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Mythology Word List

Myth Unit Words

immortals ancient Greek gods
mortals humans, who eventually die
mythic hero a person with unusual gifts who undertakes superhuman tasks, sometimes with the help of the gods
obstinacy stubbornness
obscure not well known
metamorphosis a magical change from one form to another
hospitality generousity to guests
perpetual continual, constant
recesses hollow places
hovered stayed suspended in the air
perplexity bewilderment, confusion
descended moved from a higher place to a lower place
fate a power that is believed to decide the future no matter what we do
oracle someone who can tell the future
origin myth a myth that explains how something began
myth a story that usually explains something about the world, has gods or goddesses, and often has other super human beings.
Created by: spowell