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56. What is the name of the daughter of Tantalus whose children were slain by Apollo and Artemis
Became a statue that still weeps water.
57. What is the name of the Egyptian god of the underworld
Judge of the Dead
58. What is the name of the Egyptian goddess of motherhood and fertility
65. Who was the Greek god of healing
79. In Greek mythology, what is the name of the son of Chaos who is darkness personified
86. Name the river flowing through Hades whose waters when drunk by the souls of the dead made them forget what they had done.
97. What twins were the most famous sons of Leda who were conceived when she was raped by Zeus in the form of a swan
Castor and Pollux
109. Jupiter, disguised as a white bull, carried off what woman famed for her beauty
110. This boy, considered the most beautiful of all mortals, was carried off to Olympus to become the cup-bearer of Zeus.
113. This son of Agamemnon was pursued by the Furies after killing his mother, Clytemnestra, who had murdered his father.
He was purified by Minerva so the Furies would leave him alone.
greek God of Love
greek Goddesss of Youth
greek Goddess of Discord
greek God of Death
21. According to Greek mythology, they where the brothers of Helen of Troy.
CASTOR AND POLLUX
What Greek figure is the symbol of eternal mourning as she mourns the loss of her entire family?
THE SKALDIC GOD OF POETRY IN NORSE MYTHOLOGY
in norse mythology, his role in providing health and abundance was often symbolized by his fylgia, the boar gullinborsti
goddess of love in norse mythology
a god who possesses the resounding horn Gjallarhorn, owns the golden-maned horse Gulltoppr, has gold teeth, and is the son of Nine Mothers.
is the wife of the thunder god Thor and is known for her golden hair.
a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing and fertility.
is associated with healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, battle, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet, and is the husband of the goddess Frigg.
the wife of the god Odin.
a goddess associated with foreknowledge and wisdom
The norse God of Honor and Justice
this wife of Baldr produced a son, the god Forseti.
Wife of Baldr who reunited with him in death.
norse god, his wife is Nanna and their son is Forseti.
Tricked and guided by Loki, he shot the mistletoe arrow which was to slay the otherwise invulnerable Baldr.
He was birthed for the sole purpose of avenging Baldr
He kills Höðr who was an unwilling participant, and bindsLoki with the entrails of his son Narfi. survives ragnarok
This Greek goddess was pursued by Poseidon and Apollo, but refused their love.
According to Hesiod [HEE-see-ud], this goddess was the daughter of Zeus and Themis [THEH-mis], and was one of the Horae [HORE-ee]. .
Who was the Greek goddess of peace?
A statue at the Acropolis showed her holding the child Plutus [PLOO-tus], the god of wealth, and her Roman counterpart was named Pax
This god killed many of the Cyclopes [sigh-KLOH-peez], was the son of Leto [LEE-toh], and was the power behind the Pythia [PITH-ee-uh]
This Greek god received sacrifices of dogs in Sparta, while his temple in Athens was at the foot of a namesake hill.
ARES (Not: MARS)
The brother of Eris and father of Phobos and Deimos, he fought on the side of Troy in the Trojan War, though he was an unpopular ally because of his chaotic nature.
This goddess rescued Iphigenia [if-uh-juh-NEE-uh] from the sacrificial knife of Agamemnon, whom she punished for one transgression by preventing a Greek fleet from sailing for Troy.
This figure wears a red full-body toga and is depicted with a laurel wreath and halo in a Diego Velázquez painting in which he addresses men working at a forge.
In a statue by Praxiteles [prahk-see-TAY-leez], this figure leans against a tree and opens his right hand as he prepares to kill a lizard.
Name this figure, whom Gian [jahn] Lorenzo Bernini sculpted attempting to kiss the nymph Daphne, a Greek god often depicted alongside Hyacinthus.
This Greek god was venerated in a festival held once every eight years to commemorate his slaying of a dragon known as Python.
When he angered Zeus, he was forced to tend the flocks of Laomedon [lay-OM-ih-don].
What Greek god sent visions to an oracle known as the Pythia, who resided in Delphi?
In the Iliad, this Greek goddess was easily defeated by Hera in a fight.
Agamemnon was forced to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia [if-uh-juh-NEE-uh] to appease her, and she set Actaeon's [ack-TEE-unz] dogs on him after turning him into a stag.
H-5 As long as a statue of this goddess was inside Troy, the city would not be overrun by the Greeks, according to one prophecy.
She and Hera lost the judgment of Paris to Aphrodite, and she was protected by a breastplate called an aegis [EE-jis].
After this Greek god's mother was killed by being exposed to the full glory of Zeus, Zeus sewed this infant god into his thigh.
