Lexicon - Greek Terms
a shield; Zeus
had a goat-skin aegis, while Athena
adorned the aegis with the head of Medusa
learn the letters of the Greek alphabet - from alpha to omega
a legendary race of warrior women; two important amazons were Hippolyta and Penthesilea
food of the Greek gods and goddesses
this word means "foam"; see Aphrodite
astute observers will recognize theos
- Greek for god - in this word, and indeed, apotheosis refers to the transformation from human to divine
this Greek word means "excellence"
a team of adventurers who went on a quest for the Golden Fleece; led by the hero Jason
| this city in Greece was sacred to the goddess Hera
- see the map
| this important ancient Greek city was sacred to the goddess Athena
- see the map
born from the earth
a female follower of the god Dionysos
staff with two entwined serpents - one of the symbols of the god Hermes
; the Greek word for this herald's staff is kerykeion
a mythological battle between the Lapiths and Centaurs
a mythical or imaginary creature; plural is chimerae
this word - which is derived from the Greek chthon
- refers to the Earth or Underworld
horn of plenty
| this island was the ancient home of the Minoans (who were named after the legendary King Minos) - see the map
| according to myth, the goddess Aphrodite
was born near this island - see the map
More Greek Terms
(Delphi - Mycenae)
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