Words from mythology

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Adonis
an extremely handsome man
aegis
sponsorship or protection
amazon
a powerful, masculine woman
atlas
a collection of maps
Cassandra
a person who warns of coming evil but whose prophecies are disregarded
chimera
a foolish or idle fancy
Elysium
place or state of blissful happiness
Gorgon
a snaky-haired creature so ugly as to petrify an onlooker
halcyon
calm, peaceful
herculean
very powerful
hydra
a persistent evil, one difficult to eradicate
labyrinth
a complicated arrangement of passageways or roads; a maze
mentor
a wise counselor
Midas
a very rich man
narcissism
abnormal attachment to one’s own appearance and personality
nemesis
retribution; one who inflicts retribution
odyssey
a long series of wanderings
Oedipus complex
an abnormal attachment to one’s parent of the opposite sex with corresponding hostility to the other
Olympian
exalted
paeon
a song of thanksgiving or praise
procrustean
forcing rigid conformity
protean
extremely changeable
siren
an alluring but dangerous woman; seductive
stentorian
very loud
Stygian
dark, gloomy
tantalize
tease
titanic
of enormous size

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