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The Mythology of Volcanoes
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"Volcanoes have fascinated people around the world since ancient times. Myths and legends were created to explain the behaviour of these fire-breathing mountains - see how much you know!"
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From the name of which Roman god is the word "volcano" derived?
(one word - 6 letters)
The Greeks had a counterpart to the Roman god of fire. What was his name?
The Hawaiian goddess of fire is said to live in the volcano Kilauea. Who is she?
This volcano, which erupted violently in May 1980, has the Native American name of Louwala-Clough.
Mount St Helens
This Japanese volcano's name derives from a word meaning "fire" or "deity of fire"; Mt _____.
(one word - four letters)
According to legend, this Mexican volcano is supposedly a warrior holding a smoking torch, standing guard over the body of the woman he loves.
Pico de Orizaba
The volcanic island of Surtsey was named after a god of fire from which mythology?
Legend has it that this island was destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption/earthquake/tidal wave as punishment by the gods because its people were becoming too greedy and self-absorbed.
The native people of this region believed that the peaks of its volcanoes were inhabited by mountain spirits called gomuls.
A Filipino legend tells that this mountain concealed a father weeping for his dead daughter.
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Compiled Dec 04 13