Posts tagged Demeter

Name for 18th February- Zeus

nameberry.com-The supreme Olympian god, and a mighty image for a little fella to live up to, but more and more parents are beginning to consider it seriously.

behindthename.com-The name of a Greek god, related to the old Indo-European god *Dyeus whose name probably meant “shine” or “sky”. In Greek mythology he was the highest of the gods. After he and his siblings defeated the Titans, Zeus ruled over the earth and humankind from atop Mount Olympus. He had control over the weather and his weapon was a thunderbolt

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Zeus (pronounced /ˈz(j)uːs/; Ancient Greek: Ζεύς; Modern Greek: Δίας) is the King of the Gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky and thunder in Greek mythology. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak. In addition to his Indo-European inheritance, the classical “cloud-gatherer” also derives certain iconographic traits from the cultures of the Ancient Near East, such as the scepter. Zeus is frequently depicted by Greek artists in one of two poses: standing, striding forward, with a thunderbolt leveled in his raised right hand, or seated in majesty.
Zeus was the child of Cronus and Rhea, and the youngest of his siblings. In most traditions he was married to Hera, although, at the oracle of Dodona, his consort was Dione: according to the Iliad, he is the father of Aphrodite by Dione. He is known for his erotic escapades. These resulted in many godly and heroic offspring, including Athena, Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Persephone (by Demeter), Dionysus, Perseus, Heracles, Helen, Minos, and the Muses (by Mnemosyne); by Hera, he is usually said to have fathered Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus.[2]
In Greek, the god’s name is Ζεύς Zeús /zdeús/ or /dzeús/ (Modern Greek /’zefs/) in the nominative case and Διός Diós in the genitive case. His Roman counterpart was Jupiter and his Etruscan counterpart Tinia. In Hindu mythology his counterpart was Indra with ever common weapon as thunderbolt, which he could hold like a staff.
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Name for today- Rhea

Greek & Roman Mythology. Latinized form of Greek ‘Ρεια (Rheia), meaning unknown, perhaps related to ‘ρεω (rheo) “to flow” or ‘ρεος (rheos) “stream”. In Greek mythology Rhea was a Titan, the wife of Cronus, and the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia. Also, in Roman mythology a woman named Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome. (Behindthename.com)

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Goddesses- A world of myth & magic

Burleigh Muten.

Aatentsic, Aditi, Ama-terasu, Aphrodite,

Artemis, Athena, Bard, Bastet, Beiwe,

Benten, Brigit, Britomartis, Callieach Beara,

Chalchiuhtlicue, Change-e, Cybele, Demeter,

Durga, Echo, Eirene, Elli, Epona, Estsanatletehi,

Eterna, Eurynome, The Fait, Feng-po, Fortuna,

Freya, Gaia, Gendenwitha, Goga, The Graces,

The graeae, Hanna hanna, Hathor, Hekate,

Hel, Hera, Hestia, Iduna, Inanna, Iris, Isis,

Ixchel, Junkgowa, Juno, Kaauyga-hime, Kali,

Ko-no-hana, Korrigan, Kuan yi, Lakshmi, Lia,

Lilith, Macha, Mama paccha, Medusa, Ngolimento,

Nike, Ninlil, Norwan, Nuwa, Oba, Olwen, Ops,

Oshun, Ostara, Pandora, Papatuanuku, Pele, Persephone,

Qadesh, Quilla, Ranui, Sarasvati, Tara, Themism Vma,

Zoe, Zorya.

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Demi Moore

Real name was Demetria, do you prefer Demeter or Demetria as a longer name for Demi.

and do you like Thea by itself or Dorothea?

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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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Echo

Sibset Echo with any of the following Freya, Persephone, Cora & Juno.

Echo Rubina Alice

Echo Selene

Echo Zelda Jane

Echo Juliet Rosalind

Echo Aurelia Jane

Echo Cybelle

Echo Theodora

Echo Demeter

Echo Delphine

Echo Guinevere

Echo Helene

Echo Imogen Belle

Echo Lilith Pearl

Echo Lucretia

Echo Lula

Echo Meredith

Echo Nerissa

Echo Nympha

Echo Pallas

Echo Perele/Pellonia

Echo Theophania

Echo Minerva

Echo Myrrha

Echo Cordelia

Echo Calluna

Echo Nephele

Echo Neptunine

Echo Zipporah

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Name for today-Persephone

PERSEPHONE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: Greek Mythology

Other Scripts: Περσεφονη (Ancient Greek)

Pronounced: pər-SEF-ə-nee (English) [key]

Meaning unknown, perhaps related to Greek περθω (pertho) “to destroy” and φονη (phone) “murder”. In Greek myth she was the daughter of Demeter and Zeus. She was abducted to the underworld by Hades, but was eventually allowed to return to the surface for part of the year. The result of her comings and goings is the changing of the seasons.
(Behindthename)

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