George Brittanica vs. Forums Big Prize today

Submitted by Glen Conley on 1/5/05 at 5:23 AM. ( )

George has to be gone today, so Evelyn you will need to stand in for him and answer all the questions before anyone else.

cur will be your monitor. Notice that he is the one that provided today's questions.

OK, boys and girls, I said never again, but Glen's Jambalya Jumble convinced me that maybe I wasn't so rough on folks after-all. This one is not intended to bruise anyone, and the categories are spread across this field, and the subjects we mount. George provided you with a great chance to prove your knowledge of this field, so here's another chance to see what you know about these critters. Since no one answered all the questions on my first quiz correctly, the Artist's Proof of the Mallard print is still up for grabs. Ready? Get set....



1. We all know that nearly all mammals have teeth, and that some are born with "milk" teeth, such as those in newborn puppies. Several mammal species lose their milk teeth in the womb, before being born. Name one.

2. How many species of domestic dog are there?

3. Which North American Mammals have the most vertebrae?

4. Chinook Indian robes were named for what mammal and vice versa?

5. I am a medium sized mammal. My length is around 72 inches, or six feet. I can weigh more than 300 pounds. I have large canine teeth and an attitude to match. My neck fur is dark with light tips. Once I was common and now I am rare, fact one of the rarest mammals in North America. What am I?

6. I am another mammal. I am a lot larger than the fellow in the previous question. My name starts with the letter Z, although I am nothing like a zebra. Some of our kind have polka dots, and most of the old males have white heads. What am I?

7. Which North American mammal would not be at all impressed by "Dolly" the cloned sheep? Why?

8. If you ran across a sloth in Minnesota, what would you see?

9. After the blessing, our Aurora congregation formed a huddle to discuss current events in Washington D.C. A group gathered, got in their autos and drove down to the capital to present their case. Congress, as usual, in all their singular shrewdness, greeted the parade from our church. After they found out the nature of our group's business, one by one the legislators began to sneak away. The previous sentence contains the hidden names of many animals. Do you know why? What are at least seven of the animal species represented in that sentence?

10. Again, you are a trapper. You are collecting rodents for the Illinois Natural History Survey Repository. You check trap number 157 and in it there is a strange little mammal. It is brown, has a short tail, but it is somehow different from the voles you are accustomed to seeing. You send off the animal to a noted mammalologist and he responds by telling you a hint, and not the species name. He tells you that the mammal is a male, only five weeks old, but is sexually mature and ready to breed. What is it?


1. The sentence, "Come forward bashful, see Frank's duck", is composed of words that each begin with a letter that is common to six types of bird feathers. Name them.

2. This question is has three parts:
A. Which bird has the most feathers?
B. Which bird has the least feathers?
C. Regardless of the number of feathers on a bird, what percentage is usually on the head?

3. We all enjoy seeing the beautiful irridescent colors of some bird species. What causes that effect, and for a tie-breaker, what other life-forms can produce the same effect?

4. If aluminum comes from bauxite, iron from hematite, and lead from galenite, what do you get from ratite?

5. Which grouse is definitely NOT a grouse?

6. Name five species of extinct North American Birds...............And, their extant cousins.

7. What do wood ducks sometimes have in common with the ostrich?

8. Which widgeon is widgeon by name only?

9. We all know that the wood duck (Aix sponsa) is perhaps one of the world's most beautiful ducks. A Southern foreign "cousin " of the wood duck is often raised in captivity in the U.S.A. Name it.

10. Everyone knows that the mockingbird is named because of it's habit of mimicing the sounds of other birds. It's scientific name, Mimus polyglottos, is from the Greek, meaning mimic of many voices, and reflects that trait. Many bird species are named after traits, persons or things, features or colors.

Let's see if you know which bird was named for:

A. The nephew of a famous emperor.
B. A famous explorer and brother of a Revolutionary War General.
C. An ancient country and the river which flowed through it on it's way to the Black Sea.
D. A wild bull.
E. The wife of one of the mythical Greek Gods.

Bonus Question:

In taxidermy many of our materials and equipment are borrowed from other industries. Name the three industries that have provided the most commonly used hand tools.

Good luck....

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DANG! I forgot!

This response submitted by Glen Conley on 1/5/05 at 5:26 AM. ( )

I will still be giving choice of a Whitetail Designer Systems taxidermy reference photo disk to the winner.


This response submitted by Griz on 1/5/05 at 10:59 AM. ( )

talk about hard!

anyways don't worry about me winning, number four on the birds part just reminded me of another question following the same outline:

If quizzes are qiuzzical, what are tests?


This response submitted by Evelyn on 1/5/05 at 12:56 PM. ( )

Since I know the answer to you question I will refrain from answering it. Let someone else take a shot at it. LMAO

Man Griz

This response submitted by Jeff F. on 1/5/05 at 1:09 PM. ( )

Your question can really drive a person nuts!LOL Peace- Jeff F.

answer to Griz , udderly disqusting testi-cows

This response submitted by eg on 1/5/05 at 1:38 PM. ( )

answer to mammal 10 be Michel Jackson's vole, the give away was when it bit your finger and went eeHEEEEEEE

Here I go

This response submitted by Bradlee on 1/5/05 at 3:18 PM. ( )

1. guinea pig
2. one ( canis familiaris )
3. no clue
4. named for the mountain beaver " sewellel " robes made from their hides
5. Florida panther
6. Zebu
7. Ram sheep . Dolly was sterile
8. A fossil of a ground sloth
9. animal rights rally . shrew is all i could see
10. meadow vole
1. c= contour
f= filoplumes
b= bristle
s= semiplumes
f= flight
d= down
2. a . whistling swan 25,000 in winter
b. ruby hummingbird 940
c. 80 percent
3. Irridescent colors are produced by differential reflection of wavelenghts from highly modified barbules of the feathers that are rotated so that a flat surface faces the incoming light. The structure of the barbule reflects some wavelenghts and absorbs others , and the reflected wavelenght changes with the angle of reflection. other life forms fish?
4. ostrich or emu
5. willow ptarmigan
6. great auk : penguin
ivory woodpecker (1940's ) : golden wing woodpecker
passenger pigeon ( cincinati zoo sept 1914 ) : morning dove
carolina parakeet ( cincinati zoo sept 1914 ) : conures
labrador duck ( 1875 ) : scoters
heath hen ( 1875 ) : grouse
bachman's warbler ( thought extinct ) : towhee
7. laying eggs in the nest of others
8. bald head
9. mandarin duck
10. a = eagle
b = clark's nutcracker
c = turkey
d = curry ( get it ? wild bull curry the wrestler , and curry chicken ! )
e = dove
bonus question
medical , dental , and industrial

gave it a shot anyway ! good one Cur ! Bradlee

OK Bradlee

This response submitted by cur on 1/5/05 at 4:00 PM. ( )




