10 most difficult Greek mythology riddlesGreek mythology quiz
The pharmacy's symbol is the bowl of...
Bowl of Hygieia is one of the symbols of pharmacy, and along with the Rod of Asclepius it is one of the most ancient and important symbols related to medicine in western countries. Hygieia was the Greek goddess of Health hygiene, and the associate, wife, or daughter of Asclepius. Asclepius' symbol is his rod, with a snake twined around it; correspondingly, Hygieia's symbol is a cup or chalice with a snake twined around its stem and poised above it.
What Roman goddesses were identified with the Greek Muses?
There were no such equivalents
In Roman mythology, the Camenae were originally goddesses of childbirth, wells and fountains, and also prophetic deities. There were four Camenae: Carmenta, Egeria, Antevorta and Postverta. The Camenae were later identified with the Greek Muses; in his translation of Homer's Odyssey, Livius Andronicus rendered the Greek word Mousa as Camena.
Who was the muse of lyric poetry in Greek mythology?
Euterpe was one of the Muses, the daughters of Mnemosyne, fathered by Zeus. When poets assigned roles to each of the Muses, she was the muse of music. In late Classical times she was named muse of lyric poetry and depicted holding a flute. A few say she invented the aulos or double-flute, though most mythographers credit Marsyas with its invention.
What is the name of the Muse of comedy?
Thalia was the Muse who presided over comedy and idyllic poetry. She was portrayed as a young woman with a joyous air, crowned with ivy, wearing boots and holding a comic mask in her hand. Many of her statues also hold a bugle and a trumpet (both used to support the actors' voices in ancient comedy), or occasionally a shepherd’s staff or a wreath of ivy.
In Greek mythology, what was the name of mother of Helios (the Sun), Selene (the Moon), and Eos (the Dawn)?
In Greek mythology, Theia, also called Euryphaessa "wide-shining", is a Titaness. Her brother/consort is Hyperion, a Titan and god of the sun, and together they are the parents of Helios (the Sun), Selene (the Moon), and Eos (the Dawn).
Which Greek hero killed Chimera?
Bellerophon was "the greatest hero and slayer of monsters, alongside Cadmus and Perseus, before the days of Heracles". His greatest feat was killing the Chimera, a monster that Homer depicted with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail: "her breath came out in terrible blasts of burning flame".
He was transferred to Tartarus where was bound to a spinning burning wheel. His name is...
Ixion was king of the Lapiths. Ixion was expelled from Olympus and blasted with a thunderbolt. Zeus ordered Hermes to bind Ixion to a winged fiery wheel that was always spinning. Therefore, Ixion is bound to a burning solar wheel for all eternity, at first spinning across the heavens, but in later myth transferred to Tartarus. Only when Orpheus played his lyre during his trip to the Underworld to rescue Eurydice did it stop for a while.
The Helm of Hades which made him invisible was made from...
skin of dog
hooves of pegasus
In classical mythology, the Cap of Invisibility (lit. dog-skin of Hades) is a helmet or cap that can turn the wearer invisible. The Cap of Invisibility enables the user to become invisible to other supernatural entities, functioning much like the cloud of mist that the gods surround themselves in to become undetectable.
How many wives did Heracles have?
Herakles had three wives - Megara, the Theban princess, who he strangled with his children. Hebe, the goddess and the personification of love and grace, and Dejanira, who killed him, and then committed suicide by herself.
Which mythic character forced travellers to wash his feet?
Near Megara, a robber named Sciron forced travellers along the narrow cliff-face pathway to wash his feet. While they knelt, he kicked them off the cliff behind them, where they were eaten by a sea monster (or, in some versions, a giant turtle). Sciron was killed by Theseus.