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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΔεσποινα Greek
PronouncedPron.DHE-spee-na Greek
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Meaning & History

Means "mistress, lady" in Greek. In Greek mythology this was the name of the daughter of Demeter and Poseidon. She was worshipped in the Eleusinian Mysteries, which were secret rites practiced at Eleusis near Athens.
VariantDespina Greek
Other Languages & CulturesDespina Macedonian

Categories

feminine, Greek mythology, literature, mythology, nymphs, women
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute