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Of Myth and Legend - The Centaurs

Centaurs 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 unions of human and equine? 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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Which of the following is not another name for the Greek centaurs?
Hippocrene
Hippocentaurs
Ixionidae

Which Greek centaur was known for being the tutor of such notable Greeks heroes as Heracles (Hercules), Peleus, Jason, Achilles, and Orpheus?
Chiron
Hylonome
Cyllarus

Greek centaurs were known to be made crazed by even a small exposure to which of the following?
darkness
wine
music

A female centaur was known as a ... ?
bucentaur
centaurette
pterocentaur

Which of the following constellations is not in the shape of a centaur?
Centaurus
Sagittarius
Gemini

Which of the following was not identified as one of the Magnetes (Great Centaurs)?
Pholus
Chiron
Eurytion

In Greek mythology, centaurs are generally described as ... ?
shy and magical
lustful and drunken
wise and compassionate

The blood of which Greek centaur killed Heracles when he wore a shirt dipped in a love potion made from it?
Rhoaecus
Hylaeus
Nessus

Which of the following is not a centaur of the water?
Nokke
Ichthyocentaur
Gandharvas

Which Greek centaur gave up his immortality in order to free the Titan Prometheus?
Phrixus
Chiron
Doupon

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