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Mythology Quiz Questions with Answers - Part 1

  1. Who is regarded as the King of the Gods in
    (a) Roman
    (b) Greek
    (c) Inca
    (d) Norse
  2. (a) What was the half-man and half-horse in mythology called?
    (b) What was the name of the winged horse of the Gods?
  3. What was the name of the
    (a) one-eyed giant
    (b) the 1000-eyed monster in mythology?
  4. Who, in Chinese mythology, was the first ruler of the world?
  5. Complete the following pairs:
    (a) …and Leander;
    (b) Venus and …;
    (c) Echo and …;
    (d) Isis and …;
  6. (a) Who was Hermes?
    (b) Who was condemned to have a terrible thirst?
  7. State who were:
    (a) Lung
    (b) Airavata
    (c) Charon
  8. Who were the nine Muses? Name them.
  9. The Classical God of Dream was given to a modern drug. What was his name and what is the name of the drug?
  10. State who was the Great Earth Mother in:
    (a) Celtic
    (b) Egyptian
    (c) Hindu
    (d) Roman mythology
  11. Match the mountain homes correctly:
    (a) Zeus Mount Zion
    (b) Jupiter Mount Kailash
    (c) Indra Mount Olympus
    (d) Yahweh Mount Parnassus
    (e) Shiva Mount Sumeru
  12. Which women had heads covered with snakes?
  13. Surya is the Sun God in Hindu mythology. Who are his counterparts in the following mythologies?
    (a) Roman
    (b) Egyptian
    (c) Greek
    (d) Inca
  14. What was the name of the ‘Plumed Serpent God of Central America’?
  15. (a) What was the name of Jason’s ship?
    (b) What was he seeking?
  16. Who was Anubis?
  17. Name the famous characters in the following:
    (a) Greek mythology
    (b) Hindu mythology who died from an arrow in the heel
  18. What happened to everything when Midas touched
  19. Who opened a box and released all the pains, disease and ills afflicting mankind?
  20. Who was the ruler of the winds in Greek mythology?


  1. (a) Jupiter
    (b) Zeus
    (c) Viracocha
    (d) Odin
    (e) Indra
  2. (a) Centaur
    (b) Pegasus
  3. (a) Cyclopes
    (b) Argus
  4. ‘P’ an-Ku
  5. (a) Hero
    (b) Adonis
    (c) Narcissus
    (d) Osiris
  6. (a) The Greek Messenger of the Gods
    (b) Tantalus
  7. (a) The Dragon in Chinese mythology
    (b) Indra’ elephant
    (c) The ferryman who rowed the dead over the river Styx to Hades in Greek mythology.
  8. In Greek mythology, the nine Muses were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Each Muse presided over one of the arts. Their names were: Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polyhymnia, Urania and Calliope. greek mythology, the nine muses were the daughters of zeus and mnemosyne. each muse presided over one of the arts. their names were: clio, euterpe, thalia, melpomene, terpsichore, erato, polyhymnia, urania and calliope. >
  9. Morpheus; morphine
  10. (a) Dana
    (b) Isis
    (c) Mahadevi
    (d) Juno
  11. (a) Zeus -Mount Olympus
    (b) Jupiter -Mount Parnassus
    (c) Indra -Mount Sumeru
    (d) Yahweh -Mount Zion
    (e) Shiva -Mount Kailash
  12. The 3 Gorgon sisters – Stheno, Euryale and Medusa
  13. (a) Apollo
    (b) Amon-Ra
    (c) Phoebus
    (d) Inti
  14. Quetzalcoatl
  15. (a) Argo
    (b) the Golden Fleece
  16. The Jackal-headed God of the Dead in Egyptian mythology.
  17. (a) Achilles
    (b) Lord Krishna
  18. It turned to gold
  19. Pandora
  20. Aeolus

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