Do you know Mythology? Have you ever read it? You can test your knowledge in this Greek Mythology Quiz about Gods and Goddesses!
Greek mythology is a collection of stories and myths about gods, creatures, and heroes. Myths describe unexplained things, including natural phenomena, the creation of the world, and anything about the human race. Myths were also fundamental to belief.
Like the inhabitants of Mesopotamia and Egypt, the Greeks professed polytheism, a belief in many gods. They believed that individual gods looked after every aspect of life. They imagined the gods as people who were immortal by the consumption of ambrosia and nectar. They possessed supernatural powers but were not without human flaws such as jealousy or malice. Each of the gods had his attribute, i.e., an object or an animal which was somehow their identification mark. According to the Hellenic beliefs, the gods lived on the summit of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, but sometimes they appeared among people, even begetting children.
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In the beginning, there was chaos in which the first gods of heaven - Ouranos and Earth - Gaia emerged. From their marital relationship, successive generations of gods were born. The first was the Titan gods, the eldest of whom was the mighty Titan god Okeanos, guardian of the sea.
The ancient Greeks believed that millions of years ago, the three gods, the brothers Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades, divided the world among themselves after defeating their own father, a cruel and cunning great god named Cronus, in a fierce battle. Hades became the God of the underworld and dead souls, Poseidon reigned over the waters and seas, and Zeus became the God of all people and gods, ruler of the Earth, sky, and the gloomy Tartarus - bottomless, black, underground abyss.
There were many other gods, and mountains and rivers were gods, such as the Scamander River. The ancient world was also inhabited by half-gods with the appearance of characters from fairy tales, centaurs, and satires, half-human, half-animals.
There are many Greek gods/goddesses, and they are split into categories, for example, Olympian Gods or Titan Gods. Every God had his special power, and each one controlled a different field of life. Do you know which one was the God of War? Ares - one of twelve Olympians. We're pretty sure you know it since you are about to start the Greek Mythology quiz!
Some Tips Before Starting The Quiz
This quiz is straightforward to play - we will ask you, for example, which god/goddess is the God of the Earth, and your task will be to choose the correct God from 4 answers. It's simple, isn't it? With this Greek Mythology quiz, you will consolidate your knowledge and learn new things about Greek Mythology. Additionally, you'll be able to meet new gods that you may not have heard of yet. Here are some examples to help you learn:
Son of Kronos and Rei, the God of light. His attributes were: lightning, a scepter, an eagle, and a fringed shield.
Sister and wife of Zeus, the greatest Olympic goddess.
Daughter of Zeus and Metis. Goddess of wisdom, prudence, and war. Athena's attributes were: a spear, a helmet, and an egis.
Son of Kronos and Rei, brother of Zeus and Poseidon. Poseidon was the God of the seas, rivers, islands, and peninsulas. Poseidon's attribute was a trident.
Son of Zeus and Hera. Hephaestus was the God of fire and blacksmithing. He created Poseidon's trident or Achilles' armor.
We guarantee that you will be richer in new knowledge after completing the quiz! This way of learning is the best possible way; the reason is simple: you combine entertainment with education, and the knowledge comes to mind itself!