This watchman was the enemy of Loki [LOH-kee] and carried the horn Gjallarhorn [YAHL-lahr-horn] to warn the gods of the approach of the giants for Ragnarök [RAHG-nuh-rock].
Name this Norse god who could see for up to 100 leagues.
He guards Bifrost [BIV-rost], the bridge into Asgard.
H-4 This group of gods comprised the chief gods that were common to many Germanic tribes.
What group of Norse gods included the chief gods such as Tyr [TEER], Thor, Frigg, and Odin?
Name the goddess whom the Norse gods made the driver of the chariot of the sun, the celestial body with which she is identified.
One edda calls this goddess Álfrödull [AHL-frur-dool], which means "elf-born." Her father betrothed her to Glen, which angered the Aesir [AY-sir].
His messengers were ravens, and he sacrificed an eye in exchange for the gift of wisdom.
This god rode a horse descended from Loki [LO-kee] and Svadilfari [SVAL-far-ee].
ODIN (Accept: WODEN or WOTAN)
Which Norse god rides the horse Sleipnir [SLEYP-nir] and wields the spear Gungnir [GOONG-neer]?
Locations within this realm, located above Alfheim [ALV-heym], included Breidablik [BRY-duh-blick] and Thrudheim [THROOD-heym].
Humans can only reach it by crossing over bifrost, the rainbow bridge.
Identify this location of Valhalla [vahl-HALL-uh], the home of the Norse gods.
In one legend, his gluttony prompts a fishing trip during which he recalls his battle with Jörmungander [YORE-mun-gahn-dur], whom he will both kill and be killed by at Ragnarök [RAHG-nuh-rock].
This god's name eventually replaced Jove's in a day of the week.
This Norse god of poets is the brother of Ve [VAY] and Vili [VEE-lee], who helped him kill Ymir [EE-mir].
ODIN (Accept: WODAN or WOTAN)
He made a sacrifice in Mimir's [MEE-mirz] Well to receive wisdom, uses ravens as his messengers, and rides an eight-legged steed named Sleipnir [SLAYP-nir].
What husband of Frigg rules over Valhalla?
This god's chariot is drawn by two goats that regenerate each time the god eats them.
He is married to the Earth goddess Sif, and is the nemesis of the serpent Jörmungandr [YORE-mun-"gander"]
This god changed himself into a snake and an eagle to steal the mead of poetry from a giant.
ODIN (Accept: WOTAN, WODEN)
He owned an arm ring that cloned itself eight times every ninth night, and was accompanied by the wolves Geri [GEH-ree] and Freki [FREH-kee].
What "all-father" was the chief of the Norse gods?
This Norse god was humanity's chief protector against Midgard's giants, trolls, and various evil creatures.
This Norse god dwelled in the hall Breidablik [BRY-dah-blick], and owned the massive ship Hringhorni [ring-OR-nee].
BALDUR (Accept: BALDR)
This god's mother, Frigg, extracted a promise from all things on the Earth, save one, not to harm this god, which led Loki to give his blind brother a spear of that material.
Name this Norse god accidentally killed when Hodr [HOH-dur] threw mistletoe at him.
This god, the husband of a goddess often described as "golden haired," is forced to don a wedding dress and is taken to the giant Thrymm in the guise of Freyja after Thrymm steals this god's weapon.
While this god is visiting the castle of Utgard-Loki, he is challenged to completely quaff a drinking horn that is constantly refilled by the sea.
Name this Norse god who wields Mjollnir.
This goddess's long blonde hair was cut off by Loki [LOH-kee], who offered to have craftsmen spin hair from gold to replace it.
Identify this Norse goddess, the wife of Thor, who lends her name to a volcano on the planet Venus.
24. He is associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, destruction, fertility, healing, and the protection of mankind.
He was often depicted as fierce-eyed, red-haired, and red-bearded and was the husband of the goddess Sif.
Identify this hammer-wielding Norse god, who lends his name to a day of the week.
What watchman of the Norse gods guarded the upper end of the bridge Bifröst [BIV-rost]?
This god has a name that means "world-brightener," but was also called Gullintanni[GOOL-in-tahn-nee], which means "golden teeth."
He could sense grass growing, and he could see for more than a hundred miles, even in the dark.
Name this Norse god of poetry, war and magic, the ruler of Asgard.
Sacrifice occurs in a number of stories surrounding this deity, including his loss of an eye to Mimir's well, in order to gain the Wisdom of Ages, and his hanging from Yggdrasil [IG-druh-sil] for nine days and nights, with his own spear in his side.
