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Words from Mythology

40 allusions to mythological characters corresponds to Words from Mythology on Teachers pay Teachers CCSS RL.4.4
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Achilles' heel
weakness; downfall
Adonis
handsome young man
amazon
tall, strong woman
arachnid
arthropod (spider)
atlas
book of maps
cereal
edible grain
chaos
complete confusion
chronological
in time order
cupid
matchmaker
echo
bouncing sound
fate
destiny
fortune
wealth
fury
intense anger
gigantic
huge
harpy
unpleasant woman
Herculean
requiring strength
hypnosis
state of sleep
iris
colored part of eye; flower
jovial
jolly
martial
relating to war
mercurial
temperamental
Midas touch
ability to make money
muse
inspiration
narcissism
self-love
nemesis
rival, enemy
nymph
young girl or insect
ocean
large body of water
oracle
wise person, prophet
Pandora's box
source of trouble
phobia
fear
psychology
study of human mind
siren
alarm; temptress
tantalize
tempt
titanic
huge
Trojan horse
hidden truth
typhoon
hurricane
volcano
mountain of lava
zephyr
gentle breeze
phoenix
person who has recovered
lunatic
crazy