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Stinging Tales From Around the Globe

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Stinging Tales From Around the Globe game quiz
"As part of "Mike and Rowena's Invertebrate Inquizitions", this quiz looks at one often overlooked, but ever-present character in myths from around the world - the bee. Enjoy!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Using a bee as her messenger, a dryad of Greek myth told Rhoecus of her love. What was the reason for this love?
    She could not resist Rhoecus' beauty
    Rhoecus demanded it
    She was struck by Cupid's arrow
    Rhoecus tricked her into loving him


2. Which alcoholic drink, which is made from honey, has been referred to as the nectar of the gods and features in such tales as Fiolnir's death in Norse mythology?
    Port
    Tepache
    Octli
    Mead


3. Even the powers of certain Olympians can be traced back to the humble bee. Apollo was endowed with his gift of prophecy from three "bee-goddesses". By what name were these sisters known?
    Harpies
    Graces
    Thriae
    Muses


4. One of the most sacred insects in Egyptian mythology, the bee was closely linked with the sun god, Re. From what part of Re were bees supposed to have been born?
    His semen
    His hair
    His tears
    His sweat


5. Which Greek goddess, known for her passion and beauty, was worshiped at a honey-comb shaped shrine at Mount Eryx by her priestesses?
    Hera
    Aphrodite
    Circe
    Eos


6. Working so hard to make their honey, the bees originally had no weapons to deter thieves. They were therefore given stings by the merciful god, Wesakechak. Which mythology tells us this tale?
    Algonquian
    Incan
    Irish
    Mesopotamian


7. Bees are often depicted in mythology as having close links with humans. What odd tradition did some have, which reflected the belief that bees were symbols of domestic peace?
    Hanging a beehive above your front door
    Keeping single bees as pets
    Inviting bees to family funerals
    Sleeping in a room with bees


8. One Australian Aboriginal tale tells us of how a hard-working tribe of men, who stored food so as not to starve in the harsher months, were turned to bees. What were the second, lazy tribe transformed into?
    Flies
    Worms
    Wasps
    Mites


9. Southern African mythology tells us of how a bee created the first man. What other insect is often featured in this tale?
    A giant cockroach
    A cricket
    A praying mantis
    A woodlouse


10. Melissa, meaning "honey-bee", was a character of Greek myth who was said to have raised Zeus, nursing him with milk and honey. On which island did this take place?
    Crete
    Sardinia
    Cyprus
    Malta


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Compiled Jun 28 12