10 most difficult Greek mythology riddlesGreek mythology quiz
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.
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.
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".
Who killed Python in Greek mythology?
Python was the serpent, sometimes represented as a dragon, that presided at the Delphic oracle. Greeks considered the site to be the centre of the earth, represented by a stone, the omphalos or navel, which Python guarded. It became the chthonic enemy of Apollo, who slew it and took over Python's former home and oracle.
Where is Arcadia?
it doesn't exist, it's a mythic land
Arcadia is a historical land situated in the middle part of the Peloponnese in Greece. It's mountainous, covered in forest and hardscrabble, from ancient times it was poor and sparsely populated. In art it became a symbol of happiness, simple life and escape from civilization's concerns.
Who was the Greek goddess of insolence, violence, and outrageous behaviour?
Hybris was personified spirit or goddess of insolence, violence, and outrageous behaviour. She is rarely referred to in myths but appears indirectly throughout character's actions, often regarded as man's downfall. Her Roman equivalent was Petulantia.
In Greek mythology, what is the blood of gods called?
Ichor was the ethereal fluid that flowed in the veins of gods and immortals. It also ran through the single vein of Talos, a giant bronze man with wings, responsible for guarding Europa in Ancient Crete.
In Greek mythology, what was the name of a rouge smith who attacked people and fitted them on an iron bed?
Procrustes was a son of Poseidon with a stronghold on the sacred way between Athens and Eleusis. There he had a bed, in which he invited every passer-by to spend the night, and where he set to work on them with his smith's hammer, to stretch them to fit. In later tellings, if the guest proved too tall, Procrustes would amputate the excess length; nobody ever fitted the bed exactly.
Which god were the ancient Olympic games devoted to?
Olimpia was a famous center of Zeus worship. This place was famous for the huge statue of Zeus (by Phidias), made of gold and ivory, considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.