Greek Mythology

How well do you know Greek Mythology?
Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Wikipedia
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1. The offsprings of Chaos:
Gaea and Eros
Aether and Day
Erebus and Nyx
Uranus and Zeus
2. How was Athena born?
Metis gave birth to her
She was the child of Zeus and Hera
Leto gave birth to her
Sprang out of the skull of Zeus
Zeus swallowed Metis who was pregnant to Athena
3. Who was Apollo's twin sister?
Artemis
Daphne
Calliope
Athena
Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto and Artemis was his twin sister. Athena was his sister, too, while Daphne became the unwilling object of the infatuation of Apollo and Calliope a Muse and his lover
4. In order to approach Europa, Zeus transformed himself into the form of...
Eagle
Swan
White bull
Black horse
5. Which was the capital city of the Amazons?
Athens
Thebes
Sparta
Themiscyra
Themiscyra was situated on the southern coast of the Black Sea
6. Orpheus went to Hades to...
Restore his dead wife, Eurydice, to the realm of the living
To sing to Hades
Out of curiosity
To escort Persephone back to her mother Demeter
7. Aphrodite was married to...
Zeus
Hermes
Ares
Hephaestus
Zeus was her brother, Ares her lover
8. Poseidon was the god of sea, storms, earthquakes and...
Waves
Hurricanes
Volcanos
Horses
9. Minotaur was a creature with a human body and...
Goat's head
Bull’s head
Eagle's head
Lion's head
10. How did Icarus die?
by drowning
by crashing with Daedalus while flying
by flying too near the Sun with waxen wings
he gοt into a fight
11. Which of the below is NOT one of the 12 labours of Hercules?
Capture the Cretan Bull
Steal the apples of the Hesperides
Slay the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra
Killing Hippolyta
Hercules had to obtain the girdle of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, not killing her
12. "Homecoming" (nostos) took Odysseus how many years?
5
7
10
12
13. How did Theseus find his way out of the Labyrinth?
Ηe had a map
Ariadne gave him a ball of thread
by “wall-following”
He was leaving breadcrumbs along the way
14. Typhon and his mate ... were the progenitors of many famous monsters
Gaia
Echidna
Medusa
Chimera
Among the fierce offsprings of Typhon and Echidna were Orthrus, Cerberus, Lernaean Hydra, Chimera, Sphinx, etc
15. What is the main symbol of Hermes?
Caduceus
Sandals
Pouch
Snakes
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