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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Happy St. Patty’s Day! (& A Giveaway!)

It’s not the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, BUT…I feel like giving away an ARC of MARKED today in honor of the holiday! (My Eternal Guardians are definitely not Irish, but I am, so what I say goes.)

Here’s how we’ll do it. I’m going to list off five questions. You have to find the answers. (Google, anyone?) Come back here, post your answers in the comment section. Everyone who posts the five correct answers will be entered into the drawing. Easy stuff.

Since my “guys” are Greek (not Irish), the five questions deal with Greek Mythology.

Ready? Here we go.

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1. Who is considered the greatest of the Greek heroes?
(Hint: This has something to do with MARKED!)

2. Who is Hades’s consort?
(Hint: She’s also known as the Queen of the Underworld.)

3. Which hero led the Argonauts?
(Hint: Think – The Golden Fleece.)

4. Who are the “big three” gods of the pantheon?
(Hint: One rules the sky, one rules the ocean and one rules the Underworld. Oh, and they’re brothers.)

5. Can you name the three Furies?
(Hint: This should be a no-brainer if you read STOLEN FURY. If not, you should easily be able to find it.)

That’s it. Five questions. I’ll choose a winner tomorrow from all who comment with the correct answers today.

Ready…Set…Go!!!

29 comments to “Happy St. Patty’s Day! (& A Giveaway!)”

  1. Fran
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 1:40 am · Link

    I’m not so good with Greek mythology, but here we go:
    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Posioden and Hades
    5. Alecto, Tisiphone and Megaera

    I hope I got this right 🙂
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



  2. Kay L
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 8:52 am · Link

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Posioden and Hades
    5. Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megaera



  3. Linda
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 9:04 am · Link

    1. Hercules (or Herakles)
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Posiedon, Hades
    5. Alecto, Megaera, Tisiphone

    Thanks for the fun contest!



  4. Danielle Yockman
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 9:16 am · Link

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Posioden and Hades
    5. Megaera, Alecto, and Tisiphone



  5. Melissa
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 9:17 am · Link

    1. Hercules (although some DO say Achilles!!)
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Posiedon, Hades
    5. Alecto, Megaera, Tisiphone

    This WAS fun ~~ makes me think of the Disney movie Hercules, which I haven’t watched in years…might have to dig that up!!
    Thanks, Elisabeth!!



  6. Christie
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 9:18 am · Link

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades
    5. Tisiphone, Megaera, and Alecto

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



  7. limecello
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 9:29 am · Link

    Uh oh, I feel like this is a case of too much is not helpful 🙁

    1. Heracles (was this a trick question? re: Greek v. Roman) Then again – some people say Achilles. Or Theseus because your hero is named Theron? But… I’ll go with Heracles.
    2. Persephone <3 her, though her parentage situation is creepy, and hello her "husband" too.
    3. Jason!
    4. Zeus, Poseidon, Hades
    5. Alecto, Megaera, Tisiphone

    Thanks for having the contest!



  8. Nely
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 9:29 am · Link

    This was fun!

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Posiedon, Hades
    5. Alecto, Megaera, Tisiphone



  9. chelleyreads
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 9:54 am · Link

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Posiedon, Hades
    5. Alecto, Megaera, Tisiphone

    thanks for the giveaway elisabeth! i learned a bunch of new stuff today and happy st. patrick’s day everyone 🙂



  10. Scott
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 10:28 am · Link

    1. Hercules (gotta love a kid strangling serpents straight out of the cradle)
    2. Persephone (don’t eat the seeds!)
    3. Jason (the subject of one of the greatest movies of all time i.e. Harryhausen’s “Jason and the Argonauts”)
    4. Zeus, Hades, Poseidon (if you ask me, they’ve all got MAJOR God complexes)
    5. Alecto, (can you say, ‘persistent?’) Megaera, (give it a rest, already) and Tisiphone (The Enforcer!!)

    Lots O’ Fun on the Day O’ St. Patrick!
    Thanks be to ya, Elisabeth, for puttin’ on such a fine contest! 😉



  11. Elisabeth Naughton
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 10:32 am · Link

    Lime, you make me laugh. You really do. 😆 I won’t get into the whole Roman vs. Greek debate except to say, many are the arguments I’ve had with people over THAT particular topic.



  12. Anna Shah Hoque
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 10:44 am · Link

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Here are my answers : (fingers crossed that they’re correct)
    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Poseidon, Zeus, Hades
    5. Megaera, Tisiphone and Alecto



  13. Calila
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 11:32 am · Link

    Finally being a mythology nerd might pay off!

