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Greek Mythology Today
ENGLISH WORDS TAKEN FROM MYTHOLOGY

I am adding a new section consisting of words borrowed from mythology. It will be huge! Enjoy!

Atlas (condemned to carry the heavens upon his shoulders) >  atlas (book of maps)

Ceres (goddess of agriculture) > cereal (food made from grains)

Clotho (the Fate who spun the thread of life) > cloth (material made by weaving)

Cronos (keeper of time) > chronology (events in order of time)

Erôs (god of love and sexual desire) > erotic (sexual in nature)

Fortuna (goddess of luck) > fortune (chance or luck)

Hypnos (god of sleep) > hypnosis (a sleep-like state of consciousness)

Helios (god of the sun and guardian of oaths) > heliotrope (plant that turns towards the sun)

Jove (another name for Jupiter, Latin for Zeus) > jovial (jolly, merry)

Khaos, Chaos (the nothingness from which all sprang) > chaos (confusion, disorder)

Mars (god of war) > martial (relating to or about war)

Mercury (messenger to the gods) > mercurial (fast or changing)

Muses (goddesses of music and arts) > musical (of or like music)

Narcissus (a vain god who fell in love with his own reflection) > narcissism (extreme love of self)

Nectar (drink of the gods) > nectar, nectarine (fruit juice or sweet plant secretion)

Nymphs (beautiful maidens, lesser deities who cared for plants and animals) > nymph (beautiful woman)

Ôkeanos, Oceanos (God of the river Oceanus, the source of all the Earth's fresh-water) > ocean (large body of water)

Typhon (most terrible of all monsters) > typhoon (huge rotating tropical storm)

Vulcan (god of the forge and fire) > volcano (opening in the earth through which lava erupts)

Zephyrus (god of the west wind) > zephyr (gentle west wind)

TO BE CONTINUED!

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