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Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart-Mortemart was a famous French courtesan and mistress to King Louis XIV.
Danielle Monique  11/15/2006
The French form, Athénaïs, is pronounced a-tay-na-EES.
shotgun_wedding  3/13/2010
The Italian form of this name is Atenaide. There is also a short form, Anaide.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2012
Athenais was the original name of Aelia Eudocia (c. 401–460), wife of the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II. She was born in Athens and named Athenais after the city's protector, the goddess Pallas Athena. She converted to Christianity before marrying the emperor, and took the name Aelia Eudocia in honour of his mother Aelia Eudoxia.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2012

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