Mythological Heroes from Around the World Quiz.
Our myths are windows into our past. The cultures of ancient civilizations are often among the first things to be lost to the sands of time. That is why artifacts and fables are so important to archeologists. Both of these things serve similar purposes.
Whereas artifacts are physical clues as to the capabilities of the people of an ancient civilization, myths help paint a broad picture of the values and beliefs held by that civilization. This usefulness is why mythological stories have become so integral to our collective understanding of the past. By hearing the stories from these times, we get a better understanding of the people who wrote and related these tales.
Oftentimes, similar story tropes are present throughout multiple different mythologies. For example, the legendary strongman is a type of character who can be found in a number of different tales.
This quiz will ask you to identify some of the most legendary heroes and heroines from the tales of yore. While some of these characters may have a contentious amount of historical accuracy behind them, we will mostly be focusing on characters who either were not real or whose legends have become so intertwined with mythology to the point that they have taken on a new life as a mythical figure.
In that regard, sometimes different legends can provide contradictory facts on some mythical figures. So, we’ll try to use details that are consistent across legends to help you identify these figures. What’s more, we hope this quiz may introduce you to some mythical heroes who you may have not heard before. Its purpose is to inform as much as quiz.
How much do you know about the legendary characters of our mythological past? Take our Mythological Heroes from Around the World Quiz to find out.
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Writer / Quiz Creator
Andrew Nicholas is a passionate reader and writer on the subjects of history and mankind. He is a published author, critic, and poet who grew up in the friendly scenery of rural Ohio. He is a graduate of Wright State University and a regular student of historical curiosities.