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Myth and Legend in Song
"As our team name is derived from the great bird of fire, the Phoenix, we have set forth to find songs and artists that also bear the mark of myth. However, unlike Hercules, we have only set out ten tasks for you to complete. Best of luck."
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The Irish Rovers recorded a song called the "The Unicorn" in 1968. If you really think about this I'm sure the answer will come flooding back to you. In the lyrics for the song, what vessel did the unicorns NOT board?
The Space Shuttle
The album "Gods of War" is by the New York heavy metal band Manowar. Leading by example, which Norse god's name is found on four song titles of the tracks listed on this album?
This "Cornflake Girl" wanted a Roman god's attention, so looking up at the night sky she yelled "Hey Jupiter". Alas for this female artist her shouts only went "To Venus and Back"; what is the name of this singer?
In 1992 the song "Megalomania" was a number one hit in South Africa for which band from Merseyside? (Hint: Maybe they had to sacrifice a Brazilian footballer in Mount Kilauea, the home of a goddess, to use the name they did for the band).
Ishtar was the Babylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and war. It is also the name of the lead singer from which pale sounding, French based band?
Which Roman god's name completes the lyric for the Motorhead song "Orgasmatron?"
"Your bones will build my palaces, your eyes will stud my crown
For I am ____, the god of war, and I will cut you down"
You would be right in thinking this quiz is all Greek to me and maybe you need a lightning bolt from Mount Olympus to zap you into action. What band from Athens is associated with the genre of Stoner/Southern Metal and is called Planet of ____?
Sea nymphs feature in the title of which Tim Buckley song that appears on his 1970 "Starsailor" album?
Swords in the Wind
Song to the Siren
Robert Plant, as a member of which band, screams out "Valhalla I'm coming" in the course of singing "Immigrant Song"?
Band of Joy
The New Yardbirds
The Hindu goddess of destruction graces the title of which song about the obsession in love by American band Live?
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