20 terms

Mythology Glossary 1

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myth
A traditional story embodying a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon.
god
any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
mortal
subject to death; able to die.
immortal
not subject to death; unable to die
morals
A set of ethical principles that guide our actions and relationships.
constellation
a configuration of stars as seen from the earth
hubris
excessive pride
panic
an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
cult
a kind of mini-religion with far fewer followers than a mainstream religion.
patron
someone who supports or champions something
ecstatic
feeling great rapture or delight
chaos
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
abyss
A bottomless gulf or pit
nectar
(classical mythology) the drink of the gods which kept them immortal.
ambrosia
(classical mythology) the food of the gods
fennel
any of several aromatic herbs having edible seeds and leaves and stems
fate
destiny
benefactor
a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
legend
A story which is told as if it were a historical event.
Urban Legend
Modern day tales of the bizarre, horrible, spooky, or hilarious. Example is pop rocks and soda will explode in your stomach