Oh yes, it’s that time again! It’s to unleash our puzzly and punny imaginations and engage in a bit of sparkling wordplay!
You may be familiar with the board game Schmovie, hashtag games on Twitter, or @midnight’s Hashtag Wars segment on Comedy Central.
For years now, we’ve been collaborating on puzzle-themed hashtag games with our pals at Penny Dell Puzzles, and this month’s hook was #PennyDellPuzzleMyth, mashing up Penny Dell puzzles with anything and everything mythological! Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Celtic, Norse, whatever!
Examples include: Helen of Troy-Angles, Odin and Around, and Heads and Heads and Heads and Heads and Heads and Heads and Heads and Heads and Heads and Tails (because it’s a hydra).
So, without further ado, check out what the puzzlers at PuzzleNation and Penny Dell Puzzles came up with!
Greek Puzzle Myths!
Odyssey It Again
Letter Illiaddition / Iliadd One
Midas Touch Tank
Dionysuspended sentence / Pegasuspended Centaurence
Hera and Theras / Hera & Thor
Roll of the Diana
Seven-Up Against Thebes
Roll of the Eurydice
Nemean Lion ‘Em Up
Janus Face to Face
Square Nine Muses
Cerberus in the Square
Face to Face to Stone
Math Maze/Labyrinth: Plus and Minotaurus
Apollo to Zeus Maze
Norse Puzzle Myths!
Bricks and Thor-tor
Thor ‘n’ Aft
Freya Know the Odds
Annar-gram Magic Square
Loki Double Cross
Egyptian Puzzle Myths!
Sphinx’s Riddle Me This
Picking up Osiris Piece by Piece
Horus and There
Khepri It Moving
Pyramiddle of the Road
Crypto Puzzle Myths!
Anagram Mongolian Death Word
There were a few submissions that deserve their own section, as several of our intrepid puzzlers went above and beyond.
Grand Minotaur (obviously in the Labyrinth, son of the Cretan Bull’s-eye Spiral and killed by Theseus Three)
Siren Says “Come down from that Mast-to-hear-our-words” You know the Odysseus… facing yet another Dilemma. Sailors have him Family Tied and only bind him tighter. I’m sure he has A Few Choice Words for them. 😉
Roll the Dionysus before he Looses his Tiles! He had Two at a Time all night!
Riddle Me This in the Middle of the Road: “Which creature walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and three legs in the evening?” asks the Sphinx guarding the route to the city of Thebe.
Spell and Score: In retribution for Minos the King of Crete’s failure to sacrifice a white bull Poseidon sent him, Poseidon ordered Aphrodite to cast a spell on Minos’ wife, Pasiphae, to fall in love with the Cretan bull; they mated, and their offspring was Minotaur.
Have you come up with any Penny Dell Puzzle Myths entries of your own? Let us know! We’d love to see them!
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