Thursday, July 28, 2016

What's In A Name?

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Mythological Names

Names are definitely related to folklore and mythology. They are intended to evoke spirits, protect people and align person with specific cultural and/or spiritual traits.
Here's an example of some mythological names:
AMATERASU   Far Eastern Mythology
Means "shining over heaven", from Japanese 天 (ama) "heaven, sky" and 照 (terasu) "shine".
AMERETAT   Persian Mythology
Means "immortality" in Avestan.
BRIJESHA  Indian, Hinduism
Means "ruler of Brij" in Sanskrit.
BRÜNHILD   German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements brun "armour, protection" and hild "battle".
DISMAS  Judeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Greek δυσμη (dysme) meaning "sunset".
DJEHUTI   Egyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of THOTH.
DORIS    English, German, Croatian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology 
 From the ancient Greek name Δωρις (Doris) which meant "Dorian woman".
EOGHAN   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology. Possibly means "born from the yew tree" in Irish, though it is possibly derived from EUGENE.
FREYR    Norse Mythology
Means "lord" in Old Norse.
GRIMHILT   Ancient Germanic, Germanic Mythology
Germanic form of KRIEMHILD.
HEPHAESTUS   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek ‘Ηφαιστος (Hephaistos), meaning unknown.
IONE   Greek Mythology, English
From Greek ιον (ion) meaning "violet flower".
IOVIS   Roman Mythology
Ancient Roman form of JOVE.
MEADHBH   Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of MEDB.
NYYRIKKI   Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown.
OCEANUS    Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of OKEANOS.
PELE   Pacific/Polynesian Mythology
Meaning unknown.
RHIANNON   Welsh, English, Welsh Mythology
Derived from the old Celtic name Rigantona meaning "great queen".
SHYAMA   Indian, Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue".
SIAVASH   Iranian, Persian Mythology
Means "possessing black stallions" in Persian.
THEMIS   Greek Mythology
Means "law of nature, divine law" in Greek.
This partial list is courtesy of Behind The Name  


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