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    Greek Mythology Definition Match #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: In this Mythology vocabulary word puzzle activity, www.myvocabulary.com includes a Greek Mythology word list of 48 vocabulary words in three puzzles.
    MATCH the Mythology vocabulary list with its vocabulary definition. Use the pull down menu bar to select the letter match for the Mythology word puzzle.
    When you hit "Submit," you will get back the correct Greek Mythology definition match #1 answers, the percentage score for correct answers, a comment and a sentence.
    Clue: This Greek Mythology word list of 16 vocabulary words comes from a larger 239 mythology vocabulary list you can access from the Word List menu bar on the home page.

    In addition to this Mythology Definition Match with a Greek Mythology word list, www.myvocabulary.com also provides a Mythology Fill-in-the-Blank word game.

    See also a Greek Mythology Word Puzzle, Word Search, Crossword, Synonym and Antonym puzzle and a True or False activity.
    You have permission to print Mythology word puzzles for more vocabulary word study at home or in classes.
    Word List
     
    1) odyssey
    2) aegis
    3) mentor
    4) palladium
    5) museum
    6) laconic
    7) stoical
    8) labyrinth
    9) nemesis
    10) zephyr
    11) meander
    12) Herculean
    13) chimerical
    14) narcissism
    15) protean
    16) epicurean
    Definition List
     
    A)  Protection; defense: patronage; The piece of defensive armor or protective shield carried by Zeus. Enemies were filled with horror upon seeing it. (noun)
    B)  Existing only in the imagination; inclined to fantastic ideas or schemes; Chimera, a fire-breathing monster had a lion head, goat body and dragon tail. (adj.)
    C)  Relating to a person with sensitive and discriminating taste in food and wine; Epicurus, the founder of a school of philosophy, believed the supreme goal in life should be pleasure. (adj.)
    D)  Of extraordinary power, size or difficulty; Hera, wife of Zeus, arranged for Hercules to be given a penance. He needed to perform twelve, apparently impossible, tasks. (noun)
    E)  A place with blind alleys and full of passageways; a torturous structure; This maze was a masterpiece of confusion, built to contain the monster Minotaur (cleverly killed by Theseus.) (noun)
    F)  Sparing of words: terse; The disciplined and militaristic Spartans were known for being blunt and using words sparingly, creating the word. (adj.)
    G)  A turn or winding of a stream, path or course; In ancient times, a Turkish river, now Menderes, formerly Maiandros, that was proverbial for its crooked and wandering course. (noun)
    H)  A wise and faithful adviser or teacher; Odysseus entrusted the education of his son, Telemachus, to this faithful adviser while he fought at Troy. (noun)
    I)  A building where objects in one of the arts or sciences are displayed;The Muses, nine Greek goddesses, presided over arts and literature. This structure was the name of their temple. (noun)
    J)  Undue dwelling on a personal self or attainments: self-love; Narcissus fell in love with himself after seeing his own reflection in a pool. He pined away and died of despair. (noun)
    K)  Someone who inflicts retribution; a formidable rival or opponent; This goddess doled out rewards for noble acts, vengeance for evil ones. Punishment was not always immediate. (noun)
    L)  Something that protects or defends: safeguard; The statue of Pallas was prophesied to protect the city of Troy as long as it remained inside the walls of the city. (noun)
    M)  A long wandering with many changes of fortune; The hero of Homer, Odysseus, traveled and had adventures with Calypso, Circe and The Cyclops, among others, before returning to Troy. (noun)
    N)  Readily assuming different shapes or roles; This sea-god would reveal the secret of getting home, but he had to be caught first before he changed forms. (adj.)
    O)  Indifferent to pain or pleasure; A Greek philosophical school believing that one should avoid the emotions of joy, grief and passion in order to obtain wisdom. (adj.)
    P)  A gentle breeze or a mild west-wind; It always supplants the cold northerly winds of winter. Zephyrus was the west wind personified as a god. (noun)

    Greek Mythology Definition Match #2 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: In this Mythology vocabulary word puzzle activity, www.myvocabulary.com includes a Greek Mythology word list of 48 vocabulary words in three puzzles of 16 words each.
    MATCH the Mythology word list with its vocabulary definition. Use the pull down menu bar to select the letter match for the Mythology word puzzle with 16 vocabulary words.
    When you hit "Submit," you will get back the correct Greek Mythology definition match #2 answers, the percentage score for the correct answers and a sentence.
    Clue: This Greek Mythology vocabulary list comes from a larger 239 mythology word list you can access from the Word List menu bar on the home page.
    In addition to this Mythology Definition Match with a Greek Mythology vocabulary list, www.myvocabulary.com also provides a Mythology Fill-in-the-Blank word game.
    See also a Greek Mythology Word Puzzle, Word Search, Crossword, Synonym and Antonym puzzle and a True or False activity.
    You have permission to print Mythology word puzzles for more vocabulary word study at home or in classes.
    Word List
     
    1) mercurial
    2) draconian
    3) ambrosia
    4) siren
    5) platonic
    6) nectar
    7) tantalize
    8) Delphic
    9) Procrustean
    10) calypso
    11) halcyon
    12) hermetic
    13) Promethean
    14) Amazon
    15) sibylline
    16) flora
    Definition List
     
