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According to Ovid, Jupiter finally decided to destroy the human race by _____.
FLOOD
After Jupiter destroyed humanity, what were used to repopulate the planet?
STONES
What did Apollo kill to establish himself as master of Delphi?
PYTHON
With which of the following is Artemis NOT generally associated? a. Prophecy b. the moon c. animals d. chastity
A. PROPHECY
Which of the following does Jason NOT have to accomplish in order to acquire the golden fleece? a. wrestle a giant b. yoke bulls c. sow dragon's teeth d. plow a field
A. WRESTLE A GIANT
Who was the Roman god of fire?
VULCAN (NOT HEPHAESTUS)
Early Roman temples were divided into three portions: for the triad of Jupiter, Juno, and _____.
MINERVA
IN honor of what god was the Festival of Lupercalia?
FAUNUS (NOT PAN)
Who was the Trojan who survived to found the Roman race?
AENEAS
THe youth Hyacinthus was killed with a discus by his "friend" Apollo. Whom do some believe caused the discus to hit Hyacinthus out of jealousy for his "friendship"
ZEPHYR (OR BOREAS)
All of the following are nymphs except _____. a. naiads b. bareads c. oreads d. dryads
B. BAREADS
Who wore a lion skin and carried a club?
HERAKLES
What is the magical herp which Hermes gave Odysseus against the power of Circe?
(HOLY) MOLY (!)
The sea nymph who was the mother of Achilles was ____.
THETIS
Who was the Cyclops who terrorized the men of Odysseus?
POLYPHEMUS
Who was the father of Jupiter?
Saturn
_____guided souls to the underworld and carried the Caduceus.
Mercury/Hermes
Who was the father of Aeneas?
Anchises
Dido, the queen of Carthage, had a nickname, what was it?
Elissa
_____ flew too close to the sun.
Icarus
Whom did Aurora turn into a grasshopper because he grew older and older, shriveling up, but could not die?
Tithonus
Riding Pegasus, who killed the Chimera?
Bellerophon
In which labor did Hercules acquire the poisoned arrows?
Lernean hydra
_____ was Hercules' second wife, who unintentionally caused his death.
Deianira
Who changed Odysseus's men to pigs?
Circe
Whose song was irresistible?
the Sirens
Charon was_____.
a ferryman in Hades
Oedipus is best known to us by _____.
Sophocles
_____ is Creon's son, who died shortly after Antigone.
Haemon
Cadmus and Jason share what in their legends?
Sowing dragon's teeth.
Jupiter visited Leda in the form of a(n) _____.
Swan
What was the Sibyl's fate?
to grow old endlessly
Zeus snatched _____ and placed her in the stars after an enraged Hera had turned her into a bear.
Callisto
The _____ river is also known as the River of Forgetfulness.
Lethe
Arachne lost what kind of contest?
Weaving
Athena was born_____.
from Zeus's head
By trade Pygmalion was a _____.
Sculptor
A peal of thunder by Jupiter signalled the transformation of ants into humans, known as the ______.
Myrmidons
Who was the goddess of the crossroads?
Hecate (known as Trivia)
The Furies, also known as the _____ were described by Vergil as living in the underworld, where they punished evildoers.
Erinyes
There were three of these wi nged, dragon-like creatures, two of which were immortal. Who were they?
Gorgons
Phineus, given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, had displeased Zeus, who inflicted a terrible punishment. Whenever Phineus was about to din, these "hounds of Zeus" swooped down and defiled his food.
Harpies
For the most part, the half-man, half-horse Centaus were savage creatures. However, ____ was known everywhere for his goodness and wisdom.
Charon
What sort of nymph was a nereid?
Sea (NOT RIVER or OCEAN, those are Pontameides and Oceanids respectively)
Which goddess was bid by Juno to travel to the house of Somnus, God of Sleep, and request that he send a dream to Alcyone telling of the fate of her husband Ceyx?
Iris
Whose mother was Medusa?
Pegasus
Who were the Penates?
Household protectors
The muses function as _____.
patronesses of Literature & Arts
Apollo bestowed upon _____ the art of prophecy, but when she did not return his love, he made it so that no one would ever believe her visions.
Cassandra
_____ was cursed by Juno to repeat whatever was last said to her.
Echo