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Myths, Legends and Folklore

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What creature did St. George slay?
A Dragon
Who was the Phrygian King whose touch turned everything to Gold?
King Midas
In Folklore, what name is given to a sea creature that has the body of a Woman and the tail of a Fish?
Mermaid
The Egyptian God 'Anubis' had the body of a Man and the head of which Animal?
A Jackal
What kind of creature is a 'Silkie' ...... Half Man and Half?
Seal
Who was King Arthur's treacherous son (said to be his son)?
Sir Mordred
Which Hero of Greek mythology completed '12 Labours'?
Hercules
What is the name of the Ghostly Ship believed to haunt the Cape of Good Hope?
The Flying Dutchman
Freya (Freyja) was the Godess of Love, according to which mythology?
Norse
What is the name of the mythical woman who became Pope in 885 AD as Pope John VIII?
Joan
What is the name of the castle in Cornwall UK where King Arthur was born?
Tintagel
Who was the Ancient Egyptian Sun God ?
Ra
In Greek mythology who was the wife of Zeus?
Hera
Dionysus the Greek God of Wine and Theatre, was known by what name by the Romans?
Bacchus
What is the name of the mythical American Lumberjack who "it is said" Dug the Grand Canyon?
Paul Bunyan
Originating in Ireland, what is October 31st known as in most countries?
Halloween
Androcles and the ?
Lion
In 1612 Nine people were executed in Lancashire and One person in Yorkshire for what crime?
Witchcraft
In the narrowest and deepest point of the River Rhine, Legend has it that, there once was a woman of such beauty that she would cause sailors to wreck their ships. What is her name? (There is a Statue of her by the Rhine)
Lorelei
What is the name of the massive monolith that Australian Aboriginal Legends say was created at the beginning of time by 10 ancestors, or spirit people, of the Aboriginal people?
Uluru / Ayers Rock
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level 53
Nov 17, 2016
Nice quiz, not too hard. But...the one about the Phrygian King...it should be "whose", not "who's".
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level 67
Nov 17, 2016
Yes, thanks.
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