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An example from Greek myth was Argos, who was unable to give away the disguise of a man whom he had not seen for many years due to his sudden death.

Dog

1

While bathing on Cithaeron (kith-AY-er-on), this goddess turned a spying hunter into a stag, who was then devoured by his own hounds

Artemis

1

One figure of this event will give a gift to Skirnir, and during this event, the son of Hvedrung will suffer a similar fate.

Ragnarok

1

In the Odyssey, they are encountered shortly before Scylla and Charybdis, and they inspire Odysseus to tie himself to the mast.

Sirens

2

This man was killed on an altar by Neoptolemus, and he achieved a concession by reminding another figure of the death of Peleus.

Priam

2

A story from Haida myth describes how one of these figures freed women from a chiton after freeing men from a clam; that story was depicted in a Bill Reid sculpture named for this figure “and the First Men.”

Raven

3

Name this legendary founder of Rome who killed his brother Remus.

Romulus

4

According to the Haida, he brought salmon and berries to a clam shell to feed the first humans.

Raven

5

This god protects his daughter from having to marry Alvis by asking Alvis questions until sunrise, at which point he is turned to stone.

Thor

6

This man escaped from imprisonment in Knossos with his son, who drowned in the sea after flying too close to the sun

Daedalus

6

Name this father of Paris and Hector and husband of Hecuba, who was the last king of Troy.

Priam

6

Name this mythological race of creatures who were half man and half horse.

Centaurs

7

She appears with her sister on coffins with outstretched wings, and her pairing with Ra caused her to be conflated with Hathor.

Isis

7

Identify this son of Ea and slayer of the primordial dragon Tiamat, the chief god of Babylon.

Marduk

8

Name this Irish hero, also known as Setanta.

Chulainn

9

Name this husband of Rhea and leader of the Titans, whose rule was overthrown by the Olympian gods led by his son Zeus.

Cronos

10

his man was treacherously thrown off of a cliff by King Lycomedes of Skyros.

Theseus

11

Name this Greek mythological figure dramatized by Camus who repeat- edly rolls a boulder up a hill after it rolls back down each time.

Sisyphus

12

A Manataka story tells of how his power to conjure up buffalo meat caused embarrassment for (*) Coyote, in one of many mythologies that consider him either a trickster god or a benefactor of humans.

Raven

12

This deity is identified with the crocodile god Khenty-khety, and tricked his rival into eating semen and raced him in a boat made of fake stone.

Horus

13

This man ransomed the corpse of another of his sons from Achilles.

Priam

13

He later killed that brother after claiming to have seen twelve vultures, while his brother saw only six

Romulus

13

Identify this heart and tongue of Ra who guards his boat with Ma'at, the ibis-headed scribe of the gods who also judged the dead.

Thoth

14

He slew villains like the pine-bender Sinis and the bandit Sciron, in addition to bed-owner Procrustes

Theseus

15

One of these animals in Greek myth is Laelaps, who was converted to stone by Zeus along with its potential prey, the Teumissian Fox.

Dog

16

He fathered Melanippus by raping Perigune after killing her father.

Theseus

16

This man followed a rescue of Death by Ares, and resulted in him having to die twice, leading to his punishment.

Sisyphus

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Name this type of deity, examples of which include Huitzilopochtli and Ares.

Gods of War

19

These people sacrificed children to their rain god and worshipped another deity whose name means “feathered serpent.”

Aztec

20

Due to a tryst with the Oceanid Philyra, this figure was the father of the wise centaur Chiron, and he eventually became the ruler of the Islands of the Blest.

Cronos

22

Name this Latin American civilization whose gods included Huitzilopochtli, Tezcatlipoca, Tlaloc, and Quetzalcoatl.

Aztec

23

According to High, two figures from this event live on Idavoll, and they, along with others, will cast playing pieces in gold.

