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Hero Tales

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VOCABULARY OF PROPER NAMES

Ac ar nā' nĭ a, the most western province of ancient Greece. A chĭl' lēs (á kĭl' lēz), the ideal hero of the Greeks. Ae' gir (a' jĭr), in Norse legends, the ruler of the sea. Ag a mē' dēs (-dēz), one of the architects of the temple at Delphi. Ag a mĕm' non, king of Mycenae and leader of the Greeks. Aix (āks), a city of France, favorite residence of Charlemagne. A' jăx, a Greek hero second only to Achilles. Al ex ăn' drŏs, a name applied to Paris, prince of Troy. Al phē' ŭs, a hunter transformed into a river of Greece. Al thē' a, queen of Calydon, mother of Meleager. A mĭl' ĭ as, a mythical smith of Burgundy. And' vä rï, a dwarf, the keeper of the Rhine treasure. An tĭl' o chus (-kus), a Greek prince and friend of Achilles. A ŏs' tä, a town in northern Italy. Aph ro dī' tē, in Greek mythology, the goddess of love. A pŏl' lo, in Greek mythology, the god of music, poetry, and healing. Ar cā' dĭ a, a mountainous country in Greece. Ardennes (är dĕn'), a forest in northern France. Ar e thū' sa, a nymph loved by Alpheus. Ar' go, the ship that carried Jason and his companions. Ar' tē nĭs, twin sister of Apollo; goddess of the woods. Ar' thur, a heroic legendary king of Britain. As' as (äs åz), the gods of the North. As' gärd, in Norse mythology, the home of the gods or Asas. Ash' ta rŏth, an evil spirit. At a lăn' ta, an Arcadian princess and swift-footed huntress. A the' na, the goddess of knowledge, arts, and sciences. At' ro pŏs, one of the three Fates. Au' lis, a town on the east coast of Greece. Au tŏl' y cus, a famous Greek chieftain, grandfather of Odysseus. Av' a lon, fairyland (in mediaeval legends).

Băl' ĭ os, "Swift," one of the horses given to Peleus. Bäl' mŭng, the sword of Siegfried. Bē' a trĭce, the wife of Eego of Belin. Be gō' (bā gō'), duke of Belin and feudal chief of Gascony. Ber en ger' (-än zhā'), a friend of Bego. Blaye (blā), a seaport of France, 21 miles from Bordeaux. Bō' re as, the North Wind. Bor deaux' (-dō'), a city on west coast of France. Bŭr' gun dy, a duchy including a part of northeastern France.

Căl' chas (kăl' kăl), a soothsayer of Mycense. Căl' y don, a city in ancient Greece. Cas san' dra, a prophetess, the daughter of Priam. Cas tor, twin brother of Pollux and brother of Helen. Cĕn' taur, one of an ancient race inhabiting the country near Mount Pelion, said to have the bodies of horses. Charlemagne (shär' le mān), king of the Franks, 742-814. Cheiron (kī' ron), a Centaur famed for his wisdom. Clē ō pā' tra, the wife of Meleager. Clō' thō, one of the three Fates. Clyt' em nĕs tra, the wife of Agamemnon. Crete (krēt), an island southeast of Greece. Crĭs' sa, a gulf in Greece, now called Gulf of Corinth.

 Där' da nus, ancestor of the people of Troy.
 Dē' lŏs, a small island east of Greece.
 Dĕl' phī, a town at the foot of Mount Parnassus, the seat
      of the oracle of Apollo.
 Dū răn' dal, the sword of Roland.

E' lis, a country in southern Greece. E' rin, the ancient name for Ireland. E' ris, the goddess of discord. Euboea (u bē' a), a large island east of Greece.

Fäf' nïr, a dragon that guarded the Rhine treasure. Fa năn' der, a cataract referred to in Norse mythology. Frō mōnt', duke of Bordeaux.

Gä' ne lon, a duke of Mayence noted for his treachery. Gä rin' (-rănh), one of the sons of Bego of Belia. Găs' cō ny, an ancient duchy of France. Gerin (zhẽ rănh'), a brother of Bego of Belio.

Hā' dēs, the land of the shades, or of the dead. Hault' clear, the sword of Oliver. He' bē, the goddess of youth and spring. Hĕc' tor, a prince of Troy, son of Priam. Hĕl' en, the wife of Menelaus, celebrated for her beauty. He lō ïse' (hā lō ēz'), the sister of Bego of Belin. He' ra, the wife of Zeus; often called Juno. Her' cu lēs (-lēz), a mighty hero of the Golden Age of Greece. Her' mēs (-mēz), the messenger of the gods; same as Mercury. Her nau din (her nō dănh'), a son of Bego. He sī' o nē, a princess of Troy, sister of Priam. Haenir (he' nïr), a companion of Odio. Hreidmar (hrīd' mar), the father of Regin. Hū' na land, a country mentioned in Norse mythology. Hy per bō' re ans, the people who lived beyond the North Wind.

