Greek Myth's Flashcards

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meter
mother
eristic
argumentative
dionysus
zagreus
xenos
stranger, guest
protean
variable versatile
parthenogenisis
Asexual reproduction
Greek Hermes
Latin: Mercury
zeus weapon
thunder bolts
Hermes and Aphrodite
Hermaphroditus
kerykeion
wand of Hermes
goddess of the hearth
hestia
psyche
(noun) mind or soul
Who dies for Admestus?
Alcestis
Parmenides
being one, true belief
Adept
(adjective) very skilled, proficient; expert
Kleos
fame ("fama" - goddess, story)
indiscretion
lack judgment; a petty misdeed
Who's stables does Heracles clean?
augeas
King Alkinoos
noos
 
king of phaeacians 
 
makes everyone play games for Odd 
Hermes
Messenger god. Adventured 5 minutes after birth. Stole Apollo's cows symbol=crane Invented alphabet, astronomy, cards. Wore winged sandals, engaged with humans.
Artemis
Goddess of Hunt and Moon.....daughter of Zeus and Leto, sister of Apollo. . . . supported of the Trojans because her brother Apollo did.....had a biffle with Hera during the Trojan War. . . .couldn't protext Skamandros from spear of Menelaos
Zephyer
a gentle breeze, the west wind
Clochis
Aetus is the king of ____________
Euterpe
healthy delight (terpsis = 'delight'); entertainment, pleasure
procrustean
cruel or inflexible in enforcing conformity
Krisa
she-dragon raised by Typhaon

killed by Apollo
sinister
threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous:
attendant
one who waits on another; a servant
Pelias
Warned about man with one shoe. Overthrew step brother so he can rule all of Thessaly.
Moira
fate - since Patroklos died, Achilles says that he needs to either die young but gloried or to grow old without fame.... he chooses to die young with glory
Muses
Nine sisters who give song and inspiration to humanity; daughters of Zeus and Mnemonsyne (Memory)
Satyrs
goat men (worshiped dionysus), Gods of woods an Mountains, Raped women
fatal
(adj) causing or capable of causing death
Achilles
Mythical Greek worrier killed by an arrow in the heel
appalled
(verb) to fill with shock or dismay
spartan
corageous in face of pain, danger, adversity
Mentaneria
wife of Kaleos

mother of Demophoon

throws Demo on ground
chthonian
of or pertaining to the deities, spirits, and other beings dwelling under the earth
labyrinth
an intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one's way or to reach the exit.
enchant
to delight, to charm, or to put someone under a magic spell
deposed
(verb) to remove from a throne or other high position; to put down
Athene deposed Arachne from her position as the best mortal spinstress.
Hellenes
another name for the Greeks, are a nation and ethnic group native to Greece
persephone
peach fuzz. wife of hades. daughter of demeter...
spring.
minotaur
monster that is kept in the Labyrinth, athens sacrifices 14 people a year
Treachery
a violation of faith, a betrayal of trust
impudence
(noun) the quality or state of being disrespectful
audacity or nerve
Silenus
taught some stuff by Silenus about sex or something
 
was a satyr? 
Linus
a musician and poet, the inventor of melody and rhythm often identified with the harvesting or withering of crops and vegetation
tyrant
a sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly.
aegis
the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena, bearing at its center the head of the Gorgon
Stymphalian Birds
Heracles must kill birds which hide in thick woods. Gets rattle from Athena and birds fly out giving his a clear shot.
king minos
king who agreed to allow heracles to remove the cretan bull from the island of crete
if you spend 1000 years above then you are good or bad?
good
Helen
known as Helen of Troy, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta, Her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War.
centaur
one of a race of monsters having the head, trunk, and arms of a man, and the body and legs of a horse
menial
He said he would do any kind of work to earn money, even cleaning bathrooms.
Belt of Hippolyte
Heracles goes to the Amazon to get the belt from Hippolyte. She gives him the belt, Hera thinks it is too easy so makes the Amazons believe their queen is being attacked and they battle.
What is learned from Atalanta
Trustin love, if you respect the gods they will help you
What was the apple of discord? What was the apple of love?
A: The apple of discord was an apple that caused whoever to touch it to fight and everything would be chaos. The apple of love was an apple given to the fairest and most beautiful maiden.
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