The word lethean was used in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was spelled correctly in the finals by Amber Born.
Month: February 2014
The National Mythology Exam is coming up, and I decided that I would explore words that come from Greek mythology. My first word is lethean, an adjective, which means forgetfulness. The River Lethe (lee-thee) is one of the five rivers of the Underworld. It is the river of forgetfulness and wipes the memories of spirits who drink from it. All spirits have to drink from the River Lethe in order to forget their life on Earth.
I’m working on my first post so please come back in the near future to read it.