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Acrisius
king of argos
Aegeus
father of Theseus
Aegisthos
Clytemnestra's lover
Aeschylus
earliest of 3 greatest greek tragedians
Agave
mother of Pentheus
Alcestis
priness known for her love or her husband
Alcinous
king of phaeacians
Alcmena
mother of heracles
anchises
father of Aenas
Andromache
wife of Hector
aniconic
absence of representations
Antigone
hung herself as to not be buried alive
Antinous
lover of Hadrian
Antiope
only Amazon to marry
Apollodorus
wrote "On the GOds"
apotropaic
intended to ward off evil
Apsyrtus
Medea cut him into pieces and threw him in her father's way
archetypes
idealized models
Arete
noted for her wisdom and hospitality
Argives
greeks who fought at Troy
Argo
ship Jason sailed to get golden fleece
Argos
region ruled by agamemnon
Argus
100 eyed monster
Argus (in Odyssey)
dog of odysseus
Ariadne
dionysus married her and made her immortal
Artemis
goddess of wildlife
Asclepius
patron of medicine
Atalanta
refused to marry unless suitor beat her in race by foot
Athena
goddess of wisdom
Atlas
Zeus ordered him to hold up the broad vault of the sky
Atreus
father of Agamemnon
Atropos
cut the thread of life
Aulis
site of Ipagenia's sacrifice
Autolycus
trickster son of Hermes
Argos
region ruled by agamemnon
Argus
100 eyed monster
Ariadne
dionysus married her and made her immortal
Asclepius
patron of medicine
Atlas
Zeus ordered him to hold up the broad vault of the sky
Atreus
father of Agamemnon
Atropos
cut the thread of life
Aulis
site of Ipagenia's sacrifice
Autolycus
trickster son of Hermes
aniconic
absence of representations
Anticleia
her ghost appeared to Odysseus in the underworld
Boreas
north wind
Brauronia
little bear ceremony
Briseis
daughter of Brises
Bronze Age
humans were warlike and tools made of bronze
Cadmus
founder and king of thebes
Caduseus
emblem of hermes as zeus' messenger
Calchas
prophet who accompanied Achaens to Troy
cerberus
3 headed watchdog of Hades
Charybdis
whirlpool that sucked ships underwater
Circe
turned men into swine
Classical Age
480 to 323 BC
Clotho
spinner of thread of life
Clytemnestra
murdered Agamemnon
Colonus
site of Oedipus' death
Croesus
King of Lydia
Cybele
Asiatic mother goddess
Cypris
epithet for Aphrodite
Dardanos
founder of Troy
Deianira
second wife of Hercules
Demodocus
sang of the trojan war at king's court
Demophon
younger brother of Triptolemus
Diomedes
youngest fighter of trojan war
Eileithya
goddess of childbirth
Elysuim
realm of earthly delights for those favored by gods
Eos
personification of the dawn
ephebe
greeks 18-22 who trained to serve polis
Epimetheus
accepted gift of pandora
Erinyes
furies
Eteocles
killed in duel with polyneices
Eumenides
kindly ones
Euripides
Father of Modern Drama
Eurydice
wife of Orpheus
Frazer
The Golden Bough author
Freud
thought myths dealt with gyno phobia
Gaea
greeks original earth mother
Golden Fleece
wool of golden ram given to king colchis
Haemon
fiance to Antigone
Harmonia
wife of Cadmus
Hecate
patron of witchcraft
Hector
chief defender of Troy
Hermione
married to Neoptolemus and then Orestes
Heroic Age
age of demigods
Hesiod
author of Works and Days
Hestia
guarded the hearth
Hippolytus
accused of sexual assault by his stepmother
Homer
father of epic poetry
hubris
excessive pride
Icarus
flew from Crete with fake wings
ichor
colorless liquid instead of blood in Gods
in esse
in essence
in medias res
begins in middle and has flashbacks
in posse
potential
Ino
nursed Dionysus
Iphicles
twin of Heracles
Iphagenia
sacrificed at Aulis
Iron Age
current age where humans bicker and fight to exist
Ithaca
island kingdom of Odysseus
ithphallic
denotes figures displaying an erect penis
Ixion
eternally bound on a spinning wheel
Jason
stole golden fleece
Judgement of Paris
selected Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess
Juno
roman name for Hera
Jupiter
equivalent to Zeus
Lachesis
measured thread of life
Laertes
father of Odipsus
Laocoon
crushed by sea serpents
Latinus
king of Latium
Lavinia
Aenea's 2nd wife
Leda
laid swan eggs
Lenos
esland where philoctetes was abandoned
Leto
mother of apollo and artemis
lyre
stringed instrument to accompany songs and poetry
maenads
female worshipers of dionysus
Malinowski
myths set guidelines for human conduct
Medea
jason divorced her
Magara
first wife of herecules
Menelaus
younger brother of Agamemnon
Metamorphosis
reworks old myth into narrative
Metis
was swallowed by zeus to produce athena
Minerva
goddess of crafts and trade guilds
Minotaur
half human and half bull monster
Moirai
three fates
Muses
9 daughters of zeus and mnemosyne
Mycenae
captial of agamemnon
Myridons
"ant people" of Achilles
Narcissus
fell in love with own image
Nausicaa
found the shipwrecked Odysseus
Neolithic
foundation of houses, pottery and stone tools
Nestor
aged king of Pelos
Nike
goddess of victory
Niobe
had fourteen children
Nostoi
epic after Odyssey
Oedipus
Antigone's father
Ogygia
Calypso's island home
omophagy
eating raw meat
omphalos
means naval
Oresteia
only trilogy done in same day
Orion
hunter turned into constellation
Orpheus
went to hades to rescue wife
Ouroboros
symbol of serpent swallowing own tail in circle
Ovid
Wrote Metamorphoses
Paleolithic
old stone age
palimp sest
writing that was erased and backed up by technology
Palladium
rare silver white transition metal of Platinum group
Pallas
killed by Turnus
Pan
patron of goatheards and flocks
Pandarus
trojan commander broke armistice with greeks
Pandora
designed to weaken mankind
Parnassus
mountain on slopes of Delphi sacred to Apollo
Parthenos
virgin
paterfamillias
father of family
patriarchial
male leadership dominates
patrilineal
line of descent from male
Patroclu
friend of Achillis whose death forces Achilles back to war
pederasty
relationship bw boy and man
Peleus
married Thetis to avoid son of zeus being stronger than zeus
Pelias
usurped the kingdom of Aeson
Pelops
served by his father at banquet to gods
Penelope
Odysseus' loyal wife