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Figures from Greek Mythology

Name these famous figures from Greek Mythology.
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
First submittedNovember 21, 2010
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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 48
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 79
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 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 51
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 32
Apr 3, 2018
No one knows her.
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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 50
Mar 23, 2017
Eos is goddess of dawn.
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level 21
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 9
Apr 23, 2014
me too!
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level 45
Jun 15, 2014
Aeneas is a Roman myth
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level 37
Aug 12, 2014
Have to agree that Aeneas does not belong in this quiz. No Greek ever heard of him. The Romans invented Aeneas to have their own Odysseus.
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level 35
Sep 15, 2016
Shikari (33) Yes, but only because the Romans used Greek myth as a way of linking their city with the Greek world (of which they were a neighbour in Italy). Aeneas fought in the Iliad (I think he fought Patroclus when P. was wearing Achilles' armour, though he may have fought Diomedes, I don't quite remember, and he was rescued by his mother, Aphrodite). He is also mentioned by Pindar, I think, in one of his Olympian odes. Yes, Aeneas's definitely there in Greek myth.
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level 77
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 37
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 48
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 63
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 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 19
Jul 17, 2015
Im a geek of Greek mythology and I have like 20 of them
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level 63
Jun 15, 2019
You have them?? like action figures of them?
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level 48
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 71
Feb 6, 2016
Chronos and Kronos are different gods.
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level 73
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 29
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 67
Dec 29, 2018
No, pretty sure it's twelve.
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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 63
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 63
Jun 15, 2019
He is busy counting his gold
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level 22
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 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 38
Dec 20, 2017
Missed Oedipus.
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level 35
Dec 31, 2017
I missed Hector. good quiz.
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level 41
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 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 67
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 73
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 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 76
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 48
Dec 29, 2018
That sounds great! Can you make that one?
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level 45
Apr 15, 2019
Nice easy one, 100%
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level 67
Sep 13, 2019
As a Greek, it's really hard trying to transliterate Greek names to English.