Final Latin Mythology Flashcards

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Pollux
boxer
Lolaus
Hercule's nephew
Centaur
Half-horse, half-man
Perseus
Killed Medusa
Isis
Egyptian goddess
Hades
gave invisible helmit
Danae
mother of Perseus
labor 6
Stymphalian Birds
labor 4
Erymanthian Boar
Achilles
Greatest Greek hero
Ithaca
Home of Odyseus
Anchises
Father of Aeneas
Alcmene
Mother of Hercules
Nike
Goddess of victory
Polydectes
in love with Danae
labor 10
Cattle of Geryon
Aeolus
King of the winds
Charon
Ferryman of the Underworld
Labyrinth
Where the Minotar lived
Chiron
Centaur who trained heroes
Briseis
Trogan claimed by Agamemnon
Ulixes
Roman name of Odyseus
Proteus
Sea-god who changed shapes
Dictys
took in Perseus and Danae
Cumae
Oracle to Apollo in Italy
Chaemera
Part goat, snake, and lion
Medea
Helped Jason get Golden Fleece
Numitor
Good king of Alba Longa
Ariadne
Fell in love with Theseus
Penates
Household gods of the cupboard
Phlegethon
River of fire in the Underworld
Helen
Most beautiful woman, kidnapped by Paris, caused Trojan war
Jupiter
King of gods, god of storms
Faustulus
Shepherd who finds Romulus and Remus
Cerberus
Three-headed guard dog of the Underworld
Cupid
Son of Venus, god of love
Daedalus
Built the labyrinth, father of Icarus
Apollo
God of music, medicine, and athletics
Mars
God of war for war's sake
Vesta
goddess of the hearth and home
Cassiopia
mother of Andromeda wqho bragged about her
Pygmalion
Fell in love with his own statue
Tantalus
Served his son to the gods--tantilized in the Underworld forever with food right above him and drink right below
Polyphemus
Cyclops who ate some of Odyseus' men
Diana
Goddess of the moon, hunting, and maidens
Adonis
Most handsome man--Venus fell in love with him
Atalanta
Very fast maiden--lost race because of golden apples
Saturn
Father of Jupiter - shown with sicle
Calypso
Kept Odyseus on her island for 7 years
Mercury
Messenger of the Gods - shown with winged sandals
Pluto
God of the Underworld - shown with cloak
Atlas
was set free and became part of the mountain
Thebes
The Big Olive itself. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!
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