lethean (lēthēən)

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.

1 Comment

  1. Reblogged this on Tossing the Greek Salad and commented:
    Wow here’s something dark for you all. Not only are the dead going to hang out with Hades… but they are required to drink from this river, which will wipe all of their memories from their past life. I guess that it makes sense that there is the word lethean then means forgetfulness. I’m going to want to explore the other four rivers and what they mean later on.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s