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By Lise Lunge-Larsen, Gareth Hinds

Did you recognize that museums have been at the beginning temples equipped to worship the 9 muses? That Janus was once the god of doors and hallways, and after him now we have named janitors? the place did those words—and different phrases, resembling chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, and echo, come from? From the traditional tales of the Greeks—stories that rang so actual and clever that the names of the characters have survived for hundreds of years as phrases we use each day. This wealthy number of myths is ideal for the study room or as a present book.

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