How Well Do You Actually Know Greek Mythology?

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  1. Paramount
    Zeus and Hera.
    Zeus, just by himself.
    Zeus and Alcmene.
    Zeus and Semele.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Hercules was born to Alcmene, a human woman descended from Perseus. Hera actually sent two serpents to try to kill the child out of jealousy, but Hercules killed both of them.

  2. Legendary / Warner Bros.
    Andromeda.
    Circe.
    Antigone.
    Helen of Troy.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Perseus defended Andromeda from sacrifice to a dragon by turning it to stone with the gaze of the Gorgon.

  3. Disney
    The Graces.
    The Fates.
    The Muses.
    The Furies.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Fates are represented in art in two different ways: They appear in drab garb in the underworld, but when depicted on Mount Olympus they are portrayed as beautiful, with robes of stars.

  4. Warner Bros.
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Odysseus wanted to hear the song of the sirens, so while the rest of the crew plugged their ears, he was lashed to the mast to prevent himself from leaping from the ship.

  5. Legendary / Warner Bros.
    his romance with a nymph.
    climbing Mount Olympus on foot.
    slaying the Chimera.
    inventing the Trojan Horse.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Bellerophon slew the Chimera, a beast that was part dragon, goat, and lion.

  6. Disney
    One
    Three
    Nine
    Too many to count
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Hydra had nine heads, but as each was destroyed it was replaced by two others.

  7. Legendary / Warner Bros.
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Thanatos is the son of Nyx, goddess of night, and twin of Hypnus, god of sleep.

  8. Disney
    Pollux.
    Castor and Pollux.
    Castor by day, Pollux by night.
    Castor and Pollux, on alternating days.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pollux was offered immortality by Zeus but refused without his brother. They were both given immortality but on alternating days.

  9. Warner Bros.
    an extensive kingdom.
    the love of Aphrodite.
    the love of the most beautiful woman.
    military fame and glory.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Paris exchanged the apple for the love of Helen of Troy. Hera, out of jealousy, cursed their relationship, leading to the Trojan War.

  10. Disney
    Harmony
    Comedy
    Epic Poetry
    Memory
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory, gave birth to the Muses.

  11. Legendary / Warner Bros.
    gets married to Theseus.
    is seduced by Zeus.
    gets left on an island.
    is slain by Theseus' brother out of jealousy.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    At the advice of the gods, Theseus abandons Ariadne at the island of Naxos. She is eventually wooed by Dionysus, the god of wine.

  12. Odysseus.
    Paris.
    Hercules.
    Theseus.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Paris shoots Achilles in the heel, a wound that eventually became fatal.

  13. Legendary / Warner Bros.
    first wife, Metis.
    forearm.
    forehead.
    stomach.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    After a prophecy revealed that Zeus's child would ascend over him, Zeus ate his first wife, Metis. He then developed a headache that, when his head was opened, gave birth to Athena.

  14. Legendary / Warner Bros.
    getting the cyclops drunk.
    hiding beneath a herd of sheep.
    having the gods disguise him.
    flying on the back of Pegasus.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Odysseus and his companions tie three sheep together and hide beneath them so that the blind cyclops cannot feel them escaping with his hands.

  15. Disney
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The hero Bellerophon was permitted to ride Pegasus in slaying the Chimera.

How Well Do You Actually Know Greek Mythology?

A Mortal

Your knowledge of Greek mythology is a little lacking but that's fine – it's not like anyone in your day-to-day life is going to ask you to recite the names of the daughters of Mnemosyne! Go watch some movies to brush up!

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A Hero

Your knowledge of Greek mythology might not be exactly godly, but it's good enough to navigate the seas or protect your turf! Go off and slay some monsters, you crazy adventurer!

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A Demigod

You're a historian, a thinker, and an artist. You know enough to be a wise adviser and a spiritual guide to others, while still keeping up with all the latest juicy, deity-level drama. Welcome to the club, we have A LOT of wine!

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A God

You climbed the Mount Olympus of knowledge and skewered the truth with flying lightning bolts! You've mastered the minutiae of mythology and now all that's left to do is to shout your fabled achievements from the mountaintop for eternity!

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