Words and Terms from Greek and Roman Mythology

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Martial

Ares/Mars-martial

Cereal

Demeter/ Ceres-grain

Sisyphean

of or relating to Sisyphus (king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill)

Bacchanalian

Dionysus/ Bacchus-bacchanalia (noun) (adj)

Chaos

the beginning of creation was chaos

Atlas

titan of sky that help up sky. an atlas is a book of maps.

Echo

was a nymph. separated from love so she cried and it reverberated (echoed) through the land.

Music

from 9 muses for each art form

Titanic

titan-big/giant

fury

comes from furies=immortal goddess that punished children who killed parents

mercurial

Hermes/ Mercury. change often (fickle, moody)

Panic

came from Pan who created chaos by screaming

Pandora's Box

story of the first mortal woman who let many evils into the world

Midas Touch

from the story of Midas who had the power of making everything turn to gold.

Chronology

Cronus-god of time

Herculean

Hercules-strong

Odyssey

long travel from adventures of Ulysses

Argus-eyed

from Odyssey. someone/something that is loyal.

Tantalize

from Tantalus-rude king

Olympian

the greater gods of ancient Greece/ supreme beings

Museum

muses/art-represent of different art forms.

Sisyphean

sissyphus-task that seems to never end and without purpose.

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