The mountain the Gods resided onA book of secretsThe titan who was forced to shoulder the heavens
Flemish mapmaker Gerardus Mercator named his collection of maps after Atlas, the titan forced to carry the heavens on his shoulders after losing a war against the gods.
The OdysseyThe IliadThe Anabasis
In The Odyssey, the Sirens are temptresses whose beautiful songs lure sailors to their deaths.
A drink that promised immortalityA food that wiped one's memory before deathAn herb that made Odysseus impervious to Circe's magic
Nectar is a drink that literally means "overcoming death."
The tricks Circe used to tempt Odysseus's crewThe food that kept the gods on Mount Olympus immortalA king, who was punished for offending the gods
In Hades, the gods punished King Tantalus by making him stand in a pool of water under a fruit tree. Anytime he bent down to drink or stretched up for some fruit, both water and tree would recede from his grasp.
In Hades' kingdom, the underworld, the water that flowed through the river Lethe would cause forgetfulness once drunk.
A staff that wields infinite knowledgeThe advisor to Odysseus's sonThe pomegranate Hades tempts Persephone with
Odysseus entrusted his friend, Mentor, with the task of educating his son, Telemachus, while Odysseus was at war. Mentor is often said to be Athena, goddess of wisdom, in disguise.
From the tale of a forbidden boxFrom a god's stirring yellFrom a river's disconcerting quality
Pan, god of the wild, emitted a terror-inducing yell that would inspire the word "panic."
The flames of the underworldThe fall of TroyThe battle at Asculum
The phrase "Pyrrhic victory" comes from King Pyrrhus's victory over the Romans at Asculum, where he lost his best men and most of his troops.
The story of Persephone's abductionThe story of Pan's LabyrinthThe story of Narcissus
Ariadne is given a clew, or ball of yarn, to guide him out of Pan's labyrinth. The modern defintion of clue comes from a metaphorical interpretation of clew, based on this myth.
The god of dreamsThe god of healingThe liquid that flowed through the immortals' veins
When the German physician Friedrich Sertürner discovered his dangerous, but effective sedative, he named it after Morpheus, who controlled the dreams of sleeping Grecians.