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Quiz about Alternative Sexuality in Greek Myth
Quiz about Alternative Sexuality in Greek Myth

Alternative Sexuality in Greek Myth Quiz


The Greek mythology is full of myths telling the story of the same sex love, as well as that of transgender people or heroes. Here are a few examples.

A multiple-choice quiz by Beatka. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Beatka
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
95,358
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
3 / 5
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Question 1 of 5
1. A blind prophet, he was a woman for seven years. What was his name? Hint


Question 2 of 5
2. The most brave of Greek mythological heroes, Heracles, was her slave for three years. She wore the lion's skin while he wore a female garment and spent his time spinning wool. Who was she? Hint


Question 3 of 5
3. He was a beautiful young man, a son of Aphrodite and Hermes. He was fused into one body with a nymph named Salmacis, who had fallen in love with him. Do you know his name? Hint


Question 4 of 5
4. Another beautiful young man, who despised the love of many girls and nymphs but fell in love with his own reflection in a spring, was named?

Answer: (One word)
Question 5 of 5
5. He was the protagonist of one of the most well-known love stories involving Zeus. He was a young, lovely boy whom Zeus made the cupbearer to the gods. What was his name? Hint



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1. A blind prophet, he was a woman for seven years. What was his name?

Answer: Tiresias

According to one myth, when he saw Athena bathing, she blinded him, but granted him prophetic powers instead. Another story is that Hera blinded him for claiming that women enjoyed love more than men; Zeus recompensed him with long life and the power of prophecy.
2. The most brave of Greek mythological heroes, Heracles, was her slave for three years. She wore the lion's skin while he wore a female garment and spent his time spinning wool. Who was she?

Answer: Omphale

Omphale was the queen of Lydia. The proper Greek name for the hero is Heracles, but he is better known under his Roman name - Hercules.
3. He was a beautiful young man, a son of Aphrodite and Hermes. He was fused into one body with a nymph named Salmacis, who had fallen in love with him. Do you know his name?

Answer: Hermaphroditus

The name "hermaphrodite" is today given to all people who possess the external qualities of both sexes.
4. Another beautiful young man, who despised the love of many girls and nymphs but fell in love with his own reflection in a spring, was named?

Answer: Narcissus

Actually it was the rejected nymphs who prayed for vengeance to one of the goddesses, who made him fall in love with his own reflection. He killed himself, or died, in despair. A flower grew in a place where he died, and it was named after him: narcissus.
5. He was the protagonist of one of the most well-known love stories involving Zeus. He was a young, lovely boy whom Zeus made the cupbearer to the gods. What was his name?

Answer: Ganymede

Zeus fell in love with Ganymede whom he spotted herding his flock on Mount Ida. Zeus sent an eagle to carry Ganymede to Mount Olympus where the boy became cupbearer to the gods.
Source: Author Beatka

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