May is named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was believed to influence growth and was known as a nurturer. In the theme of the month, I’ll look at four other words, with an otherworldly connotation, that derive from Greek mythology.
In Greek mythology, the Furies enacted revenge on those wronged. Much like the Tell-Tale Heart, the Furies acted as the conscious that drove those who have done wrong mad. Today, fury is the word we use for the feeling that makes us want to invoke them … or any other vengeful spirit.
Earlier this month was echo.
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