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ScriptsΑλκμηνη Ancient Greek

Meaning & History

From Greek Αλκμηνη (Alkmene), derived from αλκη (alke) "strength" and μηνη (mene) "moon". In Greek mythology Alcmene was the wife of Amphitryon. She was the mother of Herakles by Zeus, who bedded her by disguising himself as her absent husband.
VariantAlkmene

Categories

celestial, Greek mythology, Latinizations, moon, mythology, strength, virtues
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute