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"From the Ted Talk by Alex Gendler: The myth of Hercules"

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Instead of sanlyig a beast, Hercules next had to catch one, alive. The Ceryneian Hind was a female deer so fast it could outrun an arrow. Hercules tcrkaed it for a year, finally taripnpg it in the northern land of Hyperborea. The aaminl turned out to be sacred to Artemis, goddess of the hunt, and Hercules swore to return it. When Eurystheus saw the hind, he demanded to keep it instead, but as soon as Hercules let go, the animal ran to its mistress. Thus, huerecls completed his task without breaking his psiorme.

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Instead of _______ a beast, Hercules next had to catch one, alive. The Ceryneian Hind was a female deer so fast it could outrun an arrow. Hercules _______ it for a year, finally ________ it in the northern land of Hyperborea. The ______ turned out to be sacred to Artemis, goddess of the hunt, and Hercules swore to return it. When Eurystheus saw the hind, he demanded to keep it instead, but as soon as Hercules let go, the animal ran to its mistress. Thus, ________ completed his task without breaking his _______.

Solution

  1. tracked
  2. slaying
  3. hercules
  4. promise
  5. animal
  6. trapping

Original Text

Instead of slaying a beast, Hercules next had to catch one, alive. The Ceryneian Hind was a female deer so fast it could outrun an arrow. Hercules tracked it for a year, finally trapping it in the northern land of Hyperborea. The animal turned out to be sacred to Artemis, goddess of the hunt, and Hercules swore to return it. When Eurystheus saw the hind, he demanded to keep it instead, but as soon as Hercules let go, the animal ran to its mistress. Thus, Hercules completed his task without breaking his promise.

Important Words

  1. alive
  2. animal
  3. arrow
  4. artemis
  5. beast
  6. breaking
  7. catch
  8. ceryneian
  9. completed
  10. deer
  11. demanded
  12. eurystheus
  13. fast
  14. female
  15. finally
  16. goddess
  17. hercules
  18. hind
  19. hunt
  20. hyperborea
  21. land
  22. mistress
  23. northern
  24. outrun
  25. promise
  26. ran
  27. return
  28. sacred
  29. slaying
  30. swore
  31. task
  32. tracked
  33. trapping
  34. turned
  35. year