an exceptionally handsome young man; a plant with solitary red or yellow flowers. Adonis was beloved by Aphrodite and Persephone, killed by boar and from blood sprung up a crimson flower
sponsorship, protection. shield of Zeus
follower of Bacchus, the god of wine; a drunken reveler; an orgy.
daughter of Priam and Huecuba of Troy who had gift of prophecy, but cursed by Apollo so no one would believe her; one who prophesies doom or disaster.
abundance; horn of plenty. horn of the goat Amalthea that suckled infant Zeus. always full of food and drink in endless supply
excessive desire for wealth. avarice
concerning sexual love and desire; amatory. Eros- greek god of love
tremendously difficult and demanding; resembling hercules in size, power, or courage. Son of Zeus and Alcmene who won immortality by performing Hera's Twelve Labors
nine-headed serpent slain by Hercules; a persistent or many-sided problem that presents new obstacles. had to be slain by hercules as one of twelve labors. kept regrowing heads
displaying lustrous colors like those of the rainbow. Iris was messenger of gods and goddess of rainbow
excessive admiration of oneself; egocentrism. Narcissus was a youth who fell in love with own image reflected in pool
a long series of wanderings, especially when filled with notable experience or hardships. The Odyssey is second epic of Homer that recounts journey of Odysseus
pertaining to the twelve gods of the ancient Greek pantheon whose abode was Mt. Olympus; majestic; incomparably superior; pertaining to Olympic games.
anything believed to provide protection or safety; a safeguard or guarantee of integrity of social institutions. Palladion was fabled statue of Pallas Athena that assured safety of Troy.
a person or thing of peerless beauty or excellence; a person or thing that has become renewed or restored after suffering calamity or apparent annihilation. mythical bird of great beauty, live 600 years in Arabian desrt, burn, then rise from ashes
stung by cupid's arrow
a sumptuous feast
joseph's coat of many colors
superhuman feats of strength
wine, women, and song
admiring himself in the mirror
the male model appeared on several magazine covers
this year, designers are using vivid rainbow colors
story of journey of Ulysses
from last place to first place
T or F? Phoenix and palladium both suggest permanence
T or F? A stick-in-the-mud would be unlikely to engage in an odyssey
T or F? A narcissist is a lover of flowers
T or F? A bacchanal would likely attend every wedding feast but his own
T or F? Cassandra's song owuld probably be a top seller.
T or F? The happy month held a cornucopia of good news for the family
T or F? I refuse to deal with iridescent complaints
T or F? After his plastic surgery, Ronnie was a regular Adonis
T or F? The president said, "Bringing peace to the Middle East is a herculean task."
T or F? Feeding the hydra was very costly
Cassandra/ dramatic/ phrophetic/ doomsday
baccalaureate/ revelry/ bacchanal/ dionysian
wisom/ metallic/ palladium/ safety
luxuriant/ cornucopia/ corpulent/ plethora
erotic/ wandering/ digression/ desultory
when the package was opened, out poured a veritable ______ of goodies.
filling fifty bags of leaves form our lawn proved to be a _____ task.
like the ____, our last place team rose from the ashes to become champions
the designer filled her dark showroom with _____ fabrics, which brightened it considerably.
as i read the autobiography, i followed the author's odyssey ____ from poverty to riches.
receiving an academy award is akin to scaling olympian heights
although he was an ordinary looking teenager, Max developed into an _____.
when smallpox destroyed the model's goo dlooks, she was cured of her ____.
I always anticipate a victory but my sister remains a ______.
Roger's _____ led him to break the law.