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Find the Use today, about the mythological character, and why the term fits for following words

1. Amazon

2. Arcadia

3. Atlas

4. Calliope

5. Chaos

6. Gemini

7. Harpy

8. Iris

9. Nike

10. Oracle

11. Phoenix

12. Psyche

13. Python

14. Sirens

15. Styx

16. Titans

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4 Answers

  • amazon –

    in mythology – a race of female warriors

    use today – a tall, powerful, aggressive woman

    arcadia –

    in mythology – a city in ancient greece which because it was remote and surrounded by mountains was a refuge

    use today – a place offering peace and simplicity (used similarly to Utopia)

    atlas –

    in mythology – a Titan who bore the spheres of the heavens; inspiring the widely used image of a man carrying a celestial sphere on his back or shoulders

    use today – collection of maps or charts, plates, or tables illustrating any subject usually in the form of a book or collection of books similar to an encyclopedia

    calliope –

    in mythology – one the muses, specifically of epic poetry

    use today – a stem powered whistle instrument or the type of music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFgqDSBba1g

    chaos –

    in mythology – the formless or void state preceding the creation of the universe, and, by extension, space, darkness, or an abyss

    use today – a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order

    gemini –

    in mythology – twins (castor and pollux), name of a constellation in the night sky

    use today – twins (or the astrological sign)

    harpy –

    in mythology – one of the winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineas portrayed as an ugly winged woman

    use today – a scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman (synonym for shrew)

    iris –

    in mythology – the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods

    use today – the colored part of the eye which can have multiple colors, also means rainbow

    nike –

    in mythology – a goddess who personified victory and of strength, speed, and victory

    use today – nike shoes are associated with winners

    oracle –

    in mythology – a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion, predictions or precognition of the future

    use today – pretty much the same

    phoenix –

    in mythology – mythical bird that is a fire spirit with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again

    use today – a person or thing of peerless beauty or excellence OR a person or thing that has become renewed or restored after death or being beaten

    psyche –

    in mythology – a VERY beautiful human girl who was loved by cupid and cursed by venus to never have a suitable husband often considered a personification of the soul

    use today – the human soul, spirit, or mind

    python –

    in mythology – the earth-dragon of Delphi, always represented in Greek sculpture and vase-paintings as a serpent

    use today – genus (type) of snake

    sirens –

    in mythology – three dangerous bird-women, portrayed as seductresses who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island

    use today – a woman who beguiles men (usually with song) OR a loud warning like a police siren

    styx –

    in mythology – was a river in Greek mythology which formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld

    use today – the word stygian which is the adjective form of styx means dark, gloomy or sometimes specifically hellish but as far as i know this only refers to the mythological river styx i don’t think it has a use in modern times

    titans –

    in mythology – a race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age.

    use today – a person or thing of enormous size, strength, power, influence

  • Arcadia Greek Mythology

  • Gemini Greek Mythology

  • I loved icefire’s answer here’s what I know to help There were only 14 Olympian gods (those under Zeus) Aphrodite goddess of love Apollo Rides the sun chariot across sky Ares God of war [mars symbol] Artemis Goddess of the hunt Athena goddess of wisdom (Born from zeus’s headache) Demeter Goddess of the harvest Dionysus god of the vine (Grapes for wine) Hades god of the underworld Hephaestus Club footed god of the forge (Made zeus’ lightning bolts) Hera wife to zeus Hermes Trickster messenger god of speed [mercury symbol] Hestia Goddess of hearth and home Poseidon God of the sea [neptune symbol] I would still add Gaia earth goddess mother of zeus and Uranus god of sky and husband to gaia

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