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Greek Mythology I - Orpheus and Eurydice
How well do you know this myth?
#1 What instrument did Orpheus play?
1 word, 4 letters.
#2 Who was Orpheus's father?
1 word, 6 letters. There is also an alternate answer.
#3 Who was Orpheus's mother?
1 word, 8 letters.
#4 How did Eurydice die?
She drowned while swimming one day.
She was bitten by a snake while running away from an amorous shepherd.
She took ill.
Zeus flung a thunderbolt down to earth in a fit of rage after having fought with Hera, and it struck her.
#5 What did Orpheus do when he learned of his wife's death?
He cursed the heavens until Zeus struck him with a thunderbolt as well and he could join his love.
He vowed never again to play his instrument.
He chased down the shepherd and beat him with his instrument
He prayed to Aphrodite to bring her back.
He traveled to the land of the dead to get her back.
#6 How did Hades and Persephone react to Orpheus's song?
They were so touched by his song, that even they wept for him, and so agreed to grant his request.
They were furious and cast him out of Hades.
They covered their ears and threw rotten tomatoes at him.
They told him they sympathized with him, but were unable to help him.
They said they would agree to help him if he could fetch a golden apple from Hera's garden.
#7 What condition did Hades impose upon Orpheus in return for Eurydice's life?
He had to do a strip-tease to the macarena.
He had to sacrifice his own life.
He had to return to earth, never looking back the entire way.
He had to replace her life with the life of another.
He had to give up his instrument.
#8 What would happen if Orpheus did not obey Hades's demand?
They would both be trapped in Hades forever.
They would be taken to civil claims court where they would be sued for breach of contract.
He would be forced to return to the world without Eurydice.
They would be set upon by the beasts of Hades.
Eurydice would return to the world, but Orpheus would have to stay in Hades.
#9 Orpheus never looked back the entire way back to earth, and he and his wife lived happily ever after.
#10 What happened to Orpheus at the end of the myth?
He lived the rest of his days, singing sadly, and moving all who beheld him to tears.
He lived happily with Eurydice, and his songs reached the stars in heaven and set them into motion.
He became mad and began wandering in front of random women and looking over his shoulder at them to make sure they were still there.
He was torn limb from limb by a group of angry women when he thwarted their advances.
He sat at the edge of Hades without food or drink until he wasted away and died.
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