meme/poll

Homeric epithets

This is fun--and courtesy of zmediaoutlet, of course:
What's Your Homeric Epithet?
If you were a character in Greek mythology, odds are Homer called you "lion-hearted Achilles" or "Ares, sacker of cities" or "Hector, breaker of horses" at least once every three sentences. And if you are not a character in Greek mythology, now you can find out what he WOULD have called you, had you possessed the good sense to be ancient, Greek, and fictional.
"You are bright-eyed Brat. Homer also used this epithet to describe Athena, the goddess of things like wisdom, diplomacy, war, and arts and crafts. Athena was the patron of Odysseus and helped him out of some tough spots, except for those times she just didn’t feel like it for some reason or another."

What sort of answers do you folks get? (Assuming the reason you're on LiveJournal and not Facebook isn't to avoid these silly sorts of quizzes.)
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You are Mary the giant-killer. In Homer’s epics, he attributed this epithet to Hermes, the messenger god who had a secret side business in giant-killing. Hermes is considered the protector of thieves, travelers, and athletes, and enjoys things like poetry, music, and journeying to and from the Underworld just because he can.

Apparently, I'm a great teller of tales.  So, yeah, more like a great reader of tales at home with my reading material.  Sounds like me.

"You got The great teller of tales


You are Linda, great teller of tales. The Greek hero Odysseus had many epithets ascribed to him (others included “much-enduring,” “cunning,” and “man of twists and turns”), and this was one of them, so you’re in good company."

I am also, apparently, a giant-killer. I cannot wrap my mind around that one...though I do think it's cool--and possibly even slightly appropriate--to be associated with Hermes. =)

Edited at 2018-06-16 04:01 pm (UTC)
Ha, perhaps so. ;)

It would be fun to see the quiz mapped out, so you could see which answers led to each result.