satyr: follower of the god Dionysos, who was half-human and half-beast

Seth: Egyptian god associated with evil; brother and murderer of Osiris

shawabty: also called "ushebti"; a statuette in the shape of a mummy included in Egyptian tombs to perform labor in place of the deceased in the afterlife

slip: clay thinned to consistency of cream used for decorating clay pottery

Sons of Horus: four Egyptian deities who protected the vital organs of the mummified corpse; often depicted on the stoppers of canopic jars

sphinx: mythological beast with the body of a lion and head of a human

stamnos: storage jar with two handles; plural is stamnoi

stele/stela: stone slab used as a standing monument; plural is stelae

stucco: plaster or cement used for wall surfaces or molded relief ornaments

symposium: drinking party for men that included conversation and entertainment; plural is symposia

Styx: river that separated the world of the living from Hades; the land of the dead in Greek and Roman mythology