Animal servants of this god include the ravens Huginn and Muninn and the eight-legged horse Sleipnir [SLIPE-neer], and it is prophesied that he will be slain at Ragnarok by the wolf Fenrir.
What Norse god owned the Gjallarhorn [YAHL-lahr-horn], and was guardian of the bridge Bifrost [BIV-rost]?
This figure had nine mothers, and was played in a 2011 film by Idrees Elba.
He rode upon a golden horse, and would signal the coming of Ragnarok [RAHG-nuh-rock].
What Norse goddess receives one half of all fallen warriors, and is a goddess of both love and war?
This child of Njord cries out, "Wake up, sister Hyndla!" at the beginning of a poem which chronicles the ancestors of Ottar.
She lent the Brisingamen BREE-sing-ah-men] to Thor as part of a disguise meant to fool a giant.
What Norse god often plays the foil to Thor, and is the ultimate trickster?
In one story, after this god is restrained, his wife holds a bowl above his head to protect him from the poison dripping from a snake.
His wife, Sigyn [SIG-in], is the mother of his son Narfi, while the giantess Angrboda [AHNG-ger-boh-duh] is the mother of his daughter, Hel.
Chief Babylonian god. A four-eyed, four-eared figure credited with arranging the year into months, the moons and stars, and creating mountains from the udders of another Babylonian deity. Also known as Bel.
Husband of Isis, father of Horus, and brother of Set, served as god of the underworld, and protector of the dead.
In addition to his role as the chief and judge of the underworld (as a result of his murder by Set), he also served as a god of vegetation and renewal; festivals honoring his death occurred around the time of the Nile flood's retreat.
God of deserts, storms, chaos, and evil. Created in opposition to the forces of Ma'at, fought demon Apopis each day, emerging victorious, symbolic of the struggle of forces that brought harmony.
In later times, this struggle led him to be associated with the serpent itself, and he became the personification of violence and disorder, and the cause of all disasters.
Having killed his brother Osiris, he battled with Osiris' son Horus, being emasculated in the fight.
Wife and sister of Osiris, daughter of Geb and Nut, protected love, motherhood, and fate in the Egyptian myths.
Many of her roles are similar to the goddess Hathor, but she is often equated with the Greek Demeter.
Her powers were gained through tricking the god Ra by placing a snake in his path, which poisoned him, she forced him to give some power to her before she would cure him.
Personification of the midday sun, he was also venerated as Atum (setting sun) and Khepri (rising sun), which were later combined with him.
He traveled across the sky in a barge each day and then each night, the monster Apep would attempt to prevent his return.
He was portrayed with the head of a falcon, and crowned with the sun disc.
The god of the pharaohs, from the fourth dynasty onward all pharaohs termed themselves "sons of this deity," and after death they joined his entourage.
The god of the sky and light. Isis impregnated herself with the dead Osiris, and this child was hidden by his mother.
When he was grown, he avenged his father's death, driving away Set.
In the battle, he lost his eye, but regained it thanks to the god Thoth. Thus he came to rule over the earth. Represented with the head of a falcon.
Consort of Amun and goddess of war
Serving the gods as the supreme scribe, this ibis-headed god was known as the "tongue of Ptah" for his knowledge of hieroglyphics, and as the "Heart of Re" for his creative powers.
His knowledge of science and calculation made him the creator of the calendar, and his symbol of the moon was due to his knowledge of how to calculate its path.
He was consulted by Isis when attempting to resurrect Osiris, and was again consulted when the young Horus was stung by a scorpion.
His knowledge of magic led to his association with the Greek Hermes.
Son of Osiris and Nepthys, and god of embalming to the Egyptians, he was typically pictured with the head of a jackal.
He also served as the god of the desert and the watcher of the tombs.
He also served to introduce the dead to the afterlife, and as their judge.
To decide the fate of the dead, this god would weigh the heart of the dead against the feather of truth. He is sometimes identified with Hermes or Mercury.
The daughter of Ra, she predated the universe, and served over the creation of it, ensuring balance between everything.
Primarily seen as the keeper of order, she was responsible for seasons, day and night, rainfall, and star movements.
Her aspect as god of justice also showed through her role in death ritual, where her ostrich feather symbol was weighed against the hearts of the dead in the underworld.
Patron of women, daughter of Ra, and wife of Horus.
She fulfilled many functions as goddess of the sky, goddess of fertility, protector of marriage, and goddess of love and beauty. In that final role she became equated with Aphrodite and Venus.
Pictures of her show the goddess with the head of a cow.
Goddess of water; termed the "lady of the castle," for her role as guardian of the tomb,
she sided against her own husband, Set, in his battle against Osiris, but when Set was destroyed, she collected the bits of his body, and brought him back to life, much as Isis had done for Osiris.
