Mythology Trivia Quiz

What is the name of the winged horse in Greek mythology?
A: Pegasus.

Which English outlaw is said to have lived in Sherwood Forest during the reign of Richard I.
A: Robin Hood.

Which mountain in Thessaly did the ancient Greeks believe to be home of the gods?
A: Olympus.

What are magic bullets?
A: Carefully targeted drugs.

In which much-told legend does a magician sell his soul to the Devil?
A: Faust.

Which handsome god was killed by a twig of mistletoe in Norse mythology?
A: Balder.

Who wrote the Arthurian romance Le Morte d'Arthur?
A: Thomas Malory.

Who were the heroes who accompanied Jason in his search for the Golden Fleece?
A: The Argonauts.

Who, in Hindu mythology, is the wife of Siva and the goddess of death and destruction?
A: Kali.

In which city is the statue of Hans Christian Andersen's 'Little Mermaid'?
A: Copenhagen.

What was the Greek hero Achilles' only vulnerable part?
A: His heel.

The Pilgrim's Way can be traced for most of its length between which two cities in Britain?
A: Winchester and Canterbury.

Which poem tells of a sailor cursed for shooting an albatross?
A: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

What was the Holy Grail sought by the Knights of King Arthur?
A: The cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper.

What was left as a consolation inside Pandora's box?
A: Hope.

Which British writer, noted for a series of novels dealing with black magi and occultism, also wrote Murder off Miami?
A: Dennis Wheatley.

Who was the mythical Greek hunter after whom a constellation is named?
A: Orion.

What is the collective name for the three goddesses Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos who controlled human destiny according to the ancient Greeks?
A: The Fates.

Which tiny boy, immortalized by the Grimm brothers, later lent his name to a circus performer?
A: Tom Thumb.

Who was the Roman god of war?
A: Mars.

In which fairy tale do two children find a cottage made of gingerbread?
A: Hansel and Gretel.

Which sign of the zodiac is represented by the scales of justice?
A: LIbra.

What was the fable3d city of gold that some 16th century Europeans believed existed in South America?
A: El Dorado.

What was the name of the 'river of hate' that flowed round the Underworld?
A: River Styx.

Which British occultist designed a tarot pack that bears his name?
A: Aleister Crowley.

Which month is named after the Roman god who has two faces, one looking forwards and one back?
A: January.

Who is the Chinese and Japanese mother goddess, whose attributes are compassion and mercy, and who is a form of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara?
A: Kawannon / Kwanyin.

What date is Halloween?
A: October 31.

What is the name for an undead corpse that sleeps by day and sucks the blood of the living by night?
A: Vampire.

What did Daedalus construct for King Minos so that he could keep the Minotaur there?
A: Labyrinth.

What would be your zodiac sign if you were born on New Year's Day?
A: Capricorn.

Which mythical monster has the body, tail and hind legs of a lion, and the head, forelegs and wings of an eagle?
A: Griffin.

Which Cornish village is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur?
A: Tintagel.

Who in Greek mythology was seduced by Zeus disguised as a swan?
A: Leda.

How many cards are there in a tarot pack?
A: 78.

What was the name of Zeus's shield?
A: Aegis.