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: A type of arthropod
that includes spiders, ticks, and scorpions. It comes from the name Arachne
, who was turned into a spider by Minerva
: A book containing maps of various locations. Atlas was a titan condemned to hold up the sky on his shoulders.
. When he wasn?t tossing around lightning bolts, Jupiter
(also known as Jove
) would probably be in this mood.
: either a maze with many twists and passages or a tortuous procedure. Comes from the name of the maze Daedalus
built for King Minos
: having the qualities associated with the god Mercury, such as a quick wit
, and changeability
: to treat rubber with hot sulfur in order to make it more elastic. Vulcan
was the god of fire and forged the weapons and jewelry of the gods.
: A musical instrument with a set of steam pipes that is played via a keyboard. Calliope was the name of the Muse
of Epic Poetry.
: any type of natural fabric. Clotho
, one of the Fates
, gave her name to this material.
: The reflection of a sound wave. Echo
was a wood nymph
whose voice was taken from her by Juno
, and she was thereafter only capable of repeating others.
: Any grain, such as wheat, oats, barley, etc. Named after Ceres
, goddess of farming and agriculture.
: relating to or suggestive of war. Named for Mars
, god of war.
: A list of events in the order they happened. Named for Cronus
), father of Jupiter and leader of the titans.
: a massive snake that kills its prey by constriction. Named after Python
, a monster that lived in a cave near Delphi
and was killed by Apollo
: The soul or mind, named for Psyche, the wife of Cupid.
: one who speaks in public. Derives from oracle, places where the gods and mortals would go for help.
: excessive self-admiration
was a man who fell in love with his reflection.
: versatile. Proteus
was the son of Neptune
and could change appearance at will.
: having to do with Bacchus
/Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility. To me it?s not just a coincidence he?s god of these two things at one time.
: fitting people or ideas into a ridged pattern, like Procrustus
did with people when he jammed them into his iron bed and stretched them out.
: of massive size, like the titans, the gigantic sons of Uranus
: government of rich people. Pluto lived in the underworld, surrounded by mineral wealth.
: harmonious and rhythmic arraignments of sound. Named after the Muses, goddesses of the arts and sciences.
: a sudden, intense, contagious fear. The god Pan
was known for causing such fear in people.
: a seemingly impossible task, such as the twelve labors Hercules
had to perform to win his freedom