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TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD OF EUROPEAN MITOLOGY TOGETHER! CLICK ON THE COUNTRIES THEN YOU CAN GET INTO THE MITOLOGY OF EACH COUNTRY. IF YOU ANSWER THE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY, YOU CAN GET TO KNOW THE SPECIAL CULTURE OF PEOPLE IN THESE COUNTRIES!

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Please get acquainted with the mythology of this country that has an ancient culture! All you have to do is answer the following questions. I wish you a pleasant time and a good job!

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Where was the living place of the Greek Gods?

In Olympus

In Acropolis

In Athen

In Crete

Who was the wife of the Greek supreme God, Zeus?

The wife of Zeus was Hera, the family goddess

The wife of Zeus was Hestia, the protective goddess of the family stove

The wife of Zeus was Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love

The wife of Zeuswas Demeter, the goddess of fertility

Which city was occupied by the Greeks with the help of a wooden horse?

Sparta

Peloponesos

Crete

Troy

Who was the person that caused the war against Troy?

Beautiful Helene, Queen of Sparta

Aphrodite, Goddess of love

Ares, God of war

Hekabe, Queen of Troy

The three Goddesses quarreled over a golden apple. It was written on the apple: the most beautiful. They couldn't decide. The Trojan prince, Paris, chose Aphrodite. He kidnapped the Queen of Sparta, the Beautiful Helena. Therefore, the Greeks attacked Troy.

What was written on the golden apple?

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

the smartest.

the most loyal

The Greek Daidalos could only escape from Crete by flying. He made wings of feathers and wax for himself and his son.What was his son's name?

Minotaurus

Icaros

Ikarus

Icarus disobeyed, flew too close to the Sun,his wings were melted and he fell into the sea.

What happened to Icarus:

He landed

He was burnt by the sun

He fell into the sea

He was captivated by a cloud

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Let's travel around the world with the Hungarians! You can get acquainted with the ancient Hungarian legends. All you have to do is answer the following questions. I wish you a pleasant time and a good job!

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Which two brothers are the ancestors of the Hungarians?

Romolus and Remus

Hunor and Magor

Kain and Abel

Gog and Magog

Attila and Buda

The ancestor of the Hungarians is the two brothers: Hunor and Magor. They are the sons of King Ménrót (Nimrod). Ménrót is the grandson of Noah, and was the king of Babylon.Their mother is Enéh.They hunted, the miracle deer was being chased. They landed on the island of Meotis, where they settled. They married the daughters of King Dul. This is how the Hungarian people were born. Hungarian poet János Arany wrote a poem about this legend.

Which hungarian poet wrote the most famous poem about the miracle deer?

Petőfi Sándor

József Attila

Arany János

Vörösmarty Mihály

Who were the parents of Hunor and Magor?

Ménrót (Nimrod) and Enéh

Attila and Réka

Előd and Emese

What did Hunor and Magor chase?

dragon

fairy

miracle deer

Who did the medieval German call the "Sword of God" in The Nibelung?

Árpád, the Hungarian warlord

Attila, king of the Huns

St. Stephen the first Hungarian king

Chief Botond, who occupied Byzantium

Lehel the leader of Hungarians, who killed the German emperor

Attila, the king of the Huns, was the descendant of Hunor and Magor. He had a huge empire, even attacked Rome. He was called the Sword of God. After his death, he was buried in the Tisza. His son was Prince Csaba. Csaba's grandson is Előd. Előd’s wife was Emese, who saw in her dream that a son of her would be born. This is her child Prince Árpád, who occupied the Carpathian Basin. After his death, his son became the prince and then the king. Until 1301, all our kings were descendants of Árpád.

Who dreamed of the birth of her son?

Réka

Emese

Enéh

Sarolt

How long did the descendants of Árpád reign in Hungary?

1301.

1242.

1456.

1192.

1848.

1311.

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Welcome to the world of Roman mythology. Now it turns out how much you learnt during the History lessons! All you have to do is answer the following questions.I wish you a pleasant time and a good job!