2-a yes b yes c no
3-Close enough
6-2 correct
10-all no's

Bonus: One out of three

No 7

This response submitted by BudW on 1/5/05 at 4:55 PM. ( )

7. armadillo - gives birth to natural clones (OK not exactly clones but cookie cutter genetic siblings)

Where is George and Raven on this one LOL

This response submitted by Bradlee on 1/5/05 at 5:09 PM. ( )


OK one more

This response submitted by BudW on 1/5/05 at 5:19 PM. ( )

3. most vertebrae - toothed whales (for some reason I was thinking that Beluga had something else unique in that regard)

*$#@ this quiz!

This response submitted by BudW on 1/5/05 at 5:27 PM. ( )

I've been ignoring these darn things. Now I keep going back to this stupid computer 'cause I'm ignorant and have this urge to prove it!

One more and I'm done.

5. Stellars' sea lion (maybe not the Stellars but one of the marine mammals - something close)

Beluga is one

This response submitted by cur on 1/5/05 at 5:30 PM. ( )

yep and the beluga is one of those

Armadillo is correct too......
c'mon bud, only a few to go...LOL

Answer to number 3. is a clue to number 6.

zee whale is Ziphius cavirostris zee grouse dats not zee

This response submitted by Gan try on 1/5/05 at 6:01 PM. ( )

sand grouse

OOpps! Bradlee

This response submitted by cur on 1/5/05 at 6:01 PM. ( )

I goofed, clarks nutcracker was correct...sorry

Close on the Stellar's

This response submitted by cur on 1/5/05 at 6:25 PM. ( )

Sand grouse is right, Elmer

Stellar's is close, but no banana, Bud

Ziphus is right, what's the name of that beast?

zee beastie is the cuviers beaked whale

This response submitted by eg on 1/5/05 at 6:53 PM. ( )

I am a cetacean, free Willy, Jonas

Thanks Cur

This response submitted by Bradlee on 1/5/05 at 7:10 PM. ( )

Still losing my mind here but still trying ! LOL Bradlee

Who woke Gantry?

This response submitted by cur on 1/5/05 at 7:17 PM. ( )

LOL....I am going to take my lady to dinner, be back around 8:30 CST...see ya later

Number five , I got it !

This response submitted by Bradlee on 1/5/05 at 7:21 PM. ( )

It is the North American Bradlee aka , me ! I am six foot two , pushing 200 but can weigh 300 pounds , canine teeth and attitude , rare cause I don't get out like I used to , Dark neck hair with light tips ( had the wife check ) . LOL Master Cur , once again I surrender ! Great questions! Again , Best of luck on your shipments ! Bradlee

Minnesota sloth

This response submitted by Bradlee on 1/5/05 at 7:27 PM. ( )

IS like a Pond formed from drainage for water treatment purposes .

Guinea pigs do lose milk teeth in womb

This response submitted by Bradlee on 1/5/05 at 7:45 PM. ( )
Here is the link as Bradlee's great proof ! LOL Just look under the teeth part ! LOL Last I remember a guinea pig is still a mammal also ! LOL
I and a friend have these furry varmints as pets and read up on them ! LOL They lose their milk teeth in the womb ! Thank You , Thank You very much ! LOL Bradlee

I got two choices on that 10-a

This response submitted by Gantry on 1/5/05 at 7:51 PM. ( )

is it the emperor goose Chen canagica, or something you would see following a shrimp boat

They got thier name

This response submitted by Bradlee on 1/5/05 at 7:51 PM. ( )

From the explorers that found them and sold them as pets for the price of one guinea . the sound they make is simmilar to that of a pig . thus the name guinea pig . Sort of the same as how a dollar became known as a buck . one deer hide sold for one dollar . Well , fun playing and I think I will have nightmares again here tonight ! LOL Bradlee


This response submitted by Budw on 1/5/05 at 8:27 PM. ( )

Ok not the Stellars - too big anyway. Monk seal might work if you knew of a hidden population still alive.


This response submitted by cur on 1/5/05 at 9:00 PM. ( )

Yes, some other species do, but I was looking for shrew.

the answer to eight ? is the rare no toed sloth

This response submitted by ElmerG on 1/5/05 at 9:08 PM. ( )

The Minnesota no toe sloth can be seen at the:
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 431-9200

But Cur

This response submitted by Bradlee on 1/5/05 at 9:09 PM. ( )

You only asked to name one species that did that . I did ! LOL Bradlee

trick question Cur, your answer on a silver platter sir:

This response submitted by eg on 1/5/05 at 9:20 PM. ( )

Definitions of widgeon on the Web:

freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals

the Grumman G-44/J4F Widgeon is not a freshwater duck widgeon,

Lol the widgeon

This response submitted by cur on 1/5/05 at 9:28 PM. ( )

I have flown on a widgeon more than once....not quite a bird, unless it is in the Aluminus genus.

Bradlee......About the milk teeth, I was thinking insectivores, but some bats, seals and walrus and some rodents (guinea pigs) do too....I wasn't thinking past old man can't remember everything.....sorry

is the close to the stellars sea lion

This response submitted by Monsiour Gantrie on 1/5/05 at 9:42 PM. ( )

the only species of Arctocephalus north of equator Arctocephalus townsendi Males to 2 m (6.5 ft.) 140 kg 310 lb. says they are rarer than cougars and grizz

6. Is it...

This response submitted by Bradlee on 1/5/05 at 9:45 PM. ( )

Spanish for longhorn steer ? Bradlee

Nope, Bradlee

This response submitted by cur on 1/5/05 at 9:52 PM. ( )

Gantry already got that one, see above....(#6)

And no not a Stellers....right lane, wrong pin(niped)

the bison bird cause they taste alot like buffalo fries?

