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From ancient times to the present, myths have been used for a variety of reasons, including the explanation of the existence of natural phenomena and historical events. Cultures all over the world have developed these stories that are still read and enjoyed today.   

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1
Some Folks from Russian Folklore

Funky questions on some major figures in Russian folklore.
Tough (10 qns)
stuthehistoryguy
726 plays
2
Myths and Legends of Scotland

Scotland has many myths, some well known and others which may be new to you. I hope you enjoy finding out about some of them.
Average (10 qns)
rossian
Mar 30 16
222 plays
3
Prince Madoc

The Welsh legend says he discovered America before Columbus. Did he really? Historians are still arguing over it.
Average (10 qns)
blakey
501 plays
4
Wee Scottish Beasties

Scotland is full of myths and legends. How much do you know about the creatures that infest the tartan lands?
Average (10 qns)
ajwtimperley
498 plays
5
Magical Stories Found in the Night Sky

The names and stories of many stars and constellations are related to magical events on earth. Which of these can you identify? Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
shvdotr
Jul 07 16
162 plays
6
Outstanding Ovarian Ogres of Old

Here is a quiz about some of the more infamous mythical female beings. Let's see what you remember about these memorable monsters.
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
396 plays
7
Not Just Nessie

Scottish folklore is full of beasts, fairies and malicious spirits, not just Nessie! How much do you know about these beings?
Tough (10 qns)
doublemm
441 plays
8
Genie Myths and Lore

This a quiz on genie mythology spanning many different cultures but with a heavy focus on Islamic culture where genies or jinn have had a significant presence. Wish for good luck!
Difficult (10 qns)
Joepetz
165 plays
9
Cursed, You Say?

In response to a challenge from Jazmee27 for the Author Challenges badge, here is a quiz on curses. Bring out your dead, bring out your dead!
Average (10 qns)
Creedy
729 plays
10
Kenya: Her Tales and Her People

I hope you enjoy this quiz - taken largely from Paul Radin's "African Folktales". Reading the book helps, but you may be able to get these regardless.
Average (10 qns)
stuthehistoryguy
1371 plays
11
Layla and Majnun

This true story of unrequited love (along with Patti) provided the inspiration for Eric Clapton's "Layla".
Average (10 qns)
ponycargirl
318 plays
12
C'mon Baby, Light My Fire!

Was Jim Morrison a closet pyromaniac or perhaps just a secret sun worshiper? Join us on a journey of discovery into the world of fire-related mythology as we seek to answer this most burning question.
Average (10 qns)
jaknginger
471 plays
13
Exact Revenge

This quiz will cover ten ancient mythological tales of a dish best served cold: Revenge! (Note: they will not appear in chronological order.)
Tough (10 qns)
Lorvanwa
372 plays
14
God of Thunder

A quizzical visit to mythological Gods of Thunder.
Average (10 qns)
gme24
228 plays
15
A World Full of Myths

Enjoy a tour around the world of myths and legends.
Difficult (10 qns)
ClaudiaCat
546 plays
16
Ancient 'Poem of Aqhat'

This ancient epic poem was written approximately 3300 years ago, but the resounding tone of the poem may resonate with people of the modern era. You may never have heard of it...but give it a try anyway!
Difficult (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
495 plays
17
The Tales of Wales

How much do you know about the beasts, fairies, and other mystical beings found in Welsh folklore? Take this challenging quiz and find out.
Average (10 qns)
doublemm
243 plays
18
Fruits of the Gods

Fruit has appeared in mythology from cultures all over the world. Take your sweet time and enjoy these ten questions about fruits and the legends that surround them.
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
561 plays
19
Slavic and Russian Mythology, Legend, and Folklore

This quiz is a survey of some figures found in Slavic and Russian legend, myth, and folklore. Some of these entities are lesser known. All entries have been selected from "The Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend" (Mike Dixon-Kennedy ed.)
Tough (10 qns)
ironqueen
342 plays
20
Lesser Gods

Everyone has heard of Zeus, Odin, and all the major gods of world mythology, but this quiz deals with the lesser gods and goddesses from a variety of world mythology. It was written in response to a challenge by lowtechmaster.
Average (10 qns)
TheQueenly1
Jul 04 16
201 plays
21
He's a Hero

This is a quiz about some of the heroes in mythology and folklore, throughout time. They come from different centuries, different countries, and were thought to be heroes for different reasons.
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
345 plays
22
The Animals of Mesoamerican Myths

This quiz is based on the animals found in Aztec, Mayan, and other Mesoamerican cultures' myths. Even though this quiz is difficult, I hope you will try it and hopefully learn a lot!
Average (10 qns)
theskink
255 plays
23
Japanese Mythology - Gods to Men

This quiz looks at some tales of gods in early Japanese mythology, as well as the stories of human heroes. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
doublemm
168 plays
24
Waking Light

Here are ten Goddesses of Dawn. They come from different locations and times. Let's see how many of them you remember.
Tough (10 qns)
dcpddc478
Aug 22 16
195 plays
25
Japanese Mythology

As someone who respects Japanese culture, I have learned about some fascinating Japanese deities and a wonderful creation myth of Japan. I hope you enjoy the mythos of Japan as much as I do.
Average (10 qns)
Play3Away
237 plays
26
Hawai'ian Mythology

Not only are the Hawai'ian Islands a beautiful tropical vacation paradise, but they have a rich culture and fascinating mythology.
Average (10 qns)
aliki
243 plays
27
Japanese Mythology - Spirits and Creatures

Japanese mythology is rich with bizarre and wondrous spiritual beings and creatures. Here are just some of them. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
doublemm
159 plays
28
Japanese Mythology - The Creation

This quiz looks at how the world was created in Japanese mythology and the gods who played a role in its creation. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
doublemm
153 plays
29
Filipino Mythical Creatures

This is about creatures appearing in Filipino myths, legends, epics and folk tales. I'll describe it, you name it.
Average (10 qns)
layadriel
1647 plays
30
Gods and Goddesses of Japanese Myth

There are many quizzes on Gods and Goddesses. This one also is on Gods and Goddesses but of Japanese myth. I hope you enjoy it!
Average (10 qns)
Hiyori
216 plays
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