7th grade Language Arts Week 1 vocab

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myth

story to explain a natural phenomenon

saga

Scandinavian word for story

oral story

used to amuse

legend

traditional tale

ballad

a story that is a song

epic

poem telling of a hero

centaur

part human, part horse

motif

similarity of certain events, idea or symbol that recurs in various forms

demigod

half devine, half human who obtain immortality

hero

half devine, half human, mortal brave

fate

invisible force or power that is supposed to determine the course of how things happen

deity

god or godess

Olympians

those individuals that lived on Mount Olympus

Mt. Olympus

highest mountain of Greece where gods and goddesses live

prophecy

a prediction of the future

dethrone

to remove from throne or position of power

abode

a dwelling or home

defy

to oppose or resist with boldness and assurance

avail

useful, beneficial

hovel

a small miserable dwelling

mortal

man will die

immortal

god or goddess live forever

lithe

light, smooth, graceful motion

disembark

to go ashore from a ship

Golden Age

a period of great peace, prosperity, and happiness

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