Isis' sister, she was also said to be Osiris' mistress, leading to much complaint from Isis. Due to her close ties to all the other gods, she was rarely associated with a cult of her own.
Feathered serpent, Aztec god of wind. Cortes pretended to be this deity in order to infiltrate the civilization and ultimately bring its downfall.
Aztec god of rain who makes things grow. Husband of Xochiquetzal
Aztec goddess of butterflies, flowers, sensual love, pleasure, and art. Wife of Tlaloc
name this Aztec god whose name meant "Smoking Mirror" and who fought with his brother Quetzalcoatl.
He disguised himself as an old man and tricked his brother into getting drunk, breaking his religious vows. This deity and his brother defeated Cipactli, who ate his foot, leading him to make a new foot out of obsidian.
This deity ruled over the age of the first sun, after which he was overthrown and turned into a jaguar.
Aztec goddess of life and death
Aztec god with associations to both lightning and death
Aztec Underworld, associate with Xolotl
Mayan Underworld, complete with giant mushrooms and sulfur
A primordial giant who formed in the void of Ginnungagap from fire and ice.
He gave birth to the frost giants and created the primordial cow Audhumla.
He was killed by Odin and his brothers, who used his body to construct most of the universe
The All-Father, he is the leader of the Aesir, the principal group of Norse gods.
He is a god of war, death, wisdom, poetry, and knowledge, and rides the eight-legged horse Sleipnir.
He hung himself for nine days on the world tree Yggsdrasil, pierced by his own spear, to gain knowledge,
He traded one of his eyes for a drink from Mimir's well to gain wisdom.
The wife of Odin, and mother by him of Balder, Hoder, Hermod, and Tyr. She is the goddess of the sky, marriage, and motherhood,
She often works at her loom spinning clouds.
The god of fertility, horses, sun, and rain, his possessions include the magic ship Skidbladnir.
He travels in a chariot drawn by the golden boar Gullinbursti
He had to give away his magic sword to win the hand of the giantess Gerda.
Name for the second group of Norse gods
Primary group of Norse gods
The daughter of Njord and twin sister of Freyr, she is also a Vanir hostage living with the Aesir.
The goddess of love, passion, and human fertility, her possessions include a cloak that allows her to turn into a falcon, and the necklace Brisingamen.
She travels in a chariot drawn by two cats.
A son of Odin and the giantess Jord,
He's actually giant-kin, but lives with the Aesir and is Odin's blood-brother.
The god of fire and trickery, his many pranks include duping Hoder into killing Balder.
His children include the wolf Fenrir, the Midgard Serpent Jormungandr, Hel (the ruler of the underworld), and Sleipnir.
After killing Balder he was chained to three boulders with snakes dripping poison onto him.
The son of nine sisters, he is the god of light and guardians.
He guards Bifrost, the rainbow bridge into Asgard.
His senses are so sharp, he can see 100 miles by night or day and hear grass growing.
He will call the Aesir into battle at Ragnarok with his horn Gjall (or Gjallerhorn).
The fairest of the Aesir, he is the god of light, joy, and beauty. He dreamed of his own death, so Frigga extracted promises from everything not to harm Balder, but she skipped mistletoe.
Loki tricked his blind brother Hoder into killing him with a spear of mistletoe.
The goddesses of destiny, represented as the three sisters Urd (or Wyrd), Verdandi (or Verthandi), and Skuld.
The counterparts of the Greek Fates, they tend the Well of Fate at the roots of Yggdrasil.
immense mythical fir tree that connects the nine worlds in Norse cosmology.
Home of the Norse Gods
Earth in Norse myth
Giants of Norse myth
God of single-combat and heroic glory; lost a hand to the wolf Fenris in his attempts to shackle the beast successfully.
Goddess of the Underworld; daughter of Loki. Known for refusing to return Balder's soul after his death.
Also known as the World Serpent; a serpent that encircles the earth and signals the coming of Ragnarok. Slain by Thor, but kills him with its venom.
God of the sea, sea-faring, and the wind. Father of Freyr and Freya.
A dragon that lies at the roots of the World Tree, gnawing through Niflheim. Gnaws through the root at the coming of Ragnarok.
A giant wolf shackled until Ragnarok by Tyr. Bites off Tyr's hand as he fastens the shackle. Offspring of Loki.
Hall of the Gods in Asgard, where those chosen by Odin to attend Ragnarok feast and fight until the Final Battle.
