Glossary

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Acheron River: The river of pain, that the ferryman, Charon, takes the dead by boat, into the underworld

Achlys: The female personification of misery and sadness

Aether: The primordial god of upper air

Amphitrite: A sea goddess and wife to Poseidon, Olympian god of the sea.

Anake: The female personification of inevitability, compulsion and necessity

Apate: The female personification of deceit. A deity.

Aphrodite: The Olympian goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. Symbols include scalloped shell, mirror, girdle, dolphin, rose, myrtle, dove, sparrow, swan.

Apollo: The Olympian god of music, poetry, oracles, archery, art, medicine, sun, light, and knowledge. Symbols include lyre, laurel wreath, python, raven, swan, bow and arrows

Ares: The Olympian god of physical, violent and untamed war. Symbols include helmet, spear, shield, flaming torch, sword, chariot, flaming torch, dog, boar, vulture.

Artemis: The Olympian goddess of the hunt, moon, forest and hills and archery. Symbols include bow, arrows, hunting dog, stags, and moon.

Asphodel Meadows: The place in the underworld that ordinary people or souls go to. Those that are indifferent and didn’t commit crimes nor do anything to warrant recognition.

Athena: The Olympian goddess of wisdom, craft and strategic war. Symbols include olive trees, owls, snakes, Aegis, armor, helmets and spears.

Atlas: A Titan condemned to hold up the heavens for eternity after Titanomachy. Son of Iapetus

Atropos: The eldest of the three sisters, known as the Moirai or fates. They were the goddesses of fate and destiny. She chose the method of death and used her shears to cut their thread and end their life.

B

Brontes: Cyclops. One of three brothers (Arges, Steropes). Imprisoned in Tartarus by Uranus but released to fight for Cronus. Imprisoned again by Cronus but released to fight for Zeus, then re-imprisoned. Created Cronus powerful scepter, along with Hephaestus, forged Zeus’s thunderbolts and Hades helmet of darkness.

C

Ceberus: The hound of Hades that guards the gate of the underworld, to prevent the dead from living.

Chaos: First to be. Birthed Gaia (earth), Tartarus (abyss), Eros (desire), Erebus (darkness) and Nyx (night).

Clotho: The youngest of the three sisters, known as the Moirai or fates. They were the goddesses of fate and destiny. She spun the thread of life and decided when they were born.

Cocytus River: the river of wailing.

Coeus: The Titan god of query, question and rational intelligence. He was the northern pillar

Crius: The Titan god of heavenly constellations.

Cronus: The Titan god of time and harvest. The youngest of his family, he overthrew his father Uranus, by cutting of his genitals with a sickle and throwing them into the sea. He created the Titans and became ruler of the universe. He was overthrown by his own son and jailed in Tartarus. Symbols included sickle, scythe, grain, snake, and harpe.

Cyclopes: A primordial race of giants, that had only one eye, in the middle of their forehead. The word Cyclops means round-eyed. Cyclopes, plural.

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Demeter: The Olympian goddess of agriculture, fertility and the harvest. Symbols include cornucopia, wheat, torch and bread.

Deities: Primordial. The first gods and goddesses born from Chaos.

Dionysus: The Olympian god of the vine, winemaking, grape harvest, wine, religious ecstasy, ritual madness and theatre. Symbols include grapevine, leopard skin, thyrsus, panthers, tigers and cheetahs.

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Eos: A Titan goddess of the dawn.

Elysium: the place in the underworld where distinguished souls go. It was easy, with no labor or hardship. Only souls that are especially righteous, demigods and heroes.

Epimetheus: A Titan god of hind-thought or after thought, usually the foolish. Husband of Pandora.

Erebus: The personification of darkness. One of five born of Chaos. Lies West of the mortal world

Erichthonius: A king and early ruler of Athens. Born of Hephaestus and the soil but raised by Athena

Erinyes: aka the furies. Three goddesses of crimes against natural order, vengeance

Eris: the goddess of discord, chaos and strife.

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Gaia: Primordial deity of the earth. One of five born of Chaos. The ancestral mother of all life.

