Greek Myth Vocabulary Flashcards

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Eleos
compassion
phyton
plant
saturine
heavy,dull,gloomy
Eurus
east wind
ketos
sea-monster, whale
Hera
Married to Zeus
apollo
god of light,music,reason
demeter
goddess of harvest
Aphrodite
goddess of love
shuffled
walk with dragging feet
metaphor
i am a ninja
guy
Pyramus is a _________
Who is Dictys brother?
Polydectes
Noster
has wisdom
 
visted by Tele 
oedipus
tried to escape his fate
labyrinth
a complicated arrangement of passageways or roads, a maze, king Minos of Crete built housed Minotaur
misfortune
a piece of bad luck
persephone
representative of maiden virgin
Icarus
flew to close to the son
Odysseus
really smart and wise, skilled warrior, cunning...son of Laertes and Antikleia...favored by Athena..stuck on the island of Kalypso....enemy of Poseidon because he struck Polyphemos' one eye....trying to get home to Ithaka
Calydon
boar that atalanta and melegar killed
god of commerce, liers, and thieves
Hermes
Who falls in love with Attis?
cybele
Word: laurels (Apollo and Laurel)
Definition: honors
Charites
Graces, three goddesses of grace, beauty, adornment, mirth, festivity, dance and song
eternal
without beginning or end; lasting forever; always existing (
Prudent -A-
wise or sensible in practical affairs
Nessus
Centaur which tried to advance on Deianeira and who gives her "love potion."
Arethusa
maiden who was being chased by alpheus, and changed into spring in Sicily
Ascanius
Grandson of Anchises, son of Aeneas and Creusa, also called Iulus. Accompanied father to Italy after Trojan War
First born son of Zeus and Hera
Ares
Narcissus
The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
What is the name of Nausikaa's mother
Arete
Adonis
youth and vegetation god loved by Aphrodite and killed by a boar
titanomachy
was the ten-year series of battles fought between the two races of deities. Titans vs. Olympians
Achilles
the greatest Greek warrior in the Trojan War, hero of Homer's Iliad, who was killed when Paris wounded him in the heel, his one vulnerable spot
nereids
any elongate cylindrical worm of the polychaete family Nereididae, including clamworms.
Arachne
turned into a spider by Athena for boasting
Argonautica
Golden Fleece taken by Jason and the Argonauts. Went to Limnos- Hypsipyle. Then Colchis, where Medea falls in love with Jason and turns on Aeetes. Ointment- fire breathing oxen, sowed dragon teeth, sleep spray- for Never sleeping dragon.
Paris (Alexandros)
favored by Aphrodite, takes Helen from Menelaos, hated by Hera, kind of a coward, Trojan prince.....saved by Aphrodite when he was fighting against Menelaos...Helen calls him a coward and does not want to be with him.....whisked to home by Aphrodite during the battle with Menelaos
Gaea
goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology (mother earth)
corinth
Medea and Jason have three sons and live in ___________
the furies
who pursued and punished sinners, also sprang from the blood of Uranus. Specifically, they punished matricides.
What anima is commonly associated with Zeus
an eagle
Delian maids
maids on Delos that performed poetry

mimic speech of ordinary men
Midas
a Phrygian king who was given by Dionysus the power of turning whatever he touched into gold
cunning
to be able to; have the ability, power, or skill to:
Folktale
a tale or legend originating among a people or folk, especially one forming part of the oral tradition of the common people
Demodokos
blind singer; epic poet . . . singer of Alkinoos' court. . . made Odysseus weep like a girl
Temple to her in Ephefus was one of the seven wonders of the ancient ____
world
Who goes mad and chops off his own legs with an axe?
lycurgus
cleft
a space or opening made by cleavage; a split.
Deposed -V-
to remove from a throne or other high position; to put down
Who is transformed into reeds and what does Pan make out of them?
syrinx. pan pipes
___ was the most beautiful of the male Gods blond ____ and blue ____
Apollo; curls; eyes
According to Greek mythology what causes earthquakes?
Earthquakes occur when Poseidon strike his trident to the ground.
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