The Greek mythology deals with the ancient gods and heroes of Greece, as well as the nature and origins of Greek cults and ritual practices. These mythological stories are as fascinating today as they were hundreds of years ago.
Are you up to date with your Greek Mythology knowledge? To test your knowledge of Greek mythology, here are some questions and answers.
Interesting Greek Mythology Trivia Facts
- Hephaestus’ wife Aphrodite was unfaithful to him and had an affair with Ares.
- Hades is one of the gods but because he lives in the underworld, he is not technically an Olympian, despite being equally powerful.
- Athena and Poseidon both wanted to be the guardian of a certain city, so they had a gift-giving competition. Poseidon gave them a beautiful spring, but the water was salty and useless. Athena gave them an olive tree that gave food, oil, and wood. She won.
- Now the city is known as Athens after Athena.
- Apollo, best known as the god of the sun, also had a dolphin form known as Delphinius.
- Ares family hated him because he was a coward, despite being the god of war.
- Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo and daughter of Zeus.
- Zeus, Poseidon, and his siblings weren’t the first immortals. Or even the second. First came Chaos, then Gaia, then the Titans, who finally gave birth to the Olympian gods that most people know.
- Pandora was the first mortal woman.
- Zeus was also known for taking on animal form in order to get his way with other women.
Greek Mythology Trivia Questions & Answers
Q. Who was the supreme god?
Q. What was Poseidon’s animal?
Q. What fruit did Persephone eat to get her stuck in the Underworld?
Q. Why did the Titans flee from the battle with the gods?
Q. Which god did Dionysus replace in the Olympian council?
Q. Who was the Greek hero assigned the twelve labors?
Q. What Titan ate his children to protect his rule?
Q. Which god /goddess had the most myths about his/herself?
Q. In mythology what is the offspring of a God and mortal called?
Q. Hymen in Greek and Genius in Roman are Gods of what?
Q. In Greek mythology, what group was Atlas a member of?
Q. Who did King of Phrygia granted the power to turn anything to gold with a touch?
Q. What kind of tree is sacred to Apollo?
Q. In Greek mythology Clio was the muse of what?
Q. In mythology Romulus and Remus were suckled by a shewolf and fed by a what?
Q. Perseus turned who into stone with the Gorgons head?
Q. What was the name of the mythological monster that had nine heads?
Q. What was the name for the Phoenician Goddess of love?
Q. What is the name of the Indian God of Palmistry?
Q. What is the Greek name for mercury?
Q. A Griffin is a mythical beast that is a cross between a lion and a what?
Q. Jason and the Argonauts sailed to Colchis looking for the what?
Q. Who is the god of games?
Q. In mythology, who married the maid Galatea?
Q. What goddess has a daughter who is cursed to stay in the underworld with Hades for half of the year?
Q. What god was in a competition for the love of the people of the area around the Acropolis with Athena?
Q. Which goddess was born from foam in the sea when two gods were fighting?
Q. What is the symbol of Ares?
Q. What was the name of the Norse Goddess of truth?
Q. Who is the goddess of victory?
Q. What is the name of river of oaths?
Q. Of the twelve labors Hercules performed, what was number seven?
Q. Who slew the nine headed hydra?
Q. Who is Goddess of discord?
Q. Who opened a box full of trouble?
Q. Who was Troy’s top warrior?
Q. Whose beauty launched a thousand ships?
Q. Who gave fire to the mortals?
Q. Who killed his father and married his mother?
Q. Who is known for flying too close to the sun?
Q. Who holds the heavens on his shoulders (not the Earth)?
Q. What is the Greek name for Saturn?
Q. Who is the leader of the Argonauts?
Q. Who is the god of music and light?
Q. Who accidentally married his mother?
Q. Name the bow hunter who Zeus made into a constellation.
Q. Who was the Greek hero of the Trojan War?
Q. Who was condemned to be speechless, except to repeat what someone just said?
Q. Her gaze could turn you to stone, who holds this power?
Q. What is the Term for a minor female deity?
Q. Who is the uncle of more than half the gods and is doomed to rule over the dead?
Q. What are Hestia’s parents?
Q. Who was the first Olympian?
Q. Who is the mother of Ares?
Q. When this god was a baby he stole cattle. Who is he?
Q. What is the name of Titaness of divine law and order?
Q. What is the name of the Hero who killed the Medusa?
Q. Who is Goddess of warfare and battle strategy?
Q. Who was abducted by Zeus – who appeared in the form of a white bull?
Q. Name the Greek goddess of wisdom.
Q. Who is known for taking a long and strange journey home?
Q. Who pushed a stone uphill for all eternity?
Q. Name the strongman who completed 12 labours.
Q. What is the Greek name for Cupid?
Q. Who is the titan of light?
Q. Who is the keeper of time?
Q. Name the Three one-eyed giants who forged the lightning-bolts of Zeus, Trident of Poseidon and Helmet of Hades?
Q. Who is the god of sleep?
Q. What is the Greek name for Pluto?
Q. What is the Greek name for Mars?
Q. Who is the goddess of beauty and love?
Q. Who is the King of underworld and dead?
Q. Which god is responsible for war and bloodshed?
Q. Who is the God of fire and crafts?
Q. What is the Greek name for Jupiter?
Q. Who is King and father of the gods?
Q. What is a winged horse ridden by Bellerophon called?
Q. Which Trojan leader who fled to Italy?
Q. Who did Hades kidnap to be his queen?