Geras: personification of old age

Gigantes: The Giants. Race of great strength and aggression. It’s a myth that they were all huge. The engaged in Gigantomachy with the Olympians. The offspring of Uranus when the blood of his severed penis, hit the earth, creating their birth

Great Conjunction: Occurs every eighteen to twenty years. It’s the twelve-year orbital period of Jupiter around the sun and thirty-year orbital period. December 21, 2020, time UTC 18:37:31

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Hades: The Titan god of the underworld, the dead and riches. Symbols include Cerberus, cornucopia, scepter, Cypress, Narcissus and keys.

Hecatoncheires: The three giants of one hundred hands and fifty heads. The guards of the gates of Tartarus.

Helios: The Titan personification of the sun.

Hemera: The personification of day.

Hephaestus: The Olympian god of fire, metalworking, stone masonry, forges, the art of sculpture, artisans, volcanoes and blacksmiths. Symbols include hammer, anvil, tongs and volcanoes.

Hera: The Olympian goddess of marriage, women, childbirth and family. Symbols include peacock, diadem, lily, cuckoo, scepter, throne, pomegranate, feather, cow, lotus, panther, lion.

Hermes: The Olympian messenger of the gods, god of trade, thieves, travelers, sports, athletes, border crossing, and guide of the dead souls to the underworld. Symbols include cadeuceus, lyre, Petasos (winged helmet), Talaria (winged sandals), tortoise, rooster.

Hestia: The virgin goddess of hearth, home, domesticity, family and the state. Symbols include hearth and fire.

Hunter, Raven: Singer, songwriter, musician and performer. Love interest of Finn Taylor.

Hunter, Wyatt: Forest Ranger and brother to Raven Hunter.

Hyperion: The Titan god of heavenly light.

Hypnos: one of the Oneiroi (dreams). He was the personification of sleep.

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Iapetus: The Titan god of mortality.

Icelos: one of the Oneiroi (dreams). He was the personification of presenting images of beasts, birds and serpents.

Isle of Blest: the island within the Elysium. If you achieve Elysium status, you could choose to stay there or be reborn. If you achieved Elysium status, three times, you would be sent to the Isle of the Blest, to live in paradise.

J

Jupiter: The fifth planet from the sun and largest in the solar system. Associated with Zeus. Aligns with Saturn for the Great Conjunction.

K

Kauaʻi: The “Garden” island of the Hawaiian Islands.

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Lachesis: The middle of the three sisters, known as the Moirai or fates. They were the goddesses of fate and destiny. She measures the thread spun on Clotho’s spindle.

Lethe River: the river of forgetfulness. Lethe is also the goddess of forgetfulness and oblivion.

Leto: The Titan goddess of womanly demure and motherhood.

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Maia: The mother of Hermes and daughter of Atlas.

Meliae: Nymphs of the Ash Tree. Born of the blood from Uranus’s severed penis. Nurses of the infant Zeus.

Metis: The Titan embodiment of prudence, wisdom and counsel. Became the first wife of Zeus and gave him the emetic to poison Cronus. Became impregnated and swallowed by Zeus while pregnant with Athena.

Mnemosyne: The personification of memory. Mother of the Muses.

Moirai: The three incarnations of destiny. Sisters, Clotho (spins the threads of light), Atropos (Cut the threads of life), Lachesis (measures the threads of life); Daughters of Nyx (night), they became the daughters of Zeus and Themis.

Momus: personification of satire and mockery.

Morgan, Lilly: Heart surgeon at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington.

Moros: personification of impending doom, drives mortals to deadly fates.

Morpheus: one of the Oneiroi (dreams). He was the personification of presenting human images.

Mount Olympus: The highest mountain (9,573 ft.) in Greece. Home of the Olympians, on the Mytikas peak.

Mount Othrys: Mountain in central Greece (5,663 ft.). Home of the Titans

Mourning Fields: part of the underworld where souls went when they wasted their time on unrequited love.

Muses: The nine inspirational goddesses of literature, science and the arts. Zeus slept with Mnemosyne nine consecutive nights to give nine daughters or Muses.

N

Nemesis: The female personification of retribution against those who succumb to arrogance before the gods.

