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This family of Greek gods can be messy, but the key is to take it one step at a time, or look for one god or goddess at a time. There are a lot of clues and by design, this information is complicated. If you’re getting overwhelmed, though, that’s what this tutorial is for. This is the first step of 24 in this tutorial on how to solve the logic puzzle.
It must be mentioned, however, that this tutorial only outlines one way you can solve the puzzle. Perhaps you might deviate a little, but all players who complete the quiz will have moved along in a similar sequence of steps. Don’t worry if your puzzle looks a little different. Just try and find what you’re looking for somewhere in these pictures (like who goes in C3 maybe) and perhaps try again to soldier on without the tutorial.
The first step is pretty straight-forward. Chaos tells us Uranus is in C1 and Gaia is in E1. So go ahead and enter them in the right box!
Uranus and Gaia have three sons: Coeus, Cronus and Hyperion. More specifically, they’re in B2, B4 and B6 (“in column B” and “not in odd-numbered rows”).
Furthermore, Chaos isn’t adjacent to any other deity ending in ‘s’ (maybe that’d just be too chaotic for Chaos). In the game notes, it also mentions that ‘adjacent cells’ INCLUDES diagonal neighbors. That means it can’t be Coeus or Cronus in B2 because they both end in ‘s’.
So it has to be Hyperion! Add his name into B2.
It’s interesting what Hyperion is telling us about his brother, Cronus, but don’t get too distracted!
Let’s enter Cronus in B6 because we can at least be sure of that.
Whoa, more information about Cronus’s children. But let’s not forget Uranus and Gaia have a third son. Enter Coeus in B4.
So now we move on to Uranus and Gaia’s daughters:
1) Coeus lets us know their names are Phoebe, Rhea and Theia.
2) We also know they have to be in column B with the boys.
3) Cronus tell us that row 3 has no deity ending in ‘a’. So Phoebe can be the only one who fits in B3.
Type ‘Phoebe’ into B3.
Phoebe and Coeus have a daughter together, which is sort of weird considering they’re brother and sister. Their daughter Leto herself has twins: Apollo and Artemis.
We’re told by Phoebe that one of them is in A2. Earlier, Gaia did say Chaos can’t be next to any deity ending with ‘s’. This means Artemis isn’t adjacent to Chaos since he ends in ‘s’.
A2 must contain Apollo!
So Apollo tells us that his dad is Zeus, the king of the gods. You know where to find Zeus now: D6.
Zeus tells us a bit about his own brothers. Earlier, Hyperion said that Cronus’s kids are all in column D, so that must mean Zeus is one of Cronus’s kids, and Zeus is talking about his brothers who are also in column D.
He tells us that Poseidon and Hades are also in even-numbered rows, but we don’t know yet who is in D2 and who is in D4.
We do know from their dad, Cronus, however, that they have three sisters: Demeter, Hera and Hestia. Cronus also said that no god or goddess in row 3 ends in an ‘a’. We don’t know where Zeus’s other siblings are yet, but Demeter is the only one that can be in D3. Go ahead and enter her into D3.
Poor Demeter. At least she told us more about her cousin Leto. She said Leto is a lucky mom for being next to her children (Apollo and Artemis). In order for that to make sense, she must be adjacent to her son Apollo. She isn’t one of the Titans either, so the only logical place she can be is in A3.
Also, let’s remember that Leto is adjacent to Artemis too. Therefore, Artemis has got to be in A4.
Enter Leto in A3, and Artemis in A4.
Leto just wants to talk about mythology – how very unhelpful. Artemis, on the other hand, says that her row and row 6 all end in the letter ‘s’ (so far Artemis, Coeus, Cronus and Zeus have all followed this rule).
Zeus mentioned that his brothers are in D2 and D4 but it was unclear earlier who was where. What Artemis said indicates that Hades is the one in D4 and Poseidon is the one in D2 because Hades ends in ‘s’. Go ahead and type their names in.
So apparently Persephone is Hades’s queen, which means Hades is actually married to her niece, since Persephone’s mother is his own sister Demeter. Incest, basically. That’s great.
Trusty Poseidon has more useful information: his sister Hera is not adjacent to him. Considering Hyperion and Cronus’s clues together, we know Hera has to be in the same column as Poseidon, Demeter, Hades and Zeus. If she’s not adjacent to Poseidon, Hera must be in D5. And in turn, their only remaining sibling, Hestia (Cronus mentioned her), must be in D1.
Hestia seems to not care what Demeter thinks – she’s think it’s nice Persephone is next to her dad Zeus and grandmother Rhea at least.
Oh, right. Coeus’s sister is called Rhea, so this Rhea must be in column B as well. The only way Persephone can be adjacent to both her and Zeus is if Rhea is in B5 (as opposed to B1), otherwise they’d be too far apart.
