Figures from Greek Mythology

Name these famous figures from Greek Mythology.
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
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Leader of the Argonauts
Jason
Holds the heavens on his shoulders
(not the Earth)
Atlas
Slew the minotaur
Theseus
He flew too close to the sun
Icarus
Killed his father and married his mother
Oedipus
Gave fire to the mortals
Prometheus
Her beauty launched a thousand ships
Helen
Goddess of discord
Eris
She opened a box full of trouble
Pandora
Troy's top warrior
Hector
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Greek hero of the Trojan war
Achilles
Her gaze could turn you to stone
Medusa
Hero who killed the above
Perseus
Took a long and strange journey home
Odysseus
Pushes a stone uphill for all eternity
Sisyphus
Strongman who completed 12 labours
Heracles
The keeper of time
Chronos
Winged horse ridden by Bellerophon
Pegasus
Trojan leader who fled to Italy
Aeneas
Hades kidnapped her to be his queen
Persephone
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Level 50
Nov 1, 2013
Thank you so much for listing Heracles with the proper Greek name.
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Level 51
Jan 13, 2016
I agree, i learned it with a k, but as long as it is not roman i dont mind
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Level 90
Jan 13, 2017
in latin he was called Hercules, no k.

actually, i think Herakles is also acceptable as a transcription from the greek (the sound is the same)

