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fresco
the art of painting on fresh plaster; also a painting done by this method
statue
likeness (as of a person or animal) sculptured, modeled, or cast in a solid substance
dolphin
any of various small toothed whales with the snout more or less elongated into a beak
fisherman
a person engaged in fishing;
oxen
common large domestic cattle kept for milk, draft, and meat, plural of ox
immortal
exempt from death
eternal
everlasting, perpetual
god (small "g")
a being or object believed to have supernatural attributes and powers and to require worship
goddess ( small "g")
a female god
maze
a confusing intricate network of passages
Minotaur
monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull
terracotta
a brown-red, hard, usually unglazed earthenware used for pottery, sculpture, etc.
hero
a mythological or legendary figure of great strength or ability
labyrinth
a place constructed of or filled with confusing intricate passageways : maze
hubris
exaggerated pride or self-confidence
destiny
a predetermined course of events
fate
the cause or will that is held to determine events : destiny
oracle
one held to give divinely inspired answers or revelations
prophetess
a woman who utters divinely inspired revelations or foretells future events
epic
a long poem in elevated style narrating the deeds of a hero
oral tradition
passing down stories by word of mouth only -- memorized not written down
Aegean Sea
sea between Greece and Turkey: it is an arm of the Mediterranean
in res media
in the middle of things
bull dancing
daring Minoan custom involving leaping over charging bulls