This response submitted by gantry on 1/5/05 at 10:08 PM. ( )

Part of their Latin name, "Bonasa", means "wild bull." They got this name because their drumming sounded like a bellowing bull. thanks to Wildlife trivia another sourse says like the pounding of stampeding buffalo hooves..... Should have named it Briggus Strattonus cause they remind me of a flooded Briggs engine starting........zee ruffed grouse of which ole Emers has ruffled a feather or two.............

this thing got a deadline! I've been slaving on this for about 14 hours now..."almost".....Glens scrambled up thing I needed one word and tried to make a possom out of a pompus!

Dang, Gantry

This response submitted by cur on 1/5/05 at 10:37 PM. ( )

Yer tough...that is right...bonasa umbellus, the ruffed grouse....means raging bull with umbrella, I guess....raging bull with unbrella on it's umbrella necked raging bull.....anyway, it is the ruffed gouse...Kerrect

bout time for an update...

This response submitted by Griz on 1/5/05 at 10:50 PM. ( )

on which ones are still unanswered and-

can timberwolves weigh over 300 pounds :)

bonus question thought-

This response submitted by Griz on 1/5/05 at 10:52 PM. ( )

my attempt at the bonus question:

Bonus Question:
In taxidermy many of our materials and equipment are borrowed from other industries. Name the three industries that have provided the most commonly used hand tools.

Medical - from scalpels to tweezers to latex gloves to q-tips to tongue depressors-maybe some of our chemicals
Carpentry/mechanics- from hammers to screwdrivers to dremels- air compressors- foam billets for carving-plaster of paris- airbrushes-paints- air tools- drills- saws- glues and epoxies-
Clothing industry- maybe that is where the tanning methods we used to day were developed,

Griz and Gantry

This response submitted by cur on 1/5/05 at 11:32 PM. ( )

I will have to do a tally.....
and Gantry, Medical/Dental is right...other two are not what I had in mind

eye want a bonus upholstery, & whatever you call somebody

This response submitted by elmer g on 1/5/05 at 11:49 PM. ( )

who makes saddles


This response submitted by cur on 1/6/05 at 12:13 AM. ( )

A lot of our tools and procedures and materials are from the upholstery industry...excelsior, cotton batting, needles, pins,pullers, stretchers,threads, tacks, rugging gear, staples, glues, and........yadda, yadda..

OK, griz

This response submitted by cur on 1/6/05 at 12:31 AM. ( )

Here is a summation:

1. Answered
2. Answered
3. Answered
4. Answered
5. Answered
6. Answered
7. Answered
8. answered
9. Not
10. Not


1. Answered
2. Answered
3. Answered
4. Not
5. Answered
6. Not
7. Answered
8. Not
9. Not
10. B and D answered

Bonus is now at two out of three third one should be simple...

OK, griz

This response submitted by cur on 1/6/05 at 12:31 AM. ( )

Here is a summation:

1. Answered
2. Answered
3. Answered
4. Answered
5. Answered
6. Answered
7. Answered
8. answered
9. Not
10. Not


1. Answered
2. Answered
3. Answered
4. Not
5. Answered
6. Not
7. Answered
8. Not
9. Not
10. B and D answered

Bonus is now at two out of three third one should be simple...

If your bird is in here its, I just read Homer he's a pigeon

This response submitted by Gantry on 1/6/05 at 12:36 AM. ( )

Definitions of widgeon on the Web:

freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals

the Grumman G-44/J4F Widgeon is not a freshwater duck widgeon,

freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals Eurasian widgeon Anas penelope

