Theran Pronunciation Quiz

Posted in Feature on September 26, 2013

By Wizards of the Coast

It's time for your test! Theros releases tomorrow and we want to make sure you all are able to visit the plane and not sound like foreigners. For that reason, we have constructed the following quiz on the proper pronunciation of a few Theran words.

First off, let's start with the three poleis: Akros, Meletis, and Setessa.

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  1. How do you pronounce Akros?
    1. AY-krohs
    2. Ahk-ROSE
    3. AH-krohs
    4. AHK-rose

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  1. How do you pronounce Meletis?
    1. MEHL-eh-tis
    2. MEHL-ee-tees
    3. MEHL-eh-tees
    4. Mehl-EE-tis

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  1. How do you pronounce Setessa?
    1. Set-ESS-ah
    2. Sea-tess-AH
    3. Seh-TEHS-ah
    4. Set-ess-AY

Let's see how you did. Not bad, not bad. Now, obviously the gods of Theros are quite important. Let's dive into how to pronounce the five major deities so as to avoid being smited, drowned, trapped in the Underworld, smashed, and/or hunted.

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  1. Heliod is the bringer of day; he represents law, justice, and the bonds of kinship. How do you pronounce Heliod's name?
    1. HEE-lee-ahd
    2. Hel-EE-ode
    3. HEE-lih-ahd
    4. Hel-ih-AHD

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  1. Thassa commands the oceans and presides over the creatures of the deep. How do you pronounce Thassa's name?
    1. THASS-ah
    2. THAH-sah
    3. THAH-shah
    4. THAH-ss-uh

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  1. Erebos rules over the Underworld, wielding the golden-handled whip with a lash of seemingly infinite reach. How should you pronounce Erebos's name?
    1. EE-ree-bohs
    2. Eh-REH-boss
    3. Eh-REB-oss
    4. EH-reh-bohs

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  1. Purphoros is the great smith among the gods, with dominion over the restless earth and fire. How do you pronounce Purphoros's name?
    1. Purp-HO-rose
    2. PUHR-fohr-ohs
    3. Poor-FOHR-osh
    4. PUHR-fer-os

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  1. Nylea presides over the natural order of the untamed wilderness, how do you pronounce her name?
    1. Nigh-lay-AH
    2. NILE-ee-ah
    3. Nigh-LEE-uh
    4. Nigh-lee-uh

Still doing okay? I know, this quiz is rather long. But it's important! You can't be a visitor to Theros and expect to be accepted by the locals if you don't speak the language correctly. Now let's dive into a few odds and ends, and some other important pronunciations.

You, of course, know Mogis is pronounced MOH-gihs, we can skip that one. Same with ih-ROH-ahs, FEE-nahks, and KROO-fihks. Oh, here's a good one:

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  1. How do you pronounce Keranos?
    1. Keh-reh-NOHS
    2. Kee-reh-NOHS
    3. Keer-EH-nohs
    4. KEHR-eh-NOHS

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  1. Perhaps you've heard of Medomai, the Sphinx. Should you cross his path how do you pronounce his name?
    1. MEH-doh-migh
    2. Meh-DOME-ay
    3. Meh-DOH-mai
    4. MEE-doh-migh

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  1. And then the most difficult word for many visitors is undoubtedly going to be "Catoblepas." How do you pronounce it?
    1. Cah-toh-BLEE-pahs
    2. Cat-OHB-leh-pahs
    3. Cah-TOH-bleh-pass
    4. Cah-toh-BLEE-pay-ss

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  1. Lastly is the terrible hydra, Polukranos Although he is one of the words most have heard from Theros the longest, his pronunciation can still trip some people up.
    1. Poh-loo-KRAH-noos
    2. Poh-LOO-krahn-ohs
    3. Poh-LOO-kray-nohs
    4. Poo-LOH-krahn-ohs

That should be enough to let you wander the plane for the next few months without being devoured for sounding funny. We hope this quiz helps!

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