HELP
 

All Words Glossary

Glossary of Mythology Terms
beginning with letter G
Browse the Mythology Glossary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Ganymede Tweet Definition of Ganymede Like Definition of Ganymede on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Greek mythology) A Trojan boy who was abducted (either by Zeus or Eos), and ultimately became immortal in order to be Zeus' cup-bearer and lover.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Jupiter.
  3. A servant boy or young waiter, particularly one who serves liquor.
  4. A boy kept for pederastic purposes; a catamite.
genie Tweet Definition of genie Like Definition of genie on Facebook
noun (: genii)
  1. (Islam) An invisible spirit mentioned in the Qur'an and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals.
  1. A fictional magical being that is typically bound to obey the commands of a mortal possessing its container.
genius Tweet Definition of genius Like Definition of genius on Facebook
noun (plural:genii(classical Roman mythology) or geniuses(colloquial))
  1. someone possessing extraordinary intelligence or skill
  2. extraordinary mental capacity
  3. inspiration, a mental leap, an extraordinary creative process.
a work of genius
  1. (Roman mythology) the guardian spirit of a place or person.
  2. A way of thinking, optimizing one's capacity for learning and understanding.
Giant Tweet Definition of Giant Like Definition of Giant on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (baseball) A player on the team the "San Francisco Giants".
  2. A player on the team the "New York Giants".
Giants
  1. (baseball) The team w:San Francisco Giants, The San Francisco Giants.
  2. The team w:New York Giants, The New York Giants.
GNOME Tweet Definition of GNOME Like Definition of GNOME on Facebook
proper noun
  1. an open source, free software computer desktop environment for Unix operating systems. (GNOME is an acronym for "GNU Network Object Model Environment".)
golden age Tweet Definition of golden age Like Definition of golden age on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Golden Age (metaphor))
  1. a happy age of peace and prosperity
  2. a time of great progress or achievement in a particular field
  3. (classical mythology) the first age of the world, when people lived innocent lives of happiness and prosperity
Golden Fleece Tweet Definition of Golden Fleece Like Definition of Golden Fleece on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (greekmyth) A magical fleece from a winged ram guarded by the hydra in the tale of Jason and the Argonauts.
  2. (heraldry) A chivalric order founded in 1430 by Duke Philip III of Burgundy.
gorgon Tweet Definition of gorgon Like Definition of gorgon on Facebook
noun (irregularpluralform) -->
  1. (greekmyth) Vicious female monsters from Greek mythology with sharp fangs and hair of living, venomous snakes.
    1. An intimidating, ugly, or disgusting woman.
    "Swilling martinis and spewing venom, Phyllis is a particularly unappetizing , telling us at one point that an acquaintance of hers is aroused by the Heimlich maneuver." — Washington Post, July 1, 2005
Grace Tweet Definition of Grace Like Definition of Grace on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female) from the noun grace
gram Tweet Definition of gram Like Definition of gram on Facebook
noun
  1. A unit of mass equal to one-thousandth of a kilogram.
gremlin Tweet Definition of gremlin Like Definition of gremlin on Facebook
noun
  1. A mythical creature reputed to be mechanically inclined and mischievous.
  2. By extension, any mysterious, unknown source of trouble or mischief.
    We rechecked everything, and we suspect gremlins in the database.
Griffin Tweet Definition of Griffin Like Definition of Griffin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male) derived from Griffinus, a latinized form of Griffith.
griffon Tweet Definition of griffon Like Definition of griffon on Facebook
noun
  1. A legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head of an eagle with the addition of prominent ears
  2. A breed of dog usually called the Brussels Griffon, reminiscent of the legendary creature.
grigri Tweet Definition of grigri Like Definition of grigri on Facebook
noun
  1. A belay device that incorporates an automatic breaking system.
  2. An alternative spelling of gris-gris
gryphon Tweet Definition of gryphon Like Definition of gryphon on Facebook
noun
  1. Alternate spelling of griffin.
Guinevere Tweet Definition of Guinevere Like Definition of Guinevere on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Welsh, ) of Welsh origin.
    1. In Arthurian legend, the wife of King Arthur.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2014 All rights reserved.

privacy policy