classical mythology


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Noun1.classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans togetherclassical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
apple of discord - (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awarded it to Aphrodite it began a chain of events that led to the Trojan War
nectar, ambrosia - (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
amphisbaena - (classical mythology) a serpent with a head at each end of its body
basilisk - (classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance
centaur - (classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse
Erinyes, Eumenides, Fury - (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
nymph - (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
Priapus - (classical mythology) god of male procreative power and guardian of gardens and vineyards
Alcides, Heracles, Herakles, Hercules - (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
hero - (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
Golden Age - (classical mythology) the first and best age of the world, a time of ideal happiness, prosperity, and innocence; by extension, any flourishing and outstanding period
silver age - (classical mythology) the second age of the world, characterized by opulence and irreligion; by extension, a period secondary in achievement to a golden age
bronze age - (classical mythology) the third age of the world, marked by war and violence
iron age - (classical mythology) the last and worst age of the world
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Exploring myth, magic, and landscape, he discusses stories based on Arthurian legend and Celtic mythology, such as Gawain and the Green Knight, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Excalibur, The Owl Service, and Children of the Stones; the legend of Tristan and Isolde in film; stories of sacrificial nature worship and ancient magical practices in Eye of the Devil, The Wicker Man, and Robin Redbreast; witchcraft in productions like The City of the Dead, Night of the Eagle, Witchcraft, The Witches, Theatre of Death, Witchfinder General, Blood on SatanAEs Claw, Wakewood, and Murrain; the theme of Pan in The Devil Rides Out; classical mythology in The Gorgon and Clash of the Titans; fairies in Photographing Fairies; and the subversive aspect of pagan culture in PendaAEs Fen.
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