I ä' sus, a king of Arcadia, father of Atalanta. I' das, the father of Cleopatra. I dŏm' e neūs, a king of Crete, friend of Menelaus. Il' ĭ os, the same as Troy; Ilium. I' lus, the founder of Ilios or Troy. Iph ĭ ge nī' a, a princess, the daughter of Agamemnon. I' ris, a messenger of the gods, personification of the rainbow.

Jā' son, a Greek hero, the leader of the Argonauts.

Kwä' ser, in Norse mythology, a being noted for his wisdom.

Lăc e dae' mon (lăs-), an ancient Greek city, same as Sparta. Lăch' e sĭs (lăk-), one of the three Fates. La ŏm' e don, a king of Troy, father of Priam. Lō' kī, in Norse mythology, the spirit of mischief. Lōr rāine', a region on the border between France and Germany.

Ma hŏm' et, an Arab, the founder of Mohammedanism. Măi' a gis (-zhē), a dwarf enchanter and magician. Mär seilles' (-sālz), a city of France on the Mediterranean.

Mär sïl' ĭ us, a Moorish king of Spain. Mayence (mä yŏns'), a city on the Rhine River. Mĕl e ā' ger (-jēr), a Greek hero, prince of Calydon. Mï' mer, in Norse mythology, the possessor of the well of wisdom. Môr' gan le Fāy, the queen of the fairies. My cē' nae, a city of ancient Greece.

Nä' mōn, Charlemagne's most trusted counsellor. Nē' rēus, "the old man of the sea," father of the sea nymphs. Nĕs' tor, king of Pylos, oldest of the Greek heroes at Troy.

O' dĭn, in Norse mythology the chief of the gods. O dys' seūs, the wisest of the Greek heroes; same as Ulysses. Oenone (ē nō' ne), a river nymph, the wife of Paris. Ogier (ō zhā), a Danish hero under Charlemagne. Oi' neūs, a king of Calydon, father of Meleager. Ol' ĭ ver, one of Charlemagne's paladins, comrade of Roland, O lym' pus, a mountain in Greece, the home of the gods. O rĕs' tēs, the son of Agamemnon. Orleans (ŏr lā ŏn'), an important city in France. Or sĭl' o chus, a king of the ancient city of Pherae.

Pal a mē' dēs, a Greek hero in the war with Troy. Păr' is, a prince of Troy, second son of Priam. Pär nas' sus, a mountain in Greece near Delphi. Pē' leūs, the father of Achilles. Pē' lĭ on, a mountain on the east coast of Greece. Pĕp' in, a king of the Franks, father of Charlemagne. Phoe' bus, another name for Apollo. Piēd' mŏnt, a district in northern Italy. Pŏl' lux, the twin brother of Castor, and brother of Helen. Po seī' don, supreme lord of the sea; same as Neptune. Prī' am, the last king of Troy. Pū ĕlle', an ancient forest in France. Py' los, an ancient town in the south part of Greece. Pyr' e nees, the mountains between France and Spain. Py' thon, the serpent slain by Apollo.

Rän, in Norse mythology, the goddess of the sea. Re' gin (-jĭn), a dwarf, the instructor of Siegfried. Rō' land, the most famous of Charlemagne's paladins. Ronce vaux' (-vō), a valley in Navarre, Spain, in the Pyrenees. Roussillon (roo sē' yôn'), an ancient district of France.

St. Omer (sĕn tō mâr'), a famous city in northern France. St. Quentin (sâăn kŏn tăn'), a city in northeastern France. Săl a mis, an island of ancient Greece. Sar' a cens, the Arab followers of Mohammed. Scae' an (skē' an), the principal gate of Troy. Sca măn' der, a river near Troy. Seine (sān), one of the principal rivers of France. Siēg' friēd, a mythical hero of the Rhine country. Sï' gyn, the wife of Loki. Skä de, in Norse mythology, the goddess of the snow.

Tĕl' a mon, a Greek hero, the father of Ajax. Thes sā' lĭ an, belonging to Thessaly in northern Greece. Thē' tis, a sea nymph, the mother of Achilles. Tro phō' nĭ us, one of the architects of the temple at Delphi. Tûr' pin, archbishop of Rheims, and paladin of Charlemagne.


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