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1

Who was the first king of Athens?

Cecrops

2

What is an Autochthon?

Sprung from the Earth, no ancestors, pure-blooded

3

Who was the son of Hephaestus and Ge who was raised by Athena and became the second king of Athens

Ericthonius

4

Which Athenian King died of grief after the disappearance of his daughters?

Pandion

5

Who were the daughters of Pandion

Procne and Philomela

6

Which Athenian King and God were the fathers of Theseus

Aegeus and Poseidon

7

How many labors did Theseus perform to show his heroic ability?

6

8

How does Aegeus recognize Theseus?

Theseus pulls out his sword to cut his food and Aegeus recognizes it

9

Aegeus sends Theseus to complete a labor, what is it?

Cretan bull

10

Who where the parents of Minos?

Europa and Zeus

11

How does Poseidon punish Minos for refusing to sacrifice his prized bull to him?

He makes Minos' wife fall in love with the bull and she gives birth to the Minotaur

12

Who built the Labyrinth

Daedalus

13

What does Daedalus invent to try and escape from Crete

Wings

14

Who is Daedalus' son?

Icarus

15

How does Icarus die?

He flies to close to the sun using the wings his father invented and falls to his death

16

What was the tribute that Athens had to pay to Crete to prevent them from sacking the city?

Sacrifice 12 children each year to the Minotaur

17

What does Theseus receive from Amphitrite

A purple robe and a wreath that glows in the dark

18

What is the name of the Princess that falls in love with Theseus and helps him find his way out of the labyrinth by giving him a ball of string

Ariadne

19

After Ariadne is abandoned by Theseus on Naxos who becomes her husband?

Dionysus

20

What does Theseus' wreath crown become?

The Corona Borealis Constellation

21

What mistake does Theseus make that leads to the suicide of Aegeus

He forgets to change his black sail to a white sail to signal that he was successful and his father sees the black sail and jumps from the cliff