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World mythology: a quiz

Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of the mythologies of ancient civilizations from around the world. With any luck this should not be too difficult – just avoid the silly answers!

  • Who was the Egyptian god of the Moon?

    • Luna
    • Silene
    • Thoth
    • Kuhu
  • Who went to Hades to bring back his wife Eurydice?

    • Orpheus
    • Heracles
    • Theseus
    • Priam
  • In Chinese mythology, which creature symbolises the male, yang, element?

    • Bull
    • Rooster
    • Elephant
    • Dragon
  • Which ancient people calculated that the world was created on 13th August 3114 BC?

    • Chinese
    • Mayans
    • Egyptians
    • Hebrews
  • Who was the half-sister of King Arthur?

    • The Lady of the Lake
    • Guinevere
    • Vivien
    • Morgan la Fee
  • Which monster from Phoenician mythology is referred to in the Book of Isaiah as “the crooked serpent”?

    • The Kraken
    • Leviathan
    • The Minotaur
    • Yggdrasil
  • Along with Vishnu and Brahma, who is the third god of the Hindu Trimurti?

    • Shiva
    • Krishna
    • Ganesha
    • Rama
  • In Greek mythology, Clio, Thalia, Erato and Urania were four of the nine what?

    • Furies
    • Muses
    • Amazons
    • Graces
  • Which band of warriors was responsible for the safety of the High King of Ireland?

    • The Fianna
    • The Tuatha
    • The Celts
    • The Druids
  • In Norse mythology, who had a hammer called Mjollnir?

    • Freyr
    • Odin
    • Loki
    • Thor

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