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Allusion project by Ryan, McKenna, Neeki, and Ava

Russell Morgan

on 25 September 2012

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Transcript of Allusions

By Ryan, McKenna, Neeki, and Ava ALLUSIONS Origin: The Halcyon is a species of bird referred to in Greek legend. According to the Greeks, during the nesting time of the Halcyon (usually occurring in mid December), the Aegean Sea, typically very treacherous, would remain completely peaceful. Apparently, the Halcyon bird possessed such powers because it was a reincarnation of the daughter of Aeolus, God of the winds. HALCYON Meaning: Halcyon Days refer to calm, peaceful days (often amid a much less peaceful time). HALCYON Example: The Olympics are always international Halcyon Days, even when held in the middle of global conflicts. HALCYON Origin: In Greek mythology, a harpy was a very evil and loathsome creature with the head and body of a woman and the tail, wings, and talons of a vulture. These creatures were hated by all and constantly stole from and attacked Greek heroes of legend. HARPY Meaning: To be a harpy is to be a cruel, predatory, nagging woman. HARPY Example: My aunt can be such a harpy sometimes, she always makes me do a bunch of chores when I go over to her house. HARPY Origin
Hector was the hero of Homer's Iliad and led the Trojans against the Greeks. He died in battle against Achilles, who after killing him dragged Hector's body behind his chariot and refused to give him a proper burial until the Gods intervened. Hector was originally used to refer to a "valiant hero" however toward the end of the 17th century his name began to be used by gangs of wealthy young men in London who called themselves "Hectors" because they considered themselves to be gallant warriors; however, they terrorized the streets of London, frightening innocent passersby, giving the name a negative connotation. HECTOR Definition:
to badger, bully, or intimidate others HECTOR Examples: The fourth grader felt it was okay to hector the third graders by taking their lunch money because he was bigger than them.
The hector had nothing better to do then hang around the street corner waiting for a weak unsuspecting victim to mug. HECTOR HELEN (OF TROY) Origin: (Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who
was abducted by Paris; the Greek army sailed to Troy to get her back
which resulted in the Trojan War. Definition: (noun) Bright, shining one; a face for which wars were fought. HELEN (OF TROY) Example: Her qualities represented those of Helen of Troy; when she
walked into a room, everyone was awe-struck. HELEN (OF TROY) Everyone playing forms a circle. The object of the game is to go around the circle, having each person say one word, to form a sentence. Each person says one word, and only one word.
But there's a catch! The sentence must be an example of one of the allusions used correctly. THE SENTENCE GAME
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