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Can you name the moons by the mythological clues?
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Click the green button to start and enter the correct answers below
The words/phrases in the parentheses in the answers indicate the meaning or common name of the mythological figure/creature, or in some cases, the correct spelling if the name of the moon was altered.
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Names of Moons
A son of Ares and Aphrodite, he is the personification of terror
The wolf that chases the chariot of the sun in Norse mythology
Polyphemus killed her boyfriend out of jealousy
Zeus kidnapped this Trojan prince and made him a cup-bearer to the gods
The ancestor of the Jötuns (giants) in Norse mythology
The ferryman of the underworld- that is, if you have the money to pay for your passage
The granddaughter of Cronus whose face launched a thousand ships
This mischievous fairy from Celtic mythology gives Bottom the head of a donkey
An eagle tore apart his liver everyday and it grew back every night to be devoured again the next day
The son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, he is the messenger and trumpeter of the sea
The unfortunate mother and wife of Oedipus
This son of Hermes was always in love with one nymph or another, but they all rejected him because of his ugliness
The personification of horror, from whose name is derived the English word for 'morbid fear'
The human daughter of Demeter and Poseidon in horse form
The goddess of spring and Queen of the Underworld
The Titan who was tricked by Heracles into getting the Apples of Hesperides for him
Names of Moons
The Roman god whose arrows always pierce the heart
The nine-headed beast who some think was the guardian of the entrance to the Underworld
I'm pretty sure that the gods were mistaken when they thought that she was a good punishment for men
The girl who Zeus, in the form of a bull, bore across the ocean to Crete
You may get an answer out of this 'Old Man of the Sea' if you can hold on to him
She kept Odysseus prisoner on Ogygia for ten years
Poseidon caused her to fall madly in love with a bull who fathered her son the Minotaur
The Norse god of the sea, known for his great parties
Zeus turned her into a heifer to try to hide her from Hera... it didn't work
The Goddess of Night who, some say, is the mother of the Fates
A nymph whose essence is bound to a source of fresh water
The wolf that chases the chariot of the moon across the night sky in Norse mythology
Hera turned her into a bear when she saw that Zeus had loved her
He was the god of gates, doorways, beginnings and endings, and the first month of the year is named after him
Zeus visited her in the guise of a swan
The perfect example of 'think before you act,' his name means 'afterthought' or 'hindsight'
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