Ragnarok

24

This god is often represented as a hummingbird, while another god's name means “Smoking Mirror" in this people's religion

Aztecs

25

Those two figures were birthed from the face of another god in this tradition, who drew some islands with a jeweled spear

Shinto

26

This man proved his lineage by jumping down into the sea and retrieving a bauble with some dolphins’ help

Theseus

27

At one point, this animal becomes a cedar leaf in order to steal light from a greedy chief named Logobola

Raven

27

Kutkh, a recurring figure in the myths of Kamchatka natives and the Chukchi people, takes the form of this animal.

Raven

28

The Ogdoad placed him as the eye of Horus and a god of the moon, and his wife or daughter notched her palm to demarcate the length of a pharaoh's life and was called Seshat, though the goddess he is more often paired with is often depicted with the Shu on her head.

Thoth

29

Other members of this race included Nessus, whose blood was used to kill Heracles, and the tutor of Jason and Achilles, Chiron

Centaurs

31

This man's sons Lycaon (liu-KAY-on) and Polydorus were killed on the same day in the Trojan War

Priam

33

One of his sons was abandoned on Mount Ida after a prophecy foretold the destruction of the city of which this man was king.

Priam

34

He took the guise of a servant to accompany the cross-dressed Thor on a mission to reclaim Mjolnir, and at a feast hosted by Aegir, he insulted all of the gods and fled in the form of a salmon.

Loki

36

His skill at hurling allowed him to kill his namesake with a ball, and indirectly bound him into service to a smith.

Chulainn

37

In conspiracy with this god, Gaia commissioned the Telchines to make an adamantine sickle, which he used to castrate his father.

Cronos

37

One of this figure's sons was Nabu, a good of writing, and his wife was called Zarpanit.

Marduk

38

This son of Damkina had four eyes and four ears, and since he was a childhood friend of the four winds he helped Ninurta in slaying Anzu.

Marduk

39

He is credited with founding the Isthmian Games, and his story is told in book eleven of the Odys- sey and also in the Iliad.

Sisyphus

39

His wife Merope was central to his best-known action, since at his behest she did not perform sacrifices and didn't bury him.

Sisyphus

41

He wielded the Gae Bolg and had “warp spasms.”

Chulainn

43

In Hindu tradition, the sixth avatar of Vishnu, Parasurama, used an axe to kill Jamadagni in a dispute over one of these that could feed an army.

Cow

44

Name this fowl associated with Hera and known for its ostentatious tail plumage.

Peacock

46

This man’s father, Aegeus, jumped into the sea after seeing the black sails on this man’s ships.

Theseus

47

Another incident involving them occurred when one named Eurytion attempted to abduct Hippodameia at her wedding, leading to a battle between these creatures and the Lapiths.

Centaurs

48

This man was attending a sacrifice when his great-uncle Numitor captured his brother.

Romulus

49

He was made to vomit up Hestia, Demeter, and Hades, among others, after the substitution of a stone thwarted his plan to eat all of his children

Cronos

51

In Greek mythology, Daedalus built Pasiphae a giant wooden one of these

Cow

52

Name this creature, which is seen in many Native American mythologies, and is a black bird that in European cultures symbolizes death.

Raven

54

Preceded by six consecutive winters, Lif and Lifthrasir will hide in a tree during this event.

Ragnarok

55

It's not the sun, but the [*] Aztec one of these was fathered by a ball of feathers and was notably left-handed.

Gods of War

56

An incident involving a chieftainess ' open defiance of this deity is recounted in Tennyson's poem, "Kapiolani."

Pele

57

Defiance of this deity consisted in eating ohelo berries, which are sacred to this deity without permission.

Pele

58

He enraged the Dioscuri when he and his friend Pirithous decided to abduct Helen and Persephone

Theseus

59

He appeared in special circumstances as A'an, a god of equilibrium, who was a baboon with the head of a dog.

Thoth

60

Name this Hawaiian goddess of lightning, fire and volcanoes.

Pele

62

The children of this deity were said to protect the canopic jars.

Isis

63

Hermes was sent to kill the hundred-eyed giant, Argos, because he was guarding Io, and after Hermes beheaded Argos, his master placed his hundred eyes onto this bird

Peacock

64

At Mekone (meh-CO-nay), he tries to trick Zeus by wrapping the bones of an ox inside its fat.

