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Palladium 601 Words You Need to Know

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Palladium 601 Words You Need to Know

/paladjɔm/ (noun)


a source of protection, shield, a safeguard or an object that is believed to protect social institutions, a city or nation, defense, safety, amulet, lucky charm, talisman – (in chemistry) a silvery white metallic element which is malleable and used in electrical contacts and alloys as a catalyst


The palladion was a statue of Athena that was said to have stood in her temple on the Trojan Acropolis. Athena was said to have carved the statue herself in the likeness of her dead friend Pallas. The statue had special talisman-like properties and it was thought that, as long as it was in the city, Troy could never fall because the statue was acting as a palladium. When the Greeks captured Troy, Cassandra, the daughter of Priam, clung to the palladion for protection, but Ajax the Lesser violently tore her away from it and dragged her over to the other captives.

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Parts of speech

Adjective: palladic

Adjective: palladious

Adjective: Palladian

Noun: Pallas

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