Which Greek God Are You Descended From?


We all are destined for greatness. That's what we've all been told our entire lives. But do you ever feel like you might be just a little bit greater than everybody else around you? Maybe a little stronger, perhaps a little wiser, maybe a little more athletic. You may actually be a descendant of a Greek god or goddess. It could be true. After all, some of these classic deities are infamous for transforming themselves into worldly beasts to seduce innocent humans. Maybe somewhere in your essence is the breath of an ancient god woven into your DNA. But since there's currently no blood test to determine if your lineage can be traced back to Mount Olympus, take this quiz to find out.

History Lesson

Greek Gods 101

The ancient Greeks believed in a pantheon of gods and goddesses who lived on Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece. These gods and goddesses were believed to be immortal, powerful, and capricious, and they were thought to be responsible for the natural forces of the world, such as the sun, the moon, and the oceans.

The most important gods and goddesses in Greek mythology were the Olympians, a group of 12 deities who were said to live on Mount Olympus. The Olympians included Zeus, the king of the gods; Hera, his wife, and queen; Poseidon, the god of the sea; Demeter, the goddess of agriculture; Athena, the goddess of wisdom; Apollo, the god of the sun; Artemis, the goddess of the hunt; Ares, the god of war; Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty; Hephaestus, the god of fire and metalworking; Hermes, the messenger of the gods; and Dionysus, the god of wine and celebration.

The ancient Greeks also believed in several other deities, such as the Titans, who were said to be the children of the earth and the sky, and the Fates, who were believed to determine the course of an individual's life.

The stories of the Greek gods and goddesses have been passed down through the ages and continue to be a source of fascination and inspiration for people around the world. The myths of the Greek gods and goddesses are still widely read and studied today, and many people are drawn to their complex and sometimes conflicting characters and their role in shaping the world of ancient Greece.

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How hard was it to be a Greek god?

Sure, being a god in ancient Greece might sound like a pretty easy gig anybody would want. You had incredible powers. Humans built temples in your name and left you impressive offerings. You even got to live in a pretty cool and classic mansion on the very top of Mount Olympus. But being a Greek god or goddess also had its challenges. Your parents were the Titans who were so worried that one day you might overthrow them, they tried to eat you after your birth. You had mixed relations with your brothers and sisters, and it was always difficult to know who to truly trust. You were constantly being invoked when one army or another tried to lay siege on a warring city. But there were some benefits to being a divine being in ancient Greek. You had powers. You had influence. You had access to gyros and pomegranate seeds.

How to Play?

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