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Hector

Hector was the greatest warrior of the Trojans, who was defeated by his counterpart on the Greek sid...

Hector

Heliotrope

Heliotrope or heliotropism, etc. Helius was god of the sun. The Greek root trop- refers to a turnin...

Heliotrope

Hercules

Hercules or herculean or Hercules' club. Hercules, in Greek Heracles, was the greatest hero in the ...

Hercules

Hermetic

Hermetic or hermeneutic or hermeneutics or hermaphrodite. The god Hermes became associated with the...

Hermetic

Hydra

Heracles' second labor was to encounter the Hydra, a nine-headed serpent, which would grow back two ...

Hydra

Hymen

Hymen or hymenea. Hymen was the god of marriage and invoked during the wedding ceremony with the ch...

Hymen

Hyperborean

The Hyperboreans were a mythical race that inhabited a paradise in the far north, at the edge of the...

Hyperborean

Hypnosis

Hypnosis or hypnotic, etc. Hypnos, son of Nyx (Night) and brother of Thanatos (death), was the god ...

Hypnosis

Icarian

Icarian or Icarian Sea. Daedalus had crafted out of wax and feathers two pairs of wings to escape f...

Icarian

Ichor

Gods, although immortal, can suffer wounds. Human blood does not flow from those wounds but instead ...

Ichor

Iris

Iris or iridescent. Iris was the goddess of the rainbow (the meaning of her name). The adjective ir...

Iris

Junoesque

Juno was the mighty and majestic queen of the Roman Pantheon, wife and sister of Jupiter, identified...

Junoesque

Labyrinth

Labyrinth or labyrinthine. In Crete, King Minos had Daedalus construct a maze in which to imprison ...

Labyrinth

Lethe

Lethe or lethargy or lethargic or Lethean. Lethe was the river of "forgetfulness" in the underworld...

Lethe

Lotus

Odysseus was driven to North Africa and the land of the Lotus Eaters, who consumed the fruit of the ...

Lotus

Maenad

A meanad is a female worshipper of Dionysus. See bacchanal. ...

Maenad

March

March or martial or martial law. Mars was the Roman god of war, equated with the Greek Ares. He per...

March

Matinee

Matinee or matins...

Matinee

Mentor

In Book One of Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus' palace is ravaged by suitors for the hand of his wife, Pen...

Mentor

Mercury

Mercury or mercurial. Mercury was the Roman equivalent of the Greek Hermes (see Herm). This fleet-f...

Mercury

Midas ass s ears

Midas' ass's ears or Midas touch or the golden touch. Apollo and Pan entered into a musical contest...

Midas ass s ears

Money

Money or monetary. In the Temple of Juno Moneta ("money," "mint") was housed the Roman mint. The ep...

Money

Morphine

Morpheus was the god of dreams, or more particularly the shapes (morphai) that come to one in dreams...

Morphine

Muse

Muse or music or museum or mosaic. The nine muses were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne ("memory...

Muse

Narcissism

Narcissism refers to a psychological state in which the person has a pathalogical attachment to ones...

Narcissism
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