She spurned the advances of Apollo, who was she?
Daughter of Priam And Hecuba of Troy. For her beauty Apollo
bestowed upon her the gift of prophecy -- provided that she gratified his desires. She
refused, and althought the god decreed that she might retain the gift of phrophecy,
her utterances would never be believed. Carried off to Mycenae by Agamemnon, she
was later murdered by his aduterous wife Clytemnestra.
Answer c. Cassandra He was torn to pieces by his own hounds. Who was he?
A hero from Boeotia. For watching the goddess of hunting, Artemis, while she was bathing.
she turned him into a stag to be torn to pieces by his own hounds. Another version says
it was because he boasted that he was a better hunter.
Answer d. Actaeon He rejected the love of Echo. Who was he?
Son of the river god, Cephissus. He rejected the love of Echo. This so
angered the goddess Nemisis that she decreed that he should fall in love with his own
reflection in the waters of a spring. This love being unrequited caused him to pine away
and die. At the spot where he died a flower grew. It bears his name to this day, the Narcissus.
Answer d. Narcissus Greek goddess of love and fertility. Who was she?
Goddess of love and fertility, born of the foam of the sea. It was she who promised Paris the
hand of Helen Of Troy in echange for the golden apple.
Answer c. Aphrodite
Persephone He ferried the dead across the River Styx. Who was he?
His job was to ferry the souls of the dead across the River Styx. His fee
for this service was a small coin placed in the mouth of the dead person.
Answer a. Charon The father of all the gods. Who was he?
In greek mythology, the father of gods and men, and most powerful of the
immortals. he was pre-Hellenic and was worshipped as the sky deity, whose presence was marked by
thunder, lightning and rain. He was the son of Kronos and Rhea; Poseidon, Hades, Dementa, Hestia
and Hera were his brothers and sisters, Hera being also his wife (mmmmmm). When the world was distributed among them after the
overthrow of Kronos, Poseidon obtained the sea, Hades the underworld and Zeus the heavens and
upper regions, the earth being common to them all.
Answer b. Zeus He married a statue. Who was he?
He fell in love with an ivory statue of his own creation. He appealed to
Aphrodite to breathe life into the statue, which she did. He then married the maiden thus
Answer b. Pygmalion She was transformed into a reed. Who was she?
To escape the advances of the god Pan she ran away. For this Pan turned
her into a reed. He named his pipes in her honour.
Answer c. Syrinx All were devoured who failed to answer her riddle. Who was she?
Female monster with human head and body of lion. Sent by Hera to Thebes.
She devoured all who failed to answer her riddle.
Answer a. Sphinx He drowned crossing the Hellespont to meet his lover. Who was he?
He swam nightly across the Hellepont in order to meet his lover, Hero, a
priestess of Aphrodite. One night a storm blew out the light by which she used to guide him and
he was drowned. In her grief she threw herself into the sea after him.
Answer c. Leander Killed "accidentally" by a discus. Who was he?
Beautiful youth, loved by both Apollo and Zepherus.
Apollo accidentally killed him with a discus, blown aside purposely, some say, by the
jealous Zepherus. In token of the god's mourning a flower of the boys name
sprang from his blood.
Answer A. Hyacinthus She threw the apple of discord at the wedding of Pelius and thetis. Who was she?
When she threw the golden apple of discord, inscribed "To the
fairest", among the wedding guests at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis-she herself having not
been invited-the honour of possesing it was claimed simultaneously by Hera, Athena and Aphrodite;
Zeus decreed that that judgement should lie with Paris. Hera promised him, should he decide in favour of
her, the rule of Asia; Athena offered glory in war, and Aphrodite offered the hand of the most
beautiful woman on earth. Aphrodite won, and his reward was the hand of Helen, wife of Menalaus.
The result was the Trojan war. Paris fought with the forces of Menalaus before the city was defeate,
but was saved by Aphrodite. It is said that he killed Achilles, but himself to have been wounded by
Philoctetes with a poisoned arrow. He then returned to his wife, Oenone, who refused to treat his injuries
of which he later died. She in sorow and regret, took her own life.
Answer b. Eris
A horse that flies?
Winged horse, the offspring of the dying Gorgon, Medusa, killed by Perseus. Pegasus carried
the thunderbolt of Zeus. He was the mount of Bellerophon when he slew the Chimaera and was regarde by the ancients
as a symbol of poetic genius. Springs of water shot up from the strike of his hoof.
Answer b. Pegasus. The river of oblivion. What was it's name?
This was the river that flowed through the underworld. The dead drank of it's waters
and forgot forever their life on earth.
Answer b. Lethe Killed by a boar whilst hunting. Who was he?
A beautiful youth, son of Cinyras, king of Cyprus. He was killed by a boar whilst hunting, the anemnone
springing from his blood. Another version suggests that as a child he was hidden by Aphrodite in a box which she gave to
Persephone for safekeeping in the underworld. When later, she wanted the return of the child, Persephone refused to give it up.
Zeus intervened and decreed that Adonis was to spend 6 months of the year with Aphrodite away from the underworld.
Answer d. Adonis She was abandoned by Thesius on Naxos. Who was she?
Daughter of Minos of Crete. She fell in love with Theseus when he came to visit. She gave him the clue of thread which enabled
him to find his way out of the Labyrinth after he had slain the Minotaur. When he left Crete he took Ariadne with him, but sometime
later abondoned her on Naxos. According to Homer she was killed by Artemis. Another version suggests she married Dionysus.
Answer b. Ariadne Half woman, half bird. Who was she?
A nymph, half woman, half bird. The enchantment of her song lured sailors to their doom. Odysseus overcame this by
plugging his mens ears and having himself tied to the ships mast.
Answer a. Siren He almost set the earth on fire. Who was he?
Son of Helios. He talked his father to letting him drive the chariot of the sun. Whilst driving he lost control and
nearly set fire to the earth. For this he was killed by Zeus.
Answer b. Phaethon She lost this important race to her cousin. Who was she?
She was a huntress and an athlete. Not overly keen on marriage, she demanded that all would be suiters should compete
with her in a foot race, unsuccessful competitors being put to death. One day her cousin, Milanion challened her. During the race he threw
before her 3 golden apples which he had obtained from Aphrodite. Stooping to pick them up, she lost the race.
Answer d.Atalanta By her own wish, she was changed into a laurel. Who was she?
To thwart the advances of Apollo, she was, by her own wish transformed into a laurel.
Answer c. Daphne Deprived of the power of speech by Hera. Who was she?
She was deprived of the power of speech by Hera, except to repeat
the last words uttered by someone else. She fell in love with Narcissus, but when her love
was not returned she pined away untill only her voice remained.
Answer Echo The Greek god of sleep was?
Greek god of sleep, identified by the Romans with Somnus. Son of Nyx (night) and
brother of Thanatos (death). He lived in the underworld and never saw the light of day. Unlike his
brother he came softly and was welcome by mortals. he is depicted as a winged youth, touching the foreheads of
the weary with a branch, or pouring a narcotic liquid into their eyes.
Answer c. Hypnos