its Odysseus (Ulysses): wife penelope

Achelous: River god; son of Oceanus and Tethys and said to be the father of the Sirens.
Acheron: One of several Rivers of Underworld.
Achilles: Greek warrior; slew Hector at Troy; slain by Paris, who wounded him in his vulnerable heel.
Actaeon: Hunter; surprised Artemis bathing; changed by her to stag; and killed by his dogs.
Admetus: King of Thessaly; his wife, Alcestis, offered to die in his place.
Adonis: Beautiful youth loved by Aphrodite.
Aeacus: One of three judges of dead in Hades; son of Zeus.
Ae)tes: King of Colchis; father of Medea; keeper of Golden Fleece.
Aegeus: Father of Theseus; believing Theseus killed in Crete, he drowned himself; Aegean Sea named for him.
Aegisthus: Son of Thyestes; slew Atreus; with Clytemnestra, his paramour, slew Agamemnon; slain by Orestes.
Aegyptus: Brother of Danaus; his sons, except Lynceus, slain by Danaides.
Aeneas: Trojan; son of Anchises and Aphrodite; after fall of Troy, led his followers eventually to Italy; loved and deserted Dido.
Aeolus: One of several Winds.
Aesculapius: See Asclepius.
Aeson: King of Ioclus; father of Jason; overthrown by his brother Pelias; restored to youth by Medea.
Aether: Personification of sky.
Aethra: Mother of Theseus.
Agamemnon: King of Mycenae; son of Atreus; brother of Menelaus; leader of Greeks against Troy; slain on his return home by Clytemnestra and Aegisthus.
Aglaia: One of several Graces.
Ajax: Greek warrior; killed himself at Troy because Achilles's armor was awarded to Odysseus.
Alcestis: Wife of Admetus; offered to die in his place but saved from death by Hercules.
Alcmene: Wife of Amphitryon; mother by Zeus of Hercules.
Alcyone: One of several Pleiades.
Alecto: One of several Furies.
Alectryon: Youth changed by Ares into cock.
Althaea: Wife of Oeneus; mother of Meleager.
Amazons: Female warriors in Asia Minor; supported Troy against Greeks.
Amor: See Eros.
Amphion: Musician; husband of Niobe; charmed stones to build fortifications for Thebes.
Amphitrite: Sea goddess; wife of Poseidon.
Amphitryon: Husband of Alcmene.
Anchises: Father of Aeneas.
Ancile: Sacred shield that fell from heavens; palladium of Rome.
Andraemon: Husband of Dryope.
Andromache: Wife of Hector.
Andromeda: Daughter of Cepheus; chained to cliff for monster to devour; rescued by Perseus.
Anteia: Wife of Proetus; tried to induce Bellerophon to elope with her.
Anteros: God who avenged unrequited love.
Antigone: Daughter of Oedipus; accompanied him to Colonus; performed burial rite for Polynices and hanged herself.
Antinoüs: Leader of suitors of Penelope; slain by Odysseus.
Aphrodite (Venus): Goddess of love and beauty; daughter of Zeus and Dione; mother of Eros.
Apollo: God of beauty, poetry, music; later identified with Helios as Phoebus Apollo; son of Zeus and Leto.
Aquilo: One of several Winds.
Arachne: Maiden who challenged Athena to weaving contest; changed to spider.
Ares (Mars): God of war; son of Zeus and Hera.
Argo: Ship in which Jason and followers sailed to Colchis for Golden Fleece.
Argus: Monster with hundred eyes; slain by Hermes; his eyes placed by Hera into peacock's tail.
Ariadne: Daughter of Minos; aided Theseus in slaying Minotaur; deserted by him on island of Naxos and married to Dionysus.
Arion: Musician; thrown overboard by pirates but saved by dolphin.
Artemis (Diana): Goddess of moon; huntress; twin sister of Apollo.
Asclepius (Aesculapius): Mortal son of Apollo; slain by Zeus for raising dead; later deified as god of medicine. Also known as Asklepios.
Astarte: Phoenician goddess of love; variously identified with Aphrodite, Selene, and Artemis.
Asterope: See Sterope.
Astraea: Goddess of Justice; daughter of Zeus and Themis.
Atalanta: Princess who challenged her suitors to a foot race; Hippomenes won race and married her.
Athena (Minerva): Goddess of wisdom; known poetically as Pallas Athene; sprang fully armed from head of Zeus.
Atlas: Titan; held world on his shoulders as punishment for warring against Zeus; son of Iapetus.
Atreus: King of Mycenae; father of Menelaus and Agamemnon; brother of Thyestes, three of whose sons he slew and served to him at banquet; slain by Aegisthus.
Atropos: One of several Fates.
Aurora: See Eos.
Auster: One of several Winds.
Avernus: Infernal regions; name derived from small vaporous lake near Vesuvius which was fabled to kill birds and vegetation.
Bacchus: See Dionysus.
Bellerophon: Corinthian hero; killed Chimera with aid of Pegasus; tried to reach Olympus on Pegasus and was thrown to his death.
Bellona: Roman goddess of war.
Boreas: One of several Winds.
Briareus: Monster of hundred hands; son of Uranus and Gaea.
Briseis: Captive maiden given to Achilles; taken by Agamemnon in exchange for loss of Chryseis, which caused Achilles to cease fighting, until death of Patroclus.
Cadmus: Brother of Europa; planter of dragon seeds from which first Thebans sprang.
Calliope: One of several Muses.
Calypso: Sea nymph; kept Odysseus on her island Ogygia for seven years.
Cassandra: Daughter of Priam; prophetess who was never believed; slain with Agamemnon.
Castor: One of Dioscuri.
Celaeno: One of several Pleiades.
Centaurs: Beings half man and half horse; lived in mountains of Thessaly.
Cephalus: Hunter; accidentally killed his wife Procris with his spear.
Cepheus: King of Ethiopia; father of Andromeda.
Cerberus: Three-headed dog guarding entrance to Hades.
Ceres: See Demeter.
Chaos: Formless void; personified as first of gods.
Charon: Boatman on Styx who carried souls of dead to Hades; son of Erebus.
Charybdis: Female monster; personification of whirlpool.
Chimera: Female monster with head of lion, body of goat, tail of serpent; killed by Bellerophon.
Chiron: Most famous of centaurs.
Chronos: Personification of time.
Chryseis: Captive maiden given to Agamemnon; his refusal to accept ransom from her father Chryses caused Apollo to send plague on Greeks besieging Troy.
Circe: Sorceress; daughter of Helios; changed Odysseus's men into swine.
Clio: One of several Muses.
Clotho: One of several Fates.
Clytemnestra: Wife of Agamemnon, whom she slew with aid of her paramour, Aegisthus; slain by her son Orestes.
Cocytus: One of several Rivers of Underworld.
Creon: Father of Jocasta; forbade burial of Polynices; ordered burial alive of Antigone.
Creüsa: Princess of Corinth, for whom Jason deserted Medea; slain by Medea, who sent her poisoned robe; also known as Glaüke.
Creusa: Wife of Aeneas; died fleeing Troy.
Cronus (Saturn): Titan; god of harvests; son of Uranus and Gaea; dethroned by his son Zeus.
