Are You a Roman Goddess or a Greek Goddess?

Marie Hullett

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About This Quiz

From Athena to Venus, both the ancient Greeks and Romans wrote of powerful goddesses who ruled over mythical lands, protected their fellow gods, and sometimes banished them to twisted fates. Early accounts of the tales notably stem from ancient Greece's Homer, who recounted some of these tales in "The Odyssey" and "The Iliad." About 1,000 years later, Rome's Virgil crafted the epic of "Aeneid," and in 8 A.D., the Roman poet Ovid wrote "Metamorphoses." 

Birthed from sea foam, Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, love, and procreation, uses her stunning charm to get what she wants. Meanwhile, Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and warfare, burst from Jupiter, uses her robust armor and cunning intelligence to fulfill dangerous conquests. While the Romans borrowed many conceptions of the gods from the Greeks, the way they wrote of these mythical figures varied. Greek goddesses tended to be revered for their creativity and artistry, while their Roman counterparts were often praised for their bravery and warrior-like strength.

Whether sweet and noble or fiery and vindictive, these goddesses live on inside modern-day, mortal women. So, which type of goddess are you: Artemis or Diana? Aphrodite or Venus? Athena or Minerva? The following quiz explains just how to tell if your unique personality harnesses the powers of ancient Roman or Greek goddesses.  

Which of the following movies do you like best?

What do you think about the concept of an afterlife?

Which scenario sounds like the most ideal way to spend your Saturday?

What is your favorite sweet treat?

Which of the following do you value most?

Which of the following traits best describes your physical appearance?

How do you respond to conflict?

What would you do if you found out your romantic partner was unfaithful?

Which genre of book would you most likely pick up?

Are you more of an individualist or collectivist?

Do you think humans can have superpowers?

What would you like to whip up for dinner tonight?

How much emphasis do you place on your physical appearance?

What is your biggest vice?

How would you describe yourself?

What compels you to do good deeds?

Which superpower would you most like to have?

Which of the following comic book heroes is your favorite?

Which name would you pick for your child?

What would you most like to receive as a gift?

Which of the following is your favorite planet?

Which would be your weapon of choice?

Who inspires you?

Do you try to set a good example for others?

Which video game would you most like to play?

What is your dream career?

Do you tend to prefer the originals or remakes of your favorite films?

Which trait do you value most?

Which of the following cities would you most like to visit?

Which of the following subjects are you most interested in?

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