Posts tagged Zeus

Name pairings… what are your favourite boy/girl sibsets?

Zeppelin & Athena

Barnaby & Artemis

Zeus & Freya

Milo & Iris

Rupert & Hazel

Gulliver & Hermione

Ignatius & Willa

Finnegan & Isolde

Amos & Olive

August & Isadora

Monty & Thea

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Short, sharp and strong

Abe

Art

Asa

Bede

Bram

Cian

Cole

Cuba

Enos

Ewan

Ezra

Fort

Guy

Hoyt

Ioan

Ike

Ira

Ivo

Jago

Jude

Kaj

Keb

Keir

Kit

Knox

Leif

Lev

Lew

Mac

Onyx

Oren

Pax

Penn

Pio

Rafe

Reed

Rem

Rudy

Sef

Shem

Sol

Teal

Tien

Tor

Tyr

Ulf

Uri

Vito

West

Wolf

York

Zed

Zeus

Zuri


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Name for today- 19th March

Apollo

Apollo is a boys name, it is Greek.

It means to repel or destroy or strength.

Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto and twin of Artemis.

He was the god of prophecy, medicine, music, art, law, beauty, and wisdom. Later he also became the god of the sun and light. (behindthename)

Variants/Nicknames: Apollinaire, Apollinaris, Apollonian, Apolo.

Comments on Apollo:

The NASA missions to the moon were called the Apollo missions. The most famous of these was Apollo 11, the first to actually land on the moon. Apollo 13, another famous mission, has had a movie made about it bearing that name.

— Anonymous User  7/29/2006

Apollo is a gorgeous name. It makes me think of a very complex, intelligent character. That’s why I named my horse Apollo!

— Apollo My Doll 2/17/2008

Sources:

The Best Baby Name Book by Louise Nicholson.

http://www.behindthename.com/comment/search.php?terms=apollo

http://nameberry.com/babyname/Apollo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo

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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

wikipedia.org

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 28th December- Atlas

Greek Mythology: Means “not enduring” from the Greek negative prefix α combined with τλαω (tlao) “to endure”. In Greek mythology he was a Titan punished by Zeus by being forced to support the heavens on his shoulders. (Behindthename.com)

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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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Name for today- Nephele

Greek Mythology. Means “cloudy” in Greek. In Greek legend Nephele was created from a cloud by Zeus, who shaped the cloud to look like Hera in order to trick Ixion, a mortal who desired her. Nephele was the mother of the centaurs by Ixion, and was also the mother of Phrixus and Helle by Athamus (Behindthename.com).

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