The Final Battle between the forces of good and evil. Loki leads the Frost Giants againt the Aesir and Vanir. All realms, gods, and goddesses perish except for a select few, heralding a New Age.
Goddess of the moon and cats; has the head of a cat as well.
God of the Earth; husband of Nut; one of the first Beings of Creation.
Goddess of the Sky; Wife of Geb; one of the first Beings of Creation.
Warrior goddess; protector of pharaohs. Has the head of a lioness.
This man tamed a creature using a golden bridle and attempted but was not permitted to ride Pegasus to Olympus after such deeds as killing a creature which was part goat, part serpent, and part lion.
At Borobudur, this god is depicted in the third gallery along with Queen Maya and Maitreya in the Rupadhatu level, the world of forms. The Shri Rudram Chamakam is an extensive hymn dedicated to this god, and the holiest of his temples is Pashupatinath in Nepal.
Harihara is the combined form of Vishnu and this god. Bhairava, his destructive form, contrasts with his dancing Nataraja form. His first consort was Sati, and he rides on the bull Nandi wielding a trishula. He drank some poison, making him blue, and has a destructive third eye.
One son of this figure was placed in a box and given to the three daughters of Cecrops, and this figure aided Achilles by driving off the river god Axius.
The Irish god Manannan mac Lir owned one of these named Enbarr that carried his daughter Niamh and her lover Ossian across the sea, while Sir Gawain owned one of these creatures named Gringolet.
During a nighttime raid, Odysseus and Diomedes brought these creatures belonging to Rhesus back to the Greek camp. Other examples of these animals include two children of Zephyrus which were given to Peleus as a wedding gift, Xanthus and Balius.
This deity sired one son with the giantess Jarnsaxa, and uses the help of the giantess Grid to defeat Geirrod.
One of this god's animals is crippled when marrow from its thighbone is drunk by Roskva's brother; as punishment, this god forces Thialfi to become his servant.
One member of this city kidnapped Chrysippus while teaching him chariot driving, and this city's walls were built by playing music to enchant stones. This city's king Pentheus was ripped to shreds by his mother Agave in a Bacchic frenzy.
The saliva of this creature forms the river Ván. He easily breaks Leyding and Dromí after being challenged by the gods to test his strength.
This creature will be killed when Vidarr rips open his mouth by stepping on his lower jaw with a boot consisting of discarded toepieces. His children Sköll and Hati Hródvitnisson chase the sun and the moon around the sky.
This work opens with a king asserting the "lord's right" and his people praying for freedom from oppression and the hard labor of having to build a wall. The protagonist of this work is the son of the goddess Ninsun, and visits Utnapishtim, who is with his wife the only survivor of a great Flood.
Epic of Gilgamesh
The Bull of Heaven is sent to kill one character in this work after he spurns the advances of Ishtar. After the title character's friend the wild-man Enkidu dies in this epic, that character engages on a journey to find the secret of immortality.
Epic of Gilgamesh
At a sanctuary named for this goddess, Spartans would try to steal cheese while others whipped them.
This goddess born on Mount Cynthus turned Arethusa into a fountain in order to escape from a river god. King Oeneus forgot to make a sacrifice to this goddess, who released the Calydonian boar.
The all-black bull Mnevis was a manifestation of this deity, whose soul was represented by the Bennu bird. The grandfather of Geb and Nut, he fathered Tefnut and is either the husband or father of Hathor.
In the form of a cat, he repeatedly slays an evil serpent. Riding a barge each night, he would defeat Apep, the demon of darkness, before turning back towards the east. He was sometimes combined with Atum, Horus, or Amun.
This figure reunites with her father, alternately called Schoeneus or Iasius, in between the two primary myths involving her. After taking an oath, this figure kills the lustful centaurs Rhoikos and Hylaois.
This god's diet consisted entirely of lettuce. He was worshipped at Avaris after becoming patron deity to the Hyksos.
This god defended against serpent attacks in the underworld while helping with the nightly voyage taken by Ra's barge, and his consort was Nephthys. This god stole his nephew's eye while in his battle with Horus, sometime after he dismembered and scattered the fourteen pieces of his brother.
One of these named Kur may have carried off the goddess Ereshkigal. In China, they are called lung and represent yang, and Pliny the Elder claimed that Indian elephants were at war with these.
One named Fafnir was slewn by Sigurd, and Cadmus slew one and then sowed its teeth to sprout an army.
This son of King Ban was known as the White Knight until he defeated the cowardly Copper Knight and lifted a stone slab to find his true name, after which Dolorous Guard became his castle Joyous Guard.