Cupid: See Eros.
Cybele: Anatolian nature goddess; adopted by Greeks and identified with Rhea.
Cyclopes: Race of one-eyed giants (singular: Cyclops).
Daedalus: Athenian artificer; father of Icarus; builder of Labyrinth in Crete; devised wings attached with wax for him and Icarus to escape Crete.
Danae: Princess of Argos; mother of Perseus by Zeus, who appeared to her in form of golden shower.
Danaïdes: Daughters of Danaüs; at his command, all except Hypermnestra slew their husbands, the sons of Aegyptus.
Danaüs: Brother of Aegyptus; father of Danaïdes; slain by Lynceus.
Daphne: Nymph; pursued by Apollo; changed to laurel tree.
Decuma: One of several Fates.
Deino: One of several Graeae.
Demeter (Ceres): Goddess of agriculture; mother of Persephone.
Diana: See Artemis.
Dido: Founder and queen of Carthage; stabbed herself when deserted by Aeneas.
Diomedes: Greek hero; with Odysseus, entered Troy and carried off Palladium, sacred statue of Athena.
Diomedes: Owner of man-eating horses, which Hercules, as ninth labor, carried off.
Dione: Titan goddess; mother by Zeus of Aphrodite.
Dionysus (Bacchus): God of wine; son of Zeus and Semele.
Dioscuri: Twins Castor and Pollux; sons of Leda by Zeus.
Dis: See Pluto, Hades.
Dryads: Wood nymphs.
Dryope: Maiden changed to Hamadryad.
Echo: Nymph who fell hopelessly in love with Narcissus; faded away except for her voice.
Electra: Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; sister of Orestes; urged Orestes to slay Clytemnestra and Aegisthus.
Electra: One of several Pleiades.
Elysium: Abode of blessed dead.
Endymion: Mortal loved by Selene.
Enyo: One of several Graeae.
Eos (Aurora): Goddess of dawn.
Epimetheus: Brother of Prometheus; husband of Pandora.
Erato: One of several Muses.
Erebus: Spirit of darkness; son of Chaos.
Erinyes: One of several Furies.
Eris: Goddess of discord.
Eros (Amor or Cupid): God of love; son of Aphrodite.
Eteocles: Son of Oedipus, whom he succeeded to rule alternately with Polynices; refused to give up throne at end of year; he and Polynices slew each other.
Eumenides: One of several Furies.
Euphrosyne: One of several Graces.
Europa: Mortal loved by Zeus, who, in form of white bull, carried her off to Crete.
Eurus: One of several Winds.
Euryale: One of several Gorgons.
Eurydice: Nymph; wife of Orpheus.
Eurystheus: King of Argos; imposed twelve labors on Hercules.
Euterpe: One of several Muses.
Fates: Goddesses of destiny; Clotho (Spinner of thread of life), Lachesis (Determiner of length), and Atropos (Cutter of thread); also called Moirae. Identified by Romans with their goddesses of fate; Nona, Decuma, and Morta; called Parcae.
Fauns: Roman deities of woods and groves.
Faunus: See Pan.
Favonius: One of several Winds.
Flora: Roman goddess of flowers.
Fortuna: Roman goddess of fortune.
Furies: Avenging spirits; Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone; known also as Erinyes or Eumenides.
Gaea: Goddess of earth; daughter of Chaos; mother of Titans; known also as Ge, Gea, Gaia, etc.
Galatea: Statue of maiden carved from ivory by Pygmalion; given life by Aphrodite.
Galatea: Sea nymph; loved by Polyphemus.
Ganymede: Beautiful boy; successor to Hebe as cupbearer of gods.
Glaucus: Mortal who became sea divinity by eating magic grass.
Golden Fleece: Fleece from ram that flew Phrixos to Colchis; Ae)tes placed it under guard of dragon; carried off by Jason.
Gorgons. Female monsters; Euryale, Medusa, and Stheno; had snakes for hair; their glances turned mortals to stone.
Graces: Beautiful goddesses: Aglaia (Brilliance), Euphrosyne (Joy), and Thalia (Bloom); daughters of Zeus.
Graeae. Sentinels for Gorgons.; Deino, Enyo, and Pephredo; had one eye among them, which passed from one to another.
Hades (Dis): Name sometimes given Pluto; also, abode of dead, ruled by Pluto.
Haemon: Son of Creon; promised husband of Antigone; killed himself in her tomb.
Hamadryads: Tree nymphs.
Harpies: Monsters with heads of women and bodies of birds.
Hebe (Juventas): Goddess of youth; cupbearer of gods before Ganymede; daughter of Zeus and Hera.
Hecate: Goddess of sorcery and witchcraft.
Hector: Son of Priam; slayer of Patroclus; slain by Achilles.
Hecuba: Wife of Priam.
Helen: Fairest woman in world; daughter of Zeus and Leda; wife of Menelaus; carried to Troy by Paris, causing Trojan War.
Heliades: Daughters of Helios; mourned for Pha)thon and were changed to poplar trees.
Helios (Sol): God of sun; later identified with Apollo.
Helle: Sister of Phrixos; fell from ram of Golden Fleece; water where she fell named Hellespont.
Hephaestus (Vulcan): God of fire; celestial blacksmith; son of Zeus and Hera; husband of Aphrodite.
Hera (Juno): Queen of heaven; wife of Zeus.
Hercules: Hero and strong man; son of Zeus and Alcmene; performed twelve labors or deeds to be free from bondage under Eurystheus; after death, his mortal share was destroyed, and he became immortal. Also known as Herakles or Heracles. Labors: (1) killing Nemean lion; (2) killing Lernaean Hydra; (3) capturing Erymanthian boar; (4) capturing Cerynean hind; (5) killing man-eating Stymphalian birds; (6) procuring girdle of Hippolyte; (7) cleaning Augean stables; (8) capturing Cretan bull; (9) capturing man-eating horses of Diomedes; (10) capturing cattle of Geryon; (11) procuring golden apples of Hesperides; (12) bringing Cerberus up from Hades.
Hermes (Mercury): God of physicians and thieves; messenger of gods; son of Zeus and Maia.
Hero: Priestess of Aphrodite; Leander swam Hellespont nightly to see her; drowned herself at his death.
Hesperus: Evening star.
Hestia (Vesta): Goddess of hearth; sister of Zeus.
Hippolyte: Queen of Amazons; wife of Theseus.
Hippolytus: Son of Theseus and Hippolyte; falsely accused by Phaedra of trying to kidnap her; slain by Poseidon at request of Theseus.
Hippomenes: Husband of Atalanta, whom he beat in race by dropping golden apples, which she stopped to pick up.
Hyacinthus: Beautiful youth accidentally killed by Apollo, who caused flower to spring up from his blood.
Hydra: Nine-headed monster in marsh of Lerna; slain by Hercules.
Hygeia: Personification of health.
Hyman: God of marriage.
Hyperion: Titan; early sun god; father of Helios.
Hypermnestra: Daughter of Danaüs; refused to kill her husband Lynceus.
Hypnos (Somnus): God of sleep.
Iapetus: Titan; father of Atlas, Epimetheus, and Prometheus.
Icarus: Son of Daedalus; flew too near sun with wax-attached wings and fell into sea and was drowned.
Io: Mortal maiden loved by Zeus; changed by Hera into heifer.