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Who was the Roman goddess who popped out of her father's head in all her armor (goddess of craftsmanship and wisdom)?

Minerva

Mars

Jupiter

Pallas Athéné

Many of the Roman gods have Greek counterparts. There were no adventurous stories with the Roman gods, nor did they struggle with each other, nor did they make wars with each other or with people on teh Earth . The main Roman goddess is Jupiter, his wife is Juno. Their child, Minerva, who popped out of her father’s head, is the goddess of wisdom and craftsmanship, the protector of Rome. Mars is the god of war. His children are Romulus and Remus, the two twin boys fed by a wolf. They founded Rome. Romulus was the wiser, he became the king, but in a dispute he killed his brother, Remus. Romulus and Remus' mother is Rhea, the first Vesta priestess. The Vesta virgins were chosen by the high priest. 6 priestesses lived in the temple of the Vesta Virgins, they guarded the sacred fire.

Who was the king at the foundation of Rome who killed his brother?

Rhea

Romulus

Remus

They kept the fire in the temple of the Vesta Virgins .....

6 princesses

the high priest

6 priestesses

The Romans often predicted. Which animal showed them the future?

floating dolphins

wandering horses

flying birds

The Romans most often predicted from the flight of birds. The vulture was a sacred bird. To Emperor Augustus, 12 vultures appeared in the prophecy, which meant that he would rule in peace. And then the emperors! The first emperor was Julius Caesar. He was killed. Among the murderers was his beloved son, Brutus. That's why Caesar shouted at his death, "And you, my son, Brutus ?!" Nero was also an emperor who considered himself a powerful artist, but he was a cruel emperor. According to a legend has he set Rome on fire and then played the violin as he was watching the destruction of the blazing city.

Who was the emperor, whose last sentence was:"And you, my son, ...... ?!"

Brutus

Nero

Caesar

Augustus

Which emperor played the violin as he was watching the destruction of the blazing city?

Nero

Caligula

Caesar

Augustus

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Welcome to the far north, in the world of Icelandic mythology. You can get to know the fantastic world of this special, excellent warrior and sailing nation by solving the following tasks.

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According to Icelandic mythology, the world is like a ......

.... tree.

..... ship.

.... fish.

.... huge mountain.

.... island in the ocean.

The people of Iceland believe that the whole world is a tree. This tree is said to be a giant ash tree called Yggdrasil, and it reaches from the underworld to Asgard, the living place of the gods. This can only be reached by crossing a rainbow bridge called Bifrost. Here is the Valhalla, the Hall of Heroes, where the souls of the warriors who died in battle gather and prepare for the final clash.

Here is the soul of the dead heroes:

Yggdrasil

Valhalla

Niflheim

Midgard

What is the name of the rainbow bridge from where the living place of the gods can be reached?

Bifrost

Angurgapi

Dreprún

Odin

Asgardig

What is the name of the main god?

Baldur

Thor

Hel

Tyr

Odin

Loki

In Icelandic mythology, the gods have two large families. Members of one family are peace-loving gods, while the other family includes warrior gods. The main god is Odin, the helper of warriors, the god of poetry. Frigg is his wife, the goddess of marriage. Thor is the god of the Earth, his main task is to help people. Njörd is the god of wind and sea. Freya is the goddess of beauty and love. Baldr is the god of light, peace and happiness. In addition to the gods, dwarves and giants also play an important role, among them Loki is the best known. Myths that process the lives, struggles, and adventures of the gods are preserved in Edda songs. In the 20th century, Richard Wagner also took the theme of these myths for his four operas, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s book “The Lord of the Rings” was also greatly influenced by the myths of Northern Europeans.

This link leads to a matching task. If you solve it well, you will find the title of a literary work related to Icelandic mythology. After you solved it click on the correct title on this page as well!

The ring of the Nibelungs

Lord of the Rings

Edda singing

Gesta Danorum

Which medieval codex contains the stories of Icelandic mythology?

Gesta Hungarorum

Edda singing

Aeneis

Odüsszeia

Which German composer adapted Icelandic myths in her operas?

Bach

Beethoven

Schumann

Wagner

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