Harry Potter and Greek Mythology

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Take this quiz to see how much you know about the book Harry Potter and Greek Mythology.

1. Nope, Fluffy isn't one-of-a-kind. What is the name of the giant three-headed watchdog in Greek myth?

  • Cerberus
  • Augeas
  • The Cerynian Hind

2. Like Fluffy, Cerberus was once lulled to sleep by beautiful music. Which legendary musician enchanted Cerberus with song?

  • Apollo
  • Orpheus
  • Eurydice

3. The lightning bolt on Harry's forehead was the symbol of which Greek god?

  • Zeus
  • Hermes
  • Dionysus

4. In Greek mythology, Hermione was the daughter of King Menelaus of Sparta and this famous beauty:

  • Dido
  • Aphrodite
  • Helen of Troy

5. The hippocampus—half horse, half sea-creature—appears not just in Harry Potter but pulling the chariot of this mythological ruler:

  • Athena
  • Poseidon
  • Pegasus

6. The Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch may bring to mind the mythical Greek guard Argus, who was said to have

  • a hundred eyes
  • a hundred ears
  • a hundred feet

7. Ancient Greek gods and goddesses were often depicted with a nimbus—not a flying broom but a shining

  • bird
  • cloud
  • wand

8. In The Goblet of Fire, Harry meets a sphinx who asks him a riddle. Which troubled mortal in Greek mythology meets a sphinx and solves her riddle?

  • Theseus
  • Hercules
  • Oedipus

9. Professor McGonagall's first name, Minerva, is the Roman name for which Greek goddess?

  • Artemis
  • Athena
  • Demeter

10. Centaurs roam the Forbidden Forest by Hogwarts. In Greek mythology, centaurs are half man and half

  • bull
  • goat
  • horse

Your Results:

1. Nope, Fluffy isn't one-of-a-kind. What is the name of the giant three-headed watchdog in Greek myth?
Cerberus

2. Like Fluffy, Cerberus was once lulled to sleep by beautiful music. Which legendary musician enchanted Cerberus with song?
Orpheus

3. The lightning bolt on Harry's forehead was the symbol of which Greek god?
Zeus

4. In Greek mythology, Hermione was the daughter of King Menelaus of Sparta and this famous beauty:
Helen of Troy

5. The hippocampus—half horse, half sea-creature—appears not just in Harry Potter but pulling the chariot of this mythological ruler:
Poseidon

6. The Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch may bring to mind the mythical Greek guard Argus, who was said to have
a hundred eyes

7. Ancient Greek gods and goddesses were often depicted with a nimbus—not a flying broom but a shining
cloud

8. In The Goblet of Fire, Harry meets a sphinx who asks him a riddle. Which troubled mortal in Greek mythology meets a sphinx and solves her riddle?
Oedipus

9. Professor McGonagall's first name, Minerva, is the Roman name for which Greek goddess?
Athena

10. Centaurs roam the Forbidden Forest by Hogwarts. In Greek mythology, centaurs are half man and half
horse

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