Since civilisation began, mankind has sought answers to questions such as these: "How did we get here? What is the Sun and why does it rise every morning? Why do we have seasons? Where do we go after death?" Before scientific experiment and reasoning, stories were told which explained the world. These grew into rituals and religions, and over time each culture developed its own variation – its own gods and heroes - its own mythology.
You can be certain that Odin was a god, but of which culture’s mythology was he a part - Celtic, Greek, Norse, Roman, Egyptian? No doubt you remember stories about mythical gods, great men and supernatural beings but how clear are you about their names and their place within the hierarchy? Is your knowledge of myth Herculean? Well, you can find out in our two quizzes on mythology, of which this is the first.