This man killed Gaheris and Gareth as he rescued a lover from burning at the stake, which later earned him the enmity of their brother Gawain. This man was raised by the Lady of the Lake, and his affair with Elaine of Corbenic produced the knight who eventually found the Holy Grail, Sir Galahad.
This god's wife is the mother of the snowshoe god Ullr. In one story, this god prevents the marriage of his daughter Thrudd by posing a series of riddles to the dwarf Alvis.
They're not colors, but four of these things demarcate the cardinal directions in Mayan cosmology. One of these objects in Chinese myth dispenses gold coins when shaken.
The Lady of the Lake trapped Merlin in one of these objects, and one belonging to Donar was destroyed by St. Boniface.
The Dashavatara consists of ten avatars of this deity, including Narasimha, Krishna, and Rama, and his wife is named Lakshmi. For 10 points, name this member of the Hindu trimurti, the preserver of the universe.
This god owned the Stymphallian Birds and had his son Cycnus killed by Heracles. Heracles managed to injure this god with an arrow in the thigh, and he was held captive in a jar by the Aloadae.
In Cambodian myth, Hari-hara is a combination of this figure and Hiranya. This figure assumed the name "conquerer of death" when he kicked the demon Yama, and the lingam stone represents his phallus.
This god drunk the poison from the world's ocean, Halahala, in order to allow the Devatas to access the immortal nectar, thus giving himself the name Neelakantam. In one story, this deity pacified Kali by climbing under her during her victory dance, and in a more famous story severed the head of an elephant to supplant his son's.
A now-lost source relates a story in which this god was pierced by a man's head, leading to a new kenning for the word "sword." This figure visited the islands of Vagasker and Singasteinn to fight another deity in the form of a seal in order to retrieve a necklace.
This deity lives in the so-called "Heavenly Mountain," Himinbjorg, and he also owns the sword Hofund and rides the horse Gulltop. This god is said to have slept with Edda, Amma, and Modir while under the name Rig; those women then gave birth the ancestors of the three races of man, Thrall, Karl, and Jarl.
This golden-toothed son of nine mothers will kill and be killed by Loki after blowing the Gjallarhorn to signal the beginning of Ragnarok. For 10 points, identify this Aesir guardian of the rainbow bridge Bifrost.
Every year, the Greek gods honored the Ethiopian king Memnon by creating a geographical feature composed of this substance. Aphrodite created the first anemone by mixing nectar with this substance. During the Trojan War, Zeus created a rain of this substance to commemorate the death of Sarpedon.
A scripture about this deity takes the form of a discussion between Maitreya and Parashara, and describes this god rising from the sea inside Brahmanda, an enormous egg. An incarnation of this deity appears to Arjun in the Bhagavad Gita.
During a storm, this man accidentally killed the hospitable king of the Doliones, Cyzicus. He sired twins before abandoning the malodorous isle of Lemnos and its queen, Hypsipyle. This son of Alcimede yoked two bronze-hoofed, fire-breathing bulls and carried a goddess disguised as an old woman across a river.
He is credited with founding the Isthmian Games, and his story is told in book eleven of the Odys- sey and also in the Iliad. Some sources call him the father of Odysseus, and all accounts give his father as Aeolus. His wife Merope was central to his best-known action, since at his behest she did not perform sacrifices and didn't bury him.
This followed a rescue of Death by Ares, and resulted in him having to die twice, leading to his punishment. Name this Greek mythological figure dramatized by Camus who repeat- edly rolls a boulder up a hill after it rolls back down each time.
As this figure's ship sailed, rotten planks were replaced with new ones, leading to a philosophical problem concerning whether the original ship remained.
Parts of this man's thighs were left in the underworld after he Pirithous were stuck to magical chairs.
He killed a robber who forced victims to conform to the size of his bed named Procrustes.
Aided by Ariadne's ball of string, this figure slew the Minotaur in the labyrinth.
In some myths he is mentioned as the husband of Hathor and the son of Ra, and he was initially worshipped as a war god.
He killed many hippopotamuses and crocodiles during many battles that ended when this god won a boat race using a wooden boat compared to his adversary's stone boat.
This figure once masqueraded as Bolverk to gain access to a substance made after the murder of Kvasir (kuh-VAH-sear).
One of this deity's sons will avenge his death at Ragnarok using a shoe.
Glaucus of Corinth was torn apart by his own horses as punishment for angering this deity.
This figure baked two barley cakes for Charon for a trip to the underworld in an episode where she made her future daughter-in-law fetch wool from deadly golden sheep and sort piles of grains.
One member of this group killed the inhospitable king Amycus with a single blow to the elbow.
Euphemus joined this group, which fought the Bebryces and dealt with a pair of rocks which repeatedly pulled apart and clashed together.
