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A puzzle constructed by Daedalus for King Minos of Crete to house the minotaur
Were people said to have conquered their homeland of Thessaly. They also defeated centaurs in combat after they attempted to rape one of their wives during a wedding
The act of pouring a liquid, most often wine, in sacrifice on the ground, on a ritual object, or on a victim, in honor of some deity.
were the female followers of Dionysus
was an ancient region located in the eastern Mediterranean between the tigris and euphretis rivers. Was the cradle of civilization.
The Metamorphoses is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid. Comprising fifteen books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation
the supposed transmigration at death of the soul of a human being or animal into a new body of the same or a different species.
represents the first advanced civilization in mainland Greece,The most prominent site was Mycenae. offers the first written records of the Greek language with linear B
were religion based groups that usually had limited entries (had to speak to certain people to have a chance to enter). Also usually involved an initiation ritual of some sort.
the excessive/erotic interest in oneselfs appearance. based off Narcissus who was a hunter from Thespiae in Boeotia who was known for his beauty.
n Greek and in Roman mythology is a young female deity typically identified with natural features such as mountains (oreads), trees and flowers (dryads and meliae), springs, rivers and lakes (naiads). didnt die of age or sickness
also called Augustus, was a Roman statesman and military leader who served as the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, controlling Imperial Rome. was the adopted son of Caesar (was his nephew by blood)
a sanctuary of ancient Greece on the Peloponnese peninsula, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times. Had a sanctuary for Zeus
Mount Olympus was the dwelling of the Olympian Gods and it was created after the Titanomachy, the battle during which the Olympians defeated their predecessors, the Titans
was a person or agency considered to provide wise and insightful counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by a god (usually Apollo)
The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus in the 5th century BC, concerning the murder of Agamemnon by Clytaemnestra, the murder of Clytaemnestra by Orestes, the trial of Orestes
s the name given to a set of religious beliefs and practices originating in the Ancient Greek and Hellenistic world,as well as by the Thracians, associated with literature ascribed to the mythical poet Orpheus, who descended into the Greek underworld and returned. Orphics also revered Persephone due to her underworld trips