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How Well Do You Actually Know Greek Mythology?

Can you go the distance?

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  1. Paramount
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    Zeus and Hera.
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    Zeus, just by himself.
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    Zeus and Alcmene.
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    Zeus and Semele.
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    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.
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    Andromeda.
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    Circe.
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    Antigone.
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    Helen of Troy.
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    Perseus defended Andromeda from sacrifice to a dragon by turning it to stone with the gaze of the Gorgon.

  3. Disney
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    The Graces.
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    The Fates.
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    The Muses.
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    The Furies.
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    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.
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    True
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    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.
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    his romance with a nymph.
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    climbing Mount Olympus on foot.
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    slaying the Chimera.
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    inventing the Trojan Horse.
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    Bellerophon slew the Chimera, a beast that was part dragon, goat, and lion.

  6. Disney
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    One
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    Three
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    Nine
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    Too many to count
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    The Hydra had nine heads, but as each was destroyed it was replaced by two others.

  7. Legendary / Warner Bros.
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    True
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    False
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    Thanatos is the son of Nyx, goddess of night, and twin of Hypnus, god of sleep.

  8. Disney
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    Pollux.
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    Castor and Pollux.
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    Castor by day, Pollux by night.
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    Castor and Pollux, on alternating days.
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    Pollux was offered immortality by Zeus but refused without his brother. They were both given immortality but on alternating days.

  9. Warner Bros.
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    an extensive kingdom.
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    the love of Aphrodite.
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    the love of the most beautiful woman.
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    military fame and glory.
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    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
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    Harmony
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    Comedy
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    Epic Poetry
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    Memory
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    Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory, gave birth to the Muses.

  11. Legendary / Warner Bros.
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    gets married to Theseus.
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    is seduced by Zeus.
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    gets left on an island.
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    is slain by Theseus' brother out of jealousy.
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    At the advice of the gods, Theseus abandons Ariadne at the island of Naxos. She is eventually wooed by Dionysus, the god of wine.

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

  13. Legendary / Warner Bros.
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    first wife, Metis.
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    forearm.
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    forehead.
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    stomach.
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    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.
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    getting the cyclops drunk.
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    hiding beneath a herd of sheep.
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    having the gods disguise him.
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    flying on the back of Pegasus.
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    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
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    True
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    The hero Bellerophon was permitted to ride Pegasus in slaying the Chimera.

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