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English Mythology Test: Gods, Perseus, Theseus

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Zeus
Jupiter. King of the Gods. God of Lightning.
Poseidon
Neptune. God of Sea.
Hades
Pluto. Lord of the underworld.
Hestia
Vesta. Goddess of hearth/home
Hera
Juno. Queen of the Gods. Goddess of Marriage.
Ares
Mars. God of War.
Athena
Minerva. Goddess of Wisdom.
Apollo
God of Light, music.
Aphrodite
Venus. Goddess of Love, beauty.
Hermes
Mercury. Messanger/herald of the Gods.
Artemis
Diana. Virgin huntress.
Hephaestus
Vulcan. God of fire.
Eros
Cupid. God of Love
Demeter
Ceres. Goddess of Harvest.
Dionysus
Bacchus. God of Wine.
Fairytale
Purely imaginative fictional story, intended to teach, amuse, or entertain.
Fairy godparents of Perseus
Athena and Hermes
Two major themes of Perseus
Dominance of Fate, Danger of Arrogance and Hubris
King Acrisius
King of Argos, had one daughter: Danae. He really wanted a son, though, so he went to Delphi to ask the god if he would have a son. The priestess told him no and that his daughter would have a son who would kill him.
Danae
daughter of Acrisius, mother of Perseus. Her father shut her in a chest and threw it into the sea, it washed to shore off the coast of Italy.
Perseus
(Greek mythology) the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster
Polydectes
king, brother of Dictys, falls in love with Danae, and challenges Perseus to kill Medusa
Dictys
The fisherman who discovers Danae and Perseus.
Andromeda
a maiden that Perseus had met on his voyage home; he saved her from serpents that were supposed to eat her and they got married
Cassiopeia
Andromeda's mother; queen. Silly and vain
Grey Women
Three old women who know the way to the Gorgons home
Gorgons
Monsters, famous for their deadly powers.
Hyperboreans
nymphs of the North
Medusa
Gorgon. Monster, with snaky hair and wings.
Theseus
(Greek mythology) a hero and king of Athens who was noted for his many great deeds: killed Procrustes and the Minotaur and defeated the Amazons and united Attica
Aegeus
This person was the father of Theseus. He was a king, and threw himself from a cliff when his son came home bearing the wrong sail on the ship. There is a very large body of water named after him. [chance]
King Minos of Crete
powerful ruler of Crete, who lost his only son (Androgeus) when he was on a hunting trip while visiting Aegeus
Minotaur
(Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man
Ariadne
daughter of King Minos; fell in love with Theseus and promised to help him destroy the Minotaur if he would marry her; never did get married
Hippolyta
Queen of the Amazons, bears Hippolytus to Theseus
Pirithous
Son of Ixion; friend of Theseus; tried to carry off Persephone from Hades; bound to enchanted rock by Pluto.
Centaurs
principally savage beasts, half-horse and half-man.
Labyrinth
Built by Daedalus, almost impossible to get out of.