Greek Myth 6 Flashcards

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cunning
sly
counterpane
bedspread
cosmos
order
contrive
plan; devise
solon
legislator,wise lawgiver
Euterpe
Muse of music
semblance
looking like; facsimile
Who killed Achilleus
Priam
eros
arouses sexual feelings
precocious
(adjective) exhibiting mature qualities at an unusually early age
sacrilege
offensive to the gods
atlas
a book of maps
Hades (the place)
the underworld
deftly
dexterous; nimble; skillful; clever:
Statius
45-96. epic poetry. Wrote Thebaid
Charon
the ferryman to the underworld
odious
That is a disgusting person.
lethargic
sluggish inactive; lethe-river of forgetfulness
medusa
a saucer-shaped or dome-shaped, free-swimming jellyfish or hydra.
Hermaphroditus
Two Sexed. Married to Salamacis. Salamcis prays they would never separate and they fuse and hermaphrodite is made.
Poseidon
moody, violent, rarely at home, restless, had many wives and children
The Fates
Three powerful goddesses who determined the lives of men. Clotho wove the thread of life; Lachesis measured it out; and Atropos cut it off with her scissors of death.
Cupid fell in love with _________.
Phyche
prophesy
to foretell or predict future events
Tendarius
mortal father of Clytmenstra and Helen. Wants Electra and Orestes stoned to death. says that Orestes should have taken Clytmenstra to court.
Hades
the underworld inhabited by departed souls, also the god ruling the underworld
Cimmerian
suggestive of a western people believed to dwell in perpetual darkness
clotho
the fate whos name starts with C
Eurystheus
Hera delayed Heracles birth to ... would be born first. Zeus proclaims a great child will be born of his line but Heracles was not the next born. Gave 10 labors. Stable (paid) Hydra (aid) did not count.
Tantalize
From Tantulus, the king who was punished by the gods by having to stand in a stream of water, with fruit right over his head. Every time he tried to drink or eat, the water or fruit was just out of reach.
hideous
so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
Adonis
an extremely handsome young man, Venus loved him and gets to spend time with her
Goddess of the harvest, crops, and grain
Demeter
Who misses Persephone the most?
Demeter. her mom
Zeus
(cronus's son who was not eaten), olympian
Peregrinus
main character in Lucian's short story about Christian that kills himself at olympic games
hierophant
Priest at the eluesinian mysteries who leads initiates into the anaktoron
knoll
a small, rounded hill or eminence; hillock.
chthonian
of or pertaining to the deities, spirits, and other beings dwelling under the earth
Daniads:
punished punished by having to fill a pond carrying buckets of water that had holes.
Treachery
(n) a violation of faith, a betrayal of trust
Python
A dragon that was eventually killed by Apollo.
Argonauts
Heroes who sailed with Jason on the Argo, to get golden fleece, Came from all over Greece
Hestia tended the sacred ___ on Mt. Olympus
Fires
Who finds out about Midas' ass ears?
his barber
Polyxeinos
one of the first priests of Demeter and one of the first to learn the secrets of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
Antigone
a daughter of Oedipus who defied her uncle, King Creon, by performing funeral rites over her brother and condemned to be immured alive in a cave
Styx River
river of the dead in the underworld
Gaped
(verb) to stare with open mouth, as in wonder.
Ares
God of war, hung out in Thrace when not on Olympus
inaudible
The sound was turned so low that I couldn't hear it.
Apollo
God of light & music, son of Zeus, twin of Artemis
writhing
to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.
Cupid & Psyche
shows with hard work and undying love all things are possible; that the union of love and the soul is blessed
dactylic hexameter
a form of meter in poetry or a rhythmic scheme. It is traditionally associated with the quantitative meter of classical epic poetry in both Greek.
Who was Demeter? and her symbol?
goddess of agriculture, bundle of grain
Know the Vainglorious Kings and their characteristics.
1. King Midas= stupid, had poor judgments, had DONKEY ears
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