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The Odyssey: Vocabulary

aegis: shield

ambrosia: food of the gods

arete: athletic

Elysian fields: heaven

hecatomb: oxen for sacrifice

libations: drink, usually wine

lit: one hundred oxen

Mt. Olympus: site of the council of the gods

nectar: drink of the gods

Tartarus: hell

odyssey: long journey

prophecy: prediction

rhapsode: singer