Given Name CRESSIDA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Literature
PRONOUNCED: KRES-ə-də (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Medieval form of CHRYSEIS. Various medieval tales describe her as a woman of Troy, daughter of Calchus, who leaves her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek hero Diomedes. Shakespeare's play 'Troilus and Cressida' (1602) was based on these tales.

Categories

actresses, Hunger Games characters, medieval, Shakespearian characters