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Poseidon, Hades
    5. Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone



  14. Aly
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 12:15 pm · Link

    1. Hercules (Unless you are a member of the Achilles fan club!)
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Poseidon, Zeus, Hades
    5. Megaera, Alecto, and Tisiphone

    And unlike Melissa above, the Hercules movie from Disney has been playing over and over and over in my house for about 3 weeks!

    Thanks Elisabeth! This was fun.



  15. elaing8
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 1:54 pm · Link

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Posioden and Hades
    5. Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megaera

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!!!



  16. Pearl
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 2:22 pm · Link

    What an awesome giveaway!!! And Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus-Poseidon-Hades
    5. Tisiphone-Megaera-Alecto



  17. Jackie B Central Texas
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 2:58 pm · Link

    😉 Oh Boy an Easter Hunt for answers early, oh wait no it is to celebrate the Eternal Guardians and St Paddy’s Day 😳 ….

    1. Hercules or Heracles if we have to spell it the old way in the mythology books, is considered the greatest of the Greek Heroes..
    2. Persephone is Hades Wife/Consort and very reluctant Queen of the Underworld… (she was portrayed as a nympho lately by Rosario Dawson in Perry Jackson Lightning Thief movie)
    3. Jason was the hero who led the Argonauts… (what was he thinking!!!)
    4. Zeus is the God of Sky (you know full of hot air), Poseidon is the God of Ocean (he is all wet) , and Hades is the lucky God of the Underworld (or Hell as us lay people like to call it)
    5. Tisiphone-avenger of murder(okay this is scary), Megaera-the jealous(do not mess with her man), Alecto-constant
    anger(she must be really stressed)

    Thanks for the fun on Saint Paddy’s Elisabeth and to bless you Irish Style me lovely lassie:

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

    Jackie B Central Texas



  18. Donna S
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 3:23 pm · Link

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus (named my cat Zeus, and he thinks it too), Hades, Poseidon
    5. Alecto, Megaera, Tisiphone

    Some of my favorite classes in college were mythology. Its such interesting reading.



  19. Robin K
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 4:04 pm · Link

    Great contest! I love greek mythology!

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Posioden and Hades
    5. Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megaera

    Happy St. Patricks Day! :mrgreen:



  20. Beth S
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 4:36 pm · Link

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades
    5. Tisiphone, Megaera, and Alecto

    I love mythology!



  21. Jennifer d.
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 5:35 pm · Link

    Hello,

    That was kind of fun. It brought back memories of my mythology class in college.

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Poseidon & Hades
    5. Alecto, Megaera & Tisiphone



  22. Elisabeth Naughton
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 5:39 pm · Link

    Jackie, LOVE your comments. 😆 In MARKED Persephone isn’t quite so “reluctant”. She’s actually quite fun. (In a nasty sort of way.)



  23. Judi L
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 6:11 pm · Link

    I admit to copying 2 of the 5 answers off everyone else!!! :mrgreen:

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Posiedon, Hades
    5. Megaera, Alecto, Tisiphone



  24. Chelsea B.
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 7:21 pm · Link

    1. Who is considered the greatest of the Greek heroes?– Achille
    2. Who is Hades’s consort?– Persephone
    3. Which hero led the Argonauts?– Jason
    4. Who are the “big three” gods of the pantheon?– Zeus, Posiedon, Hades
    5. Can you name the three Furies?–Alecto, Tisiphone and Megaera



  25. Cathy M
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 7:49 pm · Link

    1. Hercules

    2. Persephone

    3. Jason

    4. Hades, Zeus and Poseidon

    5. Their names were Alecto, ‘the never ending’; Tisiphone, ‘voice of revenge’; and , Megaera,‘envious anger’.



  26. Pam P
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 9:08 pm · Link

    Happy St. Pat’s Day!

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Zeus, Poseidon, Hades
    5. Megaera, Alecto, Tisiphone



  27. iokijo
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 9:30 pm · Link

    1. Heracles..sp.variation- Herakles, Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason (also listed as Iason)
    4. Zeus, Poseidon, Hades
    5. the Erinyes are – Tisiphone, Megaera, Alecto [sp.var. Alekto]

    lots of variations out in the web.. lol I think I miss my mythology book from high school. Just one version in it..



  28. Terri
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    · March 17th, 2010 at 10:17 pm · Link

    Happy Paddy’s Day!

    1. Hercules
    2. Persephone
    3. Jason
    4. Hades, Poseidon and Zeus
    5. Alecto, Megaera and Tisiphone

    Thanks for the great giveaway!



  29. limecello
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    · March 19th, 2010 at 8:49 pm · Link

    Elisabeth, well as an entirely selfish person, spelling matters in terms of this contest, because the pool shrinks significantly, and my chances of winning increase exponentially 😀
    Also, I think you would’ve been perfectly at home doing JCL in high school. Heh – you would’ve rocked that.