Artemis

41

Who was Callisto's son?

Arcas

42

Into what constellations were Callisto and Arcus changed into by Zeus?

Ursa Major and Ursa Minor

43

What son of Taygete and Zeus founded Sparta?

Lacadaemon

44

Who were Europa's parents?

Agenor and Telephassa (King and Queen of Sidon)

45

Where did Zeus, in the form of a white bull, carry Europa off to?

Crete

46

Who were the children of Europa?

Minos and Rhadamanthus

47

In what form did Zeus seduce Leda, queen of Sparta?

A swan (don't ask me how that works)

48

Who were the children Leda bore?

Helen, Clytemnestra, Castor, and Pollux

49

Who was the mother of Tantalus?

Plouto

50

Who were the children of Tantalus?

Pelops, Niobe, and Broteas

51

Why was Tantalus punished in the Underworld?

He fed his son to the gods

52

What was Tantalus's punishment in the Underworld?

Insatiable hunger and thirst

53

In what form did Zeus seduce Antiope?

A satyr

54

Who were the children of Antiope?

Amphion and Zethus

55

In what form did Zeus seduce Aegina, daughter of the river god Asopus?

A flame (I don’t even know what is going through Zeus's mind right now)

56

What were the race of ants from which Zeus recreated people after Hera sent a plague to the island of Oenopia?

Myrmidons

57

What woman tricked Zeus into making her eternally a virgin?

Sinope

58

What pleiad bore Dardanus, founder of Troy?

Electra

59

What titaness escaped Zeus by jumping into the Aegean sea, turning into a quail, and becoming the floating island of Ortygia?

Asteria

60

Who did Zeus denounce after he found it was prophesied that she would bear a son more powerful than his father?

Thetis

61

Who was the prince of Troy, abducted by Zeus as an eagle to serve as a cup-bearer to the gods?

Ganymede