Archive for Greek Mythology

Name for 26th December- Ianthe

Greek Mythology: Means “violet flower”, derived from Greek ιον (ion) “violet” and ανθος (anthos) “flower”. This was the name of an ocean nymph in Greek mythology. (Behindthename.com)

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Demi for a girl

I really love this again, would you use Demeter as a first name or too boyish these days.

Wikipedia-Demeter (pronounced /dɨˈmiːtər/; Greek: Δημήτηρ, lit. “Earth-Mother” from the Doric Dā form of Greek De “Earth” and Meter “Mother”[1]. Or possibly “distribution-mother” from the noun of the Indo-European mother-earth *dheghom[2] *mater, also called simply Δηώ), in Greek mythology, is the Goddess of grain and fertility, the pure. Nourisher of the youth and the green earth, the health-giving cycle of life and death, and preserver of marriage and the sacred law. In the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, dated to about the seventh century BC.[3] she is invoked as the “bringer of seasons”, a subtle sign that she was worshipped long before she was made one of the Olympians. She and her daughter Persephone were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries that also predated the Olympian pantheon.

Her Roman equivalent is Ceres.

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Constellation inspiration

The book of constellations by Robin Kerrod –

andromeda

Andromeda

Her name is the Latinized form of the Greek Ανδρομέδη (Andromédē). The etymology of the name is “to think of a man,” from ανδρός (andros) “man” combined with μήδομαι (mēdomai) “to think, to be mindful of.

Andromeda– (the chained lady, located between Perseus & Cassiopeia)

Daughter of King Cepheus & Queen Cassiopeia. (  of the Phoenician kingdom Ethiopia)

Her mother Cassiopeia bragged that she was more beautiful than the Nereids, the nymph-daughters of the sea god Nereus and often seen accompanying Poseidon. To punish the Queen for her arrogance, Poseidon, brother to Zeus and God of the Sea, sent the sea monster Cetus to ravage the coast of Ethiopia including the kingdom of the vain Queen. The desperate King consulted the Oracle of Zeus, who announced that no respite would be found until the king sacrificed his virgin daughter Andromeda to the monster. She was chained naked to a rock on the coast of Jaffa.

Andromeda exposed to the sea-monster (1869) Paul Gustave Doré.

Perseus, returning from having slain the Gorgon Medusa, found Andromeda and slew Cetus. He set her free, and married her in spite of Andromeda having been previously promised to her uncle Phineus. At the wedding a quarrel took place between the rivals, and Phineus was turned to stone by the sight of the Gorgon’s head (Ovid, Metamorphoses v. 1).

Married Perseus,had eight children

Perseides, Perses, Alcaeus, Heleus, Mestor, Sthenelus, and Electryon, and one daughter, Gorgophone.

Main character in- My sisters keeper, Jodi Picoult

(http://www.answers.com/topic/andromeda-mythology)

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Aello- Girl name

Think this is quite pretty, its greek, can’t post the info cause its in white writting and I’m tired but I asked hubby and he said it sounds like Lilo like the ones you use when swimming.

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Going on from Juno

Hubby and I both like Juno, he just annoyed me by saying “Juno, could work for a boy” I just bout exploded hehe Juno is definitely a girls name.  I like Juno Margaret Aroha Hamilton or Juno Aroha Margaret Hamilton, one of the middle’s has to be a Māori name but Corie thinks Aroha doesn’t flow on the end he thinks its better as a first middle

Juno-  Latin- Queen of the heavens. – The brillant book of baby names Pamela Redmond Satran & Linda Rosenkrantz

Margaret- From the Greek Margarītēs, which is derived from maragon (a pearl).From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman

Aroha- Māori word for love

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Back to Dora

So I was thinking about how I love Dora as a nickname and found Pandora mentioned in “My sister’s keeper” so I asked hubby he automatically goes no and box. But can we not move past this? Eve is widely used yet she ate the apples off the forbidden tree… Just pondering.

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A-Z of Mythology- Peter Clayton

Acteon

Ajax

Ares

Atlas

Bacchus

Beowulf

Cadmus

Chiron

Andromeda

Ariadne

Artemis

Atalanta

Athena

Bellona

Brunhilda

Calypso

Cassandra

Ceres

Coventina

Cybelle

Danae

Diana

Dido

Echo

Electra

Eurydice

Freya

Gaia

Helena

Hera

Io

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Greek Mythology

boys

Alexander

Antonious

Apollo

Aries

Atlas

Augustus

Basil

Brychon

Cadmus

Claudius

Constantine

Demetrius

Eros

Evander

Griffin

Hector

Henry

Heros

Hercules

Icarus

Julius

Jupiter

Kairos

Latinus

Luciferus

Manuel

Marcus

Maximillian

Myles

Nestor

Olympios

Orion

Pan

Periander

Perseus

Phineas

Remus

Rex

Silvanus

Sirius

Tereus

Theseus

Tiberius

Timotheus

Xanthos

Zeus

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Greek Mythology

These are taken from a wonderful book- Divine Baby Names by Eric Groves

Girls

Acantha

Alcyone

Alethea

Ambrosia

Ariadne

Alantea

Bia

Cacia

Carme

Carya

Castalia

Chloris

Clea

Clymele

Constantina

Danais

Dia

Dione

Dolores

Electra

Enyo

Eurybia

Fauna

Galatea

Gratia

Harmonia

Harpina

Hesperia

Honoria

Io

Isis

Kymo

Leanira

Leda

Libya

Lucina

Minerva

Musica

Myrrha

Nesi

Nympha

Octavia

Pandora

Persephone

Petra

Rhea

Selene

Terra

Thalia

Valeria

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