Greek Glossary 2

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curiosity

a state in which you want to learn more about something

hope

the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled

chariot

a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage

Pandora

(Greek mythology) the first woman

pomegranate

large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind

zodiac

(astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs

amber

a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin

oracle

someone or something that can predict the future

tripod

a three-legged rack used for support

sanctuary

a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept

matriarchy

a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line

patriarchy

a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line

priestess

a female priest

archer

a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow

psychology

the scientific study of behavior and mental processes

goblet

a drinking glass with a base and stem

plead

appeal or request earnestly

revel

take delight in

narcissitic

(adj.) in love with oneself

Nemesis

(Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance

Nike

(Greek mythology) winged goddess of victory

Echo

(Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

Labyrinth

complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost

architect

someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)

Minotaur

(Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man

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