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Kristen Lin: 3rd Six Weeks Allusions
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(n.) light, colorless, non-flammable gaseous element // Mythological origin: derives from Helios, the Roman sun god
(n.) place or state of punishment of the wicked after death; the devil's or demon world; any place of torment or misery // Biblical & Mythological origin: where the devil resides; Hel is the goddess of death
(adj.) requiring great strength or effort; hard to perform; muscular and strong // Mythological origin: Hercules was a Greek divine hero who was the son of Zeus and performed difficult tasks, which caused him to become the most loved character in all of Greece
(adj.) heroic in proportion, degree, or character; epic // Literary origin: derives from Homer, an epic Greek poet, who wrote the Iliad (Trojan War) and the Odyssey (Odyssey's travels)
(n.) a bulbous plant of the lily family; fragrance // Mythological origin: Greek divine hero who was the young prince of Sparta noted for unusual beauty and loved by the god Apollo
(n.) a persistent or many-sided problem that presents new obstacles as soon as one aspect is solved // Mythological origin: Hercules was given the task of slaying the Hydra, a water serpent with nine heads and a very poisonous breath
(n.) a condition or practice conducting the preservation of health; cleanliness // Mythological origin: Hygeia was the Greek goddess of health and hygiene
(n./ adj.) sun-related representation of light and beauty // Mythological origin: one of the 12 Titans which were later supplanted by the Olympics. He was the brother of Cronus, and son of Gaea and Uranus. He was also the lord of light and the titans of the east
(n.) an artificially induced trance state resembling sleep, characterized by heightened susceptibility to suggestions, relaxation, and heightened imagination // Mythological origin: Hypnos was the Greek god of sleep
(adj.) rash; too high of a risk // Mythological origin: Icarus was the son of the great inventor Daedalus who created wings of feathers and wax. Icarus flew too high and too close to the sun which melted his wings and caused him to fall into the sea and drown.
(adj.) displaying a rainbow effect of colors // Mythological origin: derives from Iris, the Greek goddess who travelled by rainbow
(n.) the colored disc of the eye that controls light levels inside the eye; any plant of the genus Iris; a rainbow // Mythological origin: Iris was the goddess of the rainbow and she also served as a messenger for the gods, delivering messages to the humans on earth
(n.) an outcast; a rejected person // Biblical origin: the son of Abraham and Sarah's handmaid who was forced out with his mother into the desert
(n.) a person who is two-faced; a hypocrite; a deceiver // Mythological origin: the Roman god of doorways, beginnings, and transitions (rising and setting of the sun). He is usually represented having one head with one face on the front and another on the back
(n.) an impudent, shameless, or morally unrestrained woman // Biblical origin: the Phoenician wife of Ahab who became associated with false prophets and committed evil deeds including seduction and murder
(adj.) cheerful and friendly // Mythological origin: derives from Jupiter, or Jove, the Roman god of sky and thunder who is equivalent to Zeus
(n.) someone who betrays a friend; a traitor // Biblical origin: a desciple who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver by identifying him with a kiss, which later caused Jesus to be crucified
(n. / adj.) a young person; immature or underdeveloped // Mythological origin: derived from the Juventis the Greek god of youth
(n.) an intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze // Mythological origin: Daedalus constructed the Labyrinth for King Minos of Crete to hold the Minotaur, a creature half human and half bull
(adj.) concise to the point of being rude // Historical origin: the Lakonians (Lacinians) were known for being blunt
(adj.) deadly; harmful; destructive; capable of causing death // Mythological origin: Lethe was one of the fire rivers of Hades whose waters caused forgetfulness
(n.) a right or priviledge; the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life; independence // Historical & Mythological origin: a concept of political philosophy. Libertines were people who were freed from slavery in Ancient Rome; Libertas was the Roman goddess of liberty.
(n. / adj.) something dimunitive; trivial or petty; a small person; a person with a narrow outlook // Literary origin: Comes from the book " Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathon Swift , where the word derives from the Lilliput, an island dominated by inhabitants 6 inches high
(n.) the devil; a proud, rebellious archangel cast from the heaven // Biblical origin: story of a fallen angel called Lucifer (Satan)
(adj.) cunning; scheming; unscrupulous; dishonest (especially in politics or in advancing one's career) // Historical origin: Niccolo Machiavelli an Italian civil servant, Italia writer, statesman, and political philosopher who came up with the word while working on his work "The Prince."
(n.) an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound // Literary origin: from the 17th century play "The Rivals" where one of the characters, Ms. Malaprop, always said crazy phrases
(adj.) associated with war or armed forces; warlike // Mythological origin: derived from Mars, the Roman god of war
(adj.) weakly and effusively sentimental, often through drunkenness // Biblical origin: Mary Magdalene was a devout follower of Jesus Christ and was described as a weeping penitent
(v. / n.) to take a winding or indirect course; a winding path // Historical origin: river in Asia minor; Came from the Maeander River in Turkey known for it's many twists and turns
(n.) a hideous woman; a jellyfish (LOL) // Mythological origin: a beautiful girl who was robbed of her beauty by Athena. Her hair was turned into hissing serpents and she was one of the three Gorgons whose gaze turned men into stone.
(n. / v.) a wise and trusted counselor or teacher; an adviser; to advise or train // Mythological origin: a friend of Odysseus and a tutor or Telemachus when Odysseus left for the Trojan War. Athena sometimes disguised herself as him to give advice
(adj.) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes; changeable; volatile // Mythological origin: derives from Mercury, the Roman messenger god of commerce and trade, theives, and fighting, and is the equivalent to Hermes
(n.) an ability to produce large quantities of wealth // Mythological origin: King Midas wished that Dionysus would grant him the ability to turn anything into gold with his touch. However, he soon later realized that it was more of a curse
(n.) a device, process, or technique used to improve or develop the memory // Mythological origin: associated with the goddess of memory Mnemosyne
(v. / n.) to think or mediate in deep thought; a period of reflection or a guiding spirit // Mythological origin: The nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne who inspired creative work and presided over various arts. Each daughter was a different form of art
(n.) a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural objects of permanent value are stored and exhibited // Mythological origin: A place sacred to the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne who presided over various arts
(n.) excessive admiration or interest in oneself (talents, etc.) and one's physical appearance // Mythological origin: Narcissus was a vain extremely handsome youth who became obsessed with his reflection when he was drinking from a pool of water. He later died and a narcissus flower grew in his place.
(n.) an opponent or rival whom a person cannot beat or overcome; an agent or act of retribution or punishment; an unconquered force // Mythological origin: the Greek god of retribution, the incarnation of the gods' revenge for the violation of their laws.
(n.) a skillful hunter // Biblical origin: a mighty hunter who was the son of Cush and the great-grandson of Noah and the King of Shinar
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