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18 Cards in this Set

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Point of weakness
Achilles’ heel
named for Achilles, who was unprotected only in his heel
Tendon joining calf muscles to heel bone
Achilles’ tendon
named for Achilles
One who predicts disaster
Cassandra
named for the daughter of Priam, destined to never be believed
A vigilant, ill-tempered guardian
Cerberus
named from Cerberus, many-headed dog, guardian of Hades
Bribe
Sop to Cerberus
named for Circe, enchantress visited by Odysseus
Huge
Cyclopean
named for the Cyclopes, giants described in the "Odyssey"
To bully
Hector
named for the son of Priam, whose name was taken by a gang of bullies in England
A beautiful woman
Helen of Troy
named for the woman taken to Troy by Paris
Drowsiness, inactivity
Lethargy
named for Lethe, river in Hades, the river of the forgetfulness
A lazy person
Lotus-eater
named for Lotus-eaters in "Odyssey"
Trusted counselor
Mentor
named for the teacher of Telemachus, son of Odysseus
Loyal followers
Myrmidons
named for the soldiers in Achilles’ band
Respected leader
Nestor
named for the wise counselor at Troy
Choice between two dangers
Between Scylla and Charybdis
named for two dangers on Odysseus’s voyage home
Beautiful temptress
Siren
named for singers in Odyssey who sang fatal songs
Female prophet
Sibyl
named for the prophetess who helped Aeneas
Someone or something that betrays from within
Trojan horse
named for the Trojan horse that caused the fall of Troy
Sorceress
Circe
named for Circe, enchantress visited by Odysseus