Nike: The female personification of victory.

Nyx: The goddess of night. One of the five primordials of Chaos.

O

Oceanus: the river that encircles the world and marks the eastern edge. Also the Titan god of the oceans.

Oizys: The goddess of misery, anxiety and depression.

Olympians: The twelve Olympians were the conquerors of the Titans. Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes, and either Hestia or Dionysus.

Oneiroi: Three brothers that ruled over dreams and nightmares, Phantasos, Hypnos, and Pasithea.

Oracle: A person or agency providing counsel and predictions of the future.

Orion: A giant huntsman, loved by Artemis and killed by a scorpion. Zeus placed him in the constellation for his daughter.

Ourea: The goddess of the mountains.

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Pandora: The first woman created by Hephaestus and Athena on the direction of Zeus. Each god bestowed a unique gift onto the creation. Given to mankind and became the wife of Epimetheus. Released all the evils onto the earth from a glass jar, retaining only hope.

Pasithea: one of the Oneiroi (dreams). She was the personification of relaxation, meditation and hallucination

Persephone: The goddess of the underworld, springtime, vegetation and flowers. Symbols include pomegranate, torch, seeds of grain, deer and flowers. Daughter of Demeter, wife of Hades.

Phantasos: one of the Oneiroi (dreams). He was the personification of fantasy, surreal and apparition, dreams.

Philotes: The personification of affection.

Phlegethon River: the river of fire, that leads into the deepest depths of Tartarus.

Phoebe: The Titan goddess of intellect and prophecy

Pontus: Primordial god of the sea. Born only of Gaia.

Poseidon: The Olympian god of the sea, earthquakes, storms and horses. Symbols include trident, fish, dolphin, horse and bull.

Primordial: The first gods and goddesses.

Prophecy: Messages communicated by a prophet, god or spirit to the people, in the form of revelation, inspiration, interpretation of divine will, of events to come.

Prometheus: The Titan god of forethought. The creator of mankind and its greatest benefactor.

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Religious Ecstasy: reduced outward or external awareness. Expanded inward or interior spiritual and mental awareness. An altered state of consciousness. Usually paired with visions, physical and/or emotional euphoria. Usually short in duration

Rhea: The Titan goddess of female fertility, motherhood and generations. Wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus.

Ritual Madness: all things that elude human reason and only be attributed to a gods unforeseeable actions.

S

Saturn: The sixth planet from the sun and the second largest in the solar system. Associated with Cronus. Aligns with Jupiter for the Great Conjunction.

Semele: A mortal and mother of Dionysus. Incinerated by Zeus, after a jealous Hera tricked the lovers.

Stone, Colt: Wide Receiver for the Seattle Seahawks.

Styx: both river in the underworld and primordial goddess. The most widely known, centralized and prominent rivers of the underworld. It circles the underworld seven times and known as the river of hatred.

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Tartarus: the deep abyss. A dungeon for torture and suffering. A prison but also a primordial deity. It isn’t part of the underworld but deeper

Taylor, Dee: Master gardener and farmer. Grandmother to Finn Taylor. Prophecy is revealed to her.

Taylor, Finn: A marine biologist. Grandson the Dee Taylor and love interest of Raven Hunter.

Tethys: The Titan goddess of fresh water.

Thanatos: the personification of death. He guards the Doors of Death

Theia: The Titan goddess of brightness and sight.

Themis: The Titan goddess of divine law and order.

Titanomachy: The ten year battle between the Titans and the Olympians. The Olympians were the victors.

Titans: The members of the second generation of divine beings. The descendants of the primordial deities, predecessors of the Olympians. Mount Othrys was their home.

Typhon: The most deadly giant creature in all of Greek mythology. The last son of Gaia and fathered by Tartarus.

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Underworld: The world below the earth, where the departed souls go, the afterlife and world of the dead.

Uranus: The Primordial god of the sky. Born of Gaia and husband of Gaia. Father of the Titans. Was overthrown by his son Cronus.

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Zeus: The Olympian god of sky, thunder, lightning, law, order and justice. Father of the Olympians. Symbols include thunderbolts, eagles, bulls and oaks.

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