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1. In Greek mythology, what is the name of the three-headed dog that guards the gate to the underworld?
2. Norse mythology also has a canine guardian of the underworld. What is the name of this four-eyed dog that guarded Hel?
3. This is the wolf son of Loki; it was said that he would swallow Odin at Ragnarok.
4. True or False: When Odysseus returned to Ithaca and disguised himself as an old beggar, his dog wasn't able to recognize him.
5. In Roman mythology, Amulius seized the throne of Alba from his brother, Numitor. He then ordered that Rhea Silvia, Numitor's daughter, remain chaste so that she could not produce an heir, but the god Mars saw her and made love to her. She later gave birth to twins. After Amulius ordered that they were to be killed, his men cast the two boys into the Tiber. They were washed up onto a bank, where a she-wolf found them and suckled them. Later, they were raised by a shepherd. Who are these famous brothers?
6. This Egyptian god is depicted as a jackal or a man with the head of a jackal. He is said to attend to the judgement of the dead.
7. This mythical dog is from Yorkshire. It is said to have huge teeth and claws, and if you see it, you will die not long after.
8. In Greek myth, this two-headed dog is the guardian of Geryon's herd of cattle. His brother is also a guardian; he is the dog that guards the underworld.
9. One of these creatures- er, people- would be called lycanthropos in Greece and loup-garou in France.
10. In Norse mythology, these are Odin's two wolves.
11. Because he refused to give his brother-in-law his magic sword, this hero of Germanic myth was tied to a tree, along with all nine of his brothers. There, all of his brothers were killed one by one by a wolf. This Volsung escaped by biting off the wolf's tongue before it could devour him as well. Who is he?
12. In Irish myth, a youth named Setanta was attacked by a smith's hound. Saving himself, he killed the guard dog, but later he suggested that he would take the hound's place. What was this hero better known as?
13. In Germanic mythology, this is a wolf that chased the sun across the sky. At Ragnarok, the wolf was destined to catch the sun and swallow it. Can you name this canine?
14. This wolf had a similar job; he chased the moon, which, you guessed it, he swallows at Ragnarok.
15. In many Midwestern Native American tribes, the coyote was portrayed as the Trickster.
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