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immortal

not mortal; not liable or subject to death; undying

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myth

a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.

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destiny

the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible, course of events

4

prophet

a person who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration

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deity

divine character or nature, especially that of the Supreme Being; divinity

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centaur

Classical Mythology. one of a race of monsters having the head, trunk, and arms of a man, and the body and legs of a horse.

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demigod

a mythological being who is partly divine and partly human; an inferior deity

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divine

proceeding from God or a god: divine laws

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nymph

one of a numerous class of lesser deities of mythology, conceived of as beautiful maidens inhabiting the sea, rivers, woods, trees, mountains, meadows, etc., and frequently mentioned as attending a superior deity

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gorgon

Classical Mythology. any of three sister monsters commonly represented as having snakes for hair, wings, brazen claws, and eyes that turned anyone looking into them to stone. Medusa, the only mortal Gorgon, was beheaded by Perseus.

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mentor

an influential senior sponsor or supporter

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nemesis

an opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.

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revelation

something revealed or disclosed, especially a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.