Iobates: King of Lycia; sent Bellerophon to slay Chimera.
Iphigenia: Daughter of Agamemnon; offered as sacrifice to Artemis at Aulis; carried by Artemis to Tauris where she became priestess; escaped from there with Orestes.
Iris: Goddess of rainbow; messenger of Zeus and Hera.
Ismene: Daughter of Oedipus; sister of Antigone.
Iulus: Son of Aeneas.
Ixion: King of Lapithae; for making love to Hera he was bound to endlessly revolving wheel in Tartarus.
Janus: Roman god of gates and doors; represented with two opposite faces.
Jason: Son of Aeson; to gain throne of Ioclus from Pelias, went to Colchis and brought back Golden Fleece; married Medea; deserted her for Creüsa.
Jocasta: Wife of Laius; mother of Oedipus; unwittingly became wife of Oedipus; hanged herself when relationship was discovered.
Juno: See Hera.
Jupiter: See Zeus.
Juventas: See Hebe.
Lachesis: One of several Fates.
Laius: Father of Oedipus, by whom he was slain.
Laocoön: Priest of Apollo at Troy; warned against bringing wooden horse into Troy; destroyed with his two sons by serpents sent by Athena.
Lares: Roman ancestral spirits protecting descendants and homes.
Latona: See Leto.
Lavinia: Wife of Aeneas after defeat of Turnus.
Leander: Swam Hellespont nightly to see Hero; drowned in storm.
Leda: Mortal loved by Zeus in form of swan; mother of Helen, Clytemnestra, Dioscuri.
Lethe: One of several Rivers of Underworld.
Leto (Latona): Mother by Zeus of Artemis and Apollo.
Lucina: Roman goddess of childbirth; identified with Juno.
Lynceus: Son of Aegyptus; husband of Hypermnestra; slew Danaüs.
Maia: Daughter of Atlas; mother of Hermes.
Maia: One of several Pleiades.
Manes: Souls of dead Romans, particularly of ancestors.
Mars: See Ares.
Marsyas: Shepherd; challenged Apollo to music contest and lost; flayed alive by Apollo.
Medea: Sorceress; daughter of Ae)tes; helped Jason obtain Golden Fleece; when deserted by him for Creüsa, killed her children and Creüsa.
Medusa: One of several Gorgons. slain by Perseus, who cut off her head.
Megaera: One of several Furies.
Meleager: Son of Althaea; his life would last as long as brand burning at his birth; Althaea quenched and saved it but destroyed it when Meleager slew his uncles.
Melpomene: One of several Muses.
Memnon: Ethiopian king; made immortal by Zeus; son of Tithonus and Eos.
Menelaus: King of Sparta; son of Atreus; brother of Agamemnon; husband of Helen.
Mentor: Tutor of Telemachus and friend of Odysseus. In the Odyssey, on several occasions, Athena assumes form of Mentor to give advice to Telemachus or Odysseus
Mercury: See Hermes.
Merope: One of several Pleiades. Merope is said to have hidden in shame for loving a mortal.
Mezentius: Cruel Etruscan king; ally of Turnus against Aeneas; slain by Aeneas.
Midas: King of Phrygia; given gift of turning to gold all he touched.
Minerva: See Athena.
Minos: King of Crete; after death, one of three judges of dead in Hades; son of Zeus and Europa.
Minotaur: Monster, half man and half beast, kept in Labyrinth in Crete; slain by Theseus.
Mnemosyne: Goddess of memory; mother by Zeus of Muses.
Moirae: One of several Fates.
Momus: God of ridicule.
Morpheus: God of dreams.
Mors: See Thanatos.
Morta: One of several Fates.
Muses: Goddesses presiding over arts and sciences: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (lyric and love poetry), Euterpe (music), Melpomene (tragedy), Polymnia or Polyhymnia (sacred poetry), Terpsichore (choral dance and song), Thalia (comedy and bucolic poetry), Urania (astronomy); daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne.
Naiads: Nymphs of waters, streams, and fountains.
Napaeae: Wood nymphs.
Narcissus: Beautiful youth loved by Echo; in punishment for not returning her love, he was made to fall in love with his image reflected in pool; pined away and became flower.
Nemesis: Goddess of retribution.
Neoptolemus: Son of Achilles; slew Priam; also known as Pyrrhus.
Neptune: See Poseidon.
Nereids: Sea nymphs; attendants on Poseidon.
Nestor: King of Pylos; noted for wise counsel in expedition against Troy.
Nike: Goddess of victory.
Niobe: Daughter of Tantalus; wife of Amphion; her children slain by Apollo and Artemis; changed to stone but continued to weep her loss.
Nona: One of several Fates.
Notus: One of several Winds.
Nox: See Nyx.
Nymphs: Beautiful maidens; minor deities of nature.
Nyx (Nox): Goddess of night.
Oceanids: Ocean nymphs; daughters of Oceanus.
Oceanus: Eldest of Titans; god of waters.
Odysseus (Ulysses): King of Ithaca; husband of Penelope; wandered ten years after fall of Troy before arriving home.
Oedipus: King of Thebes; son of Laius and Jocasta; unwittingly murdered Laius and married Jocasta; tore his eyes out when relationship was discovered.
Oenone: Nymph of Mount Ida; wife of Paris, who abandoned her; refused to cure him when he was poisoned by arrow of Philoctetes at Troy.
Ops: See Rhea.
Oreads: Mountain nymphs.
Orestes: Son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; brother of Electra; slew Clytemnestra and Aegisthus; pursued by Furies until his purification by Apollo.
Orion: Hunter; slain by Artemis and made heavenly constellation.
Orpheus: Famed musician; son of Apollo and Muse Calliope; husband of Eurydice.
Pales: Roman goddess of shepherds and herdsmen.
Palinurus: Aeneas' pilot; fell overboard in his sleep and was drowned.
Pan (Faunus): God of woods and fields; part goat; son of Hermes.
Pandora: Opener of box containing human ills; mortal wife of Epimetheus.
Parcae: One of several Fates.
Paris: Son of Priam; gave apple of discord to Aphrodite, for which she enabled him to carry off Helen; slew Achilles at Troy; slain by Philoctetes.
Patroclus: Great friend of Achilles; wore Achilles' armor and was slain by Hector.
Pegasus: Winged horse that sprang from Medusa's body at her death; ridden by Bellerophon when he slew Chimera.
Pelias: King of Ioclus; seized throne from his brother Aeson; sent Jason for Golden Fleece; slain unwittingly by his daughters at instigation of Medea.
Pelops: Son of Tantalus; his father cooked and served him to gods; restored to life; Peloponnesus named for him.
Penates: Roman household gods.
Penelope: Wife of Odysseus; waited faithfully for him for many years while putting off numerous suitors.
Pephredo: One of several Graeae.
Periphetes: Giant; son of Hephaestus; slain by Theseus.
Persephone (Proserpine): Queen of infernal regions; daughter of Zeus and Demeter; wife of Pluto.
Perseus: Son of Zeus and Dana); slew Medusa; rescued Andromeda from monster and married her.
