Glossary of Terms
AlpheusA river in Greece; also the name of a river god in Greek mythology.
AphidnaeAn ancient city near Athens.
AraxesA river located in the Middle East, running through modern-day Iran, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.
BacchusThe god of wine and merriment.
CecropsOne of the mythical kings of Athens, during whose reign Athena became the patron goddess of the city.
CreteThe island, ruled by King Minos, upon which Theseus slew the Minotaur.
DaedalusA figure of Greek mythology famous for his skill as a craftsman; he built a labyrinth to enclose the Minotaur.
DianaGoddess of the hunt, of chastity, and of the moon.
LernaA region of springs in ancient Greece.
marrowThe interior of bones.
NeptuneGod of the sea and Theseus' father.
PallasRefers to Athena, patron goddess of Athens.
PhlegethonOne of the five rivers of the underworld in Greek mythology.
StyxThe mythic river forming the boundary between the Underworld and the upper (mortal) world.
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