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Words from Mythology Cards

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Discover forty words and phrases originating from characters in Greek and Roman myths! This 42-page file includes a two-page table of words from mythology, as well as forty cards for reading and studying. Each card features the word, its definition, and classic artwork (from the public domain) depicting the character. On the back, a brief narrative gives information about the character and how his/her name provides an allusion for the term we use today.

Terms and Characters Addressed:
Achilles' heel - Achilles
Adonis - Adonis
amazon - Amazon
arachnid - Arachne
atlas - Atlas
cereal - Ceres
chaos - Chaos
chronological - Chronos
cupid - Cupid
echo - Echo
fate - the Fates
fortune - Fortuna
fury - the Furies
gigantic - giants
harpy - harpies
Herculean - Hercules
hypnosis - Hypnos
iris - Iris
jovial - Jove
lunatic - Luna
martial - Mars
mercurial - Mercury
Midas touch - Midas
muse - the Muses
narcissism - Narcissus
nymph - nymphs
ocean - Oceanus
oracle - oracle
Pandora's box - Pandora
phobia - Phobos
phoenix - phoenix
psychology - Psyche
siren - sirens
tantalize - Tantalus
titanic - Titans
Trojan horse - Trojans
typhoon - Typhon
volcano - Vulcan
zephyr - Zephyrus

To prepare, simply print the pages back-to-back and cut in half. Two files are included: color and grayscale.

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Four additional Words from Mythology products correspond with these cards. You can pick and choose or select the Bundle, which gives you all products at one low price.
Words from Mythology Posters
Words from Mythology Test (free)
Words from Mythology I Have, Who Has Game
Words from Mythology Matching Game/Flash Cards

These cards address Common Core State Standard for Reading: Literature 4.4 (RL.4.4) - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean). They're a great addition to your unit on Greek mythology, The Lightning Thief, or any of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians or Heroes of Olympus books by Rick Riordan.

For weekly ideas, activities, links, and freebies, check out my blog, Enjoy Teaching.

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