Phaedra: Daughter of Minos; wife of Theseus; caused the death of her stepson, Hippolytus.
Phaethon: Son of Helios; drove his father's sun chariot and was struck down by Zeus before he set world on fire.
Philoctetes: Greek warrior who possessed Hercules' bow and arrows; slew Paris at Troy with poisoned arrow.
Phineus: Betrothed of Andromeda; tried to slay Perseus but turned to stone by Medusa's head.
Phlegethon: One of several Rivers of Underworld.
Phosphor: Morning star.
Phrixos: Brother of Helle; carried by ram of Golden Fleece to Colchis.
Pirithous: Son of Ixion; friend of Theseus; tried to carry off Persephone from Hades; bound to enchanted rock by Pluto.
Pleiades: Alcyone, Celaeno, Electra, Maia, Merope, Sterope or Asterope, Taygeta; seven daughters of Atlas; transformed into heavenly constellation, of which six stars are visible (Merope is said to have hidden in shame for loving a mortal).
Pluto (Dis): God of Hades; brother of Zeus.
Plutus: God of wealth.
Pollux: One of Dioscuri.
Polyhymnia: See Polymnia.
Polymnia (Polyhymnia): One of several Muses.
Polynices: Son of Oedipus; he and his brother Eteocles killed each other; burial rite, forbidden by Creon, performed by his sister Antigone.
Polyphemus: Cyclops; devoured six of Odysseus's men; blinded by Odysseus.
Polyxena: Daughter of Priam; betrothed to Achilles, whom Paris slew at their betrothal; sacrificed to shade of Achilles.
Pomona: Roman goddess of fruits.
Pontus: Sea god; son of Gaea.
Poseidon (Neptune): God of sea; brother of Zeus.
Priam: King of Troy; husband of Hecuba; ransomed Hector's body from Achilles; slain by Neoptolemus.
Priapus: God of regeneration.
Procris: Wife of Cephalus, who accidentally slew her.
Procrustes: Giant; stretched or cut off legs of victims to make them fit iron bed; slain by Theseus.
Proetus: Husband of Anteia; sent Bellerophon to Iobates to be put to death.
Prometheus: Titan; stole fire from heaven for man. Zeus punished him by chaining him to rock in Caucasus where vultures devoured his liver daily.
Proserpine: See Persephone.
Proteus: Sea god; assumed various shapes when called on to prophesy.
Psyche: Beloved of Eros; punished by jealous Aphrodite; made immortal and united with Eros.
Pygmalion: King of Cyprus; carved ivory statue of maiden which Aphrodite gave life as Galatea.
Pyramus: Babylonian youth; made love to Thisbe through hole in wall; thinking Thisbe slain by lion, killed himself.
Python: Serpent born from slime left by Deluge; slain by Apollo.
Quirinus: Roman war god.
Remus: Brother of Romulus; slain by him.
Rhadamanthus: One of three judges of dead in Hades; son of Zeus and Europa.
Rhea (Ops): Daughter of Uranus and Gaea; wife of Cronus; mother of Zeus; identified with Cybele.
Rivers of Underworld. Acheron (woe), Cocytus (wailing), Lethe (forgetfulness), Phlegethon (fire), Styx (across which souls of dead were ferried by Charon).
Romulus: Founder of Rome; he and Remus suckled in infancy by she-wolf; slew Remus; deified by Romans.
Sarpedon: King of Lycia; son of Zeus and Europa; slain by Patroclus at Troy.
Saturn: See Cronus.
Satyrs: Hoofed demigods of woods and fields; companions of Dionysus.
Sciron: Robber; forced strangers to wash his feet, then hurled them into sea where tortoise devoured them; slain by Theseus.
Scylla: Female monster inhabiting rock opposite Charybdis; menaced passing sailors.
Selene: Goddess of moon.
Semele: Daughter of Cadmus; mother by Zeus of Dionysus; demanded Zeus appear before her in all his splendor and was destroyed by his lightning bolts.
Sibyis: Various prophetesses; most famous, Cumaean sibyl, accompanied Aeneas into Hades.
Sileni: Minor woodland deities similar to satyrs (singular: silenus). Sometimes Silenus refers to eldest of satyrs, son of Hermes or of Pan.
Silvanus: Roman god of woods and fields.
Sinis: Giant; bent pines, with which he hurled victims against side of mountain; slain by Theseus.
Sirens: Minor deities who lured sailors to destruction with their singing.
Sisyphus: King of Corinth; condemned in Tartarus to roll huge stone to top of hill; it always rolled back down again.
Sol: See Helios.
Somnus: See Hypnos.
Sphinx: Monster of Thebes; killed those who could not answer her riddle; slain by Oedipus. Name also refers to other monsters having body of lion, wings, and head and bust of woman.
Sterope (Asterope): One of several Pleiades.
Stheno: One of several Gorgons.
Styx: One of several Rivers of Underworld. The souls of the dead were ferried across the Styx by Charon.
Symplegades: Clashing rocks at entrance to Black Sea; Argo passed through, causing them to become forever fixed.
Syrinx: Nymph pursued by Pan; changed to reeds, from which he made his pipes.
Tantalus: Cruel king; father of Pelops and Niobe; condemned in Tartarus to stand chin-deep in lake surrounded by fruit branches; as he tried to eat or drink, water or fruit always receded.
Tartarus: Underworld below Hades; often refers to Hades.
Taygeta: One of several Pleiades.
Telemachus: Son of Odysseus; made unsuccessful journey to find his father.
Tellus: Roman goddess of earth.
Terminus: Roman god of boundaries and landmarks.
Terpsichore: One of several Muses.
Terra: Roman earth goddess.
Thalia: One of several Graces. Also one of several Muses.
Thanatos (Mors): God of death.
Themis: Titan goddess of laws of physical phenomena; daughter of Uranus; mother of Prometheus.
Theseus: Son of Aegeus; slew Minotaur; married and deserted Ariadne; later married Phaedra.
Thisbe: Beloved of Pyramus; killed herself at his death.
Thyestes: Brother of Atreus; Atreus killed three of his sons and served them to him at banquet.
Tiresias: Blind soothsayer of Thebes.
Tisiphone: One of several Furies.
Titans: Early gods from which Olympian gods were derived; children of Uranus and Gaea.
Tithonus: Mortal loved by Eos; changed into grasshopper.
Triton: Demigod of sea; son of Poseidon.
Turnus: King of Rutuli in Italy; betrothed to Lavinia; slain by Aeneas.
Ulysses: See Odysseus.
Urania: One of several Muses.
Uranus: Personification of Heaven; husband of Gaea; father of Titans; dethroned by his son Cronus.
Venus: See Aphrodite.
Vertumnus: Roman god of fruits and vegetables; husband of Pomona.
Vesta: See Hestia.
Vulcan: See Hephaestus.
Winds: Aeolus (keeper of winds), Boreas (Aquilo) (north wind), Eurus (east wind), Notus (Auster) (south wind), Zephyrus (Favonius) (west wind).
Zephyrus: One of several Winds.
Zeus (Jupiter): Chief of Olympian gods; son of Cronus and Rhea; husband of Hera


