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Greek Mythology

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Puzzle ID:#17183
Fun:*** (2.89)
Difficulty:*** (2.34)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****

 

 

 



Complete the series by making a selection from the pool.

Series: Hermes, Aphrodite, Gaea, Ares, Zeus, Cronus, Uranus, Poseidon, ?

Pool: Athena, Dionysus, Eros, Hades, Hephaestus, Hera


Answer

The series is the equivalent Greek names for the planets, which are Roman. When the Romans assimilated Greek mythology, they renamed many of the Greek gods.

Mercury = Hermes
Venus = Aphrodite
Earth = Gaea *
Mars = Ares
Jupiter = Zeus
Saturn = Cronus
Uranus = Uranus **
Neptune = Poseidon

thus

Pluto = Hades

* Although earth is not a Roman god, Gaea is Mother Earth in Greek mythology.
** The Romans did not change the name of the Greek Uranus.

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Comments

bitocreamsaver
Mar 31, 2004

I like that one. But what threw me off was Gaea. I was going with the Greek and Roman names, but then Gaea wasn't a god, so I rejected that idea.
Ego amo una.
doggyxpus*
Apr 02, 2004

Nice one.
usernameAhk*
Aug 18, 2004

i knew a few, but not all
seshmut
Aug 19, 2004

Liked that one!!!....always been a fan of greek mythology - Uranus kinda gave it away
RushHour1049
Aug 19, 2004

Nice teaser
nunya*
Jan 22, 2005

always been fascinated with greek myths but i had to think awhile.great teaser.
kcelf27**
Apr 26, 2005

I don't know much about Greek myths...although I did like reading them in HS. That was very interesting!
Question_MarkAsx*
May 23, 2005

Shouldn't this be in seires?
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 01, 2005

I had no idea but, this is very fun trivia. Keep them coming, i love mythology.
mufffin09Aus*
Oct 11, 2005

I also love mythology

Wasn't Uranus Roman, and Oranos Greek?
redraptor50*us*
Nov 02, 2005

Great one! keep these coming
chriswalsh**
Nov 02, 2005

nice one :-)
laree-d
Nov 02, 2005

good. i like that. i actually learned somrthimg. thank.
meme2559**
Nov 02, 2005

Wow!!! Good one!
CHICANA812**
Nov 02, 2005

Interesting!!
kukuzyavochkawa*
Nov 02, 2005

I should have known!
willo
Nov 02, 2005

Is Athena Greek or Roman?
christine77**
Nov 02, 2005

I assumed it had something to do with the planets, but since i know nothing of mythology I would have never guessed it. Fun teaser though!
kimberlykayAus*
Nov 02, 2005

Mythology and Astrology....neither are my forte, but I loved your teaser!
Chicade**
Nov 02, 2005

That was way to easy i study mythology and astinomy so that was easy LOL
Chicade**
Nov 02, 2005

Athena is Greek.
realm2346*
Nov 02, 2005

Great teaser... i thought of everything else except the Roman names those gods are also reffered to as. Mythology's not something I study often, so your teaser had me searching and searching and searching... after all the searching , I still missed the answer. Wow, it's obvious after you read the answer... the other thing I found in my research ,though, was also that each god mentioned has an unclear origin of birth. It was mind-boggling.
brain_angell
Nov 02, 2005

I was close but fofgot about Hades... too fun!
iteachkidsAus*
Nov 02, 2005

I am almost totally clueless when it comes to mythology, so I flunked miserably. Still, this is a great one for mythology fans!
chrissydaze**
Nov 02, 2005

Very interesting, Hmmm
(user deleted)
Nov 02, 2005

I always thought Hades was a place - not a god?!?
amyu05
Nov 02, 2005

Enjoyed!!! Mythology is my Favorite!!!!
*Snaps for you*
srichardson1066**
Nov 02, 2005

Very, very cleverl! I liked it alot!
emmyduckie
Nov 02, 2005

Hades was a god, who ruled the underworld. In our times, we've made his the name of the underworld...

That was really creative.
wolfy68**
Nov 02, 2005

Lovely! Beautiful! Very Smart!
doodledrops
Nov 02, 2005

I didnt even come close but it was a great teaser anyway very hard though
nkatha23
Nov 02, 2005

Love mythology! Very smart and guuuud!!!!
mekaboo27**
Nov 02, 2005

I got it on the first guess. Yeah me! i GOT IT GOIN ON That was hard but I took a guess snf it was right! this girl is smooth
angelstorme*
Nov 02, 2005

Ziggy, Hades is like another name for hell...Hades the god RULED hell. Thus, the saying was born into the world.

