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1

Who was the mightiest warrior of the Greek army in the Trojan War?

Achilles

2

Who slew Hector and dragged his body behind his chariot?

Achilles

3

Who was the son of Peleus and the sea goddess Thetis?

Achilles

4

Whose son was Neoptomlemus/Pyrrhus?

Achilles

5

Who is the hero of Vergil's epic poem the "Aeneid"?

Aeneas

6

Whose father was Anchises, and son was Iulus/Ascanius?

Aeneas

7

Who was the son of Jupiter and Latona?

Apollo (Phoebus)

8

Who killed the Pytho?

Apollo (Phoebus)

9

Who had a twin sister Diana, goddess of the moon?

Apollo (Phoebus)

10

Who is god of the sun, music, prophecy, and sickness?

Apollo (Phoebus)

11

Whose mother was Leto/Latona and sister was Artemis/Diana?

Apollo (Phoebus)

12

What band of heroes included figures such as Hercules, Theseus, Orpheus, Castor and Pollux?

Argonauts

13

What is the name of the band of heroes who sailed with Jason in a ship named Argo?

Argonauts

14

Who brought the Golden Fleece back to Thessaly with the aid of Medea?

Jason

15

Whose name is mistakenly given to a collection of maps in a volume?

Atlas

16

Who was condemned to support the sky on his shoulders?

Atlas

17

Who was the "rosy-fingered" goddess of the dawn?

Aurora (Eos)

18

Which goddess's name is preserved in the phrase "aurora borealis"?

Aurora (Eos)

19

Who was the goddess of vegetation and agriculture?

Ceres (Demeter)

20

Who was the mother of Persephone/ Proserpina?

Ceres (Demeter)

21

Which goddess was the sister of Jupiter, Juno, Neptune, Pluto and Vesta?

Ceres (Demeter)

22

Who wandered over the earth in search of Prosperpina/Persephone who had been abducted by Pluto?

Ceres (Demeter)

23

What is Persephone's name in Latin

Prosperpina

24

What is Demeter's name in Latin

Ceres

25

What is Eos's name in Latin

Aurora

26

What is Eros's name in Latin

Cupid (Amor)

27

What is Heracles/Alcides's name in Latin

Hercules

28

What is Zeus's name in Latin

Jupiter (Jove)

29

What is Ares's name in Latin

Mars

30

What is Hermes's name in Latin

Mercury

31

What is Athena's name in Latin

Minerva

32

What is Poseidon's name in Latin

Neptune

33

What is Hephaestus's name in Latin

Vulcan

34

What is Hestia's name in Latin

Vesta

35

What is Aphrodite's name in Latin

Venus

36

What is Odysseus's name in Latin

Ulysses

37

What is Hades's name in Latin

Pluto (Dis)

38

What is Pan's name in Latin

Faunus

39

Which god was the son of Venus?

Cupid (Amor, Eros)

40

Which god is represented in art as winged and equipped with bow and arrows?

Cupid (Amor, Eros)

41

Who is the god of love?

Cupid (Amor, Eros)

42

Who is the goddess of love?

Venus/Aphrodite

43

Who was the mightiest warrior in the Trojan army?

Hector

44

Who was the most famous hero of classical antiquity?

Hercules (Heracles, Alcides)

45

Who performed twelve labors?

Hercules (Heracles, Alcides)

46

Who was the Greek maiden loved by Zeus but turned into a bull by him to avoid Hera's anger?

Io

47

Who was the deity to whom the first month of the year was sacred?

Janus

48

Which god's name is preserved in the English word "janitor"?

Janus

49

Who was the king of the gods?

Jupiter (Jove, Zeus)

50

Who was the husband of Juno?

Jupiter (Jove, Zeus)

51

Who had a monopoly on thunderbolts?

Jupiter (Jove, Zeus)

52

Who was the son of Jupiter and Juno?

Mars (Ares)

53

Who was the god of war?

Mars (Ares)

54

Which god's name was given to the planet with the blood-colored light?

Mars (Ares)

55

Who was the fabled father of Romulus and Remus?

Mars (Ares)

56

Which god's name is preserved in the words "March" and "martial"?

