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  1. Arachne
  2. Penelope
  3. Leda
  4. Helen of Troy
  5. Hera, Juno
  1. a talented weaver challenged by Athena to a contest. After the contest, Arachne hanged herself and, in remorse, Athena changed her into a spider
  2. b Raped by Jupiter (Zeus), who had assumed the form of a swan. She laid two eggs. One hatched Castor and Clytemnestra, and the other Pollux and Helen.
  3. c wife of Odysseus. Weaves a shroud for Laertes during the day and then unweaves it at night to put off her suiters.
  4. d Spartan wife of Menelaus, her abduction by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War
  5. e Olympian, wife of Zeus, goddess of marriage, jealous of Zeus many liaisons, mother of Hebe (youthful bloom), Ilithyia (childbirth), Ares, Hephaestus,

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopea, wife of Perseus
  3. the 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne who inspire artists: Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Polyhymnia, Urania, Calliope, Erato
  4. Pluto, Olympian, rules the underworld, god of wealth, mining, minerals
  5. The prophetess who accompanies Aeneas into the underworld in the Aenead.

5 True/False questions

  1. Oracle of DelphiTemple where the Pythia speaks for Apollo, Sayings: "Know Thyself" and "Nothing in Excess"

          

  2. Hyperion, HeliosA Greek phrase that describes the archetypal sacred marriage between the Sky god and the Earth goddess that creates the universe.

          

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

          

  4. HesiodGreek, wrote "Theogony" and "Works and Days"

          

  5. Virgil's AeneidAeneas recounts his adventures in a feast at Carthage. He tells of the fall of his native Troy and of how he fled from the city, and eventually established Rome.