Scripts Κυρήνη(Ancient Greek)
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Contributor Contrib.SeaHorse15 on 1/16/2012
Latinized form of Κυρηνη (Kyrene), possibly from Greek κῦρος (kuros) "supreme power". This was the name of a nymph loved by Apollo in Greek mythology. She was a huntress on Mount Pelion, in Thessaly, but Apollo carried her to what is now Libya, where he founded the city of Cyrene in her honour. The ruins of Cyrene are among the most impressive to survive from the ancient world.