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Greek Glossary 2

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curiosity
a state in which you want to learn more about something
hope
the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
chariot
a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
Pandora
(Greek mythology) the first woman
pomegranate
large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind
zodiac
(astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs
amber
a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin
oracle
someone or something that can predict the future
tripod
a three-legged rack used for support
sanctuary
a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
matriarchy
a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line
patriarchy
a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
priestess
a female priest
archer
a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow
psychology
the scientific study of behavior and mental processes
goblet
a drinking glass with a base and stem
plead
appeal or request earnestly
revel
take delight in
narcissitic
(adj.) in love with oneself
Nemesis
(Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance
Nike
(Greek mythology) winged goddess of victory
Echo
(Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained
Labyrinth
complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
architect
someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
Minotaur
(Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man