This group made use of a sacred plank of oak which could talk.
Castor and Pollux joined this larger group, which employed the wings of Calais and Zetes to deal with the Harpies.
Its leader passed King Aeetes's challenges in Colchis and married the sorceress Medea.
This man received shelter after he embraced the legs of Queen Arete of Scheria, the wife of King Alcinous.
Eurymachus attempted to hit this man with a chair after he defeated the beggar Irus.
His men were killed after they ate the cattle of Helios, and the rest of his ships had earlier been destroyed by the (*) Laestrygonians.
After this man arrived at Aeaea, Hermes gave him moly to help him ward off the magic of the witch Circe.
This man was held captive by Calypso before coming home and killing his wife's 108 suitors with his son Telemachus.
For ten points, name this king of Ithaca who spent ten years trying to return to his wife Penelope after the Trojan War.
This god asked his daughter's suitor for alternative names to thirteen words all night until he turned to stone in daylight.
This god acquired two servants after a farmer's son broke a thigh bone to get marrow.
This deity's gift of a perfect memory was inherited by his son Aethalides [AA-thuh-LEE-dees], and he aided the fight against Typhon by re-attaching Zeus's tendons.
This deity rescued Ares from captivity in a bronze jar and put to sleep the 100 eyes of Hera's watchman Argus in order to slay it.
In one myth, this figure tries to kill a giant using a large stick, but instead has to carve his way out of the giant's belly. In multiple myths, this figure's son is the first death.
This figure is sometimes known as the "Old Man," and in some myths created man by kicking a ball of mud. Several stories about this figure are likewise attributed to Raven.
For 10 points, name this trickster figure of several Native American mythological systems.
Two of these figures murdered Gilling and his wife and then paid off their victims' son Suttung with the mead of Kvasir.
In one myth, this deity grants his battle axe to a devotee who had earlier beheaded his mother Renuka.
This god is sometimes depicted surrounded by flames standing on the dwarf Apasmara in his role as the lord of the dance.
This god caught a river goddess in his hair so that she would not destroy the earth as she fell.
He is often represented as a phallic structure called the lingam.
He drank the poisonous Halahala created during the churning of the Ocean of Milk, causing his throat to turn blue.
This god rides the bull Nandi and responded to being blocked at the entrance of his home by cutting off the head of his son Ganesha.
Aglauros and Herse went mad and jumped to their deaths after disobeying this deity, who had told the daughters of Cecrops to not open a box that held a boy disguised as a snake.
That boy was a son of Gaia and Hephaestus even though the latter had tried to rape this goddess instead.
Marsyas picked up a flute that she (*) invented but eventually discarded because it disfigured her face.
Homer often refers to this figure as "gray-eyed", and as Mentor, she helps Odysseus leave for the Trojan War and return home to Ithaca.
In one story, Pirathous and Theseus are trapped in this location by a snakes that tie them to a chair.
One part of this location is ruled by the Cretan Rhadamanthus and another is called the Asphodel Meadows.
Honey-colored saffron clothes were worn by girls dressed as arktoi in the Brauronia, which was a celebration of this deity.
This deity ran between Otus and Ephialtes, causing them to kill each other, and in another story, she substituted a deer for Iphigenia in the altar of sacrifice
King Oeneus forgot to worship this goddess, who angrily sent the Calydonian boar to ravage the land.
After one of her attendants fathered Arcas, she transformed Callisto into a bear, but her most vengeful act was slaughtering the children of Niobe, who insulted her mother Leto.
This god was rejected by Marpessa in favor of Idas. This father of Aristaeus blasted a crow's feathers black when it informed him of Coronis' affair, and his misfortune with lovers would continue when Hyacinth was killed by a discus.
In one form, this god tears out of a pillar and kills a demon at twilight in a courtyard.
This slayer of Hiranyakashipu has a form that is half-man, half-lion and lives on his snake Adishesha in the milky ocean.
He also took three steps to conquer the three worlds in his form Vamana. In most depictions, this god is holding a mace, lotus, conch, and chakra, and he coerced Amrit from the asuras in the form of the temptress Mohini.
The Dashavatara consists of ten avatars of this deity, including Narasimha, Krishna, and Rama, and his wife is named Lakshmi.
In the form of an eagle, this hero calls upon the god of rain for a torrent of water to escape from an angry fire goddess, from whom this hero earlier receives ten fingernails and toenails filled with fire.
This hero uses a stone axe to kill Long Eel, or Tuna, for spitting slime at his wife.
This hero meets his end when some nearby birds break out in laughter, causing the queen of the underworld to wake up while this hero is trying to crawl into her body and gain (*) immortality.