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Level 35
Sep 3, 2020
*Transliteration
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Level 64
Nov 19, 2020
Herakles is probably an even better transliteration, but they're both fine.
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Level 62
Sep 2, 2021
Ah, hence Heraklion, Crete.
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Level 32
Jan 30, 2014
Am i the only one who typed percy jackson for the medusa question?
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Level 15
Feb 28, 2014
I didn't do that but on another quiz I typed Grover instead of satyr!
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Level 33
Apr 1, 2014
yep i did it too.....
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Level 54
Dec 8, 2017
This is depressing. Y'all need D'Aulaire's book of Greek myths, not Percy Jackson. Honestly.
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Level 42
Apr 3, 2018
No one knows her.
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Level 67
Aug 6, 2020
Percy Jackson taught me a lot about Greek and Roman mythology honestly. The author does his work and manages to jam in a lot of historical facts while also making an entertaining story
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Level 35
Sep 3, 2020
Not historical. Mythological. And PJO doesn't even get that right
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Level 57
May 12, 2021
D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths isn't perfect either, but its 1000x better than Percy Jackson.
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Level 58
Jul 9, 2021
How about Edith Hamilton's?
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Level 56
Apr 21, 2014
I missed Eris because I kept spelling it "Eres"
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Level 36
Dec 9, 2014
I kept trying Eros and Eos
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Level 47
Nov 16, 2016
Eros is a different god, the Greek equivalent to Cupid, I believe. Eos might also be another god, but I wouldn't know which one.
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Level 49
Mar 23, 2017
Eos is goddess of dawn.
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Level 50
Dec 28, 2018
I was just typing in random Greek gods and goddesses, and then I typed in Eros and it gave it to me for some reason
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Level 45
Jun 15, 2014
Aeneas is a Roman myth
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Level 82
Mar 7, 2015
That was the only one I missed.
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Level 56
Jun 21, 2015
He is mentioned in the Iliad but is not a major character
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Level 27
Feb 1, 2016
yes agreed totally
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Level 39
Apr 2, 2016
Aeneas was more commonly known in Roman Mythology because if you read the question it says who fled to Italy, But he was a part of the Trojan War
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Level 47
Sep 19, 2014
Aeneas appears in the Iliad. Virgil then appropriated the character to create a "myth" about the origin of the romans...although in his day it was just a story, not a myth.
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Level 56
Jan 6, 2015
missed Oedipus because of spelling... odipeus is so close...
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2019
Firdt try was oedypuss (since in english a lot of i sounds are replaced with a y) got it right on the 2nd try though.
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Level 72
May 21, 2021
You guys killed your dictionary and married your thesaurus.
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Level 9
May 28, 2015
Ugh! I knew a lot of those, but didn't know how to spell them!!! Odysseus!!! Ugh!!
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Level 25
Jul 17, 2015
Im a geek of Greek mythology and I have like 20 of them
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2019
You have them?? like action figures of them?
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Level 57
Jan 28, 2021
No, the actual characters, held captive like the Titans in Tartarus
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Level 57
May 12, 2021
LOL
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Level 51
Jan 13, 2016
I always spell "Chronos" as Kronos
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Level 27
Feb 1, 2016
yes, and it accepted it too, which I personally thought was cool.
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Level 23
Feb 8, 2016
Chrono means time in latin, so they shouldn't accept kronos. They're different
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Level 56
Aug 9, 2021
Chronos means time in Greek as well. But yes I agree they shouldn’t accept Kronos, he is a different god. PS, I am Greek and I am glad to see that you guys enjoy reading about our mythology :)
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Level 76
Feb 6, 2016
Chronos and Kronos are different gods.
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Level 77
Feb 8, 2016
Correct. Although greeks at some point mistook them to the be the same. This is just what I read on Wikipedia. I always thought they were different, Cronos being the Titan and father of Zeus.
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Level 35
Sep 3, 2020
Chronus is the time god in orphism. Cronus is the Titan of Harvest. They are different. Cronus should not be accepted.
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Level 34
Aug 23, 2016
Please, accept Oidipus for Oedipus, it is quite a common spelling in many languages.
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Level 20
Dec 7, 2016
heracles completed 14 labors, not 12. Good quiz though, got every one but aeneas
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Level 70
Dec 29, 2018
No, pretty sure it's twelve.
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Level 22
Jul 25, 2020
He was supposed to do ten but Eurystheus discounted two of them. The Augean Stables because he received payment, and the Lernaean Hydra because Ioalus helped him by burning off its necks as Heracles cut them off.
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Level 57
May 12, 2021
In no way or translation did he do 14? Where did you even get that number from?
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Level 67
May 26, 2017
Guessed Perseus when I meant Theseus. Thankfully they're both on this quiz.
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2019
I did EXACTLY the same, I thought damn not perseus huh, what was it then..?? Could only think of ariadne
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Level 24
May 27, 2017
I know everything and got them all!It was hard to spell them though.
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Level 14
May 28, 2017
Annnnnnd why is Midas not on hereeeeeee
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2019
He is busy counting his gold
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Level 27
Jun 10, 2017
For 'he flew too close to the sun', i thought that was phaethon. then i realized that he was the sun. :(
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Level 35
Sep 3, 2020
Son of the sun
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Level 42
Nov 7, 2017
I knew all of them as a Greek, but boy, the spelling of many of them was kinda difficult. Could you accept the greek words in latin as well?
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Level 54
Dec 20, 2017
Missed Oedipus.
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Level 35
Dec 31, 2017
I missed Hector. good quiz.
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Level 39
Jan 16, 2018
I think that Psyche could also be the girl who opens a box of trouble because she does a task by retrieving beauty potion/cream whatever and it's full of Stygian sleep and not of beauty stuff and she opens it
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Level 57
May 12, 2021
Ummm, a little confused but overall correct. She did four tasks, one of which was to get the stygian sheeps' wool, but one was to get a little of Persephone's beauty in a box, but Persephone filled it with death instead. I would say that Pandora fits the clue much better.
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Level 2
Mar 24, 2018
Why does everyone one spell Kronos wrong, seriously it's almost offensive
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Level 18
Jun 6, 2018
I didn't
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Level 70
Dec 29, 2018
Because Chronos, the personification of time, was originally a completely separate figure from Kronos, the leader of the Titans and Zeus' father. Don't feel bad; they've been confused and conflated for literally thousands of years because of their similar names.
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Level 35
Sep 3, 2020
Chronus is the time god in ORPHISM. Cronus is the titan of harvest
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Level 75
Jun 27, 2018
I thought all of the gorgons would turn you to stone if you looked at them ,not just Medusa?
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Level 59
Jul 1, 2018
Just the upgraded, mighty gorgons...
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Level 75
Sep 12, 2021
How many XP do you need to level up that much?
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Level 59
Jul 1, 2018
9/20. Knew about 3-4 more, but couldn't spell them to save my life...
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Level 45
Dec 28, 2018
Great quiz. Love me some mythology
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Level 78
Dec 28, 2018
I would like to have seen more females such as Artemis, Hecate, any of the Muses, Hestia, Nike, Aphrodite, Athena, etc. and less about Troy and the Trojan War. That was always my least favorite part of Greek mythology but I realize that's not the case for everyone.
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Level 47
Dec 29, 2018
That sounds great! Can you make that one?
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Level 44
Apr 15, 2019
Nice easy one, 100%
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Level 77
Sep 13, 2019
As a Greek, it's really hard trying to transliterate Greek names to English.
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Level 35
Sep 3, 2020
Transliteration or Latinization?
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Level 82
Aug 7, 2020
I once dated a Greek girl. I myth her a lot.
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Level 25
Feb 15, 2021
hahaha
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Level 64
Aug 9, 2021
no you didnt
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Level 52
Nov 13, 2020
Isn't it spelled "Oidipus" instead of "Oedipus"?
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Level 27
Aug 11, 2021
it's Oedipus
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Level 25
Feb 15, 2021
2:37

19/20

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Level 25
Feb 17, 2021
2:18

Scoring

You scored 19/20 = 95%

This beats or equals 92.8% of test takers

The average score is 12

Your high score is 19

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Level 25
Feb 18, 2021
3:03

Scoring

You scored 19/20 = 95%

This beats or equals 92.8% of test takers

The average score is 12

Your high score is 19

I keep missing oedipus >:(

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Level 22
Apr 30, 2021
"You have married an Icarus, he has flown too close to the sun" -Angelica Schuyler (From Hamilton)
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Level 19
May 19, 2021
It really was long and strange. But I'm home now!
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Level 64
Aug 9, 2021
i am greek and i found all of them. kiss me i am greek :)
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Level 58
Aug 9, 2021
Oops, mixed up Persephone and Eurydice. I loved their stories as a child, but my memory has conflated them.
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Level 29
Aug 9, 2021
'Nobody' should be be accepted for 'Odysseus'
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Level 27
Aug 11, 2021
The only one I didn't get is Perseus bc i didn't understand the clue but the above was just Medusa... i'm dumb