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Of Myth and Legend - The Winged Horses

Winged horses play important roles in the mythology of a number of ancient cultures, though they're described with somewhat varying physical forms and behavioral characteristics. What do you know about these most fantastic winged equines? Take this quiz and find out. I'll score your quiz and return the results to you via email. Have fun!


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What was the source of the creation of the winged horse, Pegasus?
he sprang from the blood of the decapitated Medusa
he was born of the centaur, Pholus, and the goddess, Athena
he rose from the waters of the Hippocrene fountain

Which of the following is not one of the Plutonian Demonsteeds (Hades Hellhorses)?
Abatos
Amathea
Alastor

Which of the following is a winged horse creature which can propel itself both through water and through the air?
pterocamp
hippocamp
pterigottipuses

According to Scandinavian mythology, which of the following winged horses is not used to pull the sun and moon across the sky each day?
Alsvidur
Arvakur
Falke

Which winged horse was the mount of Bellerophon?
Pegasus
Ocyrrhoe
Melanippe

Which of the following was known as the "Night-Mare", a dark, winged mare who punished the evil with dreams of terror?
Phaeton
Aganippe
Amathea

According to Islamic legend, which of the following winged horses will be the first quadruped that God will revive during the Apocalypse?
Haizum
Buraq
Mamoun

Which of the following winged horses also had the gift of speech?
Abraxas
Eoos
Arion

Which of the following is not one of the Selenian Steeds, the winged mares of the Moon-goddess, Selene (Luna)?
Zephyria
Lampethousa
Actaeon

Which winged horse served as Zeus' lightening bearer?
Celeris
Euippe
Pegasus

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