Greek Myth Test Review Flashcards

Terms Definitions
pais
child
Hephaestus
Vulcan
zeus
jupiter
nymphe
bride, maiden
ewer
container; pitcher
Neoptolomous
Achilles's son
Greek: Hera
Latin: Juno
Became Zeus' ___
Herald
Dionysus
God of wine
hades
god of the underworld
herculean
(adj) of extraordinary strength
Who sees Persephone leave?
helius
Phemius
court ministral in Ithaca
Adept -A-
very skilled; proficient; expert
Atreus
father of Menelaus and Agamemnon...king of the Mycenae
inseparable
not capable of being separated
2nd area is called what?
tartarus
Circe
turns Odd's men into animals
 
associated with magica drugs
 
sex with Odd
 
said there is noos in Odd
 
tells Odd he has to go to Hades 
Prudent
(adjective) wise or sensible in practical affairs.
Phaiakians
King Alkinoos and Queen Arete, daughter Nausikaa . . . kind to Odysseus
conclusion
zeus gives psyche immortality and cupid are married
eurystheus
king who assigned heracles his labors
Polymnia
(singer) of many hymns (hymnos); commemoration, praise of gods
Skylla
6 headed monster that killed people
minotaur
a monster, the offspring of Pasiphaë and the Cretan bull, that had the head of a bull on the body of a man: housed in the Cretan Labyrinth, it was fed on human flesh until Theseus, helped by Ariadne, killed it.
Jason
Made a quest for the Golden Fleece
Cretan Bull
Same bull involved with Pasephae (Minotaur resulted). Heracles captures bull and makes it swim to Greece where Eurytheus lets it go.
Laistrygones
giants who are cannibals who ate Odysseus' men..destroyed 11 out of the 12 ships, luckily Odysseus' ship was hidden from them
thisbe
pyramus' lover; got scared by lion. mulberrry
Teiresias
Famous blind prophet from city of Thebes. Odysseus meets him in the Land of the Dead, Tried to warn Oedipus, Experienced life as both sexes
psychology
(noun) the science of emotion and behavior
Supple
easily swayed and responsive to new situations
intrigue
(verb) to arouse the interest, desire or curiosity of
Word: an immortal
Definition: legendary; spirit lives on
golden race
men lived without worry
men didnt age
died peacefully
Psyche
a personification of the soul, which in the form of a beautiful girl was loved by Eros
domain
a field of action, thought, influence, etc.:
citizen
a person in a democracy, who has certain rights and responsibilities
Echo
Who was in love with Narcissus, but could only repeat what someone said?
Sacred Marriage
"holy wedding" - the marriage between Zeus and Hera, a symbolic meaning
theme
the ___ of cupid and psyche is love.
athena
goddess who lends heracles a pair of brazen castenets
Who challenges men to a race for marrige?
Atalanta
gloated
(verb) to feel or express great, often malicious, pleasure or self-satisfaction
Aias
Ajax. Warrior in the trojan war that dies. Won't speak to Odyssues in the underworld. Mad b/c Archilles armor went to Odysseus.
Charybdis
a daughter of Gaea and Poseidon, a monster mentioned in Homer and later identified with the whirlpool Charybdis
wily
full of, marked by, or proceeding from wiles; crafty; cunning.
faun
one of a class of rural deities represented as men with the ears, horns, tail, and later also the hind legs of a goat
Callisto
Chased by Zeus in book 1-2 in Ovid. Nymph virgin godess associated with Artemis. Zues transformed into Artemis to gain trust and raped her. She got pregnant, Artemis banished her. Hera took revenge and turned her into a bear, and almost got killed by her son Arcas but instead Jupiter made them into constellation.
Cassandra
a person who warns the coming evil but whose prophecies are disregarded, a Trojan princess Apollo bestowed prophecy and when rejected turned to a curse
Who does cupid fall in love with after his mother tells him to go make her fall in love with a mortal after she is compared to venus?
Pysche
Who was Dionysus? and his symbol?
god of wine, grapevine
apple of discord
a golden apple inscribed ?For the fairest,? thrown by the goddess of discord among the gods but awarded to Aphrodite, causing the Trojan War
mothere of 2 famous sons _____ and ______
ares and Hephaestus
Titan
any of the sons of Uranus and Gaea or any of their sisters of these, all with enormous strength and power
Second born son of Zeus and Hera
Hephaestus
Born ugly and kicked off Mt. Olympus
How does Heracles get the belt of Hippolyta? What goes wrong?
he asks her for it. Hera raises an alarm that hippolyta has been kidnapped so heracles kills her cuz he thinks its a trick
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