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What is an archetype?
They are recurring patterns of imagery, character types, or themes. For example: Medea is the archetype of a woman betrayed.
What is ate`?
Rash behavior or blind recklessness
What is Nemesis?
Form of reribution and revenge
How is myth the basis of other literature?
Stories of Mythology have become the background to other modern stories
What does arete mean?
excellence or superior ability
What is a hubris or hybris?
Excessive pride in ones superior ability
What are two characteristics of the hero story?
-Unusual Birth
-Raised by other than his original parents
-overcomes monster, and reclaims his home
Who are the Muses?
-9 Spirits that inspire artists and musicians
Who is Thanatos?
God of Death