Prometheus

64

Name this Athenian hero who took Ariadne’s golden thread and killed the Minotaur.

Theseus

65

One story explaining their origin involves the giant son of Arestor, who was given the task of guarding a particular heifer.

Peacock

66

He forecasts the travels of Io in a play by Aeschylus in which he is "bound," a punishment which results from his theft of a certain item, which he hides in a reed.

Prometheus

67

This man used an ant to thread a conch shell while staying with King Cocalus, with whom he conspired to kill King Minos

Daedalus

68

The Egyptian one, Sekhmet, is depicted as a lioness, and in Greek mythology, the god of this type was imprisoned for a year in a bronze urn, and had the children Phobos and Deimos

Gods of War

69

In one story, he disguised himself as a farm hand named Bolverk to gain access to a mead made from honey and the blood of Kvasir.

Odin

71

This figure gave Hriedmar a cursed golden ring that he took from Andvari after accidentally killing Otr.

Loki

73

Orpheus’ lyre saved the Argonauts from them

Sirens

75

One god of this people killed his sister shortly after being born to a mother who was impregnated by a ball of feathers

Aztecs

75

One of these from Magyar myth received sacrifices of white stallions; in addition to Hadúr, another of these had jumping priests known as Salii, and in Irish mythology, a tripartite crow flying above this is known as the Morrígan.

Gods of War

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Fostered by several of his kinsmen, this man’s beauty was so great that it was feared he would steal their wives and daughters

Chulainn

78

Some sources call him the father of Odysseus, and all accounts give his father as Aeolus.

Sisyphus

79

At one point, he hung from the world tree for nine days while pierced by his own spear.

Odin

80

His possessions include a chariot pulled by goats, as well as a belt and special gloves.

Thor

81

The Morrigan tried to seduce him, and he fought against Queen Medb at the Cattle Raid of Cooley

Chulainn

82

This primary subject of the Enuma Elish had fifty names and defeated the beast Kingu.

Marduk

84

Son of Bor and Bestla, he fathered Vidar with the giantess Grid.

Odin

85

A father in this tradition slew an eight-headed dragon, and in another story in this tradition, hurled a pony at his sister and destroyed her rice fields.

Shinto

86

He used Kingu's blood to create mankind after stealing the Tablets of Destiny from Kingu.

Marduk

87

In some stories, this god kicks Littur onto the funeral pyre of Baldur.

Thor

88

After this figure's nephew invented the saw, this figure jealously threw that nephew, Talos, off of a cliff.

Daedalus

89

Born from the female spirit, Haumea and Sky God Wakea, the appearance of glass threads or fibers near a geologic formation this deity is associated with is known as her hair.

Pele

90

In some accounts, this man fathered Prima by Hersilia, which was the only married woman taken when this man led a group attempting to find wives among the Sabine Women.

Romulus

91

A pair of brothers in this tradition instructed a skinned rabbit to bathe in the sea until it was saved by another character in this tradition who slept in rooms full of snakes and insects to win the approval of his father.

Shinto

92

He was taught by Scathach and had a child by her sister Aife, but killed that son.

Chulainn

93

They are sometimes considered the daughters of Achelous, and their names are given as Peisinoe, Aglaope, and Thelxiepeia.

Sirens

94

These beings almost caused the death of Butes before he was saved by Aphrodite.

Sirens

95

The Hindu deity Murugan rides one of these creatures, and Krishna is often depicted wearing a crown including this creature's feathers.

Peacock

96

One side will arrive at Vigrid via Nagalfar, while the opposing side will be summoned upon hearing the Gjallerhorn, which will be blown by Heimdall.

Ragnarok

97

These figures were the handmaidens to the young Persephone before she was abducted by Hades.

Sirens

98

In Norse myth, Garm was this type of animal.

Dogs

99

He was often identified with the god Asarluhi.

Marduk

100

In the Theogony, Hesiod describes this figure as "wily" and "ready-witted," and his story is also told in Hesiod's Works and Days.

Prometheus

101

In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the hero Caenus is killed when some of these creatures pile rocks and trees on top of him

Centaurs