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Mythological Names in Harry Potter

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Mythological Names in Harry Potter game quiz
"Many of the names used in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series are derived from classical mythology and epics such as Virgil's "The Aeneid" and Homer's "The Odyssey". How many can you identify?"

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1. The Greco-Roman underworld is guarded by a three-headed dog. The mythological creature is not named Fluffy. What is its name?
    Tisiphone
    Hydra
    Charon
    Cerberus


2. Percy's owl, Hermes, is named after the Greco-Roman messenger god. Hermes is the Roman name.
    True
    False


3. This Hogwarts teacher is named after the goddess of wisdom in Roman mythology. Who is she?
    Professor McGonagall
    Professor Sprout
    Madam Pomfrey
    Professor Trelawney


4. The character in Roman mythology that Professor Lupin is named after had a brother. What was the brother's name?
    Romany
    Romulus
    Romanerus
    Romleus


5. Hermione is the name of the daughter of this famous classical woman.
    Dido of Carthage
    Helen of Troy
    Queen Hera
    Penelope of Ithaca


6. Which of the following is a Greco-Roman mythological figure featured on a chocolate frog card?
    Circe
    Demodocus
    Calypso
    Statius


7. Luna Lovegood is named for a Roman goddess. What is this goddess's sphere of influence?
    moon
    marriage
    home
    fertility


8. Which Death Eater's name is another name for the Roman god Vulcan?
    Macnair
    Moran
    Malfoy
    Mulciber


9. Daedalus Diggle shares a name with the mythical Greek inventor Daedalus. The Greek Daedalus had a famous son. What was his name?
    Icarus
    Perseus
    Achilles
    Theseus


10. Which character was named after a man in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own reflection?
    Narcissa Malfoy
    Elphias Doge
    Minerva McGonagall
    Phyllida Spore


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Compiled Nov 15 14