Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth Glossary

Fascism (proper noun)

a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.

Spanish Civil War (proper noun)

A military revolt against the Republican government of Spain, supported by conservative elements within the country.

faun (noun)

one of a class of lustful rural gods, represented as a man with a goat's horns, ears, legs, and tail, particularly in Roman mythology.

labyrinth (noun)

a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze.

guerrilla (noun)

a member of a small independent group taking part in irregular fighting, typically against larger regular forces.

red (noun)

An informal and derogatory term for someone with Communist philosophies.

propaganda (noun)

information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

underworld (noun)

the mythical abode of the dead, imagined as being under the earth.

dandy (noun)

a man unduly devoted to style, neatness, and fashion in dress and appearance.

mandrake (noun)

a Mediterranean plant of the nightshade family, with white or purple flowers and large yellow berries. It has a forked fleshy root that supposedly resembles the human form and was formerly widely used in medicine and magic, allegedly shrieking when pulled from the ground.

negligence (noun)

failure to take proper care in doing something.

Orujo (proper noun)

a pomace brandy from northern Spain.

informer (noun)

a person who secretly passes information from one group to another.

fairy (noun)

a small imaginary being of human form that has magical powers, especially a female one.

immortal (adjective)

living forever; never dying or decaying.

elude (verb)

evade or escape from (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skillful or cunning way.

wary (adjective)

feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.

reign (verb)

hold royal office; rule as king or queen.

battalion (noun)

a large body of troops ready for battle, especially an infantry unit forming part of a brigade typically commanded by a lieutenant colonel.

innocent (noun)

a pure, guileless, or naive person.