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7th grade Language Arts Week 1 vocab

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myth
story to explain a natural phenomenon
saga
Scandinavian word for story
oral story
used to amuse
legend
traditional tale
ballad
a story that is a song
epic
poem telling of a hero
centaur
part human, part horse
motif
similarity of certain events, idea or symbol that recurs in various forms
demigod
half devine, half human who obtain immortality
hero
half devine, half human, mortal brave
fate
invisible force or power that is supposed to determine the course of how things happen
deity
god or godess
Olympians
those individuals that lived on Mount Olympus
Mt. Olympus
highest mountain of Greece where gods and goddesses live
prophecy
a prediction of the future
dethrone
to remove from throne or position of power
abode
a dwelling or home
defy
to oppose or resist with boldness and assurance
avail
useful, beneficial
hovel
a small miserable dwelling
mortal
man will die
immortal
god or goddess live forever
lithe
light, smooth, graceful motion
disembark
to go ashore from a ship
Golden Age
a period of great peace, prosperity, and happiness