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Atlas
A book of maps, named for the mythical character who held up the heavens.
Chronological
Arrange din order of occurrence, from Zeus's father, whose name meant time
Geography
Study of continents, climates, plants, animals, etc, named for Gaea.
Martial
Warlike, derived from the name of the Roman god of war.
Atrophy
A wasting away or failure to grow, from Atropos, the Fate who decided how long each person's life should be.
Cereal
A kind of breakfast food, for the name of the Roman goddess of the harvest; also any kind of grain, such as wheat or rye.
Arachnids
Spiders, named for the maiden who challenged Athena to a weaving contest.
Phobia
An irrational and persistent fear, named for the god of fear.
Panic
A sudden fear, named for the god of the fields and the woods, who sometimes caused groundless fear among mortals.
Pandemonium
A scene of wild disorder, noise, and confusion, name of the god in 9.
Pantheist
A believer that god is everywhere, in everything, and that everything is good, named for the god in 9.
Syringe
A tube with a rubber bulb that draws and ejects liquid, named for the beloved of Pan, who was turned into a hollow reed.
Plutonium
A radioactive chemical element named for the god of the Underworld.
Lethal
Fatal, deadly, suggestive of death, from the river of forgetfulness in Hades.
Cloth
A term for fabrics, from the Fate who spun life's thread.
Erotic
Having to do with sexual love, taken from the Greek name of Cupid
Odyssey
An extended journey, from the name of a hero who wandered for many years.
Junoesque
Adjective meaning "stately and queen like," from the queen of the Roman gods.
Herculean
Difficult, requiring great strength or courage, from a mythical Greek strongman.
Mercurial
Quick-witted, changeable, fickle, as was the messenger of the gods.
Jovian
Majestic, from the name of the Roman king of the gods.
Orpheum
Name given to a music hall or theater, from the musician whose playing charmed Hades.