By default, that must also mean that Theia, Coeus’s only remaining sister, is in B1.
Now that we know Rhea is in B5, that also only leaves C5 and C6 for Persephone to be in. Persephone also ends in ‘e’, so we must remember that she can’t be in rows 4 or 6 because you have to end with an ‘s’ to be there. Therefore, Persephone must be in C5.
In summary again: Persephone is in C5, Rhea is in B5, and Theia is in B1.
We’re past the halfway mark, so it’s really crucial now to not confuse too many clues together.
In this step, we’ll focus on Persephone’s sisters. Or Zeus’s other daughters in other words. Hades in D4 said he was adjacent to two of them. Theia in B1 told us their names: Athena and Aphrodite. Artemis and Persephone have already been discovered.
Quite a number of clues ago, Cronus also said that no one in row 3 ends in ‘a’. Artemis mentioned that deities in row 4 all end in ‘s’. As a goddess who ends in ‘a’, this must mean Athena can’t be in rows 3 or 4.
If Athena is adjacent to Hades, she has to be in E5. Type her name in E5.
Hmm… Athena has mentioned Hermes. Persephone also mentioned Hermes. Persephone said that whoever is in C3 shares a diagonal with Hermes, and by logic, Hermes shares a diagonal with C3. This can only mean that Hermes is in A5, because no other boxes sharing a diagonal with C3 are available.
This also matches Athena’s clue that says Hermes isn’t in rows 4 or 6. Go ahead and put Hermes in A5.
What a relief that Hermes’s clue is short and simple. Enter Helios into C2.
Helios’s clue isn’t very useful. Who cares about that? He’s as bad as Leto. Let’s take a step back and look for Persephone’s remaining sister, Aphrodite.
If Aphrodite is adjacent to Hades according to Hades himself, and she isn’t in the fourth row because her name ends in ‘e’ and not ‘s’ as Artemis mentioned, she has to be in C3 or E3. Persephone did say specifically that her Aphrodite isn’t in C3, indicating that Aphrodite has got to be in E3.
Aphrodite: in E3.
Aphrodite points back to column C, saying Hyperion and Theia’s children are all there. We know from Rhea their names are Helios, Eos and Selene. Eos could potentially be in C4 or C6, but we don’t know which yet. We know Selene is in C3, though, given that her name ends in an ‘e’. According to Artemis, those in rows 4 and 6 have to end in ‘s’ and Selene just doesn’t.
So enter Selene into C3.
If you’ve had a good look around at everything to do with Aphrodite, you’ve probably realized by now that there’s nothing you can do about locating her child Eros, or the war god Ares. So we have to do a bit of back-pedaling.
Going back to what Athena said, she did say Heracles was not in rows 4 and 6. At this point, this can only mean that Heracles is, in fact, in E2.
Aha! Considering Selene’s clue and Heracles’s clue together, the god of war is Ares, and he can be found in E6.
Ares tells us something about the goddess of the dawn. Again, Helios wasn’t just giving us family facts, but was actually trying to help us by linking his sister’s names with what they both represent. We know the goddess of dawn is Eos, and Ares basically said that she is in C4. This is because C4 is the only box left that is adjacent to Hades, but not Aphrodite.
Enter ‘Eos’ in C4.
Eos is such a gossip!
Apparently Ares is also Aphrodite’s lover, which is very wrong because Aphrodite is married to Hephaestus, not Ares. Didn’t Hera also mention that Ares and Hephaestus are both her sons (i.e., they’re brothers)? Naughty Aphrodite!
Speaking of all of this, Eos’s sister, Selene, is also quite the gossip. Aphrodite and Ares have a child together called Eros and Eros is (fittingly) adjacent to the fertility goddess.
So what Leto said did have some use! She told us the fertility goddess is Demeter. Therefore, we know Eros has to be in E4 for him to be adjacent to Demeter!
Place Eros in E4.
Eros says something about the god of wine, but nobody’s mentioned his name yet. At least we know he’s here somewhere.
We do, however, know of Hephaestus’s name. He’s the god of fire, according to Eos, and he’s adjacent to his mother, Hera, according to Poseidon. That means Hephaestus has to be in C6. We’re nearly finished now!
Great! Hephaestus tells us that the god of wine, celebration and ecstasy is Dionysus. Dionysus is in this quiz, according to Eros. Dionysus also ends in ‘s’ like the rest of rows 4 and 6, fitting Artemis’s clue.
Dionysus is the last god we have to enter – he’s in A6!
Check out the next page for a family tree that summarizes all of these relationships, and a list of what each deity symbolized in the eyes of Greeks in full.
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