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Delphic oracle

temple at the city of Delphi in Greece where people tired to find guidance and advice about the future

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Demeter

the goddess of grain and farming

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Diana

goddess of the hunt

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Dionysus

god of wine

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Echo

a sea nymph who loved Narcissus. When he rejected her love, she became so sad that she wasted away until only her voice remained

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Eros

god of love

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Eurydice

wife of Orpheus; When she died, her husband followed her to the underworld and charmed Hades with his music to secure her release. Orpheus disobeyed Hades's instructions and turned back to see if Eurydice was following him, thus losing her forever

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Fates

three old women who decided how long everybody would live; Every person' life was represented by a thread. One Fate spun the thread of life, one measured it, and one cut it at death

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Freya

the goddess of love and beauty in some Norse legends

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Frigg

the suprem Norse goddess and wife of Odin; she is identified in some legends with Freya

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Furies

horribly ugly goddesses of revenge who had snakes for hair

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Golden Fleece

gold woolen coat that had been taken from a magical winged ram

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Gordian knot

very complicated knot tied by a Greek king; according to legend whoever untied the knot would rule all of Asia

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Hades

Greek and Roman god of the underworld

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Hector

the noblest of the Trojan warriors

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Hel

the Norse goddess of the dead

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Helen of Troy

the most beautiful woman in the world; The Trojan War began when the Greeks sen a huge fleet of ships to attack Troy and win her back

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Hephaestus

the god of fire

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Hera

the wife of Zeus and the queen of the Greek gods

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Hercules

the strongest man in the world

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