This husband of Hina uses his grandmother's jawbone and a lasso made of his sister's hair to beat the sun into submission and lengthen the day.
In another story, he uses a magic hook to fish out some islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Polynesian folk hero
He is called Protagonus for being the first-born child of Chaos and Gaia. His union with a mortal bore Hedone.
The saliva of this creature forms the river Ván.
He easily breaks Leyding and Dromí after being challenged by the gods to test his strength.
This creature will be killed when Vidarr rips open his mouth by stepping on his lower jaw with a boot consisting of discarded toepieces.
This figure's wife once sent a ring to his mother's handmaiden Fulla.
Thor killed the dwarf Lit shortly after the giantess Hyrrokkin arrived to help with one of this god's possessions.
He lived in the land of "fewest baneful runes," which is home to his hall Breidablik.
He sent Draupnir back to Asgard with his brother Hermod, who'd been denied in his petition on this god's behalf by another god disguised as Thokk.
This god borrowed a falcon cloak twice, once involving a male deity wearing Brisingamen, and another when retrieving golden apples.
To make one figure laugh, he tied two ends of a rope (
) to a goat's beard and his own testicles, and he once lost an eating contest with Fire.#Loki
Drinking from this mythological figure's two fountains brought poetic inspiration since the Muses considered both of this figure's Aganippe and Hippocrene fountains to be sacred.
This figure's brother fornicated with Callirrhoe, resulting in the birth of Geryon and Echidna.
That brother, Chrysaor, ruled over Iberia instead of living on Mount Helicon like this figure.
This figure was ordered to ascend a mountain but was attacked by a gadfly sent by Zeus.
He was born after Perseus beheaded Medusa while he later helped slay the Chimera with Bellerophon.
This son of Metion fathered his only child with Naucrate. After his nephew invented a saw from a fish bone, this figure pushed him from an Athenian tower.
These creatures overcame a warrior with impenetrable skin by burying him underneath uprooted trees.
In another story, two of these creatures named Hylaeus and Rhaecus attempted to rape Atalanta.
One of these creatures named Eurytion assaulted Hippodamia during her wedding, which led to a conflict in which they smothered the warrior Caeneus.
This deity committed a crime witnessed by the shepherd Battus, whom this god turned to stone.
He fathered the goddess of fortune, Tyche. He rescued Io by defeating the one hundred-eyed Argus. Odysseus was immune to Circe's spells because this god gave him the herb moly.
This son of Nephthys is shown as having dominion over nine bows, and his daughter was the goddess of freshness and purification.
In the presence of a judge and a scribe, this "Opener of the Ways" operated in the Hall of Ma'at and determined whether the jaws of Ammut or Fields of Peace would be the destination of the dead.
According to one myth, this figure kidnapped Anticlea and fathered Odysseus.
His son was trampled to death by his own horses for dishonoring Aphrodite, and this figure secretly marked the hooves of his cattle to prove the theft of Autolycus.
He created the Isthmian Games after finding the body of Melicertes, and he received a spring from Asophus for revealing the location of Aegina.
He once captured the god of death, Thanatos, and he returned from the underworld to reprimand his wife Merope for denying him a proper funeral, then refused to return.
This goddess was first wooed by her husband when he disguised himself as a cuckoo and hid in her bosom.
Ixion was condemned to Tartarus for making advances on this goddess who blinded Tiresias after he ruled in favor of women in an argument.
This goddess placed the eyes of the watchman (*) Argos in her favorite animal, the peacock.
This goddess refused to allow Leto a place to give birth, sent a gadfly to sting Io, and placed snakes in the crib of Heracles, all out of jealousy over her husband's affairs.
This god broke the backs of two giants who pushed from under his chair and tried to crush him against the ceiling.
Although not Demeter, this deity attempted burn away the mortality of a son of Queen Astarte and is often depicted wearing a throne-shaped headdress.
By creating a snake to bite Ra, this deity learned his secret name.
He used her magic to create a golden phallus for her deceased husband.
With the help of her sister Nephthys, she revived her husband by finding and reassembling his chopped-up pieces.
She gave birth on the Nile River delta to her son, who would later battle Set.
For 10 points, name this Egyptian goddess, the mother of Horus and wife of Osiris.
This figure lusted after a youth who was preoccupied with the singer Canens; after being spurned by that youth, Picus, this figure turned him into a woodpecker.
This mythological figure purified the Argonauts for their murder of Aspyrtus and, out of jealous love for Glaucus, turned Scylla into a monster.
One of this figure's sons became the father of Italus after accidentally killing his own father with the spine of a stingray.
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