HyperDic: classical_mythology

English > 1 sense of the expression classical mythology:
NOUNgroupclassical mythologythe system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together
English > classical mythology: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningThe system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks.
Category ofFury, Eumenides, Erinyes(classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
Golden Age(classical mythology) the first and best age of the world, a time of ideal happiness, prosperity, and innocence
Hercules, Heracles, Herakles, Alcides(classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength
Priapus(classical mythology) god of male procreative power and guardian of gardens and vineyards
ambrosia, nectar(classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods
amphisbaena(classical mythology) a serpent with a head at each end of its body
apple of discord(classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited / invited)
basilisk(classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance
bronze age(classical mythology) the third age of the world, marked by war and violence / violence
centaur(classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse
hero(classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits
iron age(classical mythology) the last and worst age of the world
nymph(classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden
silver age(classical mythology) the second age of the world, characterized by opulence and irreligion
NarrowerGreek mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Greeks
Roman mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Romans
Broadermythologymyths collectively

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