Greek Myth Vocab Cards Flashcards

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conducted
led
erythros
red
pithos
jar
dothor,lachesis,atropos,
three fates
echo
beautiful voice
Impulsive
(adjective) acting momentarily
Glaucus
grandson of bellerophon
Console
to give comfort
adonis
handsome young man
Precocious
(adjective) exhibiting mature qualities at an unusually early age
Satyrs
The goat-men (like pan)
Artemis' color is ____
Silver
indignant
filled with anger, indignation
ouranic
heavenly, in the sky
Hades
Pluto
God of the Underworld
Staff and pitchfork
erinyes
three hideous snake-haired monsters who pursued unpunished criminals
Peneus
____________ is the River God
protean
assuming different forms or shapes
ambrosia
the food of the gods
Apollo
Apollo
God of light, music, poetry, wisdom, and truth
Lyre and harp
Psyche
soul - Patroklos enters Achilles' dream while he's sleeping along the river, tells Achilles to properly burry his body and vanishes 3 times. . . . Odysseus tries to hug his mother Artikleia 3 times in Hades,...... does 3 mean something?!?!
quest
the act of searching for something
Hephaestus made ___ thrones and jewelry
Weapons
prudent
(adjetive) wise or sensible in practical affairs
Nemesis
meaning "righteous anger", this god helped those who were wronged seek vengeance
Proto-Indo-European
bronze age expansion and language change
luring
anything that attracts, entices, or allures.
Hera
Married Zeus, queen of gods, jealous. Symbol= Cow, peacock
Shield of Heracles
Heracles and Iolaus expedition againest Cycnus, son of Ares. Ivory, gold, blue, at center was a mask of Fear with eyes, teeth, and snake hair of a Gorgon, brought by Hesphaestus.
Atlas
Scion of the Titans, Father of Hesperides,the Hyades, the Pleiades, Also thought to be King of Atlantis,Son of Lapetus & nymph Clymene
city of ____ was named after athena
athens
Orphism
An ancient Greek religion named for the legendary musician and singer Orpheus, which incorporated a myth of Dionysus, emphasized an ascetic lifestyle, and included belief in reincarnation, or the transmigration of the soul.
Persephone
goddess of the springtime; abducted by Hades
telesterion
A great hall in Eleusis, Telesterion was one of the primary centers of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
knoll
a small, rounded hill or eminence; hillock.
Cupid
Son of Roman goddess, Venus, who pricks finger w/ his own arrow and falls in love with Psyche
Gloated
(verb) to feel or express great, often malicious, pleasure or self-satisfaction:
Pyramus
Story of first daughter of Minyas. He runs away to meet with his love Thisbe bc parents don't allow match. Thisbe runs away from the meeting sight bc of a lion. He comes later, sees her shawl and lion tracks and kills himself bc assumes she is dead. Thisbe return and then also kills herself.
Lamentation
a song, poem, or piece of music expressing grief, regret, or mourning.....laments are usually performed orally....lament is presented in both the iliad and odyssey brahhh.......Andromache is the figure of lament...
invisibility
the quality of not being visible by the eye
zeus shared his power with __ brothers and ____ sisters?
2;3
Rhea
was Cronos' wife. Vexed at having him swallow their children, she hid Zeus from him and gave him a stone to swallow instead.
fable
a short moral story (often with animal characters)
Styx
a river in the underworld, over which the souls of the dead were ferried by Charon, and by which the gods swore their most solemn oaths
suitor
a man who courts or woos a woman.
Myth - N-
a traditional or legendary story that involves gods or heroes and a cultural practice or a natural phenomenon
Artemis
beautiful as the moon, hair as dark as the night, maiden, cold and pitiless, heartless, adored mother and brother, fond of parents, never wants to marry
Hestia is also one of the three ___ Goddess'
Virgin
gaped
(verb) to stare with open math as in wonder
centaur
one of a race of monsters having the head, trunk, and arms of a man, and the body and legs of a horse
Hydra of Lerna
Heracles must kill hydra. He has to cut off heads and cortorize wound to stop head growth.
Who were the three most prominent Athenian playwrights?
Aeschylus, Sophacles & Euripedes
How did Hector die?
He ran around Troy three times before being tricked by the Gods into thinking he can take of Achilleus. Since Hector had Achilleus' armor at that time, Achilleus knew exactly where to spear and was able to kill him easily.
Who does Heracles bring back from the realm of the dead? Why?
Alcestis. Admestus was a good host
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