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QUIZ: Latin: Greek & Roman Mythology (A-Z)

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DescriptionPerson Place or Thing
(A) brother of Menelaus; commander of the Greeks against Troy; returning home from Troy, he was murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra
(B) god of the north wind
(C) daughter of king Priam; her prophecies were true but never believed
(D) greatest craftsman; built the labyrinth for Minos
(E) Greek goddess of the dawn; Aurora to the Romans; she asked Zeus to make Tithonus immortal but forgot to ask for eternal youth
(F) an ancient Italian pastoral god, grandson of Saturn, associated with wooded places.
(G) constellation (the Twins); represents the twins Castor and Pollux
(H) the queen of Troy, wife of Priam
(I) the goddess of the rainbow, who acted as a messenger of the gods
(J) guardian of doorways; usually with two faces, looking forward and backward
(K) title of Persephone; also an archaic Greek statue of a young woman, standing and clothed in long loose robes
(L) Trojan priest killed by two great serpents after warning the Trojans about the wooden horse
(M) sorceress from Colchis; helped Jason get the Golden Fleece and married him
(N) Apollo and Artemis, enraged that she boasted herself superior to their mother Leto, slew her children
(O) a rounded stone (esp. that at Delphi) representing the navel of the earth in ancient Greek mythology
(P) he awarded a prize for beauty to Aphrodite, who promised him the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen
(Q) the name under which Romulus, the first king of Rome, was worshiped after his deification
(R) one of the traditional founders of Rome, with his brother Romulus; the two were twin sons of Mars by the Vestal Virgin Silvia
(S) a constellation (the Archer); represents a centaur carrying a bow and arrow
(T) hero of Athens, son of Poseidon(? or Aegeus, king of Athens); he slew the Cretan Minotaur with the help of Ariadne
(U) first ruler of the Greek universe; he was overthrown and castrated by his son Cronus
(V) He wrote the Aeneid; he appears later, in literature, as Dante's guide in the Inferno & Purgatorio
(X) a Trojan river also called Scamander
(Z) god of the west wind

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