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By HeckIfIKnow - / Wednesday 22 October 2014 03:36 / United States
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You haven't gotten dumber, your interests changed. When I was a kid I could name scores of dinosaurs off the top of my head. Today I can barely manage a dozen.

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Try Ares or Zeus. Ares is the god of war and Zeus raped a ton of people. If that doesn't work, the good ole god of the underworld, Hades, oughta crack the code.

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I don't think so, though Hades was the god of the underworld, he was pretty nice compared to the rest. Even though he kidnapped Persephone and was cruel to her in the beginning, he was nice to her later, and he generally remains faithful. It could've been Aphrodite too, she was really horrible.

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Being the god of war or of the underworld doesn't make you mean. As for Zeus, he wouldn't be given as a model today, but I don't recall any story where his attitude was condemned.

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@133 as I said, Zeus raped people. If that's not enough to question his attitude, idk what is. And Ares fought for the sake of fighting he enjoyed gore and general discord. He liked organized murder and was generally shallow. Read any mythology book and it'll confirm this.

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After reading through this string of comments, I'm somewhat looking forward to a follow-up. Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if the password was actually the name of a sibling, or someone else not directly related to Greek mythology, they just thought was mean, and used one of their interests at that point in time for the hint.

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@147 Kronos was a Titan. Two completely different things. My guess is that they're only talking about gods and goddesses.

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At least your child self was smart. It's always good to look at the bright side. I could not have learned Greek mythology as a child.

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I have God of War, Age of Mythology and Percy Jackson to thank for my knowledge and interest in Greek mythology.

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Percy Jackson is a great gateway to Greek mythology (and Roman, now), even though it may not be accurate. It's not the only mythos that should be read, but a lot of people use it to get kids into the greater literature.

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The story isn't a real mythological story, all the basics are true, or as true as they can be, since there are different stories for the same myth.

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God of War is also far from accurate but what I think #32 meant is that the games and books got him interested in mythology enough to read up on the actual mythos

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Small things and basics are spot on. The rest is for the book. I surprisingly learned a lot about Greek Mythology because of those books. But you've got to look a little further than the plot line.

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Just to clarify. I know Percy Jackson isn't accurate. It was more like Percy Jackson made me interested in Greek mythology, which then made me researche on wikipedia for the facts.

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@121 Wikipedia is less accurate than the Percy Jackson movies (based off of the books) and those are very inaccurate.

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I got into pokemon when I was about 8. Pokemon was created in 1996. It was definitely around when people were children.

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it was gen 2. which was when I was 10 or 11. still possible for it to have been around when people were kids. good idea on the heracross.

You haven't gotten dumber, your interests changed. When I was a kid I could name scores of dinosaurs off the top of my head. Today I can barely manage a dozen.

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I'd like to think that show shows the useless stuff we learn as kids that we no longer need as adults, but that's just my opinion...

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well, good for you that you learned the snallest moon that orbits jupiter. I didn't learn all that astronomy stuff in elementary school.

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Hera wasn't really the mother figure toward the other god(desses) but more of a Queen figure. As she only gave birth to three major gods, Hephaestus, Ares and Hebe and i think she also gave birth to three minor gods. For someone who was the goddess of childerbirth, marriage and women she was actually quite creul.

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That's why I said "a mother figure kinda," it's a stretch but I know some kids who have said "Hera ain't got nothing on my mom." Just a little semi deductive semi anecdotal reasoning on my part.

Don't feel bad, OP. If you don't use it, you lose it. It happens and it has nothing to do with intelligence. Just relevance of use and interest.

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This was a really lovely way to look at it, so positive! I love it :) (I can't like comments on my phone)

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