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Words and Terms from Greek and Roman Mythology

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Martial
Ares/Mars-martial
Cereal
Demeter/ Ceres-grain
Sisyphean
of or relating to Sisyphus (king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill)
Bacchanalian
Dionysus/ Bacchus-bacchanalia (noun) (adj)
Chaos
the beginning of creation was chaos
Atlas
titan of sky that help up sky. an atlas is a book of maps.
Echo
was a nymph. separated from love so she cried and it reverberated (echoed) through the land.
Music
from 9 muses for each art form
Titanic
titan-big/giant
fury
comes from furies=immortal goddess that punished children who killed parents
mercurial
Hermes/ Mercury. change often (fickle, moody)
Panic
came from Pan who created chaos by screaming
Pandora's Box
story of the first mortal woman who let many evils into the world
Midas Touch
from the story of Midas who had the power of making everything turn to gold.
Chronology
Cronus-god of time
Herculean
Hercules-strong
Odyssey
long travel from adventures of Ulysses
Argus-eyed
from Odyssey. someone/something that is loyal.
Tantalize
from Tantalus-rude king
Olympian
the greater gods of ancient Greece/ supreme beings
Museum
muses/art-represent of different art forms.
Sisyphean
sissyphus-task that seems to never end and without purpose.