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The Hero and the Minotaur

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on 30 August 2016

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Transcript of The Hero and the Minotaur

The Hero and the Minotaur
steadfast
never wavering; unchanging
The Greek hero Odysseus
is steadfast. He stays true
to his goal of returning home.
rash
quick and careless;
reckless

Icarus acts in a rash, or
foolish, manner when he
chooses to fly close to the
sun and the heat melts his
wings and he falls.
bitterly
in an angry, resentful
manner

The hero Heracles fights
bitterly, in anger, with a
fierce wild boar.
unravels
pulls apart the
components of
a thing, place, or
idea

Each day, Penelope weaves
a cloth while waiting for Odysseus
to return. Each night, she unravels
it again.
labyrinth
a winding arrangement
of passages intended
to confuse

King Minos of Crete had a
twisting labyrinth built. The
maze is home for the Minotaur,
a monster.
fury
a fit of wild anger
or rage
The warrior Achilles fights bravely during the fury,
or violence, of the Trojan War.
embrace
to hold in one's arms;
to hug
When Odysseus finally returns home,
he hugs his wife, greeting her with a
warm embrace.
abandon
to leave a person or
thing behind
A god in a myth might help a person in need, or might abandon that person to fate.
massive
very large, heavy,
and bulky
During the Trojan War, Greek soldiers
slip into Troy by hiding in a massive
wooden horse.
somber
dark, gloomy, dull,
or serious
In a Greek myth, the somber, or gloomy,
boatman, Charon, takes Psyche to see
the underworld.
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