The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

September 2nd, 2014 by Cobwebs

  1. In ancient Egyptian mythology, after death your heart is weighed against a feather. If it’s lighter than the feather, you may continue your journey. If not, it’s devoured by this demon.
    A) Tawaret
    B) Ammit
    C) Sekhmet
    D) Bes
    E) Ma’at
  2. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are Pestilence, War, Famine, and this entity, who rides a pale horse.
  3. In Norse mythology, people who don’t die in battle generally wind up in the murky realm of Hel. Warriors who die in combat are sorted by the Valkyrie: Half go to Valhalla to hang with Odin and the other half go to the field of Fólkvangr, ruled over by this goddess of love and beauty:
    A) Frigg
    B) Sif
    C) Freyja
    D) Angrboda
    E) Gefjon
  4. Who is the House ghost for Hufflepuff?
  5. “Catrinas” have become closely associated with Day of the Dead celebrations. What are they?
    A) Glass ornaments
    B) Bread decorated with bone-shaped cutouts
    C) Drawings of the deceased
    D) Little tin altars
    E) Skeletons dressed in fancy clothing
  6. In Greek mythology the god of death, Thanatos, is the twin brother of this god of sleep.
  7. The ghost of a dog named Kabar is rumored to haunt the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery. Who was Kabar’s famous owner?
    A) John Wayne
    B) Rudolph Valentino
    C) Marlene Dietrich
    D) Errol Flynn
    E) Bette Davis
  8. The events of this Shakespeare play are all set in motion by the appearance of a ghost.
  9. One of the most famous ghost photographs is the 1936 picture of the “Brown Lady” descending a staircase. What building does the Brown Lady allegedly haunt?
    A) Peoria State Hospital, Bartonville, Illinois
    B) Princess Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
    C) Napier Prison, Napier, New Zealand
    D) Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia
    E) Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England
  10. The supernatural Wild Hunt has various leaders in different folklore; Odin is most popular in Germany and Scandinavia. In France and England the Hunt is most often led by this legendary king when he isn’t snoozing in Avalon.

(Answers below the fold)

  1. B) Ammit. Her body is a mixture of lion, hippopotamus, and crocodile–the three largest “man-eating” animals known to ancient Egyptians.
  2. Death
  3. C) Freyja
  4. The Fat Friar
  5. E) Skeletons dressed in fancy clothing. They originated in José Guadalupe Posada’s etching La Calavera Catrina (The Dapper Skeleton), intended as a satirical portrait of Mexican natives adopting European aristocratic traditions.
  6. Hypnos
  7. B) Rudolph Valentino
  8. Hamlet
  9. E) Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England
  10. King Arthur

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5 Responses

  1. Kathy White Says:

    Woot! Six correct answers. The weird thing is that I only recently read about Valentino’s dog.

  2. Mim Says:

    Seven! Kicking myself over not remembering Thanatos’ brother…

  3. StoneMaven Says:

    Missed Hypnos and Arthur. Kept remembering Hearn as the leader of the Wild Hunt thanks to Charles DeLint.

  4. xJane Says:

    Six. Although for #6 I thought Morpheus was the god of sleep. I guess just a god of sleep…

  5. WitchArachne Says:

    9! Powering on! I couldn’t remember the name of the fat friar though :p

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