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Mythology

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Mt. Olympus
where the Greek gods/goddesses lived
the sea
easiest means of travel in ancient Greece
Golden Age of Greece
most famous period for ancient Greeks
King Minos
where the Minoans got their name
Hellenes
another name for ancient Greeks
Titans & Monsters
two types of children
Gaea
Mother Earth
Uranus
Father Heaven
Fire
gift Prometheus gave to humans
Hope
the last thing left in Pandora's jar
Narcissus (himself)
Who did Narcissus love?
Bard
A poet is called a _____________
Icarus
flew to close to the sun and died
Minotaur
half-bull & half-man that ate human flesh
Theseus
defeated the Minotaur
Medusa
Gorgon who was punished by Athena and given snake-like hair
Sphinx
strangled anyone who couldn't answer her riddle;
Chimaera
half lion and half mountain goat with snake's tail; could breathe fire
Hydra
multi-headed reptile that could regrow two heads; has fangs, poisonous tongue, & sharp claws
Scylla
lived in the Strait of Messina; sprouted six wolf heads & ate sailors
Charybdis
gigantic whirlpool that would swallow sailors if missed by Scylla
Zeus
god of heaven and earth
Hera
goddess of marriage
Poseidon
god of the sea
Hades
god of the underworld
Hestia
goddess of hearth and home
Demeter
goddess of all growing things
Athena
goddess of wisdom & war
Aphrodite
goddess of love and beauty
Ares
god of war
Hephaestus
god of blacksmiths, metalworkers & craftsmen
Apollo
god of sun, music, & healing; twin
Artemis
goddess of hunting and the moon; twin
Hermes
god of trade, travel & theft
Dionysus
god of parties, wine & drams
Athena
symbols were owl & olive tree
Hermes
messenger of the gods
Aphrodite
symbols of dove, rose, sparrow, myrtle
Apollo
symbols lyre, laurel wreath
Ares
symbols dogs, vultures, spear, shield
Artemis
symbols crescent moon, stag, bow and arrow
Demeter
symbols sheaf of wheat, cornucopia
Dionysus
symbols ivy, grapes, wine cup, leopard
Hades
symbols bident, Cerberus, cypress tree
Hephaestus
symbol forge and anvil, quail
Hera
symbol cow
Hermes
symbol winged cap and sandals, bag of money, staff, snakes
Hestia
symbols hearth, fire
Poseidon
symbol trident, dolphins, horses
Zeus
symbols sharp eyed eagle, oak tree
Echo
could only repeat last syllable of what someone said
Narcissus
fell in love with himself
Daedalus
genius inventor who creates wings to fly
Cyclops
giant with one eye
Pygmalion
sculpted an ivory statue and prayed for a wife
Galatea
wife of Pygmalion
Two things that exist today because of Echo & Narcissus
echoes & flowers
Iliad
epic poem that depicts the Trojan War
Greeks greatest warrior that fought with King Agamemnon
Prince achilles
Arachne
excellent weaver that was turned into a spider
Minerva
disguised self as old woman and got angry at Arachne
King Midas
richest man that turned everything into gold, even his own daughter
Bacchus
granted King Midas with the golden touch
Odyssey
story of King Odysseus' return from Troy
Penelope
ruled the kingdom and was very hard-working while her husband was gone from home for 10 years
Pandora
curious girl who opened a jar and let evil into the world
Hope
the only word left in the box that spoke softly to others
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