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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΚλυτιη, Κλυτια Ancient Greek

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek κλυτος (klytos) meaning "famous, noble". In Greek myth Klytië was an ocean nymph who loved the sun god Helios. Her love was not returned, and she pined away staring at him until she was transformed into a heliotrope flower, whose head moves to follow the sun.
VariantClytia

Categories

fame, flora, flowers, Greek mythology, love, mythology, nymphs, ocean, plants, sun, water
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute