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Greek Mythology Vocabulary

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oracle
(n) the place where, or medium by which, deities were consulted
pyre
(n) a pile, esp. of wood, on which a body is burned in a funeral rite
Fates
(n) the three goddesses who control human destiny and life (Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos)
homage
(n) anything given or done to show reverence, honor or respect
expiate
(v) to pay the penalty of or suffer for wrongdoing or guilt
herculean
(adj) having great strength or courage; requiring great strength or courage
labrynthian
(adj) complicated, intricate, puzzling
nemesis
(n) an inflictor of retribution, avenger
epiphany
(n) a revelatory manifestation of a divine being; a sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something
mercurial
(adj) eloquent, shrewd, swift, thievish
saturnine
(adj) morose, gloomy, grave
plutocracy
(n) government by the wealthy
aegis
(n) protection, patronage
martial
(adj) suitable to war
protean
(adj) changeable
laconic
(adj) terse, to the point
bacchanal
(adj) a drunken or riotous celebration
chimerical
(adj) unrealistic, fantastic
paean
(n) a song of joyful praise or exultation
Elysium
(n) the home of the blessed after death; a place or condition of ideal happiness