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  1. Phanes
  2. Phoebus
  3. Tithonus
  4. Cronus, Kronos
  5. Poseidon, Neptune
  1. a According to Orphism, Phanes is the firstborn of the gods, the "creator of everything" who hatches from the egg made (laid?) by Chronus (time).
  2. b father of the Olympians, husband of Rhea, overthrown by his son Zeus
  3. c Another name for Apollo, god of the sun, supervises the oracle at Delphi
  4. d Olympian, rules the oceans, god of horses, earthquakes
  5. e Beloved of Eos, Dawn. He was a member of the Trojan royal house. She requested that Zeus make him immortal but neglected to ask that he be eternally youthful. He eventually aged, withered, and finally turned into a grasshopper.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Trojan War: Hector's widow, mother of Astyanax
  2. Avenging spirits born from the drops of blood from Uranus'severed genitals that fell on the Earth
  3. Achilles' mother, a nereiad married to Peleus a mortal King.
  4. Olympian, wife of Zeus, goddess of marriage, jealous of Zeus many liaisons, mother of Hebe (youthful bloom), Ilithyia (childbirth), Ares, Hephaestus,
  5. "all gifts" woman created by Zeus as a punishment to mankind because of Prometheus' treachery in stealing fire for man. Hesiod says she has the face of a goddess and mind of a bitch.

5 True/False questions

  1. ArgusMars, son of Zeus and Hera, god of war, "hated by the gods" according to Zeus


  2. AsclepiousApollo's son Asclepius violated divine law by raising a mortal, Hippolytus, from the dead, so Zeus killed him with Cyclops's thunderbolts.


  3. Deucalion and PyrrhaSon of Prometheus and his wife, who repopulate the world by throwing stones (bones of their mother) over their shoulders as instructed by Themis. The stones he throws become men and the stones she throws become women.


  4. Iapetusa Titan, best known as the father of Atlas, Menoetius, Epimetheus, and Prometheus


  5. PenelopeTrojan war: brother of Agamemnon, husband of Helen