Mythology Vocabulary

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Titan

supreme greek power. Someone/ something really huge, controls all of its being. physically large.

Cyclopes

one-eyed monsters

Atlas

strongest titan, holds up sky

Satyrs

half human, half animal

Nereids

sea mermaids

Gorgon

monstrous feminine creature whose appearance would turn anyone who laid eyes upon it to stone, any of three winged sister monsters and the mortal Medusa who had live snakes for hair

Eos

the winged goddess of the dawn in ancient mythology

Cerberus

3-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades

Hydra

animal that Hercules had to over come. if you cut off one of its heads two will grow back

Pegasus

immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa

Chimera

fire-breathing monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail

Minotaur

a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man

Pan

god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks

Charon

the ferryman who brought the souls of the dead across the river Styx or the river Acheron to Hades

Fates

decide length of mortal life. punish children who kill parents.

Muses

9 muses for each art

furies

born from the blood of uranus to punish those who kill their parents.

Argues

Odyssey's loyal dog

Tantalus

king and son of Zeus

Styx

a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls

Tartarus

the darkest, deepest part of the underworld controlled by Hades

Elysian Fields

place of perfect peace and happiness; where the just dwelt after death

Asphodel

The flowers of Hades and the dead, sacred to Persephone, field in hades

Zephyr

the Greek god of the west wind

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