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#1 Vortigern

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:54 AM

Let us begin with the Greeks, something obscure but relatively simple. Any kind of question is acceptable herein, requiring any length of answer, as long as it is clearly phrased. Let the games begin!

Q: Who was Endymion?


By the way, everyone else is welcome to throw in a question here or there and we'll both answer it or something. Anyway, SWG, the ball is in your court now.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:08 PM

He was a shepard.

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#3 Vortigern

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:05 PM

To challenge SWG's and my knowledge of mythology. Read Zhar's character creation topic and hopefully you'll understand. Also I'm currently somewhat sleep-deprived, so I don't care. Also, there was a hell of a lot more to Endymion than that. You get more points for more detail, assuming it's correct of course.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:06 PM

Oh come on. We both know you're only looking for an excuse to either a. show off your intelligence or b. pwn the living daylight out of SWG :p

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:10 PM

Since when have I needed an excuse to show off? Also, what's your point? This is Arsencia, my RP, and the OOC stuff does not have to be relevant to anything. By the way, this would not show off my intelligence, rather my knowledge. The two are wholly different and the distinction is an important one.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 05:08 PM

Thank you for proving my point.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 05:57 PM

Endymion means sleep, he was chosen by Selene to receive her love and they had 50 daughters.

Bring it.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 06:05 PM

Thank you Matias. :p Feel free to pose the next question. Choose your favourite mythos.
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:34 AM

*phew*
I mean...um, i knew exactly who Andymon was, but... well... dang, i got beaten too it.

So i take it no using wikipedia or google to find the answers?
anyway, how about this one:
Who built the great pyramids (obviously Egyptians, but who) and under whose rule were they constructed (so what pharaoh was in charge)?

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:21 AM

Cheops. Hence, the Great Pyramid of Cheops. I believe he's also referred to as Khufu sometimes, as an abbreviation of Khnum-Khufu, which means 'under the protection of the god Khnum', or something like that.

Nope, no Wikipedia or Google.

Who was the son of Achilles, and who was responsible for finding him asking him to join the Trojan War?
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 11:52 AM

Oh, shit. I know this one... Damn you for taxing my brain so early in the morning!

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 12:00 PM

Odysseus found him with a bunch of women... at least, I think it was Odysseus.
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#13 Vortigern

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 12:55 PM

Half-correct, but not good enough. There's more to it than that, and I still need his name.
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 04:22 PM

I hate to correct you, Vort, but the pyramids were actually built by the same aliens that abducted Elvis. :p

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:02 PM

Patroclus is the first name that comes to mind, but he wasn't Achilles' brother... *scratch scratch*
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:20 PM

Firstly, the question pertains to Achilles' son, not brother. Secondly, Patroclus was his cousin and 'close personal friend', and got killed by Hector under the illusion that he was Achilles while the Big A was sulking in his tent.
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:31 PM

Don't remember his son's name, but Achilles was hidden by his mom in woman's clothing. Odysseus captured recruited him by carting a wagon-full of ironwork into the town Achilles was hiding in, but while the other women were checking out pots 'n pans he was inspecting a sword hidden in the.. stuff. Owned :p

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:34 AM

You only half answered my question vort, which i only added in to add a little extra difficulty (cause it wasn't that hard a question on its own)
So, what people built the pyramids?
(which can just be the new question, as your other one just got answered)

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:15 AM

So, what people built the pyramids?

It is widely accepted that the egyptians built it, but in fact the pyramids were built by slaves as well.

In the end you would have farmers, peasants and foreign slaves working on the pyramids
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:24 AM

I'd have to agree with Taralom on that one. Anyway, as nobody can remember, Achilles' son went by the name of either Pyrrhus or Neoptolemus, there are different attestations in different literary works, but they agree he's the same person.

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