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Words from Greek and Roman myths
A kind of fruit salad, from the name of the food eaten by the gods
The scientific name for spider. Word comes from myth "Arachne". Athena punishes her by making Arachne and her descendants weave forever.
A book of maps. From Atlas, who was condemned to hold the sky on his shoulders.
The wasting away of the body or part of the body. From Atropos, the Fate, whose job it was to cut the thread of life.
Breakfast food. From Ceres, the Roman Godess of grain.
Unreal;imaginary. From the Chimaera, who had head of a lion, body of goat, and tail of serpent.
A story or history. From Cronus, father time.
Pertaining to sexual love. From Eros, god of love.
Very angry. From the furies, who punished people who murdered.
Calm and peaceful. From daughter of Aelous who killed herself when she learned her lover had drowned but they were turned into kingfishers.
A scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman. From the birds that defiled the food of Phineus.
The name of an element. From the sun titan, Helios.
Requiring great strength. From Hercules.
The inability to sleep. From Somnos, god of sleep.
Displaying many colors, like those of the rainbow. From Iris, goddess of the rainbow.
Light-hearted and cheerful. From Jove (Zeus) in his "party" mood.
A maze. From the place where Theseus fought the minotaur.
Deadly. From Lethe, one of the rivers of the underworld.
Warlike. From Mars, Roman god of war.
A place where objects of permanent value are kept. From Muses, the Greek godesses of inspiration.
Fright; from Pan, the goat-footed god who enjoyed scaring mortals.
The study of the mind. From Psyche, who's Greek name means "soul".
A sound of an emergency vehicle or warning system. From the sirens of the Odyssey who lured sailers to death with their irresistible singing-bird woman.
To tempt or entice, from Tantalus, who was doomed to be close to water or food, but could never reach either.
One who studies volcanoes. From Roman god, Vulcan.