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From the Ted Talk by Iseult Gillespie: The myth of Pegasus and the chimera

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One night, he visited the temple of Athena, the goddess of war and wisdom, and prayed for the peowr to apspeae the mtighy animal. When Bellerophon woke, he found a magical golden bridle, and sped to the fountain that Pegasus drank from. As soon as the horse bent towards the weatr, Bellerophon jumped on his back and slipped the bridle on. Finally, Pegasus was subdued. With this conquest, Bellerophon felt that he was on his way to becoming a legendary hero. He trained for battle day and night. But one training session went hrborily wrong, and bllorhpoeen mortally iujrend his brother, Deliades.

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One night, he visited the temple of Athena, the goddess of war and wisdom, and prayed for the _____ to _______ the ______ animal. When Bellerophon woke, he found a magical golden bridle, and sped to the fountain that Pegasus drank from. As soon as the horse bent towards the _____, Bellerophon jumped on his back and slipped the bridle on. Finally, Pegasus was subdued. With this conquest, Bellerophon felt that he was on his way to becoming a legendary hero. He trained for battle day and night. But one training session went ________ wrong, and ___________ mortally _______ his brother, Deliades.

Solution

  1. water
  2. bellerophon
  3. horribly
  4. injured
  5. power
  6. appease
  7. mighty

Original Text

One night, he visited the temple of Athena, the goddess of war and wisdom, and prayed for the power to appease the mighty animal. When Bellerophon woke, he found a magical golden bridle, and sped to the fountain that Pegasus drank from. As soon as the horse bent towards the water, Bellerophon jumped on his back and slipped the bridle on. Finally, Pegasus was subdued. With this conquest, Bellerophon felt that he was on his way to becoming a legendary hero. He trained for battle day and night. But one training session went horribly wrong, and Bellerophon mortally injured his brother, Deliades.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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mount olympus 3
king proetus 2

Important Words

  1. animal
  2. appease
  3. athena
  4. battle
  5. bellerophon
  6. bent
  7. bridle
  8. brother
  9. conquest
  10. day
  11. deliades
  12. drank
  13. felt
  14. finally
  15. fountain
  16. goddess
  17. golden
  18. hero
  19. horribly
  20. horse
  21. injured
  22. jumped
  23. legendary
  24. magical
  25. mighty
  26. mortally
  27. night
  28. pegasus
  29. power
  30. prayed
  31. session
  32. slipped
  33. sped
  34. subdued
  35. temple
  36. trained
  37. training
  38. visited
  39. war
  40. water
  41. wisdom
  42. woke
  43. wrong