10 most difficult legends riddlesMythology quiz
The symbol of which country is Chollima, the Winged Horse?
The Chollima Statue is a monument on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. The monument symbolizes the "Chollima speed" of the Chollima Movement. The legendary winged horse Chollima depicted by the monument is said to travel 400 km a day.
According to the legend, why did Lady Godiva ride a horse naked?
to avoid unwanted marriage
to avoid monastery
to lower the taxes
to pay her debt
According to the story, Lady Godiva appealed again and again to her husband, who obstinately refused to lower the taxation. At last, weary of her entreaties, he said he would grant her request if she would strip naked and ride through the streets of the town.
What saint is associated with the Bloodhound dog breed?
The St. Hubert hound was, according to legend, first bred ca. 1000 AD by monks at the Saint-Hubert Monastery in Belgium; its likely origins are in France, home of many of modern hounds. Whether they originated there, or what their ancestry was, is uncertain, but from ca. 1200, the monks of the Abbey of St Hubert annually sent several pairs of black hounds as a gift to the King of France. Charles described the 'true race' of the St Hubert as black, with red/tawny marks above the eyes and legs usually of the same colour.
Which city was the site of The Rape of the Sabine Women?
The rape of the Sabine Women was an incident from Roman mythology, in which the men of Rome committed a mass abduction of young women from the other cities in the region. It has been a frequent subject of artists, particularly during the Renaissance and post-Renaissance eras.
In which city, according to the legend, did Lady Godiva ride naked through the streets in the 11th century?
There was a historic figure, Lady Godiva, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. But, since the name was a popular one (meaning "gift of God" in Old English), it is uncertain if she was the same Godiva who appears in the legend.
Where was this picture taken?
Hvítserkur is a 15 m high basalt stack along the eastern shore of the Vatnsnes peninsula, in northwest Iceland. It has two holes at the base, curved out by the sea erosion, which gave it the appearance of a dragon who is drinking. The legend has it, Hvítserkur is a petrified troll who got caught by daylight and turned into stone.
Who created Mjölnir, Thor's hammer? (in Norse mythology)
his father Odin
the dwarven brothers Eitri and Brokkr
it's not known
Mjölnir is the hammer of Thor, the Norse god associated with thunder. Mjölnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome and powerful weapons in existence, capable of leveling mountains. In his account of Norse mythology, Snorri Sturluson relates how the hammer was made by the dwarven brothers Eitri and Brokkr, and how its characteristically short handle was due to a mishap during its manufacture.
What is "Aqua regiaor"?
a mixture of two acids
water with the addition of a small amount of gold
the mythic substance that the alchemists wanted
hydrated gold oxide
Aqua regiaor ("king's water") is a mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid, optimally in a molar ratio of 1:3. Aqua regia is a yellow-orange fuming liquid, so named by alchemists because it can dissolve the noble metals gold and platinum, though not all metals.