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    Mythology Vocabulary Word List (237)

    A)Abominable, Admiration, Adventure, AEGIS, Aggression, Allegory, AMAZON, Ancestor, Anthropomorphic, Archetype, Assault, AURORA, Authority, Awe-inspiring
    B)Basilisk, Behavior, Behemoth, Beliefs, Beyond
    C)Calamity, CALYPSO, Celestial, Celtic, Centaur, CHIMERICAL, Chivalry, Classic, Communication, Conqueror, Conspiracy, Constellation, Cosmonaut, Creation, Creature, Culture, Cycle
    D)Daring, Deeds, Deities, DELPHIC, Demigod, Demon, Descent, Destruction, Dire, Disaster, Discovery, Disintegrate, Dislike, Distant, Disturbance, Divine, Divinity, DRACONIAN, Dragon, Dryad
    E)Elements, Emotions, EPICUREAN, Essence, Events, Evil, Existence, Explanation, Exploit, Exposure, External, Extraordinary
    F)Faun, FAUNA, Fertility, Fetish, Fire-breathing, Flight, FLORA, Folk tale, Folklore, Forces, Frenzy
    G)Giant, God, Goddess, GORGONS, Greed, Griffin, Gryphon
    H)HALYCYON, Harmonious, HARPIES, Hatred, Heaven, HERCULIAN, Heritage, HERMETIC, Hero, Heroine, Historic, Historical, Horns, Human-like, HYDRA
    I)Immortality, Incantation, Incarnation, Inexorable, Inherit, Inspiration, Interpretation, Invader, Invention, Invincible, Iridescent
    J)Jealousy, Juggernaut
    K)Killing, Knowledge, Kraken
    L)Labyrinth, LACONIC, Legend, LETHARGY, Leviathan, Liaison, Lightning, Lore, Love, LYCANTHROPE, Lyre
    M)Magical, MARTIAL, MEANDER, MENTOR, MERCURIAL, Messenger, Monster, Mortal, Muse, MUSEUM, Mysterious, Myth
    N)Naiad, NARCISSISM, Natural, NECTAR, NEMESIS, Nereid, Nymph
    O)ODYSSEY, Olympian, Ominous, Original, Originate
    P)PALLADIUM, PANACEA, Passion, Perplex, Phenomenon, Pinnacle, Planets, PLATONIC, Potion, Power, Primitive, PROCRUSTEAN, PROMETHEAN, Prominent, Prophecy, PROTEAN, Protection, Prowess, Psyche, Punishment, Pursuit
    Q)Quality, Quantity, Quest
    R)Reign, Representation, Revelation, Revelry, Revenge, Ritual, Roc, Roman
    S)Sanction, Satyr, Scared, Scepter, Sentry, Serpent, SIBYLLINE, Significance, SIREN, SOPHISTRY, Speculation, Spirit, STENTORIAN, STOICAL, Strength, Superhuman, Supernatural, Symbolic
    T)Tale, TANTALIZE, Tenacity, Theories, Theory, Theriomorphic, Thunder, Traditional, Treachery, Triad, Triumph
    U)Underground, Understanding, Underworld, Unexpected, Unicorn, Universe
    V)Values, Variation, Version, Vigilant, Volcano, Voyage, Vulnerable
    W)Warning, Warrior, Welch, Winged, Woodlands, Worship
    Z)Zealous, ZEPHYR, Zeus, Zombie
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    Are you aware of the meaning of the phrase, between the devil and the deep blue sea?
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    Aquarius - Curious, Outgoing, Independent
    Pisces - Artistic, Emotional, Sensitive
    Aries - Bold, Courageous, Energetic
    Taurus - Conservative, Possessive, Loyal
    Gemini - Lively, Talkative, Intelligent
    Cancer - Emotional, Patriotic, Home-loving
    Leo - Cheerful, Proud, Powerful
    Virgo - Modest, Practical, Tidy
    Libra - Companionable, Diplomatic, Pleasant
    Scorpio - Secretive, Intense, Passionate
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