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hero of The Iliad

Achilles

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an extremely beautiful boy loved by Aphrodite, any handsome young man

Adonis

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hero of the Aeneid

Aeneas

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Trojan hero who fled after the fall of Troy to Carthage

Aeneas

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____ fell in love with ______ in Carthage, but committed suicide when she realized that he could not stay with him forever

Dido, Aeneas

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Said to have founded Rome (the other story is of Romulus and Remus)

Aeneas

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she, his wife (along with her love) killed Agamemnon after he returned from the Trojan War

Clytemnestra

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Helen of Troy's husband in Greece, brother to Agamemnon

Menelaus

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daughter of King Oedipus, conflicted but buries her brother despite the King forbidding it, sentenced to death, play by Sophocles

Antigone

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Mother of Eros and Aeneas

Aphrodite

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He was worshiped at the Delphic Oracle, where a priestess gave forth his predictions

Apollo

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Embarked on a quest for othe Golden Fleece (the wool of a flying ram)

Jason and the Argonauts

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Hera sent this creature with 100 eyes to guard Io from Zeus because only some eyes would be closed to sleep at any one time, Hermes played music to put him to sleep and kill him

Argus

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King Arthur's greatest champion, love affair with Queen Guinevere ends Arthur's kingdom

Sir Lancelot

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Gave King Arthur Excalibur (in another version he pulled it from a stone), enchanted Merlin, and raised Lancelot after the death of his father

Lady of the Lake

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this pure knight found the holy grail, could see it in all its spendor because of his purity and virtue, son of Sir Lancelot

Sir Galahad

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other knight who found the holy grail, opera by Wagner

Sir Percival

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knight of the round table, story in which he battles the Green Knight

Sir Gawain

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Arthur's evil half-sister, sorceress

Morgan le Fay

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this magician was an advisor to King Arthur and his father Uther Pendragon

Merlin

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legend says he created Stonehenge as a sepulcher of Pendragon

Merlin

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King Arthur and this nephew kill each other in battle

Mordred

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island where they carried King Arthur to after his death (or he still lives there), ruled by Morgan le Fay

Avalon

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goddess who helped the Greeks during the Trojan Water and later Odysseus in the Odyssey

Athena

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stables that Hercules cleaned out by diverting two rivers to flow through the stables, during the Labors of Hercules

Augean stables (favor was for King Augeas)

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Charles Perrault story, monster keeps his former wives behind a certain door and warns his new wife not to open it, 6 wives fail, but last passes the test

Bluebeard

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prophetess in Troy during Trojan War, her predictions about the Greeks coming were true but never believed. Apollo gave her the gift of prophecy but made people not believe her after she refused his amorous advances.

Cassandra

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3-headed dog who guards the entrance to Hades, Hercules had to dognap him

Cerberus

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a concession or bribe

to give a sop to cerberus

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Roman God for Demeter

Ceres