ahaha

cheers
wizkid**
Nov 02, 2005

You would have had to known the history behind mythology. I really didn't get it.
southerngirl13*
Nov 02, 2005

whoa! that is sooooo easy. last year i did a project in literature, and i did mine on the god hades. so i'm like "well i think this is hades." and it totally was.

oh yeah. i know. you don't have to tell me... I ROCK!!!

by the way: hades is the equivilent of the devil to us!! LOL
southerngirl13*
Nov 02, 2005

oh by the way, angelstorme, nobody says "cheers" anymore. you sooooo need to get up to date. that groses me out!!!
southerngirl13*
Nov 02, 2005

:cr
iteachkidsAus*
Nov 02, 2005

WHAT?!?!?! I say cheers - and I know of many people who do. So CHEERS, everyone!
POPSca*
Nov 02, 2005

Mythology,YUK Not my strong point
delta3000*
Nov 02, 2005

yes this was easy for me. i know greek mithology
paintballa944**
Nov 02, 2005

I thought it was between Hades or Athena. (those 2 were the only 2 I thought were greek gods. )
Great job. Keep 'em comin'.
kimberlykayAus*
Nov 02, 2005

CHEERS LYNN!!!!
maximo3491**
Nov 02, 2005

nice and easy, well for me cause i learned greek gods like crazy in history class but good job, keep em comin
solidgordy*
Nov 02, 2005

I don't much like mythology, mainly because we were forced to "learn" it in jr high. But, I am a little into astrology. What really always kills me is the Greek and Roman thing, wow, confuuuuusingggg!!!!!!
But that was good and hard, cheers to everyone, CHEERS! CHEERS! and like...um.... people soooooooo need to chill...
Brainy_1Aus*
Nov 02, 2005

I got this one!! Good teaser
thimblenogginus*
Nov 03, 2005

Three years of high school Latin finally payed off.
bluehawk*us*
Nov 03, 2005

I LIKE. NOTHING BETTER THAN GREEK MYTHOLOGY.
BarticusAus*
Nov 03, 2005

As far as being a puzzle, it was fine, but I'm nitpicking your scholarship. Uranus is the Latin name, but if you're talking about him as a Greek God, it should be spelled Ouranos or Uranos. Cronos (with a kappa) is a Titan, Chronos (with a chi) is a God. The Romans didn't rename the Gods. They were existing God legends, which the Romans matched up to similar Greek Gods. And we can argue until the end of Chronos (time) whether Pluto is a planet.

But for the purposes of a trivia test, the question works.
formation007*
Nov 03, 2005

Not really a brain teaser, but nevertheless some interesting information that i certainly did not know before. For that, nice teaser.
FulanitoGM*sv*
Nov 03, 2005

Barticus strikes me as the sort of person who plays along with Jeopardy! on TV and gets all the answers right. And I mean, ALL of them.

Don't get me wrong, I play along too, but I'll get maybe half the questions right.
Maggirl23
Nov 04, 2005

I studied greek mythology in fifth grade so i knew what you were talking about, but gea and uranus being there messed me up b/c i didn't know what they were gods of.
coolcow35Aus**
Jun 07, 2007

We just studied Greek and Roman Mythology in school, particuraly the gods. I got 100% on the quiz, and knew the answer to this teaser! Great teaser!
katamaster*
Apr 16, 2009

Just a note, Pluto is no longer considered a planet
doeheadAus*
Apr 16, 2009

Too many years have passed since I studied mythology...
avonmaAus*
Apr 16, 2009

I don't know much as I should about the planets, and I know even less about Greek Mythology, but I took a guess and chose Hades. I guess my subconscious came through for me.
JarheadAus*
Apr 16, 2009

i got this easy. but i thought the pattern was something else.
bradon182001*us*
Apr 16, 2009

Interesting. I learned something today, I think. Thanks for posting.
auntiesisAus*
Apr 16, 2009

I was lost all the way.
akmozart*us
Apr 16, 2009

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
I thought it was something about the planets, but uranus was there already and that threw me off...
UptheHillA*
Apr 16, 2009

DeathWish
Apr 17, 2009

I love Greek Mythology!
Provlear*
Apr 20, 2009

AWESOME idea for a puzzle.
crocodiletca*
Aug 06, 2009

Maybe they didn't change Uranus because they had a sesne of humour... Good Job!!!
crocodiletca*
Mar 27, 2010

Actually, they renamed Uranus (The god) Caelus.
beyonce123*
Jun 02, 2010

SUPER easy!!!!! But maybe that's just because I am addicted to the Percy Jackson books
I almost said athena but then I got it right.
twb123Ain*
Apr 16, 2012

I didn't even understand the question. But I said Hades after Poseidon lol
science12nerdtph*
Apr 16, 2012

Uranus is Ouranos and is a Titan...
Gaea is named Terra in Roman mythology...
And Kronos is not a god... He's a Titan...



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