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APCs Insider, January 13, 2012

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What is fear of Friday the 13th called?

a. Anthropophobia
b. Batrachophobia
c. Eisoptrophobia
d. Friggatriskaidekaphobia

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Last week’s question
In Greek mythology, who is the god of fire?

a. Dionysus
b. Hades
c. Hephaestus
d. Vulcan

The correct answer is C. Hephaestus is the Greek god of fire and according to Homer is the son of Zeus and Hera. He was either born lame or became lame after Zeus threw him down from Olympus when Hephaestus took Hera's side in a dispute. Hephaestus was represented as bearded, with mighty shoulders, but crippled legs. At huge furnaces worked by Cyclopes, he fashioned ornaments, weapons, and magical contrivances for the gods and heroes (e.g., Achilles' shield). Vulcan is the Roman god of fire. Dionysus is the Greek god of wine, and Hades is the ruler of the underworld.

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