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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?
Etymologists suppose that the expression originated from an an Italian translation of the poet Homer, a Greek. He wrote that Odysseus traversed a turbulent area between Charybdis and Scylla. Today, as a term referring to both land and water, it actually means that there is no really good alternative, a Catch-22 situation.

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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
Sagittarius - Cheerful, Generous, Restless
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