50 Greek Mythology Quiz Questions and Answers

Do you know your Aphrodites from your Athenas? Are you well-versed in the Iliad or just a huge Percy Jackson fan? Whatever it is, we’ve got 50 Greek mythology quiz questions for you to prove yourself worthy of a seat on Mount Olympus.

Embark on a trivia journey to rival Odysseus’, through the legends of Troy and the powers of the gods, to see how well you fare when it comes to your mythology knowledge. Can you remember who the God of wine was? Do you recall Medusa’s tale?

When your venture through Ancient Greece draws to a close, we’ve got even more history quiz questions to keep you occupied. First things first, though, it’s time to find out whether you’re up to scratch on Greek mythology, or if it is your Achilles heel.

50 Greek Mythology Quiz Questions and Answers


    1. Whose capture prompted the Trojan war?
    2. What is the name of the father of Zeus?
    3. Who was goddess of the hunt?
    4. What are the Furies goddesses of?
    5. Which god was born from Zeus’s forehead?
    6. Which two gods are twins?
    7. What is the name of the messenger god in Greek mythology?
    8. Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos were the three sisters of what?
    9. Who is the goddess of agriculture ad the harvest?
    10. Prometheus is known for defying the Olympian gods by stealing what?
    11. What was Dionysus the god of?
    12. According to Greek mythology, who was the first mortal woman?
    13. What does Persephone eat that forces her to stay in the Underworld?
    14. What did Athena present to the people of Athens as part of a contest for the honour the city being named  after her?
    15. Who helped Theseus to escape the labyrinth?
    16. Who designed the labyrinth?
    17. Who cut off Medusa’s head?
    18. Which god was jealous of Psyche?
    19. What could Orpheus not do if he wanted to escape the Underworld with Eurydice?
    20. How many labours did Hercules have to perform?
    21. What was Daphne transformed into?
    22. What was Arachne particularly skilled at?
    23. What was King Midas cursed with because of his greed?
    24. In the Judgement of Paris, who did Paris choose as ‘the fairest one’?
    25. Who wrote ‘The Iliad’?
    26. The island Aeaea is home to which sorceress?
    27. What does Medea do as revenge against Jason?
    28. Which island was Leto driven to so she could give birth safely away from Hera?
    29. Cassandra was a priestess of which god?
    30. What is a centaur?
    31. What is the name of the three-headed dog referred to as the Hound of Hades?
    32. Which figure in Greek mythology dons Achilles’ armour and scares the Trojans back from their advance, leading to his death?
    33. Where is Menelaus king of?
    34. Ganymede was abducted by the gods to serve as Zeus’s what?
    35. Jason set out on a quest for what?
    36. When Agamemnon returned from the Trojan war, his wife Clytemnestra waited until he was in the bath before doing what?
    37. What is the name for the race of giants with a single eye in the middle of their forehead?
    38. What is the name for the part of the Underworld where the majority of ordinary souls were sent to live after their death?
    39. What musical instrument did Apollo play?
    40. What was the name of the wife of Odysseus?
    41. What is the name of the fire-breathing monster with a lion’s head, goat’s body and dragon’s tail?
    42. What was Hypnos the god of?
    43. Who shot the arrow that struck Achilles in his heel?
    44. Which Greek hunter has a constellation named after him?
    45. Who is the mother of Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter and Hestia?
    46. What is a Nereid?
    47. Who lured sailors with their song?
    48. Scylla was a sea monster with how many heads?
    49. Why did Icarus die when using wings designed by his father Daedalus?
    50. Which Greek hero was called ‘tamer of horses’?

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  1. Helen
  2. Kronos
  3. Artemis
  4. Vengeance
  5. Athena
  6. Apollo and Artemis
  7. Hermes
  8. Fate
  9. Demeter
  10. Fire
  11. Wine, fruitfulness, parties, madness, drunkenness
  12. Pandora
  13. Pomegranate seeds
  14. An olive tree
  15. Ariadne
  16. Daedalus
  17. Perseus
  18. Aphrodite
  19. Turn around and look at her
  20. 12
  21. A laurel tree
  22. Weaving
  23. Everything he touched turned to gold
  24. Aphrodite
  25. Homer
  26. Circe
  27. Murders her own sons
  28. Delos
  29. Apollo
  30. Half-man, half-horse
  31. Cerberus
  32. Patroclus
  33. Sparta
  34. Cup-bearer
  35. The Golden Fleece
  36. Killing him
  37. Cyclops
  38. Asphodel Meadows
  39. The lyre
  40. Penelope
  41. Chimera
  42. Sleep
  43. Paris
  44. Orion
  45. Rhea
  46. A sea nymph
  47. Sirens
  48. 6
  49. He flew too close to the sun
  50. Hector

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