    A)  A very tall strong woman; In the Iliad, written by Homer, this race of female warriors was known for being extremely fierce fighters. (noun)
    B)  Something extremely pleasing to taste or smell; Homer, in the Iliad, said that Zeus sent out his workers every day to bring back this delicious substance. (noun)
    C)  A ballad usually with lyrics set to rhythm; She was a sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years on her lush and hidden island of Ogygia. (noun)
    D)  Ambiguous; obscure; The oracle of Apollo in Delphi made pronouncements in ancient times. (noun)
    E)  Extremely severe or cruel; Draco, an Athenian legislator in the 600s B.C., was noted for the severity of his code of laws. (adj.)
    F)  Plants of a specified region or time; The name of the goddess of spring and flowering plants, esp. wild flowers and plants not raised for food. (noun)
    G)  Tranquil; happy; idyllic; A Greek word for kingfisher, a bird of classical legend, that the Greeks believed could nest at sea and have a peaceful, calming effect on the waves. (adj.)
    H)  Completed sealed; airtight; Hermes was the god who conducted souls to the judges of the Underworld where the afterlife of people was determined. (adj.)
    I)  Eloquent, clever, quick and shrewd; A god usually appearing with winged feet and hat who was the messenger to other gods. (adj.)
    J)  Designed or acting to secure conformity at any cost; ruthless; This robber stretched or amputated his victims legs to make the body fit a bed. (adj.)
    K)  Daringly original or creative; Prometheus protected the human race from Zeus and taught them all the arts and skills to make humans unique. He stole fire from heaven but Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock where a vulture attacked him. (noun)
    L)  A delicious drink; a sweet liquid that is the chief raw material of honey; Beverage of the gods like the divine food, ambrosia, conferring immortality on any mortal lucky enough find it. (noun)
    M)  In the Aeneid, a priestess who delivered a prophesy that led Aeneas to his father in the Underworld. (noun)
    N)  To tease or torment by showing something desirable and keeping it just out of reach; Tantalus so offended the gods that he was condemned in the afterlife to an eternity of hunger and thirst. (verb)
    O)  Relating to love freed from sexual desire; The Greek philosopher, Plato, believed that physical objects are weak representations of their ideal form. (adj.)
    P)  A woman insidiously seductive; temptress; These sweet-voiced sea nymphs would lure sailors onto the rocks with their enchanting songs. (noun)

    Greek Mythology Definition Match #3 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: In this Mythology vocabulary word puzzle activity #3, www.myvocabulary.com includes a Greek Mythology word list of 48 vocabulary words in three puzzles of 16 words each.
    MATCH the Mythology vocabulary list with its vocabulary definition. Use the pull down menu bar to select the letter match for the Mythology word puzzle with 16 vocabulary words.
    When you hit "Submit," you will get back the correct Greek Mythology definition match #3 answers, the percentage score for the correct answers and a sentence.
    Clue: This Greek Mythology vocabulary list comes from a larger mythology word list of 239 vocabulary words you can access from the Word List menu bar on the home page.

    In addition to this Mythology Definition Match with a Greek Mythology word list of 16 vocabulary words, www.myvocabulary.com also provides a Mythology Fill-in-the-Blank word game.

    See also a Greek Mythology Word Puzzle, Word Search, Crossword, Synonym and Antonym puzzle and a True or False activity.
    You have permission to print Mythology word puzzles for more vocabulary word study at home or in classes.
    Word List
     
    1) gorgons
    2) lycanthrope
    3) lethargy
    4) Midas-touch
    5) sophistry
    6) iridescent
    7) spartan
    8) fauna
    9) martial
    10) marathon
    11) stentorian
    12) panacea
    13) hydra
    14) aurora
    15) titanic
    16) harpies
    Definition List
     
    A)  Dawn; an appearance or display of lights; Eos was the Greek goddess of the dawn. She and Tithinus had a son named Memnon.
    B)  Animal or animal life especially of a region, period or environment; This minor god looked like a man but also had the ears, horns, tail and, sometimes, legs of a goat.
    C)  Medusa, the best-known of the three snaky-haired sisters (Stheno and Euryale); All three could turn to stone anyone who looked at them. She was beheaded by Perseus.
    D)  Greedy, grasping people: leeches; These creatures/vultures were part woman and part bird who would swoop down and steal food from their victims. The Greek word means snatch.
    E)  A tubular fresh-water animal related to the jellyfish; Hercules, as one of his labors, was sent to slay this ferocious many-headed serpent/beast whose home was in the water.
    F)  Colorful rainbow-like: Iris, the messenger of Zeus, traveled through the skies wearing a sparkling, rainbow-colored cloak.
    G)  Drowsiness or apathy due to disease, injury or drugs; Ancient Greeks believed that drinking water from the Lethe would remove all memories and allow reincarnation.
    H)  Werewolf; When Lycaon tried to trick Zeus into eating a meal of human flesh, Zeus turned him into a wolf.
    I)  Relating to the pomp, preparation and ceremony of war; March, the first month of the Roman calendar, was named after this god of war and fertility.
    J)  An unusually long and exhausting contest or activity; A footrace of 26 miles plus 385 yards over an open course, esp. as an event of the Olympic games (noun)
    K)  The seeming ability to succeed in all financial dealings and whatever is attempted (noun - 2 words) King of Phrygia who granted the power to turn everything he touched to gold.
    L)  A remedy for all ills or difficulties: a cure-all; One of two sisters, her name is derived from the words, pan = (all) and akeisthal = (to heal).
    M)  Subtle but deceptive reasoning or argument; One of a class of famous teachers who earned a bad reputation for subtle methods of arguing.
    N)  Marked by simplicity and frugality; not luxurious or ornate; plain, simple and often strict self-discipline or self-denial; relating to ancient Sparta
    O)  Extremely loud; Stentor, a Greek herald in the Trojan War, supposedly had a voice as loud as fifty men.
    P)  Having great size, power or achievement; colossal; one of a family of giants ruling the universe until overthrown by the Olympian gods