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  1. #1
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    Mythological Names

    I've been doing some reading recently. There are so many gems of names to be found in mythology! I was just wondering what you thought of some of these- some are interesting, others obscure. Nameberry doesn't have a lot of them.
    To avoid confusion, I will say that none of these are for a prospective child, I was just asking about opinions.
    (Also, I'm really sorry for formatting errors/typos/spellcheck issues; my computer went haywire when I was trying to post this)

    Adrastea
    Nymph who cares for Zeus as an infant

    Aglaea
    Grace of beauty

    Amphitrite
    Wife of Poseidon

    Andromeda
    Princess rescued by Perseus

    Arachne
    Challenged Athena to a spinning contest; the first spider

    Phaedra
    Sister of Ariadne

    Astraea
    Daughter of Zeus and Themis; name means Star Maiden

    Cassiopeia
    Queen of unrivalled beauty; constellation

    Chrysothemis
    Daughter of Agamemnon

    Cytherea
    Another name of Aphrodite

    Deianira
    Heracles' second wife

    Ilithyia
    Goddess of childbirth

    Ephyre/ Corinthe
    A Greek city

    Hilara
    (the laughter loving) daughter of Apollo

    Iphimedea
    Mother of the Aloadae

    Ismene
    Daughter of Oedipus

    Metaneira
    Queen of Eleusis

    Penthesilea
    Amazonian warrior queen

    Semele
    Daughter of Cadmus

    Themyscira
    Greek town; home to the Amazons

    They're on this list: http://nameberry.com/userlist/view/52179
    Last edited by merrybells; April 12th, 2014 at 03:31 PM.
    ~Mehri

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    Ariadne was a Cretan princess who helped Theseus through the labyrinth and defeat the minotaur; she went on to marry Dionysus. Arachne was the spider. That being said, I love Ariadne! It's one of my favorite names (the myth is a huge part of that reason why).

    I like Ismene, Astraea and Phaedra.
    ~ "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names" ~

    today's favorites: Demetra, Celia, Cassandra and Arthur, Inigo, Roger.

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    Thank you authorinwriting! I would never have seen that.
    ~Mehri

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    I love mythological names, I actually went through my Greek myths book for names at one point.
    I've actually got all of these on my list:
    Phaedra (One of my faves)
    Cassiopeia
    Astraea
    Aglaea
    And I really like:
    Cytherea
    Hilara
    Ismene
    Metaneira
    Ilthyia
    Semele
    Arachne (and Ariadne)
    Wholocked, history and chemistry loving teenberry (16).
    Hoping to be a mummy in the very distant future. Dreaming of...
    Pandora Valencia FaeEvanthe Lyra Annabeth
    Little Misses
    Caspian Sherlock WalterPhoenix Arthur Blaise
    Mister Men

    Crushing on... ✦ Roberta?MeinirBethanIcarusGryphonHamish
    "'Mycroft' is the name you gave me; if you could possibly struggle all the way to the end."
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    I'm loving the names Hebe and Halcyon at the moment! Mythological names are rooted in history and meaning and are darling!
    I also like:
    Circe
    Hera
    Persephone
    Ismene
    Phaedra
    X
    Eulalie/Eulalia Clio & Lysander James

    Ferelith November
    Melisende Daisy

    Oberon (Bear) (mn suggestions welcome)
    Jupiter

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