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  1. Penelope
  2. Oracle of Delphi
  3. Homer
  4. Cerberus
  5. Hector
  1. a Temple where the Pythia speaks for Apollo, Sayings: "Know Thyself" and "Nothing in Excess"
  2. b wife of Odysseus. Weaves a shroud for Laertes during the day and then unweaves it at night to put off her suiters.
  3. c the 3 headed dog who guards the gate of Hades, one of the 12 labors of Hercules was to abduct Cerberus
  4. d Greek, wrote the Illiad and The Odyssey
  5. e the greatest warrior of the Trojans, defeated by Achilles

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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. Spartan wife of Menelaus, her abduction by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War
  3. Phoenician princess abducted and carried to Crete by Zeus, who disguised himself in the form of a white bull.
  4. "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. A giant with 100 eyes who watches over Io for Hera, also the name of Odysseus' dog

5 True/False questions

  1. Erinyes, Furiesfather of the Olympians, husband of Rhea, overthrown by his son Zeus


  2. TithonusBeloved 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.


  3. DidoQueen of Carthage who took refuge in a cave with Aeneas, where they had a liason. When he left her, Dido killed herself


  4. Thetisslayer of the Minotaur that Minos had kept in the labyrinth. The Minotaur was the offspring of Pasiphae and a bull.


  5. Poseidon, NeptuneOlympian, rules the oceans, god of horses, earthquakes