Folk Heroes Quiz

Here is Wikipedia's description of folk heroes: A folk hero or national hero is a type of hero – real, fictional or mythological – with their name, personality and deeds embedded in the popular consciousness of a people, mentioned frequently in folk songs, folk tales and other folklore; and with modern trope status in literature, art and films.

How many can you guess based on their description?

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Last updated: February 5, 2021
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African trickster with eight legs
Anansi
Slaying Grendel and his mother
Beowulf
Sewing a starred and striped flag
Betsy Ross
Defending Apache territory and people
Geronimo
Planning the Gunpowder Plot in England
Guy Fawkes
Creating a code of retribution, an eye for an eye
Hammurabi
Having a falcon head; the Sun was his right eye, the Moon was his left
Horus
Wearing wax wings; getting to close to the sun
Icarus
Being burned as a heretic in France
Joan of Arc
Planting fruit in the upper Midwest
Johnny Appleseed
Having knights around a circular table
King Arthur
Resisting peacefully and fasting among India's rural poor
Mahatma Gandhi
Having a dream
Martin Luther King Jr.
Creating the Silk Road and later for pool games
Marco Polo
Parting the Red Sea
Moses
Bushranger, creating bullet-proof armor
Ned Kelly
Owning a giant blue ox; cutting down trees
Paul Bunyan
Telling patriots that the British were on the way
Paul Revere
Fighting in the Mexican revolution and starring as himself in movies about it
Pancho Villa
Scottish Robin Hood, being an outlaw
Rob Roy MacGregor
Saving John Smith's life
Pocahontas
Gladiator, leading a Roman slave revolt
Spartacus
Impaling enemies; being undead
Vlad the Impaler
California hero, wearing a mask outside of a pandemic
Zorro
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