Gender: Female Pronunciation: Lee-thee Meaning of Lethe: "oblivion" Origin of Lethe: Greek

Lethe Origin and Meaning

The name Lethe is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "oblivion".

In Greek mythology, Lethe was the name of one of the five rivers in Hades, the underworld. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified.

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SilasPoet Says:


Lethe is actually derived from Greek, meaning 'oblivion' or 'forgetfulness'. It stems from the Lethe River, one of the five rivers of Hades, that connects to the river Styx. Its water was thought to erase the memories of those in the underworld.