PRONUNCIATIONS:

How Do I Say This Stuff (And not look foolish:) ?

By: Keitha (FireWind)

Posted: July 17th/99

 

FESTIVALS & SABBATS:

 

Beltane: BEL-tayn

Imbolc: IM-bolc

Lammas: LA-mas

Litha: LIH-tha

Mabon: MA-bon

Ostara: o-STAR-ra

Samhain: SOW-in (as in "cow"), or sometimes sew-WIN

Saturnalia: sat-er-nay-lee-ah

Yule: yool

 

GENERAL WORDS:

 

Athame: AH-tha-may or ah-THA-may

Besom: BEH-som

Centaurs: sen-torz

Cornucopia: corn-oh-coh-pee-a

Coven: CUH-ven

Deosil: JIH-sel (yes, that's right)

Elysium: i-liz-ee-um

Fauns: fonz

Harpies: harp-eez

Lethe: leeth-ee

Hesperides: hes-per-ah-deez

Mead: meed

Nibbelungs: nee-buh-loonz

Styx: sticks

Widdershins: WID-der-shins or VID-der-shins

 

COMMON DEITIES AND PEOPLE:

 

Andromeda: an-drom-e-da

Aphrodite: af-ro-die-tee

Apollo: a-pol-low

Arachne: ah-rack-nee

Ares: er-eez

Ariadne: ar-ee-ad-nee

Astarte: as-tar-tee

Bacchus: bak-us

Balder: ball-der

Banshee: ban-shee

Bellerophon: bel-er-oh-fon

Beowulf: bay-oh-woolf

Brigit: bridge-it

Calliope: ca-lie-oh-pee

Cassiopeia: cass-ee-oh-pee-a

Cerberus: ser-ber-us

Ceres: sir-eez

Charon: cer-un

Chimera: ci-mir-a

Chronos: kroh-nos

Circe: sir-see

Clio: clee-oh

Cronus: croh-nus

Cuchulain: koo-kool-in

Cybele: sib-uh-lee

Cynthia: sinth-ee-ah

Dagda: dag-dah

Danae: dan-uh-ee

Delphi: dell-fee

Demeter: dee-mee-ter

Diana: dee-ah-nah/die-ah-nah

Dido: die-doh

Dionysus: die-ohn-eye-sus

Endymion: en-dim-ee-un

Euripides: yoo-rip-uh-deez

Europa: yoo-roh-pa

Eurydice: yoo-rid-uh-see

Fianna: fee-ahn-ah

Flora: flor-ah

Freya: fray-ah

Gaia/Gaea: ga-ee-ah/jee-ah

Ganymede: gan-uh-meed

Hades: hay-deez

Hecate: heck-ah-tee

Hermes: her-meez

Hestia: hes-tee-ah

Janus: jay-nus

Jove: joh-v

Juno: jew-no

Latona: lah-toh-nah

Lavinia: lah-vin-ee-ah

Leda: lee-dah

Lleu: lee-oo

Loki: loh-kee

Maia: may-ah

Minerva: min-ner-vah

Minos: m-eye-nos

Morrigu: mor-ri-goo

Orestes: o-rest-eez

Orpheus: or-fee-yoos

Palinurus: pal-in-yoo-rus

Perseus: per-soos

Pleiades: plee-uh-deez

Prometheus: proh-mee-thoos

Proserpina: prose-er-pee-na

Proteus: proh-tus

Rhea: ree-uh

Sabine: sah-been

Sappho: sah-foh

Semele: sem-uh-lee

Sibyl: sib-l

Syrinx: si-rinks

Thethys: teth-is

Thalia: thay-lee-ah

Urania: yoo-ray-nee-ah

 

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