“Boy, she really opened Pandora’s box this time!” “That’s certainly his Achilles heel, isn’t it?” Is this a new kind of slang? No, these are references to Greek myths. Greek mythology is a collection of tales told by the ancient Greeks about their many gods and heroes. Beside being just plain fun to read, understanding these myths opens the door to understanding the many allusions to these ancient Greek stories in modern language, poetry, literature and pop culture.
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