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Gods in Love: Greek and Roman Mythology

All's fair in love and war...unless you're a mortal beloved by a Greek god. Then watch out! Test your knowledge on these doomed mortals and nymphs, and the gods who loved them. NOTE: this quiz borrows from both Greek and Roman myths.


Quiz ID:#2594
Fun:*** (2.28)
Difficulty:*** (2.33)
Category:Literature > Mythology
Created By:SmeraldinaAus****!!




#1   What are the Greek names for the god and goddess of love?

#2   How did Adonis's love affair with Aphrodite end?

#3   Which of the following of Zeus's consorts was NOT a mortal woman?

#4   Semele, a priestess, was Zeus's willing conquest and the mother of Dionysus. What happened to her after Hera found out?

#5   Ariadne was abandoned on a lonely island of Naxos by the hero Theseus. Fortunately, she was rescued by a god who fell in love with her. Who was the god smitten with Ariadne?

#6   According to myth, the laurel tree was originally a young maiden who was fleeing Apollo's advances.

#7   According to myth, the cypress tree was originally a young maiden beloved by Zeus.

#8   Hyacinth was a maiden beloved by Apollo; when she died, Apollo turned her into a flower.

#9   Cassandra fell in love with Apollo after he gave her the gift of prophecy.

#10   Acis, a minor sea god, and Galatea, a sea nymph, were deeply in love. What went wrong?

#11   This couple, a demigoddess and a king, lived happily until he died in a shipwreck and she threw herself into the sea. In their compassion, the gods turned them into birds. The husband was King Ceyx. Who was his wife?

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#12   Which of the following ladies is Eros's wife?





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