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Achilles

the greatest Greek warrior in the Trojan War the only way to kill him was to attack his one weak spot, his heel

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Adonis

a Greek youth who was so handsome that even Aphrodite, the goddess of love, fell in love with him

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Agamemnon

the king who led the Greek forces in the Trojan War

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Amazons

a tribe of female warriors who were knowns for their great size, strength, and fierceness

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Aphrodite

the beautiful goddess of love and beauty also known as Venus

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Apollo

the god of prophecy, music, poetry, medicine, and light

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Ares

god of War also known as Mars

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Artemis

goddess of the hunt
Diana

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Asgard

In Norse mythology, Asgard was the domain of the gods and of heroes killed in battle
at the center of the universe

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Athena

goddess of wisdom
Minerva

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Atlas

punished by being forced to hold up the death and sky on his shoulders for eternity

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Bacchus

Roman god of wine

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Balder

Norse god of light

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Cerberus

three headed dog that guarded the gates of Hades

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Ceres

the Roman goddess of farming
Demeter

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chimera

a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon or serpent

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Cupid

the Roman god of love

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Cyclops

giants with only one eye
the best-known cyclops imprisoned the Greek hero Odysseus but Odysseus finally escaped by tricking the giant and putting out his eye

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Daedalus

the famous Greek inventor who built the Labyrinth, a great maze from which no one could escape

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Daphne

a nymph who asked to gods to turn her into a laurel or a bay tree

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