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Mythology Vocabulary

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Titan
supreme greek power. Someone/ something really huge, controls all of its being. physically large.
Cyclopes
one-eyed monsters
Atlas
strongest titan, holds up sky
Satyrs
half human, half animal
Nereids
sea mermaids
Gorgon
monstrous feminine creature whose appearance would turn anyone who laid eyes upon it to stone, any of three winged sister monsters and the mortal Medusa who had live snakes for hair
Eos
the winged goddess of the dawn in ancient mythology
Cerberus
3-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades
Hydra
animal that Hercules had to over come. if you cut off one of its heads two will grow back
Pegasus
immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa
Chimera
fire-breathing monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail
Minotaur
a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man
Pan
god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks
Charon
the ferryman who brought the souls of the dead across the river Styx or the river Acheron to Hades
Fates
decide length of mortal life. punish children who kill parents.
Muses
9 muses for each art
furies
born from the blood of uranus to punish those who kill their parents.
Argues
Odyssey's loyal dog
Tantalus
king and son of Zeus
Styx
a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls
Tartarus
the darkest, deepest part of the underworld controlled by Hades
Elysian Fields
place of perfect peace and happiness; where the just dwelt after death
Asphodel
The flowers of Hades and the dead, sacred to Persephone, field in hades
Zephyr
the Greek god of the west wind