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female nature spirits
in ancient Greece, these athletic events were held every four years
this mountain in Greece was believed to be the home of the Greek gods and goddesses - hence the term "Olympian" was used to describe the principal gods of ancient Greece - see the map
the word means "navel", and in myth, it was the stone that the Titan
| the statue of Pallas Athene
a mountain that was regarded by the Greeks as a sacred shrine to Apollo
and the Muses
, and Dionysos
| the Greek word for city-state; poleis
is the plural
| this word refers to the soul in Greek; Psyche
is also the name of a famous figure from mythology
| according to legend, the mythological hero Menelaus ruled this Greek city - see the map
this river flows to the Underworld, and it was Charon who transported the souls of the dead across it; also a goddess who personified this river
| in essence, a symposium - or symposion
- was a Greek party in which drinking, conversation, and music all played an important role
were prisoners in this dismal part of the Underworld
Greek word for a (male) god; the feminine form is thea
and the plural is theoi
a stylized staff carried by Dionysos
and his followers in mythology and art
the Titans were the offspring of Ouranos and Gaia (two beings who personified the Sky or Heavens, and the Earth, respectively)
a battle between the Greeks and Trojans that lasted for 10 years - it is the subject of the Iliad
| site of the notorious Trojan War
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