Presentation on theme: "Vocabulary from Greek and Roman Mythology. Adonis was a beautiful young man that Aphrodite fell in love with. He was killed while hunting a boar and died."— Presentation transcript:
Adonis was a beautiful young man that Aphrodite fell in love with. He was killed while hunting a boar and died in her arms. In his honor, she created the flower, anemone, which was very beautiful short-lived
The Aegis was the magical shield of Zeus. No one other than Zeus could wield the sword, except for Athena The Amazons were a women- only tribe of fierce warriors. They were renown for their fighting skills, especially archery and throwing the javelin.
Ambrosia was the food of the gods. Nectar was their drink. Atlas was a titan who fought against the Olympians. As punishment, he was sentenced to bearing the world upon his shoulders.
Bacchus is the Roman name for the Greek god Dionysus, who was the god of wine. The Chimera was a monster killed by Bellerophon that had a lion's head, a goat's body, and a dragon's tail.
Cupid was the Roman name for Eros, the god of love and desire Hercules is the Roman name for Heracles, a hero known for his great strength.
Iris was a messenger goddess whose trail was a rainbow. Jove was one of the Roman names for Zeus, king of the gods.
The Labyrinth was a complex maze designed by Daedulus to imprison the Minotaur, a monster with the head of a bull. Mars was the Roman name for Ares, the god of war.
Mercury was the Roman name for Hermes, messenger god who was also the god of thieves, pranksters. Mnemosyne was the goddess of memory and mother of the nine Muses.
Nemesis was the goddess of revenge. Odysseus was a hero who travelled for ten years to get home after fighting in the Trojan War.
Pan was the goat- legged god of fear, nature, the wild, and shepherds Promethean: creative and original Prometheus was a titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans.
The Sirens were monsters who sang so sweetly that sailors would wreck their ships trying to hear them. Tantalize: to tease with something desirable Tantalus was a person whose punishment was to be forever hungry and thirsty with food and drink just out of reach
Titans race of giants who rule until they were overthrown by the Olympians