Mars (Ares)

57

Who was the son of Jupiter and Maia?

Mercury (Hermes)

58

Which god guided souls of the deceased to the underworld?

Mercury (Hermes)

59

Who was the swift messenger of the gods with wings on his hat and sandals?

Mercury (Hermes)

60

In whose honor was the Parthenon in Athens built ?

Minerva (Athena, Pallas)

61

Who was the virgin goddess of wisdom and handicrafts?

Minerva (Athena, Pallas)

62

To whom was the owl sacred?

Minerva (Athena, Pallas)

63

Who was the patron goddess of Athens?

Minerva (Athena, Pallas)

64

Who were the nine daughters of Jupiter?

Muses

65

Who was the son of Cronos and Rhea, brother of Zeus and Pluto (Hades)?

Neptune (Poseidon)

66

Whose chief attribute was a trident?

Neptune (Poseidon)

67

Who was the god of horses, sea and all waters?

Neptune (Poseidon)

68

Who was the proud mother of seven sons and seven daughters?

Niobe

69

Who boasted of her superiority to Leto/Latona who had only two children (Apollo and Diana)?

Niobe

70

Who was married to Eurydice but lost her by death on their wedding day?

Orpheus

71

Who was the most famous musician of classical mythology?

Orpheus

72

To whom did Pluto grant permission to take his wife back to the world of the living but on one condition?

Orpheus

73

Who was the god of flocks, pastures, woodlands, and wildlife?

Pan (Faunus)

74

Who was the half man half goat god?

Pan (Faunus)

75

Who was the winged horse which had Bellerophon as his rider?

Pegasus

76

Who was the horse tamed by Minerva and presented to the Muses?

Pegasus

77

Who helped Bellerophon to slay the Lycian monster, Chimaera?

Pegasus

78

Who was the god of the underworld?

Pluto (Dis, Hades)

79

Who kidnapped Prosperpina/Persephone and made her queen of the Lower World?

Pluto (Dis, Hades)

80

Whose kingdom is guarded by the three headed dog Cerberus?

Pluto (Dis, Hades)

81

Which Titan was the creator and benefactor of humanity?

Prometheus

82

Who stole fire from heaven and gave it to mankind?

Prometheus

83

Who was the ancient Italian deity of seeds and sowing crops?

Saturn

84

Who reigned during the Golden Age?

Saturn

85

In whose honor was the feast of the Saturnalia, which was held every year in the winter season?

Saturn

86

Whose name is preserved in the English word "Saturday"?

Saturn

87

Who was the craftiest among the Greeks in the Trojan War?

Ulysses (Odysseus)

88

Whose faithful wife Penelope waited twenty years for his return?

Ulysses (Odysseus)

89

Who is the hero of Homer's epic poem "Odyssey"?

Ulysses (Odysseus)

90

Who was the goddess of love and beauty?

Venus (Aphrodite)

91

Which goddess's name was given to the brightest planet in our solar system?

Venus (Aphrodite)

92

Who was the mother of the Trojan hero Aeneas by a human husband Anchises?

Venus (Aphrodite)

93

Who was the goddess of the hearth, public and private? (what is a hearth?)

Vesta (Hestia)

94

Who was the sister of Jupiter, Juno, Naptune, Pluto and Ceres?

Vesta (Hestia)

95

Who was the god of fire?

Vulcan (Hephaestus)

96

Who was the lame son of Jupiter and Juno? (lame meaning, crippled in a limb)

Vulcan (Hephaestus)

97

Who made the chariot of the Sun among other wonders on Mount Olympus?

Vulcan (Hephaestus)

98

Who made the famous shield of Achilles and special armor for Aeneas at the request of Venus?

Vulcan (Hephaestus)

99

What is the Greek name of the god whose Roman name is preserved in the English words 'vulcanize" and "volcano"?

Vulcan (Hephaestus)

100

Aeneas met him in the Underworld, where Aeneas learned about his family's future.

Anchises

101

Who is the father of Zeus?

Kronos

102

Who is the mother of Kronos?

Gaea

103

What was the age called when Kronos ruled?

