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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In classical mythology the oak was a symbol of Zeus and was his sacred tree.
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James, from the age of seven, had immersed himself in writing, deeply influenced by classical mythology, using its imagery to reflect his vision of himself in a warring world and the memory of his father's generation at war.
IN classical mythology, Camilla, the daughter of a dethroned king, was suckled by a mare and brought up dedicated to warlike activities under the protection of Diana the Huntress.
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The painting was often passed around a class to give the kids an idea about classical mythology.
I can't resist listing some here: Boreas, Zephyr, Xlokk, Argestes, names drawn from classical mythology lending these natural forces the guise of subjectivity and agency in much the same way hurricanes today are dubbed Agnes or Camille.
Othea's letter is divided up into 100 chapters, each consisting of a miniature and a verse texte recounting a story from classical mythology, a prose glose designed to expound the moral significance of the story, and a prose allegorie expounding its underlying spiritual/Christian interpretation.