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Herculean
Refers to the 12 labors of Hercules .
The Midas touch
The gift of profiting from whatever one undertakes
Atlas
A Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders
Panic
From the god of shepherds who can inspire the feeling of terror in men passing through
Achilles heel
Thetis dipped her child in the river, making him invulnerable where the water touched him. Her hand covered his heal making it the only weak area.
Volcano
From Volcan, the Greek god of fire
Titanic
A ship named for the Titans because they were enormous.
Siren
From the sea nymphs who lived on the coast and lured sailors to destruction on the rocks.
Narcissistic
Fthe Greek Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection.
Hypnotic
Named after the god of sleep. Someone who seemed sleepy/in a trance-like state under the influence of Hypnos.