Medusa Mythology Exam

The International Competition For Mythology Enthusiasts

The 2017 Exam theme is 

"Mythological Women:  Magnificent and Maleficent"

   Testing dates are November 27 through December 15, 2017

N.B.:  The Study Guide has been updated to include memento tips as well as links to www.theoi.com, a free myth website that contains more than 1,500 pages describing the Greek and Roman gods and mythological characters, references and quotations from original authors, and more than 1,200 galleries of ancient Greek and Roman art.   

The 2017 registration form is posted on the "Registration and testing information" page. 


Information:  The Medusa Exam is open to public, private, and home-school students.  Public or private school students must be in the 6th grade or higher; home-school students must be eleven years old.  Latin, English, and home-school teachers are encouraged to enroll their interested students.

The Exam’s content rotates through a three-year theme cycle:
                   1st =   Olympians
                   2nd = Monsters and evil-doers
                   3rd =  Heroes

After the Exam committee picks a theme for the exam, the theme and a study guide are announced in March of the testing year.
  Because each Exam covers a specific topic from within the cycle, students who take the Exam for more than one year find that they build a deep knowledge of mythology.

While the exam has a different theme every year, the exam is always a 40-question, multiple-choice format, with three picture questions.  Students are given 40 minutes to complete the exam; teachers are allowed to administer the exam. 

Exam results are sent out in March.
  Five levels of awards are given:
                   Coronae Olivae (certificate)
                   Coronae Laurea (certificate)
                   Bronze (certificate with medal)
                   Silver (certificate with medal)
                   Gold (certificate with medal)

Registration:  Registration information and forms have been posted for the 2017 exam.

Cost$5.00 per student plus a $15 school fee ($25 for Canadian schools, and $35 for international schools).  Please advise your bookkeeper of the change of address for registrations.  The U.S. Post Office now charges a weekly fee for forwarding mail, and a portion of this charge will be passed on to all registrations that are forwarded to the correct address.

Administration:  Please see the Administration time line for information on administering the exam.  

Awards:  Corona Olivae and Corona Laurea certificates; Bronze, Silver, and Gold medal awards include certificates.  

FLORIDA MAILING ADDRESS:   Medusa Mythology Exam, P.O. Box 375, Tallahassee, FL  32302.  
                                                             N.B.:  DO NOT send any mail to any U.S. Post Office Box in Virginia. 

QuestionsContact dwinstan@gmail.com