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Lernaean Hydra: Quiz


Question 1: Its lair was the lake of Lerna in the Argolid, though archaeology has borne out the myth that the sacred site was older even than the Mycenaean city of ________ since Lerna was the site of the myth of the Danaids.
ErmioniMyloi, ArgolisArgosNafplion

Question 2: The Hydra was the offspring of Typhon and Echidna (________, 313), both of whom were noisome offspring of the earth goddess Gaia.
OceanusGreek mythologyTheogonyZeus

Question 3: Hera set it in the Zodiac to follow the Lion (________, Catasterismi).

Question 4: His nephew then came upon the idea (possibly inspired by ________) of using a burning firebrand to scorch the neck stumps after each decapitation.
GreeceGreek mythologyDemeterAthena

Question 5: In an alternative version, ________'s crab was at the site to bite his feet and bother him, hoping to cause his death.
Greek mythologyHermesApolloHera

Question 6: [1] The Hydra of Lerna was killed by ________ as one of his Twelve Labours.
HeraclesGreek mythologyApolloTrojan War

Question 7: Both ________ and Pausanias report that the stench of the river Anigrus in Elis, making all the fish of the river inedible, was reputed to be due to the Hydra's poison, washed from the arrows Heracles used on the centaur.


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