Specialist: Greek mythology

From the quiz on 20/1/15.

  1. Which king of Athens slew the Minotaur? Theseus

  2. By what collective name are the three sisters Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos more commonly known? Moirai (Fates)

  3. Which fire-breathing monster of Greek mythology typically has the head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail of a snake? Chimaera

  4. Which king of Corinth is eternally condemned to roll a boulder to the top of a hill only to have it roll back down again, and gives his name to an English adjective referring to a task that cannot be completed? Sisyphus

  5. Which god granted King Midas’s wish to have everything he touch turn to gold? Dionysus


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