What Do You Know About Greek Mythology? Quiz Deck

What Do You Know About Greek Mythology? Quiz Deck
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What Do You Know About Greek Mythology? Quiz Deck
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With 48 fact-filled cards per package, Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information—all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards. Size: 3¼ x 4".

By Don Root.

ISBN 9780764955044

Product Description

The ancient Greeks were not the first to invent gods to explain Earth’s creation or natural phenomena, but they were the first to fashion them in their own image, only bigger and stronger. Immortal, to be sure, but just as flawed as their human counterparts, Greek gods and goddesses were linked to or personified human emotions and activities—among them love, jealousy, truth, wisdom, poetry, music, and war. And illicit dalliances, vengeful wives, and assorted acts of mayhem abounded in their never-ending lives—along with your everyday wreaking of storms, earthquakes, and shipwrecks upon hapless humans. Irreverent, entertaining, informative, this 48-card deck of Knowledge Cards will give you a crash course in the convoluted subject of Greek mythology. Get ready for a bumpy ride as you find out how much you really know about the antics of these busy deities. Definitely not for the prudish!


Sample Card Text

According to Greek mythology, with whom or what did the universe begin?
(a) Chaos
(b) Erebus
(c) Eros
(d) Gaea



Answer (a) Most creation myths say that everything began with Chaos. But then stories vary. In some, Chaos is a celestial soup of randomly mixed air, fire, earth, and sea. Some unnamed god creates order by separating those elements. Fire is lightest and becomes sky. Air is next. The heavier earth sinks and forms land. At bottom is the sea, upon which the land floats. In another story, Chaos is a dark and boundless void, out of which are born (or just appear) the primordial goddesses Gaea (Earth) and Nyx (night) and gods Tartarus (the deepest underworld) and Erebus (darkness of the underworld). Some versions say Chaos also produces the god Eros (erotic love); others say Nyx lays an egg from which Eros hatches. Gaea then bears the god Ouranos (sky), to wrap around her, and the god Pontus (sea). Under Eros’s influence, Gaea and Ouranos then pair up to start the Greek pantheon rolling.