This response submitted by cur on 1/6/05 at 12:39 AM. ( )

Yer right, I belive you....LOL......memorize those names, there will be a test on Friday....

heres my guess next to Bradlees sco

This response submitted by EG on 1/6/05 at 12:48 AM. ( )

OK Bradlee
This response submitted by cur on 1/5/05 at 4:00 PM. ( )

heres my birdie list

2-a yes b yes c no------ about1/3 exceptions turkey , vultures
3-Close enough------- closer, + butterflies
4-no----------------I made some brats out of ostrich once it was "bad"...they are all neck and legs, leather meat or feathers
5-no---------------sand grouse
6-2 correct ------Great Auk --puffin, passenger pigeon --morning dove/bandtail pigeon, Heath Hen--Tympanuchus cupido, Ivory bill woodpecker-----woody woodpecker err ok the woodhen aka the avian anteater pilated woodpecker, labrador duck--a sea duck (Camtolaimus Labradorius) allied to the eider ducks, the above are questionably edibile....the others I think are sparrows
8-no--------this chiloe widgeon birdie what your wanting, ive seen eurasian widgeon in Alaska with baldpates,

Chiloe widgeon
This response submitted by cur on 11/28/04 at 11:55 AM. ( )

There are three recognised species of Widgeon - The American, commonly called "Baldpate", the Eurasian, and the Chiloe or Southern Widgeon. Alternative Names (Synonyms)

Chilean wigeon
Chiloe widgeon
Southern wigeon
Chilepfeifente (German)
Canard de Chiloe (French)
Siffleur du Chili (French)
Silbón overo (Spanish)
Pato overo (Spanish)
Mareca sibilatrix

9-no---------the hemorrhoid headed muscovy duck morphological characteristics, indicates that the Muscovy's closest relative is the North American Wood duck (Aix sponsa

10-all no's 1 is either Emperor Napoleon "Bonaparte" gull or Mutsuhito's emperor goose, haha just kidding about the emperor goose

ruffed grouseThe genus name Bonasa is from the Latin bonasum, meaning "bison" (supposedly
the drumming sound resembled the pounding of many bison hoofs, should have named it Briggs and Stratton sounds like a lawnmower startingto me

ringneck pheasant thanks to Phasianus from a Greek word referring to a river where the pheasants were numerous; colchicus from the region Colchis; torquatus from a Latin word

european widgeon Anas penelope


This response submitted by cur on 1/6/05 at 12:56 AM. ( )

Well, that concludes the birdy portion..........One more for the bonus and I think there are some animule part missing...see above

The animals next to Bradlee's are my guess

This response submitted by E Gantry on 1/6/05 at 1:29 AM. ( )

OK Bradlee
This response submitted by cur on 1/5/05 at 4:00 PM. ( )

1-no----------------- some rodents short tail shrew, Bradlee's guinea pig
3-no-----------toothed whales
4-yes---------the host of the largest flea in the whole world the mountain beaver/Aplodontia never heard of "sewellel"
5-no----------the only species of Arctocephalus north of equator Arctocephalus townsendi Males to 2 m (6.5 ft.) 140 kg 310 lb.
6-no--------zee whale with a white head that starts with a "z" zee beastie is the cuviers beaked whale
7-no------------armadillo the egg splits 4 ways identical quads all same sex
8-no---------them sloths in Minnesotta are black bears in a group as per a group of bears is a sleuth, sloth of bears

9-no we have , cattle, ( drove, ) apes (shrewdness) elephants (parade) alligator (congregation) ravens (congress) sheep (drove) Guinea pig (group) unicorns (blessing) hog (drove)

10-no ok heres your choicesSubfamily Arvicolinae: Illinois mammals

Voles and lemmings

Microtus pennsylvanicus (Ord, 1815) - meadow vole sexually mature 30 days
Microtus ochrogaster (Wagner, 1842) - prairie vole ' ; 60 to 120 days
Microtus pinetorum (Le Conte, 1830) - woodland vole 37 to 38 days
Ondatra zibethicus (Linnaeus, 1766) - muskrat 1 year
Synaptomys cooperi Baird, 1858 - southern bog lemming Males can reach sexual maturity in 5 weeks

only thing different from a vole is the (my guess bog lemming) can't be muskrat sexually mature I year,

will they follow a southern piper

Well, that only leaves the third occupation

This response submitted by cur on 1/6/05 at 1:38 AM. ( )

I think.....already guessed upholstery, and medical/dental....third occupation is simple....even got a category for it here (sort of) on the forums..

<----------- how about tanning catego <---------leather

This response submitted by Gantry on 1/6/05 at 1:50 AM. ( )

congregation formed a "huddle" to discuss current

another group term is huddle for Hippopotomus
how about football players they huddle to they are animals?

17 hours later we have

This response submitted by eg on 1/6/05 at 2:09 AM. ( )

a A DROVE of asses.
a drove of bullocks
a group of weasels is a business


This response submitted by E(.)G on 1/6/05 at 2:17 AM. ( )

People who created saddles were called saddlers. Different saddles were for different purposes like hunt saddles, postilion saddles,racing saddles and side saddles. The saddles were made from steer hide. The saddle tools were crescent blazed rounded knives, prickings irons and wooden handled stitching awls. The knives were also good for decorating the saddles.

This is neat - subliminal messages

This response submitted by EG on 1/6/05 at 2:41 AM. ( )
A down or husk of hares

drove "down" to the

shti sdlcceoun dosayt ratsbocda

This response submitted by EG on 1/6/05 at 3:21 AM. ( )



This response submitted by Bradlee on 1/6/05 at 9:09 AM. ( )

Last one is Industry . Bradlee

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