Do you know your Athena from your Artemis? How about how the Apollo theatre got its name? What to do to get Poseidon on your good side?
It’s all inside this quiz of mythic proportions. Test your Greek mythology smarts below!
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Who's king of the Greek gods?
Zeus is usually pictured with a long white beard and a thunderbolt. His Roman name is Jupiter.
Whos queen of the Greek gods?
Hera is known as the goddess of marriage and motherhood. Her symbol is the peacock.
Ancient Greeks who wanted to get Dionysus on their good side would do this for him:
Dionysus was the god of theater. You can still visit the ruins of a theater built in his honor at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
If you were an ancient Greek sailor, youd really want to have this god on your side:
Poseidon, Zeus and Heras brother, was worshipped as the god of the sea. Sailors routinely sacrificed horses to him in hopes of smooth sailing. Neptune is his Roman name.
What god or goddess was born by cracking out of Zeus head?
Athena was literally a headache for Zeus. He started having such awful pain that one of the other gods had to crack his skull open. Out popped fully-grown Athena, clad in armor. Shes the goddess of war and wisdom, and the patroness of Athens, Greece.
Who was the blacksmith god who got Athena out of Zeus head?
Legend had it that Hephaestus set up his blacksmith shop inside the volcano Mount Etna. The word volcano comes from his Roman name, Vulcan.
Hephaestus had an extremely beautiful wife. Who was she?
Aphrodite was the goddess of love, romance and beauty. Legend says she was born out of sea foam.
The famous Apollo Theater in New York is named for the god of what?
When Apollo wasnt playing the lyre (a kind of old school harp), he was busy being the patron of medicine, poetry, dance, prophecy and light.
Apollos twin sister Artemis is often called the goddess of what?
As Apollo is associated with the sun, his twin sister Artemis is associated with the moon. You can pick her out from the other goddesses because she usually has a dog, a bow and some arrows.
Whos the Greek goddess of agriculture?
Demeter is often seen by a hearth with some wheat or corn. Her Roman name is Ceres, which is where the word cereal comes from.
Ares is the god of what?
Ares lived for battle and didnt really care who won or lost so long as there was conflict. Needless to say, he wasnt very popular on Olympus.
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