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Greek Mythology General Knowledge #1

Can you answer these questions about Greek mythology?
Last updated: December 12, 2018
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What king turned everything he touched into gold?
Midas
What did Medusa have instead of hair?
Snakes
Who tried to find the golden fleece?
Jason
Who was the Greek god of the sea?
Poseidon
What type of one-eyed creature was blinded by Odysseus?
Cyclops
What many-headed creature grew two more heads every time one was chopped off?
Lernaean Hydra
Who killed that monster?
Heracles
Who created men and gave them the gift of fire?
Prometheus
What did Pegasus have that other horses do not?
Wings
What river forms the boundary between Earth and Hades?
Styx
What creature lived at the center of the labyrinth?
The Minotaur
What island did that creature live on?
Crete
What was the collective name of the nine goddesses who inspired art, literature, etc ...?
The Muses
Who was the goddess of wisdom?
Athena
Who, unwittingly, killed his father and married his mother?
Oedipus
Who is credited as being the author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey"?
Homer
What is the name of the three-headed dog that guards Hades?
Cerberus
Who opened a box containing all the world's evils?
Pandora
What primordial diety is the personification of the mother Earth?
Gaia
Who flew too close to the sun and fell to Earth when his wax wings melted?
Icarus
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level 74
Dec 11, 2018
Yay, nice quiz. One suggestion though, you get the Zeus' wife answer for free because the monster-killer answer appears first. If you switch their placement that would help prevent this.
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level 74
Dec 11, 2018
Alternatively switch the Hera clue to the other Greek Mythology quiz.
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level ∞
Dec 12, 2018
Moved that to a different quiz thanks
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level 74
Dec 12, 2018
This seems like largely a repeat of https://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/figures-from-greek-mythology-quiz Those darn ancient Greeks are just not coming up with anything new and quizworthy.
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level 72
Dec 12, 2018
Oedipus Rex is the "English" title of Sophocles' play, his name was just Oedipus. Rex is a Latin word anyway ...
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level ∞
Dec 12, 2018
Okay
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level 75
Dec 14, 2018
"diety" should be "deity".
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level 33
Dec 14, 2018
Misspelling on the word "deity". Nice quiz though
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level 58
Dec 31, 2018
Just two weird little tidbits of info. In Ancient Greek Kerberos, the name for Cerberus at the time, meant spotted. And in Ancient Latin Cerberus means fluffed. So the god of the Underworld, depending on which iteration you use, either called his three headed guard-dog, Fluffy or Spot.
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level 75
Feb 4, 2019
Once again, JK Rowling's knowledge and wit amazes me. Fluffy was the name of Hagrid's three-headed dog that guarded the Philospher's Stone. I just thought it was a joke because the dog/dogs were so violent.
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level 56
Feb 6, 2019
The greek etymology is just one of many postulated explanations, and a questioned one at that. As for the latin one, I can't find any information on it, only that Cerberus is the latinized form of Kerberos, which makes sense as that is common. So much for Rowling's "wit". That this passes for scholarly knowledge these days says a lot of our society.
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level 22
Feb 4, 2019
Great quiz Love to see more of these!
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level 70
Feb 4, 2019
Level: Easy -- Can't wait for the more challenging one!
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