The Golden Age

104

'What titan gave man fire?

Prometheus

105

Who is the mother of Uranus?

Gaea

106

'What titian keeps the sky from meeting the Earth?

Atlas

107

Who is the Titian goddess of modesty and kindness and the daughter of Coeus and Phoebe?

Leto

108

Who was the River Styx named after and is this titan a male or female?

The titan goddess Styx

109

One of the best Greek heroes of the Trojan War, the only vulnerable part of him was his heel.

Achilles

110

The hero who was forced to complete 12 labors.

Hercules

111

The hero who succeeded in killing the Minotaur.

(Theseus)

112

The hero who killed Medusa.

(Perseus)

113

The hero who sailed upon the Argo with the Argonauts in order to obtain the golden fleece.

(Jason)

114

The hero who almost managed to bring back his wife, Eurydice, from the Underworld, but failed when he looked back to see if she was following him.

(Orpheus)

115

The hero who stabbed the cyclops Polyphemus in the eye.

(Odysseus)

116

The Trojan prince who took Helen from Menelaus.

(Paris)

117

Which god was the father of Hercules?

(Zeus)

118

Which hero, as an infant, managed to strangle two snakes sent by Hera to kill him?

(Hercules)

119

Hero of the Trojan War and is said to have founded Rome.

(Aeneas)

120

Wife of Perseus who was placed among the constellations after her death.

(Andromeda)

121

Son of Zeus (in the form of a golden shower) and Danae.

(Perseus)

122

Hero whose mother dipped him into the River Styx in order to make him indestructible (except for one crucial spot on his body).

(Achilles)

123

Hero who accidentally killed his grandfather, unintentionally completing a prophecy.

(Perseus)

124

The hero who abandoned Ariadne after she helped him navigate the labyrinth.

(Theseus)

125

Journeyed nearly ten years to get back to his home and wife in Ithaca.

(Odysseus)

126

The man who accidentally killed his father and slept with this mother.

(Oedipus)

127

What did Perseus use so that he only saw Medusa's reflection and therefore was able to kill her?

(his shield)

128

Known as the greatest fighter for Troy in the Trojan War.

(Hector)

129

Known as "the first true hero of Rome".

(Aeneas)

130

Hero who was the son of Aphrodite and the prince Anchises.

(Aeneas)

131

Which goddess gave Perseus a shield to use when he slew Medusa?

(Athena)

132

Who killed the Nemean Lion?

(Hercules)

133

Which hero got Pegasus?

(Bellerophon)

134

Who gave flying shoes to Perseus?

(Hermes)

135

Who is the father of Perseus?

(Zeus)

136

Who is the god of the Underworld?

Hades/Pluto

137

Which Olympian goddess resides over the family hearth?

Hestia/Vesta

138

Which goddess was Ares known to have an affair with?

Aphrodite/Venus

139

How did Hephaestus become crippled?

thrown from Olympus by Hera at birth because he was ugly.

140

What animal did Poseidon create?

Horse

141

Which god was the father of Perseus?

Zeus/Jupiter

142

Who is the goddess of the rainbow?

Iris

143

Which god stole Persephone?

Hades/Pluto

144

What was Atlas' punishment for eternity?

To hold the heavens on his shoulders.

145

Which goddess turned Arachne into a spider?

Athena/Minerva

146

What Underworld River did the gods swear oaths on?

The River Styx

147

How was Athena born?

From Zeus' head in full battle armor

148

Who is Aphrodite's son, also known as the god of love?

Eros/Cupid

149

Who were the three goddesses that Paris had to pick from as "The Fairest"?

Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite

150

Which Greek hero became a god?

Hercules

151

Which goddess was Persephone's mother?

Demeter/Ceres

152

Which goddess was the mother of Aeneas?

Venus

153

Who was the goddess that Arachne challenged to a weaving contest?

Athena

154

Where was Kronos sent after being overthrown by the Olympians?

Tartarus

155

Which goddess was best known for her jealousy?

Hera/Juno

156

Which Greek hero did Athena favor?

Odysseus

157

Which Titan was punished for giving humans fire?

Prometheus