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Tuesday Trivia and Open Thread

What with Meeting Persephone and Persephone in the Media, we’ve been talking about our namesake a lot lately.  It’s got me wondering, how well do you know your Greek mythology?  I was a total mythology nerd when I was younger.  Actually, “was” is inaccurate, I’m still pretty much a mythology nerd.  I’ll start you off with the Greek gods, since they are some of the most well-known; I’ll save the heroes and other cultures for another day.

Can you name:

1.  The god of thunder, a.k.a the king of the gods?

2.  The goddess of marriage, a.k.a. the queen of the gods?

3.  The god of the sea?

4.  The god of the underworld?

5.  The god of wine and ecstasy?

6.  The virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon?

7.  Her brother, the god of the sun and prophesy?

8.  The god of the forge?

9.  His wife, the goddess of love?

10. The god of messengers and thieves?

11.  The goddess of wisdom?

12.  The mother of our beloved Persephone, the goddess of the harvest?

13.  The god of war?

14.  The goddess of the hearth.

15.  The god of wild places.

*Bonus – No one really talks about the queen of the sea, but the king of the sea was in fact married to a goddess, do you know who she is?

If you don’t feel like answering the trivia questions, that’s OK!  You can still use the open thread as you see fit.

 

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1. Zeus
2. Hera
3. Poseidon
4. Hades
5. Dionysos
6. Artemis
7. Apollo
8. Hephaustos
9. Aphrodite
10. Hermes
11. Athena
12. Demeter
13. Ares
14. Hestia
15. Pan (he’s really more of a demigod, but whatever)
Bonus: I am a classics major, so I’m ashamed to say I don’t know this. It’s got a “th” or a “ph” sound in there somewhere? And starts with an A? Or an M? That’s all I’ve got.

I always throw the Greeks and Romans in one big melting pot, so don’t ask me for name and knowledge. I just remember stories.

“Man that was going to cross the Styx to get his gf from hell but not allowed to look back but still did so she turned into a lump of salt.”
– “Who?”
“No clue.”

Piggybacking on Selena (goddess of the moon) MacIntosh. . .
Zeus/Jupiter
Hera/Juno
Poseidon/Neptune
Hades/Pluto
Dionysis/Bacchus
Artemis/Diana
Apollo/Phoebus?
Hephaestus/Vulcan
Aphrodite/Venus
Hermes/Mercury
Athena/Minerva
Demeter/Ceres
Ares/Mars
Hestia/Vesta
Pan?

1. Zeus
2. Hera
3. Poseidon
4. Hades
5. Dionysus
6. Artemis
7. Apollo
8. Hephaestus
9. Aphrodite
10. Hermes
11. Athena
12. Demeter
13. Ares
14. Hestia
15. Pan

Go 7th grade Greek and Roman history class. Who knew it applied to real life, even if I did like it? And the bonus is Amphrite. I know that from Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

1. The god of thunder, a.k.a the king of the gods? Zeus

2. The goddess of marriage, a.k.a. the queen of the gods? Hera

3. The god of the sea? Poseidon

4. The god of the underworld? Hades

5. The god of wine and ecstasy? Dionysus

6. The virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon? Artemis

7. Her brother, the god of the sun and prophesy? Apollo

8. The god of the forge? Hephaestus

9. His wife, the goddess of love? Aphrodite

10. The god of messengers and thieves? Hermes

11. The goddess of wisdom? Athena

12. The mother of our beloved Persephone, the goddess of the harvest? Demeter

13. The god of war? Ares

14. The goddess of the hearth. Hestia

15. The god of wild places. Errrr, I can only think of the Roman – Faunus

It’s gonna be so hard not to peek!

1. Zeus

2. Hera

3. Poseidon

4. Hades

5. Bacchus (Roman?)

6. DIANA. FAVOURITE.

7. Apollo

8. Hephaestus

9. Aphrodite

10. Hermes

11. Grey-eyed Athena

12. OH GOD WHATSHERFACE…. Demeter?

13. Mars

14. Hesta/Vesta

15. Drawing a total blank.

All things considered, I feel very smart right now. S-M-R-T.

I’ve been considering getting the owl that was stamped on Athenian coins tattooed on me cause 1) I love owls and 2) I like that its the symbol of Athena

Also, I just finished reading The Handmaid’s Tale and was wondering what other Atwood books I should read.

I loved Greek mythology as a kid. It’s amazing and a little scary what all I still remember about it. If only I could ditch these facts for a better physiology brain.

1. The god of thunder, a.k.a the king of the gods? Zeus
2. The goddess of marriage, a.k.a. the queen of the gods? Hera
3. The god of the sea? Poseidon
4. The god of the underworld? Hades
5. The god of wine and ecstasy? Dionysus
6. The virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon? Artemis
7. Her brother, the god of the sun and prophesy? Apollo
8. The god of the forge? Hephaestus
9. His wife, the goddess of love? Aphrodite
10. The god of messengers and thieves? Hermes
11. The goddess of wisdom? Athena
12. The mother of our beloved Persephone, the goddess of the harvest? Demeter
13. The god of war? Ares
14. The goddess of the hearth. Hestia
15. The god of wild places. Pan
*Bonus – No one really talks about the queen of the sea, but the king of the sea was in fact married to a goddess, do you know who she is? Amphitrite.

Roman or Greek? I always get the names confused.

1. The god of thunder, a.k.a the king of the gods? Zeus

2. The goddess of marriage, a.k.a. the queen of the gods? Hera

3. The god of the sea? Neptune

4. The god of the underworld? Hades

5. The god of wine and ecstasy? Bacchus

6. The virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon? Artemis

7. Her brother, the god of the sun and prophesy? Apollo

8. The god of the forge? Hephaestus

9. His wife, the goddess of love? Aphrodite

10. The god of messengers and thieves? Hermes

11. The goddess of wisdom? Athena

12. The mother of our beloved Persephone, the goddess of the harvest? Demeter

13. The god of war? Ares

14. The goddess of the hearth. Hestia

15. The god of wild places. Dionysus? He’s the only one I’m not sure of. Nope. Googled it. It’s Pan. Of course I should have know that, what with “Jitterbug Perfume” being on the top shelf and all.

I love the name Athena, but I have to laugh. My mom is a die hard Roman Catholic (she wanted to be a nun before she met my dad- the protestant hippie). They named me Cynthia. When I learned that Cynthia is a derevation of Cynthos, the island Artemis was born on and one of her many tribute names, I was thrilled. I still get a kick out of teasing my mom for giving me such a ‘pagan’ name!

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